CanFURence

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CanFURence
CanFURenceLogo.png
Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration November 11-13, 2016
Organizer(s) CanFURence Anthropomorphic Events Inc.
Resources Photos, videos, reports: CanFURence resources

CanFURence is a furry convention based in central Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in early August.

CanFURence's mascot ("furry ambassador") is Squynx, a squirrel-lynx hybrid.[1]

CanFURence 2016[edit]

CanFURence 2016, the first iteration of CanFURence, took place on November 11, 2016 through November 13, 2016,[2] at the ALT Hotel Ottawa.[3]

The theme of CanFURence 2016 was "Canada as a Furred Nation",[2] looking at what the nation’s past, present, and future would be like if it were populated not by people but by furries. The Guest of Honour was Heather Bruton.[2]

321 people attended the event[4], with roughly 83 fursuits participated in the fursuit parade[5]. 49 people attended the FurScience panel. $5675.30[4] was raised for the convention charity, the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue.[1] ($4212.82 USD, as of November 15, 2016)

It was the first furry fandom specific convention in Ottawa since the conclusion of C-ACE in 2007 and the failed launch of Bytown Furry Convention in 2011.

CanFURence 2017[edit]

CanFURence 2017, the second iteration of CanFURence, took place over November 10-12, 2017, at the ALT Hotel Ottawa.[6]

The theme of the convention was "Furry Adventure".[6] The Guest of Honour was furry artist Anyare.[6]

CanFURence 2017 saw 373 attendees, including 111 fursuiters. $5,071 was raised for the convention charity, the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue.[7]

CanFURence 2018[edit]

CanFURence 2018, the third iteration of CanFURence took place over August 3-5, 2018 at The Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa.[8]

The theme of the convention was "Furry Cabaret". The Guest of Honor was AirGuiTaR.[8]

CanFURence 2018 saw 457 attendees, including 105 fursuiters. $10,000.61 was raised for the convention charity, Courageous Companions.[9]

CanFURence 2019[edit]

CanFURence 2019, the fourth iteration of CanFURence was held on on August 2-4, 2019 at The Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa.

The theme of the convention was "Furry Mystery". The Guest of Honor was Betsy Beaver.[10]

CanFURence 2019 saw 568 attendees; 185 fursuiters entered the parade. $9055.70 was raised for the convention charity, Courageous Companions.[11]

CanFURence 2020[edit]

CanFURence 2020, the fifth iteration of CanFURence, will be held on July 31-August 2, at The Westin Ottawa.

The theme of the convention will be "Steampunk by rail". The Guests of Honor will be Nicole and Dodge. [11]

Staff[edit]

The personnel behind CanFURence are:[12]

Board of Directors[edit]

Department Leads[edit]

Convention Staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 CanFURence website. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "CanFURence & Furred Nation" - posting on the CanFURence website. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  3. CanFURence Hotel on the CanFURence website. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "CanFURence on Twitter: #Canfur2016 numbers... [drum roll] Reg - 321 Fursuiters - 82 Raised for @OttawaCatRescue - $5675.30 Thanks for an amazing convention! 🇨🇦" (2016-11-14). Retrieved on 2016-11-14.
  5. Fuzbutt lion on Twitter: "Fursuiters at @canFURence 83. Derpy lion forgot to add himself. Hurrr. (2016-11-18). Retrieved on 2016-11-19.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 CanFURence (2017) website. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  7. Tweet on the CanFURence Twitter account. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  8. 8.0 8.1 CanFURence 2018 website. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  9. Tweet on the CanFURence Twitter account. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  10. 2019 Launching on the CanFURence website. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  11. 11.0 11.1 🌻CanFURence🌻 on Twitter: "Official numbers for CanFURence 2019! Fursuiters in our Parade: 186! Detectives registered: 568! Full Charity amount for Courageous Companions: $9055.70! Join us our new destination: Steampunk by rail, July 31-August 2, for CanFURence 2020 with @nicnak044 and @one_horse_dodge" / Twitter (2019-08-04). Retrieved on 2019-08-11.
  12. Our Staff on the CanFURence website. Retrieved January 30, 2016.

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External links[edit]


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