Thanks to everyone who showed up at the picnic. We had a total of 65ish people come over and it was a blast. If you have any pictures you'd like to share send us an email. Thanks for Anima for the below group shot. Mystee has posted pictures in her flickr gallery.
Picnic - Saturday, September 14th from 10am to 4pm
We're having our annual Morphicon picnic again at the Sharon Woods Metro Park sunshine or rain! We'll have a large covered pavilion, food, games, and other activities. Come down to enjoy free hotdogs, hamburgers, and assorted picnic-y goodness. There's no fee, just bring yourself, and be prepared to have a good time. Fursuits are encouraged, it's a great area to get out and go on a hike, or play around in the open space. Badminton and volleyball are a must. If you plan on showing up please RSVP and we'll add you to the list. If you plan on bringing some food to donate be sure to mention that in the email.
Expect the weather to be a little chilly in the morning, so we strongly recommend long pants, and a jacket. If you have special dietary restrictions email us and we'll try to accommodate you as best we can. We're only going to bring Boca Burgers if someone asks for them!
Sharon Wood's Address 6911 Cleveland Avenue Westerville, OH 43081
The new Morphicon website is coming along nicely. We've got a fancy new layout, a new Dealer's Registration page, and we've gotten away from the Drupal framework. You should notice faster response times, and a better layout. Thanks to Moss for providing the site artwork.
Please take a look around, and let us know if you find any problems. We're going to be constantly updating the site over the next couple of months, and we'll put out an announcement when we have new features to show off. We're still trying to fill out a few pieces of information, like the hotel registration code, but those should be coming soon. Below are some things to look for in the near future.
- New Registration Page - We're currently using the old one. Any registrations will be migrated into the new system.
- New Programming Schedule Page
- A Room/Rideshare Page
Morphicon's 2014 Theme is officially "Howls, Growls, and Things Afoul: A Furrighteningly Good Time. Try to say that five times fast! This year we're putting a focus on the spooky and the creepy. Think It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Scooby Doo, and Halloween all rolled into one. The focus is on a delightful side of spooky. Expect to see lots of cool thematic events and decorations around the convention.
Guests of Honor
I first became involved in the fandom in 1997, when I came across a mailing list for fans of dragons. The character of Krahnos came to me in a very vivid dream I had shortly before that, and underwent some design evolution in private drawings I did for myself. Eventually I decided to publish some of these drawings on the mailing list, and that was the beginning of my furry art career. After that, around the time I began art school, I found FurryMUCK, and began to meet some local furs in the Ohio area. Most of my earlier work consisted of private commissions. My first large scale project began shortly after the first issue of Furnation Magazine came out, a comic called "The Wanderer", which was published in Furnation Magazine #2. The project expanded into it's own comic series, now published under FurPlanet. My work continued in comics with the webcomic "Profiles", co-created with Graveyard Greg, and my work has also appeared in another comic of his, "Carpe Diem". Another large scale project followed with "Heathen City", as one of several contributing artists. I continue to work on comic projects including "The Wanderer" and "Profiles", as well as private commissions. In my spare time, I enjoy performing classical music with several local concert bands as a percussionist, and going to the occasional furry gathering. I adore listening to game and film soundtracks, and I absolutely love fantasy movies.