FurcoNZ (New Zealand) Record and COVID Results

We’ll start: with a turnout of 181 attendees, FurcoNZ 2022 has been the biggest New Zealand furry convention in history (so far) – it certainly felt as though we had a lot more suiters than last time!

For the record FurcoNZ had had a 117 at their 2020 con, this is now a 3rd fur con to have record attendance. Still waiting on charity numbers

In addition

We have had an attendee test positive for COVID after con. In short: > fully masked at con and asymptomatic > 11am shuttle (Monday) We believe this is low risk, but please continue to be vigilant. If you test positive, please inform info@furconz.org.nz so we can notify contacts.

Joe Strike on The Doctors

Joe Strike mentioned in his own newsletter about the piece

The segment itself was titled “Do You Identify as a Furry.” (Earlier in the episode though it was teased as “Furry Fetish?”) Apart from asking that obligatory question – and my obligatory response (“there are furry-related fetishes, but Furry itself is simply a community of people fascinated by imaginary, anthropomorphic animals”) they totally let me speak my piece without turning the segment into a debate.

They incorporated stills of me as my scaly alter-ego Komos and a clip of a furry convention dance rave video. At the end the two hosts decided Furry is a Good Thing – and even compared notes on what animals they’d like to suit up as: one chose tiger while his co-host said his computer screen wallpaper is a lion, so he’d go that route. (They also plugged Furry Nation, even put its cover onscreen, which I did not mind one bit.