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Thursday, December 1
 

12:00pm CST

Vaccine Check
Please bring a current copy of COVID-19 Vaccination records and ID.
Please review Furfest's COVID-19 policy for more information.

Thursday December 1, 2022 12:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Convention Center Hall A

3:00pm CST

Registration – Pre-Registered Badge Pick-up (Sponsor / Shiny Sponsor Only)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Preregistered Badge Pickup (Sponsors/Shiny Sponsors Only) 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Preregistered Badge Pickup (All membership types) 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - At-the-Door Registration open (All membership types)

Thursday December 1, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Convention Center Hall A

4:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Thursday December 1, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

4:00pm CST

Fursuit Lounge (Hyatt)
Thursday December 1, 2022 4:00pm - Friday December 2, 2022 2:00am CST
Hyatt - United

5:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Thursday December 1, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

5:00pm CST

Registration – Pre-Registered Badge Pick-up (All Membership Types)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Preregistered Badge Pickup (Sponsors/Shiny Sponsors Only) 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Preregistered Badge Pickup (All membership types) 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - At-the-Door Registration open (All membership types)

Thursday December 1, 2022 5:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Convention Center Hall A

6:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Thursday December 1, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

6:00pm CST

Your Imagined Furry Fantasy (18+ ONLY)
This light-hearted RPG-esque system designed by SteelTheWarrior was borne of frisky fantasy, silly stories of over-the-top shenanigans and inspired by popular flash games like Corruption of Champions, Trials in Tainted Space and Flexible Survival! Gameplay gives players a different perspective on the psychology behind modern-day sexuality and taboo as they adventure in a world where just about everything is over-sexualized (including combat!) to offer silly-fun and sex-positive escapades!

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Speakers
avatar for SteelTheWarrior

SteelTheWarrior

Druid & Dracunicorn Gaming
Steel is a wildly eccentric and equally enigmatic professional Game Master and TTRPG designer that loves weaving words and worlds together for the enjoyment of others! A Druidmouse of many talents and topics of interest, Steel truly is the "Mouse of 1,000 faces"! (Any Pronouns)


Thursday December 1, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt - Charles DeGaul

6:00pm CST

FVS Audition/Rehearsal #1
The Furry Variety Show (FVS) is a cooperative short act show. This is the first audition and non-technical rehearsal. If you want to be in the show, you need to attend one of these.

Speakers

Thursday December 1, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont A/B

7:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Thursday December 1, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

7:00pm CST

Registration – At The Door
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Preregistered Badge Pickup (Sponsors/Shiny Sponsors Only) 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Preregistered Badge Pickup (All membership types) 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - At-the-Door Registration open (All membership types)

Thursday December 1, 2022 7:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Convention Center Hall A

7:00pm CST

Art Jam
Thursday December 1, 2022 7:00pm - Friday December 2, 2022 12:00am CST
Hyatt - Hartsfield

8:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Thursday December 1, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

8:00pm CST

Island of Madness - A Dungeons and Dragons Adventure with Beyla (LVL 3)
Gilligan's Island, but directed by Wes Craven! Join Beyla in an adventure as you explore a Dread Domain to battle the Dread Lord at the heart of it! Characters will be provided, but with plenty of room for personal touches! Thursday Session - Level 3. Friday Session - Level 8. Saturday Session - Level 12. Limit of 6 Players Per Session

Speakers

Thursday December 1, 2022 8:00pm - 11:30pm CST
Hyatt - London

9:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Thursday December 1, 2022 9:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

9:00pm CST

Sovereign Eclipse (18+ ONLY)
Come test out a new Furry sci-fi game being written by SteelTheWarrior (Creator of Mass Effect: Unity, Freedom Fighters & Your Imagined Furry Fantasy) Choose from a massive assortment of species and genetic culture combinations and explore an immensely dynamic and complex new universe full of mystery, intrigue and betrayal!

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Speakers
avatar for SteelTheWarrior

SteelTheWarrior

Druid & Dracunicorn Gaming
Steel is a wildly eccentric and equally enigmatic professional Game Master and TTRPG designer that loves weaving words and worlds together for the enjoyment of others! A Druidmouse of many talents and topics of interest, Steel truly is the "Mouse of 1,000 faces"! (Any Pronouns)


Thursday December 1, 2022 9:00pm - Friday December 2, 2022 1:00am CST
Hyatt - Charles DeGaul

10:00pm CST

MFF All Staff Meeting (Option 1)
All MFF staff are invited to attend 1 of the 2 all-hands meetings. Option 1 - Thursday 10pm Option 2 - Friday 10am

An ASL interpreter will be at this panel. 


Thursday December 1, 2022 10:00pm - 11:00pm CST
Hyatt - OHare Ballroom

10:00pm CST

Thursday Dance
Heros ASSEMBLE and come shake your tails to some great beats from your favorite furry DJs!

Bags must be approximately the size of a hardcover novel and will be searched before entry.
No alcohol or contraband.
Empty or sealed water bottles are acceptable.

YOU MUST HAVE A VACCINE BAND OR BADGE FOR THE THURSDAY NIGHT DANCE

Thursday December 1, 2022 10:00pm - Friday December 2, 2022 2:00am CST
Main Stage / Hyatt Grand Ballroom
 
Friday, December 2
 

9:00am CST

STI and Rapid HIV Testing by Howard Brown (Convention Center)
Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health is a FQHC (federally qualified health center) leading organization in Chicagoland providing affirming and accessible healthcare with a focus on LGBTQ+ healthcare. Services include sexual and reproductive health, trans services, counseling/support services, and general health services. The Howard Brown staff is proud to offer no cost HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening at two locations during Midwest FurFest. HIV testing results are available in about 20 minutes and the STI testing results will be available after the convention. STI testing include Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and HEP C


Friday December 2, 2022 9:00am - 4:30pm CST
Convention Center South Ballroom 59-60

9:00am CST

STI and Rapid HIV Testing by Howard Brown (Hyatt)
Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health is a FQHC (federally qualified health center) leading organization in Chicagoland providing affirming and accessible healthcare with a focus on LGBTQ+ healthcare. Services include sexual and reproductive health, trans services, counseling/support services, and general health services. The Howard Brown staff is proud to offer no cost HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening at two locations during Midwest FurFest. HIV testing results are available in about 20 minutes and the STI testing results will be available after the convention. STI testing include Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and HEP C


Friday December 2, 2022 9:00am - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt - Directors A/B/C

9:00am CST

Vaccine Check
Please bring a current copy of COVID-19 Vaccination records and ID.
Please review Furfest's COVID-19 policy for more information.

Friday December 2, 2022 9:00am - 8:00pm CST
Convention Center Hall A

9:00am CST

Operations
Friday December 2, 2022 9:00am - Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00am CST
Hyatt - Reagan

9:00am CST

Fursuit Lounge (Hyatt)
Friday December 2, 2022 9:00am - Saturday December 3, 2022 2:00am CST
Hyatt - United

10:00am CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Friday December 2, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Hyatt - Narita

10:00am CST

MFF All Staff Meeting (Option 2)
All MFF staff are invited to attend 1 of the 2 all-hands meetings. Option 1 - Thursday 10pm Option 2 - Friday 10am

Friday December 2, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Hyatt - OHare Ballroom

10:00am CST

Betrayal at House on the Hill
Betrayal at House on the Hill quickly builds suspense and excitement as players explore a haunted mansion of their own design, encountering spirits and frightening omens that foretell their fate sign up in gaming area

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

10:00am CST

Accessibility Services
Friday December 2, 2022 10:00am - 8:00pm CST
TBA

10:00am CST

Info Desk
Friday December 2, 2022 10:00am - 8:00pm CST
TBA

10:00am CST

Registration
Friday December 2, 2022 10:00am - 8:00pm CST
Convention Center Hall A

11:00am CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Friday December 2, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

11:00am CST

Opening Ceremonies
An ASL interpreter will be at this event.  


Friday December 2, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Main Stage / Hyatt Grand Ballroom

11:00am CST

Nintendo StreetPass Meet-up
Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

12:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Friday December 2, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

12:00pm CST

Writing 101
We all start somewhere, and it's no different for writing. Whether you hope to one day write the Great American Furry Novel, or just want to do better at the stories you share with friends, come and learn some of the basics of good storytelling and some of the pitfalls and common beginner mistakes to avoid.


Friday December 2, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

12:00pm CST

Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator (Open play)
Want to be the captain of your own spaceship? Want to work on a warp drive system? Test drive the latest spaceships right here on Artemis!


Friday December 2, 2022 12:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Hyatt - Tegel

12:00pm CST

VR Gaming
Friday December 2, 2022 12:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Hyatt - Florence

12:00pm CST

Arcade
Friday December 2, 2022 12:00pm - Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00am CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

12:00pm CST

Video Gaming
Friday December 2, 2022 12:00pm - Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00am CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

12:00pm CST

MFF Quiet Room
The Quiet Room is a place where you can spend time away from noise, lights, and other stimuli of the convention. Please be courteous to fellow attendees while enjoying your time in the space. The following rules have been designed to ensure a respectful and relaxing environment for everyone:

1. Keep conversation volume and length to a minimum.
2. Silence all electronic devices. Headphones are encouraged!
3. If you have to make or take a phone call, please take it outside the room.
4. Be mindful regarding perfumes and scented personal care products, which can trigger allergies or chemical sensitivities.
5. No eating or drinking. Water will be available at all times.
6. You may rest your eyes, however napping is not permitted.
7. Please do not take photos or videos inside the space.

Friday December 2, 2022 12:00pm - Saturday December 3, 2022 2:00am CST
Hyatt - Malpensa

12:30pm CST

A Beginners Guide to Commissions
A panel covering the Do's, Dont's, and basics of both sides of a commission
An ASL interpreter will be at this panel.



Friday December 2, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt - John Wayne

12:30pm CST

So It's Your First Furry Convention?
No question, it can all be a little .. crazy, for anyone's first time. We want to help you understand a little bit more about MFF, the furry convention world, and cover some specific topics such as: What to expect at a furry convention, how to behave, pitfalls to avoid, and just what the heck are all those black sketchbooks about, anyway? We'll also have some experienced folks on stage to help answer questions.

Speakers
avatar for Woody

Woody

Midwest Furry Fandom BOD Midwest FurFest Vice Chair, Midwest FurFest
Midwest FurFest 2022 marks this urban mutt’s nineteenth Midwest FurFest... That’s one as an attendee, three helping everyone through the registration line, two dragging the convention out of storage and back, five balancing checkbooks, two as the Convention Chair, two chatting... Read More →
avatar for Alkali

Alkali

Chairman of the Board, Fur Squared
If you see a tall ferret in a top hat, then it's probably Alkali! This crazy ferret cohosts the Who's Lion Is It Anyway and Dragget Show Podcast when he's not fiddling with the stocks of the 1%. He also has been known to host or cohost all sorts of panels, such as Lupus In Tabula... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt - Midway

12:30pm CST

Combat Sports Furs Meet up
A meet for any fur who is a fan or a practitioner of combat sports. Including but not limited to Boxing, wrestling, MMA, or any eastern martial art. Fursuits welcome and encouraged for photos! (equipment/gear will not be provided.)

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt - Lindbergh

12:30pm CST

Guest of Honor Meet and Greet
Join Furfest's 2022 Guests of Honor for a question and answer session with audience participation.

Speakers
avatar for AC Stuart

AC Stuart

AC Stuart is a nerd from Ohio. He began his cartooning career making DnD comics, and shortly thereafter moved to NYC to work for CollegeHumor. Now he's back in Ohio making comics about wolves, among other things... Read More →
avatar for S0LARDOG

S0LARDOG

A Black artist, working to create through graphics, music, fashion and more to make the world brighter... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Main Stage / Hyatt Grand Ballroom

12:30pm CST

Science, Tech, Engr., & Medicine Meet & Greet
A chance for anyone who works, studies, or is just interested in the science, technology, engineering, and medical fields to get together, find mutual interests, and network. Twitter group: @Sci_Furs

An ASL interpreter will be at this panel.

Speakers
avatar for Sodalite

Sodalite

Science!



Friday December 2, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt - Hartsfield

12:30pm CST

Furry at the Opera: The Obscure Repertory
After hearing about how the world of opera has treated its most well-known examples of anthropomorphism, what if we told you there was more even beyond that? In a brand new second part of Furry at the Opera, Herr Wozzeck takes you through a few much more obscure operas to talk about anthropomorphism in a few places you might not have thought to find it! Come join, and see the weirdness that follows!

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt - LAX

12:30pm CST

Fursuit Dance Competition Prelims #1
Are you the best dancer in the fandom? Do you have it takes to shake a tail feather? Come prove that you've got the moves to take you to the top of MFF's Annual Fursuit Dance Competition! Fursuiters/dancers will compete against one another for a chance to perform on the main ballroom's stage at the Finals!

This event is CLOSED to the public.

Friday December 2, 2022 12:30pm - 2:00pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 31-32

12:30pm CST

Return to Dark Tower
A "sequel" to the 1981 grail game, Return to Dark Tower is a game for 4 players who take the role of heroes. Together, they gather resources, cleanse buildings, defeat monsters, and undertake quests sign up gaming area

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 12:30pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

1:00pm CST

Furry Lawyer Horror Stories
Never let someone else's crisis go to waste. Furry lawyers tell stories and use them to talk about issues furries should consider when they want to go into business.

Speakers
avatar for Buddy Goodboy

Buddy Goodboy

Vice Chair, BasementCon
Lawbradork—law, Gundam, comics, cartooning, furries. I don’t give legal advice! They/them.
avatar for Syn

Syn

Syn has practiced law in Chicago since 2005.


Friday December 2, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Hyatt - OHare Ballroom

1:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Friday December 2, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

1:00pm CST

What Does the Fox Say?
What does the fox say? Do chinchillas make noise? What about kinkajou? Binturong? The list of obscure animals goes on - let's see if you're any good at guessing them!

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Hyatt - Sky Harbor

1:00pm CST

Pokemon Go! Meet & Greet
Fan of the mobile game Pokemon Go? Got some lucky trades that need coordination from a long distance friend? Meet other players from around the world. Chat with friends, learn some PVP teams and just talk about favorite moves/builds and do some raiding!

Speakers
avatar for Silver

Silver

I'm just a peppy sheppy who loves Nintendo games, Legend of Zelda and Pokemon.


Friday December 2, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Hyatt - DFW

1:00pm CST

Nonfiction Writing in Furry Fandom
Ever have a moment in your life that you wanted to capture but can’t find the words? Ever have an idea or process in your creativity that you wished to share? NonFiction writing is an essential, if hidden, aspect of fostering community. Whether it is a news story viewed years later in nostalgia, or a process that can help people ways in which they can improve, the written word is a condensed artform that allows for the passing of knowledge from one generation to the next. In this panel we will discuss techniques on putting the thoughts to paper through technical and narrative styles.

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

1:00pm CST

Celebrating the Spectrum: Embracing Your Neurodivergence
Led by a transgender autistic nurse with ADHD, learn more about what it means to be neurodivergent (specifically autism & ADHD), how it connects to the queer community, and how we can learn to love ourselves navigating through a world that wasn't built for us. After an education infosession there will be Q+A and discussion within a safe space!

