Idk if furries do it, but the bronies have one of those!
I do these as a vendor sometimes. The worst one, by far, was hosted on Telegram. You had to join a bunch of different channels, which meant that the vendors were all just advertising to one another because that channel wasn’t advertised at all until opening day.
CouchCon was last week, and while not furry-specific, was really fun. They had a Discord server with several open voice channels, and people could randomly stream to Discord if they wanted. There were several guests of honour, who hosted panels either on Twitch or directly to the Discord. Others could sign up for panels in the same way. There were DJs, marble races, raffles, and a bunch of other things happening.
They had a Couch Cosplay channel as well, which was people posting pics of their cosplays from home.
They also have webspace where vendors paid for placement to be displayed. A lot of people are reporting a good bump in sales, and right now there’s a channel going for people to show off their swag as it arrives in the mail.
It was a lot of fun. They definitely have to be well-organised though. A lot of them this year are reactionary to not being able to put on physical cons, without a lot of thought into how it would differ in the virtual space.
Probably CozyCon. I was looking at Feralcon, but I didn't like some of their requirements.This sounds really interesting. I need to get accustomed to Discord first, but this would be worth it. Would save tons of overhead(like insurance) for the staff it would seem :3.
What's the next virtual con you plan to attend?
IF the convention is known, yes it help. Many of them are new, so having panelists host on their own space means they'll be adding to their own audience. Otherwise, having panelists try to bring their audience to a channel that doesn't have an audience of its own means they'll see fewer viewers than average. Established audiences don't like to go elsewhere, and curious con viewers aren't going to stick around in a place where there isn't an established audience.If its like live streams and stuff the con can make a Youtube channel and the panelists/vendors can stream through the channel? That way a lot more people can watch. Or if vendors/panelists stream from individual channels but there's a link hub on the con's website.