Midwest FurFest (MFF) is an annual furry convention based in Illinois which has been running as a separate entity since 2000.
Midwest FurFest got its start as the furry track for Duckon, a Chicago-based science fiction convention. The furry track was started at Duckon 3 in 1994 and was headed up by Robert King. The track grew larger each year and it was estimated that by Duckon 8 (1999) between one-quarter and one-third of the attendees were there due to interest in the furry track.
The track ran into problems because it was running out of room to expand without costing other parts of Duckon programming space and time. It was decided that the best course of action was to spin off into a new convention.
Thus Midwest Furry Fandom, Inc. was created and Midwest FurFest was born, to take place in November 2000, on the weekend before Thanksgiving (a date that became traditional). The parting was amicable, and Duckon lent a good bit of expertise and manpower to help make the first year of Midwest FurFest a success.
- Midwest FurFest – Official site
- Midwest FurFest community at LiveJournal
- Midwest Furry Fandom, Incorporated
- Photos, videos, reports: Midwest FurFest resources
[Editor’s Note: At time of posting, MFF has not posted any useful information about the 2011 convention. If you are associated with the convention and can provide info and artwork, we will be happy to update this page. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org ]