52 New Things 2014, Week 11

This week was a bit interesting when it comes to new things for me and Shirley.

Angie and Shirley-
We had the chance to attend the Atlanta Bloggers Conference and while there we stumbled into a “Furry Convention.” As we walked the streets of downtown Atlanta headed to our dinner, we noticed a large gathering of people dressed in full “Furry” costumes. Head to toe. As we passed by we speculated as to what this could be and after getting to our dinner, the speaker thanked us for being there and mentioned this convention. At that point we knew we had to investigate. So on our walk back to our hotel, we stopped by the hotel hosting this convention and got a good look around and of course pulled up Wikipedia to see what was up.

“The furry fandom is a subculture interested in fictional anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics.[1] Examples of anthropomorphic attributes include exhibiting human intelligence and facial expressions, the ability to speak, walk on two legs, and wear clothes. Furry fandom is also used to refer to the community of people who gather on the Internet and at conventions.

Needless to say our heads were on a swivel and the hotel lobby made for some excellent people watching.

My New Thing this week is seeing a show at Iron City Birmingham. Great Show (Del McCoury Band,) Great Venue! And I will definitely go back!

Did you do anything new and fun this week?


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