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Southern Tails: Furry Weekend Atlanta December Newsletter

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The official newsletter of Furry Weekend Atlanta

February 15-17, 2008
Sheraton Gateway Hotel
Atlanta, GA, USA

1. Hotel is filling up!
2. Save time later, pre-register now!
3. Programming Spotlight: Poker Tournament
4. Programming Spotlight: Extreme Fursuit Makeover
5. Variety Show!
6. Art Show now accepting submissions!
7. Dealers Den IS FULL!
8. Volunteers needed!
9. The Furry Weekend Atlanta Family

Less than 70 days and counting!



We have added more rooms to the hotel block, but the hotel is rapidly running out of rooms. And, when they're gone, they're gone, so 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



Furry Weekend Atlanta 2008 is shaping up to be another huge year. The pre-registration deadline is rapidly approaching - now is the time to get those memberships in!

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



Once again, Furry Weekend Atlanta will be hosting our annual Poker Tournament at the convention. Think you can best our chairman in a game of luck and skill? Then come try your paw at our Poker Tournament, Saturday Night at 10:00pm.

The poker tournament is a no-limit Texas Hold 'em game consisting of a number of rounds, with an eventual winner. In the past the winner of the Poker Tournament has won a God-Level Membership to the next years' convention. And best of all, all proceeds go to our charity, Conservators' Center International.

Don't know how to play? Then come to our one-hour crash course on the rules to playing No Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker the same day at 1:30pm. Learn how to play and participate in the charity tournament on Saturday night!



Much like the television show the name is derived from, one person will be selected from a group of applicants to have the makeover of their lives... except instead of making over the contestant, Growly, Joecifur, and Kiwihunter will be making over their fursuit!

Personal comfort will be addressed in the suit's revamp, as well as cosmetic alterations. The fursuit makeover will be done in front of a live audience at Furry Weekend Atlanta 2008, and the remade suit will go home with its owner.



Once again, the show will go on as FWA puts on it's Third Annual Furry Variety Show. While we certainly encourage fursuiter and puppetry acts, any kind of furry related PG-13 or cleaner act will be welcomed into the show.

So if you've ever wanted a chance to get up in front of a crowd and perform, this may be a great opportunity! More information can be found at



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



Furry Weekend Atlanta's Dealers' Den is now full! But, we may have a few spaces come available before the convention. That's why it's a good idea, if you're still interested in getting a table, to get on the waiting list!

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.



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



We have plenty of community sites for you to interact and contact the convention staff:

* Our Message Board:
* On LiveJournal:
* On MySpace:



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


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