The Convention: Furlandia
The Theme: Age of Prosperity
The Place Sheraton Hotel Portland Airport
The Dates May 26-28 May 2017
Furlandia is Oregon’s and Southwest Washington Furry convention now in its fifth year. I brought Kiju Kitty on Saturday and Chococat plush on Friday and Sunday.
This report is going to be short because I did not attend until Friday evening due to a new job and I did not submit any panels due to job uncertainty. I check out the space, went to dinner and took a peak at the dance. Only “adult” panes were being run, so I went home.
Saturday, I had my big breakfast at Hometown Buffet, and went back to the hotel. I checked out Pepper Coyote and Fox Amoore consort. The songs were well preformed and both Pepper and Fox kept the audience engaged. I only attended the Starfleet International panel got dinner and hang around until late. Sunday after church, I attended the dance contest finals and the closing ceremony.
The Good: Pepper Coyote and Fox Amoore consort and seeing the younger furs, most fewer than 16 having fun. Many of them made their own fursuit / fursuit heads whey was quite good. It great Furlandia acknowledge the under 16 furries are a part of the fandom as us Greamuzzles at the other end.
A Special shout out goes to Queenie Deerheart who preformed most of her MC duties in Fursuit.
The bad Not enough panels, I share the blame for not submitting any doe to my unemployment situation.
The Ugly the guy in the rubber dragon mask at the parade, he seemed to cross the line with his touching of fursuiters at the parade.
I enjoyed Furlandia, but 2017 maybe my last. Because my career is stuck in a rut, and a desire to more to a Republican controlled state, I may have to move to Seattle, Silicon Valley, Texas or North Carolina
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