What You Need For #FE2018!

March 2, 2018 • By Ronnie

Everyone’s getting ready to look their best and be #LivinLarge – but don’t forget the essentials!

With only two weeks left until Toronto lights up with the most outlandishly-dressed and extravagant critters, there’s a chance you might be forgetting a few things with your fancy clothes and furry bling! No worries – that excitement gets the best of us. We’ve got you covered on all the not-as-glamorous-but-super-important things that you’ll need to enjoy yourself at all times of the con.

Want your own personal checklist to download and use while packing? Click here! (PDF)

Documentation & Super-Important-Stuff

  • Government-issued photo ID is the MOST important thing that you’ll need! You’ll need it to pick up your badge, or to register for one. There are NO exceptions to this rule, so make sure you’ve got it with you!
  • Your passport if you’re travelling into Toronto from outside the country. We don’t want you to be stranded on your way to all the fuzzy festivities. Don’t forget to also have any relevant travel documents, such as your eTA for those flying in (does not affect US citizens. Find out if you need an eTA by visiting the Government of Canada’s website)
  • If you’re a minor, don’t forget your completed Parental Consent form. You can find a copy on our Registration page.
  • Payment method(s) for your Registration, and for everything else essential – such as food and transportation. And all those commissions in Dealers Den.
  • Travel itinerary, including and transportation and hotel accommodation, just in case you need to reference details. Emergency contacts are good to have here, too!
  • The Basics

  • Enough clothing for your stay – both your snazziest clothing, and some that are a little more comfortable.
  • Toiletries including hygiene and medicinal items – if you forget any, there’s a tuck shop in the Westin and a pharmacy close by.
  • Chargers & power banks that’ll help you stay charged up and connected to all the action happening. And to continue those Telegram chats.
  • Sleeping accessories and aids, if you’re a light sleeper and want to get the best rest you can. We recommend rest!
  • Some refreshments to keep you hydrated and fueled – trust us, you’ll want at least a stash in your room.
  • Con Basics

  • Convention info in an easy-to-find format, whether on your mobile device or on a print-out. We’ll also have our Conbooks!
  • An easy-to-carry bag for all your goodies.
  • Your sketchbooks/pads if you’re looking to get your character stylized and looking their best.
  • A camera if you’re all about paparazzi-ing all those snazzy outfits you’ll be seeing around!
  • Any bling you want to show off – badges, pins, buttons, patches – it’s all about flaunting your style!
  • Extras & Specifics

  • Any specific medicines/device aids that can assist with whatever you need it to.
  • Cooling devices and cleaning agents for costumers and fursuiters – EVERYONE will appreciate it during the course of the con!
  • Things you’d like to share, whether it’s an awesome party game or something to wow the audiences, perhaps!
  • EXCITEMENT! Because that’s definitely a requirement. We’re not biased. We promise.

  • 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 info@furnalequinox.com and we’ll advise as best as we can on how you can make your con absolutely Livin’ Large!