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Mainefurs BBQ - Sat May 7th [17 Apr 2016|03:45pm]
ntshadow
[ mood | happy ]

NightSpiritWings will be hosting the second annual Maine Furry BBQ this year (cause she rocked the first one so much).

It will again be held at the Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth. Saturday, May 7th starting around 11am-ish and continuing until people get tired.

It's potluck, so bring food. It's a park, so bring balls, frisbees, drones other happy-fun-time activities.

We had a lot of fun last year and hope to see more furs come this year.

For more information, check out Welcome or reach out to NSW.

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Brunswick Bowling Meet - January 09, 2016 [24 Nov 2015|01:05am]
ntshadow
Posting on Behalf of Novar Lynx, who doesn't use LiveJournal

Saturday 09 January 2016, 02:00pm

Location Yankee Lanes, 276 Bath Road, Brunswick, ME
Fursuits: Welcomed and encouraged!

January 2016 Maine FurBowl

Cost: $14 with shoe rental; $10.50 without. Directly pay the cashier at the bowling alley.
This cost is for two games.
I will be calling to negotiate a possible lower cost. We'll see what happens.

Please see below for an additional explanation of the cost increase.

Snow dates: If there is a snowstorm in Maine, the bowl will be pushed to the following week.
Snow date #1: January 16
Snow date #2: January 28th (23rd skipped because of ANE)
Snow date #3: February 6th
Snow date #4: Meet canceled

The location has changed
The location has been moved to Yankee Lanes for a couple of reasons. The biggest reason is the previous location does not have a snack bar, it instead has a full-on restaurant so if anyone wanted a snack they'd have to settle for a full meal. Yankee Lanes has a snack bar. Second, Yankee Lanes is a larger facility and they don't get as much business. At the last meet we had to compete with two birthday parties which meant long line waits for shoe rental and bowling in the dark because they turned on the party lights.

Cost increase explanation:
The reason why the cost jumped so high is because of a few factors. First off, we were using a discounted rate last time we bowled and that was a one time deal that we can't get again. This meant the cost per person was less. Second, Yankee Lanes is a tiny bit more expensive. Finally, this cost includes shoe rental so it will be less for anyone who does not need to rent shoes.

Hope to see lots of furs there! REEOW!

If you have questions, I'd be happy to forward them to Novar on your behalf
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Arrrgh [09 Apr 2015|12:19pm]
ntshadow
It snowed again.
And not a light dusting, either.
This can't be right.
Must be a hallucination.
I will ignore the snow, put on swim trunks, and go out back to get a tan.
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The Unrelenting Frost [30 Mar 2015|12:32pm]
ntshadow
[ mood | working ]

Some Nature Spirits just won't give up.
It's snowing again.
A small dusting of flakes, but still snow.

And meanwhile in the rest of New England, other furries are already getting out there air conditioners and sun screen oil. :-D

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Noooo [15 Mar 2015|08:17pm]
ntshadow
[ mood | cranky ]

Of course it snowed today. After the start of beautiful weather yesterday, the sky said "fooled ya" and sprinkled a light dusting of snow over the state.

Damn it.

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Rain [14 Mar 2015|11:25pm]
ntshadow
[ mood | refreshed ]

It rained today. Which is significant for a few reasons. First, it was actually warm enough to rain instead of snow (though I think it started as sleet). Second, the rain melted a lot of the mountain ranges of snow, so Maine is looking less like the set of Day After Tomorrow 2. Thirdly, all that rain and melted snow is draining into my basement. :P

But soon Spring will officially be here. And with that, outdoor fun and hiking!

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Snow [04 Jan 2015|04:02am]
ntshadow
We got snows!

*packs snoo around side of house for extra insulation and make house look like an igloo*
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Possible Movie Meet in Southern Maine [14 Nov 2014|07:18pm]
ntshadow
Would anyone be interested in getting together to see The Hobbit in December, or the Paddington Bear movie in January?
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Hello? [03 Feb 2014|03:27am]
ntshadow
[ mood | Moody ]

Does anyone else read this Journal?

Hello?

I'm taking this thing here, if no one else wants it.

Also calling dibs on this, I've wanted one for my bike for some time.

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Two Weeks Till FurFright! [12 Oct 2013|02:21am]
ntshadow
Wooooot
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Movie Nights [07 Sep 2013|03:20am]
ntshadow
Would anyone be interested in getting together to see movies in a theater?
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Anthrocon [22 May 2013|04:52pm]
ntshadow
Anyone else going to Anthrocon this year and interested in a rideshare?
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Blizzard!! [07 Feb 2013|11:59pm]
ntshadow
The weather-oracles predict a blizzard*, so stay warm and stock up on cocoa marshmallows. Fursuiters, remember to dress in layers, at least three suits deep. An outer-layer of polar bear, arctic fox or arctic wolf is recommended.

And if anyone teases you for going outside in a costume, have a printed sign handy that says [Fuck You, This Thing is Keeping Me WARM].


