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Thursday, November 18
 

7:00pm

The Blues Brothers
Thursday November 18, 2010 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Gatwick International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

7:00pm

Fursuit Lounge
Thursday November 18, 2010 7:00pm - Friday November 19, 2010 12:00am
DFW Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

7:00pm

Registration
Thursday November 18, 2010 7:00pm - Friday November 19, 2010 12:00am
United A & B Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

7:00pm

Thursday Night Mixer
Start off the convention with a bang! After getting registered, come join your friends for snacks and music! To help kick things off, Gir will be doing a special Thursday set to help set the mood for the weekend to come!

Thursday November 18, 2010 7:00pm - Friday November 19, 2010 12:00am
Rosemont AB Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:15pm

Wizards
Thursday November 18, 2010 9:15pm - 10:35pm
Gatwick International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:35pm

The Lion King
Thursday November 18, 2010 10:35pm - 11:55pm
Gatwick International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare
 
Friday, November 19
 

10:00am

Registration
Friday November 19, 2010 10:00am - 9:00pm
United A & B Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Operations
Friday November 19, 2010 10:00am - Saturday November 20, 2010 1:00am
Grand Boardroom Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00am

Fursuit Lounge
Friday November 19, 2010 11:00am - Saturday November 20, 2010 2:00am
DFW Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

12:00pm

Opening Ceremonies
Join us for the official start to Midwest FurFest 2010, with last minute announcements and other interesting tidbits. Let's start the convention off with a bang!

Friday November 19, 2010 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand FGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

12:00pm

Internet Room
Friday November 19, 2010 12:00pm - 11:59pm
Tech Center International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

1:00pm

So This Is your First Con?
Is this your first furry convention? Are you feeling a little overwhelmed and aren’t sure where to start? This is the panel for you! Come join Kage, 2, and Takaza for an informative and entertaining panel that can help you get the most of your convention experience! Plus you’ll learn just what 6-2-1 is all about!

Friday November 19, 2010 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand FGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

1:00pm

Pawpet 101
This is where it all begins! Always wanted to give puppeteering a try? This is where you find out how to get your first puppet and how to start using it. We discuss the basics of puppeteering, picking out your music, and learning to perform with the puppet as you walk around with it.

Friday November 19, 2010 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Narita B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

1:00pm

Looney Lab's Game Demos
Have a lull in your day? Come play with us! Stop by and join the Looney Lab rabbits and demo the many card and pyramid games published by Looney Labs. Let us show you how to play one of the many versions of Fluxx that are now available. Or give Chrononauts or Aquarius a try. We can also break out our colorful pyramids and show you how to play TreeHouse, Martian Coasters or Twin Win. Just look for the dazzling tie-dyed table coverings and the nice young furs in their clean white coats. Typical games take from 10-30 minutes.

Friday November 19, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

1:00pm

Dealers Den
Friday November 19, 2010 1:00pm - 7:00pm
International Ballroom International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Meet the Charity - Castaway Pet Rescue
Come meet this year's official charity! Castaway Pet Rescue Inc. is a non-profit, foster-home based pet rescue organization located in Northeast Illinois. They bring homeless dogs into their network of volunteer foster homes where the dogs receive medical care and are given the chance to acclimate to life outside a shelter. Come hear a little bit about what they do, and meet some of their canine charges.

Friday November 19, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Florence International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Printmaking: An Introduction to Linocut Prints
Prints aren't just something that pop out of the inkjet printer. There's a long artistic tradition behind printmaking. While many techniques require extensive tools and equipment, linocut printmaking is easy to learn and can be done with inexpensive materials. In this panel, you'll learn the steps to creating prints and what tools you'll need to start turning out your own original works.

Friday November 19, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Narita A International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Making Music
Matthew Ebel hosts a Q&A session about making music. Everything is fair game, from songwriting to software to setting up a home recording studio. If you're just interested in learning how Matthew makes his albums and performances, feel free to ask about that too! Open to experienced musicians and noobs alike.

Friday November 19, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Malpensa International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Handlers 101
One of the most critical parts of any good performance is the role the handler plays. Learn about some tips on being a strong part of the character performance and helping ensure the safety of the performers. Rukario hosts a group discussion, where you can learn best practices and share experiences.

Friday November 19, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DaVinci B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Artists Alley Signups
Friday November 19, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand FGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Furry Pagans
Your fursona is a part of you, and a part of your energy. Many pagans perform rituals as part of their practice. Some, who may consider themselves furry, don't often think of incorporating their fursonas into the rituals, even though it is a part of oneself and. We will begin with some discussion on how to incorporate the fursona into rituals, and then, time allowing, have an opportunity to write one or more personal fursona-fied rituals.

Friday November 19, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DaVinci A International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

IronClaw Squaring the Circle Demo
Generate characters and learn how to play the newest version of IronClaw Anthropormorphic Fantasy RPG! A short adventure will be run after character generation to introduce the new system.

Friday November 19, 2010 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Art Show
Friday November 19, 2010 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Rosemont CD Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

3:00pm

Meet the Guests of Honor
Come on by to find out all the interesting details of their work and their interests. This will be a question and answer session, so please fire up your curiosity and bring on those intriguing questions we know you have.

Friday November 19, 2010 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand FGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

3:00pm

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Friday November 19, 2010 3:00pm - 4:35pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

3:00pm

Voice Acting Workshop
In the first hour, we'll cover voice recording techniques and how producers use voice acting in their finished pieces by recording a short audio play with participants from the audience. In the second hour, attendees are invited to play roles from a provided script, while receiving coaching and voice direction.

Friday November 19, 2010 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Narita B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

3:00pm

Fursuit Photo Shoot
Work that tail! Stop on by and mug for our camera, and get some wonderful fursuit pictures to remember the con by! Pictures will be available for free on the web a few weeks after the convention.

Friday November 19, 2010 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Vienna International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

3:00pm

Artists Alley
Friday November 19, 2010 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Rosemont AB Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

4:00pm

Kaffeeclatsch, M.C.A. Hogarth
A chance to chat informally with author and artist M.C.A. Hogarth.

Friday November 19, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Narita A International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

4:00pm

Furry and the Media (Presenting Furry to the Public)
How do you answer the question "What is all this?" when a passerby -- or a reporter -- finds themselves in the midst of a group of fursuiters? As someone who has been trained in methods for dealing with the press, Uncle Kage can give you information about the pitfalls and problems that can occur when someone from outside the fandom, especially someone from the media, wants to discuss the furry fandom with you.

