Othercon

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Othercon
Location Discord (virtual)
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration August 14-16, 2020
Organizer(s) * Dinocanid
Charity Varies
Subject Otherkin, Therianthropy, Alterhuman

The Othercon is a virtual convention for the alterhuman[1]. It self-defines as the first annual 3-day virtual convention for members of the Otherkin and Therian communities.

History[edit]

The convention was first pitched as an idea on the Tumblr blog, kincafe, on June 4th, 2020[2]. 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.

Leadership[edit]

Dinocanid is the main organizer of the convention, with the staff being a set of volunteers that varies from year to year.

Typical Events[edit]

Statistics[edit]

# 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”.

References[edit]

  1. https://www.othercon.org/
  2. Initial idea post on kincafe's blog. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
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