Furry Fandom Conventions, 1989-2015

Furry Fandom Conventions, 1989-2015

ISBN: 1476663815

ISBN 13: 9781476663814

Publication Date: February 28, 2017

Publisher: McFarland & Company

Pages: 260

Format: Paperback

Author: Fred Patten

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Furry fandom--an adult social group interested in anthropomorphic animals in art, literature and culture--has grown since the 1980s to include an estimated 50,000 "furries." Their largest annual convention drew more than 6,000 attendees in 2015, including 1,000 dressed in "fur suits" or mascot-type animal costumes. Conventions typically include awards, organizations, art, literature and movies, encompassing a wide range of creative pursuits beyond animal costuming. This study of the furry subculture presents a history of the oft-misunderstood group and lists all conventions around the world from 1989 through 2015, including organizers, guests of honor and donations to charity.

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