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Furpocalypse Privacy Policy

Furpocalypse Privacy Policy

Last updated: 9/27/2016

 

Furpocalypse Inc. operates https://www.furpocalypse.org This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.We use your Personal Information only for providing registration for our event.

 

By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

 

Information Collection And Use

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
  1. Name (First and Last)
  2. Mailing address
  3. D.O.B.
  4. Phone Number
We do not sell or offer any collected information to any third party. We do not use any software like Google Analytics to customize ads to individual users.

 

 

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique
identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your
computer’s hard drive. Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You
can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being
sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some
portions of our Site.

 

 

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no
method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100%
secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your
Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

 

Credit card processing

We process in-person credit card transactions via Authorize.net, and abide by the
merchant agreement they provide.

 

Preregistration processing

We process Pre-registration requests via Paypal and abide by the merchant
agreement they provide.

 

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 11/5/2014 and will remain in effect except with
respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect
immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you
should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after
we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your
acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the
modified Privacy Policy. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we
will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a
prominent notice on our website.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at admin@furpocalypse.org

FAQ

What is Furpocalypse?

Furpocalypse is a Halloween-based Anthropomorphic convention in Cromwell, Connecticut with the goal to raise money for various animal/environmental charities by hosting a sci-fi themed 3-day event for anthropomorphic enthusiasts from all over the world. The convention hosts a range of sci-fi, fantasy, cartoon and animated fandoms involved in group discussions, games, classes and social events with a common ground in animal related stories and icons.

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 suits 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 on our website.

I need to change my hotel reservation?

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 admission?

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 membership?

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 the 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 con?

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 made of plastic) 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/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 helping out?

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 charity 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 Raffle and 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 Raffle and the 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 Furpocalypse’s 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.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Furpocalypse Code of Conduct

The staff here at Furpocalypse would like everyone to feel at home and enjoy themselves at the convention. However we have a few rules we impart on you to help ensure a fun Furpocalypse for everyone! Any persons, who violate this Code of Conduct or become a liability to the convention or its attendees, will be removed from the convention by the authorities and/or permanently banned from all future events.

If you have any information about individuals in violation of the code of conduct, or have any issues before, during, or after the con, we urge you to report to Con Ops or any con security personnel immediately. For any other concerns or issues, we can be reached via the email listed on our website or just give us a shout on twitter. Please do not bring issue or complaints to the hotel staff unless it specifically pertains to hotel issues (i.e. billing, room services, etc)

Furpocalypse staff, Security volunteers, and hotel staff are permitted to enforce this code of conduct and the hotel regulations at all times during the convention, including your stay with the hotel. Enforcement techniques include but are not limited to, asking you nicely to behave, revoking your badge privileges, permanently banning you from convention attendance, and ejecting you from the convention or hotel. If we deem it necessary, local law enforcement will be contacted for violations of local laws or ordinances. All attendees are asked to respect security personnel, con staff, and hotel staff at all times.

Forms of Identification Needed To Register

In order to ensure a neat and orderly Furpocalypse, all attendees are required to produce one of the following forms of valid (non-expired) government or state-issued ID to complete registration.

– Passport
– Drivers License
– State-Issued Photo ID
– Military ID

All minors attending Furpocalypse will also require a notarized parental consent form. Minors under 14 may provide a birth certificate or other government issued, identifying document.

Badges and Convention Access

All persons entering the convention space must be registered with the convention and clearly displaying their own badge; badges may not be shared or loaned out. This will be required for access to all con spaces during the Furpocalypse. All other hotel areas are for con attendees or registered guests only. Anyone without a con badge or proof of hotel registration (i.e. room key, receipt) will not be permitted on hotel property.

Alcohol, Drugs, and Public Intoxication

During the convention, drugs and alcohol are not permitted in any con designated space. The sale or distribution of drugs, distribution of alcohol, or contributing to the delinquency of minors will be reported to the local authorities. Drinking should be limited to private rooms only, and in moderation. Public intoxication, drinking in public, or otherwise acting in an inappropriate manner will result in ejection from the con areas, and/or permanent banishment.

