FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Furpocalypse is a Halloween-themed Anthropomorphic convention in Cromwell, Connecticut that raises money for animal and environmental charities. The 3-day event hosts anthropomorphic enthusiasts from all over the world, enjoying a wide variety of classes, discussion groups, and events.

Bradley International Airport, New Haven/Tweed, LaGuardia, and JFK. Please refer to our HotelĀ section for more travel information.

The hotel does offer suites at con rates, however these are limited. Please contact the hotel for more information.

If the hotel is close to running out of space, information on overflow locations will be posted to the Hotels page on our website.

Contact the hotel directly for any modifications to your reservation. The hotel can be reached by phone at (860) 635-2000

All room parties must adhere to the Furpocalypse code of conduct and hotel regulations.

Please specify that you would like to be in the special section of our hotel when booking your reservation, such as an ADA-accessible room or room on one of our quiet floors. Remember these are available on a first-come first-served basis so please book early to ensure your spot. Contact the hotel with any special requirements you may need upon checking in.

Please refer to our Dealer page, or contact our Dealers Department with any questions.

Registration through our website is encouraged to ensure quick admission. Weekend passes and day passes will be available at the door. Please refer to our Attendee Registration page for more info.

Furpocalypse offers single-day admissions at the door only. If you are unsure about what days you may be able to attend, we suggest registering for the 3 day pass to ensure admission. Three day admission information can be found here.

You can upgrade your membership at any time. Unfortunately, we are unable to downgrade registrations at this time.

Of course! All minors must present a signed, notarized, and stamped copy of the Furpocalypse Parental Consent form at the registration desk. Minors ages 14-17 are required to bring a notarized copy of our parental consent form with them when registering for the con. It can also be mailed if you pre-registered, before the pre-reg deadline. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (who is registered for the convention) at all times. If the minor's parent or legal guardian is present at the registration desk, a non-notarized copy of the Parental Consent form may be used. However, the parent or legal guardian must present a valid copy of their legal identification.

PARENTAL CONSENT RELEASE FORM

All attendees need to show a valid (i.e. unexpired) government or state issued ID Such as:

  • State driver's license
  • State-issued ID (an ID offered to those who do not have a driver's license)
  • Government or military ID
  • Passport

If you have another form of ID or are travelling from abroad, please contact our Registration Department with any questions. Do not wait until the con to find out, we will be unable to admit you to the convention if these requirements are not met.

Furpocalypse will not allow anyone without a valid ID as listed above to attend the convention.

Attendees can receive a full refund of their registration fees should a cancellation be received by September 24th of 2019. Credits for the following year's convention can be requested anytime before October 24th of 2019.

If you are interested in conducting a panel, please see the Panels page

Weapons are not allowed on the hotel property or in any con areas at all times. Prop, toy or other types of weapons (i.e. ninja stars, swords, black jacks, batons, stun guns, etc.) should be inspected by con security and marked before being allowed into con areas. No live steel will be accepted, even with an inspection tag. No exceptions.

You may take pictures or video for private use. Pictures or videos of items for sale in the Dealers Room are not allowed. Please obtain consent from all parties before recording or photographing them. Any videos or pictures used for public display online, or on TV may only be done so with the express consent of Furpocalypse, Inc.

Please kindly let the photographer/videographer know you do not want your picture taken. However registration with the convention and attendance implies consent to being filmed/photographed. Your image may appear in general con photos or videos and are only used for the Furpocalypse DVD or website.

No. Public broadcast of Furpocalypse is a violation of our policies.

If you would like to sign up before the con, please see the Volunteer page. If you have free time at the con you can visit ConOps for information.

For all your hard work, we give you great perks and swag! See our Volunteer page for more information.

Volunteer! The more you volunteer the better we get to know you and can see if we want to make you a member of our staff. We generally don't hire anyone without a history with us.

If you are attending the convention, please drop the items off in the room designated for the Charity Raffle and Auction. If you are not attending, and still have interest in donating items please contact our Charity Department via email.

