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Tragedy at the Furry Convention
« on: August 09, 2013, 07:17:13 pm »
Twitter blew up this afternoon when attendees at IndyFurCon in Indianapolis learned that their hotel had decided to enact a simple rule: Do not loiter in the lobby in fursuit between the hours of 9AM and 6PM. Why? Well, gee, because there were other people using the hotel! Huh!

Of course, this was the WORST THING EVER and prompted a cavalcade of complaints on The Twitter, including calls to protest, a parody twitter, an account dedicated to protesting, and a special meeting. All because the hotel asked fursuiters to stay out of the lobby during the morning and afternoon.

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Re: Tragedy at the Furry Convention
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 08:19:13 pm »
What's the point of going to a furry con if you can't have the run of the place? Especially at a smaller con where there isn't much "programming," mostly just a lot of people socializing, in suit, out of suit, and the go-to place for that is the lobby and other public areas of the hotel. For a lot of people the draw is fursuiting in a public area, albeit within the relative safety of an organized event.

If I'm going to drop a not insignificant amount of money to stay the weekend at a furry con hotel, I expect to be able to wander around the whole thing, not just some back room where they shoved all the furries so they wouldn't embarrass anyone. I don't think that wanting to get your "money's worth" out of something is an immature attitude in the least.

IIRC Califur dropped a hotel like a hot sack of crap a few years back because they wouldn't afford the con the entire public space within the hotel. I think the only "reasonable" restriction imposed by a hotel on fursuiting, is the new con in Reno which doesn't allow costumes in the casino.

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Re: Tragedy at the Furry Convention
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 08:39:31 am »
IIRC Califur dropped a hotel like a hot sack of crap a few years back because they wouldn't afford the con the entire public space within the hotel. I think the only "reasonable" restriction imposed by a hotel on fursuiting, is the new con in Reno which doesn't allow costumes in the casino.

Costumers in the casino had a bit of security worries, too... Here's a con report about that. (This link will turn you gay:)
http://www.flayrah.com/4906/biggest-little-fur-con-breaks-records-excites-onlookers