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.

References

  • 🐾 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)