Hello Mister Bear~
It's Dean again from The Netherlands!
I...have a question, but first off a happy New Year to you!
Um, my question (And it may be a weird one)
Ever since I've joined furdom a couple years ago and that I've known that I'm an in-the-closet Gay fur, I've noticed that there are a lot of furmeets and conventions being held in different countries, all of them way too far to go to.
I got a bit fed up with the problem that I can't leave the house since my mom wants to know where I'm heading every time I'm leaving the house. It irritates me till deep in my furry bones. (Probably is that I've didn't told her yet and I'm 19).
Anyway, that aside, I wonder if there are any furmeets or conventions in my own country since I'm aching to go to one ever since I've seen pictures of people standing by fursuits in perfect harmony.
With love, a big hi-paw and hugs,
Dean L. R. Shaw!
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Hi again, Dean :-3
Yes sirree, there is a convention in the Netherlands called Furry Weekend Holland (http://www.furryweekend.nl/), which I think is a fairly new one. It is located in Sleen, not too far from Groningen and is held in March. If you are ever able to travel a bit further someday (not a problem in Europe with its excellent train system), then I would highly recommend going to Eurofurence, which is in Germany http://www.eurofurence.org/EF19/.
As for locating other Dutch furries, here are a couple options: first, try FurryMap at https://furrymap.net/, which shows quite a few furries in your area. Also, there is a page on the Anthrocon site that lists some furries here http://www.anthrocon.org/profile/profile_location/Netherlands. If you go to Furry4Life.com there is a small Dutch group there of about 30 members at http://furry4life.org/group/dutchfurs.
Perhaps even more helpful to you would be the Furmeets.nl site at http://furmeets.nl/ which has information about meets in both the Netherlands and Belgium. While it is not hugely active, when I checked it, it does seem up to date.
Next, try a couple LiveJournal sites, including http://dutchfur.livejournal.com/ and http://dutchpaw.livejournal.com/ and see if you can connect to some furries there.
If you feel up to it, you could also create some online groups of your own and see if it attracts some nearby furries. For instance, you could create a Facebook page specifically for Dutch Furs, or if you are into SecondLife you could go there and see if you can locate some locals.
I think the above should give you a good start at finding some furry kinfolk to hang out with!
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