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Thursday, September 24
 

2:00pm

Neverwhen Demonstration
Welcome to the world of Neverwhen. Neverwhen is a campaign setting (using Paizo’s popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game) that allows players and gamemasters to take items and/or characters from any d20 setting and use them in their own campaign. In addition, a storyline is provided that allows the easy inclusion of your campaign into the Neverwhen universes. We are doing demos of this Pathfinder setting. Pre-generated characters are available. The demos consist of several different scenarios selected based on player interest. All of the scenarios reflect the ability to combine different genres within the adventure.

Thursday September 24, 2015 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Orcas A/B Seatac Hilton Convention Center
  • title pocket <em>Neverwhen</em> Demonstration
  • title conbook <em>Neverwhen</em> Demonstration

4:00pm

Privateer Press Demonstrations
4–8pm: Warmachine/Hordes and Zombie Keep Out
4–8pm: Warmachine/Hordes Iron Arena (open play where participants report games and receive “Skulls” to spend on cool Privateer Press swag; for every ten Skulls participants are entered into the Iron Arena raffle!)
5–6pm: Undercity game play #1 (four slots available)
7–8pm: Undercity game play #2 (four slots available)

Thursday September 24, 2015 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Orcas A/B Seatac Hilton Convention Center

6:00pm

Opening Ceremonies
Speakers
avatar for Rex Wolf

Rex Wolf

I've been involved with IT for years, both in my professional life and in my work with RainFurrest, Vancoufur, and Howloween. Lately, I've been taking a greater interest in privacy and security. Major interests include PGP, Tor, Freenet, Signal / RedPhone / TextSecure, and other secure communications. I'm also willing to exchange Freenet noderefs, if I know you reasonably well... PGP key 0xD7EFEE90


Thursday September 24, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

7:00pm

A History of Furry
Furry fandom has developed into a vibrant and diverse community, but where did it come from? What are its origins? How long has it been around? This panel gives a history of fandom by looking at some predecessors, influences, and key events to into its development.

Speakers
avatar for Wilford B Wolf

Wilford B Wolf

Writer. Record collector. Programming Second for Vancoufur 2016


Thursday September 24, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)

7:00pm

Who is Mary Sue?
Self-insertion, wish fulfillment, and sometimes just outright horrible writing. Mary Sue and Gary Stu are the uncomfortable side effects of writing that our panelists will help you either learn to avoid or at least make bearable again.

Moderators
avatar for Mary E. Lowd

Mary E. Lowd

Science-fiction and furry writer; author of Otters In Space; editor of ROAR 6 & 7.

Speakers
avatar for Jess E. Owen

Jess E. Owen

Founder, Five Elements Press
Jess E. Owen has been creating works of fantasy art and fiction for over a decade, and founded her own publishing company, Five Elements Press, to publish her own works and someday, that of others. She's a proud member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Authors of the Flathead. She lives with her husband in the mountains of northwest Montana, which offer daily inspiration for creating worlds of wise, wild... Read More →
avatar for George Squares

George Squares

Author
I'm a speculative fiction writer published in and out of the fandom. I'm passionate about critical theory and how tropes can evolve in media. Loves food, good coffee and good company.


Thursday September 24, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket Who is Mary Sue?
  • title conbook Who is Mary Sue?

8:00pm

Fursuiting on a Budget
So you wanna build a fursuit but don’t have much money? Learn how to build a fursuit on a limited budget – as well as a few pointers on what you can’t manage without some real cash.

Speakers
avatar for DragonManMike

DragonManMike

Owner, Figeron Creations
Hey hey DragonManMike here! Fursuiter, fursuit maker and artist!


Thursday September 24, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

8:00pm

Cubfur Meet and Greet
Come and meet some of your fellow cubs, puppies, kittens, and whatevers for snack time, juice boxes and mingling. Dressing up encouraged but not required. Feel free to bring your favorite plush or blanket and get comfy. If you have a party planned for the weekend, we’d love to hear about it! (18+ only.)

Speakers
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DirtyPaws

DirtyPaws has been involved with the babyfur and furry fandom since 1997, and attending conventions since the bad old days of ConFurence 9 and Albany Anthrocon.    When not being kinky or involved with the fandom, DirtyPaws is an acute care RN working on his BSN.  He likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.


Thursday September 24, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater
  • title pocket Cubfur Meet and Greet <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • title conbook Cubfur Meet and Greet <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • Tags Adult

8:00pm

Music 101
What is music, and how do we make it? Music 101 is a free-form conversation with a series of panelists on the crafting of music. Topics will vary across the hour, including how to get started, good practice habits, picking an instrument, basic music theory, and discussions of music genre.

Speakers
avatar for Dwale

Dwale

Booze Sponge, Yomama
Shouldn't you be more concerned about who YOU are?
avatar for Chiba

Chiba

Hiya, I'm Chiba the Chubby Cheegoni, or Cheetah Shigoni. I am one of the panelists for both the Music 101 panels and the Model Railroading panel. Please stop by and visit.


Thursday September 24, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)

8:00pm

Writing Competition
Take part in a three-day writing competition where you will be given a theme with which to write a short story. The winner will have their story published in next year’s convention book, as well as other exciting prizes!

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Kitswulf

Kitswulf

Professional research author by day, smut author by day off. Always open to chat.
avatar for Renee Carter Hall

Renee Carter Hall

Writer Guest of Honor


Thursday September 24, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)

9:00pm

The Art of Rope Bondage
Rope work is a versatile and inexpensive skill to learn when getting into bondage or kinky play. This will be a hands-on workshop to discuss safety along with basic knots and ties. You’ll learn knots such as the overhand, square, and lark’s head, while incorporating those into specialized ties for all sorts of applications. Those new and experience with rope bondage are encouraged to attend. It is suggested to bring at least a 15' length of rope to the class, but 30' lengths will be available along with safety gear for a small fee. (18+ only.)

Speakers

Thursday September 24, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)
  • title pocket The Art of Rope Bondage <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • title conbook The Art of Rope Bondage <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • Tags Adult

9:00pm

Thursday Dance: TimeSuppression (electro, progressive)
Thursday September 24, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

9:00pm

Make Your Voice Do the Impossible
The most versatile instrument is the voice. Whether speaking or singing, learn secrets to help you use your voice like you may have never thought possible. RainFurrest’s musical guest of honor and transgender professional singer-songwriter, Amadhia Albee (M→F / Baritone→Soprano) shows you the secrets that she herself uses every time she uses her voice to speak or sing. Whether you dream of singing (male or female) or simply bringing more presence into your speaking voice (male or female or somewhere in-between) these vocal techniques can help you unlock the voice you’ve always dreamed of having!

Speakers

Thursday September 24, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)

9:00pm

Furry Writers Guild Meet & Greet
The Furry Writers Guild was founded in 2010 to promote quality anthropomorphic literature and provide support to furry writers through its website, blog, and forums. Come meet some of our members and learn how the guild works, what’s required to join, and how our resources can help you whether you’re a beginner, a pro, or anything in between.

Moderators
avatar for Renee Carter Hall

Renee Carter Hall

Writer Guest of Honor

Thursday September 24, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Hospitality Suite Seatac Hilton Patron Lounge and Hospitality Suite
  • title pocket Furry Writers Guild Meet and Greet
  • title conbook Furry Writers Guild Meet and Greet

9:00pm

Write Now!
Having trouble getting started on that short story? This panel will give you a simple way of organizing your thoughts to get started, and then provide you with half an hour of writing time. Bring something to write with and a creative spark!

Moderators
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
I am passionate about writing, and sports, and art, and travel, and food, and the furry fandom...I have written a lot of books and stories concerning one or more of the above subjects, too.

Speakers
avatar for Jakebe

Jakebe

Jakebe is a common jackalope living in the techno-wilds of Silicon Valley. He loves being present, cookies and civil discussions about religion and spirituality. Find him online at jakebe.com, where he talks about storytelling, movies and furries.
avatar for Not Tube

Not Tube

I'm the author of God of Clay, Forest Gods, Koa of the Drowned Kingdom, Smiley and the Hero, and many short stories. I love talking about writing and, potentially, dragons.


Thursday September 24, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)

9:00pm

Art Jam: Sword and Steel
Speakers

Thursday September 24, 2015 9:00pm - Friday September 25, 2015 12:00am
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall
  • title pocket Art Jam: Sword and Steel
  • title conbook Art Jam: Sword and Steel

10:00pm

Thursday Dance: ValleyRux (electro, progressive house)
Thursday September 24, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

10:00pm

Cóyotl Awards
In this elegant ceremony celebrating the best furry fiction from 2014, awards will be presented for best short story, novella, novel, and anthology. Come hear about the nominees and be among the first to find out who will win this prestigious award!

Moderators
avatar for Mary E. Lowd

Mary E. Lowd

Science-fiction and furry writer; author of Otters In Space; editor of ROAR 6 & 7.

Thursday September 24, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Hospitality Suite Seatac Hilton Patron Lounge and Hospitality Suite

10:00pm

Ripping the Bodice: Romance and the Genre
Is it love, lust, or just sex? Romance is not as easy as you think. Come meet professional and amateur romance authors and listen to their views on what makes for a good story.

Moderators
avatar for Yannarra

Yannarra

Yannarra's work has seen publication in the zombie anthologies Fifty Shades of Decay by Angelic Knight Press, Dead North: Canadian Zombie Fiction by Exile Press, Taboo by FurPlanet Productions, and ROAR volume 5 by Bad Dog Books. | | She is as an editor for the furry anthology Abandoned Places, headed by Tarl Hoch, in addition to being one of the hosts for the Fangs and Fonts writers' podcast.

Speakers
avatar for Munchkin

Munchkin

Author, Panelist, and Liason to the Writing GoH, RainFurrest
A member of the furry community for over a decade and a member of the Furry Writer's Guild for a few months. Author of "Tech Flesh" from Furtual Horizons, "The Cat Thief" from ROAR 6, and "Home At Last" from Will of the Alpha: Volume 3. Munchkin in sona and in truth.
avatar for Roland Ferret

Roland Ferret

Author
Roland is a ferret of many hobbies. From coffee to writing to poi. He has been published most recently in works such as Roar 5 (Variables), Fang 5 (False Impressions), Trick or Treat 1 (The Magic of Desire), and Trick or Treat 2 (Smoke and Whimsey). | | Roland is always up for a good discussion, just come by and say hi!


Thursday September 24, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket Ripping the Bodice: Romance and the Genre
  • title conbook Ripping the Bodice: Romance and the Genre

11:00pm

Thursday Dance: DJ Spots b2b DJ Stryder “Spots N Knots”
Thursday September 24, 2015 11:00pm - 11:59pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

11:00pm

Dogs and Cats Living Together: Writing Erotic Furry Anatomy
Tails, claws, and feathers? A discussion of how these and other animalistic physical characteristics fit into an erotic scene.

Moderators
avatar for Kitswulf

Kitswulf

Professional research author by day, smut author by day off. Always open to chat.

Speakers
avatar for Yannarra

Yannarra

Yannarra's work has seen publication in the zombie anthologies Fifty Shades of Decay by Angelic Knight Press, Dead North: Canadian Zombie Fiction by Exile Press, Taboo by FurPlanet Productions, and ROAR volume 5 by Bad Dog Books. | | She is as an editor for the furry anthology Abandoned Places, headed by Tarl Hoch, in addition to being one of the hosts for the Fangs and Fonts writers' podcast.
avatar for Roland Ferret

Roland Ferret

Author
Roland is a ferret of many hobbies. From coffee to writing to poi. He has been published most recently in works such as Roar 5 (Variables), Fang 5 (False Impressions), Trick or Treat 1 (The Magic of Desire), and Trick or Treat 2 (Smoke and Whimsey). | | Roland is always up for a good discussion, just come by and say hi!


Thursday September 24, 2015 11:00pm - Friday September 25, 2015 12:00am
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket Dogs and Cats Living Together: Writing Erotic Furry Anatomy
  • title conbook Dogs and Cats Living Together: Writing Erotic Furry Anatomy

11:00pm

Kyell Gold Book Launch
Come to the launch of the newest book in the Cupcake line from Kyell Gold and FurPlanet. “Losing My Religion” is the story of Jackson, a bisexual coyote in an R.E.M. cover band trying his hardest to get laid while the band’s on tour, and Zeb, an ex-Mormon kit fox newly arrived to play bass for the band and trying to figure out his life.

Moderators
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
I am passionate about writing, and sports, and art, and travel, and food, and the furry fandom...I have written a lot of books and stories concerning one or more of the above subjects, too.

Thursday September 24, 2015 11:00pm - Friday September 25, 2015 12:00am
Hospitality Suite Seatac Hilton Patron Lounge and Hospitality Suite
  • title pocket Kyell Gold Book Launch
  • title conbook Kyell Gold Book Launch

12:00am

Thursday Dance: Kitsune (hard dance)
Friday September 25, 2015 12:00am - 1:00am
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

1:00am

Thursday Dance: MDKai (drum n’ bass)
Friday September 25, 2015 1:00am - 2:00am
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater
 
Friday, September 25
 

8:00am

Kaffeeklatsch
A gathering for writers, friends of writers, people who’ve looked at books... and pretty much anyone else who wants to stop in. We provide the coffee and morning munchies, you provide the conversation. Did we mention coffee?

