Furry Unlocked

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Furry Unlocked
Location
Website
Status Discontinued
First iteration August 30 - September 1, 2013
Final iteration October 30 - November 1, 2015
Subject Furry
Resources Photos, videos, reports: Furry Unlocked resources
Unthrocon/Furry Unlocked's mascot, Roki

Furry Unlocked, originally called Unthrocon, was a yearly furry convention which takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA at the Salt Lake City Radisson Hotel. It first occurred in 2013, though there was a "one day event" by the same name in 2012.[1] This event was used to judge how much local interest existed in a regional convention.

Mascot[edit]

Furry Unlocked's mascot is Roki, a Utahraptor chosen because of its discovery in Utah.[2] The name Roki won a contest.

2013[edit]

Logo

Unthrocon 2013 took place over August 30 - September 1, 2013. There were 126 attendees.[3]

The convention had a strong game-oriented focus, with two game rooms. Top tier convention swag included a personalized dice bag[4] and a full set of role-playing dice. An extensive library of games could be checked out by attendees during the convention.[5] Some games were modified to fit better with the furry fandom, such as a custom Twister mat for a fursuit twister contest.

Events[edit]

Unthrocon had a number of events and panels in 2013.[6] The tournaments had prizes for the winners.

  • Magic: The Gathering tournament (Prize: 2-character commission by Sapphwolf)
  • Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament (Prize: Foam Master sword[7])
  • Dance Central tournament
  • Fursuit Twister contest (Prize: Squishable raptor[8])
  • Kerbal 5-Minute Space sprint
  • Werewolves of Miller Hollow
  • NERF Anger Management Shootout (Prize: Steampunk NERF gun[9]
  • Whose Whine Is It Anyway (Furry and fursuit friendly improv games)
  • Fursuit group photo shoots
  • Sunday morning cartoons

Board of Directors[edit]

In 2013, the convention's board of directors were:

2014[edit]

Unthrocon 2014 took place over October 31-November 2, 2014,[10] again at the Salt Lake City Radisson Hotel.[11] The convention attracted 212 attendees.[12]

2015[edit]

FurryUnlocked2015Logo.jpg

In January, 2015, it was announced that Unthrocon would be changing its name to Furry Unlocked.[13][14]

Furry Unlocked 2015 took place over October 30-November 1, 2015,[15] at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in Downtown Salt Lake City.[16] There were 232 attendees.[17]

Cancellation[edit]

On December 13, 2015, the con board of directors voted in favor of ceasing operations of Furry Unlocked, in part due to an inability to locate eligible people to continue running the convention.[18]

References[edit]

  1. May 7, 2013 Tweet on the Unthrocon account on Twitter. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  2. Tweet on the Unthrocon account on Twitter. Dated June 25, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  3. Tweet on Hobbes Dawg's account on Twitter. Dated September 1, 2013. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
  4. https://www.unthrocon.org/?p=532 Post on Unthrocon website. Retrieved August 29, 2013
  5. https://www.unthrocon.org/?p=573 Post on Unthrocon website. Retrieved August 29, 2013
  6. https://www.unthrocon.org/?page_id=504 Event page. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
  7. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151487100202551&set=gm.484072891676221&type=1 Facebook post on the open Unthrocon group page.
  8. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151487101397551&set=gm.484073218342855&type=1 Facebook post on the open Unthrocon group page.
  9. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151487105277551&set=gm.484074128342764&type=1&theater Facebook post on the open Unthrocon group page.
  10. Tweet on the Unthrocon account on Twitter. dated April 3, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  11. Unthrocon website. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  12. Tweet on the Unthrocon account on Twitter. Dated November 2, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  13. Announcement on the Furry Unlocked account on Twitter. Dated January 18, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  14. Announcement on twitlonger.com. Dated January 19, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  15. Furry Unlocked 2015 website. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  16. Hotel on the Furry Unlocked 2015 website. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  17. Tweet on the Furry Unlocked account on Twitter. Dated November 1, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  18. "Closing Furry Unlocked" - posting by Curtis Ingram on FurryUnlocked.org. Dated January 16, 2016. Retrieved January 18, 2015.

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