Panels

Locations

Most panels are located downstairs in the Nevada Room, but please read the description for the panel to find its location.

BLFC Map Panels Calendar At-con Schedule Corrections

List of Panels

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                    [title] => Designing An App For Furry Conventions: A Case Study
                    [by] => Aaron Stroschein
                    [where] => Panel Room 3
                    [when] => Thursday 8PM-9PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational (Programming)
                    [desc] => There are a lot of announcements and statistics to keep track of during a convention. Some people appreciate waiting until Closing Ceremonies to get their fill of information. You could also hop onto a site like Twitter, but then there is noise from distraction and opinion. What if there was an app dedicated to giving you real-time updates from events like the charity poker tournament, the dance competition auditions and the art show all in one? I decided to take a look into the pros and cons of this and would like to present my findings for those interested.
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                    [title] => Furocity Radio: Unnecessary Umlat edition
                    [by] => Eaite, Dirty Dog Doralius, Twilight, Zane Khandr
                    [where] => Panel Room 4
                    [when] => Thursday 8PM-10PM
                    [age] => PG-13
                    [category] => Entertainment
                    [desc] => You'll be hard pressed to find a stranger combination of personalities all in the same room together, let alone "collaborating".  Come for fun and prizes, stay for the slow motion train wreck about to unfold.  You can find all our regular programming online at www.FurocityRadio.com
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                    [title] => A Bad Fanfiction Reading
                    [by] => Rivalo, Chance, Stoobs, Kai
                    [where] => Panel Room 1
                    [when] => Thursday 9PM-10PM
                    [age] => 18+
                    [category] => Entertainment
                    [desc] => Have you ever wanted to hear a bunch of furries attempt to drunkenly voice act through your favorite TERRIBLE fan fiction? Well do we have a treat for you! Join Rivalo Wolf, Chance Otter, Stoobs Deer, and Kai K9 among others as we attempt to brave the best of the worst.
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                    [title] => NSFW Writing: Does and Don'ts
                    [by] => Pro Husky
                    [where] => Panel Room 3
                    [when] => Thursday 10PM-11PM
                    [age] => 18+
                    [category] => Educational (Writing)
                    [desc] => Let's go over the does and don'ts of NSFW writing in the fandom. There is some really cliche stuff we should be avoiding.
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                    [title] => Midnight Fursuit Games
                    [by] => Growly ~ CatProwler
                    [where] => 2nd Stage
                    [when] => Thursday 11PM-1AM
                    [age] => All ages
                    [category] => Competition, Fursuit
                    [desc] => Thinking FUN and ACTION for fur suiters willing to participate in con themed games and events that will decide whether or not we all survive
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                    [title] => Casino Gaming 101
                    [by] => Kijani
                    [where] => Table top gaming area
                    [when] => Friday 10AM-11AM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Workshop
                    [desc] => Want to try your luck at the Grand Sierra's gaming tables but don't know where to begin? Let Kijani show you the ropes! With nearly eight years experience as a casino dealer, he will teach the basics of blackjack, roulette, craps and more so you'll hit the casino floor with the knowledge you need to have fun and win! Casino etiquette, game rules & basic strategy to increase your edge against the house will all be covered.
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                    [title] => Disco's Icebreaker
                    [by] => Disco
                    [where] => Panel Room 7
                    [when] => Friday 10AM-12PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Entertainment, Participation games
                    [desc] => All the participants are arranged in a circle (in chairs).  There is one participant in the middle.  The purpose is for the individual in the middle of the circle to gain a seat.  To get another individual to relinquish their seat, the individual in the middle asks a question that is true of themselves (example "Who here is a furry?").  If anyone has that in common, they stand up and the individual in the middle gains their seat.  However, many individuals may stay up if they should all have that point in common.  This becomes a musical chairs situation where everyone is scrabbling for a seat.  It is possible for the individual in the middle to be stuck there once more.  They would then ask another question to try again.
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                    [title] => Main Stage Magic: A primer to technical theater
                    [by] => Smash, Leko, and friends.
                    [where] => Main Stage
                    [when] => Friday 10AM-1PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Entertainment, Workshop
                    [desc] => This is the first in a series of panels focusing on the theatrical presentation technology and production at the main stage of many conventions.
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                    [title] => Text Adventures
                    [by] => Draggor
                    [where] => Panel Room 4
                    [when] => Friday 11AM-12PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Entertainment
                    [desc] => Gather round, literally, and make your way through some old school text adventures! Draggor, your host, will be subbing in for the computer, so sassy replies are to be expected from sassy commands. People will form a circle, and one by one will issue a "command" to the "computer", trying to work their way cooperatively through the adventure.
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                    [title] => Main Stage Magic: A primer to technical theater - Audio
                    [by] => Smash, Leko
                    [where] => Main Stage
                    [when] => Friday 11AM-12PM
                    [age] => All ages
                    [category] => Entertainment, Workshop
                    [desc] => The panels in this series will use the main stage itself as the presentation space, and offer attendees a behind the scenes tour and introduction to how we make the magic happen.  Subjects and demonstrations on lighting, sound, video, and design will be provided, and attendees will get some hands-on experience with the equipment.
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                    [title] => Survey of Anthropomorphic Art
                    [by] => Haley
                    [where] => Panel Room 3
                    [when] => Friday 11AM-12PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational (Art)
                    [desc] => Explore and survey the history of anthropomorphic art. Join us to learn about the history of anthropomorphic art and how it connects to the fandom.
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                    [title] => Fursuiting Q@A
                    [by] => Candy Cotton
                    [where] => Panel Room 1
                    [when] => Friday 12PM-1PM
                    [age] => PG-13
                    [category] => Educational
                    [desc] => A fun way to get all the questions you have ever had about fursuiting answered.
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                    [title] => How to start your webcomic
                    [by] => Sukotto
                    [where] => Panel Room 2
                    [when] => Friday 12PM-1PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational (Art), Educational (Writing)
                    [desc] => Do you have a webcomic idea you wanted to share with the world? Or do you want to do it to become popular? Curious on the tumultuous world of webcomic creation? Having an idea is cool and all, but an idea will stay on your head if you don't get it out there! Come on board with the creator of "Starwarriors" and "Welcome to Furaffinity" and learn some things you should know before you even start working on your webcomic! The first half will be a normal presentation and the second half will be a Q&A about anything you want to ask regarding webcomics, or other things!
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                    [title] => Circus animals
                    [by] => Linzer
                    [where] => Panel Room 7
                    [when] => Friday 12PM-1PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Workshop
                    [desc] => Come learn how to juggle. There will be balls and clubs. Open to all skill levels.
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                    [title] => Who Wants to be a Voice Actor?
                    [by] => TimberPuppers, Edward Bosco, Josh Tomar
                    [where] => Panel Room 4
                    [when] => Friday 12PM-1PM
                    [age] => PG-13
                    [category] => Educational (Voiceover)
                    [desc] => From Bugs Bunny to Nick Wilde, anthropomorphic characters have been talking to us from childhood to adulthood. Ever wondered what goes into bringing your favorite characters to life? Now you can! Join TimberPuppers (Tony Crynight's FNAF Series, Undertale Dubs, Piemation's Zootopia Parody) & Edward Bosco (Dust: An Elysian Tail, Street Fighter V, Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell) for an hour of voice acting fun! First up will be a Q&A where you can ask about everything you want to learn about voice acting. Then you can try it yourself, by volunteering to do a live reading of professional scripts starring some fluffy characters!
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                    [title] => Video Game Industry 101
                    [by] => Corvin Dallas
                    [where] => Panel Room 2
                    [when] => Friday 1PM-2PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Workshop
                    [desc] => Learn about the plethora of exciting opportunities that await those interested in a career in the video games industry! Learn about the different disciplines and basics to help you make heads or tails of things.
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                    [title] => Scribbles 'n' Bits
                    [by] => Draggor
                    [where] => Panel Room 3
                    [when] => Friday 1PM-2PM
                    [age] => PG-13
                    [category] => Entertainment
                    [desc] => It was a dark and stormy night, except then it wasn't. We're furries; we can do better than Paul Clifford! Come join the game where ,with your smartphone, you compose the next line of the story, and we all vote which line we li
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                    [title] => Furs For Life: Live!
                    [by] => Wolf Pup TK, Haku Pamfer, Yonoa, Diggy
                    [where] => Main Stage
                    [when] => Friday 1PM-3PM
                    [age] => PG-13
                    [category] => Entertainment
                    [desc] => Come join our first live charity game show! We've got a mix of silly, skillful, and exciting games where YOU can get in on the action, play on stage, and win prizes! Expect lots of laughs, some very special guests, and surprises along the way. We'll also do some of our notorious charity dares, where we take the heat so you don't have to, all for the Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary. Don't miss out!
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                    [title] => Furry Marketing
                    [by] => Deme Monster
                    [where] => Panel Room 1
                    [when] => Friday 2PM-3PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational Workshop Business
                    [desc] => The key to successful sales is marketing. Are you a furry artist or crafter who wants to spice up your ads and improve your marketing strategy? Taught by a professional in the field, come learn and improve your skills on selling yourself!
                )