Moderators
avatar for Hunter

Hunter

Programming Second, Rainfurrest
Part Time Writer and Full-Time Cat ownee!

Speakers

Friday September 25, 2015 8:00am - 10:00am
Hospitality Suite Seatac Hilton Patron Lounge and Hospitality Suite
  • title pocket Kaffeeklatsch <em>(starts at 8am)</em>

9:00am

One Destination, Many Paths: Traditional and Self-Publishing
Panelists will talk to you about the roadblocks and pitfalls of, and provide insight on, getting published. Topics include picking the right venue and publisher, as well as advice, tools on how to present your work to give you the best chance at getting published, and how to handle the inevitable rejection that comes with the trade.

Moderators
avatar for Renee Carter Hall

Renee Carter Hall

Writer Guest of Honor

Speakers
avatar for Sean (Rivercritic) Gerace

Sean (Rivercritic) Gerace

Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief, AnthroAquatic Literary Editing
I'm a blue otter that's passionate about quality literature. I'm also a really good bowler and could talk your ear off about the subject at any given time. | | I'll be opening pre-orders for my new anthology (published by Jaffa Books), Claw the Way to Victory: Anthropomorphics in Sports, during the convention! Follow @anthroaquatic on Twitter for more information
avatar for Jess E. Owen

Jess E. Owen

Founder, Five Elements Press
Jess E. Owen has been creating works of fantasy art and fiction for over a decade, and founded her own publishing company, Five Elements Press, to publish her own works and someday, that of others. She's a proud member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Authors of the Flathead. She lives with her husband in the mountains of northwest Montana, which offer daily inspiration for creating worlds of wise, wild... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket One Destination, Many Paths: Traditional and Self-Publishing
  • title conbook One Destination, Many Paths: Traditional and Self-Publishing

10:00am

Fursuit Dance Auction
Do you have a fursuit? Do you like dancing? Do you like helping animals? Here’s your chance to do it all! We’re auctioning off chances to dance with a fursuiter during our slow dance panel on Friday night. All proceeds go to our partner charity. Come bid on the chance to dance with a fursuiter, or come offer up a dance!

Speakers
avatar for MetalFox

MetalFox

Charity Lead, Rainfurrest Charity
Rainfurrest Charity FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/rainfurrest-charity | | Rainfurrest Charity Twitter: https://twitter.com/@Charity_RF



Friday September 25, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

10:00am

Safety in Numbers: Writing Groups
Sometimes we need a little nudge to get our work going in the right direction. Who better to help than other writers? Our panelists will give you insight into how to form a group and keep it active, or where to look for good writing groups to join.

Moderators
avatar for Mary E. Lowd

Mary E. Lowd

Science-fiction and furry writer; author of Otters In Space; editor of ROAR 6 & 7.

Speakers
avatar for Yannarra

Yannarra

Yannarra's work has seen publication in the zombie anthologies Fifty Shades of Decay by Angelic Knight Press, Dead North: Canadian Zombie Fiction by Exile Press, Taboo by FurPlanet Productions, and ROAR volume 5 by Bad Dog Books. | | She is as an editor for the furry anthology Abandoned Places, headed by Tarl Hoch, in addition to being one of the hosts for the Fangs and Fonts writers' podcast.
avatar for Voice Spider

Voice Spider

Fangs & Fonts
Tarl "Voice" Hoch is primarily a horror, erotica and mythos author from Alberta, Canada. He has been published both in and outside of the fandom in a number of anthologies. His latest works can be found in 'Taboo' by Furplanet, 'Pulp' by Rabbit Valley, and 'Blood Type: An Anthology of Vampire SF on the Cutting Edge ' by Nightscape Press. He was also the head editor for Furplanet's 'Abandoned Places'. | He is one of the members of the writing... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket Safety in Numbers: Writing Groups
  • title conbook Safety in Numbers: Writing Groups

10:00am

Medieval Dance
Come learn how they danced back in the day. Luprand will be teaching several styles of English folk dance, some European Continental court dances, the Russian Korobeiniki, and the Finnish Letkajenkka. Audience participation is encouraged and hoped for!

Speakers
avatar for Luprand

Luprand

Simon "Luprand" Shepherd is a serial dabbler, drawing pictures, writing stories, cooking new dishes and almost always getting a song stuck in his head. He works as a graphic designer for an SMS marketing company, where he puts his love of awful puns to use. A former member of the Quill & the Sword medieval reenactment club at Brigham Young University, he enjoys the chance to indulge in the occasional bout of music, dance, calligraphy, and... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater

10:00am

Neverwhen Demonstration
Welcome to the world of Neverwhen. Neverwhen is a campaign setting (using Paizo’s popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game) that allows players and gamemasters to take items and/or characters from any d20 setting and use them in their own campaign. In addition, a storyline is provided that allows the easy inclusion of your campaign into the Neverwhen universes. We are doing demos of this Pathfinder setting. Pre-generated characters are available. The demos consist of several different scenarios selected based on player interest. All of the scenarios reflect the ability to combine different genres within the adventure.

Friday September 25, 2015 10:00am - 3:00pm
Orcas A/B Seatac Hilton Convention Center
  • title pocket <em>Neverwhen</em> Demonstration
  • title conbook <em>Neverwhen</em> Demonstration

11:00am

Drawing Backgrounds
Are you drawings like an Apple ad -- an awesome character in the middle of a blank canvas?  Jan demonstrates how to create interesting backgrounds, including tips for storytelling, composition, and perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Jan

Jan

Artist Guest of Honor


Friday September 25, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall

11:00am

Fursuit Head Construction
Perhaps the trickiest part of a costume, there are many ways to build a fursuit head. Learn from Nicodemus the techniques to build one for yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Nicodemus Rat

Nicodemus Rat

Long-time fursuit builder and performer. Squeak!


Friday September 25, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

11:00am

Boffing, Boffering, and LARPs
Speakers
avatar for Thomas Lenentine

Thomas Lenentine

Swordplay obsessed furry fox-dragonfly.


Friday September 25, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)
  • title pocket Boffing, Boffering, and LARPs
  • title conbook Boffing, Boffering, and LARPs

11:00am

I Cast Thee Out! Dealing with Rejection and Critique
“No” is not the dirty word in the literary world that you think it is. Even the best are rejected from time to time. Come in, and listen to our panelists discuss how to deal with and learn from those inevitable rejections.

Moderators
PG

Phil Geusz

I am an author. It's the most important facet of my life.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Carter Hall

Renee Carter Hall

Writer Guest of Honor
avatar for Mary E. Lowd

Mary E. Lowd

Science-fiction and furry writer; author of Otters In Space; editor of ROAR 6 & 7.


Friday September 25, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket <em>I Cast Thee Out!</em> Dealing with Rejection and Critique
  • title conbook <em>I Cast Thee Out!</em> Dealing with Rejection and Critique

11:00am

Privateer Press Demonstrations
11am–7pm: Warmachine/Hordes and Zombie Keep Out
11am–7pm: Warmachine/Hordes Iron Arena (open play where participants report games and receive “Skulls” to spend on cool Privateer Press swag; for every ten Skulls participants are entered into the Iron Arena raffle!)
4–5pm: Undercity game play #3 (four slots available)
7–8pm: Undercity game play #4 (four slots available)

Friday September 25, 2015 11:00am - 8:00pm
Orcas A/B Seatac Hilton Convention Center

12:00pm

Making Comics for Publication
Making comics for syndication is different from making them for the web. Come and hear from Dana Simpson, creator of Heavenly Nostrils, how her process of creating comics has evolved since she started work with a regular editor.

Speakers

Friday September 25, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall

12:00pm

Fursuiting for Beginners
What newcomers can expect about fursuiting: how much they cost, dealing with glasses, heat, clothing, the importance of spotters, and the many other things fursuiters have to deal with.

Speakers

Friday September 25, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

12:00pm

Only the Strong Survive: Editing and Revising your Manuscript
You’ve just finished your story... but now what? Editing is what makes the difference between a roughly polished stone, and a flawless gem. Our writers and authors will help you learn what to do to help your story become better.

Moderators
avatar for Sean (Rivercritic) Gerace

Sean (Rivercritic) Gerace

Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief, AnthroAquatic Literary Editing
I'm a blue otter that's passionate about quality literature. I'm also a really good bowler and could talk your ear off about the subject at any given time. | | I'll be opening pre-orders for my new anthology (published by Jaffa Books), Claw the Way to Victory: Anthropomorphics in Sports, during the convention! Follow @anthroaquatic on Twitter for more information

Speakers
avatar for Rechan

Rechan

He writes things! Fuzzy things! Steamy things! | | FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/rechan/ | Twitter: https://twitter.com/molewords
avatar for Ocean Tigrox

Ocean Tigrox

Writing Tigrox, Fangs and Fonts
Writer, editor, podcaster, random purple striped ball of crazy | Lead cat-herder, editor and co-host of the Fangs and Fonts writing podcast. | Stories in Pulp!, The Furry Future, Roar 6, and more. | Lead editor of the award nominated Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. | @OceanTigrox/@TigroxTales


Friday September 25, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket Only the Strong Survive: Editing and Revising your Manuscript
  • title conbook Only the Strong Survive: Editing and Revising your Manuscript

12:00pm

Fursuit Charades
Do you love party games? Especially charades? How about fursuits? If you have a passion, come on down for some furry fun with fursuit charades. All are welcome, suiters and non-suiters alike!

Speakers
avatar for DragonManMike

DragonManMike

Owner, Figeron Creations
Hey hey DragonManMike here! Fursuiter, fursuit maker and artist!
avatar for Luna SnowWolf

Luna SnowWolf

Owner,, Snowwolfsart
Hello all! I'm a happy go lucky FEMALE furry who fursuits AND makes suits and artwork! I LOVE making new friends and also have a few suits (luna snowwolf-the snolf, xion the egyptian fruit bat*purple/green bat suit* and a few more to be made*im making them* if you see me come say hi!!!!


Friday September 25, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater

12:00pm

Variety Show Rehearsal
Moderators
Speakers

Friday September 25, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

12:00pm

Charity Animal Exhibition
RainFurrest’s charity will be bringing a number of animals for the attendees to see, draw, and study.

Speakers
avatar for MetalFox

MetalFox

Charity Lead, Rainfurrest Charity
Rainfurrest Charity FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/rainfurrest-charity | | Rainfurrest Charity Twitter: https://twitter.com/@Charity_RF


Friday September 25, 2015 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Porte-Cochère Seatac Hilton Convention Center Covered Driveway

12:30pm

Ingress Introduction
Every year RainFurrest hosts an Ingress tournament, but what is Ingress? In this panel, we’ll explain the basics of the game and make sure everyone is ready to battle on Saturday!

Speakers
avatar for Wolf Sabuka Irotisha

Wolf Sabuka Irotisha

Owner, WolfRoms
Just a wolf trying to live in this fox world ;)


Friday September 25, 2015 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)
  • title pocket <em>Ingress</em> Introduction
  • title conbook <em>Ingress</em> Introduction

1:00pm

The Study of Anatomy
Liefeld Syndrome is a heart-and-ribcage-wrenching condition that affects more illustrated characters than you may realize. Please help do your part to reduce the spread of this spine-twisting affliction by coming and learning about the anatomy of the figures you’re drawing.

Speakers
avatar for 3Ring

3Ring

Multimedia Content Developer, KuriousMinds
I am a concept artist and 3D modeler with a BFA in VisCom with dual majors in Illustration and Entertainment Art with an unhealthy love for video games. I'm currently developing a video game in Unity. I primarily use Maya, Mudbox and Photoshop, but I also know how to composite renders in AfterEffects to create movie shorts, and have a working knowledge of most FX composite workflows. I am learning Unreal and Surface Painter, as well as Zbrush... Read More →
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Danika Jane

Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Freelance illustrator & graphic designer based in the fantastic Pacific Northwest. Easy going, sassy, monster queen. 3Ring's classmate/cohort/awesome friend. 4th consecutive year gracing Rainfurrest with my presence ;) Find me in the Artist's Alley on Friday & Saturday. I'll also be fursuiting this year! | | FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/fayyaislin/ | Behance (Professional illustration Portfolio... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall

1:00pm

Fursuit Care, Repair, and Travel
An introduction in fursuit care, repair, and travel. Learn what to do to keep your fursuit looking like new!

Speakers
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Nicodemus Rat

Long-time fursuit builder and performer. Squeak!


Friday September 25, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)
  • title pocket Fursuit Care, Repair, and Travel
  • title conbook Fursuit Care, Repair, and Travel

1:00pm

Headphone Music
Nicole “Ribnose” Johnson, the creator of Boreal Network and a number of other musical identities, shares her thoughts and feelings on the power of music to be an experience all to itself.

