Island FurBQ

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Island FurBQ
2012 logo, art by Thea Reven.

Island FurBQ was an outdoor furmeet which took place on Vancouver Island, organized by Tj Bluevulpine and Lady Serpent. The event was reorganized for 2013 as Surfur.

The first Island FurBQ was held on August 15-17, 2009. Not to be confused with the popular BC FurBQ, Island FurBQ was in partnership with the interior-based event.[1]

Island FurBQ and BC FurBQ[edit]

In the spring of 2009 it was announced that BC FurBQ would not be taking place during the summer. Therefore, a group of furs from Vancouver Island partnered up with the VI Furry Association to create a similar event in which furs of Vancouver Island could share the experience of BC FurBQ. The idea also gave mainland furs a chance to see island life in the rural west coast town of Tofino, BC.

After the success of the first event, it was decided that both events would co-exist, one operating one year, and the other operating the next year and so on.


A duel on Long Beach.
  • Island FurBQ 2009
    • Mock Swordplay
    • Volleyball
    • Beach Bonfire
    • Beach Rave
    • Swimming
    • Drawing Contests

Staff of 2009[edit]

The Crew of 2009.

The three main collaborators of the event were Tj Bluevulpine (Island FurBQ Event Coordinator), Lady Serpent (BC FurBQ Event Coordinator), and Drewdle Wolf (VI Furry Association Representative). However none of it would have happened without the wonderful staff that took time from their personal lives to help out with planning and preparations.

  • Tj Bluevulpine (Event Coordinator)
  • Drewdle (VI Furs Representative/Transportation)
  • Amanda Fennec (Planning and Organizing)
  • Gnosis (Food Preperation)
  • Ruby (Cook/Equipment Transport)
  • Lady Serpent (Event Badge Artist)
  • Scavello (Online Support)
  • Brasou (Online Support)

Fun facts[edit]

foxavenger's video documenting Island FurBQ 2009's location

Did you know that everyone who attended Island FurBQ '09 ate with their paws? That's right, because of a mishap with the planning of supplies for the event, all the cutlery was left behind. Just remember: If Tj offers to help with the planning of an event, don't put him in charge of the cutlery! Other crucial things that were missing or forgotten included salt, hamburger patties, coffee percolator and enough paper plates for the event. But they all pulled through and still had a wonderful time![citation needed]

The equipment that was taken to the beach consisted of two deep-cycle marine batteries, two speakers from Tj's room, a MacBook Pro with a hello kitty band-aid on the corner and a home-made amplifier built by our electronics expert, who also lit up the group site with white Christmas lights. After making a deal with "some stoner from the beach", Tj talked a man into carrying back up the equipment to the site in return for a guitar string.

Island FurBQ 2010[edit]

2010 was supposed to be the return of BC FurBQ, however due to unforeseen circumstances the event was cancelled. The staff of Island FurBQ scrambled to try and get something going, but it was too late in the season and anything resembling plans had fallen apart.

Island FurBQ 2012[edit]

Island FurBQ 2012 took place 27-30 July 2012 in Tofino, BC.[2][3]


  1. Island FurBQ at Tofino from August 15 - 17 thread at BC Furry Community Board.
  2. Island FurBQ
  3. FurBQ Pics - post 'em here - Kyroo, BC Furry Community Board (31 July 2012)

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