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Eurofurence 26 — "Welcome to Tortuga"
Estrel Congress Center Berlin
August 2022
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 on: 11.04.2021, 16:59:25 
Started by MrEvers - Last post by MrEvers
Starting in april 2022, there will be a new line of sleeper trains between Brussel, Amsterdam, Berlin and Prague.
This offers a great alternative to travel to EF.
I contacted the company, and they are open towards tickets deals for cons. Who at EF should I contact to look further into it?

 on: 20.03.2021, 20:57:26 
Started by Aqua_man - Last post by Aqua_man
hello! My little travel  :o sorry for late post =(  after a while  9 years ago  m(   :slap:
Moore watch please here :  :)

Preview : here

all days by me :  how im adventures ^_^

 :) Eurofurence 17 day   1:
 ;D Eurofurence 17 day:  2
 :o Eurofurence 17 day : 3
 ::) Eurofurence 17 day:  4
 :-[ Eurofurence 17 day : 5
 :-* Eurofurence 17 day : 5
 ;) Eurofurence 17 day   6:

Any question wryte me here : m(     
Thank s all!im reeally love this con!

 on: 20.02.2021, 20:21:49 
Started by ANTIcarrot - Last post by o'wolf
Thanks for asking! At this moment we'd rather not announce dates, as further development of the pandemic and its economical impact might force us or our location to renegotiate the dates. By the way, currently everyone is in that situation, any date for a live event in 2022 is just wishful thinking. Thus, to avoid confusion, we unfortunately cannot answer either question yet. We will of course announce dates as soon as we can be reasonably sure that they can be kept.

 on: 16.02.2021, 13:49:02 
Started by ANTIcarrot - Last post by ANTIcarrot
Do we have dates for 2022 yet? Or if that information cannot be released, can you tell us when you might be able to announce the dates?

 on: 31.01.2021, 16:14:31 
Started by gummi_bjorn - Last post by gummi_bjorn
thanks, just wanted to be sure.
but really lookin forward to seeing y'all again!

 on: 29.01.2021, 22:24:06 
Started by gummi_bjorn - Last post by Nosnibor
Cheetah mentioned elsewhere that there is no reason to worry. They've anticipated this situation and prepared accordingly. The donated con fees from 2020 will last a long time, as the running costs are low.

I guess not running a con saves a lot of money, just as not attending a con does. But where is the fun in that?

 on: 24.01.2021, 16:37:31 
Started by gummi_bjorn - Last post by gummi_bjorn
how is the con doing financially??
do we need to have a colloecion to keep things running. i'd be sure to donate if needed!

 on: 22.01.2021, 19:15:38 
Started by Cifer - Last post by Cifer
Hey guys!
Well, this seems to be happening.
Thanks for making the right choice, even though it's the boring, annoying, sensibly safe choice. Will there be an online replacement for this year, even if it's not a "full" con?

 on: 22.01.2021, 19:05:26 
Started by o'wolf - Last post by o'wolf
We at Eurofurence know things are difficult for everyone now and have our attendees at the heart of everything we do. Your safety is our first priority and currently with the pandemic ongoing we feel we cannot reasonably run a physical event this year.

What does this mean? We will be delaying EF26 until 2022 (exact dates will be announced later). So this means you have extra time to work on those costumes, polish up the dance moves and we look forward to welcoming you in a safe setting.

 on: 17.12.2020, 16:44:27 
Started by Iron Wing - Last post by VulpesRex
Greetings, Iron Wing!

   I have found that from the time I step off the plane in Frankfurt until the end of EuroFURence - about 1 week - that 300 Euros will handle all of my Non-EF spending, for things like local transport, off-site meals, local-bought toiletries, tours and admissions, that sort of thing.

   You may have your own source for Euros - My bank can provide me with the cash if I let them know 2 weeks ahead of time I need it, or from American Automobile Association ("Triple-A", or AAA) through their service offices, again with some advance notice - but I've found the best way to handle it (and get the best exchange rate) is to use an ATM machine (a "Geldautomat" in German) at the airport; Frankfurt airport has several, and the new Berlin Int'l ought to have plenty, too.