Speakers
R

Ribnose

Meadowhawk Arts
My name is Nicole Johnson, also known as Ribnose! Along with being a furry artist, I'm an electronic music producer. My panel will be about the composition and production of electronic music that's meant more for listening than dancing to.


Friday September 25, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)

1:00pm

Everyone Needs a Thief and a Cleric: Tropes and Clichés in Fantasy
They’re funny because they’re true!

Moderators
avatar for Renee Carter Hall

Renee Carter Hall

Writer Guest of Honor

Speakers
avatar for Jess E. Owen

Jess E. Owen

Founder, Five Elements Press
Jess E. Owen has been creating works of fantasy art and fiction for over a decade, and founded her own publishing company, Five Elements Press, to publish her own works and someday, that of others. She's a proud member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Authors of the Flathead. She lives with her husband in the mountains of northwest Montana, which offer daily inspiration for creating worlds of wise, wild... Read More →
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George Squares

Author
I'm a speculative fiction writer published in and out of the fandom. I'm passionate about critical theory and how tropes can evolve in media. Loves food, good coffee and good company.


Friday September 25, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket Everyone Needs a Thief and a Cleric: Tropes and Clichés in Fantasy
  • title conbook Everyone Needs a Thief and a Cleric: Tropes and Clichés in Fantasy

2:00pm

From Idea to Implementation
Have you ever had that spark of inspiration to create a comic, but just don't know how to start?  Jan shows you, step by step, the process of creating his comic "Swords and Sausages", from ideas to scripts to art.

Speakers
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Jan

Artist Guest of Honor


Friday September 25, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall

2:00pm

What Suits You?
Let’s start things off with a fun and informative discussion for new suiters, current suiters and non-suiters who just like the big fuzzy ones!

Moderators
avatar for RedHyena

RedHyena

Fursuit Design Lead, Operations Manager, RedHyena Fursuits
Lovable horseyena known as Kenoa or RedHyena. Full time mascot/fursuit builder and owner of the RedHyena Fursuit Company

Friday September 25, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

2:00pm

Sixty-Second Meet and Greet
A unique opportunity to quickly meet people who are attending the convention, so when you are walking the halls, you will recognize people and not feel like you know no one. Think “speed dating” but with no pressure! Fun, and a great opportunity to share your experiences.

Speakers

Friday September 25, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)
  • title pocket Sixty-Second Meet and Greet
  • title conbook Sixty-Second Meet and Greet

2:00pm

A Reading with Mary Lowd
Science-fiction and furry author Mary E. Lowd will read from some of her upcoming works. Get a peek at what’s coming next from the author of Otters in Space and the Ursa Major Award-winning story, “When a Cat Loves a Dog”.

Moderators
avatar for Mary E. Lowd

Mary E. Lowd

Science-fiction and furry writer; author of Otters In Space; editor of ROAR 6 & 7.

Friday September 25, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hospitality Suite Seatac Hilton Patron Lounge and Hospitality Suite
  • title pocket A Reading with Mary Lowd
  • title conbook A Reading with Mary Lowd

2:00pm

Writing Competition
Day two of our writing competition. Our three-judge panel will be available for questions and critiques on your progress, as well as for late arrivals to join and receive the themeing information.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Kitswulf

Kitswulf

Professional research author by day, smut author by day off. Always open to chat.
avatar for Renee Carter Hall

Renee Carter Hall

Writer Guest of Honor


Friday September 25, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)

3:00pm

Friendship Is Magic
Did you ever wonder what friendship could be? It just might involve little pastel-colored talking ponies....

Moderators
avatar for Aphinity

Aphinity

Vice Chair, IT Lead, BronyCAN
Hi! I'm a Pacific White Sided Dolphin named Aphinity, or Phin for short. Some of you also know me as ioco, the Siberian Husky (my fursuit). A few others know me as Rob, but that's my boring name :) I'm a born and raised Canadian from Vancouver and I love to meet people! My interests are very diverse. I am an avid fursuiter and costumer, and I'm quite active in the Brony community. I have many costumes and outfits I like to wear, the most... Read More →

Friday September 25, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cascade Courtyard Seatac Hilton Poolside Courtyard
  • title pocket <em>Friendship Is Magic</em>
  • title conbook <em>Friendship Is Magic</em>

3:00pm

Lend Me Your Ears: Open Mic
Take the limelight. For the next hour, the microphone is yours. Show us what you’ve got!

Speakers
avatar for Dwale

Dwale

Booze Sponge, Yomama
Shouldn't you be more concerned about who YOU are?


Friday September 25, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)
  • title pocket Lend Me Your Ears: Open Mic
  • title conbook Lend Me Your Ears: Open Mic

3:00pm

And So It Came to Pass: History in Furry Fiction
History is a treasure trove to pluck stories from and give your own twist to. Come and listen to our panelists discuss their views and opinions on furries in historical fiction.

Moderators
Speakers
PG

Phil Geusz

I am an author. It's the most important facet of my life.
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Kyell Gold

Author
I am passionate about writing, and sports, and art, and travel, and food, and the furry fandom...I have written a lot of books and stories concerning one or more of the above subjects, too.


Friday September 25, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket And So It Came to Pass: History in Furry Fiction
  • title conbook And So It Came to Pass: History in Furry Fiction

3:00pm

Boffer Crafting
Please bring $5 to cover cost of materials. The boffer you’ll be building is yours to keep.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Lenentine

Thomas Lenentine

Swordplay obsessed furry fox-dragonfly.


Friday September 25, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

3:00pm

Incredible Inflatables
Moderators
avatar for Aphinity

Aphinity

Vice Chair, IT Lead, BronyCAN
Hi! I'm a Pacific White Sided Dolphin named Aphinity, or Phin for short. Some of you also know me as ioco, the Siberian Husky (my fursuit). A few others know me as Rob, but that's my boring name :) I'm a born and raised Canadian from Vancouver and I love to meet people! My interests are very diverse. I am an avid fursuiter and costumer, and I'm quite active in the Brony community. I have many costumes and outfits I like to wear, the most... Read More →

Friday September 25, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater

3:00pm

Fursuit Dance Competition Qualifiers, Day 1
Moderators
Friday September 25, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater
  • title pocket Fursuit Dance Competition Qualifiers, Day 1
  • title conbook Fursuit Dance Competition Qualifiers, Day 1

3:00pm

Neverwhen Demonstration
Welcome to the world of Neverwhen. Neverwhen is a campaign setting (using Paizo’s popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game) that allows players and gamemasters to take items and/or characters from any d20 setting and use them in their own campaign. In addition, a storyline is provided that allows the easy inclusion of your campaign into the Neverwhen universes. We are doing demos of this Pathfinder setting. Pre-generated characters are available. The demos consist of several different scenarios selected based on player interest. All of the scenarios reflect the ability to combine different genres within the adventure.

Friday September 25, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Orcas A/B Seatac Hilton Convention Center
  • title pocket <em>Neverwhen</em> Demonstration
  • title conbook <em>Neverwhen</em> Demonstration

4:00pm

Bard to Bard: Tips on Singing
General information on voice, voice training, and tips and tricks to refine your craft.

Speakers
avatar for Dwale

Dwale

Booze Sponge, Yomama
Shouldn't you be more concerned about who YOU are?


Friday September 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)
  • title pocket Bard to Bard: Tips on Singing
  • title conbook Bard to Bard: Tips on Singing

4:00pm

Guest of Honor Reading and Q&A
Moderators
avatar for Renee Carter Hall

Renee Carter Hall

Writer Guest of Honor

Friday September 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hospitality Suite Seatac Hilton Patron Lounge and Hospitality Suite
  • title pocket Guest of Honor Reading and Q&A
  • title conbook Guest of Honor Reading and Q&A

4:00pm

Writing 101
Let’s start at the beginning. Our panelists will help you with some of the basics, and give you a chance to ask questions.

Moderators
PG

Phil Geusz

I am an author. It's the most important facet of my life.

Speakers
avatar for Ocean Tigrox

Ocean Tigrox

Writing Tigrox, Fangs and Fonts
Writer, editor, podcaster, random purple striped ball of crazy | Lead cat-herder, editor and co-host of the Fangs and Fonts writing podcast. | Stories in Pulp!, The Furry Future, Roar 6, and more. | Lead editor of the award nominated Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. | @OceanTigrox/@TigroxTales
avatar for Whyte Yote

Whyte Yote

Hybrid/Pornographer Extraordinaire/All-Around Nice Guy


Friday September 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)

4:30pm

Fursuit GoH Meet and Greet
Sit down with our fursuit guest of honor, Red Hyena, for a Q&A get-to-know session.

Speakers
avatar for RedHyena

RedHyena

Fursuit Design Lead, Operations Manager, RedHyena Fursuits
Lovable horseyena known as Kenoa or RedHyena. Full time mascot/fursuit builder and owner of the RedHyena Fursuit Company


Friday September 25, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)
  • title pocket Fursuit GoH Meet and Greet
  • title conbook Fursuit GoH Meet and Greet

5:00pm

Two Snarky Webcomics Three
Two snarky webcomics – Dana Simpson of Heavenly Nostrils and Ozy and Millie, and Egypt Urnash of Decrypting Rita – talk about webcomics for the third time.

Speakers
avatar for Egypt Urnash

Egypt Urnash

Artist
I draw comics and stuff, mostly in Adobe Illustrator.


Friday September 25, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall

5:00pm

The Craft of Verse: Writing Lyrics and Poetry
How does a poem become a song? Join our panel for a discussion on waxing lyrical and setting words to music. Tricks for improving your poetry will be included in the conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Dwale

Dwale

Booze Sponge, Yomama
Shouldn't you be more concerned about who YOU are?


Friday September 25, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)
  • title pocket The Craft of Verse: Writing Lyrics and Poetry
  • title conbook The Craft of Verse: Writing Lyrics and Poetry

5:00pm

Research and Internal Consistency
Everyone hates the plot hole. In this panel, our authors will help you understand why doing the work will make your story better, and how to avoid your story hitting a nasty bump in the road.

Moderators
avatar for Mary E. Lowd

Mary E. Lowd

Science-fiction and furry writer; author of Otters In Space; editor of ROAR 6 & 7.

Speakers
avatar for Kitswulf

Kitswulf

Professional research author by day, smut author by day off. Always open to chat.
avatar for George Squares

George Squares

Author
I'm a speculative fiction writer published in and out of the fandom. I'm passionate about critical theory and how tropes can evolve in media. Loves food, good coffee and good company.


Friday September 25, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket Research and Internal Consistency
  • title conbook Research and Internal Consistency

5:00pm

Furry Family Feud
We asked a hundred furries the same question; the top five answers are on the board. What game show is returning to RainFurrest this year?

Speakers

Friday September 25, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater
  • title pocket Furry <em>Family Feud</em>
  • title conbook Furry <em>Family Feud</em>

5:30pm

Tails Building Workshop
Build your own tail to wear around the con, and learn how to do it yourself in the process! Note: A $10 entry fee at the door will be required to cover the cost of the provided materials. A limited selection of fur colors will be available. Max 30 guests.

Speakers
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DragonManMike

Owner, Figeron Creations
Hey hey DragonManMike here! Fursuiter, fursuit maker and artist!


Friday September 25, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

6:00pm

Puzzles, Puzzlers, and Puzzling
This _anel description contains a puzzle. What is a puzzle? A puzzle is a clever wa_ to encode a sho_t p_ece of info_mation within som_ other format using some s_t of tricks, like removi_g letters fr_m a sentence or ROT-13. Orbus and Kai are l_ngstanding puzzlers who’ve run multiple e_ents and would love the chance to show you the magic of puzzlin_.

Speakers
avatar for Kai

Kai

Kai can be found being a coyote and writing down words that are at least as true as they are full of lies. Sometimes he's other things, but those aren't so easily found. | | He's intrigued by mythology, history, and science, and he's fond of playing games, fitting things together, and taking them apart.
avatar for Orbus

Orbus

Puzzlemaster, RainFurrest
A dragon who thinks he's a fox or a fox who thinks he's a dragon. | Orbus hides secrets in plain sight, tells interactive stories, and solves problems, often before they happen. When he’s not attending or helping run a convention, he helps people group together into teams and succeed at things for a living.


Friday September 25, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)

6:00pm

Guest of Honor Dinner and Concert
Speakers
avatar for Rex Wolf

Rex Wolf

I've been involved with IT for years, both in my professional life and in my work with RainFurrest, Vancoufur, and Howloween. Lately, I've been taking a greater interest in privacy and security. Major interests include PGP, Tor, Freenet, Signal / RedPhone / TextSecure, and other secure communications. I'm also willing to exchange Freenet noderefs, if I know you reasonably well... PGP key 0xD7EFEE90


Friday September 25, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

7:00pm

Hackers, Locks, and Cheese
Cheese not included.

