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Pacific Anthropomorphics Weekend
#PAW2014

Inaugural “PAW-Raiser” Fall Festival
November 14-15-16 2014
San José, CA

An open letter to our community

We are deeply invested in supporting the anthropomorphics community and want to provide the best events we can. We extend our grattitude to our former chair for all of his work and efforts he has put in to helping bring us to where we are now, and wish him a the best of luck in his future ventures. As we move forward, we are concentrating on a smooth transition and to bring all of the same events and fun our Pawraiser weekend party has promised. We are looking forward to the future as we work in cooperation with our fellow Anthropomorphic organizations, and for our own event with a larger, more interactive venue and experience for our community. We look forward to seeing all of you this November at our party Pawraiser event.

Sincerely,
The Board of the Pacific Anthropomorphics League

Join Us for a Fall Festival!

Pacific Anthropomorphics League invites you to join us for our inaugural furry fall festival and fundraiser to help launch our bigger full-event weekend in 2015, with a whole weekend full of poolside fun and dancing in the beautiful fall weather of San José!

Activities include:

  • Photo Shoot
  • Dealers Area
  • Gaming and Semi-quiet Social Area
  • Open Cash Bar During Dances
  • Fursuit Dance Comp
  • Fursuit Games
  • And More!

Hotel

The San José Airport Garden Hotel will be our home for the weekend, spread out over seventeen acres with lush green gardens and entrancing water features. Located at 1740 N 1st Street, San José CA 95112, the hotel is super convenient to 101 and 880, and VTA Light Rail Metro Station is steps from the front door. The hotel's complimentary shuttle can pick you up at Mineta San José International Airport!

Rates start at $84 per night + tax Thursday through Sunday night, and includes free parking and free wireless internet access! A very, very small number of king suite rooms will be available for $144/night + tax

Myriad dining options - including the hotel's own bar and grill - are minutes away including Subway, Chipotle, Starbucks, NYPD Pizza and Dogs, Phở Viet, Wong Kok Hawaiian BBQ, Zeytoun Mediterranean Grill, Honba Sushi, Sonoma Chicken Coop, Quiznos, Vito's Trattoria, Ladda Thai Cuisine, Sushi Coast, Denny's and McDonald's.

Registration

Pre-Registration will be open through November 1, 2014. Your membership registration will include attendance into all weekend events.

SupportingDailyAttendingSponsor
Admission to event spaces, lounges and nightly dances
Weekend program book with schedule
Mailed
Priority Hotel Reservations
Recognition of support in fundraiser guide
Weekend swag (to be announced)
Drink Tickets (Two Alcoholic for 21+, or Three Non-Alcoholic)
Pre-Registration Early Pricing
Through Saturday, November 1, 2014
$30$25$50
On Site Pricing$30$35$60

Pre-registration will close on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Payments are processed through PayPal with your credit or debit card bearing the Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and JCB logo, or a checking or savings account.

Register to Attend

Guests and DJs

Neon Bunny Since the 1990s, Neon Bunny has been involved with the local electronic dance music scene, from underground parties to regular club events, mega concerts and beyond. In 2010, he launched Frolic, a monthly furry dance party in San Francisco, which attracts capacity crowds from all over California and beyond.

In addition to keeping crowds entertained at Burning Man, he also started Furries in the Wild, a free community party held mid-July outside Oakland.

Bucker Fuskyote Bucker Fuskyote began DJing in 2011 after several years of musical experience in different fields. By integrating house tracks from a variety of countries, with a focus on eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and Central Asia, he strives to play music which you haven't heard before but still gets you up and dancing. He attended his first conventions, Confurence, in 2002 and has been going to furry conventions every since.

A big fan of travel, Bucker has DJed in a variety of different locations and at a variety of different events, both furry and non-furry. He has DJed at Frolic, Furries in the Wild, Furry Weekend Atlanta, Biggest Little Fur Con, Further Confusion, RainFurrest, Anthrocon, and Campfire Tails.

Cohn Jonner Starting out with a pair of turntables and a mixer in 2000, Cohn Jonner remains one of the Bay Area's longest-running furry DJ's still practicing the art of putting together sets to get people out on the dance floor. Over the past 14 years, he has performed at countless house parties, events, and furry conventions, primarily Further Confusion but also making appearances at RainFurrest, Biggest Little Fur Con, and Frolic, the monthly furry dance party in San Francisco created by Neon Bunny.

