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Q: Where are you staying?
A: The Boston Park Plaza, which is the con hotel!
Q: What day are you getting there and how long are you staying?
A: I'm arriving Thursday afternoon and leaving Monday morning!
Q: Who will you be rooming with?
A: My partner larchus! Our roommate bailed last minute and I don't really feel like vetting a bunch of internet strangers in like 4 days, so I'm going to try and see if we can switch our room to a single bed.
Q: How are you traveling?
A: A bus and also a train
Q: What is your gender?
A: Female (she/her)
Q: How tall are you?
Q: What do you look like?
A: Here's my fursuit, though I'll be wearing a couple different outfits I worked hard to assemble! I will also be debuting my Carbon Fiber D.Va cosplay in public for the first time!
Q: Are there any panels you might be attending?
A: I will be hosting the Cheet & Greet panel on Friday at 1 PM in Ballroom 2! It was intended to be a casual meetup for cheetah furs and fans, but I have it on good word that we're going to be invaded by snow leopards and possibly some other fursuiters... it promises to be quite interesting~ This is my first time ever hosting an officially scheduled meetup, so please come check it out!
Aside from that, I plan to attend the Pin Trading panel on Friday (right after my cheetah meetup), the tea panel, the documentary filming on Sunday, and whatever else my partner wants to see. I will also be in the Saturday Fursuit Group Photo, of course!
Q: What about meetups or other events?
A: Depending on scheduling, I may be in a music video hosted by Jack Blackheart. It's been quite a while since I volunteered my con time for a video project that actually saw the light of day, so I hope this goes smoothly! If you're hosting a party, gathering, or general hangout you think I or my rat lady would enjoy, let us know.
Q: Where will you be most of the time during the day?
A: Most likely the Dealer's Den/Artist's Alley, or at those panels/meets I mentioned earlier.
Q: What/where will you be eating?
A: Maybe Fire & Ice again? There was a pretty cute little diner last year that we ate at; we may return there. I have to check the unofficial dining guide and plan out some eating spots. Recs from locals would be very helpful.
Q: Can I come with you for food/fun/etc.?
A: You're more than welcome to! If you're a local I will probably defer to your food judgement (see above).
Q: Will you be suiting?
A: Yup! I'll be in the fursuit group photo on Saturday and at the Cheet & Greet on Friday for sure, as well as suiting around randomly.
Q: If I see you, how should I get your attention?
A: Yell "Shetani!" or tap me on the shoulder.
Q: What is the best way to find you?
A: Contact me on Twitter (@ShetaniCheetah) or Telegram! I don't give my Telegram out, but you can ask for it. If you're in the ANE Telegram chat, you've probably seen me there already!
Q: Do you do free art, trades, or badges? Do you have an artist table?
A: No, sorry! I can't draw. :( I was invited to a couple sketchbook swaps, but I feel weird getting drawings from other folks when I can't draw them something in return.
Q: Can I talk to you?
A: Absolutely! I love making new friends! Please don't ever feel shy or hesitant about talking to me, I promise I would love to say hello to you! At the last con I attended, I knew hardly anyone there and I felt pretty lonely - then after I'd gotten home, a bunch of people messaged me "Oh, I saw you but I was too scared to come talk to you." That doesn't help either of us, LOL! Just come say hi, I promise I won't bite.
Q: Can I take your picture?
A: Absolutely! Just let me know first so I can strike a pose for ya, and for the love of fluff, PLEASE send me the pictures or tag me on social media when you post them! It's no fun to have a bunch of people take pictures of you and never get to see any of them.
(This goes for in-fursuit only, for the record. Do not take pictures of me outside of suit. That's creepy and unnecessary.)
Q: Can I buy you drinks?
A: You can buy me a non-alcoholic beverage in a closed container! I like fruit-flavored drinks, tea, and water.
Q: Can I give you stuff?
A: Oh heck yeah! I'll be celebrating my birthday at ANE again (Sunday the 24th), and b-day gifts would be super duper appreciated! I'll probably give you a biiiiig ol' hug and ask to take a photo with you and your present :3
Q: Can I hug or snuggle with you?
A: I'll hardly ever say no to a hug when asked! Snuggles are probably not gonna happen.
Q: Are you nice?
A: Of course!
Q: Will you be going to parties?
A: I really don't think so, unless I'm invited to one.
Q: Will you be performing?
A: No, I'm not talented!
Q: What's your goal for the con this year?
A: Successfully run a panel, get some pictures taken, have a great time with my gf, and maybe (finally) work up the courage to dance up on the stage.