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Thursday, March 9
 

4:00pm PST

[GOH] The Best Worst Tips From An Accidental Marketer

While chasing dreams of becoming an actor, director, playwright, restaurant owner, world famous musician and artist manager, Potoroo found his true calling by trying to avoid it like the plague: he accidentally became a marketer.

With training in marketing for the music industry, experience with Universal Music, indie radio and digital promoter Dale Speaking in Toronto, and now [REDACTED], Potoroo honed his skills as an “anti-marketer” and now he will pass his bad (but bizarrely successful) habits to you. Learn new ways to promote your art, writing, and costuming commissions, or marketing your music, your business, your event, yourself, and not feel awful and skeezy afterwards!

Focuses will include:


  • Best practices, and how to subvert them

  • Tell Everything vs. Say Nothing

  • Good Copy… as in writing, not copying other people!

  • Bad Copy… as in not copying other people… not copy writing!

  • Facebook Ads: How They Work (For Facebook… oh, also you)

  • Twitter Ads: How They Work (For Nobody… not even Twitter)

  • Synergistically spearheading the initiatives of marketing speak  through permissive native content creative with WOW factor!

  • Stories of how a “friend” incited legions of prospective customers to demand that the company give them a promotion and raise by deliberately breaking every rule in the book: misdirecting, toying with, and offering no reasonable answers to legitimate questions… plus a story or two from the music days (including BC artists Chad Brownlee, Hayley Sales, Hayley McLean, Hedley, Adaline, The Matinee… and how Taio Cruz is a jerk and Jonathan Simkin is a saint)


Guests
avatar for Potoroo (Fandom Guest of Honour)

Potoroo (Fandom Guest of Honour)

VancouFur 2017 Fandom Guest of Honour
Potoroo is the point at which music, marketing, low-budget horror films, jambalaya, unapologetic Tiffany fans, disconnected thought processes, the colour pink, Falstaff Fan Boys, obscure and discontinued soda pops, kangaroos and gargoyles intersect. If you had to boil Potoroo down... Read More →



Thursday March 9, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Tivoli's II
 
Friday, March 10
 

11:00am PST

[GOH] Fursuit Performance
You have a fursuit, but feel stiff? Come to this panel to learn how to perform in your fursuit.

Speakers
avatar for aphinity

aphinity

Vanhoover PE and Howloween
Hi! I am a Pacific White Sided Dolphin named Aphinity, or Phin for short. Some of you also know me as ioco, the Siberian Husky (my fursuit). I am a born and raised Canadian from Vancouver, BC Canada and I love to meet people! My interests are very diverse. I am an avid fursuiter and... Read More →
avatar for Dancing Duke (Fursuit Guest of Honour)

Dancing Duke (Fursuit Guest of Honour)

VancouFur 2017 Fursuit Guest of Honour
VancouFur 2017 Fursuit Guest of Honour



Friday March 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Fraser

11:00am PST

[GOH] Camp Feral! - 20 Years of Organized Chaos

In 1997, three Toronto furs returned from the first Albany Anthrocon inspired to start a local convention. The first fur wanted to plan a traditional FurMeet, eventually to become the biggest con in the north! The second fur had the unique idea of running the first Furry University with a focus on workshops and panels, run in a University setting. The third fur wanted to drag furries away from their computers and into the woods to be around nature and the furry community. Luckily, since everyone knew each other in the late 90s, they brought the ideas together and mashed them up, creating Camp Feral: Canada’s first furry convention, and the world’s first outdoor convention. Furries in the woods!


It was doomed to fail.

Twenty years later, Feral is either the 4th, 3rd or 2nd longest running furry convention in the world! How did it last so long? Easy: you can’t stop organized chaos! Potoroo shares some videos and talks about the history of Camp Feral from the first visit to the site in 1998 to how in 2010 they planned each year from 2011 to 2018. The backlash they got for having contraceptives free and available in 2003, the backlash they got for often unsettling and occasionally promotional videos from 2010 to 2014, the challenges of problem solving in the woods, the incredible friendship that has grown between Feral’s furry staff and Camp Arowhon’s not-furry staff, and a few anecdotes about stupid things Potoroo has done over the 13 years he has been chairman.


