This coming May, the Philippines will be having its first-ever public furry convention titled “FurryPinas 2018.” It will be held at the SMX Convention Center Function Room 1 this May 19 to 20.
The highly-anticipated event will be headlined by two popular figures within the furry community. The first is Pocari Roo, an Australian furry fan and a popular YouTuber. Her channel has over 100 videos and over 50,000 subscribers. She regularly uploads vlogs, music videos, how-tos, Q&As, and more, with a family-friendly rating and a primary focus on being positive, entertaining, and helpful.
The second main guest is Bapogichi. A fan of the furry hobby with over 40,000 social media followers, Bapogichi is a popular illustrator known for his various fan art of anime, web comics, cartoons, and video games. Bapogichi is one of the moderators of the website Buhay Kolehiyo that features personified versions of different universities in the Philippines.
FurryPinas 2018 will offer a wide array of activities for all attendees which include talks and seminars relating to the furry hobby, an area to play different video games from retro to modern games and tabletop games, various contests on and off the stage, dances and performances, among others. Attendees can also check out the dealers den, tavern area, carnival area, and many more. Another highlight of FurryPinas 2018 is the Furry Rave Party, whichwill happen at the very end of the convention.
“If you are an artist, designer, cosplayer, a fan of movies, shows, toys, and other content featuring anthro or humanized animals, then you would not want to miss this. This event will bring you various activities and features which you will surely love!” says Brian Nicole Uy, the event’s executive director.
According to the organizers, the ticket to the event is set at P115. All attendees will get a lanyard and a convention ID badge. Anyone who purchases a ticket will also get tons of freebies during the event.
The organizers of FurryPinas 2018 hope that it can serve as an annual hub for furry enthusiasts in the Philippines and beyond. They also hope to introduce the furry hobby to a wider audience. After all, Filipinos have long been familiar with anthropomorphic figures since their childhood thanks to beloved movies like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Lion King, and Zootopia as well as shows such as My Little Pony and Pokemon.
Interested parties are invited to visit FurryPinas 2018’s official website, http://furrypinas.com/. Their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/FurryPinas/ while their official Twitter account is @FurryPinas.