Rocket City FurMeet Roundup -- January 2010 Edition
Rocket City FurMeet Roundup -- January 2010 Edition
Rocket City FurMeet
May 28-30, 2010http://www.rcfm.net
Hello Rocket Furs!
Brody here. I hope all of you are having a wonderful holiday season. While you're busy making plans for Christmas or New Year's, why not also plan Memorial Day weekend? Registration is now open for Rocket City Furmeet on our website, and we're already ready to get started already! It's just 142 (or so) days until May 28th. We've got everything planned for Lucky 8 - our luckiest and greatest furry convention yet!
Do you remember the serving area with all the tables and chairs in the middle of lobby, to the right as you approach the Artist Alley? It's called the Atrium. They served breakfast there, and it seemed we were all a bit hesitant in using that area during the off hours. However, we have made sure that after breakfast, we can sit there and mingle as much as we like! We could have done it last year, but that was hesitancy on all of our parts. Were we allowed in there? We didn't know, but now we do. The answer is yes!
We've got some great appearences and panels by our Guest of Honors. We are very thrilled to have both Robert King and Xian Jaguar join us this year. We're doing our best to get some top quality musical talent and DJ's from within the fandom. Our panels this year are more and varied, ranging from fursuiting to art, to writing, to graphic design.
Whether you're coming to mingle, party, buy, sell, trade, 'suit, or just play video games all weekend, RCFM has something for you!
King of the Beasts
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Greetings Rocket furs, this is Lupine Furmen, your new registration wolf letting you know what’s coming and what the status of registration is. On that front I have good news and bad news for you.
First, let’s get the little bit of bad news out of the way. Anybody that pre-registered at the end of the last con will have to re-register again. The reason for this is because we are using a whole new system and database. We apologize for the inconvenience, but hope that it will be well worth it. If you PAID when you previously registered, please contact me directly so we can work it out.
Now for the GOOD news! *grin* Hotel booking is all ready open, so go reserve your room right away before they all get booked up. Our room block filled VERY quickly last year and we expect it to fill up even quicker this year. Also, if you want/need a smoking room then you definitely need to reserve your room right away as there are only a very few smoking rooms.
Please be sure to get pre-registered, as this will not only save you money, but also save you time when you get to the convention. I’m going to be doing everything I can to prevent that long line we saw outside registration last year. (In the words of Naruto: “BELIEVE IT!”) A couple of ways I will be doing this will be by opening registration earlier; have the pre-registered packets all ready assembled and ready to go (just show your receipt and get your bag); and by having a separate area for the pre-registrations.
So all in all, I am really hoping that registration will run a LOT smoother this year and that we can set new standards for getting you folks checked in as quickly as we possibly can.
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NEW ASSISTANT WRANGLER + LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!
First things first! The Volunteer Department is pleased to welcome SabrinaGeek as a member of the Rocket City FurMeet Staff. Sabrina will be assisting Samii with duties for the con this year, so that means double the wrangling power!
Though RCFM 2010: Lucky Eight is still a few months off, Samii and Sabrina are looking for some help with a variety of tasks, including helping Corsi with wrangling our fursuiters, helping PITA and Sage keep their mess hall in order, and helping Setsu keep RCFM a peaceful place, just to mention a few!
Rewards for completing volunteer hour "landmarks" are as follows:
5 Hours of Volunteering -- RCFM Volunteer Mousepad
10 Hours of Volunteering -- RCFM Volunteer T-Shirt
15 Hours of Volunteering -- Free Attending-Level Membership to RCFM 2011
For more information or to sign up to volunteer, you can select the option to volunteer during registration OR e-mail the RCFM Volunteer Wranglers at: RCFMVolunteers@gmail.com.
We look forward to seeing you for RCFM: Lucky Eight!
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WANTED: CONBOOK SUBMISSIONS
Do you have artwork, stories, or other content you'd like to submit for possible inclusion in the RCFM Lucky Eight conbook? If so, then read on to learn how to submit your creative works for consideration. While specific information for each submission type is provided below, please remember our one main rule: the general rating of the Meet is PG and all submissions for the conbook must meet this requirement to be considered.
The other main requirement for submissions is that they must be received by our Conbook Editors, Samii Tiger (SamiiTiger@gmail.com) and Lira Kino (LiraKino@gmail.com), before the conbook deadline of April 2nd, 2010 to be considered for the conbook. Please note that the editors of the conbook reserve the right to edit all submissions for content and space requirements. Please also note that by submitting material for the RCFM conbook, you agree to grant a limited license to Rocket City FurMeet to publish the material in our conbook and to use it for RCFM advertising, though you retain all other rights to your submitted material.
If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact Samii Tiger and she will be happy to assist you.
How about advertising in the RCFM conbook? It's a great opportunity.
Advertisements are only:
o $25.00 for a full page ad
o $15.00 for a half-page ad
o $10.00 for a quarter-page ad
o $40.00 for the full page inside
the front or back covers
Advertisement graphics should be black & white or grayscale. Acceptable formats are Adobe Photoshop (.psd) and Adobe Illustrator (.ai) documents, as well as JPEG (.jpg) and TIFF files. JPEG and TIFF files should be 300 dpi (dots per inch). Please zip files over 3 MB. Pre-printed ad pages may be sent via postal mail to:
Attn: RCFM Conbook
Rocket City Furmeet
2603 Landsdale Drive
Huntsville AL 35810