FOXmas cancelled after adverse publicityPosted by GreenReaper on Wed 28 Oct 2009 - 23:00
The adults-only Christmas-themed mini-convention FOXmas has been cancelled for 2009, according to Frozen Oasis organizer and co-chair Soron.
Originating in a private drinking and dancing party, the event — scheduled for 11-13 December in Rochester, New York — was intended to be more tolerant of public displays of affection than other furry gatherings. Unlimited alcohol at the Saturday party was advertised for a $25 registration fee.
FOXmas's promotion had a hyperbolic and decidedly mature tone, leading to controversy inside and outside furry fandom. The latter proved its demise when Something Awful's coverage reached hotel management, resulting in cancellation of the event's function space and room block.