The 6-2-1 rule is a convention guideline whose history is lost in the mist of science fiction fandom's past. The rule was re-introduced to many in the furry fandom by 2 the Ranting Gryphon and Uncle Kage, who highlighted it during the "Your First Furry Con" panels that they have run since 2004.
The rule mandates the following:
- 6 hours of sleep per night.
- 2 meals per day.
- 1 shower per day.
These numbers are just minimums; the intention is that people should feel free to exceed those numbers. The third part of the rule is to prevent con funk.
- 6 miles walked per day.
- 2 snacks per day.
- 1 nap per day.
- FurCon, ConFur10, and other Cons! - a reply to a post on alt.fan.furry.bleachers by Dale Farmer, dated 8 November 1998