Golden Leaves Con

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Golden Leaves Convention
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Other names {{{othernames}}}
Location Switzerland
Status Ongoing
First iteration Nov 4-7, 2010
Organizer(s) Swissfurs Association
Subject Furry
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Photos, videos, reports: Golden Leaves Con resources

Golden Leaves Con (often abbreviated to GLC) is an annual furry convention held in Switzerland. It takes place in November and is autumn themed. Golden Leaves Con 10 in Hasliberg in 2019 saw 299 attendees, making it the fourth-biggest furry convention in the German speaking area. After Ch-on was discontinued in 2012, it is currently the only active public furry con in Switzerland.

Golden Leaves Con differs from most medium size conventions in that it is not catered by a hotel, but by a crew of volunteer furries. All meals and drinks are included in the convention fee. This arrangement, more typical of small-scale conventions, was kept in order to keep the convention affordable to international guests. Other specialties of GLC include a heated outdoor pool and free cocktails on one night.

One of its main events is a full-length puppetry show by the Swiss Pawpeteers. It is the only pawpet production in the German language.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, that reached its peak in 2020, GLC had to be postponed in this year. This was decided at an early point in the organisation to prevent last-minute cancellations, health risks for the attendees, legal issues and financial damage. Luckily, in 2021 GLC could go back to its regular schedule, having a 4 day convention in late autmn. An official proof of vaccination and a recent covid test was mandatory for everyone who attended the con.

The Con is lead by Luxen and MafunDi. Organisers moreover currently[when?] are Garra, Avalon, Dax Black, Karuzo, Fendracus, BlackLion, Flookie, Dragi_P, Robs, Misaki, Daszh, Elwetika, Naut, Asraelle, Aslan, Tomkitty, Lif Anderson, Thanderan and Latius Zenas Xeros .[1] For earlier cons, KingTaibu and Nikko also were core organisers.


The first convention took place at the Baselbieter Chinderhus Langenbruck, on November 4 to 7, 2010. It was fully booked with 42 furs who could enjoy a furdance, a heated outdoor pool, a torch walk, a cocktail night and game show. Another attribute was the local food; besides Swiss cheese fondue a number of home-cooked local dishes were served.


The second convention took place at Chinderhus Langenbruck (Switzerland) from November 3 to 6, 2011. Attendance was 44.



Golden Leaves Con 3 took place over November 15-18, 2012, again at Chinderhus Langenbruck. Attendance was 46.



Golden Leaves Con 4 took place over November 14-17, 2013.[2] It was held at the "Gruppenhaus Bärgsunne", located high above Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland.[3] With an attendance of 87 it had almost doubled in size. For the first time, the convention attracted a number of visitors from outside the German speaking countries, especially from the British fandom.



Golden Leaves Con 5 was held over November 13-16, 2014,[4] at the Gruppenhaus C'est la Vie in Hasliberg, Switzerland.[4] Attendance was 137.



Golden Leaves Con 6 took place over October 29-November 1, 2015,[5] at the Gruppenhaus C'est la Vie in Hasliberg.

The convention had a Halloween theme.[5] With over 130 guests, a new guest record was had, but it was not the only record for this year: Due to special climatic conditions, the con had over 15°C on the day and sun every day, which is really uncommon for over 1000m in the Swiss Alps and lead to a more outdoor-con feeling with a campfire and hammocks in addition to the pool.



Golden Leaves Con 7 took place over November 3-6, 2016,[6] at the Gruppenhaus C'est la Vie in Hasliberg. This year's theme was "School Trip", invoking "a trip down memory lane. Hiking, making bonfires, staying up late with your friends, pranks on teachers, maybe your first crush... Everyone has a story to tell."[7] As the interest in GLC had grown over the years, some 40 beds were rented at the nearby Panorama Hotel, bringing attendance up to 187 furries coming from 11 countries, including Sweden, UK, Ukraine and Japan. The standard fee including all meals and drinks was 170 Swiss Franks.