Speakers
avatar for Psykhe

Psykhe

Convention Operations, Anthro New England
Hi I'm Psykhe ("sigh-key") or Lore! I'm a bi transmasc (they/he) registered nurse currently working in family medicine. I have a bachelors in psychology with double minors in sociology and philosophy and am currently studying to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner. I'm also autistic... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm CST
Hyatt - McCarran

1:00pm CST

MTG Commander Tournament
This will be a single elimination tournament with 4 people pods. Looking at power level 7 decks, this is to be fun with your fellow furry Deckmasters.

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt - Vienna

1:00pm CST

FVS Audition/Rehearsal #2
The Furry Variety Show (FVS) is a cooperative short act show. This is the second audition and full technical rehearsal. If you want to be in the show, you need to attend one of these.

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Second Stage / Convention Center Second Floor 25-30

1:00pm CST

Island of Madness - A Dungeons and Dragons Adventure with Beyla (LVL 8)
Gilligan's Island, but directed by Wes Craven! Join Beyla in an adventure as you explore a Dread Domain to battle the Dread Lord at the heart of it! Characters will be provided, but with plenty of room for personal touches! Thursday Session - Level 3. Friday Session - Level 8. Saturday Session - Level 12. Limit of 6 Players Per Session

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 1:00pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt - London

1:00pm CST

Art Show
Friday December 2, 2022 1:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Convention Center South Ballroom 41

1:00pm CST

1:00pm CST

Dealers Den
The Dealers Den is open to the public during these hours. Dealers listings and locations, with maps, can be found at https://www.furfest.org/vendors/dealers

Friday December 2, 2022 1:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Convention Center Hall G

1:00pm CST

Fursuit Lounge (Convention Center)
Friday December 2, 2022 1:00pm - Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00am CST
Convention Center Second Floor 23

1:30pm CST

Alterhuman Meet & Greet
Come hang out with fellow Therians and Otherkin!

Speakers
avatar for Obsydian

Obsydian

Artist, LunaCrystal LLC
Penguins give the best hugs!


Friday December 2, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Hyatt - Lindbergh

1:30pm CST

Bras are (not that) Scary - Inclusive Intro for Cis, Trans, and Enby Bodies
An inclusive intro to bra fitting for cis, trans, enby bodies and eveyone in-between! Bra shopping can be scary - come learn how to figure out your size, shape, what a well fitting bra means, and how to get your desired look. We will go over binders, minimizers, push ups, the care and feeding of your bra collection, and whatever the heck a "t-shirt" bra is. Come in a tight tank top if you aren't afraid of a fitting!

An ASL interpreter will be at this panel.

Speakers


Friday December 2, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Hyatt - John Wayne

2:00pm CST

Death & Taxes: Protect Your Furry Business
Learn from a licensed tax attorney how to plan for business tax issues, and protect your business income from the IRS. Disclaimer - Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice.

Speakers
avatar for Paradox Lion

Paradox Lion

Heya! I'm Paradox, I'm a lion with a black mane with blonde streaks. I also have a black tail tuft with blond streak accents. Check out my reference art here. My name is Paradox because when I tell people about myself, they give me a look like "huh?" I like long walks on the... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt - OHare Ballroom

2:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Friday December 2, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

2:00pm CST

Content Creator Meet-up
This is a meetup for all of the furs who stream on Twitch, make Tiktok content or just content creators in general! If you wanna meet fellow content creators, or if you're a fan and want to meetup - this is the place for you!

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 33-34

2:00pm CST

Dragon Meet and Greet
Casual Meet and greet for dragons and scalies alike.

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont C/D

2:00pm CST

Untitled Sneaker Panel
A look at the shoes that shaped 2022 (for better or worse). We'll also delve into the ins and outs and ups and downs of sneaker culture so whether you're submerged in shoeboxes or have yet to pick up your first pair, you're welcome here!

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt - LAX

2:00pm CST

Question This!
Are you good at Jeopardy? Great - your knowledge will do nothing here! In this odd twist of the late Alex Trebek game show, we will be making the questions up as we go, and we will need audience suggestions for the answers! Join Status Ferret and an array of other characters as we improvise our way through Question This!

Speakers
avatar for Alkali

Alkali

Chairman of the Board, Fur Squared
If you see a tall ferret in a top hat, then it's probably Alkali! This crazy ferret cohosts the Who's Lion Is It Anyway and Dragget Show Podcast when he's not fiddling with the stocks of the 1%. He also has been known to host or cohost all sorts of panels, such as Lupus In Tabula... Read More →
avatar for Iggy

Iggy

Guest of Honor 2019, Fur Squared
Hey I'm a dinosaur!  Let's have some fun!
avatar for Status Ferret

Status Ferret

Musician and Comedic Performer
The other loud ferret. The only difference is our heights. Furry musician. Comedic performer. Yes, I will be on your panel. Ask me about Weird Al.


Friday December 2, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 21-22

2:00pm CST

Financial Literacy
Money can be an uncomfortable topic anywhere, but greater comfort and understanding with your financial plan can make the topic more bearable! In this panel, we will be covering the basics of financial literacy - for any income level. Spending, saving, paying off debt, inflation (no, the financial kind), interest, employer benefits, and how you can make the money you have work for you & those you care about.

Speakers
avatar for Marlowe

Marlowe

Actor. Improviser. Writer. Singer. Emmy Award Winner.  Financial Analyst. 🐦 @MarloweTigy


Friday December 2, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt - Sky Harbor

2:00pm CST

Ball-jointed, vinyl, and fashion doll meetup
Bring your dolls, meet and chat with other fans of BJDs and fashion dolls, or come and find out what all the fuss is about!

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
Hyatt - Hartsfield

2:00pm CST

Ironclaw Intro Game
Generate characters and learn how to play the current version of IronClaw Anthropormorphic Fantasy RPG! A short adventure will be run after character generation to introduce the system!

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 2:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

2:00pm CST

Fursuit Photos
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Friday December 2, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt - LaGuardia

3:00pm CST

Let's Make a Comic! With GOH AC Stuart!
An improv collaboration between cartoonist AC Stuart and you, the audience, to learn the craft as we make some fun four-panel comics.

Speakers
avatar for AC Stuart

AC Stuart

AC Stuart is a nerd from Ohio. He began his cartooning career making DnD comics, and shortly thereafter moved to NYC to work for CollegeHumor. Now he's back in Ohio making comics about wolves, among other things... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont A/B

3:00pm CST

Transformation, IRL?!? Time for Science!
Many of us - including your presenters Lathreas and Zennith - want to actually be our fursonas some day. For some, it would just be awesome, and for others, it would be profoundly liberating and affirming. At the Freedom of Form Foundation, we’re working on making it possible within our lifetimes. “Okay, cool, but how? Can you really do that?” We’re glad you asked! We’ll start by introducing you to some important concepts about how cells self-organize and make decisions. We’ll then compare and contrast some natural systems with the sorts of engineering you would need to transform an adult. And that brings us to the most exciting part - our game plan on making transformations possible in our lifetimes, and our progress bootstrapping some of the most crucial research projects so far. We want to see audience participation, and we’ll leave a lot of time for questions!

An ASL interpreter will be at this panel.

Speakers
avatar for Zennith

Zennith

President, Freedom of Form Foundation
Dragon who likes squeaky things!  |  They/them  |  PhD  |  President of the Freedom of Form Foundation. Personal activities don't represent the FFF.
avatar for Lathreas

Lathreas

Freedom of Form Foundation
Nanobiologist by daytime, programmer by nighttime. Would love to be an aquatic dragon some day.



Friday December 2, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt - Midway

3:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Friday December 2, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

3:00pm CST

DEF CON and DEFCON Furs: An Introduction & Rendezvous
Get an introduction to the largest and longest running hacker conference in the world, DEF CON and our very special fandom con-within-a-con, DEFCON Furs. We invite you to join us as we chat about hackers, cons, furries and the fun of being a nerd. Get a small taste of history and Q&A with Scaeling & ギンジ, then bring your projects, stories, and networking skills to boop some snoots with other like minded furs in the fandom!

An ASL interpreter will be at this panel.

Speakers
avatar for ギンジー🐾ターラノー

ギンジー🐾ターラノー

Hacking Hyena
A pizza loving, kemono fursuiting spotty who likes to help out, is big into fitness, and plays video games. ビーマニ🖤, チュウニズム💜, 任天堂❤️, セガ💙, XBOX💚.



Friday December 2, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt - John Wayne

3:00pm CST

Fat Fur Meet & Greet
Meet your fellow fatfurs, macros, inflatables, and admirers, and swap sketchbooks in a friendly, relaxed setting! Bring art supplies, size positivity, and a sense of humor!

Speakers
avatar for Buddy Goodboy

Buddy Goodboy

Vice Chair, BasementCon
Lawbradork—law, Gundam, comics, cartooning, furries. I don’t give legal advice! They/them.


Friday December 2, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont C/D

3:00pm CST

Bird is the Word: Birding 101
Birding is the observation of birds in their natural habitat as a hobby! While there's no right or wrong way to go birding, we will provide insight for getting started with confidence and ease. This panel explores the many benefits of birding, its deep ties to conservationism, and stories from each panelist that range from relatable to inspiring. Discussions are with accessibility in mind - anyone can be a birder!

Speakers
avatar for Sisu

Sisu

F • Bi 🏳️‍🌈 Lvl 31 • Cat Mom • Toony Artist • Fursuiter • Taken 🧡


Friday December 2, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt - McCarran

3:00pm CST

Not Humans With Fur: What makes a furry story furry
One of the common recommendations for furry writers is to make certain that your characters are more than "humans with fur". From the clothing they wear to the technology they use, we take a look at how everything from technology to social interaction can be different in a furry setting than they are in our world.

Speakers
avatar for Ocean

Ocean

Writing Tigrox, Fangs and Fonts
Writer, editor, podcaster, random purple striped ball of crazyLead cat-herder, editor and co-host of the Fangs and Fonts writing podcast.Stories in Pulp!, The Furry Future, Roar 6, and more.Lead editor of the Coyotl winning Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts.Got a couple Leos@OceanTig... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

3:00pm CST

3:00pm CST

"I don't have ducks in a row, I have squirrels at a rave" - Life with, and coping strategies for, ADHD
Attention-Defecit/Hyperactivity Disorder is profoundly misunderstood, both in our culture and often by medical professionals. Come learn about how ADHD is defined, how it's assessed for, and how to live with it - including entirely non-medication-based practices! This is for educational and entertainment purposes only.

Speakers
avatar for Super Gwynn

Super Gwynn

Licensed Therapist, Obsidian Counseling and Wellness
I'm a licensed mental health therapist with specializations in trauma and transgender therapy. I delight in educating others about mental health, and I am always happy to give suggestions on how to find a therapist in your area. I'm a telehealth therapist licensed in IL.
avatar for DaveQat

DaveQat

Infodesk Lead/Mental Health Programming
DaveQat is a long-time furry, long-time MFF staffer, and now an Illinois-licensed therapist! He practices at Transformative Growth Counseling, and can see clients from Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, and Florida. 


Friday December 2, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt - Sky Harbor

3:00pm CST

Your Imagined Furry Fantasy (18+ ONLY)
This light-hearted RPG-esque system designed by SteelTheWarrior was borne of frisky fantasy, silly stories of over-the-top shenanigans and inspired by popular flash games like Corruption of Champions, Trials in Tainted Space and Flexible Survival! Gameplay gives players a different perspective on the psychology behind modern-day sexuality and taboo as they adventure in a world where just about everything is over-sexualized (including combat!) to offer silly-fun and sex-positive escapades!

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Speakers
avatar for SteelTheWarrior

SteelTheWarrior

Druid & Dracunicorn Gaming
Steel is a wildly eccentric and equally enigmatic professional Game Master and TTRPG designer that loves weaving words and worlds together for the enjoyment of others! A Druidmouse of many talents and topics of interest, Steel truly is the "Mouse of 1,000 faces"! (Any Pronouns)


Friday December 2, 2022 3:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt - Charles DeGaul

3:00pm CST

Charity Poker
Come on down to the world renown MFF Charity Poker Tournament and test your skills against other Furries from around the world

Speakers
avatar for Snowolf

Snowolf

Network Administrator of Kemps


Friday December 2, 2022 3:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Hyatt - DaVinci

3:30pm CST

bagel jams
do you remember the rabbit that played violin at the variety show and in the hallway last year? well this time around she's got her VERY OWN CONCERT! you're welcome!!

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Second Stage / Convention Center Second Floor 25-30

4:00pm CST

University Furs Meet & Greet
Do you go to university? Want to talk to furries of similar majors? Or maybe you'd like to make connections or ask for advice for college! If so, this is the panel for you!


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Friday December 2, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - John Wayne

4:00pm CST

Fur Meets from Scratch
Have you dreamed of starting your own fur meets, making new friends and building your local furry community, but you just don't know where to start? Maybe you tried it once and it didn't work, or you gave it a go and found it overwhelming, or you have one in the works but it's not growing. Come by, get comfy, and learn how to build your own fur meets. We're going to talk about events of all sizes, how to run them smoothly, safely, and efficiently, as well as how to brand, market, and grow your events.

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Friday December 2, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - LAX

4:00pm CST

Leopardy!
A furry take on the classic TV game show. Come test your trivia knowledge on all things furry and furry-related. Just remember to always answer in the form of a question!

Teams must sign up at least 2 hours before game at http://leopardy.games

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont A/B

4:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Friday December 2, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

4:00pm CST

Shiny Sponsor Reception- Gold Squad
Midwest FurFest is pleased to welcome our Super Shiny Sponsors to a special reception in Ventanas, the breathtaking venue at the very top of the Hyatt! Meet this year's Guests of Honor, enjoy a drink and a light snack, and mingle with your fellow Shiny Sponsors. To get to Ventanas, press the button marked 'V' on any lobby elevator

Friday December 2, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - Ventanas

4:00pm CST

What It Takes to Write: Process, Discipline, and Lifestyle
Writing can be very rewarding, but it takes time and discipline. How often have you heard someone say they can't find the time to write, or can't get their mind working in the right direction? As with any worthwhile goal, there are obstacles to be overcome and processes to be learned. In this panel we talk about how writers write, and the writer's lifestyle.

Speakers
avatar for Joshiah

Joshiah

Author of furry works, fantasy works, science fiction and more! Works with both adult and tame subject matter. Author of "Tales of Veloria."


Friday December 2, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

4:00pm CST

Floor Wars Qualifiers
CLOSED AUDITION: If you intend to compete for Floor Wars you MUST attend this event.


Friday December 2, 2022 4:00pm - 5:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 31-32

4:00pm CST

How to Make Friends @ Furcons
Cons are great, aren't they? But often they are too short. Thankfully we can take the friends we make there and keep the magic going all year round! Come on by and learn how to make friends out of anyone AND how to retain those new buds till next con! Pony for Hire is a friend making extraordinaire with nearly 6 years of running these ice breaker panels. So come and find the Magic of Friendship tm.

