Guests of Honour

Tad Stones

Who are you?
I’m Tad Stones. I worked in the animation industry for 40 years, 30 of those at Disney. I’m best known for my TV work on the Disney Afternoon, especially the creation of Chip n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers and Darkwing Duck. I also worked on Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears, and the feature spinoffs, Aladdin, Hercules and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. After leaving Disney I continued to work on Direct to video projects like B’rer Rabbit for Universal Studios and two Hellboy Animated movies. My last project before retiring was the first season of the Netflix Original series, Kulipari: An Army of Frogs.

Where are you from?
I was born in Burbank, California – in a hospital literally across the street from the Disney Studios.

What makes what you do fun for you?
Before retiring, it was telling stories and creating worlds and working with crews of very talented writers and artists. Now I enjoy going to conventions and meeting fans of my various series.

What is hardest for you as a creator?
Now, it’s trying to develop new skills that I was never trained in. Currently, I am trying to learn to use watercolor and gouache. I’m still working at a grade school level. I’m much more comfortable working in ink and marker on cartoon ducks.

What advice do you have to others who would like to go down your path?
All the specifics have changed so my advice is out of date by more than forty years. But, I will say you learn to draw by drawing and you learn to write my writing. Talking about art or your ideas with others is not the same as actually doing it.

Are you excited to be our GoH?
Very much so! I’ve only been to one other furry convention, ConFurence, back in the 90s. Cosplay was nowhere near as elaborate as it is now. I appreciate the sense of community and how it’s grown. Also, I love learning how my shows were experienced in other countries so I’m expecting a weekend of wonder and fun!

 

Adler the Eagle

Who are you?
My name is Adler the Eagle! My Normie Name is Foster Eber.

Where are you from?
I’m from the land of Stranger Things and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Indiana!

What makes it fun for you?
I love seeing people smile, and hearing the stories they tell about how my work and videos have helped them out!

What is hardest for you?
Responding to all my Telegram Messages and keeping all my projects in a row!

What inspired you to do what you do for the community?
I made a small 10 second long animation on Twitter about two years ago and it BLEW UP! Then I got the idea to do full episodes (With some persuading by Blazen the Dragon) Then, hearing how my videos and stories have helped other people inspired me to start animating Full Time!

What advice do you have to others who would like to go down your path?
Work hard and be self disciplined! The end product everyone sees is the culmination of HOURS AND HOURS of work!

Are you excited to be our GoH?
How do I put this Lightly… HECKIN YEA I AM HOLY CANOLI!

What do you think the fandom gives to those in it, what is it being a furry can do for people?
The Furry Fandom is a place that allows people to start fresh and be a new version of themselves! Furry is a way to be the person (Or Animal) you’ve always wanted to be, and still be able to be the normal you, and that is amazing. People can use the Furry Community as a way to escape from the pressures of everyday life, and live life as a giant dog or cat or bird or hybrid or something!

What has been your most memorable moment in the fandom?
Oh Geez! Well probably meeting my partner Blazen the Dragon. Without him I woudn’t have ever become a furry! Also I am assuming that ConFuzzled is probably going to be on the list of best parts too!

What impact do you feel the fandom has had on you in regular daily life?
Well, I work Full Time as an animator for the Furry Fandom! So I would say it has impacted my life in basically every facet! And to be honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way.