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Updates/Announcements for Northern England's Furry Con

The Enchanted Forest: 27 - 30 Sept 2024


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Hello Flufftails,

I'm happy to inform you all that Registration for Wild North 2024 will be open at the end of March.

Be sure to follow us to find out more.

Help make Wild North happen!
We are looking for two new Team Members to get involved with organising the event, including one creative lead.

Being a Wild North Team Member will involve:
• Lending a hand before and during the event.
• Team chats - once a fortnight (or less frequently), except in August and September, where they'll become weekly in the lead-up to the event.
• The occasional extra task or supporting other organisers.

The creative lead role will also involve the following:
• Designing the conbook.
• Plan and set up the venue for the event’s theme.

Experience with desktop publishing software such as InDesign is preferred, but those willing to learn are welcome (guidance will be provided).

Please note, for both roles, you'll need to be attending Wild North 2024.

In return, you will get:
• Insight into running a residential furry event
• Support from experienced organisers
• The satisfaction of helping your fellow furs!

Interested? Please email events@wildnorth.uk, and we will get back to you.
Closing date – Friday 1 March

If you applied in July 2023, we will consider you again this time. You don't have to apply again.

We may also have a chat with you. This would be in the week commencing Monday 4 March.
Good evening Flufftails,

We’re pleased to announce that registration for Wild North will officially start at the end of this month. There are two key dates:
* As a thank-you to those who attended in 2023, you will receive an email at around 7 pm on Friday, 29th March, with a code, allowing you to register one week early!
* For everyone else, registration will officially open at 7 pm on Friday, 5th April.

You will have 28 days from the day you register to pay for Wild North.

We're happy to reveal that there will be no change to the prices this year, meaning the registration prices are as follows:

Full - £185
Weekend - £125
Day - £65
T-Shirt - £15

We can accept payment by bank transfer, debit/credit cards, and cash.

Set up day
Want to help get Wild North off to a great start? This year, you can arrive from 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 26th, to help the Organisers unload vehicles, prepare the venue, and set up.

Some points to note:
- People will be expected to help with set up. This is different to 'early arrival' days at other conventions.
- The cost of this extra day is £35, to cover food and accommodation.

Room Selection
Attendees will be able to select the room they wish to stay in from Saturday 6th April at 7pm, regardless of when they register. This is to allow everyone a fair opportunity to choose their room.

If you paid before the 6th, do not worry if your payment is marked as "outstanding". We will process all payments together.

You will also have the option to contribute a little extra to support the convention. Depending on the amount, you will receive a bonus reward:
* A mention in the conbook - £10 or more
* Supporter pack (including a drinking vessel) plus the honourable mention - £25 or more
If you want these bonus rewards, please donate by Friday, 12th July.

Wild North is what it is because of your gracious support. Teamwork and community spirit have been our primary focus. We will be asking all attendees to get involved in shaping our event, with Organisers to provide support. The registration form will let you choose where to volunteer your time. Here are the different volunteer roles on offer:

At Wild North, we provide catering, so we need paws in the kitchen to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Meal Serving
If you prefer, we also need paws to help carry food from the kitchen to the dining area.

Kitchen Cleaning
We would also appreciate extra help in the kitchen to clean dishes and utensils and put them away afterwards.

First Aiders
We're seeking qualified first aiders (minimum Emergency First Aid at Work) to assist our attendees.

This role is for those who want to direct attendees if they need to go somewhere in the venue during the day.

To answer questions on the front desk in the Gun Room and pass on queries to the Organisers.

To tidy up the event rooms and ensure the bathrooms are stocked and replenished.

Welcome Team
Those who would like to be the first friendly face to meet people upon arrival at the convention, help them with check-in, and show them to their rooms.

Our full Terms of Registration can be found on our website here: https://www.wildnorth.uk/documents/terms-of-registration

Please refer to our FAQ page as well: https://www.wildnorth.uk/documents/registration-faqs.

Please send any further queries to our email (events@wildnorth.uk) or our Telegram (@WildNorthComms). We'll see you all soon!

Hello everyone! We would like to announce our two newest members of the Wild North Team. Please give a warm welcome to @AkaiBrotherWolf and @Longswordfencer!
Evening flufftails,

We just wanted to remind you that if you attended Wild North 2023, you'll be notified and can register tomorrow, which is a week early!

Once your registration has been approved, you will have 28 days to pay.

If you did not attend Wild North 2023, registration will be open to everyone on April 5th at 7 p.m.

Evening attendees of 2023, registration is now open! Please check your emails for the registration URL.

For everyone else, registration will open on Friday 5th April.
Evening flufftails! There are five days before Wild North 2024: The Enchanted Forest registration opens.

Fursuiters are welcome to explore Featherstone Castle and take part in events!

📸 @WikiNorn
Three days to go until registration opens for Wild North 2024: The Enchanted Forest.

One of our unique traditions is for attendees to witness majestic birds in a live falconry display.

Plenty of opportunities to handle them, too.

📸 @MikuPlantmanArt
Flufftails! Registration will open tomorrow (5th April) at 7pm for Wild North 2024: The Enchanted Forest.

Plenty of fun and games will be had, whether you are a fursuiter or otherwise.

