List of furry conventions

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The Dealers Den at Anthrocon 2006; the fursuit parade is visible along the top. The artist of the works to the right is Susan Van Camp.
Samuel Conway talks to KDKA-TV reporters outside Anthrocon 2006

Furry conventions are organized gatherings of furries. Below is a list of current and discontinued furry conventions for which reliable sources have been provided.

Active events[edit]

Active events are annual conventions that have been held over the last 12 months, and those scheduled for the next 12 months, where at least one reliable news source has discussed the convention as a whole.

Attendee at Anthrocon 2008
Next/Last held Name Place Theme
3–6 July 2014 Anthrocon Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US Secret Society
3–6 July 2014 Anthrocon`
Founded in 1997 in Albany, New York and moved to Philadelphia two years later, Anthrocon is currently the largest furry convention in the world, with 5,577 attendees in 2013.[1] It currently takes place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, where it has been every year since 2006.[2][3]
June 5-7th 2015 Califur Irvine, California, United States Anime and Kemono
June 5-7th 2015 Califur`
Founded in 2004, Califur is the furry convention successor to the first Furry convention Confurence held in 1989. With over 1,276 attendees, Califur is the second largest furry convention in California. Located close to Los Angeles, Califur has had many musical guests at the convention from Los Angeles radio station KROQ's line up for Weenie Roast which happens at the same time of year.[4][5]
8–11 January 2015 Confurgence Melbourne, Australia The Dragon Dynasty
8–11 January 2015 Confurgence`
(Formerly MiDFur) Beginning in 1999, a furry convention which takes place in Melbourne. The convention has social events, a dealers alley, a costume parade, a talent show and a gala ball. In 2010 it reached several hundred guests and raised $7771 for charity, and currently is the largest furry convention in Australia.[6][7][8][9]
19–23 August 2015 Eurofurence Berlin, Germany Greenhouse World
19–23 August 2015 Eurofurence`
Founded in 1995, this European convention has been held in Germany for seventeen of its twenty years. This unbroken span makes it the longest-running furry convention. Other hosted countries are Sweden, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic. Managed by Eurofurence e.V., Eurofurence 20 hosted 2015 attendees and raised 21081 for Stiftung FLEDERMAUS in August 2014.[10][11][12]
08-10 May 2015 Fur-Eh! Edmonton, Alberta, Canada The Wild & Weird West!
08-10 May 2015 Fur-Eh!`
Fur-Eh! is an annual Not-For-Profit convention hosted in Edmonton, Alberta. Features include dealer's den, fursuit games, fursuit parade, nightly dances, tabletop and video games and competitions, and a fursuit dance competition. Programming includes four dedicated tracks, including artistry, writing, fursuiting, and a "Go-Kart track".[13][14]
20–22 February 2015 Furry Fiesta Dallas, Texas, US Out of the Inkwell: Toon City
20–22 February 2015 Furry Fiesta`
The only furry convention in Texas area. In its inaugural year, the convention sponsored the Center for Animal Research and Education (CARE). Some of the features that Furry Fiesta will have are games, an art show, a dealers den.[15][16]
9–12 April 2015 Furry Weekend Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia, US Shangri-La: The Furgotten Orient
9–12 April 2015 Furry Weekend Atlanta`
