Rocky Mountain Fur Con is the beginning of my voice acting panel calendar. It was at RMFC that I first reworked my voice acting panel from being sports-related to movie-related and attempted to tell an Old West story based on the con's theme. While I don't feel it was a success, it taught me a number of valuable lessons that helped shape what my Furrywood: Voice Acting panel is today.
RMFC remains my experimental con, the one where I try new things. This year, RMFC is getting a brand new teleprompter system, with the actors able to perform off a video screen rather than paper, both reducing the chance of paper noise, and encouraging the actors to keep their heads up as they perform. I'm also trying out a brand new Radio Show panel, with emphasis on teaching auditioning for voice acting roles and recording with a 4-mic system.
Also with the voice acting, I'll be hosting my informative Furrywood: Voice Recording panel, where I'll go over techniques for improving voice recordings at home. And finally, my Furrywood: Motion Capture panel returns to RMFC, this time with additional mocap technology with the thrilling Perception Neuron mocap suit!
It's rare that Furrywood makes it out to the East Coast. In the very early years, we've made a few appearances at FA: United, Anthrocon, even one appearance at FurFright. But in recent years, Furrywood has been strictly a Western affair, hugging close to its home in California.
But there is one city out East with enough sunshine and movie magic for Furrywood's return! This coming weekend, Furrywood will make its first appearance at Megaplex 2016!
And this won't just be an elevator pitch. Furrywood will be making a full presentation in Orlando, FL, using a brand new recording rig and featuring exciting new motion capture hardware! No more ruffling through noisy paper sheets! This will be everyone's first chance to try performing off a digital monitor for more freedom of movement at the microphone. And for those attending the motion capture session, not only will we be demonstrating the infrared technology of the Kinect, but also the amazing Perception Neuron suit developed my Noitom! And yes, both will be demonstrated live!
Despite being Furrywood's first appearance at one of the longest running furry convention in the world, the con was very generous and provided time for both demonstrations.
And for any aspiring Florida furry voice actors, you can get a head start on the scripts we'll be recording for Furrywood: Voice Acting. Just check out the 19 scripts listed below, including four brand new ones written by our top writer, Tazel Sixpaws!
The audio recorded at Furlandia 2016 during the Furrywood: Voice Acting panel has been edited and posted! You can find all five performances here.
This was a first time for Furrywood to appear in Portland, OR, though I've passed through the city many times before on the way to Rainfurrest. Unfortunately, with only an hour assigned, we were only able to get five recordings made, but even for this small panel, we had a few new things.
First, a big thank you to Ursula Vernon who generously gave permission to use a scene from her Hugo-award winning graphic novel Digger /
as a script in the packet.
Also, owing to the steampunk theme of the convention, the several-year running story of Swift made a comeback with a new Scene 5, introducing a new antagonist to the story. By luck, both Digger and Swift were recorded among the five!
Finally, as a technical web update, all of the character species have finally been filled out. There's still character and scene descriptions that needs to be filled, but at least now we know just what everyone is supposed to be!
We are now up to 434 performances recorded by 478 voice actors from the fandom!
Furrywood is coming to Furlandia! I've never been to this con before, and I have no idea who I'm going to be meeting there, but hopefully lots of furries enthusiastic about voice acting and motion capture!
Both of my panels were approved for the convention. However, I was only approved for one hour each. Because of the truncated time, I'm limiting the script packet to only ten.
Most of the scripts were culled from the the BLFC 2016 packet, but there are two brand new scripts. First, in concert with Furlandia's theme this year, the steampunk action story Swift makes a comeback with a brand new Scene 5, introducing the main villain of the story. And then, with special permission from the author, a scene has been lifted from the Hugo-Award winning Digger graphic novel written by Ursula Vernon.
Complete information for this upcoming panel can be found here: Furlandia 2016
Hope to see you there!
The entire script packet can be downloaded as a PDF from here.