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                    [title] => Improving Your Photography By Getting Away From Program Mode
                    [by] => Rish
                    [where] => Panel Room 3
                    [when] => Friday 2PM-3PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational (Art)
                    [desc] => Learn about aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how each affects your photograph. Discover how to read the histogram to improve your exposures. Intended for shooting outside of P mode with any camera (smart device, point & shoot, DSLR)
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                    [title] => Unleash Your Inner Beast with the White Light Astral Orgasm
                    [by] => CaliCoyote and Terminationshok
                    [where] => Panel Room 2
                    [when] => Friday 3PM-4PM
                    [age] => 18+
                    [category] => Workshop
                    [desc] => CaliCoyote and Terminationshok invite you to open your chakras, align your meridians, and unleash your inner beast in this sexy, saucy, and downright naughty exploration of the most elusive of all sexual experiences: the white light astral orgasm. Prepare to be shocked, moved, and ejaculated beyond all reason!
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                    [title] => Mascot Smackdown
                    [by] => Roman Maximilian Otter
                    [where] => Panel Room 1
                    [when] => Friday 3PM-4PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Entertainment
                    [desc] => Hey mascot fans, it’s game day at BLFC. Are you ready for MLS, NHL, MLB, NBA, NFL, mascot smackdowns?! We’re gonna find out what BLFC’s favorite sports mascot is by the most intense bracket elimination game of your LIVES! Come on and vote for your favorites in this battle for the top mascot!
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                    [title] => Overcoming Social Anxiety in the Fandom
                    [by] => Pro Husky, Arcturus Chusky
                    [where] => Panel Room 3
                    [when] => Friday 3PM-4PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational
                    [desc] => If you find yourself struggling with social anxiety in the fandom, or real world, this could be the panel for you. We have successfully helped hundreds in this fandom overcome their social anxiety. This will be a very stress free, relaxing event where you can be yourself. Come join us as we help you battle this crippling anxiety.
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                    [title] => Furry Youtubers Panel
                    [by] => Featuring AceOfHeartsFox, Biogodz, Fjord Frost, Telephone, and Adam from YMS
                    [where] => Panel Room 3
                    [when] => Friday 4PM-5PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Entertainment,  Educational (Film stuff)
                    [desc] => Meet your favorite furry YouTubers! Featuring AceOfHeartsFox, Biogodz, Fjord Frost, Telephone, and Adam from YMS. At the panel we'll teach furries important tips such as Video production, how to run a channel, Making Fursuiting vids, Vlogs and more. View behind the scenes material before it gets released on YouTube, and participate in a Q&A session. See you there!
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                    [title] => Fursuiting 101 & 102
                    [by] => Pro Husky, Arcturus Chusky
                    [where] => Panel Room 2
                    [when] => Friday 4PM-5PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational (Fursuit)
                    [desc] => The ins and outs of basic and advanced fursuiting. How to prepare your suit, body, and mind for short or long term fursuiting.
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                    [title] => Basics of Dance Workshop
                    [by] => Rinn
                    [where] => Panel Room 7
                    [when] => Friday 4PM-6PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational (Dance)
                    [desc] => Get your groove on in this workshop hosted by Rinn. Learn warm ups, rhythm and groove, basic steps and more to get you started in dance! This workshop is open to all, from beginner to advanced.
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                    [title] => Tarot Illustration with Talenshi
                    [by] => Karen Swartz
                    [where] => Panel Room 2
                    [when] => Friday 5PM-6PM
                    [age] => PG-13
                    [category] => Educational (Art)
                    [desc] => Design Process and Photoshop Demo with Talenshi
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                    [title] => Public Speaking and You.
                    [by] => Justin Goicoechea-chaostails, Borneo Armstrong
                    [where] => Panel Room 3
                    [when] => Friday 5PM-6PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Workshop
                    [desc] => Public presentation and group discussion on public speaking and how to improve upon it.
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                    [title] => Puppy Summit
                    [by] => Pup Kona, Nightcat
                    [where] => Panel Room 7
                    [when] => Friday 8PM-9PM
                    [age] => 18+
                    [category] => Discussion
                    [desc] => Presented by Pup Kona and Nightcat 
Calling all pups and pup lovers. This is an open guided conversation about the puppy community. This is our chance to sit down as a community as a whole and talk about the challenges and successes we are facing. So please join us pull up a seat and be a part of the community. 18+
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                    [title] => Ponyplay Basics
                    [by] => Thoroughblade
                    [where] => Panel Room 2
                    [when] => Friday 9PM-10PM
                    [age] => 18+
                    [category] => Educational (Fetish)
                    [desc] => Want to know more about pony play? This is the place to serve as a general meet and greet. Join us as we discuss the basics of what it means to be a pony, show off the gear involved and answer questions about pony play and where to find your own gear. This panel will be adult rated because of the implied nature of adult role play and the gear involved.
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                    [title] => Puppy Summit Mosh
                    [by] => Pup Kona, Nightcat, Sir Roscoe and Sir Pounder
                    [where] => Panel Room 7
                    [when] => Friday 9PM-11PM
                    [age] => 18+
                    [category] => Entertainment
                    [desc] => 
Do you love wagging your tail and romping around? Have you ever been curious about Handling a puppy, or just wanted to pet and play with one on the mat floor? Are you looking for a place to pup out and have an absolutely pawesome time?

Come sniff around then and join us for the Puppy Summit pup mosh!!!

This event is designed to give all pups/pets and Handlers an opportunity to come together to pup out, socialize and overall have an amazing time with their fellow pup/furry community from all over the world. A great atmosphere and event, encompassing the awesome energy and fun that the puppy community has to offer in a mosh setting.

We will start with giving any of the puppy/PAH groups an opportunity to briefly introduce themselves, showing their support and representation at the pup mosh event, and allowing us to thank them for their contribution to the community. We will then go over all safety, rules and appropriate attire when moshing before starting the event.

Then let the play and romping around begin!!!

Matts for moshing on the floor and puppy/squeaky toys will be provided. Also who could forget one thing puppies love, treats!

