Western Pennsylvania Furry Weekend

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The Western Pennsylvania Furry Weekend (WPAFW) is a furry gathering held in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania metropolitan area each year in early October. The event is directed by Blithe (formerly by Swift Fox until 2013[1]), and is organized by a small staff made up of regional furs.

Venue[edit]

North Park Lodge[edit]

"North Park Lodge is part of the Allegheny County Parks. This rustic and scenic location is just north of Pittsburgh, near Wexford, and perfectly accommodates WPAFW."

Past Venues[edit]

Aspinwall Fireman's Memorial Park[edit]

Built in 1958 and dedicated on September 27th, 1987, Aspinwall Fireman's Memorial Park has a shelter, horseshoe pits, basketball hoop, sliding board, swings, gym equipment, grills and picnic tables.[1]

Boyce Park Four Seasons Activity Center[edit]

Due to a venue reservation conflict in 2014, the WPAFW was hosted at the Boyce Park Ski Lodge.

Comfort Inn Pittsburgh North[edit]

"The Comfort Inn Pittsburgh North is conveniently located near the downtown area, just 10 miles from the University of Pittsburgh and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. This Pittsburgh hotel is also close to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium , PNC Park ballpark, Mellon Arena, Heinz Field football stadium and the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills shopping mall."[2]


Statistics[edit]

WPAFW Attendance and Charity
Year Attendees Charity Attendee % Change Charity $ Per Person
2018 368 $10,510 31.4% $28.56
2017 280 $7,336 1.43% $26.20
2016 276 $5,666 36.59% $20.53
2015 175 $3,121 24.00% $17.83
2014 133 $3,800 0.75% $28.57
2013 132 $1,714 25.76% $12.98
2012 98 $2,230 1.02% $22.76
2011 97 $1,700 -15.46% $17.53
2010 112 $1,200 15.18% $10.71
2009 95 $1,200 -13.68% $12.63
2008 108 $1,200 14.81% $11.11
2007 92 $657 22.83% $7.14
2006 71 $2,000 0.00% $28.17
Stats listed are for WPAFW after it was consolidated into an annual event only.
Fursuiter numbers are not tracked by the event.
Facts and Figures
Most attendees: 368 (2018)
Most fursuiters reported: 24 (2007)
Most charity: $10,510 (2018)
Most charity / person: $28.57 (2014)
Lifetime charity: $42,685 2005 - 2018
Biggest growth: 36.59% (2016)
Attendance Charity

History[edit]

Main article: History of the Western Pennsylvania Furry Weekend

Event Staff[edit]

  • Manick - Chairman/Director of RegOps
  • Blithe - Director of Communications/Advertising
  • Mae-Lin - Director of Programming
  • Kyriellus - Director of Charity
  • Oz Tigah - Director of Hospitality
  • Sebastian - Director of Publications/Website
  • Dobie - A/V and Tech
  • Kelson - Charity
  • Rel - Charity
  • Rakedu - Hospitality
  • Safler - Hospitality
  • Oakley - Hospitality
  • San - Hospitality
  • TylerDaWusky - Hospitality
  • Kael - Bar/Hospitality
  • Sage - Bar/Hospitality
  • Johann - Programming/Volunteers
  • Zydelski - RegOps
  • Minion - RegOps
  • Hitch - DJ Coordinator/RegOps
  • DannyLab - Security
  • Goku - Shuttle Coordinator/Social Media
  • Fang - Shuttle
  • Antnommer - Photography
  • Merebear - Social Media

References[edit]

  1. Western PA Furry Weekend News; The torch has been passed! - Swift Fox, Pennsylvania Furries (22 October 2012)

External links[edit]


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