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Thursday, November 30
 

4:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room - Thursday Late Afternoon Bookings
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 6 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! This year's theme: It's the last day of Furfest and Buddy, the hopeful-popufur husky, has lost his beloved shirt! But check out is in an hour... can you hep Buddy retrace his footsteps through a weekend of fun, or will housekeeping get a precious leave-behind? Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 12 can split up to race against each other for a faster time! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com or text 331-251-1195 to reserve your spot - or you can visit us in person on the bottom floor of the Hyatt if walk-in room is available. Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity!

Thursday November 30, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Narita

4:30pm

Registration - Pre-Registered Badge Pick-up (Sponsor, Shiny-Sponsor Only)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Preregistered Badge Pickup (Sponsors/Shiny Sponsors Only) (in Rosemont) 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM - Preregistered Badge Pickup (All membership types) (in Rosemont) 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM - At-the-Door Registration open (All membership types) (in United)

Thursday November 30, 2017 4:30pm - 5:00pm
United AB

5:00pm

Registration - Pre-Registered Badge Pick-up
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Preregistered Badge Pickup (Sponsors/Shiny Sponsors Only) (in Rosemont) 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM - Preregistered Badge Pickup (All membership types) (in Rosemont) 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM - At-the-Door Registration open (All membership types) (in United)

Thursday November 30, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
United AB

6:00pm

Registration - At The Door
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Preregistered Badge Pickup (Sponsors/Shiny Sponsors Only) (in Rosemont) 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM - Preregistered Badge Pickup (All membership types) (in Rosemont) 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM - At-the-Door Registration open (All membership types) (in United)

Thursday November 30, 2017 6:00pm - 11:00pm
United AB

7:00pm

Art Jam
First-come seating - but all are welcome as long as space is available!

Thursday November 30, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Hartsfield

7:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room - Thursday Evening Bookings
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 6 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! This year's theme: It's the last day of Furfest and Buddy, the hopeful-popufur husky, has lost his beloved shirt! But check out is in an hour... can you hep Buddy retrace his footsteps through a weekend of fun, or will housekeeping get a precious leave-behind? Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 12 can split up to race against each other for a faster time! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com or text 331-251-1195 to reserve your spot - or you can visit us in person on the bottom floor of the Hyatt if walk-in room is available. Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity!

Thursday November 30, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Narita

7:00pm

Thursday Night BYOG (Bring Your Own Games)
Thursday November 30, 2017 7:00pm - Friday December 1, 2017 12:00am
International Ballroom

10:00pm

MFF All Staff Meeting (Option 1)
All MFF staff are invited to attend 1 of the 2 all-hands meetings.

Option 1 - Thursday 10pm
Option 2 - Friday 10am

Speakers
avatar for DataHawk

DataHawk

Security and Logistics Lead, Midwest Furfest
avatar for Kodi

Kodi

Chairman, Midwest Furfest
Running around dressed as a dog -- and Hockey. Sometimes together. https://www.weasyl.com/~kodi
avatar for Perro

Perro

Operations Lead, Board President, Social Media Head, Former Chairman, Midwest Furfest
I work in the legal industry, play hockey, make costumes and ride all kinds of bikes. Please direct any convention related questions or concerns to: perro (AT) furfest (DOT) org.


Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
LAX

10:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room - Thursday Late Night Bookings
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 6 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! This year's theme: It's the last day of Furfest and Buddy, the hopeful-popufur husky, has lost his beloved shirt! But check out is in an hour... can you hep Buddy retrace his footsteps through a weekend of fun, or will housekeeping get a precious leave-behind? Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 12 can split up to race against each other for a faster time! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com or text 331-251-1195 to reserve your spot - or you can visit us in person on the bottom floor of the Hyatt if walk-in room is available. Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity!

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00pm - Friday December 1, 2017 1:00am
Narita

10:00pm

Thursday Dance
Shake your tails! Its time to dance! 10pm -- Sparx Traxx 11pm -- Dune 12a -- Apollo 1a -- Nevimer

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00pm - Friday December 1, 2017 2:00am
Grand EFGH
 
Friday, December 1
 

9:00am

9:00am

Con Suite
Friday December 1, 2017 9:00am - Saturday December 2, 2017 12:00am
Grand ABC

9:00am

Operations
Friday December 1, 2017 9:00am - Saturday December 2, 2017 2:00am
Reagan

10:00am

MFF All Staff Meeting (Option 2)
All MFF staff are invited to attend 1 of the 2 all-hands meetings.

Option 1 - Thursday 10pm
Option 2 - Friday 10am

Speakers
avatar for DataHawk

DataHawk

Security and Logistics Lead, Midwest Furfest
avatar for Kodi

Kodi

Chairman, Midwest Furfest
Running around dressed as a dog -- and Hockey. Sometimes together. https://www.weasyl.com/~kodi
avatar for Perro

Perro

Operations Lead, Board President, Social Media Head, Former Chairman, Midwest Furfest
I work in the legal industry, play hockey, make costumes and ride all kinds of bikes. Please direct any convention related questions or concerns to: perro (AT) furfest (DOT) org.


Friday December 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
LAX

10:00am

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room - Friday Early Bookings
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 6 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! This year's theme: It's the last day of Furfest and Buddy, the hopeful-popufur husky, has lost his beloved shirt! But check out is in an hour... can you hep Buddy retrace his footsteps through a weekend of fun, or will housekeeping get a precious leave-behind? Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 12 can split up to race against each other for a faster time! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com or text 331-251-1195 to reserve your spot - or you can visit us in person on the bottom floor of the Hyatt if walk-in room is available. Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity!

Friday December 1, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Narita

10:00am

Registration
After Registration closes, Temporary Badges good for one evening only can be obtained at Convention Operations

Friday December 1, 2017 10:00am - 9:00pm
United AB

10:00am

Table Top Gaming
Friday December 1, 2017 10:00am - Saturday December 2, 2017 2:00am
International Ballroom

10:00am

Video Gaming
See the separate Video Gaming Schedule in your Pocket Program for more details.

Friday December 1, 2017 10:00am - Saturday December 2, 2017 2:00am
London

11:00am

Opening Ceremonies
Join us for the official start to Midwest FurFest 2017, with last minute announcements and other interesting tidbits. Let's start the convention off with a bang! ASL Interpreters will be available for those with hearing impairment.

Speakers
avatar for Kodi

Kodi

Chairman, Midwest Furfest
Running around dressed as a dog -- and Hockey. Sometimes together. https://www.weasyl.com/~kodi


Friday December 1, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand EFGH

11:30am

Writing 101
We all start somewhere, and it's no different for writing. Whether you hope to one day write the Great American Furry Novel, or just want to do better at the stories you share with friends, come and learn some of the basics of good storytelling and some of the pitfalls and common beginner mistakes to avoid.


Friday December 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lambert

12:00pm

Hooray for Hoofers
Equines and other hoofed members of the furry community are welcome for a discussion about their draw to equines, their favorites, and experiences with other hooved species.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
McCarran

12:00pm

So It's Your First Furry Convention?
No question, it can all be a little .. crazy, for anyone's first time. We want to help you understand a little bit more about MFF, the furry convention world, and cover some specific topics such as: What to expect at a furry convention, how to behave, pitfalls to avoid, and just what the heck are all those black sketchbooks about, anyway? We'll also have some experienced folks on stage to help answer questions.

Speakers
avatar for K.P.

K.P.

Megaplex Convention Chairman, Anthrocon Programming Director
Fursuiter, calligrapher, puppeteer, writer, and event programmer. In my spare time....I work at a job.
avatar for Thumper

Thumper

Programming Bun, Midwest Furfest
I help Kodi and the rest of the volunteer MFF staff to make this convention the best we can for all of you!
avatar for Woody

Woody

Board Member, Midwest Furry Fandom, Inc.


Friday December 1, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hartsfield

12:00pm

Fursuit Handlers Panel to Success
Alex the human teaches new handlers how to insure their success in keeping Fursuiters in tip top shape.


Friday December 1, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LAX

12:00pm

Meet the Guests of Honor
Come on by to find out all the interesting details of their work and their interests. This will be a question and answer session, so please fire up your curiosity and bring on those intriguing questions we know you have. Please welcome our 2017 Guests: LATIN VIXEN, REMY WOLF, RUSS ADAMS ASL Interpreters will be available for those with hearing impairment.


Friday December 1, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand EFGH

12:00pm

Who Wants to be a Voice Actor?
From Bugs Bunny to Nick Wilde, anthropomorphic characters have been talking to us from childhood to adulthood. Ever wondered what goes into bringing your favorite characters to life? Now you can join in on the fun! Join TimberPuppers (Tony Crynight), Edward Bosco (Dust: An Elysian Tail), and Malcolm/Zeke (Channel Awesome) for an hour of voice acting fun! First up will be a Q&A where you can ask about everything you want to learn about voice acting. Then you can try it yourself, by volunteering to do a live reading of professional scripts starring some fluffy characters!


Friday December 1, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Ohare

12:00pm

Text Adventures
Gather round, literally, and make your way through some old school text adventures! Draggor, your host, will be subbing in for the computer, so sassy replies are to be expected from sassy commands.

Speakers
avatar for Draggor

Draggor

Vice-Chair, Director of Programming, Director of Finance, Fur Squared
He's a demon, but the good kind! When not wandering around furry and gaming conventions in his imp and lizard suits, you might find Draggor programming for both work and leisure. He and Kataze created this here site and all the systems therein! While being a fitness & health enth... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Barajas

12:00pm

Your Imagined Furry Fantasy (18+ Only!)
Your Imagined Furry Fantasy - This light-hearted RPG-esque system was borne of frisky fantasy, silly stories of over-the-top shenanigans and inspired by popular flash games like Corruption of Champions, Trials in Tainted Space and Flexible Survival! Gameplay gives players a different perspective on the psychology behind modern-day sexuality and taboo as they adventure in a world where just about everything is over-sexualized (including combat!) to offer silly-fun and sex-positive escapades!

Speakers
avatar for Steel

Steel

Equestria Inspired


Friday December 1, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Charles

12:30pm

DIY 101: How to Self-Publish
So you wanna make something? Join Norman Rafferty of SanguineGames.com as he talks you through the process of taking your idea to tangible reality: Print-on-demand, crowd-funding, digital distribution, and the kitchen sink.

Speakers
avatar for Norman Rafferty

Norman Rafferty

Art Director, Sanguine Games
Norman Rafferty has been doing furry things since 1999. His work has been featured in SHADIS, KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE, DORK TOWER, IRONCLAW, MYRIAD SONG, MUFFINTOP, and numerous other nooks, hideways, and redoubts.


Friday December 1, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lambert

1:00pm

Creating Real Life Furries: Could We? Should We?
Discussion of the ethics and social implications creating anthrpormorphic life forms.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lindbergh

1:00pm

Furvilla Meetup
Fans of Furvilla, meet up and chat with the developers, as well as discuss the game and future updates!

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mirabel

1:00pm

Name That RPG Tune
Ever geek out over music from role-playing games? Finally you can use that love of music to win prizes! Come join your fellow RPG music fans for a fun-filled hour of "Name That Tune", RPG style!

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sky Harbor

1:00pm

Geocaching
Geocaching is a world wide treasure hunt game that a lot of people take part in, even furries. This will be a meet and greet between many furry geocachers from all parts of the country and/or world.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Logan

1:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room - Friday Afternoon Bookings
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 6 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! This year's theme: It's the last day of Furfest and Buddy, the hopeful-popufur husky, has lost his beloved shirt! But check out is in an hour... can you hep Buddy retrace his footsteps through a weekend of fun, or will housekeeping get a precious leave-behind? Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 12 can split up to race against each other for a faster time! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com or text 331-251-1195 to reserve your spot - or you can visit us in person on the bottom floor of the Hyatt if walk-in room is available. Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity!