Weapons

Weapons are not allowed on the hotel property or in any con areas at all times. Prop, toy, or other types of weapons must be inspected by the con security officer and marked before being allowed into con areas. No Exceptions.

Public Behavior

While in any public areas or hotel/con areas (i.e. anywhere not your room) please remember you are representing Furpocalypse and the community. Please always act in a respectful and polite manner with other attendees, con staff, hotel employees, or anyone for that matter. Any displays of overt affection, vulgar language, profanity, failure to use inside voices, horseplay, unsolicited contact, or stalking behavior may result in expulsion from the con space for future events.

Public Displays Of Affection

Please limit all public interactions to G rating at all times in any public areas of the con or hotel. Anything more than a hug should be limited to the privacy of your room, out of respect for all other attendees, guests, and hotel staff.

Interacting With Hotel Guests and Staff

Please be polite and respectful of others while in public areas of the hotel. Any attendees who show rude, disrespectful, or offensive behavior to other guests, attendees, or staff, may have their badges confiscated and be removed from the convention.

Dress Code

There will be no nudity or explicit outfits allowed in public areas of the con space or hotel. Fursuits are not permitted in the restaurant or pool areas. Shoes are required in all areas of the hotel or con space.

Loitering

Please refrain from congregating in large groups in non con designated areas of the hotel, elevators, or parking lot. Additionally, please be aware that the doorways, lobbies, and exterior entranceways must allow for the free flow of traffic. If these areas become congested you will be expected to move to another location at the request of Furpocalypse staff, security volunteers, or hotel staff.

Noise

Inside voices are to be used at all times. Please refrain from yelling, screaming, and shouting in public areas of the con space or hotel or your room. Portable speakers or noise-making objects are prohibited in hotel and con spaces. Noise curfews for rooms go into effect at 10pm for floors 3-4, and 12am for the late night room block, floors 1-2. Please respect the hotel and its other guests by limiting your noise after these hours.

Room parties

Personal room parties are not sponsored or endorsed by Furpocalypse. Any room parties must adhere to hotel regulations and the Furpocalypse code of conduct. Noise or music must be contained within your room. No loitering in the hallways or overcrowding in your rooms. Doors should remain closed at all times. G-rated flyers advertising parties may only be posted on the con bulletin board; flyers must note that party attendees are limited to the ages of 18+ only. If you are hosting a party, distributing large quantities of alcohol is not permitted and you will be responsible for verifying the age of all participants.

Hotel Room Treatment/Release of Liability

Hotel rooms must be returned in the condition they were received. Any attendees who remove, damage, deface hotel property, or leave a trashed room, will be charged for damages by the hotel and banned from future events. The person registered to the individual room will be responsible for all charges, damages to the hotel.

Sleeping Room Cleanliness: Odors and Trash

If we can smell you from the hallway, we will probably want to talk. All trash and “smells” should be kept within the confines of your rooms. Please bag all large messes or odorous materials yourself, and do not leave them for hotel staff. Hotel staff or con security will intervene if these rules are not being adhered to.

Hotel Cleanliness

Please don’t litter, or leave large amounts of trash in any areas of the hotel or con space. Always clean up after yourself, and properly dispose of all trash.

Smoking

Smoking is permitted in designated areas ONLY. Please properly dispose of all related waste.

Elevator Protocol

Elevator groups are limited to six(6) individuals. Please do not disrupt the operation of the elevators. Always allow suiters, people with mobility problems, other guests, and the elderly priority access to the elevators.

Signs, Flyers, and Decorations

Any signs or flyers may only be displayed on the con bulletin board or temporarily on the doors of rooms where an event is being held. All postings must be rated G. Do not hang or leave flyers or signs any other spaces of the hotel. Do not damage or deface hotel property when posting signs or flyers.

