Furry Conventions 2017, 2018

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Biggest Little Fur Con 2017

Biggest Little Fur Con

Jun 1-4, 2017
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Reno, Nevada
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Anthrocon 2017

Anthrocon

Jun 29 - Jul 2, 2017
David L.Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Midwest FurFest 2017

Midwest FurFest

Nov 30 - Dec 3, 2017
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Rosemont, Illinois
Mephit Fur Meet 2017

Mephit Fur Meet

Sep 1-3, 2017
Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center
Olive Branch, Mississippi
FurryCon 2017

FurryCon

2017
Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside
Rochester, New York
Fur Reality 2017

Fur Reality

Oct 6-8, 2017
Crowne Plaza Cincinnati Blue Ash
Cincinnati, Ohio
Furpocalypse 2017

Furpocalypse

Oct 27-29, 2017
Radisson Hotel Cromwell
Cromwell, Connecticut
Anthro New England 2018

Anthro New England

2018
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Fur Squared 2018

Fur Squared

2018
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Furry Siesta 2018

Furry Siesta

2018
InterContinental Dallas
Addison, Texas
Vancoufur 2018

Vancoufur

2018
Executive Airport Plaza Hotel
Richmond, BC
Furry Weekend Atlanta 2018

Furry Weekend Atlanta

2018
Atlanta Marriott Century Center
Atlanta, Georgia
Motor City Furry Con 2018

Motor City Furry Con

2018
Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel
Novi, Michigan
Fur the 'More 2018

Fur the 'More

2018
Sheraton Tysons Hotel
Tysons Corner, Virginia

Have you ever asked yourself “what is a furry con?”
The answer is simple: It’s a convention, kind of like a comic con or gaming con, for furries. If you don’t know what a furry is, the basic version is this: furries are people who are enthusiastic about – and like to dress up as – anthropomorphic animals. Anthropomorphic animals are essentially humanoid animals (like from Zootopia, Looney Tunes, Mickey Mouse or Sonic the Hedgehog, for example).

For the uninitiated, furry conventions may seem a little strange. It’s a large group of people wearing animal costumes getting together for a con dedicated to their hobby/lifestyle. But furries are just like any other fandom.

So what can you expect if you decide to check out a furry con?
First and foremost, I mentioned the furry costumes. You will see a lot of them. And people who don’t have on a full fursuit might be sporting a pair of ears or a tail. Just like any other kind of pop culture con, cosplay is a huge part of the furry culture, and lots of people put lots of work into their furry costumes.

There are all kinds of activities planned out for furry conventions that range from anthropomorphic-centric arts and crafts, music, books, comics, shows and video games. Art shows are common events, as are comedy routines and workshops and panels, all focused on furry culture. One of the most popular attractions of any furry convention are definitely the raves. Furry raves are a whole new kind of party, especially the “fursuit-friendly” ones. A lot of these cons will feature roleplaying sessions and events for the attendees to really tap into their inner wolf or bunny. Gaming is also popular amongst furries (The Sonic franchise inspired a lot of modern furries) so gaming-related events are also common.

And if all that awesomeness doesn’t sell you on furry conventions, maybe this will: Many furry cons are known to do charity auctions and fundraisers, giving the money to wildlife preserves, rescue groups or animal shelters (it’s part of the whole animal theme they’ve got going on).