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Other names FSC
Status Ongoing
First iteration March 18-20, 2016 (as part of Ring of Fire Con)

October 12-15, 2017

Organizer(s) ESSI
Charity http://www.2ndchancewildlife.org/
Subject Furry
Resources Photos, videos, reports: FursonaCon resources

FursonaCon is a furry convention in Newport News, Virgnina.

They started as an idea presented to them in 2014 by the company ESSI. ESSI runs the local anime convention, Nekocon in Hampton, Virginia, and wanted to reach out to the local furry community to start up their own convention. They, of course, accepted.


FursonaCon 2024 is scheduled to take place between August 29 - September 1, 2024 at the Newport News Marriott in Newport News, Virginia. The theme is ""DUNGEON DELVERS"" and FursonaCon is partnering with Heartleaf Games. [1]


FursonaCon 2023 "Dino Safari" took place September 14-17, 2023 at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach. This is the first year the convention had an official mascot on side. The suit was made by this years the Guest of Honor HeckGeck [2] The other Guest of Honor was BusinessWolf [3]

There were 957 attendees and 420 fursuiters in the parade. $14000 were raised for their 2 charity partners: Second Chance Wildlife and Maui Humane Society. [4]


FursonaCon 2022 "Academy of Magic" took place September 8-10, 2022 at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach. This was the first iteration of the convention to take place since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Registrations from the cancelled 2020 and 2021 events were carried over to this event. The Guests of Honor were ViceKillX and Moss Possum.

There were 731 attendees, 397 fursuiters, and $20,000 was raised for the convention's charity: Second Chance Wildlife.


FursonaCon 2020 "Cyberspace Online" took place on August 29-30, 2020 as an online furry convention due to the in-person venue being cancelled from the COVID-19 pandemic.[5]


FursonaCon 2019 "80’s Retro Futurism" took place September 5-8, 2019, again at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Norfolk.[6]

There were 489 attendees, 155 fursuiters in the parade, and $6000 was raised for the convention's charity, Second Chance Wildlife.



FursonaCon 2018 took place September 6-9.[7] The theme was Ancient Rome.[8] There were 424 attendees, including 116 fursuiters, and $4177 was raised for convention charity Second Chance Wildlife.[9]


FursonaCon 2017 took place over October 12-15, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach/Norfolk.[10] The Guests of Honor were: Princess Rei, Casey, Patto, and Matthew Ebel. The Special Guest was ConLG. [11]. Fursonacon's charity was Second Chance Wildlife. [12] Total amount raised for charity was $3,750 and the amount of fursuiters in the parade was 79.[13] The total number of attendees was 297. [14]


Fursonacon had a soft opening alongside a science fiction convention known as Ring of Fire Con (ROFCON). This year is not considered to be an official convention.

FursonaCon's first-year charity was Second Chance Wildlife.[15]


FursonaCon Attendance and Charity
Year Fursuiters Attendees Charity
2023 420 957 $14,000.00
2022 397 731 $20,000.00
2021 n/a n/a cancelled
2020 n/a n/a cancelled
2019 155 489 $6,000.00
2018 116 424 $4,177.00
2017 79 297 $3,750.00
  • Fursuiter numbers are as counted in the parade

External links[edit]


  1. FursonaCon Convention Homepage Retrieved March 2, 2024.
  2. HeckGeck Twitter Post with pictures of the new mascot suit - 9/17/2023
  3. BusinessWolf GoH spotlight Twitter 7/19/2023
  4. 2023 has been an amazing convention! - Twitter post by FursonaCon
  5. [1]
  6. Hotel | FursonaCon. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  7. Tweet on the FursonaCon account on Twitter. Dated January 31, 2018. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  8. "Fursonacon in Ancient Rome!" - announcement on the FursonaCon website. Dated October 17, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  9. "The numbers are in! Are you guys ready for this? We raised $4177 for our charity, Second Chance Wildlife! There were 424 attendees and 116 total fursuiters that participated!" - FursonaCon, Twitter (September 9, 2018)
  10. Hotel and Dates Announcement at FursonaCon website. Dated November 19, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  11. [2] Fursonacon 2017's GOH Page,
  12. [3]Fursonacon 2017's Charity Page
  13. [4]Tweet by Fursonacon
  14. [5]Tweet by Fursonacon
  15. Our Charity at FursonaCon website
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