Mephit Furmeet

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Mephit Furmeet
Mephit Furmeet 1 (1997)
Mephit Furmeet 2 (1998)
Mephit Furmeet 3 (1999)
Mephit Furmeet 2000
Mephit Furmeet 2001
Mephit Furmeet 6 (2002)
Mephit Furmeet 7 (2003)
Mephit Furmeet 8 (2004)
Mephit Furmeet 9 (2005)
Mephit Fur Meet X (2006)
Mephit Fur Meet 11 (2007)
Mephit Fur Meet 12 (2008)
Mephit Fur Meet 13 (2009)
Mephit Fur Meet 14 (2010)
Mephit Fur Meet 15 (2011)
Mephit Fur Meet 16 (2012)
Mephit Fur Meet 17 (2013)
Mephit Fur Meet 18 (2014)

Mephit Furmeet staff
Mephit Furmeet guests of honor

The Mephit Furmeet, also known as MFM, is an annual furry convention in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. This convention meets over the Labor Day holiday weekend. MFM's mascot is a skunk, as the name implies, and its motto is "Welcome home".

At 2009, it was announced that the next convention would be held at the Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center in Olive Branch, Mississippi, making it the first time the convention would be held outside of the city of Memphis.[1] From 2001 through 2009, MFM was held at the Holiday Inn Select at Memphis International Airport. From 1998 through 2000, it was held at the Holiday Inn Memphis East on Poplar Ave. The event was first held at a Howard Johnson's Inn (now an Econo Lodge) on Sycamore View Road in East Memphis.

Charity[edit]

Tiger Haven has been the convention charity for Mephit Furmeet every year since 2001 and is expected to remain so for the foreseeable future. Through 2009, MFM has raised more than $100,000 for Tiger Haven and is their largest single contributor. More than $15,000 was raised for Tiger Haven at 2004. As of 2005, there is an enclosure bearing MFM's name that was funded entirely with donations from the convention attendees.

History[edit]

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Visitor Statistics

Started by local Memphis furry GrowlTiger in 1997, MFM originated from a small pizza party gathering hosted in a local Howard Johnson's. Since then, the chairs organizing the convention have included:

Scenes from Mephit Furmeet 4 in 2000 appeared in the documentary Fans and Freaks from Nashville, Tennessee area directors Stephen and Suzie Lackey.

In 2001, a surprise guest appearance was made by Dr. Samuel "Uncle Kage" Conway, disguised as "The Great Unknown Furry".

In 2002, part of the convention space was unexpectedly "borrowed" by the Transportation Security Administration.

In 2005, the hotel was shared with displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina, with convention attendees donating both money and resources to those affected by the catastrophe.

There were over 600 people attending in 2005. Attendance held near that level through 2011.

Guests of Honor[edit]

T-shirt Design Contest[edit]

An annual contest is held to select the tshirt design. Winners of the popular vote include:

References[edit]

  1. Official twitter announcement about MFM's 2010 venue

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