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Conifur Northwest cancelled for good; assets given to All Fur Fun

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All Fur Fun registration director KieferSkunk has stated what many suspected - that long-running furry convention Conifur Northwest has been permanently cancelled due to a lack of further interest from lead organizers Flinthoof and Tibo. According to KieferSkunk,

" All Fur Fun received a generous donation from Conifur staff - basically all of their art-show panels, their registration desk, tons of supplies, a bunch of old equipment ... In the process, we got word from Canaan and Tibo that Conifur has been cancelled for good - they're tired of running it.[1] "

Flinthoof and Tibo have been named as sponsors of All Fur Fun in return for their donation, along with a few as-yet unnamed Conifur staff.[1][2]

Conifur Northwest

Founded in 1998, Conifur Northwest was organized as a 501(c)(7) recreational club in the state of Washington.[3] It ran a yearly convention until 2006, when the convention hotel was torn down and a replacement could not be found. An alternative conference, FurFest Northwest, was planned for later that year, but fell apart amid artist concerns.[4]

Regular Canadian furry Halloween celebration Howloween saw a significant rise in registrations in 2006, which was attributed in part to Conifur's cancellation. All Fur Fun (to be held March 30-April 1 in Spokane, Washington) and RainFurrest (planned for August 24-26, 2007 in SeaTac, Washington) have sprung up to take its place.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Conifur Northwest discussion, KieferSkunk, WikiFur (February 18, 2007)
  2. Special thanks to the former staff of Conifur! - KieferSkunk, All Fur Fun LiveJournal (February 12, 2007)
  3. Conifur Northwest - Guidestar.com (free registration required)
  4. Con Beware, Blueroo, artists_beware (July 16, 2006)

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