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The following brave individuals are our staff members for Furry Fiesta 2016.
Path (Chairman) - "I love this fandom. I mean, who in their right mind puts a hyena in charge of anything?!" He doesn't even have wings or magic powers. Path volunteered for two years before joining staff to run the Art show in 2011 and 2012. Inexplicably he is now the Con Chair, presumably because no one has realized what they have done wrong. Path keeps his name four letters long so he can remember how to spell it.
Alicia (Operational Security Lead) - From a reptile race of old and hidden origins, Alicia has called North Texas her home. She has been active in the Furry community since 2011 though much longer behind closed doors. Once lost, she found and placed her loyalties with Furry Fiesta. Now she finds herself in the shadows of Furry Fiesta, keeping watch over those who attend and readied claws for the evils that would seek to invade and destroy that with which her loyalties lie. With the war between villains and heroes on the move though she finds it somewhat odd, she can't help but lie in wait with thirsty anticipation for the battle ahead, a sharp toothy smile slowly creeping on her face...
Basko (Security Lieutenant) - Basko is a loyal fun loving German Shepherd from North Texas. He has been helping with Furry Fiesta Since 2010, he loves his old school Arcade games and he is super excited for Furry fiesta 2016!!
Buck Turner (Treasurer)
Churran Stevenson (Con Ops) - Churran Stevenson is your average North American River Otter. He enjoys long swims at the gym, cuddles whenever offered, and is perhaps the most adorable thing you'll ever see. His natural habitat is by the pool, sipping from an orange soda, a warm churro in his other paw.
Crys the Hybrid (Art Track Lead) - I'm Crys (pronounced Chris)! I'm a happy, fun loving hybrid from the middle of Amarillo, TX. I'm an artist by nature and a teacher at heart so being able to bring new panels to Furry Fiesta each year is an amazing privilege. I'm always open for questions and I'm always up for teaching about anything I know! Don't be afraid to come up and say hi!
Dark Dragon (Con Suite) - Heya!! I am Dark Dragon, but you may call me Dark. I am from Houston, Texas. I have been with the furry fandom since 2006, but didn't get on the bandwagon till 2010. I am working at the Herman Memorial Hospital in the Texas Medical Disdrict in downtown Houston. When it comes to my work I am very focused on helping out as best I can and making sure that, whoever needs help, I am the one to call. I love to make new friends, hanging with old ones, enjoying the people who make the furry fandom what it is, and helping to make it better.
Draconis (Furry Drama Show) - I have been involved in various fandoms since the 1980’s adding something to each of them. In the Furry Fandom one of the contributions is the Variety show of conventions. I have started up 6 variety shows at 6 different furcons and they are all still active shows. Now over the years I have been in 39 different shows across the US and and with Calamity Cougar he has Emceed 19 of those shows. It has been a good run of performing. In all those times our shows never needed a name. They were called what they were. Now they can be identified in the fandom as the Furry Drama Show which has reached out to even more cons. Find us on Youtube or on Fur Affinity.
Glass (Programming,, Special Projects) - I got 99 problems, but Furry Fiesta ain't 1. I will follow my favorite hyena Path into battle and will destroy all of those in my wake! Wait wrong bio… hmm take 2; I have been doing this for way too long and miss my taking over the world days. Being a dizzy blue ferret I have been spinning around in circles for years attempting to provide all I can for everyone I like, especially that awesome fur who gave me a mint last year. MOAR MINTS PLZ^-^
Guardian (Logistics, Con Ops) - Hello there! I've been a member of the furry community since 1999 and have thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with the furry population in DFW and beyond. I like most fantasy and sci-fi books and media, good artwork, furry/scaly/feathery critters in general but especially Lions, Tigers, and Bears (Oh my!), computers in general (and most things technical, really) and hanging out /w my friends. Helping to run Furry Fiesta is a LOT of work, but I'm working extra hard to make sure Furry Fiesta 2016 runs more smoothly than ever!
Halfwit Genius (Events Lead) - Halfwit is a seven-bodied rat king originally formed in the suburbs of East Tennessee. Eventually, her trail of havoc and plague led her to settle in North Texas. She has been in the furry fandom since around 2007 and has been a part of Furry Fiesta since its inaugural year in 2009. Halfwit can be found at various locations during the convention as, for the duration of Furry Fiesta, she mostly distributes candy instead of plague.
Ipequey (Webmaster, Multimedia Track) - Ipequey is a blue and white inflatable anthro wolf with a hard to pronounce name. Somehow he got
suckered into invited to become the Texas Furry Fiesta's webmaster! When not hacking away, you can generally find him enjoying fine beers and music. You can generally find him in fursuit at the con or attending one of the multimedia track events.
