by Patch O'Furr
I don’t often see outside companies actively reaching out to the small but thriving Furry subculture. Not directly. If I had to guess where it would happen, I’d guess for Second Life users. But there are signs that Furries count as modest but valued audience, for some game media like Furvilla aimed right at them.
One of these companies, IMVU, reached out:
“IMVU is the world’s leading 3D social network with over 130 million registrants… IMVU’s users seek and create new connections, lives, and lifestyles in a completely user-generated world that combines custom avatars, chat, community, content creation, commerce, and anonymity.”
It was cool of them to search my blog to talk about their plan for Further Confusion:
“I’m writing to connect with Dogpatch Press and let you know that Mountain View-based IMVU will be at the show to embrace the furry community, many of whom are a part of IMVU’s 3D, avatar-based social network. As a company, we meet “furries” every day on IMVU but look forward to meeting them in real-life at FurCon 2015.
If you plan to be at the show, stop by and see us at FurCon – we expect out “fan table” to be in an area outside the Dealer Marketplace – 2nd floor of the San Jose Convention Center in a walkway/hallway leading to the adjoining Marriott hotel.”