*Disclaimer: Actual blizzard levels of snow not guaranteed. Side effects may include no snow, rain, or sunshine. For snowstorms lasting longer than eight hours, call out sick and stay indoors with hot cocoa.
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[04 Oct 2012|10:15am]
drakefireborne
[ mood | excited ]

Hey everyfur! guess i'm the new guy xD Nice to see other furries in Maine! I'm very excited to talk to you guys! also, I did see your post airraiser and you better believe I shared your problem! good luck finding your dog! I would be so upset if ours ran away...

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matthew Ebel & Runtt LIVE in Maine THIS SATURDAY NIGHT! [24 Apr 2012|10:26am]

runtt
[ mood | accomplished ]

Hi all!

Just a reminder.... >"^_^"<

Matthew Ebel and myself will be playing at Jack's Place, 597 Bridgton Rd. (Rt 302) Westbrook, Maine.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/JACKS.....20377618010561

Date and time: THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 28th. Show starts at 9pm!

Jack's Place, formerly The Wake And Bake Cafe, serves great food and now alcohol for you of age furs. Come out for an evening of great food and great music!

Be aware that this is not a 'furry' gathering per se. Ears and tails are not a concern if you choose to wear them. Fursuits may be a little much for such a small place.

If you are a Mainer, or are in the area, come see us! Support your local artists.

Without YOU, we can't do this. >"^_^"<


*HUGE WAH HUGGLES*

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Matthew Ebel & Runtt LIVE in Westbrook Maine! [29 Mar 2012|12:50pm]

runtt
Hi all!

I just secured a gig in Maine! >"^_^"<

Matthew Ebel and myself will be playing at Jack's Place, 597 Bridgton Rd. Westbrook, Maine.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/JACKS-PLACE/320377618010561

Date and time: SATURDAY, APRIL 28th. Show starts at 9pm!

Jack's Place, formerly The Wake And Bake Cafe, serves great food and now alcohol for you of age furs.
Come out for an evening of great food and great music!

If you are a Mainer, or are in the area, come see us! Support your local artists.

Without YOU, we can't do this.

http://www.matthewebel.com
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OOB Meet [04 Aug 2011|10:50am]

silvermane3
I am planning one last meet before summer closes out. It's a beach meet that will be at Old Orchard Beach on Saturday August 13th.

We plan to be there starting at 10am and staying til whenever we are all sick of sea water ans sand. Please be aware that parking will be around $10 to $20 so car pooling is recommended. Please bring snacks, drinks, whatever foods you want, there are also plenty of places o eat around the beach. Also bring towels, bathing suits, sun tan lotion. We'll be bringing some fun things to play as well, bring whatever you would like to bring.

Please look for a wolf paw flag to identify the group and please let us know who is coming so we have a head count. Last time we went we saw Elvis, seriously the king was there! :)

Anyone from Maine, New Hampshire, and Mass is welcome to come.

Silvermane
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Morphicon Miscellanea - December 2010 Edition! [17 Dec 2010|12:06am]

morphiconpub
-= That Time of the Year =-
Yep, Winter is here again in Columbus. The snow's blowing, folks are travelling, and everything's just plain cold. For you thinner furred among us, there is no better time to use the weather as an excuse to cuddle up next to your other half. For those with thicker coats, see you on the snowball field!

-= This Year's Theme - An Interview =-
Just because we're huddled in our homes trying to keep warm doesn't mean your dedicated staff isn't diligently working on Morphicon 2011. This month, your publicity fox cornered, *ahem*, sat down with our Con Chair Jewel and asked a few questions about this year's theme.

Why Furries in Wonderland?
The movie coming out was definitely a consideration, it adds a bit of timeliness to the choice. Another factor was that Alice In Wonderland is an excellent source to mine for inspiration. I think it's important for a convention theme to be visible to the con attendees. The theme should manifest itself in many ways throughout the convention. It should add a noticeable flair to aspects of the convention, things like decorations, content of performance events, t-shirts, etc. Alice in Wonderland is a great source for inspiration. There's so many iconic characters, places, and things from it. Everyone recognizes the phrase "Off with their heads" and understands the context that it comes from. In that sense Alice in Wonderland adds a lot of symbols that we can draw from to communicate the theme to the attendees.

Hasn't it been done before at other cons?
It has, but that shouldn't stop us from revisiting a good theme. Besides, we at Morphicon are going to do the theme in our own special way. Hopefully even better than when it was done in the past! There's also the issue of the sheer number of conventions now, it's practically impossible to avoid repeats. I believe the year before we did Inner City Critters that another nearby convention did Urban Furs.

Any ideas on what special events (outside the norm) we may have?
Well Morphicon always has the Atomic Battle of Doom, which is a nerf and foam boffer melee like none other. It's really kind of crazy to watch, and every year it gets bigger. There's also the free food which is always popular, and we might do something with an 'unbirthday' event, but there's nothing set in stone for that yet. We are still quite a ways out from the convention proper.

