by Patch O'Furr
UPDATE: The person running programming has had to drop out. Anyone interested in helping take their place should contact the con.
Who brings kids to a furry con? Check out Furscience.com: Resources for parents, or Moms of Furries. Vice has a report: How the Furry Community Became a Safe Space for Youth. Sometimes kids bring their parents, and sometimes furries have their own kids. Of course they do, this fandom started in the late 1970’s. Multiple generations is what makes it grow.
BunBun, a mom and furry near San Francisco, proposed kid-friendly programming to Further Confusion in January. She said the board really wants to make it happen. She’s now working to make special events for kids. There’s a schedule including guided story writing/mad libs (maybe with a writer guest?) and having the kids design a space ship, matching the sci-fi theme of the con.
It will be the best time ever for them. You can help!
- WANTED: STAFF. Bunbun needs people willing to volunteer.
- WANTED: ART SUPPLIES. Including hands-on craft or sewing supplies, like scrap fur, needles and thread to help them start furry costuming of their own.
- Is anyone willing to put on a fun panel for kids, or be a DJ for kid friendly music?
Contact the con if you want to help make it happen.