Special Thanks to..
- Chance (our fursuit photo wrangling dragon)
- Seppo Kun, Ryker Husky and Blue Hasia for taking so many wonderfully composed photos of this event
The 15th Annual FurBQ, which took place in Irvine Regional Park. Furries enjoy a day of food, fun and festivities. This annual event is about getting together with good friends, and maybe even meeting some new ones. Photo courtesy LostWolf321.
Organized furmeet at Oceanside's "market night", October 2014. This street faire featured arts and crafts booths. The furries were there to spread some fun and share some smiles.
Rolling through March, we have stayed behind the scenes making sure we really consider what we plan for this year’s annual FurBQ. Without further ado, we can now say that we have secured our spot.
SoCal Furs’ 20th annual FurBQ is happening this Fall, on Saturday November 10th. We will have plenty of time to bust out some picnic supplies. The FurBQ is a long standing tradition and we will return to our green and shady spot within Irvine Regional Park
Please go to the full Event Calendar Posting for a full rundown of information
Finding a date was challenging this year, as the Canyon Fire took out one of the four Reserved picnic areas. This created heavy competition for the remaining three reserved spaces. The November slot we chose was the only one available After the Pumpkin Patch festival: The alternative would have been too early in September (the week after Labor Day), which would have made it a true FurBQ (All those overheated fursuiters and costumers). Our Past Fall FurBQs, held on Nov 16th 2013 and Nov 14 2015, both fared well with the cooler weather and were enjoyed by everyone despite the shorter park time.
In the next 6 months, we have some ideas and plans. We will keep you informed with our social media network of sites. Overall, we have been wanting to do something special for our community. With this being our 20th year, its destined that we should have something to commemorate all these awesome memories.
Can it finally be “Spring” yet? While recent SoCal weather has yet to decide, we look at March as when things start to happen. Well, we can only speak for ourselves when we say that. Really, for the Southern California area, this is a year round thing. 😉
Looking on recent weeks, I can say that events are picking up again. From photoshoot meets in Ventura and Santa Barbara, pockets of small monthly meets, to casual park meets in Pasadena and Orange County … the mix of event types has been nice. Admittedly, we did post some meets that …well… we arent sure how they went. We try and keep in contact with organizers, especially for the new events, but sometimes we get no answer. No matter how you communicate best, our contact form is always open.
Special thanks to Anpu42 who helps keep Meetup.com cooking and assists in finding more great events to add all around. Special thanks to Axel and Leo Tsubasa for helping with upkeep on our Facebook Page.