Anthrocon 2022 Numbers

Let me point out that is over 2,000 fursuiters, the largest number I had ever heard at any con.

Registration: 9702

Parade/Photo: 2562 fursuiters

Charity: $33,092.70

After a 3 year absence I would say Anthrocon did extremely well.

But what do those registration numbers say…

Before the pandemic some even thought Anthrocon was a dying convention. But this year proved them wrong by a full 20% jump in attendance that’s 344 over 2019.

As some of you might remember there was always a friendly fight between MFF and Anthrocon over who gets the larger attendance. But MFF in 2021 only had 8900, that’s a full 802 less than Anthrocon 2022. Will MFF lose out to Anthrocon this year? Only time will tell.

Love Can Happen At Any Age

The story begins with a 19 year old cat…

Gus was a cute old cat who was brought to the Humane Society of Catawba County. Unluckily his owners couldn’t keep him anymore because of various circumstances so they had to give him to the shelter. For the 19-year-old (133 humane years) cat it was, however, not the end. He was examined by the vets and to everyone’s surprise, the cat was exceptionally healthy for his age.

When Jane Bowers, executive director of the shelter was concerned about the cat and thought that he was old enough to be adopted he got an exciting call. The family wanted a cat to keep their aging mother company. As their mother Penny who was 101 years old Gus was the best match for their mother.

What else can I say but instant love

You can find the full story here

NomandiCon Registration Open

NomandiCon which takes place on Jan 6-8 2023

It is an 18+ Adult Fur Con, but what makes this post interesting is the membership levels

As in there are 9 of them instead of the usual 2 or 3 which include Lifetime Membership. Which itself is a gamble as none of know how long a con will last. I can advise anyone what to do as that isn’t my job. Which is to report on furry events.

LINK

Once Upon a Time, This Tech Company Actively Recruited Furries

Vice.com recently posted an article

Seth Morabito wasn’t expecting to find the job that would change his life while at a conference dressed as an animal, but that’s what happened at ConFurence 7: He was a newly-graduated programmer identifying as a raccoon when he saw the furry-friendly ad seeking Unix developers.

It was 1996, right in the middle of the dot-com bubble. Morabito, now a 43-year-old software engineer whose furry alter ego is a raccoon named Tilton, was living in Connecticut at the time and feeling restless. He found the ad placed by Silicon Valley consulting company Taos in the back of the schedule for the conference.

Who had experience

In these pre-web days, participating in alternative communities and communicating around the world required building and maintaining your own servers and chat forums. To participate in their lifestyle and connect with others like themselves, furries often needed navigate the pre-web telnet servers called MUCKs, or Multi User Created Kingdoms.

Then lead to a job at Sun Microsystems

Now they have their own company and still works with furries

A Taste of Something Else by Lukas Kawika

From the author on Twitter @shekhels

In case y’all missed it – I’ve been published! Available in both physical and digital formats through @fenrispublish, & will also be made available at cons down the line! College romance, fairly hot, boys, daring rompin’… but there’s two sides to every coin!

Available HERE