Crufty Fur Meet 2003
It's about time
for the 2003 Crufty Furmeet, held in Ohio since 1997. This
year's party will take place Saturday and Sunday, Oct 18-19, and involves
a haunted house crawl Saturday in Columbus, OH; and a trip (fursuits welcome)
to the Akron, OH zoo on Sunday. We're reversing the usual order of events
this year and doing the zoo trip on Sunday instead of Saturday night, since
so many people are working Saturday.
planning on attending, please send me a reply offlist, so I can have
some idea of how many to expect. If you'll be fursuiting, let me
know that as well so I can plan properly, 'kay?
Oct 18th: This year, we'll be touring some local haunted hice instead
of doing fursuited minigolf. ArchTeryx is in charge of this.
The hice open at 7:30, so unless Arch says otherwise, we'll begin to assemble
at the New Atomic House of Cruft at 6pm. I'm told both places are nearby, although
I've been to neither. I'm told that each costs $10 for admission. We'll tour
at least two.
19th: Boo at the Zoo. For those who're new, this is a trip as a
group to the Akron Zoo. Fursuits are encouraged, although certainly not
mandatory. Ears and tails, and other bits of costumish stuff are also
welcomed. I may or may not have some spare tails and stuff to loan or
give away, depending on how motivated I feel between now and then. It costs
$6 to tour the zoo if you want a treat bag, and $3 without. Personally, I consider
the treat bags a good value - you generally get candy, a plastic dinosaur,
and some sort of noise-making device. It's worth at least $3. The zoo is
decorated in a Halloween theme with lights and actors, and is really
something to see.
to assemble here at the New Atomic House of Cruft at 2pm. I'll
post detailed directions to the house a few days beforehand. There'll
be some sort of entertainment (nothing fancy) until everyone is here, at which
point we'll set off for the zoo. The Akron/Cleveland furs should plan on meeting
us in the zoo parking lot at 5:30. Bob Repas will be in charge of that part
of the gathering.
Someone remarked a week or so ago that they were unsure
if newbies would be welcome. Newbies especially are welcome - this is
one of the better events to meet people and make friends. Feel free to bring
along friends. Minors should come with a parent or guardian. Parents and/or
guardians will be provided with a comfortable place to sit, and not
pressured to take part in the general foolishness.
discussion about beer. Don't bring beer. By the nature of the
event, we're going to be driving here and there, and I don't wish to
assume any liability as the host of the party.
As in prior years,
don't include real weapons in your costume.
channel is 13. Subchannel is zero. If you have an FRS, please bring
it. They're useful while travelling.
to do our best to be back to Columbus by 10pm. No guarantees on this.
coming from a distance and needs sleepover space, speak up. A
limited amount is available for Saturday and Sunday.
planning on fursuiting, please come prepared to change publicly in
the parking lot at the zoo. We've never had any privacy in the past,
and I see no reason to believe that this year will be different. If you are Max
Goof, please be prepared to be photographed while you change.
If anyone has questions,
now is the time to ask 'em.