HOwlOwEEn - Nov 5th 2016 - Zombies

What is Howloween?

Howloween is an annual event that invades the hallows of the Metro Vancouver area every Halloween-time, catering to furries and friends who appreciate a great time with a spooky twist! The event started as a Halloween party in a lowly basement over a decade ago and has been hosted by multiple venues(and hosts), but with one common thread: A Frightfully Furry Party!

Much more than just a party-and often called a "mini-convention", Howloween features a full day of spooky furry fun, including a dance hosted by talented DJs, fursuit games, events, art games, game shows, lots of hangout space, and general spooky fun. Many have called Howloween their first furry event and people of all ages, interests, and backgrounds are welcome. Any kind of public-friendly costumes are encouraged, but street clothes are perfectly fine, too. The only requirement is an open mind and a desire for a good time!

Want to Volunteer??

Looking to volunteer to help make Howloween awesome? We need people for setup, to run events/games, security and more. Contact us at Info@Howloween.ca to volunteer.

Event Cost

Registration: $20, at the door, CASH ONLY, CAD prefered.

Tshirts: $25, at the door, CASH ONLY, CAD prefered.

DJ Applications OPEN

Check out the rules and information HERE

Howloween Live Event Streaming

Event streaming will be live on Saturday over on Picarto so stay tuned!

Raffle Winners

First Place Winner: Yesterday/Mysteryinc

Second Place Winner: Rainbowwolf368 who won with their art submission entry shown below!

Where is HOwlOwEEn?

Executive Hotel and Conference Center

4201 Lougheed Hwy.
Burnaby, B.C. V5C 3Y6


Reservation Info

Booking Code: 21297 OR “Howloween 2016"
Phone Number: 1-604-298-2010
Toll Free: 1-800-590-EXEC(3932)

All rooms are $125 a night. +$10 per night, per person, beyond 2 occupants.

Rates include parking, internet and local shuttle.

Please note: Rooms are blocked together and room type availability will vary depending on when you book you room. Please book an available room and ask for changes later if you wish to guarantee your room type booking. Nearly all rooms have a minimum of 1 bed and a pull-out couch bed.

All rooms come with a mini fridge and flat screen LCD TV. There is a maximum of four people per room. Having issues reserving? Please email Info@Howloween.ca

Event Amenities

Parking

Parking is free for those with Hotel rooms. Non-hotel guest parking in front and behind the hotel is $8.40 for 24 hours and you need to purchase it from the front desk (Do not use the machines!) - Please take note of the signs in the front parking, as some of the parking is reserved for the nearby establishments. There is also some paid street parking on the streets behind the hotel.

Restaurant

Our hotel has a great restaurant in the lobby, Tivoli's that includes a pub that serves mix drinks and beer that you can take anywhere inside the hotel, including convention space! Open until 10pm.

Event Space

Main Theatre has been expanded to be the entire main ballroom this year, with hangout space in the same location as last year (Centennial, off of the lobby.) Even more space to escape the invading zombies, or hide and capture unknowing victims!

Code of Conduct

Be sure to read and follow our Code of Conduct to have the smoothest event experience! Event and Hotel staff will not tolerate rule-breakers. By attending the event you are agreeing to these rules!

Art Submissions

Art submissions are OPEN!

Want to be a part of Howloween? We love seeing what artists can come up with to fit our theme. Each piece submitted(PG please!) will be posted here on the website. We may even use some of the art received for the t-shirt, promotional material or print-outs at the event!

We encourage artists to create their own 'Howloween' characters that fit the theme or include other characters(provided they have permission and aren't trademarked) in their images. We also encourage artists to include our lovely Chainsaw Bunny Mascot somewhere in the image, even if he's not front and center. There are also some other characters free for use in your Howloween art adventures!

Art Rules and Guidelines

  1. Must be at least 8.5x11 inches and 300dpi(unless otherwise stated).
  2. Please send it to us as a Transparent PNG.
  3. Traditional media is okay, as long as it’s a 300dpi or higher scan.
  4. Please be aware that we may have to make colour/brightness adjustments for it to show up on fliers/badges/t-shirts and some cropping may occur for certain formats. We will not otherwise alter it.
  5. You can use the mascots listed or create your own
  6. Please sign/date your work before emailing it to us. We want to credit you!
  7. Please include a website/gallery link in the email(not the image) so that we can link back to you.

