| Fur Affinity: United|
|First iteration||August 10-12th, 2007|
|Resources||Photos, videos, reports: Fur Affinity: United! resources|
|FA: United 2007|
|FA: United 2008|
|FA: United 3 (2010)|
|FA: United 4 (2011)|
|FA: United 5 (2012)|
|FA: United 6 (2013)|
|FA: United 7 (2014)|
|FA United 2017|
|FA United 2018|
|FA United 2019|
|FA: United staff|
|FA: United guests of honor|
Fur Affinity: United (also known as FA: United or FA:U and briefly known as Unleashed!) was a furry convention held in Virginia, USA. "United" was chosen as the convention's title to reflect Fur Affinity and the Northeast Anthropomorphic Association's goal to help strengthen the Furry community's bond.
The convention focused on live music and entertainment, hosting rock bands such as the Gay Blades during the convention.
Attendance and themes
|Year||Convention||Attendance||% change||Fursuiters||% change||Theme|
|2007||FA: United 2007||310||N/A||25||N/A||None|
|2008||FA: United 2008||381||+22.9%||26||+4%||The Power of Rock|
|2010||FA: United 3||510||+33.9%||76||+192.3%||Gamers United|
|2011||FA: United 4||531||+4.03%||No data available||N/A||Dawn of the Apocalypse|
|2012||FA: United 5||629||+16.89%||No data available||N/A||Furry Mafia|
|2013||FA: United 6||647||+2.82%||121||+45.69%||Applied Sciences|
|2014||FA: United 7||707||+8.86%||142||+15.97%||Monster Island|
|2015||FAU 2015||658||-6.93%||89||-37.32%||Fandoms United|
|2016||FAU 2016||539||-18.09%||123||+38.02%||Masquerade of Beasts|
|2017||FA United 2017||515||-4.45%||114||-7.32%||Middle Ages|
|2018||FA United 2018||528||+2.52%||No data available||N/A||Uncover the Unknown|
|2019||FA United 2019||558||+5.68%||No data available||N/A||Unearthed|
Headed by Shy Matsi, the Northeast Anthropomorphic Association (a non-profit 501(c)7 based in New Jersey) partnered with Fur Affinity began planning for a new convention in the New Jersey region in 2005 following Anthrocon's announced move from Philadelphia, PA to Pittsburgh.
The convention was held August 10-12th, 2007 at the Ramada Newark Airport International (now Wyndham Garden Hotel Newark Airport) in Newark, New Jersey..
- Attendance: 310
- Fursuit parade count: 25
- Guests of Honor: Blotch and Roxikat
- Charity: $1,600 to the Lakota Wolf Preserve
- Featured bands: The Gay Blades, Sikamor Rooney, Zsa Zsa Gabortion and the Back Alley McBeals (led by staff member Sox Pup)
- More "founding member" sponsorships were purchased than regular sponsorships. "Founding Members" received a free, limited-edition "Fur Affinity" USB flash drive.
- Cake was the first active fursuit at FA: United.
- The con bag handed out at registration contained "FA Bucks," gift certificates which could be redeemed in the Dealer's Room or convention store for cash.
- All bands performed for free on the condition drinks would be on the house. 
Due to financial issues, partly because of the ongoing economic recession, a standard size convention would not be feasible. This was to be compromised, however, with a "weekend party/cook out with music, booze and more" furmeet (which was considerably cheaper), to be held at the Pine Creek Miniature Golf course in Ringoes, NJ. This was given the codename "FA: United 2.5" to bridge the gap between FAU2 and 3. But thanks to unfavorable weather conditions, scheduling problems, and disagreements FA: United 2.5 ultimately did not get off the ground, and thus 2009 was left without any organized activity for FA:U.
The convention moved from its home in North New Jersey to North Virginia, due to Dragoneer moving to the Northern Virginia area.
On December 2, 2020, citing pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic, Dragoneer tweeted a message "formally announcing FA United is closing its doors."
The webpage of FA:U has been configured to display this announcement as well.
In recent[when?] years the convention has shifted from being operated by FA United LLC (A limited liability company in the state of New Jersey (filing no. 0600336301)) to being operated by Ferrox Art LLC, who owns and hosts Fur Affinity. This change has been reflected on the convention's website and legal forms.
- ↑ Hotel Information - Ramada Inn, Elizabeth NJ, posted on 4 Nov 2006 at the FA: United! forum
- ↑ Thanks For an Awesome Time!, posted on 16 Aug 2007 on the FA: United Livejournal
- ↑ In Which a Charity Is Announced (and other February News), posted on 22 Feb 2007 at the FA: United! forum
- ↑ "FA United Homepage" "FAU has moved" Section. Dated February 8, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
- ↑ "Twitter Announcement"
- ↑ "FA United Homepage" Retrieved December 2, 2020.
- ↑ http://www.faunited.org/about.html
- ↑ http://www.faunited.org/consent_form.pdf
- Official Website
- FA: United! official Twitter page
- FA: United! official community on LiveJournal
- FA: United on Fur Affinity