RainFurrest

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RainFurrest
Location
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration August 24-26, 2007
Organizer(s) Rainfurrest Anthropomorphics International (RAIn)
Subject Furry
Resources Photos, videos, reports: RainFurrest resources
RainFurrest
RainFurrest 2007
RainFurrest 2008
RainFurrest 2009
RainFurrest 2010
RainFurrest 2011
RainFurrest 2012
RainFurrest 2013
RainFurrest 2014
RainFurrest 2015

RainFurrest staff
RainFurrest guests of honor
Monika Livingstone, Gene Armstrong, Trapa, Stalking Cat, and Phil Geusz welcome attendees during the opening ceremonies of RainFurrest 2007.

RainFurrest is a furry convention first held August 24-26, 2007 at the Holiday Inn Seattle-Sea-Tac Airport hotel in Washington state, U.S.A.

About[edit]

RainFurrest was conceived by a group of individuals in the Pacific Northwest region who wished to start a new furry convention in the absence of Conifur Northwest. Gene Armstrong was one of those amongst the group who was asked to help coordinate and lead the efforts as he had experience working in all aspects of convention development in the sci-fi and fantasy fandoms[citation needed].

Attendance[edit]

370 furs attended the inaugural event. For its second year, RainFurrest was held on September 26-28, 2008 at the Seattle Airport Marriott, with an attendance of 599.[1] The 2009 event was held September 18-20 at the same hotel, and had 911 attendees. In 2010, RainFurrest attracted 1045 attendees, making it the sixth convention worldwide to surpass 1000 attendees. For 2011, RainFurrest had 1420 Attendees, a 36% growth over 2010. Attendance for 2012 was 1705, a 20% growth over 2011; in 2013 there were 2202 attendees, an increase of 29% on 2012; and in 2014 there were 2,586 attendees, or an increase of 17% on 2013.

Themes[edit]

  • 2007: Rainforest
  • 2008: Flight
  • 2009: Zombie Attack!
  • 2010: Furst on the Moon!
  • 2011: Camp RainFurrest!
  • 2012: Warehouse Furteen
  • 2013: Dancing in the Moonlight
  • 2014: Cyberpunk - Fur Meets Chrome
  • 2015: Swords and Sorcery

Organization[edit]

Rainfurrest Anthropomorphics International (RAIn) is a Washington nonprofit which intends to qualify as a 501(c)(3) organization, and which "exists primarily for the purpose of holding events to facilitate education in anthropomorphic literature, art and culture, and to facilitate the donation of funds to non-profit institutions that the board decides are worthy".[2] As of January 2013, RAIn had filed for 501(c)(3) status, but did not expect to receive a response until the latter half of 2013.

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External links[edit]

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RainFurrest (2007-present) · Rick's Island Café Terrestrienne (?-present?) · Conifur Northwest (1998-2005) · All Fur Fun (2007-2009)
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