Altercation leads to hype and biased and inaccurate reporting.
Once again furries in the news for the wrong reason. At a meet up in a “private area” of Huntington beach a group of furries were having fun until a person started filming them. The furries attend demanded the person filming to stop; the person refused and a fursuiter with a megaphone escalated things by blasting the person were recording the went further by hitting the person videoing the event over the head with the megaphone.
The altercation became The Whack Heard Around the World.
The media, both professional and amateur click bait hacks went out of their mind with taglines like “Furries beat up and hit neo-Nazi and pedophile with megaphone on the beach’, “
Voyeur mauled by FURRIES after he is caught filming their fetish group in Huntington Beach”.
Even Dogpatch press jumped in the fray hears a little snippet:
“Those are archive links to deny traffic for stories of conjecture and regurgitated, third-hand info. They do not care about accuracy because they have agendas. It’s implied that there was an “attack” on a random man for simply recording the group (but in fact, there were years of provocation by inside members causing a problem). Some of them wedge in malicious bias by mocking pronouns, using “fetish” innuendo, and for no sane reason, comparing furries to “street thugs” who do retail looting. There have even been beware in furry groups about right-wing news trying to get inside. To help debunk the fake news, Dogpatch Press can provide direct info with cooperation from people involved.”
A small convention, Free Fur All, held their convention in Tulsa Oklahoma. The attendance was 207 persons and they raised $8000.00 for charity. It would be an uneventful furcon con except Free Fur All said one word that set the woke twitter mob on fire; the word is:
The convention billed itself as:
Prepare For A Classic Road Trip!
They don’t make things like they used to. This year we’re celebrating anthro by getting back to our routes where it all started- a love for animals.
Whether you come from near or far, from Chicago or the LA side, join us on a road trip to the American heartland along the Mother Road, Route 66, for America’s Anthro Convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and don’t forget to take that left-turn at Albuquerque!
I have a big announcement for the rest of 2021 and 2022 and beyond. I will not be attending any fan conventions in 2021 and beyond until Kumoricon, Orycon, RCCC, Anthro Northwest come to their senses and stop forcing unnecessary medical test or divulge private medical information as a requirement to attend a convention. It is wrong for those who are and force others to surrender their freedom and privacy for three days of fun deserve nether. I do believe health and safety is the issue but the 900 LB ogre call government Lockdown. There are those who willing to throw other’s privacy under the bus to keep the lockdown ogre at bay.
Do not get me wrong I am centrist in the vaccine debate. I am against any government mandate but realize for me and other the vaccine is needed. I frown on both force mandates and the anti-vaccination crowd. I can poke hole in both arguments. Some people may not need vaccination while others it a life saver. I do not believe the false narrative of herd immunity. It may not happen We just need to live with COVID-19. Private organization can make rules regardless how bad as well of my choice not to attend.
Foer those who are putting such restrictions in the name of protecting immune depressed and people with auto immune condition like me, you are doing us no favor. I must board a bus and max trains with vaccinated non-vaccinated I am still here.
I am willing to help support alternative and events. The rules will be just use common since and that is it.
This post is a response to a question about the future of fan Conventions in light of COVID-19.
This is a speculation about the future of conventions if we can control COVID-19. I use my experience as a Sanrio fan. One option is similar to Hello Kitty Friendship Festival and the recent Hello Kitty Around the World tour. In each case one bought a ticket for a session lasting two to four hours. Only a fixed amount of tickets was sold per session. The session could have a show, panel, displays and a trip though the dealer’s den.
How to Simulate a Furry Convention at Home (CCP Virus Edition)
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The inspiration for this came from a joke how to simulate Navy Shipboard Life at sea. http://www.midwaysailor.com/military/shiplife.html
2020 note I originally wrote this almost 10 years ago. I decided to revise this in the light many con postponed or canceled because of the of the Coronavirus
Rearrange furniture, in the bedroom place one bed, couch, and TV; this is the hotel room. Designate other areas for panels. Because of Stay at homes will be phones or laptops showing YouTube panels. The required simulation events are opening and closing ceremonies, one fursuiting 101 panels, and optional furry sexuality panel at night. Be sure to schedule at least six virtual panels. At the start of the simulation flip the start of panel one with panel six and cancel panel three. Start panel four 15 minutes late and run into the time slotted for panel five.
Invite three other friends to join along; one of the friends must not bathe during the simulation weekend. Unless they are your roommates, you may use Zoom or skype.