Wild Prairie Fur Con 2019: “Furassic Park”

The Wild Prairie Fur Con’s website is up for their 2019 convention, huzzah! I’m really looking forward to attending their second year! The 2019 theme is “Furassic Park”, which should be loads of fun!
 
(I’m a “Furry Friend” rather than an actual Furry, and went to the first WPFC mostly out of curiosity, but the folks at the convention were so warm and friendly and welcoming that they completely won me over. I’ll be supporting their event whenever possible in the years to come.)
 
Wild Prairie Fur Con 2019: Furassic Park

Today I might take some time to start sketching out my Crow accessories for the WPFC. One issue will be cutting out the wings and tail, but I should be able to manage by purchasing big sheets of black matte board or black foam core from either Staples or Artists Emporium. Using metallic silver markers, I can then add detailing to the forms. A bigger issue: how best to attach them to me so that they can be easily handled (when it comes to things like sitting in chairs), not to mention put on and taken off.

After over two and a half decades away, it looks like I’m getting back into the realm of costuming again. 🙂

Me wearing crow mask for furry convention

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Crow mask! :)

I stopped at one of our local Spirit Halloween stores earlier this week and found this PERFECT crow mask! Something to wear to next year’s Wild Prairie Fur Con (our city’s furry fandom convention); if I’m able, I also intend to create a small set of cardboard wings and a cardboard crow’s tail to dress up in for the event. (I wouldn’t call myself a furry proper, but I do feel a strong connection to crows and would feel much more in vogue at the WPFC with those accessories.)

Me wearing crow mask for furry convention

Just For Fun! Wild Prairie Fur Con 2018 Pictures!

I’ll be sharing more about WPFC 2018 in a future post, but for today — let’s have some cool pictures! 🙂

Not-very-cool me, in the hotel restaurant, with my only fannish accessory for the weekend besides my Keycon t-shirt: a cute li’l crocheted alien on a headband.

WPFC Me With Alien Headdress Sat Lunch

Well, maybe not my ONLY fannish accessory… I commissioned a crow name badge from one of the artists in the Dealers Den. Crows are very precious birds to me for a number of reasons, including some spiritual ones, so I felt comfortable identifying with them during a furry event.

WPFC Crow Badge

Somebody’s getting their tail nommed on! OM NOM NOM!

WPFC Furries Dragon Nibble on Tail Sat Morning

LOVE the skeleton face! And the LED name tags!

WPFC Furries One With Skull Face Sat Morning

A charming female ferret. I ended up hanging out with her and her SO for most of Saturday evening — such nice folks!

WPFC Snow Fox Furry Cool Couple I Met Sat Morning

One of the coolest accessories I saw all day (privately I dubbed it “the Aslan backpack”, but I don’t know what the person wearing it called it).

WPFC Aslan Backpack Sat Afternoon

The Artist Guest of Honour. If she fits, she sits! 🙂

WPFC Artist GoH It Fis She Sits Sat Afternoon

One of the charming serving entities in The Maid Cafe on Saturday night: an angler fish fursona, complete with forehead light!

WPFC Angler Fish Furry Maid Cafe Sat Night

And finally, the fellow (SO to the charming ferret!) who won the Live Reading of “The Eye of Argon”! I asked him to “strike a Grignr pose”, and he happily obliged!

WPFC Eye of Argon Winner with Ring

A written account of the convention will follow in the next few days, but suffice it to say that as a non-furry who was nervous about being all alone in a crowd of unknown fans, I was made to feel immensely welcome! 🙂