March 24 – 26, 2017
Since TFF is my home town con and FurPlanet is based here, I would really like to see TFF step up its writing programming in a big way. I’ve already started discussing this with our writing track lead, Sasuke, and he is in agreement.
TFF 2017 is a particularly good convention to talk up the writing aspect of the fandom because we will have a writing GOH for the first time in a few years, Ursula Vernon!
Naturally we’re going to get Ursula on a few panels. I’d also like to know how many FWG members will be attending next year. We didn’t have an FWG Meet and Greet panel this year so I’d like to have either that, an FWG Reading, or a general Writers Meet n Greet panel.
This year we had 11 panels on the writing track:
[li]Writing in the Furry Fandom: From Commissions to Novels[/li]
[li]Building a Cast of Characters[/li]
[li]Whodunnits and Whydithappens[/li]
[li]Write Now! A Short Story Workshop[/li]
[li]Keep on Writing: Staying Motivated[/li]
[li]RAWR: Furry Writing Workshop Year One[/li]
[li]Plot and World Development[/li]
I don’t expect us to reach Rainfurrest’s 40+ panels in one cycle, but I’d like to at least bump that up to 20, if not 25.
One challenge we face is currently attendance at the writing panels is small. On the plus side, we do sell a lot of books at this con so we know there’s an audience for the literary side of the fandom here. I think we may have some years with low panel attendance, but if we push for more panels, more publicity for them, and more FWG presence at TFF then I think we can build a viable writing community at this con.
So, thoughts? Who all is planning to come next year? I know it’s early, but might as well get the ball rolling now that we’ve completed the 2016 con.