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Archive for November 3rd, 2015

Ever heard of a furry? Seen some people in animal suits walking around? Unfamiliar with the term otherkin? You may have a had a furry encounter! SLPS vended at the 2015 Furry Unlocked convention at the Doubletree Suites Hotel in Salt Lake City, Friday October 30- Sunday November 1. It was an excellent venue in which to get familiar with the furry community of Utah and to perform outreach. Many of the furrers showed surprised, and the admin came to the table announcing how surprised they were that SLPS had event contacted them, much less wanted to vend at their convention and do a panel! SLPS told them they we are a supportive and inclusive group, that even in the furry community we can find a way to outreach. SLPS did $10 furry tarot and paw readings, using the Tarot of the Animal Lords deck by Lo Scarabeo and Angelo Giannini which uses anthorpomorphized animal in costumes.

The business was slower, but that’s what happens at small conventions with less than 1,000 people. The panel “Animal Totems for Furries” on Saturday, October 31 at 2pm was very successful. SLPS was placed upstairs in a cozy room with 15 people who showed. The atmosphere was a back and forth dialogue about animal totems, furries, books, card decks, and strategies for furries to access and encounter their totems.

It was a wonderful experience, a successful panel, and an educational outreach for SLPS members who were unfamiliar with the community. SLPS looks forward to the warm and welcoming audience it found at Furry Unlocked in 2015 at the 2016 convention!

Furry Unlocked 2015, registration, Friday, October 30, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, vendors Friday, October 30, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, vendors, Friday, October 30, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, vendors, Friday, October 30, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, vendors and fursuiters, Friday, October 30, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, fursuit parade, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, reindeer fursuiter Hart, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, fursuit parade, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, middle of fursuiters parade , Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, still the middle of fursuiters parade, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

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Furry Unlocked 2015, end fursuiters parade, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, fursuiters parade, reindeer Hart, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, SLPS Panel on “Animal Totems for Furries” Muad’Dib (l), Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, guests at the SLPS panel “Animal Totems for Furries”, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, fursuiters, Saturday, October 31, 2015 Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

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Furry Unlocked 2015, Shy Fox (l) and Woman Between the Wolves (orange vest), Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, Muad’Dib reading tarot, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, guests with tails, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, more guests with tails, Sunday, November 1, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, even more guests with tails, Sunday, November 1, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

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