Minors and Parental Consent

Minors (anyone under the age of 18 as of the first day of the convention) attending the con without a parent or guardian are required to have a notarized copy of our Parental Consent form when they register at the convention. If the minor is accompanied at the hotel by a parent or guardian, they do not need to have the form notarized; however, the parent or guardian must accompany them at the time of registration/badge pick-up to verify identification. Persons under the age of 14 need to have a parent or guardian present in the hotel for the duration of the convention. Children 12 and under must be accompanied at all times by their parent or legal guardian. Minors in violation of this policy will be turned over to local authorities.

Video/Audio, Photography, and Media Relations

Video/audio recordings of Furpocalypse are allowed for public use only. Furpocalypse, Inc. retains all rights to any audio/video recordings of con events. Do not publicly post, or distribute video/audio footage without the express written consent of Furpocalypse, Inc.

Attendees may NOT photograph or record video/audio footage of a subject without their consent.

Photographic images of the convention may only be used by their creators for personal use, or on their owners’ websites, web pages, and blogs, as long as the subjects in the images have given prior consent.

All attendees confer the rights to their image and voice, as taken by official Furpocalypse photographers and videographers, to be used for promotional and historical use (such as on the convention’s highlights DVD) without compensation by Furpocalypse. Attendees voluntarily submitting photos and/or video/audio footage to Furpocalypse give consent to have their works used by the convention for promotional and historical use. Photos or video/audio footage of items in Furpocalypse’s Charity Raffle/Auction, or any item for sale in the Dealers Room are strictly prohibited.

Members of the media may not seek out, interview, photograph, or film hotel or convention guests, attendees, or staff for publicly-available recordings or accounts without the expressed written consent of Furpocalypse, Inc. Anyone who violates these terms, or falsely claims to represent Furpocalypse, will have all video/image devices confiscated and will be escorted from the premises.

Release of Liability: Personal Belongings

Neither Furpocalypse nor the hotel shall be responsible for any items lost or damaged in the public areas of the hotel, in the hotel’s parking lot, nor in any other parking area used during attendance at Furpocalypse. All attendees will take responsibility for their own possessions. If another attendee damages your possessions, it is your responsibility to seek recompense from them directly. If you are keeping valuable items (especially fursuits and computers) in your sleeping room, it is recommended that you keep your “Do Not Disturb” sign on the outside of your door at all times. Furpocalypse, likewise, shall not be held accountable for any damage or theft which occurs to fursuits or other personal possessions left in the Headless Rooms. Furpocalypse shall not be held accountable for any damages caused by attendees. If an attendee damages hotel property, they shall be held personally accountable for their actions and be responsible for repaying any debts incurred.

Release of Liability: Personal Injury

Neither Furpocalypse nor the hotel shall be responsible for any personal injury which occurs before, during, or after the convention. Despite the convention and hotel’s precautions, mishaps sometimes occur. If you are injured and need medical attention, we will do what we can to help you contact medical professionals, but we cannot provide medical care for our attendees.

Release of Liability: Equipment Donations

Any items loaned to Furpocalypse for use during the convention are loaned at the owner’s risk. If you are loaning equipment to the convention, please mark it with a printed label or write your contact information on masking tape attached to the item and any accessories so they may be returned to you. Be prepared to have your badge or other identification checked by the event’s staff before you are allowed to remove equipment from the room.

Lost and Found

Any items found at the convention may be turned in to Con Ops. Furpocalypse will hold any items turned in until they are claimed by their owner. If the item is not reclaimed during the convention, a notice will be posted on the Furpocalypse website (www.furpocalypse.org). Any items remaining unclaimed after a reasonable amount of time will become Furpocalypse property.

Selling Merchandise/Services

Merchandise or services may only be sold at the convention in the Dealers Room, by the guidelines governing those areas. Local regulations state that it is illegal to sell merchandise or services outside of the convention’s designated areas.

