Eufuria 2024

Fursuiter group photo from Eufuria 2023

July 20, 2024
Albany Capital Center
Albany, NY


The fun starts in

    Eufuria

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    Saturday, July 20, 2024
    Hilton Albany
    Albany, NY

    Convention mascot, a purple hued raccoon, waving a pride flag over the word Eufuria

    2023

    Eufuria 2023

    The first Eufuria convention was held on Saturday, July 22, 2023 from 3-9 PM at Cafe Euphoria in Troy, NY.Tickets fully sold out 2 weeks before the con, surprising many!
    Attendance was 65, comprised of 29 General Admissions, 19 Supporters, 17 Sponsors, 8 Vendors, and more than 11 participants in the fursuit parade.

    View the archives:
    Venue - Schedule - Vendors - Policies & FAQ

    Gallery

    Videos

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    Volunteer

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    Splash page - Registration - Venue

    Registration

    By registering to be a member of SCREE, Inc., you acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.
    A current membership in SCREE, Inc. is required to participate at our annual members' conference, Eufuria.
    Not a fan of LineCons? Breeze through registration by pre-registering online ahead of time. You also get to take advantage of our early bird discount! If you'd like to support our event even further, please consider registering at the Supporter or Sponsor tiers. Each comes with special perks as a thank-you for going above and beyond. Your generosity is appreciated.Early bird pricing for Eufuria 2024 will close at midnight on June 30. After this, General Member and Sponsor costs will increase.
    Supersponsor and Lifetime Member registration will not be available online after June 30.
    Walk-in membership may be purchased at the convention, subject to availability.

    Joy the raccoon handing over a dollar bill

    General Member - $35
    General Members will receive:

    • Access to convention space and events throughout the duration of Eufuria

    • Commemorative badge

    • Physical conbook

    Joy the raccoon peeking over a pile of money

    Sponsor - $70
    Sponsors will receive:

    • Access to convention space and events throughout the duration of Eufuria

    • Commemorative badge

    • Physical conbook

    • Button

    • Poster

    • Con store coupon

    • Registration and event priority access

    Joy wearing cool sunglasses and holding a bunch of money bags

    Supersponsor - $140
    Supersponsors will receive:

    • Access to convention space and events throughout the duration of Eufuria

    • Commemorative badge

    • Physical conbook

    • Button

    • Poster

    • 2 con store coupons

    • Registration and event priority access

    • T-shirt

    • Ceramic mug

    • Keychain

    Joy sitting on a gold throne wearing a crown and surrounded by heaps of coins

    Lifetime Member - $1000
    Lifetime Members will receive:

    • All the previous goodies, plus super special secret stuff!

    • Please email registration@eufuria.org with subject "Lifetime Membership" if you're interested!

    Location

    Albany Capital Center
    55 Eagle St
    Albany, NY 12207
    Venue Website

    Our venue for 2024 is the Albany Capital Center, located in Albany, NY.Located in the heart of downtown Albany, the Albany Capital Center is within walking distance of restaurants, hotels, shops, art galleries, nightclubs, museums and more!

    Getting Here

    Travel

    Whether you're coming from near or far, there are plenty of ways to get to Eufuria.

    Parking: Parking information is available on the ACC's website. We encourage you to carpool!

    Bus: State Street & Eagle Street is serviced by CDTA Routes 1, 10, 12, 13, 18, 22, 182, and others.Guests traveling from outside the Capital Region can hop one of these lines to come straight to the Albany Capital Center from Albany Bus Terminal, which serves Trailways, Peter Pan, and Greyhound buses.

    Air: Albany International Airport (ALB), the Northeast's most convenient gateway, is less than 20 minutes away.

    Rail: The Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station, within 10 minutes' travel from our venue, serves trains from New York City, Boston, Montreal, and Chicago.

    Join our Telegram chat group or use the hashtag #Eufuria2024 on social media to coordinate rideshares with other attendees!

    Eufuria's raccoon mascot running while holding plane tickets and pulling a suitcase

    Hotel Booking

    Eufuria's raccoon mascot Joy on a skateboard

    Attendees age 21 and up may book a hotel room in the Eufuria 2024 guest block at a discount. The following room types are offered:
    Room types and pricing
    Use code WHATEVER when booking to receive the convention rate for Eufuria 2024.
    Click the button below to reserve your room now!


