Fur Out West
|Fur Out West|
|First iteration||24-26, November 2017|
|Organizer(s)||Fur Out West Organizing Committee Team|
|Resources||Photos, videos, reports: Fur Out West resources|
Fur Out West is an annual furry convention held in Mandurah, Western Australia.
|Fur Out West staff|
|Fur Out West guests of honor|
The first Fur Out West convention was held on the 24th to 26th November at the Atrium Hotel in Mandurah, Western Australia. This location was selected for a number of things, not only for it’s cheap room prices making it to be the most affordable furry convention on the west coast of Australia, but also the variety of food venues, about a 5 minute walk to the beach, and the opportunity to do one of the most unique fursuit group photo shoots. How about on a bridge over a bay, with one of the cameras being located on a boat underneath the bridge?
The theme was selected as Furlantis; Enchantment under the sea due to the hotel already having their con spaces done to an underwater theme.
Across the weekend the convention saw 115 attendees, and raised $3,850AUD for Assistance Dogs Australia.
The guests of honour were artist Magicdawolfy, and fursuit makers LazyLupe and Blue Moon Rise.
Fur Out West also featured something different as well with the Guest of Honour, during the opening ceremony tickets were given out to the audience to go in to the draw of becoming a “Random Guest of Honour”. A special lanyard and crown was made up for the RGOH to wear for the entire convention, and a throne was also made up for the RGOH to sit on during the opening and closing ceremonies, and any other panels and events they wanted to attend.
Fur Out West 2018 took place 16-18, November, again at the Atrium Hotel Mandurah. There were 110 attendees, and $4393 was raised for the convention charity, the West Australian Dingo Association.
The theme was "Furblockopolis", and the guests of honour were artist and fursuit maker Kaikirith of Eastern Dragon Studios, and dancer and YouTuber BluTheDragon.
To "ease the pain" of waiting to March 2020,] a one-day event, Fur Out West 2.5 was held 16, March 2019 at the Civic Hotel Inglewood, incorporating a photoshoot, fursuit games, pub quiz and a dance party, as well as a dealer's den, art competition, prop weapon creation and a gaming area. Those who registered for Fur Out West 3 in 2020 before March 16th gained free access to FOW2.5; however, tickets to FOW2.5 could be purchased separately.
Fur Out West 3: Myth and Magic is to take place 6-8, March 2020 at the Atrium Hotel Mandurah. The guests of honour are to be Faux Veritas and Beauty of the Bass.
- ↑ Guests of Honour on the Fur Out West website. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
- ↑ Magicdawolfy on the Fur Out West website. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
- ↑ Lupe & Blue on the Fur Out West website. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Tweet on the Fur Out West account on Twitter. Dated December 13, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
- ↑ "Our total numbers across the weekend was 110, and thanks once again to you all for raising $4393 to the West Australian Dingo Association" - Fur Out West, Twitter (19 November 2018)
- ↑ Fur Out West's profile on Twitter. Dated February 8, 2018.
- ↑ Tweet on the Fur Out West account on Twitter. Dated February 6, 2018. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
- ↑ Fur Out West 2.5 (23 December 2018)
- ↑ Fur Out West 2.5 announcement - Fur Out West, Twitter (3 March 2019)
- ↑ Fur Out West Registrations (24 December 2018)
- ↑ Fur Out West. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
- ↑ "Looking forward to having @Faux_Veritas as our guest of honour for #fow3 in 2020!" - Fur Out West, Twitter (28 January 2019)
- ↑ ""Who is the next Guest of Honor to attend Fur Out West 3?"~ Are you excited for @Beautyofthebass?" - Fur Out West, Twitter (23 March 2019)
- ↑ "I am both truly honoured and proud to say that I will be attending my first ever abroad convention as Guest of Honour! @FurOutWest, next March, Australia!" - Beauty of the Bass, Twitter (1 April 2019)
- Fur Out West official website
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