Art Needs

  1. Badge and t-shirt art need to be 8.5x11inches, 300dpi minimum.
  2. Website banner needs new art! They are 1080x227px - DO NOT PUT TEXT ON IT - other then your signature. Leave space for us to put the Howloween logo/info if you can.
  3. All art MAY be used for posters, badges, etc. at our discretion. Banners and section breaks WILL be cropped or altered if used, as they need to fit a very different size. By sending in art, you understand and agree that images may be altered for different sizes and for print. If your signature is not legible, we will put text on the corner of the image to state who it was made by.

Submitting Artwork

Please submit your artwork HERE and we will make sure that it gets put up on the website for all to see! We cannot guarantee that your work will become a flier, badge or be put on t-shirts but we want to showcase every artist who volunteers their time, so we will do our best to find a place for everyone.

Mascot

Chainsaw Bunny

Chainsaw bunny is never seen without his chainsaw. Whether he's fighting off zombies, the Kraken, mummies, etc; his trusty chainsaw is his prop of choice!

Other Characters

Howloween Feaulie

With the ability to talk to the deceased and summon spirits to her aid, this paranormal creature is always up for an adventure! The Feaulie are a species created by Temrin. This Feaulie is only to be drawn in conjunction with Howloween needs and nowhere else.

Previous Art Examples

2012 Tshirt:

2013 Tshirt:

2014 Tshirt:

2015 Tshirt:

Schedule (Main room)

Friday Night

  • 6:30PM: Setup/Decorating (Help Needed)

  • 9:00PM: Bad Movie Night

Saturday - Main Events

  • 9:30AM Doors/Reg Open

  • 10:30AM I Have.. (Host: Aphinity)

  • Ever played “Never have I ever?” How about “Musical Chairs”? What if you combined the two? One person in the middle says something that is true of them, such as, “I like cats”, or “I have been to France”, or, “I think Nintendo NES is the best game console”, and everyone who that is also true for stands up and finds another seat. Great fun, a great way to learn about people, and a good way to get warmed up for a day of fun!

  • 11:30AM Furry Battleship (Host: Trapa)

  • A team game picked from those who attend. Two team leaders take turns dictating to a team full of stationary team members with blindfolds on. They can’t move unless told to, and each has a weapon! See which team survives while team members blindly fight for survival!

  • 12:30PM Furries vs Zombies (Host: Aphinity)

  • Oh no! Professor Whovianart has been experimenting with radioactivity again, and now mere touch can kill you, and animate your corpse!! Fight for survival with nerf guns, socks, or ball pit balls against a growing horde of zombies! Bring your own nerf gun & use our provided darts, or pick up a few ball pit balls for defence. A fun, fast paced game for all ages! Check out www.humansvszombies.org for our inspiration behind this game!

  • 2:00PM Classic Cartoon Bingo (Host: Aphinity)

  • A test of skill with prizes! Listen to some slightly re-worked theme songs from classic cartoons and try to get Bingo! All players are given unique bingo sheets to work from. Please bring your own blotters or pens if you have them!

  • 3:00PM Artist Faceoff (Host: Aphinity)

  • Improv art with a furry twist! Audience members are asked for ideas of who to draw, where, and when, with the only goal to make everyone laugh! Artists volunteer to draw for as many rounds as they wish, explaining their drawings for all to see. Prizes to all who draw!

  • 4:00PM Furry Feud (Hosts: Whovianart, David K)

  • We ask reddit for the answers to some spooky questions and ask for teams to compete at who can get the most of the top answers! It’s the classic family feud gameshow with a furry, spooky twist! Hosted by Professor Whovianart, himself!

  • 5:00PM Fursuit Games (Host: Aphinity)

  • Compete in the only games where failing the most spectacularly wins you the most praise! Put on your fursuit or come and watch as fully costumed characters compete with each other in games of fun and fur! Costume hands, head, and feet are required to ‘compete’. Audience participation is often encouraged too!

  • 6:30PM Dance Competition (Host: Sugar)

  • Want to dance? Click here for info!