Speakers

Friday September 25, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)
  • title pocket Hackers, Locks, and Cheese
  • title conbook Hackers, Locks, and Cheese

7:00pm

The Rise of Rocket Raccoon
Rocket Raccoon started life as one of Marvel’s “silly” characters, but evolved over his run to become one of their most popular characters. This panel followed the evolution of one of the fandom’s most visible outside stars from his origins through to his role in the blockbuster film, _Guardians of the Galaxy._

Speakers

Friday September 25, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket The Rise of Rocket Raccoon
  • title conbook The Rise of Rocket Raccoon

7:00pm

Transformation Meditation
Have you ever dreamed of being something else? Be part of a guided meditation that will help take you through an inner transformation to express another side of yourself. A light Q&A session will be available afterwards for learning more about how to explore this topic outside the convention.

Speakers

Friday September 25, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cascade Courtyard Seatac Hilton Poolside Courtyard

8:00pm

Live Drawing: Male Nude
(18+ only.)

Speakers
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Wolffur Wolf

Im that Wolf you know you wanna meet.....Im just as fun, wild and cuddly as my fursona. Look me up on facebook if you feel like, im always down for a chat . | | " https://www.facebook.com/timothy.k.wolf " | | Thanks for peekin at my profile, and i hope you all enjoy Rainfurrest.


Friday September 25, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall
  • title pocket Live Drawing: Male Nude <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • title conbook Live Drawing: Male Nude <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • Tags Adult

8:00pm

Fursuiter Meet and Greet
Open to everyone, suiter and non-suiter alike. The fursuiter meet and greet is a safe place to relax, take off your head and meet the flesh under the fur. Or, if you don’t own a suit, it’s a great place to meet the people under the characters.

Speakers
avatar for DragonManMike

DragonManMike

Owner, Figeron Creations
Hey hey DragonManMike here! Fursuiter, fursuit maker and artist!


Friday September 25, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)
  • title pocket Fursuiter Meet and Greet
  • title conbook Fursuiter Meet and Greet

8:00pm

Furlandia Staff Meeting
Portland’s furry convention, Furlandia, has finally entered the age of steam power and spinning gears! Come stop by our panel where we give you an overview of Furlandia’s journey through the ages and what Portland has to offer for our furry fans this year. Plan for your next vacation to the City of Roses and take the first step in your adventure by pre-registering at our kiosk. If you want to do more than attend and help us out, sign up as a volunteer and help us go full steam ahead!

Moderators
Friday September 25, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)

8:00pm

Second Life Meet and Greet
Speakers

Friday September 25, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket <em>Second Life</em> Meet and Greet
  • title conbook <em>Second Life</em> Meet and Greet

8:00pm

SeaPAH Meet and Greet
(18+ only.)

Speakers

Friday September 25, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater
  • title pocket SeaPAH Meet and Greet <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • title conbook SeaPAH Meet and Greet <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • Tags Adult

9:00pm

Crunchy Corp Public Forum: RF Sales Pitch
Join CEO Spacecase, R&D Manager Squeedgemonster, Sexy Secretary Prawst and other top executives from Crunchy Corp as they hold a meeting – it only looks like improv comedy, of course! – to brainstorm new products and growth strategies to win over the consumer base of RainFurrest and stave off competitors.


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)
  • title pocket Crunchy Corp Public Forum: RF Sales Pitch
  • title conbook Crunchy Corp Public Forum: RF Sales Pitch

9:00pm

Friday Dance: Ash 9 b2b Takum (trance)
Friday September 25, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

9:00pm

Wide Open: Erotic Author AMA
Just be prepared for the answer....

Moderators
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
I am passionate about writing, and sports, and art, and travel, and food, and the furry fandom...I have written a lot of books and stories concerning one or more of the above subjects, too.

Speakers
avatar for Roland Ferret

Roland Ferret

Author
Roland is a ferret of many hobbies. From coffee to writing to poi. He has been published most recently in works such as Roar 5 (Variables), Fang 5 (False Impressions), Trick or Treat 1 (The Magic of Desire), and Trick or Treat 2 (Smoke and Whimsey). | | Roland is always up for a good discussion, just come by and say hi!
avatar for Whyte Yote

Whyte Yote

Hybrid/Pornographer Extraordinaire/All-Around Nice Guy


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket Wide Open: Erotic Author AMA
  • title conbook Wide Open: Erotic Author AMA

9:00pm

Neverwhen Book Launch
Come join Dragondyne Publishing in their release of a new supplement to the <i>Neverwhen</i> series, <i>Starships.</i> The new supplement includes information on new starships, starship creation, xenoforms (furries, to the enlightened folks!), and more!

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Gibbitt

Gibbitt

Editor, DragonDyne Publishing
Gibbitt has been running conventions since the 90's, she has been attending them a bit longer. She is also a published author, and has been working on RPGs since the early 2000s. She got married to Dustin Gross at Norwescon 20, and attended her first Rainfurrest early early on. She has extensive knowledge in a bunch of areas, because she is addicted to research. If she doesn't know something, she will find the answer. She has been in the... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Hospitality Suite Seatac Hilton Patron Lounge and Hospitality Suite
  • title pocket <i>Neverwhen<i> Book Launch
  • title conbook <i>Neverwhen<i> Book Launch

9:00pm

Art Jam: Magic and Miracles
Speakers

Friday September 25, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday September 26, 2015 12:00am
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall
  • title pocket Art Jam: Magic and Miracles
  • title conbook Art Jam: Magic and Miracles

10:00pm

Friday Dance: Oddy (electro house)
Friday September 25, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

10:00pm

Consent and Negotiation
“Safe, sane, and consensual” is often used as a cornerstone for healthier sex, but what do these words really mean, and how are they put into practice? Learn some tools and strategies for navigating issues around consent and negotiation so you can get more of what you and your partners want out of sexy times. (18+ only.)

Speakers
avatar for Orbus

Orbus

Puzzlemaster, RainFurrest
A dragon who thinks he's a fox or a fox who thinks he's a dragon. | Orbus hides secrets in plain sight, tells interactive stories, and solves problems, often before they happen. When he’s not attending or helping run a convention, he helps people group together into teams and succeed at things for a living.


Friday September 25, 2015 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)
  • title pocket Consent and Negotiation <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • title conbook Consent and Negotiation <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • Tags Adult

10:00pm

Partner Dancing / Fursuit Auction Dance
Speakers

Friday September 25, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday September 26, 2015 12:00am
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater
  • title pocket Partner Dancing / Fursuit Auction Dance
  • title conbook Partner Dancing / Fursuit Auction Dance

10:00pm

Bad Flash Fiction: After Dark Edition
This is going to be bad. Very bad. Awful and naughty writing. The audience will get to throw ideas (and only ideas!) at three authors who then have one hour to write the worst possible adult piece they can! Note: We at RainFurrest are not responsible for any damage to your mental health.

Moderators
avatar for Kitswulf

Kitswulf

Professional research author by day, smut author by day off. Always open to chat.

Speakers
avatar for Munchkin

Munchkin

Author, Panelist, and Liason to the Writing GoH, RainFurrest
A member of the furry community for over a decade and a member of the Furry Writer's Guild for a few months. Author of "Tech Flesh" from Furtual Horizons, "The Cat Thief" from ROAR 6, and "Home At Last" from Will of the Alpha: Volume 3. Munchkin in sona and in truth.
avatar for Not Tube

Not Tube

I'm the author of God of Clay, Forest Gods, Koa of the Drowned Kingdom, Smiley and the Hero, and many short stories. I love talking about writing and, potentially, dragons.


Friday September 25, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday September 26, 2015 12:00am
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket Bad Flash Fiction: After Dark Edition
  • title conbook Bad Flash Fiction: After Dark Edition

11:00pm

Friday Dance: Akonite vs EarVelvet “Ham Sandwich” (house, variety)
Friday September 25, 2015 11:00pm - Saturday September 26, 2015 12:00am
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

12:00am

Friday Dance: TekFox (trap/dubsetp)
Saturday September 26, 2015 12:00am - 1:00am
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

12:00am

The Eye of Argon!
Do you have the intestinal fortitude to survive a reading of the worst piece of amateur fiction ever yanked from a typewriter? Better yet, a challenge to the sufficiently jaded: try reading an entire page of it out loud... without collapsing in laughter. It’s so much fun, you’ll ejaculate, “Mrifk!”

Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2015 12:00am - 2:00am
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)

1:00am

Friday Dance: Rotten Robbie (multi-genre)
Saturday September 26, 2015 1:00am - 2:00am
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater
 
Saturday, September 26
 

8:00am

Cartoons and Cereal
Come have breakfast and watch cartoons!

Saturday September 26, 2015 8:00am - 10:00am
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater
  • title pocket Cartoons and Cereal <em>(starts at 8am)</em>

8:00am

Kaffeeklatsch
A gathering for writers, friends of writers, people who’ve looked at books... and pretty much anyone else who wants to stop in. We provide the coffee and morning munchies, you provide the conversation. Did we mention coffee?

Moderators
avatar for Hunter

Hunter

Programming Second, Rainfurrest
Part Time Writer and Full-Time Cat ownee!

Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2015 8:00am - 10:00am
Hospitality Suite Seatac Hilton Patron Lounge and Hospitality Suite
  • title pocket Kaffeeklatsch <em>(starts at 8am)</em>

10:00am

Beginner Fursuit Construction
Learn the basics of fursuit making. Sewing techniques, patterning, sculpting, and more! Razzy_Lee will show you how. Learn how to make a complete full fursuit using basic techniques and materials. Learn about material sources and recommendations.

Speakers
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Razzy Lee

Owner, Razzy Lee Designs
Costume designer, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer.


Saturday September 26, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

10:00am

Writing 101 #2
Let’s start at the beginning. Our panelists will help you with some of the basics, and give you a chance to ask questions.

Moderators
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Mary E. Lowd

Science-fiction and furry writer; author of Otters In Space; editor of ROAR 6 & 7.

Speakers
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Yannarra

Yannarra's work has seen publication in the zombie anthologies Fifty Shades of Decay by Angelic Knight Press, Dead North: Canadian Zombie Fiction by Exile Press, Taboo by FurPlanet Productions, and ROAR volume 5 by Bad Dog Books. | | She is as an editor for the furry anthology Abandoned Places, headed by Tarl Hoch, in addition to being one of the hosts for the Fangs and Fonts writers' podcast.
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Shelly Alan & David Alan

aka Julianne Reyer. Writers of romance and other naughty stuff, often with paranormal and LGBT themes. Love comics, board games, and lots of other geeky pursuits we wish we had more time for. In the 2014 Rainfurrest anthology.


Saturday September 26, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)

10:00am

Neverwhen Demonstration
Welcome to the world of Neverwhen. Neverwhen is a campaign setting (using Paizo’s popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game) that allows players and gamemasters to take items and/or characters from any d20 setting and use them in their own campaign. In addition, a storyline is provided that allows the easy inclusion of your campaign into the Neverwhen universes. We are doing demos of this Pathfinder setting. Pre-generated characters are available. The demos consist of several different scenarios selected based on player interest. All of the scenarios reflect the ability to combine different genres within the adventure.

Saturday September 26, 2015 10:00am - 3:00pm
Orcas A/B Seatac Hilton Convention Center
  • title pocket <em>Neverwhen</em> Demonstration
  • title conbook <em>Neverwhen</em> Demonstration

11:00am

From Black and White to Full Color
Have you been drawing in black and white, afraid to make the jump into the world of color?  Jan shows you how to make sense of color theory and apply it to your artwork.

Speakers
avatar for Jan

Jan

Artist Guest of Honor


Saturday September 26, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall
  • title pocket From Black and White to Full Color
  • title conbook From Black and White to Full Color

11:00am

How to Plan for Success
Realize your dream suit by breaking down a big project into manageable steps. You don’t need to be a wonderful artist, the goal is getting your thoughts on paper so you don’t have do it all by memory.

Moderators
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RedHyena

Fursuit Design Lead, Operations Manager, RedHyena Fursuits
Lovable horseyena known as Kenoa or RedHyena. Full time mascot/fursuit builder and owner of the RedHyena Fursuit Company

Saturday September 26, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

11:00am

Fandom Beyond Furry
Furry is almost what one might call a metafandom; it’s a fandom of itself. As such, it can be added to almost any other fandom with minimal effort, and as such, opens the door to a wealth of opportunities. Come hear about some of the other fandoms in the Pacific Northwest and explore the possibilities of fandom outside furry.

Speakers
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Gibbitt

Editor, DragonDyne Publishing
Gibbitt has been running conventions since the 90's, she has been attending them a bit longer. She is also a published author, and has been working on RPGs since the early 2000s. She got married to Dustin Gross at Norwescon 20, and attended her first Rainfurrest early early on. She has extensive knowledge in a bunch of areas, because she is addicted to research. If she doesn't know something, she will find the answer. She has been in the... Read More →
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Orbus

Puzzlemaster, RainFurrest
A dragon who thinks he's a fox or a fox who thinks he's a dragon. | Orbus hides secrets in plain sight, tells interactive stories, and solves problems, often before they happen. When he’s not attending or helping run a convention, he helps people group together into teams and succeed at things for a living.


