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're a fan of cartoon animals, cinematic creatures, or mascot characters, CanFURence caters to fans of all things anthropomorphic. For 2019, our theme is "Mystery" and we have a lot of mysterious surprises in store for you aspiring gumshoes this year!

CanFURence 2019 Schedule (Subject to Change)

Friday - 2 August 2019

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Registration

Pre-reg: 0900-1000
Time: 1000-2100
Room: Shakers

 

Attendee Services

Time: 1000-2200
Room: Coat Check

 

Swag Shop

Time: 1000-2100
Room: Shakers

 

Artist Lounge

Time: 1100-2300
Room: Compromise

 

Quiet Room

Time: 1100-2300
Room: The Sting

 

Opening Ceremonies

Hosts: Conreeaght & BT Armistice
Time: 1100-1200
Room: Signed - Sealed
Investigators! We’ve got urgent news that needs to be relayed, come join us at the scene of the crime so we finally start digging into the mystery! This year our GOH is the wonderful Betsy the Beaver, who will stop at nothing to solve what happened last year!

 

Artisans’ Alcove

Time: 1200-1800
Room: Delivered

 

Fursuit Lounge

Time: 1200-0200
Room: Founders

 

Crafters’ Corner

Time: 1200-1800

 

Charity Silent Auction

Time: 1300-1700
Room: Leaders

 

Your First Con!

Hosts: Conreeaght
Time: 1230-1330
Room: Signed - Sealed
For those who have never been to a furry convention before, have we got the case file for you! Conreeaght will remove the mystery on some furry convention basics for newcomers, as well as some of the ways you can make it a fun and enjoyable time. Those with previous convention experience are welcome as well.

 

Photobooth

Host: Xzion
Time: 1230-1530, 1900-2100
Room: Network

 

Military & Public Service Furs Meet & Greet

Hosts: Relic
Time: 1300-1400
Room: The Set-Up
FURS IN SERVICE! Current / Prior Military, Public Service, Police, EMT’s, Fire, Rescue, others that I might have missed... If you were or are any of these or you wish to show your support for those that serve, this panel might interest you. Outline:What is the price of your freedom?A look at two sides of a coin… The Physical / Mental and what follows service Physical / Mental includes: economic, environmental, medical After the service: Fitting back in, social alienation

 

Meet the Charity

Host: Reiver
Time: 1400-1500
Room: Signed & Sealed
Come meet two teams from Courageous Companions, as they explain how they help make a difference in the lives of veterans and first responders by pairing them with a unique canine companion who helps to improve their quality of life

Photography for Furs

Host: Kakurady
Time: 1500-1600
Room: The Set-Up
Tips on getting better pictures, overcoming the unique challenges of taking photos at a convention, and having furries as subjects; no matter if you use a cameraphone, or a DSLR. This is also an opportunity to meet fellow photografurs, and talk about your experiences with furry photography.

 

Furry Feud

Host: Simbayo & Dia
Time: 1530-1700
Room: Signed and Sealed
Simbayo and Dia host another hilarious year of Furry Feud! Two teams will compete to guess survey answers of silly questions and win the bragging rights of “Best Team EVER”, but hey we’re all winners if we have fun! Come join the fun!

 

The Mystery of CanFUR

Host: Conreeaght
Time: 1700-1800
Room: The Set-Up
Join Conreeaght as they unlock all the secrets to running a convention. We will shed light on the many riddles of CanFURence. And help perhaps shed some light on some information that others hopefully find useful in their own event planning. You have questions, we may have answers!

 

Gaming

Time: 1500-2400
Location: The Deciders

 

Patrons’ Feast

Time: 1800-2000
Room: Signed-Sealed
Our annual buffet style dinner for our Patrons and Benefactors; a sumptuous smorgasbord in the thanks of their support of CanFURence.

 

Retail Horror Stories

Host: Shard
Time: 1900-2000
Room: The Set-Up
Come spend an hour listening and sharing in the many terrors and tales that come with working in retail! PG-13

 

Baby Furs Meet & Greet

Host: Xaber & Adrien
Time: 2030-2200
Room: The Set-Up
Colouring and crayons; what could be more fun? Doing it with friends, of course! Welcoming all those little at heart, babyfurs and kidfurs, as well as their caretakers, friends, and the curious, for a chance to make friends, relax, colour, and play.