Friday November 19, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
London International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

4:00pm

The Power of Pretend
Exploring the motivations and reasons why we fursuit. We each have a different interest, desire and goal when we put on our characters and take on that new role. Join Yippee for a light-hearted round-table discussion about why we're motivated to take on these new roles.

Friday November 19, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Florence International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

4:00pm

Advanced Pawpet
We go beyond lip synching to songs at this panel. We talk about performing for an audience, performing more complex acts, synching up with a partner for an act, and going beyond traditional puppets. Be prepared to give it a try as we will be allowing those that show up to come up and try it firsthand. We also go into how some puppet stages work and what to expect when you perform in a show.

Friday November 19, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand FGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

4:00pm

Small Animal Anatomy, Physiology, and Medicine
With extensive use of photographs and discussion led by a licensed veterinarian, this panel will provide a professional-caliber introduction to comparative anatomy and physiology. Geared toward writers and artists, areas of interest related to the realistic portrayal of anthropomorphics will be covered.

Friday November 19, 2010 4:00pm - 6:00pm
DaVinci B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

4:00pm

Luna Llena
A semi-cooperative horror-survival game for 2-7 players. There are two sides: Werewolves and Humans. The game starts after the Human hikers have spent the night at Aguirre's Forest and find two of their party missing. The humans must find the Wolves' cave, rescue prisoners, and find their way out of the cursed forest in order to win. The lycanthropes are looking to increase their own herd, so their aim is to stop the humans from escaping, and turn some of them into new werewolves.

Friday November 19, 2010 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

4:35pm

Titan A.E
Friday November 19, 2010 4:35pm - 6:10pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

5:00pm

When Worlds Collide
Have you ever been out with a group of furs and not known what's the "breaking point"? Or have you had someone tell you to take off your tail and ears at school or work? If so, then this panel's for you. Furry etiquette and how to deal with non-furs and fellow furs alike will be discussed.

Friday November 19, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Malpensa International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

5:00pm

Fursuit Roundtable
Come on by and get to know all your fellow fuzzies for the weekend! This is a great time to swap stories, see some fursuits, and get the lowdown on all the fursuit-related programming for the weekend!

Friday November 19, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand FGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

5:00pm

Dragon Storm Demo
Come learn the basic mechanics of Dragon Storm. See what the exciting world of Grandilar has to offer! Players will learn how to build a starting character, what the different skills are and the basics of combat. Then, to introduce the players to game play, a short introductory session will be run.

Friday November 19, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

5:00pm

Shiny Sponsors Reception
Midwest FurFest is pleased to welcome our Shiny Sponsors to a special reception in the breathtaking former restaurant at the very top of the Hyatt! Meet this year's Guests of Honor, enjoy a soda or a cocktail and a light snack, and mingle with your fellow Shiny Sponsors. To get to Ventanas simply press the "V” button on any elevator in the Atrium.

Friday November 19, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ventanas Top Floor - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

5:00pm

ConSuite
Friday November 19, 2010 5:00pm - Saturday November 20, 2010 1:00am
Grand D Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

6:00pm

Story Hour
Join Malin, Rikoshi, and special guests as they tell true stories from their amazing lives, without the aid of notes or prompts.

Friday November 19, 2010 6:00pm - 7:00pm
London International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

6:00pm

Fantastic Felines
It's all about those amazing and fabulous felines. Do you love the grace of tigers, the strength of lions, the speed of cheetahs, and those simply super housecats? Then you should come to this panel to meet others who think felines are stupendous, and discuss all the reasons why cats rule!

Friday November 19, 2010 6:00pm - 7:00pm
DaVinci A International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

6:00pm

Greymuzzle Meet and Greet
A meet and greet for those furs who are 30 and over, but any fur who's feeling a bit more mature or feels more comfortable with a mature crowd may attend. Come on down and chat with us!

Friday November 19, 2010 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Florence International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

6:00pm

Furry Critters 101

Are you thinking about getting into fursuits for the first time, or merely thinking about one? Do you want to know more about fursuiting, or what really goes on behind the seams (so to speak)? Stop on by and learn a bit about what goes into selecting a fursuit, wearing a fursuit, different types of suits, traveling with suits, as well as some basic maintenance!


Friday November 19, 2010 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Malpensa International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

6:00pm

FVS Rehearsal #1
Friday November 19, 2010 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand FGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

6:10pm

Watership Down
Friday November 19, 2010 6:10pm - 7:40pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

6:30pm

The JR Show
From the Funday Pawpet Show; Poink knows more than you do...but the guy behind him, JR, is going to pretend to know at least half that much when he stands up and picks his brain for you to get you ready for Kage and 2.

Friday November 19, 2010 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Grand ABC Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

6:30pm

Talk to the Face

Let ScrapeGoat show you how easy it is to start making cold-cast urethane masks! This presentation will cover: Sculpting clay positive molds, plaster of Paris negative mold casting, foam urethane and latex masks, and tinting and painting techniques. This panel will also cover hair punching, casting teeth, tails, ears, talon and horns.


Friday November 19, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Narita B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

7:00pm

Business for Artists (and Writers and Crafters and Creatives...)

Come ask your questions about doing business as a creative professional from the author of the art business column "The Three Micahs."


Friday November 19, 2010 7:00pm - 8:00pm
DaVinci B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

7:00pm

Uncle Kage Story Hour
Uncle Kage's back! Kage leads a rather…interesting life and he's back to tell us more hilarious stories from his unique perspective. With a dry wit, and a squinting view of the oddities of real life through the eyes of an intelligent cynic, Uncle Kages Story Hour has become legend.

Friday November 19, 2010 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Grand ABC Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

7:00pm

Charity Poker
It's dogs playing poker, again! Another good cause this year, so a $10+ donation to the charity grants you a chance at bragging rights for the best Texas hold'em furry at the convention. Spectator seats will also be available for those that want to follow the action. Check your programming schedule for specific times for each of the qualifying shootout sessions and the final table. Each player at the final table will be awarded a prize too!

Friday November 19, 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Narita A International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

7:00pm

Dragon Open Game
Players of all levels welcome, but this session will be geared towards the higher levels (75+ CP).

