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" with Guest of Honour Eevachu

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

Schedule of Events, CanFURence 2021

 

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FRIDAY 12 November 2021

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Registration

Time: 0900-2000
Room: Victoria

Attendee Services

Time: 1000-2200
Room: Confederation

Swag Shop

Time: 1200-1800
Room: Ballroom C

Artisans’ Alcove

Time: 1200-1800
Room: Ballroom C

Crafters’ Corner

Time: 1200-1800
Room: Ballroom Foyer

Charity Silent Auction

Time: 1000-1800
Room: Joliet

Gaming

Time: 1600-0030
Location: Richelieu

Fursuit Lounge

Time: 1000-0030
Room: Frontenac

Photo Booth

Time - 20:00-00:00
Host: Xzion
Room: Bytowne

Ever wanted some high quality photographs of your fursuit or cosplay? Visit Xzion in Photo Booth for free digital studio-style photography. Individual portraits and small groups are welcomed.

Opening Ceremonies

Hosts: Conreeaght & BT-Armistice
Time: 1100-1200
Room: Ballroom A&B

Welcome to CanFURence: The Furs are back in town. Join us as we kick the con off and preview what you can expect at the convention this year.

 

Your First Con!

Hosts: Conreeaght
Time: 1230-1330
Room: Ballroom A&B

For those who have never been to a furry convention before, have we got the case file for you! Conreeaght will remove the mystery on some furry convention basics for newcomers, as well as some of the ways you can make it a fun and enjoyable time. Those with previous convention experience are welcome as well.

 

Meet our Charity

Hosts: Reiver
Time: 1330-1430
Room: Pinnacle

Come meet our charity Courageous Companions as they explain how they help make a difference in the lives of veterans and first responders, by pairing them with an unique canine companion who helps improve their quality of life.

  

MilFurs: Parallels Camaraderie and Brotherhood

Hosts: Relic
Time: 1400-1530
Room: Chaudiere

The exploration of parallels between Service and Community. Why some who have been in Service feel the need to protect and Nurture, and how I see that carry over into our involvement in the Fandom.

 

Intro to DJing

Host: Emanuel
Time: 1600-1800
Room: Ballroom A&B

Darksouls - Boardgaming

Host: Valrus
Time: 1500-1800
Room: York

Gather round the bonfire and set out on an adventure with your companions to vanquish the monsters within. Up to 4 players, new players welcome. Signup sheet will be posted at the Games Room.

 

Genderverse Furries Social

Hosts: Nej Frog & Serval
Time: 1600-1800
Room: Panorama

Come join the cosmic adventure of the Genderverse! Hang out and unwind in an inclusive and supportive social environment with other trans/nonbinary furs, or if you have a friend, loved one or co-worker who is!

 

Intro to Photography

Host: Prplhaze & Xzion
Time: 1700-1800
Room: Chaudier

Calling all fursuiters and photographers! Get the most out of your convention photographs by learning a few basic tips and tricks for both suiters and budding photographers.

  

Leading the Pack

Host: Gallagher
Time: 1830-1930
Room: Chaudiere

Stepping up in the fandom.
A talk/discussion on being a leader in the fandom and how the Furry fandom is unique as a community which is the source of its own fandom.

 

Iron Artist

Host: Stan the Lion
Time: 1900 - 2000
Room: Ballroom A&B

Three guest Artists, A secret Medium, and a challenge to create a unique piece of art. Participants will compete to earn the title of CanFURence’s Iron Artist.

 

You’d Eat That?

Host: Reiver
Time: 2000-2100
Room: Pinnacle

We've been burned in the past by sauces that were hotter than the sun... but heat isn't everything, when you're raising funds for charity. This year, we're looking to offer something different for your taste buds. Ever had macaroni-and-cheese candy? How about mushroom-flavoured candy canes? Want to make someone else try it? Make a donation and select from our assortment of weird flavours to see what you savour!

 

Dance

Time: 9:30 - DJ Kandiwolf - Happy Hardcore (Virtual DJ)
Time: 10:30 - Jade - Big Room - Hardcore
Time: 11:30 - Amyte - House, Dubstep, Electronic
Room: Ballroom A&B

 


 

SATURDAY 13 November 2021

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Registration

Time: 1000-2100
Room: Victoria

Attendee Services

Time: 1000-2200
Room: Confederation

Swag Shop

Time: 1000-1300
Time: 1400-1800
Room: Ballroom C

Artisans’ Alcove

Time: 1000-1300
Time: 1400-1800
Room: Ballroom C

Crafters’ Corner

Time: 1000-1300
Time: 1400-1800
Room: Ballroom Foyer

Charity Silent Auction

Time: 1200-1800
Room: Joliet

Gaming

Time: 1600-0030
Location: Richelieu

Fursuit Lounge

Time: 1000-0030
Room: Frontenac

Photo Booth 

Time - 10:00-12:00 and 16:00-19:00
Host: Xzion
Room: Bytowne
See Friday for a full description

 

Plushies!

Host: Eiko
Time: 1000-1200
Location: Pinnacle

A G rated discussion/social panel about the soft and squishy things we cuddle when, we sleep, feeling down, just resting, or just need something to hold. Plushies! We will be discussing collecting, maintenance and cleaning, crafting, and all the good that plushies have done for us. It's encouraged to bring a plush if you can. As part of this discussion will be a bit of a show n' tell. Whether it's your nightly sleeper, childhood plush, rare or odd . If it carries some significance you wish to show. Bring it along!

 

How to save money to finance your furry fascination!

Host: BCRE8TVE
Time: 1100-1300
Room: Chaudiere

Would you like to easily save 250$ for every furry convention you will ever attend? Would you like to never have to worry about your budget when buying furry paraphernalia? Managing your money doesn't have to make you miserable, come on down tor a presentation so simple and easy even a dumb moose can understand it!

