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Thursday, September 24
 

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... 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

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 Renee Carter Hall

Renee Carter Hall

Writer Guest of Honor
avatar for Kitswulf

Kitswulf

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


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

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
Kyell Gold is the author of more than 20 novels and novellas and has won the Ursa Major, Rainbow, Coyotl, and Leo Awards for his work. In 2016 he helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has taught at each of its sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Jakebe

Jakebe

Jakebe has been a part of the fandom since 1996(!), when he was a bettong, and then a giant kangaroo, then a raven, and now a jackalope. He currently procrastinates with his husband, The Pen Drake, and their rabbit, Puckles.
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)

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... Read More →

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... Read More →
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.


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

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 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... Read More →
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... Read More →


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
Kyell Gold is the author of more than 20 novels and novellas and has won the Ursa Major, Rainbow, Coyotl, and Leo Awards for his work. In 2016 he helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has taught at each of its sessions.

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
 
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... Read More →
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... 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

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 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... Read More →
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... 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

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

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... Read More →

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 Coyotl winning Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. @OceanTigrox/@Ti... Read More →


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

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... 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.


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

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 Renee Carter Hall

Renee Carter Hall

Writer Guest of Honor
avatar for Kitswulf

Kitswulf

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


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

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.
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold is the author of more than 20 novels and novellas and has won the Ursa Major, Rainbow, Coyotl, and Leo Awards for his work. In 2016 he helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has taught at each of its sessions.


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

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 Coyotl winning Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. @OceanTigrox/@Ti... Read More →
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)

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

9:00pm

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

Moderators
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold is the author of more than 20 novels and novellas and has won the Ursa Major, Rainbow, Coyotl, and Leo Awards for his work. In 2016 he helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has taught at each of its sessions.

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... Read More →
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

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
 
Saturday, September 26
 

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

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
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 Shelly Alan & David Alan

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.
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... Read More →


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

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
avatar for Hunter

Hunter

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

Speakers
avatar for Renee Carter Hall

Renee Carter Hall

Writer Guest of Honor
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... 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

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 Coyotl winning Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. @OceanTigrox/@Ti... Read More →
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.

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
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... Read More →

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

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
avatar for Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf is a writer and editor in the fandom and the Track Lead for Anthrocon's writing track. He has written and published stories in an outside of the fandom, as well as editing anthologies for furry publishers. Some of his credits include being the editor for Trick or Treat... Read More →

Speakers
PG

Phil Geusz

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

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

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
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Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold is the author of more than 20 novels and novellas and has won the Ursa Major, Rainbow, Coyotl, and Leo Awards for his work. In 2016 he helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has taught at each of its sessions.

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
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Renee Carter Hall

Writer Guest of Honor
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Kitswulf

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


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

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
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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 Coyotl winning Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. @OceanTigrox/@Ti... Read More →

Speakers
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... 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

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
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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
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Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold is the author of more than 20 novels and novellas and has won the Ursa Major, Rainbow, Coyotl, and Leo Awards for his work. In 2016 he helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has taught at each of its sessions.


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

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
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Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf is a writer and editor in the fandom and the Track Lead for Anthrocon's writing track. He has written and published stories in an outside of the fandom, as well as editing anthologies for furry publishers. Some of his credits include being the editor for Trick or Treat... Read More →

Speakers
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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.
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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)

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
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Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf is a writer and editor in the fandom and the Track Lead for Anthrocon's writing track. He has written and published stories in an outside of the fandom, as well as editing anthologies for furry publishers. Some of his credits include being the editor for Trick or Treat... Read More →

Speakers
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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.
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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... Read More →


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
 
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
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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

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
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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 Coyotl winning Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. @OceanTigrox/@Ti... Read More →

Speakers
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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.


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

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
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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
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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... Read More →
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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 Coyotl winning Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. @OceanTigrox/@Ti... Read More →


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

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
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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... 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

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... 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

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... Read More →

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... 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