Friday November 19, 2010 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

7:00pm

Rock Band: Battle of the Bands
Ever wanted to be a rock star and form a band of you and your best buds, or just random people off the streets to thrill the crowds and reach for the stars? Well here is your chance! The ever popular Rock Band returns to Midwest FurFest in a battle of the bands. Does your band have what it takes to make it to the top? Gather your crew, a few roadies and find out! Different Rock Band games and track packs will be available to choose from. Points will be given for creativity both in costumes and stage antics as well as technical performance.

Friday November 19, 2010 7:00pm - Saturday November 20, 2010 12:00am
Gatwick International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

7:40pm

Over the Hedge
Friday November 19, 2010 7:40pm - 9:05pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

8:00pm

Drum Jam
Did you miss the Drum Jams at Faire? Want to attend a Drum Jam between seasons? Have you ever wanted to perform at a Drum Jam, but never got the chance? Then bring your drums or other tribal instruments to the Drum Jam and meet others interested in self-expression. Even if you don't play an instrument but want to participate, dancing is encouraged.

Friday November 19, 2010 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Vienna International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

8:30pm

2 the Ranting Gryphon
Have you ever seen nerf kittens and dead babies fly out of someone's pants? Well, you won't see it at the Ranting Gryphon's show either -- but he'll certainly talk about it! Come and spend some time with 2, as he brings out the funny side of things we probably shouldn't be laughing at. This is an all-ages show.

Friday November 19, 2010 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Grand ABC Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00pm

Acoustic Jam
Furry is a creative community, but not all our artists wield pencils and brushes. Bards, troubadours, musickers of all kinds, bring your instruments and voices! We'll sit in a circle, call out chords, and see what happens.

Friday November 19, 2010 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Vienna International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00pm

The Great Dalmuti
The Great Dalmuti is the classic party game of hot seat role switching where you can go from a peasant up to the Great Dalmuti in one lucky shuffle of the cards. Outwit your opponents and rise to the comfortable seat of the Great Dalmuti and make everyone else move around your will!

Friday November 19, 2010 9:00pm - Saturday November 20, 2010 12:00am
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00pm

Spirituality Roundtable
Come and join us for a roundtable discussion on what your spirituality means to you.

Friday November 19, 2010 9:00pm - Saturday November 20, 2010 12:00am
DaVinci A International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00pm

Lupus in Tabula
Werewolves haunt the secluded village known as Tabula: every night some villagers turn into werewolves and slaughter an innocent victim to satisfy their hunger. Surviving villagers gather every day to discuss the problem: at the end of the discussion, they lynch one person among them, thinking they could be a werewolf. Can you survive the massacre?

Friday November 19, 2010 9:00pm - Saturday November 20, 2010 12:30am
Florence International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:05pm

Rock and Rule
Friday November 19, 2010 9:05pm - 10:25pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00pm

Dances - Goat
Friday November 19, 2010 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Grand EFGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00pm

Whose Lion is it Anyways
Join Alkali and SemJay for the five year anniversary of Whose Lion! Yes, it was five years ago at Midwest FurFest that it all began! Come watch as audience members perform scripts spontaneously without a script. We'll play well-known improv games as well as ones we made up along the way. Audience participation is encouraged, but not required.

Friday November 19, 2010 10:00pm - Saturday November 20, 2010 12:00am
Grand ABC Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00pm

Temporary Fursuit Lounge
A place for fursuiters to relax and cool down right at the Main Stage!

Friday November 19, 2010 10:00pm - Saturday November 20, 2010 2:00am
Grand H Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:25pm

Heavy Metal
Friday November 19, 2010 10:25pm - 11:55pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00pm

Dances - Tekfox
Friday November 19, 2010 11:00pm - Saturday November 20, 2010 12:00am
Grand EFGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00pm

Fur Fun .. Obstacle Course
After the fursuit-portion of the dance is over, come on by and test out your skills in a fursuit-based competition. Yup, there will be prizes!

Friday November 19, 2010 11:00pm - Saturday November 20, 2010 1:00am
London International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:55pm

Fritz the Cat
Friday November 19, 2010 11:55pm - Saturday November 20, 2010 1:15am
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

12:00am

Dances - Draconum
Saturday November 20, 2010 12:00am - 1:00am
Grand EFGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

12:00am

Midnight Howl
At the sound of the tone, the time will be midnight.” Help those without watches know when it's midnight by joining us by elevators main lobby level 2nd floor, 11:45 pm. The howl will be outside facing the forest preserve at Midnight.

Saturday November 20, 2010 12:00am - 1:00am
Lobby Lobby Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

12:00am

Internet Room
Saturday November 20, 2010 12:00am - 11:59pm
Tech Center International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

1:00am

Dances - Kainu
Saturday November 20, 2010 1:00am - 2:00am
Grand EFGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare
 
Saturday, November 20
 

8:00am

Greymuzzle Breakfast
All greymuzzles are invited to gather for a nice breakfast at the hotel restaurant. This will be a separate-checks event.

Saturday November 20, 2010 8:00am - 10:00am
O'H American Grill Lobby Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00am

ConSuite
Saturday November 20, 2010 9:00am - Sunday November 21, 2010 1:00am
Grand D Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00am

Operations
Saturday November 20, 2010 9:00am - Sunday November 21, 2010 1:00am
Grand Boardroom Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00am

Fursuit Lounge
Saturday November 20, 2010 9:00am - Sunday November 21, 2010 2:00am
DFW Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Animal Spirit Guides
Do you have an animal totem? Are you looking for one? Is one stalking you? Maybe you have one and you're not sure how to work with it, or what it is trying to teach you. Join us for a discussion about different animal spirit guides, and how we interact with them.

Saturday November 20, 2010 10:00am - 11:00am
DaVinci A International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Monsters vs. Aliens
Saturday November 20, 2010 10:00am - 11:35am
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Charity Poker
It's dogs playing poker, again! Another good cause this year, so a $10+ donation to the charity grants you a chance at bragging rights for the best Texas hold'em furry at the convention. Spectator seats will also be available for those that want to follow the action. Check your programming schedule for specific times for each of the qualifying shootout sessions and the final table. Each player at the final table will be awarded a prize too!