Istanbul (Charity Marketing & Execution, Media Relations) - I'm Istanbul, a bunny who's been in the furry community since 1995, though I've been a furry fan for as long as I can remember. I've been playing games since I could walk and I'm a big fan of furry art and music and writing. I've attended dozens of conventions, and with my hotel experience and gift of gab, creating Furry Fiesta back in 2009 just seemed like the right thing to do! Having stepped down as chairman after 2011, I'm very happy to focus more keenly on the needs of our charity and help them take care of their magnificent animals, and being full of words made me a natural choice for media liaison! Furry Fiesta is a huge source of pride and hope for me, and I'm happy to wear two hats so that I can help to run a convention that everyone will enjoy for years to come!
Jace (Charity Operations) - Hey! I'm Jace Zantetsukin, second in command for the charity track. I'm your average scientist dragon, lab and the whole works, and have turned my mind to making the charity track the best I know how. I can't wait to see you at Furry Fiesta!
Jeddar (Consuite Lead) - Jeddar is a Dallas-based, starting to grey, ferret with dreams of becoming a chef one day. For now he keeps his family fed by working the phones of computer tech support. He dabbles in many artistic forms but has yet to dedicate himself to one enough to really be all that good. He is happily mated and wed to the love of his life, Halfwit Genius (a lovable and cute rat king). On Staff he is the chief over Consuite, making it his job that no one lacks in a quick snack or something to drink to keep them going, a role he's successfully pulled off since Fury Fiesta's inception.
Jerynn Barbary (Security Lead) - Jerynn is a friendly neighborhood leopard who made the mistake of working under Path at his very first furry convention in 2012, and can't seem to stop. Hyenas, what'cha gonna do, right? This mild mannered spottycat was convinced to join the security team last year, and is a security lead this year. Those in charge seem to trust him... The fools! They'll never realize his nefarious plot until it's too late muwahahaha! Err, I mean... Nothing to see here folks, move along! The security leopard is your friend, and certainly not a villain in disguise in any way. It's almost entirely plausible that he does not, in fact, have a secret ninja cyborg army awaiting the perfect moment to strike, really... As far as anyone knows, Jerynn is just a cat with a multitude of completely harmless interests, such as art, music, woodwork, archery, world domination, and hearing the lamentations of the furries.
Khyle (Furry Night Live DFW Liason) - A wandering wolf who loves music, merriment, and mirth. A theater person at heart, he has been with the convention every year, but only recently involved with staff for fursuiting and theatrical performance. His ultimate goal is to continue bringing quality entertainment to convention attendees and to continue helping Furry Fiesta be a wonderful convention.
Kit Sung (Art Show Lead) - Kitsung, while being eternally hopeless at life in general, was genetically created using inbred technology specifically to run Furry Fiesta's 2013 Art Show. When he leaves the Art Show room, or is not planning the event, he drools uncontrollably and hardly remembers to eat or breathe. However, in the throes of Show planning and execution, this tiger not only shines, but radiates a type of goo not yet understood by leading researchers. Please pet him. In fact, being pet seems to be his only other true function in life.
Kitra (Music & Motion Mistress) - This shape-shifting skunkupine has been in the Dallas fur community since the mid-90's when she moved to Texas and she's been teaching panels for Furry Fiesta since it first began. A professional dance instructor since 1992, when she eventually got her yoga certification she was immediately drawn to focus on a more approachable, friendly and less intimidating method of bringing fitness and fun to the furry community. When not dancing, she works as a makeup artist for the film industry specializing in body art and creature transformation. She is viewable on IMDB and has been featured in several of the Tuaca Body Art Ball shows. Kitra is the proud mother of two small parrots with huge personalities who keep her both on her toes and full of joy along with her own personal hero and beloved mate, Seismic, who repairs her and fills her with wonder every day.
KL Sanchez (Con Ops) - Artist and author by love, but contractor by trade, KL Sanchez is the resident Operations Director for Furry Fiesta, on staff since 2013 (when he was Video Room Director in succession of Chakat Silverstreak). And as is often the case, he found himself sucked into the role after volunteering the prior year - in 2012 - again in the Video Room... he should have heeded the warnings to run far, far away.
Kou Wolffe (Main Ballroom, Stage Manager) - Howdy! I'm Kou, a Texas native arctic wolf, from San Antonio. Theater Major, Amateur Artist, and Make-Up Artist are some quick things to describe me. When I am not around, I will be behind the main stage in the main ballroom, making sure any and all productions and panels are going as smoothly as possible for your entertainment and enjoyment! When not behind the curtain, I enjoy hanging with friends and making new ones.
