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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
7:47 pm
[murasadramon]
FA United 6 May 14 Update

1) Hanover Marriott Room Block Extended
2) Events, Guests of Honor and More!
3) The Dealer's Den Expanded
4) Looking for Panelists

The FAU staff are checking in with May’s newsletter. We’re knee-deep in prep, and we’re hammering out the final details.

Don’t forget to pre-register for FAU6! Pre-registration closes August 1st!
http://www.faunited.org/register.html

1) Hanover Marriott Room Block Extended
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We’ve recently received word that the Hanover Marriott sold out of Thursday and Sunday night room blocks, making it hard for some people to reserve their rooms for the con. Never fret! We’ve taken the issue up with the hotel and added more room nights across the board!

Haven’t reserved your room yet? Act quick, rooms are filling up fast. Reserve your room today by clicking here:

http://www.faunited.org/hotel.html

2) Events, Guests of Honor and More!
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Unfortunately, due to life events Fossil is no longer able to make the convention. We’ve saved a spot for him next semester at FAU7!. Stepping up in Fossil’s place is renown artist Strype! Hailing from far, far away in a land known only as “Canadialand”, Strype is an artist known for richly detailed scenes and life-like mecha, armor and cybernetics. He will be joining Miss Mab as one this year’s fantastic Guests of Honor and will be hosting panels on art, lighting techniques and design.

http://www.furaffinity.net/user/strype

Not only that, but this year we have a number of events we’re really excited about. We’ve invited a real-life rocket scientist (Codename: Laz) to come out, will be hosting a poker tournament (where all proceeds go to charity), plus our annual auction, live music and entertainment, DJs and much, much more!

Also returning this year is the band Look Left. They will be performing live during cocktail hour! They’ve got a new album out and they’re sounding better than ever. Don’t miss it!

3) The Dealer's Den Expanded
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We’ve rejiggered the Dealer’s Den, and managed to squeeze in half a dozen piping hot, oven fresh new tables. If you’re looking for a table for FAU 6 you’d better act quick and get ‘em while they’re hot! Head on over to the Dealer’s Registration page to reserve your space.

http://www.faunited.org/dealer.html

The FAU 6 Dealer’s Den. Always fresh, never frozen.

4) Looking for Panelists
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FA United is looking for talented and creative people to host panels at the convention! Have a topic you’re passionate about, an art style or technique you wish to share or just a general interest you want to share with others? Sign up to host a panel about it! Your panel can be about anything, from arts and crafts, to music and technology, even ponies or unicorns (or the deathrays that can take them out!). Panels of all sizes are accepted, including panels catering to mature audiences (18+).

http://www.faunited.org/panel.html

The sooner you get your panel in, the better shot you have at getting the time slot you want! The deadline for all panels to be submitted or any changes to be made to existing panels is Monday, July 1st, 2013. So get yours in now!

FA United 6
August 16-18, 2013
Hanover Marriott (Whippany, NJ)
www.faunited.org

With Guests of Honor Strype & Miss Mab
Live Musical Performances by Matthew Ebel & Look Left
Featuring panels from a real rocket scientist, Lazarus!
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
1:22 am
[tigerman]
In Just 4 Days!
It's almost time.

Are you ready for the Apocalypse?

Well, if you come to the Titanium Tea at FAU, we'll show you how to eat & drink to get through it.


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Sunday, May 8th, 2011
5:17 pm
[tigerman]
In Less Than 2 Short Weeks!
Going to FA:United 2011?

Are you ready for the Apocalypse?

Well, if you come to the Titanium Tea at FAU, we'll show you how to eat & drink to get through it.


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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
1:26 pm
[kitt3ns]
Fur Affinity United Volunteers!
Howdy guys!

Fur Affinity United 4, the regions local furry convention, is coming up very quickly! We have about 15 days until the event!

I'm helping out with what I can at the event and I've recently been approached to ask if I can help the volunteering section out!

Every convention needs volunteers, they help watch over headless lounges, check badges, and are all around helpful folks! FAU is no different and with it coming up so fast we want to make sure we have enough help to make the convention a success!

Of course there are perks to advertising other than that warm fuzzy feeling!

You can get a t-shirt for 4 hours.

You can get a free registration for FAU:5 after dedicating 8 hours!

And you get a free super sponsorship for FAU:5 if you dedicate a whopping 12 hours, and you still get the shirt!

All that for helping us make a great con for the regional furs! It's a win/win!

If you want to lend a paw and get a free shirt in the process please send an e-mail to volunteers@faunited.org. This will get directly to the folks that can help put you in the fast lane to helping out the con!

Looking forward to seeing you there guys and hope you can help us out!

For more info check out the official con website here: http://www.faunited.org/volunteer_information.html
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
5:29 pm
[tigerman]
In Less Than 3 Short Weeks!
Hey, why you haven't pre-regged for FA:United 4?  What are you waiting for?!

If you were thinking about whether to come to FA:United 4 or not, here's one of many awesome events happening at FA:United 4!

Pre-reg ends May 1st!

