Yeah I know. I am late but been busy. Anyways I had a great con! I had left on the 11th (A Tuesday) to head up to Connecticut to stay with iffyjottere, mustel, and zarphus. Had decided to go up earlier to spent some extra time with them without the con in the way yet. On the way there the train broke down THREE times! Luckily (In a way anyways) Mustel was not waiting at the train station as we were 50 minutes late. His boss had scheduled him that day to work even though he requested time off so he was going to be late anyways so I didn't have to wait in the train station as long as expected since I arrived late. So we hung out for a few days and watched movies and such before the con. Finally got them to see The Fantastic Mr. Fox which I had brought with me because they had told me they had never seen it so yay! I do so love that movie! <3
We also went to one of the malls up there to walk around and such. I managed to find a used copy of Rockband Beatles which still had the cover, manual, and all the inserts (Including the free shirt coupon code) for $8. So I decided to grab it as I can never even seem to find a copy with as much as the front cover down here. We also went to the malls Best Buy and I found a copy of Moon on blu-ray for $15 which from what I had seen was a good price. I was a little on the edge though as I didn't really want to spend that much right then but that movie is soooooooooo good! So I pop out my phone and use the barcode scanner to check the price online and oddly enough Best Buys site lists it as $9.99. Well at that price I really couldn't pass it up so I go to there customer service to see if they price match to there site which they do. But when they rung it up it was already $9.99! They never changed the sticker prices on them apparently. So yay!
Thursday: Thursday we headed to the hotel to pickup our pre-reg and so Mustel could drop off his fursuit with friends of his staying at the hotel. While I was waiting in line at pre-reg I got my first surprise of the con. As I was waiting in line foxwell came up to me in line and we spoke (Hadn't seen him in about 2 years). Eventually the conversation ended up with him asking me a question. He had recently cleaned up a extra tail he had laying around in my color and asked me if I would be interested in it. Of COURSE I said yes! So he further surprised me by saying "I'll go get it!" and he ran off to his room to get me the tail! By the time he got back I was already inside the registration area but luckily he found me and gave me the tail before bouncing off! I was so happy! Only problem was since it was a surprise I didn't actually have anything with me to use to wear it. I only wear shorts so I had no need to bring a belt with me to the con. Anyways I found out later there was a Walmart up the street so I figured i'd go there the next day and see if they had a belt. So we stuck around the hotel until later that night. Found lonelygabu and cuddled up with him in the lobby for a long while, keeping my eye out for anyone else I may know. Came across chronocoon while sitting in there and someone else I am pretty sure (Sorry I can't remember who.) Eventually we went back to the apartment for the night to get sleep.
Friday: We get up and get ready to head to the hotel for he day. We get there a bit late (Missed the first few minutes of opening ceremonies so I had to stand in the back). After opening ceremonies I walk around a bit to try and find people I know to talk to and hang out with. I headed to the auction room to look around and to my surprise there’s a copy of "The Saga of Rex" which is a adorable book I had actually been pondering buying at some point when I had the money. Since it was an auction I couldn't outright buy it of course so I threw in $5 worth of tickets to it hoping to win it (I lost by the way. So will still have to buy it at a future date some day when I can afford to.). I continue to walk around the con and try to find people I know and what not. Hang out more with lonelygabu. Eventually came across chronocoon again as he's about to head upstairs to get a soda so he offers me one. So I went up and grabbed a soda with him and we sat and spoke for a while. I really don't get to speak with him enough or even see him (Or really any fur for that matter) enough so it was nice to have a little chat. But he was tired so I told him he should take a nap which he agreed so I went back out while he took a nap. After that I noticed that foxwell had texted me to see if I still needed to goto Walmart which I did. So I sat around for a while and waiting for him and some others to gather up so we could go. So we headed over there with me, foxwell, shymatsi, and another fur (Sorry I don't remember who you are really since I don't know you) and there’s this guy standing outside selling rum cakes for his school. He's popping open various cakes and telling us to try them out. Oh my god! They were SO good! Best rum cake I had ever had! So we tell him on the way out we will buy some so we head into Walmart. First we head off to clothing so I can find a belt. Unfortunately as I expected they didn't have any big enough. The largest they had was a 2X which was still quite too small to fit around me. So we think about something else that may work and in the meantime head off to meet up with Shy and the other fur who were grabbing there stuff. Initially foxwell finds this ribbon with paw prints on it that looked quite adorable thinking that may work to hold on the tail but I wasn't so sure. But we got it anyways. After they got there stuff we decided to head back to clothes and see if we could maybe find a belt in the woman’s department but it seems they only sold belts in the mens department. But just as we were headed out foxwell noticed some cheap woman’s scarfs and though "Hey! That could work!" So I pull one off and undo it and wrap it around my waist. Sure enough it fit and could be easily tied. So we head to check out and the sweety foxwell is insisted he pay for the scarf and my bag of pretzels I had grabbed to use as a snack on the train ride home Monday since the food on the train was super expensive ($2 for a tiny bag of pretzels and $2.25 for a bottle of water! So much money!)