Furpocalypse is a private event, and reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual for any reason.

EVENTS & ATTRACTIONS

Opening Ceremonies

Kick off Fupocalypse and the weekend with our our staff. Meet the Guests of Honor, see who is picked as the Furpocalypse Guest Host and more. Let’s get this party started!

Artist Alley

Even more artists and merchandise! That’s right, even though the dealers’ room is massive we still can’t pack all the talent into one place. Artist alley tables are one-day slots so be sure to check it out daily!

 Artists and dealers, couldn’t get a spot in the Dealers’ room? Don’t worry, check out more information on how to sell your art/merchandise by visiting our Artist Alley page.

Furpocalypse Social

Friday night 5 – 7 PM, Catered dinner event for our Dealers and sponsor attendee levels, Director and Producer. Enjoy good food and friends at this relaxed private social.

Sponsors and dealers must present their social ticket at the door for entry.

After 7 PM doors will open to all attendees for drinks and dessert.

Masquerade

Furpocalypse got talent? Of course we do! Join us for an evening of entertainment, the likes of which you won’t find anywhere else, seriously. This event is a must-see as your fellow furs take stage and give it their all. Fursuits, music, skits, comedy, silly pet tricks… You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cry some more.

Don’t miss out on this talent packed evening and so much more.

Interested in registering your act? Get more information by visiting our Masquerade page.

Costume Competition

Want to show off your talent and creative ability? Join the Furpocalypse costume competition!

Create unique, imaginative, and entertaining costumes. Sign-up starts in the Ballroom Saturday morning between 10AM and Noon. We will accept a maximum of 20 contestants on a first-come-first-serve basis so get there earlier to register.

Costumes will be judged during the Masquerade on Saturday night.

Costumes must be acceptable for all ages. Fursuits do not count as costumes though you can wear a costume over a fursuit. Costumes must show some level of effort, the most creative and well executed costume will win!

Dances

Furpocalypse dances are perfect way to burn up that last bit of energy and show your moves. Held nightly in the main ballroom, the best DJ’s showcase their style. Enjoy many genres of music and shake that tail!

Furpocalypse also offers a fursuit friendly dance on Friday night since high BPM’s and an arctic fur coat don’t always go together.

Dance Competition

Want to show off your moves center stage? Well here’s your time to shine or shimmer and show us what you’ve got. Get pointers and helpful tips from a panel of experienced dancers/performers and win prizes. The dance comp starts immediately following the masquerade Saturday night.

Sign-up and preliminary competition are held in the main ballroom Saturday afternoon (see our schedule for exact times).

Game Room

Enjoy RPG, Card, Tabletop Gaming, and much much more. Running 24 hours a day there is always something going on. We have many tournaments and games scheduled, check the program schedule for games and times.

Want to help by donating the use of your game? Download and fill out the Game Room Equipment Form.

Arcade

Video Games, Video Games, Video Games! You name it, we got it. This spacious room is jam-packed with the latest video gaming systems and open 24 hours a day.

Enjoy single or co-op play or take part in one of the many tournaments, check the program schedule for games and times.

Want to help by donating the use of your game or system? Download and fill out the Game Room Equipment Form.

Fursuit Games

It’s cute, it’s fluffy, it’s coming right for us! Let the fur fly as teams compete. Play for your team or come watch the excitement.

Fursuit Parade

Strut your stuff through the halls of Furpocalypse. All fursuiters are welcome to join in one or both of our parades on Saturday and Sunday. Non-suiters, line the halls and snap pictures and take video of these creative works of art.

Charity Auction and Raffle

Featuring both a silent and voice auction, come bid on art, merchandise, and more. All proceeds from the auction and raffle go to help our charities!

For more information about our charities and auctions/raffle, and ways to donate, visit our Charity Auction and Raffle page.