Saturday November 20, 2010 10:00am - 12:00pm
Narita A International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Looney Lab's Game Demos
Have a lull in your day? Come play with us! Stop by and join the Looney Lab rabbits and demo the many card and pyramid games published by Looney Labs. Let us show you how to play one of the many versions of Fluxx that are now available. Or give Chrononauts or Aquarius a try. We can also break out our colorful pyramids and show you how to play TreeHouse, Martian Coasters or Twin Win. Just look for the dazzling tie-dyed table coverings and the nice young furs in their clean white coats. Typical games take from 10-30 minutes.

Saturday November 20, 2010 10:00am - 12:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

FVS Rehearsal #2
Saturday November 20, 2010 10:00am - 12:00pm
Grand EFGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Con Health 101 and Nutrition 101
Conventionss always seem to be prime occasions for getting sick beyond the dreaded "con crud". The panelists will discuss how to feel healthy at the con and how to stay healthy after the convention in two sections. The first discussion will cover recognizing and preventing dehydration (especially when fursuiting), preventing alcohol poisoning, and caffeine overload. Nutrition and the chemical content of common beverages will also be mentioned. The second discussion will cover the basics of nutrition and fitness, and how they impact common fandom problems such as weight-loss, sleeplessness, skin issues, and mood. During the course of these discussions you will learn simple and effective changes to help with these issues.

Saturday November 20, 2010 10:00am - 12:30pm
Malpensa International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Toon: Stupor Bowl
Smash, bash, crush, and boggle the opposing team as you try to win the zaniest game of football ever! No previous knowledge of football necessary; sense of humor mandatory.

Saturday November 20, 2010 10:00am - 2:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Registration
Saturday November 20, 2010 10:00am - 5:30pm
United A & B Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Dealers Den
Saturday November 20, 2010 10:00am - 6:00pm
International Ballroom International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Art Show
Bidding Closes at 7pm, be sure to bid before then!

Saturday November 20, 2010 10:00am - 7:00pm
Rosemont CD Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Artists Alley
Saturday November 20, 2010 10:00am - 10:00pm
Rosemont AB Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:30am

Sponsors' Brunch
A return to a Hyatt means a return to the fabulous Regency Brunch for which Hyatts are so well-known! The buffet includes omelets to order, smoked salmon, freshly-carved roast beef, French toast, and a brunch spread that has earned rave reviews from Midwest FurFest's sponsors for years! Better yet, you get to hobnob with the Guests Of Honor, and other special guests. It's just one of the ways that Midwest FurFest likes to pamper all the wonderful people who've become Midwest FurFest Sponsors and Shiny Sponsors. (Ask at Registration if you'd like in on this deal, as well as all the other awesome things we offer our Sponsors and Shiny Sponsors!)

Saturday November 20, 2010 10:30am - 12:30pm
Conference Center Foyer Entry & Lobby Levels - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00am

How to Become A Veterinarian or Vet Tech
Interested in learning what it takes to have a career in veterinary medicine? Hear from a licensed veterinarian about what you need to do to begin working in the animal care industry. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A.

Saturday November 20, 2010 11:00am - 12:00pm
Narita B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00am

Fox Game Show
Do you love foxes? Have you been waiting for a chance to show off your knowledge of vulpines? Then come on down to the fox game show! Answer trivia about everything foxy with your teammates and maybe even win a fabulous prize!

Saturday November 20, 2010 11:00am - 12:00pm
DaVinci B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00am

Introduction to Fursuiting
Are you a first time fursuiter? Do you need a little guidance on how to get around the con and things to make the most of your convention experience? Join Codex and Yippee for a great orientation to MFF for our first time fursuiters.

Saturday November 20, 2010 11:00am - 12:00pm
Florence International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00am

Dragon Storm Demo
Come learn the basic mechanics of Dragon Storm. See what the exciting world of Grandilar has to offer! Players will learn how to build a starting character, what the different skills are and the basics of combat. Then, to introduce the players to game play, a short introductory session will be run.

Saturday November 20, 2010 11:00am - 12:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00am

Fursuit Photo Shoot
Work that tail! Stop on by and mug for our camera, and get some wonderful fursuit pictures to remember the con by! Pictures will be available for free on the web a few weeks after the convention.

Saturday November 20, 2010 11:00am - 1:00pm
Vienna International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:35am

Brave Story
Saturday November 20, 2010 11:35am - 1:30pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

12:00pm

Painting with Markers: Introduction to Copic Markers
This is your chance to learn about Copic Markers! They are a professional-grade markers that are used for illustration but are not widely known by the art community since they have only recently been imported from Japan. Learn how to use markers that can produce watercolor-like effects!

Saturday November 20, 2010 12:00pm - 1:00pm
DaVinci A International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

12:00pm

Sofawolf Preview Reading
Come hear excerpts from Sofawolf Press's slate of 2011 releases, including the sequel to "Out of Position" by Kyell Gold, "Black Dogs Part 2" by Ursula Vernon, and "Sixes Wild" by Tempe O'Kun. In addition, stick around for the unveiling of the cover and title of the "Out of Position" sequel.

Saturday November 20, 2010 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Paris International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

12:00pm

Writing in the E-Book Age
Come talk about writing and being a writer during the upheaval caused by the changing publishing industry. Craft, theory and business, all discussions welcome!

Saturday November 20, 2010 12:00pm - 1:00pm
London International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

12:00pm

Furry And Funny Songs With Max DeGroot
Come and hear Max DeGroot, whom you may know as Max Goof. An hour of parody and funny music, including some that have been heard on the national Dr. Demento Show. Many of these parodies have furry themes, and you are guaranteed to leave laughing and singing.

Saturday November 20, 2010 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand ABC Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

12:30pm

Fursuit Parade Gathering
Planning on marching in the Fursuit Parade? Show up early and get organized!

Saturday November 20, 2010 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Grand EFGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

1:00pm

Fursuit Parade
Join us as fursuiters meet up in the hotel ballroom for what could only be the best in furry pageantry anywhere! This is a chance to march proudly with other fursuiters , and show off your furry finest to the rest of the convention and purr-parazi! Following the parade, don't go wandering off! Be sure to join everyone outside the hotel (weather  permitting) for a group photo!

