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
17-19 October 2017 Arizona Fur Con Arizona, US Furry Tales
17-19 October 2017 Arizona Fur Con`
Founded in 2013 Phoenix and moved to Scottsdale in 2015. Arizona Fur Con had an attendance of 725 in 2015.[1]
29 June - 2 July 2017 Anthrocon Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
29 June - 2 July 2017 Anthrocon`
Founded in 1997 in Albany, New York and moved to Philadelphia two years later, Anthrocon had 6,389 attendees in 2015.[2] It currently takes place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, where it has been every year since 2006.[3]
19–21 May 2017 Califur Pomona, California, United States Califur the 13th
19–21 May 2017 Califur`
Founded in 2004, Califur is the furry convention successor to the first Furry convention Confurence held in 1989. With over 1,317 attendees, Califur is the largest furry convention in Southern California. Located on the same grounds in Los Angeles as the Los Angeles County Fairplex, 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]
23–25 February 2018 Confurgence Melbourne, Australia The Dragon Dynasty
23–25 February 2018 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]
16-20 August 2017 Eurofurence Berlin, Germany Ancient Egypt
16-20 August 2017 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.[7][8]
15-18 June 2017 Fur-Eh! Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Harry Otter and the Furbidden Amulet
15-18 June 2017 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 three dedicated tracks, including artistry, writing, and fursuiting.[9]


17-19 March 2017 Furnal Equinox Toronto, Ontario, Canada Rock The Fandom
17-19 March 2017 Furnal Equinox`
Furnal Equinox is an annual furry convention held in Toronto, Ontario.[10]
24–26 March 2017 Furry Fiesta Dallas, Texas, US Mad Science
24–26 March 2017 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.[11][12]
06-09 April 2017 Furry Weekend Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia, US Game On
06-09 April 2017 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.[13]
28–30 April 2017 Fur the 'More Tysons Corner, Virginia, US 8-bit Adventure
28–30 April 2017 Fur the 'More`
Fur the ‘More is an annual 3-day furry convention. Inaugurated in 2013, it was the first of its kind in the Maryland & Virginia Area. The 2016 event hosted 990 attendees and raised over $5000 for their charity.[14]
Upcoming January 2018 Further Confusion San Jose, California, US Fantastic Beasts!
Upcoming January 2018 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.[15]
01-03 September 2017 Mephit Furmeet Olive Branch, Mississippi, US True Colors
01-03 September 2017 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.[16]
30 November - 03 December 2017 Midwest FurFest Rosemont, Illinois, US Pirates of Lake Michigan
30 November - 03 December 2017 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.[17] 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.[18]
11-13 August 2017 Rocky Mountain Fur Con Denver, Colorado, US The Carnival Nocturne
11-13 August 2017 Rocky Mountain Fur Con`
Rocky Mountain Fur Con is sponsored by the Mid-American Anthropomorphic and Arts Corporation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.[19][20]
9–12 March 2017 VancouFur Vancouver, BC Canada VancouFur 2017 Space Station Zebra
9–12 March 2017 VancouFur`
VancouFur is having its sixth furry convention on Canada's west coast in 2017. The theme for its fourth year is "VancouFur 2017 Space Station Zebra".[21]

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. Chairman Darrel L. Exline said he couldn't continue to organize the event, as it took too much time, money, energy and resulted in lost friendships.[22] [23]
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.[24]

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Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arizona Fur Con 2013". Phoenix New Times. Phoenix New Times, LLC. 14 October 2013. Archived from the original on 18 September 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Anthrocon Twitter account". Anthrocon. 12 July 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  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. ^ Stephanie Bunbury (8 January 2012). "Up close and fursonal with the wild at heart". The Age. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "2000 Furries treffen sich im Estrel" (in German). 
  8. ^ "Furrie invasion: 2000 fans attended Eurofeurence in Berlin to celebrate their love of anthropomorphic animals". 
  9. ^ http://fureh.ca/index.html
  10. ^ https://furnalequinox.com/
  11. ^ Wilonsky, Robert (28 December 2009). "Plan Ahead: Hell Hath No Furry Like the Crowne Plaza Come February". Dallas Observer. 
  12. ^ Eric Aasen (20 February 2010). "Costumed critters show their wild side at Furry Fiesta convention". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  13. ^ Sara Underwood (30 March 2011). "Furry Weekend Atlanta with Sara Underwood". Attack of the Show!. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  14. ^ Fakhri, Omar (Summer 2015). "Anthropomorphic Enthusiasts With Huge Hearts" (PDF). Frisky's Wildlife and Primate Sanctuary. 
  15. ^ Larson, Alina (23 January 2003). "Animal Instincts: Fans of furry critters convene to help mankind". Tri-Valley Herald. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  16. ^ Bianca Phillips (16 September 2005). "My Furry Weekend". Memphis Flyer. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  17. ^ Jason Marck and Eilee Heikenen-Weiss (14 December 2011). "Making fuzzy friends at Midwest FurFest". WBEZ. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  18. ^ "'Furry' convention disrupted as 'intentional' gas incident sends 19 to hospitals". Chicago Tribune. 
  19. ^ Mark Dragotta (31 May 2007). "Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My". Westword. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  20. ^ Annette Espinoza (9 August 2009). ""Furries" agog about animal togs". The Denver Post. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  21. ^ http://vancoufur.org/
  22. ^ https://www.flayrah.com/4117/retrospective-illustrated-chronology-furry-fandom-1966-1996
  23. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070105093456/http://www.polarden.org/confurence/
  24. ^ http://fursuit.timduru.org/dirlist/InTheNews/200409_Tribnet_Conifur/

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