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Put Your Money Where Your Muzzle Is

In 2013, I'll be doing something I've never done before: going to a furry convention.

It's something I've never done before for a number of reasons. The cost, the time off work (my Annual Leave mostly gets eaten up by motorcycle trips), the daunting prospect of spending three solid days immersed in a fandom which can be...intense, to put it mildly. Mostly the cost part; the iPad Mini came out around the time I was preparing to commit, and I did consider just buying one of those instead.

But every year as the real-time tweets and the subsequent LiveJournal reports roll in, part of me wishes I'd gone along to find out what it's all about. I have a half-baked justification, too: I R furry writer nao, and I should be out there getting my name recognised in the hope that this might lead to people buying things I've written.

Plus, I have made enough money from non-fiction articles written in the last two months to cover the con-and-hotel-room ticket. Can I get a booya!? I think I should get a booya!.

So, I will be seeing some of you at ConFuzzled in May, and I hope you will not be too busy hanging out with the cool kids to say hello to a husky!
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I think you can have a booya with extra squirty cream and marshmallows. Earning money from writing non-fiction ain't so easy!
Easier than earning it from writing fiction, alas! But thank you!

(I have not forgotten my O. Working on it.)

Edited at 2012-11-16 04:57 pm (UTC)
You will have TONS of fun.
I'm sure I will really - I'm always nervous before loads-of-people events, though!
YAY!
Tiger wants to go.. if we can afford it.

I shall hold down the fort, with your puppyniece & the kitties.

*hugs*
Oh, that would be very cool indeed! *hugs*
Booya! :D

Enjoy CFz! I'm told it's a lot of fun, and I get encouraged to attend pretty much every year, too, but I've not done so yet, for similar reasons. I'm already going to EF, too.

But maybe I'll go to CFz next year as well, and then use the opportunity to visit various folks in the UK afterwards.
It would be lovely to meet you! Similarly, I've been encouraged to go to EF, but I figure I should start local.
Yeah, probably not a bad idea. :)

And yeah, it would be lovely meeting you, too. ^^
It's unlikely they'll have any single rooms left open by the time I'll know if I can afford one.
I haz a roomie, which was another factor in my decision.
Hurrah! Fingers crossed that it lives up to your hopes and that you have a great time.
Thanks! I'm sure I'll have an interesting report either way.
Plus, I have made enough money from non-fiction articles written in the last two months to cover the con-and-hotel-room ticket.

Oh, jolly good show, what?

Agh, I really need to get off my tail and remaster the print files, so I can get the store opened.. it would be quite wonderful if I were to sell enough to buy one of the seriously long lenses, like the Nikkor 600mm f/4.
Nothing like a self-funding hobby!
Booya!

I would like to go but, as always, I may struggle with the cost!

Always lots of things out there to spend money on! I decided it was time to make CF a priority rather than a 'nice to have'. We'll see if it works out...
This is fantastic news indeed :D
See you there!

If you get stuck or feel awkward, come and find me, I know where to find the sane cynics who have coping mechanisms for conventions.
You're one of the people I'm looking forward to meeting IRL - I still owe you a drink!
I had quite forgotten about that!

I look forward to meeting you properly and engaging in some very silly drunken word games.
That sounds like bliss.
:) Looking forward to it!
Oooh, will be great to see you there! Having been to every year since it started, I can certainly vouch for the con as a great experience. :3
I'll be coming to you for expert tips on how to make the most of my time!