By now most if not all of us are aware of the situation in Colorado that has led to the termination of Rocky Mountain Fur Con. There was a local television news report that referenced the Furry Writers Guild in their attempt at explaining the furry community.
An excerpt from the story:
Amid allegations of unpaid taxes, neo-Nazism, and sex offender, Denver furry convention canceled
5:43 PM, Apr 11, 2017
[i]DENVER – Fur is flying between different sects of a niche community of Coloradans over allegations of neo-Nazism, unpaid taxes and fake legal threats that has led to the cancellation of the popular annual “furry” convention in Denver.
The journey down the furry wormhole started with a tweet Monday night from JJ MacNab, a Forbes writer who covers anti-government extremism.
But before getting into the rest of the story, let’s try and clear up exactly what a furry is – though even that is open to interpretation.
The Furry Writers’ Guild website, which says it is “supporting, informing, elevating, and promoting quality anthropomorphic fiction and its creators,” says furries, furs and furry fandom are “a fan community focused on appreciation of anthropomorphic animal characters (animals given human traits/characteristics.)”
But in the next paragraph on the site, it says, “If you ask ten people in the fandom for a definition of furry, you’re likely to wind up with eleven different answers.”[/i]