4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration Pickup Main Events
4:00 pm- 7:00 pm Sponsor Swag Bag Pickup Con Store
Registration: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Game Room: 12:00 Noon - 12:00 Midnight
Dealer Den: 12:00pm to 6:00 pm
Con store: 12:00 Noon - 8:00 pm *10:00 am - 12:00 Noon: Reg. swag pickup ONLY.
Headless Lounge: 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Sponsor Lounge: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Courtyard: 10:00 am - Does not close.
Guest Services (Registration Desk): 10:00am - 7:00 pm
ConOps: 9:00 am - Does not close.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Opening Ceremonies Main Stage - Bewhiskered Staff
Come and join us for a murderous good time as we celebrate BWS second year! This will be your chance to meet the staff and also find out what exciting events we have planned for you! Don’t miss it…or else! 👻
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Bewhiskered Photo Booth Lobby - Bewhiskered Photography Staff
Enjoy Portraits at the photo booth every day with our staff!
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Fursuit Making Fur All! Panel Room - Astrid Dragon & Cringe Raccoon
Blanket stitch? Fur direction? Expanding foam? Come join us in the Fursuit Making Fur All panel and learn everything you need to know about the art of fursuit making! From making a head base, to furring and final details, you’ll get all the information you need to make a fursuit. Have any questions as well? Ask us at the end during the Q-n-A segment!
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Meet the Guests of Honor Main Stage - Mikey, Ursula and Marks Barks
Meet the guests of honor, learn more about who they are, and hear tales of their experiences with the fandom. You won’t want to miss this!
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Triad Furs Meet & Greet Panel Room - Triad Furs
The Triad Furs is a group that holds regular furry meets in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Highpoint, and surrounding communities. If you live or play in the Triad area, please consider joining us for our meet & greet at BWS. We'll introduce each other and discuss some of the fun things we do.
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Fursuit Games Main Stage - Bewhiskered Programming Staff
Calling all prospective gumshoes for detective academy training! Join us for a collection of fursuit games that will get your mystery-solving skills sharp! Either come participate in Fursuit or just attend to watch the fun!
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm So This is Your First Convention Panel Room - Mikey and Doc Fox
Join our convention experienced staff members for an introductory panel for first-time attendees of furry conventions! (Or a refresher for those that haven't been in a while because, you know, pandemics suck.)
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Panel for the Parents Panel Room - Maxx
Did your child bring you to this event? Do you have questions you’re scared to ask your child? Come on down and ask one of the experts who will tell you everything you want to know about this crazy world! There will also be a chance to meet other parents who are in the same boat as you!
5:00 pm - 6:30pm Dance Competition Tryouts Panel Room - Bewhiskered Programming Staff
Restricted to Applicants only. Apply here
If you are interested in participating in the Dance Competition on Sunday, sign up using the form on the Bewhiskered website and come to this tryout session!
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm How to Stream: Twitch Do’s and Don’ts Panel Room - Marks Barks
Ever wanted to stream? Already stream and want to learn more? Kissmekarma and Marks Barks will be answering questions and providing helpful information on how to get started or improve your livestreams!
6:30 pm - 7:15pm Fursuit Cleaning and Maintenance Panel Room - Eddie Bear
Learn how to clean your fursuit and keep it looking good.
7:00 pm 9:00 pm Lip Sync Battles Main Stage - Mikey, DocFox & Friends!
To all you amateur sleuths out there: do you enjoy lip-syncing to awesome music, while dancing and performing on-stage? What about doing so against another fellow fuzzbutt? Come show off your swinging and sassy moves and be the last one standing! And remember: Don’t mess it up! Also, I hear a certain guest star will be making an appearance…
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm Intro to DJing Panel Room - Nullstrukt and Ryne Bearlet
Ever wondered what it is that the DJs are doing on stage? Come to this panel for a basic overview of what's involved in being a DJ from two veteran DJs, learn some tips to get started, and whatever other topics come up! All skill levels welcome, from seasoned pros to people just wanting to learn more.
