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Anthrocon fills Westin doubles, entire Courtyard hotel

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If you hoped to be in the Westin for Anthrocon 2011, you may be in for a surprise. Booking opened today at 9AM ET, and double bedrooms sold out online by 9:25AM.

Anthrocon also reports that the Courtyard hotel is completely booked for Sunday. The next closest with doubles – and also the most expensive – is the Omni William Penn. Meanwhile, the DoubleTree is cheaper but twice as far; the flood of fans initially broke their booking system. Suites at the Westin might also still be available.

Want to beat the crowds in 2012? Attend the charity auction and see if they have rooms on offer for next year. You might get a good deal and help out the ToonSeum.

Further Confusion 2012 to be held in convention center

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Further Confusion 2011 took place last weekend. Attendance was almost static at 2801, perhaps due to the continued weak state of the economy plus limited room; the Fairmont sold out by October. 477 participated in the fursuit parade, as verified by Flayrah in the dealers' room.

$31,900 was raised by the sale of nearly 500 pieces, in an art auction consisting of almost 1000, while 113 dealers were present in the Den. The show suffered from poor lighting, but con leaders promised this would not be an issue in future years.

As for 2012, the big news is that FC intends to move to the San Jose Convention Center.

Website seeks members to offer 'Welcome' to fellow furs

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Welcome, Fur mascot, by KnoxEver wondered if you could stay with a fur rather than pay through the nose for impersonal accommodation? Welcome, Fur intends to help.

Spanish developer Salmy – better known as creator of a Fur Affinity to Inkbunny transfer script and admin of Furry Madridexplains his motivation:

How many times you've seen [on FA] people writing journals about going somewhere and looking for lodging, or other people looking for roommates? I have given a place to stay to plenty of furs for many years, but most times I wanted to go somewhere I found out I had to pay for a hotel and, what's worse, I never knew if there were other furs in that place willing to meet other people. That's why I went for it and I'm developing this new site.

Currently in alpha testing, the site is open to interested users willing to give feedback.

Sonic turns hotel room into Green Hill Zone, also bans squirrel

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On February 13, Alton Towers, working with Sega Europe, unveiled a Sonic the Hedgehog-themed roller coaster ride, and a hotel room to match. Which might just be the closest thing to being inside a Sonic game.

The room features a colorful wallpaper that resemble opening stages of Sonic games — a tropical forest on a backdrop of blue sky and sea, complete with checkerboard platforms. The lamps are modeled after Emeralds and plushies of characters can be found in the bathroom. It also has a PS3, XBox 360 and Wii, complete with several Sonic games.

Anthrocon 2010 hotels open tomorrow; fees to rise on 15th

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Anthrocon 2010 hotel booking opens tomorrow at 9AM EST (UTC-5). This year, four hotels have an arranged rate for attendees.

Those with plans to attend may also wish to register by February 15th, when fees for members, sponsors, and super sponsors increase by $5.

Update 2: 24 hours in, the Westin and Courtyard had almost sold out (graph of science).

Each hotel has its own advantages and disadvantages . . .

Anthrocon has an overflow hotel now

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From Kage, on the AnthroCon livejournal


It took some doing, but we found a hotel that is (a) close to the Wyndham, (b) within our price range (after a bit of negotiation), (c) has space available, and (d) is not where the bums sleep.

Those who did not grab a Wyndham room fast enough can now go to the HOTEL WINDSOR just two blocks away. It's a very nice residential hotel, with each room being a fully-furnished suite with kitchenette.

Before you think of holding a party there, though, please be advised that the hotel has a "NO PARTIES" policy, since there are people who live there year-round. That means that when you get together with your friends, the noise must be controlled to avoid any complaints from the neighbors. Sorry, party-cats. We did the best we could without losing any of items A through D above.

More information is at http://www.anthrocon.org/info.cgi/hotel#overflow. Please note that the hotel's registration system is not yet set up for us. We expect that by the middle of next week (April 15 or so) you should be able to start making reservations.

Please do not call the Wyndham. They may still give you a reservation, but you will be charged the full room rate of $189 and may not have a guaranteed room. If you have already gotten a reservation outside of our block like that, send your name and confirmation number to ceo@anthrocon.org and I will see what can be done.

CF2002 At-door Registration Discount!

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If you are staying at the Hilton Burbank Airport in the ConFurence 2002 room block, you can still buy your at-door membership at the pre-registration price of $35.

At-door memberhsips are normally $45 per person, but to send a SPECIAL THANK YOU to all the people who have been booking rooms at the hotel, we will roll back the At-Door registration price for Hotel guests at ConFurence 2002 to only $35 per person.