Friday December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Narita

1:00pm

Albedo: The Freron 6D Campaign
Enjoy sci-fi? Roleplaying? Furries? Mike Murdock will provide you your RPG needs for the convention. Albedo is a RPG Based on the Steve Gallacci’s comic book Erma Felna: EDF
Join the EDF as part of a team investigating a colony that went dark on the Ice-covered moon of Freron 6D and uncover why the planet went dark and why.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
International Ballroom

1:00pm

Artists Alley
Artist's Alley is a place for individual artists to offer their work, whether it be sketchbook commissions, prints, or other types of creative and unique artwork, all while having a good time! Artists Alley will be in four rooms on the International Level in Vienna, Paris, London, and Florence.

Friday December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 7:00pm
CC 45-47-49

1:00pm

Dealers Den
The Dealers Den is open to the public during these hours. Dealers listings and locations, with maps, can be found at https://www.furfest.org/dealers

Friday December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 7:00pm
DSCC 21-34

1:00pm

Art Show
Bidding closes at 7pm!

Friday December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 8:00pm
DSCC 44-46

1:30pm

Creature Design with Guest of Honor Russ Adams
Special Effect Artist Russ Adams talks about the process of designing creatures for film, television, and cosplay. Personal project questions welcomed. ASL Interpreters will be available for those with hearing impairment.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Grand EFGH

1:30pm

Character and Dialogue
Characters are arguably the most important element to any story. What makes characters believable, memorable, and compelling? A big part of any characters is the relationships they have with other characters, and one of the primary means of showing characters and their relationships is through dialogue. Come join us as we discuss what makes good characters and dialogue.

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.


Friday December 1, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lambert

2:00pm

Con Badges 101
A discussion type panel on how to create visually successful/appealing furry convention badges. The do's and don'ts and how to step up your game.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Logan

2:00pm

Furrhythmics Live!
We are the Furrhythmics, a furry barbershop group take you on a musical adventure through song! Coupled with light-hearted comedy, we are sure to amaze you and make you chuckle.


Friday December 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ohare

2:00pm

Birds! Photoshoot
Bird fursuiters, we're having a photo session just for you! We'll set up photos for the entire group, and photos for smaller groups and individuals. Stretch your wing muscles and get those feathers ready!

Speakers
avatar for Abrahm

Abrahm

Photographer



Friday December 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Seatac

2:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons Workshop: How To Run & Participate In An Immersive Game
This is an open forum discussion about Dungeons & Dragons, both as a player and a dungeon master, and the paths we took to become better, more immersive gamers. Newbies, veterans, and everyone in between welcome! Other game systems are also welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Draggor

Draggor

Vice-Chair, Director of Programming, Director of Finance, Fur Squared
He's a demon, but the good kind! When not wandering around furry and gaming conventions in his imp and lizard suits, you might find Draggor programming for both work and leisure. He and Kataze created this here site and all the systems therein! While being a fitness & health enth... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mirabel

2:00pm

Uni-fur-sity: Balancing the Furry Community with an Academic Career
College students make up a significant portion of the furry fandom (roughly one-fifth, by Furry Poll 2015 data). This panel is intended to host a discussion on and for this portion. How do you balance time spent with the furry community versus time spent working towards your academics? Other specific topics will include campus and community involvement, balancing social structures, personal experiences with furry in the academic setting, time management, community outreach, and the process of finding or establishing furry student groups.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Midway

2:00pm

MFF Hockey
If you fancy some time away from main MFF happenings and enjoy hockey, come over to The Edge John Street ice rink (10 min away) and see furry hockey players battle for supremacy on the ice. Will it be the canines, felines, hoofers, or foxes that come out on top? There will be a 60 min scrimmage followed by on ice hockey skills in fursuits to close out the session. 

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Edge - John Street Ice Rink 545 John St, Bensenville, IL 60106

2:00pm

Fursuit Price Is Right
This is the fursuiter version of the price is right where fursuiters are asked to come on down to contestants row, winner plays a pricing game and goes on to the showcase showdown and the winner of which goes on to the showcase and the one fursuiter that has won the most in cash and prizes wins a badge commission.

Speakers
avatar for Sultz Z. Wolf

Sultz Z. Wolf

Furry fandom
I'm just a wolf, looking for a good time.


Friday December 1, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DFW

2:00pm

Bingo!!
Back for a second year, it's bingo night ! Come and play a few games and win some cool prizes!


Friday December 1, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
McCarran

2:00pm

Comparative Anatomy
Curious about the anatomy and physiology of domestic and exotic species? Interested in learning how nature has evolved predators and prey to excel in their ecological niche? Learn about the animal kingdom’s perfection and hypothetical anthropomorphic adaptations from a veterinarian and one of the fandom’s brightest artists.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sky Harbor

2:00pm

Spirituality Roundtable
Come meet the Spirituality panelists. We'll answer your questions about our other panels and be open for general discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Cheesecake

Cheesecake

Registration Staff and Spirituality Panelist. | Once hailing from the corn fields of Iowa, Cheesecake now finds solace in the deliciously hot sun of Phoenix, Arizona. Cheesecake is generally happy, again, and is always up for hugs and scritches. If you ever have an itch you just... Read More →
avatar for Farran

Farran

Greetings! I am Farran, also known as Anomalous Fox. I am a biologist who focuses on the study of fungi, but just about everything is interesting to me. I also have experience with art in various forms and meditation. | | This is my seventh year attending MFF. I will be part... Read More →
avatar for Crystal Phoenix

Crystal Phoenix

Hello everyone. Crystal Phoenix here. Im a Celestial Bird born in stars. Im made of light, have 8 wings, & emanate from a crystal. Im also a happily married gay liberal Wiccan from the St.Louis area. I look forward to meeting all of my fellow Avians & other furries this year at M... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
LAX

2:00pm

Ironclaw Intro Game
Generate characters and learn how to play the current version of IronClaw Anthropormorphic Fantasy RPG! A short adventure will be run after character generation to introduce the system! Up to 6 players.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
International Ballroom

2:30pm

Greymuzzle Meet Up
A gathering of older furs, military furs, as well as those who have been in the fandom for a while. All are welcome to attend!

Speakers
avatar for Spirit Bear

Spirit Bear

Chief Greymuzzle
Hi! I am Spirit. I am a greymuzzle fur based in the Midwest. I'm always down to make new friends, so don't be afraid to say hi!


Friday December 1, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lindbergh

2:30pm

FVS Rehearsal #1
Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Rosemont

3:00pm

TN Furs, and More - Meet and Greet
A Meet and Greet for furs in TN and surrounding states. Do you live in TN or surrounding states? Are you moving to TN? Ever come TN or plan to visit? Come join us, make some new friends, and learn about meets/events that are held (or will be) in different parts of TN! We will also be taking suggestions on meets and events to have in the future!

Speakers
avatar for Clementine

Clementine

CEO, FruitSuit Creations
Just a smol Halloween fennec, here have fun and meet new people! See you all soon!!


Friday December 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
John Wayne

3:00pm

Mushroom Kingdom
Nintendo enthusiasts unite! Bring your 3ds console (or perhaps even that shiny new Nintendo Switch) for an hour of swapping tips and tricks and multiplayer fun.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Florence

3:00pm

Neopets
Do you remember Neopets when you got to feed and take care of your virtual pet and explore the world of Neopia? Join in to meet other fellow Neopet fans to draw or color in our templates. All ages are welcome so come on over and hang out, chat or just reminisce about your good old Neopet days.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mirabel

3:00pm

Meet the Charity
The Chicagoland Rescue Intervention and Support Program ("CRISP") is a coalition of eight animal welfare groups that serve Chicagoland. CRISP's purpose is to keep animals out of the overcrowded city shelter in Chicago. To do that CRISP offers distraught owners surrendering their pets alternatives through financial support for veterinary care, supplies, behavior training and other means to help them keep their pets. If pets cannot be kept with their families CRISP works to network them to find rescue immediately so they do not have to enter the shelter. Since inception in May 2016 CRISP has kept over 800 animals out of the city shelter.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hartsfield

3:00pm

Biology Discussion
Meet with real life biologists (we do exist!) to greet one another or get geeky about biology. If you're thinking about a career in biology, come ask questions!

Speakers
avatar for Farran

Farran

Greetings! I am Farran, also known as Anomalous Fox. I am a biologist who focuses on the study of fungi, but just about everything is interesting to me. I also have experience with art in various forms and meditation. | | This is my seventh year attending MFF. I will be part... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Logan

3:00pm

Plot and Conflict
No matter how good your characters are, you'll need interesting things for them to do, or events they must react to. What makes for a compelling, perhaps riveting plot? One of the key elements in any plot is conflict. In this panel we discuss some of the different plots and types of conflict that can drive a story and keep your readers wondering what happens next.

Speakers
avatar for Slip Wolf

Slip Wolf

Slip has been writing furry stuff for over three years and has a few fun things published with Sofawolf, Rabbit Valley and Furplanet. | | Word is he's harmless. | | @Slip_Wolf | http://www.furaffinity.net/user/slip-wolf/


Friday December 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lambert

3:00pm

Fursuit Photoshoot
Work that tail! Stop on by and mug for our camera, and get some wonderful fursuit pictures to remember the con by!

Friday December 1, 2017 3:00pm - 8:00pm
LaGuardia

4:00pm

Science, Tech., Engr., & Medicine Meet & Greet
A chance for anyone who works, studies, or is just interested in the science, technology, engineering, and medical fields to get together, find mutual interests, and network. Twitter group: @Sci_Furs

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
John Wayne

4:00pm

Speaking with the News Media 101
The news media is a part of everyone's life in one way or another, and no question, furry is a topic of interest from time to time. 

Learn some best practices and tips from a folks who have done a lot of work with the press, and why its so important to make sure that we're directing inquiries to the right convention leadership; regardless of which convention you're attending.

Speakers
avatar for K.P.

K.P.

Megaplex Convention Chairman, Anthrocon Programming Director
Fursuiter, calligrapher, puppeteer, writer, and event programmer. In my spare time....I work at a job.
avatar for Kodi

Kodi

Chairman, Midwest Furfest
Running around dressed as a dog -- and Hockey. Sometimes together. https://www.weasyl.com/~kodi


Friday December 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lindbergh

4:00pm

Shiny Sponsor Reception
Midwest FurFest is pleased to welcome our Super Shiny Sponsors to a special reception in Ventanas, the breathtaking venue at the very top of the Hyatt! Meet this year's Guests of Honor, enjoy a drink and a light snack, and mingle with your fellow Shiny Sponsors.

To get to Ventanas, press the button marked 'V' on any Lobby elevator.

Friday December 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ventana

4:00pm

Trans 101
What does trans mean? What are the right words to say, and how do you know? These questions are becoming more important as time passes. Help us answer these and other questions!

Speakers
avatar for Dozer

Dozer

Finance, Midwest Furfest
Social worker by day, sexual health educator by night.
avatar for NekoArc

NekoArc

Writer, Broken Joysticks
Gay enby trans catfox thing that cams and does lewd stuff sometimes


Friday December 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Midway

4:00pm

Xephyr!
"...Xephyr! This is one of the best rocking pop songs I heard all year. From anyone! It's called Moist. The new CD is called Vicious Instinct!" - DJ Lee Eckley - 94.9 The Rock Xephyr is a four piece alternative rock band from Toronto, Ontario. They are raw, energetic and ready to blow any audience member away. The group consists of Lionel Greson on guitar and vocals, Zakk Scott on lead guitars, Jacob Stellato on bass and Tyler Twigger on drums. This is the band of Clumzy, Turi and Cobalt. The band is currently in the studio recording two singles. They will be independently released on national radio in the fall. Two music videos are also in the works.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand EFGH

4:00pm

Setting and World Building
Stories can take place in a lot of different places and time periods, whether it's someplace in our modern world, a setting from our history, a futuristic alien society, or a magical world of fantasy. Join us as we discuss the possibilities and the pitfalls, the challenges and rewards of creating or choosing a setting where your characters live and their stories play out.

