Midwest FurFest 2015

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Midwest FurFest 2015 was a convention that was held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.[1][2] from December 4th to December 6th, 2015.[1][2] Total attendance was 5,606[3], which included 1,378 particpants in the fursuit parade.[4]

Guests of Honor[edit]

The Guests of Honor were:[5]


The convention's charity was Save-A-Vet. Save-A-Vet is a military and law-enforcement working dog rescue and support organization. Through special agreements with military and law enforcement agencies, they take responsibility for dogs which, due to PTSD or training, cannot be adopted and would otherwise be put down. These dogs are trained, their disabilities taken into consideration, and they are paired with disabled veterans who can provide one-on-one attention.[6]

$62,020.71 was raised[7] through various fundraising activities, including charity poker ($2,440), The Dragget Show ($104), Whose Lion Is It Anyway? ($648), Mystery Science Theater 3000 ($403), Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind ($460), the charity auction ($8,670), table donations of approximately ($6,000), and a donation from Midwest Furry Fandom, Inc. ($40,000). The charity auction saw $5,500 bid for a Blackhawks-signed charity hockey stick.[8]

At closing ceremonies, a special auction was held for a "Dubious Raccoon" piñata based on Ursula Vernon's 2005-era convention logo, which GreenReaper and Kira Tora had won from the charity auction.[9] Alkali Bismuth acted as auctioneer and an additional $600 was raised for the piñata to be smashed open live, on stage, after closing ceremonies had concluded.[10][11]

Initially, it was announced that "nearly $60,000" was raised for the charity at closing ceremonies. When someone from the audience asked how short of $60,000 the event was, it was revealed that another $400 would put the donation over $60,000. In response, attendees began to flood the stage, throwing down bills and coins of all denominations, to reach the total.[12]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Midwest FurFest website. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tweet on the Midwest FurFest account on Twitter. Dated January 28, 2015. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  3. Tweet on the Midwest FurFest account on Twitter. Dated December 6, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  4. Tweet on the Midwest FurFest account on Twitter. Dated December 5, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  5. "Guests of Honor" on the Midwest FurFest website. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  6. Train Our Disabled Vets on the Save-A-Vet website. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  7. Official Release on the Midwest FurFest Website. Dated December 9, 2015. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  8. Tweet on the Midwest FurFest account on Twitter. Dated December 6, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  9. "Whoever paid $600 to destroy it got their money's worth! (And let's not forget the M&M's @ #TMLMTBGB…)" - GreenReaper, Twitter (16 December 2015)
  10. "Also at #MFF2015: watching @PerroMutt take @UrsulaV's mascot to the ground and shiv it for charity. $200 well spent!" - GreenReaper, Twitter (16 December 2015)
  11. ".@midwestfurfest's piñata in happier times. @Kira_Tora and I split it @ charity auct.; IIRC AV staff paid for Perro." - GreenReaper, Twitter (16 December 2015)
  12. "people are throwing money onto the stage to round the charity total up to $60,000 😭😭😭 #FurFest" - Madius, Twitter (December 6, 2015). Retrieved January 13, 2016

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