Welcome to space, cadet.
You may be used to the cushy atmosphere of Earth, but you’re in the outer worlds of the Planetary Alliance now.
These dark corners of the galaxy are host to the worst of the worst: pirates and robbers, ship hijackers, illegal traders, rogue militias, you name it. We’re here for one purpose: to keep the peace, and to protect the people of galaxy.
It’s not easy work, but someone has to do it.
So, what do you say, cadet? Are you ready to do your duty? Are you ready to join the Galactic Fleet?
Good morning my Furrydelphia Family,
The following is a statement that I have been dreading having to make for months now. I’m not a person known for skirting around bad news, so here is the official word:
Furrydelphia will not be opening its doors in 2020.
For the past several weeks we have been nervously fidgeting with the idea of closing down this year. We have been holding onto hope that Pennsylvania would go to the green phase of reopening before August and permit us to hold our event, but in the past week many things about the situation in Pennsylvania (and across the United States) have changed. There are many reasons why hosting Furrydelphia 2020 in person would be a bad idea, and I’m certain that some people will disagree with our decision to close. So I want to point out one, overarching fact:
Our governor has revised the condition-green coronavirus regulations: events above 250 people will still be banned in the green phase of reopening. We cannot legally host Furrydelphia 2020 in person, even if we wanted to.
I have a few comments regarding the present and future state of things before I conclude this letter. First, I want to acknowledge the sales & catering team at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, who have been doing their best with the people they have to make this action as easy as possible. I want to assure you that Furrydelphia will return in 2021. We are working hard on establishing dates, and will let you know ASAP what they are. The convention theme will still be “Galactic Fleet”. Anyone who registered for the con this year, your ticket will be automatically forwarded to next year. No action is required by you to make this happen. Dealers, we will email you soon to discuss things!
Secondly, we have some very cool things in the works for this year regarding plans to host an online convention experience for Furrydelphia 2020. We are working hard to refine these plans and will be posting more about that as we go, but we hope to be able to offer streamed panels & DJ sets, a virtual convention environment via VR-Chat (which you do NOT need a VR headset to play!), a virtual Dealers Den, and possibly some FD-2020 “Stay at Home” merchandise.
Thirdly, we have so many exciting things in the works for FD 2021. I eagerly await my ability to announce them to you, including a surprise GOH that should hopefully be announced soon. As I said before, we plan to announce dates and open registration for 2021 as soon as possible.
Finally, I want to express in the light of the injustice and systematic racism seen throughout our country that Furrydelphia has always been, and will always continue to be, an inclusive and welcoming space for all members of the furry fandom. If you ever feel like we have room to improve in that regard, or if you ever experience or witness discrimination or abuse at Furrydelphia by another attendee, non-attendee hotel guest, or convention/hotel staff member, please bring the matter directly to my attention. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for your attention and for your support in this matter. I cannot wait to see you at Furrydelphia 2021.
- Drayne the Wolf, Furrydelphia Chairman
Attention Furrydelphia Dealers! We are happy to report that our Dealers applications are now OPEN! Head over to https://marketplace.furrydelphia.org to fill out your app!
Please note: The application will be open until March 15th and will be a juried selection, NOT first come first serve, so no rush to apply during the holidays. We can't wait to review all your apps!
Attention, all Dealers Den hopefuls! The Furrydelphia 2020 Marketplace Application will be going online in ONE WEEK! That's Friday December 20!
The application will remain open until March 15, 2020. As always, applicants will be approved by a jury of our staff, and are NOT chosen on a first come first serve basis, so there is no rush to complete your application right away. Anyone not approved at first will be placed on our waitlist in the event we have any cancelations or other unexpected openings.
Thank you and we look forward to reviewing your applications in March!!
Pre-registration for Furrydelphia 2020 is now open! Head over to our registration page https://furrydelphia.org/register/ to enlist today in the Galactic Fleet!
Furrydelphia 2020 will take place on August 14-16, 2020. The venue will be The Valley Forge Casino Resort. The theme is yet to be announced.
Furrydelphia is a convention for the Furry Fandom. Founded in January 2016 with its inaugural convention in August 2017, Furrydelphia exists to be an annual gathering space, a learning and social environment, and a charitable fundraiser for Furries both near and abroad. It is dedicated to remaining in the greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, and hopes to someday occupy the City of Philadelphia itself, for which it is named.