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Friday December 2, 2022 4:00pm - 5:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 21-22

4:30pm CST

Tygre, the Singing Furry Live!
I'm a stripey kitty with a song in their heart and many years of performance experience. I perform originals and covers of songs with a carefully curated playlist that everyone will find nostalgic, wholesome, and fun. It'll get everyone up on their feet, shaking their tushies, and waving those pawbs.

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Friday December 2, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
Main Stage / Hyatt Grand Ballroom

4:30pm CST

Sober/Teetotal Furs Meetup
If drinking isn't part of your lifestyle, come meet and support other alcohol-free furries.

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
Hyatt - Lindbergh

4:30pm CST

What is Self-Care, Really, and What Can it Look Like?
Self-care is all over the media but, surprise, the media usually gets it wrong. Come see what the click bait doesn't tell you by getting into the specifics of the five areas of self-care and how you can fulfill all of them.

Speakers
avatar for Super Gwynn

Super Gwynn

Licensed Therapist, Obsidian Counseling and Wellness
I'm a licensed mental health therapist with specializations in trauma and transgender therapy. I delight in educating others about mental health, and I am always happy to give suggestions on how to find a therapist in your area. I'm a telehealth therapist licensed in IL.


Friday December 2, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
Hyatt - Sky Harbor

4:30pm CST

Avian Anatomy
Bird anatomy as told by an expert in the field. We'll go through by systems, in a relaxed, PowerPoint lecture discussing what makes birds so incredible and unique. There will be lots of time for your own questions too!

Speakers
avatar for Aetus

Aetus

Panelist, Aetus Arts
I'm a bird enthusiast, artist, writer, and pilot. I found the furry fandom in 2013 and it's been an essential outlet for me to express my creativity. I love to share my passions with others. In character, I am a bald eagle, sometimes anthro, sometimes feral. A happy, gay bird.


Friday December 2, 2022 4:30pm - 6:30pm CST
Hyatt - McCarran

5:00pm CST

Theme Park Meetup/Ask a Ride Operator
Are you an avid thrill seeker or a fan of building your own theme parks? This panel is for you! Come meet your fellow theme park furs who share the same passions as you for theme park rides, attractions, and more! There will also be a ride operator Q&A at the end (or beginning depending on scheduling) of the meetup so stick around if you have any questions for the folks behind the thrills!


Friday December 2, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt - LAX

5:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Friday December 2, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

5:00pm CST

Citrine In Concert
Come join Citrine the fandom’s only blind singing husky for an hour of music and entertainment.

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! ^^


Friday December 2, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Second Stage / Convention Center Second Floor 25-30

5:00pm CST

TFTuesday Podcast - Live!
Come on down to a live recording of the TFTuesday podcast! This podcast focuses on the concept of transformation, mainly in the niche of the furry community, and what the theme of transformation and interest in it means as it relates to its fans. Our live recording will delve into a few specific topics before taking some audience Q&As!

Speakers
avatar for Zil

Zil

Photomanipulator & Podcaster


Friday December 2, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm CST
Hyatt - Midway

5:30pm CST

Sketchbook Swap: 100 RPG Class Triangle Edition!
A sketchbook swap with a twist! Show up with a sketch book and a ref and let everyone else take a whack at reimagining your character as a random class from a selection of 100 options! Mileage may vary, but the results are bound to be incredible!

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Friday December 2, 2022 5:30pm - 6:30pm CST
Hyatt - Hartsfield

5:30pm CST

Shiny Sponsor Reception - Silver Squad
Midwest FurFest is pleased to welcome our Super Shiny Sponsors to a special reception in Ventanas, the breathtaking venue at the very top of the Hyatt! Meet this year's Guests of Honor, enjoy a drink and a light snack, and mingle with your fellow Shiny Sponsors. To get to Ventanas, press the button marked 'V' on any lobby elevator

Friday December 2, 2022 5:30pm - 6:30pm CST
Hyatt - Ventanas

5:30pm CST

VRChat IRL Meet & Greet
Meetup space for VRChat furs & creators to link up with their homies irl. Free for all mingling, colliders enabled, bring your own nameplates!

Speakers
avatar for Misho

Misho

Heyo! I'm Misho! I host a VR Club event called Vibe Night, which has been going sine 2020! On the IRL side of things I'm a Twitch streamer, Photographer and a DJ!
avatar for Sora

Sora

Panelist, Furtrack
Canadian fursuiter, maker, dev & photographer. I help maintain Furtrack and a few other things, including certain games that may or may not involve VR.


Friday December 2, 2022 5:30pm - 6:30pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont A/B

5:30pm CST

Otherkin, Therian, and Nonhuman information panel
Join Syn to delve into the history and terminology of the greater otherkin community, learn about therianthropy, and maybe figure out something about yourself ;9

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 5:30pm - 6:30pm CST
Hyatt - Sky Harbor

5:30pm CST

Waacking 101: Bringing the dance of disco!
Do you want to expound your knowledge and skill on one of the funkiest dance styles? Or maybe you're someone who loves disco and wants to dance to it! Come drop by purpledragonrei's waacking masterclass and learn its history, technique, and foundations. Let's get down on it and get funky!

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 5:30pm - 7:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 31-32

6:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Friday December 2, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

6:00pm CST

Ultimate Werewolf
Ultimate Werewolf, also known as Town of Salem or Mafia, is a party game where you and your fellow townspeople try to root out and kill the secret werewolves before it's too late! It's kind of like Among Us, but with furries and more shouting.

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Hyatt - Heathrow

6:00pm CST

Writers Meet & Greet
Come say hello to some of your fellow writers in the furry fandom

Speakers
avatar for Gre7g

Gre7g

Furry, writer, brewer, sausage maker, baker, and programmer.


Friday December 2, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

6:00pm CST

This Was In MY Game?! Cut Content in Retro Games!
What was thought to be lost has been found! Join Rick Fox, co-admin of the popular gaming website "The Cutting Room Floor" on a modern-day archaeological dig to find some of the most amazing unknown content! Debug modes? Check! Unused graphics and music? Check! Weird dev stuff you wouldn't expect? Double check! You'll be amazed at just what's been dug up in the digital depths!

Speakers
avatar for Rick Fox

Rick Fox

Poncho wearin' cartoon space fox on the internet and NES game enthusiast. Talk nerdy to me, because I will to you at con panels. :V


Friday December 2, 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm CST
Hyatt - OHare Ballroom

6:00pm CST

Albedo (18+ ONLY)
The tabletop game inspired by and dedicated to the epic, sci-fi militaristic comic universe that Steve Gallacc created, which was actually a major influence in the initial coming-together of the Furry Fandom! Does your unit have the wit, grit and spit in order to overcome the invading Independent Lapine Republic forces that have come with xenocentric means of universal domination?

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Speakers
avatar for SteelTheWarrior

SteelTheWarrior

Druid & Dracunicorn Gaming
Steel is a wildly eccentric and equally enigmatic professional Game Master and TTRPG designer that loves weaving words and worlds together for the enjoyment of others! A Druidmouse of many talents and topics of interest, Steel truly is the "Mouse of 1,000 faces"! (Any Pronouns)


Friday December 2, 2022 6:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Hyatt - Charles DeGaul

6:30pm CST

Digital Revolution Festival
Midwest Furfest's First EVER Digital Revolution Festival!


Friday December 2, 2022 6:30pm - 9:30pm CST
Main Stage / Hyatt Grand Ballroom

7:00pm CST

Needle Felting: An Introduction to the Gentle Art of Stabbing
Are you curious about needle felting? A little scared of needle felting? Come find out what it's all about! In this presentation a stabbing aficionado will share a mix of inspiration and technical info to help demystify this fascinating fiber art. There will be videos, sculptures to touch, and photos of sheep! What more could you want? Bring your curiosity, but don't worry about the safety of your fingers - this is NOT a live demo or class.


Friday December 2, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Hyatt - John Wayne

7:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Friday December 2, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

7:00pm CST

Hoof-Furs Meet & Greet
Got hooves? Like hooves? Come to where the grass is greener! Round table discussion to meet other Hoof-Furs and discuss hooved animal fursonas & fursuits. Fursuits encouraged but not required. There will be a group photo opportunity before and after the panel.

Speakers
H

Hoofurs

Active furry, fursuiter, and fur con-goer since 2007, Trail Horse is one of the fandom’s most dedicated hooved fursona fans. He’s hosted Hoof-Fur meet ups since 2015, runs the @Hoofurs Twitter promoting hooved characters, and has been an avid equestrian and trail rider.


Friday December 2, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont C/D

7:00pm CST

Pokemon Go! Meet & Greet
This is a panel witch you can make new friend say hello to old friends. also trade Pokémon with one another so plz bring your Shiny's and your shiny faces and let's "catch em all"

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Hyatt - Logan

7:00pm CST

How to Make Your Readers Hate You
There's lots of ways to make your readers hate you ... some bad, some good! Award-winning author Gre7g Luterman will discuss how to leverage the good ones and avoid the bad.

Speakers
avatar for Gre7g

Gre7g

Furry, writer, brewer, sausage maker, baker, and programmer.


Friday December 2, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

7:00pm CST

FVS - Furry Variety Show
The Furry Variety Show is a stage show consisting of independent acts performed by furry fans just like you! The fandom has an amazing selection of talents and we will showcase these as Vaudeville acts that are short and entertaining.

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Second Stage / Convention Center Second Floor 25-30

7:00pm CST

Ironclaw: Breakout 2
Sharktail Keep is definitely occupied, but getting inside a fortress when those inside don't want intruders is not an easy task! What a shock! In any case, your sponsor feels the world would definitely benefit from the liberation of the one imprisoned within. Are you capable of being that agent of change?

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 7:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

7:30pm CST

Cutthroat Artist!
It's a showdown of four talented artists who will compete in timed surprise art challenges featuring subjects chosen from our audience. Each round, one artist will be eliminated by our judge until the winner is crowned! The catch? Artists can bid on sabotages to inflict on their competitors. May the most cutthroat competitor win!

An ASL interpreter will be at this panel.

Speakers
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bcbreakaway

Referee Zebra, Corgi and soon...
Currently the Convention Chair of Fur-Eh! (Edmonton's furry convention), bcbreakaway is now also actively involved in the Fursuiting/Costuming Track at MFF. Look for him to be running around trying to make things go or as a referee zebra with the red whistle!



Friday December 2, 2022 7:30pm - 8:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 21-22

7:30pm CST

Convention History - Before and After Furries
Join us for an over 80 year look at the history of the convention scene, from the early science fiction cons, to the birth of Worldcon, Trekkies, bronies and more. For this panel we will look at the impact the furry fandom left on the convention scene from the early "funny animal" room parties to the virtual cons of the current age. Hosted by the organizers of the Convention History Project.

Speakers
avatar for Bash (Inanimorphs)

Bash (Inanimorphs)

Inanimorphs and Furry Flags
Bash the Piñata aka Inanimorphs! Artist, historian, scholar! 


Friday December 2, 2022 7:30pm - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt - McCarran

7:30pm CST

Grimace: Who is he? WHAT is he? Should we be afraid? An Intellectual Discussion.
*FREE ADMISSION* Rascal and Clover go through excruciating detail for 90 minutes as they analyze McDonald's purple enigma. (If you bring McDonald's you get to sit in the front.)

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 7:30pm - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt - Midway

7:30pm CST

Fursuit Price Is Right
This is the fursuit version of The Price Is Right where fursuiters are called to come on down to Contestants Row. Winner plays a pricing game and goes on to The Showcase Showdown, where the winner of which goes on to The Showcase. The fursuiter that has won the most in cash and prizes wins a badge commission.

Speakers
avatar for CCritt93

CCritt93

Writer/Developer/Lackey, Bark Woofson Productions
Every good agent needs a cover, right?
avatar for Sultz Z. Wolf

Sultz Z. Wolf

Furry fandom
I'm just a wolf, looking for a good time.


Friday December 2, 2022 7:30pm - 9:30pm CST
Hyatt - OHare Ballroom

8:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Friday December 2, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

8:00pm CST

African Wild Dog Meet & Greet
Come meet your fellow AWD satellite wearing friends

Speakers
avatar for Kozak

Kozak

Am a dog. I have Radar


Friday December 2, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt - Logan

8:00pm CST

Macro/Micro Meetup
Attention creatures of all shapes and sizes! Join us for a one-hour social event for the biggest and smallest folks in the fandom. Whether you're a giant wolf, a tiny tiger, huge hoofer, or an enormous eel, you belong here!

Speakers
avatar for Equus Silvermane

Equus Silvermane

I've been suiting for a many years now and have taken my suits all over the country and world. Public fursuiting is a passion of mine and I'd love to tell you more about it!


Friday December 2, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont C/D

8:00pm CST

The Doctor is In! Original Characters 101!
So you came up with a bad original character. It’s okay, it happens to the best of us. Not to worry, though! For I, The OC Doctor, am here to help! Relatable flaws, easily understandable goals, a moral code, or lack thereof! All these traits, techniques and more will help you make the best original character you can! Trust me. I’m a doctor. Whether it being for your fursona, a character for another fandom, or your own work; The OC Doctor is here to help!

Speakers
avatar for The OC Doctor

The OC Doctor

Hello and welcome! I am The OC Doctor and I'm here to help you with Original Characters, World Building, Story Development and so much more! Any questions you might have about creating an OC, fleshing out a current one, or need a sounding board for new ideas I'm here to help! You... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

8:00pm CST

Burlesque 101 (18+ ONLY)
Active dance panel where we will be learning basic burlesque-style dance combos.

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 8:00pm - 9:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 31-32

8:00pm CST

Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Consensual Non-Monogamy - Explorations Beyond Heteronormative Monogamy (18+ ONLY)
What's the difference between an "open relationship" and "just sleeping around"? Is there such a thing as "ethical" non-monogamy? Are non-monogamous relationships healthy and can they last? Join Orthrus (aka Ben Howard, sex-positive psychotherapist and relationship counselor) and DaveQat (aka Dave Lovely, LSW and therapist)for a presentation about what Consensual Non-Monogamy is, how it's been practiced in the past, and what it may mean for the future. Join in after the presentation for a group discussion and bring your questions!

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.
An ASL interpreter will be at this panel.

Speakers
avatar for DaveQat

DaveQat

Infodesk Lead/Mental Health Programming
DaveQat is a long-time furry, long-time MFF staffer, and now an Illinois-licensed therapist! He practices at Transformative Growth Counseling, and can see clients from Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, and Florida. 



Friday December 2, 2022 8:00pm - 9:30pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont A/B

8:00pm CST

Furaoke!
Come sing, yip, and howl into the early hours with your fellow furs!

Speakers
avatar for Danny

Danny

I like molds, spores and fungus.
avatar for Nat

Nat

BAI
Wonder Woman proved pants are optional long before Gaga made it cool.


Friday December 2, 2022 8:00pm - Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00am CST
Hyatt - LAX

9:00pm CST

Drawing Beef with Ash (18+ ONLY)
Learn and discuss bara furry related topics with fellow enthusiasts and learn a tip or two on drawing anatomy and other art related subjects. Share and trade sketchbooks, meet new people, and chill.