Speakers
avatar for Norman Rafferty

Norman Rafferty

Art Director, Sanguine Games
Norman Rafferty has been doing furry things since 1999. His work has been featured in SHADIS, KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE, DORK TOWER, IRONCLAW, MYRIAD SONG, MUFFINTOP, and numerous other nooks, hideways, and redoubts.


Friday December 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Lambert

4:00pm

Mass Effect: Unity
Mass Effect: Unity - Although not quite pony-related, this is one of many other systems being crafted by SteelTheWarrior that, due to massive special requests, we'll be bringing for you to enjoy! Play as almost any race and class combination imaginable in this fast-paced, heavy-action setting that takes place during the events of the third Mass Effect game!

Speakers
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Steel

Equestria Inspired


Friday December 1, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles

4:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room - Friday Late Afternoon Bookings
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 6 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! This year's theme: It's the last day of Furfest and Buddy, the hopeful-popufur husky, has lost his beloved shirt! But check out is in an hour... can you hep Buddy retrace his footsteps through a weekend of fun, or will housekeeping get a precious leave-behind? Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 12 can split up to race against each other for a faster time! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com or text 331-251-1195 to reserve your spot - or you can visit us in person on the bottom floor of the Hyatt if walk-in room is available. Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity!

Friday December 1, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Narita

4:30pm

Fursuit Safety
Come and pick up some tips and tricks on how to stay safe while fursuiting at a convention and in the public to help make sure you have as much fun as possible while fursuiting.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
LAX

5:00pm

Character Design
This will be a panel to teach people how to design characters that convey a message and look aesthetically pleasing. Whether these characters are for stories, or to be used as fursonas, this panel will help you make a design that leaves a mark.


Friday December 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Logan

5:00pm

So You Want To Perform at the FVS - or Any Other Amateur Performance Venue
A panel of how to get involved in the MFF Furry Variety Show or any other similar type show. How to create something more than standing on stage to music to be of interest to the audience and ways to start out having never done such before. I do performances with puppets, but the ideas I have pertain to fursuiters as well. Depending on interest input on ideas is welcome and others may participate in something that could be done on stage as trial performance that would be the start of creation of an act.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
McCarran

5:00pm

The World of Tyria: Guild Wars 2
For over five years, Guild Wars 2 has been the premier non-subscription fee MMO. And while it may have humans (both large and normal), elf-alias plant people, and know-it-all runts, it also has half-tiger minotaurs, bear people, bird people, frog people, rat people, ape-people, and at least one dragon that's not out to end the world. Join members of [DOOR] and [Fur] as we talk about what we like about the game, our thoughts on the upcoming expansion, and why we're still playing after all this time.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mirabel

5:00pm

Pagan Furs: Who Are We?
The word "Pagan" has been thrown around a lot in the past, and it's come to mean different things. Come join us for a discussion about who Pagans are, what we do, and why it works for us.

Speakers
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Cheesecake

Registration Staff and Spirituality Panelist. | Once hailing from the corn fields of Iowa, Cheesecake now finds solace in the deliciously hot sun of Phoenix, Arizona. Cheesecake is generally happy, again, and is always up for hugs and scritches. If you ever have an itch you just... Read More →
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Crystal Phoenix

Hello everyone. Crystal Phoenix here. Im a Celestial Bird born in stars. Im made of light, have 8 wings, & emanate from a crystal. Im also a happily married gay liberal Wiccan from the St.Louis area. I look forward to meeting all of my fellow Avians & other furries this year at M... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sky Harbor

5:00pm

If I Fits, I Sits - Critters in Boxes
Come and enjoy a room packed full of boxes to play in! Fursuits and non-suiters welcome!

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 5:00pm - 7:30pm
DFW

5:00pm

MFF Poker Tournament - Satellite
Come one, come all to the incredible Midwest FurFest Poker Tournament. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, you will be able to compete for bragging rights and some cool prizes. The tournament will follow the standard casino style. Sign up for one of three satellite tournaments throughout the FurFest weekend. The top 3 players of each satellite tournament will move on to the final 9 player tournament on Sunday. Admission is totally free.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
John Wayne

6:00pm

CG Rendering on the Cheap
CG rendering, once only the province of big studios, is now a very affordable hobby, and not hard to learn. This presentation will demonstrate software that can be used to create very satisfying art without breaking the budget. Basic techniques of CG rendering will be covered.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Logan

6:00pm

How to Volunteer to Help MFF
Are you interested in helping out with Furfest through volunteering your time for a convention that you love? Come to this panel to get insights from our long time staff members and our former convention chairpeople.

Speakers
avatar for K.P.

K.P.

Megaplex Convention Chairman, Anthrocon Programming Director
Fursuiter, calligrapher, puppeteer, writer, and event programmer. In my spare time....I work at a job.
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Perro

Operations Lead, Board President, Social Media Head, Former Chairman, Midwest Furfest
I work in the legal industry, play hockey, make costumes and ride all kinds of bikes. Please direct any convention related questions or concerns to: perro (AT) furfest (DOT) org.
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Woody

Board Member, Midwest Furry Fandom, Inc.


Friday December 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Midway

6:00pm

Intro to Improv Workshop
Get prepped to put your best foot forward for the improv show by learning some basic improv skills! Get your yes and on, and learn some other skills too, then put them to use in a few games.

Speakers
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Tiller

Director of Human Resources, Midwest Furfest


Friday December 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lindbergh

6:00pm

Otherworld Stories with Alkali & Crew
D&D is one heck of a game! Well we have a fur that has been playing D&D in the forest with 100s of other people for years at our very con! Come on out to this panel and hear about all the times he got his ass kicked. Join us for the stories and find out how you can get involved in this all to real game!


Friday December 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
LAX

6:00pm

Skunks Don't Stink
Skunks, show yourselves! Skunkie Meet & Greet for all those stinkers that haven't had their butts turned into rugs! Come and meet the other Mephits at the con. If you have a suit, wear it; we'll have a photoshoot after the panel.

Speakers
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ArtySkox

Ingress Xfaction Disaster, Enlightened Chicago
Fursuiting, Ingress, Process improvement, Alcohol


Friday December 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hartsfield

6:00pm

Fun with Animal Crossing
Join us and other fans of the popular game series for discussion, games, and even prizes!

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Mirabel

6:00pm

6:00pm

Your Imagined Furry Fantasy (18+ Only)
Your Imagined Furry Fantasy - This light-hearted RPG-esque system was borne of frisky fantasy, silly stories of over-the-top shenanigans and inspired by popular flash games like Corruption of Champions, Trials in Tainted Space and Flexible Survival! Gameplay gives players a different perspective on the psychology behind modern-day sexuality and taboo as they adventure in a world where just about everything is over-sexualized (including combat!) to offer silly-fun and sex-positive escapades!

Speakers
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Steel

Equestria Inspired


Friday December 1, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles

6:00pm

Fursuit Dance Competition - Prelims
Are you the best dancer in the fandom? Do you have it takes to shake a tail feather? Come prove that you've got the moves to take you to the top of MFF's Annual Fursuit Dance Competition! Fursuiters/dancers will compete against one another for a chance to perform on the main ballroom's stage at the Finals!

Speakers
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Gale Frostbane

Fursuit Track & Charity Lead, Anthro New England
Hey guys! My name is Gale Frostbane and I've been active in the fandom since January 2011. I currently staff Anthro New England (Fursuit Track & Charity Lead) and Midwest Furfest (Dance Comp Coordinator). I love furusiting at conventions, either in one of my five fursuits or swa... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Rosemont

6:00pm

The OutZone
Like giant Robots? War? Roleplaying? Furries? Mike Murdock has you covered for the convention. Using the MekTon Roleplaying system that is easy to learn and to create a character.

In the Shexecarro Star System 3 factions are at war with each other for off-world resources after there homeworld exhausted the remaining resources. Join the Val-Stein Mercenary company to complete missions on the Mars-like world of Keolara.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
International Ballroom

6:30pm

Piano Rock with Matthew Ebel
Piano-rocker (and part-time bird) Matthew Ebel returns to MFF's main stage for a rare  "unplugged" piano performance. Guest appearances by Fox Amoore and Pepper Coyote! Come enjoy songs about robots, love, ninjas, and more from a professional songwriter who's been Guest of Honor at multiple Furry conventions.

Speakers
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Matthew Ebel

Matthew Ebel Entertainment
I call myself a piano rocker, but I’m really just kind of a goofball. I’ve been playing the piano since age 5, discovered electronic music at 12, and made this stuff my career in 1999. Since then I’ve played at the Grand Ole Opry, been quoted in Rolling Stone, and made a na... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Grand EFGH

6:30pm

Scene and Story Structure
Ever had a story idea in which you knew where you wanted to go but not how to get there? Or you have some pieces but aren't sure how they fit together? Or maybe it's a question of keeping the reader interested along the way. This panel will cover approaches to structuring your story, concepts like scene and sequel, pacing, and how to get elements of a story to fit together well.

Speakers
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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.
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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 December 1, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lambert

7:00pm

Comic Creation
Story, characterization, format, promotion and monetization of comics.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Logan

7:00pm

Fursuits and How to Airbrush, with GoH Latin Vixen
In this panel, Latin Vixen will be providing her first-hand knowledge and experience as a professional fursuit maker for more than a decade to teach the audience the art of using airbrushing techniques in the crafting of fursuits.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ohare

7:00pm

Ingress / Pokemon GO Meet & Greet
Meet & Greet for GPS based Niantic gamers. Want to join Pogo Raids this weekend at con? We'll be setting up a chat to keep in contact during the weekend! Share some stories about capturing portals or catching them all this past year while wandering the world while staring at your phone.

Speakers
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ArtySkox

Ingress Xfaction Disaster, Enlightened Chicago
Fursuiting, Ingress, Process improvement, Alcohol


Friday December 1, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tech Center

7:00pm

Therianthropy
How often do you feel your tail, wings, horns, or other parts, even if they aren't physical? Join us for discussion and camaraderie!

Speakers
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Farran

Greetings! I am Farran, also known as Anomalous Fox. I am a biologist who focuses on the study of fungi, but just about everything is interesting to me. I also have experience with art in various forms and meditation. | | This is my seventh year attending MFF. I will be part... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sky Harbor

7:00pm

OneShot Plus Furries Perform Giant Dread
Dread is a horror game that uses a Jenga tower instead of dice to determine success. If the tower falls you die. Join James D'Amato of the One Shot Podcast Network as he navigates treacherous waters with a crew of furry performers/improv artists who will try (in vain) to avoid meeting horrible ends.

Speakers
avatar for Tiller

Tiller

Director of Human Resources, Midwest Furfest


Friday December 1, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LAX

7:00pm

Transfurs
Furry --- human, body --- soul, male --- female. Is life one, the other, or somewhere in between? Join us for a discussion about the shades of gray, how they affect our spirit, and our every day lives.

Speakers
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Dozer

Finance, Midwest Furfest
Social worker by day, sexual health educator by night.
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NekoArc

Writer, Broken Joysticks
Gay enby trans catfox thing that cams and does lewd stuff sometimes


Friday December 1, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
McCarran

7:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room - Friday Evening Bookings
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 6 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! This year's theme: It's the last day of Furfest and Buddy, the hopeful-popufur husky, has lost his beloved shirt! But check out is in an hour... can you hep Buddy retrace his footsteps through a weekend of fun, or will housekeeping get a precious leave-behind? Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 12 can split up to race against each other for a faster time! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com or text 331-251-1195 to reserve your spot - or you can visit us in person on the bottom floor of the Hyatt if walk-in room is available. Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity!

