Canada's Capital Furry Convention
Since 2016, CanFURence has been bringing people from all over the world together in Ottawa to celebrate the furry fandom in all of its creativity, diversity, and fun! Whether you are a fan of cartoon animals, cinematic creatures, or mascot characters, CanFURence caters to fans of all things anthropomorphic. For 2021, our theme is "Steampunk on the Rails" with Guests of Honour Nicnak and Dodge Horse
2020 sees us welcoming two Guests of Honour!
Nicole, more well known to others as ‘Niki’ or ‘Nicnak, is an illustrator and designer, specializing in character and prop design. She is a Canadian artist, with experience working in the TV animation industry, currently living in Hamilton, Ontario with her partner and rescue cat.
Nicole has been apart of the furry fandom for nearly a decade, dedicating herself to the fandom as a fursuiter and full time freelance artist.
Nicole began creating at a very young age, having a strong interest in animals. Her work is heavily inspired by Disney and Warner Bro's animation, two companies that made her fall in love with the idea and creation of anthropomorphic characters. One thing she strives to have stand out within her work is a story. With each piece she creates, she wants the illusion of the character feeling alive, as if its about to jump right off the page due to the posing, expression and overall story within!
Nicole's fursona is a Canada lynx, that she officially created back in 2010 and has used her as a representation of herself within the fandom ever since.
Her other pastime's and hobbies include music, gaming and enjoying various types of local craft beers.
Nicole's goal is to travel across Canada and abroad in hopes of attending more conventions, meeting new friendly faces and sharing her work with others.
It's Dodge, your friendly neighbourhood swishy tail railway guy.
Dodge has been working on the rails for 8 years, and is now a locomotive engineer.
He's always happy to talk trains, and will definitely share some safety tips too. Dodge is also a music lover and energetic DJ. He'll be performing for you live during the Saturday dance!
More than a "one trick pony"!