FCLR Events

FCLR meetups are encouraged at conventions and events whenever possible! These are informal events that are organized by those attending and are a great way to put names to faces and meet fellow convention organizers.

Furry Convention Leadership Roundtable events have been held at least once each year since 2010. From 2010 through 2013, the events were held in Lincolnshire, IL; in Las Vegas, NV, in 2014, and Rosemont, IL, in 2016. These events have featured extended discussion about a wide variety of issues that face many conventions. Past topics have included:

  • Incorporation: Why It Is Necessary
  • How To Handle The 1% Factor (Misbehaving Attendees)
  • Insuring For Your Event
  • Dealer’s Room Vs Artist Alley
  • Positives/Negatives Of Working With The Media
  • Anatomy Of A PR Issue
  • How To Get Staff And Retain Them
  • Marketing Your Convention
  • Promoting Social Responsibility
  • Fandom Leadership And Mentoring
  • Con Creep: Is The 6-Day Con Coming?
  • On-Site Communications: Reaching Staff, Reaching Attendees
  • How To Identify Leadership Qualities In Staff And Volunteers
  • All About Billing Systems And Merchant Services
  • Cost Management For Conventions
  • The Care And Feeding Of Hotels: Nurturing The Convention-Hotel Relationship
  • Managing Volunteers And Staff: When You Have To Fire Your Friends
  • Convention Operations – Structure And Role Within The Convention
  • Planning For The Worst: Disaster Plans And Communication
  • Social Media And Conventions: What Works, What Doesn’t, And What’s Disastrous
  • Promotional Strategies: Getting The Word Out
  • Is Bigger Better? Plotting Your Convention’s Future
  • The Pros And Cons Of Mature Programming

And many other topics! The most important thing that happens at FCLR events, though, is that friendships are made and lines of communication are opened. FCLR has encouraged the sharing of staff between events, and on top of all of this, everyone has a really fun time!