Furry Weekend Atlanta has united furries from around the world for nine years. In 2012, Furry Weekend Atlanta had over 1900 attendees. Furry Weekend Atlanta has events for fursuiters, along with an art show and dealers.[17][18][19]
13–15 March 2015 Furnal Equinox Toronto, Ontario, Canada Furry Arcade!
13–15 March 2015 Furnal Equinox`
Furnal Equinox has aimed to promote their goal of showcasing the best local talent and attracting worldwide furry names by inviting two Guests of Honour to the convention every year, one from Canada and one from outside of Canada. The conventions fills the need of a major hotel-based Furry convention in the Toronto area.[20]
15–19 January 2015 Further Confusion San Jose, California, US London Fog: A Victorian Murder Mystery
15–19 January 2015 Further Confusion`
Since 1999, Further Confusion has become the third-largest convention in the world, with over 3,500 attendees. Educational seminars and panels, art, and socializing are some events which occur at Further Confusion.[21][22][23][24]
28–31 August 2014 Mephit Furmeet Olive Branch, Mississippi, US "B" Movies
28–31 August 2014 Mephit Furmeet`
One of the few furry conventions in the South. 2014 theme is B-movies. Mephit Furmeet has several convention events. Occurring on Labor Day weekend in the greater Memphis area, this convention sponsors Tiger Haven as its convention charity. 2010 marked the first year where Mephit Furmeet was held in Olive Branch MS. a suburb of Memphis. Con Web page http://www.mephitfurmeet.org/[25][26][27][28]
05–07 December 2014 Midwest FurFest Rosemont, Illinois, US Pirates of Lake Michigan
05–07 December 2014 Midwest FurFest`
A yearly convention in the Chicago metro area which started in 2000 as a spinoff of Duckon, a Chicago-based science fiction convention. In 2009, Midwest Furfest celebrated its tenth convention, and had over 2,000 attendees who raised $12,799 for Kane Area Rehabilitation and Education for Wildlife.[29][30] In 2013, Midwest Furfest had over 3,900 attendees, making it the second most attended furry convention, raising $28,000 for One Tail at a Time, a no-kill dog shelter. In December 2014, a chlorine bomb was set-off at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Hotel where the convention was being held. This attack led to 19 people being hospitalized and the evacuation of the facility.[31]
24–27 September 2015 RainFurrest SeaTac, Washington, US Swords and Sorcery
24–27 September 2015 RainFurrest`
RainFurrest is a furry convention first held August 24–26, 2007 at the Holiday Inn Seattle-Sea-Tac Airport hotel in Washington state, U.S.A. RainFurrest was conceived by a group of individuals in the Pacific Northwest region who wished to start a new furry convention in the absence of Conifur Northwest. Gene Armstrong was one of those amongst the group who was asked to help coordinate and lead the efforts as he had experience working in all aspects of convention development in the sci-fi and fantasy fandoms.[32]
8–10 August 2014 Rocky Mountain Fur Con Denver, Colorado, US “14ers!” focusing on the beautiful mountain peaks of the Colorado Rockies over 14,000 feet.
8–10 August 2014 Rocky Mountain Fur Con`
Rocky Mountain Fur Con is an annual furry convention that takes place in Denver, Colorado. It was founded in 2007.[33][34][35]
5–8 March 2015 VancouFur Vancouver, BC Canada VancouFur 2015 Film Noir presents: Gangsters & Gumshoes.
5–8 March 2015 VancouFur`
VancouFur is having its fourth furry convention on Canada's west coast in 2015. The theme for its fourth year is "VancouFur 2015 Film Noir presents: Gangsters & Gumshoes."[36][37]