Kyo Foxtrot (Volunteer Lead) - Hey there! I'm Kyo! I've been in the Furry Fandom for over 10 years but I'm also a huge Anime geek. My character is a purple fox and has been showcased in a novel sold by FurPlanet.com. At cons you can usually find me wearing all bright purple and pink. My friends on Knotcast have dubbed me the gayest gay to ever gay a gay!
Lathyrus (Consuite) - You can find Lathyrus helping out Jeddar in the Consuite. He is a farie bat, and twinkles all the colors of the rainbow after working through a difficult addiction to skittles. Side effects include: Leprechaun Lexicon, Severe Ad Nauseum, and a tiny pot of gold at the end of his liver. Come say hi!
L'sai (Puppet Show) - Wuff! I'm L'sai, a purple, tiger-striped husky/dire wolf mix who has been in the fandom since about 2000. I am somewhat shy till I get to know you, then watch out, I'm unpredictable. I have been attending TFF since the beginning, thanks to Shockwave (I wouldn't have known about it if not for him). In 2011 I was asked to come sit in the video room for the day. I did such a good job at sitting and staying they gave me an official position on staff for 2012 and I am still here. "Purple Puppy Peanut Butter Licky Face"
Maxamillion Jag (Inventory) - A Snow leopard who has been a part of the fandom since around 2000. You'll see me running around the con trying to get furs to put things in the right boxes and telling Guardian the entire con should be held in one room because it would be easier to track everything. I am happily mated to my kitty Gwaland who will be doing his best to tell everyone he is just the System Admin while being dragged into doing more. I spend most of my free time escaping into Sci-Fi and fantasy, playing Planetside2 or asleep. The rest of my time I spend shuffling boxes around whether at home, work or the con.
Mitch Kenzo (Events) - Heya! So, you've come to Fiesta. Good! That means you can come visit me at the various things I help out with, such as Musical Balloons and the craziness that tends to involve Pinatas! If you see me, feel free to have a chat. Hope you fuzzies enjoy what we have in store for you!
Mizrik (AV Lead - Install, Strike, and Safety) - Hello all. I'm currently a professional in the entertainment industry. I spend most of my time working on lighting but I also do work in SFX and pyrotechnics! I have been with Seaworld San Antonio for over eight years...I do it for the sea lions... After being an attendee for the past four years and helping last year, I am really excited to be a part of the Furry Fiesta Staff! This great con is a fantastic place for me to use my talents as a lighting designer to make TFF a unique experience for everyone.
Orim Katsu (Motion & Music Minion) - Ello, Orim here. One of the Music & Motion minions. When I am not working the music that moves your soul, I am that blur you think you just saw run pass. Trying to help out where ever needed with the convention. Should you catch me with some down time, welcome to chat me up, or drag me away for a few games. Always looking to make a new friend or seven. Hope to see you soon!
Pacerfox (Fursuit Track Lead) - Pacer is a fox (though he also has a wolf character and a phoenix character) who lives in Austin. He's been costuming for over a decade and has worked 6 years for a minor league hockey team as their mascot. He also performs for many charity organizations.
Paper Kat (Registration) - Hi there, I’m Paper Kat! I’m just your average everyday lime green housecat. I’ve been in the fandom since about 2010 and going to Furry Fiesta since 2012. You can find me in Registration, surrounded by several random bits of origami.
Ratchet (A/V Lead, Main Ballroom Lead) - Hi! I'm Ratchet, a Fox originally from Texas now living in Eastern Connecticut. I've been around the fandom since 2008 and have been attending conventions since the first Furry Fiesta in February 2009. I'm involved in the A/V at several conventions but by far the most with TFF. I Coordinate all things audio,video, and lights in the main ballroom and direct the team that operates it all to bring you all of the awesome live entertainment Furry Fiesta has to offer each year.
Remclave (Art Show) - Remclave is a warm, fuzzy non-furry who was charmed by her daughter into volunteering (as opposed to sitting in the hotel room knitting and not meeting the con attendees). So she lived in the Art Show room during Furry Fiesta 2012, knitting and meeting the wonderful furries that teemed throughout the convention. If Path is to be believed, "she far and away blew out every volunteer in terms of number of hours worked. I also happen to know that she volunteers for all sorts of good causes. Also, she's done everything. Everything. So welcome, Remclave, to Art Show staff. You were already sort of this last year, it's nice to have it official!" Remclave is also retired military... So more like a little of everything LOL!
