BabyFurCon - The USA’s Newest Crinkly Con!
Hey everyone! Miles here for another exciting Big Diaper Friday!
I am here to tell you that everything you heard is true and to give our best baby followers an insight as to why, wherever you sit on the the ABDL to furry spectrum, you might want to think about going to BFC yourself in 2024.
Sponsoring A New Event
When anyone does anything for the first time it’s a risk. Especially when you’ve taken ticket money from 500 people and booked a mid sized hotel for your first in person event. That being said, the team behind BFC didn’t spring out of nowhere, their top team has a good pedigree of fluffy folks who have worked in some of the world’s biggest cons and they ran a number of digital events through the pandemic. These events brought folks together via some nifty bits of tech and Zoom and were full of hilarious moments and at times had a sense of the uncanny… Getting together with a few hundred other people by… sitting in your living room or office in your favorite bab gear.
Fast forward a few years: The team behind BFC had always had a real event in their sights. Would ABUniverse be there? You can bet your crinkly butt we were. Why? As someone who often gets the opportunity to participate in events both large and small I find there’s a special magic to the smaller events that gets lost… The logistics of putting on a big event means that no matter how awesome your programming is, the event is an exercise in safely moving people from one place to another and accepting that a lot of folks won’t get to see some things they’d really enjoy. BFC was, as a new con, able to bring all the potential advantages of its size to bare and create something utterly ephemeral and totally immersive.
Setting The Scene
A little-led play space. This had a great ball pit, rocking horses, play pens and a couple of cribs tucked away in a secondary quiet space for when it’s all just been a bit much and you needed a little time out.
The School – I could write an entire piece about this but I cannot emphasize enough how brilliant the total immersive experience that was crafted here was. Singing lessons, making, teaching, a little firm admonishment for the brattiest babies… and it overflowed into the rest of the hotel. When 20 or so beaming big-kids are marched out of the school room and into the lobby to sing to every and anyone (and did it well!) I knew this was something special.
Then there was the Vendors Hall with some great makers of various sizes that work in and around both communities. A chance to pick up a pin, diapers from us and a whole load of cute crafts. I have a thing for bandana-bibs and my stash has been refreshed and refilled!
So Where Was The Magic?
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