Room parties may be hosted by attendees in their hotel rooms in addition to formal programming and dances at conventions. The people running such conventions generally have no interest with what goes on in a particular room, so long as they do not get complaints from other members or hotel staff.
 Furry parties
The first known funny animal fan party was the Prancing Skiltaire Party held at the 1985 Westercon. The first party to be openly referred to as a "Furry Party" was held at the following Westercon in July 1986 by Mark Merlino and Rod O'Riley, who would later co-found ConFurence. A 20th anniversary celebration of that event was held July 1, 2006 during the 59th Westercon (known as "Conzilla") at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley.
 See also
- An Illustrated Chronology of Furry Fandom, 1966–1996 by Fred Patten
- Looking Back: 10 Years of Furry Parties by Rod O'Riley, page 42 of the ConFurence 7 program book