Saturday November 20, 2010 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand EFGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

1:30pm

Delgo
Saturday November 20, 2010 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Wolf Park
As with tradition from the very first Midwest FurFest, come hear some of the stories of animals and events from volunteers and staff at one of the most unique wildlife parks in the country, located only a few hours from the Chicago area! Have the opportunity to pick the brains from people who have worked with wolves, and dealt first hand with the challenges facing conservation of wolves and the education of the people with whom the wolves must share the world.

Saturday November 20, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
London International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Furry Mad Libs - All Ages
It's a furry take on a classic game. Audience members are asked to supply words to fill in the blanks of a mystery story with humorous results. Come and join us for a fun and creative time. This version of the panel is for all ages.

Saturday November 20, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Narita B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Bunnies
A meet-and-greet and round-table discussion about rabbits, hares, and their fans. Topics of discussion will be open, but may include favorite bunnies in fiction, the appeal of bunnies as a fursona, and caring for pet bunnies.

Saturday November 20, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DaVinci B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Snorta
The wild game of moos, meows, and more! The party game where everyone is an animal...or at least sounds like one! Get ready for laughter as your friends suddenly start sounding like they were born in a barn!

Saturday November 20, 2010 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Charity Auction
Wonderful donated artwork and other mysterious donated items! Outbid your buddies, and grab the best stuff! Even better, you can be smug in the knowledge that your greed and good taste are also helping our official charity for 2010,Castaway Pet Rescue. Every great item that you covet and win here is a donation that will help these hard-working folks continue their work. What could be a better deal?

Saturday November 20, 2010 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand ABC Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Fursuit Photo Shoot
Work that tail! Stop on by and mug for our camera, and get some wonderful fursuit pictures to remember the con by! Pictures will be available for free on the web a few weeks after the convention.

Saturday November 20, 2010 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Vienna International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Dragon Open Game
Players of all levels welcome, but this session will be geared towards the higher levels (75+ CP).

Saturday November 20, 2010 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Sim City TCG: Big City Build
Yes! It's actually a card game! Join in to build the city up from colonial to Ultra-Modern. Deck Provided.

Saturday November 20, 2010 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:30pm

The Furocity Gym: An Online Site for Maximum Furry Muscle Art
Overview: A discussion for those who would be interested in using their art on the Internet and the creation of a fictional corporation with character development. a. History of the Project b. Discussion of what we do: The inception idea, the characters involved, how we get the public involved. c. Our successes and failures as Artists and a Dealer. d. Handout sheet

Saturday November 20, 2010 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Florence International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:30pm

Fursuit Purr-formance (Saturday)
Time to shake a leg, or a tail, or a mane, or a... whatever! There's a lot more to owning a fursuit than you think! Come learn to work that suit and bring your character to life! This panel will cover basic fursuit interactions, simple props, and fursuit pantomime and gesturing. Fursuits are more than welcome for this event!

Saturday November 20, 2010 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Paris International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

3:00pm

Furry Mad Libs - Adults Only

It's a furry take on a classic game. Audience members are asked to supply words to fill in the blanks of a mystery story with humorous results. Come and join us for a fun and creative time. This version of the panel is adults only, for more risqué stories.


Saturday November 20, 2010 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Narita B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

3:00pm

Fantastic Mr. Fox
Saturday November 20, 2010 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

3:00pm

Therianthropy
The care and feeding of your inner animal. Have you ever experienced a tail or a pair of wings as a "phantom limb” feeling? Does transforming mentally or spiritually into your animal form help you connect to the Divine? What does transformation mean? What is the experience of therianthropy like? How is this experience reconciled into living a spiritual path? Come join us for a discussion of the spiritual aspects of animal transformation.

Saturday November 20, 2010 3:00pm - 5:00pm
DaVinci A International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

4:00pm

Geocaching
Does geocaching interest you? Feel like going on a treasure hunt? Come and join us for a discussion about this fun pastime.

Saturday November 20, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DaVinci B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

4:00pm

Wind and Wings
An open discussion for those whose personas are included amongst our feathery kin, or those who just want to talk about birds. Topics include bird stories, why people choose avian personas, and just general chatter of the feathery sort.

Saturday November 20, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Narita B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

4:00pm

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind
We are proud to welcome back one of the most talked-about events from last year's Midwest FurFest. The NeoFuturists are one of the most innovative theater groups in Chicago, and are the creators of the long-running play "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind". "Too Much Light…" is a rollicking, exciting, hilarious, thought-provoking, and at times interactive attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. The NeoFuturists will be preparing a performance specially tailored to Midwest FurFest and furry fandom; you don't want to miss it!

Saturday November 20, 2010 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand EFGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

4:00pm

Kobolds Ate My Baby
It's really not your fault that kobolds really, really, really enjoy the taste of fresh human baby. Your problem is that King Torg (All hail King Torg!) wants to have a party and he's volunteered you and your friends to cater it. If the humans in the town won't yield their babies, well King Torg (All hail King Torg!) isn't opposed to substituting fresh young kobolds for his feast. You, to be precise. For 3-5 novice players. Rule book & dice not required to play. Bring pencil & paper. Game time includes fast & simple character generation.

Saturday November 20, 2010 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

4:30pm

Animalympics
Saturday November 20, 2010 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

5:00pm

Furry Critter Construction
There's a lot that goes into fursuits. Stop by and see how everything comes together! This panel will cover basic patterns, constructing feet, hand paws, bodysuits, tails, how to choose materials, and will touch on minor finishing effects.

Saturday November 20, 2010 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Malpensa International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

5:30pm

Open Mic
Alex is an intern for Helicon West, an open-mic night for creative writers and musicians, and is bringing his experiences there to Midwest FurFest. Performers will have seven minutes to share whatever they want. There's no auditions just sign up! Please limit to the content of performances to no more than PG-13.

Saturday November 20, 2010 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Grand ABC Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

5:30pm

Story-Tellers' Circle
Join us for an interactive exercise in improvisational story-telling. Participants take turns telling parts of a story in a round-robin fashion and we'll see how the tale unfolds. Participants are encouraged to bring simple descriptions of a character, a setting and a plot starting point. These will be written down on 3x5 cards and picked randomly to generate the beginning of the story.

Saturday November 20, 2010 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Florence International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

6:00pm

Transfurs
A discussion for furs who are transgendered.