Guests
avatar for Potoroo (Fandom Guest of Honour)

Potoroo (Fandom Guest of Honour)

VancouFur 2017 Fandom Guest of Honour
Potoroo is the point at which music, marketing, low-budget horror films, jambalaya, unapologetic Tiffany fans, disconnected thought processes, the colour pink, Falstaff Fan Boys, obscure and discontinued soda pops, kangaroos and gargoyles intersect. If you had to boil Potoroo down... Read More →



Friday March 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Tivoli's II

2:00pm PST

[GOH] State Of Anthropomorphic Writing
A panel discussion on the state of anthropomorphic writing at present

Moderators
avatar for Tony Greyfox

Tony Greyfox

Board President, BCAEA; Conbook Lead; Writing Track
Tony is a writer, photographer, editor and general observer of the furry condition. When he's not at work writing, he writes at home (sometimes) and has been published in numerous short fiction anthologies over recent years. He is current president of the BCAEA Board of Directors... Read More →

Speakers
Guests
avatar for Lawrence M. Schoen

Lawrence M. Schoen

Author, Paper Golem LLC
Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, is a past Campbell, Hugo, and Nebula, nominee, twice won the Cóyotl award for best novel, founded the Klingon Language Institute, and occasionally does work as a hypnotherapist specializing in authors’ issues. His science... Read More →



Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Fraser

3:00pm PST

[GOH] Klingon Language
A discussion of the development of Klingon and how it's used.

Speakers
avatar for Lawrence M. Schoen

Lawrence M. Schoen

Author, Paper Golem LLC
Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, is a past Campbell, Hugo, and Nebula, nominee, twice won the Cóyotl award for best novel, founded the Klingon Language Institute, and occasionally does work as a hypnotherapist specializing in authors’ issues. His science... Read More →



Friday March 10, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Fraser

4:00pm PST

[GOH/CHARITY] Response Drawing - for Charity!
Live drawn responses to audience prompts and suggestions. Have your character drawn in a response or take home a drawing by donation - which will go to OWL.

Speakers
avatar for Sixel (Community Spotlight)

Sixel (Community Spotlight)

VancouFur 2017 Community Spotlight
VancouFur 2017 Community Spotlight



Friday March 10, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Fraser

5:00pm PST

[CHARITY] Turkey Readings
Join our host as he reads some truly horrific SF, furry stories, fanfics and more to raise funds for our charity, OWL! Pay him to stop reading, start reading, use funny voices, act out scenes, and whatever makes him generally look silly for an hour.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Greyfox

Tony Greyfox

Board President, BCAEA; Conbook Lead; Writing Track
Tony is a writer, photographer, editor and general observer of the furry condition. When he's not at work writing, he writes at home (sometimes) and has been published in numerous short fiction anthologies over recent years. He is current president of the BCAEA Board of Directors... Read More →



Friday March 10, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Tivoli's II

7:30pm PST

[GOH] Fursuit Dance Competition
ARE YOU A PARTICIPANT IN THE DANCE COMP?! MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE REHEARSAL! You MUST check-in during the rehersal and drop off your music (USB) to be included in the competition. Rehearsal information here!

MC: Dancing Duke!

Moderators
Guests
avatar for Dancing Duke (Fursuit Guest of Honour)

Dancing Duke (Fursuit Guest of Honour)

VancouFur 2017 Fursuit Guest of Honour
VancouFur 2017 Fursuit Guest of Honour



Friday March 10, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm PST
Grand Ballroom
 
Saturday, March 11
 

11:00am PST

[GOH] Language and SF
How authors can use linguistics and language more effectively, create new languages, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Lawrence M. Schoen

Lawrence M. Schoen

Author, Paper Golem LLC
Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, is a past Campbell, Hugo, and Nebula, nominee, twice won the Cóyotl award for best novel, founded the Klingon Language Institute, and occasionally does work as a hypnotherapist specializing in authors’ issues. His science... Read More →



Saturday March 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Fraser

12:00pm PST

[CHARITY] O.W.L Info & LIVE BIRD Presentation
Come visit our charity while they tell you about their work, the birds, environment and how you can help! There will be a special avian visitor present!

Moderators
Charity
avatar for OWL

OWL

O.W.L. Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society



Saturday March 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Fraser

1:00pm PST

[GOH] Fursuit Parade
Lead by our Fursuit GOH, Dancing Duke!

A map of the route can be found at https://vancoufur2017.sched.com/info or below!


Saturday March 11, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Grand Ballroom

2:00pm PST

[GOH] Q&A Reading w/ Lawrence M. Schoen
Our Writing Guest of Honour, Lawrence M. Schoen, is a multifaceted individual with knowledge in everything from anthropomorphic writing to Klingon language to hypnosis. Our host will interview Lawrence, and invite him to read a selection from his works.

