Lancaster area SF relaxacon held on the July 4 weekend at the Eden Resort. See www.grangecon.org for more info about location etc. A relaxacon is a convention with no formal programming, usually with a smaller attendance than a normal con. There are a few things we do every year like the bake-off and hot tub book group, but for the most part the membership does what they want. We've got TVs and provide cables and enough people bring laptops to keep things interesting. We always manage to have enough going on that everyone wants another day at it. Pre-reg for GrangeCon ends on Monday the 4th of June, so if you want to get the good rate get in soon. It's $10 pre-reg and $8 per day at the door.
More furries = more furry events. The only things we do every year are the book group, bakeoff, name that TV/Movie tune and fireworks. This year I'm running Darths&Droids and someone else is doing Quintet at the same time. We might manage a paper airplane race.
Last year we had a scavenger hunt and I ran an epic D&D hour. I also fursuited in the lobby and expect to do so at least once and hopefully twice this year since Friday is likely to be a heavy day for wedding parties and there's nothing like a giant tiger in the shot to make your wedding photos unique. Naturally I'd only do that if the party asked me to join them.
I'll also be trying to get some furs together at the con to discuss starting a volunteer organization. I've been looking around lately and it seems like the best way to have fun and make a difference for fursuiters is to start a charitable organization. Helping Pawz ( http://www.helpingpawz.org/ ) seems to be doing quite well at it and there are certainly plenty of places within half an hour of Lancaster that might be interested in furry volunteers. The Hershey Children's hospital and the various Humane League fundraisers come to mind. I don't know precisely how long I'll be in Lancaster this time around (though I'm sure to be here at least until July), but if anyone is interested I'm sure once it gets started things can go on without me.
The easiest way I can think of to start off is to have a meet and see who wants in. GrangeCon (www.grangecon.org) is still open to anyone who wants to drop by and we can discuss the possibility of starting such a project there and in the comments on this thread. The best time at G-Con is probably Saturday afternoon and if you buy a membership, there's food though it would also be nice if you brought some to share as well. Even if it doesn't take off in the Lancaster area, maybe some discussion will spark a formation somewhere else there are a lot of furs.