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 9:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Hyatt - Midway

9:00pm CST

Sketchbook Swap: After Hours (18+ ONLY)
Sketchbook swapping with a raunchy twist. Bring whatever gets you hot and bothered and share the love with your fellow artists!
18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 9:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Hyatt - Hartsfield

9:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Friday December 2, 2022 9:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

9:00pm CST

Baby Fur Meet & Greet (18+ ONLY)
This year it’s meet and greet just for everyone to make new friend plus we teach anyone who wants to learn about baby furs/littles
18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2022 9:00pm - 10:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 21-22

9:00pm CST

After Dark Fursuit Photos (18+ ONLY)
Bring your Latex suits, pup gear, plush fursuit bits- anything goes except nudity. Please remember to wear proper all ages attire on your way to and from the photoshoot.

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Friday December 2, 2022 9:00pm - Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00am CST
Hyatt - LaGuardia

9:30pm CST

Knot Another Shibari Panel (18+ ONLY)
“I’m a little tied up at the moment… literally.” Have you thought about exploring the world of rope bondage? Are you curious about getting knotty? This panel is for you! Join us for a detailed panel discussing the basics, drilling safety, and showing some knots that range from compression therapy to utility.

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND
An ASL interpreter will be at this panel.

Speakers


Friday December 2, 2022 9:30pm - 10:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 33-34

9:30pm CST

Midwest Vore Fest Meet & Eat (18+ ONLY)
In today's dog eat dog world, it's either eat or be eaten. At our Midwest Vore Fest Meet & Eat event, preds and prey alike can come hang out, chat with, and meet fellow furs who share an interest in eating, being eaten, or both! This 18+ event is intended to give vore furs of all kinds the opportunity to connect with one another and to help the more predatory furs among us find their next meal. So if you enjoy vore and would like to meet others who share a similar interest, then this event is definitely for you!

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND

Speakers
avatar for Cael Killara

Cael Killara

I'm a shy, socially awkward (and kinda dorky) arctic fox who enjoys paws, maws and being a chaotic fox on the internet!
avatar for Amicus Verum

Amicus Verum

I'm a blue feline that just enjoys having a good time! 💙


Friday December 2, 2022 9:30pm - 11:00pm CST
Second Stage / Convention Center Second Floor 25-30

9:30pm CST

Lupus in Tabula
Your village has a problem. A werewolf problem. Every night the werewolves rise up with a hunger for human flesh. Your only hope is to work together with your fellow villagers to discover which among you is secretly a bloodthirsty beast, and put them on the chopping block! Or maybe you wish to fill your belly and see the rivers run red. Join Sable and Kaevon as they bring this fandom favorite game back to MFF after two years of absence. We will try to run as many games as possible in the time given to us, so if you can't make it to the start of the panel, that's ok, we'll get you in during the next game.

Speakers
avatar for ThreeFoxxes

ThreeFoxxes

Fox girl from Chicago! Furry since 2009, attending MFF since 2015. Call me Sable.


Friday December 2, 2022 9:30pm - 11:30pm CST
Hyatt - Heathrow

10:00pm CST

Midnight at Midwest FurFest
Status' beloved midnight panel of simply talking about topics and letting things get way too out-of-hand, complete with presentation and audience participation games. The panel started as a joke and simply grew into a bigger one, so join us as we ruin it more!

Speakers
avatar for Alkali

Alkali

Chairman of the Board, Fur Squared
If you see a tall ferret in a top hat, then it's probably Alkali! This crazy ferret cohosts the Who's Lion Is It Anyway and Dragget Show Podcast when he's not fiddling with the stocks of the 1%. He also has been known to host or cohost all sorts of panels, such as Lupus In Tabula... Read More →
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Status Ferret

Musician and Comedic Performer
The other loud ferret. The only difference is our heights. Furry musician. Comedic performer. Yes, I will be on your panel. Ask me about Weird Al.


Friday December 2, 2022 10:00pm - 11:00pm CST
Hyatt - OHare Ballroom

10:00pm CST

Kink Discussion Panel (18+ ONLY)
A discussion with light demos on various consensual kinks. A place to ask questions and learn more in a safe non judgmental environment. All folks 18+ welcomed, regardless of identity or experience level. Participation is encouraged but in no way is required!

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND

Speakers
avatar for Toby SnowWolf

Toby SnowWolf

A pan, kinky, sub-leaning switch from the Bay Area
avatar for Stormy Kittyhawk

Stormy Kittyhawk

Stormy has been involved in the kink and rubber communities for over the past 7 years. She has co-hosted the Kink Discussion Panel & The Rubber meet and greet at FC, BLFC, TFF and MFF. She's a firm believer that kinky activities can be enjoyed by any and all people regardless of background... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2022 10:00pm - Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00am CST
Hyatt - Rosemont A/B

10:00pm CST

Friday Dance
Heros ASSEMBLE and come shake your tails to some great beats from your favorite furry DJs!

You must have your badge to enter
Bags must be approximately the size of a hardcover novel and will be searched before entry.
No alcohol or contraband.
Empty or sealed water bottles are acceptable.

Friday December 2, 2022 10:00pm - Saturday December 3, 2022 2:00am CST
Main Stage / Hyatt Grand Ballroom

10:00pm CST

Sovereign Eclipse (18+ ONLY)
Come test out a new Furry sci-fi game being written by SteelTheWarrior (Creator of Mass Effect: Unity, Freedom Fighters & Your Imagined Furry Fantasy) Choose from a massive assortment of species and genetic culture combinations and explore an immensely dynamic and complex new universe full of mystery, intrigue and betrayal!

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Speakers
avatar for SteelTheWarrior

SteelTheWarrior

Druid & Dracunicorn Gaming
Steel is a wildly eccentric and equally enigmatic professional Game Master and TTRPG designer that loves weaving words and worlds together for the enjoyment of others! A Druidmouse of many talents and topics of interest, Steel truly is the "Mouse of 1,000 faces"! (Any Pronouns)


Friday December 2, 2022 10:00pm - Saturday December 3, 2022 2:00am CST
Hyatt - Charles DeGaul
 
Saturday, December 3
 

9:00am CST

STI and Rapid HIV Testing by Howard Brown (Convention Center)
Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health is a FQHC (federally qualified health center) leading organization in Chicagoland providing affirming and accessible healthcare with a focus on LGBTQ+ healthcare. Services include sexual and reproductive health, trans services, counseling/support services, and general health services. The Howard Brown staff is proud to offer no cost HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening at two locations during Midwest FurFest. HIV testing results are available in about 20 minutes and the STI testing results will be available after the convention. STI testing include Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and HEP C


Saturday December 3, 2022 9:00am - 4:30pm CST
Convention Center South Ballroom 59-60

9:00am CST

STI and Rapid HIV Testing by Howard Brown (Hyatt)
Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health is a FQHC (federally qualified health center) leading organization in Chicagoland providing affirming and accessible healthcare with a focus on LGBTQ+ healthcare. Services include sexual and reproductive health, trans services, counseling/support services, and general health services. The Howard Brown staff is proud to offer no cost HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening at two locations during Midwest FurFest. HIV testing results are available in about 20 minutes and the STI testing results will be available after the convention. STI testing include Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and HEP C


Saturday December 3, 2022 9:00am - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt - Directors A/B/C

9:00am CST

Fursuit Lounge (Convention Center)
Saturday December 3, 2022 9:00am - Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00am CST
Convention Center Second Floor 23

9:00am CST

Operations
Saturday December 3, 2022 9:00am - Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00am CST
Hyatt - Reagan

9:00am CST

Fursuit Lounge (Hyatt)
Saturday December 3, 2022 9:00am - Sunday December 4, 2022 2:00am CST
Hyatt - United

9:30am CST

Sponsor Brunch
Sponsors come on down for a feast big enough for a Hero (or Villain).

Menu:
•orange, apple, tomato and grapefruit Juice
•Sliced fresh fruit
•Caesar-style salad
•pasta salad tossed with a basil dressing
•Dill and sour cream potato salad
•Smoked salmon display with fresh mini bagels, Bermuda onions, tomatoes and capers with cream cheese
•made to order omelets with a choice of diced ham, Swiss or cheddar cheese, green peppers, onions, diced tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach
•roasted sirloin served with a cabernet mushroom sauce
•bacon strips and sausage links
•French toast
•chicken break served with a sun-dried tomato sauce
•Fresh vegetables
•wild rice mélange
•Penne pasta tossed with fresh garden vegetable and spicy marinara sauce
•Fresh baked rolls and butter
•Assorted croissants and muffins, miniature French pastries and assorted tortes, pies and cheesecakes
•Starbucks freshly brewed gourmet coffee, decaffeinated coffee and an assortment of herbal teas

Saturday December 3, 2022 9:30am - 11:30am CST
Main Stage / Hyatt Grand Ballroom

10:00am CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Saturday December 3, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Hyatt - Narita

10:00am CST

Betrayal at House on the Hill
Betrayal at House on the Hill quickly builds suspense and excitement as players explore a haunted mansion of their own design, encountering spirits and frightening omens that foretell their fate sign up in gaming area

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

10:00am CST

Dragonstorm: Clearing out the Cobwebs
Please help us! We need to get the spiders out of our mill so that we can resume processing grain into flour! What? Why haven't we cleared them out ourselves? We would, but these spiders are the size of horses! (Materials provided if you don't have a character already)

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 10:00am - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

10:00am CST

Vaccine Check
Please bring a current copy of COVID-19 Vaccination records and ID.
Please review Furfest's COVID-19 policy for more information.

Saturday December 3, 2022 10:00am - 6:00pm CST
Convention Center Hall A

10:00am CST

10:00am CST

Dealers Den
The Dealers Den is open to the public during these hours. Dealers listings and locations, with maps, can be found at https://www.furfest.org/vendors/dealers

Saturday December 3, 2022 10:00am - 6:00pm CST
Convention Center Hall G

10:00am CST

Registration
Saturday December 3, 2022 10:00am - 6:00pm CST
Convention Center Hall A

10:00am CST

Art Show
Saturday December 3, 2022 10:00am - 7:00pm CST
Convention Center South Ballroom 41

10:00am CST

Accessibility Services
Saturday December 3, 2022 10:00am - 8:00pm CST
TBA

10:00am CST

Info Desk
Saturday December 3, 2022 10:00am - 8:00pm CST
TBA

10:30am CST

Fursuit Dance Competition Prelims #2
Are you the best dancer in the fandom? Do you have it takes to shake a tail feather? Come prove that you've got the moves to take you to the top of MFF's Annual Fursuit Dance Competition! Fursuiters/dancers will compete against one another for a chance to perform on the main ballroom's stage at the Finals!

This event is CLOSED to the public.

Saturday December 3, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 31-32

11:00am CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Saturday December 3, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

11:00am CST

Introduction to the HC SVNT DRACONES TTRPG
Are you a tabletop rpg fan? A sci-fi fan? A furry fan? Well congrats! On top of being a *total* nerd, you're also a perfect potential HC SVNT DRACONES player! This panel is all about introducing new and interested players to this best-selling Platinum rated furry scifi ttrpg including what it's about, how to play it, what you can do to get started, and general discussions about gaming and industry with the creator. I can't wait to see you there!

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt - McCarran

11:00am CST

Agrifurs Meet and Greet
Are you a furry farmer? Goat with a garden? Alligator with an apiary? Well this panel is for you! Come meet other agriculturally interested furs. From commercial grain producers to backyard tomato growers, all are welcome.

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt - Hartsfield

11:00am CST

Aviation and Drone Furs
This is a panel for all furs interested in things that fly! Come on out and meet other pilots drone operators and much more. You do not have to be working in aviation to attend. There will be competition at the end for prizes!

Speakers
avatar for Midas Wolf

Midas Wolf

Howdy Folks, I'm just fur looking to spread the good news of aviation.


Saturday December 3, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt - John Wayne

11:00am CST

Paleo Furs Meet & Greet
Find your fossil friends (and their descendants) at the Paleo meet, for prehistoric creatures of all shapes and sizes! Be sure to join us for a group picture under our famous movie banner!

Speakers
avatar for Rory

Rory

Cellist, Trio Menagerie


Saturday December 3, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt - Logan

11:00am CST

Plot and Conflict
No matter how good your characters are, you'll need interesting things for them to do, or events they must react to. What makes for a compelling, perhaps riveting plot? One of the key elements in any plot is conflict. In this panel we discuss some of the different plots and types of conflict that can drive a story and keep your readers wondering what happens next.

Speakers
avatar for Joshiah

Joshiah

Author of furry works, fantasy works, science fiction and more! Works with both adult and tame subject matter. Author of "Tales of Veloria."


Saturday December 3, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

12:00pm CST

So You Want to Work in Animation?
Are you interested in a career in Animation ? just a fan wanting to get some behind the scenes stories? then this panel is your you! Come chat with MilestheFox who is currently a senior Feature Film animator who has worked at studios such as Adult Swim (Mr Pickles), Guru Studio (Pawpatrol), Netflix (Maya and the Three) and Warner Brothers (Scooby Do). This panel will cover everything you need to start a career in animation and to break down what studios are looking for.

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt - OHare Ballroom

12:00pm CST

How to Groove, Funk, and Flow - Charity Dance Panel with RozBot
How to Groove, Funk, and Flow - This dance class teaches students how to sync up their feet with their core movement. The idea of the “jack” (the universal oscillation) will be taught along with ways to build a foundation for dance.

Chicago built and based, Rozbot has performed and taught professionally for 12 years now. While some dancers prefer to keep their dance a mystery, they prefer to dissect and share their fundamental breakdowns of movements and illusions; sharing their boogie all over the United States and internationally.

To sign up for the charity dance workshop, stop by the Charity and make a minimum donation of $10, and ask to sign up. You will be provided with a ticket that will allow you into the class. There will be limited availability, so don't delay!

Sign-ups may be available at the door, but this won't be on dancer time! Make sure to show up on-time!




Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 31-32

12:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

12:00pm CST

Citrine’s Chaotic Charity Concert
Do you love our charity? Of course you do. Do you also love music? Come join the fandom’s blind singing husky and donate some money to charity to get the chance to force Citrine to sing some of the weirdest songs imaginable. It’s simple, throw some money in the hat and pull a random artist name out of the hat. Let the chaos begin!

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 December 3, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Second Stage / Convention Center Second Floor 25-30

12:00pm CST

How to Communicate in ASL, Do's and Don'ts
Do's and Don'ts of communicating with someone in ASL
An ASL interpreter will be at this panel.

Speakers
avatar for Keiro Ituralde

Keiro Ituralde

Keiro is a deaf attendee and advocates for Deaf interests and accessibility when and where possible. He works in tech support for a large hosting company and has been attending MFF since 2017.



Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt - LAX

12:00pm CST

Tiller & Marlowe Budget Record Night (During the Day!)
Tiller and Marlowe climb out of the dusty record store basements of the world with the weirdest and most fun records they can find for $1 - Join them and discover what those weird fun records sound like, and do real time research and commentary on what they've discovered.

