WikiFur:This week's featured article/Week 43, 2006
Howloween is a Halloween-themed furmeet held in Coquitlam, British Columbia, about 20 minutes east of Vancouver, Canada. It will next be held on 28 October 2006, with fursuit-optional bowling the day after.
Howloween began in 2002 at the home of TJ_Wolf in Burnaby. About 10 people attended the house party, which featured modest events such as pizza and videos. Howloween 2003 was the first to be held in a formal hotel setting. The event was featured in the CBC television program Culture Shock
In 2004, the meet was extended to two days and moved to the upstairs event area of the hotel. A fursuit of the new mascot - a pink bunny with a hockey mask and chainsaw - was introduced, and the pumpkin carving contest was held for the first time. 2005 introduced the candy table, where furries pooled their money to buy a whole bunch of candy. Attendees who pre-registered this year received a Howloween T-shirt with their membership.
Pre-registration for Howloween 2006 has already surpassed the record of the previous year. The cause of this increase is speculated to be the cancellation of Conifur Northwest 2006. The room block has been increased and the event now occupies two halls. (more... - site)