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SveaFur is an online community for Swedish furry fans.

History[edit]

SveaFur logo as of 2008

In early 2006, a group of Swedish furry fans[who?] were displeased with the options available for Swedish furries to socialize with one another. The only active line of communication was the IRC channel SweFur and some felt that they wanted more than an IRC channel to go by. So Ratiries got the idea to start "SveaFur", together with Ricadonna, who volunteered to host the website.

SveaFur soon started to gather interest and growth. After five months of operation, the membership totaled around 30 individuals, and several furmeets have been held in the cities of Lund, Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm, arranged by SveaFur members.

Members have also come together to create their own World of Warcraft guild (now closed), which was open to any SveaFur member, and which had an own subforum on the main SveaFur forum. It used to share a forum with the Anthro World War II Art Bunker, now closed.

They also have a section for english speaking furs.

In May 2009 the forum went down and posts from the last few months were lost. The day after it went down, it was moved to another server, and the domain sveafur.se was registered. Recent activities includes opening an online channel in which members watch and discuss movies and shows together, and creating a Steam group for gaming related events.

In July 2009, the forum was moved to a more permanent server and had a quite needed revamping of the forum structure, adding a few new categories and removing some old, unused ones.

Events[edit]

The Ragnar plush produced by Alexistar.

Two times a year since 2010, once in the summer and once in the winter, there are meets in the city of Gothenburg.

In 2013, a fanzine named Furluminati was made and sold at NordicFuzzCon 2013 and Small Press Expo in Stockholm[1]. A follow-up was made and sold on NordicFuzzCon 2014 the following year, which was longer and featured more artists.[2]

In 2013, the official mascot Ragnar was produced as a plushie by Alexistar and sold to members of the forum.[3]

SveaFur and #swefur[edit]

Despite some discouraging from selected #swefur users[4], SveaFur hopes one day to affiliate itself with the IRC-channel, and merge them together. The two have recently started interacting more but still have a long way to go, one problem being that they attract quite different types of furries.[clarify]

References[edit]

  1. http://sveafur.se/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4867
  2. http://sveafur.se/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5806
  3. http://sveafur.se/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5826
  4. http://community.livejournal.com/swefur/8629.html

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