F3 Convention

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F3 Convention
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F3 Convention Logo
Location Missouri, United States
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration Dec 14-16, 2012
Organizer(s) Missouri's Furries FurAffinity group
Subject Furry

F3 Convention (commonly also F3 or F3con) is a furry convention in the state of Missouri which first occurred December 14-16, 2012[1], to be the first furry convention in the state. It is a project of the Missouri's Furries Fur Affinity group, which was founded in early 2010.[2]

Registration fees ranged from $30 to $450 in its inaugural year, with a special high-ranking lifetime memberships available for sale only in 2012, which ranged from $400 to $1,000 depending on the registration benefits.[3]

2013[edit]

[4]

  • Date: December 13-16, 2013
  • Location: Branson, MO
  • Guest of Honor: Bucktown Tiger
  • Special Guests: A Dozen Dead Furs, Tracer Moonshadow, The Furry Drama Show
  • Special Events: Concert: A Dozen Dead Furs, Comedy Show: Tracer Moonshadow, Variety/Talent Show: The Furry Drama Show.
  • Other Events: Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Dealer's Den, Artists' Alley, Charity Raffle, Fur-Me Poster-Making, Super-sponsor Luncheon, Club Anthro, Furry Rave, Fursuit Parade, Role-playing Games, Card & Board Gaming, Electronic Gaming, Room Parties, Special-Interest Meetups, Instructional Panels, Fursuit first aide, and a 24 hour Anthro Movie Room.

Attendance: 55 Fursuit parade: 20 Funds raised for charities: $1021.75

2014[edit]

  • Date: November 21-23, 2014
  • Location: Springfield, MO
  • Guests of Honor: OzFoxes & Telephone
  • Special Guests: Furry Drama Show, Tracer Moonshadow, A Dozen Dead Furs
  • Special Events: Concert: A Dozen Dead Furs, Comedy Show: Tracer Moonshadow, Variety/Talent Show: The Furry Drama Show.
  • Other Events: Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Dealer's Den, Artists' Alley, Charity Raffle, Super-sponsor Luncheon, Club Anthro dances, Fursuit Parade, Role-playing Games, Card & Board Gaming, Electronic Gaming, Room Parties, Special-Interest Meetups & Photo Ops, Instructional Panels, Fursuit first aide, and a 24 hour Movie Room.

Staff[edit]

Staff as of February 21, 2014[5]

Support Staff: [5]

Background[edit]

F3 was conceived in early 2010 by Stitchfan,[citation needed] founder of the Missouri's Furries Fur Affinity group. In mid 2011, Lung Ma joined the group and was elected to be the group president and convention chair.[citation needed]

F3 had previously been tentatively announced for December 7-9, 2012.[6]

History[edit]

The first F3 Convention took place December 14th-16th, 2012 at the Howard Johnson Inn & convention Center with an attendance of 123 people. The Artist Guest of Honor was Hazard, and the Fursuiting Guests of Honor were Calamity Cougar and Okidoki Coyote. $348 was raised for charities.

The second F3 Convention was held December 14-16, 2013 at the Stone Castle Hotel & Convention Center with an attendance of 55 people. The Guest of honor was Bucktowntiger. $1022 was raised for charities.

Guests of Honor[edit]

Themes[edit]

  • 2012: Escape From the Zoo
  • 2013: Part Deux: 80's Remixed!
  • 2014: Memes: It C4m3 Fr0m teh Intarwebz!!1

Programming[edit]

In their first year, F3 Convention had the following events: Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Dealer's Den, Artists' Alley, Charity Auction, Fur-Me Poster-Making, Furry Drama Show, Super-sponsor Luncheon, Club Anthro, Furry Rave, Fursuit Parade, Role-playing Games, Card & Board Gaming, Electronic Gaming, Dance Dance Revolution Tournament, Room Parties, Special-Interest Meetups, Instructional Panels, Fursuit first aide, and a 24 hour Anthro Movie Room.

Charity[edit]

The 2012 charity for F3Con was Safari's Interactive Animal Sanctuary, for which $348 was raised.

The 2013 Charity for F3con was the National Tiger Sanctuary, for which over $800 was raised. Also, $200 was raised for Misora, who lost her house in the Moore, OK tornado.

References[edit]

  1. Announcement of hotel and date on Facebook group. Retrieved August 9, 2012
  2. News from the Convention Front - Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  3. [1] - Retrieved December 17th, 2012.
  4. Website Retrieved July 10th, 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Staff Retrieved February 21 2014.
  6. Meeting Minutes for January 8, 2012 Pt 3 - Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  7. [2] - Retrieved December 17th, 2012.

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