For FCLR membership, a convention must have at least 100 attendees and contract with a venue. This requirement helps us remain focused on similar goals, as opposed to the divergent interests of large furmeets. Because we know that mentoring those just starting out is important. the attendee requirement is usually waived for new conventions. If you are interested in having your event join FCLR, contact Duncan. Even if your organization does not meet the definition for membership above you may request an exemption.
Once your group applies to and is accepted into FCLR, the convention chair or designated representative appointed by the board will gain access to the FCLR mailing list, mailing list discussion history, and Telegram group. The designated representative may also appoint two other members of their event to participate in FCLR, for a total membership of up to 3 per convention. This rule is in place to ensure that all conventions have an equal weight in discussions. New representatives can be appointed at any time deemed necessary by the member event, but an existing member must be removed to maintain the three-representatives-per-convention maximum. The designated representative may change at any time, but who is chosen is completely up to the individual organization. Please let Duncan know when changes are necessary, or if representatives should be added or removed. Please note that when adding representatives, Duncan will need the email addresses of each individual representative to be added to FCLR. Email addresses should be for an individual (i.e. email@example.com) as opposed to a position (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org).
Online-only events quickly are becoming an important part of the furry fandom. In the spirit of collaboration there is now FCLR-Online, a Telegram chat devoted expressly to logistics, planning, and execution of online events. As with in-person events, each event can have up to three representatives in the FCLR-Online chat.
Why a separate chat? In-person events have many requirements that online events do not – venue contracts, insurance, space planning and use, and more. At the same time, in-person events can have an online component as well, which is why in-person events can have up to three representatives in the previously-existing FCLR (in-person) chat as well as up to three representatives in the FCLR-Online chat.
Because metrics for online events are difficult to measure at times, there are no minimum requirements for an event to join FCLR-Online. All online events are welcome! Send an email to Duncan to join FCLR-Online.