Saturday September 26, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)

11:00am

Fursuit Dance Competition Qualifiers, Day 2
Moderators
Saturday September 26, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater
  • title pocket Fursuit Dance Competition Qualifiers, Day 2
  • title conbook Fursuit Dance Competition Qualifiers, Day 2

11:00am

Nerf War!
Bring your Nerf blasters or other foam-throwing toys of mass distraction! Selkit and Loki will be running two hours of foam-slinging mayhem with Capture the Flag and other chicanery. A limited number of loaner blasters will be made available, but please bring your own!

Moderators
Speakers
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Aphinity

Vice Chair, IT Lead, BronyCAN
Hi! I'm a Pacific White Sided Dolphin named Aphinity, or Phin for short. Some of you also know me as ioco, the Siberian Husky (my fursuit). A few others know me as Rob, but that's my boring name :) I'm a born and raised Canadian from Vancouver and I love to meet people! My interests are very diverse. I am an avid fursuiter and costumer, and I'm quite active in the Brony community. I have many costumes and outfits I like to wear, the most... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater

11:00am

Flash Fiction Competition
Witness three writers take the best (and worst) ideas you can throw at them and, in one hour, come up with an entire story. These will be read aloud for the audience.

Moderators
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Hunter

Programming Second, Rainfurrest
Part Time Writer and Full-Time Cat ownee!

Speakers
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Renee Carter Hall

Writer Guest of Honor
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Voice Spider

Fangs & Fonts
Tarl "Voice" Hoch is primarily a horror, erotica and mythos author from Alberta, Canada. He has been published both in and outside of the fandom in a number of anthologies. His latest works can be found in 'Taboo' by Furplanet, 'Pulp' by Rabbit Valley, and 'Blood Type: An Anthology of Vampire SF on the Cutting Edge ' by Nightscape Press. He was also the head editor for Furplanet's 'Abandoned Places'. | He is one of the members of the writing... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket Flash Fiction Competition
  • title conbook Flash Fiction Competition

11:00am

Privateer Press Demonstrations
11am–3pm: Warmachine/Hordes and Zombie Keep Out
11am–3pm: Warmachine/Hordes Iron Arena (open play where participants report games and receive “Skulls” to spend on cool Privateer Press swag; for every ten Skulls participants are entered into the Iron Arena raffle!)
3pm: Iron Arena raffle

Saturday September 26, 2015 11:00am - 8:00pm
Orcas A/B Seatac Hilton Convention Center

12:00pm

Art Faster!
So you've got your computer, tablet, and software -- but creating art takes forever!  Jan reveals tips and tricks for speeding up your digital drawing and painting workflow.

Speakers
avatar for Jan

Jan

Artist Guest of Honor



Saturday September 26, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall

12:00pm

Fursuit Building as a Business
Learn the business of making fursuits including ordering materials, customer service and demand, advertising, overhead, supply, and shipping.

Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

12:00pm

Gender Identity in the Fandom
Gender is hard; let’s do particle physics.

Speakers
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Makyo

[adjective][species]
Makyo's an arctic fox that spends more time than is healthy thinking about furry, writing about furry, drawing pretty graphs of furry things, and occasionally yapping about furry to an audience.
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Orbus

Puzzlemaster, RainFurrest
A dragon who thinks he's a fox or a fox who thinks he's a dragon. | Orbus hides secrets in plain sight, tells interactive stories, and solves problems, often before they happen. When he’s not attending or helping run a convention, he helps people group together into teams and succeed at things for a living.



Saturday September 26, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)

12:00pm

Charity Animal Exhibition
RainFurrest’s charity will be bringing a number of animals for the attendees to see, draw, and study.

Speakers
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MetalFox

Charity Lead, Rainfurrest Charity
Rainfurrest Charity FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/rainfurrest-charity | | Rainfurrest Charity Twitter: https://twitter.com/@Charity_RF


Saturday September 26, 2015 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Porte-Cochère Seatac Hilton Convention Center Covered Driveway

1:00pm

Fursuit Parade Lineup
If you’d like to be part of the fursuit parade, this is your chance! Please come join the line-up in Main Theater.

Moderators
avatar for Aphinity

Aphinity

Vice Chair, IT Lead, BronyCAN
Hi! I'm a Pacific White Sided Dolphin named Aphinity, or Phin for short. Some of you also know me as ioco, the Siberian Husky (my fursuit). A few others know me as Rob, but that's my boring name :) I'm a born and raised Canadian from Vancouver and I love to meet people! My interests are very diverse. I am an avid fursuiter and costumer, and I'm quite active in the Brony community. I have many costumes and outfits I like to wear, the most... Read More →

Saturday September 26, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

1:00pm

Composition and Visual Balance
Speakers
avatar for 3Ring

3Ring

Multimedia Content Developer, KuriousMinds
I am a concept artist and 3D modeler with a BFA in VisCom with dual majors in Illustration and Entertainment Art with an unhealthy love for video games. I'm currently developing a video game in Unity. I primarily use Maya, Mudbox and Photoshop, but I also know how to composite renders in AfterEffects to create movie shorts, and have a working knowledge of most FX composite workflows. I am learning Unreal and Surface Painter, as well as Zbrush... Read More →
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Danika Jane

Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Freelance illustrator & graphic designer based in the fantastic Pacific Northwest. Easy going, sassy, monster queen. 3Ring's classmate/cohort/awesome friend. 4th consecutive year gracing Rainfurrest with my presence ;) Find me in the Artist's Alley on Friday & Saturday. I'll also be fursuiting this year! | | FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/fayyaislin/ | Behance (Professional illustration Portfolio... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall
  • title pocket Composition and Visual Balance
  • title conbook Composition and Visual Balance

1:30pm

Fursuit Parade
Come and join the parade! All those suits you’ve been seeing around the convention space will be on display. Check your pocket guide for a map of the parade route!

Moderators
avatar for Aphinity

Aphinity

Vice Chair, IT Lead, BronyCAN
Hi! I'm a Pacific White Sided Dolphin named Aphinity, or Phin for short. Some of you also know me as ioco, the Siberian Husky (my fursuit). A few others know me as Rob, but that's my boring name :) I'm a born and raised Canadian from Vancouver and I love to meet people! My interests are very diverse. I am an avid fursuiter and costumer, and I'm quite active in the Brony community. I have many costumes and outfits I like to wear, the most... Read More →

Saturday September 26, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

1:30pm

Furry HAM
Furries. HAM. No ham.

Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)

2:00pm

Second Skin
Welcome to Second Skin! Are you new to character makeup? Not sure which end of the makeup sponge to use, or still trying to figure out how to attach that prosthetic cat nose to your face? Then come join the Baron and Company as they walk through the joys and fears of prosthetic use and character makeup!


Saturday September 26, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

2:00pm

Whose Lion Is It, Anyway?
Think you’ve got an “improv-able” amount of talent when thinking on your feet? Then come join Tazel, an old paw at fur-con improvisation panels, enjoy some exercises and games to limber your mind and body, and share a laugh or five with your fellow fur!

Speakers
avatar for Tazel Sixpaws

Tazel Sixpaws

Improviser, writer, voice actor, multi-lover and mintoholic.


Saturday September 26, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater

2:00pm

FurPlanet and SofaWolf Book Launch
RainFurrest would like to invite you to join two of our returning writers as they launch three new books for 2015! Both Ryan Campbell and Ocean Tigrox have served as panelists for RainFurrest in years past, and have participated in RainFurrest’s yearly anthology. Koa and the Drowned Kingdom: When Koa was just a pup, a terrible storm killed his family and tore his wings. Adopted by a family of otters, he falls in love with a bat from the world he lost long ago. He knows he’ll never belong in a world made for those who can fly, but he’ll brave dark magic and treachery for a chance for one dance. Forest Gods: Book Two of The Fire Bearers sees Clay and the leopard god Doto travelling outside the forest to search for the god of the savanna and the reasons for the fury of Doto’s father, who has turned the forest against humanity. But while they seek answers, the village healer Cloud begins to suspect Prince Laughing Dog of working in collusion with a terrible god who plans to consume the whole world. Ocean Tigrox brings us the third anthology to be presented this year by RainFurrest: Stalking the streets after dusk is risky business, but some tales are only told in the depths of night. Crime pales against the cold, murderous motives of those behind it. Claws and fangs open doors for a twisted soul to find a means to an end. It’s a deadly road spiraling downwards when the deeds done are Inhuman Acts. Explore thirteen anthropomorphic noir stories about betrayal, corruption and deceit from award-winning authors and up-and-coming writers. Pour your favourite whiskey and light up a cigarette as Stanley Rivets, PI shares with you his collection of case files from dim to dark to downright ugly.

Moderators
avatar for Ocean Tigrox

Ocean Tigrox

Writing Tigrox, Fangs and Fonts
Writer, editor, podcaster, random purple striped ball of crazy | Lead cat-herder, editor and co-host of the Fangs and Fonts writing podcast. | Stories in Pulp!, The Furry Future, Roar 6, and more. | Lead editor of the award nominated Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. | @OceanTigrox/@TigroxTales
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Not Tube

I'm the author of God of Clay, Forest Gods, Koa of the Drowned Kingdom, Smiley and the Hero, and many short stories. I love talking about writing and, potentially, dragons.

Saturday September 26, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hospitality Suite Seatac Hilton Patron Lounge and Hospitality Suite
  • title pocket FurPlanet and SofaWolf Book Launch
  • title conbook FurPlanet and SofaWolf Book Launch

2:00pm

Writing Scripts
Writing dialogue for prose is one thing, but writing dialogue for voice actors is another. Learn about the unique challenges in writing dialogue meant to be performed rather than read, and have your scripts actually performed!

Moderators
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Carrizo

Producer/Director, Furrywood.com
Back in 1996, Carrizo created Furrywood Studios in a FurryMUCK backlot, giving furries the chance to try their paw at being movie stars. Twenty years later, Furrywood returns with a new mission to use the latest tech in audio recording, motion capture, and computer animation to bring that same opportunity in ways never before imagined. | | With over 18 years experience working in the television and video game industries, Carrizo has worked... Read More →

Saturday September 26, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)

2:00pm

Variety Show Rehearsal
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Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2015 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

2:30pm

Furry HAM Demo
A live demonstration of HAM Radio techniques, hosted by RFRF. That’s RainFurrest Radio Frequency, which is not a real organization.

Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Cascade Courtyard Seatac Hilton Poolside Courtyard

2:30pm

Surviving Burning Man
Are you curious about Burning Man? Come learn how to survive and thrive on the harsh desert playa. We’ll give a brief intro to survival structures, cooking and preserving food, costumes, and the culture of Burning Man.

Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)
  • title pocket Surviving Burning Man
  • title conbook Surviving Burning Man

3:00pm

Charity Auction
Speakers
avatar for MetalFox

MetalFox

Charity Lead, Rainfurrest Charity
Rainfurrest Charity FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/rainfurrest-charity | | Rainfurrest Charity Twitter: https://twitter.com/@Charity_RF


Saturday September 26, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater

3:00pm

Oh, the Horror! Writing Horror in Furry Fiction
Good suspense is hard to find. Tension needs to be nurtured to properly enthrall the reader. Want to learn more? You just might... if you come to this panel.

Moderators
Speakers
PG

Phil Geusz

I am an author. It's the most important facet of my life.
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Voice Spider

Fangs & Fonts
Tarl "Voice" Hoch is primarily a horror, erotica and mythos author from Alberta, Canada. He has been published both in and outside of the fandom in a number of anthologies. His latest works can be found in 'Taboo' by Furplanet, 'Pulp' by Rabbit Valley, and 'Blood Type: An Anthology of Vampire SF on the Cutting Edge ' by Nightscape Press. He was also the head editor for Furplanet's 'Abandoned Places'. | He is one of the members of the writing... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket Oh, the Horror! Writing Horror in Furry Fiction
  • title conbook Oh, the Horror! Writing Horror in Furry Fiction

3:00pm

Neverwhen Demonstration
Welcome to the world of Neverwhen. Neverwhen is a campaign setting (using Paizo’s popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game) that allows players and gamemasters to take items and/or characters from any d20 setting and use them in their own campaign. In addition, a storyline is provided that allows the easy inclusion of your campaign into the Neverwhen universes. We are doing demos of this Pathfinder setting. Pre-generated characters are available. The demos consist of several different scenarios selected based on player interest. All of the scenarios reflect the ability to combine different genres within the adventure.

Saturday September 26, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Orcas A/B Seatac Hilton Convention Center
  • title pocket <em>Neverwhen</em> Demonstration
  • title conbook <em>Neverwhen</em> Demonstration

3:30pm

Music 101
What is music, and how do we make it? Music 101 is a free-form conversation with a series of panelists on the crafting of music. Topics will vary across the hour, including how to get started, good practice habits, picking an instrument, basic music theory, and discussions of music genre.

