Our Guests of Honor have been chosen for their exceptional contributions to the furry fandom, the diverse and entertaining social landscape that we all enjoy. Join us in showing them the respect they're due at Furry Fiesta 2015!
Dingbat joined Yerf in the late 90s and her adventures in the furry fandom began there! She soon made a cute little bat character, and began attending conventions in 2003. Around that time she discovered pottery and experimented with painting illustrations on ceramics. She has been selling 2D and 3D art at conventions since 2004.
She earned her BFA in Animation and Illustration in California. Her career has involved making art and animations for casual games on Facebook, mobile, PC, X-box, and she has been making and selling pottery on the side for almost 10 years. She lives with her fiance and two kitties in the Seattle area.
In 1999, Sanguine Games published their first Tabletop Role Playing Game, Ironclaw. This was a fantasy RPG set in a late medieval/early renaissance world where the characters are thrust into a world of political and technological upheaval. This game was successful enough to warrant several expansions and other products. Over the next 15 years, Sanguine Games would publish numerous furry RPGs including Myriad Song, Noggle Stones, Usagi Yojimbo, and Albedo: Platinum Catalyst.
Their current flagship RPG is Ironclaw: Squaring the Circle. This is the second edition of the system and it has earned accolades and critical acclaim. Streamlined and balanced, with exquisite production values, this game continues to set the standard for furry RPGs. Sanguine Games has launched and completed several successful Kickstarter projects. Today, Sanguine Games continues to produce extremely high quality furry RPGs.
Finding his roots in performance in stage theatre and college mascotting, JD has given his energy to entertaining convention audiences over the years, as the loveable, hyperactive, floppy-eared brown puppy (or one of his many iterations, sometimes simultaneously), as well as taking on a new style of performance in 2010 with the hope-to-be-popufur that many either love or love to hate, Buddy. JD is happy to support conventions in furthering their attendees' skills in the fandom's unique niche of performance art through fursuiting panels, and he also takes great pride in promoting the development and showcase of dance talent, beginners and seasoned dancers alike. His most notable contributions include working with his teams that run the dance competitions at Anthrocon (debuted AC 2008) and Midwest FurFest (debuted MWFF 2011).
Outside of the fandom, JD also actively spends time in Latin and Ballroom Dancing competitions as a championship-level amateur, has a passion for fitness and athleticism that is balanced in mind and body, and earns a living as a NY CPA and national HR strategist around developing corporate environment practices that promote the awareness and recruitment of people in the LGBT community, individuals with disabilities, and our veterans and active military.
JD has sought to make his impact as a digital artist as well as a fursuit builder, check out his link above!