Biggest Little Fur Con is excited to bring back the Fursuit Festival! This year on Friday, after the Dealer’s Den closes, we will be launching with our giant group fursuit photo in Main Stage at 7:20pm SHARP and then fill both the main stage and second stage areas with tons of photo shoot areas and activities for everyone to enjoy! Here’s how the evening will work:
Big Group Photo
The Festival will be Friday evening, starting 7PM and going until 9PM. Suiters can begin staging at 6:30PM in Second Stage (Grand Ballroom). Keep in mind potential delays with the elevators! You don’t want to be late! And in case anyone may be wondering, there won’t be any organized special fursuit tag giveaways before the big group photo, but you might be able to get some swag during the event!
There will be six dedicated photo stations for scheduled photo shoots, all of which will be in the main stage area. There’s also an impromptu photo station again this year, so even if a shoot you are interested in is not on the schedule, you can still arrange for one! To get a group photo at the impromptu station, just assemble your group and walk right up (availability permitting)!
Not sure of where a photo station is or when a particular photo shoot is happening? Information stations will be available in the main ballroom, second stage area, and fursuit lounge! They hold lots of useful information to help you plan your festival schedule! We will also have team members from Con Ops floating around able to answer your questions live, and big paper copies of the photo schedule posted around the rooms.
A Tale of Two Rooms
Like last year, all photo shoots will be in Main Stage, and the Grand Ballroom will be dedicated to activities and games. Plenty of space for fursuiters, photographers, and other people to freely wander and mingle while enjoying the various props, games, and activities!
Accessible Fursuit Lounges
There will be two fursuit lounges available - The main fursuit lounge in the Grand Ballroom by second stage, and part of backstage behind Main Stage will be available as well. Because there will be many suiters at the event, we request that you please keep your visits as brief as you can to make room for others who need it and to act with patience and with respect for each other as everyone seeks refuge to rest and recuperate in a safe environment.
Open to the Public
After the giant group fursuit photo, the festival will officially be open to the public! Suiters and non-suiters mingle across both rooms, creating lots of great interaction opportunities for fursuiters, which means all the one-on-one interaction time you can get without needing to keep up with a parade line!
Keeping You Safe
FLARE Security team members and Con Ops team members will be present at both the fursuit lounges in the Main Stage as well as in the Grand Ballroom to keep out non-attendees.
The Fursuit Festival is meant to be an activity to celebrate everyone’s creativity and expression in the art of fursuiting. Absolutely no tolerance will be given for any acts of bullying, shaming, or disparaging of any individual or group. Any violations of this should be reported to FLARE or Con Ops, and violators will be asked to leave the event.