Saturday November 20, 2010 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Paris International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

6:00pm

Charity Poker
It's dogs playing poker, again! Another good cause this year, so a $10+ donation to the charity grants you a chance at bragging rights for the best Texas hold'em furry at the convention. Spectator seats will also be available for those that want to follow the action. Check your programming schedule for specific times for each of the qualifying shootout sessions and the final table. Each player at the final table will be awarded a prize too!

Saturday November 20, 2010 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Narita A International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

7:00pm

Furry Variety Show
The FVS is a non-competitive variety show. It's a bit of Vaudeville, and sort of like being on the Muppet Show. We all cooperate as a team, and we mix and match performers to acts as needed. If you have a "ready to go" act, we'll give you a spot. If you want to be in the show but don't have an act, join us and we'll add you to an existing act. We strongly prefer to have all of our actors featured as puppets or fursuits, or at the very least have some furry content. Our show will this year be held on Saturday at 7PM. We also will be holding TWO rehearsals (Friday Evening and Saturday Morning). You only need to attend one of these. If you have a choice, try to attend the Friday rehearsal. Since our show is now during prime-time, we will be a bit stricter about adult content. Keep it PG folks! In rehearsal we lay down multiple "masking tape" stages on the ballroom floor so that multiple acts can work out their marks and their timing in parallel. The MFF Furry Variety Show also welcomes video content in the show if submitted in advance. See our web page for more details.

Saturday November 20, 2010 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Grand EFGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

7:00pm

The Art of Wings

How do you draw wings? Join Amber "Vantid" Hill as she displays some samples and shows you how to realistically draw wings.


Saturday November 20, 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm
DaVinci A International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

7:00pm

Moonshards Demo
Saturday November 20, 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

7:00pm

Street Fighter 4 Tournament (Xbox 360)
Super Street Fighter 4 (X-Box 360 Version) - The big tournament brawler returns this year, this time with ALL CHARACTERS AVAILABLE. Arcade Sticks and XBox 360 controllers will be available (You can bring your own gamepads if you wish; they must be approved by the tournament owner.) Rounds will be best 2 out of 3, out of 2 out of 3 fights.

Saturday November 20, 2010 7:00pm - Sunday November 21, 2010 12:00am
Gatwick International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

7:00pm

Temporary Fursuit Lounge
A place for fursuiters to relax and cool down right at the Main Stage!

Saturday November 20, 2010 7:00pm - Sunday November 21, 2010 2:00am
Grand H Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

8:00pm

Dragon Storm Demo
Come learn the basic mechanics of Dragon Storm. See what the exciting world of Grandilar has to offer! Players will learn how to build a starting character, what the different skills are and the basics of combat. Then, to introduce the players to game play, a short introductory session will be run.

Saturday November 20, 2010 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

8:30pm

Matthew Ebel Concert
Matthew Ebel is a piano rocker who's been rocking the Furry fandom since his 2001 hit "In The MUCK" and lately with songs like "Everybody Needs A Ninja" and "A Cautionary Tail". In the last few years his unique blend of music and comedy have wowed audiences at Anthrocon, Furry Weekend Atlanta, and now he's performing at Midwest FurFest for the first time ever.


Saturday November 20, 2010 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Grand ABC Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00pm

How to Train your Dragon
Saturday November 20, 2010 9:00pm - 10:40pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00pm

Furoticon
Furoticon, the adults-only furry trading card game, is back with over 100 new and exciting cards! No experience or cards necessary to play! If you'd like to pick up some cards or compete in the tournament, be sure to stop by the Furoticon table in the dealer's den!

Saturday November 20, 2010 9:00pm - 11:30pm
DaVinci B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00pm

Apples to Apples
Apples to Apples is the comical and fun game of matching nouns (red cards) to the appropriate adjectives and adverbs (green cards). Does "The end of the world" fit "Explosive"? The judge gets to decide! This is a party game, so the more players the more random the game becomes. Come down and join the fun!

Saturday November 20, 2010 9:00pm - Sunday November 21, 2010 12:00am
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00pm

Dragon Open Game
Players of all levels welcome, but this session will be geared towards the higher levels (75+ CP).

Saturday November 20, 2010 9:00pm - Sunday November 21, 2010 12:00am
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00pm

Lupus in Tabula
Werewolves haunt the secluded village known as Tabula: every night some villagers turn into werewolves and slaughter an innocent victim to satisfy their hunger. Surviving villagers gather every day to discuss the problem: at the end of the discussion, they lynch one person among them, thinking they could be a werewolf. Can you survive the massacre?

Saturday November 20, 2010 9:00pm - Sunday November 21, 2010 12:30am
Florence International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00pm

Walking with the Other
Join us for a contemplative walk through a winding path. The path will be laid out before you, and all you have to do is follow it. Use the time to calm yourself, to think about things, or to just walk in peace. There will be soft sounds and dim light present. We ask only that you be respectful of others, for each of us is on our own journey.

Saturday November 20, 2010 9:00pm - Sunday November 21, 2010 2:00am
Vienna International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00pm

Dances - Croc
Saturday November 20, 2010 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Grand EFGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:40pm

Meet the Feebles
Saturday November 20, 2010 10:40pm - Sunday November 21, 2010 12:10am
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00pm

Dances - Gir
Saturday November 20, 2010 11:00pm - Sunday November 21, 2010 12:00am
Grand EFGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00pm

Uncle Kage/2 Charity Performance
2-GETHER ON STAGE! Join "2" the Ranting Gryphon and Uncle Kage for a special performance for the benefit of our charity, Castaway Pet Rescue. Come howl, bark, purr, and laugh with two of the furry fandom's comedic and entertainment legends in this special duo comedy show just for the Castaway critters!

Saturday November 20, 2010 11:00pm - Sunday November 21, 2010 12:00am
Grand ABC Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00pm

Fursuit Charades
How much can you say, without really saying anything? Join us and find out! Fursuiters are highly encouraged for this event!

Saturday November 20, 2010 11:00pm - Sunday November 21, 2010 1:00am
London International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

12:00am

Dances - Oddy
Sunday November 21, 2010 12:00am - 1:00am
Grand EFGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

12:00am

Internet Room
Sunday November 21, 2010 12:00am - 5:00pm
Tech Center International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

1:00am

Dances - Pistolpup
Sunday November 21, 2010 1:00am - 2:00am
Grand EFGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare
 
Sunday, November 21
 

9:00am

Rails and Tails
Are you interested in trains and railroads? This is a meeting for you! In this panel there is no formal discussion, but rather a casual meet-and-greet. There will be an operating model railroad, and you should feel free to ask questions, both about the modeling world, and about real railroads you may have seen. Come on in and hang out!