    Come show of your dancing skills to a crowd of cheering zombies… err, furries! Howloween’s first dance competition will include costumed dancers with a short song of their choice to perform to, and judges will offer their feedback. Prizes are on the line! Come early for the best seating.

  • 8:00PM Fursuit Dance (Host: Akonite)

  • Lights brighter for a better fursuit dance experience! Come enjoy some tunes and dance your tail off!

  • 8:45PM Dance (Host: Akonite) DJ Lineup

  • Some of our best DJs ever to spin at Howloween show off their digital mixery. Lights by Fog Dog!

  • 1:30AM Clean-up Hangout Room (Help Needed)

  • Please please please give us a hand! Lots of people makes this take only about 30 minutes, and we would love your help!

  • 1:59AM Doors Close (Reminder! Clocks turn back at 2AM!)

Dance Competition

Something new this way comes! Howloween is going to host its FIRST dance competition! Dance your way to survival and escape the zombie horde! (Don’t forget your cardio!)

You will have to have a costume to participate! This can be a fursuit (full or partial) or some other kind of full halloween costume.

  • Please contact dancecomp@howloween.ca

    to apply and to get your music approved! (Music needs to PG/Radio edits!)
  • Include your furry name, a link to the music you plan to use (for approval) and if you have any questions, your application would be the time to ask!
  • You will need to provide a USB with your music, at the event or to organize alternative methods in your application! (We don’t want to rely on internet in case it cuts out and ruins a performance mid dance!)
  • Please be aware that there is a 2 minute max on songs. If your song is longer then 2 minutes, it will be cut off/fade out at 2 minutes.
  • NOTE: There will STILL be a sign-up sheet at the event you will have to put your name on to officially enter (This is so that we know who has actually shown up and has decided to enter. Last minute entries are welcome but please have your music ready and brought to staff beforehand for approval!)

Dance: DJ Lineup

  • 8:45PM Beekin

  • 9:30PM Toby Dingo

  • 10:15PM DJ Floppy Ears

  • 11:00PM Recca

  • 11:45PM Cenny

  • 12:30AM Alpha

  • 1:15AM Lutra

  • (Dance ends at 1:59AM, just before "clocks turn back")

Gaming Schedule (Hangout Room)

  • 10:00AM Zombicide

  • 6 players / ~60 minute game

    Form a team of survivors in a modern day zombie apocalypse. Harness both their skills and teamwork against the masses of unthinking, blood craving zombies! The infected hoard is controlled by simple rules and a deck of cards. Find weapons, such as guns machetes and cars to kill zombies. The more zombies you kill, the more skilled you get, the more skilled you get, the more zombies appear. Work together to survive and complete scenarios in Zombicide.

  • 12:00PM Zombicide: Black Plague

  • 6 players / ~60 minute game

    Form a fantasy team of survivors in swords and sorcery zombie apocalypse. Harness both their skills and teamwork to achieve victory against the hoards of infected! The zombies are controlled by the game itself, using simple rules and a deck of cards. Find weapons, such as swords, bows and magic to kill zombies. The more zombies you kill, the more skilled you get, the more skilled you get, the more zombies appear. Work together to survive and complete quests in Zombicide: Black Plague.

  • 2:00PM Zombie 15'

  • 4 players (Multiple games) / 15-30 mins per game

    Zombie 15' is an innovative and fast paced team game where you play together against zombies and the clock. A Hollywood style soundtrack counts down the 15 minuets you have to reach your objective. Help each other and discuss your tactics, but make it quick: every time you hear zombie growls, more undead pop up around you! Zombie 15' is a unique and frantic gaming experience for all zombie fans eager for teamwork and thrills.

  • 2:00PM Ultimate Werewolf: Zombie

  • Up to 30 players / 30-90 minutes per game / Fursuit Friendly

    Ultimate Werewolf is an easy-to-learn social party game for 5 to 30 players of all ages. Each player has an agenda: as a villager, hunt down the werewolves; as a werewolf, convince the other villagers that you're innocent, while secretly eliminating those same villagers each night.

    Zombie Card: Beware the zombie player, as they will eat your brain, preventing you from voting.