Speakers
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Dwale

Booze Sponge, Yomama
Shouldn't you be more concerned about who YOU are?
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Chiba

Hiya, I'm Chiba the Chubby Cheegoni, or Cheetah Shigoni. I am one of the panelists for both the Music 101 panels and the Model Railroading panel. Please stop by and visit.
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Fox Amoore

Piano Fox
Oh hey! I'm Fox Amoore. I'm a Scottish musician that goes around and bangs on Pianos, winds people up with a keytar... And records with Orchestras at Abbey Road. Music is my life and my passion, my rock and my shield. I have a fondness for Guinness and Whisky (Yep, I spell it without the E.) | | htpp://www.twitter.com/foxamoore


Saturday September 26, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)

4:00pm

Help, I Can’t Draw!
Does drawing feel like scaling Mount Everest?  Jan discusses tips for beginners, including ways to build your confidence in art and how to get better at it.

Speakers
avatar for Jan

Jan

Artist Guest of Honor


Saturday September 26, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall

4:00pm

Laika Doisha Interactive Novel Demo
A hive-mind, a haunting, and humanity’s best ticket home. Come join the RainFurrest-exclusive premiere of Laika Dosha, the exciting new Visual Novel game produced by HTBH Games. Meet the cast, see the opening minutes of the game, and get a chance to play the demo. Hosted by Laika Dosha’s writer and director Patrick “Bahumat” Rochefort. Learn more about the game at www.laikadosha.com

Moderators
avatar for Patrick 'Bahumat' Rochefort

Patrick 'Bahumat' Rochefort

Owner, Rochefort Writes
Professional author and technical writer, owner of Rochefort Writes. | | Writer and Director of the visual novel game Laika Dosha (http://www.laikadosha.com). | | Author of "From Winter's Ashes". (http://fromwintersashes.wordpress.com) |

Saturday September 26, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
San Juan Seatac Hilton Convention Center
  • title pocket <em>Laika Doisha</em> Interactive Novel Demo
  • title conbook <em>Laika Doisha</em> Interactive Novel Demo

4:00pm

Questing Across the World: Fantasy Writing Around the World
We live in a wide wide world – every culture has their own view of fantasy. Our panelists will discuss the differences and similiarities that various cultures give to this one common genre.

Moderators
avatar for Kitswulf

Kitswulf

Professional research author by day, smut author by day off. Always open to chat.

Speakers
avatar for Not Tube

Not Tube

I'm the author of God of Clay, Forest Gods, Koa of the Drowned Kingdom, Smiley and the Hero, and many short stories. I love talking about writing and, potentially, dragons.
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Whyte Yote

Hybrid/Pornographer Extraordinaire/All-Around Nice Guy


Saturday September 26, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket Questing Across the World: Fantasy Writing Around the World
  • title conbook Questing Across the World: Fantasy Writing Around the World

4:00pm

Voice Acting with Buck Hopper
See what it’s like to be a voice actor in this audience participation panel! Volunteers perform from a prepared stack of two-character scripts and are recorded on a pro-grade rig.

Moderators
avatar for Carrizo

Carrizo

Producer/Director, Furrywood.com
Back in 1996, Carrizo created Furrywood Studios in a FurryMUCK backlot, giving furries the chance to try their paw at being movie stars. Twenty years later, Furrywood returns with a new mission to use the latest tech in audio recording, motion capture, and computer animation to bring that same opportunity in ways never before imagined. | | With over 18 years experience working in the television and video game industries, Carrizo has worked... Read More →

Saturday September 26, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater
  • title pocket Voice Acting with Buck Hopper
  • title conbook Voice Acting with Buck Hopper

4:30pm

Elements of Boffing
Please be advised that this is an observation panel only.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Lenentine

Thomas Lenentine

Swordplay obsessed furry fox-dragonfly.


Saturday September 26, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cascade Courtyard Seatac Hilton Poolside Courtyard

4:30pm

Variety Show
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Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

4:30pm

Ears Building Workshop
Build your own ears to wear around the con, and learn how to do it yourself in the process! Note: A $10 entry fee at the door will be required to cover the cost of materials, which will be provided. A limited selection of fur colors will be available. Max 30 guests.

Speakers
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DragonManMike

Owner, Figeron Creations
Hey hey DragonManMike here! Fursuiter, fursuit maker and artist!


Saturday September 26, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

5:00pm

Youtubin’
How do you YouTube? Join Mursa of Four Side Gaming in a roundtable discussion of tips, tricks, questions and suggestions on how to improve your videos, build your audience, and establish your unique identity on the number one video site on the Internet.

Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall
  • title pocket Youtubin’
  • title conbook Youtubin’

5:00pm

Set in Stone: Recording Music
Come hear Fox Amoore, one of RainFurrest’s previous guests of honor, talk about the process of recording an album!

Speakers
avatar for Peppercoyote

Peppercoyote

I'm Peppercoyote | I'm musically known as Look Left. | If you wanna hear my stuff before the show, to go www.lookleft.us/album/transition
avatar for Fox Amoore

Fox Amoore

Piano Fox
Oh hey! I'm Fox Amoore. I'm a Scottish musician that goes around and bangs on Pianos, winds people up with a keytar... And records with Orchestras at Abbey Road. Music is my life and my passion, my rock and my shield. I have a fondness for Guinness and Whisky (Yep, I spell it without the E.) | | htpp://www.twitter.com/foxamoore


Saturday September 26, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)
  • title pocket Set in Stone: Recording Music
  • title conbook Set in Stone: Recording Music

5:00pm

A Reading with Kyell Gold
Author Kyell Gold reads from an upcoming or unpublished work. Come hear a story before it appears in print!

Moderators
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
I am passionate about writing, and sports, and art, and travel, and food, and the furry fandom...I have written a lot of books and stories concerning one or more of the above subjects, too.

Saturday September 26, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hospitality Suite Seatac Hilton Patron Lounge and Hospitality Suite
  • title pocket A Reading with Kyell Gold
  • title conbook A Reading with Kyell Gold

5:00pm

Writing Competition
This is the third day of the writing competition, and your work is due! A final chance to pick the judge’s brains, and make any last minute edits before turning in your submission. Good luck!

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Kitswulf

Kitswulf

Professional research author by day, smut author by day off. Always open to chat.
avatar for Renee Carter Hall

Renee Carter Hall

Writer Guest of Honor


Saturday September 26, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)

6:00pm

Badge Art
Speakers
avatar for 3Ring

3Ring

Multimedia Content Developer, KuriousMinds
I am a concept artist and 3D modeler with a BFA in VisCom with dual majors in Illustration and Entertainment Art with an unhealthy love for video games. I'm currently developing a video game in Unity. I primarily use Maya, Mudbox and Photoshop, but I also know how to composite renders in AfterEffects to create movie shorts, and have a working knowledge of most FX composite workflows. I am learning Unreal and Surface Painter, as well as Zbrush... Read More →
avatar for Danika Jane

Danika Jane

Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Freelance illustrator & graphic designer based in the fantastic Pacific Northwest. Easy going, sassy, monster queen. 3Ring's classmate/cohort/awesome friend. 4th consecutive year gracing Rainfurrest with my presence ;) Find me in the Artist's Alley on Friday & Saturday. I'll also be fursuiting this year! | | FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/fayyaislin/ | Behance (Professional illustration Portfolio... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall

6:00pm

Drum Circle
Come and make some noise! Join Pepper Coyote and a host of instruments for a chance to jam to the beat. Move, get yourself into the rhythm, and be part of the music.

Speakers
avatar for Peppercoyote

Peppercoyote

I'm Peppercoyote | I'm musically known as Look Left. | If you wanna hear my stuff before the show, to go www.lookleft.us/album/transition


Saturday September 26, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cascade Courtyard Seatac Hilton Poolside Courtyard

6:00pm

Making Music Mixes
More than a mixtape, not quite a live set; there is an art to making a studio mix. Long, smooth crossfades, matching tempos and keys, and choosing a good beginning and end, are all skills used in the process. Listen to samples of transitions and learn tricks to create music mixes that encapsulate emotional narrative in sound.

Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)

6:00pm

Fangs and Fonts Live
Join the members of the furry writing podcast Fangs and Fonts as they invite some guests on stage for a live recording and open discussion about writing, editing and the furry writing community. Ask questions, join in, or just come for the discussion.

Moderators
avatar for Ocean Tigrox

Ocean Tigrox

Writing Tigrox, Fangs and Fonts
Writer, editor, podcaster, random purple striped ball of crazy | Lead cat-herder, editor and co-host of the Fangs and Fonts writing podcast. | Stories in Pulp!, The Furry Future, Roar 6, and more. | Lead editor of the award nominated Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. | @OceanTigrox/@TigroxTales

Speakers
avatar for Yannarra

Yannarra

Yannarra's work has seen publication in the zombie anthologies Fifty Shades of Decay by Angelic Knight Press, Dead North: Canadian Zombie Fiction by Exile Press, Taboo by FurPlanet Productions, and ROAR volume 5 by Bad Dog Books. | | She is as an editor for the furry anthology Abandoned Places, headed by Tarl Hoch, in addition to being one of the hosts for the Fangs and Fonts writers' podcast.
avatar for Roland Ferret

Roland Ferret

Author
Roland is a ferret of many hobbies. From coffee to writing to poi. He has been published most recently in works such as Roar 5 (Variables), Fang 5 (False Impressions), Trick or Treat 1 (The Magic of Desire), and Trick or Treat 2 (Smoke and Whimsey). | | Roland is always up for a good discussion, just come by and say hi!
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Voice Spider

Fangs & Fonts
Tarl "Voice" Hoch is primarily a horror, erotica and mythos author from Alberta, Canada. He has been published both in and outside of the fandom in a number of anthologies. His latest works can be found in 'Taboo' by Furplanet, 'Pulp' by Rabbit Valley, and 'Blood Type: An Anthology of Vampire SF on the Cutting Edge ' by Nightscape Press. He was also the head editor for Furplanet's 'Abandoned Places'. | He is one of the members of the writing... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater
  • title pocket <i>Fangs and Fonts</i> Live
  • title conbook <i>Fangs and Fonts</i> Live

6:00pm

Five C’s of Writing with Phil Geusz
A massive two-hour session and discussion on conceiving, composing, critiquing, completing, and commercializing stories in today’s furry market. Hosted by Phil Geusz, author of over twenty mostly-furry novels.

Moderators
PG

Phil Geusz

I am an author. It's the most important facet of my life.

Saturday September 26, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket Five C’s of Writing with Phil Geusz
  • title conbook Five C’s of Writing with Phil Geusz

7:00pm

Lend Me Your Ears: Open Mic
Take the limelight. For the next hour, the microphone is yours. Show us what you’ve got!

Speakers
avatar for Dwale

Dwale

Booze Sponge, Yomama
Shouldn't you be more concerned about who YOU are?


Saturday September 26, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)
  • title pocket Lend Me Your Ears: Open Mic
  • title conbook Lend Me Your Ears: Open Mic

7:00pm

Fursuit Dance Competition
Moderators
Saturday September 26, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

7:30pm

Furcadia Meetup
Ever play Furcadia? Ever wanted to meet the people behind the characters in the game? Want to reminisce with old and new friends? This is the meetup for you! Come hang out, find out what Furcadia is all about, and meet face-to-face the people behind the avatars!

Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2015 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)
  • title pocket <em>Furcadia</em> Meetup
  • title conbook <em>Furcadia</em> Meetup

8:00pm

Live Drawing: Female Nude
(18+ only.)

Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall
  • title pocket Live Drawing: Female Nude <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • title conbook Live Drawing: Female Nude <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • Tags Adult

8:00pm

Ask a Medical Professional
Ever wanted to know how to navigate an emergency room after a play session gone wrong? Wondering about the risks of more intense medical play and ideas for playing it safe? Come and ask your most embarrassing questions to someone who’s willing to give you straight-forward answers. Questions can be asked 100% anonymously and we’ll follow the Vegas rule – what happens in the panel stays in the panel. Obviously, this panel in no way constitutes medical advice .(18+ only.)

Speakers
D

DirtyPaws

DirtyPaws has been involved with the babyfur and furry fandom since 1997, and attending conventions since the bad old days of ConFurence 9 and Albany Anthrocon.    When not being kinky or involved with the fandom, DirtyPaws is an acute care RN working on his BSN.  He likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.


Saturday September 26, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)
  • title pocket Ask a Medical Professional <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • title conbook Ask a Medical Professional <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • Tags Adult

8:00pm

2015 RF Anthologies Book Launch
We would like to welcome you in celebrating the fifth annual RainFurrest Anthology. Every year, we release a book of short stories based on the current year’s theme, with all profits going to charity. Swords and Sorcery is a classical theme that everyone knows from growing up, with everything from The Sword in the Stone to Conan the Barbarian. This year, we present fourteen brand new stories and six new works of art donated to a good cause, including cover art by RainFurrest’s artist guest of honor, Jan. Additionally, in the last two years, the writers at RainFurrest presented us with a challenge. To match our regular anthology, we release an adult anthology as a companion piece. This year, we finally give you Naughty Sexy Furry Writing, RainFurrest’s first “after dark” version of our traditional charity work. Six authors give you six different stories to tease with three artists adding their own touch to the genre and cover art presented by long-time RainFurrest supporter Rhari.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Hunter

Hunter

Programming Second, Rainfurrest
Part Time Writer and Full-Time Cat ownee!


