Furpcolypse, out of Connecticut, has always been an interesting Halloween gathering for furries. To fit the season, the convention usually picks themes dealing with decay or a haunted vibe. Over the last few years when the hotel they contracted with fell under new management, one thing started to become perfectly clear. The venue itself was dressing itself up to the themes, and it would not back down from one upping the attendees themselves.
What was once known as the Radisson was now the Red Lion, but its foundation had not moved from its spot off the 91 in Cromwell. The venue's story is one which is cursed. Clearly the architect was mad, as they had adorned it with a lovely indoor pool, however placed it smack dab in the middle of a building that was not prepared for the maintenance and moisture that it brought with it. As a result the costs of upkeep was high, and apparently unmanageable by their owner. What followed was a game of hot potato with the ownership.
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.
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.
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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 hotel booking opens tomorrow at 9AM EST (UTC-5). This year, four hotels have an arranged rate for attendees.
Each hotel has its own advantages and disadvantages . . .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I will see what can be done.
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.