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MFF 2011

(cross-posted from FA)

Short but sweet I guess. MFF this year was easily one of the best cons I've had to date.

The interesting twist, is that as Programming-Second this year, I was busy as hell .. And given my life in general, I think that helped make it fun! It's weird, I don't seem to have the ability to sit still. If I'm at home after work watching TV, I want to be sewing; If I'm traveling, I want to be building things for work.

So did I suit? Absolutely. I was in "new Kodi" (some started calling him Kodi Zero .. Like Coke Zero :) for almost every evening. I wore around Sylvester and my werewolf around (hoping to see some pics) and danced like the world was going to end.

So for me, though ironically, lonely at times, MFF was amazing.

What do most people (including myself before I got deep into this rabbit hole) not see? The huge efforts the volunteers put into things. It's a ton of work, and we actually love doing it, but in so many cases it's meant that people have chosen to trade room-parties with their friends, for moving around fans or setting up Art Shows or closing out Registration.

Next year, when I take on running Programming for MFF 2012, I'm going to do my very best to make sure everyone who volunteers their time to make this work get that recognition - very publicly and very sincerely. MFF does a great job already, but I really believe that it's the perfect storm between Attendees (you rocked this year, btw!) and Staff that makes a convention truly magical. This year, it was pure, almost Harry Potter-level magic.

Perro, Ducan, Takaza, Lineaus, Stevie, Tozier, Thumper, LittleWolf, Spork, Woody, Street, Cheetah, Cala, Jet, Dex, Hunter, FordShepherd, Quasi, Kale, Metro, BourbonBuck, Ocicat, JD, Theome, Codex, TekFox, Recca, Firr, BBF, Pamf, The entire Puppet Track (thank you!), KP, Colson, Giza, Pamf, Snickers, Kage, Our Fursuit Dance-Comp competitors, Panda, Vlad and Data in Security, Seven, Con Ops, Info Desk

I know I've missed folks - but with a massive staff and amazing group of volunteers we pulled off something memorable and something that makes a difference. Heads held high, walk with a confident swagger - we worked hard and we gave a great con to our community.

Also .. Thank you Abrahm for the amazing pic!!


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 10th, 2011 06:26 pm (UTC)
Well of course, thank you! :) You already knew that! :D:D
Dec. 10th, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
Was awesome seeing you again!
Dec. 10th, 2011 06:26 pm (UTC)
Same! Always great hanging out!!
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Dec. 12th, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
... funny, I was going to say the same thing to you :)

Seriously though, good things in-store for 2012.
Dec. 11th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
That pic really does look great with that wallpaper and the floor design...

Oh and the cute Kodi :)
Dec. 12th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
hahaha... thanks :P
Dec. 12th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
Definately an awesome picture. I think Kodis new look is definately adorable ^^. Great job on him ^^.
Dec. 12th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks .. it took 6 years, but I really feel like I've finally captured what I wanted him to look like :)
Dec. 13th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
Thanks for the recognition, everyone does indeed do an awesome job at putting their effort into this con, including you! I very much enjoyed helping out at info desk and making sure everyone was informed about con info and gathering volunteers. I'm looking forward to it next again next year.

Glad that you're keeping busy with life and certainly not wasting it. It was good to see you Saturday although it was brief. ;) Your diet/workout plan has clearly been showing. Keep it up!
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