Furry Retreat

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Furry Retreat
Location
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration October 23-25, 2015
Charity Knight's Rest Retreat
Subject Outdoor Furry
Resources Photos, videos, reports: Furry Retreat resources

Furry Retreat is an annual camp-out event, held at Knight's Rest Retreat in Bristow, Oklahoma, USA. It was first held over October 23-25, 2015. The event was created by several former Oklacon volunteers and attendees, in response to said convention's cancellation.

Format[edit]

Furry Retreat is an event, rather than a convention. There are no accommodations, apart from space to set up a tent, nor any scheduled events or panels. With a small core of staff, most of the event comes to life through those who attend, creating a commune like environment.

There are no event spaces at Knight's rest, nor is there any electricity available. As such, events are frequently spur of the moment affairs such as "let's go fishing" and "the gaming tent." Despite this, events such as a 45 minute rave was held, thanks to a solar panel and battery, and lighting provided by a gas generator, a fireworks show was put on, and a group was able to head to a fire range for an afternoon of target practice.

Mascot[edit]

The mascots for Furry Retreat are a red dragon named Steve and a number of sheep corresponding to the year of the convention.

History[edit]

2015[edit]

Furry Retreat 2015 took place over October 23-25, 2015. Organized in less than a month, it had an attendance of approximately 50.[1]

The official event director for the inaugural year of Furry Retreat was a sheep who "gave his all to make the event happen."[citation needed] This sheep was served for dinner Saturday night.[citation needed]

All of the first year's revenue went towards the event's charity, Knight's Rest Retreat.

2016[edit]

FurryRetreat2016Logo.jpg

Furry Retreat 2016 was held on September 16-18.[2] This was the first year a registration fee was charged, beyond the fee for using the campsite. The attendance was approximately 32.

The unofficial theme for 2016 was "Attack of the Nopes," decided at the event, in response to the number of insects present in the warmer month.

2017[edit]

Furry Retreat 2017 is scheduled to be October 20-22.[3]

References[edit]

  1. Furry Retreat official website. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  2. Furry Retreat official website. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  3. Furry Retreat official website. Retrieved February 1, 2017.

External links[edit]

  • [1] official website