Moderators
avatar for Tony Greyfox

Tony Greyfox

Board President, BCAEA; Conbook Lead; Writing Track
Tony is a writer, photographer, editor and general observer of the furry condition. When he's not at work writing, he writes at home (sometimes) and has been published in numerous short fiction anthologies over recent years. He is current president of the BCAEA Board of Directors... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lawrence M. Schoen

Lawrence M. Schoen

Author, Paper Golem LLC
Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, is a past Campbell, Hugo, and Nebula, nominee, twice won the Cóyotl award for best novel, founded the Klingon Language Institute, and occasionally does work as a hypnotherapist specializing in authors’ issues. His science... Read More →



Saturday March 11, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Fraser

3:00pm PST

[GOH] Fursuit Dance Video Shoot (Saturday)
Fursuiting GOH, Dancing Duke will be shooting a video of fursuiters dancing.  If the weather cooperates, shooting will take place out of doors.  Otherwise, will take place in the Grand Ballroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dancing Duke (Fursuit Guest of Honour)

Dancing Duke (Fursuit Guest of Honour)

VancouFur 2017 Fursuit Guest of Honour
VancouFur 2017 Fursuit Guest of Honour



Saturday March 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Grand Ballroom

4:00pm PST

[GOH] Advantages of Small Press Publishing
Join our Guest of Honour, Lawrence M. Schoen, for a discussion of small press publishing vs. the big guys, and how small press can benefit a range of authors.

Speakers
avatar for Lawrence M. Schoen

Lawrence M. Schoen

Author, Paper Golem LLC
Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, is a past Campbell, Hugo, and Nebula, nominee, twice won the Cóyotl award for best novel, founded the Klingon Language Institute, and occasionally does work as a hypnotherapist specializing in authors’ issues. His science... Read More →



Saturday March 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Fraser

5:00pm PST

GOH Dinner

Saturday March 11, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Grand Ballroom

8:00pm PST

[GOH] 3D Animation: Character Acting
Curious about 3D animation? Kappy will walk you through each stage of creating a believable acting performance using 3D Rigs!

Speakers
avatar for Kappy (Artist Guest of Honour)

Kappy (Artist Guest of Honour)

VancouFur 2017 Artist Guest of Honour
VancouFur 2017 Artist Guest of Honour



Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Tivoli's II
 
Sunday, March 12
 

12:00pm PDT

[GOH] Science Fiction Writers of America Q&A
Join our writing Guest of Honor to answer questions about the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for anyone who might be interested in what they do, what resources they make available, what the perks of membership include, and what you can avail yourself of without even joining! So come on by.

Speakers
avatar for Lawrence M. Schoen

Lawrence M. Schoen

Author, Paper Golem LLC
Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, is a past Campbell, Hugo, and Nebula, nominee, twice won the Cóyotl award for best novel, founded the Klingon Language Institute, and occasionally does work as a hypnotherapist specializing in authors’ issues. His science... Read More →



Sunday March 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Boardroom A

12:30pm PDT

[GOH/CHARITY] Charity Auction
Come get your hands on some awesome art and merch! All proceeds go to our charity, OWL.

MC-ed by our Fandom GOH, Potoroo!

Moderators
avatar for Silvershock

Silvershock

Vancoufur Computer Dude, BronyCAN/Vancoufur
Programmer by day, programmer by night. I also do some writing on the side, very slowly. My position within conventions changes year on year according to mood and what needs fixing. Currently I'm the website and computermabobs dude for Vancoufur.

Guests
avatar for Potoroo (Fandom Guest of Honour)

Potoroo (Fandom Guest of Honour)

VancouFur 2017 Fandom Guest of Honour
Potoroo is the point at which music, marketing, low-budget horror films, jambalaya, unapologetic Tiffany fans, disconnected thought processes, the colour pink, Falstaff Fan Boys, obscure and discontinued soda pops, kangaroos and gargoyles intersect. If you had to boil Potoroo down... Read More →



Sunday March 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

1:30pm PDT

[GOH] Fursuit Games
MC-ed by our Fursuit GOH, Dancing Duke!

Moderators
avatar for aphinity

aphinity

Vanhoover PE and Howloween
Hi! I am a Pacific White Sided Dolphin named Aphinity, or Phin for short. Some of you also know me as ioco, the Siberian Husky (my fursuit). I am a born and raised Canadian from Vancouver, BC Canada and I love to meet people! My interests are very diverse. I am an avid fursuiter and... Read More →
avatar for Dancing Duke (Fursuit Guest of Honour)

Dancing Duke (Fursuit Guest of Honour)

VancouFur 2017 Fursuit Guest of Honour
VancouFur 2017 Fursuit Guest of Honour


Sunday March 12, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom
 
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