Speakers
avatar for Tiller

Tiller

Director of Human Resources, Midwest Furfest
avatar for Marlowe

Marlowe

Actor. Improviser. Writer. Singer. Emmy Award Winner.  Financial Analyst. 🐦 @MarloweTigy


Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt - John Wayne

12:00pm CST

How to Confront Anxiety at a Con
Cons are amazing, awesome, and anxiety producing. Even our highest levels of excitement can be beaten by anxiety. But! Anxiety does not get to ruin your fun. Join this panel to learn some tips on how to prepare for and overcome anxiety at cons.

Speakers
avatar for Super Gwynn

Super Gwynn

Licensed Therapist, Obsidian Counseling and Wellness
I'm a licensed mental health therapist with specializations in trauma and transgender therapy. I delight in educating others about mental health, and I am always happy to give suggestions on how to find a therapist in your area. I'm a telehealth therapist licensed in IL.


Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt - Sky Harbor

12:00pm CST

Two Old Furry Fans Return
Mark and Rod, furry grandads, talk about the history of fandoms and answer your questions.

Speakers
avatar for Vinson Mink

Vinson Mink

Editor, InFurNation
Rod O’Riley is a greymuzzle – a furry fan from the 80's onward. He helped to start the first Furry Parties at science fiction and comic book conventions, and later he helped to start the first furry-themed convention in the world, ConFurence. He is a movie and TV geek from way... Read More →
SS

Sylys Sable

co-director, furrystuff
With my partner Rod and others, we hosted room parties in the 80's for funny animal fans and directed the first furry con, ConFurence, for 11 years. We continue to support furry with art gallery shows, monthly house parties, and online content.


Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont A/B

12:00pm CST

Family Feud: Furry Edition
On your marks....let's start....THE FAMILY FEUD! Join us for this furry fandom themed version of the classic game show with all the sights, sound effects, and music cues of the real show! Topics range from fursuiting, to artwork, pop culture, and everything in between! Ten members of the audience who wish to participate will be selected to play for the chance to win prizes after winning in the qualifying round!

Speakers
avatar for CCritt93

CCritt93

Writer/Developer/Lackey, Bark Woofson Productions
Every good agent needs a cover, right?
avatar for Tokens

Tokens

I'm a Red Panda Furry TikToker with a passion for fixing and collecting vintage arcade games, as well as hosting game shows at conventions!


Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 33-34

12:00pm CST

POC Party / Meet and Greet with M.A.J.I.C
You invited to the cookout?

Welcome to the second annual POC cookout! We are pulling up to MFF with conversations and dope music. This is a safe space for all POC to come and be around people who have shared experiences they have had. We are here to provide laughs and a panel that you will remember for many cons to come.

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont C/D

12:00pm CST

Characters and Relationships
Characters are arguably the most important element to any story. What makes characters believable, memorable, and compelling? A big part of any characters is the relationships they have with other characters. Come join us as we discuss what makes good characters and relationships.


Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

12:00pm CST

Island of Madness - A Dungeons and Dragons Adventure with Beyla (LVL 12)
Gilligan's Island, but directed by Wes Craven! Join Beyla in an adventure as you explore a Dread Domain to battle the Dread Lord at the heart of it! Characters will be provided, but with plenty of room for personal touches! Thursday Session - Level 3. Friday Session - Level 8. Saturday Session - Level 12. Limit of 6 Players Per Session

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - 3:30pm CST
Hyatt - London

12:00pm CST

Fursuit Photos
Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt - LaGuardia

12:00pm CST

Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator (Open play)
Want to be the captain of your own spaceship? Want to work on a warp drive system? Test drive the latest spaceships right here on Artemis!


Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Hyatt - Tegel

12:00pm CST

VR Gaming
Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Hyatt - Florence

12:00pm CST

Arcade
Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00am CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

12:00pm CST

Arcade
Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00am CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

12:00pm CST

Video Gaming
Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00am CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

12:00pm CST

MFF Quiet Room
The Quiet Room is a place where you can spend time away from noise, lights, and other stimuli of the convention. Please be courteous to fellow attendees while enjoying your time in the space. The following rules have been designed to ensure a respectful and relaxing environment for everyone:

1. Keep conversation volume and length to a minimum.
2. Silence all electronic devices. Headphones are encouraged!
3. If you have to make or take a phone call, please take it outside the room.
4. Be mindful regarding perfumes and scented personal care products, which can trigger allergies or chemical sensitivities.
5. No eating or drinking. Water will be available at all times.
6. You may rest your eyes, however napping is not permitted.
7. Please do not take photos or videos inside the space.

Saturday December 3, 2022 12:00pm - Sunday December 4, 2022 2:00am CST
Hyatt - Malpensa

12:30pm CST

Let's Make an AWOO Comic! With GOH AC Stuart!
An improv collaboration between cartoonist AC Stuart and you, the audience, to create what will become an official Awoo! Comic.

Speakers
avatar for AC Stuart

AC Stuart

AC Stuart is a nerd from Ohio. He began his cartooning career making DnD comics, and shortly thereafter moved to NYC to work for CollegeHumor. Now he's back in Ohio making comics about wolves, among other things... Read More →


Saturday December 3, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 21-22

12:30pm CST

The Sonic OC Panel (Do Not Steal)
Learn how to make your very own Sonic the Hedgehog Original Character and also learn to not steal anyone else's Sonic the Hedgehog Original Character in this panel! We will then make our own OCs and DRAW THEM LIVE!

Speakers
avatar for Zeekayart

Zeekayart

haaay i'm zee the raccoon!!play frantic fanfic :3


Saturday December 3, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt - McCarran

12:30pm CST

Trash Animals Meetup, The 3rd One
Raccoons, possums, bats, cats, and rats! Everybody is welcome! You can be a real trash animal, a party animal, a scavenger, or maybe you just don’t care what you put into your body..anyways! This panel is pretty chill vibes, you can meet new friends here, owo, or just people watch and take pictures of fursuiters. The start of the panel is usually introductions, but sometimes we kinda improvise what we do here. Feel free to partake, and stay as long as you like! (P.S. We also have a Telegram group you can join)


Saturday December 3, 2022 12:30pm - 2:00pm CST
Hyatt - DFW

1:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Saturday December 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

1:00pm CST

Podcasting 101
Podcasting 101 - Come hear from veteran Podcasters IronBoomer, Zil about how they got started, how to start your own podcast, the helpful tricks how to find a topic, hosting, legal concerns and starting social media for it!

Speakers
avatar for IronBoomerSTL

IronBoomerSTL

Podcaster
avatar for Zil

Zil

Photomanipulator & Podcaster


Saturday December 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Hyatt - Midway

1:00pm CST

A Friend's Guide to Self-Injury
Self-injury can be both scary and difficult to understand. Join us for a panel that will teach what self-injury is and isn't, its differences from suicide, the why of it, and how you can best support some in your life who struggles with self-injury.

Speakers
avatar for Super Gwynn

Super Gwynn

Licensed Therapist, Obsidian Counseling and Wellness
I'm a licensed mental health therapist with specializations in trauma and transgender therapy. I delight in educating others about mental health, and I am always happy to give suggestions on how to find a therapist in your area. I'm a telehealth therapist licensed in IL.


Saturday December 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Hyatt - Sky Harbor

1:00pm CST

Furry Trading Post
A space to come trade, swap, and barter furry collectables and supplies! Enamel pins, Collectable Trading Cards, Faux Fur scraps, Plushies, Clothing, and more! No cash purchases allowed, this is a panel specifically for Trading furry merchandise and crafts with other furries!

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm CST
Hyatt - Hartsfield

1:00pm CST

Military Furs
For all who have served in all branches and all nations, please come down and tell your story that you know only we would understand. Also if you are interested in joining, plenty of us can help answer your questions.

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm CST
Hyatt - Lindbergh

1:30pm CST

Duke Doggo's MJ Workshop
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin? Michael Jackson Fanatic Duke Doggo is here to teach you the moves of the King Of Pop, as well as talk all things MJ! It's sure to be a THRILLER

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 31-32

1:30pm CST

Fursuit Photography tips and tricks
Albejorn will share her insights into how she creates a good fursuit photograph, with a focus on convention settings. There should be something for everyone, whether you have no gear at all, up to speedlights,, diffusers, and colored gels.

Speakers
avatar for Albejorn

Albejorn

Panelist, Albejorn Creations
I've done photography for nearly 35 years and am enthusiastic about sharing my craft! In fact, I'll be speaking at MFF and ANW on the topic: You can see my recent work here! http://www.albejorn.com/photos/I've been a furry for nearly 30 years but went into the closet for 20 years... Read More →


Saturday December 3, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Hyatt - LAX

1:30pm CST

Trapped in a Musical
Trapped in a Musical is a fully improvised, hour long musical. Welcome to our little town. It’s a mostly ordinary town, filled with mostly ordinary people. But every so often, one of our townspeople finds themselves TRAPPED IN A MUSICAL! They never know when it’s coming, because it’s up to YOU, our audience. Every performance you’ll pick the main character, you’ll give us the plot points, the finer details, and on the spot we’ll create a 60-minute musical about this seemingly ordinary townsperson. They’ll only be as ordinary as you make them, but we guarantee you’ll laugh as we improvise songs, dances and mayhem. So welcome to our little town - stay a while.

Speakers
avatar for Tiller

Tiller

Director of Human Resources, Midwest Furfest


Saturday December 3, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Second Stage / Convention Center Second Floor 25-30

1:30pm CST

Furry Psychology
Join our panel of psychologists and mental health practitioners to talk about all sorts of fun and furry topics from the lens of psychology. Come enjoy our professionally trained team's perspectives on topics such as what might motivate people to enjoy roleplaying or fursuiting, gender and sexuality, and more. For educational and entertainment purposes only.

Speakers
avatar for Theome

Theome

Vice Chair, also a Raccoon, Midwest Furfest
avatar for FuzzyFin

FuzzyFin

Midwest Furry Fandom BOD | Assistant Director of Programming | Nature/Spirituality/Mental Health Track Lead
Licensed Independent Marriage and Family therapist. Former zookeeper and animal trainer. Engaged to a very confused Muggle named Brandon. I will most likely be seen randomly and suddenly leaving the room in the middle of a conversation after my radio makes a noise. Sometimes a 3 prong... Read More →


Saturday December 3, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Hyatt - OHare Ballroom

1:30pm CST

Setting and World Building
Stories can take place in a lot of different places and time periods, whether it's someplace in our modern world, a setting from our history, a futuristic alien society, or a magical world of fantasy. Join us as we discuss the possibilities and the pitfalls, the challenges and rewards of creating or choosing a setting where your characters live and their stories play out.


Saturday December 3, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

2:00pm CST

3D Scanning for 3D Printing
Ever wanted a copy of your head to make a fursuit head on? What about creating a scale model of a place? Or a durable 1:1 duplicate of a prop? Learn how to use a camera, computer and 3D printer to make more of something.

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt - McCarran

2:00pm CST

The Great Debate
This comedic panel pits two opinionated and funny individuals against each other in a live debate on a topic important to Furries. With 2 sets of debaters & 2 hilarious topics, they'll use their knowledge and humour to win over the audience who decides who wins each debate!

Speakers
avatar for bcbreakaway

bcbreakaway

Referee Zebra, Corgi and soon...
Currently the Convention Chair of Fur-Eh! (Edmonton's furry convention), bcbreakaway is now also actively involved in the Fursuiting/Costuming Track at MFF. Look for him to be running around trying to make things go or as a referee zebra with the red whistle!


Saturday December 3, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 21-22

2:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Saturday December 3, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

2:00pm CST

Feline Meet & Greet
Meet all the cats at MFF2022

Speakers
avatar for Vaska

Vaska

Just a cute and cuddle Amur leopard that loves food, sports and planning events.


Saturday December 3, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont C/D

2:00pm CST

Game Show Grab Bag
"Players, get ready for the Lightning Round!" Members of the audience will be chosen to "Come on down" to play a variety of mini-games based on TV game shows past and present. All games played will earn "Big Bucks" for this year's charity!

Speakers
avatar for Cirrus

Cirrus

Leader, Rhode Island Furs


Saturday December 3, 2022 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 33-34

2:00pm CST

All About Kemono Fursuits (and a Photoshoot!)
Join feathers, an owner of Kemonokapi, for an educational panel about kemono style fursuits. We will be showcasing makers from Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, etc and discussing the differences between "western" style suits and "eastern" style suits. Learn what the differences are in make and method, and how to buy suits from foreign countries. After the panel we will have a one hour period for kemono style suits from all makers and countries to take photos together, anyone is welcome to come and watch or take photos of their own. Wear your suit to the panel or bring your suit to suit up after the panel.

Speakers
avatar for Feathers

Feathers

Fursuit Maker, Kemonokapi
Full time maker with heavy kemono influence.


Saturday December 3, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont A/B

2:00pm CST

Riichi! A Furry Mahjong panel
Come play Japanese/Riichi mahjong! All skill-levels welcome

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

2:30pm CST

Endangered Animal Meetup
Butterflies, tigers, pandas, lemurs and more! Come and meet up with other exotic, endangered animal furs, engage in a group photo, talk about wildlife conservation, and play a trivia game for prizes! All are welcome.

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt - DFW

2:30pm CST

How to College: Strategies for navigating success as a college student
Whether you started college as a bright eyed and bushy tailed high school graduate or you took some time off to not be in crippling debt, there are a lot of anxieties that come with being in college. Kaevon has worked in college administration for the past 8 years including Housing, Advising, Academic Support, Disability Support, and teaching. They love helping students out, and they're here to give you some tips on how to college like a pro! (Sorry, not much they can share on Financial Aid. They're not rich...they work in education after all.)

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Hyatt - Sky Harbor

2:30pm CST

Win, Lose or Draw: Charity Edition
Get ready for some hilarious fun when two teams of three go head to head for a chance to raise over $100 for this years charity in this classic drawing guess game made up of contestants chosen from our studio audience. Laughs, Fun and Excitement are coming your way!

Speakers
avatar for Rozuial a.k.a Kiyuki

Rozuial a.k.a Kiyuki

I am your adorable puppy/fox boi that loves to perform for your entertainment.  I will be hosting Win Lose or Draw: Charity Edition on Saturday so come join me for laughs, fun and raising money for this years charity!


Saturday December 3, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Hyatt - Midway

2:30pm CST

Scene and Story Structure
Ever had a story idea in which you knew where you wanted to go but not how to get there? Or you have some pieces but aren't sure how they fit together? Or maybe it's a question of keeping the reader interested along the way. This panel will cover approaches to structuring your story, concepts like scene and sequel, pacing, and how to get elements of a story to fit together well.

Speakers
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold has won twelve Ursa Major awards and a Coyotl Award for his stories and novels, and his acclaimed novel Out of Position co-won the Rainbow Award for Best Gay Novel of 2009. He helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has instructed at each of... Read More →
avatar for Joshiah

Joshiah

Author of furry works, fantasy works, science fiction and more! Works with both adult and tame subject matter. Author of "Tales of Veloria."


Saturday December 3, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

2:30pm CST

Massage Basics for Non Professionals
Muscles aching after all day at work or dancing at cons? Join Glacier as he provides basic massage techniques to help relax common problem areas as well as answer any questions one may have for a massage therapist.

