Argentina FurFiesta

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Argentina FurFiesta (ArFF)
Logo Arff.JPG
ArFF Logos (Small and Big)
Location
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration 28-30 June 2019
Organizer(s) Argentina FurFiesta
Charity Bocalán Argentina
Subject furry, convention, Argentina

Argentina FurFiesta, or ArFF, is the second hotel-based furry convention to happen in Argentina and the first one in the city of Buenos Aires.

By June 28-29-30 of 2019, ArFF celebrated its very first edition with 234 attendees from 11 different countries.

History[edit]

The idea of a Furry Convention in Buenos Aires is not new for the local fandom, it has been present since Argentinafurs born in FA back in 2009, by that time, the Argentinian fandom had its own convention UFACon held in the city of Rosario.

Throughout the years dozens of furmeets were organized in Buenos Aires and thanks to that the group started to grow. Eventually a group of furs also organized in Cordoba under the name of Cordoba Furs and they started to organize their own furmeets. As country, numbers became bigger and bigger and eventually it was clear that the group needed a different type of event.

Back in August 2017 and thanks to the influence of Brasil FurFest gears started turning and ideas started popping up, suddenly the staff toyed with the idea of calling it "Argentina FurFest" using the acronym "ArFF". As another year flew by, the staff decided to keep the Acronym but change the name slightly to FurFiesta, to better reflect the spanish language in the name.

By mid 2018, the baseline staff was fully assembled and a suitable hotel candidate for the event was found. Everything else started accelerating as the image and logo took shape.

On October 7th of 2018 the first teasers appeared, the following days artwork made by different artists popped up featuring the same message "something is happening in the streets" and in the 14th the event was finally announced during the Furmeet XXII held by CordobaFurs in the city of Cordoba a launch trailer came along with that announcement.

As months went by, Fox Amoore was announced as Guest of Honor for the very first edition.

Statistics[edit]

Order Year Theme Dates Attendance Fursuit Parade Count Guests of Honor Location Charity Amount Charity Organization
1 2019 ArFF;Saga Jun 28 - 30 234 91 Fox Amoore Hotel Castelar & Spa - Buenos Aires, Argentina ARS 80.647 (USD 1858,22)¹ Bocalán Argentina
2 2020 La Casita Embrujada de Baubao May 29 - 31 TBA TBA TBA Hotel Castelar & Spa - Buenos Aires, Argentina TBA TBA

¹ Exchange rates of the monday after the convention ended, rates taken from "Banco Nación".

Hotel[edit]

The event takes place at the Castelar Hotel & Spa in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Hotel is located in the downtown, close by to very important touristic landmarks such as the Obelisco, Casa Rosada and the Congreso de la Nación

Programming and Schedule[edit]

All the information regarding the schedule can be checked out at Argentina FurFiesta official Website. The event features many similar activities as any other furry convention such as: Opening and closing ceremonies, dancing competition, fursuit parade, rave/dance, Dealer's Den, etc.

Theme[edit]

For the 2019 edition the chosen theme was "ArFF;Saga" an MMORPG game where players will have to defeat the evil that corrupts and devours the earth. Ssar-Mud seeks to grasp the moon and launch himself to the sun, to eat all of its light and cast an infinite night over earth where life will peril as a result. This theme played with the fact that a total Solar Eclipse came shortly after the event, in July 2nd, which was visible from Argentina.

For the 2020 edition the chosen theme is "La casita embrujada de BauBao" (Baubao's little haunted house)

Staff[edit]

The ArFF Staff, features many well known and experienced furs among the local furry community in Argentina.

For the 2019 edition, Policho was appointed as the convention Chairman.

Mascot[edit]

BauBao was created by Chuo Shuduruwap. He is a white dog with no particular markings except for a big snout. This dog loves to portrait characters and disguise himself with a thousand different outfits and accesories.

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