Canada's Capital Furry Convention

Since 2016, CanFURence has been bringing people from all over the world together in Ottawa to celebrate the furry fandom in all of its creativity, diversity, and fun! Whether you are a fan of cartoon animals, cinematic creatures, or mascot characters, CanFURence caters to fans of all things anthropomorphic. For 2021, our theme is "Steampunk on the Rails" with Guests of Honour Nicnak and Dodge Horse

Our Theme

Our 2020 theme is "Steampunk, on the Rails" — so we're looking for artwork and stories that will highlight that theme. 

Steampunk - think Victorian times, but with technology that is more like contemporary times.  So, a cellphone, for example, as long as it has plenty of wood, brass, and maybe a few gears on it.  And we're taking it on the road - the railroad that is.  Plenty of steam is going to power CanFURence 2020.

Your submission can portray just about anything as long as it remains PG13.

General Requirements

All submissions must be your original creation.  Please, no copyrighted characters or work previously submitted elsewhere.
All conbook content should have a rating no higher than PG-13, consistent with our Code of Conduct.


  • High-quality JPG, PNG or TIF format only (TIF preferred)
  • Minimum 300 dpi resolution.
  • Half page image size: 1650 x 1275 pixels OR 5.5” by 4.25”
  • Full page image size: 1650 x 2550 pixels OR 5.5” by 8.5”

Stories & Poetry

  • Maximum length is 1,200 words.
  • Acceptable file formats: Microsoft Word 97-2003 (.doc, NOT .docx) or rich text format (.rtf).
  • All text should be in a standard serif font like Cambria, Georgia or Times New Roman.
  • Use italics for emphasis — no boldface or underlining, except to indicate title and author.

The Fine Print:
Please note that space is limited in the con book.  Our editors will have to make some tough choices, and we can't guarantee that your submission will make it into the printed book.  We do thank all the creators for their submissions.


Please note that submissions are not yet open, but soon.


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