Furlandia

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Furlandia
FurlandiaLogoKitsumi500px.png
Logo by Kitsumi
Location
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration May 10-12, 2013
Organizer(s) Rainfurrest Anthropomorphics International (RAIn), Portland Furs, Rose City Furs
Charity Animal Aid PDX
Subject Furry
Resources Photos, videos, reports: Furlandia resources
Furlandia
Furlandia 2013
Furlandia 2014
Furlandia 2015
Furlandia 2016
Furlandia 2017

Furlandia staff
Furlandia guests of honor

Furlandia is a furry convention that takes place in Portland, Oregon, USA. It was first held over May 10-12, 2013, but for subsequent years has moved to Memorial Day weekend.

About[edit]

The convention was founded in 2013 by a group of people from the Portland area, prompted by the local community's desire for a convention of their own going back several years. The effort to organize the first year was headed in large part by Atso Fox, Triss Winterdusk, Saph, and GEAR Con founder and Rose City Steampunk Film Festival director Stephen Couchman.

Following the first year, chairmanship was handed over to Triss to begin preparing for 2014. Shortly after, the decision was made to join Rainfurrest Anthropomorphics International, or RAIn, making it one of the first multi-furry convention organizations. To cement this partnership, then president of RAIn Gene Armstrong was co-chair of the 2014 convention.

Joining RAIn[edit]

Furlandia organizers had been in talks with RAIn's board of directors for several months before the decision was made to come under their organization. It was decided that the convention would benefit from the resources, experience, nonprofit status, and legal framework that the organization could provide; providing for a quality event and stronger growth while maintaining the freedom to remain a uniquely separate event.

Attendance[edit]

  • 2013: 280 attendees,[1] with 29 fursuiters in the fursuit parade.[2]
  • 2014: 348 attendees, with 64 fursuiters in the fursuit parade. [3]
  • 2015: 463 attendees, with 112 fursuiters in the fursuit parade. [4]
  • 2016: 763 paid attendees, and 142 fursuiters in the parade. [5]

Themes[edit]

  • 2013: "Put a Tail On It"
  • 2014: "300 BCE: Furs of the Iron Age"
  • 2015: "Adventure on the High Seas"
  • 2016: "1850: Age of Industry"
  • 2017: "1929: Age of Prosperity"

Guests of Honor[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ~Furlandia (Member) 13 May 2013. Congratulations!. FurAffinity. “… We had over 270 registered attendees at the convention this year …”
  2. ZealotDemon5 (channel) 14 May 2013. Furlandia 2013 - Fursuit Parade. YouTube.
  3. Furlandia 26 May 2014. @Furlandia. Twitter. “… 348 attendees, a 30% increase over last year. 64 fursuiters in the parade …”
  4. Furlandia 25 May 2015. @Furlandia. Twitter. “… Total attending: 463. Total fursuiters: 112 …”
  5. Furlandia 30 May 2016. @Furlandia. Twitter. “… Total attending: 763. Total fursuiters: 142 …”
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