Friday December 1, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Narita

7:00pm

IronClaw: What's Mine is Mine
Simple job. Property has been stolen and you've been hired to track the thieves down and get that property back. The tracking part should be easy, as the scoundrels have gone hiding in an old mine. All we have to do is root them out and return the stolen goods. No problem, right? 3 - 8 Players expected.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 7:00pm - 11:00pm
International Ballroom

7:00pm

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite
Single Elimination - Up to 64 players.
First place gets a prize (To be Determined.)
All characters will be available if possible, if a character releases the weekend of the convention, they will not be available for tournament play.
Sign ups will start in the morning, please come in and sign up early.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday December 2, 2017 12:00am
London

7:30pm

GameDev: The Panelling
Want to learn how to break into the video game industry? Join four video game industry professionals as they banter, talk about their own personal journeys and answer your questions. If you're interested in GameDev, start here!


Friday December 1, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Midway

7:30pm

RAWR: A Furry Writing Workshop
Did you know there's an annual five-day workshop just for furry writers? That's what RAWR, the Regional Anthropomorphic Writers Retreat is. Come listen in and ask questions as two of the organizers present an overview.

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.


Friday December 1, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Lambert

7:30pm

Fox and PepperCoyote
Foxes and Peppers live in concert: Come join Fox Amoore and Pepper Coyote as they bring you live songs from Fox's newest studio album "The Dreamcatcher," Pepper's new album "Muh," and their collab album "Hashtag." Over an hour of live music and entertainment!

Speakers
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Fox Amoore

Special Musical Guest
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 wit... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Grand EFGH

8:00pm

Art as a Business
A streamlined look at making a living creating artwork. We'll discuss what it takes to craft a career as an artist in the fandom, from work ethic and good habits, to social media exploits, pricing, etiquette, promotion & exposure.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Hartsfield

8:00pm

Extreme Digital Painting!
I will be digitally painting live, answering questions about art and explaining my own process in Photoshop. Helpful for all skill levels!

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Logan

8:00pm

Furry Language
It's furry charades with a twist! Whether you're in suit, partial, or just street clothes, you can let your fur do the talking on Furry Language! Based on TV's "Body Language," teams of two use pantomime to convey clues to furry-themed puzzles. (Fursuiters are advised that every player will have a speaking role at some point in the game.)

Speakers
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CCritt93

Developer, Furry Language, Bark Woofson Productions
Every good agent needs a cover, right?
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Sultz Z. Wolf

Furry fandom
I'm just a wolf, looking for a good time.


Friday December 1, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
DFW

8:00pm

Lupus in Tabula
Welcome to the peaceful town of Tabula, where the wine runs like water and the blood runs like Usain Bolt. It's a thrilling game for 8 to several dozen players. Werewolves stalk the village at night, feasting upon the innocent villagers until the village finally figures out Ted from accounting happens to be a werewolf.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Heathrow

8:00pm

Ōkami: The Tales Behind the Tail
This weekend has been about Grimm's fairy tales, But what about fairy tales a little farther east? Watch, listen, and learn as Yume Kitsune and Tikikata follow Amaterasu (from the cult classic video game Ōkami) throughout Nippon, and discuss her adventures. See the game in a new light, as we talk about the myths and folklore that went into the game. Hear about different concepts and designs that went into Ōkami. And discover a new perspective for some well known characters.


Friday December 1, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tech Center

8:30pm

Actually Writing That (Adult) Story
You've been to panels on world-building, character development, even how to run the business side of being a writer. But now it's time to actually write a story. At this panel, we'll have an in-depth look at putting sentences together, figuring out story flow, and (by the time we're done) actually have a 3-page story done. Learn the craft by doing the craft. 18+ ONLY

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Lambert

9:00pm

Cards vs. Humanity Charity Event
Who is the worst person at the con? There is one sure fire way to find out! Join us for a charity event unlike any other. Free to enjoy, but donation required to get your paws on a black card, or a bigger blacker card.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Ohare

9:00pm

Scene Furries: Return to the Black Parade
Do your parents not understand you? Are you still bitter that My Chemical Romance split up? Did you never really grow out of your scene "phase?" Then this is where you belong! Come and join the black parade. (A purely comedic panel.)

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Sky Harbor

9:00pm

Meditation Methods
Ever wanted to unlock latent mental abilities, connect to your spiritual self, or even have a simple and effective way to relax after a stressful day? Come join Farran to learn some basic meditation methods that can help you achieve all of these things!

Speakers
avatar for Farran

Farran

Greetings! I am Farran, also known as Anomalous Fox. I am a biologist who focuses on the study of fungi, but just about everything is interesting to me. I also have experience with art in various forms and meditation. | | This is my seventh year attending MFF. I will be part... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Midway

9:00pm

Furry Psychology
Join our panel of psychologists and psychologists-in-training to talk about all sorts of fun and furry topics from the lens of psychology. Come enjoy our professionally trained team's perspectives on topics such as what might motivate people to enjoy roleplaying or fursuiting, gender and sexuality, and more. And remember: Being furry is not a diagnosis!

Speakers
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Theome

Programming Director, Also Raccoon, Midwest Furfest


Friday December 1, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Lindbergh

9:00pm

Furoticon - How-to-Play and Tournaments
Come learn how to play Furoticon, one of the hottest games in the fandom! Demo decks are available for anyone who wants to play. Feeling competitive? Participate in a tournament! Stop by the Tail Kiss Studio dealer table to learn more and get your cards! 18+ ONLY

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Paris

9:30pm

A Bad Fanfiction Reading
Have you ever wanted to hear a bunch of furries attempt to drunkenly voice act through your favorite TERRIBLE fan fiction? Well do we have a treat for you! Join our panelists and guests as we attempt to brave the best of the worst.


Friday December 1, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Lambert

10:00pm

WTF, with GoH Russ Adams
Russ sounds off about some of the more frustrating and degrading moments working in the industry.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Hartsfield

10:00pm

Sketchbook Swap
A fun way to give and get art in a casual setting! Bring your sketchbook, swap it for someone else's, and draw something you think they'd like. Keep swapping for as long as you'd like, then retrieve your sketchbook when you're done.

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
John Wayne

10:00pm

I Comedy Better When I've Had a Few (For Charity)! With Alkali Bismuth and Boozy Badger!
I have no idea what is going to happen at this charity event, but it is for a good cause. Show up, throw some money into the hat and enjoy the show. And for those of you that asked for this on twitter: I hope you're happy.


Friday December 1, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Rosemont

10:00pm

Boundfox Presents: Beginning Rope Work
Rope work is a versatile and inexpensive skill to learn when getting into bondage or kinky play. This will be a hands-on workshop with Martini, Aevin, and Yonoa to discuss safety along with basic knots and ties including the mental side of rope bondage. You and a partner will learn knots such as the overhand, square, and larks head while incorporating them into specialized ties for bondage. Any experience level from beginner to expert are invited to attend and learn. If you don't have a partner, you'll might be able to find one at the panel to learn with. Nudity is not allowed during this panel. You must be 18 or older. Please bring at least one 15 to 30 foot length of rope to the class, but if you don't have any there will be 30 foot lengths provided to use along with safety gear. 18+ ONLY


Friday December 1, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
DFW

10:00pm

Raise the Ruff, Pup 101
Come hang with the Dogs of VAC Pack as we scratch the surface of Puppy Play. We will cover the basics of human animal role-play, gear, headspace, safety, toys, treats, as well as answer any questions you have. It doesn't matter if you identify as Pup, Pet, Fur, Handler, Trainer, or just need to satisfy your curiosity, everyone is welcome. 18+ ONLY

Speakers

Friday December 1, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
LAX

10:00pm

Femme Fursuit Photo Shoot
"Do you have a feminine fursuit? Want our photographer to bring out your best? Join our photo shoot for group and individual shots with a selection of poses and props. Cute and innocent, butch and powerful, curvy, round, or lithe -- all shapes, styles, and sizes are welcome. (this event is for fursuiters and handlers only)"


Friday December 1, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday December 2, 2017 12:00am
Seatac

10:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room - Friday Late Night Bookings
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 6 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! This year's theme: It's the last day of Furfest and Buddy, the hopeful-popufur husky, has lost his beloved shirt! But check out is in an hour... can you hep Buddy retrace his footsteps through a weekend of fun, or will housekeeping get a precious leave-behind? Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 12 can split up to race against each other for a faster time! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com or text 331-251-1195 to reserve your spot - or you can visit us in person on the bottom floor of the Hyatt if walk-in room is available. Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity!

Friday December 1, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday December 2, 2017 1:00am
Narita

10:00pm

Friday Dance
Shake your tails! Its time to dance! 10p -- Swedish Dog Mafia 12a -- Curl Talk 1a -- Rocco Jackal

Friday December 1, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday December 2, 2017 2:00am
Grand EFGH

11:30pm

MFF Puppy Meet and Greet
Puppies, pets and trainers! Join the Chicago Puppy Patrol for a pup and pet meet and greet. 18+ ONLY


Friday December 1, 2017 11:30pm - Saturday December 2, 2017 12:30am
LAX

12:00am

Albedo - "Albedo After Dark" (18+ Only)
Albedo: Platinum Catalyst - The tabletop game inspired by and dedicated to the epic, sci-fi militaristic comic universe that Steve Gallacc created, which was actually a major influence in the initial coming-together of the Furry Fandom! Does your unit have the wit, grit and spit in order to overcome the invading Independent Lapine Republic forces that have come with xenocentric means of universal domination?

Speakers
avatar for Steel

Steel

Equestria Inspired


Saturday December 2, 2017 12:00am - 2:00am
Charles

12:00am

Whose Lion is it Anyway?
Based off the popular TV show "Whose Line is it Anyway," this is everyone's chance to get up on stage and improvise with their fellow furs! A completely interactive panel, Whose Lion will feature such games as: Questions Only, Whose Line, Party Quirks, and even World's Worst. Hosted by Alkali, this panel is sure to be a good time for all; so come on out, get up on stage, and show everyone how quick your wit is. Panel is 18+, and may not be suitable for minors. People with a heart condition should not have a heart attack during this panel as we will think you are acting. Panel has been known to cause uproarious laughter, fits of giggling, and diarrhea. See you there! 18+ ONLY

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 12:00am - 2:00am
Rosemont
 
Saturday, December 2
 

9:00am

FVS Rehearsal #2
Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Rosemont

9:00am

Art Show
Saturday December 2, 2017 9:00am - 7:00pm
DSCC 44-46

9:00am

Con Suite
Saturday December 2, 2017 9:00am - Sunday December 3, 2017 12:00am
Grand ABC

9:00am

Operations
Saturday December 2, 2017 9:00am - Sunday December 3, 2017 2:00am
Reagan

10:00am

Making Anthropomorphism Relevant in Your Story
One of the common recommendations for writers is to make certain that your characters are more than "Humans with Fur". From the clothing that your characters wear to the technology they use, we explore how technology and society would be different for denizens of our stories, and perhaps how that difference can be used to further the story we want to tell while still not leaving the reader in the cold.


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Lambert

10:00am

Sponsor Brunch
Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Grand EFGH

10:00am

Dragonstorm
It's back! Bring your Dragonstorm character to play in an exciting adventure in the world of Grandillar, or generate a new character to start a brand new life of adventure as a shapeshifter! (Materials provided if you don't have a character already). Up to 6 players.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
International Ballroom

10:00am

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room - Saturday Early Bookings
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 6 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! This year's theme: It's the last day of Furfest and Buddy, the hopeful-popufur husky, has lost his beloved shirt! But check out is in an hour... can you hep Buddy retrace his footsteps through a weekend of fun, or will housekeeping get a precious leave-behind? Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 12 can split up to race against each other for a faster time! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com or text 331-251-1195 to reserve your spot - or you can visit us in person on the bottom floor of the Hyatt if walk-in room is available. Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity!

Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Narita

10:00am

Arkham Horror
Let's bust out 40 pounds of tokens and 4,783 cards and pretend we're in 1920s land where we must save the town of Arkham from impending tentacle doom. This is a cooperative, RPG board game for up to about 8 players. I'll teach you how to play if you're new, and game won't take all night, promise.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
International Ballroom

10:00am

MFF Poker Tournament - Satellite
Come one, come all to the incredible Midwest FurFest Poker Tournament. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, you will be able to compete for bragging rights and some cool prizes. The tournament will follow the standard casino style. Sign up for one of three satellite tournaments throughout the FurFest weekend. The top 3 players of each satellite tournament will move on to the final 9 player tournament on Sunday. Admission is totally free.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
JFK

10:00am

Artists Alley
Artist's Alley is a place for individual artists to offer their work, whether it be sketchbook commissions, prints, or other types of creative and unique artwork, all while having a good time! Artists Alley will be in four rooms on the International Level in Vienna, Paris, London, and Florence.

Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
CC 45-47-49

10:00am

Dealers Den
The Dealers Den is open to the public during these hours. Dealers listings and locations, with maps, can be found at https://www.furfest.org/dealers

Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
DSCC 21-34

10:00am

Registration
After Registration closes, Temporary Badges good for one evening only can be obtained at Convention Operations

Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
United AB

10:00am

Table Top Gaming
General Gaming - See separate Gaming Schedule in your Pocket-Program for more details.

Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00am - Sunday December 3, 2017 2:00am
International Ballroom

10:00am

Video Gaming
See the separate Video Gaming Schedule in your Pocket Program for more details.

Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00am - Sunday December 3, 2017 2:00am
London

11:00am

The Blind Side
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be blind? Come join Citrine as he shows you the interesting aspects of being a blind furry in a sighted world. Don't be shy, bring your questions!

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Logan

11:00am

How to Foam a Fursuit Head, with GoH Latin Vixen
In this panel, Latin Vixen will provide an introduction to the audience in the techniques used for carving your very own fursuit head!

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ohare

11:00am

To Suit or Not Suit in Public? That is the Question.
Fursuiting out in public can be a scary thing. You are interacting with people who might not quite understand what we do. Come find out how to do public fursuiting safely while still educating the public and having a fun time!

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lindbergh

11:00am

Raising Pygmy Goats
Goats are often an incredibly under-appreciated species but can be amazingly unique companions to work with. Come learn about what it takes to raise pygmy goats, what you can expect from them as a pet, and some of the fun experiences we have had with them over the past three years in the land of Goatopia!

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
McCarran

11:00am

New Release Reading
Come relax and listen as furry writers read selections from new and forthcoming works.

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 December 2, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lambert

11:00am

Creative Avian Anatomy
Aetus is an avian veterinarian and digital artist and will present avian anatomy tailored for creative expression. Photos and drawings will be used to explain real anatomy, how it compares to humans, and how the two might look when blended together.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sky Harbor

12:00pm

Reconnecting with Nature
In a fast paced, electric world we find ourselves stressed, unfocused and magnifying things that just don't matter! Ever find yourself gazing happily out a window at a tree or staring at a burning fire for hours? Sounds like your in need of some Vitamin N (Nature). We will discuss the dire importance of nature to the body and soul of a well rounded being.

Speakers
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Cheesecake

Registration Staff and Spirituality Panelist. | Once hailing from the corn fields of Iowa, Cheesecake now finds solace in the deliciously hot sun of Phoenix, Arizona. Cheesecake is generally happy, again, and is always up for hugs and scritches. If you ever have an itch you just... Read More →
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Farran

Greetings! I am Farran, also known as Anomalous Fox. I am a biologist who focuses on the study of fungi, but just about everything is interesting to me. I also have experience with art in various forms and meditation. | | This is my seventh year attending MFF. I will be part... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Logan

12:00pm

Overcoming Fandom Cliches in your Writing
A discussion of tropes specific to the fandom, what's old hat and cliche, and what you can do about it if you plan on using them. A lot of the tropes were either established in the 90s and are old hat to greymuzzles but younger writers don't know about them, or are constantly recycled by new authors. Things like "The six origins of furry species" "Humans oppressing the furries" "A post-human world where the humans were all evil but now there's only furries" and so on.


Saturday December 2, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lambert

12:00pm

Sonic: Freedom Fighters
Speakers
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Steel

Equestria Inspired


Saturday December 2, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Charles

1:00pm

Hoofer Meet and Greet
Meet up and discussion for those with hoofed mammal fursonas and fursuits. EX: horses, ponies, deer, giraffe, etc

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
John Wayne

1:00pm

Military Furs
Are you currently serving in the military or have served before then come on down and have some fun as we can hang out and tell stories, and yes you can bring your family with you.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lindbergh

1:00pm

Sergals: The World of Vilous
What exactly is a sergal? Where do they come from? Come join members of the official Vilous Team for a discussion on sergals! Learn about the history of sergals, other Vilous races, and the sci-fi world they inhabit. A casual meet & greet will follow, so if you are yourself a sergal, come say hi!

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Logan

1:00pm

Furry Game Industry Meet & Greet
Come one come all fellow furries who work in or aspire to work in the video games industry. Let's meet up, chill, exchange war stories, and just chill.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Capital

1:00pm

Secondary Fursuit Lounge (During the Menagerie)
To help give performers some additional space to hydrate and cool-down, during the Menagerie, the Rosemont ballroom will have water stations and space to relax.

The main Fursuit Lounge (Grand C), will also be open during this time.

Please, no photography inside the Rosemont Ballroom during the Menagerie. And please, no photography at all inside the main Fursuit Lounge.

Saturday December 2, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Rosemont

1:00pm

Furry Pictionary
The classic drawing game with a furry twist! A 100% audience participation panel as we work our way through 100 rounds of Pictionary, drawing things from categories such as Animal Sayings, Fandom Terms, Animal Species, and Furries in the Media. The bigger the audience, the better the game will be, so please join us!

Speakers
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InfinityFire

Furry Pictionary at MFF 2017 marks the 4th time I've run the game and the 2nd time I've run it at MFF. It's been a great success each time and I have no doubts it will again this year. The more people who attend, the greater the game will be, so please consider attending!


Saturday December 2, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
McCarran

1:00pm

Fursuit Menagerie
Come on down to the main ballroom for a chance to meet other fursuiters, take group photos, and ham it up for the crowd!

Starting at 12:30pm and running until 3pm, the FurFest Fursuit Menagerie is a great place to show off your costumes and mingle with attendees. We'll have some light game-like activities, background music and group-photo areas setup.

We'll also have additional water stations available in the Rosemont Ballroom during the Menagerie (no photos in this room, please).

Speakers
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Panda

Assistant Director of Programming, also a Panda, Midwest FurFest
avatar for Sp0rk

Sp0rk

Programming
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Theome

Programming Director, Also Raccoon, Midwest Furfest


Saturday December 2, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand EFGH

1:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room - Saturday Afternoon Bookings
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 6 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! This year's theme: It's the last day of Furfest and Buddy, the hopeful-popufur husky, has lost his beloved shirt! But check out is in an hour... can you hep Buddy retrace his footsteps through a weekend of fun, or will housekeeping get a precious leave-behind? Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 12 can split up to race against each other for a faster time! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com or text 331-251-1195 to reserve your spot - or you can visit us in person on the bottom floor of the Hyatt if walk-in room is available. Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity!

Saturday December 2, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Narita

1:00pm

Albedo: The Freron 6D Campaign
Enjoy sci-fi? Roleplaying? Furries? Mike Murdock will provide you your RPG needs for the convention. Albedo is a RPG Based on the Steve Gallacci’s comic book Erma Felna: EDF. Join the EDF as part of a team investigating a colony that went dark on the Ice-covered moon of Freron 6D and uncover why the planet went dark and why.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
International Ballroom

2:00pm

Convention War Stories
Come out and see what happens behind the closed doors of conventions. Sit back and listen to the stories that you were never meant to find out about from our panel of convention staff and board members. Enjoy the stories and find out why that cop was shaking his head well laughing.

Speakers
avatar for Woody

Woody

Board Member, Midwest Furry Fandom, Inc.


Saturday December 2, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
LAX

2:00pm

Cryptocurrency for Furry Artists and Commissioners
Stories of artists or commissioners being ripped off because of fraudulent disputes are often abuzz on social media. The most popular payment mechanisms can be extremely hostile at the worst possible moment, and this can directly affect artists' livelihood. Free yourself of this hassle by accepting payment via cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin or Zcash.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Logan

2:00pm

Surviving Reality, with GoH Russ Adams
In this panel, Russ adams discusses the misconceptions of life on a reality show. This panel is based on his book, currently in presale, Surviving Reality: This Is Not That Show.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Midway

2:00pm

Furries in RPGs: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Host of the ONE SHOT podcast discusses furries in tabletop role playing games. taking a look at furry representation in the RPG hobby over the decades, and highlighting a few examples of games that heavily feature anthro characters.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sky Harbor

2:00pm

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Space and time travel. Swords and sorcery. As we explore the realms of science fiction and fantasy there are many worlds to explore and to play in as we create our stories, whether they be epic quests filled with wonder, exploring uncharted places, or clawing out an existence in a dystopian wasteland. Come sit withus as we discuss how to weave tales that include elements of science, magic, or some combination of the two.

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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Slip Wolf

Slip has been writing furry stuff for over three years and has a few fun things published with Sofawolf, Rabbit Valley and Furplanet. | | Word is he's harmless. | | @Slip_Wolf | http://www.furaffinity.net/user/slip-wolf/


Saturday December 2, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lambert

2:00pm

Instagram Furs Meetup
A meeting ground for those who thrive using the social media platform, Instagram, or for those who would just like to meet some familiar faces.


Saturday December 2, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
DFW

3:00pm

Cutthroat Artist
Four artists will take each other on in a series of timed art challenges. Each round, someone is eliminated by our judge until a winner is crowned! The twist? The artists can bid on sabotages that they can inflict on their competitors and the judge has no idea what what the sabotage(s) were.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hartsfield

3:00pm

Becoming a Better Roleplayer
From long form to short form, to tabletop and anything in-between, roleplay is a popular way of expressing ourselves and bringing our fursonas or other characters to life. There's no guidelines or instruction manuals, so many people are left to their own devices to figure it out. This panel aims to help get you past the 'hi' or 'waves' and offer tips and tricks that will help you improve no matter the type of roleplay you do. The focus will be on written roleplay and how to include furry in it, but will also include tabletop RP.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sky Harbor

3:00pm

Super Password Plus
The game of secret words! You and our celebrity guests team up to give the right clue to get your partner to say the secret word. Each of the five passwords in a round are clues to a larger puzzle. Alkali also hates this game, need I say more.


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lindbergh

3:00pm

What It Takes to Write: Process, Discipline, and Lifestyle
Writing can be very rewarding, but it takes time and discipline. How often have you heard someone say they can't find the time to write, or can't get their mind working in the right direction? As with any worthwhile goal, there are obstacles to be overcome and processes to be learned. In this panel we talk about how writers write, and the writer's lifestyle.

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.
avatar for Slip Wolf

Slip Wolf

Slip has been writing furry stuff for over three years and has a few fun things published with Sofawolf, Rabbit Valley and Furplanet. | | Word is he's harmless. | | @Slip_Wolf | http://www.furaffinity.net/user/slip-wolf/


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lambert

3:00pm

Adding Useless Electronic Bullshit to Your Fursuit
Want to make your fursuit look around or make its ears wiggle? Maybe you're a dragon and you'd like to really breathe smoke? Or just add a boat load of LED lights to your stuff? Firr will show you how!

