Southern Tails: Furry Weekend Atlanta September Newsletter
SOUTHERN TAILS - SEPTEMBER 2007
The official newsletter of FUrry Weekend Atlanta
February 15-17, 2008
Sheraton Gateway Hotel
Atlanta, GA, USA
IN THIS ISSUE...
1. Hotel is filling up!
2. Save time later, pre-register now!
3. Meet our Guest of Honor: Tilt Longtail!
4. Art Show now accepting submissions!
5. Snag a table in the Dealers' Den before it sells out!
6. Volunteers needed!
7. The Furry Weekend Atlanta Family
8. IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!
Less than 150 days and counting!###
HOTEL IS FILLING UP
The hotel is filling up rapidly - much faster than it did last year! If you haven't booked your room at the Sheraton Gateway hotel yet, we strongly recommend that you do so soon.
The Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport is conveniently located just half a mile from Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and ten minutes from downtown Atlanta. We have arranged for a special convention rate of $96.00 per night for single, double, triple and quad occupancy rooms. To take advantage of the special Furry Weekend Atlanta rate, you are encouraged to book online through our website or, alternatively, contact Sheraton Reservations at (770) 997-1100 and request the "Furry Weekend Atlanta" room block and rate. More information is available at http://www.furryweekend.com/hotel
SAVE TIME LATER, PRE-REGISTER NOW!
Pre-registration is currently up over 40% above where it was at this time last year. This means that Furry Weekend Atlanta 2008 is shaping up to be another huge year, and what better way to start out a great con than by ... not waiting in a long registration line?!
You can pre-register for an Attending Level membership for $35.00, a Sponsoring Level membership for $90.00 and our top of the line God Level membership for $160.00. Additionally, this year we will be offering a special Fifth Anniversary Membership to celebrate five years of Furry Weekend Atlanta. This membership is available for pre-registered attendees only and is limited in number, and in addition to receiving all the benefits of all the levels membership levels, Fifth Anniversary Members will receive a special, one of a kind and extremely nice gift. Remember, prices will be higher at the door, so be sure to pre-register today at http://www.furryweekend.com/registration
MEET OUR GUEST OF HONOR: TILT LONGTAIL
Tilt Longtail resides in Polk County, FL. He is a "redneck" furry but prefers the term "country fur". He lives in a house that used to be a barn, how furry is that!?! Tilt attended his first con in Feb 2005 (FWA!) and has been hooked ever since. FWA 2008 will be his 16th con!
Tilt has worked as a full time costume character at a major theme park in the Orlando, FL, area for over 15 years now. Also he has performed as many well known characters in other venues such as cruise ships and trade shows, and good ol' Wal Mart etc. He has constructed several fursuits/costumes as well.
"I am very pleased to be a Guest of Honor for FWA 2008. I remember arriving at my first con and while waiting at the traffic light to turn into the hotel, 3 or 4 furs cross the street wearing tails. I thought WTF? but now I too, like to wear my tail on special occasions. I have made so many wonderful friends all around the WORLD because of the furry fandom. I am always counting the days till the next con, because they keep getting better and better. And FWA 2008 will be no exception."
Next month, stay tuned to meet our other Guest of Honor, Bonk!
ART SHOW NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
The Art Show is now accepting submissions. The Art Show features an area for general artwork as well as a separate area for mature artwork not viewable by minors. Artwork is sold by written bid, with pieces receiving five or more bids automatically going to voice auction. The auction will take place on the Sunday of the convention, February 17, 2008. Even if you cannot attend the con, we will still accept your mailed-in submissions. The deadline for submissions for the Furry Weekend Atlanta 2008 Art Show will be February 1st, 2008. Any pieces being mailed must be received by February 8th, 2008. For more information, visit http://www.furryweekend.com/artshow
SNAG A TABLE IN THE DEALERS DEN BEFORE IT SELLS OUT
The Furry Weekend Atlanta Dealers Den is filling up rapidly. Prices on tables are $80 per table. The full-table price includes one Attending-level membership to the convention. Only one free membership will be given for each dealer registration. You may sub-divide your table however you choose. http://www.furryweekend.com/dealers
We owe a lot of thanks to our past volunteers (without them we'd have to do all out own grunt work), and to all of you who've shown a desire to 'just help out' with all the little things that it takes to make Furry Weekend Atlanta so great. Furry Weekend Atlanta relies heavily on its volunteers to help out in lots of places throughout the con. If you are interested in volunteering, please be sure to check out our volunteering page at http://www.furryweekend.com/volunteer
THE FURRY WEEEKEND ATLANTA FAMILY
We have plenty of community sites for you to interact and contact the convention staff:
IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!
Our goal in producing Furry Weekend Atlanta is to produce the best possible convention for you, the anthropomorphics fan. Through our dedication to the high standards of Southern Hospitality, Furry Weekend Atlanta strives to make sure you have the best visit possible and enjoy your stay with us. If there is anything we can do to help make your visit to the Dogwood City any better, please let our staff know; they are here for your service and to provide you with all the best of Southern Hospitality on your visit.
Furry Weekend Atlanta
February 15-17, 2008
Atlanta, GA, USA