Furry Fandom Conventions, 1989–2015

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McFarland, Dec 21, 2016 - Social Science - 260 pages
Furry fandom—an adult social group interested in anthropomorphic animals in art, literature and culture—has grown since the 1980s to include an estimated 50,000 “furries.” Their largest annual convention drew more than 6,000 attendees in 2015, including 1,000 dressed in “fur suits” or mascot-type animal costumes. Conventions typically include awards, organizations, art, literature and movies, encompassing a wide range of creative pursuits beyond animal costuming. This study of the furry subculture presents a history of the oft-misunderstood group and lists all conventions around the world from 1989 through 2015, including organizers, guests of honor and donations to charity.

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the thing is that im a furry but 4 different animals but its sad that my life is strange but crazy that im still alive but not dead yet its nice to hide your idintidy from other people but scary if they already now


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The late Fred Patten was a noted expert with awards in animation and science fiction, and one of the founders of the social subcultures of furry fandom and Japanese anime fandom. He lived in Los Angeles, California.

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