He was followed in quick succession by an alligator in a three-piece suit, a dog with piercings and a plaid skirt, and a rat with blue light-up eyes. I came to the elevator, which was packed with people in fursuits. Anthropomorphic animal sex, superfans, and fursuits Furpocalypse is an anthropomorphic convention held annually in Cromwell, Connecticut. The three-day, sci-fi themed event draws anthropomorphic enthusiasts called furries from all over the world, and raises funds for wildlife and animal welfare charities. In loose terms, furries get off on dressing up in animal costumes most commonly wolves and dogs , and feel sexually attracted to fellow furries. The subculture is at once strange and compelling ; and its stories hold a bizarre fascination for civilians like me.
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The furry fandom is a subculture interested in anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics. The term "furry fandom" is also used to refer to the community of people who gather on the internet and at furry conventions. The furry fandom has its roots in the underground comix movement of the s, a genre of comic books that depicts explicit content. Many of its featured works contained adult themes, such as "Omaha" the Cat Dancer , which contained explicit sex. According to fandom historian Fred Patten , the concept of furry originated at a science fiction convention in ,  when a character drawing from Steve Gallacci's Albedo Anthropomorphics started a discussion of anthropomorphic characters in science fiction novels. This led to the formation of a discussion group that met at science fiction conventions and comics conventions.
Thanks for connecting! You're almost done. Connect to your existing Cracked account if you have one or create a new Cracked username. I recently checked into a hotel while two people in dog costumes nuzzled and pawed at each other behind me, because I had been invited to attend Fur-Eh, an Edmonton-based furry convention. In part because I am a hardworking writer, but mostly because I've heard these conventions are a great place to score drugs, I spent three days hanging with furries.
A moose is loitering outside a hotel in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights. The moose—actually a man in a full-body moose costume—is here for a convention. Photographed at his home in Fairlawn, Ohio, on January 10, Even the people in regular clothes have a little something ferret hand puppet, rabbit ears to set them apart from the ordinary hotel guests. One man in jeans and a button-down shirt gets up from a couch in the lobby and walks over to the elevator, revealing a fluffy tail dragging behind him.