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Eurofurence 25 "Fractures in Time" - Estrel Hotel Berlin, August 14-18, 2019Follow eurofurence on Twitter

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 on: 11.12.2019, 01:59:40 
Started by camarofurry - Last post by camarofurry
I saw a lot of suiters at EF with special wheeled boxes for there suits.
and I was wondering where you can get one of those as I had to use
to luggage cases for mine, and even then it was super cramped?

 on: 11.12.2019, 01:51:11 
Started by camarofurry - Last post by camarofurry
First off let me say this, I LOVED EF25, it was amazing, an adventure, I am homesick for Berlin now, and can't wait to go back.
I love this con, but I know that they're are areas they can improve, and infact they are doing it for next year.  So before I get onto all
the points I love, I'm gonna list the points where the convention fell a little short.   Please note that it's not a criticism or an attack,
so please be gentle with me when you read my feedback, as someone with a high level of anxiety, a first conventioneer, and a first time fullsuiter,
my experience may be a little more unique and scary than some.   

Points needing improving.

1 Knowing where something is, and how to find it.

Unfortuently my phone was stolen on the way to Berlin, and I didn't notice until I arrived.   I found the map in the book really confusing. 
The screens in the Hotel didn't really tell you much information on events that where happening.  I didn't realise there were event rooms
on the first floor.  ^^;   Some of this is down to me I guess, but it would be really great to have more information about whats going on
in live time, and how to get there. 

2.  The dealers den was really cramped.   

Not much more I can add here, dealers and customers really suffered this year in the dealers den, people were polite, and everyone did there best to get around
without causing hardship, but we all felt pretty bottled in, but this is something EF is changing for 2020.   They're moving it to a larger room. 

3.  There was an issue with poodling. 

I was getting conflicting information from staff whether or not poodling was banned.   This wasn't something that was listed in the Con-Book
as a Rule, and I was getting conflicting information from Staff whether it was allowed or not.    A lot of famous fursuiters I noted were NOT pulled
up about it, but the small time guys were.   You can't have it both ways, it's either banned or its not, and everyone should be bound by the same rules.
Because of the backlash EF recinded their decision over the poodling on twitter. 

4.  The dance compition had empty reserved seats that no-one was sitting in.

As a super sponser you can imagine my dissapointment, especially in fullsuit, trying to find a seat at the dance compition and being refused
permission to sit in the "reserved area"   There were rows upon rows of seats, then when I found a place to uncomfortably sit on the floor
with digigrade legs (it was not comfortable at all) I kept being moved.    I was really upset by the pompous and condesending way that
staff acted within the Dance Competition, everything seemed really stuck up, and by the end of it, I decided to leave the venue voluntarily,
and go do something else.  My friends were extremely angry at this too, they felt like I had been kicked out.   This isn't any good.
As a fullsuiter, and a SUPER SPONSER, I should have had priority seating.   I wouldn't go to the dance compition next year so it wouldn't be a problem.


Everything else at EF was amazing,  I loved the events, the people, I loved the beer garden and fire pit.   Every day I dream about returning
even with the bad stuff that happened.   I feel homesick for Berlin and EF.
The fursuit lounge staff COULDNT BE BETTER.   They are ABSOLUTE ANGELS.
I loved the fact that my zipper stuck, and the staff kepts saying, "The zip is stuck, must be a lemonbrat suit"  that made me giggle. 

I love EF, and I love the staff and the people who attend so much!   I'll never forget it. 
It had its ups and down, but I love EF with all my heart.    And I got shoulder rubs from Dhari, I can die a happy cat now!  ^_^

All the best,

 on: 11.12.2019, 01:16:25 
Started by camarofurry - Last post by camarofurry
Hi there, thank you so much for your advice.
My issue is with the ingridents I'd need to bring.   The Isopropal Alchohol may cause issues with customs.

I can't drive unfortunetly, so from where I'm from it would be an 9 or 10 hour drive to the eurostar (longer on busses and trains, and both really expensive)
or a 1-2 hour flight to Berlin.

That's why I was thinking maybe it would be easier to pay someone to hold onto the materials and bring them from their house in Germany to the venue.
Or have them delivered to the venue itself.
Thinking it over, it might be easier to buy the items and have them delivered to my hotel the day before the con opens.  All of these issues seem to inconvience someone else
and make me feel bad just thinking about it. 

I'm not sure, I'll give it some thought, if you have any other ideas that be great! 

I'm so sorry again for my late reply, trying to start up a business and juggle Christmas preparations has kept me really busy. 
All the best,

 on: 05.12.2019, 11:59:01 
Started by Quincy the Raccoon - Last post by o'wolf
Thank goodness the opening is planned for after EF. We really don't want everyone scrambling to rebook their flights a few weeks before the convention in case it turns out that they cannot open the airport in time again.

 on: 30.11.2019, 23:58:31 
Started by Quincy the Raccoon - Last post by Suicune
Yeah, sure...

 on: 30.11.2019, 09:23:19 
Started by Quincy the Raccoon - Last post by Quincy the Raccoon
Well, finally there is good news! In late October 2020 (AFTER EF is done), the new airport opens to the public so from 2021 us furs can come to the airport. Finally. And it's more convenient!

BERLIN - The new Berlin airport will open definitively on 31 October 2020. Airport leader Engelbert Lütke Daldrup announced this on Friday. More information will be announced later in the day at a press conference at Berlin's Tegel airport.

The opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport or BER, as the airport is called for short, is a headache file. The opening was originally planned for 2012, but has been postponed many times. The delays were caused by, among other things, bureaucratic red tape and technical problems.

Since 2018, the autumn of 2020 has been mentioned as a new target date, and that goal seems to be achieved now, according to Daldrup.