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Thursday, April 28th, 2011
9:30 am
[ishaway]
FA:U Badge pre orders! OPEN
I am officially open for FA:U Badge commissions, badges specifically.
I do not have a table in the dealer's room there, but I can do badges, and maybe sketches, to be delivered at the con.

If you are interested please comment to claim a slot. :3
Be aware I am still very in school thus turn around might be kinda slow, but the semester is almost over, and badges are highly portable!
Sketches also will be easy to complete before the con!

I am going to offer three kinds for pre-order. Once I am done with those, given time I may open up for more. Please comment to claim a slot!
Tiny Portrait $7 http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4951278
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Standard Bust Badge $20 http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4894976/
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Bust Badge on Toned paper $25 http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4894996
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These badges come laminated and with clip! The tiny portrait badges are about 2x2 while the others are standard 4x3/4x5.

Sketches are done on 9x12 Bristol board with graphite and are $15!

Payment can be made via Paypal.


Again please comment to claim! Or if you have any questions~!
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
9:16 pm
[lunar_epitaph]
Pics of my suits!
If anyone has any pics of Cody (aussie/collie dog) or Diego (african wild dog), please send them to me at lunarepitaph@gmail.com

I love to see them in action! We had an awesome time at FAU3!


8:47 pm
[craydrygu]
FAU3 - Great Success!
I'd like to extend a huge "thank you" to everyone who attended, staffed, or otherwise helped FAU3 be as excellent as it was.  Even with all the running around I did as chairman this year, I had an excellent time, and it's due entirely to all of you!

One of my favorite parts of the convention is honestly our charity.  I was proud to be able to announce nearly $2,500 in donations to the New Jersey SPCA - that's over $600 more than last time!  These men and women bravely risk their lives to defend those who cannot, and they deserve all the help we can give them.  Special thanks to our representatives from the SPCA "Big Al" and "Leagle (Legal Eagle)" for joining us again this year.

Our bands this year were true champs as always!  Calamity Menagerie played some excellent music with some unusual instruments, and Tricky Shoes did some awesome covers as well as truly excellent original songs.  On Saturday, Matthew Ebel drew one of the largest ballroom crowds we've had at FA United, second only to 2 the Ranting Gryphon who had the crowd rolling.  Thanks also to DJ Recca for closing out Friday night, and to DJ Genki and his band A.I. for closing out the ballroom on Saturday.

And of course, FAU3 wouldn't have been what it was without the help of Stephanie Corro and the rest of the staff of the Mt. Laurel Marriott.  If there is one favor you can do for these guys, please write a letter to Bill Marriott praising Stephanie and the whole crew.  His mailing address is: Bill Marriott, c/o Marriott International Inc, 10400 Fernwood Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20058.

A few numbers again this year:

2458: Dollars raised for the NJSPCA
510: Total attendance
500: Slices of bacon served at registration
76: Fursuiters counted in the parade
64: Age of our oldest attendee
11: Age of our youngest attendee
1: MTV employees removed from the property

FAU3 may be over, but we're always looking ahead - planning for FAU4 is already under way!  If you have any comments, questions, or suggestion for improvement, please share them with us here, or on the Fur Affinity Forums, or by email to feedback2010[at]faunited.org.  We can't promise we'll personally respond to everyone, but we will read all of your comments.

Thank you, and see you again in 2011!
2:51 pm
[baccala_30]
Fursuit Pics

Does anybody have pics of my two fursuits Gibbs and Anthony, either Gibbs(L) in his luchador outfit or regular and any kind if pics of Anthony(R)?

  

You can link them to me here or e-mail me at baccala30@live.com
Looking foward to seeing some. Thanks.  :)

Current Mood: hopeful
Monday, May 31st, 2010
1:55 pm
[skyfirefox]
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
7:28 pm
[tigerman]
Monday, May 10th, 2010
10:54 am
[scarscryblood_]
Now taking pre-orders for pickup!
I am now taking pre-orders available for pickup at FA:U3!! I will NOT be having a dealer's table there, but I will be there at con staying in the hotel all weekend, so yea!

Feel free to comment, note, email, whatever!

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3811855/

Price edit!! Con special!!
Badges: $10
Chibi badges: $6
All badges are laminated and come with a badge clip!
Ears: $15 (unless especially complicated or large, quote will be given in those special cases)
Tails: Custom discounted quotes available now! 

My email: rynnie331@gmail.com
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/rynnie/

Current Mood: bouncy
Saturday, May 8th, 2010
6:46 pm
[likeshine]
it's a sales post bay-bee!
HAY FA:United! sup. you've been rather quiet, so I decided to make some noise. my name is LS, and I will be venturing back to your neck of the woods for my second FA:Uited. you may remember me as half of the duo that had a four tire blowout on the New Jersey Turnpike last time. yes, that really happened. really really. and you all were amazing enough to take care of us after it happened, so i know ya'll are a wonderful group <3 we will never forget your kindness, of that i am certain!

anyway, i'll be in the Dealer's Room peddling my wares. Are you pondering a pre order from me, perhaps? It guarantees you get your artwork on the first day of the convention. It also guarantees that I will be doing the work in the quiet of my own studio, rather than the convention where there are a lot of distractions. Pricing and Samples are below!