His style and tastes have gone through many iterations and his vast experience allows him to work with many genres such as basic Trance and House, Hard House, Hi-NRG , Psytrance, Jungle, Drum and Bass, and Electro House.

Raid Zero Raid Zero quickly established himself as part of San Francisco’s dance music scene after moving back to his hometown in 2011. With regular appearances at Temple Nightclub, EPR, and Cloud10 Music Festivals, Raid Zero has become known for his high energy performance and crowd moving live sets that defy genre conventions. Raid Zero’s production of Bootlegs and Mash-Ups are infused with festival and club sounds and have earned him praise from blogs such as Super Bangers, Paraguay Hits, BestDubstepSongs, and Electro WOW.

His ability to connect and interact with his audience has earned him residencies with MadMen Entertainment and Underground Nation. He has played San Francisco’s most famous nightclubs including Ruby Skye, DNA Lounge, and Temple SF where he regularly hosts “Raid Zero & Friends,” showcasing a handpicked line-up of the Bay Area’s top DJs and Producers.

Ikkuma Ikkuma hails from the San Francisco Bay area. DJing since 2004, he has played many area furry events including Further Confusion, Frolic, Furries in the Wild, Rainfurrest, as well as various parties and other events.

* Scheduled to appear.

Weekend Events

Friday, Nov 14 Saturday, Nov 15

Registration - 6PM - 1AM (Registrations after 9PM will be in con-ops)

Dance - 8PM - 1:30AM

Registration - 9AM - 1AM (Registrations after 9PM will be in con-ops)

Lounge Hour - 10AM - 11AM

Husky Tales Talk Show - 11AM - 1PM

Fursuit Dance Competition - 2PM - 4PM

Fursuit Games - 6PM - 7:30PM

Dance - 8PM - 1:30AM

Volunteer

We can't have a great event without great volunteers on stage and behind the scenes! From helping with registration tasks to checking badges and providing information, volunteers make the event go! And we treat our volunteers like royalty with snacks and beverages, and even event swag in exchange for your hard work! If you want to get involved, contact us using the form below to send a message to our volunteer team!

FAQ

I want to sign up for the Fursuit Dance Competition, how do I do that?
We are still accepting entrants to the Fursuit Dance Competition and all one needs to do is send us a message in the "About Us" section and select "Programming, Events and DJ's" with your name, your fursuits name and an email for us to reach you at to confirm and schedule you into the competition.
Who may attend?
Pacific Anthropomorphics Weekend is open to attendees of all ages! Certain events may be restricted to those 18 and older. Children 16 and 17 may attend with a signed and notarized authorization; children under 16 must attend with a parent or legal guardian.
What identification do I need?
To register for the event and the hotel, a valid government-issued photo identification such as drivers license or passport is required at check in and registration. You must register with your legal name, and must match your identification. You will be given the opportunity to choose how your badge is printed with or without your name. Minors 16 and up can show a school-issued identification.
What is the hotel credit/debit card and cancellation policy?
The hotel requires a credit or debit card with the Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express logo on file for all reservations, however it will not be charged until arrival. The cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to arrival, after which the first night will be charged as a guarantee.
Will there be a party floor/block?
Unfortunately there will not be a party floor or block. All guests will be expected to be courteous and maintain respectful noise levels in their room.
Can I smoke?
The hotel property and all rooms are non-smoking, except in designated areas. This includes electronic cigarettes and vaporizers.
Are there refunds on my registration? Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
Registrations and badges are not refundable or transferrable. If you are not able to attend, your registration will be given a one-time rollover to the following year's event.
I'm with a media organization. Can I take pictures/video and talk to attendees?
We would love to have members of accredited media organizations come and help capture the energy and excitement of the weekend. Contact us using the form below for more information.

About Us

Pacific Anthropomorphics League's mission is to engage in and support charitable and educational activities of interest to fans of the anthropomorphic arts and supporters of causes for the benefit of animal welfare. We do this by producing the annual Pacific Anthropomorphics Weekend event to help educate and bring awareness to these causes in a fun, energetic yet relaxing environment.

Feel free to contact us with any questions about how to get involved with our organization or the Pacific Anthropomorphics Weekend event!