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Sunday, January 19 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
25 Years of Furry Conventions

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January 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the very first furry fandom convention: ConFurence 0, held in Southern California. Come meet with some of the original CF staffers and find out what happened, and what didn't happen, in those early days when furry fans first decided to start gathering at hotels together!

avatar for Mark Merlino

Mark Merlino

co-director, furrystuff
I discovered SF fandom in the Star Trek era, where I worked on the film program. When VCRs became popular, I provided video screening rooms to SF conventions. In 1977 I helped start the first US Japanese animation fan club, maintained the video library of traded tapes, and programmed meeting screenings. In 1985 my friends and I hosted the first "furry" room party at an SF con. We continued to host parties until 1989, when we decided to... Read More →
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Rod O'Riley

Editor, InFurNation
Bear with me -- I'm learning to deal with the fact that I've been active in Furry Fandom longer than many active fans have been alive! I'll deal. I'm a writer, a musician, a song-smith, and a political activist... all of which are secondary to the fact I'm a furry fan to the core. To that end I helped my mate, Sy Sable, to organize the first furry-themed parties at SF and Comic Book conventions, and later, to organize the first conventions... Read More →

Sunday January 19, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

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