PAWAI

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PAWAI
PAWAI-logo.png
Party Along With Anthro Indonesia
Location
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration August 11, 2018
Organizer(s) PAWAI Team
Subject Convention
Resources Photos, videos, reports: PAWAI resources
PAWAI (edit)
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PAWAI 2018
PAWAI 2019
PAWAI 2020

PAWAI staff
PAWAI guests of honor

PAWAI is a furry convention based in Jakarta, Indonesia, first occurring in 2018.

Name[edit]

The name PAWAI is a bilingual acronym in English and Indonesian:

  • English: Party Along With Anthro Indonesia
  • Indonesian: Pesta Akbar Warga Anthro Indonesia

Additionaly, the word pawai itself is Indonesian for parade.

Mascots[edit]

The mascots for the convention are Nusa and Tara.[1]

Nusa is a komodo dragon, a large monitor lizard found only in the eponymous Komodo Island. This brown scalie represents the archipelago's uniqueness.

Tara is a beautiful and graceful Javan hawk-eagle. She symbolizes the archipelago's enchanting appearance known throughout the world.

The names Nusa and Tara are inspired from the word Nusantara, a name for the archipelago that stretches from Sumatra to Papua.

Guests of Honor[edit]

Themes[edit]

Attendance & Fursuiters[edit]

Convention year Attendance Percentage change Fursuiters Percentage change
PAWAI 2018 90 - 16 -
PAWAI 2019 120 33.33% 36 125%
PAWAI 2020

PAWAI 2018[edit]

PAWAI 2018 took place on August 11, 2018 at Ruang Kita Tebet in South Jakarta.[2] The theme was "Kampung PAWAI" (PAWAI Village) and the guest of honor was Daza, a fursuit maker and Kecap Asin, an artist.[3] The event featured fursuit and art workshops, a dealer's den, and various table games, as well as lunch.[2] There were around 90 attendees with at least 16 fursuiters among them.[4]

PAWAI 2019[edit]

PAWAI 2019 took place on July 27, 2019 at YELLO Manggarai Jakarta, with the theme "Urban Jungle".[5] The guests of honour were Koku Boku Boo and MinTea, which are local artists from Bandung.[6] The event featured two community panels, a GoH Panel, a group photo session, and fursuit games. There were around 120 attendees and 36 fursuiters among them.

The event was followed by an optional 17+ after-party, namely "PAWAI After Hours". It was held from 19:00 to 23:00, with music, DJs and BBQ dinner.[5]

References[edit]

PAWAI Village: fursuiters from PAWAI 2018
  1. Tweet introducing mascots - PAWAI, Twitter (March 28, 2018)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tweet with event location, date and schedule - PAWAI, Twitter (July 26, 2018)
  3. "Daza is a fursuiter & cosplayer from Singkawang, Indonesia. Daza is also a fursuit & cosplay costume maker. Kecap Asin is an illustrator who's obsessed with anthropomorphic animals in vintage settings." - PAWAI, Twitter (April 3, 2018)
  4. PAWAI 2018 group photo - PAWAI, Twitter (August 21, 2018)
  5. 5.0 5.1 PAWAI website. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  6. "Introducing our Guest of Honor for PAWAI 2019. KOKU and MINTEA" - PAWAI, Twitter (January 16, 2019)

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