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
John Wayne

3:00pm

Games and Charity with Furs For Life
Take a break and play games with us, while we chat about what Furs For Life is all about. Get to know folks on the team, and learn how to get involved, too!


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Ohare

3:00pm

My Little Pony: Friendship is Ironclaw
Weather or not? - Wait, wasn't today's weather supposed to be light rain, and not this storm? Is someone messing with the weather? Could it be that stranger that has been hanging around lately? Up to 6 players.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
International Ballroom

3:30pm

Creative Blocks & Problem-Solving — How To Get Unstuck
What's keeping you from working on or completing that Really Cool Thing you want to do? Having difficulty making progress or planning projects? Daunting technical issues have you stumped? Come hear some motivating and inspiring stories about the philosophies of constructive problem solving from a veteran of the professional special-effects industry. Presentation to be followed by Q&A session.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
McCarran

4:00pm

Fursuit Life Drawing Session
Bring your pencils! Bring your paper! Be prepared to fill your sketchbook with drawings of fullsuiters frozen in place, just for you! Any medium is fair game, but keep in mind that poses will change frequently. Life drawing is an artistic practice that all levels of artist can benefit from. There is arguably no better way to master drawing anatomy!

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DFW

4:00pm

Editing and Revising
So you've written a story. Good for you! But chances are there are problems you might not have seen, parts that don't flow well or need to be fleshed out better, inconsistencies and continuity errors. Here we talk about the process of editing and fixing those problems. We also discuss finding others to help edit and improve your stories, as well as editing others' stories to help them improve theirs.


Saturday December 2, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lambert

4:00pm

Celebrity Whose Lion is it Anyway?
Come out and see some of the funniest people in the fandom performing in Improv games. This 100% off the cuff event will go to support our charity, so come one come all and see some of your favorite funny furs make fools of themselves. As with any Improv event, audience participation is bound to happen.

Speakers
avatar for Draggor

Draggor

Vice-Chair, Director of Programming, Director of Finance, Fur Squared
He's a demon, but the good kind! When not wandering around furry and gaming conventions in his imp and lizard suits, you might find Draggor programming for both work and leisure. He and Kataze created this here site and all the systems therein! While being a fitness & health enth... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Rosemont

4:00pm

Introducing Tarot
You've always been curious to know about Tarot cards as a form of divination. Here's your chance to find out what it's all about and how to get started on your own.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Logan

4:00pm

Fursuit Dance Comp - Group Practice
Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LAX

4:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room - Saturday Late Afternoon Bookings
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 6 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! This year's theme: It's the last day of Furfest and Buddy, the hopeful-popufur husky, has lost his beloved shirt! But check out is in an hour... can you hep Buddy retrace his footsteps through a weekend of fun, or will housekeeping get a precious leave-behind? Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 12 can split up to race against each other for a faster time! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com or text 331-251-1195 to reserve your spot - or you can visit us in person on the bottom floor of the Hyatt if walk-in room is available. Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity!

Saturday December 2, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Narita

4:00pm

Fursuit Photoshoot
Work that tail! Stop on by and mug for our camera, and get some wonderful fursuit pictures to remember the con by!

Saturday December 2, 2017 4:00pm - 9:00pm
LaGuardia

4:30pm

Non-Fiction Writing, with GoH Russ Adams
Russ talks about the ins and outs of writing, publishing, and marketing books.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hartsfield

4:30pm

The Neo-Futurists: The Infinite Wrench
We are proud to welcome back one of the most talked-about events from last year's Midwest FurFest. The NeoFuturists are one of the most innovative theater groups in Chicago, and are the creators of the long-running play 'Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind'. 'The Infinite Wrench' is a rollicking, exciting, hilarious, thought-provoking, and at times interactive attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. The NeoFuturists will be preparing a performance specially tailored to Midwest FurFest and furry fandom; you don't want to miss it! 18+ ONLY

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Grand EFGH

4:30pm

MacGyver Fursuit Challenge!
What happens when a fursuit builder is put in a room and given a short time to build a partial to escape a Turkish Prison? CAN THEY DO IT?!?!?! Come find out! (NOTE: This is not a fursuit construction panel – this is just entertainment!)

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Ohare

5:00pm

5:00pm

Get Published
Are you ready to see your name in print? It's not enough to write the great American furry novel; you'll need to get someone to publish it. In this panel we discuss what it takes to get your stories, long and short, in front of editors and publishers who will help your story find an audience, and how to work with them to get published.

Speakers
avatar for Norman Rafferty

Norman Rafferty

Art Director, Sanguine Games
Norman Rafferty has been doing furry things since 1999. His work has been featured in SHADIS, KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE, DORK TOWER, IRONCLAW, MYRIAD SONG, MUFFINTOP, and numerous other nooks, hideways, and redoubts.


Saturday December 2, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lambert

5:00pm

Video Furs
Come join us and learn how to make videos for any media platform! This is an interactive panel where Furs can collaborate with each other and participate in making short skits!

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Sky Harbor

5:00pm

MFF Poker Tournament - Satellite
Come one, come all to the incredible Midwest FurFest Poker Tournament. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, you will be able to compete for bragging rights and some cool prizes. The tournament will follow the standard casino style. Sign up for one of three satellite tournaments throughout the FurFest weekend. The top 3 players of each satellite tournament will move on to the final 9 player tournament on Sunday. Admission is totally free.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
John Wayne

6:00pm

Tools and Technology
We've come a long way since the days of typewriters and submitting hardcopies by regular mail. Writers nowadays have word processors and various online tools at their disposal, and the submission process is almost always online. There are also many options for making your work available to your fans, including those who prefer e-books.

Speakers
avatar for Norman Rafferty

Norman Rafferty

Art Director, Sanguine Games
Norman Rafferty has been doing furry things since 1999. His work has been featured in SHADIS, KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE, DORK TOWER, IRONCLAW, MYRIAD SONG, MUFFINTOP, and numerous other nooks, hideways, and redoubts.


Saturday December 2, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lambert

6:00pm

Two Rooms and a Boom
Intrigue, lies, deceit, and occasional bouts of improv! This fun new party game for all kinds of players is incredibly quick to learn, and takes only a few minutes to play. If you like party games like Mafia/Lupus, then this is worth checking out.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gatwick

6:00pm

The OutZone
Like giant Robots? War? Roleplaying? Furries? Mike Murdock has you covered for the convention. Using the MekTon Roleplaying system that is easy to learn and to create a character.

In the Shexecarro Star System 3 factions are at war with each other for off-world resources after there homeworld exhausted the remaining resources. Join the Val-Stein Mercenary company to complete missions on the Mars-like world of Keolara.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
International Ballroom

7:00pm

The 3 Headed Monster
Three 20 minute stand up shows combined into one! The Three Headed Monster is back once again to prove to themselves that stage fright can be overcome by persistence, practice and tequila.


Saturday December 2, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Hartsfield

7:00pm

Fifty Shades of Purple: Asexuality in the Furry Fandom
FSoP is back for a second year at MFF! Here, we discuss the Black and Purple of asexuality and the many facets of this orientation. Meet fellow ACEs, get some answers, and learn more things!

Speakers
avatar for Cheesecake

Cheesecake

Registration Staff and Spirituality Panelist. | Once hailing from the corn fields of Iowa, Cheesecake now finds solace in the deliciously hot sun of Phoenix, Arizona. Cheesecake is generally happy, again, and is always up for hugs and scritches. If you ever have an itch you just... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Midway

7:00pm

Inflatable Furs
This is an open forum for inflatable furs to show off their toys and have fursuiters get their photos with them.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
DFW

7:00pm

Furry Variety Show
The FVS is a non-competitive variety show. It's a bit of Vaudeville, and sort of like the Muppet Show. Come by and watch your fellow furs show their talents. If you want to be in the show and have an act, come to the first rehearsal. If you want to be in the show but don't have an act, join us and we'll try to add you to an existing act. We prefer to have our performers contact us several weeks before the con, but we will take performers as late as Friday evening. The basic rules are a three minute time limit, not TOO adult content, and some sort of tie in to furry. Our show is Saturday evening. We have TWO rehearsals (Friday Afternoon and Saturday Morning). The MFF Furry Variety Show also welcomes video content in the show if submitted in advance. See the web page for more details.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rosemont

7:00pm

Floor Wars
Last-Fur-One is back again with Floor Wars, hosting its 6th edition at Midwest Furfest! Come and watch the fiercest dancers in the fandom battle in teams and individually to prove who's on top.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Grand EFGH

7:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room - Saturday Evening Bookings
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 6 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! This year's theme: It's the last day of Furfest and Buddy, the hopeful-popufur husky, has lost his beloved shirt! But check out is in an hour... can you hep Buddy retrace his footsteps through a weekend of fun, or will housekeeping get a precious leave-behind? Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 12 can split up to race against each other for a faster time! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com or text 331-251-1195 to reserve your spot - or you can visit us in person on the bottom floor of the Hyatt if walk-in room is available. Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity!

Saturday December 2, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Narita

7:00pm

Your Imagined Furry Fantasy (18+ Only)
Your Imagined Furry Fantasy - This light-hearted RPG-esque system was borne of frisky fantasy, silly stories of over-the-top shenanigans and inspired by popular flash games like Corruption of Champions, Trials in Tainted Space and Flexible Survival! Gameplay gives players a different perspective on the psychology behind modern-day sexuality and taboo as they adventure in a world where just about everything is over-sexualized (including combat!) to offer silly-fun and sex-positive escapades!

Speakers
avatar for Steel

Steel

Equestria Inspired


Saturday December 2, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Charles

7:30pm

Furry Speed Mingle
New to the Furry world, or just want to make some new friends? Come down to Furry Speed Mingle! This is a great way to meet new furs and alleviate the stress. Furry Speed Mingle is set up like speed dating, you and another fur are paired together, talk for a little bit, and then switch to the next fur. It gives you a chance to meet new furs and leave out the awkward silence!

Speakers
avatar for Chastin

Chastin

CEO, Cute Kitten Co.


Saturday December 2, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
LAX

8:00pm

So You Want to Be a Con Artist?
In the last half decade the halls of Artists Alleys at cons across the nation have quadrupled in size, with more and more artists finding a stable profession vending their art and wares. Would you like join the game? Which cons to apply for? How to set up a booth for best visibility? What artwork sells the best? Whether you are a veteran vendor or want to start selling your own art, join us for a discussion about the tips and trade of being a causal or full time convention artist. Learn what displays work the best, how to interact with customers, and tips to surviving your first vending con.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Lindbergh

8:00pm

Dragget Show Live
Join Xander the Dragon, Alkali the Ferret, and a special guest or 2. These guys record a podcast LIVE AT MFF! Come watch as they talk about anything and everything and nothing. 18+ because Alkali will be there. Come for the panel, and stay for the "turn off your cameras and recording devices, lets tell you something stupid about Alkali for charity" story. Once again, 18+.


Saturday December 2, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Hartsfield

8:00pm

Leopardy!
A furry take on the classic TV game show. Come test your trivia knowledge on all things furry and furry-related. But remember to always answer in the form of a question!


Saturday December 2, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
McCarran

8:00pm

Horror
Slimy things slithering in the dark. Blade wielding maniacs with a supernatural flair. Monsters and hauntings. If any or all of these things just made you giddy, then come and talk horror writing with us. We’ll explore subgenres, crossovers with other genres, and that most important of all, how to make your readers afraid.

Speakers
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 December 2, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Lambert

8:00pm

Angel Dragon Meet and Greet
Panel for the Species Dutch Angel dragons. Come meet the community and more!

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Ohare

8:00pm

Lupus in Tabula
Join a convention classic as a member of a village with a werewolf problem. Assuming you're not a werewolf, can you help identify them before they eat everyone in the village?

