Path the Hyena animal person has been working conventions and making dumb sounds on twitter dot com since 2009. Four inexplicable years later, Path accidentally became Chair of Texas Furry Fiesta. Breaking with expected species norms, Path didn’t break Furry Fiesta too much, thereby raising the standards of hyenas everywhere ever so slightly. He’d quite like to apologize for that.
In 2015, Path joined the organizing team of the Furry Convention Leadership Roundtable (originally founded by Duncan and Takaza in the 1850’s). Ostensibly, the group’s goal is to help all furry conventions, large and small, network and share resources, knowledge, and innovations with one another. A side project, however, is teaching Path to eat fewer attendees through a unique behavioral training program. So far the program has proven ineffective.
The staff of MCFC would like to apologize for our Guest of Honor selection process and are moving to review our standards in the 2019 cycle.
And now for something completely different.
A hyena with a tape recorder in his snoot.
Heather Bruton is a Canadian fantasy/furry/ wildlife artist born in 1961 in Nova Scotia. She now resides in Kitchener Ontario with her roommates and two calico cats who are always trying to drink her paint water. She drew antrho characters early in her life as an artist due to her love of Egyptian mythology and a fascination with DC comics series, Kamandi. She has drawn all her life with an especial fascination with horses and fantasy creatures. Self taught she began to show and sell at Science Fiction conventions in 1978 and eventually went full time with her art career in the early 90s. She found the fandom through fellow centaur artist Terrie Smith and good fiend Diana Harlan Stein. Finding the fandom especially welcome to artists she began to attend cons and sell her work at various early furry cons.
She has honed her love of art nouveau and wild life art into a style that has won her numerous awards and a fan following. She did many covers for Radio comic and edited the popular Anubis Dark Desires. She has worked extensively in the Collectible Card Game industry, producing hundreds of works for Legend of the Five rings, Warlord, Burning Sands, Doom town and many others as well as doing book covers, interior illustrations, t shirt designs and many other ventures. She works mostly in acrylics or watercolour but is up to try new mediums at any time. She has been guest at many cons. She enjoys working with customers to produce one of a kind originals. Her love of travel inspires many of her works. She has been to Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Tanzania, Japan, China, Iceland and all over Europe.
She has a passion for photography, birdwatching, reading, & the natural world and history. Continuing to read and study extensively, she is always willing to chat on a wide range of topics and is willing to talk about her process and share tips about her tools and techniques. A stanch progressive she is not afraid to label herself liberal and follows world events with a keen eye. Two mottos for life? IDIC" and "Carpe Deim. Her favorite subjects? Horses, birds, dragons, pretty men, mythological creatures, patterned animals. Not one to shy away from erotic subjects, she has produced comics and illustrations that explore adult themes. She does not like hamsters.
Fox Amoore (Iain Armour) is a pianist and composer from Scotland. He started playing the piano at age 5 and professionally at age 14. In the past 18 years of playing and composing Fox has achieved some amazing goals: composing and recording two albums both with a live orchestra and choir at Abbey Road Studios (the first album Come Find Me has sold over 5,000 cd, digital, and vinyl copies worldwide), playing at the famous Cavern Club, seven studio albums, and collaborations with many others including composing for Nintendo and Steam games. Fox Amoore completed his second album recording, “The Dreamcatcher”, at Abbey Road Studios in February 2017. Featuring the world famous seventy piece Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and a 40 person choir from Eclipse Choir and Opus32. Pepper was also featured on “The Dreamcatcher”. Mixed by award winning sound engineer (Avatar, Skyfall, Spectre) Simon Rhodes.
Pepper Coyote (Jared Clark) lives in Arizona and has a degree in music education and is a choir and music instructor. Pepper started performing classical music at age 5 and continued until he reached age 16 when he joined a band and focused on the pop/rock genre. Pepper has recorded eight albums, some independently and others with his band Look Left. Pepper released his newest album “Muh” in December 2017.
Together, and as individuals, Fox and Pepper have performed world wide with concerts in Europe, Australia, Canada, Singapore, South America, Dubai, and the US. They debuted their first collaborative album in July of 2016 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.
Fox and Pepper are currently working on their first musical soundtrack, to be released in May 2018 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Production of their second collaborative album will begin in the fall of 2018, recording to take place at Music Row in Nashville, TN.
Samuel Conway is a chemist who holds a Ph.D. from Dartmouth. He is the chairman of Anthrocon, the world's largest Furry convention, held annually in Pittsburgh, PA. Known as "Uncle Kage" to his fans, he is an experienced raconteur who has performed on stage all around the World. In what spare time he can find he likes to write and has been published several times. His favorite convention activity is meeting with friends in the bar, and if you're inclined to ask he has a preference for semi-dry Rieslings.