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|First iteration||August 14-16, 2020|
|Subject||Otherkin, Therianthropy, Alterhuman|
The convention was first pitched as an idea on the Tumblr blog, kincafe, on June 4th, 2020. The name "Othercon" was first mentioned on June 19th, 2020, which was a mashup of "Otherkin" and "convention". The period of time from idea to execution was approximately 2 months, with the first iteration of the convention being held on August 14-16, 2020.
Othercon is not part of a registered charity organization, so all funds raised are donated by attendees directly through the websites of the chosen charities rather than handled by Othercon itself.
Dinocanid is the main organizer of the convention, with the staff being a set of volunteers that varies from year to year.
- Theater Thursday, a watch party taking place on the Thursday before the convention.
- Opening and Closing Ceremonies
- Artists' Alley
- Lecture-style panels exploring various topics relating to alterhuman/nonhuman identity.
- Watch Parties
- Art Streams
- Charity Stream
- Megahowl, a moment post-Closing Ceremonies where attendees howl or make other vocalizations. Known to produce distorted audio.
|#||Year||Theme||Dates||Attendance||Charity Amount||Charity Organization(s)|
|1||2020||Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Don't worry, happiness is not far away||Aug 14-16||400+||$439||Brave Space Alliance1|
|2||2021||Friends and Family||Aug 13-15||389||$242.84||Petco Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, RedRover, Blue Cross, PDSA|
|3||2022||Our Oceans||Aug 12-14||Ocean Conservancy, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Surfrider Foundation|
1 Although “Brave Space Alliance” was the Spotlight Charity, there were alternative charity organizations attendees could also donate to in order to get a “Donator” role on Discord: “The Trevor Project”, “Planned Parenthood”, “The Okra Project”, “MIGZI”, “CUTL”, “Unicorn Riot”, “The Bail Project”, “Cocoon House”, “ILGA Europe” and “IGLYO”.
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