    Join our Telegram chat group or use the hashtag #Eufuria2024 on social media to coordinate roomshares with other attendees!

    We're thrilled by the increased interest in Eufuria and other furry conventions. Unfortunately, with this popularity comes a rise in prospective hotel room scammers. Please report any suspected scam attempts to security@eufuria.org. Thanks for helping keep everyone safe!

    Get Involved

    Joy the purple raccoon holding up a badge

    DJ

    Who wants to drop some beats at the summer's hottest furcon? Apply to play a DJ set at Eufuria!

    DJ submissions are: OPEN
    Applications will close on May 14

    Questions regarding DJ applications may be directed to dj@eufuria.org


    Programming

    Eufuria is proud to present a whole convention of fun and memorable events! We'll have volunteer-run panels, vendors, activities, and much more.Would you like Eufuria 2024 to have a game tournament? Craft workshop? Art jam? Meet-and-greet for furries of your species? Panel about your favorite thing in the whole wide world? Our activities are run by Eufuria members, so host the events YOU want to see happen!

    Programming submissions are: OPEN
    Applications will close on May 19

    Cheetah fursuiter giving presentation with slideshow in the front of a panel room

    Harpy eagle fursuiter looking at Eufuria page in a conbook.

    Conbook

    Eufuria wouldn't be Eufuria without YOU, our awesome community! We're looking for illustrations, writing, poetry, recipes, photography, and other original furry-themed contributions to fill our 2024 convention book.
    Submissions are accepted from the global furry community and not limited to Eufuria attendees.
    We encourage you to use Joy, the Eufuria mascot, in your submitted work!
    Time to let your creativity flow with the spirit of Eufuria!

    Conbook submissions are: OPEN
    Applications will close on May 14


    Volunteer

    Many paws, hooves, wings, talons, and flippers make light work! This con would not be possible without the help of our amazing volunteers. If you're looking to get more involved in the furry community, but aren't sure where or how to start, volunteering is a great way to meet new people and get your paw in the door!Volunteers receive perks commensurate with hours worked, including a free t-shirt, con store discounts, priority event access, and comped registration.If you'd like to offer your time and skills to volunteer at Eufuria, click the button below to see how you can help out. We'd love to have you on board, and with many open departments, we'll certainly find the best fit for you.

    Eufuria is not yet accepting volunteer applications. Please follow Eufuria on social media for notification when submissions open.

    Joy the purple raccoon holding a "help wanted" sign

    Vendors

    Vendors at their table

    Become a Vendor

    Eufuria is excited to showcase the wonderful artists, crafters, fursuit makers, hobbyists, photographers, small business owners, and all-around creatives right here in our community.

    Vendor submissions are: OPEN
    Applications will close on April 17

    Questions regarding vendor applications may be directed to vendors@eufuria.org


    What's Eufuria?

    Eufuria is a furry convention experience in Upstate New York.One of the largest furry conventions in the world, Anthrocon, originated right here in Albany. However, Upstate New York had been without a furry convention for many years. In 2023, we aimed to bring a furcon back to the long-underserved Capital Region. Our inaugural event was met with a fervent response from the local furry community, inspiring us to move onwards and upwards and establish Eufuria as an annual convention.


    What is a Furry?

    A furry is someone who enjoys the concept of animals that think and act like people, and wants to be called a furry. The furry community was birthed out of the sci-fi convention scenes of the 1980s, and with the help of the internet, began rapidly growing into a global phenomenon. If you're familiar with other geeky/nerdy subcultures, like anime, comics, gaming, and LARP, you'll easily recognize strong similarities in furry. The main difference is that our characters are animals instead of humans (or superheroes, or wizards, or zombies...)Creativity and self-expression are pillars of the furry community. Other fandoms center around media properties such as books, movies, or TV shows that someone else created. Many furries make up their own characters, and it's often said that we are fans of each other! Art, writing, music, storytelling, role-play, costuming, social networking, and conventions are some of the myriad ways furries participate in our shared hobby. You'll get to see all of those represented at Eufuria.