This will be a wagtastic, fun event you don’t want to miss!
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                    [title] => Furoticon how-to-play and open gaming
                    [by] => Penelope Owl, Crimsonred
                    [where] => Panel Room 1
                    [when] => Friday 9PM-11PM
                    [age] => 18+
                    [category] => Gaming
                    [desc] => Come play the fandom's hottest card game! Learn how to play, and compete against other beginners in a 4-player free for all! Get a deck of your choice and keep it! Everyone wins prizes!
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                    [title] => Panel After Dark
                    [by] => Athena The Jackal
                    [where] => Panel Room 4
                    [when] => Friday 9PM-11PM
                    [age] => Adult Recommended 18+
                    [category] => Entertainment
                    [desc] => Back again by popular demand! Filthy adult games, dirty talk, and prizes!! Might wanna take a bath after this one. It's Panel After Dark! Hosted by Athena The Jackal and Kaptain Kelly (and celebrity hosts)
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                    [title] => Kink Discussion panel
                    [by] => Stormy Kittyhawk and Toby SnowWolf
                    [where] => Panel Room 3
                    [when] => Friday 10PM-12AM
                    [age] => 18+
                    [category] => Social discussion and education
                    [desc] => A no play open discussion about various kinks in a comfortable non judgmental setting. Ask questions and meet new people. All folks are welcome!  18+ Only
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            [29] => stdClass Object
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                    [title] => Northern Lights Podcast
                    [by] => Raven Welesa & Lotus Wolf
                    [where] => Panel Room 2
                    [when] => Friday 10PM-12AM
                    [age] => 18+
                    [category] => Entertainment Social media and Podcasts
                    [desc] => You chuckled with "Baptist Pumpkin Center" fell out over "Baby Can Swim, Yá?" And howled at "Tentacle Difficulties" Now join your favorite furry duo for "The Northern Lights Podcast LIVE" from BLFC 2017. Joined by special Guests: Fursuiter and Fursuit Engineer "Crazy" Joe & The Host of "It Only Gets Worse" Furocity radio personality Zane Khandr. So come join in for all the Outrageous stories, the goofy games, awesome giveaways, In your face Q&A and more drunken furry jokes the you can shake a Bad Dragon at. It "The Northern Lights Podcast LIVE" you must be 18 or older attend.
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                    [title] => Main Stage Magic: A primer to technical theater - Video
                    [by] => Smash, Leko
                    [where] => Main Stage
                    [when] => Saturday 10AM-11AM
                    [age] => All ages
                    [category] => Entertainment, Workshop
                    [desc] => The panels in this series will use the main stage itself as the presentation space, and offer attendees a behind the scenes tour and introduction to how we make the magic happen.  Subjects and demonstrations on lighting, sound, video, and design will be provided, and attendees will get some hands-on experience with the equipment.
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                    [title] => When Furry Met Kinky Lunch Social, Part 1: Bead Code Badge Creation
                    [by] => Rainbow/Anisette (in-person host) and Lusciouse/Lainey (prep creator & WFMK Virtual Munch host)
                    [where] => Panel Room 1
                    [when] => Saturday 11AM-12PM
                    [age] => 18+
                    [category] => Kink Social
                    [desc] => Rainbow/Anisette (in-person host) and Lusciouse/Lainey (prep creator & WFMK Virtual Munch host) are once again running their ever popular "When Furry Met Kinky" panel, but this time broken up into two parts - spreading the fun and connection over a longer period of time. And during lunch! Feel free to bring your lunch so you do not have to choose between eating and socializing. 
Whether you're new to kink and/or furry fandom or experienced - come find that special someone, play partners, platonic friends, or see what unfolds. Single or not, whatever your orientation - participate in bead code badge creation and lunch social to help identify desires so that you can find compatibility.

Sample Bead Code Chart
Colors & Descriptions
black = top
gray = switch
white = bottom
pink = female identifying
purple = non-gender specific/other
blue = male identifying
heart of any color = open to non-monogamy or polyamory*
star of any color = monogamous, asexual, not looking*
* = Placed together to minimize beads and generate conversation. Ask questions!
i.e. Are you a polyromantic asexual or not looking non-monogamous person?
Return for When Furry Met Kinky Lunch Social, Part 2 for 30 additional minutes of bead code creation before moving into icebreakers and Conversational Scavenger Hunt & Bingo. 
(If you're not able to attend Part 1, please attend Part 2 on time.)

If you would like to keep in touch with past & future attendees and get the latest updates on WFMK please Telegram message @Lusciouse to confirm you have read the rules and get added to the WFMK Virtual Munch. 
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                    [title] => Cuddling 101
                    [by] => Nezera
                    [where] => Panel Room 3
                    [when] => Saturday 11AM-12PM
                    [age] => PG-13
                    [category] => Educational (Other)
                    [desc] => Do you like to cuddle? I am sure you do! This panel will go through some cuddlig techniques, ediquette, consent and how to go about organizing your own cuddle events.
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                    [title] => How I Learned To Be A Better D&D Player
                    [when] => Saturday 11AM-12PM
                    [where] => Panel Room 1
                    [by] => Draggor
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Workshop
                    [desc] => Come have a discussion with Draggor, a one time shy, awkward D&D player, on how you can make any role playing game more fun for yourself and others! He's played since he was in middleschool, and for the past 5 years has been helping run a D&D Tournament at Gen Con every year.
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                    [title] => Intermediate and Advanced Poi
                    [by] => Simboku
                    [where] => Panel Room 7
                    [when] => Saturday 11AM-1PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational (Dance)
                    [desc] => For those who want to further their skill in spinning poi.
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            [5] => stdClass Object
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                    [title] => Magic The Gathering, Casual Planechase Commanderby Sharako Cloudcat (Will Siefferman)
                    [by] => Sharako Cloudcat
                    [where] => Table Top Gaming Area
                    [when] => Saturday 12PM-2PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Entertainment, Gameing
                    [desc] => Do you like playing Magic the Gathering? Then come and play some casual commander format (EDH) Magic. We will also be adding Planechase rules to the game. This is great for new and experienced players alike. Please bring a casual deck that is fun for everyone. If you don't have one, I will have a few extras you can play.
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            [6] => stdClass Object
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                    [title] => When Furry Met Kinky Lunch Social, Part 2: Icebreakers and Conversational Scavenger Hunt & Bingo
                    [by] => Rainbow/Anisette (in-person host) and Lusciouse/Lainey (prep creator & WFMK Virtual Munch host)
                    [where] => Panel Room 1
                    [when] => Saturday 12:30PM-2PM
                    [age] => 18+
                    [category] => Kink Social
                    [desc] => Rainbow/Anisette (in-person host) and Lusciouse/Lainey (prep creator & WFMK Virtual Munch host) are once again running their ever popular "When Furry Met Kinky" panel, but this time broken up into two parts - spreading the fun and connection over a longer period of time. And during lunch! Feel free to bring your lunch so you do not have to choose between eating and socializing. 
Whether you're new to kink and/or furry fandom or experienced - come find that special someone, play partners, platonic friends, or see what unfolds. Single or not, whatever your orientation - participate in icebreakers and Conversational Scavenger Hunt & Bingo to help identify desires so that you can find compatibility.

For those that did not attend Part 1, we will still be dedicating the first half hour to bead code badge creation. Please come to Part 2 on time. 

Come early for When Furry Met Kinky Lunch Social, Part 1: Bead Code Badge Creation to have more time to create your bead code badges and catch the eye of new connections. 

If you would like to keep in touch with past & future attendees and get the latest updates on WFMK please Telegram message @Lusciouse to confirm you have read the rules and get added to the WFMK Virtual Munch.
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                    [title] => How To Make Your Car Handle
                    [by] => Rish
                    [where] => Panel Room 2
                    [when] => Saturday 1PM-2PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational (automotive)
                    [desc] => Learn about your car's suspension and how making changes will affect its performance. Will discuss how tires, spring rate, dampers, and geometry work together to manage weight transfer.
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                    [title] => Fansubbing 101
                    [by] => Rafael Monarrez
                    [where] => Panel Room 4
                    [when] => Saturday 1PM-2PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational (Art)
                    [desc] => Hardsubs or. softsubs? Literal or idiomatic? Speed or quality? Learn about all the work that goes into a fansub, from raw footage acquisition to finished video distribution. Join Axelfar Cat as he tells of his experience working with Zorori-Project.
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                    [title] => BAY-PAH Human Puppy Mosh
                    [by] => Pup Nacho, Wolf Freed, Weasel, & Tanuski
                    [where] => Panel Room 7
                    [when] => Saturday 1PM-5PM
                    [age] => 18+
                    [category] => Educational (Dance), Entertainment
                    [desc] => Belly rubs, treats and squeaky toys; it’s great to be a human puppy! Come play with some cute pups or pup out yourself with other human puppies in our expanded 500sq foot+ mosh space! Pup hoods/mitts/harnesses allowed, knee pads and hand protection highly encouraged, no gear necessary. Dozens of prizes from Mr. S Leather, Square Peg Toys, and the BAY-PAH Community! This is one puppy event you will not want to miss! Visit baypah.com for rules and FAQ’s and your chance to win 1 of 2 Puppy Hoods!
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                    [title] => Fitness and Nutrition: Let's get Whey-sted
                    [by] => Charlie Yeen
                    [where] => Panel Room 3
                    [when] => Saturday 2PM-3PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational (Health)
                    [desc] => Fitness for the average fur - Come learn some basics for a healthier lifestyle. I'll be presenting on Fitness, how to get fit, basic nutrition, and managing weight in addition to statistical information from previous surveys.
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                    [title] => Furrywood: Voice Acting
                    [by] => Carrizo
                    [where] => Panel Room 1
                    [when] => Saturday 2PM-4PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Entertainment
                    [desc] => Furrywood returns to Reno with another chance to have your voice talents heard! With a fresh collection of scripts and an updated portable recording rig, volunteer to step up to the microphones and get discovered! Recordings will be posted at http://furrywood.com (You can find last year's recordings at http://furrywood.com/fw/conventions/blfc2016.html )
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                    [title] => Furry Psychology with Dr. Nuka
                    [by] => Dr. Courtney Nuka Plante
                    [where] => Panel Room 4
                    [when] => Saturday 2PM-4PM
                    [age] => PG-13
                    [category] => Entertainment, Science!
                    [desc] => Wanna know what makes furries tick? Do you have a question you want a team of psychologists to study using REAL science? Then this panel's for you! Let Nuka walk you through nearly a decade of research on the furry fandom and suggest questions for the furry research team to answer next year!
                )