Is there anything else you'd like to add while I have you here?
I would definitely recommend the Spectacle of Doom to anyone who likes adult humor. It's a bit raunchy, but always a ton of laughs. Trickster does the writing every year, and I honestly think it only gets better each time. I'd also like to point out the charity quiz show that Trickster hosted last year. We'll be doing that again, and it was a big smash, so I'd encourage everyone to attend. Even if you don't get selected to play the audience can participate in the game. Besides, there's nothing more funny than seeing some poor confused fur try to remember what species Zig-Zag is.

As a last bit, and we haven't 100% finalized this yet, we should be having Frozen Oasis as an official convention event in place of the Friday dance. There's still some scheduling considerations that we need to figure out, but chances are they'll have the entire Adam's room (yes the far one near the lobby that nobody can find) for the party.

-= Tips for Travel =-
Seeing as more than a few of us will be on the move this season, and don't have a pack of sled dogs living next to us, we would like to offer a few tips for travelling. Please don't use this as a comprehensive list, this should just be used as a heads-up. To see a complete list of recommendations, please see www.TSA.gov if you plan to fly or www.Ohio.gov for trips by auto.

If travelling by plane, please arrive at the ticket counter at least 90 minutes early. The closer we get to Christmas, the longer the wait to pass through security. Also, you will need to remove your shoes and empty your pockets before passing through to the boarding area. If you plan on bringing a laptop it will need to be separate from other carry-on baggage. Lastly, you will not be able to bring your own beverages past the screening area. Bottled water and other refreshments should be available on the other side.

If travelling by car or truck is more your thing, keep in mind any, and every, thing can happen. In addition to your usual gear (jack, properly inflated spare tire, etc), you'll also want to add a nice, warm blanket to the list. A warm set of sock and waterproof boots aren't a bad idea if you have the room. A small amount of food and water is recommended in the event you're in less travelled areas. Lastly, if you have one, make sure your cell phone is properly charged.

Hopefully these recommendations will all be unnecessary. In the event they are not, however, we hope they will help to ensure you and yours have a safe and happy holiday season.

-= Panels, Here! Get Your Hot Panels! =-
With Morphicon only being a three day event, and with the large number of panels to choose from, we, your staff, would love to have your opinion on what you would like to see or attend at this year's con. We want to make Morphicon 2011 the best we can and, for that, we require your input. Art and gaming panels will again be present, as will writing and crafting panels. Spirituality and SIG's are both good bets, also. The question is, what would you like to see? Give us your raves and rants for panels past and tell us what you would like to include if we don't have it already. Until the new website is up and running, feel free to send your comments and ideas to programming @ morphicon.org and we'll make sure they get to the correct Track Head.

-= Frozen Fur Balls Con't =-
We are still working on having a fursuit bowling event. Though we would like to have it in January, it appears we will be shooting for sometime in February. A poll will be posted online soon so a date can be decided and registration will be necessary so we can get an accurate number for a group rate. Unlike the picnic, this will not be a free event. That's not to say something special might not be done, however. Stay tuned for more information or contact publicity @ morphicon.org? if you have any questions or ideas.

-= Still Searching for Artists - Now With Incentives! =-
Woohoo! We're getting art! But a few pictures doth not a conbook make. As always, we are looking for art for the various publications we put out and would love to see what you can come up with. Any donated art will have that artist's name put into a random drawing for a Morphicon t-shirt from years past! Your contribution will be appreciated and mentioned, but now you could also get some cool swag! Send any and all submissions to publicity @ morphicon.org!

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Want to see additional content or have something to say about the latest newsletter? Please visit the enhanced HTML version at Morphicon.org and let us know what you think!
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Gaming Night [05 Nov 2010|05:03pm]

silvermane3
Gaming Night will be November 12th at 6pm at my place! If you have any questions or need directions please ask. As usual we will be continuing our D&D campaign if you want to join in bring dice, a character sheet (we're playing version 3.5), pencils, books, money for foods, and any snacks or drinks you want.

A summary of events thus far: After being somewhat forceably transformed into a werewolf the rouge of the group is beginning to feel the weight of the moon on him. The fighter of the group is coming to terms with his fear and is leading them to the temple of a local wolf deity to find out how his village got transported to where it is. A mysterious druid has joined the group, and a cleric from the village is joining the fray. This is a brief summary.

Again November 12th at my place in Westbrook, Maine.
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The Next Maine Gaming Night [16 Oct 2010|10:17am]

silvermane3
November's Gaming Night will be Friday 12th at 6:30 is Gaming night!

Address is 20 Harrisburg Ave. in Westbrook. Please bring whatever snacks, drinks, food, character sheets, dice, pencils, and D&D stuff you would like to bring. Do not bring drama because I dislike it and as the DM I may just decided your character will spend the session in the Dungeon of Dispair. Gaming will start at or around 6:30. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
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