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Unfortunately I don't have any pictures this time around but according to smokepaw there /will/ be video..and maybe some pictures. Also, panth I'm sure has some goodies as well :3

So I'll do a day by day breakdown, but under the cut to save your friends page.

Wednesday - vantid and gatcat picked me up from work early because I didn't have my car and there was a huge storm-a-comin' up the mountain and we wanted to get home before the snow, especially after last weeks little ice-capades with my car. gatcat stayed with us and we went to the local Saloon, made chicken tikka masala and matted stuff for the show. As the snow got worse though there was the realization that we very well might not be able to make it to the con at all. We ended up not sleeping and wa_lawdawg shoveled the walk every two hours D: to make sure we weren't stuck in the morning.

Thursday Left a little later than anticipated due to snow and storming and all that un-fun stuff, but had to get on the road because it was just going to get worse. The plows had come but did a half assed job and the road was icy. We had lost a chain the night before and thought we'd be okay, but we guessed wrong, and ended up with our wheels spinning and us going nowhere. Luckily my mom had given me an emergency road kit for Christmas and it included a tow strap. A really nice local was able to tow us to the edge of town so we could go down the mountain (by our house there's a really steep hill that if its snowy is really hard to get up). Good thing we got out of there when we did, because going down the mountain was nothing but a sea of snow buried cars facing in all directions. They had /just/ put up a chain control as we were heading out of the snowy areas, but we needed to buy more chains!

Lots of driving, vantid and I slept most of the way and the weather was absolutely horrid, but big thanks to wa_lawdawg for driving. We dropped my dog off at the PetSmart (after a lot of difficulty regarding unfaxed medical records) and headed to the hotel. There was talk of going to the Tied House but by the time everything happened it was a bit late, so we settled for that central "garden cafe" they have at the hotel, but that's okay because it ended up being an awesome group of people! vantid, wa_lawdawg, kilojara, smokepaw, foxfeather, trufflehog, eski and boyfriend Preston, zzyllo, westly_roanoke and crocuta. Large group bills are a math nightmare though :(

Sales were very slow but I got to sit next to skulldog and chit chat. She is very nice! Our minions smokepaw and wa_lawdawg were /very/ helpful. Thanks guys!

That night was dinner at the Tied House with foxfeather, trufflehog, wa_lawdawg, kilojara and smokepaw. vantid was un-fun and stayed at the hotel working ;P BOOOOO! I tried some really delicious raspberry wheat beer. Would reccommend! The food is good but you don't get a good quantity for the price, I gotta say :/ You're better off getting an appetizer. That shit's huge!

Went back to foxfeather, trufflehog and screwbald's room for much fun and conversation. Sorry screwbald for being so boisterous :3

trufflehog got gifted a boar tail from feralityillust which I de-virginized by wearing it outside where trufflehog and I raved in front of someone's room who was playing their techno too loud. Best. Rave. Ever.

We later went to go check out the dance and we realized that with the tail on I looked like one of the Littles (you know, little people with fuzzy tails and rodent teeth). XD el oh el! We passed by kigeni doing his standup routine and I said "Oh my god its Kigs!" and he saw me and called me out in front of everybody. I don't think I've been more embarrassed at a furrycon in my life. D: And of course when he asked me in front of people for me to go sit down and I said I was going somewhere, oh man, the shame. XD gore_wuff and malice_greywolf caught glimpse of me in there and I couldn't keep a straight face XD Oh FAIL.

By the way, in my many run-ins with gore_wuff during the con he finally gave me back my sketchbook I left at tarnac's. BIG HUGE THANK YOU GORE! :D Btw Malice I still giggle at your MalOONice badge XD

Sales picked up. Attempted to bid on one of trufflehog's pieces but was outbid by $5 (WEEP!!!!) but somehow managed to win one of hbruton's pieces for wa_lawdawg (it was "iPod Husky for the record). Oddly I didn't find out about this until yesterday when I was already home and chmarr called me on my cellphone to ask me to collect my winnings. Winnings? I lost both pieces! "No you didn't, you won one!" Oh! Um....oops? Anyone else think that "look up the piece on the list posted on the pillar" thing was retarded? Firstly, I'm short. I can barely read the top lists unless I stand on my toes and squint. Secondly, the artist names weren't alphabetical so I'm sure I skimmed a lot. I seriously could have /sworn/ I lost that piece, but that's okay, I'm happy with winning of course! Just utterly, utterly confused. Fortunately chmarr asked how things can be improved for next year. He's taking suggestions, I would wholeheartedly suggest contacting him with your ideas! :D :D :D Thanks again spottykitty! And of course hbruton for making the pretties :)

