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 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

Raffle Winners

First Place Winner: Yesterday

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

Event Amenities


There is hotel parking in the front and back of the hotel. 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.


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.


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:


Coming Soon!

Want to suggest or host one of the events at Howl? Please contact

Some common Howloween events include movie nights, furry feud, fursuit games, and much more!

DJ Applications OPEN

We are looking for DJ's to play during our dance! Rules and application HERE

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!)

Looking to dance? 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

    to apply and to get your music approved! (Music needs to PG/Radio edits!)
  • You need to include your furry name, a link to the music you plan to use so it can be approved 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!)
  • 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!)

Hope to see you all there! :D


We are looking for volunteers to help run events, badge check, setup/tear down, etc! Contact us at

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.

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