Convicción Furtiva (Eng.: Furtive Conviction), also known as ConFurtiva, was the first attempt to make a convention in Mexico. It was held on 22-23 November 2008, in the city of Xochitepec, Cuernavaca, Mexico, approximately 50 miles south of Mexico City.
ConFurtiva, much like ConFuzzled in the UK, was a limited admission convention with a maximum occupancy of 70 attendees; a group photo shows 26 attendees. It was organized by ConFurMex. The event was intended to occur in future years, but this did not happen.
According to Cryn, the name of the convention, "Convicción Furtiva" was chosen by ConFurMex because "we stand close to the belief that it requires conviction to stand up and be what you decided to be. In this case, conviction to associate yourself to the term 'furry'." The naming is also a case of Spanish wordplay, with the significant reduction in immediate meaning when the name is roughly translated to English.
Confurtiva was run by the ConfurMex staff who also are part of the FurryMX released community Anipet AoiKuma in Programming LomstatWolf MaxiFox Keddy+ Ryoku in organization, Night Music and Workshops and SevenIHL on art.
Conviction Furry Mexico was the first inportant event organized in Mexico themed to those who are interested in anthropomorphism. It was a group of like-minded people, with a vision that in order to be "something" requires a strong conviction; conviction by being loyal to yourself and to those that walk by your side.
The goal of ConFurMex was to be an annual convention in Mexico that gathers all those who have the pride of recognizing themselves as "furry".
Confurtiva is comming back with a brand new eddition conmemorating his 10th year release anniversary on August 3th and 4th in México
Payment and registration 2008
Registration for ConFurMex was conducted via email or fax, with payment made in Mexican Pesos. There were three "packages" available for the event.
- Package A; for registration before August 8, 2008 − MX$720 (US$72 approx)
- Package B; for registration before November 10, 2008 − MX$800 (US$80 approx)
- Package C; for sponsors − MX$910 (US$91 approx)
Confurtiva Team Next Activities
Since the event could not be held on 2009, the FurryMX team started releasing a Halloween Party from that date and until 2013 on the Centro Cultural de la Diversidad.
On January 27, 10 years after the first edition, the return of the event was announced. Confurtiva is having a second official edition on August 2019 in Mexico City, the website of the event has been updated and the Comittee behind it is going to upload information at Confurtiva's Website.
On March 3 was announced the opening of the pre-registration and the place, the convention will be held at the Ritz hotel in the historic downtown of the Mexican capital.
- Conviction Furry Mexico (Conviccion Furtiva Mexico)'s Website
- Attendee's account of events
- Facebook 2019 Event