Speakers
avatar for Glacier

Glacier

Lmt, He/him, Asexual, Dancer


Saturday December 3, 2022 2:30pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt - LAX

3:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Saturday December 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

3:00pm CST

The Neo-Futurists: The Infinite Wrench (18+ ONLY)
We are proud to welcome back one of the most talked-about events from last year's Midwest FurFest. The NeoFuturists are one of the most innovative theater groups in Chicago, and are the creators of the long-running play 'Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind'. 'The Infinite Wrench' is a rollicking, exciting, hilarious, thought-provoking, and at times interactive attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. The NeoFuturists will be preparing a performance specially tailored to Midwest FurFest and furry fandom; you don't want to miss it! 18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND
An ASL interpreter will be at this panel.


Saturday December 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm CST
Main Stage / Hyatt Grand Ballroom

3:00pm CST

Transformation (TF) Meet and Greet
Curious about transformation and the TF Fandom more broadly? Well established and wanting to meet old or new TF friends? Head on down to the TF Meet and Greet to meet like-minded transformation fans and chat with people who share your unique sub-interest(s), or bounce between different groups and get exposed to some fresh new ideas! TF triggers may or may not be included with the panel.

Speakers
avatar for Zil

Zil

Photomanipulator & Podcaster


Saturday December 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont C/D

3:00pm CST

2 Rooms and Boom
In this social game of hidden roles and deduction, players are divided into 2 teams Find your teammates, establish trust, and exchange hostages before time runs out It's the party game that all kinds of players is incredibly quick to learn,

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - DaVinci

3:00pm CST

Inflatables Meet & Greet
Come and show your inflatable animals and discuss them with other collectors! Fursuits encouraged to attend to get pictures on the toys!

Saturday December 3, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 31-32

3:00pm CST

TikTok Furs Meet & Greet
A place where tiktok furs can come and see their favorite creators


Saturday December 3, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Second Stage / Convention Center Second Floor 25-30

3:00pm CST

My Little Pony: Trixie with Trouble The
In her quest to learn more magical tecniques, Trixie seems to have stumbled upon a spell that uses time magic. Or she will stumble upon it? Or is that she will have had stumbled upon it? In any case, Trixie has Time magic, and the situation is tense!

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 3:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

3:00pm CST

Your Imagined Furry Fantasy (18+ ONLY)
This light-hearted RPG-esque system designed by SteelTheWarrior was borne of frisky fantasy, silly stories of over-the-top shenanigans and inspired by popular flash games like Corruption of Champions, Trials in Tainted Space and Flexible Survival! Gameplay gives players a different perspective on the psychology behind modern-day sexuality and taboo as they adventure in a world where just about everything is over-sexualized (including combat!) to offer silly-fun and sex-positive escapades!

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Speakers
avatar for SteelTheWarrior

SteelTheWarrior

Druid & Dracunicorn Gaming
Steel is a wildly eccentric and equally enigmatic professional Game Master and TTRPG designer that loves weaving words and worlds together for the enjoyment of others! A Druidmouse of many talents and topics of interest, Steel truly is the "Mouse of 1,000 faces"! (Any Pronouns)


Saturday December 3, 2022 3:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt - Charles DeGaul

3:30pm CST

The Behind FurconAI
Come find out how FurconAi works and the Future of Ai

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt - McCarran

3:30pm CST

Create A Story
Come create some of the wackiest stories you've ever heard! Using your shouted-out ideas, we will be coming up with a few seperate furry stories and trying to make a narrative that functions from utterly unrelated randomness. Whether you're a seasoned writer or just a reader, come and spend some time making the messiest and weirdest stories you'll ever hear. Who knows, maybe one will even inspire you to write! (Note: Audience participation is highly encouraged!)

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

4:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Saturday December 3, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

4:00pm CST

Star Wars furs meet and greet
This is a panel for attendees that owns a FX lightsaber from any brand and Jedi and sith photoshoot shoot

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - Sky Harbor

4:00pm CST

Balloon Animals 101
Come learn how to make simple 1-balloon figures! All materials provided. Allergy notice: Balloons contain latex and talc.

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 4:00pm - 5:30pm CST
Hyatt - LAX

4:00pm CST

Furry Language: The Game Show!
Let your fur do the talking! In this twist on furry charades based on TV’s “Body Language,” teams of two use pantomime to convey clues to furry-themed puzzles. Winners receive a small prize and play a bonus round for charity! (Fursuiters, please note that every player has to speak at some point in the game.)

Speakers
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CCritt93

Writer/Developer/Lackey, Bark Woofson Productions
Every good agent needs a cover, right?


Saturday December 3, 2022 4:00pm - 5:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 33-34

4:00pm CST

"Tails from the Cockpit" with your Pilot Toby SnowWolf
"This is your captain speaking..." Come aboard to hear "tails" from the cockpit in this discussion based panel led by current and former members of the furry aviation community! Join in a discussion for all those working in, or interested in, aviation. All are welcome! 

Speakers
avatar for Toby SnowWolf

Toby SnowWolf

A pan, kinky, sub-leaning switch from the Bay Area


Saturday December 3, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt - Midway

4:00pm CST

Finding Fashion With GOH S0LARDOG
Multiple pannelist discuss how they found their style and invite the crowd

Speakers
avatar for S0LARDOG

S0LARDOG

A Black artist, working to create through graphics, music, fashion and more to make the world brighter... Read More →


Saturday December 3, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont A/B

4:30pm CST

Everything is a Dog!
New to furry art? In this panel, you'll learn how to draw a basic dog and why that's a great starting block for most furry art. We'll take what you already know and apply that to a formula for drawing every furry face under the sun. Bring your sketchbooks!

Speakers
avatar for Corgilope

Corgilope

Owner, Corgilope


Saturday December 3, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
Hyatt - Hartsfield

4:30pm CST

Tiktok Recording Panel
A tik tok panel for getting together with some amazing furs to record videos for their tik tok platform! Show your creativity and let's make some memories!


Saturday December 3, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 21-22

4:30pm CST

Improv Dungeons and Dragons
All the chaos of dungeons and dragons without the character sheets! Come see as audience members are selected to be a part of a quick adventure with plenty more audience participation throughout!

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
Hyatt - McCarran

4:30pm CST

Flow Arts Meetup
Poi spinners, fan dancers, dartists, hoopers, and more. Bring your props and show them off, or maybe try out something new! It's dark at the dance and hard for us to socialize there, so lets meet up in a slightly quieter group!

Speakers
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Maly

Dragon, burner, professional thing maker


Saturday December 3, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont C/D

4:30pm CST

Open Mic and Comedy Basics with Alkali
Have a stand-up routine you want to try out? Want to tell a story you think will give us a chuckle? Come try it out at Alkali's Open Mic! One could not ask for a friendlier atmosphere. After your act, be ready to receive some helpful good natured critiques from the panel hosts. All performers are limited to 3 to 5 minute sets depending on the panel turn out.

Speakers
avatar for Alkali

Alkali

Chairman of the Board, Fur Squared
If you see a tall ferret in a top hat, then it's probably Alkali! This crazy ferret cohosts the Who's Lion Is It Anyway and Dragget Show Podcast when he's not fiddling with the stocks of the 1%. He also has been known to host or cohost all sorts of panels, such as Lupus In Tabula... Read More →


Saturday December 3, 2022 4:30pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt - OHare Ballroom

5:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Saturday December 3, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

5:00pm CST

Kandi and Rave Furs Meetup!
Come experience all the peace love unity and respect! This is a welcome space for Kandi and rave furs and really anyone! Bring Kandi and Perlers to trade if ya have em! If not, no worries, still come join the fun and meet new friends!

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt - Sky Harbor

5:00pm CST

Protogen/Synth Meet N Greet
Any Protogen, Synth and or other digital alike come together for a meet and greet! Anyone welcomed to see these amazing suits that have been built by the talented and creativity of others. There will be also a group photo at the end of the meet as well, so dont leave till then!

Speakers
avatar for Datbluehusky

Datbluehusky

beep boop
A husky protogen thing! Name is DAT and is into cars, vintage computers/games and even build beep boops! You can find me on following sites @DatBlueHusky on Twitter and Instagram


Saturday December 3, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt - DFW

5:00pm CST

Historical fiction
Are you thinking of writing a story that happens at another time and place in the past? It could be anything from Victorian England to feudal Japan to the old west, and anyplace or time in between. This panel will cover aspects of historical fiction, how it intersects with other genres, and how to get the most out of your research to add verisimilitude to your story.

Speakers
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold has won twelve Ursa Major awards and a Coyotl Award for his stories and novels, and his acclaimed novel Out of Position co-won the Rainbow Award for Best Gay Novel of 2009. He helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has instructed at each of... Read More →


Saturday December 3, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

5:30pm CST

Furry Blockbusters
"Blockbusters" is a game of speed and strategy where we find out if two heads are better than one. One player takes on a team of two as they answer questions to block their opponents and complete a path on a board of hexagons. Contestants are chosen from the audience to win prizes.

Speakers
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Cirrus

Leader, Rhode Island Furs


Saturday December 3, 2022 5:30pm - 6:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 33-34

5:30pm CST

I've Made Too Much Pasta - Show
A concert of original rock music by I've Made Too Much Pasta, a raccoon based band from new jersey.


Saturday December 3, 2022 5:30pm - 6:30pm CST
Second Stage / Convention Center Second Floor 25-30

6:00pm CST

Character (Re)Designing: Turning your No-See Into An OC
Got an old character burning a hole in your pocket? Their design horribly scarring your mind? Want to turn them into something you can not only use, but be proud of? Then look no further! With our dedicated panel of expert artists and the power of snark, we can turn even the sparkliest of dogs into an incredible character you'll be proud to use!

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Hyatt - Hartsfield

6:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Saturday December 3, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

6:00pm CST

Furality Community Showcase - MFF 2022
Come enjoy a slice of the VR Furry Community! Furality presents a new feature-length 50-minute video showcasing some of the amazing creativity submitted from all sorts of VR furry content creators. Music videos, skits, and animations galore will be featured in this extravaganza presented for the first time at MFF 2022!

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont A/B

6:00pm CST

Fursuit Charades
How much CAN you say, without really saying anything? Join us for all the fun and find out! Fursuiters are highly encouraged for this event!

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 31-32

6:00pm CST

Floor Wars
Floor Wars returns once more with a brand new challenge. The Freestyle Roulette! This event is known for bringing big moves and tons of flashy dancers to watch so be sure to stop in this time to watch them compete for the crown!

An ASL interpreter will be at this event


Saturday December 3, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Main Stage / Hyatt Grand Ballroom

6:30pm CST

Visual Storytelling in Comics
This panel is designed for beginners, but comic creators and artists of all skill levels are welcome. Elevate your comic project as we explore proven techniques and concepts in visual storytelling. Lead by a published author / illustrator with a decade of experience, we will be focusing on learned and recommended practices in comic creation including scripting, paneling, pacing, lettering, and more abstract areas that even dive into the mental aspects when taking on these challenging projects.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Hudson

Jared Hudson

Creator / Illustrator / Author, Cashmere Sky
I draw comics, yell at clouds, and maintain my #1 Cat Dad Championship Belt with my cats Luna and Kepler. Also a computer dork. :3
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Newt

3D Artist, NewtWorks
NewtWorks is the 3D Art Business brain child of myself, Zachary Nall, self started 3D design Generalist with 9 years experience in industry (animation, game, vfx, industrial, mechanical, aerospace) alongside many years of associated higher education in field. I pride myself in quality... Read More →


Saturday December 3, 2022 6:30pm - 7:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 21-22

6:30pm CST

Furry YouTuber Meet & Greet
A meet and greet and informative discussion for YouTubers and other video content creators. Whether you're well established or just starting out, come meet some of your fellow furry creators!


Saturday December 3, 2022 6:30pm - 7:30pm CST
Hyatt - OHare Ballroom

6:45pm CST

7:00pm CST

Enamel Pin Trading Post
Love enamel pins? Come and trade them at this panel! If you don’t have any pins yet, stop by for some freebies so you can get started trading and meeting other community members


Saturday December 3, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont C/D

7:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Saturday December 3, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

7:00pm CST

Transformation: From Mythology to Modern Media
This panel looks at the history of transformation, shapeshifting, and werecreatures in fiction, from ancient traditions and myths, to folklore and fables, to comics superheroes and anime, to modern day fiction and the furry fandom. We will look at the diverse manner in which human to animal transformation has been tackled, common tropes, and how to incorporate this into your own stories. Hosted by Johns Hopkins University historian and Would've Bit You comic creator, Inanimorphs.

Speakers
avatar for Bash (Inanimorphs)

Bash (Inanimorphs)

Inanimorphs and Furry Flags
Bash the Piñata aka Inanimorphs! Artist, historian, scholar! 


Saturday December 3, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

7:00pm CST

Femme Fursuit Photoshoot
Do you have a feminine costume? Want our photographers to bring out your best?
Join our photo shoot for group and individual shots with a selection of poses and props. Cute and innocent, butch and powerful, curvy, round, or lithe -- all shapes, styles, and sizes are welcome. (this event is for costumers and handlers only).


Saturday December 3, 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm CST
Hyatt - DFW

7:00pm CST

Trio Menagerie: Nerdy Music for Nerds
Join Trio Menagerie for a concert of yourbmusic from movies, TV and video games, but with a classical twist!

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm CST
Second Stage / Convention Center Second Floor 25-30

8:00pm CST

Improv Dungeons and Dragons AD (18+ ONLY)
All the chaos of dungeons and dragons without the character sheets! Come see as audience members are selected to be a part of a quick adventure with plenty more audience participation throughout! (Mature version!)

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt - John Wayne

8:00pm CST

Pet & Handler Q&A Panel (18+ ONLY)
Come join the Chicago Pet Patrol’s discussion panel as we scratch the surface of Pet Play. We will discuss some of the basics of human animal role-play and answer any questions you have. It doesn’t matter how you identify, everyone is welcome.

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

An ASL Interpreter will be at this event 



Saturday December 3, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 33-34

8:00pm CST

A Brief History of Inanimate TF - Statues, Plushies, Pool Toys, and More
Plushies, pool toys, piñatas, statues, living fursuits, have all been growing in popularity within the furry fandom, bringing more interest to inanimate transformation. What is the psychological draw? Join us as we look at a board history of the genre from King Midas & Medusa to Stone Boy & Turbo Teen, from Beauty & the Beast to 90's kids commercials, to Gleipnir and the wide range of art drawn in the furry community.

Speakers
avatar for Bash (Inanimorphs)

Bash (Inanimorphs)

Inanimorphs and Furry Flags
Bash the Piñata aka Inanimorphs! Artist, historian, scholar! 


Saturday December 3, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt - Sky Harbor

8:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Saturday December 3, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

8:00pm CST

Turning your fursona into a comic book hero! 18+ ONLY
IDs Required. This is an 18+ Only event
When Joe Strike created his fursona (and fursuit) “Komos” – a suave yet sinister anthropomorphic, shape-shifting Komodo dragon with powerful hypnotic abilities, he never thought his creation would wind up co-starring in a comic book with “Goldie,” a super-powered, golden Celtic sex goddess!

