media kit - book zee the raccoon as a guest at your convention!


WHO IS ZEE THE RACCOON?

  • Zee (she/her) is a bubbly fursuiter and internet personality!
  • A Toronto-based artist, zinester, documenter, fandom fan and entertainer specializing in shortform video content distributed on YouTube, TikTok and Instagram.
  • A cosplayer at heart, celebrating 20 years of creating obscure costumes!
  • Video game creator: she co-created Frantic Fanfic, an online collaborative writing game which has had over 200k games played and 635k stories written since launch in 2021!
  • Seasoned convention panelist, in her element presenting to any size crowd since 2012 - and very open to travelling!

[CLICK HERE to fill out the form to BOOK ZEE]

She will get back to you as soon as she can <3.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Guest of Honour - Vancoufur 2024
  • Guest of Panels Department - Anime North 2023 / 2024
  • Guest of Cosplay Department - Anime North 2024
  • Featured Panelist - Yeticon 2022 / 2024
  • Acted in Opening/Closing Ceremonies - Vancoufur 2022 / 2023 / 2024
  • Dance Competition Judge - Vancoufur 2024

    TESTIMONIALS:

    • Sparkling reviews from convention attendees and event runners: 
      • "You're a brilliant host! It was definitely a highlight of my weekend"
      • "That was amazing, we should have you back every year!"
      • "You were the reason I joined the fandom."
      • "You were the reason I made my fursuit and came to this con!"
      • "I got my passport to come to this con because of you!"


    SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE:

    "ZEE'S PANELS ARE THE BEST PANELS!"

    READY TO USE AND CUSTOM PANELS:

    These panels are available for Zee to bring to any convention. Zee's panels lean on the comedic side as she really enjoys making rooms full of people laugh. Some of her panels are panels informational, some are community based. Some are more interactive than others... but the key is they are always entertaining. New panels are located at the top, older panels at the bottom.

    • CYBERSIX
      • TYPE:  Informative
      • STYLE: Lecture 
      • (Note: Hit capacity at Anime North, 120 seats taken!)
      • I let out a sigh and want to cry out loud... about CYBERSIX! An in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at this beautiful and enduring Canadian/Argentine/Japanese production.
    • THOSE DARN CANADIAN CARTOONS TURNED ME INTO A FURRY!
      • TYPE: Comedic
      • STYLE: Lecture 
      • (Note: Hit capacity at Furnal Equinox's 2nd largest panel room!)
      • Are you CANADIAN? Did you HAVE A TELEVISION SET in the 80s, 90s, or early 2000s? Were you INUNDATED with FURRY CARTOONS and LIVE ACTION MASCOT PROGRAMS, sponsored by THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA (kinda, thanks grant system!) and now you're a FURRY?! You may be entitled to compensation... AKA, calling out what turned you into a furry in this panel. We were there. And now we're here. Time to yell about it!
    • Furry or NOT?!
      • TYPE: Comedic
      • STYLE: Lecture
      • Zee will take you through a wild ride of a slideshow depicting characters that could be furry… or not? Are they furry? Are they not? What makes a furry a “furry” anyhow!? The audience decides in this SILLY just for fun debate panel!
      • RANK THAT SPORTS MASCOT?!
        • TYPE: Comedic
        • STYLE: Lecture
        • Ranking sports mascots by how furry they are on a Tiermaker-style scale (A-F, and then a special S rank for the super furry!) Crowd, prepare to cheer for your favourite and jeer for your.... not so favourites... Which corporate furry will reign supreme?!

