Even though I had a blast at last year's Wild Nights I never posted it. I thought I should because I know folks do like to read about cons before they attend them to get a better idea of what happens at them. So here goes. I kinda sort of had a map to get there but like most roads in Oklahoma getting there might mean the roads are not well marked. Now if I had taken major highways to get there I should have gotten there faster and easier but I took the shortest route which took me though a lot of small towns and was more direct. Direct does not mean faster especially when you miss your turn and don't want to turn around until you have to. That was my case going there though I found a cool junk store on my way there. I did not buy anything there but it was darn full of stuff.
I eventually got to the con and pretty much the con is very laid back seeing it was in first year and only had a month to promote itself at that time. So very low attendance which is a darn good thing sometimes when you are a fursuiter. It hankers to the day of old cons and you knew everyone there and spent more time with everyone there doing something. That is what this was I would say for me. Now I did bring Marbles, my cat with me, and she stayed in the cabin but that was a nice thing as the furs got to meet her. Most cons everyone brings their dog so she was kept inside at all times. She had her own place inside the closet and we let her roam inside a bit at night.
Now sadly I did sleep a lot taking naps during the day as my working 3rd shift really gets to me at cons now in days. But I think the best things was folks getting me involved in things at the con. We went into town and did some fursuiting there. I went there first with Pistol Pup and the reaction was the best I have ever had from folks. We were stalked by some younger kids in their vehicle who kept hooking as they drove by each time. There were the trains that they work on, on a side street which was a blast also. I was able to get on those and get some photos taken with them. We later got together and did a more formal fursuit parade in town and that was well received also. So all that was great. We did a lot of fun by the fire place. I mean all sorts of well antics. I cannot say here but it was really cool. Pistol Pup kept me busy and I think that is one of the best things you can do at a con is get people involved and that way they have fun. Now I did do some other things we walked up to Robber's cave taking the old Conservation Corps trail. Oh man that was a nice challenge. We took that way so we could later see if we wanted to do it in suit and yes we did. In suit. Gah that was a lot of fun and the sights up there were fantastic. I think this is the best part of the being outdoors. We did some exploring and found some old buildings which make for great photo shots. All this was for later when we climbed up there again, this time in suit. Mind you this is not the easiest thing to do in suit but man I think it was well worth it just to be able to do it. Nothing like being able to do that when the young furries are struggling to do it. I think being in suit often gives you that extra stamina that you need sometimes.
We later did the Variety show which is always a big deal for me. I got involved in setting that up and we did some skits one of which went over really well which was the Furry version of Sham Wow. Keegan and Oki helped with that and it was a blast. And of course we did some drinking. Nothing too much cuz I know Drazil will see this and point that part out. :) I am not a lush I am a character actor and learning to portray Calamity I have to do research. I recall bringing a bottle of wine which was, well not that good. Yep Mirkendesser even called it out. But he waited for me first to make my comments on how icky it was of a wine. Then later he finished that one bottle off. Go figure.
We went out and about in the park in suit finding a lot of nice areas for photo shots. I think the outdoors is like the best area for these kinda of photos. Just a matter of getting someone to shoot the photos and later getting the photos or video back from them.
I think all in all it was a blast that I needed.
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