Furry BlackLight

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Furry BlackLight
Furry BlackLight logo
Location France
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration January 19, 2013
Subject Convention
Resources Photos, videos, reports: Furry BlackLight resources

Furry BlackLight (previously Fursuit BlackLight) is a French furry convention which takes place near Paris.

Both English and French are spoken at the convention, which features such activities as a Dealers Den, fursuit games, and several lounges for fursuits, artists and gamers. Since 2017, attendees can also win a partial fursuit made by Brek Wolf.

History[edit]

The "FursuitBlackLight" was created by Furnace as a day of activities and to welcome Hai, visiting France. The success of this event led it to become a convention and is now called "FurryBlackLight" to encourage everyone to spend time together, even without fursuit.

Year Dates Attendees Fursuiters Venue Theme
2013 Jan 19 17 - Universal Circuit, Maurepas, France -
2014 Jan 19 27 - Universal Circuit, Maurepas, France "Revenge"
2014 Nov 1 - Nov 2 34 14 Premiere Classe, Maurepas, France "Level 3"
2015 Oct 31 - Nov 1 66 28 Premiere Classe, Maurepas, France "4 Play"
2016 Oct 29 - Oct 31 89 41 Premiere Classe, Maurepas, France "Give me five!"
2017 Oct 27 - Oct 29 150 64 Mercure, Maurepas, France -
2018 Nov 1 - Nov 4 265 110 Mercure, Maurepas, France -
2019 Oct 31 - Nov 3 317 129 Hyatt Paris Charles de Gaulle, Roissy en France, France "Alchemy and Black Magic"
2021 Oct 29 - Nov 1 551 235 Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, Tremblay-en-France, France "Space Travel"
2022 Oct 29 - Nov 1  ?  ? Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, Tremblay-en-France, France "Steam Ages"

2013[edit]

The first FBL was a one-day Laser Quest and indoor Mini-Golf fursuit event that took place on January 19th at the Universal Circuit[1]. A total of 17 people took part in honor of Hai, a German fur. [2]

2014[edit]

In 2014, the FBL took place twice:

The second edition was at the Universal Circuit of Maurepas on January 19th in an event titled "Revenge", with 27 people attending.[3]

FBL 3 was extended to a two-day event, dates have been changed to coincide with Halloween weekend and All Saints (1-2 November) and it was the first edition to take place in a hotel, the Hotel Premiere Classe.[4] The theme was "Level 3". It had a total of 34 registered attendees, including 14 fursuiters.

2015[edit]

FBL 4 took place on October 31 - November 1[5], and had 66 registered attendees including 28 fursuiters. The theme was "4 Play" and added bowling and video game activities.

2016[edit]

FBL 5 was extended to a three-days event (October 29-31), as was the first to have a dance night.[6] A total of 89 attendees had registered with 41 Fursuiters.[7] The convention was titled: "Give Me Five!".

2017[edit]

FBL 6 (October 27-29[8]) was the first to take place at the Mercure hotel in Maurepas, as well as the first to include a Fursuit Lounge, managed by Orthank and several other rooms directly into the hotel, including a Main Stage.

2018[edit]

This year, to encourage non-fursuit participants to join the convention, the name is changed to "Furry BlackLight"[9]. The event was also extended to a four-days event and took place on November 1-4, 2018[10], in the Mercure Hotel in Maurepas. A special menu was organized with the hotel, and was a great success, which provoked long waits in the dining room, because the hotel teams did not expect it.

2019[edit]

FBL 8 "Alchemy and Black Magic" took place on October 31-November 3 in a new hotel: the Hyatt Regency Paris Charles de Gaulle next to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.[11] Following this change of venue, the outdoor activities are removed in favor of new events, the return of a theme, a mermaid panel at the pool, games over several days, riddles, ... A total of 317 attendees registered from 9 different countries, including 129 fursuiters and 55 artists.

2020[edit]

No physical event this year due to the COVID-19 epidemic. A virtual dealers den was proposed on Discord on October 30 and 31, 2020.

2021[edit]

FBL 9 "Space Travel" took place on October 29 to November 1, 2021. Due to some difficulties with the previous venue, a new hotel hosted the event: the Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. This edition was also marked by the presence of several measures related to COVID[12] (wearing a mask, no snack exchange, ...) but it still allowed more than 500 people to meet and enjoy the return of activities like the Just Dance tournament or the Furry Olympics, and some new panels like the Watch & Talk.

2022[edit]

The 10th edition of the FBL will begin on October 29, 2022. The theme will be "Steam Ages".

References[edit]

  1. FURSUIT BLACK LIGHT ! minigolf et laser game ( en salle )
  2. Furry BlackLight - About the event (Cached).
  3. FURSUIT BLACK LIGHT REVENGE ( en salle )
  4. Fursuit black light - 3 eme édition
  5. Fursuit black light - 4 eme édition (FERMETURE DIM 18 OCT).
  6. Fursuit black light - "Give me five!" [29 au 31oct 2016
  7. Statistic FBL5 (2016)
  8. Fursuit Blacklight 2017 Information
  9. First mention of the new name on the official Twitter
  10. Furry BlackLight official website.
  11. F.A.Q. - Furry BlackLight 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  12. FBL9 Covid Guide

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