Meet the Committee

Fur Out West is organised by a committee of volunteers from within the local furry community, between us we have years of experience organising events and attending furry conventions both here and abroad. These are the people who make the event possible.



The resident chair dragon of the convention. Charity fursuiter and owner of Fur Out Wests’s parent company Firebird Entertainment.

Paul Kidd

Vice Chair

Assistant to the Chair-dragon. Full-time author and writer of RPGs and tabletop games. Was one of the first fursuiters in Australia.

Ruth of Pern


The dragon in charge of all the funds for the convention. Been running businesses for over 20 years. His aim is to bring joy out of every last cent.


Dealers Den & Social Media

Also known for helping with charity costuming events, She makes sure everything dealers den related goes smoothly.


Website & Operations

Our web cat, gamer and japanophile. Has been involved with the running of various conventions since 2006. Part-time author.

Packrat MKII

Convention Photographer

Packrat has been involved in the furry community for 6 years, and is a very skilled photographer. Always open to photo shoot ideas.


Fursuit Games & Activities

A member of our fursuit games and activities team and long standing member of the furry community. Don’t be afraid to say hi.


Games & Recreation

Fractals has been involved in numerous science fiction conventions over the years and has been supporting Fur Out West since its inception.



A member of our security team. Don’t be afraid to say hi, they don’t bite – unless you’re breaking the rules.


Roaming Social Media

A member of our social media team, she has been in the community for a fairly long time and is liked by everyone.