A few weeks ago, I attended Fur Squared. Fur Squared is a smaller, relatively new furry convention held in the Milwaukee area. This year it was held February 24th-26th. I did not staff this con but instead opted to be a regular attendee so I could enjoy more of the con.
I did end up getting drafted to be on a few panels, however. I was on the "Con Horror Stories" panel as well as the "How To Start A Con Panel". At both panels I got to tell stories of my past years organizing conventions. We laughed, we cried, we had flashbacks.
I tried a new trick for my photography this year--I dual-wielded both my DSLR and my iPhone. My DSLR has a 35mm prime lens which is great for shots that aren't wide field (such as a single fursuiter from 5 feet away), and the iPhone worked well for groups for multiple fursuiters from close up. I think I'm going to use that approach at future cons.
Speaking of flashbacks, it's been some years since I've been to a convention that was just plain fun. Fur Squared occupies a place in my heart that fills the void left by the passing of both Furry Connection North and Fur Fright. There is no question at all that I will be back next year.
Due to some non-convention related travel coming up, my next con will be Anthrocon. I'll see you there!