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Daralyn

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First Eurofurence
« on: 21.01.2014, 09:03:51 »

so - I've been watching previous years, because I know Eurofurence for like 3 years and never been there till this upcoming year

...and house... with Barn?.... 18 attendants?

I mean if there is some former admin, I would love to know if ANYONE ever expected that Eurofurence will grow to such proportions, that you will be work with hotel like Estrel?

 :o

so yeah - I've been watching those previous years for a while and.... at the first year I was 7 years old - I had NO idea that furry fandom even exists and damn...

to see something so small, grow to such scale and popularity...must be amazing experience
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Re: First Eurofurence
« Reply #1 on: 01.02.2014, 15:52:33 »

I agree, the fandom keeps growing or keeps attracting more attendees. I wonder how much bigger it could get.
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Re: First Eurofurence
« Reply #2 on: 02.02.2014, 22:48:01 »

well ... 2013 Anthrocon: 5600 attendees/ 1400 suiters ... nervous, anybody? :)
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Re: First Eurofurence
« Reply #3 on: 02.02.2014, 23:13:06 »

well ... 2013 Anthrocon: 5600 attendees/ 1400 suiters ... nervous, anybody? :)

Naw... we'd have to counter that with 2500 staff members, then only Cheetah would be nervous. ;D
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Re: First Eurofurence
« Reply #4 on: 03.02.2014, 00:15:28 »

well ... 2013 Anthrocon: 5600 attendees/ 1400 suiters ... nervous, anybody? :)
Didn't last year's fur suit parade attract 10-20 thousand tourists who came to take pictures? That was basically three years in one place and word of mouth.

I look forward to our forth year at the Estral with great anticipation. ;D
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Re: First Eurofurence
« Reply #5 on: 03.02.2014, 18:08:59 »

well ... 2013 Anthrocon: 5600 attendees/ 1400 suiters ... nervous, anybody? :)
Didn't last year's fur suit parade attract 10-20 thousand tourists who came to take pictures?

I briefly talked to a father who was angry about driving his daughter for two hours and the "parade already being over?!". On one side, I was somewhat appalled by his sense of entitlement, but on the other side, I was impressed by him being willing to make that trip.
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Re: First Eurofurence
« Reply #6 on: 03.02.2014, 19:22:16 »

I look forward to our forth year at the Estral with great anticipation. ;D

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Re: First Eurofurence
« Reply #7 on: 03.02.2014, 20:32:42 »

Bild

Ahhh~~ the new dealers den, nicely big and wonderfully organized so everyone has his/her little spot xD
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Re: First Eurofurence
« Reply #8 on: 14.03.2014, 22:20:37 »

Largest convention center in Europe Im told. Or have I been lied to?
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Re: First Eurofurence
« Reply #9 on: 14.03.2014, 23:12:35 »

Largest convention center in Europe Im told.

Actually, "just" the largest convention hotel in Germany, and at least one of the largest in Europe. The term "convention center" usually includes exposition grounds and halls that haven't large hotels attached. Of those there are many that a are a lot larger than the Estrel complex... Which is a problem for fan conventions in Europe: a lot is built for huge trade fairs but not much for large social events.

America has a lot of those convention hotels due to family reunions and gatherings of religious groups every couple of years that draw a large number of attendees who naturally want to stay together as close as possible due to the enormous travel distances — especially before paved roads existed across the board and commercial air travel became a commodity. Travel was strenuous and expensive, which made every second spent with your peers very valuable. I believe that was the main factor for conventions becoming primarily social events in America.

Europe never had such a tradition. Families mostly stayed together in one region. Most people belonged to one of the few large Christian denominations. Trade fairs were for business only, at most you met a few of your business partners at a hotel bar at night, but that was that. And thus, many fan conventions in Europe are either organized as trade fairs or very small. Though that has changed a lot in the last 15 years or so, something I really appreciate.
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Re: First Eurofurence
« Reply #10 on: 15.03.2014, 11:01:23 »

I stand informed  ;D
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Re: First Eurofurence
« Reply #11 on: 17.03.2014, 14:39:48 »

O'wolf needs the Loremaster rank for the game of life. c:
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Re: First Eurofurence
« Reply #12 on: 13.04.2014, 15:08:30 »

I look forward to our forth year at the Estral with great anticipation. ;D


...Good lord! O_O
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