First of all I got to make it clear that I love The Fandom. Given the very unique and varied history of the furry fandom. The Fandom totally succeeds in presenting both the good and the bad. Taking us back to where it all began, and bringing us up to date. I know the major complaints I have seen by others on social media is that they missed a lot. I admit I would have loved to see mention of Midwest Furfest, and it’s history which began 21 years ago out of a local sci-fi convention. But I totally understand why it wasn’t, because you could really dive head first into many subjects – it’s hard just to name even a few for this article.
Then there are the furry fanzines. To this date no one knows how many different ones were distributed or let alone the number of issues printed. I also wanted to add that association mention wasn’t behind quite a few. Many of them were ways artists were trying to make some money, you could really call them independents.
I could think of more than 20 things they could have covered, and that is really the problem… but how do you balance coverage in a roughly 90-minute documentary? If you think about it, there is no easy answer.
The Fandom could very easily be a series of documentaries. But that is up to Ash Coyote and the production team. In the meantime we have “Furries in The Media” by Aberguine, and The Furry History pieces by Scar The Fur, both can be easily found on YouTube, as well as many others. I can also recommend a book “Furry Nation” by Joe Strike, which explores furry history from a different angle.
Frankly there is a lot to cover and I hope what really comes out of The Fandom is our history. Which frankly is not always a pleasant one, but is totally unique.
As for me I am watching The Fandom once again.
Soto Wolf has kindly offered to tell of their experiences at Megaplex 2019. I hope this will be a regular feature with them, and if anyone else would like to do the same please feel free to contact me like Soto Wolf.
It all started when my mate and I arrived at the DoubleTree Hilton at SeaWorld to check into the con Hotel. We met up with one of our good friends named mama pizza dog. There we met some other furries who were attending. And we got to know each other until we all had to go the opening ceremonies.
At the opening ceremonies it was all hawaiian-themed with Tikis London stage and an actual furry Who was hula dancing.
Afterwards we all headed back to the room and decided to have fun playing drinking games and whatnot so we all pitched in our money and did a beer run. We played Kings Cup and listen to some tunes on the Xbox one that I brought along. Afterwards we cleaned up and headed to sleep for the next day.
The next day we got up we ate breakfast together and then headed down towards the common floor. I decided to go to the silent auction and place a bid on a few items even though I lost in the end.
Then there was the fursuit games. I think there was about 100 people who participated so the speaker who was running the event had us divided up into lines of 50. We did a hula hoop challenge to where we had to move the hula hoop from one person to another without unlocking our hands since they had to be together. Then there was the domino tower game where we had to create the best tower out of 20 Dominos. Then there was the obstacle course where the first task was to do 10 jumping jacks the second task was to do 5 Twirls with the hula hoop and then the third task was to dab five times.
After that I met up with a friend of mine at dance tryouts. I was a little nervous and when it was my turn to perform I started out good but I lost energy throughout my dance. It was my friends turn it she did a really good job. My critique on the dance was to improve my energy and use my surroundings on the Dance Floor to better improve the dance as a whole. I didn’t make the list but my friend made it on the wait list and I was so happy for her. That night I was in the room hanging out with the others when I receive a text from her to meet her at the DJ area and I did. We went to listen to the DJ we danced for about 30 minutes and then decided that to call it a night.
We said our goodbyes and I headed to the room and everyone was doing “explicit” activities. I’d rather not get into detail on that because it would be rather disturbing for the viewers.
Sunday came along as we begin packing our things because the convention was about to end the other roommates gathered some money together and decided to pay for one more night only for my mate and I because we had to leave on Monday. We said our goodbyes to the other roommates and it was just my mate and I in the room so we decided to go to closing Ceremonies for the day and then walk around artist alley. There was a lot of unique stuff that I wanted to get however I did not have the funds to do so but my mate ended up getting a note card drawing of my fursona as a gift.
But then something occurred that was really magical. That Sunday night I went to the DJ dance floor and I was there for about 30 minutes and then my friend who was with me during the tryouts yesterday we sat down we spoke for a little bit and then all of a sudden I felt the spark between her and I however I didn’t want to have the wrong idea. I spoke with my mate about it and sure enough we agreed to have a polyamorous relationship with her. If you’re wondering where her name is it’s Scarlett Jane Fox. That’s her fursona name. To this day we talk about how we miss each other and whatnot in the next convention that I will be going to is Gateway furmeet or gfm. You should totally go I heard it’s a lot of fun.