Saturday September 26, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hospitality Suite Seatac Hilton Patron Lounge and Hospitality Suite
  • title pocket 2015 RF Anthologies Book Launch
  • title conbook 2015 RF Anthologies Book Launch

8:00pm

Unsheathed Live
(18+ only.)

Speakers
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
I am passionate about writing, and sports, and art, and travel, and food, and the furry fandom...I have written a lot of books and stories concerning one or more of the above subjects, too.


Saturday September 26, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater
  • title pocket <em>Unsheathed<em> Live <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • title conbook <em>Unsheathed<em> Live <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • Tags Adult

9:00pm

Cubfur Caretakers
Being a caretaker is a passion, an addiction, and a curse. Come meet some of your fellow caretakers for an in-depth discussion of this unique form of power exchange and dominance/submission. Adult topics will definitely be discussed, including the importance of the safeword, downtime for both the caretakers and subs, discipline, and playtime ideas. (18+ only.)

Speakers
D

DirtyPaws

DirtyPaws has been involved with the babyfur and furry fandom since 1997, and attending conventions since the bad old days of ConFurence 9 and Albany Anthrocon.    When not being kinky or involved with the fandom, DirtyPaws is an acute care RN working on his BSN.  He likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.


Saturday September 26, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)
  • title pocket Cubfur Caretakers <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • title conbook Cubfur Caretakers <i>(18+ only)</i>
  • Tags Adult

9:00pm

Saturday Dance: Bucker Fuskyote (house)
Saturday September 26, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

9:00pm

Art Jam: Dungeons and Denizens
Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday September 27, 2015 12:00am
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall
  • title pocket Art Jam: Dungeons and Denizens
  • title conbook Art Jam: Dungeons and Denizens

10:00pm

A Youtubaloo of Ice and Fire
The trust fund kids send their regards as Youtubaloo returns to claim its rightful place on the iron throne of Seatac’s Landing. In the name of Beezy, first of his name, King of the Andals and the First Greymuzzles, this awful parade of poorly edited videos return to thrill the small folk and give you headaches from laughing. Please, leave no mess behind or prepare to pay the Iron Price.

Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)

10:00pm

Saturday Dance: AudioDile (house/electro/nu-disco)
Saturday September 26, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

10:00pm

Unspeakable Urges: Writing Kinks in Fantasy
Kink is in the eye of the beholder, and in this wide world there is something for everyone. A frank and judgment-free discussion of this broad and sometimes uncomfortable topic.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Munchkin

Munchkin

Author, Panelist, and Liason to the Writing GoH, RainFurrest
A member of the furry community for over a decade and a member of the Furry Writer's Guild for a few months. Author of "Tech Flesh" from Furtual Horizons, "The Cat Thief" from ROAR 6, and "Home At Last" from Will of the Alpha: Volume 3. Munchkin in sona and in truth.
avatar for Rechan

Rechan

He writes things! Fuzzy things! Steamy things! | | FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/rechan/ | Twitter: https://twitter.com/molewords


Saturday September 26, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)

10:00pm

Karaoke!
Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2015 10:00pm - Sunday September 27, 2015 1:00am
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater

11:00pm

Saturday Dance: Skunkiebutt (hip hop, trap, electro)
Saturday September 26, 2015 11:00pm - Sunday September 27, 2015 12:00am
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

11:00pm

It’s Not Magic: Writing a Believable Sex Scene
Some things just are not physically possible, no matter how you try to bend. Come and hear our panelists discuss how to create a steamy but believable sex scene.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Yannarra

Yannarra

Yannarra's work has seen publication in the zombie anthologies Fifty Shades of Decay by Angelic Knight Press, Dead North: Canadian Zombie Fiction by Exile Press, Taboo by FurPlanet Productions, and ROAR volume 5 by Bad Dog Books. | | She is as an editor for the furry anthology Abandoned Places, headed by Tarl Hoch, in addition to being one of the hosts for the Fangs and Fonts writers' podcast.
avatar for George Squares

George Squares

Author
I'm a speculative fiction writer published in and out of the fandom. I'm passionate about critical theory and how tropes can evolve in media. Loves food, good coffee and good company.


Saturday September 26, 2015 11:00pm - Sunday September 27, 2015 12:00am
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket It’s Not Magic: Writing a Believable Sex Scene
  • title conbook It’s Not Magic: Writing a Believable Sex Scene

11:00pm

Sensual Scalies!
Join us for our fourth time looking into the most intimate side of scalie creatures. Dragons, nagas, crocodiles, lizards, even dinosaurs - whatever your tastes, they’re on full display after dark. Featuring artists and fursuits - come see what they have to offer. ADULT, 18+

Moderators
Saturday September 26, 2015 11:00pm - Sunday September 27, 2015 1:00am
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

12:00am

Saturday Dance: Ko‑Duh! b2b Recca (electro house)
Sunday September 27, 2015 12:00am - 1:00am
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

1:00am

2:00am

Saturday Dance: DJ Nemo (hardstyle)
Sunday September 27, 2015 2:00am - 3:00am
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater
 
Sunday, September 27
 

8:00am

Kaffeeklatsch
A gathering for writers, friends of writers, people who’ve looked at books... and pretty much anyone else who wants to stop in. We provide the coffee and morning munchies, you provide the conversation. Did we mention coffee?

Moderators
avatar for Hunter

Hunter

Programming Second, Rainfurrest
Part Time Writer and Full-Time Cat ownee!

Speakers

Sunday September 27, 2015 8:00am - 10:00am
Hospitality Suite Seatac Hilton Patron Lounge and Hospitality Suite
  • title pocket Kaffeeklatsch <em>(starts at 8am)</em>

10:00am

Advanced Fursuit Construction
Moving forward from “Fursuit Construction for Beginners”, this is a course for those with previous experience in machine sewing, patterning, and sculpting. In this panel, we will discuss casting and mold making, developing new patterns, and experimenting with more difficult fabrics. Razzy_Lee will show you how! Learn about material sources and recommendations.

Speakers
avatar for Razzy Lee

Razzy Lee

Owner, Razzy Lee Designs
Costume designer, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer.


Sunday September 27, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

10:00am

Model Trains
All aboard! Two model train enthusiasts share ideas for setting up your best track and building a world in miniature.

Speakers
avatar for Chiba

Chiba

Hiya, I'm Chiba the Chubby Cheegoni, or Cheetah Shigoni. I am one of the panelists for both the Music 101 panels and the Model Railroading panel. Please stop by and visit.


Sunday September 27, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)

10:00am

En Garde! Thrilling and Believable Action Sequences
“Thrust! Thrust! Parry.... Good!” Action is meant to engage the reader and pull him into the moment. During this panel, our writers will talk about how to craft the scene and give it the energy it needs to become truly exciting.

Moderators
avatar for Ocean Tigrox

Ocean Tigrox

Writing Tigrox, Fangs and Fonts
Writer, editor, podcaster, random purple striped ball of crazy | Lead cat-herder, editor and co-host of the Fangs and Fonts writing podcast. | Stories in Pulp!, The Furry Future, Roar 6, and more. | Lead editor of the award nominated Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. | @OceanTigrox/@TigroxTales

Speakers
avatar for Not Tube

Not Tube

I'm the author of God of Clay, Forest Gods, Koa of the Drowned Kingdom, Smiley and the Hero, and many short stories. I love talking about writing and, potentially, dragons.


Sunday September 27, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket <em>En Garde!</em> Thrilling and Believable Action Sequences
  • title conbook <em>En Garde!</em> Thrilling and Believable Action Sequences

10:00am

Neverwhen Demonstration
Welcome to the world of Neverwhen. Neverwhen is a campaign setting (using Paizo’s popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game) that allows players and gamemasters to take items and/or characters from any d20 setting and use them in their own campaign. In addition, a storyline is provided that allows the easy inclusion of your campaign into the Neverwhen universes. We are doing demos of this Pathfinder setting. Pre-generated characters are available. The demos consist of several different scenarios selected based on player interest. All of the scenarios reflect the ability to combine different genres within the adventure.

Sunday September 27, 2015 10:00am - 3:00pm
Orcas A/B Seatac Hilton Convention Center
  • title pocket <em>Neverwhen</em> Demonstration
  • title conbook <em>Neverwhen</em> Demonstration

11:00am

Cubfur Scribbles
Cubfurs, come play! Bring your favorite box of crayons, then draw amazing imagination-filled pictures whilst in little head space and stick them on the fridge door!

Moderators
avatar for Gem

Gem

Squiggling Scribbler Extrodinaire
I'm toddlergirl and babystar on furaffinity primarily a babyfur (if that wasnt obvious by the usernames) if people wanna talk to me about art or the comics I draw or anything babyfur related I'm always happy to chat..actually about anything really, I know quite a bit about real ale and 80's cartoons *giggling*. Or if they just wanna say hi or get hugs..look for the girl with the giant grub caterpillar. Will probably be giving out random UK... Read More →

Speakers

Sunday September 27, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall

11:00am

Fursuiting Beyond the Con
Have you ever wanted to take your fursuit beyond the walls of a convention but don’t know where to begin? We will discuss the ways you can put your costume to good use for a public audience, how to get involved with local events and festivals, and the major differences between fursuiting inside and outside of a con environment, among other topics. Learn how to spread some furry cheer to your hometown.

Moderators
avatar for Aphinity

Aphinity

Vice Chair, IT Lead, BronyCAN
Hi! I'm a Pacific White Sided Dolphin named Aphinity, or Phin for short. Some of you also know me as ioco, the Siberian Husky (my fursuit). A few others know me as Rob, but that's my boring name :) I'm a born and raised Canadian from Vancouver and I love to meet people! My interests are very diverse. I am an avid fursuiter and costumer, and I'm quite active in the Brony community. I have many costumes and outfits I like to wear, the most... Read More →
avatar for Kijani Lion

Kijani Lion

Founder & President, Emerald City Critters

Sunday September 27, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

11:00am

SWOC, ConComCon, and You
Have you ever wanted to start your own con? Have you wondered about what it takes to run a convention? SWOC has helped to start and run events throughout the Pacific Northwest and even hosts a convention on how to host conventions every year. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about convention-running, come get involved!

Speakers
avatar for Gibbitt

Gibbitt

Editor, DragonDyne Publishing
Gibbitt has been running conventions since the 90's, she has been attending them a bit longer. She is also a published author, and has been working on RPGs since the early 2000s. She got married to Dustin Gross at Norwescon 20, and attended her first Rainfurrest early early on. She has extensive knowledge in a bunch of areas, because she is addicted to research. If she doesn't know something, she will find the answer. She has been in the... Read More →


Sunday September 27, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)
  • title pocket SWOC, ConComCon, and You
  • title conbook SWOC, ConComCon, and You

11:00am

Art Auction
Did you bid on something in the art show and it got four bids? Come on down to the auction to try and win your piece.

Speakers
avatar for MetalFox

MetalFox

Charity Lead, Rainfurrest Charity
Rainfurrest Charity FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/rainfurrest-charity | | Rainfurrest Charity Twitter: https://twitter.com/@Charity_RF


Sunday September 27, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater

11:00am

Bad Fiction: Flash Fiction Competition
The challenge? Three writers taking your bad ideas and making the best bad story possible. The true challenge, however, is if they can read it to you at the end. They will have one hour to come up with their worst from your worst.

Moderators
avatar for Munchkin

Munchkin

Author, Panelist, and Liason to the Writing GoH, RainFurrest
A member of the furry community for over a decade and a member of the Furry Writer's Guild for a few months. Author of "Tech Flesh" from Furtual Horizons, "The Cat Thief" from ROAR 6, and "Home At Last" from Will of the Alpha: Volume 3. Munchkin in sona and in truth.

