Furry Raiders

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Furry Raiders is an "international base group",[1] headquartered in Colorado, USA.[1] Their stated goal is to "help improve the Furry Fandom by providing resources and services so everyone has equal opportunity".[2]

Personnel[edit]

The people involved in the running of the Furry Raiders are:[1]

Events[edit]

Furry Raiders has organised several social events, including attending the St Patrick's Day Parade in Fort Collins,[3] and playing laser tag.[4]

Furry Raiders was one of several groups to block-book a cinema for a for a furry-centric screening of the movie Zootopia. Taking place on March 5, 2016,[5] at a branch[clarify] of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the event saw 107 attendees, including 17 or 18 fursuiters.[6]

Controversy[edit]

Iconography[edit]

Furry Raiders has drawn some criticism due to the similarity of their logo (often worn as armbands) to the swastika symbol of Nazi Germany.[7]

The group was banned from wearing the armbands at Foxtrot (a fursuit-friendly dance night at a club in Denver, Colorado).[8]

Rocky Mountain Fur Con 2016[edit]

In April, 2016, controversy was generated when it became known that Furry Raiders had block-booked 25% of the hotel rooms available at the Crowne Plaza for Rocky Mountain Fur Con 2016,[9][10][11] before the room block officially opened.[12]

After being contacted by RMFC staff, Furry Raiders declined to drop their reservations at the Crowne Plaza.[11] The convention staff subsequently announced:

   
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We have exhausted all of the means that we have to officially try to get them to release the rooms, but we’re sorry to say that neither the convention nor the hotel currently have policies in place to prevent this behavior, though we strongly disapprove of it.

We will be taking direct action to implement policies with the Marriott next year to prevent this obscenely unfair behavior.

   
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On April 14, Furry Raiders announced that they had "released 25 rooms in total after discussion with @RMFC_Denver" and were going to "accommodate our guests much more efficiently than before".[13]

On April 14 RMFC issued a correction to previous state via Facebook & Google+.

   
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From the desk of the Boss Cat (Sorin):

The Chairman would like to issue a correction to the statement posted on April 12th at 7:56PM. In that statement we inferred that the Furry Raiders had refused to release the rooms in their room block. This statement was not entirely accurate. At the time the Furry Raiders had stated that the rooms in the block had been given to Members and Friends and from that we inferred that they were refusing to release any of the rooms they had reserved. Since this statement the Furry Raiders have begun to cancel some of the unused rooms in their reservation and have stated that they will continue to do so for unused rooms. RMFC would like to apologize to the Furry Raiders for any confusion or antagonism this statement might have caused. Again, feedback on this and any other news is always welcome here. If you prefer your feedback private, please leave us a private message and we can send it thru the proper channels.

   
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Furry Raiders' profile on Fur Affinity. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  2. Furry Raiders' profile on Twitter. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  3. Tweet on the Furry Raiders account on Twitter. Dated March 12, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  4. Tweet on the Furry Raiders account on Twitter. Dated March 12, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  5. Tweet on the Furry Raiders account on Twitter. Dated March 5, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  6. Tweet on the Furry Raiders account on Twitter. Dated March 5, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  7. Posting on the Horrific Fursuits account on tumblr. Dated March 24, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  8. Tweet on the Furry Raiders account on Twitter. Dated April 2, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  9. Tweet on the Rocky Mountain Fur Con account on Twitter. Dated April 8, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  10. Tweet on the Rocky Mountain Fur Con account on Twitter. Dated April 12, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Announcement by Rocky Mountain Fur Con/Geo Mountainpaws. Dated April 13, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  12. Tweet on the Furry Raiders account on Twitter. Dated April 13, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  13. Tweet on the Furry Raiders account on Twitter. Dated April 14, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2016.

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