North Alabama March 2011 Newsletter

North Alabama Regional Furs (NARF)
March 2011 Newsletter

LIFESTYLE:

This month we will be eating at Big Ed’s Pizza on N Mem Parkway (behind Shonies) on Tuesday the 8th at 7p.
Thank you to everyone that turned out last month at Moes: Haystack, Blazer, J, Darkfox, Ragarr, Jamie, Panda, Lupine, Jayce, Brine, Robert, Sonya, Jerimiah, Darcwolf.

There is a monthly Art Jam held at Ky & Gre7g’s house in Madison. This month will be on Sat Mar 12th starting at 6p. This event is for artists only and they ask that everyone bring a dish to share. Contact Ky and Gre7g for more information (256-850-4482)

The monthly social (formerly movie night) will be on Saturday MAR 26th at 7p. Contact Lupine Furmen (dallas.vinson[at]gmail.com) for more details.

CON CIRCUIT:

This section is to report on upcoming conventions that would be of interest to the furs in the area as well as to give reports on ones that people have just attended. If anyone would be interested in heading up this section please contact Dallas.

The next fur con on the horizon is FURRY WEEKEND ATLANTA March 17th – 21st. http://www.furryweekend.com

April 21-25 – Wild Nights in Oklahoma
May 12-15 – Morphicon in Ohio
May 20-22 – Elliott’s Spring Gathering in Florida

If you have not yet registered for RCFM; WHY NOT?!?!?!?!? It’s only two (2) short months away; so you need to be making those plans to attend right now!!!
http://www.rcfm.net


HEALTH/FOOD:

In this section I would like to have different reports about how to stay a healthy fur as well as a monthly recipe. If anyone would like to head up this section please contact Dallas.

RECIPE OF THE MONTH:

Enchilada Casserole
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Serves: 4
Oven: 400F
2qt Casserole
Bake Time: 20 min.
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Ingrdients:

1# Ground Beef
1 can Enchilada Sauce
sm can diced Jalapeno
10" Flour Tortillas
Shreded Chedder
sm can minced black olives
Sour Cream
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Directions:

Brown and drain the ground beef and return to pan.
Add sauce, peppers and olives.
Mix well and heat through.
Butter one tortilla and place in casserole butter side down.
Add small amount of meat mix and spread over tortilla.
Cover with cheese and place next tortilla on top.
Continue in layers with meat mix and cheese being on top.
Cover the dish with the lid and bake for 20 minutes
Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Serve with sour cream.

FURSUITING:

Ever want a special tail, ears, or other partial components or maybe a full suit but can't find a maker? Or maybe you have the time but not the knowledge on how to go about starting your suit? Well that is the idea behind the “In Your Own Fur” workshop. The basics are one workshop and with possible follow ups before RCFM and then a panel on Friday. The current location for the workshop is the South Huntsville Hobby Lobby in the Jones Valley Shopping center with different times available during the week. I am looking for participants limit being about 6-8 for the first session with it being first come first serve and I will go from there. Furthermore I am looking for a professional fursuit maker who would be willing to devote their time and energy to come into town to provide professional advice and guidance. I can be reached through my email and yahoo id jacesteel[at]yahoo.com

PUPPETRY:

I would like to see this section catering to the specific needs of our local Puppeteering community. If anyone would like to head up this section please contact Dallas.

ARTISTS EASEL:

I would like to see this section catering to the specific needs of our local furry artist community. If anyone would like to head up this section please contact Dallas.

There is a monthly Art Jam held at Ky & Gre7g’s house in Madison. This month will be on Sat Mar 12th starting at 6p. This event is for artists only and they ask that everyone bring a dish to share. Contact Ky and Gre7g for more information (256-850-4482)


WRITERS QUILL:

I would like to see this section catering to the specific needs of our local furry writers’ community. If anyone would like to head up this section please contact Dallas.

MUSIC MAKERS:

I would like to see this section catering to the specific needs of our local furry music community. If anyone would like to head up this section please contact Dallas.

GAMERS CORNER:

I would like to see this section catering to the specific needs of our local gaming community; to include video, standard and card gaming. If anyone would like to head up this section please contact Dallas.

ANIME/COMICS:

News from the furry comic community; what’s new, what’s hot, what’s ending. If anyone would like to head up this section then please contact Dallas.

