There's more to it, but for now, think of it like Comic-Con, except everyone there got way more out of Zootopia than the rest of us. This particular convention was also Harry Potter-themed, presumably because they were otherwise in danger of being too cool. So after I was sorted into the copyright-dodging Dogwarts' house of Hisserin by the magical Sorting Randomizer, I hit the floor to represent my team of evil racists.
"Let's trust him to educate youth!"
A furry con is a cross between a family reunion, a professional conference, a rave, an unruly mob, and a pride parade (furries have a disproportionately large number of LGBTQ members). When you're part of a community that largely exists online, you have to cram a lot of real-life socializing and activity into a few days when the opportunity comes. Events ranged from a poutine social to board games to karaoke to BDSM tutorials to sessions on puppy play. Some people spend eight hours selling their creations, which could be anything from art to witchcraft supplies to tails, then dance and drink until 4:00 a.m. This is not an event where people get a lot of sleep.