Convicción Furtiva (Eng.: Furtive Conviction), also known as ConFurtiva, was Mexico's first ever furry convention. It was held on 22-23 November 2008, in the city of Xochitepec, Cuernavaca, Mexico, approximately 50 miles south of Mexico City.
ConFurtiva, much like ConFuzzled in the UK, was a limited admission convention with a maximum occupancy of 70 attendees; a group photo shows 26 attendees. It was organized by ConFurMex. The event was intended to occur in future years, but this did not happen.
According to Cryn, the name of the convention, "Convicción Furtiva" was chosen by ConFurMex because "we stand close to the belief that it requires conviction to stand up and be what you decided to be. In this case, conviction to associate yourself to the term 'furry'." The naming is also a case of Spanish wordplay, with the significant reduction in immediate meaning when the name is roughly translated to English.
Conviction Furry Mexico was the first furry convention organized in Mexico themed to those whom are interested in anthropomorphism. It was a group of like-minded people, with a vision that in order to be "something" requires a strong conviction; conviction by being loyal to yourself and to those that walk by your side.
The goal of ConFurMex was to be an annual convention in Mexico that gathers all those who have the pride of recognizing themselves as "furry".
Payment and registration
Registration for ConFurMex was conducted via email or fax, with payment made in Mexican Pesos. There were three "packages" available for the convention.
- Package A; for registration before August 8, 2008 − MX$720 (US$72 approx)
- Package B; for registration before November 10, 2008 − MX$800 (US$80 approx)
- Package C; for sponsors − MX$910 (US$91 approx)