Biggest Little Fur Con 2013
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Biggest Little Fur Con 2013 was the first Biggest Little Fur Con convention. It was held over May 3-5, 2013, in the Grand Sierra Resort hotel in Reno, Nevada, U.S.A. It is the spiritual successor to PawFur. The con had a total attendance of 704 (including 186 fursuiters).
The theme for the convention was "Roaring Twenties."
Planning began in June 2012 after local furs realized the Grand Sierra was an ideal location to host a furry convention, because of:
- A large number of rooms at a low room rate
- A broad spectrum of entertainment provided by the hotel
- A broad spectrum of on-site restaurants
- Close proximity to supply shopping
- Reno's position near the center of the western region of the US, reducing travel costs.
The convention itself was organized around a large central space that housed most con functions; this main space was connected to rooms that housed the remaining functions. The intent was to create a busy space that always had something interesting going on, a space that encouraged social interaction, and a space that provided entertainment for the attendees for the duration of the con.
Guests of Honour
Most of the convention functions were held in one 44,000 square foot space, housing the stage, social space for attendees, tabletop gaming, a photoshoot, a dealers den and art show, and activities designed by the convention to encourage social interaction and artistic expression. Events included:
- Educational panels on varied topics; some panels were on the main stage for maximum exposure and participation
- A live podcast from Fur Media, streamed from the convention's main stage, honoring furs serving in the military
- Nightly dances
- A broad selection of electronic gaming
- Fursuit games
- Fursuit dance competition (Winner was Apollo Husky)
- Go-karts (fursuit-friendly)
- Mini-golf (fursuit-friendly)
- 24-hour bowling (fursuit-friendly)
- 185-foot swing
- Driving range
- Laser tag
- Discount second-run movie theater
- 2013 Notes on the Biggest Little Fur Con website. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
- @BiggestLittleFC on Twitter: "@MorkaiPawpad 2013: $3000 to Nevada Humane Society. 2014: $16,500 to Safe Haven Rescue Zoo." / Twitter tweet dated August 29, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
- BLFC 2014: CHARITY!! webpage (includes 2013 charity summary including "charity for 2013 was the Nevada Humane Society,... the con was able to donate $3,000"). Retrieved April 22, 2020.
- Tweets between WoodyMutt and BLFC, on Twitter. Dated March 26, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- Biggest Little Furry Convention 2013 : Guest of Honor webpage, archived May 10, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
- BLFC wrap up and thoughts May 6, 2013 journal post by Shenba on Fur Affinity. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- BLFC 2013 Staff photo May 8, 2013 post by Shenba on Fur Affinity. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- Biggest Little FurCon! May 8, 2013 journal post by Smash on Fur Affinity. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- BLFC Recap! May 8, 2013 journal post on Fur Affinity. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- BLFC 2013 website, archived May 13, 2013.
- BLFC message board
- BLFC on Facebook
- BLFC on Twitter
- BLFC on Tumblr
Photos, videos, reports: Biggest Little Fur Con 2013 resources