    Who Are We?

    Eufuria is organized by the Society for Capital Region Events and Entertainment (SCREE), a 501(c)7 not-for-profit corporation. We're a passionate crew of people, dedicated to putting on events to bring furries in our community (and their supporters) together. Come visit Eufuria and see what we're all about!

    Art of Visaj, snake

    Riley Lynn Nairn, aka Visaj the Snake
    she, her
    Director, Chairsnake of SCREE

    Zai Sarel
    he/him
    Director, Chairbird of Programming

    Art of Sarel, falcon, with plushie of dragon Zai on head
    Art of Rennie, yellow tiger with orange beard

    Rennie
    he/him
    Director, Chairtiger of Vendor Relations

    FLOOF
    he/him
    Director, A/V Head

    Art of FLOOF, cartoon chubby black Arcanine
    Art of Loppy, a chibi prairie dog

    Loppy
    he/him
    Art Department Head

    Shetani
    she/her
    Social Media Head, Accessibility

    Art of Shetani, realistic king cheetah
    Art of Pepper, a vixen with blue hair

    Pepper the Vixen
    she/her
    IT Head, Accessibility

    Dex
    they/them
    DJ Head

    Art of Dex, snow leopard
    Art of Muttstera, toony canine hybrid with bow tie

    Muttstera
    any pronouns
    Staff

    Mayhem
    she/her
    Staff

    Art of Mayhem, black and white cat
    Art of Gio, canid, with trans flag

    Gio
    he/they
    Mascot and Logo Design

    Yami O'Quagga
    they/them
    Merch and Graphics

    Art of Yami, a cartoon quagga
    Art of Elenoir, fuzzy brown creature

    Xe-li
    she/her
    Merch and Graphics

    J. Tigris
    she/her
    Merch and Graphics

    Art of J. Tigris, purple/black/white feline, with bisexual flag
    Art of Flint, a black and white cat winking

    Flint
    he/him
    Staff

    Sean
    he/him
    Graphics

    Art of Sean, black and purple snake
    Multicolored animal silhouettes

    ... plus all our amazing volunteers working behind the scenes!

    Code of Conduct

    Eufuria has set forth this Code of Conduct. Nothing in this document supersedes the law or the rules of any venue where Eufuria and related events may take place; if something is illegal outside Eufuria, it’s illegal inside as well.Revised as of 01/25/2024

    In order to attend Eufuria, you must be at least 18 years old on the day of the convention, be a registered attendee, agree to be bound by our code of conduct, and agree to abide by any rules put in place by the venue.


    Attendees unable to prove their age through an appropriate identity document will not be granted entry to the event until such time as they are able to do so. Common valid forms of photo ID include a US photo driver's license or non-driver’s state ID, passport, passport card, and military ID card. If you're unsure whether a form of ID is acceptable, you may reach out to us by email at security@eufuria.org. If you pre-registered, the name on your ID must match the name you used when registering online.


    SCREE, Inc. reserves the right to decline membership for individuals who we believe to have engaged in actions or behaviors that could put our attendees, the staff, the venue, or Eufuria as a whole at risk. This includes falsifying documentation such as government IDs and COVID-19 vaccination cards.

    Please be mindful and practice common courtesy.
    Costumes are not consent. Ask permission before engaging in physical contact with others. This includes, but is not limited to: hugging, grabbing, placing an arm around the shoulder, “glomping” or tackling, bodily lifting or carrying a person, and touching a person’s hair, clothing, or parts of an outfit (including “booping”). If you are told to stop, you must stop. This extends to fursuiters and cosplayers.


    All participants, including attendees, volunteers, and staff, are expected to treat others with respect. If you are told by an attendee, volunteer, or staff member to stop a behavior, you are expected to immediately desist and do not resume the activity or pursue the individual. No means no.


    Eufuria has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment and abuse. This extends to event staff, attendees, employees, and all who inhabit the event space for the event duration. Harassment includes, but is not limited to: verbal abuse, stalking, physical assault, unwanted physical interaction, and conduct or speech that targets or threatens members of protected classes, including those based on age, gender, religion, national origin, disability status, race, and sexual identity, perceived or otherwise.


