Schedule

Schedule of Events

*Events and times are subject to change

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Friday

9:00-10:00am | On-Site Registration Opens, + Meet & Greet!
  • Location: Radisson Convention Entrance
9:00am-12:00am | Jackbox Party Games

Come play Jackbox Party games!!

  • Location: Ballroom
  • Host: AWU Staff

 

10:00am | Opening Ceremonies
  • Location: Main Ballroom
10:00am | Game Room Opens
  • Location: "Emigration" Room
11:00am | Dealer's Den Opens
  • Location: Dealer's Den
11:00am | Commissions 101: Do's and Dont's for Commissioners and Artists

Come join Kyu and Sotoro as they discuss commission etiquette and things to do or avoid when it comes to commissions. Whether you are an artist or a customer, these tips will help transactions run smoothly for both sides.

  • Location: Panel Room 1
  • Hosts: Katelyn "Kyu" Leggett & Sotoro
12:00pm | Conventions 101

How to survive and smell good.

Location: Panel Room 2
Host: Rocky Road

12:00pm | "Rimba Racers" Screening

RIMBA Racer is a 3D animated racing series set in a fantasy world populated with anthropomorphic characters. Join Tagg as he goes from street racing to the RIMBA Gran Prix, facing off against the fiercest competitors. We're lucky enough to screen the first season as the series races toward season 2!

  • Location: Panel Room 1
2:00pm | Dance Comp Preliminaries
  • Location: Main Ballroom
2:00pm | Furry Art 101: Tips and Tricks and Anatomy

Have you ever wanted to make your own furry art but didn't know where to start? Want to improve your art, or learn some tips and tricks to being a bit more of an effective artist? Then this panel is for you. Kit Ulf will cover everything from basic materials, to anatomy, to productivity tips that will help you start your art on the right paw.

  • Location: Panel Room 2
  • Host: Kit Ulf
3:00pm | How to Draw Like RU Dragon

Hosted by our Guest of Honor, RU Dragon, learn some drawing skills and have fun!

  • Location: Panel Room 2
  • Host: RU Dragon
4:00pm | Costuming 101

Interested in cosplay and fursuits, but don't know where to start? Join Luna and learn some basics of costume production to help you with your upcoming project! From basic stitches, to fur types, to foam sculpting, and armor building, this panel will host a discussion and provide tips on where to begin and help you where you may be stuck. It is suggested to bring writing material or have a way to take notes, so that you will be able to access the suggestions at a later time.

  • Location: Panel Room 1
  • Host: Luna Starbright
5:00pm | How To Act Like a Pro When You Feel Like an Amateur

So you want to be an artist, writer, musician or other content creator. That's great! Except for one problem... You feel like an amateur. It's okay; I've been there. In fact... I'm still there. But over the course of creating my own webcomic (awwfeathers.com) I've picked up a few tricks that have made me feel a bit more like I know what I'm doing. I want to share them with you! So stop by for a few remarks from Lark (Ha!) and bring your questions. It's hard to create, but it's better together!

  • Location: Panel Room 1
  • Host: Joshua Whiting
6:00pm | Dealer's Den & On-Site Registration Closes
  • Location: Radisson Convention Entrance
6:00pm | Furries Create Insanity for Charity (18+)

Do you like Cards Against Humanity? Do you like helping raise money for a good cause? Then join us for a special edition of Cards Against Humanity for charity! These aren't just any CAH cards, we will be playing exclusively with the furry edition expansion decks. For anyone curious as to how a charity game will work, here's how we'll play:

There will be a group of panelists playing the white cards, the audience will be the Card Czar and will play the black cards. In order to obtain a black card, a donation must be made, $1 will get you a 1 answer card, $5 will get you a 2 answer card, and $10 will get you a 3 answer card. As an added bonus, the highest donor will be able to join the panelists to play the white cards. The winner of the game will win a free custom bandanna!

  • Location: Ballroom
  • Host: Alyssa Backlund
6:00pm | Let's Get Animated!

We're going to be taking a look at some awesome furry-related animations, and show you all some ways to jump into the animating action!

  • Location: Panel Room 1
  • Hosts: Tsebresos & FireIceWolf
7:00pm | Merchandise 101

Are you an artist who is interested in producing custom merchandise featuring your beautiful artwork or designs, but may not know where to begin? Come join us at the Merchandise 101 panel, where an open discussion will be held and questions will be answered on the in's-and-out's of merchandise production. It is suggested to bring writing material or have a way to take notes, so that you will be able to access the suggestions at a later time.

  • Location: Panel Room 2
  • Host: Luna Starbright
7:00pm | Faux Pas IMPROV SHOW

Come have some laughs with the Faux Pas improv group!

