Furpocalypse 2018

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Furpocalypse 2018 was held October 26-28, 2018 at the same hotel as the prior year,[1] though due to a change of ownership it is now known as the Red Lion Hotel Cromwell, in Cromwell, Connecticut.[2][3] The theme was "Thriller Nights"[4] and the guest of honor was Cocadope,[5] and Jib Kodi[5] with special guest Nick Nocturne.[5]

At closing ceremonies, con staff reported 1,391 attendees, including 417 fursuits, and raised $10,373 for the United States War Dog Association and True Colors. [6]

Several attendees reported seeing what they believed to be black mold and damp,[7][8][9][10][11] which one linked to respiratory problems from visiting back in 2016,[12][13] and another later claiming a "strange disease" resulting in hospitalization.[14] A petition was set up shortly after the convention, demanding a move to a different location in New England, and attracting over 50 signatures within days.[15]

References[edit]

  1. "Hello my pretty. We meet again :D" - Furpocalypse, Twitter (April 8, 2019)
  2. "As you may already know, the Radisson has changed flags to The Red Lion Hotel. We had a meeting with hotel management to address your and our concerns. They have given us some insight into their renovation plans which include updated guest rooms and more." - Furpocalypse, Twitter (May 14, 2018)
  3. https://www.furpocalypse.org/ Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  4. Tweet on the Furpocalypse Twitter account. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Furpocalypse 2018 Guest of Honor page. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  6. "#Furpocalypse numbers: 1391 attendees, 417 Furuiters, $10,373 for The War Dogs!" - ValdorFox, Twitter (October 28, 2019)
  7. "Furpocalypse hotel is looking as good as ever... Furpoc attendees... I don't know what to tell you... Red Lion Hotels, you've got some serious issues at Cromwell, CT property. Fix it." Kasi Frost, Twitter (October 16, 2018)
  8. "Monday and the end of a furrific con at the MOLD MOTEL!!" - Tikanni Wolf, Twitter (October 29, 2018)
  9. "Hey, I need help finding that photo of peeling moldy paneling someone found in their Furpocalypse hotel room." - Shetani, Twitter (November 5, 2018)
  10. "So this leak on the drop ceiling has been growing since we got here. It finally started dripping, went downstairs to see if they could fix it and when the desk radioed maintenance they replied with something along the lines of 'oh that room is marked as uninhabitable'" - Cider Saber, Twitter (October 27, 2018)
  11. "Photo I took myself of Lake Negligence on Sunday night. You can see how far the puddle on the carpet had spread over the weekend." Shetani, Twitter (November 18, 2018)
  12. "I can’t go to Furpocalypse anymore because the moment I set foot in the building my asthma goes wild from all the mold. Went in 2016 and was taking my inhaler 5x a day there, I finally said enough was enough. The hotel is a health hazard, please, please, please change venues." (October 26, 2018)
  13. "So. I enjoyed Furpocalypse as a con, I love seeing friends, it's a good crowd! However... I've officially decided I'm not returning until the venue changes unless it's absolutely gutted and rebuilt. This is my second year of coming home absolutely ill from all the mold." - whin, Twitter (October 30, 2018)
  14. "Different hotel, tho? Kinda picked up a strange disease and was hospitalized after the last one :/" - CyTheFox, Twitter (February 15, 2019)
  15. Move Furpocalypse to a different location in New England - change.org (first signed October 31, 2018; retrieved April 28, 2019)