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Panels

THURSDAY MARCH 12
 

Registration
5PM - 12AM / Gallery
Pick up or purchase your BRFF badges here! Be sure to have your ID ready. A big weekend awaits you! Remember, registration tier upgrades will remain available all weekend.

 

Artist Alley

5PM - 12AM / Gallery

A delightful showcase of furry art, fursuit parts, and trinkets of all sorts. The Artist Alley is come first serve, so pounce on a seat and show everyone what you have!

 

ConOps
5PM - Always / Exeter Boardroom

Have any questions or concerns? Want to Volunteer and earn goodies? Need to contact someone? Lost something? Come see us and we can help you with almost anything!

 

Headless Lounge

5PM - 12AM / Amherst
A place for the fursuiters to cool off and take a break! One handler per fursuitor please!

 

The Not So Secret Pre-Con Dance Party
Burghley B
9PM - 10PM: Sonic Madness

10PM - 11PM: DJ Charlie

 

   

FRIDAY MARCH 13

 

Registration
9AM - 10PM / Gallery
Pick up or purchase your BRFF badges here! Be sure to have your ID ready. A big weekend awaits you! Remember, registration tier upgrades will remain available all weekend.

ConOps
Always Open / Exeter Boardroom

Have any questions or concerns? Want to Volunteer and earn goodies? Need to contact someone? Lost something? Come see us and we can help you with almost anything!

 

Headless Lounge

9AM - 12AM / Amherst
A place for the fursuiters to cool off and take a break! One handler per fursuitor please!

 

Games and Hang
9AM - 2AM / Vanderbilt 2
A nook of board games, video games, and even a little VR in the mix.

Artist Alley

10AM - 12AM / Gallery

A delightful showcase of furry art, fursuit parts, and trinkets of all sorts. The Artist Alley is come first serve, so pounce on a seat and show everyone what you have!


Opening Ceremonies

Main Event / Burghley B / 11AM - 12PM
with Flash, Quartz, and Snapai

Your grand introduction to the Blue Ridge Furfare experience. Let a trio from our Board of Directors guide you through your Prom Weekend experience. Learn about our events, our contests, and our strange sense of humor. Most importantly, meet our beloved charity, Asheville Cat Weirdos!

 

Dealers Den A

12PM - 6PM / Stuyvesant

Live commissions, fursuit parts, flower crowns, 3D printing, t-shirts, and hoodies. Amazing discoveries await in BOTH rooms! Excited to find out more?

Dealers Den B
12PM - 6PM / Burghley A

Live commissions, fursuit parts, flower crowns, 3D printing, t-shirts, and hoodies. Amazing discoveries await in BOTH rooms! Excited to find out more?

 

Pawdcasting and Broadcasting with Spittin'Fur
Entertainment / 12:30PM - 1:30PM / Vanderbilt 1
with Svetlana Snowpaw and Roxy Noir-Snowpaw

Have you ever wanted to break into podcasting or streaming? Spittin'Fur featuring Svetlana Snowpaw and Roxy Noir-Snowpaw is an online visual podcasting group on Facebook, Twitch, and Youtube. These two vixens have done radio broadcasting, have conducted game streams and spent many hours in front of a mic just doing what they do best: talking and having fun!

 
Furry Feud

Main Event / 1:00PM - 3:00PM / Burghley B                          

with Ash

We surveyed 100 random furries and now you have to figure out how they responded. Plays exactly like Family Feud but with a furry twist. Prizes are awarded to both teams!


Wholesome Con Stories

Educational / 2:00PM - 3:00PM / Vanderbilt 1

with Taythan

Share some stories that put a smile on your face and see how great the fandom is!


First Convention? No Problem!

Educational / 3:30PM - 4:30PM / Vanderbilt 1
with Maxx

A guide to what conventions are and how to get the best of your weekend! Recommended for those new to the furry world and to conventions!

 

Fursuit Charades
Fursuit / 3:30PM - 5PM / Burghley B

with Taythan

Bring out your adorable fursuits for a game of acting, guessing, and high level silliness! Recieve a random word or phrase and prepare to act or draw it out.


