Carolina Furfare

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Carolina Furfare
Carolina Furfare circular logo
Location
Hickory, North Carolina
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration March 12-15, 2020 (as Blue Ridge Furfare)
Resources Photos, videos, reports: Carolina Furfare resources

Carolina Furfare (CFF), originally Blue Ridge Furfare (BRFF) is a furry convention held in North Carolina, USA. Its mascots are a grey squirrel named Aster[1] and a Virginia opossum named Petal.[2]

Organization[edit]

Carolina Furfare, formerly Blue Ridge Furfare was operated by Western North Carolina Furry Events (1809560),[3] a North Carolina Limited Liability Company formed on February 22, 2019.[4] The NC Anthro Society acquired Blue Ridge Fur Fare in 2021.

Staff[edit]

History[edit]

2020[edit]

Blue Ridge Furfare logo
Blue Ridge Furfare circular logo

BRFF 2020 took place March 12-15 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC.[5] The theme was "Prom Weekend" and with artist OrlandoFox[6] as guest of honor. There were 639 attendees, with 198 fursuiters. BRFF is likely the last major furry convention to occur in person before the COVID-19 pandemic caused massive held-offs from most initially planned events this year.

2021[edit]

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, BRFF 2021 was an online convention held March 12-14, 2021 on Livestream, Discord, and VRChat. The theme was "80's Retro Revive." Programming included pre-recorded and live panels, meetups, concerts, an online Dealer's Den, and a virtual dance competition.[7]

2022[edit]

BRFF 2022 was themed "The Great Outdoors."[8][9] It was held March 11-13, 2022 at Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Asheville[8] There were 883 attendees, 270+ fursuiters, and $4,610 raised for the charity Asheville Cat Weirdos.[10] Guest of Honor Remy Wolf drew the official BRFF 2022 shirt [11] and official BRFF 2022 poster.[12]

2023[edit]

On August 22, 2022, BRFF announced it did not have a suitable venue in Asheville for the con, and the event in 2023 would once again be virtual.[13] The fourth iteration is scheduled for March 17-19, 2023, and the theme was "Mainfurrame Meltdown."

2024[edit]

On February 21, 2024, the NC Anthro Society announced that the convention will be held in Hickory, NC on October 4-6, 2024. The convention would be henceforth named Carolina Furfare. [14]

References[edit]

  1. "We just had to show off some wonderful fan art we received of our mascot, Aster, from @CroweVic!" - Blue Ridge Furfare, Twitter (April 29, 2019)
  2. "And now, our possum mascot Petal needs a prom date!" - Blue Ridge Furfare, Twitter (August 25, 2019)
  3. Blue Ridge Furfare 2020: "Prom Weekend" - Eventbrite. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  4. Business Registration search - North Carolina Secretary of State. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  5. Hotel - Blue Ridge Furfare. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  6. [1] Blue Ridge Furfare, Twitter (December 30, 2019)
  7. BRFF Twitter, posted March 13, 2021.
  8. 8.0 8.1 BRFF 2022: A Staff photographers’ perspective – The Fruity Press posted at thefruitypress.com. Retrieved November 8, 2022.
  9. We love our staff and volunteers! April 5, 2022 quote tweet posted by @CarolinaFurfare, of tweet by @RazzRaccoon "BRFF 2022: A Staff photographers’ perspective..." posted Apr 5, 2022. Retrieved November 8, 2022.
  10. BRFF Twitter, posted March 13, 2022. Retrieved November 8, 2022.
  11. Here's the official con shirt that I designed for @CarolinaFurfare! tweet by @Remy__Wolf, posted March 21, 2022 (and retweeted by @CarolinaFurfare). Retrieved November 8, 2022.
  12. Here's the poster I created for @CarolinaFurfare, ft Remy and two Fursona-Level attendees :) ... tweet by @Remy__Wolf, posted March 22, 2022 (and retweeted by @CarolinaFurfare). Retrieved November 8, 2022.
  13. BRFF Twitter, posted August 22, 2022.
  14. https://twitter.com/CarolinaFurfare/status/1760424824956916026

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