Melbourne Fur Con
|Melbourne Fur Con|
|First iteration||23-24 February 2019|
|Organizer(s)||Melbourne Furry Events|
|Resources||Photos, videos, reports: Melbourne Fur Con resources|
Melbourne Fur Con is a furry convention in Melbourne. Its first instance, themed "Unity", was held 23-24 February 2019 at the Carlton Scout Hall, with "around 150 total participants", including staff and dealers. It is next to be held for 21-23 February 2020 at the ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments, with the theme "70's Retro Sci-Fi!".
The event was announced after ConFurgence's notice that it would not run as a full-sized convention in 2019. Due to the short lead time, no accommodation has been arranged; however, several nearby options are suggested on the convention website. Events are to include a "Sausage Sizzle" BBQ at opening and closing, a dealers' den, fursuit games and a fursuit parade towards a nearby park.
In 2019, the convention supported the Dingo Discovery Sanctuary and the 1st Carlton Scouts, raising "almost $2000".
Melbourne Furry Events (ABN: 34601579428; formed 13 November 2018) is a partnership between Kimbo (Jay Zeven) and Pocket (Ella J Collins); M L Canfield was a founding partner but left after two weeks.
Aside from the convention, members of the group have organized several in late 2018. The partnership's website describes it as "a totally non-profit venture".
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Melbourne Furry Convention: 2020 - Eventbrite. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
- ↑ Melbourn Fur Con dealers (15 listed as of 1 February 2019)
- ↑ Meets - Melbourne Fur Events. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
- ↑ Melbourne Furry Events. Retrieved 1 February 2019.