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Heathrow

8:00pm

Ironclaw: What's Yours is Mine
Simple job. Property has been stolen and you've been hired to track the thieves down and get that property back. The tracking part should be easy, as the scoundrels have gone hiding in an old mine. All we have to do is root them out and return the stolen goods. No problem, right? 3 - 8 Players expected.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 8:00pm - Sunday December 3, 2017 12:00am
International Ballroom

9:00pm

Text Adventures After Dark
Gather round, literally, and make your way through some old school text adventures! Draggor, your host, will be subbing in for the computer, so sassy replies are to be expected from sassy commands. This after dark version features a much sassier host!

Speakers
avatar for Draggor

Draggor

Vice-Chair, Director of Programming, Director of Finance, Fur Squared
He's a demon, but the good kind! When not wandering around furry and gaming conventions in his imp and lizard suits, you might find Draggor programming for both work and leisure. He and Kataze created this here site and all the systems therein! While being a fitness & health enth... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Mirabel

9:00pm

Erotica: Adult Writing
It's time to turn up the heat in your story! In this panel we discuss adult writing, covering not only the basics, but also such matters as the difference between romance, erotica, and porn, how much detail to provide and how to pace your scenes, and how these enticing elements can work together with the plot, characterization, and setting. 18 and above only; badges/IDs will be checked at the door. 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.
avatar for Joshiah

Joshiah

Author of furry works, fantasy works, science fiction and more! Works with both adult and tame subject matter. | | Author of "Tales of Veloria."


Saturday December 2, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Lambert

9:00pm

Furoticon - How-to-play and Tournaments
Come learn how to play Furoticon, one of the hottest games in the fandom! Demo decks are available for anyone who wants to play. Feeling competitive? Participate in a tournament! Stop by the Tail Kiss Studio dealer table to learn more and get your cards! 18+ ONLY

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Paris

9:30pm

Jackbox After Dark
"Do you like to press buttons on your phone or tablet? Are you always making witty remarks at inopportune times? Do you like fun and overly verbose panel descriptions?

Then boy have we got the panel for you.

It's Jackbox, a series of multi-player audio-video games that let you channel your inner smart ass for the delight of all. We'll be playing a lot of Quiplash and possibly Drawful or other games depending on how long we have. There may even be famous fuzzy guest panelists.

Audience members will be selected to play against said panelists, and everyone will be able to affect & be involved in the games! Come show us what an underappreciated comic genius you are. See you there!"

Speakers
avatar for Arrow

Arrow

Head Derp, Derp


Saturday December 2, 2017 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Hartsfield

10:00pm

Fursuit Charades
How much CAN you say, without really saying anything? Join us for all the fun and find out! Fursuiters are highly encouraged for this event!

Speakers
avatar for CCritt93

CCritt93

Developer, Furry Language, Bark Woofson Productions
Every good agent needs a cover, right?
avatar for Sultz Z. Wolf

Sultz Z. Wolf

Furry fandom
I'm just a wolf, looking for a good time.


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Ohare

10:00pm

Japanese Rope Bondage 101: Playing With Just One Rope
Japanese Rope Bondage (aka Kinbaku/Shibari) can seem imposing. It's often extremely complex, intricate and beautiful; not something that you can learn in an hour and not something you'd necessarily want to *play* with outside of a photo shoot. In this class, I aim to show you a different side of Japanese bondage. With a single rope and just a couple of simple building blocks, I'll show you how to play with your partner, taking them through a wide range of sensations - from gentle and caressing all the way to rough and controlling. The class will cover safety and there will be time for some Q&A. This is a hands on class - rope will be available for the first 15 couples that need it and you're encouraged to bring your own (26-33 feet/8-10 meters, natural fiber rope [cotton, hemp, jute]) 18+ ONLY

Speakers
avatar for StabbyDerg

StabbyDerg

Telegram: Stabbyderg


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
DFW

10:00pm

No Bones About It, Pup 201
So you have a handle on the basics of puppy play but are barking for more? Pawsome. Come join the Dogs of VAC Pack as we dig deeper into headspace, relationship dynamics, collars, training and other puppy play topics. Your barks will guide the discussion. It doesn't matter if you identify as Pup, Pet, Fur, Handler, Trainer, or just need to satisfy your curiosity, everyone is welcome. So come join the Tail-Wagging fun. So come with your ears perked and ready to learn.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
LAX

10:00pm

Fox and PepperCoyote - After Dark
Foxes and Peppers After Dark: Fox Amoore and Pepper Coyote bringing you live music, shenanigans, and Scottish swearing. Celebrate Fox's 60th Furry Convention with him by bringing him booze and donating to this years charity! 18+ ONLY

Speakers
avatar for Fox Amoore

Fox Amoore

Special Musical Guest
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 wit... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday December 3, 2017 12:00am
Rosemont

10:00pm

Comparative Anatomy 18+
Leave your taboos at the door! This panel is a tryst of fantasy and the unrestricted truth. Have a look at the mystery, wonder, and intimate details of reproduction in the animal kingdom as well as theoretical anthropomorphic creatures. 18+ ONLY

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday December 3, 2017 12:00am
McCarran

10:00pm

Open and Polyamorous Furry Relationships 101
Are you in a relationship, but thinking of adding an additional mate? Have you considered an open relationship, but weren't sure what that would mean for your existing relationship? Are you single, and considering dating a couple, or joining up with an existing pack? Come to Non-monogamous Furry Relationships 101, where you will learn how to practice non-monogamy ethically, with the full enthusiastic consent of all parties involved. Topics covered will include non-violent communication strategies, conflict resolution, ethical compromise, radical honesty, informed consent, safer sex practices, relationship structures (traditional monogamy, "monogamish" relationships, open relationships, polyamory, and relationship anarchy), personal boundaries, relationship rules, handling rejection, and how and when to say no. Presentation to be followed by Q&A.

Speakers

Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday December 3, 2017 12:00am
Midway

10:00pm

TransFurs AD
We all know there are things we just can't say at any point. This goes double when dealing with all those pesky body parts. Come join us for a discussion of the every day issues, with a more adult tone. 18+ ONLY

Speakers
avatar for Dozer

Dozer

Finance, Midwest Furfest
Social worker by day, sexual health educator by night.
avatar for NekoArc

NekoArc

Writer, Broken Joysticks
Gay enby trans catfox thing that cams and does lewd stuff sometimes


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday December 3, 2017 12:00am
Sky Harbor

10:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room - Saturday Late Night Bookings
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 6 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! This year's theme: It's the last day of Furfest and Buddy, the hopeful-popufur husky, has lost his beloved shirt! But check out is in an hour... can you hep Buddy retrace his footsteps through a weekend of fun, or will housekeeping get a precious leave-behind? Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 12 can split up to race against each other for a faster time! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com or text 331-251-1195 to reserve your spot - or you can visit us in person on the bottom floor of the Hyatt if walk-in room is available. Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity!

Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday December 3, 2017 1:00am
Narita

10:00pm

Saturday Dance
Shake your tails! Its time to dance! 10p -- Haku 11p -- TekFox 12a -- Foxsky 1a -- Treetz

Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday December 3, 2017 2:00am
Grand EFGH

10:30pm

Erotica: Kinks and More
Adult writing isn't always plain vanilla. Some of us like to explore different, odd, and unusual desires. Come join us as we talk about the challenges and rewards of writing about the strange, secret and sometimes taboo worlds of kinks and fetishes. 18 and above only; badges/IDs will be checked at the door.

Speakers
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 December 2, 2017 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Lambert

11:00pm

Albedo - "Albedo After Dark 2" (18+ Only!)
Albedo: Platinum Catalyst - The tabletop game inspired by and dedicated to the epic, sci-fi militaristic comic universe that Steve Gallacc created, which was actually a major influence in the initial coming-together of the Furry Fandom! Does your unit have the wit, grit and spit in order to overcome the invading Independent Lapine Republic forces that have come with xenocentric means of universal domination?

Speakers
avatar for Steel

Steel

Equestria Inspired


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday December 3, 2017 1:00am
Charles
 
Sunday, December 3
 

9:00am

Art Auction
Don't let those people who slightly upped your written bid walk away with that fabulous art! Show them who's got what it takes and knows what it's really worth! Besides, the auctioneers are always a hoot!

Sunday December 3, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Rosemont

9:00am

Con Suite
Sunday December 3, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Grand ABC

9:00am

Operations
Sunday December 3, 2017 9:00am - Monday December 4, 2017 2:00am
Reagan

10:00am

Absent Friends and Family
Unfortunately, there are members of the furry fandom who sadly can no longer join us at our conventions, or in our lives. We take this time to open up space to remember those that we have lost in recent years, including well loved former MFF staff.

Speakers
avatar for DataHawk

DataHawk

Security and Logistics Lead, Midwest Furfest


Sunday December 3, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Lambert

10:00am

Aviation Furs
Meet and greet for all aviation furs! From student to airline, mechanics, controllers, RC and sim enthusiasts, all are welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Vulan

Vulan

Pilot
Pilot, flight instructor, aircraft mechanic, ham radio operator (KL0FOX), fox!


Sunday December 3, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Seatac

10:00am

Christian Furs Fellowship
Come meet other Christians in the fandom and learn about some ways to grow in your faith. Will include open discussion. All are welcome!

Speakers

Sunday December 3, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Hartsfield

10:00am

Fox Hunt
Learn how to use radio direction finding techniques and put them to the test to find the "fox" transmitter roaming around the con! A stationary fox will be deployed to help demonstrate the idea to beginners, as well as a moving fox to provide a challenge to both new and the experienced. Those with their own VHF/UHF receivers or scanners are recommended to bring those to use themselves or as part of a team, although no equipment or experience is necessary to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Rechner Fox

Rechner Fox

[ˈʀɛçnɐ] Open source furry. Voider of warranties. Radio fox. News and updates about the MFF 2016 Ham Radio Exam is on Telegram: http://telegram.me/mff2016hams


Sunday December 3, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Logan

10:00am

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room - Sunday Early Bookings
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 6 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! This year's theme: It's the last day of Furfest and Buddy, the hopeful-popufur husky, has lost his beloved shirt! But check out is in an hour... can you hep Buddy retrace his footsteps through a weekend of fun, or will housekeeping get a precious leave-behind? Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 12 can split up to race against each other for a faster time! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com or text 331-251-1195 to reserve your spot - or you can visit us in person on the bottom floor of the Hyatt if walk-in room is available. Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity!

Sunday December 3, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Narita

10:00am

Registration
After Registration closes, Temporary Badges good for one evening only can be obtained at Convention Operations

Sunday December 3, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
United AB

10:00am

MFF Poker Tournament - Finals
Come one, come all to the incredible Midwest FurFest Poker Tournament. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, you will be able to compete for bragging rights and some cool prizes. The tournament will follow the standard casino style. Sign up for one of three satellite tournaments throughout the FurFest weekend. The top 3 players of each satellite tournament will move on to the final 9 player tournament on Sunday. Admission is totally free.

Speakers

Sunday December 3, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
John Wayne

10:00am

Artists Alley
Artist's Alley is a place for individual artists to offer their work, whether it be sketchbook commissions, prints, or other types of creative and unique artwork, all while having a good time! Artists Alley will be in four rooms on the International Level in Vienna, Paris, London, and Florence.

Sunday December 3, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
CC 45-47-49

10:00am

Dealers Den
The Dealers Den is open to the public during these hours. Dealers listings and locations, with maps, can be found at https://www.furfest.org/dealers

Sunday December 3, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
DSCC 21-34

10:00am

Table Top Gaming
General Gaming - See separate Gaming Schedule in your Pocket-Program for more details.

