Golden Leaves Con
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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.
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. It was started together with KingTaibu. Organisers moreover currently[when?] are Garra, Avalon, Ragna, Dax Black, Fendracus, BlackLion, Flookie, Dragi_P, Luchs, Robs, Gazman, Daszh, Elwetika, Naut, Asraelle, Aslan, Tomkitty, Lif Anderson, Thanderan and Latius Zenas Xeros . 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. It was held at the "Gruppenhaus Bärgsunne", located high above Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. 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 6 took place over October 29-November 1, 2015, at the Gruppenhaus C'est la Vie in Hasliberg.
The convention had a Halloween theme. 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, 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." 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, at the Panorama Hotel and the C'est la Vie guesthouse in Hasliberg. The theme for this year was "Incredible India". There were 222 attendees from 18 countries.
Golden Leaves Con 9 took place on October 24-28, 2018,  like last year the conventions location was the Panorama Hotel and the C'est la Vie guesthouse in Hasliberg. 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. 
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. 
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. 
GLC12 has been announced for the 26.10 - 30.10 2022. The conventions theme is still up to discussion.
- Staff meeting held on the 29th of September 2018.
- Golden Leaves Con website. Retrieved March 12, 2013
- Location on the Golden Leaves Con website. Retrieved March 12, 2013
- Golden Leaves Con 5 website. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
- Golden Leaves Con 6 website. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
- Tweet on the Golden Leaves Con account on Twitter. Dated November 6, 2015. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
- Golden Leaves Con 7 website. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
- Golden Leaves Con 8 website. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
- tweet on the Golden Leaves Con account on Twitter. Dated October 13, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
- Golden Leaves Con 9 website. Retrieved October 01, 2018.
- Conbook, GLC9, last page, Twitter, Website, Staff Information
- Official Website
- Golden Leaves Con on Twitter
- Image gallery for GLC1
- Image gallery for GLC2
- Image gallery for GLC3
- Image gallery for GLC4
- Image gallery for GLC5
- Image gallery for GLC6
- Image gallery for GLC7
- Image gallery for GLC8
- Image gallery for GLC9
- Image gallery for GLC10
- Image gallery for GLC11
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