FWA 2011. was. awesome.
kavikhusky
All I have to say is wow... what a great first con as a suiter, and even greater for the people I met.  From the parade, to the dances, to the photo studio... and even in the cool-off lounge.   Just a great time.     I have needed something like this for a LONG time.  :-D

The Sheraton wasn't bad.  Mind you, this was my first 'real' con, with a hotel room, so I don't have a good baseline to compare to.   But aside from a long-walk parking garage, a not-so-smokefree room, and busy elevators on Sunday, it was actually not bad.   Hotel staff were very nice and genuinely interested in all the fur stuff, also providing good services and isolation for the con space downstairs.  Plus the nurses sorority in the hotel made it interesting too.

So sad to see it go.   But all I gotta say is that I will do my damnedest to make it to AC this year (Too bad the Hilton is fully booked... -__- ), and maybe Euroference, depending on work travel stuff that may have me in the area.   Oh, and I'm going to book for FWA 2012 ASAP too.      Dragoncon... well, not so sure.  It didn't seem as fur-friendly this past year, but I'll check it out.

I'm totally becoming a con junkie. :-D

I'll make some later posts here about some of the events and post up some photos.

Suit's done!
kavikhusky
Shengoh really has done a great job, it looks like.   I can't wait for it to get here! 

.... I just realllly hope it gets here in time for FWA.   Erf.

I've stressed that Friday AT THE LATEST is when it can arrive.  Thursday would be the best, because if it arrives Friday, I'd have to drive an hour across town and back to the hotel get the packages.   And if not by Friday.... then I miss FWA 2011 with my suit.  D-:

She said it should be sent out today, but hopefully not sent via USPS... they seem to work sporatic schedules of actually delivering mail to my place.   UPS and FedEx are much more reliable and traceable.   I hope I get the tracking numbers soon....

Anyhoo, here are more shots:

     


New badges
kavikhusky
Oh, and a great friend from Holland made these cool badges for me.... looks pretty spiffy!

       

Fursuit update...
kavikhusky

Here's some quick shots of Kavik's new head and paws.   It sounds like the bodysuit and additional head modifications will finish today, in time for the con... but I'm hoping that everything does arrive in time for FWA!

head      

The FWA meme
kavikhusky
Okay, I've been meaning to post this up about a month ago, but eh... work stuff has been kicking my ass.  

And, ironically, I checked my reservation and they were for the wrong nights! Finally got that worked out, and confirmed Friday night - Sunday is a go!

So, here's that lovely meme:

Arrival and Departure:
I might try to get my badge on Thursday, but knowing the St. P's Day festivities, I may just wait until Friday.   I'll be checking in on Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday ... sometime?

Staying at:
Da Sheraton

Mode of Transportation:
Car, of course.  Unless I can easily convince someone to help me on MARTA with my suit :)

Room Share:
Not at the moment, just me... but perhaps room-crashing will happen by some friends who might stop by the con or ... perhaps more room-crashing... *wink wink*  >:D

Major Plans at the Con:
People watching, first time in a fursuit, RAVE

Artwork / commissions:
Uh, I'm not artistic... -___-

Fursuit(s):
Yep!   I'll probably be in my Royun Noranada Huskies hockey jersey and hockey pants, and perhaps a stick at some point.  Not sure.

Attending Parties:
Id love to!

How best to find me:
Look for me in my hockey jersey... or my badge name ;)  I'll be at the hotel and other than maybe getting a bite to eat around the hotel, I'll be there all day and night.

Stage Performance:
Um, absolutely

Drink:
I probably will, to loosen me up, but I have a feeliing drinking and fursuits don't mix... lol

Smoke:
Definitely not! XD

Hugs:
Yeah!

Talk:
Sure!

What is your gender?
Male

How old are you?
29

Can I touch you?
Sure :3

Can I buy you lots of drinks?
Again, sure :D

Can I give you lots of money?
Ditto....

Can I hug or snuggle with you?
For the most part, I'll say yes... but if I'm not really feeling it, or I've been in my suit too long and ready for a break, I may decline....

