Eurofurence 25 – Fractures in Time
A blinding, all consuming light.
An unnatural stillness in the air. Nature itself seems to have paused. You were just there and now you’re here.
Blink a few times to get rid of the afterburn of that light. You will be all right in a bit. You might wonder where you are, though it’d be best to ask yourself when you are. The where is easy, this is Eurofurence, of course, our annual gathering of critters of all sorts of places and times. The when, however, may take a while to explain.
While you recover from your travel, why don’t I tell you a bit more about us? We are bound together by our love of the anthropomorphic. We are as varied as the times we hail from but we always find ourselves grounded here in the Estrel in Berlin. What are we here for, you ask? Oh, so many things!
We come to see our costumed friends perform and dance. We come to listen to our peers in panels. We gaze upon the timeless artistic wonders on display in the art show. We swap stories of times to come and times passed at the campfire. Our being together binds us to this place and we are free to explore all the past, present and future.
I am sure you figured out by now that our ‘when’ is when you want it to be. What does it matter, time? A thought up concept that is so much more fluid and ever changing than you could have ever thought. All that matters is that we are together, no matter when we are.
Are you ready to explore, traveler? After all, we have all the time in the world.
We understand that our website might be overwhelming and confusing at first, so here's what you need to know to get you started for your first Eurofurence. The following guide is for people new to EF or new to cons at all. If you find any information lacking or a question left unclear, don't hesitate to write us.
First and foremost, as an attendee of Eurofurence, you must have read and agreed to all general policies.
Take your time and make sure you understand everything. If in doubt, contact our security department about questions regarding these rules.
You'll find all policies under "Policies", section "General Policies".
Furthermore, all policies listed under "Event Policies" apply to all attendees who attend certain events or activities at the convention.
Dates & Deadlines
There are various dates and deadlines to keep in mind. Generally, you'd want to keep track of registration, booking and payment dates:
- Registration usually starts around January or February. Exact date and time is being announced at reg.eurofurence.org.
- Membership payment due dates are provided on reg.eurofurence.org and within your registration confirmation emails.
- Check reg.eurofurence.org for details on the hotel booking process and affiliated dates.
Artists may additionaly need to keep an eye on application deadlines for Art Show and Dealers' Den:
- Check the Art Show Page for the panel application deadline.
- Check the Dealers' Den Page for the table application deadline.
Fursuiters may want to keep the fursuit badge registration deadline in mind:
Registration & Hotel Room
Registration usually opens around January or February before the convention. The exact date and time will be announced on our separated registration website, reg.eurofurence.org, along with a detailed description on how the registration and hotel room booking process works. Note that this process my vary every year, so make sure to inform yourself beforehand.
Last but not least, register and book your hotel room as soon as possible.
Getting a spot at the popular main hotel is tough, we know that. Part of our efforts to improve this situation is by providing alternatives; On our Overflow page, we'll point you towards suitable hotels and hostels. Expect this information to be available some weeks before the convention. If you rely on such an option, check the page frequently!
Your Way to Eurofurence
You won't be left alone to find your way to the convention. Our Travel Guide provides useful information on how to get to Berlin and the Hotel itself, where to park your car, how much it costs, and so on.
This page is being updated more frequently as the convention draws near, so make sure to check back for updates!
At the Convention
Once arrived at the convention, there are two very first things to do in no particular order:
- Check in with the hotel at the reception and receive your room key.
- Check in to the convention at our Registration Desk on-site and receive your convention badge, Con Book and various other goodies.
To find the Registration Desk, check available maps or ask other attendees or our staff.
if you ever need to identify our staff, that's easy:
- Orange and red lanyards indicate staff members.
- Blue & Yellow indicate our security personnel - they can not only answer all your questions, but they'll also keep you safe and are able to provide medical help, if need arises.
Working at Eurofurence
If you'd like to lend a helping hand at or around the convention, we've got a list of open positions to fill. Make sure to check the page frequently, as we keep updating it throughout the entire year.
Artists: Selling at Eurofurence
There are generally two ways of selling merchandise at Eurofurence: by auction in the Art Show / Art Auction and directly in the Dealers' Den or Artist Alley. All options except Artist Alley require you to to register beforehand until a given deadline and apply for a panel or table accordingly. Read on for deadlines and application processes:
If you're going to sell art or merchandise at Eurofurence, additional policies apply to you. Find them on our Policies page under "Artist Policies".
Other Websites & Services
Follow us on other websites and keep up to date with various aspects of Eurofurence and the community.
- @Eurofurence Main Channel
- Dealers' Den
- EF Prime
- Fursuit Photoshoot
- Fursuit Support
- Pawpet Show
- Paws On Fire Dance Show
Getting in Touch
We cannot possibly cover every question. That's why we have multiple ways for attendees to contact us or the community for help. If you find yourself in need of assistence and our website doesn't seem to provide the desired answer, try these steps: