Friday

 

Registration

Pre-reg: 9:00am-10:00am

Time:  10:00am-9:00pm

Room: Lobby

 

Operations

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Room: The Set-up

 

Attendee Services

Time: 9:00am-8:00pm

Room: Coat Check

 

Gaming

Time: 4:00pm-12:00pm

Location: The Deciders

 

Artist Lounge

Time: 8:00am-11:00am

Location: Strategy

 

Fursuit Lounge

Time: 12:00pm-2:00am

Location: Founders

 

Artisans' Alcove / Crafters' Corner

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Location: Shakers & Traders

 

Artists' Alley

Time: 10:30am-5:00pm

Location: Network

 

Charity Silent Auction

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Leaders

 

 

Opening Ceremonies

Hosts: QuyetPawz & Arc

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Room: Signed - Sealed

Raise the curtain, set up the lights and get ready as our performers take the stage! Join us for the opening act of the Furry Follies and a weekend full of razzle dazzle. Featuring AirGuiTaR and an unbeatable opportunity to hear from many who help make the magic happen.

 

Is This Your First Con?

Hosts: Dia & Zets

Time: 12:3pm-1:30pm

Room: Signed - Sealed

Is CanFURence your first convention? Even if it’s not your first or if you’re new to CanFURence come join Dia and Zets as they share con stories and give helpful tips. A good way to kick off the convention and maybe meet some new people!

 

Baby Furs Meet & Greet

Hosts: Xaber & Adrien

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm

Room: Delivered

Colouring and crayons; what could be more fun? Doing it with friends, of course! Welcoming all those little at heart, babyfurs and kidfurs, as well as their caretakers, friends, and the curious, for a chance to make friends, relax, colour, and play.

 

CF - Behind the Curtain

Host: Conreeaght

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Room: Mainstream

Ever want to see backstage and behind the curtains on how a convention works? Considering joining our stage crew, but want to know more? Come join our Director of Operations and convention guest speakers on what it takes to set the stage and put on a show!

 

Simple Silicone

Host: Kate

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Room: Delivered

Get realistic noses and paw pads in a snap! Working with silicone sounds scary but we will walk you through all the steps from sculpting to molding, casting, and colouring!

 

Dress Rehearsal

Host: Ace Shep & BT

Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm

Room: Signed - Sealed

CanFURence, Ace Shep and BT are setting the stage and prepping the performers for our first annual Live Show! Sorry; no spoilers! This is a closed audition for participants

 

Furry Feud

Hosts: Simbayo & Dia

Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Room: Delivered

Survey says! Come join Simbayo and Dia as they host the furtastic Furry Feud! Two teams will compete to guess survey answers polled from members of the fandom. Come cheer the teams on and prepare for a hilarious time.

 

Anthro in History

Host: Frederic Husky

Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Room: Mainstream

History is full of anthropomorphic art. From prehistory to our times, humankind represents its world through art. This panel is to discuss the different ways humankind used anthropomorphism to represent its world through art.

 

Patrons’ Feast

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Room: Signed - Sealed

Our annual buffet style dinner for our Patrons and Benefactors; a sumptuous smorgasbord in thanks of their support of CanFURence. Subject to availability attendees may update to Patron and join in (see Registration for further details).

 

Intro to DM’ing

Host: Gade

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Room: Mainstream

Ever want to create a world for your friends to interact and play with? Not sure where to start? Already know how and would love to get some tips on how you could do it better?

Join Gade as he shares his nine years experience with running various tabletop games including DnD, Pathfinder, Ironclaw, and GURPS.

 

Hot Topic

Host: Feli

Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm

Room: Delivered

Dark Bunny Sauces is known for its wonderfully tasty and rather spicy sauces. Canfurence has been wonderful enough to give us a place to explore our favourite topic.

Join Feli as he moderates the panel, and our panelists answer attendee-submitted questions, all while the spice level increases.  The challenges are all to benefit the charity.

 

Lady Furs Meet & Greet

Host: QuyetPawz & Eilowny

Time: 9:00pm-11:00pm

Room: Mainstream

Lady Furs proudly presents a social gathering just for the female-folk of the fandom! Join us in a warm and welcoming environment for games, prizes and other shenanigans. Lady Furs welcomes all female-types including cis, trans, and genderqueer/fluid.

 

Dance

Host: Ace Shep

Time: 9:00pm-2:00am

Room: Signed - Sealed

Come shake your tail with your furry friends at our dance! Featuring live furry DJs, professional lights and sound. Open to all attendees, fursuits are welcome but not required.

  • 9:00PM - BT [90's]
  • 10:00PM - Pixwel [EDM]
  • 11:30PM - Aurora [D&B/Hardcore]

 

Arc After Dark(18+!)