  • Location: Ballroom
  • Host: Faux Pas
8:00pm-12:00am | Dance Party!!!
  • Location: Main Ballroom
9:00pm (or later) | Game Room Closes
  • Location: "Emigration" Room

 

Saturday

9:00am | On-Site Registration Opens
  • Location: Radisson Convention Entrance
9:00-11:00am | Fursuit Games
  • Location: Ballroom
9:00am-12:00am | Jackbox Party Panel

Come play Jackbox Party games!!

  • Location: Ballroom
  • Host: AWU Staff

 

9:00am | Game Room Opens
  • Location: "Emigration" Room
10:00am | Character Creation

Are you interested in wanting to design and create characters, but aren't sure where to begin? This Character Creation panel will discuss the basics of art and design, to give tips and suggestions on how to design characters that are visually pleasing and feasible to render for artists, all while being unique and having striking individuality; Discussions and tips will also be given on how to provide your character depth, and breathe life and personality into their background. It is suggested to bring writing material or have a way to take notes, so that you will be able to access the suggestions at a later time.

  • Location: Panel Room 1
  • Host: Luna Starbright
11:00am | Dealer's Den Opens
  • Location: Dealer's Den
11:00am | Character Creation with Tayerr

Join AlbinoTopaz to learn the do's and dont's of character creation; how to make your own character unique, and what to expect when commissioning your design.

  • Location: Panel Room 1
  • Host: Tayerr
12:00pm | Fursuit/Character Designs and How to Commission Them

Our panel is about how to correctly commission a fursuit/Fursuit designs! We will also give advice on how to make sure you’re ready for your very first fursuit! Come join us in the amazing conversation of Fursuits and How to commission them

  • Location: Panel Room 2
  • Host: Jasmine Rhodes
1:00pm-TBD | Swap Meet

One fur's trash is another fur's treasure! Bring in your unwanted furry items and sell or trade with other furs.

  • Location: Ballroom
  • Host: Katelyn "Kyu" Leggett
1:00pm | Furry Games and Development

A student game developer discusses video games with large followings or developers in the furry fandom, as well as the nature of their appeal and successes (or failures). Afterword, the host will discuss and answer questions about game development in general. Aspiring game developers uncertain of where to begin are welcome to ask for advice, and prospective devs will have the opportunity to share their own projects in development. This panel is mostly for fun, talking about furry video games and what we love about them, but it also connects game devs and aspiring devs to better contribute to the furry video game scene.

  • Location: Panel Room 2
  • Host: Jay Fontenot
1:00pm | Dealing with Furry Hate

Description: This is our first panel, and we decided to do it on hate! We will talk about personal stories and try our best to share solutions to resolve hate and drama in the fandom to keep this fandom happy and loving!

  • Location: Panel Room 1
  • Hosts: Axel and Calaber
2:00pm | Dance Competition Finals
  • Location: Main Ballroom
2:00pm | How To: Furry Meets!

Learn how to put together, organize, and promote furry meets.

  • Location: Panel Room 1
  • Host: Oaken
3:00pm | Tips and Tricks for Drawing Furry Comics
  • Location: Panel  Room 1
  • Host: Iothisk the Dragon
3:00pm | Writing Open Forum

Creative Writing, RP, RPG, Tabletop RPG, and other similar expressions of creative writing, bring writing utensils if you have them!

  • Location: Panel Room 2
  • Host: Daz Onyx
4:00pm | Skiing

Skiing Meet n' Greet. How to be safe in the snow and have fun!

  • Location: Ballroom Tables
  • Host: Hunter Marlon
4:00pm | Super Rude, Totally Friendly! (18+)

Stand Up Comedy, Talking about how I became an animator, my life struggles, and a little bit of inspration to help artists continue working

  • Location: Panel Room 2
  • Host: The Director
5:00pm | "Cards Against AWU" (18+)

Take a break from the legalization fight and help us find the worst person at AWU! Winner gets a cards against humanity expansion of their very own to love and treasure. First time and veteran CAH players welcome.

  • Location: Ballroom
  • Host: Dec Fairlight
6:00pm | Dealer's Den and On-Site Registration Closes
  • Location: Radisson Convention Entrance, Dealer's Den
6:00pm | Fursuit Parade, Fursuit Photo
  • Location: Main Ballroom
7:00pm (Or later) | Game Room Closes
  • Location: "Emigration" Room
7:00pm | Closing Ceremonies
  • Location: Main Ballroom
8:00pm-12:00am | Dance Party!!!
  • Location: Main Ballroom