8:30 pm - 9:15 pm Match Game Panel Room - Bewhiskered Programming Staff
Help contestants discover the mystery answers in this furry version of the classic game show! Daring contestants will test their power of observation and try to match witticisms with our all-star lineup of panelists. They will earn points for giving the same answer as the panelists.
9:30pm - 10:15pm Open Mic Comedy Hour Panel Room - Mikey and Crimson
Ever wanted to try live comedy? Come and join Mikey and Crimson for an hour of Open Mic Comedy where we’ll sure you’ll have a side-splitting good time!
11:00 pm - 1:00 am Late Night Karaoke Panel Room - Mikey and Tasia
You know the deal! Let’s get together and sing our hearts out! Remember to keep songs appropriate! :D And remember…this is a judgment free zone!
10:00 pm - 2:00 pm Friday Dances Main Stage - DJs TBA
Registration: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Game Room: 10:00 am - 12:00pm
Dealer Den: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Con Store: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Headless Lounge: 9:30 am 2:00 am
Sponsor Lounge: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Closed for Super Sponsor Social, Reopens: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Photo Booth: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Courtyard: Open 24/7
Guest Services (Registration Desk): 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
ConOps: Open 24/7
9:00 am - 9:45 am Guided Morning Meditation Panel Room - Nikita
Sometimes we all need a moment of peace and calm, even during events of such high energy enjoyment as a convention. This panel will provide a block of time where you can join your fellow furries in a relaxing guided meditation that promotes mindfulness, relaxation, and positive affirmations for the long day of fun that will be had after. No experience needed, come as you are. (Fursuits allowed)
10:00 am - 11:00 am Publishing Furry Fiction Panel Room - Ursula Vernon
Ursula Vernon, author of Digger, dives into the details of publishing and self-publishing your fiction, an exciting world full of both pitfalls and delights! You won’t want to miss this!
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Mysterious Fursuit Gathering: Group Photo & Parade Main Stage - BWS Staff
Calling all fursuiters to the crime scene! Prepare to parade through crime scene and help us figure out this murder mystery! Gather with your fellow fuzzbutts and watch as the public cheer on your efforts to solve this mystery! Join us to see what mysteries await our fuzzy sleuths!
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm LARPing 101 Panel Room - Galen Wolff
LARP. Live Action RolePlay. How does it work and what makes it rewarding? This is your chance to ask our panel of experts how to get started at—or improve—your LARP game. Includes information about Numina LARP, a lightest-touch combat fantasy LARP in Virginia with an excellent staff and a welcoming, inclusive player base.
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm D&D Charity Event Main Stage - Major, Marks Barks & Ursula
Live improv theater? Check!
Helping kitties? Check!
Speaking with funny ye olde accents? Check! Check! Check!
Join us for an actual-play session of D&D as our intrepid heroes work to uncover the shocking truth in Dice and Donations: Mystery at the Bewhiskered Inn! The player characters won't be the only ones taking part in the story though, as our audience take on the role of a strange and powerful force influencing the story on stage through donations to our convention charity: Safe Haven for Cats. Don't miss this chance to laugh, gasp, and—most importantly—help some kitties!
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Intro to Disc Golf Panel Room - Ryne Bearlet and Nullstrukt
Join us as we introduce the fastest-growing sport in the world, Disc Golf! Meet other furs who are passionate about a sport that anyone can try. Whether you are just beginning or have been playing for 20 years, we will have something for you. We will talk about the basics of the sport and putting competition, as well as a raffle for gear, swag, and disc. Join us as we introduce you to your new addiction!
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Young Furs Meet and Greet Panel Room - Maxx
Find your fellow youths and enjoy some mini games. Participation and parents not required but encouraged!
