Furry Siesta 2020 Cancellation

To our attendees and friends,

It saddens me to share with you the news that Texas Furry Siesta is canceled this year due to the ongoing pandemic. It was a very hard decision for all of us to make and one that we did not make lightly. We will be back in 2021 and are all looking forward to sharing a wonderful con with each of you then. However, while this is a disappointing turn of events, there are much more important things I think we should consider as a community.

As a member of the furry and LGBTQ+ community, the current events have been weighing on me. I think it is important that those of us who are in the LGBTQ+ community, or those supportive of it, think on how we have gotten here. 51 years ago, a black trans woman and many others stood up to systematic brutality and violence at the hands of the police at Stonewall. That protest in the face of unprovoked violence kicked off a chain of events that can be traced to today’s civil liberty victories for all LBGTQ+ people, all thanks to the courage of Marsha P. Johnson and others like her.

I cannot imagine where we would be without them making sure this world would not ignore our struggle any longer. My heart and prayers go out to those protesting, to those grieving over these longstanding wounds which again threaten to tear our union apart, and to those for whom these protests and this push for change came too late.

So with that in mind, we stand with #blacklivesmatter as we strive towards a better future. Their pain is our pain and we have to work together to get through this.

  • Pestilynce, Convention Chair

Registration

Registration for Texas Furry Siesta 2020 is now closed due to our 2020 cancellation. For those who are preregistered, expect an email  with details on how and when refunds will be processed. 

Problems with registration? Please email registration@furrysiesta.org and we will get you sorted! 


If you will be 16 or 17 years of age on or before July 16th, 2020, you must bring a completed and notarized Parental Permission For Minor To Attend Furry Siesta 2020 form with you to registration.

  • If you will be 16 or 17 years of age on or before July 16th, 2020 you may attend Furry Siesta without a parent or legal guardian. Note that you must bring a completed and notarized Parental Permission For Minor To Attend Furry Siesta 2020 form with you to registration.
  • If you will be 16 or 17 years of age on or before July 16th, 2020, and you do not bring a completed and notarized Parental Permission For Minor To Attend Furry Siesta 2020 form then a parent or legal guardian* must register and attend with you and escort you at all times in convention spaces.
  • If you will be 15 years of age or younger on or before July 16th, 2020, a parent or legal guardian* must register and attend with you and escort you at all times in convention spaces.
  • Attendees of age 10 and under may attend for free as long as they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Note that a parent or legal guardian* must register and attend with you and escort you at all times in convention spaces.

All attendees under the age of 18, regardless of permission form, will be issued a minor badge.

Parents or legal guardians who are attending Furry Siesta for the sole purpose of escorting a minor must register but will not be required to pay for their attending pass.

*For the purposes of Furry Siesta, a legal guardian is a person appointed by a court to manage the affairs of a minor, called a ward. Each state has specific laws which govern guardianship and the guardian’s activities. If you have further questions about this, your local court will be able to direct you to the division which oversees minor guardianship.


Refund Policy

As much as we hope everyone planning to come to Texas Furry Siesta can attend, we understand that people have events in their life that make them unable to attend even after they have registered. Texas Furry Siesta has the following policies in place for registration refunds, including when we can and cannot grant them:

  • Please note that we will only accept refund requests until midnight (GMT -5) July 16, 2020. After this date, we will no longer accept refund requests. Refund requests after this time will not be granted.
  • For those who find that they will be unable to attend the convention after the refund deadline you may request that your membership be rolled over to the following year. Rollover passes have no cash value, cannot be refunded at any time, and will only be good for the following convention year. If the rollover pass is not used the following year it will be forfeit. Requests for deferring your registration must be received on or before midnight (GMT-5) July 16, 2020. After this date, rollover requests will not be granted.
  • Refund and rollover requests must be made by email to registration@furrysiesta.org. We need your LEGAL NAME, BADGE NAME, and E-MAIL USED TO REGISTER to properly identify you for a refund or rollover. We cannot accept requests made by PM on Twitter, Telegram or any other methods.
  • Refunds and rollovers must be approved by the person who holds the registration. If you purchase registration for someone else, it belongs to them, and they have the right to decide if and how they wish their registration refunded or transferred, subject to the refund/rollover rules.
  • Texas Furry Siesta will attempt to issue a refund in the manner it was paid for. Due to the policies of credit card companies, any refund requests received 120 days or more after payment cannot be refunded by credit cards. Texas Furry Siesta will mail a check in these instances.

Photo by DJ Higuma

Hotel

We are saddened to share Furry Siesta 2020 has been cancelled. Cancellations of your room bookings can be done via the hotel’s website here. You can also contact the hotel using the below phone number or email. 

Hotel Phone: +1 972 619 1234
Hotel Email: concierge@hyatt.com

Photo by Schecter Wolf.

Get Involved

Texas Furry Siesta relies on YOU – the attendees! Each year our attendees not only give us someone to create content for but, also assist in creating content for the masses to enjoy! From DJs, to dancers, to variety show acts, and everything in between – Texas Furry Siesta is built by attendees!

If you are a DJ and interested in providing musical enjoyment at our dances and other events, consider submitting a demo to us.

Have an interesting talent or performance act you would like to share with us? Sign up for our Variety Show!

Prefer to battle it out with our attendees via your crazy dance moves? The TFS Dance Battle is for you!

Wanting to simply dedicate a few hours of your con time to helping TFS staffers? Fill out a volunteer application and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Photo by Schecter Wolf


Contact

We love to hear from our attendees! Have questions? Interested in volunteering? Get in touch with us a number of ways:

    • Stay up to date with the latest announcements through our Telegram channel: www.t.me/furrysiesta

If you’d like to send us a message here, please use the form below and we’ll get back to you soon!

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 803543
Dallas, TX, 75380-3543

Phone Number:
972-855-8216