 

Lady Furs Meet & Greet

Hosts: QuyetPawz & Eilowny
Time: 2100-2300
Room: Mainstream
Lady Furs proudly presents a social gathering just for the female-folk of the fandom! All female-types welcome to join us in a warm and welcoming environment for games, prizes, a group photo and other shenanigans. Lady Furs welcomes all female-types including cis, trans, and genderqueer/fluid. (Photoshoot participation is optional)

 

Dance

Host: BT
Time: 2200-0100
Room: Signed - Sealed
Come shake your tail with your furry friends at our dance! Featuring live furry DJs, professional lights and sound. Open to all attendees, fursuits are welcome but not required.

 

Ultimate Werewolf

Host: StewHex
Time: 2300-0200
Room: The Set-Up
Your village is in peril from a plague of werewolves! Are you the hero that will save the day or a werewolf in disguise? Who will live to see the dawn? Join the fun and find out!

 


Saturday - 3 August 2019

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Attendee Services

Time: 0930-2200
Room: Coat Check

 

Charity Silent Auction

Time: 0930-1700
Room: Leaders

 

Registration

Time: 1000-2100
Room: Shakers

 

Artisans’ Alcove

Time: 1000-1800
Room: Delivered

 

Crafters’ Corner

Time: 1000-1800

 

Photobooth

Host: Xzion
Time: 1030-1300, 1500-1700, 1900-2100
Room: Network


Artist Lounge

Time: 1100-2300
Room: Compromise

 

Quiet Room

Time: 1100-2300
Room: The Sting

 

Friendship Meetup

Host: TheClawedHuman
Time: 930-1100
Room: The Set-Up
A fun meetup to make friends in the fandom! We’ll play a few games such as musical chairs, along with exchange social media information and take a group picture! Great for people with or without fursuits, or if you’re brand new to the fandom or you’ve been here for years!

 

Fursuit Games

Host: Simbayo & BT
Time: 1100-1230
Room: Signed - Sealed
Fursuiters! We’ve got an intel there’s an evil MINION on the loose, so we’ve gotta get through some challenges in order to catch and get him talk! (The victors earn first swing at the after party pinata)

 

Fursuit Lounge

Time: 1100-0200
Location: Founders

 

Cats - I fits I sits

Host: QuyetPawz & Dakota
Time: 1130-1230
Room: The Set-Up
Are you a cat, a kitty cat? Meet up with other felines and lounge in our comfortable supplied seating -- BOXES! Cats are encouraged to frolic, play, and sit in boxes to their heart’s content. Come be catty with the CanFURence felines

 

Fursuit Parade

Time: 1330-1500
Room: Signed - Sealed
Gather round everyone for one of our grand events! Fursuiters will be taking their place in the Parade to march through the venue so make sure to get a good spot to watch the show from


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Extravaganza: Live Show

Hosts: BT
Time: 1530-1700
Room: Signed - Sealed
The EXTRAVAGANZA returns for another year! We’ll have performers from around the community to put on a show for everyone and see who our judges love the most!

 

Suits with Varaform!

Hosts: Kate
Time: 1530-1630
Room: The Set-Up
Learn how to make super light, BREATHABLE fursuit heads and bodies with Varaform thermoplastic. Fur and other fabrics stick directly with NO glue, and being strong yet flexible means heads will hold their shape without needing to be stuffed with foam, leading to better airflow and breathability.

 

Grey Muzzle Social

Host: Kaldar
Time: 1500-1700
Location: Mainstream
Grey muzzles! Come swap stories of your life in the fandom or just crazy con tales, but mostly come to make some fellow friends!

 

Gaming

Time: 1500-2400
Location: The Deciders

 

Trying Canadian Snacks

Host: Jupiter Fox
Time: 1700-1800
Room: The Set-Up
Non-Canadian residents try popular Canadian snacks. They will rate them on a scale from 1-10. What snack will rank as the most Canadian? Come find out!

 

Benefactors' Banquet

Time: 1800-2000
Room: Signed - Sealed
Our premier fine dining event at CanFURence; a five course feast for our finest furry supporters! Participants at this exclusive event includes our Guest of Honour, Co-Chairs, Directors and CanFURence’s Benefactors! (Private “Benefactors only” event)

 

Fat Furry Social

Hosts: Roofus & Reese Raccoon
Time: 1800-1900
Room: Mainstream
If fat furries are your thing, you're not alone! No matter what shape you are IRL, come share your common interest for plump OC's and thicc fursonas!

 

Fursuit Life Drawing

Host: Kakurady
Time: 1830-2000
Room: The Set-Up
Practice your furry drawing skills with three-dimensional furries.
Fursuiter model volunteers wanted!