Sunday November 21, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am
Narita B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00am

Art Show
This day is for pickup and checkout of the art you won in the Art Show

Sunday November 21, 2010 9:00am - 4:30pm
Rosemont CD Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00am

ConSuite
Sunday November 21, 2010 9:00am - 5:00pm
Grand D Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00am

Operations
Sunday November 21, 2010 9:00am - 9:00pm
Grand Boardroom Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9:00am

Fursuit Lounge
Sunday November 21, 2010 9:00am - 11:00pm
DFW Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Dog Owners Roundtable
Come join us for a discussion of man's best friend, the dog! Whether you have a dog, or are thinking about getting one - come discuss dog ownership with Rayven and SemJay, two dog owners who both have experience working in the animal care field. Feel free to bring pictures and stories of your favorite four legged friends!

Sunday November 21, 2010 10:00am - 11:00am
London International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Tricking out your iPad
A discussion for those who own or want to own an iPad. We'll talk about what works in apps and which apps to stay away from, how to add free apps (and which ones you should seek out), and iPad accessories.

Sunday November 21, 2010 10:00am - 11:00am
Paris International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Fursuiting for the Physically Challenged

Fursuiting is an activity that is gaining increasing popularity amongst all ages and walks of life.  Rukario will give also tips and suggestions to assist other physically challenged furs who either currently fursuit, or are considering trying it.


Sunday November 21, 2010 10:00am - 11:00am
DaVinci B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Song of the South
Sunday November 21, 2010 10:00am - 11:30am
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Name of the Game: JadeClaw: Bandit Nest
Upon arrival in a small town, your group is asked to root out a nest of bandits that has been plaguing the town. Can you defeat the villains and save the day?

Sunday November 21, 2010 10:00am - 2:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Registration
Sunday November 21, 2010 10:00am - 3:00pm
United A & B Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:00am

Artists Alley
Sunday November 21, 2010 10:00am - 5:00pm
Rosemont AB Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00am

The Artists' Guide to Art Programs on the iPad
A discussion for those artists who are looking to maximize their use and talent on an iPad. Discussion will include the merits of different art-related apps (free and paid), tips and tricks with some of the apps, and art-related accessories for the iPad. We'll also show you how to build your own stylus!

Sunday November 21, 2010 11:00am - 12:00pm
Paris International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00am

Furry Genetics
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Sunday November 21, 2010 11:00am - 12:00pm
Narita B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00am

Fursuit Dancing
So You Think You Can Dance? Come on by and prove it! Theome and Neopan will help newbies learn the moves, as well as give the participants a chance to shake their furry booty.

Sunday November 21, 2010 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand ABC Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00am

Dragon Storm Demo
Come learn the basic mechanics of Dragon Storm. See what the exciting world of Grandilar has to offer! Players will learn how to build a starting character, what the different skills are and the basics of combat. Then, to introduce the players to game play, a short introductory session will be run.

Sunday November 21, 2010 11:00am - 12:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00am

Improvisational Puppetry
This is where you develop characteristics for your puppet characters and work on how they will act as you move them around. We discuss potential situations you go into and giving your character a chance to react to what is going on as you move them along throughout your day.

Sunday November 21, 2010 11:00am - 12:00pm
Vienna International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00am

Animal Gestures
Live animals will be available for this figure drawing tutorial on the canine form hosted by Amber "Vantid" Hill

Sunday November 21, 2010 11:00am - 1:00pm
Malpensa International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00am

Art Auction
Don't let those people who slightly upped your written bid walk away with that fabulous art! Show them who's got what it takes and knows what it's really worth! Besides, the auctioneers are always a hoot!

Sunday November 21, 2010 11:00am - 1:00pm
Grand EFGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:00am

Dealers Den
Sunday November 21, 2010 11:00am - 4:00pm
International Ballroom International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

11:30am

The Last Unicorn
Sunday November 21, 2010 11:30am - 1:05pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

12:00pm

Snake Care and Breeding
Enthuse and learn about our crawly, scaly friends! As a longtime herpitology enthusiast and small hobbyist breeder, Ophidile will talk about snakes, snakes, and more snakes! Come to learn about the behavior and captive care of these fascinating reptiles, the pet industry, and whatever else you'd like to know. Presentation on the basics of snakes and keeping them, followed by Q&A and discussion

Sunday November 21, 2010 12:00pm - 1:00pm
DaVinci B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

12:00pm

Furries in Togas: Fandom Life in College
There's no doubting that furry fandom can be an expensive and confusing undertaking. With a growing number of younger furries, this panel seeks to inform college-aged furs of how to organize groups and events, and how to survive the life of a furry in a more cost-effective manner.

Sunday November 21, 2010 12:00pm - 1:00pm
London International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

12:00pm

Furry Futures
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Sunday November 21, 2010 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Narita B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

12:00pm

Marketing Your Art with New Media
Are you trying to up your game online as a professional artist? Professional singer/songwriter Matthew Ebel has been making his living thanks to tools provided by the internet. Come learn how he's used New Media and Social Media to create a successful one-man business and share your experiences too!

Sunday November 21, 2010 12:00pm - 1:00pm
DaVinci A International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

1:00pm

Lessons in Funatomy!
Ritts shows you the tips and tricks of building a properly drawn human body.

Sunday November 21, 2010 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Paris International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

1:00pm

Life of Leopold
Come join Guest of Honor, Lex, for a showing of a film that exhibits her amazing puppet creations, "The Life of Leopold". Who is this Leopold you ask? Leopold Bonar, the world's premiere LOLcat!

Sunday November 21, 2010 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Florence International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

1:00pm

Fursuit Games
They're wild, they're crazy, and they're always unpredictable! That could only mean...The Midwest FurFest FURSUIT GAMES! Come join the fun, or just stand by and watch the fur (and other body parts) fly! Two teams of furs will compete against (and beat) each other in five completely manic contests that will surely test brute strength, agility, and oh yes, fursuit durability!

Sunday November 21, 2010 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand ABC Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

1:00pm

Dragon Open Game
Players of all levels welcome, but this session will be geared towards the higher levels (75+ CP).