Common donations are:

  • comic books
  • artwork
  • plushies
  • commissions (art or fursuit)
  • ears/tails, paw slippers
  • role playing or collectable card game items
  • t-shirts
  • convention admission
  • computer or video games, DVDs, CDs (music or art) etc.

Any questions about possible donation items can be sent to our Charity Department.
Artists and plushie/suit makers may donate commissions that are of adult nature. However, all display material should be G-PG rated to be entered into the auction or raffle.

Items specifically donated for 18+ raffle should be clearly marked and presented to the charity director for approval.

All donated items are assessed by the Charity Department and placed into the auction or raffle at their discretion. Commissioned art is often used for the auction while premade donated items will primarily be used as raffle prizes. Final decisions are made by the charity director.

Please fill out the Masquerade Registration Form as soon as possible. We will accept acts as late as rehearsal Saturday of the convention, but this does not ensure your spot! Please refer to the Masquerade page for more info.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, or Cash. No personal or traveler's checks will be accepted.

At this time, unfortunately we do not accept American Express or Discover.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

WHAT IS FURPOCALYPSE?

Furpocalypse is a Halloween-themed Anthropomorphic convention in Cromwell, Connecticut that raises money for animal and environmental charities. The 3-day event hosts anthropomorphic enthusiasts from all over the world, enjoying a wide variety of classes, discussion groups, and events.

WHAT AIRPORTS ARE NEAR FURPOCALYPSE?

Bradley International Airport, New Haven/Tweed, LaGuardia, and JFK. Please refer to our Hotel section for more travel information.

DOES THE HOTEL OFFER SUITES?

The hotel does offer suites at con rates, however these are limited. Please contact the hotel for more information.

DO YOU HAVE ANY OVERFLOW HOTELS?

If the hotel is close to running out of space, information on overflow locations will be posted to the Hotels page on our website.

I NEED TO CHANGE MY HOTEL RESERVATION, WHO DO I TALK TO?

Contact the hotel directly for any modifications to your reservation.

CAN I HAVE A ROOM PARTY?

All room parties must adhere to the Furpocalypse code of conduct and hotel regulations.

I NEED A ROOM ON A LOWER FLOOR, WHAT CAN I DO?

Furpocalypse has designated room blocks available for parties or late-night activities. Please specify that you would like to be in the special section of our hotel when booking your reservation. Remember these are available on a first-come first-served basis so please book early to ensure your spot. Contact the hotel with any special requirements.

I WOULD LIKE TO BE A DEALER AT FURPOCALYPSE, WHAT DO I DO?

Please refer to our Dealer page, or contact our Dealers Department with any questions.

WHEN AND WHERE CAN I REGISTER?

Registration through our website is encouraged to ensure quick admission. Weekend passes and day passes will be available at the door. Please refer to our Attendee Registration page for more info.

DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE A THREE DAY REGISTRATION?

Furpocalypse offers single-day admissions at the door only. If you are unsure about what days you may be able to attend, we suggest registering for the 3 day pass to ensure admission.

CAN I UPGRADE MY REGISTRATION?

You can upgrade your membership at any time. At this time we cannot allow attendees to downgrade memberships.

ARE MINORS ALLOWED AT FURPOCALYPSE?

Of course! All minors must present a signed, notarized, and stamped copy of the Furpocalypse Parental Consent form at the registration desk. Minors ages 14-17 are required to bring a notarized copy of our parental consent form with them when registering for the con. It can also be mailed if you pre-registered, before the pre-reg deadline. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (who is registered for the convention) at all times. If the minor's parent or legal guardian is present at the registration desk, a non-notarized copy of the Parental Consent form may be used. However, the parent or legal guardian must present a valid copy of their legal identification.

PARENTAL CONSENT RELEASE FORM

I'M TURNING 18 DURING THE CONVENTION, DO I STILL NEED A PARENTAL CONSENT FORM?

Yes. However, on your birthday, you may report to registration to be issued a non-minor badge.

WHAT DO I NEED TO REGISTER AT THE CONVENTION?

