Midwest FurFest 2016

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Midwest FurFest 2016, the seventeenth Midwest FurFest convention, was held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois, USA, from December 1-4, 2016.[1]

The convention saw 7,075 attendees.[2]

Guests of Honor[edit]

The Guests of Honor were:[3]

Charity[edit]

The convention's charity was Felines and Canines,[4] for which was raised $78,482.05.[5][6]

Individuals and Events which contributed towards this total donation:[7]

  • $620 - The Midwest FurFest Poker Tournament
  • $3,500 - The Midwest FurFest Charity Auction
  • $3,000 - Foxes and Peppers After Dark
  • $2,000 - Rucio, Willow Fox and the rest of the Donut Crew
  • $65 - The Hyatt Regency O’Hare and MFF Hot Cocoa
  • $5,340 - Table Donations
  • $1,000 - Improv Charity Event
  • $778 - Dragget Show Podcast
  • $550 - Dragget Show “MISTAKE”
  • $334 - Convention Horror Stories
  • $915.05 - Closing Ceremonies Top Hat Donations
  • $50,000 - Midwest Furry Fandom, Inc.
  • $7,500 - ShadowKat (Personal Donation)
  • $1,000 - The Midwest FurFest Furry Hockey Players
  • $1,880 - Cash donations at Closing Ceremonies

At closing ceremonies, the 2016 and 2017 Convention Chairs were dared to select one of two dog bowls which contained either cat food (yes, actual cat food), or poop (chocolate candy bars). In exchange for doing this dare, they asked the audience to make a donation to the charity. Alkali_Bismuth walked his top hat around and an additional $915 (and five cents) was raised, bringing the total donation to $18,102.05. This total was shared with the charity who was profusely thankful. This was followed up with the MFF, "But wait, there's more" moment, in which the Convention Chair and Board Treasurer of Midwest Furry Fandom, Inc. presented the charity with an additional check for $50,000 leading to a grand total of $68,102.05. The audience, upon hearing that Midwest FurFest had raised "nearly $70,000" for the charity began to come up on stage and empty their pickets. This lead to a final round of donations and the discovery that a 3D statue presented by ShadowKat contained a personal check, leading to a final donation of $78,482.05.[8]

References[edit]

  1. "Midwest FurFest 2015 - Thank you!" - posting by Woody on the Midwest FurFest website. Dated December 9, 2015. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  2. Tweet on the Midwest FurFest account on Twitter. Dated December 4, 2016. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  3. Guests of Honor on the Midwest FurFest website. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  4. Charity on the Midwest FurFest website. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  5. Tweet on the Midwest FurFest account on Twitter. Dated December 4, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  6. Tweet on the Twitter account @mAdius. Dated December 4, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  7. Post on the Midwest FurFest website. Dated December 29, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  8. Video on Duncan_da_Husky's YouTube. Dated December 6, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2016.

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