Furry Fandom Lounge
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The Furry Fandom Lounge is a series of furry programming tracks at The World Science Fiction Convention (also known as Worldcon) and North American Science Fiction Convention (also known as NASFiC) held in Southern California. It was created in 1996 by Rod O'Riley, then the programming lead of the ConFurence committee, to essentially be a furry mini-con within Worldcon and continues to be organized by Rod through the Califur group.
History of the Furry Fandom Lounge
- At the 1996 Worldcon (aka L.A.con III) in Anaheim, California, the Furry Fandom Lounge was first held by the ConFurence committee as five-day furry programming track. The general Worldcon program schedule publicized the furry parties, panels, and exhibits which even included a glass-encased "History of Furry Fandom" display by David Bliss.
- At the 1999 NASFiC (aka Conucopia) in Anaheim, California, the Furry Fandom Lounge reflected on 15 years of fandom.
A 2003 article about Worldcon mentioned the convention being "part subculture haven for fans of furries and filking".
- At the 2006 Worldcon (aka L.A.con IV) in Anaheim, California, the Furry Fandom Lounge once again returned for four days under the organization of the Califur group. The programming track included a furry artist reception and panels ranging from fursuiting basics to the new world of furry webcomics.
- An Illustrated Chronology of Furry Fandom, 1966–1996 by Fred Patten. Retrieved 2012 July 15.
- Niedzviecki, Hal. "A genre in a time warp" in The Globe and Mail September 1, 2003. p. R.1. Retrieved October 27, 2007 through ProQuest online database Canadian Newsstand.
- LA Con III - the 1996 World Science Fiction Convention in Los Angeles (mirror)
- Conucopia - the 1999 North American Science Fiction Convention in Anaheim
- Furry Fandom Lounge at Conucopia
- LA Con IV - the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention in Los Angeles