Discontinued events[edit]

Last held Name Place
25–27 April 2003 ConFurence Burbank, California, US
25–27 April 2003 ConFurence`
The first exclusive furry convention since 1989, ConFurence was cancelled after holding its 15th edition in 2003 because its chairman, Darrel L. Exline, could not afford to run it anymore as organizing it took too much time, money, energy and also resulted in lost friendships.[38] [39]
21–23 October 2005 Conifur Northwest SeaTac, Washington, US
21–23 October 2005 Conifur Northwest`
The main furry convention for the Pacific Northwest since 1998, Conifur was cancelled in 2006 after its prior hotel was demolished in preparation for the Link Light Rail station at SeaTac Airport, which itself was a replacement after the Best Western in Fife, Washington took the convention's reservation for 2005, then quietly converted to the Emerald Queen Casino without refunding the convention. The convention had highest attendance in 2005 with 525 attendees. Conifur has been replaced by All Fur Fun in Spokane, and RainFurrest in the Seattle area.[40]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anthrocon 2013 Wrapup". Anthrocon. 
  2. ^ Muth, Douglas (29 March 2006). "Anthrocon History". Anthrocon. Retrieved 19 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Brandolph, Adam (28 June 2008). "Furry Convention $3 Million Cash Cow for City Businesses". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Archived from the original on 14 April 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "KROQ Parties with the Furries at Califur Convention in Irvine". Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "CaliFur 2011: A Furry Convention". Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "About". MiDFur. Retrieved 27 January 2009. 
  7. ^ "MiDFur X: Australia's First Furry Convention". MiDFur. Retrieved 27 January 2009. 
  8. ^ "Schedule". MiDFur. Archived from the original on 3 August 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2009. 
  9. ^ Stephanie Bunbury (8 January 2012). "Up close and fursonal with the wild at heart". The Age. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Eurofurence 20 erfolgreich nach Berlin zurückgekehrt" (in German). 
  11. ^ "2000 Furries treffen sich im Estrel" (in German). 
  12. ^ "Furrie invasion: 2000 fans attended Eurofeurence in Berlin to celebrate their love of anthropomorphic animals". 
  13. ^ "Fur-Eh! Official Website". 
  14. ^ Kevin Maimann (9 May 2012). "Fur-ehs from near and far". Edmonton Examiner. 
  15. ^ Wilonsky, Robert (28 December 2009). "Plan Ahead: Hell Hath No Furry Like the Crowne Plaza Come February". Dallas Observer. 
  16. ^ Eric Aasen (20 February 2010). "Costumed critters show their wild side at Furry Fiesta convention". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  17. ^ "Past Conventions". Furry Weekend Atlanta. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  18. ^ "FWA Fursuiting". Furry Weekend Atlanta. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  19. ^ Sara Underwood (30 March 2011). "Furry Weekend Atlanta with Sara Underwood". Attack of the Show!. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  20. ^ "Furnal Equinox Website". Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  21. ^ "About Us". Further Confusion. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  22. ^ "Our Charities". Further Confusion. Retrieved 19 January 2009. 
  23. ^ "Past Further Conventions". Further Confusion. Retrieved 19 January 2009. 
  24. ^ Larson, Alina (23 January 2003). "Animal Instincts: Fans of furry critters convene to help mankind". Tri-Valley Herald. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  25. ^ "Spirituality Track Line-Up". Mephit Furmeet. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  26. ^ "Charity". Mephit Furmeet. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  27. ^ "Mephit Furmeet Official Sie". Mephit Furmeet. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  28. ^ Bianca Phillips (16 September 2005). "My Furry Weekend". Memphis Flyer. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  29. ^ "And That's A Wrap for Midwest Furfest 2009!". Midwest Furfest. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  30. ^ Jason Marck and Eilee Heikenen-Weiss (14 December 2011). "Making fuzzy friends at Midwest FurFest". WBEZ. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  31. ^ "'Furry' convention disrupted as 'intentional' gas incident sends 19 to hospitals". Chicago Tribune. 
  32. ^ "RainFurrest- WikiFur". Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  33. ^ "Rocky Mountain Fur Con website". Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  34. ^ Mark Dragotta (31 May 2007). "Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My". Westword. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  35. ^ Annette Espinoza (9 August 2009). ""Furries" agog about animal togs". The Denver Post. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  36. ^ "VancouFur Website". 
  37. ^ Mario Bartel (8 March 2012). "Costumers let their fur down at VancouFur convention". Burnaby News Leader. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  38. ^ https://www.flayrah.com/4117/retrospective-illustrated-chronology-furry-fandom-1966-1996
  39. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070105093456/http://www.polarden.org/confurence/
  40. ^ http://fursuit.timduru.org/dirlist/InTheNews/200409_Tribnet_Conifur/

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