February 2019 | Paradise Valley, AZ
Painted Desert Fur Con

Our Community, Our Convention

Our Community, Our Convention

PDFC Guests

Painted Desert Fur Con is proud to welcome our guests to our inaugural convention! Their panels will be posted here, as well as in the schedule. More guests will be announced soon.

Neon Slushie (Nico)

Neon Slushie (Nico) is a 24 year old Michigan artist with a BFA in Illustration. They have been working as a freelance artist since 2009 and are known best for cute and colorful drawings featuring animals and adorable plush characters. Nico has helped to revolutionize the way fursuit concept art is handled and produced within the furry fandom and they have now done more than one thousand concepts for the community since 2009. “Furry” continues to be a huge source of inspiration for Neon Slushie and the group as a whole has been tremendously supportive of their work and interests. Website: neonslushie.com

Don't Hug Cacti


Our costumes are hand-crafted in the USA from scratch to meet your individual needs and to provide maximum visual appeal, comfort, and durability. We have more than 10 years of experience designing costumes; with over 500 to date, they can be found at conventions worldwide. We specialize in furry creatures of all shapes and sizes. Check out our Gallery to see some of our most recent work! https://donthugcacti.com/


An artist, fursuiter and world traveller from Germany, TaniDaReal has been a part of the furry fandom since 1999. Her expressive art style helps bring the anthropomorphic touch to the characters she draws or brings to life through fursuiting. She supports a number of animal charities, including work as part of Eurofurence's Charity Team and the Pawpet Show Team. You can find out more about her art, fursuits and other projects at http://www.tanidareal.com ​

Foxes & Peppers

Fox Amoore (Iain Armour) is a pianist and composer from Scotland. He started playing the piano at age 5 and professionally at age 14. In the past 18 years of playing and composing Fox has achieved some amazing goals: composing and recording two albums both with a live orchestra and choir at Abbey Road Studios (the first album Come Find Me has sold over 5,000 cd, digital, and vinyl copies worldwide), playing at the famous Cavern Club, seven studio albums, and collaborations with many others including composing for Nintendo and Steam games. Fox Amoore completed his second album recording, “The Dreamcatcher”, at Abbey Road Studios in February 2017. Featuring the world famous seventy piece Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and a 40 person choir from Eclipse Choir and Opus32. Pepper was also featured on “The Dreamcatcher”. Mixed by award winning sound engineer (Avatar, Skyfall, Spectre) Simon Rhodes.
Art by Mary Mouse

Pepper Coyote (Jared Clark) lives in Arizona and has a degree in music education and is a choir and music instructor. Pepper started performing classical music at age 5 and continued until he reached age 16 when he joined a band and focused on the pop/rock genre. Pepper has recorded eight albums, some independently and others with his band Look Left. Pepper released his newest album “Muh” in December 2017.

Together, and as individuals, Fox and Pepper have performed world wide with concerts in Europe, Australia, Canada, Singapore, South America, Dubai, and the US. They debuted their first collaborative album in July of 2016 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

Our Community, Our Convention

About PDFC

Painted Desert Fur Con is a new convention in Arizona for the furry enthusiast. PDFC for short, starts February 2019, located in Paradise Valley at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. We are all about community, make an account and join us in helping this convention grow.
  • Corgi Events LLC

    Corgi Events LLC hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year from anime to MLP to furry conventions, including Denfur & Aquatifur. Corgi Events LLC has donated over $25,000 to various charities throughout the four years of its operation.
  • Scottsdale Plaza Resort

    7200 N Scottsdale Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
    2 restaurants, a lounge and a poolside cafe, along with 5 outdoor pools, a fitness center, lighted tennis courts and a spa.
  • You can register now!

    Registration is open for all levels, and discounted hotel rates are right around the corner. Stay tinned for more announcements on the way!