I guess I should share my actual experience on this matter. Back before I moved out, I lived in Utah for a year. That year, they had their first furcon. I had absolutely no interest in it because I hate being around groups of unknown people, especially when I had no one to go with. However, my mother caught word of it. She asked me if I wanted to go to my shock.
Where in Utah, if you don't mind my asking?
My ex- is from American Fork.