What is a furry/what is the furry fandom?

Super-short answer: Furries are a community built around a shared love of human/animal characters (Bugs Bunny, Zootopia, that sort of thing). It’s a young community, mostly guys in their 20s, loaded with artists and creative types. “Too Long, Didn’t...

What’s a Fursona? How do I get one?

As a newbie, the first question you’ll get asked at a furry meet-up is going to be “what’s your species?” Most furries have an imaginary alternate self that’s their “them” in the shared internet/art/fiction world of the...

How can I connect with ATX furries?

There’s a few ways to reach out to the local furry community. Austinfurs hosts a monthly picnic on the 3rd Saturday of each month, the Park Bark. There’s usually fun things to do afterward as well! Are you on Facebook? Check out NARF, a friendly little...

Where are the AUSTIN furries?!

We really don’t know how many furries there are in Austin! The number’s something over 125, with our friends in Round Rock, Cedar Park, and some of the suburbs a part of that number. Over the years, we’ve learned that open-invite with big public...

What’s a con, and should I go?

Conventions are huge, four-day furry gatherings, with plenty of costumes, discussion panels, artists and merchants, dances, games, and friends. For some people, they’re the only place they interact with the furry fandom in person. Like Mardi Gras or Halloween,...

Common Furry Stereotypes

The only solid thing that can be said about furries is “furries really like anthropomorpics” (human/animal blending, like “Zootopia” and the other talking-animal cartoons and stories). But there’s a lot of stereotypes that have been built...