Anyways we come back out of Walmart and we buy our rum cakes from the guy and head back to the hotel. I looked around to find Mustel so I could get in the car and get my tail (I had left it in the trunk so I could get it during the con). So I found him and got the tail and went to the bathroom to get the scarf connected to the tail and tie it up on me and sure enough the scarf worked GREAT. So I finally have a tail! This tail is the first furry item of the sort I ever owned. I have wanted a fursuit for over 10 years now but it has never been possible due to money. I was never able to get a tail either or anything else (I once won a pair of custom arms and hand paws in a contest on FA but unfortunately due to certain actions by FA staff against the people of the site the person no longer felt they could respect the people of the fandom and left so I never got my arms and never will. At least not from them.). So a VERY special goes to foxwell for that. Thank you SOOOOOOOO much! So anyways around 7 p.m. ish I ran off to the ballroom for the annual Friday Furpocalypse and Titanium Tea XIX. I do so love watching the event not to mention all the delicious free tea provided by Watcher. I was a little late getting there due to when we got back from Walmart and finding Mustel and getting my tail and getting it on and all that but not by a lot. So I sit there and have fun and drink tea and enjoy myself and nibble on some of the left over desserts from the sponsor dinner prior. So after the event I walk around a bit and try to find some people again (There were a few people I needed to talk to about art and pay for art.) Anyways it gets closer to 10 p.m. which is when the Apples to Apples tournament starts which myself, Mustel, Iffy, and Zarphus always go to. But I was hungry at the time and Lonelygabu wanted to go out and eat. So I decided to skip it this year and go grab some McDonalds down the road. We get our food and come back and eat and talk to some people in the lobby. I head off eventually and watch the rest of Apples to Apples and after that we head off back to the apartment for the night. Just as I get to the apartment I get a text from immelmann who I had spoken to prior to the con about paying for a commission while there since I can't pay through Paypal and can only pay in cash and sometimes check. Go figure. So told him i'd give him a text when I am at the hotel again.
Saturday: So Saturday morning Iffy and Zarphus wanted to go to the Saturday Morning Cartoon Party. Normally I am all for this but I was still tired and so was Mustel. So he drove them there and them came back so we could sleep some more. Unfortunately I never managed to fall back asleep (Once I am woken up there’s only a tiny window of when I can fall back asleep generally). So me and Mustel get there a bit later. We get to the hotel around 10:30 a.m. and I spend a few hours walking around and finding people to talk to and such. I get a text from Immelmann again letting me know where he is so I head up to meet him and give him the money. We talked for a little while and such before I run off to do other stuff. I head back to the dealers room and come across an artist that does cute cub pics AND actually had a fair price to quality ratio! A rare find indeed at a con. Or at least FurFright! So I commission him for my first ever babyfur badge! So I go to pay for the badge and notice something is wrong. I SHOULD have a $20 in my wallet but it wasn't there anymore. Okay shit. Dig around my wallet for a while. FUUUUUUCK! It's gone! WTF happened to it! So apparently I had dropped a $20 bill somewhere that day! Luckily I managed to put together just enough for the badge out of money I hadn't portioned off for other stuff (I still had money set aside for another commission I had spoken to an artist about prior so I couldn't really touch that). So that really sucked. So after paying it off and going back to the artist I give the receipt to him and start looking around for the money around the con and asking people I know I had pulled my wallet out near if they had seen it. No luck. So that $20 was gone forever. So around 2 p.m. I head up to the Fat Fur and Vore party run by my friend Wolfgang Wolfe. I was gonna eat there but it is $5 for food and since I had lost that $20 I couldn't afford it anymore. So I hang around for a while and play some MvC3 before heading down to the first fursuit parade. Even though I was there 15min early it was already crowded and all the good spots taken. I manage to find a decent one and setup my mini tripod and camera and record the parade before heading outside to get more pictures and video outside. But my camera starts acting up again like it did at the Baltimore Grand Prix. Just started locking up. So I switched over to my phone to use it's video function. So after spending a while outside getting pictures and videos I head back up to the room party and hang out until it was near time for the masquerade so I headed downstairs and got a seat and catch the end of the live band playing and then moved up front and watched the masquerade. I tried to get some video again but camera was being weird and my phone batteries were near dead so I ended up not taking any what so ever.
