Declined by Parks Department
I do not know any factual information about this, but I remember being told this gathering's application for a stay in the Lake of the Ozarks was declined by the Parks department; I do not know whether it was County or State, or what the exact name of the department is.
Can anybody give any insight?
In the meantime, I'll make a few emails to probe for more concrete information. Sfurpent 15:32, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
The application for Wild Nights at Lake of the Ozarks State Park was indeed declined. Twice in fact. All thanks to the Missouri Department of State Parks. Their reasoning was because of concerns about "sexually explicit material" that might be accessed to minors during that period despite Wild Nights Clause to prevent any adult material from falling into the wrong eyes. And while not directly stated, it is implied that because it is a furry convention and the adult/sex nature furies have been stereotypically associated with probably didnt exactly thrill them, despite, once again, Wild Nights clause to keep the place suitable for minors as much as possible. Their [the parks] goal is to preserve the place as a family friendly haven. You look at the Wild Nights official forum for more information and my source: http://wildnights.org/forum (NOTE: registration is required to view posts and topics).
Several options are currently being discussed among the staff at the moment to determine the fate of Wild Nights, including moving it to nearby Oklahoma or Nebraska, applying again to Lake of the Ozarks (or any other state park in Missouri for that matter), but with the strict requirement of completely banning ALL adult material, or just cancelling the convention all together.
--Shot King 08:53, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
I was plannign on updating this page's information (since it takes place in my home state), but I didn't attend the actual con. So does anyone have anything to contribute? Even just updating the dates and things would be nice if you know a bit about it. TwilightShadow 01:40, 17 May 2010 (UTC)