|First iteration||August 12, 2017|
|Final iteration||August 12, 2017|
|Organizer(s)|| Tom (탐)|
↳ media manager
↳ printing/filming manager
↳ printing assistant
↳ Volunteering Manager
Furmusement (Korean: 퍼뮤즈먼트) was a South Korean furry convention that specifies fursuiting. Despite lasting only a day for each event, it was the first furry-related event to take place independently in South Korea.
Around January of 2018, Tom, the leader and choreographer of Furmusement resigned amid major controversy for monetary mismanagement and payment scandals within multiple different furry-based projects in South Korea. This resulted in Furmusement to become leaderless, and around the same time, announced their disbandment. Despite the back-then, one and only Korean furry convention dissolving, it is generally accepted that the Dae Fursuit Jeon is considered to be the successor event of Furmusement.
Furry fandom entered South Korea at a much later time period, and flourished slower compared to their neighboring countries such as Japan and Taiwan. As such, the existent furry community in South Korea remained minor and rather private, and progress for meetups and conventions did not kick-off until the later half of 2016. With no furry-based independent meetups nor conventions, most furries gathered in comic conventions (Comic World) that was annually held in Seoul, and Busan.
Furmusement was a convention that was idealized as a way to promote the fandom and create an opportunity for Korean fursuiters to commit in an event specifically for their hobby.
Furmusement I - 2017
The very first Furmusement took place, at the first floor of Chungmu Arts Center located at Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea on August 12, 2017.
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