Post Con Depression?

Discussion in 'Furry Conventions' started by Astusthefox, Oct 24, 2017.


Have you ever experienced Post Con Depression?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Unsure

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  4. Never been to a convention

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  1. Astusthefox

    Astusthefox The King of Games

    Every time I've gone to a furry convention, I've always left the convention with a bit of post con depression, which by name is essentially getting depressed upon leaving the convention. Furscience has done a little research on it and basically attributes it to leaving a group which you feel included and accepted back to your everyday life where you can't express yourself fully.

    Recently I've been getting flashback con depression (which actually brought me back to the forum) hearing some music that I had previously heard at Anthrocon, and my real question is along the lines of; has anyone else experienced this post con depression? And if so have you flashed back to it at any point? I'm just curious to see how it's affected other people

    Edit : pretty accurate source describing the concept Post-con depression - WikiFur, the furry encyclopedia
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2017
  2. Ginza

    Ginza Unironically Ironic

    Sounds like you might need some better friends bud. Ones that accept you for who you are. You shouldn't need a convention to feel happiness xx
  3. Fuzzylumkin

    Fuzzylumkin Fuzzbutt

    I'm sure I will feel your pain after anthro northwest next month, my first furcon after being in the fandom for a very long time, not looking forward to coming back to my life afterwards... wish I could afford to just go to all the cons.
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  4. Astusthefox

    Astusthefox The King of Games

    It's not that I would only feel happy at a convention, rather it feels like a more inclusive atmosphere and being there is just stimulating. Going back to the "real" world after just seems, for lack of a better word, ehhhh. Considering I get social anxiety when im around people IRL it pretty much just the atmosphere and con activities that I miss, which interests me on another level
  5. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Well-Known Member

    Ha, I PPCD during my first con, beat that.
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