Next week we’ll be at H-Con. It’s small enough to not be canceled but obviously there are lots of constraints compare to regular years.
Dealers Den and Flops
There will be a tiny dealers den. Given that Eurofurence and Mephit Mini Con did not happen this year, we plan to bring a great number of flops at reduced prices. Given that each tiny defect is unique and photographing + describing them would be a lot of work, we sell these only at conventions and not online.
Regular shipping will happen shortly before the convention and be paused until afterwards. It is still possible or place orders with „pickup at furmeet/convention“ as a (free) shipping method until about a day before departure.
We just got our tables in the Eurofurence After Dark Dealers Den confirmed this weekend. The Dealers Den and also the After Dark Dealers Den will be considerably larger then last year and the After Dark portion will be easier to get to. Hopefully avoiding the long queues through the corridors and even the main lobby that we experienced last year.
We are also investigating the option of arriving with a larger truck and no trailer, dramatically cutting down on our travel time. We have already upgraded our motorized equipment to move around heavy stacks of wares to cut down on the time and effort to load and unload for the Dealers Den.
Again, there will be no YiffyToys Room Party this year as we have quite a large table in the AD Dealers Den.
The seating plan is not to be shared yet. So we will keep you informed in the month to come.
It was fun to have people waiting for an elevator or crossing the lobby with such a bag.
We are sitting on a large number of our suspiciously unsuspicious black plastic bags. You can’t buy them in small quantities and still pay a reasonable price. So the plan was to use them over 3-4 years of Dealers Den. Just like we did with our last stash of bags and the one before.
Sadly in 6 month (so next Eurofurence) we will no longer be able to use them since they are less then 50µm thick and thus don’t fall under one of the exceptions for the new ban on plastic bags. We’re still waiting for the law to be actually passed and then to read the exact wording used.
Or email us, if you are unsure and want to just look at some toy in person.
Dealers Den is Friday + Saturday
HOWEVER: We’ll only be present half of Saturday
No Room Party
Because the After Dark Dealers Den was to be bigger and our YiffyToys Room Parties had grown so much, that we basically spent the entire convention just unloading and loading the truck or carrying huge carts of stuff between Room Party and After Dark Dealers Den. So we decided last year to skip the room party this year. We did expect the After Dark Dealers Den to be open Thursday to Saturday like the regular Dealers Den. The schedule changes below surprised us serveral month later when a suite for a room party was no longer possible.
After Dark Dealers Den (FR+SA)
Just like last year, you can find us in the new After Dark Dealers Den. This time we will have twice the tables and 3 times the shelf-space. That is still smaller then the selection we had at the YiffyToys Room Parties in previous years.
Important: Our table in the AD Dealers Den opens only Friday 15:00-20:00 and Saturday 15:00-17:00 (not 20:00). (We have to close down early, so we can not stay open until 20:00 on Saturday.)
Like every year, we will bring selected toys from all manufacturers. We can not bring everything, so please go to our online shop now and please order now! Choose the shipping method „pickup at convention“. This has 4 advantages:
1. Pick up at the start of the con. We are confident to be able to offer some form ofpick up eon wednesday and thursday. Maybe even on Tuesday. So you can pick up your new toys and already put them to use during the convention. 2. It will be there. You may want a toy that we didn’t even pack. We have to make a selection on what to bring to the convention. 3. You won’t miss your change. Even if we packed it, someone else of the 2000+ convention visitors may have purchased it before you. 4. The long waiting queue. Because the AD Dealers Den is open only on the last 1.5 convention days, it will be crowded. We will not be able to dedicate much time to each customer. There will be a long queue and we fully expect security at the door to tell people to disperse and come back later instead of queuing outside the dealers den.
You can have a look at our Dealers den price list with the selection of toys we bring. So you already know what you want to look at, when you reach the front of the queue. It’s lists the toys we actually have at EF sorted by size, species and manufacturer.
New toys and Previews
We can preview 4 new toys by Sidewinder Creations (all but one in 3 different sizes) AND on Saturday you can actually buy the sample toys! We are also expecting tiny replicas of We have upcoming new toys from Bad Wolf. but can’t guarantee that they will arrive in time.
We also have free samples of Wolf Cum Lube.
Exotic Erotics Special
Like every year, we will bring selected toys from all manufacturers.
But for Exotic Erotics we will not actually bring the limited selection we have all year long. Due to a huge effort in international freight, we’ll bring 8 boxes stuffed with 134 completely individual toys. You tell us the species and instead of being limited to 1 or 2 variations as dictated by the necessity of keeping a stock, we pull out an entire crate or two of color and size options to look at and choose from. Since it will be crowded and a lot of people will be waiting in line, we just advise you to please look at the species in the online shop first to make up your mind about the species ahead of time.
Like every year we will have not one but TWO boxes of toys with reduced prices due to slight color mishaps, tiny air bubbles or other minor defects. The difference is that this year we’ll have collected Flops from threefour different manufacturers.
Regular shipping will continue while we bring a very small selction for the tiny Dealers Den. It is still possible or place orders with „pickup at furmeet/convention“ as a (free) shipping method until about a day before.
way too many people with English and German both not being their first language have chosen „Abholung auf Convention/pickup at convention“ and expected to receive a shipment. Not being fluent in English, they usually try to avoid writing an english email and thus take serveral weeks until they complain. At that point credit card payments can no longer be refunded without additional fees.
At it turns out, there seems to be a french shipping methods „something-something-convention“.
So we have clarified the name to „Abholung auf/Pickup on Furmeet/Convention“.
Sadly only a single name for all languages is possible.
We liked doing the yearly Room Party at Eurofurence. It was a lot of work but it was also fun. And we sold a lot of toys each time.
Many years ago, after it became inpossible to sell our toys in the regular Dealers Den, we started to sell them at private room parties. It worked well when it was just a few boxes. It still worked when we had to bring our own, small furniture to be able to stack boxes on top of each other. It became a lot more work when we had to rent a trailer, bring entire shelves and get motorized logistics equipment to still be able to move it all.
However we have reached all limits this year.
The limit of how many shelves and boxes we can present in the largest suite.
The limit of how much we can prepare and load within 3 days of work.
The limit of how much our truck can carry to and from the conventon.
The limit how much we can unload and load on-site, devoting an entire convention day just for unloading and another one for loading.
The limit of how much work we can do during the convention with the new After Dark Dealers Den before the long party nights.
The limit of how much we can disrupt our online shop not just during the week of the convention but also before and afterwards for a fairly long time.
Since we now have the After Dark Dealers Den and it worked well and will exist again and even grow next year, we are presented with two choices:
Reduce the selection of toys drastically
or give up the room party and only do the After Dark Dealers Den.
So we made a decision. Since we must make a selection in the toys we offer on site either way and thus remove the actual point of the large room party compared to the smaller Dealers Den,
we will only do the After Dark Dealers Den next year.
We will try to get a second shelf or table next year, when there hopefully is more room available. But no more then 2.
We will still offer to make online shop orders to be picked up or even just looked at at the convention.