We are occasionally asked by some prospective attendees just what Furnal Equinox is all about, and are more than happy to answer:
What Is Furry?
"Furry" has been around for millennia! Furry owes a great deal of its origins from antiquity: the gods of Egyptian mythology, the fables of Aesop, and more. More recently, you probably grew up watching Looney Tunes on TV, read Watership Down or watched films such as An American Tail, The Lion King or Over The Hedge. All of them have one thing in common: they take the feral or the inanimate (in this case, animals) and make them more human. (In a word, anthropomorphism.)
Members of the furry fandom pay tribute to all of these, and more. They develop their own characters and immerse themselves into the worlds that they create. Furry fandom as we known it today came to prominence in the mid-1980s and throughout the 1990s, and continues to increase in popularity with a number of fan conventions taking place throughout North America and around the world.
Furries show their interest by creating and participating in artwork, writing, crafts, performance, costuming ("fursuits") or simply showing their support and appreciation to those who show off their skill and talent through any of these.
What is FE?
Furnal Equinox is an annual furry convention held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 2009, we held our first edition the following year and since then have grown to become Canada's largest furry event with an attendance of over 650 people in 2012.
Our mission is to bring together fans of the furry genre together in a laid-back, casual environment to exchange artwork and crafts, share ideas, participate in entertainment, and meet the fantastic creators and fans that contribute to the furry community, all in one of Canada's premier cities. We aim to not only showcase homegrown talent, but to bring the best furry artists around the world to Canada.
Our operating organization is Anthropomorphic Events of Ontario, a not-for-profit corporation registered in the province of Ontario. As a non-profit, we rely exclusively on the support of the community to continue hosting Furnal Equinox for years to come.
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Please note that we are not a Canadian registered charity and therefore unable to issue official donation receipts.