Furpocalypse

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Furpocalypse
Furpocalypse logo
Location
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration 31 October - 2 November, 2014
Organizer(s) Furpocalypse, Inc.
Charity Q-Plus CT - 2022 to present
Subject Furry
Resources Photos, videos, reports: Furpocalypse resources
Furpocalypse (edit)
Furpocalypse Generic.png
Furpocalypse 2014
Furpocalypse 2015
Furpocalypse 2016
Furpocalypse 2017
Furpocalypse 2018
Furpocalypse 2019
Furpocalypse 2020
Furpocalypse 2021
Furpocalypse 2022
Furpocalypse 2023

Furpocalypse staff
Furpocalypse guests of honor

Furpocalypse is a Connecticut-based Halloween-themed Furry convention "that raises money for animal and environmental charities" and "hosts anthropomorphic enthusiasts from all over the world, enjoying a wide variety of classes, discussion groups, and events.[1] It was founded by former FurFright staff after being discontinued in 2013[2] to continue the tradition of an annual Halloween-themed Connecticut Furry convention.[3]

Furpocalypse was first held in 2014 in Cromwell, Connecticut. On October 27th, 2019, the final day of Furpocalypse 2019, the convention announced on Twitter that it was moving to Stamford, Connecticut in 2020.[4] However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2022 would be their first year at the Stamford hotel.

On March 8, 2024 it was announced that the 2024 convention would be held Oct 31 through November 4 of that year at the Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center in Stamford.[5]

Furpocalypse By Year[edit]

Convention year Attendance Fursuiters Charity Donation Amount Theme Guests of Honor
2014[6] 1,200 290 US War Dogs Association $3,800.00 Research and Development[7] N/A
2015[8] "over" 1,400 362 US War Dogs Association $5,800.00 The Dark Carnival Freak Show[9] N/A
2016[10] 1,455 Unknown US War Dogs Association $5,500.00 Night at the Movies[11] N/A
2017[12] 1,336 325 US War Dogs Association $4,282.78 The Haunted Asylum[13] N/A
2018[14] 1,391 417 US War Dogs Association & True Colors[15] $10,373 Thriller Nights[16] Cocadope & Jib Kodi[17]
2019 1,500[18] 418[19] US War Dogs Association & True Colors $7,169[20] Retro Wasteland[21] Kenket & Robo-Shark[22]
2020[note 1][23] N/A N/A True Colors $1,861 A Virtual Halloween[24] N/A
2021[note 1] N/A N/A N/A N/A Livestream Montage[note 2][25] N/A
2022 1,627[26] 402[27] Q-Plus CT $10,510[28] Horror in Paradise[29] Cyamallo & DeadlyComics[30]
2023 1,875[31][32][33] TBA Q-Plus CT $13,440.09[34] Summercamp Slasher[35] Possessed Possum & ZucchiniFuzz[36]
2024 TBD TBD Q-Plus CT[note 3] TBD Astrophobia[37] HorrorHippies & Peri Pendrake
  1. 1.0 1.1 Event was online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Unofficial theme name.
  3. Presumptive charity.

References[edit]