Yet that’s exactly what happened when Oliver Coombes aka “Desiring Change,” Goldie’s Britfur creator suggested he and Joe collaborate on a comic book charting their creations’ adventures battling “Mr. Kulkin,” a shadowy and power-hungry corporate titan.

Joe and Oliver recount their challenges turning their ideas into a focused comic book story, commissioning artists to turn their script into comic book pages, finding – and paying for – a printer to turn those pages into an actual comic book – and then doing it all over again for a second issue!


Saturday December 3, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

8:00pm CST

The Original Who's Lion Is It Anyway? (18+ ONLY)
Based off the popular TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway,” this is everyone’s chance to get up on stage and improvise with their fellow furs! A completely interactive panel, Whose Lion will feature such games as: Questions Only, Who’s Line, Party Quirks, and even World’s Worst. Hosted by Alkali, this panel is sure to be a good time for all; so come on out, get up on stage, and show everyone how quick your wit is. Panel is 18+, and may not be suitable for minors. People with a heart condition should not have a heart attack during this panel as we will think you are acting. Panel has been known to cause uproarious laughter, fits of giggling, and diarrhea. See you there!

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Speakers
avatar for Alkali

Alkali

Chairman of the Board, Fur Squared
If you see a tall ferret in a top hat, then it's probably Alkali! This crazy ferret cohosts the Who's Lion Is It Anyway and Dragget Show Podcast when he's not fiddling with the stocks of the 1%. He also has been known to host or cohost all sorts of panels, such as Lupus In Tabula... Read More →


Saturday December 3, 2022 8:00pm - 9:30pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 21-22

8:00pm CST

"Coming out as Kinky - what to know about yourself and others, when coming to accept and embrace your erotic desires" with Dr. Anna from TASHRA (18+ ONLY)
Whether you just learned about kink on or have had lifelong fantasies, many people have questions like, “Why am kinky?” or “Why am I turned on by things that seem so taboo?” or “Why do I fantasize about being in control or giving up control?” For some people, these are questions of curiosity and exploration. For others, these questions hold deep shame, confusion, or emotional distress that can interfere with full expression of their erotic, sexual and expressive selves. The pull to find answers and healing is powerful, especially when these desires and fantasies are not understood, or pathologized, especially when people reach out for help from therapists. This workshop will explore the ways, within or outside-of-therapy, that kink-involved people kink can build greater self-acceptance, comfort in erotic negotiation and communication, and growth in self-empowerment and boundary settings; especially when kink-have existing mental health concerns, trauma histories and stigma-related internalized feelings. You’ll come away with a better understanding of your turn-ons, your emotional and physical responses, and how you and others find satisfaction and pleasure in intense sensation and the taboo.

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND

Speakers
avatar for Stormy Kittyhawk

Stormy Kittyhawk

Stormy has been involved in the kink and rubber communities for over the past 7 years. She has co-hosted the Kink Discussion Panel & The Rubber meet and greet at FC, BLFC, TFF and MFF. She's a firm believer that kinky activities can be enjoyed by any and all people regardless of background... Read More →
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Dr Anna

Executive Director, TASHRA- The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance
Dr. Anna Randall: Clinical sexologist, sex therapists, sex researcher, and exec. director of TASHRA. Dr. Anna Randall is a “kink of all trades” in the SF Bay Area:● clinical sexologist (think sexpert with a doctorate degree,)● sex therapist to the geeky and sexual progressive... Read More →


Saturday December 3, 2022 8:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont A/B

8:00pm CST

Ironclaw: To the Winner Go the Spoils
Lady Fiona really does not want to get married! She continues defying her father by changing the requirements of her prospective groom. Daddy has put his foot down, though, and THIS will be the final contest to determine who shall be most worthy to take her hand. What does that have to do with you? One of the suitors wants an edge, and has asked you to help him out.

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 8:00pm - 11:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

8:00pm CST

Furaoke!
Round two!!! Come sing, yip, and howl into the early hours with your fellow furs!

Speakers
avatar for Nat

Nat

BAI
Wonder Woman proved pants are optional long before Gaga made it cool.
avatar for Danny

Danny

I like molds, spores and fungus.
avatar for wolfe_guardian

wolfe_guardian

Evan Glaser, aka: wolfe_guardian, is a professional singer and performer from Denver, CO. He has been in the fandom for over 20 years. He has hosted Furaoke at Denfur since 2019 and MFF since 2021. He is also the current host of FC: Unleashed.


Saturday December 3, 2022 8:00pm - Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00am CST
Hyatt - LAX

9:00pm CST

Pet and Handler Meet 'n' Sniff (Meet 'n' Greet) (18+ ONLY)
Are you a human pup? A pet? A handler? A furry? All of the above? What about a friend or curious individual about any of the above? Chicago Pet Patrol is sponsoring a pet, and handler meet 'n' sniff (meet ‘n’ greet) to encourage a crossover between all of our animalistic friends.

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND
An ASL interpreter will be at this panel.


Saturday December 3, 2022 9:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 33-34

9:00pm CST

WEREWOLF TIER LIST (GONE WRONG) (18+ ONLY)
So we are going to rate some werewolves. Yep this is the definitive list. Nothing will go wrong -HOT WEREWOLF DADDIES IN YOUR AREA-

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 9:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Hyatt - OHare Ballroom

9:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Saturday December 3, 2022 9:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

9:00pm CST

Erotica: Basic Adult Writing (18+ ONLY)
18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.
It's time to turn up the heat in your story! In this panel we discuss adult writing, covering not only the basics, but also such matters as the difference between romance, erotica, and porn, how much detail to provide and how to pace your scenes, and how these enticing elements can work together with the plot, characterization, and setting. 18 and above only; badges/IDs will be checked at the door.

Speakers
avatar for Joshiah

Joshiah

Author of furry works, fantasy works, science fiction and more! Works with both adult and tame subject matter. Author of "Tales of Veloria."


Saturday December 3, 2022 9:00pm - 10:30pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

9:00pm CST

Mature Auction for Art Show (18+ ONLY)
18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Saturday December 3, 2022 9:00pm - 11:00pm CST
Convention Center South Ballroom 54

9:00pm CST

Werewolf
Players are assigned secret roles in a village with a werewolf problem. The villagers must identify the werewolves and eliminate them while the werewolves pick them off one by one at night. And of course, there's a human who wants the werewolves to win, and another lycanthrope who will win if they can survive until the end

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 9:00pm - 11:00pm CST
Hyatt - DaVinci

10:00pm CST

BIPOC and Kinky: Meet & Greet (18+ ONLY)
Join Pony Dega out of Washington D.C. for a 18+ meetup for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color of all genders & sexualities in the fandom that are also kinky, or kink-curious! Come to meet folx, make friends, and discuss various BDSM & kink topics in an open-discussion style panel! While non-BIPOC are permitted to attend, please understand this is a BIPOC safe space. Violation of that will result in removal from the panel :)

There also may be light music playing as a heads up for those with sensory disabilities.

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 10:00pm - 11:00pm CST
Hyatt - Midway

10:00pm CST

OwOcast Podcast (18+ ONLY)
OwO, what's this? Come on in and kick your paws up, because these furs are about to start talking a little frisky! The OwOcast Podcast is hosted by YouTube's very own Nido Flow (Odin Wolf) and Kobold Northcote. Making our second year here at MFF, a lot of us are excited in getting our sexy back on, and what better place to do that than at the crown jewel of furry conventions! We will talk about it all from our own hook-up stories to some of our varying convention experiences. Get here early as at MFF last year we hit max capacity and were turning people away!

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND

Speakers

Saturday December 3, 2022 10:00pm - 11:00pm CST
Hyatt - OHare Ballroom

10:00pm CST

Care and Feeding of Rubber Critters (18+ ONLY)
Have you seen a shiny critter at a con or noticed an unusually glossy dragon online and wondered how you could become one yourself? Join us to learn the basics of obtaining and maintaining latex critter suits. We will cover health concerns involved with latex, how to create a unique character on every budget, how to make your suit last, and some recommendations for being shiny in public and at the con. The Rubber photoshoot will follow this panel.

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND

Speakers
avatar for Archer Wolf

Archer Wolf

Builder and suiter, Archer has many different fursonas, both fuzzy and shiny. Normally a red and black rubber wolf wearing leather armor, he has been known to be an otter, jackal and pool toy as well, depending on his mood. Now specializing in making rubber critter suits, he enthusiasticly... Read More →
avatar for Stormy Kittyhawk

Stormy Kittyhawk

Stormy has been involved in the kink and rubber communities for over the past 7 years. She has co-hosted the Kink Discussion Panel & The Rubber meet and greet at FC, BLFC, TFF and MFF. She's a firm believer that kinky activities can be enjoyed by any and all people regardless of background... Read More →


Saturday December 3, 2022 10:00pm - Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00am CST
Hyatt - Rosemont A/B

10:00pm CST

Saturday Dance
Heros ASSEMBLE and come shake your tails to some great beats from your favorite furry DJs!

You must have a badge to enter.
Bags must be approximately the size of a hardcover novel and will be searched before entry.
No alcohol or contraband.
Empty or sealed water bottles are acceptable.


Saturday December 3, 2022 10:00pm - Sunday December 4, 2022 2:00am CST
Main Stage / Hyatt Grand Ballroom

10:00pm CST

Sovereign Eclipse (18+ ONLY)
Come test out a new Furry sci-fi game being written by SteelTheWarrior (Creator of Mass Effect: Unity, Freedom Fighters & Your Imagined Furry Fantasy) Choose from a massive assortment of species and genetic culture combinations and explore an immensely dynamic and complex new universe full of mystery, intrigue and betrayal!

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Speakers
avatar for SteelTheWarrior

SteelTheWarrior

Druid & Dracunicorn Gaming
Steel is a wildly eccentric and equally enigmatic professional Game Master and TTRPG designer that loves weaving words and worlds together for the enjoyment of others! A Druidmouse of many talents and topics of interest, Steel truly is the "Mouse of 1,000 faces"! (Any Pronouns)


Saturday December 3, 2022 10:00pm - Sunday December 4, 2022 2:00am CST
Hyatt - Charles DeGaul

10:30pm CST

Erotica: Kinks and More (18+ ONLY)
18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.
Adult writing isn't always plain vanilla. Some of us like to explore different, odd, and unusual desires. Come join us as we talk about the challenges and rewards of writing about the strange, secret and sometimes taboo worlds of kinks and fetishes. 18 and above only; badges/IDs will be checked at the door.

Speakers
avatar for Joshiah

Joshiah

Author of furry works, fantasy works, science fiction and more! Works with both adult and tame subject matter. Author of "Tales of Veloria."


Saturday December 3, 2022 10:30pm - 11:30pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac
 
Sunday, December 4
 

9:00am CST

Art Show General Auction
Sunday December 4, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am CST
Convention Center South Ballroom 54

9:00am CST

9:00am CST

Operations
Sunday December 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt - Reagan

9:00am CST

Fursuit Lounge (Hyatt)
Sunday December 4, 2022 9:00am - Monday December 5, 2022 12:00am CST
Hyatt - United

10:00am CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Sunday December 4, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Hyatt - Narita

10:00am CST

Lost Furends and Family
Share memories and celebration of the lives of those gone before us.

Speakers
avatar for FuzzyFin

FuzzyFin

Midwest Furry Fandom BOD | Assistant Director of Programming | Nature/Spirituality/Mental Health Track Lead
Licensed Independent Marriage and Family therapist. Former zookeeper and animal trainer. Engaged to a very confused Muggle named Brandon. I will most likely be seen randomly and suddenly leaving the room in the middle of a conversation after my radio makes a noise. Sometimes a 3 prong... Read More →


Sunday December 4, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Hyatt - OHare Ballroom

10:00am CST

BeyBlade Battle 2022 with GOH S0LARDOG
BeyBlade tournament with S0LARDOG! Let it rip!

Speakers
avatar for S0LARDOG

S0LARDOG

A Black artist, working to create through graphics, music, fashion and more to make the world brighter... Read More →


Sunday December 4, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

10:00am CST

Vaccine Check
Please bring a current copy of COVID-19 Vaccination records and ID.
Please review Furfest's COVID-19 policy for more information.

Sunday December 4, 2022 10:00am - 3:00pm CST
Convention Center Hall A

10:00am CST

Registration
Sunday December 4, 2022 10:00am - 3:00pm CST
Convention Center Hall A

10:00am CST

10:00am CST

10:00am CST

Dealers Den
The Dealers Den is open to the public during these hours. Dealers listings and locations, with maps, can be found at https://www.furfest.org/vendors/dealers

Sunday December 4, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm CST
Convention Center Hall G

10:00am CST

Accessibility Services
Sunday December 4, 2022 10:00am - 5:00pm CST
TBA

10:00am CST

Info Desk
Sunday December 4, 2022 10:00am - 5:00pm CST
TBA

10:30am CST

TF Art Jam!
Welcome to the (usually Sunday )Transformation Art Jam! We host art jams (most) every Sunday on Picarto for TF artists and enthusiasts of all different forms of media. The Art Jams started in roughly 2018 in the MFF Zoo with a bunch of people hanging out and working on commissions, but it's evolved into a larger community. Come meet other TF artists and enthusiasts, and don't forget to tip your HR Doggo!


Sunday December 4, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt - Hartsfield

11:00am CST

Furries in MY ANIME?!
Looking for a new great furry anime to watch? What about dipping your paw into the wild world of COSPLAY for the first time?! Zee's got ya covered with over 15 years of anime watching and cosplay experience!

Speakers
avatar for Zeekayart

Zeekayart

haaay i'm zee the raccoon!!play frantic fanfic :3


Sunday December 4, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt - LAX

11:00am CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Sunday December 4, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

11:00am CST

HC SVNT DRACONES Behind the Scenes
Are you an aspiring tabletop game creator, and HSD fan, or just someone looking to hear from an independent builder in the industry about her experiences and what it takes to build products solo? Come on in! I'm going to be going into new HSD products, doing an in-depth breakdown of the recent HSD:Mastered book, talking about creating and kickstarting, and answering spoiler-y questions about the lore, the system, and the future of the franchise! This is a casual conversation sort of meeting where you can pick the brain of someone who has already made the mistakes you're about to walk into so you can avoid them. Hope to see you there!

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt - John Wayne

11:00am CST

Fursuit Photographer Meetup + Gear Photo
Calling all photograph ers & videographers! Do you enjoy taking photos or videos of fursuits? This meetup is for you! Bring your camera gear for the big camera gear group photo! Can we beat the epic camera circle we had at AC? Let's do it! We may adjourn towards the end of the meetup to run around flash mobbing fursuiters for fursuit photos!

Speakers
avatar for Sora

Sora

Panelist, Furtrack
Canadian fursuiter, maker, dev & photographer. I help maintain Furtrack and a few other things, including certain games that may or may not involve VR.


Sunday December 4, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt - DFW

11:00am CST

Editing and Revising
So you've written a story. Good for you! But chances are there are problems you might not have seen, parts that don't flow well or need to be fleshed out better, inconsistencies and continuity errors. Here we talk about the process of editing and fixing those problems. We also discuss finding others to help edit and improve your stories, as well as editing others' stories to help them improve theirs.

