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And what a blast we had!

Please tell us how much YOU enjoyed the event; Please take 10 minutes to fill out our survey http://goo.gl/QT2aGn

Thanks! And we'll see you all next year!
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WPAFW2013 is just around the corner! Come join us at our new venue, the North Park Lodge! This rustic lodge accommodates more furs than ever for our full two day event! Set in the middle of North Park, we've got a ton of room to play, host events, and socialize!

When is it? October 11-13! We're kicking off earlier than ever on Friday and staying late through Saturday, and have informal activies on Sunday if you haven't gotten your fill! Check out our website for information regarding our hotel reservation block at the Wexford Econolodge (I-79 and Route 910), our programming guide, and the delicious food (four meals!) that's included in your membership. The hotel block closes on Sept. 26th.

This year's Charity Raffle proceeds will benefit Hide-E-Hole Ferret Rescue! This local rescue and no-kill shelter is located in the heart of Mt. Oliver and They take in unwanted ferrets, get them medical care as needed, work on behavior issues, and strive to find good, permanent homes. If the ferret is deemed unadoptable (usually due to serious health problems), they will keep that ferret for the rest of its natural life. As a true no-kill shelter, they only euthanize in the case of medical necessity. They rely on the support of volunteers and sponsors to support their cause. The shelter has been “official” since November 2002, but Barb Carlson has personally been doing rescue work with ferrets (on a much smaller basis) for at least 5 or 6 years before that.

Last year's Charity Auction featured almost 100 prizes, vouchers for services and commissions from many local and esteemed artists within the furry fandom. Other items included collectable knives, plush critters, candy, cards and games and much, much more!

Our featured artist for this year is our very own Akira Shima!

Pre-registration is open until October 1st! A regular, attending membership is only $25 if you pre-reg and food for both event days is included! To add a little extra kick to your membership, try out our Sponsor level. Bam! For only $50, you'll get all of the attending level perks plus a special gift and access to our beer bar! This is brand new for WPAFW 2013, and we hope you'll enjoy the ice-cold kegs! If you'd really like to help us out, take advantage of our new, Super Sponsor membership! It's $100 and Pre-Reg only, but we'll give you an extra special, unique gift and our undying gratitude. You get super-line-cutsies, too! Visit our Registration Page and sign up. Memberships at the door are also available!

We're excited to see you here and have some exciting events lined up - come check it out! The Charity Raffle, The Zoo, included and delicious food, Open Mic events, a LIVE performance by Look Left on the outdoor stage! There's a car show, fantastic dances and music from the paws of DJ Frisby, DJ Goggles and DJ Gir! Take a look at the online schedule for more information and teasers!

We're excited to see you at WPAFW 2013 - Come together, furry family reunion style!

I'm Sorry.

I apologize for my attempts at humor in the advertisement for the WPAFW.

Western PA Furry Weekend

HOLY FUCKSHIT! WHAT THE HELL IS THIS SHIT!
http://www.wpafw.org/
IT IS THE WPAFW BITCHES! ONLY THE BEST FUCKING THING EVER.

WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU WAITING FOR. WHY HAVE YOU NOT SIGNED UP. PREREG MOTHERFUCKERS.

I MEAN ODIN'S TITS MAN! THERE IS A HUGE FUCKING RAFFLE HOSTED BY A HUGE MOTHERFUCKER DRESSED IN ORANGE RAISING MONEY FOR AWESOME LAND SHARKS! SOME MAY HAVE LASERS ON THEIR FUCKING HEADS.

WE HAVE ACTIVITIES TOO. NOT LIKE THOSE PUSSY ASS ACTIVITIES EVERYONE ELSE DOES LIKE DWARF TOSSING AND PROJECTILE SWEATING ON PUPPIES! WE HAVE A DRUM CIRCLE! THATS RIGHT YOU CAN BEAT OUT YOUR FRUSTTRATIONS AT YOUR MEANINGLESS LIFE ON DRUMS MADE FROM FLESH! * **

CHARITY POKER! YUP YOU YEASTY COD PIECES! GAMBLE ON THE INNOCENT LIVES OF LANDSHARKS! I MEAN FOR THE LIVES OF INNOCENT LAND SHARKS.... I MEAN TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE LAND SHARKS WHO MAY NOT BE SO INNOCENT. OF BEING FUCKING ADORABLE!