Saturday is always my night to get shitfaced drunk and cause shenanigans. This time, I did it in fursuit. I borrowed wa_lawdawg's suit and much humpage ensued in the lobby after panth force-fed me MUCHO TEQUILA (thanks Pamf :D). I don't know how you fursuiters do it though. Up at the dance I was in and out of the headless lounge like every 5 minutes. Suuuuch a wuss! But yeah there's video. Maybe I can bribe murphmongrel to lighten the footage for me cuz its kinda dark. Stupid somebodies (lookin at you guys) posted a sign on my back though. Oh and demonvaska I'm sure your leg never felt so loved before >:)

Thank you kayotae for being the only one brave enough to dance with me. You know how to grind with the best of em oh murrpurrs.

Bothered tarnac, cannibalmouth, gore_wuff and malice_greywolf in the lobby, and ended up pouncetackling kilojara. tarnac...there is video of our encounter too XD Will have to nab that. I wanted to suit with you D: Califur totally...

Earlier we went /back/ to the Tied House for dinner which was a planning nightmare. I love going to dinner with friends and everyone's just so darn cool but I don't do the big group thing very well because I end up not talking to anyone due to the distance between everyone. But the folks who went to that were kayotae, kaysho, westly_roanoke, zzyllo, timberwolf4u, screwbald, crimsonfox, Haski, dingybatty and her boyfriend Shannon (who by the way made /awesome/ roommates, thanks guys for being so cool!), smokepaw and wa_lawdawg. I just kinda hunched at the end of the table and guzzled my beer and raped Nash's sketchbook. *pout* demonvaska if you wondered why I was kinda "ergh" about doing sushi with you on Sunday (aside from the fact that we had to leave like /right then/, this was why. Oh and Thursday night with the bill calculating. Nothing personal! D:

Got up surprisingly early considering everything and packed up without a hitch. Big thanks to smokepaw and wa_lawdawg for packing up the car for us so we could go make teh monies.
Before we left town we went to one last dinner with astolpho and wife alcina and her friend (who's name I've forgotten I totally am sorry, I'm in furry mode ALIASES ONLY) to some sort of Benihanna type of place where they fling your shrimp at you. It..was...awesome :D VEREH NICE! I'm glad I got to go to dinner with you guys, it wouldn't have been as awesome if I went all the way up there and didn't get to see /all/ of my norcal friends :3

Then there was a long as drive home. I stayed awake the whole way to make sure wa_lawdawg had some company since we were all very very tired. vantid started announcing to us what was going on in her sleep deprived brain. That's how "Math!...with whiskers" came to be XD We didn't get home until about 5 AM on Monday, but we got home /just in time/ because thats when the next huge storm hit and we ended up with sideways stinging snow and a lot of digging to get into our driveway to which we just said "fuck it" and parked elsewhere. If we arrived any later we wouldn't have been able to go home and would have probably had to have stayed in a hotel down the mountain. I love snow but damn its such a pain in the ass. Hell last night the snow cut out the power at the Round Table pizza with wa_lawdawg and I stuck inside waiting for our dinner. And then I realized, this is not how I want to be found dead: Frozen with my hands clenched around pre-sliced pepperoni tubes.

Overall I had an excellent con. Got to hang out with near everyone I wanted to hang out with. Got some cool art from feralityillust, chlorophyta (thanks Nev :), trufflehog (omg I have to scan it..), zzyllo, and if I'm forgetting anyone please lemme know >_> I didn't commission any badges this con which I'm slightly disappointed by, but to be honest I didn't even think about it until Sunday and I didn't want to rush anyone at that point. I did however get a boar stuffed animal (the same one trufflehog got, BUT I GOT MINE FIRST! >:D) and innitially named him Jaeger but I call him Professor Piggins. I still think you need to name yours Lord Porkington, Louve XD

Sales were good, I'm very happy that everyone liked my toony badges. I may offer them at Califur. If you got art from me can you please scan it and send it to thornwolf227@gmail.com? Thank you! And thanks jonaswins for sending yours. I'll have to upload it soon :)

That said I got absolutely /no/ commissions for my superduper wee-wow badges so those 6 (and only) slots are still available to those who want them. They're $65 (this includes the cost of shipping) and they're done in watercolor and colored pencil. This is what they look like for those curious:

e-mail me if interested. I'm winding down the commission list but I alotted myself space for these, so after these are used up IIIII'm not really gonna do furry commissions for a good long while.

