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Friday, July 5
 

13:00 EDT

Furries & the Spectrum: FurScience Research Session I
This 18+ furries on the autism spectrum research discussion group is limited to 10 participants. Sign up ONLY at the FurScience table in the registration area of the Convention Center. You can answer the research questions online (Study 5) at https://furscience.com/participant/


Friday July 5, 2019 13:00 - 14:20 EDT
DLCC 336

14:00 EDT

Audio, Video, Magnifico! Innovative technology in performance
Have you ever been amazed at a concert and wondered “How the heck do they do they do that?” Or are you a performer yourself who aspires to take your show to the next level? Well you’ve come to the right place! Join our discussion on taking the latest tech to the stage

Speakers
avatar for Kezz

Kezz

Software Architect, Stony Brook University


Friday July 5, 2019 14:00 - 14:50 EDT
DLCC 406 Classroom

14:00 EDT

Gender Expression in the Furry Community.
Gender expression is a big part of our everyday life, and we don't always know which gender identity is right for us. But by creating a fursona with a different gender(s), styles, and colors, it allows us to explore different gender expressions without the fear of rejection.

Speakers
avatar for P.I.F.

P.I.F.

I'm a huge furry nerd who goes by they/them pronouns. Always feel free to stop by and say ello~ (:


Friday July 5, 2019 14:00 - 14:50 EDT
DLCC 315

15:00 EDT

FurScience! Recent Findings & Furscience Activities
Dr. Sharon Roberts, associate professor at UWaterloo and one of the co-founders of FurScience, will acquaint you with some research findings from the IARP & share progress on partnerships to reduce stigma. Learn something new and have fun, too! See examples of our current projects at http://furscience.com/participant/.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sharon E. Roberts

Dr. Sharon E. Roberts

Associate Professor, University of Waterloo
For media requests: serobert@uwaterloo.ca


Friday July 5, 2019 15:00 - 16:50 EDT
DLCC 319-321

17:00 EDT

Animal-Person Caricatures: Anthro Art in Japanese History
A talk and slideshow about anthro art in Japanese history, especially centering on the Choju-jinbutsu Giga (Scroll of Frolicking Animals) in the 12th and 13th Centuries.

Speakers

Friday July 5, 2019 17:00 - 17:50 EDT
WESTIN Cambria

18:00 EDT

Law and OwOrder: Zootopia
What happens after the ZPD puts the cuffs on you? Come learn about the basics of criminal procedure with a Furry twist! Follow four of the criminals of Zootopia in their journey through the criminal justice system.

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Friday July 5, 2019 18:00 - 18:50 EDT
DLCC 316

22:00 EDT

Astronofurs Star Party
MEET AT DLCC 337-338 Then Heading Outside!

Come and take a tour of the night skies over Anthrocon with the AstronoFurs. Members will be on hand to familiarize you with the late spring/early summer constellations and objects visible under light polluted, urban skies, on the convention center's North Terrace. In the event of inclement weather we will gather on the DLCC second floor (Registration & Dealer's Room) by the glass elevator for an hour to talk astronomy and answer questions. Just follow the signs, take the glass "Wonka'vator" all the way to the top, exit onto the North Terrace, walk towards the river and look for our telescopes. (Weather Permitting)

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Friday July 5, 2019 22:00 - 23:50 EDT
DLCC 337-338
 
Saturday, July 6
 

11:00 EDT

Furries & the Spectrum: FurScience Research Session2
This 18+ furries on the autism spectrum research discussion group is limited to 10 participants. Sign up ONLY at the FurScience table in the registration area of the Convention Center. You can answer the research questions online (Study 5) at https://furscience.com/participant/


Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00 - 12:20 EDT
DLCC 336

17:00 EDT

A Conversation: Uncle Kage and Furscience
Uncle Kage (Dr. Samuel Conway) of Anthrocon sits down for a conversation with two of the founding members of the International Anthropomorphic Research Project AKA FurScience (furscience.com): Dr. Gerbasi of NCCC/Suny, NY (Professor) and Dr. Roberts of Renison/University of Waterloo, Ontario (Associate Professor). Together, they will engage in a conversation about the past, present, and future of the furry fandom. This is an interactive conversation between the panel members and the audience, so come with your questions ready!

Speakers
avatar for Uncle Kage

Uncle Kage

Chairman, Anthrocon
Known as "Uncle Kage" to his fans, Dr. Samuel Conway is not only a research scientist, but also an experienced raconteur who has performed on stage all around the country and even in such far-flung places as Germany, Australia, England and the Czech Republic. He has been called by... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Sharon E. Roberts

Dr. Sharon E. Roberts

Associate Professor, University of Waterloo
For media requests: serobert@uwaterloo.ca


Saturday July 6, 2019 17:00 - 17:50 EDT
DLCC 319-321

17:00 EDT

Music Theory 101
Love playing music but want to learn to compose? Or maybe you've written a few songs but want to learn more? Come learn the basics of harmonic structure and why your favorite music sounds the way it does!

Speakers
avatar for afoxnamedcoyote

afoxnamedcoyote

MUSIC! I love performing, jamming, writing, living, and breathing music. I'm always game to talk guitars or theory! ...Oh, and I guess I program for a living.


Saturday July 6, 2019 17:00 - 17:50 EDT
WESTIN Cambria

19:00 EDT

The Blind Side
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be blind or had questions about blindness? Join Citrine and his mate Snow Flake as they explain what it's like to be blind in a sighted world.

