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Serious Question: are furry conventions friendly? Is it a safe place peaple usually say it is?

TheFoxFreedom

Just discovered i have passion to help :D
So, after seeing in twitter like "Stop having alcoholic commas. Sense guys, if you drink at the point to get a
alcoholic comma, you shouldnt be at a furry convention" and it makes me so sad, to know a place that was supposed to be friendly, we have those kind of things. i didnt care at all, but after seeing this video: "
Furry Conventions have a Drug and Alcohol Problem" by fjord frost, where he just, uh, just say openly about drugs and alcohol at furry conventions ( obviously ). after seeing this i felt like i must do a thread about it. If you guys go often at furry conventions, could say something about it? Cuz i'm beggining to feel its not a place to go and make friends and cute stuff.

I have never been in a furry convention, i plan to go when i get 21 years, and a fursuit, but you know, just a question, and a serious point, at my view. only to finish, im not american, so sorry if i say something wrong and, i dont think this should be in "furry conventions" cuz its a question to the community, im not talking about a specific Furry con. Thanks for the attention.
 

Simo

Professional Watermelon Farmer
There's certainly a good deal of drinking at furry cons, but I'd say that alcohol and drugs are no more a problem at a furry con, as they in many other parts of society, say, sporting events, concerts, street festivals, college parties, a night on the town, and, well, life in general. I've seen many, many more obnoxious drunks outside of cons, that I have, at them.

At the ones I've been too, I've have seen some tipsy furs, but none that have caused problems, or needed medical attention...I mean, this probably does happen, and I could see where alcohol would aid being dehydrated while fursuitng, but really, I think most people are quite careful. Plus, the staff at almost all cons will kick out trouble-makers very quickly. As for drugs, I can't say I saw much going on; a few furs might have been smoking weed, which is legal now in Washington, DC, but nothing over the top.

So, to return to the question: America has a drug and alcohol problem, as does much of the world, but it's no worse in the furry fandom, than so many other sectors of society: thus, I wouldn't see it as any kind of reason to avoid a furry con.

Hope this helps : )

Also, a lot of furs seem to like really weak, sweet drinks, I have noted...: P
 

TheFoxFreedom

Just discovered i have passion to help :D
There's certainly a good deal of drinking at furry cons, but I'd say that alcohol and drugs are no more a problem at a furry con, as they in many other parts of society, say, sporting events, concerts, street festivals, college parties, a night on the town, and, well, life in general. I've seen many, many more obnoxious drunks outside of cons, that I have, at them.

At the ones I've been too, I've have seen some tipsy furs, but none that have caused problems, or needed medical attention...I mean, this probably does happen, and I could see where alcohol would aid being dehydrated while fursuitng, but really, I think most people are quite careful. Plus, the staff at almost all cons will kick out trouble-makers very quickly. As for drugs, I can't say I saw much going on; a few furs might have been smoking weed, which is legal now in Washington, DC, but nothing over the top.

So, to return to the question: America has a drug and alcohol problem, as does much of the world, but it's no worse in the furry fandom, than so many other sectors of society: thus, I wouldn't see it as any kind of reason to avoid a furry con.

Hope this helps : )

Also, a lot of furs seem to like really weak, sweet drinks, I have noted...: P
thanks to your attention and fast reply, it makes me more happy to know alcohol and drugs are not THAT big of a problem :D
 

Yakamaru

Å nei, cringe
Would depend on where you're going. Europe have more common sense when it comes to social interaction. Americans tend to be more carefree and open.

A friend of mine went to a con in Germany. Seriously. It looked so damn enticing I almost wanted to to just fly over there and smother her all over.

This was me all day when she sent pics.
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Sitting there with a huge grin on my face. If I had a tail I'd no doubt be rocking it so fast and hard back and forth it would defy the laws of physics.
 

Deer

Banned
Banned
I don't even drink. Most furries seem to have social anxiety problems and alcohol help with it. So if you're like one of them it will be fun there.
 

TheFoxFreedom

Just discovered i have passion to help :D
Thats grat to know guys. So now im not so afraid of furcons, since im afraid of it in any way, cuz im afraid of trying new things xD
 
J

JJPaw

Guest
People are going to drink anywhere and in any way. Furry Cons are no exception to this rule since alcoholic beverages are a staple in social interactions.

Of all the cons I've seen, they all look very lively with fursuiters bouncing about. Everyone seems to have a grand time so I don't see an excuse not to go to one.
 

Filter

Scallywag
Depends on the convention and the attendees. Anthrocon seemed alright when I went. I didn't notice any drugs or inappropriate behavior, but who knows what happens behind closed doors. The furs I shared a room with were well behaved. Drinking would have been perfectly acceptable as we were all adults, but we were more focused on convention stuff. There was adult-themed art of course, which should be kept away from minors, but that was a non-issue for us as we were used to drawing and looking at the stuff and none of us had kids at the time.
 
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