About Motor City Furry Con

Motor City Furry Convention is Michigan's 18+ anthropomorphic appreciation convention, for furries and furry fans alike. Come register at either Sponsor or Super Sponsor level and let our expert lounge staff show you why people come to party with us year after year. We have great panels, board games, video games, events, and so much more. This con is a labor of love and we aim to share that with all our guests. So come experience all the fun!

March 25 – 27, 2022 | Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest | Ypsilanti, MI

The February COVID-19 Update

Posted 6 months ago

MCFC 2022 Status: Go

It’s February! And MCFC happens in March! Granted we’re at the very beginning of February, and MCFC is at the end of March. But still, it feels like we’re nearly there!

We’ve been so busy getting everything ready here; are you ready for the convention?

Vaccination Against COVID-19 Will Still Be Required to Attend MCFC 2022

Our vaccination policy is unchanged. You'll of course need to be fully vaccinated to attend.

We are not at the moment requiring boosters. (Though if you’re ready, go ahead and get one anyway; as we said before, please don’t base your health decisions on what a random furry convention minimally requires.)

Receive Your Final Shot By Thursday, March 10

Again, you're considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your final dose of the primary series. That means if you've not been vaccinated the final day for that last shot is March 10th.

If you're looking to get one of the 2-dose series vaccines (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) there's usually a 3 or 4 week wait between the 1st and 2nd dose. As such, you'll want to target your first dose for early February – like, now.

They're still available free of charge, and probably at a location close to you!

COVID-19 Vaccination Proof

The types of proof we will accept is at this time still the same as before. The list includes but may not be limited to:

  • An original, or digital picture of an authentic United States CDC COVID-19 vaccination card. This is most likely what you'll have.
  • An official original document, or digital screen showing an official Canadian province vaccine record, an EU vaccination certificate, or similar record issued by the healthcare provider in your region that administered your vaccination.
  • A digital screen of a patient portal showing COVID-19 vaccination dates, such as UofM's MyChart.
  • A verifiable letter from a licensed healthcare professional attesting that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

When you get to the con, be prepared to show your documentation to registration staff in order to receive your badge. We will not retain any of the documentation, or record any of the information. Just, no proof, no badge. And please don't send it to us ahead of time.

International Travel and Local Testing

If you’re traveling internationally to attend MCFC, you may need to take a COVID-19 test before you travel. The nearest location that provides PCR tests is:

CVS on Whittaker Rd (About 1.5 miles away from the convention)

Please confirm the requirements both to and from your country of origin, and plan ahead! Figure out what requirements you’ll have to meet and when so that your trip goes as smoothly as possible!

If you're not traveling internationally and just want to know before the convention (a very good thing) testing is available all over. You can also place an order for 4 free at-home testing kits delivered by mail through the USPS so you have them available.

Subject To Change

We’ve learned many things while enduring this pandemic. I’m sure we all have. One of those things is that situations may change on a week to week, sometimes day to day basis.

We’re trying our best to surprise you with as few changes as needed. If you’re the optimistic type, perhaps we’ll see the numbers dramatically improve and we’ll be able to ease up on the mask restrictions.

If you’re worried about things going the other way, for example booster shots becoming necessary, as stated before we aim to not introduce any new requirements after February 24th. We’ll try our best to have our policy locked in, and not make any more restrictive changes after that.

Hotel Rooms Available Very Soon!

Posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago

MCFC 2022 Status: Go

Right about half an hour from this post, hotel rooms will be available on the hotel page:

Even if you're here a little early, please give the information there a read! There's a few details on there, like the 1 day deposit to hold the room, that we want to make sure you're aware of! And, good luck!

Hotel Reservations Impending

Posted 7 months ago

MCFC 2022 Status: Go

Thank you for your patience while we work through a few items with our hotel! We're now nearly set, and now have a [new*] date for when the hotel reservation link will be ready and available:

Monday, January 17th, 2022 at Noon, 12:00 PM Eastern

As usual, the link will be made available on the Hotel page via a scheduled update. We don't anticipate a huge rush, but if you want to be there the moment it opens, that's when!

(* The Twitters originally said we'd be opening on the 10th, but some things got in the way of that. If you were planning on that, please update your calendar with the new time!)

Reg, and the (First) 2022 COVID-19 Post

Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Registration is now available! The first thing I should tell you...