All attendees need to show a valid (i.e. unexpired) government or state issued ID Such as:

  • State driver's license
  • State-issued ID (an ID offered to those who do not have a driver's license)
  • Government or military ID
  • Passport

If you have another form of ID or are travelling from abroad, please contact our Registration Department with any questions. Do not wait until the con to find out, we will be unable to admit you to the convention if these requirements are not met.

Furpocalypse will not allow anyone without a valid ID as listed above to attend the convention.

I REGISTERED BUT AM UNABLE TO ATTEND FURPOCALYPSE THIS YEAR, CAN I GET A REFUND?

Attendees can receive a full refund of their registration fees should a cancellation be received by September 24th. Credits for the following year's convention can be requested anytime before October 28th.

I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST A PANEL, WHO DO I TALK TO?

If you are interested in conducting a panel, please see the panel page

CAN I CARRY A WEAPON, EVEN IF IT'S A STAGE PROP OR TOY, AT THE CON?

Weapons are not allowed on the hotel property or in any con areas at all times. Prop, toy or other types of weapons (i.e. ninja stars, swords, stabby thingies) should be inspected by the con security officer and marked before being allowed into con areas. No exceptions.

CAN I TAKE PICTURES OR VIDEOS AT THE CONVENTION?

You may take pictures or video for private use. Pictures or videos of items for sale in the Dealers Room are not allowed. Please obtain consent from all parties before recording or photographing them. Any videos or pictures used for public display online, or on TV may only be done so with the express consent of Furpocalypse, Inc.

I DON'T WANT MY PICTURE TAKEN AT ALL, WHAT DO I DO?

Please kindly let the photographer/videographer know you do not want your picture taken. However registration with the convention and attendance implies consent to being filmed/photographed. Your image may appear in general con photos or videos and are only used for the Furpocalypse DVD or website.

CAN I BROADCAST A LIVE WEBCAM FEED OF THE CON?

No. Public broadcast of Furpocalypse is a violation of our policies.

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER AT FURPOCALYPSE?

If you would like to sign up before the con, please see the volunteer page. If you have free time at the con you can visit ConOps for information.

DO I GET ANYTHING FOR VOLUNTTERING?

Swaaaaaaaagg. Or something. Please see the volunteer page for more information on prizes for hours contributed.

HOW CAN I BECOME STAFF?

Volunteer! The more you volunteer the better we get to know you and can see if we want to make you a member of our staff. We generally don't hire anyone without a history with us.

HOW CAN I DONATE ITEMS TO THE CHAIRTY RAFFLE OR AUCTION?

If you are attending the convention, please drop them off in the room designated for the Charity Raffle and Auction. If you are not attending, please contact our Charity Department.

WHAT KINDS OF ITEMS CAN I DONATE FOR THE CHARITY RAFFLE OR AUCTION?

No adult or sexually explicit items may be donated to our raffle or auction. Common donations are:

  • comic books
  • artwork
  • plushies
  • commissions (art or fursuit)
  • ears/tails, paw slippers
  • role playing or collectable card game items
  • t-shirts
  • convention admission
  • blank DVDs or CDs, computer or video games, DVDs, CDs (music or art) etc.

Any questions about possible donation items can be sent to our Charity Department.
Artists and plushie/suit makers may donate commissions that are of adult nature. However, all display material should be G-PG rated to be entered into the auction or raffle.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CHARITY RAFFLE AND AUCTION?

All donated items are assessed by the Charity Department and placed into the auction or raffle at their discretion. Commissions are often used for the auction while premade donated items will be used as raffle prizes.

I WOULD LIKE TO PERFORM AT THE MASQUERADE, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

Please fill out the Masquerade Registration Form and turn it in as soon as possible. We will accept acts as late as rehearsal Saturday, but to ensure your spot please book early! Please refer to the Masquerade page for more info.

HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY ADMISSION AND GOODS IN THE DEALERS ROOM?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, or cash. Cash is always recommended in case of any problems with your cards or the computer system.