Kharcon

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Kharcon (Харькон; sometimes transliterated Harkon or Kharkon) is a small semi-annual furry convention typically taking place in a rented guest house in Kharkiv, Ukraine, first occurring over 24-26 August 2012.[1] The event was founded by Ksanshie (ru) after a trip to WUFF.

Kharcon mixes features of a furmeet with a relaxacon, with social and board games and nightly visits to the on-site sauna and/or pool. There have also been tutorials on crafting paws and other handmade items[2] and trips to Feldman Ecopark, or (weather permitting) fursuit walks. Accommodation and food is included; usually brunch and dinner - often barbecue on Saturday - as well as fruit, and tea/coffee. It is is possible to attend as a non-residential guest for one or more days for small payments to cover food.

The event is limited to 40 participants in the house at one time[3] - including any potential guests - and has had a roughly consistent attendance since 2015, with 32 registered as of early August 2015,[4] 44 in March 2016,[5] and 28 in September 2018.[6] As of 13 December 2015, there had been 129 unique participants over the years.

History[edit]

  • Kharcon 1 (24-26 August 2012 - featured a popular trip to the Museum of Sexual Cultures of the World)
  • Kharcon 2 (6-7 October 2012)
  • Kharcon 3: Last weekend (14-16 December 2012)
  • Kharcon 3.5 (8-10 February 2013)
  • Kharcon 4: The Beginning of Paradise (8-10 March 2013)
  • Kharcon 5 (24-26 August 2013 - potentially delayed due to Azov Furry 2013, an event which was to take place in Berdyansk[7])
  • Kharcon 6 (11-13 October 2013)
  • Kharcon 7 (6-8 December 2013)
  • Kharcon 8.5 (31 January-2 February 2014)
  • Kharcon 9 (8-10 March 2014)
  • Kharcon 10 (24-26 October 2014[8])
  • Kharcon 11 (7-9 March 2015;[9] may not have occurred as it is not listed in the history[10] and a news item for a March event states that it might be cancelled due to non-payment[11]])
  • Kharcon 12 (16-18 October 2015)
  • Kharcon 13 (18-20 March 2016)
  • Kharcon 14 (14-16 October 2016)
  • Kharcon 15 (initially 31 March-2 April 2017,[12] deferred to 14-16 October 2017 and then moved to Kiev[13])
  • Kharcon 16 (13-15 October 2018, back in Kharkiv)
  • Kharcon 17 (7-10 March 2019)

References[edit]

  1. Харькон 1. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  2. News: Update Announcement 8.5.0 ("patch notes" for Kharcon 8.5) - Kharcon.
  3. News: New World Order - Kharcon (presumably around December 10, 2015)
  4. Members - Kharcon - archived 6 August 2015.
  5. Members - Kharcon - archived 24 March 2016.
  6. Members - Kharcon - archived 3 September 2018.
  7. Kharcon or Berdyansk. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  8. The lengthening of the period of events coincides with pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine, including separatist resistance and violence in Kharkiv.
  9. Kharcon (archived 2 March 2015)
  10. Kharcon - How it was. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  11. News: March Kharcon. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  12. Kharcon (archived 15 January 2017)
  13. Kharcon (archived 27 July 2017)

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