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FurBQ is Coming Up….and we need your feedback!

It is that time again — when we start thinking about fun in the sun, sharing food with friends and enjoying the day at Irvine Regional Park.  Our event may be happening months from now, but this is about the time of year when we start thinking about dates and getting our initial resources together to provide what has been a great event for furries in Southern California.

Typically, FurBQ happens in May, before Califur. However, this year we have gotten some suggestions that April may also offer some  great dates.   As always, we know we wont please everyone but this is why we like to ask our local community so we might pick a date most can attend.

What weekend do you recommend for us to hold our annual FurBQ?

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Voting ends on March 30th, so please start spreading the word about this poll to fellow SoCal furries.

Info on Fall FurBQ

Last summer, we at SoCalFurs got word of a change to our Fall FurBQ event.  During that summer, Leotigers (the organizer for the event) found himself with new employment opportunities.  However, this meant that, come fall, Leotigers would be packing up a moving van and heading to Colorado.For many who enjoyed the our Fall FurBQ last year, admittedly this news was a disappointment.

In the meantime, he attempted to find someone to organize the Fall FurBQ in his place.  Sadly, this was just not possible and so, after a 2 year run, the events of 2014 meant no Fall FurBQ.  However, I can now say in 2015, that we have an update for you. Here it is, straight from Leotigers himself:

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First, I would like to thank everyone who attended the Fall FurBQ the past to years and made it a tremendous success! As I posted several months ago, I moved out of the state and am no longer able to organize this event.

However, I am pleased to announce that two local furs have volunteered to pick up the mantle to continue the tradition:

Arch moc.l1427396976iamg@1427396976xmorc1427396976nis1427396976
Croc moc.l1427396976iamg@1427396976012091427396976doolb1427396976iruma1427396976s1427396976

Please direct further questions regarding the Fall FurBQ to them. I wish them the best of luck and hope everyone will continue to contribute to this wonderful furry outing!

Best regards,
Leo Fenris

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As those who have attended the FurBQ (the main one that happens in May) can attest, this kind of thing is no easy task. The more paws on deck that organizers have, the better the event can be.  I have talked to Croc on Twitter in the last few weeks and I think we got some people eager to get this event kicked off.  They have got a few people lined up to be cooks and are considering many options for our food supply (although, they tell me that this will be a pot luck event).  I encourage any people interested in making 2015’s Fall FurBQ into a great complementary bbq for the fall, to please get in contact with these guys.

Welcome to the insanity, Croc & Arch!

SoCal Furs Fly North This Winter (FC-Related Schedule Post)

Yes! It has happened. Further Confusion is here.  Furs are packing, preparing and maybe panicking (just a little).  Some of you have been packing your cars full of fursuits, luggage and people and are making that lovely drive up the Grapevine towards one of the largest conventions in the United States.

Screencap showing the events still happening during the weekend of Further ConfusionWith so many people going off for this big weekend of furry fun, there have been some cancellations of our events.  This entry serves as a heads-up for any of you who aren’t attending the convention but still want to make those weekend plans.  The events that did contact me and ask me to cancel January’s event was:

  • Kearny Mesa Park Meet and Furry Bowling – The next one will happen on February 21st.
  • The Silver Fox Bar Meet – The next one will happen on January 25th. Teh is not going to FC and will be hanging out at the Silver Fox anyway. However, he didnt want to stress having the meet during such a busy convention weekend. If you are in the Long Beach area, feel free to stop by and/or contact him to let him know you are coming.  Other than that, the next official Silver Fox meet will happen on January 25th.
  • Oceanside Sunset Market Outing – The next one will happen on February 19th.

I look forward to seeing all the great posts from people about this upcoming weekend, whether you attend the convention or not.  However, if you know some furs who are not attending the convention, by all means pass this post along so that they know what is available and what isnt for this weekend. If you want an impromptu event announced by us on our Twitter, than by all means, contact me ASAP.

SoCalFurs Halloween Event Round-up

Yeah, better late than never, eh?*  After talking to furs from all over Southern California, I managed to form this small list of furry events for Halloween. So, pack your bag of tricks (and maybe a fursuit) and plan for your Halloween adventure…..

  • Anpu42’s Halloween Meet-n-Greet (Riverside, CA) – Think of it as a classic movie night goofing off with friends with some classic Halloween movies.  Bring your costume to amuse the trick-or-treaters.  BYOF (Bring Your Own Fun)
  • West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval – Growly has organized this year’s costumed gathering in West Hollywood.  Fursuits are highly encouraged (but make sure your footwear is comfortable).  Take on the energetic crowds and bring fursuiting to the streets of WeHo.
  • Halloween Skate Night (Westminster, CA) – Frosty loves to ice skate and he wants all his friends to join him. Costumes (and fursuits) on ice! Contests, raffles and other surprises await.  Costumed participants get free admission.
Sorry, Kat has been absorbed into Halloween stuff of her own — as she will be working at a party Friday and Saturday nights. Its not furry per se but if you are over 18, and out in Redlands than feel free to stop by.

 

Fall FurBQ – Call For An Organizer

Back in August, I began putting out feelers to the organizer of the SoCal Fall FurBQ.  Just like the one that we throw every spring, Fall FurBQ’s dates are different from year to year. I have always encouraged getting events posted to this calendar with as much advance notice as possible, especially when it comes to events that require a lot of organization and planning.

However, there has been a change regarding leadership of this event. About a week ago, I learned that organizer of the Fall FurBQ is stepping down from his position.  His message is as follows:

Hi Socal furs,

For the past two years, I’ve organized the Fall FurBQ at Irvine Regional Park. It’s been a huge success and I wish to thank all who helped out, brought food, cleaned up, and made this such a wonderful event.

However, with the news of my recent job transition, I will be moving out of state before the fall FurBQ as currently scheduled. I am looking for someone to take over this event if possible, so that the tradition can continue. It is not a difficult job, and the hardest part is getting at the site early to claim the spot. If you are interested in helping the fall furBQ continue, please contact me!
Thanks!

Leotiger

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I will continue to communicate with LeoTigers over the next few weeks.  SoCal Fall FurBQ was started with the idea of offering furries another opportunity for a day in the park for the fall season. Unfortunately, for organizers and staff of the spring FurBQ (where it all started), we can only afford to seed one of these events a year.  We do hope that this event can continue, but consider this event “on hold” until a new leader can be found.