Emerald's Fur Summit
|Emerald's Fur Summit|
Emerald's Fur Summit logo
|First iteration|| April 29, 2017 (as Emerald Fur Con)
Sept 21-23, 2018 (as Emerald's Fur Summit)
|Organizer(s)||Open Coast Anthropomorphic Enterprises, Inc.|
|Resources||Photos, videos, reports: Emerald's Fur Summit resources|
|Emerald Fur Con (2017)|
|Emerald's Fur Summit 2018|
|Emerald's Fur Summit 2020|
|Emerald's Fur Summit staff|
|Emerald's Fur Summit guests of honor|
The convention was founded in 2017 as Emerald Fur Con by Kabba (Corporate Fox) who had earned credibility with the local fandom through running successful events and fostering a more open, active and engaged community.
Kabba, who was aware of the furry convention "dead zone" within the 250 mile radius of Pensacola, intended to launch the project once the local community was energized, hoping to garner their essential support for his fledgling convention. Unlike established conventions, Emerald Fur Con took place in a single day and was self-financed by Kabba who offered it to the public at no cost to them.
On May 22, 2019, it was announced via Twitter that the convention's 2020 date was cancelled, and the convention was discontinued indefinitely, due to the increasing encroachment into the organizers' personal lives. The convention's remaining assets of $5948.99 were donated to a charity dedicated to ALS research.
|Emerald Fur Con 2017||126|
|Emerald's Fur Summit 2018||235|
Staff and organization
As of April 2019, the staff leads were:
- Registration: Brad the Colf (Brandon Senterfit)
- Dealers Den: Wild Gadget (Luci Emerson)
- Programming: Schande Thompson (Jacob Breeden)
- Operations and Volunteer Services: Cobalt (Christopher Henderson)
- Chairman: Kabba (Winston Henderson)
- Facebook Emerald's Fur Summit organization page on Facebook. Retrieved July 6th, 2017.
- Tweet on the Emerald's Fur Summit account on Twitter. Dated April 18, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
- October 2016 AnthroHUB Night Photo album for the October 2016 AnthroHUB Night, 60+ attendees, 20+ fursuiters. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
- Tweet on the Open Coast account on Twitter. Dated June 4th, 2017. Retrieved July 6th, 2017.
- Open Coast Telegram Chat Open Coast Telegram chat, launched November 17th, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
- How to Use Emerald Helper Bot Official "how to" video posted on the Open Coast Twitter account. Retrieved July 6th, 2017.
- Wikifur Furry Convention Map Map of active furry conventions maintained on WikiFur's site. Retrieved July 6th, 2017.
- Tweet on the Emerald's Fur Summit account on Twitter. Dated June 27th, 2017. Retrieved July 6th, 2017.
- Tweet on the Emerald's Fur Summit account on Twitter. Dated June 3rd, 2017. Retrieved July 6th, 2017.
- Tweet on the EFS Twitter account. Dated May 22, 2019. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
- Tweet on the EFS Twitter account. Dated August 26, 2019. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
- Tweet on the Emerald's Fur Summit account on Twitter. Dated April 30, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
- "The team is resting after an AMAZING weekend hosting a total of 235 attendees!" - Emerald's Fur Summit, Twitter (September 24, 2018)
- FAQ - Emerald's Fur Summit. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
- Emerald's Fur Summit official website (cancelled message)
- Emerald's Fur Summit on Facebook
- Emerald's Fur Summit on Twitter
- Emerald's Fur Summit on Telegram