Brazilian furry convention to be Abando-ned after 2016
He basically explains that Abando became somewhat out of hand, it became way too expensive, Abando is a little event, and organized by few people, that do it just because they like it, but these things consume way too much time, effort, and in the case of this one, much, much money, since it requires the rental of an entire nature park, regardless of the places getting sold out or not.
Some of the staff, over the years, had to step out for many reasons; some are getting married, having children, moving away. And taking care of the event is a big task, not to mention that lately, it threatens the financial security of the whole staff.
Founded in 2008, Abando grew rapidly, moving in 2012 to Intervales State Park; but growth slowed, peaking at 73 in 2014. Abando 2016 - "Heroes of Atlantis" - will be held at the Monjolinho school camp in São Pedro over 6-9 February, with guests Tempe O'Kun and Marlon Cores.
While a significant setback, it's not the end for furry events in Brazil; local furry bowling expedition Furboliche comes the Saturday after Abando. Update (7 Feb): And now Brasil FurFest, a hotel-based convention from the same team as Furboliche.