Speakers
avatar for Mars

Mars

Mars is a snow leopard hailing from the regrettably not always snow-laden plains of Illinois. A student and occassional writer, he has written pieces both clean and not. His story "Sugar Pill" can be found published in the Furry Writer's Guild's "Tales From The Guild, Music to Your Ears". He also has a story, called "Heat of the Moment", in the upcoming adult anthology "Fur To Skin - Knots and Bolts."
avatar for Ocean Tigrox

Ocean Tigrox

Writing Tigrox, Fangs and Fonts
Writer, editor, podcaster, random purple striped ball of crazy | Lead cat-herder, editor and co-host of the Fangs and Fonts writing podcast. | Stories in Pulp!, The Furry Future, Roar 6, and more. | Lead editor of the award nominated Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. | @OceanTigrox/@TigroxTales


Sunday September 27, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket Bad Fiction: Flash Fiction Competition
  • title conbook Bad Fiction: Flash Fiction Competition

11:00am

Privateer Press Demonstrations
11am–7pm: Warmachine/Hordes and Zombie Keep Out
11am–7pm: Warmachine/Hordes Iron Arena (open play where participants report games and receive “Skulls” to spend on cool Privateer Press swag; for every ten Skulls participants are entered into the Iron Arena raffle!)
2–4pm: hobby class and paint-and-take
2–5pm: Warmachine 25-point Speedmachine tourney (Steamroller where you have battle-group-only restrictions and timed turns, sixteen slots available)
4–5pm: Undercity game play #5 (four slots available)
7–8pm: Undercity game play #6 (four slots available)

Sunday September 27, 2015 11:00am - 3:00pm
Orcas A/B Seatac Hilton Convention Center

12:00pm

Duct Tape Dummies Live!
Razzy will display the correct supplies and show the proper method of making a duct tape dummy in a live demonstration. Q&A during the demo.

Speakers
avatar for Razzy Lee

Razzy Lee

Owner, Razzy Lee Designs
Costume designer, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer.


Sunday September 27, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

12:00pm

Ingress Competition
The annual RainFurrest Ingress competition.

Speakers
avatar for Wolf Sabuka Irotisha

Wolf Sabuka Irotisha

Owner, WolfRoms
Just a wolf trying to live in this fox world ;)


Sunday September 27, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cascade Courtyard Seatac Hilton Poolside Courtyard
  • title pocket <em>Ingress</em> Competition
  • title conbook <em>Ingress</em> Competition

12:00pm

Keeping Your Creative Spark Alive!
So you’ve got your creative spark.... Now what? How do you keep that spark burning strong when life gets in the way? Twitter, FA, video games, movies, Netflix and Game of Thrones marathon weekends.... All these things and more claw at our free-time like ravenous were-beasts! How the heck are we going to get good at something, finish that painting, or novel, or song, or whatever, with all the distractions? How do you maintain your drive to pursue your art-of-choice when you’ve just gotten a new boy/girl-friend... or just gone through a breakup... or you’re overworked at your job or school? What’s the difference between motivation and discipline, and how can you make these tools work for you? RainFurrest’s musical guest of honor Amadhia “Dreamsong” shares her own techniques and experiences for maintaining the Creative Spark through adversity, successes, and über-busy schedules!

Speakers

Sunday September 27, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall

12:00pm

SWOC Board Meeting
This is an open board meeting for SWOC, hosts of the 73rd Annual WorldCon. Members of RainFurrest are encouraged to come participate and learn more about the state of fandom in the Pacific Northwest.

Speakers
avatar for Gibbitt

Gibbitt

Editor, DragonDyne Publishing
Gibbitt has been running conventions since the 90's, she has been attending them a bit longer. She is also a published author, and has been working on RPGs since the early 2000s. She got married to Dustin Gross at Norwescon 20, and attended her first Rainfurrest early early on. She has extensive knowledge in a bunch of areas, because she is addicted to research. If she doesn't know something, she will find the answer. She has been in the... Read More →
avatar for Orbus

Orbus

Puzzlemaster, RainFurrest
A dragon who thinks he's a fox or a fox who thinks he's a dragon. | Orbus hides secrets in plain sight, tells interactive stories, and solves problems, often before they happen. When he’s not attending or helping run a convention, he helps people group together into teams and succeed at things for a living.
avatar for Electric Keet

Electric Keet

Design (Publications), RainFurrest 2015
If you have any questions or comments about RF2015 print publications, e-mail publications@rainfurrest.com to reach myself or Gene, the director of Marketing.


Sunday September 27, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)

1:00pm

The Emotional and Spiritual Side of Fursuiting
For many of us, choosing a character and bringing them to life is a major emotional investment, but ultimately a very rewarding one. This panel is an exploration of what bonds us to our characters, and the ways that being a character or even being around our characters can impact us emotionally and spiritually.

Speakers

Sunday September 27, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

1:00pm

Voice Acting Workshop – Writer’s Edition
It’s Voice Acting Workshop again, only this time, we’ve got brand new scripts. How new? They were written at RainFurrest! Come try performing the scripts written at the Writing for Voice Actors panel, or listen to how your dialogue sounds performed!

Moderators
avatar for Carrizo

Carrizo

Producer/Director, Furrywood.com
Back in 1996, Carrizo created Furrywood Studios in a FurryMUCK backlot, giving furries the chance to try their paw at being movie stars. Twenty years later, Furrywood returns with a new mission to use the latest tech in audio recording, motion capture, and computer animation to bring that same opportunity in ways never before imagined. | | With over 18 years experience working in the television and video game industries, Carrizo has worked... Read More →

Sunday September 27, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket Voice Acting Workshop: Writer’s Edition
  • title conbook Voice Acting Workshop: Writer’s Edition

1:00pm

Art Jam: Towers and Treasures
Speakers

Sunday September 27, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Peninsula B Seatac Hilton Main Hall
  • title pocket Art Jam: Towers and Treasures
  • title conbook Art Jam: Towers and Treasures

1:30pm

Ice Cream Social
Sunday September 27, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater

2:00pm

Finding Your Creative Spark
Let’s face it, there are so many amazing things going on in furry culture, it’s easy to feel inspired... but it’s hard to pick just one or two things on which you want to spend your hard-earned time to get good-at! Join our musical guest of honor Amadhia “Dreamsong” as she shares ideas and experiences from her own far-reaching path – things that can help you too find focus for your creative fire.

Speakers

Sunday September 27, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)
  • title pocket Finding Your Creative Spark
  • title conbook Finding Your Creative Spark

2:00pm

The Meaning of Furry
What is furry? What is it about this fandom that attracts us, that keeps us coming back, and that makes us want to participate? Is it spiritual? Is it social? Be part of a discussion about what it means to be furry.

Speakers
avatar for Gibbitt

Gibbitt

Editor, DragonDyne Publishing
Gibbitt has been running conventions since the 90's, she has been attending them a bit longer. She is also a published author, and has been working on RPGs since the early 2000s. She got married to Dustin Gross at Norwescon 20, and attended her first Rainfurrest early early on. She has extensive knowledge in a bunch of areas, because she is addicted to research. If she doesn't know something, she will find the answer. She has been in the... Read More →


Sunday September 27, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)

2:00pm

Fursuit Games
Come cheer on your favorite fursuiters as they run, jump, flail, and battle for the title of RainFurrest 2015 Fursuit Games Champion!

Speakers

Sunday September 27, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

3:00pm

Scavenger Hunt
As with every year, we bring back Rainfurrest’s annual (and sometimes notorious) Scavenger Hunt! You bring your friends and your enthusiam, and we bring you three days and a list of the mundane and odd things you'll have to find.

Sunday September 27, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Elliott A Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Music)

3:00pm

Introduction to Motion Capture
Ever since rotoscoping, human motion has been an invaluable tool to animators, but with new technologies, motion capture is reaching a whole new level. Come learn about “mocap” and how it’s changing the animation industry.

Moderators
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Carrizo

Producer/Director, Furrywood.com
Back in 1996, Carrizo created Furrywood Studios in a FurryMUCK backlot, giving furries the chance to try their paw at being movie stars. Twenty years later, Furrywood returns with a new mission to use the latest tech in audio recording, motion capture, and computer animation to bring that same opportunity in ways never before imagined. | | With over 18 years experience working in the television and video game industries, Carrizo has worked... Read More →

Sunday September 27, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket Introduction to Motion Capture
  • title conbook Introduction to Motion Capture

4:00pm

Fursuits of Tomorrow
It’s amazing to look back at the history of fursuiting as we know it today – the selections of technology, humble fur and foam to fully animatronic marvels. Your only limit is how hard you are willing to push the limits.

Speakers
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RedHyena

Fursuit Design Lead, Operations Manager, RedHyena Fursuits
Lovable horseyena known as Kenoa or RedHyena. Full time mascot/fursuit builder and owner of the RedHyena Fursuit Company


Sunday September 27, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbia A/B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Fursuiting)

4:00pm

The Beastiarium: Writing Fantastical Creature Anatomy
Gryphons and dragons and bugbears,

Moderators
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Yannarra

Yannarra's work has seen publication in the zombie anthologies Fifty Shades of Decay by Angelic Knight Press, Dead North: Canadian Zombie Fiction by Exile Press, Taboo by FurPlanet Productions, and ROAR volume 5 by Bad Dog Books. | | She is as an editor for the furry anthology Abandoned Places, headed by Tarl Hoch, in addition to being one of the hosts for the Fangs and Fonts writers' podcast.

Speakers
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Renee Carter Hall

Writer Guest of Honor
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Voice Spider

Fangs & Fonts
Tarl "Voice" Hoch is primarily a horror, erotica and mythos author from Alberta, Canada. He has been published both in and outside of the fandom in a number of anthologies. His latest works can be found in 'Taboo' by Furplanet, 'Pulp' by Rabbit Valley, and 'Blood Type: An Anthology of Vampire SF on the Cutting Edge ' by Nightscape Press. He was also the head editor for Furplanet's 'Abandoned Places'. | He is one of the members of the writing... Read More →


Sunday September 27, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Elliott B Seatac Hilton Main Hall (Writing)
  • title pocket The Beastiarium: Writing Fantastical Creature Anatomy
  • title conbook The Beastiarium: Writing Fantastical Creature Anatomy

4:00pm

Scritch and Hiss
Every year, RainFurrest likes to provide its attendees with an opportunity to provide live feedback about what went well and what we could stand to improve. If you’ve got an opinion, let us have it. (But no tomatoes, please!)

Speakers
KT

Kristina “th’ buni” Tracer

RF2015 Programming Lead, RainFurrest
Poststructural, multicontextual, polycontinuous, and transmaterial. A collection of fictional people living in a non-fiction world. Not safe for reality. A self-told tale carving out spaces to help others do the same.
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Rex Wolf

I've been involved with IT for years, both in my professional life and in my work with RainFurrest, Vancoufur, and Howloween. Lately, I've been taking a greater interest in privacy and security. Major interests include PGP, Tor, Freenet, Signal / RedPhone / TextSecure, and other secure communications. I'm also willing to exchange Freenet noderefs, if I know you reasonably well... PGP key 0xD7EFEE90


Sunday September 27, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Secondary Theater Seatac Hilton Secondary Theater

5:30pm

Closing Ceremonies
Speakers
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Rex Wolf

I've been involved with IT for years, both in my professional life and in my work with RainFurrest, Vancoufur, and Howloween. Lately, I've been taking a greater interest in privacy and security. Major interests include PGP, Tor, Freenet, Signal / RedPhone / TextSecure, and other secure communications. I'm also willing to exchange Freenet noderefs, if I know you reasonably well... PGP key 0xD7EFEE90


Sunday September 27, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Theater Seatac Hilton Main Theater

8:00pm

Deaddog Dance: YNA (trance)
Moderators
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Aphinity

Vice Chair, IT Lead, BronyCAN
Hi! I'm a Pacific White Sided Dolphin named Aphinity, or Phin for short. Some of you also know me as ioco, the Siberian Husky (my fursuit). A few others know me as Rob, but that's my boring name :) I'm a born and raised Canadian from Vancouver and I love to meet people! My interests are very diverse. I am an avid fursuiter and costumer, and I'm quite active in the Brony community. I have many costumes and outfits I like to wear, the most... Read More →

Speakers

Sunday September 27, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Emerald B/C Seatac Hilton Convention Center Headless Lounge

9:00pm

Deaddog Dance: GeDM (multi-genre)
Moderators
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Aphinity

Vice Chair, IT Lead, BronyCAN
Hi! I'm a Pacific White Sided Dolphin named Aphinity, or Phin for short. Some of you also know me as ioco, the Siberian Husky (my fursuit). A few others know me as Rob, but that's my boring name :) I'm a born and raised Canadian from Vancouver and I love to meet people! My interests are very diverse. I am an avid fursuiter and costumer, and I'm quite active in the Brony community. I have many costumes and outfits I like to wear, the most... Read More →

Speakers

Sunday September 27, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Emerald B/C Seatac Hilton Convention Center Headless Lounge

10:00pm

Deaddog Dance:
Moderators
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Aphinity

Vice Chair, IT Lead, BronyCAN
Hi! I'm a Pacific White Sided Dolphin named Aphinity, or Phin for short. Some of you also know me as ioco, the Siberian Husky (my fursuit). A few others know me as Rob, but that's my boring name :) I'm a born and raised Canadian from Vancouver and I love to meet people! My interests are very diverse. I am an avid fursuiter and costumer, and I'm quite active in the Brony community. I have many costumes and outfits I like to wear, the most... Read More →

Speakers

Sunday September 27, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Emerald B/C Seatac Hilton Convention Center Headless Lounge

11:00pm

Deaddog Dance: P-Dawg (trap)
Sunday September 27, 2015 11:00pm - Monday September 28, 2015 12:00am
Emerald B/C Seatac Hilton Convention Center Headless Lounge