Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are some commonly asked questions, thanks to Flye for the original template:


When is Fur Out West?

Fur Out West 2017 will run from Friday the 24th of November to Sunday the 26th of November.

Where is Fur Out West?

It is to be held at the Atrium resort in Mandurah.

What methods of payment do you accept for registrations?

The only payment methods we accept at this time are instant bank transfer.

How do I know if my payment has gone through?

You will receive an email from furoutwest@gmail.com confirming this, and your ticket will be emailed.

I don’t have a car. How do I get to Fur Out West?

We have put together a number of transport options on our Transport page. Also, keep an eye out on social media closer to the event, as you may be able to arrange carpooling.

I’m new to furry and don’t know anyone in Perth. Will I be lonely?

Not at all! Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself by posting to our Facebook or FA pages, or e-mail us and we can be sure to introduce you to some friendly furs at the event.

Do I have to dress up?

Nope, although we encourage you to dress up if you want! Ears and tails will be welcome at most events and there will be vendors selling their wares in the Dealer’s Den if you don’t own any. A fursuit lounge is provided for the convenience of fursuiters who need to cool off. Of course, clothing and costumes should abide by common sense.

Can I bring my friend along, even though they’re not a furry?

All Furry-friendly folks are welcome to attend Fur Out West, so long as they are respectful and abide by basic human decency.

I’m a minor, is that a problem?

Many of us entered the furry community at a young age. Being mindful of this, we wanted to ensure that Fur Out West would be open to attendees of all ages. People under 18 are welcome to attend Fur Out West, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or must have a signed and notarised statement from their parent or guardian. All artwork, media and costumes must be suitable for a general audience. Due to the venue being licensed for the consumption of alcohol, ID will be checked at the door. There will be a zero-tolerance policy for the purchase or consumption of alcohol by anyone under the age of 18.

Are alcohol and other substances allowed?

Our main venue is licensed for the consumption of alcohol – please drink responsibly. Fur Out West is a substance-free event. If you need to smoke a cigarette, please do so in the designated smoking area at the venue, and make sure to dispose of your rubbish responsibly.

Are you accepting volunteers?

We will announce on social media once applications open for volunteers, there is also an option on your registration form to be contacted re: volunteering.

So what exactly is “Furry“, anyway?

The simplest way to think about a “Furry” is someone who is a fan of “Humanised animals”, often in a Popular Culture Setting.

Some recent examples of “Anthropomorphic characters” would be “Rocket” From Guardians of The Galaxy, The Penguins of Madagascar, and Brian from Family Guy. Animals that walk/ talk/ act in some way like Humans.

Many furry fans like to create their own characters. Some even go as far as to have full bodied “fur suit” costumes made of their Anthropomorphic character. Rarely would you see a “Fursuit” costume of a design not created by the person wearing it.

Furries are among the most creative and imaginative of the human race. Each and every furry has, in some way shape or form, an active imagination that allows for the creation of their own characters, while still admiring the creations of other perhaps main stream, pop culture or indie design.

Credits

Thanks to Flye and Furwag for the original template these questions were based on