The world has ended.
Maybe it was a war, or a meteor. Or maybe some experiment gone awry, one-too-many hadrons in the collider. Maybe it was aliens. Maybe it was a plague. Maybe there were zombies!
Maybe we just got bored.
How it happened isn't important. Nor why—there are none left who can say, for sure. Nor when—there are none left who truly remember. What's important is what's left over: Across the planet, survivors fight for life, scattered stragglers of flocks long-departed. Battered but not beaten, we cling to the hope of a future for our species.
At first, we wandered: Some went alone, some by twos or threes, some in ragged packs and herds. For long lean years, all we knew were the hunger and the thirst and the fight. We hunted for food, clean water, shelter… but underneath that endless wandering, what we truly sought were homes. Places where the trees still grew, the air was clean, and the stars shone like beacons in the darkness. Places where water still flowed in cool, clear streams over the earth. Places far removed from the toxic ruined tomb-cities of our ancestors.
Places we could rest.
You have survived long enough to come to such a place. Here at Outpost 27 the birds still sing, the dogs still bark, and the horses still make that noise that horses like to make. You will find food, and clean fresh water for drinking & bathing (after all that vagabondin' you could REALLY use a bath). You'll find others too, wanderers like you, and at night the campfires blaze to the telling of half-a-hundred tales. But most of all, you may finally find yourself at home.
At least for a few days.
Campfire Tails is a yearly outdoor gathering held in the Deschutes National Forest near La Pine, Oregon. Join us from Thursday, August 1st to Monday, August 5th for the exploration of a post-apolyptic theme in the company of fellow furries.
Unlike a hotel-based convention where the attendees usually bring little more than themselves, nearly everything at Campfire Tails is set up by our volunteer staff and attendees. The Ogden Group Camp, surrounded by pine forest and a nearby stream, is transformed from being a mere smattering of picnic tables, well water spigots and outhouses into a buzzing tent city home to some of the most fun people you will ever meet.
The structure and happenings of Campfire Tails are driven by our attendees, and we encourage everyone to get involved on our forum.
Activities from past years have included:
Registration for Campfire Tails 2013 is now open, and will close on July 1st, or earlier if we hit our attendance cap before then. Don't miss out, register today!
Please note that there is no on-site registration at Campfire Tails. To attend, you must register online in advance of the event.
For insurance reasons, we cannot allow minors under the age of 18 to attend Campfire Tails.
Every registration option includes 3 meals a day: a hot dinner and cold breakfast and lunch. Our volunteer kitchen staff takes care of food, so you can save your cooler space for the important things... like jello shots. :)
The fact that your food is included makes Campfire Tails much less expensive to attend than a hotel-based convetion. Well, assuming you aren't bringing an RV... those aren't cheap. (The site allows RVs up to 27' in length.)
Note: To register, you will need to sign in using your Campfire Tails Forum account.
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If you have any questions, the best way to get in touch with us is to post publicly on the Campfire Tails Forum.
If your inquiry is of a private nature, you may contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.