I'm new to the furry fandom and I'm confused. I've heard of all these conventions for furries and bronies (which I'm new to bring as well,) but I don't see why they're so cool. I mean, sure it's a event that prior go to, but what do you do there? Do you chat, play games, eat, out any other things? Do you need to rent a hotel unless you live near it? It makes me wonder what's so social about these events.
Thanks for reading!
-SkyePanther (age 15, Michigan)
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Welcome to the fandom, and I hope you have fun! You can visit any webpage of any furcon and learn about the activities offered, but to answer your questions here about what you can do, I can fill that information in for you.
At a typical furry convention, you will find:
And, yes, if you don’t live in the area, you’ll need a hotel room. If that’s too expensive, you’ll often see furries rooming with each other to cut costs.
Luckily for you, there are two furcons in your area: Great Lakes Furcon in Grand Rapids, and Motor City Furcon (formerly Furry Connection North) in Novi. Note that, as a minor, you will likely need to be accompanied by an adult if you attend a con.
Another option, besides furcons, is furmeets. These are smaller, local gatherings that last a few hours to a day. If you join Facebook or other social networks, you’ll likely find some furries to meet up with.
Hope that answers your questions!
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