Midwest FurFest 2009

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Midwest FurFest 2009 was a convention held 20-22 November at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, Illinois, U.S.A.[1] 2040 attended the convention, including 145 sponsors and 55 anniversary sponsors. 357 participated in the fursuit parade, and $12,799 was raised for charity.[2]

Guests of Honor[edit]

In celebration of the convention's tenth anniversary, all of the guests of honor from the first nine years were invited back. In all, 23 attended.


The convention's charity was Kane Area Rehabilitation and Education for Wildlife. Their table displayed numerous rescued animals (including a lynx, a tortoise, a hawk and a one-eyed owl), and collected $558 on Friday, $734 on Saturday and $508 on Sunday. $773 was raised by an impromptu show by 2 and Kage, while a charity poker competition brought in $700. The charity auction raised $4526, and Midwest Furry Fandom, Inc. donated $5000, bringing the total to $12,799.[2]

Art show[edit]

Despite an increase in the number of pieces (1129) and at total of 81 artists, the art show raised only $16,302 - a significant drop from the prior year's $22,928. Fewer pieces went to auction, and many remained unsold, probably due to the state of attendee finances.


A Comics Curmudgeon blog entry in March 2009 showed Slylock Fox and declares the title character is "changing into his giant rat costume; our favorite detective is actually suiting up for Midwest Furfest ’09".[3]


  1. MFF08 - comment by Duncan da Husky,   midwest_furfest (20 November 2007)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Midwest FurFest 2009 Closing Ceremonies Recap - Duncan da Husky,   midwest_furfest (25 November 2009)
  3. Give the money and run. March 30, 2009 post on The Comics Curmudgeon. Retrieved March 30, 2009.