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« on: May 04, 2011, 10:38:09 PM »

The forums have been QUIET for so long, I figured I'd post something.
Everyone [who can afford it and/or is in the area] should come to CaliFur this year!
I'm one of the GOHs and it's gonna be a ton of fun. It isn't a writing-heavy con, but the only way to make it one is to encourage more writing panels. I'm running two -- and one on Origami -- in addition to a writer's meetup.
Here's the URL: http://www.califur.com/2011/
Who's coming?
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2011, 01:52:34 AM »

Okay, let's make this exciting... who ISN'T going?
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2011, 05:18:57 AM »

Not I, live on the east coast, am a full time student, poor and not the fur suiting type.
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2011, 07:48:50 AM »

Hehe, yeah, based on where I live, you can guess there's no way I can attend.
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2011, 11:21:15 AM »

Well, k9k, there are still a lot more activities involved in a convention than just fursuits. I'd encourage you to visit a con that's closer to where you live. There are many options.

That said, I'll not be at Califur. I don't travel that far as a rule either, and I've been to enough conventions myself.
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011, 03:13:02 PM »

Aww! I was hoping to see at least some of you there.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2011, 03:34:42 PM »

Heh. Well, you already know what I think about flying on commercial airlines.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2011, 05:25:26 PM »

Can't trust these planes anymore. What, with all their crashing down, sudden explosions, people sleeping in control towers...Guess they don't make 'em like they used to anymore.

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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2011, 05:28:21 PM »

That's bad, but no. My history with the airlines goes back to the 1970s and I quit flying in about 1981 due to their shenanigans, errors, mistreatment of customers and terrible treatment of luggage. Nothing that has happened since then has made them look any more attractive. I just say no.

Quinn hasn't weighed in yet, Alflor. He's only a couple of states away and does go to conventions out west. You might see him there.
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2011, 10:33:52 PM »

I won't be going either. No time, budget won't cover the plane fare, and I've had some extremely distasteful encounters with the TSA that completely discouraged me from traveling to the US.

Sounds like it's gonna be a fun time, though, and grats on being a GOH! Bring back some pics and Cali sunshine!

(By the by, perhaps a Skype conference thing would be a better way to get us all in one place, considering how widely scattered around the globe we are.)
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2011, 02:52:49 AM »

problem is, I live where nothing really goes on sadly.
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2011, 03:04:34 PM »

Sounds like it's gonna be a fun time, though, and grats on being a GOH! Bring back some pics and Cali sunshine!

Thanks =)
And yeah, I'll take a ton of pictures while I'm there. Also, a Skype conference does sound like a good plan.
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2011, 12:39:11 AM »

Quinn weighing in.

I do love going to con's out here in the West, but won't be able to make it to Califur this year. The last day at my current job is June 17th and I start my new job on July 5th. I'll be packing and preparing to move yet again. I do plan on being at the next FurtherConfusion though.

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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2011, 06:30:20 PM »

Thanks again you jerk for telling me you were a GOH.  I mean, it wouldn't have helped me going out there, but darn it I would have had more congrats in by this point.

Anyways, I'm actually going to try and make it out for some cons next year, barring my editing stuff actually paying some extra money so I can be, you know, NOT in debt.
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2011, 09:00:11 PM »

So how'd Califur go, Alflor? Tell us some stories!
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