ResKitty (Programming & Logistics Liason) - Res is a panther from Texas. He has always lived in the Lone Star State but only recently moved to Dallas. He is in charge of making sure that the con has panels to attend while keeping insanity to a minimum and all the panelists are (mostly) happy. He runs around the con a lot and is usually moving, If he isn't dashing about he is living in ConOps or attending one of his panels.
Sable Gryphon (Executive Head of Security) - Sable is a nomadic Gryphon currently living in the DFW area. He is an Operation Iraqi Freedom Army Veteran who now works in Information Security. This gryphon is an avid gamer (video and tabletop), firearm collector and assistant SCUBA instructor. Having attended every Furry Fiesta, he was finally dragooned into using his skills to enhance the safety and security of the convention.
Sairo (Dealers Den) - I'm Sairo, a 24 year old insurance company employee. I'm not a salesman thankfully, just a processor. I love video games, especially MMOs'. Some anime and all that sort of thing. I love art and reading as well - Anything fantasy with a great world I can really lose myself in. I'm a blue and green husky who's been in the fandom for going on six years now! Hopefully we can run a great art show this year.
Sasuke (Writing Track Lead) - Sasuke, the fat and drinky draolf here! I've lived all over the U.S., been in the fandom for about twelve years now, and been writing for pretty much that long too. I write short stories mostly, though I do have a couple books under my belt that have yet to be published (Just like every self-proclaimed writer out there ever does). Writing is my main hobby though, and I one day hope to turn it into a career instead of just something that I do for fun. My other big hobby is fursuiting, which I will be doing every second that I am not running the Writing Track at this year's Furry Fiesta. So, basically, I am a massive furry and I write a lot of stuff! Oh, and FAT!
Savrin (Gaming Track Lead) - Savrin is the multi-talented many-titled voice of sanity and reason. When it comes to Furry Fiesta, he's the guy running the gaming track and putting on a good show in the process! He's been a part of the Furry Fiesta crew since its inception, so is it devotion to the cause or stockholm syndrome keeping him around? Whatever the reason, he takes his role seriously. Savrin has known of the furry fandom a very long time, so theres not much that will faze him... but that doesn't mean you should try.
Sebris (DJ Coordination) - Hi! I'm Sebris! Born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX and been furry for as long as I can remember. I have been DJ'ing for 5 years and producing for 6. I've even played various venues, small and large as well as conventions such as Realms Con and, of course, Furry Fiesta. To this day, I am currently a part of FurForce and Record-Tree Productions and Promotions. I also promote my own weekly event called "Visionz," in Bourbon St. a major nightclub in Downtown Corpus Christi, featuring myself, DJ MiM-X and any guest DJ's I book, local or not. Aside from my career in the music industry, I have taken classes in sound engineering in college as well as lighting technology as a self teaching. This has opened up experiences for me from assisting with sound at some of the local clubs or events, as well as helping Bourbon St. with their lighting system and creating my own stage production for my weekly event, including and not limited to a DJ booth with projection-mapped video visuals. My primary role here at Furry Fiesta is to book and coordinate DJs for the convention's nightly dances. I will also be assisting A/V with their audio and theatrical lighting whenever the boys at V/A needs it! Other then that, I'm a friendly and social guy. I cannot wait to see everyone again at the convention this year <3
Seismic Gelatin (ConStore Lead) - Sales...the financial frontier. These are the voyages of the Storeship Mercantile. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new hotels, to seek out new prices and new marketizations...to boldly sell where no one has sold...before! Storefleet Captain Seismic Gelatin, with his first officer Commander Roq are dedicated to providing conventioneers with quality souvenir items, as well as defending the Furderation with the help of their allies, the Credit-Cardassians.
Shi Ni Ferret (Cash Office) - Hi, I'm Shi Ni (pronounced shiny)! I'm a red-headed ferret that hails from Fort Worth. I've been in the fandom since 2005. I generally love the whole aspect of furry and really enjoy meeting new people. I have a tendency get really distracted by shiny objects and have been known to injure myself in the pursuit of them. I'm a very outgoing ferret so if you see me scurry around the con feel free to say hi!
Shiva (Dealers Den Lead, Artist Alley Lead, Community Relations) - Shiva has been part of the fandom as an artist and writer for over a decade, has been part of our staff since year one and she can be found on FurAffinity as shivakat. She takes part in the furry relationship and general geekery podcast Knotcast and lives locally to the convention in nearby Dallas. Shiva provides management, assistance and support for those wishing to sell items or services at Furry Fiesta within our vendor spaces. She also minds our LJ, Facebook, Yahoo Groups and several other public venues where we have a presence. At the convention, she can be found in and around Dealers Den and/or Artist Alley. She provides general assistance with a variety of questions. If she cannot assist you, she will find someone who can.