    Do not play music through speakers, including cell phones; wear headphones.


    If you feel that you or someone else is being harassed, you notice someone behaving inappropriately, or you are subjected to prejudice or unwelcome behavior, please contact a Eufuria staff member right away.

    Eufuria is a private event. Attendees are expected to refrain from taking photographs or video recordings before asking permission from all parties present who may appear in the photo or video. This applies regardless of attire, fursuit, or costume.


    Photography and audio-video recording are entirely forbidden inside the headless zones (fursuit cool-off rooms).


    Journalists, media photographers, and other members of the press interested in covering Eufuria may email board@eufuria.org to request a press pass.

    Trading and gifts are permitted. However, you cannot engage in commerce or sell goods in exchange for money unless you are a registered vendor.

    Attendees may not vandalize, destroy, steal, or misappropriate any goods, items, equipment, or assets that do not belong to them, whether those are the property of SCREE, Inc., the Eufuria venue, or members and non-members of SCREE, Inc. Do not put up stickers, posters, or otherwise vandalize the venue. SCREE, Inc. will provide designated spaces for collaborative artwork and relevant personal advertising.

    Your convention badge must be worn, displayed, and clearly visible at all times in the convention space.

    Attire covering the following areas must be opaque: nipples of all genders, genitalia, and buttocks. Shoes are required. Attendees within Eufuria space are expected to conform to normal grooming standards. You may be asked to leave if you or your clothing have an odor that is offensive to others.


    Collars and leashes may be worn as an accessory; however, the leash cannot be held by another individual, tied, pulled, or used to lead someone. Attire that gives the impression of being military or law enforcement is not permitted, with the exception of active duty service members who may wear their service uniform. Attendees may not display symbols perceived as hate symbols, as determined by our staff.

    Prop weapons must be approved in advance by security. Approval may be granted after emailing a photo and/or description of the item in question to security@eufuria.org. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: silly string, paintball guns, water guns, drones, laser pointers, or similar devices. Local, state, and federal weapons restrictions apply within the venue.

    Eufuria does not permit smoking or vaping except within designated areas of the venue. The use of illegal or non-prescribed controlled substances is not permitted within Eufuria spaces. Anyone knowingly or unknowingly providing alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs to anyone under the age of 21 will be referred to local law enforcement. Attendees who are visibly under the influence will be asked to leave.

    Pets are not permitted within our convention space. Service animals are permitted pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Eufuria reserves the right to take appropriate action should any attendee engage in:

  • Any action or behavior that causes significant interference with convention operations;
  • Any action or expression of views that cause excessive discomfort to other attendees, staff members, or members of the public;
  • Any action that may adversely affect the relationship of SCREE, Inc., and/or Eufuria with its attendees, its staff, or the public in general;
  • Any action where they falsely represent themselves as a representative of Eufuria or SCREE, Inc. to others;
  • Any actions that may adversely affect Eufuria’s relationships with its venue or suppliers or cause financial damage to Eufuria and SCREE, Inc.

  • The action that Eufuria will take will depend on the severity of the violation. Sanctions may include, but are not limited to, removal from the convention, revoking without refund membership in SCREE, Inc., being banned from further SCREE, Inc. events and associated gatherings, and contacting local law enforcement.


    If you wish to appeal any disciplinary actions or sanctions, please contact staff at security@eufuria.org at least 90 calendar days before an Eufuria event you desire to attend. SCREE, Inc.’s Board of Directors reserves the final authority to grant or deny membership.

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    You are welcome to contact staff at registration@eufuria.org with any questions or clarification in regards to this Code of Conduct and/or other policies at Eufuria.We hope you have a safe and enjoyable time at Eufuria!