Programming, Panels, and Classes

Furpocalypse is packed full of events! Check out our panels and classes. There is a wide variety of demonstration, informational, and educational, classes and discussion groups.

Check the programing schedule for events and locations.

Interested in running a panel, class, or discussion? Visit our Panel Submission page.

Closing Ceremonies

The final hurrah? Hell no!

Join us for a recap and highlights from this year’s convention, attendance totals, and charity totals.

Stick around after closing ceremonies for the Dead Fur Party. Hang out in the ballroom with friends, food, drinks, music, and dancing.

Attractions

Dealers’ Room

The Dealers’ room is always a favorite. As one of the largest rooms at the convention, it plays host to many very talented artists and fandom related vendors. Remember your wallet, cute puppydog eyes may get you some table scraps but Cash, Visa, and MasterCard get you the good stuff!

Also, be sure to stop in and visit our con store to score some sweet Furpocalypse swag!

Guests of Honor

Each year Furpocalypse selects one or more Guests of Honor to showcase their talent, skill, or accomplishments. The Guests of Honor are introduced at opening ceremonies and gets to participate as a judge in many of the events, including the Masquerade and Costume Contest.

Guest Host

During opening ceremonies we select one attendee at random to be our Guest Host. The guest host will receive a free membership upgrade, free admission to next year’s con, and they get to participate as a judge for the Masquerade.

Fursuiters

Furpocalypse prides itself on being one of the most fursuit-friendly conventions. We host multiple events and dances geared towards fursuiters as well as offering an easy-to-navigate layout.

Headless Lounge

Furpocalypse also has very spacious and well-equipped private lounge for fursuiters to rehydrate and cool down. Open and stocked 24 hours a day!

Hotel

Furpocalypse is hosted by one of the nicest hotels in the area. Offering all the creature comforts and amenities that you could want and so much more (hotel restaurant, indoor pool, hot tub, free internet access, and a large atrium just to name a few). There are also a number of nearby restaurants.

Furpocalypse Staff

At the heart of any great convention are the devoted furs who work their tails off to make everything happen. These dedicated and experienced individuals donate their time and effort for no reason other than to help provide their friends and the fandom with a convention of the highest quality.

We pride ourselves on producing one of the best run conventions and in order to do that we take our attendee feedback and input very seriously. So please, feel free to let us know what we can do to make your con better.

SUBMISSIONS

Artwork Submissions

  • All artwork must be submitted by August 31st to be considered for eligibility.
  • Artwork submitted to Furpocalypse may be used for the following:
  • Advertising and promotional material, including: Flyers, Decals, Programs, Attendee Badges, Conbook, T-shirts, and Webpage Content.
  • Artwork submitted to Furpocalypse shall only be published to support the convention, its charities, and the artist. Artwork shall not be used for the benefit (financial or other) of any individual or for-profit company or group. Only Furpocalypse and the artist may claim usage rights over submitted artwork.
  • Submission of artwork does not guarantee its use. There are generally more submissions received than material to use them on. All submissions are reviewed and must meet the following criteria to be eligible for publication.
  • Artwork submitted for use may be altered to display the Furpocalypse branding and required whitespace.
  • Black and White artwork may be used for any material excluding attendee badges.
  • Full Color artwork with or without background may be used for any material. (multiple versions of the same piece may be submitted, eg. B&W line art and Full Color)

Content

  • Artwork matching the yearly convention theme is preferred.
  • No sexual situations, visible gentitalia, or nipples.
  • Artist’s copyright should be placed somewhere within the artwork, copyrights near the edges could be cut off should the piece need to be cropped. Placing your copyright on its own layer allows us to move it when required.
  • Badge submissions should contain space for convention name and year if not included in the piece and space at the bottom for attendee name.

Format

  • 300 dpi or higher (600 dpi preferred).
  • PSD, TIFF, and PNG formats are preferred. PSD and TIFF files should be submitted with layer separation.
  • Badge submission scale: Portrait 3.5″ wide x 2″ high (1050×600 pixels minimum).

