Ayano and FoxType1973 at Further Confusion 2013
Hey friends, I've got a personal request for you all. On the last podcast, I mentioned my friend FoxType1973 needing some friends and encouragement as he goes through a lot of treatments and chemotherapy. For those that don't remember, FoxType1973 helped us get some video and photos of Ayano back when she first appeared on the convention scene. He's a big fan of hers. He was also co-host of Krystal Archive Podcast #26.
Anyway, he's been feeling really down lately, not just from the treatments and surgeries, but because his condition prevents him from traveling. Up until recently, he had been attending Further Confusion almost every year, and he was very upset that he wasn't able to attend this year.
And so, I ask each of you as Krystal fans, gamers, furries, friends; please lend him your support. He created a Twitter account (@Volpfoxtoon) where you can follow his progress and send him a message every now and then. Or, if you want to get more in-depth, he loves to chat about Krystal and Star Fox, video editing and camera technology, Disney stuff, classic movies, and a few other things. Just send him an email and introduce yourself. Every little bit helps him keep a positive attitude during his treatment.
Thank you all very much.
I was correct last night after all! Ayano attended Japan's Wonder Festival today and got a bunch of shots of her Command suit with the Assault gatling gun. You can clearly see in several of these photos that it's not just a flight suit here, but she's actually wearing the full Krystal furred suit under it, as indicated by the ability to see her thigh tattoos imprinted on the outside of the stretchy fabric. Great attention to detail.
As of yesterday, Ayano has posted the first photos of her Star Fox Command suit! It's certainly a very different look from the deep blues of the Assault suit. If I'm reading the tweet correctly, she will be showing it off publicly for the first time tomorrow (February 7th) at Japan's Wonder Festival 2016. Look forward to some new photos from that event with the gatling gun!
The Smashified Team chose Krystal as their first character to Smashify after the official end of Smash 4 updates. Really cool to see their support! In the video above, they talk about how they spent months going over how to design Krystal to take all of her previous outings into account, yet modernizing her staff and jumpsuit. They did a particularly nice job on the fur.
You can check out the commentated time-lapse painting with special guest Jordan Sweeto above, or watch the time-lapse painting without commentary. Check out the official Krystal character page and the final high resolution image, both with background, and without. You can listen to the custom Krystal/Star Fox medley song they made to go with her: Smashified - Krystal Star Fox Medley by Makal Williams.
Props to Omni Jacala, Chris Szczesiul, Makal Williams, and Jordan Sweeto! Awesome work!
Thanks to earth being, Hope(N Forever), and Lily for letting me know about this!
DataHog had a few more pictures from Further Confusion, which I have posted below. I think these are from the last couple days of the con.
Hello everyone. Due to happenstance, I have been away from the site for two and a half weeks. I haven't been updating or even checking the emails, except to see that a lot of stuff was happening! Man, I picked the wrong time to get suddenly busy in real life. Sorry about that.
I have a lot of emails and news to catch up on, and will begin doing so right after I finish posting this. I just wanted to let you all know that I'm not dead or hurt, and that I'm sorry for disappearing on you guys for so long.
This is a guest post by Brian, our 'agent in the field' at Further Confusion 2016. He was instrumental in getting Ayano and FJ McCloud (the Fox cosplayer) together at the con and grabbed us tons of footage and images. The rest of the images and video are coming later, but for now, he wanted to let you guys know a little about what went down at the convention. The following is his own message to you all. ~ Mr. K
Yesterday was Krystal and Fox Day at Further Confusion 2016 as I filmed them going round the con and posing for photos together, along with another fursuiter for a while. During the day, there was a man behind them playing the stage music to Corneria from the original Star Fox game. When Krystal and Fox heard it, they started to dance to it. Shortly after that, Krystal also did a dance of her own. I even got the chance to request some poses for them for several photos. Here are a few at the bottom of this post. I do have lots more pictures and plenty of video footage which will appear on my Flickr and YouTube accounts in time.
As photos and media come in, they will be posted here. Not only can you expect more Ayano photos, but also those of FJ McCloud, a Fox McCloud cosplayer.
January 17th, 2016 @ 5:15PM - Added images 4 - 26. Added video about Ayano interacting with birds.
January 18th, 2016 @ 11:00AM - Bird video removed at Ayano's request. Added footage from Fursuit Parade.
- Brian, our agent in the field
- Ayano herself, on her Twitter account
- Datahog Wezzog
- First Fursuit Parade Footage by Leo Lion (found by FoxType)
Ayano is making her yearly appearance at Further Confusion as I write this. Though I am not in attendance, I have a couple agents on the ground in contact with her (man, it feels cool to say that). Hopefully we can get photos and videos to those of you who can't attend soon. Until then, if any of you happen upon photos or videos by others being posted online, be sure to let me know.
I mentioned on the podcast that Ayano's Star Fox Command suit wouldn't quite be ready for Further Confusion, but we should see some Assault and Adventures Krystal during the show. I wonder if Ayano brought that 'summer suit' with her?
What a nice surprise! Ayano celebrates 10 years with us! (source)