How tall are you?
5'11".... or 180cm to the rest of the world.  Probably about 6'- 6'1" in my suit.

You look pissed off out of suit. Can I come up to you?
I highly doubt that would be the case, but sure!  I would probably need some cheering up.

Are you nice?
Other people think  so :)  And at a con like this, I'm most sure others will think so too!

Are you cliquey?
No.... I know very few people who would even be here...  I just may have a friend or two come by.

Can I stalk you?
Um... that sounds weird... why would you need to stalk me?!

If I see you, how should I get your attention?
Come on up and say hi! 

Can I take a picture of ya?
Out of suit... well, I don't think I'll garner a lot of attention, but I'd really rather not.   In suit - shore!

Can I steal ya away for ... ?
Um, yes? NO? yes?? I have no idea!
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FWA < 7 days!
kavikhusky
This time, next week, I will be in the Sheraton in downtown ATL.  AND I hope my fursuit arrives in time...   Shengoh is working on it and looks like it's coming along nicely.

I'm gettin' some glowsticks, badges, and verified my room/FWA memberships for this year.  :3  Not sure if I'll have a few furiends stop by next week... I know it's last minute too, but I've been slacking on putting updates here, FA, and creating a pounced account.

Otherwise, pretty busy.  Next weekend will be quite nice!

Fun fun!

DTD
kavikhusky
Well, I finally got my duct tape dummy finished... with the much-appreciated help of three very close friends (and after lots of questions and wine!).  It was pretty tight, not "cutting-off-my-circulation" tight but enough that I couldn't move around at all.  Thankfully, the how-to's at fursuit.org helped to ensure we did it right, and something I didn't think about - to mark the lines when you're cut out of the dummy with "X" - they help ensure you tape it back together properly!

Took about 2 hours to complete.  A few days later, it took about an hour to carefully tape up all the seams where I was liberated from the DTD.  All in all, I think it turned out pretty well.  I felt like I was hunched over a bit towards the end though - standing for two hours was a bit much!   I would try to stand up straight and it wouldn't budge... hopefully it doesn't affect the actual suit....

Obligatory pics.....the DTD is just hanging from a hangar so they look a bit lumpy and wider in the waist area, of course.  :-)   They're now in the mail on their way to get transformed into a physical representation of my fursona!  *bounce bounce bounce*

DTD frontside  DTD back  DTD side  dtd side

Hmm.
kavikhusky
Well, I mentioned I'd try to get more involved with other fur groups and such ... what, almost a year since my update here; but between work, family and other life stuff, I just.... well, I just haven't had much time.   I work on computers all day, so one of the last thing I want to do is sit behind a keyboard when I get home.... :)

That said, it's turning out to be a nice 2011 so far!  I made hotel reservations and pre-purchased my pass for FWA 2011 this year, and can't wait!  A new suit should be coming, too!  *bounce bounce*

For now, it's enjoying the day off tomorrow and getting some shopping and chore-stuff done.  And finally unloading all these photos from my camera into Aperture.    Ugh, I shouldn't have kept filling up multiple SD cards full of RAW photos before transferring them...it's gonna take forever to import and process them all!

Welcome (back)
kavikhusky
Hehe, well, I just got back from FWA today and realized something - I need to (re) create my web presence to get in touch with folks I met, and hope to meet...

I had a blast; been here in Atlanta over a year but missed FWA last year, and vowed to get back into the fur scene now that I'm in a 'real' city. 

Last night was the fursuit dance competition, and the techno dance party was great too.  I busted out the glowsticks, which has been a few years for me... lots of fun!  Some after-hours party stuff would have been fun too, but oh well, gotta wait 'til next time I guess... LOL!

I checked out the dealer den today and saw so much good art I was overwhelmed.  I need to get some good (read: not mine) art of my fursona.   Also saw some amazing fursuits this weekend, and have always wanted to do fursuiting.  With some of the info I got, look forward to either working on making my own, or commissioning a nice one.

Well, ttfn
 

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