Speakers
avatar for Gre7g

Gre7g

Furry, writer, brewer, sausage maker, baker, and programmer.


Sunday December 4, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

11:00am CST

The Alpha
Lead your wolf pack as you claim territory, search for food, and hunt prey. Fight off other wolf pack or share witch wolf pack will rule the forest Easy to learn and all age game

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

11:00am CST

Charity Auction
We've amassed a veritable hoard of artworks, commissions, gifts, curios, knickknacks, doodads, geegaws, baubles, bibelots, gimcracks, foofoos, wingwongs...you get it. Don't just watch furries bid for valuable...stuff, get in the action and help The Street Dog Coalition!!! Help humans and animals as you find cool stuff you didn't know you needed. Who knows what valuables you'll proudly pack for home. No FOMO! Get those credit cards and checkbooks (wait, who still brings checkbooks?) ready!

Sunday December 4, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont A/B

11:00am CST

Ironclaw: The Prince's Whim 7
Attacking a beast within its own lair can be difficult at best, and foolhardy at worst. Even more so when that beast is a political rival. What is to be done? Rather than face off against them at their own game, it is best to work toward undermining their own support organization. Thus we shall be attending a carnival! What? You don't understand? It will become obvious soon enough!

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2022 11:00am - 2:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

11:30am CST

FMB Performer's Workshop and Q&A
If you play an instrument of any kind and want to perform in fursuit, this panel is for you! Drum Major Tech, along with several Fursuit Marching Band Section Leaders will be available to discuss the different aspects fursuit performers and musicians must be aware of while performing. Discussions will include safety, fursuit modifications for makers and performers, and networking with other musicians and performers!

Interested in learning a new instrument? We've got you covered! Section Leaders will be available to answer questions about their different instruments and what it takes to learn the ropes from the ground up!

Everyone is welcome!!


Sunday December 4, 2022 11:30am - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt - OHare Ballroom

12:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

12:00pm CST

Midwest Furry Fandom Board Meeting

If you are not a board member, you are not required to attend, but board meetings are open for attendance if you wish to see how the corporate branch of the convention works you are welcome to observe.

AGENDA

Roll Call and Quorum Check
President's Report
Convention Chair's Report
Finance Report
Determination of Charity Donation Amount
New Business

(agenda may be revised as needed. Some agenda items may be moved to closed session if privacy is needed)




Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt - Midway

12:00pm CST

TTFC (Tails and Tornadoes) Meet and Greet
Come learn about Oklahoma’s first hotel furry convention, started in 2019. Ask questions. Learn about the charity. Meet staff members.

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt - DFW

12:00pm CST

"It's not Me, it's Us" - Facts and Experiences with Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dissociative Identity Disorder has attained almost mythical status, often used as a trope in comics, games, movies, or TV. We'll talk about what DID really is, and what it's like to live with it. The panel will include a therapist and two folx living with DID as systems. NOTE: While there will be a Q&A period, this is not a group therapy experience and is for education and entertainment only

Speakers
avatar for DaveQat

DaveQat

Infodesk Lead/Mental Health Programming
DaveQat is a long-time furry, long-time MFF staffer, and now an Illinois-licensed therapist! He practices at Transformative Growth Counseling, and can see clients from Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, and Florida. 


Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt - Sky Harbor

12:00pm CST

Get Published
Are you ready to see your name in print? It's not enough to write the great American furry novel; you'll need to get someone to publish it. In this panel we discuss what it takes to get your stories, long and short, in front of editors and publishers who will help your story find an audience, and how to work with them to get published.

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

12:00pm CST

Medieval and Renaissance demo
Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism would demonstrate tools, skills, and products that people living in premodern societies would have used. Demo would include some combat sports performed by experienced practitioners.

Speakers
avatar for Super Gwynn

Super Gwynn

Licensed Therapist, Obsidian Counseling and Wellness
I'm a licensed mental health therapist with specializations in trauma and transgender therapy. I delight in educating others about mental health, and I am always happy to give suggestions on how to find a therapist in your area. I'm a telehealth therapist licensed in IL.
avatar for Syn

Syn

Syn has practiced law in Chicago since 2005.


Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 31-32

12:00pm CST

Your Imagined Furry Fantasy (18+ ONLY)
This light-hearted RPG-esque system designed by SteelTheWarrior was borne of frisky fantasy, silly stories of over-the-top shenanigans and inspired by popular flash games like Corruption of Champions, Trials in Tainted Space and Flexible Survival! Gameplay gives players a different perspective on the psychology behind modern-day sexuality and taboo as they adventure in a world where just about everything is over-sexualized (including combat!) to offer silly-fun and sex-positive escapades!

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Speakers
avatar for SteelTheWarrior

SteelTheWarrior

Druid & Dracunicorn Gaming
Steel is a wildly eccentric and equally enigmatic professional Game Master and TTRPG designer that loves weaving words and worlds together for the enjoyment of others! A Druidmouse of many talents and topics of interest, Steel truly is the "Mouse of 1,000 faces"! (Any Pronouns)


Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt - Charles DeGaul

12:00pm CST

Girl's Night Out - A Coven & Crucible Adventure!
This adventure, like all good adventures, starts in the Lady's Room at a local bar. A crying ghost needs help getting over the Fetters that tie her still to this world! Coven & Crucible is a game of modern witch craft in a corporate world. Characters will be provided. Limit of 6 Players

Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00pm - 3:30pm CST
Hyatt - London

12:00pm CST

Fursuit Photos
Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt - LaGuardia

12:00pm CST

Arcade
Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

12:00pm CST

Arcade
Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

12:00pm CST

Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator (Open play)
Want to be the captain of your own spaceship? Want to work on a warp drive system? Test drive the latest spaceships right here on Artemis!


Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - Tegel

12:00pm CST

Video Gaming
Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

12:00pm CST

VR Gaming
Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - Florence

12:00pm CST

12:00pm CST

MFF Quiet Room
The Quiet Room is a place where you can spend time away from noise, lights, and other stimuli of the convention. Please be courteous to fellow attendees while enjoying your time in the space. The following rules have been designed to ensure a respectful and relaxing environment for everyone:

1. Keep conversation volume and length to a minimum.
2. Silence all electronic devices. Headphones are encouraged!
3. If you have to make or take a phone call, please take it outside the room.
4. Be mindful regarding perfumes and scented personal care products, which can trigger allergies or chemical sensitivities.
5. No eating or drinking. Water will be available at all times.
6. You may rest your eyes, however napping is not permitted.
7. Please do not take photos or videos inside the space.

Sunday December 4, 2022 12:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - Malpensa

1:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Sunday December 4, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

1:00pm CST

Transformation
Polymorph spells, species-altering viruses, and the beast within. Come sit in on this panel where we discuss a genre where furries have something to explore not often seen in other genres: the transformation story.


Sunday December 4, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

1:00pm CST

Fursuit Dance Competition
The time has come to see who's got the best moves and who can shake their tails the best! All attendees are welcome to come witness the finalists of MFF's Annual Fursuit Dance Competition show off their performances for dance supremacy to determine who will be declared this year's best fursuit dancers!

An ASL interpreter will be at this event


Sunday December 4, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Main Stage / Hyatt Grand Ballroom

1:30pm CST

Retail Horror Stories: I Demand A Manager
Work in retail? Seen some questionable things? Interacted with questionable people? Come share your experiences in Retail so we can mock and laugh at them.

Speakers
avatar for Silver

Silver

I'm just a peppy sheppy who loves Nintendo games, Legend of Zelda and Pokemon.


Sunday December 4, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt - LAX

1:30pm CST

Return to Dark Tower
A "sequel" to the 1981 grail game, Return to Dark Tower is a game for 4 players who take the role of heroes. Together, they gather resources, cleanse buildings, defeat monsters, and undertake quests sign up gaming area

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2022 1:30pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt - International Ballroom

2:00pm CST

Convention Horror Stories
Come out and see what happens behind the closed doors of conventions. Sit back and listen to the stories that you were never meant to find out about from our panel of convention staff and board members. Enjoy the stories and find out why that cop was shaking his head well laughing.

Speakers
avatar for Alkali

Alkali

Chairman of the Board, Fur Squared
If you see a tall ferret in a top hat, then it's probably Alkali! This crazy ferret cohosts the Who's Lion Is It Anyway and Dragget Show Podcast when he's not fiddling with the stocks of the 1%. He also has been known to host or cohost all sorts of panels, such as Lupus In Tabula... Read More →


Sunday December 4, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont A/B

2:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Sunday December 4, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

2:00pm CST

Fantasy writing
Swords and sorcery! Deities and demons! As we explore the realmfantasy there are many worlds to explore and to play in as we create our stories, whether they be epic quests filled with wonder, exploring uncharted places, leveling up in a pseudo-RPG fashion, or clawing out an existence in a dystopian wasteland. Come sit withus as we discuss how to weave tales that include elements of fantasy.


Sunday December 4, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

2:00pm CST

Fursuit Games
Assemble all fursuit heros! Join the team and be a part of the Fursuit Games. Teams of fursuiters will compete in a series of challenges for bragging rights of the ultimate hero team. Spectators welcomed and encouraged - you may even get some free swag for being a part of the crowd!

Speakers
avatar for bcbreakaway

bcbreakaway

Referee Zebra, Corgi and soon...
Currently the Convention Chair of Fur-Eh! (Edmonton's furry convention), bcbreakaway is now also actively involved in the Fursuiting/Costuming Track at MFF. Look for him to be running around trying to make things go or as a referee zebra with the red whistle!


Sunday December 4, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Convention Center Second Floor 31-32

3:00pm CST

Digitigrade and You
Animal shapes. Gender shapes. Sewn-in padding. Juicy haunches. This panel is all the tips and tricks you'll need to get that perfect fursuit padding shape. Come ask questions, look at WIPs, and learn the step-by-step of fursuit padding construction

Speakers
avatar for Corgilope

Corgilope

Owner, Corgilope


Sunday December 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt - Midway

3:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Sunday December 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

3:00pm CST

What next, "Furry Universe"? Writing the Furry Nation sequel Furry Planet
2017 saw the publication of Joe Strike’s Furry Nation – not just the first look at furry fandom’s birth and history, and the people who made it happen, but the first history from a mainstream publisher with mainstream distribution.

Now Joe is hoping to repeat that success with Furry Planet, due out in February from Apollo Publishers. In addition to new looks at key players and contributors to Furry, Furry Planet will examine mainstream anthropomorphism: the painters, authors and entertainers whose works feature anthropomorphic characters, and in particular, the many “performance artists” who “become” animals by creating and wearing their own fursuits and performing for avant-garde audiences.

Joe will show examples of these creators’ works and explain why it was important for him to reach a non-furry audience via mainstream publishers to counteract the myths and misconceptions many still hold about the furry community.

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt - SeaTac

3:00pm CST

Trio Menagerie:Classical Masters
Join Trio Menagerie for a concert of classical music by both old masters, and modern furry composers!

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm CST
Second Stage / Convention Center Second Floor 25-30

3:00pm CST

Sovereign Eclipse (18+ ONLY)
Come test out a new Furry sci-fi game being written by SteelTheWarrior (Creator of Mass Effect: Unity, Freedom Fighters & Your Imagined Furry Fantasy) Choose from a massive assortment of species and genetic culture combinations and explore an immensely dynamic and complex new universe full of mystery, intrigue and betrayal!

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Speakers
avatar for SteelTheWarrior

SteelTheWarrior

Druid & Dracunicorn Gaming
Steel is a wildly eccentric and equally enigmatic professional Game Master and TTRPG designer that loves weaving words and worlds together for the enjoyment of others! A Druidmouse of many talents and topics of interest, Steel truly is the "Mouse of 1,000 faces"! (Any Pronouns)


Sunday December 4, 2022 3:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt - Charles DeGaul

3:30pm CST

The Hope Panel - PCD & Your Next Adventure!
Feeling down about the end of the con? Come take stock of an amazing weekend and use proven techniques to beat post-con depression and start your next great adventure!

Speakers
avatar for Hope Collie

Hope Collie

I'm a dog who just tries to spread hope where he can!


Sunday December 4, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt - Sky Harbor

3:30pm CST

BIPOC Meet & Greet
A space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) to meet one another and share experiences and resources. The meet and greet will be a space where panelists will discuss their art, writing, and experiences in the furry fandom along with time for all those attending to participate and share their art and experiences with others. This panel will also briefly present on current research on queer and trans people of color in the furry fandom from furry researcher Hazel.

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - OHare Ballroom

4:00pm CST

Escape Room ($)
Furry Logic is excited to be back at Midwest Furfest 2022 with a brand new escape room! Making its first appearance earlier this year, the team will be taking players to Camp Iwanasolvya, where they will have to earn their merits to achieve victory before the sun goes down! Games will start at the top of every hour. We will run two copies of the same game simultaneously (Room A and Room B) in the Narita room, located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency OHare. Recommended maximum group size 6. Got a bigger group? Book both rooms and race side by side! Tickets are $20 per person playing, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity at the end of the event! Want a private game? Minimum 5 ticket purchases per room required. Tickets can be bought by following this link, https://bookeo.com/furrylogicllc, or see us at the con for more details!


Sunday December 4, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt - Narita

5:00pm CST

Closing Ceremonies
An ASL interpreter will be at this event


Sunday December 4, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Main Stage / Hyatt Grand Ballroom

6:00pm CST

Albedo (18+ ONLY)
The tabletop game inspired by and dedicated to the epic, sci-fi militaristic comic universe that Steve Gallacc created, which was actually a major influence in the initial coming-together of the Furry Fandom! Does your unit have the wit, grit and spit in order to overcome the invading Independent Lapine Republic forces that have come with xenocentric means of universal domination?

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Speakers
avatar for SteelTheWarrior

SteelTheWarrior

Druid & Dracunicorn Gaming
Steel is a wildly eccentric and equally enigmatic professional Game Master and TTRPG designer that loves weaving words and worlds together for the enjoyment of others! A Druidmouse of many talents and topics of interest, Steel truly is the "Mouse of 1,000 faces"! (Any Pronouns)


Sunday December 4, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt - Charles DeGaul

6:30pm CST

Room Key Trade N Swap
Trade and swap the custom hotel MFF key cards from both this year and years privious


Sunday December 4, 2022 6:30pm - 7:30pm CST
Hyatt - Hartsfield

7:00pm CST

Staff Appreciation Dinner
All badged staff members are welcome to attend this very special 'Thank You' dinner on Sunday evening, in the Rosemont Ballroom Thank you for all your hard work!!

Sunday December 4, 2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt - Rosemont C/D

7:30pm CST

Sketchbook Swap
Swap sketchbooks with other artists, chill, and hang out! Make sure to bring your own sketchbooks and supplies!

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2022 7:30pm - 9:30pm CST
Hyatt - Hartsfield

8:00pm CST

Dead Dog Dance
All good things must come to an end...but that doesn't stop us from dancing the con away! Join us for one last hurrah!

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Bags must be approximately the size of a hardcover novel and will be searched before entry.
No alcohol or contraband.
Empty or sealed water bottles are acceptable.

Sunday December 4, 2022 8:00pm - Monday December 5, 2022 12:00am CST
Main Stage / Hyatt Grand Ballroom
 
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