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                    [title] => So You Want To Make Plushies?
                    [by] => Fondant
                    [where] => Panel Room 3
                    [when] => Saturday 3PM-4PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational (Art)
                    [desc] => Have you ever wondered how plushies are made? Maybe you've wanted to make a plush of your sona or your favorite creature for a long time. Come learn how to get started! No sewing experience required.
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                    [title] => Introduction to Acrylic Painting
                    [by] => Keovi
                    [where] => Panel Room 2
                    [when] => Saturday 3PM-4PM
                    [age] => PG-13
                    [category] => Educational (Art), Workshop
                    [desc] => A hands-on, interactive demo exploring the basic techniques, formulas, array of applications (brush, marker, aerosol, spray) and the plentiful painterly paraphernalia of acrylic mediums, painting surfaces, brushes, and basic archival care of finished works.
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                    [title] => Feral fitness and health
                    [by] => Glemahund
                    [where] => Panel Room 2
                    [when] => Saturday 4PM-5PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Workshop
                    [desc] => An overview of various exercise, health, and fitness trends including different fitness modalities, basic diet/nutrition information, health tracking, and motivation. Emphasis will be given to beginners seeking to learn more, and to basic principles that participants can employ right away. Some movement involved.
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                    [title] => Motorfurs: Becoming a better driver, from nothing to professional
                    [by] => Humble Wolf, Jake Bunny
                    [where] => Panel Room 1
                    [when] => Saturday 4PM-5PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational (hobby/career)
                    [desc] => A break down of basic skill level in four levels, how it applies to driving, and any skill in life.  We will explain how to progress in skill from never having driven before to becoming a professional driver, tools of the trade, and vocabulary of a driver.
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                    [title] => Fur What It's Worth LIVE!
                    [by] => Roo and Tugs
                    [where] => Panel Room 4
                    [when] => Saturday 4PM-6PM
                    [age] => 18+
                    [category] => Entertainment
                    [desc] => Your favorite two fools, Roo and Tugs, bring their popular podcast antics LIVE to BLFC! Stay for the show and get something FREE.
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                    [title] => Intro to Poker
                    [by] => Tabbicus
                    [where] => Table top gaming area
                    [when] => Saturday 4PM-6PM
                    [age] => PG-13
                    [category] => Gaming
                    [desc] => Come participate in this hands-on crash course in poker! Topics will include basic gameplay, table etiquette, and introductions to several variations on the game.
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                    [title] => So You Think You Want To Build A Kit Car...
                    [by] => Rish, Smack Jackal
                    [where] => Panel Room 2
                    [when] => Saturday 5PM-6PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational (Automotive)
                    [desc] => Things to consider before making the commitment to building a kit or race car from a donor or from scratch.  Tools, skill sets, regulations, etc.
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                    [title] => Raccoons and Friends
                    [by] => Nikon
                    [where] => Panel Room 2
                    [when] => Saturday 6PM-7PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Species
                    [desc] => Do you like raccoons? Or any of the raccoon relatives, coati, ringtails, red pands, ect? This panel is for you. Come and meet and greet your fellow procyonae, learn more about raccoons and their cousins. Ask questions, we all might learn something.
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                    [title] => Watercolor: Basics
                    [by] => Ishaway
                    [where] => Panel Room 1
                    [when] => Saturday 8PM-10PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational (Art)
                    [desc] => A panel on the history of watercolor and pieces to know about your tools.  The panel covers papers, stretching paper, pigments, brush types, an overview on dry brush and wet in wet painting techniques.  If time permits a short, wet in wet painting demo will be done.
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                    [title] => Fursonas: Types and Stereotypes
                    [by] => Stigmata / Jonathan Vair Duncan
                    [where] => Panel Room 3
                    [when] => Saturday 9-10PM
                    [age] => PG-13
                    [category] => Educational (Art)
                    [desc] => In this illustrated lecture, Stigmata shares the different kinds of personas he's encountered in the furry fandom. A choice of species, color, patterns, and other traits in fursonas can inform us about what the character's owner may be like. Knowing this enables furry fans to connect to new friends and furry artists to approach commissions from a smarter stance.
                )

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                    [title] => Boundfox Presents: Beginning Rope Work
                    [by] => Martinisoft and Yonoa
                    [where] => Panel Room 4
                    [when] => Saturday 9-11PM
                    [age] => 18+
                    [category] => Workshop
                    [desc] => Rope work is a versatile and inexpensive skill to learn when getting into bondage or kinky play. This will be a hands-on workshop to discuss safety along with basic knots and ties so please bring a partner to learn with or find one at the panel. You and a partner can learn knots such as the overhand, square, and lark's head while incorporating those into specialized ties for all sorts of applications. Beginner and intermediate skill levels can benefit from a formal introduction or a great refresher course. It is suggested to bring at least a 15 foot length of rope to the class, 30 foot lengths will be available along with safety gear for a small fee.
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                    [title] => Figure Drawing
                    [by] => Blazer-flamewing, Thea
                    [where] => Panel Room 2
                    [when] => Saturday 10PM-11PM
                    [age] => PG-13
                    [category] => Educational (Art), Workshop
                    [desc] => Thea will be teaching the basics of drawing the human form! Gesture and long-pose included. Attendees should bring their own drawing equipment (sketchbook/paper, pencils/pens, tablets, etc)
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                    [title] => Furry Found Footage
                    [by] => Agouti-Rex, Aurelina
                    [where] => Panel Room 1
                    [when] => Saturday 10PM-12AM
                    [age] => PG-13
                    [category] => Entertainment
                    [desc] => Aurelina and Agouti-Rex have scoured thrift shops, garage sales, and dumpsters to find the funniest and strangest furry found footage for your edification! Weird public access puppet shows, lost animation, old 90s era news reports about this weird new "furry" hobby that's sweeping the nation are just a few of the things you'll see in this third installment of Furry Found Footage.
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                    [title] => Breakdancing101: How to Breakdance!
                    [by] => Collin Smith
                    [where] => Panel Room 7
                    [when] => Saturday 11PM-12AM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Workshop
                    [desc] => Sup yo! Name's Bboy Flitch! I'm an old school breakdancer and at this panel I'm here to teach all of you the basic steps to get you to start breakin'! This panel is a workshop so yes, we will be dancing! Loose clothing, energy, and positive vibes are required! Before hand I will go over some history of hip hop and the community of breaking. I will then teach all of you some moves you can use on the dance floor! And at the end, we will freestyle and battle each other!
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                    [title] => Furry Jackbox
                    [by] => Croc
                    [where] => Panel Room 4
                    [when] => Saturday 11PM-1AM
                    [age] => PG-13
                    [category] => Entertainment
                    [desc] => Got some time to kill between waiting for your suit to dry and that special invite room party?  Come laugh your tails off with us at Furry Jackbox! Audience members will be selected each round to play along with our panel of special fuzzy guests.  Expect things to get a little crazy, so if you're under 17 or easily offended, you may want to skip this one! We'll play a few different games (possibly but not necessarily) including such classics as: Quiplash 2, Guesspionage, Drawful 2, Trivia Murder Party and Tee K.O.
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                    [title] => Foxes and Peppers AD
                    [by] => featuring Fox Amoore and Pepper Coyote
                    [where] => 2nd Stage
                    [when] => Sunday 12-1:30AM
                    [age] => 18+
                    [category] => Entertainment
                    [desc] => Fox Amoore and Pepper Coyote giving you great music mixed with improv and of course, Scottish swearing. This show is for adults only, so bring them whisky!
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                    [title] => Open and Polyamorous Furry Relationships 101
                    [by] => Viro
                    [where] => Panel Room 2
                    [when] => Sunday 12PM-1PM
                    [age] => PG-13
                    [category] => Educational (Social)
                    [desc] => Are you in a relationship, but thinking of adding an additional mate? Have you considered an open relationship, but weren't sure what that would mean for your existing relationship? Are you single, and considering dating a couple, or joining up with an existing pack? Come to Open and Poly Furry Relationships 101, where you will learn how to practice non-monogamy ethically, with the full enthusiastic consent of all parties involved. Topics covered will include non-violent communication strategies, conflict resolution, ethical compromise, radical honesty, informed consent, safer sex practices, relationship structures (traditional monogamy, "monogamish" relationships, open relationships, polyamory, and relationship anarchy), personal boundaries, relationship rules, handling rejection, and how and when to say no. Presentation to be followed by Q&A.
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                    [by] => Draggor
                    [where] => Panel Room 4
                    [when] => Sunday 1PM-2PM
                    [age] => PG-13
                    [category] => Entertainment
                    [desc] => See a guy in a fursuit read hilariously awful (or awfully hilarious) answers to questions at Quipfur (lovingly ripped off from the Jackbox Quiplash game). Audience members vote on what they like best, and can even come up on stage to play against our panelists!
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                    [title] => Main Stage Magic: A primer to technical theater - Lighting
                    [by] => Smash, Leko
                    [where] => Main Stage
                    [when] => Sunday 2PM-3PM
                    [age] => All ages
                    [category] => Entertainment, Workshop
                    [desc] => The panels in this series will use the main stage itself as the presentation space, and offer attendees a behind the scenes tour and introduction to how we make the magic happen.  Subjects and demonstrations on lighting, sound, video, and design will be provided, and attendees will get some hands-on experience with the equipment.
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                    [title] => Furrywood: Motion Capture
                    [by] => Carrizo
                    [where] => Panel Room 7
                    [when] => Sunday 2PM-4PM
                    [age] => G
                    [category] => Educational (Art)
                    [desc] => Isn't Motion Capture that thing where guys wear black leotards with ping pong balls all over them? Well, it can be, but it isn't only that! In this interactive panel, we'll learn all about "mocap" and how it's used to animate CGI characters. We'll even get to play with some Perception Neuron motion capture suits (neuronmocap.com) and try making our own furry CG cartoon!
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                    [title] => Furoticon how-to-play and Tournaments
                    [by] => Penelope Owl, Crimsonred
                    [where] => Panel Room 1
                    [when] => Sunday 7PM-9PM
                    [age] => 18+
                    [category] => Gaming
                    [desc] => Come play the fandom's hottest card game! Learn how to play, and compete against other players in a sealed event! Build a deck of your choice and keep it! Everyone wins prizes!
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THURSDAY

  • Designing An App For Furry Conventions: A Case Study
    Thursday 8PM-9PM @Panel Room 3 | Educational (Programming) | by: Aaron Stroschein

    There are a lot of announcements and statistics to keep track of during a convention. Some people appreciate waiting until Closing Ceremonies to get their fill of information. You could also hop onto a site like Twitter, but then there is noise from distraction and opinion. What if there was an app dedicated to giving you real-time updates from events like the charity poker tournament, the dance competition auditions and the art show all in one? I decided to take a look into the pros and cons of this and would like to present my findings for those interested.

  • Furocity Radio: Unnecessary Umlat edition (PG-13)
    Thursday 8PM-10PM @Panel Room 4 | Entertainment | by: Eaite, Dirty Dog Doralius, Twilight, Zane Khandr

    You'll be hard pressed to find a stranger combination of personalities all in the same room together, let alone "collaborating". Come for fun and prizes, stay for the slow motion train wreck about to unfold. You can find all our regular programming online at www.FurocityRadio.com

  • A Bad Fanfiction Reading (18+)
    Thursday 9PM-10PM @Panel Room 1 | Entertainment | by: Rivalo, Chance, Stoobs, Kai

    Have you ever wanted to hear a bunch of furries attempt to drunkenly voice act through your favorite TERRIBLE fan fiction? Well do we have a treat for you! Join Rivalo Wolf, Chance Otter, Stoobs Deer, and Kai K9 among others as we attempt to brave the best of the worst.

  • NSFW Writing: Does and Don'ts (18+)
    Thursday 10PM-11PM @Panel Room 3 | Educational (Writing) | by: Pro Husky

    Let's go over the does and don'ts of NSFW writing in the fandom. There is some really cliche stuff we should be avoiding.

  • Midnight Fursuit Games (All ages)
    Thursday 11PM-1AM @2nd Stage | Competition, Fursuit | by: Growly ~ CatProwler

    Thinking FUN and ACTION for fur suiters willing to participate in con themed games and events that will decide whether or not we all survive

FRIDAY

  • Casino Gaming 101
    Friday 10AM-11AM @Table top gaming area | Workshop | by: Kijani

    Want to try your luck at the Grand Sierra's gaming tables but don't know where to begin? Let Kijani show you the ropes! With nearly eight years experience as a casino dealer, he will teach the basics of blackjack, roulette, craps and more so you'll hit the casino floor with the knowledge you need to have fun and win! Casino etiquette, game rules & basic strategy to increase your edge against the house will all be covered.

  • Disco's Icebreaker
    Friday 10AM-12PM @Panel Room 7 | Entertainment, Participation games | by: Disco

    All the participants are arranged in a circle (in chairs). There is one participant in the middle. The purpose is for the individual in the middle of the circle to gain a seat. To get another individual to relinquish their seat, the individual in the middle asks a question that is true of themselves (example "Who here is a furry?"). If anyone has that in common, they stand up and the individual in the middle gains their seat. However, many individuals may stay up if they should all have that point in common. This becomes a musical chairs situation where everyone is scrabbling for a seat. It is possible for the individual in the middle to be stuck there once more. They would then ask another question to try again.

  • Main Stage Magic: A primer to technical theater
    Friday 10AM-1PM @Main Stage | Entertainment, Workshop | by: Smash, Leko, and friends.

    This is the first in a series of panels focusing on the theatrical presentation technology and production at the main stage of many conventions.

  • Text Adventures
    Friday 11AM-12PM @Panel Room 4 | Entertainment | by: Draggor

    Gather round, literally, and make your way through some old school text adventures! Draggor, your host, will be subbing in for the computer, so sassy replies are to be expected from sassy commands. People will form a circle, and one by one will issue a "command" to the "computer", trying to work their way cooperatively through the adventure.

  • Main Stage Magic: A primer to technical theater - Audio (All ages)
    Friday 11AM-12PM @Main Stage | Entertainment, Workshop | by: Smash, Leko

    The panels in this series will use the main stage itself as the presentation space, and offer attendees a behind the scenes tour and introduction to how we make the magic happen. Subjects and demonstrations on lighting, sound, video, and design will be provided, and attendees will get some hands-on experience with the equipment.

  • Survey of Anthropomorphic Art
    Friday 11AM-12PM @Panel Room 3 | Educational (Art) | by: Haley

    Explore and survey the history of anthropomorphic art. Join us to learn about the history of anthropomorphic art and how it connects to the fandom.

  • Fursuiting Q@A (PG-13)
    Friday 12PM-1PM @Panel Room 1 | Educational | by: Candy Cotton

    A fun way to get all the questions you have ever had about fursuiting answered.

  • How to start your webcomic
    Friday 12PM-1PM @Panel Room 2 | Educational (Art), Educational (Writing) | by: Sukotto

    Do you have a webcomic idea you wanted to share with the world? Or do you want to do it to become popular? Curious on the tumultuous world of webcomic creation? Having an idea is cool and all, but an idea will stay on your head if you don't get it out there! Come on board with the creator of "Starwarriors" and "Welcome to Furaffinity" and learn some things you should know before you even start working on your webcomic! The first half will be a normal presentation and the second half will be a Q&A about anything you want to ask regarding webcomics, or other things!

  • Circus animals
    Friday 12PM-1PM @Panel Room 7 | Workshop | by: Linzer

    Come learn how to juggle. There will be balls and clubs. Open to all skill levels.

