It’s Nearly Here – Final Reminders!

March 11, 2018 • By Ronnie

We’re less than a week away from Canada’s snazziest, best-dressed furry extravaganza.

Got everything you need for a weekend of star-studded celebrations? Can’t wait to hop on your plane, train, car, or dragon and make your way? We want to make sure you’ve got everything you need to be Livin’ Large.

Want your own personal packing checklist to download and/or print? Click here! (PDF)

Travel & Parking

We know many are traveling into our city for the first time. We’ve got our Travel page which includes methods of getting here, parking prices and tips on where you can park. The Westin’s valet parking service WILL be $25/night, which is a 50% discount from their standard. Space is limited with a first-come-first-serve basis, so please familiarize yourself with all available parking options – there are several lots nearby, and you can still unload your gear at the Westin first.


To get into the convention and enjoy everything we’ve got, you’ll need your badge. Remember, you must have your own government-issued Photo ID to register or pick up your badge. We cannot make any exceptions for this policy.
If you’ve pre-registered, you can pick up your badge as early as Thursday from 6 PM to 10 PM. If you haven’t registered for the con, or are arriving later than Thursday, you can grab your badge starting 9 AM each day of the convention until the posted closing time for that day. See below for our daily schedule that has all the times you’ll need!


Our convention schedule will be available both in our Conbook, which you can pick up after your con badge, and online on Sched (link also available on our Events page). You can also download the Sched app onto your mobile device and have it handy – and if you plan on attending an event, be sure to indicate your attendance too! Just login, and click the little circle beside the panel/event name.

Convention Information

You won’t be Livin’ Large if you can’t find your way around, or know what’s going on! We’ve got all of our information about Events, Exhibitors, Charity, and more happening at Furnal Equinox all over our website. Our Conbook will also have a plethora of information about what’s happening, and where/when you can find it. If you have need for information at any time at our convention, we’ve got our Staff members that are more than happy to assist as best as they can. You can find out more about at-con services below!

Need Help At The Con?

Our Staff and Volunteers are always happy to help as best as they can to ensure a smooth convention. Don’t be afraid to ask if you’re in need of information – stations such as our Volunteers and Con Ops, located around our convention centre, are great places to start for info. You can also tweet at us at @FurnalEquinox during the convention, and we’ll try to answer as quickly as possible.

Pack Accordingly

Check your list twice (or better yet, use the one that we’ve made linked at the top), and make sure you’re not forgetting anything! If you do, or you’d rather pack light and purchase some items when you’re here, there are retails and amenities of every kind close by. The Westin also has its own “tuck shop” stocked with snacks, toiletries, and other basic essentials open during regular retail hours.

We’ll see you in Toronto, superstar!

If you’ve got any questions about what else you’ll need for the convention, or need help in general preparing for Furnal Equinox, we’d be more than happy to assist you. Let us know at and we’ll advise as best as we can on how you can make your con absolutely Livin’ Large!