Fursuit 101

Fursuit / 5PM - 6PM / Vanderbilt 1
with Keanu the Red Panda

An introduction into what the furry fandom is and why we do what we do. Followed by an informative presentation in which we will teach the basics of safety, characterization, and what it means to be a Fursuiter. Learn how to interact with the public inside / outside of a convention environment, various types of fursuits, fursuit making, anthropomorphic art, cleaning, maintaining and performing in a fursuit and knowing your limits. Q&A is strongly encouraged!‌

 

WNC Furs Meet-Up

Meet-Up / 5pm-6pm / Courtyard                         

with Maxx

Do you live in or around WNC and want to meet more locals? Come in and learn about your local fur group!

Who’s Lion Is It Anyway?

Main Event / 5:30PM - 6:30PM / Burghley B

with ArtsyFilmer

Come on in for a riotous hour of improv games! A furry riff on the hit series “Who’s Line is it Anyway” which is bound to leave you in tears.

Panel for the Parents

Educational / 6PM - 7PM / Vanderbilt 1
with Maxx   

Has your child recently become obsessed with cartoon animals? Don’t worry, it’s natural, sorta! Come ask someone who’s college project was on the wonderful world of furries, has been a furry for over a decade, runs the local fur group, and is on the board for the convention any questions you might have! 

 

How to Become a Creator
Art / 7:30PM - 8:30PM / Vanderbilt 1
with Chief Kacey

YouTube, Tiktok, Photography, Videography, Drawing, Fursuit making, and more! Come to learn about the world of creating in the furry fandom. There will be a short presentation and then we will open for Q&A and discussion time.

Anthro Artist Olympics
Main Event / 7:30PM - 9:00PM / Burghley B

with Orlando Fox, Denauticat, Snapai, Roux, and Flash
Want to have your fursona drawn by GOH OrlandoFox? How about during a set of zany and off the wall ten minute challenges? Welcome to the The Anthro Artist Olympics, where FOUR artists duke it out for truly absurd prizes! The art creation is broadcasted live, the tools are totally traditional, and the challenges couldn’t get any more diabolical. Plus, if your fursona is chosen, expect to walk away with traditional art in your paws!

SUBMIT YOUR FURSONA: https://forms.gle/4JXak8GDTW12g5w2A

 

Video Editing: Easier Than You Think

Educational / 9PM - 10PM / Vanderbilt 1
with Kae

A panel stepping through how to edit videos using equipment you already own, and free software available online. Emphasis on inclusion - anyone can shoot video, regardless of equipment or amount of money. Will also talk about how to upload to platforms like YouTube.


The Furfare Rave

Dance / 9:30PM - 11:30PM / Burghley B       

with DJ Charlie from 9:30PM - 10:30PM

with Tavi from 10:30PM - 11:30PM


Therian Meditation & Meet-Up

Meet-Up / 10:30PM - 11:30PM / Vanderbilt I

with Maxx

Come take a break from the fun furry festivities and meet the other therians! We will start with a meditative practice to really drop ourselves into our animal sides and then discuss what being a therian means to the individual.

 

SATURDAY MARCH 14

 

ConOps
Always Open / Exeter Boardroom

Have any questions or concerns? Want to Volunteer and earn goodies? Need to contact someone? Lost something? Come see us and we can help you with almost anything!


Pajama Party!

Main Event / 12AM - 2AM / Burghley B

with Maxx

Dress in your custom kigus and cute clothes. Enjoy some cookies with your friends! Bring some games or ways to watch your favorite shows. This Pajama Party is a BRFF exclusive you won’t soon forget.

Headless Lounge

12AM - 2AM / Amherst
A place for the fursuiters to cool off and take a break! One handler per fursuitor please!

Games and Hang
12AM - 2AM / Vanderbilt 2
A nook of board games, video games, and even a little VR in the mix.

 

Headless Lounge

9AM - 12AM / Amherst
A place for the fursuiters to cool off and take a break! One handler per fursuitor please!

 

Games and Hang
9AM - 12AM / Vanderbilt 2
A nook of board games, video games, and even a little VR in the mix.