Host: Arc

Time: 10:15pm-11:45pm

Room: Delivered

A 'friendly' fireside chat (fire not included) with a bona fide veteran con runner, this panel is hosted (under duress) by an unnamed sled dog whose 50 furry conventions on staff over more than 20 years have undoubtedly given him some stories to tell. Photos/audio/video recording not permitted. Parental Advisory: content not suitable for *anyone*

 

Werewolf

Host: StewHex

Time: 11:00pm-2:00am

Room: Mainstream

Your village is in peril from a plague of werewolves! Are you the hero that will save the day or a werewolf in disguise? Who will live to see the dawn? Join the fun and find out!

 

Saturday

 

Registration

Time:  10:00am-9:00pm

Room: Lobby

 

Operations

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Room: The Set-up

 

Attendee Services

Time: 9:00am-8:00pm

Room: Coat Check

 

Gaming

Time: 4:00pm-12:00pm

Location: The Deciders

 

Artist Lounge

Time: 8:00am-11:00am

Location: Strategy

 

Fursuit Lounge

Time: 12:00pm-2:00am

Location: Founders

 

Artisans' Alcove / Crafters' Corner

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Location: Shakers & Traders

 

Artists' Alley

Time: 10:30am-5:00pm

Location: Network

 

Charity Silent Auction

Time: 9:30am-5:00pm

Location: Leaders

 

 

Service Dogs and Invisible Disabilities

Hosts: Courageous Companions

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm

Room: Delivered

Join us for this panel discussion to find out more about what service dogs are able to do for their handlers, how to best interact with someone who has a service dog, and hopefully have us answer any questions you may have about our service dogs. Dr. Manuela Joannou, a local expert on PTSD in military personnel and first responders, will shed some light on what this illness is like for folks that are dealing with it. We’re looking forward to meeting you there!

 

Silicone Suits

Host: Kate

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Room: Mainstream

Give your dragon, dinosaur, or reptile suits a unique finish with our silicone & foam method. No molds required! If you can ice a cake you can build a suit!

 

Fursuit Games

Host: Simbayo & BT

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm

Room: Signed - Sealed

Fursuiters! Take the stage, form troupes and see which group of en-fur-tainers is the best! The victors earn first swing at the after party pinata.

 

Ice Breaker Social

Host: Fluffz

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Room: Delivered

This panel will help everyone break the ice and help build up confidence on meeting new furs. This panel is all about meeting new friends.

 

Worbla and Friends Pt 1.

Host: Kate

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Room: Mainstream

Curious about what this strange thing called Worbla? Come learn all the basics - what it is, how to paint it, Sandwich method, Folding method, everything you need to know!

 

Cats - I fits I sits!

Hosts: QuyetPawz & Eilowny

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Room: Delivered

Are you a cat, a kitty cat? Meet up with other felines and lounge in our comfortable supplied seating -- BOXES! Cats are encouraged to frolic, play, and sit in boxes to their heart’s content. Come be catty with the CanFURence felines

 

Extravaganza: Live Show

Hosts: BT & Ace Shep

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm

Room: Signed - Sealed

We’ve gathered some lovely performers who are going to put on a show that will dazzle you!

 

Grey Muzzle Social

Host: Kaldar

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Room: Delivered

Come and meet other grey muzzles! Swap stories of your life in the fandom or just crazy con tales, but mostly come to make some fellow  friends!

 

Furry Writing

Host: Dr. Softpaws, Lauriestoryteller

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Room: Mainstream

First, a brief history of furry literature; then an interactive session on how to write a story (setting, characters,...) At the end, volunteer attendees can read what they've written.

 

Furscience

Host: Dr. Sharon Roberts

Time: 3:45pm-5:15pm

Room: Signed - Sealed

Join Dr. Roberts and the FurScience team as they discuss their ongoing research and study of furries and related fandoms to broaden the scientific literature and inform the general public’s understanding of these groups.

 

Transformation Discussion

Host: Verinn

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Room: Mainstream

Turning into your Sona, turning your Sona into something else, that something else turning into someone else's Sona. A lot of weird things can happen, why and how? I don't know, let's talk about it. Hosted by Verinn, a gooey green lizardy robot.

 

Genderverse Furries Social

Hosts: Nej & Serval

Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm

Room: Delivered

Greetings, furries of the Genderverse! Are you trans and/or non-binary? Maybe you have a friend, loved one or co-worker who is? Or maybe you just think gender is a wild, weird cosmic adventure? Come hang out, chat and unwind with like-minded furries, in an inclusive environment.

 

Benefactors' Banquet

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Room: Signed - Sealed

Our premier fine dining event at CanFURence; a five course feast for our finest furry supporters! Participants at this exclusive event include our Guest of Honour, Co-Chairs, Directors and CanFURence’s Benefactors! (Private “Benefactors only” event)

 

Be The Cat that Shows Up the Next Day

Host: AlderTheKitty

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Room: Mainstream

Will you make it to the next day? Well if you want to find out, come to this informative panel that’ll give you the tips and tricks to do so, a “basic primer to survival”, so to say.

