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August 2nd, 2014

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11:17 am - American Map of Furry Cons
Yesterday, I posted a map of all furry cons in the United States to my Twitter account. As of this posting, the original tweet has 80+ favorites and 30+ retweets. I've received several questions and some criticism over the map. As a result, I want to explain the critieria I used to put this together.

First off, the source for the data is from Wikifur, a wonderful site for data on all things furry. If a convention that means all the criteria below is missing, then someone with knowledge should update the information on their website.

Now, to the criteria.

1. Only active cons. This means that I omitted conventions that are no longer viable, regardless of how recent. No FCN. No FurFright.

2. Only cons that have held one event. There are cons that would join the map soon: Furry Migration and Anthro New England are great examples. However, since they haven't had their first event yet, I had no attendance data to go on.

3. If no attendance data was easily available, the con was omitted from the map. This is the case with FurryCon and Campfire Tails, both which met the first two criteria, but which do not have posted attendance numbers.

I would love for this map to be a continuous project in the coming years. I think it would be fun to see how cons have become popular, how they've become unpopular, how they've gone defunct, all over time. It could also be useful to convention staffs who need to make date changes or, heaven forbid, location changes.

I welcome any constructive thoughts on this map. Thank you.FurryCons

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Date:August 4th, 2014 11:52 pm (UTC)
Nice pic, Exile! As expected, the big cons are near the coastline.
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Date:August 5th, 2014 01:07 am (UTC)
It would be interesting to see this next to population density, eg.


Cons are located where the population is, for the most part. I wish a few tweaks could be made to the Northeast cons, though... there's unserved demand.
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Date:August 15th, 2014 07:12 am (UTC)
You were at RMFC? Aw, darn, I missed it!

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