by Patch O'Furr
Furclubbing: “A repeat/regular nightclub event by furries for furries.” It’s a New Thing that’s been spreading since the late 2000’s. This kind of dance party is independent from conventions. This builds on the growth of cons, and takes things farther. It’s more established than events that happen once, house parties or informal meets. Those can be inner-focused, or gather cliquish friends to only seek each other. This brings partnership with venues that aren’t hotels, and new supportive interest in the kind of events they host and promote. It crosses a line to public space. A stranger may walk in off the street to discover their new favorite thing. It encourages new blood, and crosses over to other scenes. It makes subculture thrive.
See the list of parties at The Furclub survey. Any one that gives a Q&A will get a featured article. Moco Rabbit (Weremoco) tells you about this new event:
What the fluff!? (2014- now)
(Born after the end of the UK’s popular Frantic Eufuria dance, 2010-2014: “The first WTF!? was held on 1 November 2014. The second was held on 7th February 2015. The next will be held in October 2015, with 2 planned per year initially.”)
- What The Fluff? website
- On Twitter
- Dance announcement on FurAffinity
- Pics from WTF1, and pics from WTF2.
Founders and promoters: Weremoco, Taelion, Freddypanda.
Event details: Rave/dance party, free to attend, dance floor, fursuit changing area. WTF1 had ~40 attendees.