BER is located on the edge of the existing Schoenefeld airport, on the south side of Berlin. It is intended that Tegel airport to the west of the city will close forever six months after the opening of BER.

Source: (DUTCH)

 on: 27.11.2019, 01:04:24 
Started by camarofurry - Last post by ANTIcarrot
If you want to bring a lot of stuff, I'd go to the transport sub-form and look at the UK Furball Run threads. You can probably transport a lot more that way in exchange for petrol, hotel costs, and a longer travel time.

Alternatively Eurostar can be just about price competative with some airline seats, if you're willing to wait and gamble the cheap outbound tickets are still available by the time the return tickets are available one week later.

You may find the following discussion on selling spray cans on ebay (and shipping them) useful:
Some specialty ground-only services will take the cans, though you may pay a premium and/or have trouble coordinating a specific arrival date. As they say on that page, speak to customer services rather than use the generic web booking pages. Even if a specific company can't help you, they may be able to point you in the direction of a company that can help.

 on: 24.11.2019, 00:27:46 
Started by Tsuki - Last post by Tsuki
!!English version further below!!

Mögt ihr Schauspiel und Theaterstücke? Seid ihr immer derjenige, der alles am Laufen hält? Seid ihr gerne die graue Eminenz, die von Hinten die Fäden zieht? Dann haben wir genau das Richtige für euch!

Das neu gegründete „Fursuit Acting Department" der Eurofurence (Name ist noch ein WIP) sucht aktuell nach Freiwilligen und Helfern hinter der Bühne, die bereit sind, bei der nächsten EF bei einem ausgewachsenen Fursuit-Theaterstück (2 1/2h) mitzuwirken. Das Stück ist schon fertig geschrieben und wird zur Zeit in wöchentlichen Trainings geprobt.

Was solltet ihr mitbringen?
- Wohnt optimalerweise in Berlin/Umgebung
- Seid gewillt regelmäßig zu Proben zu erscheinen - mindestens zweimal im Monat! Ihr müsst das Stück kennenlernen, mit dem Team zusammenwachsen und die Abläufe kennen. Je näher die EF rückt, desto mehr wird eure Präsenz bei Proben erforderlich sein.
- Seid zuverlässig!

Was sind eure Aufgaben?
- Während Szenenwechseln werdet ihr diejenigen sein, die das Bühnenbild umbauen. Dazu gehört Requisiten auf- und abzuräumen, Hintergründe zu wechseln und die Bühne für die nächste Szene vorzubereiten.
- Eine weitere Aufgabe ist die Verpflegung der Schauspieler im Backstage-Bereich, die gerade nicht auf der Bühne sind. Diese werden nämlich zwangsläufig ihre Suits das gesamte Stück über anbehalten müssen.
- Requisitenbau und Hintergrunderstellung wird eine Aufgabe sein, der sich das gesamte Department stellen werden muss - sowohl Schauspieler als auch Helfer. Niemand ist sicher. 😈
- Das Stück und eure Aufgaben auswendig zu lernen, wann welche Requisite wohin zu bewegen ist und was ihr während jeder Szene zu tun habt ist ebenfalls eine Aufgabe, die von allen Helfern verlangt werden muss, um einen problemlosen Ablauf des Stück zu gewährleisten.

Falls ihr weitere Fragen oder Interesse daran habt, mitzumachen, könnt ihr gerne unseren Department-Direktor (@Tsuki) oder unseren Vize-Direktor (@Normalv) auf Telegram anschreiben!

Wir freuen uns über jede Nachricht!
Das Fursuit Acting Department


Do you like acting and stage plays? Do you like to be the one who keeps everything running? Do you like to be the one pulling the strings from behind? Then we have the thing for you!

The newly founded "Fursuit Acting Department" of the Eurofurence (name still a WIP) is looking for volunteers/stage hands who are willing to contribute to a full blown fursuit theater piece (2 1/2hrs) during next year's EF. The stage play is already written and is currently being rehearsed in weekly trainings.

What are the requirements?
- Ideally you should live in Berlin or the surrounding areas. For crew members this is not required but it helps a lot!
- Be willing to come to multiple rehearsals, the more the better - but usually at least twice a month! You have to know the piece, get familiar with the team and know the procedures! The closer EF comes the more your attendance will be required!
- Please be reliable!

What will you do?
- During scene changes, you are the one who will change the stage setup. Moving props on and off the stage, changing backdrops and preparing the stage for the next scene are your tasks.
- Taking care of the actors who are currently not on stage is also a part of your responsibilities since they will be forced to wear their suits during the whole play and can't take them off.
- Building props and doing backdrops is a task that the whole department will take on as a whole - actors as well as crew members. Nobody is safe. 😈
- Learning the piece and your tasks, when to move which prop where and what you have to do during every scene is something that will also be required of the crew members in order to perform the piece fluently and without any hicc-ups.

If you have any questions or are interested in taking part and supporting us, please don’t hesitate to contact our department director on Telegram (@Tsuki) or our vice-director (@Normalv). We are happy to hear from anybody about this project!

The Fursuit Acting Department

 on: 22.11.2019, 00:26:57 
Started by jurobi - Last post by Suicune
By any chance, the seam at the bottom end of the shirt? Because I just noticed thats where mine is broken. Gonna need to fix that somehow before it gets worse than it already is. :/
Normally Fruit of the Loom stuff has a good quality. It has been washed just like 3-4 times until now.

 on: 15.11.2019, 17:45:41 
Started by jurobi - Last post by jurobi
Help my T-shirt is broken the seam in my two dissolve and the annoying. Is there a possibility of warranty. or a way the T-shirt in 3 XL retro purchase Kauflich to acquire?

Otherwise one will be selling 3 XL from EF 25

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