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23 Sep 2014 07:46 #2192 by Hauke
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I was looking around for a list of panels at the upcoming AZ Fur con but all I could find was a means to submit a panel idea. I might not have been looking in the right place, I suppose.

Anyway, this made me think of something I've gone to several times over the past few years: Ignite Phoenix . It typically consists of 10 speakers who get a time limit of 10 minutes and 20 slides to talk about pretty much anything they want.

You could think of it as "TED for beginners" in some ways, but there are talks here that would never make it on TED (a memorable one recently was about Tiki bars in the Phoenix area during the 70's and 80's; another was about a guy's average speed per day which he found by adding up all the miles he had traveled and dividing by 364.25).

Is the furry community around here diverse enough to come up with even 4 or 5 talks like this? Not a full panel presentation, just something that'd last 10 minutes or so before moving on to the next speaker...putting them together would create an hour long event. They never had to be funny or entertaining--the most memorable ones were informative, and involve sharing something important to the speaker (even if it didn't turn out to be very important to the listeners).

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10 Oct 2014 01:57 #2212 by Kahlua Fennec
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They are still finalizing the panels and events for AFC :3

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15 Oct 2014 18:57 #2221 by Hauke
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Was it because they didn't have many people submitting ideas? I thought about it but didn't really know who to get a hold of.

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15 Oct 2014 18:58 #2222 by Hauke
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Anyway, this would be something that could be done outside of a con...not like people were rushing to say they'd be interested anyhow. :D

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03 Nov 2014 09:32 #2282 by Hauke
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Panel thoughts for next year:

Being furry even though you have no desire to wear a suit

Memory Lane: Text RP hot spots of the 90's, FTP and Usenet (a history panel)

What is furry and what is not? Where does it begin and end? A round table discussion

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03 Nov 2014 22:59 #2285 by DuBois
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Hauke wrote: Being furry even though you have no desire to wear a suit


I think this would work better and be more appealing if it were rephrased to something like, "Fursuits: Are They an Important Part of the Fandom?".

Hauke wrote: Memory Lane: Text RP hot spots of the 90's, FTP and Usenet (a history panel)


I like this one. I think a panel dedicated to the history of the fandom in general would be really interesting.

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04 Nov 2014 14:20 #2289 by Linx Aether
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I would go to the Being furry even though you have no desire to wear a suit one. Even though I would like to wear mine, I have a problem with it. X3

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04 Nov 2014 20:40 #2296 by Hauke
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Just for reaffirmation for some people...there's more to the fandom than fursuiting. :>

I remember a few panels at old, old cons I went to were sort of "discussion roundtable" types of things. We should try to bring that sort of thing back. I think it would have worked well at this con.

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