mini badges $10 preordered, $15 at con
2.5 by 3.5 inches (ATC sized)
complete with holder and clip, horizontal or vertical
not super super detailed (ie, no room for props or elaborate BGs)
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3497812/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3497930/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2890451/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3497828/
i can also do couples style badges with these, and have two of them flow together
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3418784/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3418767/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3497874/

headshot badge (digital),$20
3 by 5 inches or die-cut, 300 dpi
laminated and clipped
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3580397/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3580340/ (top two only)
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3827015/

standard badges, $30
3 by 5 inches
laminated and clipped
horizontal or vertical
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3277409/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3498000/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3016047/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3011681/ (these are 2 standard sized badges together)
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2294657/ (note: these badges are no longer on plain white BGs)
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2160623/

small cut out badge, $35
head and shoulders badge of your character holding their name
die cut (white space cut away)
laminated and clipped
this style can be ordered at the con, but must be completed at home afterward due to size

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3227229/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3398911/
http://pics.livejournal.com/likeshine/pic/001s0ede
http://pics.livejournal.com/likeshine/pic/001s1phb


large cut out badge, Between $50 and $65 (Depends on size, and complexity)
this style can be ordered at the con, but must be completed at home afterwards due to size
A considerably larger version of a small cut out badge, usually a shot from the waist up, and possibly full body(extra charge for full body)
laminated and clipped

http://pics.livejournal.com/likeshine/pic/001rxkzz
http://pics.livejournal.com/likeshine/pic/001rwehh
http://pics.livejournal.com/likeshine/pic/001ry2ht
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3003465/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3227197/
http://pics.livejournal.com/likeshine/pic/001rzgah
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3227246/
http://pics.livejournal.com/likeshine/pic/001eq8y6
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2088723/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3003474/


I use 5 mil laminate for my badges, which is fairly sturdy, unless you start wrestling gorillas while wearing your badge, in which case a bend is possible. so, do not wrestle gorillas while wearing your art :p All badges are done on smooth bristol, colored with copic and prisma markers, and glitterfied with sakura sparkly gel pens. Your pre ordered badge will be available Friday when the Dealer's Den opens for business.

I also have openings for pencil sketches and inked drawings. check the slot page on my website for more information :) and if you would like to order something, hit up this form here:
http://www.likeshine.com/?linkid=commreq

and i can get right back to ya's. paypal only for the preorders, please. If you've any questions, my email address is likeshineart AT gmail DOT com.

see you soon!

Current Mood: bouncy
Friday, April 9th, 2010
10:16 pm
[signal08]
Room Share post!
Hi! This is Signal (:- http://www.furaffinity.net/user/signalfire/

I have room slots open for FAU 2010 this year!

I have the room from Friday until Sunday.

Looking for polite, cleanly, and non-partying people! (meaning, no room parties in our room, please).

Room already occupies one person, so I am looking for 2-3 more.

Let me know if your interested! Comment or, better yet, email me at (please title email something along the lines of "FAU roomshare"

wakingmemories@hotmail.com

Thank you!

Signal
Friday, April 24th, 2009
7:45 pm
[craydrygu]
FA United 3: Join us in Mt Laurel NJ, May 28-30, 2010

(Reposted from http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/714928/)

And now, for the long-awaited announcement:

FAU3 will take place at the Mariott on Rt 73 in Mt Laurel, NJ on May 28-30, 2010. This hotel is in a much nicer location than Newark (you can even see some trees!), with easier access to local food and attractions. Oh, and there's even a water park!

And yes, that's right -- 2010. We pushed FAU3 back to 2010 due to the economy. We saw where it was going, and felt a small con in 2009 would be a high risk.

By the way -- folks following @faunited on Twitter heard it first! :)

We're still thinking of doing something small in 2009 (the much-rumored FAU2.5), but it's still in the planning stages.

In the meantime, we're still transitioning our website and email to a new host. So if you have any questions, leave a comment here, or send us a message on Twitter!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
2:13 pm
[skittlewolf]
FAU Photos?
Kai_wulf did the fursuit photoshoot at FAU 2008 but, never put them on his site.

Anyone know what happened, where we went, etc?
Sunday, January 4th, 2009
11:07 am
[skyfirefox]
FAU 2009 cancelled?
There's a rumor going around that FA United for 2009 has been cancelled; in short,there will not be one for '09.

Is there any truth to this? The people who've told me this claim to have heard it straight from Shy himself.

Current Mood: confused
Sunday, August 24th, 2008
12:12 am
[kai_wulf]
FAU PHOTO CDS
The batch is undergoing service mark placement and CDs will be compiled Monday, and shipped out by Tuesday.

Anyone else wishing to have a CD of all the pics the order info will be going up on my site http://www.fuzzifotos.com

The web versions of the photos will be going onto the site next, an update will go out as soon as theyre up.
Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
10:53 am
[lacoydog]
Holy crap, I had no idea there was an FA:U community D:

ANYWAYS

Does anyone have any pictures of this suit? :





It was her con debut and I know some people took pictures of her. Can anyone help me out?

Current Mood: hopeful
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