Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours

FC 2019 Post

I'm back at the office after my little FC vacation. I left the con on Monday and hoped to reach Williams, AZ like I have in the past. Alas I was delayed almost an hour by a head-on crash just to the west of Barstow. I decided to stop in Kingman instead. Meh. 6 of one, half dozen of another. It was beautiful to see Venus and Jupiter in the morning sky in the clear desert air. We had seen it the day before in San Jose, but the clouds and light noise diminished the grandeur. It was also kinda cool to listen to a Navajo-language station from Peach Springs playing traditional songs while the Sun rose on the Arizona landscape. Ah! Road trip joys!

The con itself was pretty unremarkable. Many people have asked me how it was and I always hesitate to answer. Did I have a good time? Yes. Was it an awesome furry experience? Meh. It was great to see folks again, but it seems there is never enough time to really talk and reconnect. It was great to see c_eagle in suit, but I never got a chance to really talk with him. I got to hang out a bit with my "adopted son" ari_foxy, but it was all too brief. About the only one I had any sort of conversation with was procyonid, and even then he was off to handle or bounce around as a puppy. I kept myself sane by keeping with my "con my way" philosophy. I never let myself get pressured into feeling I HAD to stay up all night or HAD to fursuit the entire con. As it was I only suited for about 3 hours on Saturday which was a complete blast. I wore Herp Derp Husky so people had no idea who I was. The volleyball girls loved him and I had a great time interacting with them. I also did a radio interview in suit which was cool since this character talks (in a German accent like Ahnold). I actually didn't do the parade because I was tired and didn't feel like standing around for almost an hour. I bought a few pieces of art. I didn't buy anything in the Dealers' Den. I attended a bit of the Variety Show and remembered why I stopped going and helping out years ago. On Sunday I spent hours in my room watching the Playoffs and drinking beer. Hey! Con my way! I did get nice and shitfaced on Saturday night so I did let my fur down a little. And of course the con was made great by hanging out with Al and Dex as well as attending parties in Scritch's room. We hit our usual food places like Flames, but also discovered a nice cheap Chinese place not far from the hotel. And then there was the Safeway with the "Welcome Furries" sign in the window. So I guess to answer the question "How was the con?" I have to say I had a good time. Will I go back? Yeah, probably. This was the 21st FC and I have attended 14 of them. We noticed that the attendance has pretty much plateaued, which is fine with us. I don't know if I could survive being among 10,000 furries.
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