Golden Leaves Con 8 was held over November 2-5, 2017,[8] at the Panorama Hotel and the C'est la Vie guesthouse in Hasliberg.[8] The theme for this year was "Incredible India".[8] There were 222 attendees from 18 countries.[9]



Golden Leaves Con 9 took place on October 24-28, 2018, [10] like last year the conventions location was the Panorama Hotel and the C'est la Vie guesthouse in Hasliberg.[10] The convention theme was "Toffyfix with the furries", which is inspired by the famous Franco-Belgian comic series "Asterix". 271 attendees from 19 different nations have participated in GLC9. This also was the first time GLC has been expanded by an additional convention day. Making it a 4 day convention.



Golden Leaves Con 10 has been held on October 30th, to November the 3th 2019 in Hasliberg, Switzerland. Convention theme was "Día de los Muertos". 299 Furs from 18 different countries were a part of the 10th golden leaves con. Central elements of the con were again: The heated outdoor Pool, GLCs own Pawpet Show, a swiss cheese fondue for dinner and the free cocktail night, that was expanded by an additional evening. Also a small auction was introduced to the con, where people could bid on a large 3D-printed greywulf Skull, that was custom painted by local Artist and longstanding Art-Director of GLC, Ragna. [11]


GLC11 was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, respecting the consequences for the Convention and its attendees if local COVID infections would occur. Also legally, it was not possible to held large events in Switzerland during that time. [12]


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GLC11 was held from the 27.10.2021 to the 31.10.2021. The convention took place again at the Panorama hotel and the C'est la Vie guesthouse in Hasliberg. The theme was 'Oktoberfest' (The famous German beer & folk festival). An official proof of vaccination (certificate) against covid plus a covid test that is not older than 24h was necessary to attend. It was the first larger furry event on the european contintent since the outbreak of the COVID19 pandemic. About 270 Furries attended it, some even from the US. [13]



GLC12 took place on the 26.10 - 30.10 2022. The conventions theme was Ireland and the Celtic culture. With 301 Attendees, and new participant all-time-high has been reached. Again a recent and negative covid test was required to attend the convention. Before the convention there were issues with the registration process, partly caused by large demand that exceeded the capacity of the convention by far. Onsite, there were no problems worth mentioning. The weather was extraordinary warm for late October. In combination with the Pool, the con had an almost summer-like vibe. [14]



GLC13 was held from the 25.10.2023 to the 29.10.2023. This years Theme was: "Spacedock GLC13 - A space Odyssey", a tribute to all the fantastic Sci-Fi Franchises of the 20th century, like Star Wars or Star Trek. The con changed its registration system to a lottery based approach, due to the large amount of people who tried to register for GLC12. Attendance was 289, due to some Hotel Rooms that were unavailable for this years con. The Dealers Den attracted more dealers than ever before, reaching a capacity maximum with the current setup. The furry-operated hotel kitchen, a GLC tradition, was praised again by many attendees for the variety, quality and quantity of food they provided.

The Pawpet show for 2023 was cancelled in an early production phase, due to problems with the script. A comeback for next year is expected.[15]


GLC14 is planned to take place from the 23th to the 27th of October 2024. A theme has not been chosen.


  1. Staff meeting held on in spring 2023.
  2. Golden Leaves Con website. Retrieved March 12, 2013
  3. Location on the Golden Leaves Con website. Retrieved March 12, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Golden Leaves Con 5 website. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Golden Leaves Con 6 website. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  6. Tweet on the Golden Leaves Con account on Twitter. Dated November 6, 2015. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  7. Golden Leaves Con 7 website. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Golden Leaves Con 8 website. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  9. tweet on the Golden Leaves Con account on Twitter. Dated October 13, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Golden Leaves Con 9 website. Retrieved October 01, 2018.
  11. Conbook, GLC9, last page, Twitter, Website, Staff Information
  12. Twitter.
  13. Twitter.
  14. Twitter.
  15. Staff, Twitter.

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