Sunday November 21, 2010 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Heathrow International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

1:00pm

Charity Poker
It's dogs playing poker, again! Another good cause this year, so a $10+ donation to the charity grants you a chance at bragging rights for the best Texas hold'em furry at the convention. Spectator seats will also be available for those that want to follow the action. Check your programming schedule for specific times for each of the qualifying shootout sessions and the final table. Each player at the final table will be awarded a prize too!

Sunday November 21, 2010 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Narita A International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

1:05pm

The Secret of NIMH
Sunday November 21, 2010 1:05pm - 2:30pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Big Cat Sanctuaries

Meet with a volunteer from Conservator's Center in North Carolina to learn about the care and behavior of large cats. Find out how they are similar and different to your pet tabby, and what efforts are being made to conserve these endangered species. Come with questions, as the presentation will include open roundtable discussion with attendee participation encouraged!


Sunday November 21, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DaVinci B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Bait and Switch Novel Reading
Join Austen Crowder as she reads from her novel "Bait and Switch," newly out from Anthropomorphic Dreams Publishing. In Fenton's world, some kids are toons. Some think the change is biological. Others think the change is social. But some kids turn into toons, and Fenton's father just wants it to stop. He's even built a Realist movement to ban toons from the real world, hoping that it will keep his own children from following in their estranged mother's cartoon footsteps. Tensions rise as the Realists lobby to get their ban set into law, and toons fight for their right to be themselves. Fenton's father knows he can count on his two boys to stand behind him and his dream of building a safe, a toon-free reality. It's just too bad that Fenton's becoming a toon...

Sunday November 21, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Vienna International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Talking To Your Family About Furry
Are you wanting to discuss the fandom with family members, but just aren't sure of what words to use? Do you know what you want to talk about and how you want to bring it up? Uncle Kage has been the chairman of Anthrocon since 1999, and has a wealth of experience in discussing topics related to the furry fandom. If you are uncomfortable bringing this subject up to your family, perhaps this light-hearted and candid discussion with Uncle Kage will help you to formulate your thoughts so that you can be honest and talk about this subject calmly and rationally. There may not be a one answer fits all solution, but you can get some ideas and the support you need to be confident with your talk.

Sunday November 21, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
London International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Living with the Spirits
We all know that there are places that can give people an odd feeling. Is there more to a location than its physicality? Join us in a discussion about how the places, people, and other circumstance in we live can affect how we interact with the physical, sociological, emotional, and spiritual worlds.

Sunday November 21, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DaVinci A International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:00pm

Digitally Painting, Light, Color and Textures
Are you a digital artist? Do you want to be a digital artist? If the answer to either of these questions is "yes" or if you're just curious about how digital art programs work, then this panel is for you.

Sunday November 21, 2010 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Malpensa International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

2:30pm

Tales from Earthsea
Sunday November 21, 2010 2:30pm - 4:25pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

3:00pm

Midwest Furry Fandom, Inc. Board Meeting
This is ameeting of the Board of Directors of the corporate parent of Midwest FurFest. We will review Midwest Furfest 2010 to date, hold an election of board members, and discuss plans for Midwest Furfest 2011. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

Sunday November 21, 2010 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Narita B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

3:00pm

Advanced Fursuit Performance
Come on back and join Lucky, Quasi, and Kodi for more wild and crazy performance antics! This continuation of Fursuiting Purr-formance will deal with performance aspects of fursuiting. Topics will include moving in suit, walking, character development, use of props, as well as posing at conventions, and public venues. We’ll help you brush up your skills (and brush out your coat) to present a better you! Fursuits are more than welcome for this event!

Sunday November 21, 2010 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Paris International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

3:00pm

Holiday Puppet Show
The puppeteers return for another entertaining show! Valarie and all the rest of the crazy characters  are back and are here to entertain you once again. The first hour will be all kinds of crazy acts and the second hour will be to put you in a holiday mood as you head out the door. Who knows what kinds of acts you will see and how many one-liners will get used and abused during this show?

Sunday November 21, 2010 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand EFGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

4:00pm

Amazing Ungulates
This is a panel for all who like hoofed animals to come, meet, and have a friendly chat. Whether they are living creatures like horses, goats or antelope; mythological creatures like minotaurs; or extinct species like the quagga or the bluebuck.

Sunday November 21, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DaVinci A International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

4:00pm

Physically Challenged in the Furry Community

Join Rukario as he highlights his experiences of being physically challenged and being a part of the Furry Community.


Sunday November 21, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DaVinci B International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

4:00pm

Bucktown Tiger Concert
Join Bucktown Tiger as he performs on the keyboard in concert! Feel free to sing along as Bucktown plays a wide variety of musical stylings, from classical to classic rock, to the Internet's greatest hits and everything in between, all live, and all in fursuit!

Sunday November 21, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand ABC Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

4:00pm

Being a Furry Christian… In Spite of the Extremists
In a world where only the extremists get noticed, how do you hold on to your faith? Cmdr Kitsune and Dineegla discuss the trials they have both gone through dealing with faith and how they've managed to keep hold of their values through it all. As both speakers are Christian, the discussion will be centered on Christianity within the furry fandom, but all are welcomed. As always, "Cmdr Kitsune's No Bashing Policy" is in effect for the entire panel.

Sunday November 21, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
London International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

5:00pm

Closing Ceremonies
Where did the weekend go? At the Closing Ceremonies for Midwest FurFest 2010, we'll let you in on anything you may have missed. We'll also be recognizing all of the talented winners of various contests held throughout the convention. And, at the end, we'll have a feedback/Q&A session to help improve Midwest FurFest for next year.

Sunday November 21, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand EFGH Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

7:00pm

Ratatouille
Sunday November 21, 2010 7:00pm - 8:55pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

8:00pm

Deaddog Party
Madius: Let mAdius cap off your con experience and wipe away those blues at the dead dog, with a journey into the realm of progressive and tech house from Chicago and beyond. Rok: From the South East corner of Michigan, Rok will be working on keeping the party going long after the con is over at this year's Dead Dog.

Sunday November 21, 2010 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Grand ABC Entry Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

8:55pm

Battle For Terra
Sunday November 21, 2010 8:55pm - 10:15pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

10:15pm

Monsters, Inc.
Sunday November 21, 2010 10:15pm - 11:50pm
Barajas International Level - Hyatt Regency O'Hare