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Istanbul (born May 11, 1976)[1] is a Canadian-born furry who lives in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.[2] His fursona is a rabbit.

Istanbul has always had an interest in anthropomorphic animals, and is a fan of furry art, music, and writing. He joined the furry fandom itself in 1995.[3] He is an amateur writer, with stories published in conbooks for Oklacon and Anthrocon.


Istanbul is the founder of Furry Fiesta and was convention chairman in 2009, 2010 and 2011, passing the role to Glass Ferret. He has held several roles on Furry Fiesta staff, from Scheduling to Hotel Liaison, from Charity to Media Liaison, and others. As of the 2017 event, he took on the role of Tabletop Gaming staff.

He was a main cast member on the KnotCast podcast until November 2nd, 2010. He was a founding member of a podcast called Fuzzy Logic, an adult-themed general advice podcast.

Istanbul is the former headwiz of Pokémon Slide, a pokémorph-themed MU* that also welcomes humans and non-anthropomorphic pokémon characters. Pokémon Slide shut down in 2013.


  1. Istanbul511's profile on LiveJournal. Retrieved February 24, 2010
  2. "So beautiful..." - posting by Istanbul on Fur Affinity. Dated December 25th, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2010
  3. Istanbul's bio on the Furry Fiesta website. Retrieved February 24, 2010.

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