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, we're creating a special event in November with a theme of "The Furs are Back in Town"

For 2022, our theme will be "Steampunk on the Rails" with Guests of Honour Nicnak and Dodge Horse

Please ensure you follow these procedures to be eligible to audition for CanFURence's 2021 DJ lineup.

Due to the current covid-19 pandemic we have seen an increase in DJ talent throughout the fandom. As excited as we are to host such amazing talent on our stage we know that due to both limited timeslots and a capped attendance not everyone can be there in person to DJ. So this year we are doing a two pronged approach, we are accepting applications for both in person DJs and virtual. On the application form please select the appropriate DJ type of you will be joining us in person (In person DJ) or if you will be joining us from home (virtual DJ). For selected virtual DJs we will require you submit a video of your set so we can play it at con. This is to cut down on technical difficulties, for full transparency we will be favoring at con DJs due to limited slots in programming.

DJ’s will be chosen out of the audition pool so please ensure your application is submitted before the cutoff. We accept demos as a URL entered on your application. It can be a direct link to the audition mix via Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Dropbox etc. Please ensure that the submitted demo clearly belongs to you, either by account name or in the description - we may ask for additional confirmation if submission/stage name and applicant names are not clearly attributable. DJ auditions are currently open, the cutoff for submissions is 11:59PM EDT Sunday, October 24th 2021. Although decisions made by the CanFURence team are final, our focus is putting on the best party possible for attendees

DJ Demo Selection Process

Demos must be a MINIMUM of twenty five (25) minutes but no longer than sixty (60) minutes. Your demo should be reflect the styles and genres you plan to spin at the CanFURence dances.

  • DJ’s will be selected based on their fundamental mixing skill, music selections, style, and trends within the fandom. We do hope you keep in mind the taste of our attendees when selecting tracks.
  • You are not allowed to switch genres but you may switch and adjust tracks as per creative license. The dance team may ask you to switch genres to another one from your alternative genre list on the application.   You willingness to switch genres may be a condition of you getting a slot in the CanFURence lineup.
  • Scheduling of DJ sets are coordinated by the dance team, and once finalized cannot be changed. We will make our best effort to accommodate all availability requests and have conversations with parties to find the best schedule which fits each of the selected DJs convention plans

If you are selected, you will be emailed with additional info for your DJ set. DJ applicants who are not selected will also be notified by email, and are welcome to request reasoning and feedback for the decision. As we get closer to the convention, responses may take longer to get back to you, however all emails are read by our dance team.While responses and feedback are a courtesy for all applicants, all decisions are final – we ask that you respect the decisions made by the dance staff, who are ensuring the best possible lineup for CanFURence's dances.

Good Luck and happy mixing. We look forward to hearing your demo.


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