Well... Just had a totally great 3 day experience! On arrival at the hotel (a local Hilton) the very first full fursuit I spotted was another raccoon! A very promising omen There was one red panda and other masked\ ring-tailed folks
Strawberry Neko was the GOH
and Marci gave a panel on drawing cub faces; I commissioned a badge by her and am waiting for the mail with bated breath. New avatar soon.
There were nearly 300 attendees, a quarter of them in fursuits (most of the rest wearing a tail (one person with 2 tails.)) The dance Saturday night was packed. Hotel booze was pricey but there was unlimited free pop No consuite or cubhub but both these notions were raised at the "hiss'n'purr" - the post-con gripe/ suggestion panel - and they are under serious consideration for next year; Fur-eh 2014 will feature shinigamigirl as GOH
here's her website:
Userpage of shinigamigirl -- Fur Affinity [dot] net
Best thing was the atmosphere: everyfur having fun, massively good vibe of welcoming and acceptance. By far the best con I've been to, and I've been to several science fiction cons in the past. A shisha hookah appeared out back Saturday night, and the several drunkenfurs all imbibed happily. Strangers (most especially the con staff) were great at showing us how to act while suited, teaching by example.
There were several babyfurs, though you really only could tell by a close look at the badge (except for one or two in sleepers at night.) No hating on the babyfurs detected. No misbehaviour on their, or any furs' part either part either; Fur-eh being welcomed back to the hotel next year is not in question.
So yeah; that was my experience. Now, please tell me all about YOUR first furcon experiences: the good, the bad, the ugly, and most important: the funny.