 

I Fits I Sits

Host: Simbayo
Time: 1100-1200
Room: Ballroom A&B

Cardboard boxes, Fursuits, and a bunch of silly fun. Come grab some photos of fursuiters playing in our box fort!

 

Tour De Fur: Fursuit Walk

Host: Richard K Niner
Time: 1300-1500
Room: Ballroom A&B

It's back! Join us in downtown Ottawa as we explore Canada's capital on a fursuit and photographer friendly walk. Check out major sites only a few blocks from the hotel! This year's routes can be found at http://k9r.ca/tdf

 

Inflatables of the Fandom!

Host: Uranium & Ashkore the Dragon
Time: 1230-1530
Room: Pinnacle, Foyer, and Panorama

Ever see those cute big inflatable animals online in the fandom and think "Hey, those look like a lot of fun!"? Well now is your chance to see them in person! This panel will have big custom-made inflatable toys from creators such as Puffypaws, G&G, PhenodToy & Inflatable World which you can come interact with, sit on or take photos with! Come meet some inflatable enthusiasts of the fandom, ask questions, get pictures and have fun!

 

 

Intro to Furry Fandom

Time: 15:30 - 17:00
Host: Dronon
Room: Ballroom A&B

A basic introduction to the many aspects and internal culture of furry fandom! For anyone who's new to the fandom, parents, friends, and the generally curious.

 

Everdell: Boardgaming

Host: Valrus
Time: 1500-1800
Room: York

Come build your town in the cute animal kingdom of Everdell! Up to 6 players, new people welcome, Signup sheet available in the Gaming room.

 

The Hardest Part of Art

Host: Stan the Lion
Time: 1600-1700
Room: Capitale

Stan will walk artists through overcoming the most difficult part of creating. ***Bring art supplies

 

Grey Muzzle Meet and Greet

Host: Kaldar
Time: 1600-1730
Room: Pinnacle

A place for the grey muzzle to meet up and talk about con passed and much more

 

Benefactors Meal

Host: BT-Armistice and Conreeaght
Time: 1800-2000
Room: Panorama

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)

 

Furry Improv

Host: Eloediel and Gallagher
Time: 1930-2030
Room: Ballroom A&B

Welcome to the first Furry Improv of CanFURence! A spontaneous acting game where you come up and improvise skits with friends and fellow convention goers!

 

CanFURence Cubs

Host: Hanah
Time: 2000-2200
Room: Pinnacle

A social meet and greet for all babyfurs, kidfurs, caregivers and those who are just friendly or curious. Hang out with old and new friends, grab a colouring book or partake in some fun cub-friendly games.

 

Open Relationships - Ask Us Anything

Host: Biakko & Reiver
Time:2100-2200
Room: Panorama

Open relationships can be drama-free, long-lasting and successful. Curious about how we do it? Come over and have your questions answered

 

Retail Horror Stories

Host: ShardWintreswolf
Time:2230-0030
Room: Panorama

Come join us as we retell some of our funniest, strangest, and scariest experiences from retail. Whether you've worked a customer oriented job, or want to know why that one person might be banned from your local Timmies, here's your chance to let off some steam and laugh along with ShardWintreswolf as we raise some money for charity and share our tales!

 

Dance

Time: 9:30 - Pup Strings - Pop
Time: 10:30 - Raverfox - Funky Breakbeats
Time: 11:30 - Dodge - Top 40, Retro Remix, Big Room
Room: Ballroom A&B

  


 

 

SUNDAY

Jump to: Friday Saturday Sunday

 

Registration

Time: 1000-1400
Room: Victoria

Attendee Services

Time: 1000-2200
Room: Confederation

Swag Shop

Time: 1000-1300
Time: 1400-1800
Room: Ballroom C

Artisans’ Alcove

Time: 1000-1300
Time: 1400-1800
Room: Ballroom C

Crafters’ Corner

Time: 1000-1300
Time: 1400-1800
Room: Ballroom Foyer

Charity Silent Auction Pickup

Time: 1430-1700
Room: Joliet

Gaming

Time: 1400-2000
Location: Richelieu

Fursuit Lounge

Time: 1000-0000
Room: Frontenac

Charity Auction

Time: 1200-1400
Room: Ballroom A&B

Photo Booth

Time - 10:00-14:00
Host: Xzion
Room: Bytowne
See Friday for full description

 

Stan’s Artsy Games

Host: Stan the Lion
Time:1100-1230
Room: Chaudiere

Stan hosts a series of art games. Everything's decided with a toss of the dice, and artists are paid in exposure! Just try not to get stuck with the crappy commissioner.

 

Investing 101

Host: BCRE8TVE
Time: 1600-1800
Room: Chaudiere

If you've ever wondered how investing works, but you don't quite know what it's all about, this panel is for you! We'll go over the basic terms, what they mean, how the stock market works, and give some useful advice on how to get started, all in a simple and enjoyable format so even a simple moose can understand it!

 

Meeting with Plusharmy

Host: Plusharmy
Time:16:00-17:00
Room: Panorama

Plusharmy wants to invite plushsuiters and plushsuit lovers to talk and learn about plushsuiting.

 

Closing Ceremonies

Host: BT-Armistice & Conreeaght
Time: 18:00-19:00
Room: Ballroom A&B

As we wind up the Convention, it’s time to recap the highlights of the con. Stick around and hear what we have in store for CanFUR 5.

 

Dead Dog Social

Host: Feli
Time:19:30-22:00
Room: Ballroom A&B

Don’t worry! The con is not over yet! Come join us for one last dance and chill before we close the doors.

 

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