A new furry convention: Furrydelphia

Discussion in 'Furry Conventions' started by Ashwolves5, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Ashwolves5

    Ashwolves5 Miss Fluffy Bottom

    there is a new convention this year in the Philadelphia area! Furrydelphia. They are currently offer free lunch everyday too for those doing preregistration. What a deal! Fun and food.
    Furrydelphia - Philadelphia's Very Own Furry Convention!

    I will be there as a vendor but I wanted to let other furs know about it. So who's going?

    Edit: also adding on here the telegram chat peeps seem interested
    t.me: Furrydelphia SFW
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2017
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  2. JohnnyLobo

    JohnnyLobo Coffee King

    I'm considering it.
     
  3. Ashwolves5

    Ashwolves5 Miss Fluffy Bottom

    You should, looks like it will be a good turn out for a first year con. Also have some awesome people going and great gohs
     
  4. JohnnyLobo

    JohnnyLobo Coffee King

    The real issue is more than I am pretty new to the whole furry thing and I really don't know anyone. Not have I been to any kind of con before.

    If the website is any indicator, though, it looks like a lot of fun.
     
  5. Ashwolves5

    Ashwolves5 Miss Fluffy Bottom

    Yes they are so fun and I don't even do much since I sit in one room most of the convention but I still have a blast. Just seeing all the suits and costumes makes worth while for me. You don't have to suit yourself though, a lot of people don't including myself.
     
  6. JohnnyLobo

    JohnnyLobo Coffee King

    I absolutely understand that the suiting isn't at all a requirement, just I seriously have no experience with any fandom or really ever doing anything like this. The closest I have ever come to something like this was driving a friend of mine to a local anime convention once.

    Besides that, it is in August, and that is still quite a ways out to plan for something so new to me.
     
  7. Simo

    Simo Skunk

    Wow, this looks fun! Philly is such a curious, gritty place, too. I'd love to go, could most likely take the train up.

    But I note the con is not really in Philly, but a good ways outside...any idea of how you'd get there via the main Amtrak line? Maybe a bus? Subway? Not familiar with the burbs in this area. No car, here, but can easily walk to the train station here and get to Philly/NYC/Boston, so it's always nice to see cons in east coast cities, and also kinda odd that given how massive and dense the population is out here, that there's not all that many cons.

    Wish this was more downtown, but I'll put it on my list. And the theme is perfect for Philly, which is like if you mixed Baltimore and Brooklyn in a blender. So I'm gonna try and go, just have to examine how to get there.
     
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  8. Mandragoras

    Mandragoras Inept Abecedarian

    I would, but right now I am hella broke. Maybe if this becomes a running thing I'll start showing up. Hell, man, if I get off my arse and start doing the art thing like a real person and show some actual competence, I might get myself a booth or something...
     
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  9. Cerberus326

    Cerberus326 Member

    Wow the prices aren't that bad plus you don't have to pay every day to go .Buy one N you get the whole week end sweet hoping to go to the one in Pittsburgh in a few months but if not I'll just save up to hit that one...
     
  10. Mandragoras

    Mandragoras Inept Abecedarian

    See, this might not mean much to someone who hasn't been long-term unemployed in an area with few job prospects, but $45 ain't cheap for me. In convention terms, it's not steep at all, but there's a reason I don't go out much. I am no-joke poor. It blows.

    That said, I *might* have an OK job lined up in the next few months, so we'll see.
     
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  11. Cerberus326

    Cerberus326 Member

    Would be nice though if someone lives over there we all could crash in there yard lmbo
     
  12. Mandragoras

    Mandragoras Inept Abecedarian

    Honestly? I live stupidly close to that area. Two short bus rides or a middling drive. It's at the outer edge in the Greater Philadelphia Area—it's a stone's throw to Norristown, which is the seat of Montgomery County—but the 99 takes you right to the Norristown Transportation Center, and from there you can take heavy rail or the high-speed line into the city, albeit through a whole mess of tony suburbs, tiny college towns and so forth. It's also really close to the mall, which is apparently something of a novelty due to how old and upscale it is.
     
  13. Cerberus326

    Cerberus326 Member

    Party over at this guys place. Lol just messing around j.k.
     
  14. Simo

    Simo Skunk

    Isn't King of Prussia like a ritzy area?

    I am not sure they will let poor people in. ;)
     
  15. Mandragoras

    Mandragoras Inept Abecedarian

    At the moment (although perhaps not for long) I'm stuck with my parents, who, while lovely people, would likely not appreciate dozens of strangers filling the yard and house, least of all in its current state. So I must decline.
    You would be surprised. King of Prussia is tiny, and Norristown is... well, there was supposed to be an economic revival, but that never really happened. It's not hideously grim, but it's sort of sad, and the warehouse district is terrifying.
     
  16. Cerberus326

    Cerberus326 Member

    I was just messing.lol. but it would be Kool if there was some one out that would do that.
     
  17. Mandragoras

    Mandragoras Inept Abecedarian

    I know, I was just playing along. But that it would.
     
  18. Simo

    Simo Skunk

    Ah, curious! I've only been in parts of the city/downtown, by the museum, south street, garment district, crumbly artsy werehouses by the water. Philly has this kind of 'sooty' feeling like in Dickens, and struck me as kinda spooky, like a place where Batman would show up at night. But after living for a decade in Baltimore on the borders of some pretty sketchy areas, it takes a lot more to scare me now, as far as cities go. Odd, how you adapt to these things.

    Well, it sounds like there is a rail/train that runs out there, so that's good; I don't drive, have these eye issues, so I gotta use other means.

    Oh, how about your parents take a second honeymoon that week? You know, they could go someplace nice, like Madagascar.
     
  19. JohnnyLobo

    JohnnyLobo Coffee King

    Sounds nicer than over here by the coast. A few of the towns look like the town from Bob's Burgers, but the rest of this area just seems... crappy.
     
  20. Mandragoras

    Mandragoras Inept Abecedarian

    The worst parts of Norristown are pretty hairy. It's not quite so bad as, say, certain parts of Frankford, let alone what 10th and Diamond used to be like back during the cocaine boom, but it's just kind of creepy. Like Callowhill gets creepy at night. You don't necessarily expect to get shot or shanked (in Callowhill, at least), but there's something *wrong* about an area so dead-quiet and desolate just two blocks from bustling traffic.

    The other side of the tracks is Bridgeport, which is inexplicably an inland New Jersey suburb. If you've been to Jersey, you know what I mean. It has a lot of bridges. Barges on the Schuykill used to stop there. It's a port. With bridges.
     

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