Registration
9AM - 10PM / Gallery
Pick up or purchase your BRFF badges here! Be sure to have your ID ready. A big weekend awaits you! Remember, registration tier upgrades will remain available all weekend.

 

Intro to RC
Educational / 9AM - 10AM / Vanderbilt I
with Max

Introduction to RC. Basic maintenance and cleaning of your car or air truck.

Tea Social
Main Event / 9:30AM - 11AM / Burghley B

with Flash, Luna the Doughnut Goddess

Welcome to a morning of tea, snacks, and truly zen Asheville vibes. Get yourself a hot cup of leaf water, chill with your friends, greet the sunrise. And *record screech* what is this? Is there a rumor of doughnuts flying around? Find out for yourself.

Dealers Den A

10AM - 6PM / Stuyvesant

Live commissions, fursuit parts, flower crowns, 3D printing, t-shirts, and hoodies. Amazing discoveries await in BOTH rooms! Excited to find out more?

Dealers Den B
10AM - 6PM / Burghley A

Live commissions, fursuit parts, flower crowns, 3D printing, t-shirts, and hoodies. Amazing discoveries await in BOTH rooms! Excited to find out more?

Artist Alley

10AM - 12AM / Gallery

A delightful showcase of furry art, fursuit parts, and trinkets of all sorts. The Artist Alley is come first serve, so pounce on a seat and show everyone what you have!

Fursuit Character Development and Improv
Fursuit / 10:30AM - 11:30AM / Vanderbilt I
with Suzo Ca

Learn some tips for bringing your character to life while fursuiting, then put those skills to the test with improv games! (Fursuit not required to participate)

 

Your Next Fursona: Incredible Obscure Species That Are Not Gosh-Darn Wolves
Educational / 12PM - 1PM / Vanderbilt I

with Little Bean Tiger

Join Little Bean Tiger, a writer with experience in the zoo/conservation industries, as she shares the weird and obscure and super-cuddly animals she'd like to see portrayed in media (and as fursonas). Share your own faves, too and win some prizes at the end! Also, just kidding about the title, wolves are awesome.

NC Triad Furs Meet”n”Greet
Meet-Up / 1:30PM - 2:30PM / Vanderbilt I
with Botter and Jax

The Triad area furs of NC are shaping up to be attending this convention in mass, so let's gather and say hello to old mateys and welcome any new ones into our fold who are going to be in attendance!

Fursuit Games

Fursuit / 11:30AM - 1:00PM / Burghley B
with Keanu the Red Panda

A convention staple! Join Keanu as he guides fursuiters through a series of wacky challenges.

Tik-Tok Meet-Up!
Meet-Up / 1:00PM - 2:30PM / Burghley B

Meet and greet fellow TikTokers! The perfect place to make TikTok friends and videos with one another.

Dance Competition Try-Outs
Try-Outs / 2:30PM - 3:30PM / Burghley B
with Nero, Mex, Tsuko, and Bemani

Want to compete in this years Dance Competition? Fill out our website form or show up in person! No need to have a fursuit to try out and no need to be in your fursuit for try-outs but feel free to bring them!

 

Blue Ridge Hiking Forum
Educational / 3:00PM - 4:00PM / Vanderbilt II
with Jax Neurocyon

Asheville is a mecca for hiking in the Southeast.  In this forum we'll discuss some of the basics you need to know to enjoy hiking in the area, and we'll highlight trails and destinations the region has to explore.

Dance Duels Check-Ins

Main Event / 3:30PM - 4PM / Burghley B
with Nero, Megan, and Bemani

Do you want to compete in the Dance Duels? Pre-Register online or walk in to sign up! We will be providing time to warm up and meet the other competitors along with the judges and hosts!

 

Dance Duels

Main Event / 4:00PM - 5:30PM - Burghley B                            

with Nero, Megan, and Bemani

Get ready dancers compete against each other in the first ever Blue Ridge Furfare: Dance Duels! Hosted by Maxx. The judges this year are Nero, Megan, and Bemani.

Quartz Husky Presents: The Art of YouTube
Educational / 4:00PM - 5:00PM / Vanderbilt I

Come learn from the best! Video editing, YouTube, and everything you need to know about creating furry content on one of the modern world's most powerful mediums.