Speakers
avatar for Citrine

Citrine

(Citrine Husky / Ice TYP) A young blind fursuiter, singer, musician, comedian, panel runner, dancer, partier, and friend who won't shut up! ^^


Saturday July 6, 2019 19:00 - 19:50 EDT
DLCC 315

20:00 EDT

Fuzzy Tech: Artists and Email
Calling all artists! Ever wanted your own email to help perpetuate your brand? Well join us and learn about the quick and easy solutions available to start handling email and start using your brand!

Speakers

Saturday July 6, 2019 20:00 - 20:50 EDT
WESTIN Armstrong

22:00 EDT

Astronofurs Star Party
MEET AT DLCC 337-338 Then Heading Outside!

Come and take a tour of the night skies over Anthrocon with the AstronoFurs. Members will be on hand to familiarize you with the late spring/early summer constellations and objects visible under light polluted, urban skies, on the convention center's North Terrace. In the event of inclement weather we will gather on the DLCC second floor (Registration & Dealer's Room) by the glass elevator for an hour to talk astronomy and answer questions. Just follow the signs, take the glass "Wonka'vator" all the way to the top, exit onto the North Terrace, walk towards the river and look for our telescopes. (Weather Permitting)

Speakers

Saturday July 6, 2019 22:00 - 23:50 EDT
DLCC 337-338
 
Sunday, July 7
 

00:00 EDT

Learn Shibari with Sarge
Interested in Shibari but need help learning the ropes? Come learn the basics in this casual guided workshop where you'll learn basic and advanced techniques to build a strong Shibari foundation that focuses on the unique beauty of rope.  Some rope will be available, but please bring what you can.  Better to have extra than not enough.  4-8mm rope is best; I use 6mm hemp, but any will do the job.

UPDATE:
Due to my supplier limitations  and the apparently great interest in this panel (and personal budget), rope will be very limited. Please bring some if you can. Sharing is caring.

Speakers
avatar for Starstress

Starstress

Juggler
Kitsune Yokai! Love all types foxes! Animals, anime, gamer, dog caretaker, dragons, music, MLP, juggler, sakuras, stars, art, &anything kawaii! Come say hi, very social loving kitsune! NewYorican born~
avatar for Sarge

Sarge

Nurse, Army Medic, and amateur bondage enthusiast. Excited to teach the wonderful world of rope to anyone interested in getting their hooves or paws wet in the land of Japanese rope bondage.


Sunday July 7, 2019 00:00 - 02:50 EDT
WESTIN Butler

10:00 EDT

FurScience Research:Therians, Otherkin and Family Relationships
This 18+ therian/otherkin research discussion group on family relationships is limited to 10 participants. Sign up ONLY at the FurScience table in the registration area of the Convention Center. You can answer the research questions online at https://furscience.com/participant/


Sunday July 7, 2019 10:00 - 11:20 EDT
DLCC 336

11:00 EDT

Phenomenally Furry: expand your experiences
Have you ever seriously wondered what it would feel like to be your Fursona? Animals of different shapes and sizes see, hear, smell and touch our world in radically different ways. How can we bridge the gap between our experiences and theirs? With the latest technology of course!
I'll be bringing a WindowsMR headset with some modified demos so we can delve right into out of body experimentations and more~

Speakers
avatar for Kezz

Kezz

Software Architect, Stony Brook University


Sunday July 7, 2019 11:00 - 11:50 EDT
DLCC 406 Classroom

11:30 EDT

FurScience Research: How do Therians and Otherkin “Human”?
This 18+ therian/otherkin research discussion group on “how to human” is limited to 10 participants. Sign up ONLY at the FurScience table in the registration area of the Convention Center. You can answer the research questions online at https://furscience.com/participant/


Sunday July 7, 2019 11:30 - 12:50 EDT
DLCC 336

12:00 EDT

Furry Motivation Hour
Con Dad (Alex Haegele) will speak on personal experiences and share stories to hopefully motivate and encourage others to push for success.

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Sunday July 7, 2019 12:00 - 12:50 EDT
DLCC 316

13:00 EDT

Telegram Security
Security of telegram and other chat clients a year later

Speakers
D

DJ-Salrus

Owner, JASTech Computers


Sunday July 7, 2019 13:00 - 13:50 EDT
DLCC 315

13:30 EDT

Pagan Furs: The Mysteries of Magic
The word magic conjures up lots of images: dozens of burning candles, a bubbling cauldron, a pointed witches hat. But what is it really? Come here the truth about magic: what it is, what it isn't, how it works, and what it exists for.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Phoenix

Crystal Phoenix

Hello everyone. Crystal Phoenix here. Im a Celestial Bird born in stars. Im made of light, have 8 wings, & emanate from a crystal. Im also a happily married gay liberal Wiccan from the St.Louis area. I look forward to meeting all of my fellow Avians & other furries this year at Midwest... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 13:30 - 14:50 EDT
DLCC 316

15:30 EDT

FurScience Wrap-up Session/Debriefing
This session will review the goals of this year’s FurScience “big survey,” and focus groups.  Time will be provided for questions and answers.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sharon E. Roberts

Dr. Sharon E. Roberts

Associate Professor, University of Waterloo
For media requests: serobert@uwaterloo.ca


Sunday July 7, 2019 15:30 - 16:50 EDT
DLCC 406 Classroom