  • Who Wants to be a Voice Actor? (PG-13)
    Friday 12PM-1PM @Panel Room 4 | Educational (Voiceover) | by: TimberPuppers, Edward Bosco, Josh Tomar

    From Bugs Bunny to Nick Wilde, anthropomorphic characters have been talking to us from childhood to adulthood. Ever wondered what goes into bringing your favorite characters to life? Now you can! Join TimberPuppers (Tony Crynight's FNAF Series, Undertale Dubs, Piemation's Zootopia Parody) & Edward Bosco (Dust: An Elysian Tail, Street Fighter V, Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell) for an hour of voice acting fun! First up will be a Q&A where you can ask about everything you want to learn about voice acting. Then you can try it yourself, by volunteering to do a live reading of professional scripts starring some fluffy characters!

  • Video Game Industry 101
    Friday 1PM-2PM @Panel Room 2 | Workshop | by: Corvin Dallas

    Learn about the plethora of exciting opportunities that await those interested in a career in the video games industry! Learn about the different disciplines and basics to help you make heads or tails of things.

  • Scribbles 'n' Bits (PG-13)
    Friday 1PM-2PM @Panel Room 3 | Entertainment | by: Draggor

    It was a dark and stormy night, except then it wasn't. We're furries; we can do better than Paul Clifford! Come join the game where ,with your smartphone, you compose the next line of the story, and we all vote which line we li

  • Furs For Life: Live! (PG-13)
    Friday 1PM-3PM @Main Stage | Entertainment | by: Wolf Pup TK, Haku Pamfer, Yonoa, Diggy

    Come join our first live charity game show! We've got a mix of silly, skillful, and exciting games where YOU can get in on the action, play on stage, and win prizes! Expect lots of laughs, some very special guests, and surprises along the way. We'll also do some of our notorious charity dares, where we take the heat so you don't have to, all for the Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary. Don't miss out!

  • Furry Marketing
    Friday 2PM-3PM @Panel Room 1 | Educational Workshop Business | by: Deme Monster

    The key to successful sales is marketing. Are you a furry artist or crafter who wants to spice up your ads and improve your marketing strategy? Taught by a professional in the field, come learn and improve your skills on selling yourself!

  • Improving Your Photography By Getting Away From Program Mode
    Friday 2PM-3PM @Panel Room 3 | Educational (Art) | by: Rish

    Learn about aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how each affects your photograph. Discover how to read the histogram to improve your exposures. Intended for shooting outside of P mode with any camera (smart device, point & shoot, DSLR)

  • Unleash Your Inner Beast with the White Light Astral Orgasm (18+)
    Friday 3PM-4PM @Panel Room 2 | Workshop | by: CaliCoyote and Terminationshok

    CaliCoyote and Terminationshok invite you to open your chakras, align your meridians, and unleash your inner beast in this sexy, saucy, and downright naughty exploration of the most elusive of all sexual experiences: the white light astral orgasm. Prepare to be shocked, moved, and ejaculated beyond all reason!

  • Mascot Smackdown
    Friday 3PM-4PM @Panel Room 1 | Entertainment | by: Roman Maximilian Otter

    Hey mascot fans, it’s game day at BLFC. Are you ready for MLS, NHL, MLB, NBA, NFL, mascot smackdowns?! We’re gonna find out what BLFC’s favorite sports mascot is by the most intense bracket elimination game of your LIVES! Come on and vote for your favorites in this battle for the top mascot!

  • Overcoming Social Anxiety in the Fandom
    Friday 3PM-4PM @Panel Room 3 | Educational | by: Pro Husky, Arcturus Chusky

    If you find yourself struggling with social anxiety in the fandom, or real world, this could be the panel for you. We have successfully helped hundreds in this fandom overcome their social anxiety. This will be a very stress free, relaxing event where you can be yourself. Come join us as we help you battle this crippling anxiety.

  • Furry Youtubers Panel
    Friday 4PM-5PM @Panel Room 3 | Entertainment, Educational (Film stuff) | by: Featuring AceOfHeartsFox, Biogodz, Fjord Frost, Telephone, and Adam from YMS

    Meet your favorite furry YouTubers! Featuring AceOfHeartsFox, Biogodz, Fjord Frost, Telephone, and Adam from YMS. At the panel we'll teach furries important tips such as Video production, how to run a channel, Making Fursuiting vids, Vlogs and more. View behind the scenes material before it gets released on YouTube, and participate in a Q&A session. See you there!

  • Fursuiting 101 & 102
    Friday 4PM-5PM @Panel Room 2 | Educational (Fursuit) | by: Pro Husky, Arcturus Chusky

    The ins and outs of basic and advanced fursuiting. How to prepare your suit, body, and mind for short or long term fursuiting.

  • Basics of Dance Workshop
    Friday 4PM-6PM @Panel Room 7 | Educational (Dance) | by: Rinn

    Get your groove on in this workshop hosted by Rinn. Learn warm ups, rhythm and groove, basic steps and more to get you started in dance! This workshop is open to all, from beginner to advanced.

  • Tarot Illustration with Talenshi (PG-13)
    Friday 5PM-6PM @Panel Room 2 | Educational (Art) | by: Karen Swartz

    Design Process and Photoshop Demo with Talenshi

  • Public Speaking and You.
    Friday 5PM-6PM @Panel Room 3 | Workshop | by: Justin Goicoechea-chaostails, Borneo Armstrong

    Public presentation and group discussion on public speaking and how to improve upon it.

  • Puppy Summit (18+)
    Friday 8PM-9PM @Panel Room 7 | Discussion | by: Pup Kona, Nightcat

    Presented by Pup Kona and Nightcat
    Calling all pups and pup lovers. This is an open guided conversation about the puppy community. This is our chance to sit down as a community as a whole and talk about the challenges and successes we are facing. So please join us pull up a seat and be a part of the community. 18+

  • Ponyplay Basics (18+)
    Friday 9PM-10PM @Panel Room 2 | Educational (Fetish) | by: Thoroughblade

    Want to know more about pony play? This is the place to serve as a general meet and greet. Join us as we discuss the basics of what it means to be a pony, show off the gear involved and answer questions about pony play and where to find your own gear. This panel will be adult rated because of the implied nature of adult role play and the gear involved.

  • Puppy Summit Mosh (18+)
    Friday 9PM-11PM @Panel Room 7 | Entertainment | by: Pup Kona, Nightcat, Sir Roscoe and Sir Pounder

    Do you love wagging your tail and romping around? Have you ever been curious about Handling a puppy, or just wanted to pet and play with one on the mat floor? Are you looking for a place to pup out and have an absolutely pawesome time?

    Come sniff around then and join us for the Puppy Summit pup mosh!!!

    This event is designed to give all pups/pets and Handlers an opportunity to come together to pup out, socialize and overall have an amazing time with their fellow pup/furry community from all over the world. A great atmosphere and event, encompassing the awesome energy and fun that the puppy community has to offer in a mosh setting.

    We will start with giving any of the puppy/PAH groups an opportunity to briefly introduce themselves, showing their support and representation at the pup mosh event, and allowing us to thank them for their contribution to the community. We will then go over all safety, rules and appropriate attire when moshing before starting the event.

    Then let the play and romping around begin!!!

    Matts for moshing on the floor and puppy/squeaky toys will be provided. Also who could forget one thing puppies love, treats!

    This will be a wagtastic, fun event you don’t want to miss!

  • Furoticon how-to-play and open gaming (18+)
    Friday 9PM-11PM @Panel Room 1 | Gaming | by: Penelope Owl, Crimsonred

    Come play the fandom's hottest card game! Learn how to play, and compete against other beginners in a 4-player free for all! Get a deck of your choice and keep it! Everyone wins prizes!

  • Panel After Dark (Adult Recommended 18+)
    Friday 9PM-11PM @Panel Room 4 | Entertainment | by: Athena The Jackal

    Back again by popular demand! Filthy adult games, dirty talk, and prizes!! Might wanna take a bath after this one. It's Panel After Dark! Hosted by Athena The Jackal and Kaptain Kelly (and celebrity hosts)

  • Kink Discussion panel (18+)
    Friday 10PM-12AM @Panel Room 3 | Social discussion and education | by: Stormy Kittyhawk and Toby SnowWolf

    A no play open discussion about various kinks in a comfortable non judgmental setting. Ask questions and meet new people. All folks are welcome! 18+ Only

  • Northern Lights Podcast (18+)
    Friday 10PM-12AM @Panel Room 2 | Entertainment Social media and Podcasts | by: Raven Welesa & Lotus Wolf

    You chuckled with "Baptist Pumpkin Center" fell out over "Baby Can Swim, Yá?" And howled at "Tentacle Difficulties" Now join your favorite furry duo for "The Northern Lights Podcast LIVE" from BLFC 2017. Joined by special Guests: Fursuiter and Fursuit Engineer "Crazy" Joe & The Host of "It Only Gets Worse" Furocity radio personality Zane Khandr. So come join in for all the Outrageous stories, the goofy games, awesome giveaways, In your face Q&A and more drunken furry jokes the you can shake a Bad Dragon at. It "The Northern Lights Podcast LIVE" you must be 18 or older attend.

