To test whether convention-going samples of furries differed significantly from online samples of furries, we compared the results of our largest online furry survey 🐾 to the results of a convention-based survey conducted at around the same time.🐾

14-3 sample con time in fandom

On average, convention-going furries report having been in the fandom for longer than furries in our online sample. These numbers have been consistently found across multiple surveys.🐾

14-3 con sample age of identification
14-3 con sample age joined

Convention-going furries were also older when they first considered themselves to be a furry and when they first encountered/became a part of the furry community. This may be a by-product of convention-going furries being older than online furries,🐾 but it may also be the case that people who are older (and presumably more mature) when they get into the fandom may be more likely to attend furry conventions.


  • 🐾 Section 14.1 Con-Going vs. Online Samples: Age (link) (14.1)

  • 🐾 Furry Fiesta 2011 study (link) (FF11)

  • 🐾 International Online Furry Survey: Winter 2011 (link) (W11)

  • 🐾 Please see previous studies: International Online Furry Survey: Winter 2011 (W11), International Furry Survey: Summer 2011 (S11), Furry Fiesta 2011 (FF11) (W11-F11-S11)