Shockwave (Puppet Track Lead) - Sir "Not appearing in this film." Puppet wrangler having to sit out a year due to RL issues. Puppets will be back next year; I promise.
Shoogy (Registration) - Hey there! I'm Shoogy, a grey wolf with neon green accents. Originally I am from Utah now living in the great state of Texas! I have been in the fandom since around 2003. I'm an avid electronics geek. If it is shiny and new I want to play with it. I've been to every Furry Fiesta since 2009. You'll find me working away as a reg staffer, making sure everything in the reg room runs smoothly. If you see me in the halls dont be afraid to be friendly.
Simba Maliki (Registration, Secretary) - My name is Simba Maliki. I am part of the registration staff so you will be seeing me when you pick up your badge or wandering the halls during my breaks. A lion native to the Northern Texas region, I have been a furry for the past decade and began mingling with the community in 2008. This will by my second Furry Fiesta, my first being TFF2012 where I also spent the majority of my time behind the registration tables. You're welcome to come talk to me about any topic if you're wanting someone to talk to and I am just wandering the halls.
Smokescale (Events Assistant) - I'm Smokescale Aquatos. I help Halfwit out with certain events (usually by being given a microphone and pointed at an audience... whether or not that's a good thing remains to be seen!). I've been living in the Dallas area since early 2004 and have been in the fandom since early 2003. I'd like to think I'm pretty easy to get along with and lack much of that one trait many dragons seem to possess, intimidation. I'm goofy, silly, and about 90% of my communication is done by means of popular culture references. My lexicon is easy to influence so please pardon me if I start stealing things you say and use them as if they were mine. I write from time to time, some of it a few folks even think to be good!
Storm (Registration Lead) - Storm is a unicorn native to the forests of middle Tennessee who now makes his home in North Texas. His day job is to wreak havoc with the infrastructure across the state; so if you're sitting in traffic due to construction you can just about guarantee he has had his hoof in the project somewhere along the way. At the behest of a certain hyena, Storm has embraced the insanity that is the Head of Registration. If he's not working away in registration then he's probably snuck off to the coffee shop downstairs or The Corral and taking in large amounts of coffee. Legend has it that unicorns don't sleep.
Sylvernight (Volunteer Liason) - Hello! The name's Sylvernight, but you might know me better as Sylver Bu from Second Life. Yes, that Sylver Bu. Anyways I've been a member of the furry fandom for the last ten years, primarily for the community, friends, and of course gobs of furry art! These days I spend my time faffing about in Second Life or raging while failing miserably at the latest vidya games. 2014 will be my fourth year at the Texas Furry Fiesta and I'm super excited to be a part of the Volunteer team! So come by, say hi, and earn cool free swag by helping my fellow staffers out here at the con!
Teiran (Conbook) - Teiran is the angry badger of Furplanet Publishing. An engineer, writer, and publisher, he works with his mate Fuzzwolf providing the fandom with literary and comic book publishing. He is often seen destroying buildings just to rebuild them, or simply rearranging his mate's stuff.
Tigerwolf (Internet Room) - Tigerwolf is a retired USAF flight test program manager/engineer and is a flight-rated Master Navigator. Though a 'furry' inside since a kid, the Internet revealed others in 1993. Tigerden was founded in 1994 in part to contribute something back to the fandom. Since then, we've provided Internet room setups for various furry cons, web and muck hosting, and individual accounts for those lacking other facilities. We've also provided Internet for victims of hurricanes Katrina, Gustav and during extended power outages from windstorms in Ohio.
Whines (Club AV Lead) - Whines is a spotted hyena from Austin where he works for KLRU-TV and lives happily near the city dump with his partner [fades]. He likes fennec foxes, shining effects lighting in people's faces, pen-and-paper RPG's, art and cartooning, general tech dorkery and fennec foxes. He will happily discuss any of these things (or the oddities of hyenas) at length, sometimes with people who didn't know how to back away quickly enough.
Zap Shakur (Marketing Coordinator) - I am a tiger dual national living in Dallas (with one of those foreign accent things you hear so much about these days). I've enjoyed attending this great convention since 2009. In 2012 I decided I should probably help out to keep TFF an awesome experience for all. My area of responsibility lays in making people aware that Furry Fiesta is worth coming to, both for guests and events. I hope y'all make the trip and see what all the fuss is about. :) You are most likely to find me behind a pint, at the hotel bar. Failing that, behind a knife and fork. :9