SATURDAY

  • Main Stage Magic: A primer to technical theater - Video (All ages)
    Saturday 10AM-11AM @Main Stage | Entertainment, Workshop | by: Smash, Leko

    The panels in this series will use the main stage itself as the presentation space, and offer attendees a behind the scenes tour and introduction to how we make the magic happen. Subjects and demonstrations on lighting, sound, video, and design will be provided, and attendees will get some hands-on experience with the equipment.

  • When Furry Met Kinky Lunch Social, Part 1: Bead Code Badge Creation (18+)
    Saturday 11AM-12PM @Panel Room 1 | Kink Social | by: Rainbow/Anisette (in-person host) and Lusciouse/Lainey (prep creator & WFMK Virtual Munch host)

    Rainbow/Anisette (in-person host) and Lusciouse/Lainey (prep creator & WFMK Virtual Munch host) are once again running their ever popular "When Furry Met Kinky" panel, but this time broken up into two parts - spreading the fun and connection over a longer period of time. And during lunch! Feel free to bring your lunch so you do not have to choose between eating and socializing.
    Whether you're new to kink and/or furry fandom or experienced - come find that special someone, play partners, platonic friends, or see what unfolds. Single or not, whatever your orientation - participate in bead code badge creation and lunch social to help identify desires so that you can find compatibility.

    Sample Bead Code Chart
    Colors & Descriptions
    black = top
    gray = switch
    white = bottom
    pink = female identifying
    purple = non-gender specific/other
    blue = male identifying
    heart of any color = open to non-monogamy or polyamory*
    star of any color = monogamous, asexual, not looking*
    * = Placed together to minimize beads and generate conversation. Ask questions!
    i.e. Are you a polyromantic asexual or not looking non-monogamous person?
    Return for When Furry Met Kinky Lunch Social, Part 2 for 30 additional minutes of bead code creation before moving into icebreakers and Conversational Scavenger Hunt & Bingo.
    (If you're not able to attend Part 1, please attend Part 2 on time.)

    If you would like to keep in touch with past & future attendees and get the latest updates on WFMK please Telegram message @Lusciouse to confirm you have read the rules and get added to the WFMK Virtual Munch.

  • Cuddling 101 (PG-13)
    Saturday 11AM-12PM @Panel Room 3 | Educational (Other) | by: Nezera

    Do you like to cuddle? I am sure you do! This panel will go through some cuddlig techniques, ediquette, consent and how to go about organizing your own cuddle events.

  • How I Learned To Be A Better D&D Player
    Saturday 11AM-12PM @Panel Room 1 | Workshop | by: Draggor

    Come have a discussion with Draggor, a one time shy, awkward D&D player, on how you can make any role playing game more fun for yourself and others! He's played since he was in middleschool, and for the past 5 years has been helping run a D&D Tournament at Gen Con every year.

  • Intermediate and Advanced Poi
    Saturday 11AM-1PM @Panel Room 7 | Educational (Dance) | by: Simboku

    For those who want to further their skill in spinning poi.

  • Magic The Gathering, Casual Planechase Commanderby Sharako Cloudcat (Will Siefferman)
    Saturday 12PM-2PM @Table Top Gaming Area | Entertainment, Gameing | by: Sharako Cloudcat

    Do you like playing Magic the Gathering? Then come and play some casual commander format (EDH) Magic. We will also be adding Planechase rules to the game. This is great for new and experienced players alike. Please bring a casual deck that is fun for everyone. If you don't have one, I will have a few extras you can play.

  • When Furry Met Kinky Lunch Social, Part 2: Icebreakers and Conversational Scavenger Hunt & Bingo (18+)
    Saturday 12:30PM-2PM @Panel Room 1 | Kink Social | by: Rainbow/Anisette (in-person host) and Lusciouse/Lainey (prep creator & WFMK Virtual Munch host)

    Rainbow/Anisette (in-person host) and Lusciouse/Lainey (prep creator & WFMK Virtual Munch host) are once again running their ever popular "When Furry Met Kinky" panel, but this time broken up into two parts - spreading the fun and connection over a longer period of time. And during lunch! Feel free to bring your lunch so you do not have to choose between eating and socializing.
    Whether you're new to kink and/or furry fandom or experienced - come find that special someone, play partners, platonic friends, or see what unfolds. Single or not, whatever your orientation - participate in icebreakers and Conversational Scavenger Hunt & Bingo to help identify desires so that you can find compatibility.

    For those that did not attend Part 1, we will still be dedicating the first half hour to bead code badge creation. Please come to Part 2 on time.

    Come early for When Furry Met Kinky Lunch Social, Part 1: Bead Code Badge Creation to have more time to create your bead code badges and catch the eye of new connections.

    If you would like to keep in touch with past & future attendees and get the latest updates on WFMK please Telegram message @Lusciouse to confirm you have read the rules and get added to the WFMK Virtual Munch.

  • How To Make Your Car Handle
    Saturday 1PM-2PM @Panel Room 2 | Educational (automotive) | by: Rish

    Learn about your car's suspension and how making changes will affect its performance. Will discuss how tires, spring rate, dampers, and geometry work together to manage weight transfer.

  • Fansubbing 101
    Saturday 1PM-2PM @Panel Room 4 | Educational (Art) | by: Rafael Monarrez

    Hardsubs or. softsubs? Literal or idiomatic? Speed or quality? Learn about all the work that goes into a fansub, from raw footage acquisition to finished video distribution. Join Axelfar Cat as he tells of his experience working with Zorori-Project.

  • BAY-PAH Human Puppy Mosh (18+)
    Saturday 1PM-5PM @Panel Room 7 | Educational (Dance), Entertainment | by: Pup Nacho, Wolf Freed, Weasel, & Tanuski

    Belly rubs, treats and squeaky toys; it’s great to be a human puppy! Come play with some cute pups or pup out yourself with other human puppies in our expanded 500sq foot+ mosh space! Pup hoods/mitts/harnesses allowed, knee pads and hand protection highly encouraged, no gear necessary. Dozens of prizes from Mr. S Leather, Square Peg Toys, and the BAY-PAH Community! This is one puppy event you will not want to miss! Visit baypah.com for rules and FAQ’s and your chance to win 1 of 2 Puppy Hoods!

  • Fitness and Nutrition: Let's get Whey-sted
    Saturday 2PM-3PM @Panel Room 3 | Educational (Health) | by: Charlie Yeen

    Fitness for the average fur - Come learn some basics for a healthier lifestyle. I'll be presenting on Fitness, how to get fit, basic nutrition, and managing weight in addition to statistical information from previous surveys.

  • Furrywood: Voice Acting
    Saturday 2PM-4PM @Panel Room 1 | Entertainment | by: Carrizo

    Furrywood returns to Reno with another chance to have your voice talents heard! With a fresh collection of scripts and an updated portable recording rig, volunteer to step up to the microphones and get discovered! Recordings will be posted at http://furrywood.com (You can find last year's recordings at http://furrywood.com/fw/conventions/blfc2016.html )

  • Furry Psychology with Dr. Nuka (PG-13)
    Saturday 2PM-4PM @Panel Room 4 | Entertainment, Science! | by: Dr. Courtney Nuka Plante

    Wanna know what makes furries tick? Do you have a question you want a team of psychologists to study using REAL science? Then this panel's for you! Let Nuka walk you through nearly a decade of research on the furry fandom and suggest questions for the furry research team to answer next year!

  • So You Want To Make Plushies?
    Saturday 3PM-4PM @Panel Room 3 | Educational (Art) | by: Fondant

    Have you ever wondered how plushies are made? Maybe you've wanted to make a plush of your sona or your favorite creature for a long time. Come learn how to get started! No sewing experience required.