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Hiking North Carolina Forum Panel Room - Jax and Mikey
North Carolina is known as the Great Trails State; have you ever considered exploring it on foot? Feel free to ask two experienced hikers, Jax and Mikey, any questions you've wondered about day hiking NC at this panel. They'll review the basics of what you need to know to get out there safely, recommend gear that'll help you enjoy your time on the trail, and answer any other hiking questions you may have.
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Furry Game Show Catastrophe Main Stage - Dusk and Bewhiskered Staff
Represent your section of the audience in a wacky competition tribute to TV game shows from when we were kids! Contestants will be vying for points but also for laughs. You can enter a drawing to participate in the games or watch in the audience. Either way, it’s a show you won’t want to miss!
4:30 pm 6:30 pm Super Sponsor Social Sponsor Lounge (5th Floor) - Bewhiskered Guest Services Staff
Restricted to Super Sponsors and limited capacity of 24 at any one time.
Come grab a bite and refreshment while lounging with other Super Sponsors and maybe some special guests.
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Military Furs Panel Panel Room - Marks Barks
In the military, veteran, or considering enlisting? Marks Barks is going to be giving helpful tips and tricks to anyone who is seeking information about life before, after and during military service.
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Fursuit Making 101: Heads Panel Room - Kaida
Interested in making your very own fursuit head but don't know where to start? This panel about making fursuit heads is just for you! Come get all the info and questions answered from an experienced fursuit maker!
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mr. Hyde’s Dance Competition Main Stage - Humphrey and Bewhiskered Staff
You have been summoned to watch these dancers shoot their cuffs in the Main Events room! Each one of these mugs are dancing to prove their innocence or be taken to the bullpen! It’ll be on Saturday from 7pm-9pm. Dancers please arrive at 6pm to prepare! There will be a private try-out session held Friday, 5-6pm for those that wish to participate.
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm TikTok Panel Panel Room - LonelyDarkrai
Meet and greet for TikTok fans! Let’s meet each other and make videos together to post on TikTok!
8:30 pm - 9:45 pm Nailed It! Bewhiskered Edition Panel Room - Mikey and Bewhiskered Staff
Based on the Netflix show of the same name, but with a twist. Watch as non-artists attempt to recreate pieces of art while our judges... well, judge them! Let’s all have a good time while our contestants attempt to flex their artistic skills with hilarious results! You may cry a little, but overall you’ll have a blast! Be sure to join us!
10:00 pm - 10:45 pm Therian Mediation Panel Room - Maxx
Join your fellow Therians for a discussion on the spiritual side of the fandom. We will be discussing what being a Therian means to the individual and learn how to drop into your wild side.
11:00 pm - 11:45 pm Living Dead Dog: How Horror & Furry Go Hand in Paw Panel Room - Foxx & Zoi Access restricted to adults (18+) only. Must have photo ID to attend.
Have you ever wondered about what Horror and Furry have in common? No? Did you know that both things are inherently, if unintentionally, queer? Do you enjoy slashers, relate to the final girls, wish you yourself were an actual werewolf? Join your panel hosts Foxx and Zoi as they give a short rundown on the history of horror, comparing and contrasting different tropes of the subcultures, what draws people to them, and how queerness has a large hand (er, paw) in both.
12:00 am - 12:45 am Fursuit Making 101: 18+ Mods, Zippers and More! Panel Room - Kaida
Access restricted to adults (18+) only. Must have photo ID to attend.
Have a suit that you want to make a bit more spicy but don't know how to make or mod them? Come ask all your spicy suit mod questions to an experienced fursuit maker!
1:00 am - 1:45 am Shibari 101: Introduction to Rope Bondage Panel Room - RopeCollie & Nodamay
Access restricted to adults (18+) only. Must have photo ID to attend.
Introduction to Japanese Rope Bondage. Will cover consent, materials selection, and several basic ties with demo. Attendees will get to practice with presenter-provided rope. More intermediate ties may be covered if time allows.
