Author Archives: Kat the Leopardess

About Kat the Leopardess

Kat the Leopardess serves as the site maintainer. She has been involved with furry fandom for over 10 years and loves to see furries having fun and being themselves.

FurBQ 2014

Every spring, SoCalFurs organizes the annual FurBQ. This is a very large gathering and there is no shortage of photos to share with you all.

Prep-Prep-Prepping: We Have An Update

Labor Day has given way for rainstorms (yes… in August) and it has drawn us inside.  While we have been cooped up, we have begun the annual “crunch time for FurBQ”.  Stego and Kat have been looking over supplies, making lists and otherwise keeping track of all that awaits us in 3 weeks.  We got the reservation, and a budget for meat (and starter items for our early crowd), and we are almost ready to go

… however, we have decided to do some rearranging of our space within our rented group area (Group Area 3).  Please look at our updated calendar entry, which gives all information about our event and includes info about our FREE grilling areas for those that like to get proactive about cooking good food.

Regarding other events, we have been checking in with organizers and our September and October months have gotten some returning events, as well as some modifications. Please check out the calendar to see all the updates.

Making New Connections

If you havent yet connected, check out the SoCal Furs Network (as well as in our sidebar) to find the network that works best for you. One addition is that we now have a Facebook page. In working within our community, and with some patience for Facebook itself, we can now get the information flowing there. Its only a simple page right now, but we are using it as a way to gather Facebook event postings from things that appear on our calendar.

SoCal Furs Mascot Contest 2014

SoCal Furs has always had our vixen Tamerlaine as our official mascot. However, we ran this contest so we could have a counterpart. Noah (design by Yeep!) was chosen and so we have worked it into our material.

Ani-Mato’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

A spooky day of fun at the park! Furries and fursuiters took a day in the park to play fun games and "trick or treat".

SoCal Furs Annual FurBQ: Its A Date! (Sep 23rd)

March has come and we find ourselves with this long awaited piece of news concerning our annual event. While all that wonky webpage stuff was happening, Stego and Kat have been checking into whats possible for FurBQ 2017. As many know, FurBQ traditionally happened in the spring months. However, with the added necessity of using a reserved group area (due to our crowd size) and the changing of some local events, its become necessary to place our annual FurBQ event in the fall.

Last year’s date of September 17th really worked well for us, with that week being just when the weather starts to get comfortable (especially for the fursuiters). However, from talking with the park rangers and Reservations, we learned that October is entirely blocked out due to the parking situation created from Irvine Regional Park’s annual pumpkin patch event.

So, with all that is possible, we have put in our reservation request. The $300 fee has been paid,and we are ready to roll. I can say that with advanced planning (from choosing to do this in the fall only), we will have more time to work on the event and make improvements. Feel free to view the event posting on our calendar and make your plans now.

SoCal Furs (.com) Returns

Welcome back everyone! Feel like its been a while since I updated, but many of you might know why.  SoCal Furs (.com) suffered a bit of a loss to its database structure, and we found that we needed to take the site down and re-group.  Consider what you see now our new(or new-ish) website. Apologies for everyone (who does not use Meetup) who had to access our calendar there for this past week.

The calendar has been updated, giving you an idea of what is coming up in March and April.  Most other info is back up,  but we are still waiting on contact from the subregion groups we had listed on our map. If you are one of these people, by all means, contact us

Improved aesthetics will come soon, as we could definitely use an aesthetic tune up (and maybe new header images featuring both of our mascots).  Just hang tight….

Irvine Regional Park

Photographs taken in Winter of 2016, for us to scout the reserved area in Irvine Regional Park. This is SoCal Furs FurBQ's current home.

FurBQ 2016

The 18th Annual FurBQ was held in Irvine Regional Group, with use of their wonderful group/reserved areas. Stego fired up the grill (alongside others) and our large picnic began. Furries enjoyed a day of running in the field and having silly fun.

Lost and Found

It seems to happen every year. Here is 2016's haul of lost and found items...