AND FOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDD SHOVE YOUR FUCKING PIEHOLE WITH PIE. SO MUCH PIE AND FOOD YOU WILL EAT TIL YOU EXPLODE. AND FUCK IT IS NOT THE RAMEN AND SHOE BROTH SO MANY OF YOU LIVE ON ALREADY.

NOT GET YOUR NOTACON ON BITCHES!



* cruelty free skins. at least the skins are free from being treated cruelly. you know until you start beating out your heathen mating calls on them

** Also our drums are guaranteed to be not made from puppies and kittens. not guaranteed to be from the skins of sweat shop worker children.

Western PA Furry Weekend 2013

www.wpafw.org

WPAFW2013 is just around the corner! Come join us at our new venue, the North Park Lodge! This rustic lodge accommodates more furs than ever for our full two day event! Set in the middle of North Park, we've got a ton of room to play, host events, and socialize!

When is it? October 11-13! We're kicking off earlier than ever on Friday and staying late through Saturday, and have informal activies on Sunday if you haven't gotten your fill! Check out our website for information regarding our hotel reservation block at the Wexford Econolodge (I-79 and Route 910), our programming guide, and the delicious food (four meals!) that's included in your membership. The hotel block closes on Sept. 26th.

This year's Charity Raffle proceeds will benefit Hide-E-Hole Ferret Rescue! This local rescue and no-kill shelter is located in the heart of Mt. Oliver and They take in unwanted ferrets, get them medical care as needed, work on behavior issues, and strive to find good, permanent homes. If the ferret is deemed unadoptable (usually due to serious health problems), they will keep that ferret for the rest of its natural life. As a true no-kill shelter, they only euthanize in the case of medical necessity. They rely on the support of volunteers and sponsors to support their cause. The shelter has been “official” since November 2002, but Barb Carlson has personally been doing rescue work with ferrets (on a much smaller basis) for at least 5 or 6 years before that.

Last year's Charity Auction featured almost 100 prizes, vouchers for services and commissions from many local and esteemed artists within the furry fandom. Other items included collectable knives, plush critters, candy, cards and games and much, much more!

Our featured artist for this year is our very own Akira Shima!

Pre-registration is open until October 1st! A regular, attending membership is only $25 if you pre-reg and food for both event days is included! To add a little extra kick to your membership, try out our Sponsor level. Bam! For only $50, you'll get all of the attending level perks plus a special gift and access to our beer bar! This is brand new for WPAFW 2013, and we hope you'll enjoy the ice-cold kegs! If you'd really like to help us out, take advantage of our new, Super Sponsor membership! It's $100 and Pre-Reg only, but we'll give you an extra special, unique gift and our undying gratitude. You get super-line-cutsies, too! Visit our Registration Page and sign up. Memberships at the door are also available!

We're excited to see you here and have some exciting events lined up - come check it out! The Charity Raffle, The Zoo, included and delicious food, Open Mic events, a LIVE performance by Look Left on the outdoor stage! There's a car show, fantastic dances and music from the paws of DJ Frisby, DJ Goggles and DJ Gir! Take a look at the online schedule for more information and teasers!

We're excited to see you at WPAFW 2013 - Come together, furry family reunion style!

www.wpafw.org
Furs and friends;

I am taking a moment to advise the fandom that I am no longer Director of the Western Pennsylvania Furry Weekend after 12 years building the event up to where it currently is. As of our meeting on October 21, 2012, the committee nominated and elected FireFoxBC/Blithe into the role of Director for the Western PA Furry Weekend 2013.

Blithe has a lot of new ideas that he is excited to bring to the table and a brand new venue to work them into. He has my support as well as the committees that he will continue to keep the Western PA Furry Weekend a viable and fun weekend for all furs in Pennsylvania, the surrounding states and Canada. I hope you'll join me in welcoming and supporting Blithe in his new role with the organization.

Finally, I'd like to thank everyone for your support of our efforts over the last twelve years and for your friendship along the way. It's difficult to step away from something I've poured over a quarter of my life into; but I also understand that new energies and ideas are necessary for it to carry on and grow.

My time has come to an end; The torch has been passed; A new vision will carry us forward.

Swift Fox
Local furries and friends!

I am pleased to announce the dates have been changed for the Western PA Furry Weekend next year in order to accommodate our new single location venue.

The Western PA Furry Weekend will be held October 11, 12 & 13, 2013!

