Furry history gold – 25 years of conventions. Newsdump (2/5/15)

by Patch O'Furr

Headlines, links and little stories to make your tail wag.  Story tips are always welcome. 

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25 Years of Furry Conventions, presented by Sable and Mink – furry history gold. 

In 1989, ConFurence Zero brought 65 original furries to Costa Mesa, California.  The organizers have lots to tell you.  Reddit has more comments, and there’s a good one about the “first iconic fursuits” in the video at 47:00.  It shows Hilda The Bambioid salaciously played in “leather lingerie” by Robert Hill.  In 1989, little did they know where this would lead… “There were TWO fur-suits there: Hilda in performance, as you see in the footage here, and the un-named bobcat who showed up later at the dance.”

Anthrocon Promo video.

Site updates to Pounced.org, and Furstarter. 

On Flayrah, GreenReaper reports: “Furry personals site Pounced has just added a responsive mobile layout, Twitter/Google login, and a working map.”

Kiba Wolf’s Further Confusion 2015 Con Video.

Geeknifty.com posts Further Confusion fursuiters.

Their photo gallery is full of cuties!  (Shameless self-pimpage – I got fabulous for a shot.  Pink sparkly hugs!)