  • Introduction to Acrylic Painting (PG-13)
    Saturday 3PM-4PM @Panel Room 2 | Educational (Art), Workshop | by: Keovi

    A hands-on, interactive demo exploring the basic techniques, formulas, array of applications (brush, marker, aerosol, spray) and the plentiful painterly paraphernalia of acrylic mediums, painting surfaces, brushes, and basic archival care of finished works.

  • Feral fitness and health
    Saturday 4PM-5PM @Panel Room 2 | Workshop | by: Glemahund

    An overview of various exercise, health, and fitness trends including different fitness modalities, basic diet/nutrition information, health tracking, and motivation. Emphasis will be given to beginners seeking to learn more, and to basic principles that participants can employ right away. Some movement involved.

  • Motorfurs: Becoming a better driver, from nothing to professional
    Saturday 4PM-5PM @Panel Room 1 | Educational (hobby/career) | by: Humble Wolf, Jake Bunny

    A break down of basic skill level in four levels, how it applies to driving, and any skill in life. We will explain how to progress in skill from never having driven before to becoming a professional driver, tools of the trade, and vocabulary of a driver.

  • Fur What It's Worth LIVE! (18+)
    Saturday 4PM-6PM @Panel Room 4 | Entertainment | by: Roo and Tugs

    Your favorite two fools, Roo and Tugs, bring their popular podcast antics LIVE to BLFC! Stay for the show and get something FREE.

  • Intro to Poker (PG-13)
    Saturday 4PM-6PM @Table top gaming area | Gaming | by: Tabbicus

    Come participate in this hands-on crash course in poker! Topics will include basic gameplay, table etiquette, and introductions to several variations on the game.

  • So You Think You Want To Build A Kit Car...
    Saturday 5PM-6PM @Panel Room 2 | Educational (Automotive) | by: Rish, Smack Jackal

    Things to consider before making the commitment to building a kit or race car from a donor or from scratch. Tools, skill sets, regulations, etc.

  • Raccoons and Friends
    Saturday 6PM-7PM @Panel Room 2 | Species | by: Nikon

    Do you like raccoons? Or any of the raccoon relatives, coati, ringtails, red pands, ect? This panel is for you. Come and meet and greet your fellow procyonae, learn more about raccoons and their cousins. Ask questions, we all might learn something.

  • Watercolor: Basics
    Saturday 8PM-10PM @Panel Room 1 | Educational (Art) | by: Ishaway

    A panel on the history of watercolor and pieces to know about your tools. The panel covers papers, stretching paper, pigments, brush types, an overview on dry brush and wet in wet painting techniques. If time permits a short, wet in wet painting demo will be done.

  • Fursonas: Types and Stereotypes (PG-13)
    Saturday 9-10PM @Panel Room 3 | Educational (Art) | by: Stigmata / Jonathan Vair Duncan

    In this illustrated lecture, Stigmata shares the different kinds of personas he's encountered in the furry fandom. A choice of species, color, patterns, and other traits in fursonas can inform us about what the character's owner may be like. Knowing this enables furry fans to connect to new friends and furry artists to approach commissions from a smarter stance.

  • Boundfox Presents: Beginning Rope Work (18+)
    Saturday 9-11PM @Panel Room 4 | Workshop | by: Martinisoft and Yonoa

    Rope work is a versatile and inexpensive skill to learn when getting into bondage or kinky play. This will be a hands-on workshop to discuss safety along with basic knots and ties so please bring a partner to learn with or find one at the panel. You and a partner can learn knots such as the overhand, square, and lark's head while incorporating those into specialized ties for all sorts of applications. Beginner and intermediate skill levels can benefit from a formal introduction or a great refresher course. It is suggested to bring at least a 15 foot length of rope to the class, 30 foot lengths will be available along with safety gear for a small fee.

  • Figure Drawing (PG-13)
    Saturday 10PM-11PM @Panel Room 2 | Educational (Art), Workshop | by: Blazer-flamewing, Thea

    Thea will be teaching the basics of drawing the human form! Gesture and long-pose included. Attendees should bring their own drawing equipment (sketchbook/paper, pencils/pens, tablets, etc)

  • Furry Found Footage (PG-13)
    Saturday 10PM-12AM @Panel Room 1 | Entertainment | by: Agouti-Rex, Aurelina

    Aurelina and Agouti-Rex have scoured thrift shops, garage sales, and dumpsters to find the funniest and strangest furry found footage for your edification! Weird public access puppet shows, lost animation, old 90s era news reports about this weird new "furry" hobby that's sweeping the nation are just a few of the things you'll see in this third installment of Furry Found Footage.

  • Breakdancing101: How to Breakdance!
    Saturday 11PM-12AM @Panel Room 7 | Workshop | by: Collin Smith

    Sup yo! Name's Bboy Flitch! I'm an old school breakdancer and at this panel I'm here to teach all of you the basic steps to get you to start breakin'! This panel is a workshop so yes, we will be dancing! Loose clothing, energy, and positive vibes are required! Before hand I will go over some history of hip hop and the community of breaking. I will then teach all of you some moves you can use on the dance floor! And at the end, we will freestyle and battle each other!

  • Furry Jackbox (PG-13)
    Saturday 11PM-1AM @Panel Room 4 | Entertainment | by: Croc

    Got some time to kill between waiting for your suit to dry and that special invite room party? Come laugh your tails off with us at Furry Jackbox! Audience members will be selected each round to play along with our panel of special fuzzy guests. Expect things to get a little crazy, so if you're under 17 or easily offended, you may want to skip this one! We'll play a few different games (possibly but not necessarily) including such classics as: Quiplash 2, Guesspionage, Drawful 2, Trivia Murder Party and Tee K.O.

  • Foxes and Peppers AD (18+)
    Sunday 12-1:30AM @2nd Stage | Entertainment | by: featuring Fox Amoore and Pepper Coyote

    Fox Amoore and Pepper Coyote giving you great music mixed with improv and of course, Scottish swearing. This show is for adults only, so bring them whisky!

SUNDAY

  • Open and Polyamorous Furry Relationships 101 (PG-13)
    Sunday 12PM-1PM @Panel Room 2 | Educational (Social) | by: Viro

    Are you in a relationship, but thinking of adding an additional mate? Have you considered an open relationship, but weren't sure what that would mean for your existing relationship? Are you single, and considering dating a couple, or joining up with an existing pack? Come to Open and Poly Furry Relationships 101, where you will learn how to practice non-monogamy ethically, with the full enthusiastic consent of all parties involved. Topics covered will include non-violent communication strategies, conflict resolution, ethical compromise, radical honesty, informed consent, safer sex practices, relationship structures (traditional monogamy, "monogamish" relationships, open relationships, polyamory, and relationship anarchy), personal boundaries, relationship rules, handling rejection, and how and when to say no. Presentation to be followed by Q&A.

  • Quipfur (PG-13)
    Sunday 1PM-2PM @Panel Room 4 | Entertainment | by: Draggor

    See a guy in a fursuit read hilariously awful (or awfully hilarious) answers to questions at Quipfur (lovingly ripped off from the Jackbox Quiplash game). Audience members vote on what they like best, and can even come up on stage to play against our panelists!

  • Main Stage Magic: A primer to technical theater - Lighting (All ages)
    Sunday 2PM-3PM @Main Stage | Entertainment, Workshop | by: Smash, Leko

    The panels in this series will use the main stage itself as the presentation space, and offer attendees a behind the scenes tour and introduction to how we make the magic happen. Subjects and demonstrations on lighting, sound, video, and design will be provided, and attendees will get some hands-on experience with the equipment.

  • Furrywood: Motion Capture
    Sunday 2PM-4PM @Panel Room 7 | Educational (Art) | by: Carrizo

    Isn't Motion Capture that thing where guys wear black leotards with ping pong balls all over them? Well, it can be, but it isn't only that! In this interactive panel, we'll learn all about "mocap" and how it's used to animate CGI characters. We'll even get to play with some Perception Neuron motion capture suits (neuronmocap.com) and try making our own furry CG cartoon!

  • Furoticon how-to-play and Tournaments (18+)
    Sunday 7PM-9PM @Panel Room 1 | Gaming | by: Penelope Owl, Crimsonred

    Come play the fandom's hottest card game! Learn how to play, and compete against other players in a sealed event! Build a deck of your choice and keep it! Everyone wins prizes!