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Wild Furs at Oklacon :)

It's absolutely great to see a LJ community dedicated to "alternate gatherings", experiences that get people out of hotels, out of Denny's/IHOP's/Steak'N'Shakes, and back to nature among our friends. I'm excited about this group and it's potential for organizing get-togethers in the future!

In addition, I'm one of the many people who help produce Oklacon, the first outdoor furry convention in the US. Since 2003, we've been convening each October in Roman Nose State Park near Watonga, OK to get back to basics, and enjoy each other's camaraderie under a starry sky, among the warm glow of an autumn campfire. After eight years, we're now the largest outdoor furry convention in the world, but don't be put off by that -- about 250 of us take over an entire state park for an extended weekend, and for those in the Southern US (KS, OK, TX, CO, NM, AR, MO, and LA), if you're interested in joining us in a month, please take a closer look at us -- we'd love to meet up with you there.

We started with a strong therian presence, many of our original organizers are therians, and we're quite open to and receptive of the those in the community to join us for what looks to be another great experience this year. Well, enough about that: if you're interested, you're invited to come experience Oklacon with us, and if not this year, then I look forward to watching this list for other events you all plan, as I'd love to meet others of you, even if not in my immediate neck of the woods! :)

Best wishes,



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Sep. 29th, 2010 03:27 am (UTC)
I wish I could attend, but I'm at the opposite side of the continent :-( It sounds like a lot of fun, though.

Hopefully you can make it to Furthest North (it was a lot of fun!) or Feral some year; you might like that setting, too.
Sep. 29th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
I would absolutely love to make Feral in the near future -- Oklacon and Feral have had a great relationship in years' past, and as they've came our direction before, I feel a visit to their event is long overdue. :)
Sep. 29th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
I'd love to go to Oklacon sometime, but sadly it just isn't going to happen this year. Glad to hear it is so successful!

Here in Oregon we had an outdoor 'camping con' of sorts, with 80+ people attending the event - not bad for launch year. Next year will be bigger!

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