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« on: December 29, 2004, 09:09:54 pm »
I realize Oklahoma isn't usually very high on anyones vacation list, but has anyone been to Oklacon, or know anyone who has? I've been trying to find some info on what all goes on at it, and perhaps some peeps to give their opinions, but there's not alot of info out there (At least not that I can find), and the website's somewhat... lacking. *Plus I'm insanely shy, and I wanted to see i'f I'd like it or not  ':blush:' *
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2005, 05:11:49 pm »
I've been to Oklacon both years. This year will be my third. It's held in Roman Nose State Park in Oklahoma and is mainly an outdoor con. The first year the full focus was on it being an outdoor con. There really weren't pannels, just lots of fun camping-type activities. Last year, however, we had actual panels. Oklacon is still a very outdoor-based con and will be as long as it continues to be held in the park. Lodging is free and in the form of A-frame cabins (summer camp style). I think it's very awesome.

The idea originated with a group of my friends and myself. However it wouldn't have become a reality if it weren't for a group of older furries who helped us with the logistics Of getting everything together. It is now a 401©(3) non-profit organization (as are most cons) and is in the hands of the older group for the most part and is doing wonderfully.

If there's anything else you want to know just reply and I'll do my best to answer whatever I can.

P.S. It's a very friendly con, and small enough that shy people will probably be more comfortable there than at larger cons. '<img'>

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2005, 05:22:41 pm »
when is it being held this year and how much does it usually cost?

thats probably the closest one to where i live and i reall am itchin to go to one this year or next
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2005, 05:33:06 pm »
October 27-30 this year. And pre-reg isn't up yet but I believe the cost is around $25. I bought two upgraded memberships from charity auctions at the cons I've been to since last Oklacon, so I haven't really been paying attention to the cost. But it was like $20 last year so I'm sure it didn't go up much if at all.

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2005, 06:16:27 pm »
I just checked again. The cost did go up a little. It's 26 for basic attending.

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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2005, 10:12:31 pm »
About how large are the groups that attend? And how many of the peeps that come are relatively young? I'm seventeen, not quite old enough to go through the "adult" areas.

What kind of panels did you have last year? Were there many fursuiters there? And how hot does it tend to get around the time? I live south? of the place. *I live in Oklahoma of all places and I don't like intense heat for long periods of time. Go figure!*

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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2005, 03:50:23 am »
Quote (Banjo @ Feb. 16 2005, 9:12 pm)
About how large are the groups that attend? And how many of the peeps that come are relatively young? I'm seventeen, not quite old enough to go through the "adult" areas.

What kind of panels did you have last year? Were there many fursuiters there? And how hot does it tend to get around the time? I live south? of the place. *I live in Oklahoma of all places and I don't like intense heat for long periods of time. Go figure!*

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Well so far we've only had one thing that kids under 18 can't go to without a parent. And at least the first year I think half of my friends were under 18. The group is relatively small. I think there'll probably end up being like 200 furs or so. Maybe. The under 18 group I'm not so sure about.. but I promise you won't be left out of anything just cuz you're underaged.

Panels: Well I got to a body painting panel, a meditation pannel, um.. I don't remember what else I went to. I know a couple of them got canceled. I'll post again if I find my conbook.

Weather: It's Oklahoma. The weather changes all the time. But you should know that if you live there. It won't be hot, since it'll be Halloween. Last year it was pleasant and the year before it was freeeezing.

What part of OK are you from anyhow? I've lived all over the state myself.

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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2005, 08:27:33 am »
I'm in Stillwater. Boring place if you don't partuculary like Football, which I don't. We've got OSU here, and everyone's obsessed with it, so I'm a bit out of luck.

Well, hopefully I'll get a chance to go, although it'll probably be next year. My parents don't like it so they won't take me..

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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2005, 07:01:48 pm »
i wonder if i'll make it. do you got a site adress?
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2005, 08:36:04 pm »
Quote (Banjo @ Feb. 17 2005, 7:27 am)
I'm in Stillwater. Boring place if you don't partuculary like Football, which I don't. We've got OSU here, and everyone's obsessed with it, so I'm a bit out of luck.

Well, hopefully I'll get a chance to go, although it'll probably be next year. My parents don't like it so they won't take me..

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You're actually slightly north and about half the state east of Watonga (where the park is). I have some friends who are in school in Stillwater at OSU. And yeah, it is pretty boring off campus. We had a good gaming group together so it was fun on campus. And Iron & Steel was a good shop to hang out in.

I still hope you can make it to the con though. It looks like it just got a bit harder for me too since I'm not sure where exactly in Texas I'll be or if I'll be living in the woods or not.

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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2005, 08:39:37 pm »
Oklacon Webpage
It looks like they're still getting it set up though. Registration isn't ready yet though. I know that much.

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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2005, 03:29:27 pm »
i'll keep an eye on the site
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2005, 07:16:46 pm »
Quote (Kaos @ Feb. 17 2005, 8:36 pm)
You're actually slightly north and about half the state east of Watonga (where the park is).  And Iron & Steel was a good shop to hang out in.

If I do go, it'll most more than likely be with my friend Hokey, who is turning 18 this april. At least I think I can go; don't you have to have a parent permission slip if you're under age?

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*Smacks self* Hehe, I don't even know where I live! And saddly, I think Ivory and steel burned down. At least it was gutted by fire, but I don't think they've re-opened. Always wanted to go there and learn how to play D&D but I'm just to darned  shy!

I hope you can go! If I do go, it'll be with my friend Hokey, who is turning 18 in april. Don't you have to have parent permission if you're under age?

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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2005, 09:14:43 pm »
OMG O_O thiers a con for oklahoma and i was never told?!!!  ':shock:'  Do you have an website link i can go to?

edit: nevermind, found it. Wish links wrent so easily hid in text.





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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2005, 12:02:07 am »
I can't wait for Oklacon. It's going to be my first furry convention.
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