Fursuit Group Photo / Fursuit Parade
Fursuit / 5:30PM - 6:30PM / Burghley B

with Quartz

Travel the halls and see the array of fursuits that are visiting with us this year! Water will be provided and we ask for only one handler per fursuitor.


Mental Health and Self-Care
Educational / 6:00PM - 7:00PM / Vanderbilt I

with Azure Horizon

A discussion with an Emergency Manager about managing stress, depression, anxiety and more through proper self-care and holistic well-being. Going beyond personal experience, the panel aims to provide furs with the ability to identify and tackle environmental factors that impact mind-body wellness.

 

Furry Improv
Main Event / 6:30PM - 8:00PM / Burghley B

with Checkers the Caribou and Mikey

Join Checkers and Mikey for bouts of laughter and randomness with Furry Improv. It's the panel where everything is made up and the audience is part of the show! Come as we enjoy classic games such as questions only, new choice, world's worst, and more!

How to Draw Furry Art Without Even Trying
Art / 7:30PM - 8:30PM / Vanderbilt I
with Wildlion

The popular panel from other small southeast furry cons is here!  Learn from Wildlion about how to get into furry art and run a legitimate freelancing business, create marketing strategies, and gain a following, also anatomy tips!  It's an opportunity to showcase your work and profiles for critique and open discussion on the subject.

 

CLK: RAP CONCERT
Main Event / 8:30PM - 9:30PM / Burghley B
with Lika

A small rap concert with a very talented furry!
Warning: Contains some coarse language.

 

Meet the Guest of Honor: OrlandoFox
Main Event / 9PM - 10PM / Vanderbilt I

with Orlando Fox and Flash

Come and chill with our Guest of Honor OrlandoFox and Convention Chair Flash. After a playful interview, you’ll have a chance to chat with OrlandoFox too through a Q&A session!

Prom Night Dance Party

Main Event / 9:30PM - 11:30PM / Burghley B

with DJ Charlie from 9:30pm-10:30pm

with Malkontent from 10:30pm-11:30pm

How to Run a Local FurGroup
Educational / 10:30PM - 11:30PM / Vanderbilt I

with Maxx

Want to learn how to get a local group started in your area? Curious about what it takes to corral a bunch of furs once a month? Come and have a chat with the Alpha of WNC Furs!

 

SUNDAY MARCH 15

 

ConOps
Always Open / Exeter Boardroom

Have any questions or concerns? Want to Volunteer and earn goodies? Need to contact someone? Lost something? Come see us and we can help you with almost anything!
 

Pajama Party!

Main Event / 12AM - 2AM / Burghley B

with Maxx

Dress in your custom kigus and cute clothes. Enjoy some cookies with your friends! Bring some games or ways to watch your favorite shows. This Pajama Party is a BRFF exclusive you won’t soon forget.

Headless Lounge

12AM - 2AM / Amherst
A place for the fursuiters to cool off and take a break! One handler per fursuitor please!

 

Games and Hang
12AM - 2AM / Vanderbilt 2
A nook of board games, video games, and even a little VR in the mix.


Headless Lounge

9AM - 12AM / Amherst
A place for the fursuiters to cool off and take a break! One handler per fursuitor please!

 

Games and Hang
9AM - 12AM / Vanderbilt 2
A nook of board games, video games, and even a little VR in the mix.


Registration
9AM - 3PM / Gallery
Pick up or purchase your BRFF badges here! Be sure to have your ID ready. A big weekend awaits you! Remember, registration tier upgrades will remain available all weekend.

 

Adulting 101
Educational / 9AM - 10AM / Vanderbilt I
with Keanu Red Panda

Join us for a very fun and informative panel that will teach you all the things they forgot to teach you in High School. This panel will cover the basics of being an adult. The unspoken rules and truth that is only learned at the School of Hard Knocks. 


Art Jam & Sketch Book Swap

Art / 9:30AM - 11AM / Burghley B

with Suzo Cat

Come swap sketchbooks and draw in the chill hours of the morning. As the sun rises we will have chill music and creative vibes flowing through the whole room.

