WikiFur:This week's featured article/Week 12, 2011

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A-Frame communal bedding structures at night at Oklacon

Oklacon is an annual furry convention in Roman Nose State Park, near Watonga, Oklahoma, USA. It is a full-weekend event, running every year on the weekend of or immediately preceding Halloween. This predominantly outdoor convention emphasizes hands-on community and small-group craft, gaming, and wilderness activities, with most attendees camping on the park's grounds or sharing communal bunk bed buildings, called A-Frames, around the group camp site. It was the first outdoor-format furry convention in the US, and it enters its ninth year as the largest outdoor furry convention in the world.

Even with an annual turnout of approximately 250 attendees, several individuals prominent in the fandom have visited this convention, including 2, Blotch, Jeff Goode, and Sub-level 03, which made its debut in the Furry Fandom at the first event in 2003. Oklacon has maintained the same charity since its inception, Safari's Interactive Animal Sanctuary in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA. From 2004 through 2010, the attendees of Oklacon have raised $26,492 for the charity, averaging one of the highest per-capita donation rates among furry conventions worldwide. (more...)