PERSONALS:

This area is for the posting of furry personal ads (PLEASE keep them clean) such as for room and ride shares for cons. Please send all entries to Dallas.

CLASSIFIEDS:

VITAMIN POWER: better health naturally, not chemically. Dallas Vinson is your authorized distributer in the Huntsville area. Contact him for your free catalog.

FOR SALE: Cobra 29LTD WX Classic CB. Radio has weather, has been “Tweeked and Peaked”. $20

FOR SALE: Realistic TRC-415 CB. $5

Have something you want to sell, or are looking for something particular, send a short paragraph description to Dallas to be included in this section.

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This newsletter is published each month by Dallas “Lupine Furmen” Vinson. Deadline for submissions is the 25th of the month prior to posting. Please send all submissions to: dallas.vinson[at]gmail.com

February 2011 NARF Newsletter

North Alabama Regional Furs (NARF)
February 2011 Newsletter

LIFESTYLE:

The first fursuit bowling event of the year is scheduled to be on Saturday Feb 5th at Parkway Lanes at 7p. Fursuit is NOT required. Contact Goldenwolf for more info (goldenwolf2879[at]yahoo.com)

This month we will be eating at Moe’s down on Airport Rd. on Tuesday the 8th at 7p (Assuming we don’t get some freaky snow storm again).

The monthly social (formerly movie night) will be on Saturday Feb 26th at 7p. Contact Lupine Furmen (dallas.vinson[at]gmail.com) for more details.
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This newsletter is published each month by Dallas “Lupine Furmen” Vinson. Deadline for submissions is the 25th of the month prior to posting. Please send all submissions to: dallas.vinson[at]gmail.com

RCFM REG IS OPEN!!!!

That's right folks, registration is now open. So come on and get those registrations in early. Remember that early registration that early registration saves you money and time. Also, PLEASE, when you register be sure to include your payment, We DO accept all major credit cards and debit card through PayPal. You are not considered registered until you have paid.

We look forward to seeing everyone all "Dressed to the Nines" at the con Memorial Day Weekend.
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-Dallas Vinson
-RCFM Master of Registration
-dallas.vinson@gmail.com
http://www.rcfm.net

RCFM FREE PRESS

RCFM FREE PRESS
Issue 4, Vol. I
Septermber, 2007
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KO ESCAPES!!!!!
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Dateline 08/28/2007
This morning at approximately 0437 Members of the unlawful resistance movement attacked the very comfortable compound where KO was housed. There were no injuries to Official RCFM guards, but KO escaped with his comrades. Be on the lookout for KO aka KO. Our Furry Bureau of Investigations feels confidant that he will surface in Memphis at the upcoming Mephit Fur Meet.

If you see him, it is your duty to report his location to RCFM Security.

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The Art Show - Passing of the guard from Camstone Fox to Smrgol
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As the Art show closed last year, Camstone, Smrgol and Kamau packed away the last of the display panels. Even before the panels had reached their storage locker, the scarlet fox was contemplating his next big adventure. Still, he took a minute to review the art show results, walking through the show in his mind - and remembering the near frenetic pace from the beginning of check-in to the end of the bidding and check-out.

After all was said and done, many artists came up and congratulated the staff and volunteers on a job well done at the RCFM 5 Art Show. In fact, the Art Show staff should feel very proud that they generated the sales they did - and that the Art Auction consisted of eight very good pieces of art which generated much interest and more than a few extra dollars for their artists.

We were extremely pleased to have our Guests of Honor, the Carspeckens, stop by the art show on numerous occasions, mentioning that they appreciated the work done by the staff. We can only promise that next year will be even better.

In the coming months, Artists will be thinking about the theme of the convention... Deep 6... and wondering what artwork to submit to the show. Will we see a swashbuckling canine swinging through the rigging onto a Spanish Galion? A deep sea diving tiger riding a sting ray? A furry King Neptune? Or maybe an equine deep space explorer finding a mysterious number six in a moon crater. The fox's imagination reeled at the possibilities.

Camstone will have other things to do for RCFM 6, so the art show duties will be passed to his Kirin friend, Smrgol. But the fox is always in the wings pondering new and devious schemes.