After the masquerade I walk around more and bump into a few people. Found kravenlupei, hobbesdawg, and Shino Puppy. None of whom I knew would be at the con. Only got to talk to each for a little while. Eventually I met up with Daigo briefly to pay off the last of my commissions for the con and talk briefly. Daigo has been a good friend of mine for a very long time now. Eventually it got late and I come across Wolfgange Wolfe again and Wulven again and we all talk for a while before they ask if I wanna go watch Young Justice to which I could only say "Oooooooh" so we went back up to there room to watch two episodes of it. I got to eat some of the left over food from the party. Afterwards we talk for a while about various DC comic based shows and movies and I ask if they'd seen the latest Batman movie. Batman Year One which they hadn't even heard of. So I happened to have it with me so we sat down and watched it. During the middleish I run off to try and find Mustel or Iffy and see when they wanted to head back since I wasn’t sure if they brought there cellphone. They just happened to call me as I was looking for them. So there was enough time to run back up and finish watching the movie before heading back to the apartment for the night.
Sunday Sunday we are up once more and headed to the con. Got there a little late. Luckily did not miss any of the fursuit games this year (Missed all but 5 minutes last year because we got there so late). I recorded all of the games this year. During the green team charades there was a marriage proposal! It was so cute! Unfortunately I have no clue who it was doing the proposal and getting proposed to so if anyone knows let me know and I will update that here! So after the fursuit games I run around for a while. Check my auction which as I said before I lost. I went up to the main atrium and sat with Lonelygabu for a long part of the day until closing ceremonies. This year it was promised that if the charity total beat last years Wag would have his head shaven. Unfortunately during closing ceremonies the goal was still over $2k away. But it was promised that if the final figures were over the total of last year that at a later date they would make a video and post it on youtube of it happening. So after closing ceremonies it was time for Dead Dog so we all got to party. But during closing ceremonies the goal was near. We were only $200 away. A crowd of people converged on the stage (I got up front). Once again people gave money while there. Eventually the goal was reached and the promise was kept! The Shavening began! I got it ALL on video! I used both my phone camera and my point and shoot on a tripod (There was a table right in front). I managed to get nearly every last bit of it recorded! As the night progressed pizza was brought in and we all ate. I hung around between the party and with lonelygabu in the artists alley. Eventually the night came to a close and we left for the night not to return until next year. We went back to the apartment and I packed up my stuff for the trip home before going to bed.
Monday: I wake up and make sure I get everything ready. Iffy has to go out for an interview so we say our goodbyes and I give him a hug. Mustel gets back from taking him to the interview and I get my stuff together and we head off to the train station. We say our goodbyes and I go into the station and grab a sub to eat. Eventually the train arrives (Late) and I get on and start the journey home. I get back to Baltimore at around 10:30 p.m. and go to dinner with my dad and come home. Get online for a while to talk before going to bed for the night.
Thats all for my con report ^^ I am sorry if I forget to mention anyone. I know I did. Oh yeah! Also! You can check out my youtube page which has all the videos (Well. Practically all of the videos) I shot during the con!