Biggest Little Fur Con

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Biggest Little Fur Con
Biggest Little Fur Con
Location
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration May 3-5, 2013
Organizer(s) Reno Area Anthropomorphic Arts and Recreation
Subject Furry
Resources Photos, videos, reports: Biggest Little Fur Con resources
Biggest Little Fur Con (edit)
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Biggest Little Fur Con 2013
Biggest Little Fur Con 2014
Biggest Little Fur Con 2015
Biggest Little Fur Con 2016
Biggest Little Fur Con 2017
Biggest Little Fur Con 2018
Biggest Little Fur Con 2019
Biggest Little Fur Con 2020
Biggest Little Fur Con 2021
Biggest Little Fur Con 2022

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Visitor Statistics

Biggest Little Fur Con (BLFC) is a furry convention which takes place in Reno, Nevada, USA. It is run by Reno Area Anthropomorphic Arts and Recreations (RAAAR), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.[1] It is the spiritual successor to PawFur.[1]

History[edit]

The first BLFC was held May 3-5, 2013. It had an attendance of just over 700.

The second BLFC was held March 28-30, 2014. Attendance shot up to 1442, including 465 in the fursuit parade. It showed a record 105% growth to become the 7th-largest fur con by attendance at that date. This broke the 2nd, 3rd, AND 4th year con attendance record.

The third BLFC was held May 14-17, 2015, and saw 2443 attendees, along with $34,000 raised for charity.

The fourth BLFC was held May 12-15, 2016 with around 3651 attendees, along with $36,000 raised for charity.

BLFC 2017 was held June 1-4, 2017, and attracted 5138 attendees, (becoming the 3rd largest convention in the United States, behind Anthrocon), and raised an estimated $40,000 for their charity.

On May 20th, 2022, it was announced in a public meeting that BLFC's host organization (RAAAR) had transitioned from a 501(c)7 to a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization some time in September 2021.

COVID-19 postponements and virtual event[edit]

BLFC 2020 was originally scheduled to take place April 30 to May 3, 2020[2], but due to concerns with the upcoming COVID-19 pandemic it was later announced that BLFC 2020 would be postponed until October 29 to November 1 that same year.[3]

In July 2020, BLFC announced that the 2020 convention would be cancelled as "the COVID-19 situation in the US [has not reached] a point where large gatherings could safely occur, and attendees could safely travel."[4] It was simultaneously announced that BLFC 2021 would take place from June 3 to June 6, 2021 and that in-block hotel reservations and registrations would automatically carry over to the next year.

In March 2021, it was announced that BLFC would have to once more reschedule the convention to "4th Quarter 2021" with specific dates not being provided at the time.[5] Four days later, BLFC announced that the 2021 convention would take place October 21 to 24, 2021.[6]

On March 31, 2021, BLFC tweeted multiple teaser videos shortly before announcing Virtual BLFC (VBLFC), a virtual event intended to be a stand-in for the physical convention originally scheduled to be in June. VBLFC took place from July 9 to 11, 2021[7] primarily in NeosVR, with VRChat worlds also available, a Discord server and a livestream of the event.

BLFC 2021 took place as scheduled in October with vaccination and masking requirements and other precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.[8]

Themes[edit]

BLFC has had the following con themes throughout the years:

  • 2013: Roaring Twenties
  • 2014: 80s Pop Culture
  • 2015: BLFCorp Utopia
  • 2016: BLFCorp Rebellion
  • 2017: Attack of the Juggernauts
  • 2018: A Musical Tail
  • 2019: Curse of Coeurasa
  • 2021: Neo Reno
  • 2022: Error: Theme Not Found

BLFC 2023 will see the sequel to 2019's Curse of Coeurasa theme.[9]

Charities[edit]

BLFC typically hosts several charity events during the convention to encourage attendees to donate and help raise money for that year's charity.

In 2013, BLFC partnered with the Nevada Humane Society, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter local to Reno and Carson City, Nevada. The con was able to raise and donate $3,000.[10]

From 2014 to present, BLFC has worked with Save Haven Wildlife Sanctuary to raise over $200,000 combined from all years. Save Haven is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center located in Imlay, Nevada.

Statistics[edit]

Biggest Little Fur Con Attendance and Charity
Year Fursuiters Attendees Charity
2021 ? 4741[11] $21,420.69[12]
2019 ? 5692 $32,249
2018 1300 ** 5435 $30,146
2017 1000 ** 5138 $43,600
2016 900 ** 3651 $36,500
2015 707 2443 $34,000
2014 465 1442 $16,650
2013 186 704 $3,000
* Fursuiter numbers are as counted in the group photo.

** 2016-2018 are estimates.

Attendance Charity

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "About BLFC" on the About page on the Biggest Little Fur Con website. Retrieved June 8, 2022.
  2. Biggest Little Fur Con on Twitter, posted August 20, 2019.
  3. Biggest Little Fur Con on Twitter, posted March 14, 2020.
  4. Biggest Little Fur Con on Twitter, posted July 24, 2020.
  5. Biggest Little Fur Con on Twitter, posted March 11, 2021.
  6. Biggest Little Fur Con on Twitter, posted March 15, 2021.
  7. Biggest Little Fur Con on Twitter, posted March 31, 2021.
  8. Biggest Little Fur Con on Twitter, posted August 12, 2021.
  9. "BLFC 2022 - Closing Ceremonies" on YouTube
  10. "Charity" from BLFC's 2018 website archive. Retrieved June 9, 2022.
  11. https://twitter.com/BiggestLittleFC/status/1459614031270973440
  12. https://twitter.com/BiggestLittleFC/status/1459268565614280705

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