Thank you everyone for making this con so awesome :D <3 Will do again! A+!

Current Mood: grateful grateful
Current Music: The Decemberists - The Engine Driver

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foxfeather From: foxfeather Date: January 30th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)
<3 <3 <3

So glad we got to hang out this con. :)

No, Elton John, noooo!

thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 30th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Me too! Seriously you are /so fun/ to hang with :D I'll have to make it to your neck of the woods :3

Elton John won't let me get my peanutbutter sandwich :(
foxfeather From: foxfeather Date: January 30th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC) (Link)
He's so terribly inconsiderate. ;)
trufflehog From: trufflehog Date: January 30th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)
well if lord porkington is his lordly name he needs a regular name as well. like yours has jaeger. hmmmm.
agreed on the rave. all we needed was a light switch. insta-strobe lights.

WHAT ART? is it bad that i don't remember? thank you for the otter print!!

it was fantastic getting to hang out with you guys. seriously <3
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 30th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)
SENT! :D Oh and sent you a "poke poke" for the other think *wink wink* ;D
calypte From: calypte Date: January 30th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Doc didn't mean to ignore you, BTW. I told him later what had happened and he said that he thought you were trying to talk to Vantid, not him. Total mistake. :x

It'd be cool to talk to you more in the future. :3
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 30th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)
its okay. actually at cons im kind of used to it XD

Was nice meeting you!
tarnac From: tarnac Date: January 30th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC) (Link)
For the people who AREN'T retarded, the list made perfect sense.


Wow, you mean you just had to go to where your bidder number was and see all your winning items together regardless of artist?

From: astolpho Date: January 30th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC) (Link)
She's not alcina, she's jell_0. :)

It was very cool to see you all. You're welcome to head up and visit any time, we have a spare bed.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 30th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC) (Link)
ah yes i know that. i just thought that was her normal journal and that she had a "fannish" journal so I linked to that. :3
From: astolpho Date: January 30th, 2008 06:48 am (UTC) (Link)
She is also ladyalcina but I don't think she uses it anymore. D:
smokepaw From: smokepaw Date: January 30th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I'm still quite happy you guys all made it down in one piece and without car troubles this year! The conventions was a success on many, many fronts even if all the traditions did not happen like we had planned. For shizzle, stay Sunday night next convention!!!

I'll take minioning any convention, though. This is the untold secret way to have fun and meet lost of people! I'll keep your guys posted on Califur status when I know more information.
cannibalmouth From: cannibalmouth Date: January 30th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Was a shame I didn't see ya more at the con, but I'm so in love with the badge you did for me.

Will be scanning tomorrow to send to ya.

Glad to hear ya got home safely.
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thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 30th, 2008 07:17 am (UTC) (Link)
and I need to gets you a badge! Will be done this week :3

gab From: gab Date: January 30th, 2008 07:39 am (UTC) (Link)
It was so awesome to finally meet you! I hope that there is more time to hang out or something next time.
doc_mcdowell From: doc_mcdowell Date: January 30th, 2008 09:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey there. I be Doc. The fellow you were talking extraordinarily briefly with while all of us were tearing down our tables. I was about to talk with you about things when I got distracted by Vantid and Caly and I felt really bad about losing my attention. I meant no disrespect and I wish I had more of a chance to talk.
ruggels From: ruggels Date: January 30th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well you doid get the skletch done in time to make it into the box, so ya did good, It was nice seeing you, but I didn't get to go to any of the parties after hours, was always off site. Poop.

Hey.. wait, most girls take their clothes off when sufficiently drunk. You put on a fur suit.. what gives?!?!?!?

eski From: eski Date: January 30th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad I was able to meet you at this con. ^^ I wish we could have gotten some time to sit down and talk a little, but man was it busy! I hardly had time to socialize with Preston. XD
calicatmerlin From: calicatmerlin Date: January 31st, 2008 12:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Awe, I wish I could have managed to commission you for a badge. You do fantastic work! Not to mention just to stop by and say "hello!"

I hope you do those nice badgey thingies at Califur as I will be there for sure. Glad you had a great FC!
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