We take accessibility needs seriously. If you need any accommodations, please be sure to include the information on the registration page! If you have any questions prior to the event, email [email protected].
Attending Membership: TBA
An attending membership allows a member access to the event for its duration (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), food and drink at the event, and any publications at the event.
You also get 2 free seed tickets for the charity auction!
Sponsor Membership: TBA
Generosity is appreciated! Sponsors help us provide even more services and activities for our membership. A sponsor gets the full privileges of an attending membership, as well as the following:
- An awesome Sponsor ribbon
- A special, collectible WPAFW cup
- Expedited badge pickup on site
- An extra 2 seed tickets!
- Access to our Beer and Cider Bar on site (must be over 21)
- NEW THIS YEAR: Non-alcoholic drinks from local soda company, Natrona Bottling Company, will be added to the mix! Find more info at https://www.natronabottling.com/
Super-Sponsor Membership: TBA
You are incredibly generous! We will lavish you with gifts, praise, and thanks! A Super Sponsor(!) gets the full privileges of a Sponsor membership as well as the following:
- An extra special and customized WPAFW gift!
- ANOTHER extra 2 seed tickets!
- A craft brewed cider flight including a paddle branded by a Das creation!
- AND a special event (and keepsake) just for Super-Sponsors with the Guests of Honor!
For 2020 we are enforcing an 18+ age restriction.
We presently only accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover through RegFox during pre-registration. Cash and card will be accepted at the venue.
General Conduct Policy
The Western Pennsylvania Furry Weekend (WPAFW) is a time where people should be able to relax and enjoy themselves. Common sense and respect for others are usually sufficient to keep everybody happy. However, it is important to note a few rules that we expect everyone to abide by. Be considerate of those around you (especially those who are not in attendance of the convention). Threats, stalking, harassment, or persistently rude behavior may result in your membership being revoked.
During the event, your badge remains the property of WPAFW and must be displayed at all times. If any staff member asks to see it, please present it to them.
These policies must be followed by all attendees, and violations will result in warnings. After 3 warnings, you will lose your WPAFW membership, be asked to leave the event, and may not be welcomed back.
Complaints regarding our attendees from our hotel will be taken seriously, and any actions that may jeopardize our relationship with the hotel may also result in loss of your WPAFW membership.
WPAFW cannot permit any violations of local, state, or national law.
We will take severe and immediate action against anyone who brings illegal drugs to the event, engages in vandalism, or blatantly violates any law or acts in a manner that would compromise our relationship with the Community or the Allegheny County Parks Department. Additionally, alcohol not provided and served by WPAFW is prohibited. Anyone found in possession of outside alcohol will be asked to remove it from the event and issued a warning.
We do not allow mature subject matter to be displayed in areas where either minors (or adults who do not wish to see it) may be exposed to it.
This includes explicit artwork, but also includes overtly mature discussions, excessive displays of public affection, and use of profanity. While we respect everyone’s lifestyle choices, please remember that North Park is still open to the citizens of Allegheny County during our event. Parents may bring their children to use the playground equipment; especially if the weather is nice.
We expect that all attendees will conduct themselves appropriately. We also expect those staying in the Hotel space to conduct themselves just as they would in any other business or restaurant.
Minors are not permitted to attend WPAFW.
No one under 18 will be admitted to the Western PA Furry Weekend.
WPAFW expects attendees to dress appropriately.
Costumes and strange clothing are fine, but if you’re showing too much skin or dressed in a manner that is overtly provocative, you will be asked to cover up. Collars and leashes are fine, but overt bondage related behavior is not acceptable in public; so no dragging people around on leashes, please. Additionally, clothing and accessories that intentionally cause distress to other attendees are not welcome. If you’re wearing it, you will be asked to leave.
WPAFW expects attendees who consume beer at the event to do so responsibly.
In accordance with PA state law, if you appear to be visibly intoxicated, our bar wenches WILL cut you off. This decision cannot be appealed to another staff member.
Costume is not Consent.
Consent is necessary for all contact between attendees. No one has a right to touch anyone else, hugging or otherwise, without their permission, regardless of whether or not they’re in fursuit.
Manick is the mediator between attendees and the community.
If you have a problem with something involving operations, a WPAFW staff member, or another attendee, you must address it to Manick and not to local authorities. WPAFW will involve the local authorities if it becomes necessary.