10:00 pm - 2:00 am Saturday Dances Main Stage - DJs TBA
Registration: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Game Room: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dealer Den: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Con Store: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Headless Lounge: 9:30 am - 1:00 am
Sponsor Lounge: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, Extended hours TBD
Photo Booth: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Courtyard: Open till 1:00 am
Guest Services (Registration Desk): 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
ConOps: Open till 1:00 am (Moves to the con store location at 8:30 pm)
10:00 am - 10:45 am Feline Meet Panel Room - Taythan
Come and meet fellow felines! Hang out, chat, and take photos. I can't think of a cat pun right meow (=•́ܫ•̀=).
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Charity Auction Main Stage - S.A.F.E. Haven for Cats and Bewhiskered Staff
Come bid on awesome donated items to support our partnered charity, SAFE Haven for Cats! SAFE Haven is dedicated to saving cats’ lives, and has helped adopt over 12,000 cats and spayed/neutered 36,000 animals in their clinic since 1994.
11:00 am - 11:45 am Introduction to SCUBA Diving Panel Room - SeaWolf_LA1
Have you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater and float weightlessly? Have you ever wanted to come face to face with sharks or witness the majesty of a coral reef? Come learn how to enter a dimension that few people get to see, including a gear demonstration, illustrated stories, and Q&A from an alleged "professional" who started at 10 years old!
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Let’s Sing Sea Shanties! Panel Room - Räv
You've heard them, you love them! Come learn and sing a selection of historical and contemporary sea shanties and adjacent folk songs in group format! No prior experience or knowledge of shanties is necessary. Just bring your voice and a good spirit! Do note that some shanties contain profane language or references.
1:00 pm 1:45 pm Werewolf! Panel Room - Lupus
Werewolf! It's a social deduction game akin to AmongUs, but in person. A small town is terrorized by a pack of werewolves and must defend themselves, one night at a time. This is a classic game of social deduction, bluffing, and survival.
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Furry Improv Show! Main Events - Mikey and DocFox
Prepare thyself to knock ‘em dead with extemporaneous comedy! Come join Mikey and DocFox as these hooligans lead potential victims in such games as: Scenes from a Hat, New Line, Questions Only, and more! You’ll be having so much fun, that it could be considered illegal.
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Food, Blankets and Furries! Panel Room - Chewy
Got a food blanket at home? Bring it with you to the Food blanket pannel as we discuss Different blankets and take photos of you guys!
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Finding Your Truth (Gender Identity, Discover and Acceptance) Panel Room - Bailey the Happy Puppers
A panel to discuss gender identity and finding oneself.
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Dr. Jekyl’s Dance Duels Main Stage - Humphrey and Bewhiskered Staff
You are invited to finish your weekend watching the duels of the century! Each contestant will go head to head with each other to see who is the last one standing! They will be brought to you live on the main stage on Sunday at 4pm. Dancer’s please be there are 3pm for check in.
5:30 pm 6:15 pm Furloids! The Vocaloids of the Furry Fandom Panel Room - Aero
Ever wonder what it would be like to make your fursona sing? Well, now they can!...Kinda...In this panel we'll explore the world of vocal synth music, how it's made, it's overlap with the furry fandom, and even how to make your own vocal synth voicebank.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Closing Ceremonies Main Stage - Bewhiskered Staff
Would seem that the investigation into this case has come to its thrilling end! Let’s meet up one last time to go over the evidence, and put this mystery to rest! Also, we can see what lies ahead, so you don’t want to miss this!
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm So You Wanna Staff a Convention? Main Stage - Bewhiskered Staff
Curious about what it takes to staff and run a furry convention, or feeling that need to be a part of the magic? Swing by after closing ceremonies to get an introduction to how North Carolina Anthropomorphic Society, Inc. and our staff prepare for and run these awesome events. The panel will largely take place as an open Q&A.
Want to get involved now? Try volunteering!
10:00 pm - 1:00 am Sunday Dances Main Stage - DJs TBA