Vaccination Against COVID-19 Will Still Be Required to Attend MCFC 2022

At the moment, our policy is largely unchanged from the 2021 convention. Just like last year you'll need to be fully vaccinated to attend.

That might include boosters for those that got their initial vaccine early on, based on public health professional guidance. We'll let you know by February 24h.

That's the short version! If that's what you need to know, ready to jump into registration?

Go for it!

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Details

"Fully Vaccinated"

Like last year our policy follows the CDC definition on who's considered to be fully vaccinated, which at the moment is:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Now that boosters are available, there have been some discussions on whether the CDC will update its definition to include a third shots (supposedly if your first vaccination was over 6 to 9 months ago.) Though that's not been made official yet, but that's the big thing we'll be watching for. As such:

Up until February 24th, one month before the con, we may update our policy to follow CDC guidance.
If booster shots are added into "fully vaccinated", our policy will likely follow soon after.

After February 24th, we'll consider that definition set.
At that point you can expect our COVID-19 policy to stay as it is.

Realistically, we expect to know sooner than that. If the CDC doesn't change it by February, we don't expect they'll do so afterward. But even if they do we don't want to surprise you at the very last minute.

In any case, please don't base the health decisions for yourself and your family around you on what some random furry convention minimally requires for attendance. If you're ready and it's time for you to get the booster shot (6 months following one of the 2-shot series, or 2 months following the Johnson & Johnson 1-shot) go ahead and get the booster. That way you're ready no matter what.

Receive Your Final Shot By Thursday, March 10

Again, you're considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your final dose. That means if you've not been vaccinated (or if you do need the booster) the final day for that last shot is March 10th.

If you're looking to get one of the 2-dose series vaccines (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) there's usually a 3 or 4 week wait between the 1st and 2nd dose. As such, you'll want to target your first dose for early February.

They're still available free of charge, and probably at a location close to you!

COVID-19 Vaccination Proof

The types of proof we will accept is at this time still the same as before. The list includes but may not be limited to:

  • An original, or digital picture of an authentic United States CDC COVID-19 vaccination card. This is most likely what you'll have.
  • An official original document, or digital screen showing an official Canadian province vaccine record, an EU vaccination certificate, or similar record issued by the healthcare provider in your region that administered your vaccination.
  • A digital screen of a patient portal showing COVID-19 vaccination dates, such as UofM's MyChart.
  • A verifiable letter from a licensed healthcare professional attesting that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

When you get to the con, be prepared to show your documentation to registration staff in order to receive your badge. We will not retain any of the documentation, or record any of the information. Just, no proof, no badge. And please don't send it to us ahead of time.

Masks

Masks will not be required around the convention, but are still highly recommended. It's a really good idea. You can even get printed ones to match your species! They're so cute; get a few to swap out through the weekend!

Hotel

Okay, not COVID-19-related, but we know you'll be asking about it anyway: Our team is working on it! Hotel room availability will be a little later -- very likely early January. We'll get the date posted ASAP when that's set so that you can prepare.

Still good with all of that?

Go register!

MCFC 2022 Forms Galore!

Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

MCFC 2022 is March 25 - 27, 2022 and so it's just a few short months away! Everyone here has hit the ground running to try to get everything ready for you by then. And the next thing we're ready for: Dealers and Panels!

Now, let's get you to the correct form depending on what you're interested in...

I'm Interested in a Dealers Den Table

Awesome! The key things you'll need to know: It's not a first-come selection process, so it's worth taking some time on the application to put your best foot forward, and the application form closes December 19th.

Become a Dealer

I'm Interested in Running a Panel/Event

Awesome, too! The key things you'll need to know: Panels are evaluated as they go in, so it is a little better to submit earlier. But if you get that last minute idea, the progrmaming application form closes December 31st.

Panel Ideas Welcome

I'm Interested in Registering

Well .. we'd hoped to have that running at this time, too, but there's a couple more things we need to get set for it. Give us a couple of days to get those ducks in a rows, and that'll be available, too!

Hotel room availability will be a little later -- very likely early January. We'll get the date posted ASAP when that's set so that you can prepare.

I'm Interested in Fursuit Games

And lastly, the Fursuit Games team has a form they put together to gather some input on that. If you attended the Games last year or are planning to this upcoming con, you can provide your comments here:

Fursuit Games Suggestions

Your header graphic still says 2021

Yeah, I know. That's next on my list! Patience, please!