      • We Love Josei Manga / Anime!
        • TYPE: Informative
        • STYLE: Lecture
        • Shonen, Shojo or Seinen..? NOPE! We're talking about comics/animation made for adult women, Josei! The good, the bad, the sexy! Recommended to viewers 16+ as we will be talking about works targeted to an adult female audience and why we love them!
      • Fursuiter / Cosplayer Drawing from Life 
        • TYPE: Artist Meetups
        • STYLE: Classroom Workshop
        • Bring your sketchbook AND your fursuit or cosplay! No previous drawing/posing experience necessary. Models must be 18+, but all are welcome to draw for 5 minute or less poses. The best way to get better at drawing is to draw! 
      • Furries?! In My Anime?! 
        • TYPE: Informative 
        • STYLE: Lecture
        • Half taking a look at anthropomorphic characters in Japanese animation and manga, half looking at how fursuiting compares to cosplaying!
      • THE FURRY PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT 
        • TYPE: Meetups 
        • STYLE: Interactive Contest
        • It's a photo-scavenger hunt! The first team of two to fill their camera or phone with selfies of themselves with their "targets" (er...subjects) AND return to Zee wins a snazzy sketch commission! 
      • Caramell Dansen like it's 2009! The Convention Retrospective Panel
        • TYPE: Informative
        • STYLE: Lecture
        • Outlines what anime conventions were like in the old days: the good, the bad and the ugly... from someone who was there! Also, dancing! Why... why did we do that again?!
        • The Unofficial Pokemon Cookbook
          • TYPE: Comedic
          • STYLE: Lecture 
          • (Note: Hit capacity at Anime North's 2nd largest panel room!)
          • Have you ever wondered what Bulbasaur would taste like? Would it be meaty... or perhaps like a salad? Zee's gotta eat 'em all in this interactive panel where she asks the crowd if they would dare sample the Pokemon shown on screen... before revealing exactly how she would!
          • Make a Zine with Zee!
            • TYPE: How-To
            • STYLE: Classroom Workshop
            • An interactive panel on what zines are and how to create them with a zine template (made by Zee) provided for attendees to fill out for themselves as a beautiful convention keepsake.

          • The Unofficial Sonic Original Character (DO NOT STEAL) Panel
            • TYPE: Comedic
            • STYLE: Lecture 
            • Comedic panel on how to create your own Sonic OC and how to get people on the internet to stop stealing your Sonic OC... and then as a group we make an OC together!

          • The Canadian Nostalgia Panel
            • TYPE: Comedic
            • STYLE: Lecture 
            • What happens when a country has very little budget but still needs to forge a national identity with their media? Canadian Millennials often try so hard to forget. Not Zee. She has a bad memory, so she made this presentation to help everyone remember. 

          • SPEED SKETCH TRADES!
            • TYPE: Artist Meetups
            • STYLE: Classroom Workshop
            • Ever wanted to do an art trade with someone, but too timid to ask?! When everyone has only five minutes, there's no need to worry! Bring a character reference and let those pencils fly! Bring a sketchbook (or use the paper/pencils provided) and let's do some fun art trades!

          • SPIDER-MAN 3 - IT'S NOT THAT BAD, ACTUALLY!
            • TYPE: Comedic
            • STYLE: Lecture 
            • Extreme niche content?? Extreme niche content!! Zee liked this movie before the internet caught up with her: and here's why!!
          • Ask The Guest of Honour Anything! + Meet and Greet
            • TYPE: Informative 
            • STYLE: Lecture
            • A casual chat, answering any questions you have about Zee or her work! Zee will chat about what fandom means to her, some of the experiences she has had that have only happened because of their involvement in the fandom and what the future might hold! Also! Time for photos at the end of the panel.

          Zee is available to sit on informal panels about her interests (Examples: talking furry culture, cosplay in the past, Q/A session on how to be creative), OR create new custom programming for the convention for a fee.  

          FEATURED ARTICLES:

          GUEST SERVICES:

          As a long-time convention attendee, Zee knows that different guests can offer different experiences. Zee is proud to offer the following:

          • STANDARD GUEST RESPONSIBILITIES
            • Performing pre-made panels.
            • Organizing meet-and-greets.
            • Autographs / selfies with attendees.
            • Participating as a judge in entertainment-based competitions.
            • Participating in events with a guest-starring role! (Like a maid café!)
            • Brunches / Luncheons / Dinners with sponsor-level attendees.
            • Performing in Opening / Closing Ceremonies.

          • ADDED VALUE GUEST ROLES
            • Convention highlights short-form vertical video - 1 minute or less.
              • Creative control of the video lies with Zee.
            • Convention highlights video posted to Zee's social media channels.
            • Use of the highlights video via the convention's own media channels.

          • PREMIUM GUEST EXPERIENCE
            • Create and perform custom programming.
            • Event running consultation services post-con.
            • Creation of custom art of Zee promoting your convention.
            • Posting custom art of Zee promoting your convention on Zee's social media channels.

            IS YOUR TEAM INTERESTED IN BOOKING ZEE AS A CONVENTION GUEST?

            [CLICK HERE to fill out this form to BOOK ZEE]

            She will get back to you as soon as she can.

            Thank you!