CALL FOR INFORMATION: Furry Convention History, by Fred Patten.
by Patch O'Furr
IF YOU HAVE HELPED TO ORGANIZE A FURRY CONVENTION, PLEASE COMMENT BELOW.
Fred Patten wants to put your con in a fandom history book from an academic publisher. (See previous articles from “Furry’s favorite historian and reviewer“.) There are pieces of info lacking from many cons – Fred can make it clear what’s needed from which ones. He’ll report it like this example, the history of RAINFURREST. – Patch
For the last two years, I have been compiling a history of all furry conventions throughout the world from 1989 through the end of 2015. It has been accepted by a publisher, McFarland. It covers 112 furry conventions in North and South America, Asia, Australasia, and Europe. The manuscript is 277 pages. My deadline for finishing is March 1, 2016.
Many convention committees have given full information; others have not answered at all. Also, I am trying to get at least one illustration for each convention — art such as website logos, conbook covers, posters, illustrated membership badges, illustrated hotel room keys; whatever a committee wants to submit. McFarland says that none of the illustrations on the Internet are of high enough resolution for book publication, so I cannot just framegrab an illustration from the Internet. They need an electronic file of 300 DPI or better.
I suspect that some lack of replies are due to a committee member who is not answering or passing them on. So a public announcement might reach a committee member who wants their convention represented in my book with all questions answered.
Here is what I have on one convention.