I was looking forward to today all month: my first day at Anthro New England 2017, where I would finally be showing my new Big Bad Wolf head there! Just yesterday, I installed a longer tongue into the mouth, and as a result it looks more like the theme park version or my old rubber mask of the wolf. I went in the usual way, riding an MBTA commuter train into South Station, and then the Green Line to Boston University, and walked to the Hyatt Regency hotel in Cambridge MA. I got my con badge, and put on my Big Bad Wolf fursuit just in time for the opening ceremonies!
Here's me after the opening ceremonies with a Nick Wilde cosplayer from Maine! Pardon the colors, it was due to the funky lighting when kicking off the convention...
This year, Anthro New England got a new hangout space on the top floor's secondary ballroom, with an AMAZING view of Cambridge and Boston! So the Big Bad Wolf is checking it out here!
Here's me with my good raccoon friend Beeton, whom I befriended at last year's Anthro New England.
Here I am with another furry friend, Hamilton Pennywise, jamming on his electric guitar as I break into the Kennedy Cartoons kick-dance at the Masquerade rehearsal! The event isn't until Sunday, but I do have an act planned, but I'm not telling what it is until I do it!
Here's the Big Bad Wolf getting hit on the head with a cartoon mallet by Jonas Goat! Being a cartoon character can have its' advantages!
Here I am showing my new head to my friend Elbi, one of the first fursuiter friends I made outside of the Internet over two years ago...
Here's me posing again with my newer Big Bad Wolf head, with a couple of other fursuiters including Hamilton and a German Shepherd I forget the name of already :P
Yeah, the Big Bad Wolf plays Pokemon Go, and here he's come across a Charizard! (a.k.a. my friend Chronis Wolf in his cool Charizard partial suit!)
I've heard of someone catching Pokemon, but I've never heard of a Pokemon catching someone! I just had to get this funny shot, and it also makes for a bit of variety instead of just being pics of me :P
Here's me in the video game room, playing all the mini-games on Pokemon Stadium from 2000 on the Nintendo 64! (I didn't win in this pic due to me wearing the gloves, but I won on the second attempt, and won all the other mini-games on my first try!)
I also attended a seminar about editing convention videos, with the host showing how to do so using Adobe Premiere Pro CC, which is a video editor I sometimes use on my Mac Mini for certain elaborate projects. I had a few interesting points to give out.
And then that evening came the fursuit games!
Here's me and my new Big Bad Wolf head with my kangaroo friend Danruk Rooface, both of us on the Green team for the games!
We started with a relay race involving hockey pucks and toy rubber balls...
Not the best shot, but here's me as the Big Bad Wolf during the Anthro New England 2017 Fursuit Games, when we were playing Charades, and I was to imitate a penguin and see who got it, so I did the "penguin walk" Snoopy did in "A Charlie Brown Christmas," and they got it rather quickly. Compare that to a bit earlier when I did "butterfly" and it took a little bit before they got it (I was flitting my hands like wings and forming invisible antennas on top of my head.) That one was rather fitting, given how last summer I raised those three Monarch butterflies from eggs I found on the milkweed in one of our gardens.
Then we did this crazy game with matching certain ball pit-style colored balls into baskets, and after that was of course, Musical Chairs! After the first round, another fursuiter and I got into a little scuffle (where I ended up falling on my back on the ground!) Needless to say, we both ended up out.
The Green team didn't win the fursuit games this year (the Red team claimed victory, just like at ANE 2015 when I was on their team for the games!) But we still had lots of fun, and I will admit I enjoyed how crazy it got at times!
Now here's me doing some dancing at tonight's rave, before I remove the suit, pack up and head for home for the night.
Overall, I'm glad my friends and a lot of other furs were impressed with my new Big Bad Wolf head. I think it stands out a lot more than the old rubber mask did, and my voice comes out clearer when I talk, so that's a plus. Now to get some shuteye for my second day at the con! (I'm not staying at the hotel because it filled up quickly before I could reserve a room.)