    COVID-19 and Public Health Policy

    Revised as of 01/25/2024This policy is able to be changed up to the day of the convention and will be announced through social media channels and registrant emails if necessary. We will endeavor to finalize this policy no later than two months before a given event.Proof of vaccination is required for registration.We recommend that you use the NYC COVID SAFE app. This app is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.An attendee shall be considered vaccinated if they have been administered:- A primary series of either:

    • Two (2) doses of an mRNA vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca)

    • One (1) dose of a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson, Novavax)

    - Plus:

    • One (1) dose of a booster vaccine received AFTER September 2023 (Moderna, Pfizer)

    Accepted forms of COVID-19 vaccination proof include your physical vaccination card, a photo of your vaccination card (front and back), a state-sanctioned record of vaccination, and a digital vaccination copy issued by the government. In lieu of the above, proof of vaccination from the administering group (doctor’s office, clinic, pharmacy, health insurance) is acceptable. If you're unsure whether your proof of vaccination is acceptable, you may reach out to us by email at registration@eufuria.org.Any attendee unable to prove COVID-19 vaccination status through an appropriate governmental document will not be granted entry to the event until such time as they are able to do so.All attendees, volunteers, staff, fursuiters, and vendors must wear a face mask at all times while inside Eufuria space. You may temporarily remove your mask to eat or drink in the designated eating area or for health and safety purposes, such as administering medication. Your mask must fit securely on the head and cover the mouth and nose. Appropriate masks to use include N95 and KN95 respirators, medical masks (procedure or surgical masks), or non-medical masks. If you're unsure whether your mask is acceptable, you may reach out to us by email. Eufuria will have a small supply of masks on hand for attendees who forget to bring their own.Any attendee who does not wear a compliant face mask covering the mouth and nose will not be granted access to Eufuria spaces. Any attendee unable to follow the face mask policies as delineated will not be granted entry to the event until such time as they are able to do so.Any attendee that is found to have provided falsified documentation, including governmental ID, proof of age, and/or proof of COVID-19 vaccination status, will have their SCREE, Inc. membership revoked without refund and be removed and/or banned from the convention.Any attendee that is found to be noncompliant with the mask policy, despite verbal reminders and/or warnings, will have their SCREE, Inc. membership revoked without refund and be removed and/or banned from the convention.

    Purple hued raccoon sitting in a trash can, which is painted with the progress pride flag, and has a sign reading "Property of Eufuria."

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Eufuria will be held Saturday, July 20, 2024. Early reg pickup will be available on July 19 for pre-registered attendees.

    Our venue for 2024 is the Albany Capital Center in Albany, NY. See our Location page for details.

    Attendees to Eufuria must be registered members of SCREE, Inc. See the Registration page for tier pricing and perks. If you'd like to go above and beyond to help out our event, and get cool exclusive bonuses in the process, consider registering at the Sponsor or Supersponsor tiers.

    SCREE, Inc. is the membership-based organization behind Eufuria. When you pay for your SCREE, Inc. membership, you're paying to receive all of the membership benefits offered, which currently includes the ability to participate at our annual members' conference (Eufuria) held in the New York Capital Region. This enables us to keep costs to our attendees lower.

    To inquire about transferring your SCREE, Inc. membership to the following year, send an email explaining the circumstances to registration@eufuria.org.

    No, you must be at least 18 years old to attend Eufuria.

    Please bring a valid photo ID, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and face mask.


    Common valid forms of photo ID include a US photo driver's license, passport, passport card, military ID card, and local government agency ID card. If you're unsure whether a form of ID is acceptable, you may reach out to us by email, linked at the bottom of this page. If you pre-registered, the name on your ID must match the name you used when registering online.


    Accepted forms of COVID-19 vaccination proof include your physical vaccination card, photo of your vaccination card (front and back), and digital vaccination copy such as the NY State Excelsior Pass. If you're unsure whether your proof of vaccination is acceptable, you may email us at registration@eufuria.org.


    All attendees, volunteers, staff, fursuiters, and vendors must wear a face mask at all times while inside Eufuria space. You may temporarily remove your mask to eat or drink in the designated eating area, or for health and safety purposes such as administering medication. Your mask must fit securely to the head and cover the mouth and nose. Appropriate masks to use include N95 / KN95 respirators, medical masks (procedure or surgical masks), or non-medical masks. If you're unsure whether your mask is acceptable, you may email us at registration@eufuria.org. Eufuria will have a small supply of masks on hand for attendees who forget to bring their own.

    We recommend bringing whatever you'd typically take with you on an outing, such as a form of payment (cash or card), phone or a camera for taking pictures, chargers for your devices, necessary medications, and a bag to carry any purchases home.