Sunday December 3, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
International Ballroom

10:00am

Video Gaming
See the separate Video Gaming Schedule in your Pocket Program for more details.

Sunday December 3, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
London

10:30am

Outdoor and Recreation Furs
Meetup for the outdoor recreation enthusiast including hiking, camping, mountaineering, skiing, biking, watersports, etc. This is an opportunity to meet others, plan potential future excursions, and exchange stories from the outdoors!

Speakers

Sunday December 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Sky Harbor

11:00am

Fursuit Jerseys Photoshoot
A Midwest FurFest tradition continues with this year's Fursuit Jerseys Photoshoot. Sports fans, get your fursuits and jerseys on and show the love for your favorite teams! We'll have some big group shots, and smaller group and individual shots for those who want them. Sports equipment (balls, sticks, etc.) is welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Abrahm

Abrahm

Photographer



Sunday December 3, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Center Foyer

11:00am

Transformation
Polymorph spells, species-altering viruses, and the beast within. Come sit in on this panel where we discuss a genre where furries have something to explore not often seen in other genres: the transformation story.

Speakers
avatar for Joshiah

Joshiah

Author of furry works, fantasy works, science fiction and more! Works with both adult and tame subject matter. | | Author of "Tales of Veloria."
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.


Sunday December 3, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
LAX

11:00am

FursOfColor Social
This is a panel that are for POC (People of Color) and their allies to come, meet one another, and talk about things concerning our current affairs in the fandom.

Speakers

Sunday December 3, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
McCarran

11:00am

Charity Auction
Check out the wonderful donated artwork and other amazing donated items up for auction in our Charity Auction Gallery! The auction will begin promptly at 11am cst on Sunday. The best of the best, our Charity Auction Featured Items, will be up for action at 12:30pm cst during the event. Outbid your buddies and grab the best stuff! Win your favorite auction items and know that your good taste is helping this year's charity, Chicagoland Rescue Intervention and Support Program (CRISP)! Please read up on CRISP's accomplishments in providing a shelter alternative in the Chicagoland area on our Charity Page. Every great item that you covet and win at auction is a donation that will support CRISP's efforts to help pets and families! For more information about the Midwest Furfest Charity Auction such as how to donate an auction item, or how to bid on an auction item, please see the FAQ available on our Charity Page at http://www.furfest.org/charity


Sunday December 3, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Rosemont

11:00am

Ironclaw: The Prince's Whim 3
The prince is unable to go on his annual adventure outing with his favorite people. He has instead invited you to the Capital to assist with court intrigue that is deeper than normal. Can rogues who normally deal with ruffians in the outlying provinces handle the niceties of the Imperial Court? 3 - 8 Players expected.

Speakers

Sunday December 3, 2017 11:00am - 3:00pm
International Ballroom

12:00pm

Autism in the Furry Fandom: An Overview
Many people with autism spectrum disorders attend furry conventions, and belong to the furry fandom. Listen to an individual with autism as he discusses the reasons why autistic people enjoy the furry fandom, the issues autistic people can face at furry conventions, and how the furry fandom can be more understanding of autistic people in the fandom.


Sunday December 3, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Midway

12:00pm

Your Story Is Not a Movie
There are storytelling techniques that work in the visual medium but hurt the written one. In this panel we contrast and compare the strengths of the different narrative methods. Based on the "Fangs and Fonts" episode entitled "Your Book Is Not a Movie".

Speakers

Sunday December 3, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lambert

12:00pm

Fursuit Photoshoot
Work that tail! Stop on by and mug for our camera, and get some wonderful fursuit pictures to remember the con by!

Sunday December 3, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
LaGuardia

12:00pm

12:30pm

Midwest Furry Fandom, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting
The annual meeting for the Board of Directors for Midwest Furry Fandom, Inc., the parent corporation of Midwest FurFest. This meeting is open to the public! Please note that this meeting is intended for corporate, not convention, business. Issues with the convention itself should be brought to the feedback session at Closing Ceremonies.

Sunday December 3, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Seatac

1:00pm

Birds Meetup
A meetup for the feathered individuals at the convention! Whether you're all bird, part bird, like birds, or just a friend of a bird, feel free to stop by for this meetup!


Sunday December 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
McCarran

1:00pm

Scribble 'N Bits
"It was a dark and stormy night," except then it wasn't. We're furries; we can do better than Paul Clifford! Come join the game where ,with your smartphone, you compose the next line of the story, and we all vote which line we like the best.

Speakers
avatar for Draggor

Draggor

Vice-Chair, Director of Programming, Director of Finance, Fur Squared
He's a demon, but the good kind! When not wandering around furry and gaming conventions in his imp and lizard suits, you might find Draggor programming for both work and leisure. He and Kataze created this here site and all the systems therein! While being a fitness & health enth... Read More →


Sunday December 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sky Harbor

1:00pm

Journalism and NonFiction Writing in Furry
You see all these panels around this one? They're awesome and informative! Now what if they put all that awesome information into writing so you could take it anywhere you wanted? Join us as he goes over non-fiction and its underestimated importance in the furry fandom. Whether it's covering the latest in fandom events and news, or creating how to guides. We go over the principals of writing technically to better convey your ideas to a general audience.


Sunday December 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lambert

1:00pm

3D Printing Your Next Furry Project
Want to 3D print your next (furry) project, but don't know what or how to get started? Here we will walk you through the basics of 3D printers, using 3D printers, and some basic 3D modeling. Some exciting applications such as creating keychains, and even fursuit heads will be explored in this session. (A 3D printer WILL be present at this presentation)

Speakers

Sunday December 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Logan

1:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room - Sunday Afternoon Bookings
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 6 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! This year's theme: It's the last day of Furfest and Buddy, the hopeful-popufur husky, has lost his beloved shirt! But check out is in an hour... can you hep Buddy retrace his footsteps through a weekend of fun, or will housekeeping get a precious leave-behind? Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 12 can split up to race against each other for a faster time! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com or text 331-251-1195 to reserve your spot - or you can visit us in person on the bottom floor of the Hyatt if walk-in room is available. Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity!

Sunday December 3, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Narita

1:00pm

Old School Gamers Meet up
Meet and Greet for old school gamers on Furaffinity.


Sunday December 3, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Capital

1:00pm

The OutZone
Like giant Robots? War? Roleplaying? Furries? Mike Murdock has you covered for the convention. Using the MekTon Roleplaying system that is easy to learn and to create a character.

In the Shexecarro Star System 3 factions are at war with each other for off-world resources after there homeworld exhausted the remaining resources. Join the Val-Stein Mercenary company to complete missions on the Mars-like world of Keolara.

Speakers

Sunday December 3, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
International Ballroom

2:00pm

Commissioning Etiquette
Do and don'ts of commissioning art or suits. How behavior can effect the seller. Warning signs of scam artists.

Speakers

Sunday December 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hartsfield

2:00pm

Photography With TsudoDog
Explore photography with Tsudo, from taking better images to working with Lightroom in order to process raw files. Learn the basics of flash photography and overcoming the challenges of shooting within a convention space.

Speakers

Sunday December 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lindbergh

2:00pm

YouTube Furs - Ep.2 - Getting Fuzzier
Welcome back to the world of Furry Youtube and online video! Returning again this year because we had a lot of fun last time. Are you a viewer, a creator, or someone who wishes to jump into the scene? Then drop in and meet up with other curious folks and veterans of video making. Learn from some who've been in the game for a while, meet some content makers, ask questions, and share some of what you do. There's a lot of great content being created by furs, and we are eager to foster a community of fuzzy creators. So come on by and hit record!


Sunday December 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Seatac

2:00pm

The Pyramid
A game show where you and a celebrity guest compete to conquer the Pyramid! The game consists of listing things loudly until your teammate says the thing you're describing.


Sunday December 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sky Harbor

2:00pm

Patreon and Commission Writing
Commissions are a scary practice; you are opening yourself up for someone to buy directly from you. You are saying your work is worth money. And... That's scary. This panel helps to make that less scary, as well as to give tips and tricks on how to stay working and to make sure that you make yourself marketable, and get repeat customers.

Speakers

Sunday December 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lambert

2:00pm

Mass Effect: Unity
Mass Effect: Unity - Although not quite pony-related, this is one of many other systems being crafted by SteelTheWarrior that, due to massive special requests, we'll be bringing for you to enjoy! Play as almost any race and class combination imaginable in this fast-paced, heavy-action setting that takes place during the events of the third Mass Effect game!

Speakers
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Steel

Equestria Inspired


Sunday December 3, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles

2:00pm

Fursuit Dance Competition
The time has come to see who's got the best moves and who can shake their tails the best! All attendees are welcome to come witness the finalists of MFF's Annual Fursuit Dance Competition show off their performances for dance supremacy to determine who will be declared this year's best fursuit dancer! ASL Interpreters will be available for those with hearing impairment.

Speakers
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Gale Frostbane

Fursuit Track & Charity Lead, Anthro New England
Hey guys! My name is Gale Frostbane and I've been active in the fandom since January 2011. I currently staff Anthro New England (Fursuit Track & Charity Lead) and Midwest Furfest (Dance Comp Coordinator). I love furusiting at conventions, either in one of my five fursuits or swa... Read More →
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Theome

Programming Director, Also Raccoon, Midwest Furfest


Sunday December 3, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand EFGH

3:00pm

So You Want to be a Mascot
Fursuiting and Mascoting arn't that different. This will be how to apply what you know to what you don't know about the ends and outs of being a mascot.

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Sunday December 3, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
McCarran

3:00pm

Westerns and Historical Fiction
Six-guns and saddlebags. Gaslights and finery. Outlaws and sheriffs. If you suddenly want to hit the dusty trail, then this panel is for you. We’ll be talking largely about westerns, but covering a few other aspects of general historical fiction as well. Come to discuss intersections with other genres and how to get the most out of research time to add verisimilitude to your story.

Speakers
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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.


Sunday December 3, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lambert

3:00pm

Fursuit Games
Come join us for a fun and exciting event where you romp around in fursuit, entertain yourself and others, and play silly games in order to find who is the best fursuiter! This event is open to all who want to participate or spectate! This is a great opportunity to get exposure to your costumes, to see fursuiters play games, and take lots of pictures!

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Sunday December 3, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Rosemont

4:00pm

Albedo - "The End"
Albedo: Platinum Catalyst - The tabletop game inspired by and dedicated to the epic, sci-fi militaristic comic universe that Steve Gallacc created, which was actually a major influence in the initial coming-together of the Furry Fandom! Does your unit have the wit, grit and spit in order to overcome the invading Independent Lapine Republic forces that have come with xenocentric means of universal domination?

Speakers
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Steel

Equestria Inspired


Sunday December 3, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles

5:00pm

Closing Ceremonies
Where did the weekend go? At the Closing Ceremonies for Midwest FurFest 2017, we'll let you in on anything you may have missed. We'll also be recognizing all of the talented winners of various contests held throughout the convention. And, at the end, we'll have a feedback/Q+A session to help improve Midwest FurFest for next year. ASL Interpreters will be available for those with hearing impairment.

Speakers
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Kodi

Chairman, Midwest Furfest
Running around dressed as a dog -- and Hockey. Sometimes together. https://www.weasyl.com/~kodi


Sunday December 3, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand EFGH

6:00pm

7:00pm

Staff Appreciation Dinner
All badged staff members are welcome to attend this very special 'Thank You' dinner on Sunday evening, in the Rosemont Ballroom Thank you for all your hard work!!

Sunday December 3, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Rosemont

9:00pm

Dead Dog Dance
Cap off your con experience and wipe away those blues at the Dead Dog Dance! 9p -- Toby 9:45p -- Mesmerist 10:30p -- Runetooth 11:15p -- Skroy

Sunday December 3, 2017 9:00pm - Monday December 4, 2017 12:00am
Grand EFGH