Hope to see you here soon!

📸 @WikiNorn
Attention Flufftails!

Registration for Wild North 2024: The Enchanted Forest is officially open!

Fill out the registration form at the link below:

We look forward to seeing you!

🎨 @StefiHeartlilly
Afternoon Flufftails,

We can confirm that there are two places left for Wild North 2024.

If you register and those spaces are already gone, don't fret, you'll be put in a waiting list and get a place at the next available opportunity.

You can now go here to register: https://www.wildnorth.uk/registration-page

We've had some users report that the system says their email/username already exists. If so, we recommend trying to log in like normal or select "Forget Password" to get a login.

Thank you all for your support!

Evening everyone,

If you have fully paid before 6:30pm tonight, you should be able to select your room and volunteer role.

Let us know @WildNorthComms if you find any issues.

Evening Flufftails,

Firstly, we want to say how awesome it is that you want to participate in Wild North this year! We had filled up in less than 24 hours, and lots of you want to support us to make this year even better.

Thanks to your contributions, this convention is what it is. To show off your creative skills, you can contribute artwork and stories of adventures in enchanted forests for our conbook. What makes the forest enchanted is up to you!

If you want to include Twizell or one of his friends as characters, or Featherstone Castle as a nearby setting, we have a page with all the references to help you: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KpiHETldFPAjElosTncCGLJpul1E4MQV/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=111639324044018562686&rtpof=true&sd=true

Please keep in mind the following art requirements:
* Between 300 dpi and 600 dpi (600 recommended)
* The shortest edge of the image should be no smaller than 900 pixels to ensure it's a high enough resolution to print.
* CMYK files for preference.
* If you're submitting an image with a transparent background, please submit it as a PSD file.

As well as the following requirements for writing:
* Please keep it to under 1000 words.

And for both:
* No content over PG-13.

The deadline for submissions is 30th June. Files can be sent to us by email (events@wildnorth.uk) or Telegram (@WildNorthComms). Be sure to specify what kind of artwork you're submitting (i.e. "Artwork", "Story", "Conbook"), and the files are uncompressed, so they are of the highest quality.
Looking forward to being impressed!

Evening Flufftails!

Registration opened over two weeks ago, and we're happy to see that most have fully paid. Those who are due to pay will be reminded by email shortly before the deadline. If payment has not been made 28 days after registration, your place will be offered to the next person on the waiting list.

If you feel you will have difficulty paying on time, please contact us by email (events@wildnorth.uk) or Telegram (@WildNorthComms).

For all who have registered, we're happy to see that some of you have already volunteered for duties. Please fill out your preferred duties on the RegSys to help Wild North be as good as possible.

We are still looking for people with a valid First Aid training certificate to volunteer as First Aiders.

We are also looking for qualified Mental Health First Aiders. The same certificate requirements apply.

Thank you all for your support!

Evening Flufftails,

We're happy to announce that the Trading Post will return this year!

Dealers, artists, crafters, and sellers come to sell their wares. If you are interested in being a trader, please give us an email (events@wildnorth.uk) or message on Telegram (@WildNorthComms)

We are looking forward to seeing your wares!

Hi everyone, Sascha from FederWyrm Martial Arts (our very own Sword Master) is offering First Aid and Mental Health First Aid courses and has reserved places for furry friends who may be looking to acquire valuable life skills.

Suppose you are considering volunteering at Wild North as a First aider or Mental Health first aider. In that case, this is an excellent opportunity to complete a fully certified and accredited day course for a fraction of what these would typically cost.

First Aid 1-day course: fully accredited & certified emergency first aid & management of catastrophic bleeding
Sunday, 2 June (10 am - 4 pm) / 12 max / £50pp
Crescent Road Day Community Centre Address: 23-25 Crescent Rd, Stockport SK1 2QQ

Mental Health First Aid 1-day course: Focus on anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts
Sunday, 7 July (10 am - 4 pm) / 12 max / £50pp
Crescent Road Day Community Centre Address: 23-25 Crescent Rd, Stockport SK1 2QQ

If you are interested, please message @WildNorthComms or email events@wildnorth.uk so we can help you sign up for the course you want.

Places are strictly limited.
Evening flufftails,

We are open to artwork and story submissions for this year's book.

Requirements can be found in our previous announcement: https://t.me/WildNorthUD/240

The deadline for submissions is 30th June. Files can be sent to us by email (events@wildnorth.uk) or Telegram (@WildNorthComms). Be sure to specify what kind of artwork you're submitting (i.e. "Artwork", "Story", "Conbook"), and the files are uncompressed, so they are of the highest quality.

Hello Flufftails,

At Wild North, attendees can either relax or have fun at one of several events. Some of the events are only possible thanks to attendees like you.

If you have an event you’d like to run at Wild North (whether it be a panel, game, workshop, etc), contact us with your proposal! Either email us at events@wildnorth.uk or send us a message on Telegram @WildNorthComms.

We look forward to seeing what you’d like to run!

Evening Flufftails,

We want to let you know that one space remains for the Trading Post. If you wish to sell your wares, please give us an email (events@wildnorth.uk) or message on Telegram (@WildNorthComms) as soon as possible.

Thank you.