History of MFF: Midwest FurFest 2010

Midwest FurFest 2010 was a convention that was held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois from November 19th to November 21st, 2010.

The theme for 2010 was Chicago Blues, Chicago does have a quite active Blues Music scene. Topped off by the annual Blues Fest.

The Guests of Honor were:

The convention charity was Castaway Pet Rescue, for whom the convention raised a grand total of $11,300.

I find this video remarkable mainly because although recorded during MFF. No crowds… compare that to later MFFs

The Fursuit Parade

Total attendance was 2,285, including 413 participants in the fursuit parade.

Wikifur Notes

This was the first year the convention was held at this location, and opinions on the quality of the venue were generally very positive. Some of the space had been committed to an annual conference of The PhD Project that ended that Friday, which delayed the opening of con suite until 5pm that day.

Editor’s Notes

Although my 1st MFF was still 3 years away, I did speak to some of the hotel staff who was there at the very first MFF at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Although they knew what to expect, they were delighted. This one member even said, “It was the highlight of my entire year”, Furries we did ourselves proud.