  • 3:00PM Munchkin Zombies Tournament

  • 4 players (Multiple games) / ~60 minute game

    In a reversal of roles, all players in Munchkin Zombies start out as level 1 zombies trying to reach level 10 by defeating monsters. The "monsters" are normal people trying to stop the zombie invasion. Unlike most Munchkin games, there are no classes or races; instead, you can have a mojo and special abilities as you gain levels. But don't forget, other zombies may try to hinder your progress or perhaps even help if the deal is right. Collect useful items that increase your power to help you overcome those pesky humans. Fail this and you may find yourself dealing with "bad stuff".

    Tournament Rules: There will be one game running for every 4 players signed up. Winners are determed by reaching level 10 or is the highest level by the end of 1 hour. The winners from each game will move onto a second round to battle it out for a grand prize (Still to be determined)

  • 6:00PM I Hate Zombies

  • Up to 18 players / 15-30 minutes per game / Fursuit Friendly

    In I Hate Zombies, players face off in a climactic battle for the very fate of the world. Some of the players will be the noble last survivors of humanity, while others will be dirty, wretched brain-guzzling zombies. The zombies take turns targeting the humans and battling it out in a rock, paper, scissors contest, dealing a wound to the looser. Your out if you've taken 2 wounds as a human or 3 wounds as a zombie. The zombies might withstand more but each human has their own unique ability to give them the upper hand against the hoards of the hungry undead. Last one surviving wins for their team.

  • 8:00PM Two Rooms & a Boom: Zombies

  • Up to 30 players / 7-20 minutes per game / Fursuit Friendly

    Stop your president from being Blown Up! But who is the president? More importantly...WHO IS THE BOMBER?! In this social game of hidden roles and deduction, players are divided into 2 different rooms. Find your teammates, establish trust, and exchange hostages before time runs out and the bomber explodes! It's the party game that's Always a Blast.

    Zombie Card: As an added challenge, players must avoid the infected players while looking for the doctor as the president and the engineer as the bomber in order for their teams to win. The Zombies win however if everyone who survives the bomber is turned by the end of the game.

Sunday Bowling (Host: Tai)

$10 per person for 2 hours / Change space available for suiters / Tickets available at Howl Reg or at the Alley!

  • 1:00PM: Team Signups

  • 2:00PM: Bowling Starts

  • Rev's Bowling Alley
  • 5502 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby, BC V5B 2Z8

Code Of Conduct

All attendees must adhere to these rules! The Howloween Event is a private function being held in a public hotel and all guests are expected to uphold a certain level of respect and courtesy in order to maintain their access to the event space. Event space access is a privilege, not a right. We ask that you do only things that others would find acceptable in any public setting. Use your common sense!

At the event holders’ discretion, guests may be denied entry to the event space with no chance of refund of event contributions for any failure to abide by the following requirements, as well as any additional requirements determined at the event holders’ discretion:

  1. Are you wearing makeup/body paint/etc? Please be careful when interacting with your surroundings, including other costumers and fursuiters! Makeup and paint can stain other costumes, walls, tables/table clothes, etc!
  2. There is NO dealers’ den and the exchanging of money or selling of -any- products is NOT allowed in event space.
  3. No illegal substances of any kind are permitted in the event space or hotel proximity.
  4. Costumes and clothing must be acceptable for public viewing and should not be overly revealing or suggestive in nature, at the event holders’ discretion.
  5. Be considerate! Inappropriate conduct towards hotel guests or staff will result in immediate expulsion and possible ban from future events.
  6. Any rude, obscene, discriminatory, or sexual behaviour in the event space or public hotel areas will not be tolerated.
  7. No outside alcohol is permitted in the event space.
  8. Alcohol is only to be consumed by those guests 19 years of age or older. Purchase of alcohol for underage guests is not permitted and is grounds for immediate expulsion from the event with NO exceptions.
  9. All hotel conduct requirements must be followed by all guests, including any in conflict with the requirements listed here. Any actions taken by the hotel in response to a breach of hotel conduct will be supported by event staff and reflected by the event.
  10. Room parties are not permitted unless coordinated with the event holders and/or hotel staff.
  11. USE YOUR COMMON SENSE!

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