    Some additional things you might want to bring include furry badges, portable game console, sketchbook, costuming gear if you're fursuiting or cosplaying, and stuff for the panels you plan on attending, such as goods to trade at a swap meet.

    We advise you also review our venue's policies.

    We anticipate being able to offer at-con registration on the day of the con, provided attendance doesn't meet our venue's capacity beforehand. Should the con be close to selling out, or otherwise warrant the closing of registration before Eufuria begins, this info will be announced on our social media channels.

    Not at all! We'll have plenty of activities that appeal to a wide range of folks, like gaming, contests, educational talks, art, shopping, and performances.

    Of course! While costumes and fursuits are fully encouraged, and you may see some at Eufuria, most attendees will be dressed quite unremarkably. Come attired as you're most comfortable! Be sure to review the full dress code policy in our Code of Conduct.

    We advise booking a room at our partner hotel(s) to guarantee a private space to change. Hotel information for Eufuria 2024 is forthcoming. Fursuiters may not disrobe in the headless zone, as this is a shared space.

    Please apply to our vendor hall if you're thinking about engaging in any sort of commerce, including selling art or items at Eufuria. You may give gifts and do trades, such as during a sketchbook swap or trading panel, but for legal reasons, you cannot take money in exchange for goods and/or services unless you're registered as one of our vendors. Anyone found to be doing so will have their registration revoked and be asked to leave con space immediately.

    Yes! The Albany Capital Center is fully ADA compliant. ADA access is provided at all parking levels and at the main entrance with on grade drop off and pick up, an integral ramped entrance to the main lobby at Level 1, and full elevator access to all levels including parking. Restrooms are gender neutral and fully accessible. Braille signage and universal symbols are in use.

    Even if you can't make it in person, you can still purchase a registration to show your support. You can help by sharing our social media posts (links below), and telling everyone you know about Eufuria!
    Want to help out in other ways? Click here for our volunteer form.
    Our online con store is located right here for all your Eufuria swag needs!

    Joy the purple raccoon as the Statue of Liberty, wearing a pride flag dress, trans flower crown, and holding a BLM torch

    Chat Rules

    Joy the purple hued raccoon winking cheekily

    Please read before joining the chat!
    Joining the Eufuria Convention Discussion Telegram group is acknowledgement that you have read and agree to abide by these rules.

    1. Bigotry is absolutely not tolerated. Queerphobia, sexism, racism, transphobia, ableism, classism, and all their nasty cousins are not welcome at Eufuria nor in this chat. Individuals who publicly affiliate with groups espousing these ideologies are not permitted in the chat, or at Eufuria.

    2. Be respectful and kind to your fellows. Discussion is encouraged, but please be mindful of others’ lived experiences.

    3. Text and images, including Telegram stickers, are to remain at a PG-13 (SFW) level. Eufuria is an 18+ and sex-positive convention; however, please be respectful of people who don’t wish to see or engage with such content. Utilize Telegram’s spoiler feature and contact a Telegram mod if you aren’t sure.

    4. No spamming. Be mindful of sending too many stickers or images at once. Please try to keep the group on topic.

    5. No unauthorized promotion. Reach out to a Telegram mod for approval if you wish to advertise something unrelated to Eufuria (e.g. your art commissions, your personal livestream, links to other chat groups).

    6. Scamming, including but not limited to hotel room scams and ticket scams, is 100% not allowed.

    7. No harassment. Be respectful of your fellows’ preferences when it comes to DMs or contacting and following on other platforms. If you’re asked to stop talking about a topic, drop it immediately.

    8. You must be 18 years of age to join the Telegram group, and to attend Eufuria.

    If you need help of any kind, or wish to report something or someone, message one of the Telegram moderators. Look for the colored "Telegram Mod" indicator next to their name in the chat member list.Be nice and have fun!

    Our Mascot

    Click or tap to enlarge
    Character design by Gio

    Info

    • Name: Joy from Troy; Joy for short

    • Species: Raccoon

    • Pronouns: they/them

    Design Notes

    • 2-leafed plant sprout on head

    • Curvy figure

    • Depictions must follow the Eufuria Code of Conduct

    Trivia

    • The name Joy from Troy was selected by the winner of Eufuria 2023's Name the Mascot contest.

