Sorry for the long delay but due to leaning a new job I have not had the time to put a full report. Also since I do not se much interest I going the keep things short. All three of my Plushies were my companions for the con.
Let me preference what I going to post with a quote and a statement:
Some time ago, Commentator Dennis Prager said about TV news is the news is not reporting the facts but commentary with pictures. Second, I always thought about the modern news media is that the narrative is already written, the media is just looking for the actors.
With above in mind, this is Life with Lisa Ling “Furry Nation”, billed as inside a misunderstood culture. The story is a touching human-interest story that falls short of its main goal because of CNN’s bias reporting by injecting old stereotypes of furries are people who dress up in animal costumes and have mental health issues. Not all have fursuits or struggle with mental health issues and only about 20% of furries own fursuits. For many the fandom is not a crutch but a means of expressing creativity.
Kumoricon Lite was a one-day Min anime convention held at the Lloyds’ Center Double Tree hotel. Unlike 2015, it was held in the main hotel not the sweltering exposition center. I took my smaller travel Hello Kitty because it was a min con deserved a visit by my mini Hello Kitty.
I went out to for breakfast before heading to the convention. The line for pre reg was not bad and I attended the Let talk anime panel. I skipped out to the lip Synch Battle but attended the AMV comedy hour. My only gripe was some of the comedy AMVs were not appropriate for all age’s event. I headed out for diner but decided to go back to the hotel and continue my tradition to stay at the convention and talk to people until the kick us out at 11:00pm.
We just got the announcement of Furvana 2019 will be held not at Seattle but at Ocean Shores Convention center some 133 miles south of Seattle and 166 miles North of Portland. Ocean Shores is a small resort town. You can look at the convention center to see there not much to look at.
The reason in a twitter post explains why Ocean Shores and not a big city hotel or something on the I-5 corroder near Seattle:
From Twitter. I left out the poster.
To me the explanation comes across as political spin.
One reason a poster to Twitter said, is Furry Fandom is still tarnish in Seattle, yet this has not stopped Anthro Nw obtaining hotel convention space last year. The only thing tarnish is RAIn. Now let us remember Rain has been touting Furvana at an open meeting at Furlandia 2018. The Panel describes it as a new Seattle area furcon not mid Washington Coast furcon. This makes me wonder about the claim Rain is not involved and if Seattle convention space providers will have nothing to do with them. RAIn has some serious trusts issues that make them hard to find space in Seattle.
The Convention: Furlandia The Place: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel The dates: 25-27 May 2018 The Theme: Poodle Skirts and Duck Tails Furlandia is Portland own Furry convention now in its sixth year. Both Kaiju Kitties and Choccat plushes were my … Continue reading →