  1. "Furpocalypse Website FAQ". Archived from the original on March 18, 2019. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “Furpocalypse is a Halloween-themed Anthropomorphic convention in Cromwell, Connecticut that raises money for animal and environmental charities. The 3-day event hosts anthropomorphic enthusiasts from all over the world, enjoying a wide variety of classes, discussion groups, and events.”
  2. Email, 1 December 2013, as well as LiveJournal entry: "Since that time the Con Chairs have experienced a devastating turn of events in their personal/family life, making it impossible for the convention to continue. All our time, energy, and resources need to be spent healing and coping with the challenges we face. So due to circumstances beyond our control, FurFright has come to an end. 2013 was our final year."
  3. News of FurFright closure emerges through leaked email (1 December 2013)
  4. "Furpocalypse Moving Hotels". October 27, 2019. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “We would like to officially announce that Furpocalypse 2020 will be held at the @IHG Crowne Plaza of Stamford Connecticut!”
  5. https://twitter.com/FurpocalypseInc/status/1766155934743622114?t=yDfUfs-qvuHOHOFMz9tFmw&s=19 Tweet by Furpocalypse
  6. "Furpocalypse 2014 Stats Tweet". November 2, 2014. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “Attendees: 1200, ttl [total] fursuiters: 290, ttl profits raised for War Dogs: 3800.00”
  7. "Furpocalypse 2014 Website Theme". Archived from the original on August 13, 2014. Retrieved on February 25, 2024.
  8. "Furpocalypse 2015 Stats Tweet". November 1, 2015. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “over 1400 attendees! 362 Fursuiters and made $5,800 for War Dogs!”
  9. "Furpocalypse 2015 Theme Tweet". Archived from the original on November 5, 2014. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “Are you ready for the dark carnival freak show?”
  10. "Furpocalypse 2016 Stats Tweet". November 1, 2016. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “We had 1,455 attendees and raised a final total of $5,500 for War Dogs!”
  11. "Furpocalypse 2016 Website Theme". Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. Retrieved on February 25, 2024.
  12. "Furpocalypse 2017 Stats Tweet". October 29, 2017. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “1,336 attendees 325 fursuiters and an incredible $4,282.78 raised for War Dogs!”
  13. "Furpocalypse 2017 Website". Archived from the original on November 1, 2016. Retrieved on February 25, 2024.
  14. "Furpocalypse 2018 Stats Tweet". October 28, 2018. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “#Furpocalypse numbers: 1391 attendees, 417 Furuiters, $10,373 for The War Dogs!”
  15. "Furpocalypse 2018 Second Charity Tweet". August 29, 2018. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “This year we're also working for True Colors: Sexual Minority Youth & Family Services.”
  16. "Furpocalypse 2018 Theme Tweet". February 24, 2018. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “Furpocalypse 2018 will be Thriller nights!”
  17. "Furpocalypse 2018 Guests of Honor Tweet". Archived from the original on November 1, 2018. Retrieved on February 25, 2024.
  18. "Furpocalypse 2019: Closing Ceremonies". September 29, 2020. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “1,500 [attendees]!”
  19. "Furpocalypse 2019: Closing Ceremonies". September 29, 2020. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “we filled this room up with a bunch fursuiters. And after the parade, we broke the record last year. 418.”
  20. "Furpocalypse 2019: Closing Ceremonies". September 29, 2020. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “seven one six nine is our total, for charity.”
  21. "Furpocalypse 2019 Theme Tweet". February 24, 2018. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “this years theme of... RETRO WASTELAND”
  22. "Furpocalypse 2019 Guests of Honor Page". Archived from the original on March 18, 2019. Retrieved on February 25, 2024.
  23. "Furpocalypse 2020 Donations Tweet". November, 2020. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “we raised $1,861 for [@TrueColorsCT] this year!”
  24. "Furpocalypse 2020 Theme Tweet". February 24, 2018. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “Furpocalypse: A Virtual Halloween”
  25. "Furpocalypse Telegram Chat". October 26, 2021. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “@TimeSurpression: We'll be doing a live stream at furpocalypse.tv. ... We'll be showing all the content we have from over the years”
  26. "Furpocalypse 2022 Attendee Tweet". October 31, 2022. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “According to #Furpocalypse Sun event video playback, 1627 attended this year”
  27. "Furpocalypse Telegram Chat". November 1, 2022. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “@Zander_Puma_Whom_Wows: "Here's the Fursuit Parade at Furpoc '22. 402 In Parade"”
  28. "Furpocalypse 2022 Charity Tweet". November 6, 2022. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “We raised an impressive $10,510 for Q+”
  29. archive "Furpocalypse 2022 Website Theme". May 17, 2022. Retrieved on February 25, 2024.}
  30. "Furpocalypse 2022 Guests of Honor Page". Archived from the original on May 21, 2022. Retrieved on February 25, 2024.
  31. "@DrFrankenstein's message in the Furpocalypse Telegram Chat". November 1, 2022. Retrieved on February 25, 2024.
  32. "@LuminCity's message in the Furpocalypse Telegram Chat". November 1, 2022. Retrieved on February 25, 2024.
  33. "@Anthrocoon's message in the Furpocalypse Telegram Chat". November 1, 2022. Retrieved on February 25, 2024.
  34. "Furpocalypse 2023 Charity Tweet". November 17, 2023. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “Our final count was $13,440.09 raised for Q+!”
  35. "Furpocalypse 2023 Theme TikTok". June 16, 2023. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “#summercampslasher”
  36. "Furpocalypse 2023 Guests Of Honor Tweet". October 27, 2023. Retrieved on February 25, 2024. “The guest of honor meet & greet with Zucchini Fuzz and Possessed Pasm”
  37. "Furpocalypse Website". Archived from the original on February 25, 2024. Retrieved on February 25, 2024.

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