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Sun, Dec. 21st, 2008, 09:47 am
MidFur: photos and reflections

It took me long enough, but I've finally put up some photos from MidFur X. Most of these photos were taken by qtplatypus and keito_fennec. I was really bad about taking photos myself. I was meaning to go down to the convention area myself but it never seemed to be the right time.

For me, the highlight of the con was definitely performing in my own skit. As poor juzbunny can attest I was so scared beforehand but when I was up there just soaking up the cheers of the crowd I felt like I could have gone all night. Here is one photo of me from the skit (thanks Hendikins!) but I hope more will crop up over time. As if just doing it wasn't enough, Jenner (the creator of Doc Rat) later gave me a sketch he did of me. He did sketches of the all No Talent Show participants. It was an unexpected bonus from doing the show but one I will much value.

I might put up videos of some of the other skits later. Unfortunately, I missed most of the skit that followed me because I was still recovering from doing my own, which is a shame as it was organised by Treemeadow, a friend and my roommate. The white rat puppet in it was actually the one mrbear2day gave me so I have all the more reason to hope that some kind furry will put up video of it so I can see it in full.

As for the con itself, I went down there with some trepidation I admit but the con organisers really pulled it off. They did most everything they said they would and I'm proud I got to be part of Australia's first furry con. Sometimes things weren't planned ahead enough and communication was a weak point. But kudos for everything they did to make us fursuiters feel welcomed. Well may the MidFur committee hold their heads and tails up high!

Sun, Dec. 21st, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
porsupah

It's very good to hear the event as a whole went well. ^_^ Of course, as I understand matters, it was more of a progression from a furmeet to a full-blown con, so it wasn't entirely out of the blue. Which is, needless to say, not to detract from the accomplishment - running a con takes a phenomenal degree of coordination, and any hitches tend to show up glaringly obviously, and will be reported worldwide within hours. (Yes, all this and months of preparation can be yours!)

Great to know your turn went off well. ^_^ Definitely, I'd really enjoy seeing video - stills are good for the moment, but video can capture the spirit with much greater completeness and immersion. Might be fun getting the NTS (if not more) streamed live next year, for the benefit of those unable to attend in person. (Though, I admit, I completely missed out on the recent UK con streaming)

Sun, Dec. 21st, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
sunookitsune

Aww... No mention of me... How sad... :P

On a more serious note, any chance that I can get the full resolution version of the pictures that I'm in off your camera? Flickr resized them down quite a bit.

Sun, Dec. 21st, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

For you, no problem at all! I'll round up every photo I've got of you (I don't think I have many--blame Keito!) and upload them to an ftp server for you.

Sun, Dec. 21st, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
sunookitsune

Awesome, thanks a ton. ^^ I never have any pictures from my own camera, hard to take pics of yourself when in suit.

Sun, Dec. 21st, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
aldi

Cuteness overload! *pounces*

Sun, Dec. 21st, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
lupine52

I am glad to hear that Midfur's undertaking of going from a furry town outing to becoming a furcon went well and met with good response and glad that Midfur had support from furs from the other side of the world.

Its always so cool to see just how worldwide the whole fur fandom truly is.

Mon, Dec. 22nd, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
harvardheinous

Rattus is adorable, thanks for sharing the pics!