 

The Hardest Part of Art

Host: Stan the Lion

Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm

Room: Mainstream

Drawing Supplies Required, as this is an interactive panel. Stan will be leading the class through tackling and overcoming the hardest parts of the creative process.

 

Dance

Host: Ace Shep

Time: 9:00pm-2:00am

Room: Signed - Sealed

Come shake your tail with your furry friends at our dance! Featuring live furry DJs, professional lights and sound. Open to all attendees, fursuits are welcome but not required.

  • 9:00PM - Emanuel [2000's Pop]
  • 10:00PM - Nevimer [Trance]
  • 11:30PM - DJ Ace [House/Bounce]

 

Come to the Dark Side(18+!)

Host: AlderTheKitty

Time: 9:00pm-11:00pm

Room: Delivered

A social for kinky furs to socialise and network amongst one another; talking about the things we like to do. (Warning: This is an 18+ event)

 

Furry Feud AD(18+!)

Hosts: BT, Dia & Simbayo

Time: 11:30pm-1:00am

Room: Delivered

The results are IN! Come join BT, Dia and Simbayo for everyone’s favourite after dark spin of Furry Feud! Two teams compete to guess answers polled from members of the fandom. Cheer teams on, make horribly inappropriate jokes or just come to break a lion, make a tiger blush and embarrass a wusky into squeaks! (Warning: This is an 18+ event)

 

Sunday

 

Registration

Time:  10:00am-2:00pm

Room: Lobby

 

Operations

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Room: The Set-up

 

Attendee Services

Time: 9:00am-8:00pm

Room: Coat Check

 

Gaming

Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm

Location: The Deciders

 

Artist Lounge

Time: 8:00am-11:00pm

Location: Strategy

 

Fursuit Lounge

Time: 12:00pm-2:00am

Location: Founders

 

Artisans' Alcove / Crafters' Corner

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Location: Shakers & Traders

 

Artists' Alley

Time: 10:30am-5:00pm

Location: Network

 

Charity Silent Auction

Time: 9:30am-12:00pm

Location: Leaders

 

 

Worbla and Friends Part 2

Host: Kate

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Room: Mainstream

The world of Worbla is ever expanding! Come get an intro the newest/more advanced techniques and types of thermoplastics.

 

Fursuit Handling

Host: StewHex

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Room: Delivered

This panel is a information panel for the furs who give a helping paw for our lovely suiters. They are the unsung heros to keep the magic alive.

These handlers are sometimes called spotters in public events. The panel will help you and the suiters learn the different commands and hand signals to make it all work.

 

Sponsors’ Luncheon

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Room: Signed - Sealed

For the first time at CanFURence, a buffet style brunch for our Sponsors, Patrons and Benefactors; a Canadian inspired brunch in thanks of their support of CanFURence. Subject to availability attendees may update to Sponsor and join in (see Registration for further details).

 

CanFURence Chorus Line

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Room: Signed - Sealed

Gather round everyone for one of our grand events! Fursuiters will be taking their place in the Chorus Line to march through the venue so make sure to get a good spot to watch the show from.

 

Live Auction

Host: Twitchy

Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Room: Delivered

Defend your title as the most freakingly generous and compassionate (or perhaps just crazy) community we’ve ever seen! With really nice goodies in the auction this year, everybody’s a winner!

 

Animation and Where to Start

Host: Dark

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Room: Mainstream

Animation is an awesome art form, but hard to grasp in the long run. This panel will help you figure out where to start and answer common questions that may arise in your learning process.

 

Guest of Honour Q&A

Host: AirGuitar & BT

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Room: Signed - Sealed

Who is our Guest of Honour? AirGuiTaR! Meet AirGuiTaR, and learn about her, her contributions to the fandom and her artwork!

 

Closing Ceremonies

Host(s): Arc & QuyetPawz

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Room: Signed - Sealed

Join us one last time as we close the curtain, take our bows, and exit stage left to close another year of CanFURence and bid adieu to the Furry Follies. Be the first to know the secrets of what the future has in store. Who knows what may happen next? Until the veil is lifted, it will be a mystery...

 

Pieing Ceremony!

Host: Biakko

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Room: Signed - Sealed

We will examine the Pie-O-Meter's results, and honour the will of the furries! The directors have expressed their hope that a good crowd will gather to witness their erh... pie-ness? ...pie-itude? ...pie-ation...? Erh… Pie! Anyway, just come and enjoy the public humiliation!

 

Dead Bunny

Host: Feli

Time: 7:15pm-11:30pm

Room: Signed - Sealed

The curtain has closed on the con and the Furry Follies but there’s still the after party! Join us to celebrate after an amazing weekend at the Dead Bunny party hosted by Feli.