Our new location for Friday and Saturday will be the Allegheny County North Park Lodge
http://www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/images/gallery/np/lodge.aspx

With this NEW location we can keep the outdoor atmosphere that makes this event unique and combine it with the comfort an amenities of the Hotel function spaces. Plus this location triples the Square Feet of function space providing the event with plenty of room to grow! The lodge is two levels, heated and offers use of a commercial kitchen and cooler. There is also plenty of parking, a nearby athletic field as well as other Park Amenities that may be enjoyed.

The North Park Lodge does not have overnight accommodations. It is simply a large, two story, enclosed pavilion. The event is currently researching hotels near North Park for attendees to stay the night. This location will be announced after prices are negotiated and a room contract is signed.

The organizers of the Western PA Furry Weekend are excited to bring this news to you and we hope you are also.

Thank you for your attention.

Swift Fox
Director; WPAFW12
www.wpafw.org

WPAFW 2012 Wrap-up!

Mother Nature made up for her lack of attention last year and provided us with a fabulous weekend to host the Western PA Furry Weekend 2012. (With all due respect to Mom N, as she can kick my furry little tail, she's only let us down twice in twelve years. Thanks Mom.)

The staff and I wish to thank the 98 furs from Pennsylvania and the surrounding States and Canada for attending and making all the hard work possible. I'd also like to thank our Charity Raffle Staff, everyone who donated something for this year's raffle, and of course our attendees, on behalf of ClarionPAWS, for their generosity in helping us to raise $2,230.00. Another new record amount.

As I announced at Closing Ceremonies, this will be my last year as Director of the Western PA Furry Weekend. I believe for something to continue to grow and flourish, new leadership, energy and vision need to be put into place. I believe the organization has found an individual mature enough to take the reigns of the event and keep it vibrant and viable. The WPAFW will make that selection official at our Follow Up meeting later this month.

It has been a joy and pleasure to foster this event and watch it grow over the last twelve years. It has provided a great opportunity to make new friendships and watch furs come to the event, relax and enjoy themselves. I won't go too far though; I have already been told that the event would like to retain my services in a smaller role.

We have a Survey posted on the PA Furry Forums if you would like to take a few moments and provide feedback on your experiences at this year's event.
http://www.pa-furry.org/node/4210/western-pa-furry-weekend-attendee-survey

So the Western Pennsylvania Furry Weekend 2012 is in the books. Next year we'll be hosting it the weekend of October 4-6, 2013 October 11-13, 2013 at a New Venue, a New Hotel, and under New Management! (All of which will be announced at a later date...but we're all excited about the possibilities! We hope you are also!)

Thank you!

Swift Fox
Director; WPAFW12
www.wpafw.org
Long time fandom organizer and fursuiter PandaGuy passed away yesterday from complications from his long battle with diabetes. When I attended his picnics at Glen Echo Park back in the late 90's, it provided the inspiration to begin the Western PA Furry Weekend in 2000.

Our condolences go out to his close friends and family as they grieve. Be at peace now Jon, your legacy lives on in the heart of this fan organized event up here in Pittsburgh. If you have ever attended and enjoyed the Western PA Furry Weekend, please take a moment and give a thought or prayer for PandaGuy, and for his friends and family as they grieve over their loss.

PandaGuy Loses Battle with Diabetes

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Western PA Furry Weekend begins TOMORROW!!

I know everyone is talking about RainFurrest or Furlaxicon, but I don't want anyone to forget that the Western PA Furry Weekend is also taking place this weekend in Pittsburgh, PA! So if you're looking for a fun and relaxing weekend and can't afford a full out con, let me suggest you join us at the WPAFW this year! www.wpafw.org

Activities start at 7pm Friday, September 28 at the Quality Inn Pittsburgh North with an Artist's Jam followed by Dances until 1am. There's also plenty of room to socialize, play games and bounce around in your fursuit.

If Friday night is out, then come by Fireman's Park in Aspinwall at Noon on Saturday, September 29, where the Event continues at it's outdoor venue. There we'll serve up lunch and dinner, offer games and activities and close up the night with our famed Charity Raffle.

Events spin up again at the Quality Inn Pittsburgh North Saturday night where the socialization continues and we rock the night with two more Dances!

We meet up again at the Quality Inn Pittsburgh North on Sunday at 11am to head to the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium or the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (your choice) to continue the weekend's fellowship. The weekend ends with dinner at Five Guys Burgers & Fries at Pittsburgh Mills off Rt 28 north of Pittsburgh.

For more information and to see our complete schedule of events, please visit our website at www.wpafw.org!

The staff and I are looking forward to showing attendees a good time this weekend!

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