Submitting Artwork

  • Artwork must be submitted by the original artist.
  • Submissions must be accompanied by a signed Artist Release Form sent by mail or scanned and emailed.
  • Email submissions and release form to our Artwork, Written Work, and Advertisement Department.

ARTWORK RELEASE FORM


Written Submissions

  • All written work must be submitted by August 31st to be considered for eligibility.
  • Writing submitted to Furpocalypse may be used for the following: Advertising/Promotional Material, Flyers, Programs, Conbook, and Webpage Content.
  • Written work submitted to Furpocalypse shall only be published to support the convention, its charities, and the author. Written work shall not be used for the benefit (financial or other) of any individual or for-profit company or group. Only Furpocalypse and the author may claim usage rights over submitted written work.
  • Submission of written work does not guarantee its use. There are generally more submissions received than material to use them on. All submissions are reviewed and must meet the following criteria to be eligible for publication.
  • Written works must be rated G to PG-13 and may not contain nudity or subject matter which negatively reflects or targets any culture, religion, or race. Furpocalypse reserves the right to reject any written work that we deem as inappropriate.

Type

  • Short stories – 1000 words or less.
  • Poetry – 1000 words or less.

Content

  • Written work matching the yearly convention theme is preferred.
  • All writen work must be PG-13.
  • No sexual situations, graphic violence, or vulgar language.
  • No use of copyrighted characters or their likeness is permitted without written permission of the original creator.
  • Title, Author’s published name, and the Author’s copyright should be placed at the top of the first page.

Format

  • TXT, RTF, and DOC/DOCX file types.
  • Note in the submission email if special characters are used within the written piece.
  • Avoid special formatting; use single spaced, left justified text.

Submitting Written Work

  • Written work must be submitted by the original author.
  • Submissions must be accompanied by a signed Author Release Form sent by mail or scanned and emailed.
  • Email submissions and release form to our Artwork, Written Work, and Advertisement Department.

LITERARY RELEASE FORM


Interested in advertising at Furpocalypse?

Furpocalypse offers advertising space in the conbook and via flyers.

Conbook Advertisements

Advertisements for the conbook must be submitted by August 31st.

Conbook ads are available in the following sizes:

Size
Dimensions (approx.)
Price
Full Page              7.5″W x 10″H            $50.00
Half Page             7.5″W x 5″H              $35.00
Quarter Page       3.75″W x 5″H            $20.00

Payment must be submitted by mail (or through PayPal) before the deadline. Contact our Artwork, Written Work, and Advertisement Department for the PayPal address, or send the payment (made out to Furpocalypse) to:

Furpocalypse Inc.
ATTN: Advertisements
PO Box 865
Tolland, CT 06084

Flyers

Flyers (and other handouts) must be submitted by September 30th.

If you have handouts which you would like given to our attendees, please send them to:

Furpocalypse Inc.
ATTN: Advertisements
PO Box 865
Tolland, CT 06084

At the convention, your handouts will be available on our flyer table.

This service is complimentary, but all items must be ready for hand-out (i.e. printed, folded, etc.). Furpocalypse staff cannot perform any additional handling of these items for you.

If you would like your flyer to be included in the attendee bags, please contact our Artwork, Written Work, and Advertisement Department.

 

Advertising Requirements

Advertisements must be rated G to PG-13. Ads may not contain nudity or subject matter which negatively reflects upon or targets any culture, religion, or race. Furpocalypse reserves the right to reject any ad that is deemed to be inappropriate.

Ads must be:

Black and white or grayscale (color ads will be converted to grayscale).
High resolution – 300dpi or Higher
TIFF, PSD, or PNG formatSpace is limited and more ads may be received than can be accommodated. Any paid ads which are not used will be given a full refund.Please contact us if you have any questions.Email conbook advertisements as an attachment to our Artwork, Written Work, and Advertisement Department.