 

Dark Bunny Sauces Spicy Stuff 2

Host: Feli
Time: 1830-2200
Room: The Set-Up
2nd year of the DBS Spicy Stuff - so titled because of last year's last minute change from wings to meatballs. The panel of chosen vict... volunteers will test their mettle against the hottest of Dark Bunny Sauce's offerings, all while answering questions for points. Further, there MAY be a seat open to be bid upon! All of the money raised during the panel goes to the charity.

 

Dance

Host: BT
Time: 2100-0100
Room: Signed - Sealed
Come shake your tail with your furry friends at our dance! Featuring live furry DJs, professional lights and sound. Open to all attendees, fursuits are welcome but not required.

Ultimate Werewolf

Host: StewHex
Time: 2200-0100
Room: Mainstream
Your village is in peril from a plague of werewolves! Are you the hero that will save the day or a werewolf in disguise? Who will live to see the dawn? Join the fun and find out!

 


Furry Feud AD(18+!)

Hosts: Simbayo, BT & Dia
Time: 2330-0100
Room: Delivered
Join IN on the AD Fun! Come join BT, Dia and Simbayo for everyone’s favourite lewd, rude and crude spin of Furry Feud! Two teams compete to guess answers our community survey. Cheer teams on, make horribly inappropriate jokes or just come to embarrass Simbayo, make BT blush and make Dia squeak! (Warning: This is an 18+ event)

 


Sunday - 4 August 2019

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Charity Silent Auction

Time: 0930-1200
Location: Leaders

 

Attendee Services

Time: 1000-1600
Room: Coat Check

 

Registration

Time: 1000-1400
Room: Lobby

 

Artist Lounge

Time: 1100-2300
Room: Strategy

 

Quiet Room

Time: 1100-2300
Room: The Sting

 

Photobooth

Host: Xzion
Time: 1100-1400
Room: Network

 

Fursuit Lounge

Time: 1200-2400
Room: Founders

 

Artisans’ Alcove

Time: 1000-1700
Room: Delivered

 

Crafters’ Corner

Time: 1000-1700


Sponsors’ Luncheon

Time: 1000-1130
Room: Signed - Sealed
A buffet style brunch for our Sponsors, Patrons and Benefactors; a Canadian inspired brunch in the thanks of their support of CanFURence. Subject to availability attendees may update to Sponsor and join in (see Registration for further details).

 

Unpopular Fursonas

Host: ThatKamenRiderGuy
Time: 1130-1230
Room: The Set-Up
A satirical panel designed to take a good look at cultural perceptions of popular animals and the statistics of male vs female fursona prominence. Learn about the disproportion of herbivores to carnivores and how it contrasts to human behaviour and social norms. And ask the all important question: Why are there so many dogs?

 

Guest of Honour Q&A

Time: 12:30-13:30
Room: Signed - Sealed
Want to learn more about our Guest of Honour? Come get to know Betsy the Beaver, her contributions to the fandom and her artwork!


The Thrill of the Chase, the Skill of the Hunt. Using Your Writing Paws to Find the Illusive Words

Host: Storyteller Laurie & Dr. Softpaws
Time: 1430-1530
Room: The Set-Up
An interactive writing workshop. Get your paws on your IPads or pens and bring us your creative short stories, or poems, or cartoons. The theme is mystery. It’s hard to find the right words to help you to escape from the mystery of writing. Come and find out how not to get trapped in the web of your mind!

 

Live Auction

Host: Twitchy
Time: 1400-1600
Room: Delivered
Defend your title as the most freakingly generous and compassionate (or perhaps just crazy) community we’ve ever seen as we raise money for the service doggos!

 

Gaming

Time: 1400-2000
Location: The Deciders

 

Closing Ceremonies

Host(s): Conreeaght & BT Armistice
Time: 1800-1900
Room: Signed - Sealed
Time to put the clues together and find out who the culprit is.. With the case closing, so will the con as we must say farewell for another year! Don’t worry though as we’re steaming ahead to bring you a bigger, better con next year!

 

Dead Bunny

Host: Feli
Time: 1930-0000
Room: Signed - Sealed
The case is solved, time to relax and celebrate at the after party! We’ve still got energy to burn, so come dance it away or just enjoy some time with others at the Dead Bunny party hosted by Feli!

 

Ultimate Werewolf

Host: StewHex
Time: 2100-0000
Room: The Set-Up
Your village is in peril from a plague of werewolves! Are you the hero that will save the day or a werewolf in disguise? Who will live to see the dawn? Join the fun and find out!

 

 

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