Because I had previous issues with this subject I wanted to let everyone know this article is based upon multiple sources including Facebook, Twitter and several furry forums, as well what other furries told me directly at both furmeets and while at MFF. Anyone claiming this article is taken from somewhere, I suggest you see a psychiatrist as there is something wrong with you. Because it’s wrong to take credit for other people’s observations.
This is an accounting of events that took place not at a fur con but at a place filled where no one cared about literally anything.
Staff apathy is what really killed Rainfurrest. No one cared what anyone did, despite the countless complaints. Reports of con goers walking around diapers, yes there were reports of crinkling, yes that is as nasty as it sounds. Then leaving those dirty diapers in the hallway, outside the hotel and on the cars in the hotel’s parking lot. Sex acts taking place both the pool and the indoor fountain. Not to forget public nudity in the hallways, reports of assault, sexual assault, drug use and drug sales as well as public intoxication. Take your pick drugs or alcohol. There were several arrests made.
Speaking of which and I saw this on the NBC News of how minors were served alcohol in the panels causing more than 1 to be rushed to the hospital with alcohol poisoning. This happened at least 3 times according to that report.
Then there are the dozens of reports of no one checking badges. I even heard of a party of 6. Only 1 ever bought a badge and all of them did pretty much the same thing at the con. Did I mention no one checked.
But when the con staff actually checked for badges it seems they were also open to bribes. $5 per was the going rate. Some just took a $1, and at the end of the day this one guard boasted they raked in $100s
Then there is the incident that happened at the hotel. Where the jets in the hot tub was blocked with towels. The same could be said about the motor, which then ripped itself apart causing major damage. To the reason why, sex. It seems that someone played plumber and decided pull what seems to be a practical joke when they loosened the connections on the water pipe that was connected to the toilet, it seemed to be okay but when they next person flushed then all hell would break loose. Despite the best efforts of a plumber the hotel called in, they couldn’t stop the damage not only to that rest room, but neighboring rooms as well, including the server on the floor below, which was damaged beyond repair. Then there is what happened in the elevator, rumor has it these 2 wanted to make out there so they stopped the elevator. Not liking the alarm noise it was making decided to do something about it. Rumor has it they were the same people who caused the water damage. All total it was about $10,000 in total damages.
Despite what has been publically stated by the Rainfurrest staff. They had to be stoned when they walked into the manager’s office with high hopes of a contract renew. You see the manager had gotten all the complaints that the staff refused to deal with. I heard from at least 4 eyewitnesses who heard the manager shouting at the con staff. The word dickheads, which was used multiple times.
If you think I am focusing on the staff too much, blaming them for the reason the con is no longer around and the word Rainfurrest make the staff at any fur con cringe. Look no further than the closing ceremony video. I swear you can see them passing around something. In addition to giving themselves awards for doing such a good job. This is despite one of them saying they had to clear those out of the room with no badges. I even heard of an attempted sex act on the same stage just before the event. It was only stopped because they needed the space to set up.
They also sold what maybe Rainfurrest greatest legacy. A poster for next year’s con was sold by auction and the money was supposed to be used for finding a new location. Since I got reminded of the law. Let me pass along something to the former staff, especially one who took the cash. Using that money except for finding a new location, unless given to charity can be considered FRAUD.
As far as I know this is the most accurate account of what happened. In my opinion Rainfurrest self imploded.
Some of you might doubt me, check out the video by the Internet Historian he backs up many of my points.
Call this what this is rumor time, it seem at MFF that year, a couple of con goers told me that the ones who caused the damage at Rainfurrest tried to get in. Both to the hotel and the con, this was when I found out they have a lifetime ban at most cons and hotels. The rumor says they were forced to leave because both threaten to call the Police.