ART SHOW

We are very proud to present the Furpocalypse Art Show!

We will be offerring a silent auction where you can bid on artwork from many artists, with separate galleries for general-audience and mature works.

Art Show Hours

Friday 12pm – 3pm (artist setup and inventory)

Friday 3pm – 6pm Open bidding

Saturday 10am – 7pm Open bidding

Sunday 10am – 12pm Art pickup

Sunday 2pm Mature work voice auction

Sunday 4pm General-audience work voice auction

Bidding on Artwork

Each work will have an attached bidding sheet. To bid, simply write down your badge number and your bid amount on the supplied sheet.

Please note that unreadable bids will be ignored. Please print legibly!

The bid sheet is full. Can I still bid?

In the event that the bid sheet does fill up completely, the item will be auctioned in the voice auction on Sunday as listed on the above schedule.

What if there are no bids at the voice auction?

In the event that there were no bids cast during the voice auction for an item, it will be sold to the winning bidder from the bid sheet.

Art Show Rules

By submitting an Art Show submission form, you are stating that you have read and agree to abide by these rules.

All Art Show submission forms must be completely and accurately filled out.
Works entered into the Art Show must not infringe upon others’ copyrights or trademarks, and must be legal to display and sell.
All works must be reasonably sturdy and capable of being transported. This will be necessary as convention staff will need to be able to safely move the works.
Artists must check in with Furpocalypse Art Show staff to deliver the works. Legal identification will be required, mirroring the requirements for attendee identification.
For any item that requires table space, artists may opt to arrange/hang their works during the initial setup time, as well as decorate with additional materials (all additional material must be labelled as not for sale).
Photography is not permitted in the Art Show; no cameras will be allowed on the premises.

Subject Matter
Artwork will be divided into two galleries: general-audience and mature work.

General-Audience Gallery
Tasteful nudity may be shown, but nipples/areola and genitalia must be covered.

Mature Gallery
Anything not allowed in the general-audience gallery, unless otherwise forbidden. These include:
Excessive violence
Full-frontal nudity
Visible genitalia, or erections (even if partially- or fully-clothed).
Any depiction of sexual activity

Sign Up

Please download and fill out the Art Show Signup Form.

Fees & Commission

Furpocalypse will retain a commission of 10% of the total selling price of each piece.

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JOIN IN

Run a Panel

Do you, or a group of your peers, have a talent or interest that you would like to share/discuss with others? If so we would love to have you run a panel at this year’s Furpocalypse! The deadline for panel applications is September 30th so don’t delay.

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Masquerade 

We are accepting Masquerade Acts online until October 15th.

Furpocalypse hosts one of the most entertaining Masquerade shows allowed, and we want YOU to be a part of it! Participants do not need to have any experience, fursuit, or costume. The point of our Masquerade is to have fun and put on a great show for all ages to enjoy!

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Volunteer

As with any other great convention, we need volunteers to help us make Furpocalypse all it can be. If you would like to volunteer for Furpocalypse, please contact our Volunteering Department before the convention starts, and we will get you on our list.

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Dance Competition

Want to show off your moves center stage? Well here’s your time to shine or shimmer and show us what you’ve got. Get pointers and helpful tips from a panel of experienced dancers/performers and win prizes.

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CHARITY RAFFLE & AUCTION

Show your US War Dogs support by donating to our charity raffle and auction!

We always need artwork & furry related merchandise for our Charity Auction & Raffle! Please donate items, and don’t forget to bid on merchandise, to help all of our animal friends!

For more info please contact our Charity Department.

Memory Lane

Please Donate Artwork and Photography To Memory Lane!

Memory Lane will be a collection of works that we auction off at our Charity Auction each and every year (though its name will change based on the yearly theme) to raise money for a local New England Charity.

Deadline for all submissions is October 15th.

Please email all submissions to our Charity Department.