We here at Southern Paws want to apologise for the radio silence over the last month regarding important details such as when will tickets be available to purchase and the event schedule.
There are two answers for this.
The quick answer is NOW
The long answer is as follows:
We have been trying to get everything ready. The website side of this is basically ready to go, however the bank side is where there have been hold ups for the last couple of months.
We’ve been working as hard as we can to get this ready to go. I know that it is frustrating as many of you do want to book your tickets now and pay for them soon. We understand this. We’re as frustrated as you all are.
Our original plan had been to have the tickets go live, and then have the payment options available at the same time, however due to circumstances we will be making ticket ordering available RIGHT NOW, and then as soon as the bank hold ups are finished we will be putting the payment options available.
We promise that we are getting this sorted.
Speaking of which, tickets.
Initially when we had done the maths we had done it relying on the fact that we would need to sell almost all of the tickets to be able to run the event. Looking back at that, it was a mistake. We have since reworked our calculations and found that we should base our maths on selling about 70 tickets for the event to be realistic.
So what does this mean for you?
This does mean that we do need to raise the cost a little bit. I know this is disappointing, but it is what we have had to decide. We are trying to keep it realistic in terms of our pricing.
Are we still going to do an early bird special?
We are choosing to withdraw our early bird pricing this year.
So what is the cost now?
The costs are now going to be going up a small amount to $160 for the Bunk Room and $190 for the cabins.
Is there sponsor options?
Yes. We are having two sponsor options.
We Are also offering people the chance to sponsor the event by paying an extra $30. This will get you a pass to be in front of non sponsors in the line for food, and also name in the con book.
The other sponsor options that we are adding is that there are 2 rooms a little bit further from the main hall, these each have a double bed with a single bunk bed above. The sponsors will also get first in line for food if they so choose to use it.
The pricing for the supersponsor option is $230 PER PERSON in the room. These rooms will be limited to having 2 tickets available. TOTAL. If you order these tickets then no one else will be able to select that ticket.
The Super Sponsor rooms will be available shortly after the rest of the tickets.
Scheduling for the con is being finalised, we are working through with our staff what we think is the best plan, and when the best times for various planned events would be.
We will be making a call in the next 7 days for people that want to run events or panels to send us submissions via our email if they want to run an event. If you have a good idea please do let us know and we will go through each suggestion and see what we believe will work within our means and within the spaces that we have. We have already had multiple people make suggestions.
And YES, we are planning on a dance at the con on one of our two nights.
Southern Paws Chairman.
Welcome to the official website for Southern Paws Fur Con. I know it is a bit late, but we’re up and running now. It’s going to be a bit of a sprint towards the finish line now.
Now that the website is open we have a few more details to announce.
First things first. I know all of you are waiting for the prices. We have those details ready to announce and we have a couple of options.
All of the room options include meals for the weekend, including all meals on Saturday as well as breakfast on Sunday. They also include access to the con, and all activities that will be included for the weekend.
There will also be a Day Pass option, however details for these will be announced at a later date.
We are also going to be organising a van from the airport to the camp site as well, however there will be a final trip time that is being decided and announced soon. The van will be an additional $20 for both ways, to and from the airport.
We will be having a dealers den/artist alley on site. If you wish to have a table in the den then it will cost an additional $10 for the entire weekend.
The list of confirmed activities for the weekend is as follows:
We will be making a call in the upcoming weeks for anyone that wishes to either run a panel or activity. We will be going over each of these individually and deciding which ones will be selected and run over the course of the weekend, and what time slots they will be in.
Thank you for reading. We just have a few minor things to get out of the way.
We welcome furries from all over New Zealand and beyond.
I want to thank all of you for your patience while we got this up and running.
And a GIANT thanks goes to Kap for helping us with everything to do with getting this website up and running. If everyone can give him a round of thanks that would be great.
If there are any issues please contact us using the contact form
Alan (you might know me better as VoicedOtter)
Co-Chairman of Southern Paws Furry Convention