   I recommend bringing both an ATM/Debit card AND a credit card with you; BUY things with the credit card, to avoid hitting a daily spending limit on your bank account, and GET CASH with the ATM/Debit card, to avoid onerous interest charges which Credit Card companies impose on "Cash Advances" (To the Credit Card company, getting cash is a LOAN, and interest at 15% - or worse - is charged, starting from the moment of the "advance"...and it's not forgiven under the "grace" period like your monthly purchases are, you can't dodge it).

   At least a week before your trip, advise both your bank AND the Credit Card company of the dates and destinations of your trip; otherwise, you could show up in Germany and have your cards refused, as the respective card issuers will immediately suspect fraudulent use...and calling the "toll-free" customer service numbers from a German pay phone is nigh impossible.  Alerting them via phone or on-line, like the day before your trip, or even 2 days before, is not enough lead time.  Believe me, I've been caught by this TWICE.  Thank God for well-connected concierges and the kindness of European Furry Friends!

      You might also take the opportunity to see what your daily withdrawal limit is on your ATM/debit card, and perhaps have it raised.

******END OF WARNING******

   As for your EF-related spending...If you are staying at the convention hotel, or at the recommended alternate (Andel's Vienna House), you can charge your meals to your hotel room (I have had to stay at Andel's the last three years, but have lunch and dinner at the Estrel, so I spend cash there, or charge to my credit card).

   Inside the actual convention space, EVERYTHING is on a cash basis, including what is sold in the Dealers' Den, and at the Art Show, and at the Charity Auction.  What you will need for Art and Merchandise is entirely your call, but there is a Geldautomat AT THE HOTEL.  It has been known to "run out" over the span of the convention, and some years arrangements had been made for trailer-based MOBILE ATMs to be set up on-site, but I wouldn't count on that.  I am told that there are ATM's about a block away towards the McDonald's down Sonnenallee, and there are ATMs in the opposite direction towards the center of Neukoln.


   Oh...and you will need a new wallet.

   Seriously - you will want a wallet with an attached coin-pouch, or zippered compartment, or some way to carry coins.  This is because of the way a Euro is divided into cents.

   The Euro has 100 cents. The coins (and bills) are denominated in a 1:2:5 manner, like this: 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents (these are copper coins), 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents (these are brass-toned coins), 1 Euro, 2 Euros (these are bi-metal coins, like the Canadian Dollar, or "loonie" coin).

   ...That's right - the Euro itself is a coin, as well as the next denomination up, the 2-Euro coin.  The first bill is 5 Euros, then 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 euros.

   I think that most Americans don't trifle with coins much; this is why every attempt to replace the 1-Dollar bill with some sort of coin never catches on. We tend to pay with bills, receive change, and empty it out of our pockets at day's end, on our dresser or in a coin bank or something.

   In Europe, you will be expected to pay for items under 5 Euros in cost with those coins.  Waiters in restaurants and cashiers in stores will of course make change, but you are gonna be burdened down with a LOT of coins otherwise.

   Likewise, at the opposite end of the spectrum, if you use a Geldautomat which offers you a choice of denominations for your withdrawal, unless you plan on dropping 1,000 or so at the Art show or for the Charity, avoid the high-value notes; 50 Euro bills would be the largest single bill you should need, and for many places of business, paying for a simple meal or sundry purchase with one would be "pushing it", and you wouldn't be making any friends in the process.

   Back to wallets - a "Bikers'" or "Truckers'" wallet, the flat black leather kind with a small chain, will hold both your travelling Dollars, your Euro bills, and they have a zippered compartment for the coins.  Gift shops at the airport (or even the hotel) may have wallets for sale, and they will have a coin pouch.  I even bought a handy tri-fold at the general store in the shopping complex across from the McDonald's down Sonnenallee, for about 6 Euros, which holds a couple credit cards, Euro bills, Visitor's Travel card and room key card, and has a coin pouch on the outside.  Whole thing about the size of a pack of cigarettes.


   Well, that's a LOT more information than you asked for, but I hope that it might be useful information for other American "first timers" making the trip to Berlin for EF this year.  I hope some of it was useful to you!

Good Luck!

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