So what's going to change with Smrgol in charge? LOTS! In fact, artists should realize that when they submit work to display at RCFM 6 it gets them into the Private Artist's Reception... That's right - a PRIVATE reception just for artists, boosters and staff! There the artists will be able to discuss their works in a relaxed atmosphere. They will be lauded with drink and tasty tidbits - and praise will flow freely.

What is the price of admission to this wonderous event? Well you can guess that, can't you? Just hang a few pieces of art! Even if you only want to display your work but not sell it we can accommodate you and it still gains you entrance. So sign up for a panel or two – there are only 20 left to fill!

We are working hard on this and other interesting things even as you read this text - including new ways to submit the forms for the art show. It will be even easier than last year! That's right... easier… Everyone likes easier... How can we do this you ask? Well... it's a secret right now... and besides, we have to have something to write about for future issues of the newsletter, right? So you'll just have to wait ... but for now, let's say that the foundations have been laid and things are moving ahead at full steam.

-};>~

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Submit to the RCFM Deep Six Conbook!
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Do you have artwork, stories, or other content you'd like to submit for possible inclusion in the RCFM Deep Six conbook? If so, then read on to learn how to submit your creative works for consideration. While specific information for each submission type is provided below, please remember our one main rule: the general rating of the Meet is PG and all submissions for the conbook must meet this requirement to be considered.

The other main requirement for submissions is that they must be received by our Graphics Assistant, Kiwihunter, before the conbook deadline of April 2nd, 2008 to be considered for the conbook. Please note that the editor of the conbook reserves the right to edit all submissions for content and space requirements. Please also note that by submitting material for the RCFM conbook, you agree to grant a limited license to Rocket City FurMeet to publish the material in our conbook and to use it for RCFM advertising, though you retain all other rights to your submitted material.

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact Kiwihunter and she will be happy to assist you.
How about advertising in the RCFM conbook? It's a great opportunity. Advertisements are only:

o $25.00 for a full page ad
o $15.00 for a half-page ad
o $10.00 for a quarter-page ad
o $40.00 for the full page inside the front or back covers

Advertisement graphics should be black & white or grayscale. Acceptable formats are Adobe Photoshop (.psd) and Adobe Illustrator (.ai) documents as well as JPEG (.jpg) and TIFF files. JPEG and TIFF files should be 300 dpi (dots per inch). Please zip files over 3 MB. Pre-printed ad pages may be sent via postal mail. Please address them to RCFM Conbook, c/o Ken Barnes, 2603 Landsdale Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810, USA. For help with advertisement design at very reasonable rates, please contact Lacy Amberwolf . Advertisement submissions willl be accepted up to the conbook deadline on a first come, first served basis until all advertising space is filled.

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Live Chat Room

I have created a live chat channel on the FurNet IRC network for us to use. If you do not know how to get on Furnet the link for their website is http://www.furnet.org . Once you are on Furnet just: /join #Pagan_Furs

This is the latest addition to the new "Pagan Furs Network" which already consists of our Yahoo Group (Which is our file repository), our LJ Community, and our MySpace Group.

Files

Since LiveJournal does not have a file storage system for it's groups, I will be useing the one on our Yahoogroup side to store various spells and recipes. So if you are looking for a specific spell or recipe just post a request in the message section here and I'll transfer it over. Likewise, if you have one you would like to share, please post it and I will copy it into a text file for storage on the yahoo side of things.

Blessed be

RCFM 2007

We had a decent turn out for the first "Pagan Fur Mixer" at Rocket City FurMeet this past weekend. We had about a dozen folks turn out to meet each other and share their histories with their fellow pagans.

If anyone os going to any other fur cons and would like to host an informal "Pagan Fur Mixer" at the con that would be great. Just contact me and I will send the files you need for printing out the fliers and the cards (fliers are for putting up around the con to let people know when and where the mixer will be, and the cards tell people how to find our groups), the files are in MS Publisher, but I could probably convert it to PDF if really needed to.

It was suggested at the mixer that next year we do some kind of ritual. I'm thinking not anything elaborate, just a simple group ritual to raise positive energy for the con and it's attendee's and to banish the drama from the con. :))

Anyways, don't forget to let others know about the groups. Help us grow.

Blessed Be
-LF