“Welcome to Tortuga - On the High Seas"
Ah, land! After so much time at sea, you were beginning to doubt if you’d ever be finding that mysterious, hidden island where the old maps said creatures of many shapes and sizes come to be together. You’ve spent many a sleepless night reading the stories of other explorers…You hurriedly offboard the ship, breathing in the sweet tropical air rich with promises.
There are simply so many things to do and see! When the mead flows and the cards are in one’s favour, the possibilities are endless! The performers in their colourful furry costumes, the market full of its exotic wares and of course the stories of the deep ocean shared over drinks at night. Hastily scribbled down notes spoke of performers battling through dance in a darkened arena, letting their bodies tell the story.
The wild stories you’ve read spoke of hidden treasure and fierce competition to get it, as well, but isn’t that just another part of that crazy thing called life?
We are a collection of artists, animators, writers, costumers, puppeteers, and just everyday fans who enjoy cartoon animals and anthropomorphic characters of all kind. Eurofurence offers workshops, panel discussions, an art exhibition, a dealer room, stage events, dances, parties and much more! This page is here to keep you up to date about all the things you need to know if you want to attend, contribute, or both.
About Eurofurence /
We understand that a convention a big as Eurofurence might be overwhelming and confusing at first, so here's what you need to know to get you started for your first time. 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 additionally 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:
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.
Outside of registration hours, you can register at any time at the Security Frontdesk.
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: