Wild Things: Bite Club at the Citadel in San Francisco, November 25.
by Patch O'Furr
NOM. Got your ear! Do you like that? You do? Then bring your ears, paws, or anything else that needs nibbles to Wild Things. It’s the quarterly 18+ play party for furries, petplay, and more. (Share to invite new friends… or your next lunch!)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
1:00 PM – 6:30 PM
SF CITADEL, 181 EDDY ST., SAN FRANCISCO
(Brief break for discussion!) This week, Furry Twitter has been howling with drama. Controversy seemed to come out of nowhere: for colorful animal-people, is it OK to have strictly PG kid-friendly events? Or are fur cons so adult that a tame option amounts to kink-shaming? And are pup hoods a fetishy toy not to wear in public, or is that an insult to the expression of inner identity?
It looked like the drama erupted from just a few negative tweets, but here’s the real reason. A week before, Anthro Northwest had its first con with some bold surprises – like regulation on adult content. Everything afterward was a reflexive reaction. But was it deserved? There’s so many cons and meets and parties now, having one tame option might just be a narrow part of widespread growth. Like veggies on a buffet, it doesn’t stop you from picking meat if you prefer it. How about having a little of everything?
The drama is one reason why Wild Things is a special happening, and a good sign that nothing is being tamed down. This could be the only openly-advertised, furry-themed adult play party at an established club (a BDSM Dungeon) in the world. Can you imagine the howling if this existed 15 years ago at the height of the MTV/CSI/Vanity Fair inspired Yiff Panic? We’ve come a long way to turning the tables. So swallow that and consider allowing a little room for kid-friendly events. Kinky people can be as mature and responsible as anyone else, on or off leash. (Back to party info!)
Wild Things is it’s own space that strongly encourages (optional) costume like fursuits, murrsuits, petplay gear, or just anything fetishy and fun. Big Bad Wolves may eat you (with consent.) Bring someone tasty along, or just hang out in the lounge with lots of party food. That’s the chill area separate from the play dungeon, designed to be relaxed and welcoming to newcomers. Expect a diverse crowd of overlapping communities that’s LGBT friendly and on the younger energetic side. See you there.
- More info: http://tiny.cc/wildthings
- RSVP on Fetlife: https://fetlife.com/events/586436
- RSVP for Bay Area Furries on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/SFBayAreaFurs/events/244992503/
- Who let furries in the goth club? Death Guild vs. Wild Things – Monday July 3.
- Wild Things: Cinco De Mayo – furry fetish party in San Francisco, May 5.
- Wild Things: the festival before Mardi Gras – furry fetish party in San Francisco, Feb 25.
Events coming soon!
Did you know there's multiple #furry parties in the SF Bay Area? Check out @Frolicparty and @partyanimalssj - they'll transform your life.— SF Wildthings (@WildThingsSF) November 19, 2017
Our next Frolic, we've got a very special guest DJ. Don't miss it, tell all your friends to come! We're gonna be poppin that night! pic.twitter.com/Px4vRvIvqd— FrolicParty (@FrolicParty) November 12, 2017
Tail noms are the worst kind of noms. pic.twitter.com/fNhXZiY4FO— Renegade Kangaroo 🦘 (@renegade_roo) November 20, 2017
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I think it’s okay to have some adult only conventions, but there should be some pg ones too, it makes the fandom feel more open to everyone.