Oklacon is a furry convention held in the Roman Nose State Park near Watonga, Oklahoma. The convention sponsors Safari’s Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The theme of Oklacon 8 (Oklacon 2010) was “The Great Depression.” The convention took place October 27 through November 1.
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2010′s Oklacon was definitely the best one I’ve attended so far. This was my fifth convention, but Oklacon was the first furry convention I went to — I first attended in 2008.
That first year, not a lot of people knew me. In fact, I ran into only two people I had known prior to the convention, and we had not talked in years. I had my camera with me, though, so I was able to have plenty of fun taking photos and meeting other people doing the same.
I do know the Safari’s guys pretty well, though! After all, I lived at the park for several months, and volunteered twice weekly (or more) for at least a year.
This year was my third at Oklacon. I’ve met quite a few people since that first time, so socializing was a lot easier. Getting in was a little rough, though. My name wasn’t on any of the lists on the wall. According to the paperwork they had, I wasn’t pre-registered and paid or pre-registered and unpaid. The web site told me I was already paid, and I remembered paying at the previous convention.
Blue Otter remembered seeing my name somewhere as a Patron, which sounded familiar. I always buy a shirt, and I remember Pardus convincing me to go ahead and buy it as I pre-registered. After some juggling and switching lines about 5 times, it was all taken care of.
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