    • A native of Upstate New York, Joy travels all over to meet up with their friends.

    • Joy has a green thumb, and started a community garden where they live.

    • Joy's interests include gardening, volunteering, and organic foods.

    2023 - Location

    Cafe Euphoria storefront

    Cafe Euphoria
    225 River Street
    Troy, NY 12180
    Venue Website

    Our venue for 2023 is Cafe Euphoria located in historic downtown Troy, NY, an hour west of MASS MoCA & two and a half hours north of NYC. Here's what they had to say about themselves:"Cafe Euphoria is a transgender and gender non-conforming worker-owned and operated cafe and restaurant located in downtown Troy, NY. We feature vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian cuisine, with additional menu items to support the tastes of our community. We also offer curated thrift, host events, and serve as a co-working space all on a true 3:1 sliding scale (2:1 for merchandise). Our menu features an upscale presentation combined with familiar comfort foods designed to serve our community, including all friends and allies."The restaurant hosts a variety of events, including poetry slams, support groups, original music open mics, video & tabletop gaming - and notably, furmeets on the 2nd Friday of each month.

    Getting Here

    Travel

    Whether you're coming from near or far, there are plenty of ways to get to Eufuria Mini-Con.

    Parking: State Street Parking Garage, Fifth Ave Parking Garage, Y-Lot Parking Lot, Front Street Parking Lot, and many others are all located within blocks of our venue and offer free weekend parking.

    Bus: The nearest bus station is Riverfront Station, serviced by the CDTA 22, 85, 87, 182, 224, 286, 289, 370, 802, 922, and 923 lines.

    Air: Albany International (ALB) is the closest airport to Troy, located 7.8 miles away. An ~15-20 minute car ride will bring you right to Cafe Euphoria.

    Eufuria's raccoon mascot as the Statue of Liberty, wearing a rainbow flag dress and trans colored flower crown, holding a BLM torch
    Eufuria's raccoon mascot running while holding plane tickets and pulling a suitcase

    Accommodation

    Our guests desiring an overnight stay can choose from several hotels conveniently located within a short distance of Eufuria Mini-Con.

    Eufuria Mini-Con remains unpartnered with any hotels this year, allowing our attendees full choice of where they prefer to stay.


    Join our Telegram chat group or use the hashtag #Eufuria2023 on social media to coordinate roomshares and rideshares with other attendees!


    2023 - Programming

    Schedule

    Schedule

    All times listed in EST.
    Click here to download the schedule


    Event Descriptions

    • 2:45 PM - Registration Pick-up begins; Vendor Check-in begins

    • 3:15 - 3:30 PM - Opening Ceremonies

    • Welcome to Eufuria Mini-Con! We'll go over what to expect during the convention.

    • 3:30 - 5:30 PM - Vendor Hall

    • Check out the variety of art, apparel, handmade goods, and other cool stuff for sale and support local businesses in your community, small and large!

    • 3:30 - 4:00 PM - History of Furry Badges

    • What is a furry badge, what's on them, and where can I get them? Learn about the origins and future of the small furry icon you wear around your neck.

    • 3:30 - 8:30 PM - Gaming Grotto

    • Drop in and get your game on with a selection of tabletop and video games, all con long! Limit 1 hour on console gameplay.

    • 4:15-4:45 PM - Sketchbook Swap & Trading Post

    • Artists, bring your own sketchbook, art supplies, and printed reference image of your character and draw in each other's sketchbooks. All skill levels welcome. Collectors, bring furry related items such as enamel pins, stickers, plushies, and merch to trade with other attendees. No sales allowed, only exchanges.

    • 5:00-5:30 PM - Furability

    • A celebration and info about disabled friends and difficulties in the furry community.

    • 5:30-6:00 PM - Vendor Hall Closes

    • The vendor hall will close for 30 minutes so our dealers can graze in the Watering Hole and answer the call of nature.

    • 5:45-6:15 PM - Fursuit Parade

    • Come one, come all to the Eufuria Mini-Con fursuit parade! We will take a walk out to Monument Square for a group photo.

