What is NordicFuzzCon?
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NordicFuzzCon is an annual event taking place in Sweden. It is geared towards members of the international furry community – people with an interest in animals with human characteristics, such as Bugs Bunny or Donald Duck – but all are welcome to attend (as long as they pay for a ticket, of course). At the convention we offer many different activities, including dances with live DJ sets, panels on art and costume-wearing, organized tabletop and video gaming, and much more! While we can't guarantee you a good time, we do our utmost to offer up the most scrumptious smörgåsbord of entertainment this side of the fjord.
NordicFuzzCon made its début in 2013 where the event had over 170 attendees from over 10 different countries. In 2020 there were 1,499 attendees from 43 different countries, making it the largest international furry convention in Scandinavia.
Read more about NordicFuzzCon on Wikifur.
In 2023 the convention will take place from February 22nd to 26th, and will be held at Clarion Hotel & Congress Live in Malmö.
Furries are fans of anthropomorphic animals. An anthropomorphic animal is an animal with human-like characteristics. This includes many classic cartoon and comic book characters, such as Donald Duck, the Moomin, and Sweden's very own Bamse. Anthropomorphic animals are a part of our everyday lives, and they have been a part of human culture for thousands of years from the Egyptian god Anubis to werewolves in folklore.
Most furries have a personal species. This is a species they identify with, and which they will use as an avatar to online and in the real world. Some also choose more fantastical creatures as their personal avatars, including dragons and unicorns, or even impossible crossbreeds such as folfs (fox combined with wolf). These become personal characters, often with some added distinguishing characteristics like clothing accessories or fur patterns, and they are usually referred to as their fursona. It is common for furries to get artwork made of their fursonas, and some even get complete costumes made based on these anthropomorphic avatars. These animal costumes are commonly referred to as fursuits.
Over the last few decades, furry has become its own thriving international fandom. Every year there dozens of furry conventions all over the world. At these conventions, furries meet up, create and sell art, dress up and cosplay as their fursonas, dance, and generally have a good time. Often, conventions will collect and donate money to animal-related charities.
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