Anyone else here unable to go to conventions?

Discussion in 'Furry Conventions' started by um_pineapplez, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. um_pineapplez

    um_pineapplez Mage of Void, dammit.

    So yeah. I'm stuck in Michigans with no conventions that I can go to that are at a reasonable time. It fucking pisses me off, especially with all this talk about how everyone here's got one con or another they're going to. I feel left out. I hate being left out of things. So if any of you guys can't go to cons either, let me know. It'll make me feel better knowing I'm not alone for once.....although I kind of am alone.......

    Fucking paradoxes.
  2. I haven't been to any, probably be another year before I have the chance. I'm in upstate New York, so would eventually like to hit the one up in Boston MA, and of course Anthrocon in PA. Got to get my new life stabilized first though, and get settled in my some what new job. Kinda would like to have a fur-suit first also, can only imagine how fun that would be.
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  3. um_pineapplez

    um_pineapplez Mage of Void, dammit.

    I live in Michigan, so the only one that I can go to (Motor City ain't an option because I'm only 15) is MWFF, but that's in the middle of swim season. It at least makes me feel better knowing other furries that haven't been to conventions.
  4. Xaroin

    Xaroin Sprsh

    I want to so badly, but I can't via too many reasons
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  5. Furry_DeLorean

    Furry_DeLorean New Member

    I couldn't afford to go to a convention until I was 21. Just wait a little longer. Your turn will come.
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  6. xofrats

    xofrats The cat said what?

    I have never been to one neither.
    Here in Denmark we have Furtastic, but only 50 people are allowed. I have never been there and honesty I don't want to.
    When there's nordicfuzzcon which seems cool, but it's in Sweden and I don't have the money to go to another country and buy tickets.

    Hopefully I will get a job soon. Then I can save up :D
  7. um_pineapplez

    um_pineapplez Mage of Void, dammit.

    Everyone talks about waiting and some shit.

    I know it makes me feel good, but a friend of mine got to go to mwff and she's only 16. Plus therefore a con I'm looking at in July, but it's only an anime convention, so that doesn't interest me as much.
  8. Jarren

    Jarren You can't just quote yourself! -Me

    I've never been to a furry con of any sort. Don't plan to for some time either (if at all). Don't be so anxious, the conventions will still be there five, ten, maybe even twenty years from now. Plus, cons in general aren't all they're cracked up to be. Just a bunch of sweaty nerds in a poorly ventilated room haggling over over priced merch while people in overly cumbersome costumes try not to knock over their fellow attendees.

    Still a good time though.
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  9. Sarachaga

    Sarachaga Fromage!

    I think you shouldn't put your expectations this high if you're not able to go to a con! It'll just end up in more frustration when you finally go as it'll never be as good as you expect it to be. Wait. Try not to think about it until you're sure you'll be able to go.
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  10. JumboWumbo

    JumboWumbo Banned in two states.

    I suppose I am technically able to go one, but I don't particularly plan on doing so. Like Jarren said, it's just a bunch of nerds congregated in a hotel for three days. Don't get yourself too hyped up for it, or at the very least don't make it your number one goal in life. It will just end in disappointment when you actually go.

    You might find this interesting. Paris syndrome - Wikipedia
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  11. Alex K

    Alex K Guest

    One time I was unable to go to my stands at the ice cream convention in Kentucky cause I got stuck on a desserted island
  12. pallid-panda

    pallid-panda Member

    I'm pretty sure there are conventions here. Only looked into them a few times but always get too nervous to go. I'm too shy and also super poor. If I saved up I might be able to go but I normally end up chickening out and just spend it on other stuff >>;
  13. Crimson_Steel17

    Crimson_Steel17 The night is my solace; the day is my prime

    If it makes you feel any better, I'm so new that my "made in china" sticker hasn't even been removed from my sense of confusion over how I'm suddenly a furry... in other words (and self-deprecating sarcasm aside) I haven't even considered a con, much less been to one
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  14. Keefur

    Keefur aka Cutter Cat

    OK. At the risk of being flamed, here is my 2 cents. I am a con goer. First of all, cons really ARE all that. The best times I've ever had have been at cons, and I go to a lot of cons (probably over 60 Furry cons now). I am not saying this to make others feel bad or to rub their muzzles in it, I genuinely feel bad when others cannot go to cons for whatever reasons. As a Furry, I view the Fandom as my family, and the best friends I have are all from the furs I've met at cons. What others have said above is simply not true if you are into the spirit of being a Furry. Cons are a celebration of who we are. You can let down your guard and revel in the fact that you are FURRY without fear of being ridiculed and marginalized. I will also tell you that the friendship and openness at a convention is amazing. The worst furry convention that I have ever been to beats the best "other" con that I have been to, and I've been to a lot of "other" cons, too. The only caveat I have is that you get out of a convention what you put into it. If you come with a negative attitude, you will have a negative con. I always approach cons with a sense of wonder and anticipation. I have yet to be disappointed.
  15. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Logically chaotic and twice as charming

    Holy shit, now that's an interesting read.

    And with all the rioting going on in Paris at the moment..
  16. eventually I shall but till then its saving saving saving
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  17. Zaddict16

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  19. Cloudyhue

    Cloudyhue Certified Fuzzbutt

    Yeah, I can't go to any either. The nearest one is about a three hours drive away and I'm too poor. Besides, I need to save up that money for more important stuff, like getting a life.
  20. Zaddict16

    Zaddict16 Guest

    That's way better than we're I live. I think. I live near Boston ma and I think there's a couple there but Anthrocon, I would need to tell my parents and start the traditional 10000000000000000 hour long question session. Lol. I'm really not exaggerating eithier.
  21. I know your pain!
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  22. Cloudyhue

    Cloudyhue Certified Fuzzbutt

    Same here with the parents. My mom thinks fursuits are really cool but doesn't actually know what a furry is. My dad thinks all furries do is have orgies in animal costumes.
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  23. Zaddict16

    Zaddict16 Guest

    I swear on my life (well maybe not THAT hardcore) that my parents do not know what a furry is.
  24. My father would kill me if he knew and my mother asks way way WAY! to many questions
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  25. Zaddict16

    Zaddict16 Guest

    And nether does my girlfriend. I asked her if she knew what a furry was and she said she didn't so....

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