    • 5:45-6:15 PM - Pokémon Go Meetup

    • Let's GO, Trainers! Gather together with other Pokémon Go players to share friend codes, conduct trades, and help each other complete those pesky Special Research tasks. We may do a short walk to hit up the gyms and Pokéstops in the vicinity of the con, interest and weather permitting.

    • 6:00-8:00 PM - Vendor Hall Reopens

    • The Vendor Hall reopens for business.

    • 6:30-7:15 PM - Fursuiting in the Time of Quarantine Abridged

    • When we're unable to attend conventions or events in person, it can be difficult to make the most of the fursuits in which we've invested so much time, money, and personal significance. Don't banish that suit to the back of your closet just yet! Join Shetani for an abridged discussion of creative ways to remain an active costumer from the comfort of home.

    • 6:30-8:00 PM - Dance

    • Shake your tail and groove to the beats of DJ Beep-Boop.

    • 8:00-8:45 PM - Voice Acting for Dummies

    • Ever wanted to know the deal with voice acting but have no clue on where to start? In this panel by Charlie Vered, we will talk about the basic concepts to get you on the path of doing VA work. Including acting and vocal tips, how to get in a project, the tools that you need to do professional work. But above all else, have fun!

    • 8:45-9:00 PM - Closing Ceremonies

    • Wrap up the con, hear all the numbers, reveal the contest winner, and thank everyone who helped make Eufuria Mini-Con a success.


    Directory

    Need assistance? Speak to con staff and we'll do our utmost best to help you get where you need to go!

    • Upper Floor

    • Gaming Grotto

    • Panel Room

    • Vendor Hall

    • Ground Floor

    • Registration

    • Con Store

    • Main Stage

    • Cafe

    • The Zoo (Hangout space)

    • Lower Floor

    • Dance Hall

    • Watering Hole (Eating area)

    • Headless Zone


    2023 - Vendors


    Bear DSMBear DSM specializes in custom collars, fursuit collar, cuffs, leashes, and number of other leather goods. Just recently established but with leather experience for 5+ years and crafter of all sorts. Here to offer the fullest range of customization with the highest quality.Twitter

    The ChronicleI sell kawaii and steampunk accessories. I also hand make the cute plush toys in addition to embroidered patches that are anime, and gaming themed.Instagram

    Chimera CrossroadsChimera Crossroads is a trio of queer furry artists creating all sorts of crafts! We crochet, do art commissions, make fursuits and parts, create ethically sourced nature art, and so much more! Visit our Linktree to find our social media pages to see more examples of our works. We hope to see you folks at Eufuria!Instagram | Linktree

    Leafy Greens StudioLeafy Greens Studio aims to create unparalleled custom art in an affordable and environmentally friendly manner. Owned and operated in the Adirondacks, LGS is an art and fursuit company that sets its focus on our customers and our natural environment. With your help, we hope to leave the world better than we found it and inspire change through art. We hope that you will join our herd and that we might have the privilege of working alongside you soon!Website | Linktree

    Queer Snail StudioQueer Snail Studio is a small trans-owned business based in Albany, NY that offers a variety of stickers, prints, posters, and other decor items to brighten your space. All artwork is drawn by the shop's creator who specializes in digital art. Exploring subjects ranging from bugs to berries to queer affirmations that remind us we're all a valuable part of nature, this shop offers everyone a chance to represent and affirm themselves with art.Website | Instagram

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    ShetaniI'm Shetani (she/her), a USA-based creative cheetah making my mark on the furry community since 2012. Whether you're into animals, pin collecting, stickers, 2000s internet memes, interactive media, or furry ephemera of all kinds, I've got the wares for you. Prowl on over and see if you can spot something you like! Learn more about Shetani and follow me online at http://shetani.carrd.coShop | Website | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram

    Tiger Eye MinifacturingLocal cat selling 3D Printed objects of all kinds! Fidget toys, gaming minis, board game pieces, D&D models, and statuettes of your favorite problematic waifu/husbando! We currently sport the entire extensive library of Dungeons & Dragons 5e monsters, and are constantly adding to our commercial library. Custom orders & printing service orders are eagerly accepted; if you can find a 3d object file, we can print it for you*! (certain limitations apply)Etsy