 

Dealers Den A

10AM - 5PM / Stuyvesant

Live commissions, fursuit parts, flower crowns, 3D printing, t-shirts, and hoodies. Amazing discoveries await in BOTH rooms! Excited to find out more?

Dealers Den B
10AM - 5PM / Burghley A

Live commissions, fursuit parts, flower crowns, 3D printing, t-shirts, and hoodies. Amazing discoveries await in BOTH rooms! Excited to find out more?

 

Artist Alley

10AM - 12AM / Gallery

A delightful showcase of furry art, fursuit parts, and trinkets of all sorts. The Artist Alley is come first serve, so pounce on a seat and show everyone what you have!

 

3D Printing
Educational / 10:30AM - 11:30AM / Vanderbilt I

with Kae

Everything you need to know to start 3D printing. Will go over types of people and filaments, software, finishing techniques, where to get free models, et cetera. I will have a printer with me and have it going so people can see it work. I will be available for questions afterwards too!

 

Charity Auction for Asheville Cat Weirdos

Main Events / 11:30AM - 12:30PM / Burghley B

with Hope, Flash, and Asheville Cat Weirdos

Support a beautiful cause by purchasing unique and playful furry items. Every contribution large and small makes a difference.

Basic Social Media Marketing for Artists, Writers, and Cool Kids

Educational / 12:00PM - 1:00PM / Vanderbilt I

Are blogs dead? Will Twitter shadowban you if you retweet too much? Are there even furries on Facebook? Learn some tips about increasing your reach from social media expert Bean Tiger. (Teeny tiny notebooks will be provided if you don't have any, but they're first come first serve!)

So You Want to be a Fursuit Dancer?

Educational / 1:00PM - 2:30PM / Burghley B

with Mex and Bemani

There are alot of furries in our fandom that have had that inkling of inspiration while watching the dance events of "What if I tried this?" and then didn't have any direction or know where to start, or perhaps you've danced but want to compete inside the fandom, or heck! Maybe you're an accomplished dancer in the fandom and just want to absorb more information and support this panel! If any of this fits you, this panel is for you. We will be going over the ins and outs, dos and don'ts, and general overview of how to get started as a furry fandom dancer within the context of the furry fandom. We will cover performance basics, developing choreography, what to expect in auditions, "Floor Wars" battle style tactics, confidence building and more, and we will finish with a 20 minute cypher. This is a judgement-free safe space, so bring your real self and your honesty! No fursuit required.

 

Fursuit Cleaning and Maintenance

Fursuit / 1:30PM - 3:00PM / Vanderbilt I

with Eddie Bear 

Is your fur looking a little aged? Eddie will show you how to get it back to its original fluffiness with simple techniques to keep your suit smelling fresh and looking good! He will also explain to you how to repair popped seams, replace feet paw soles, and other simple repairs. He can even show you how to resize your suit if it doesn't fit you as well as it should.

 

Dance Competition

Main Events / 3:00PM - 5:00PM / Burghley B

with Nero, Mex, Tsuko, and Bemani

The finale to our grand weekend in the Carolinas. The Blue Ridge Furfare Dance Competition! Hosted by Nero. The judges this year are Mex, Tsuko, and Bemani. 

 

My First Fursuit Showcase

Fursuit / 5:00PM - 5:30PM / Vanderbilt I

with Suzo Cat

Come show off the first fursuit you ever made. Bring in-progress suits for tips and critiques. Remember, keep things positive!

 

Closing Ceremonies

Main Event / 6:00PM - 7:00PM / Burghley B

with Flash, Maxx, Quartz, Moth, and Snapai

Our very first year rocking the Carolina mountains comes to an end! Find out the grand weekend attendance, the results of our charity donation, and contest winners of our Prom Contest. But, best of all, watch the untold mysteries of 2021 unfold right before your eyes...

 

Furfare Dance Finale
Main Event / 7:30PM - 9:30PM  / Burghley B
with DJ Calpup from 7:30pm-8:30pm

with DJ Spike Pap from 8:30pm-9:30pm