Is there a special place or are there websites, groups besides FA that allow you to interact with and meet other furries?
Depending on your area there are bunches of resources! My initial resource was the MeetUp app for phones. I found a Furry group for my locale. They have events almost every week and a few monthly stuff. All meet and greets as well as stuff like a Furry Dance club and Bowling. Even game nights and parties! All good fun.
I love it when people make those kind of threads! <3It's always online. It's not like we carry a sign showing: Looking for Furries to be my friend!
Agreed, these forums are a perfectly respectable starting point. Just hover around here for a little while and if you come across a user who's posts you agree with, take a look at their profile and if you think you'd get on with that person from what you see then go ahead and message them. If after a few private messages you find that you do in fact get along, progress from there in any way you like but I met a chap on here who doesn't live too far from me and we've already thrown around the possibility of meeting up in person.
Most of the ones I interact with regularly are through Second Life (sorry, IMVU).
It's fun to be able to "be" your fursona in a 3D avatar form, dancing or listening to music or RPing with other 3D fursonas in an interactive online environment.
Forums like this, or Facebook, are my other places to connect.
I am an introvert and do not attend cons or any real-life meetups.