RIP Rainfurrest 2007 – 2015

Rainfurrest  2007 was my first  furry convention since identifying myself as a furry in 2006. The first fury I met in person was Stalking Cat: bout are gone. I was hoping to make  a return in 2016 but that is no longer possible.

I spoke about Rainfurrest in another blog post, but I still think there are serious issues with Rainfurrest  parent organization and Rainfurrest  executive  staff . Telling was a conversation had at Orycon to a person close to the executive staff about finding  a new venue.:

The response I go from  that person was  the official line is Rainfurrest  left the Hilton because we got too big.

Me: you know the hotel will do  a background  check.

Guy:  (cuts me off ) Rainfurrest  left the Hilton because we got too big.

Ne: but

Guy:  (cuts me off ) Rainfurrest  left the Hilton because we got too big.

Any further conversation was futile. It makes me wonder was  this  delusional official line was why the Davenport Grand pulled out at the last minute?  It doesn’t matter somebody called the Hotel; Rainfurrest should had been 100%  honest with the hotel instead  trying to pull a Foxmas debacle. Furthermore, what was Rainfurrest thinking? If they could not get a Hotel from Everett to Tacoma why would they think  Spokane would be any different

It doesn’t end with Rainfurrest staff. Some try make excuses about the  picture of diaper man (the baby fur) saying he was pushed momentarily out f the room. The problem was I seen the picture. The background  is clearly  the meeting space where there are no hotel rooms.  If anything  it would be no big  issue is only furs saw that not others who were at the hotel staying at the hotel.

Right now I have to give Rainfurrest staff and executive committee a vote of no confidence for gross incompetence and allowing this problem to  fester thought the years and fail to provide integrity in leadership in recovery from  2015. I fell Rainfurrest should finish  help Furlandia then disband.

Japanese Café Provides Company for Solo Dinners

Time : “Ever feel self-conscious eating out alone? Moomin Café in Tokyo has recently gone viral because gigantic stuffed animals are seated across the table from solo diners in an attempt to reduce any discomfort.”

I know now were to take my 3ft Hello Kitty plush for a date. I had been taking my push into a restaurant for some time. Not necessary because I am lonely. I often take one of my giant plus to a fan convention. After 2012 when my truck was broken in and my giant Hello Kitty plus was stolen, I take my plush into restaurant inst of leaving valuables in my truck.

Also at Rocket News 24

Me Kitty and Chococat  enjoying  roast duck with Taro at Jin Wah

Me Kitty and Chococat enjoying roast duck with Taro at Jin Wah

Choco at Joes

 

One Large Leap for Plushies

Giant leap for Pi-powered teddy bear

A soft toy controlled by a Raspberry Pi computer has recreated Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking skydive.

Mr Baumgartner made the furthest freefall in October 2012, from a balloon almost 39km (24 miles) high.

A bear called Babbage has now leapt from a similar height after ascending beneath a hydrogen-filled balloon.

The Raspberry Pi low-cost micro-computer inside Babbage transmitted his position and shot stills and video throughout the flight and descent…….

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Video of the jump


I been following Dave for a while because I think of doing my own High Altitude Balloon mission one day using the Raspberry Pi.

Furlandia and the MTV controversy Part Two

The Media or should I say sex, lies and digital shooting

As it reported (see comments) the entertainment had pulled the plug on the Portland Furlandia shoot, but search around it seem there still keeping the project going on I noting the on Twitter they still asking for furries for True Life episode. 

I had talked to those who ran the convention and look around at other post; there are two reasons I heard why the shoot was pulled. First the media company did not like the restriction the Furlandia placed on the media company and second we were boring. There were plenty of good positive footage on furries but it was not the hook they wanted: the wild and craze yfiff in fursuits angle of CSI, Sex 2k …..  Nuka of Taboo episode chimed in with similar comments how the Produces of National Geographic Taboo could not get  the excitement they were looking   for after  four days of shooting.  

So what do I get from all of this. As I said before, the media are not there to tell your story, the media is there to find somebody to fit theirs.  Second being boring and showing the furry fandom is nothing like how the internet and CSI portrays us as a defense against media bias, but the media will just move on down the food chain to they get their person.   Finally to the media, if you really want to know is join us attend out meets you realize we are neither like the internet nor what the creators of CSI makes us out to be. Do you home work first and if you insist on bias then   I will be watching and will call you to the mat. 

 

Update: hold the presses, they really did not mean they pulled the plug on project they only pulled the plug on the Furlandia shoot. Even after claiming they pulled the plug, the producer   Alex Shaw was on  twitter still looking for furries.

So what does say about her claim on Flayrah wanting “I ALWAYS look to tell a good, balanced story”, If that’s was true then why drop the Furlandia shoot?  Why the vague deceptions and appeal to definitions.  I believe the produce is trying  slip down the furry food chain to find  the person that fists   the shows  preconceptions  of the fandom. The media company want to tell our story they should have used the Furlandia shoot and show we just a bit mundane and perhaps a bit boring.  I have a lot doubts of  MTV and producer’s honesty  and I have history on my side; how many times we furs  heard some reporter or producer wanting to tell our story and end up having the shoot  used  against and damaging the image of the fandom.

Furlandia and the MTV controversy Part One

Part 1 my statement

I was there and yes there were a few glitches. I disagree with total $6 dollar figure I also put in $5.00 on Saturday. I did have a lot of problem with programming, I did not get my schedule for many panel until I got my con book. Sibe was some concern, as much I did not want Furlandia to become another Foxmas, but he seems to have very little effect on the convention was a non issue.

Now as for MTV or should I say Viacommix, Like others, I did not know about the  filming  until opening ceremony; there were sections for those who did and did not want to be video for the project. We who were videoed had singed releases and Saphy had provided an email address of anybody had second thoughts.

Sadly I had pulled out not as much as MTV but I serous spooked by the potential furry drama storm being afraid I would be drag down with everybody else. I wonder my note was received knowing I had my giant Hello Kitty with me and I would have to contact and advise Sanrio Inc. USA on the shoot. Alas, it all mot now because the producer had pulled the plug on the project    I am only sad the Viacommix is out of $1000 dollars that the donated to charity as part of the deal with Furlandia.

But there one thing I agreed and disagree with Aloha Wolf, comment at closing ceremony. I agree we need to get the message of the fandom out to the public but disagrees as pro life, former Christian Fundamentalist, former cultural conservative and republican volunteer I seen how the main stream media, first hand, how they can twist the most positive spin into a big negative. We need to take a tactic like conserve media and create our own channels to inform the public not relying on mainstream media.