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Abando, Brazil's Biggest Furry Gathering

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"Abando was the first furry convention to be held annually in Brazil. Founded in 2008, occurs during the Brazilian Carnival (a traditional holiday there), and since then it’s been writing history on everyone’s hearts, from all corners of Brazil and some from abroad. During its four days of camping, under the heat of our February summer, you’ll be able to meet several furries, artists, fursuiters and more."

MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION (OPEN UNTIL FRIDAY) HERE: abando.com.br/international

This year, we will have it's next, and sadly, LAST edition, and this is very saddening, since i started going only last year, and loved every second of it.  It was one of the best experiences I've ever had, and knowing that this next one is the last, gets me very down.

I met many people there, and made lots of new friends that I hope to keep close to me for a loong time, and I had this incredible feeling of acceptance, something like "being with your own kind", the feeling of community there is strong and powerful.

I was already very excited to go to this year's edition, now, I am already missing it, we are losing not just a "event", but our best chance to get in contact with others we relate so deeply with.

If any of you guys ever wanted, or didn't even heard about, and want to go, this is your last chance.  I hope to see you all there.
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Added: 3 years, 8 months ago
 
Launny
3 years, 8 months ago
wow.. Im from Brazil and never heard about it before...
bautista10
3 years, 8 months ago
They don't care about marketing, check their website: www.abando.com.br
The first big thing you read is mispelled! Amazingly, for 3 months already.
Infinityplus1
3 years, 8 months ago
Even the Olympics are having trouble, so I suppose it's not much of a surprise that a so is a furry convention.
Puggy
3 years, 7 months ago
well, they are having problems for different reasons, one is corruption, and the furcon is for personal fights inside the brazilian fandom that snowballed...
GreenReaper
3 years, 8 months ago
Can you explain why it is ending? I see this video, but I cannot understand what he is saying. :-)
Puggy
3 years, 8 months ago
Oh, sure :o

Well, the person in the video is the first leader of abando, that stepped down for some time, and came back as main staff for this last edition.

He basically explains that abando became somewhat out of hand, it became way too expensive, abando is a little event, and organized by few people, that do it just because they like it, but these things consume way too much time, effort, and in the case of this one, much, much money, since it requires the rental of an entire nature park, regardless of the places getting sold out or not.

Some of the staffs, by the years, had to step out by many reasons, some of them are getting married, having children, moving away.  And taking care of the event is a big task, not to mention that lately, it threatens the financial security of the whole staff.
GreenReaper
3 years, 8 months ago
Thank you! I had a few other things to do, but I finally made a news post about this.
Puggy
3 years, 8 months ago
Omg, i feel so responsible, you made a very important post, and well, I am not part os the staff, just a happy attendee, but I bet that this is a heck of a exposure, I bet they would thank you for this ^^

I think one of my friends that has an account here on IB is part of the staff this year,
bustermaru
bustermaru
. If you have any questions regarding the event, I bet he can help you with it better than I could.
GreenReaper
3 years, 8 months ago
Perhaps! But do not underestimate yourself - if anyone else should speak of their experience, surely it is Abando's attendees? They will remember it, even after it is gone.
bautista10
3 years, 8 months ago
Just to clarify, Abando is not the biggest gathering in Brazil since 2014, when Furboliche surpassed the number of guests.
Latest edition of Furboliche gathered 248 furries, making Furboliche the biggest furry bowling event IN THE WORLD and the biggest furry event in Latin America.

The data of Furboliche is available in Wikifur website.
Puggy
3 years, 8 months ago
Bro, REALLY?

You just created an account here (mr. 5 hours ago...) JUST to storm me and my journal?

that's so very sad...

also, I am pretty sure there is some regulation against creating harassment accounts here....  

bjos <3
bautista10
3 years, 8 months ago
You are right! I create this account to correct stuff and put missing information (you may call it storm your journal).
Don't worry about harassment, at no moment I said something rude to you, in fact, you are a nice, admirable and handsome guy everybody love, despite the fact I never heard of you.

Bjos back
bautista10
3 years, 8 months ago
That's the official argument from Abando team.
They forget to mention all the drama they created during 2015 edition with the many guests and some furries who found a way to join the place without paying Abando fees, plus, unacceptable misbehaviour of some of their staff in social networks, changing the theme of the event in the middle of the year, not to mention a stupid war against Furboliche (a free-ticketing bowling furmeet in Sao Paulo) to get the useless title of "biggest furry event of Brazil". Nobody cares about it.
Not happy, Abando lunatic team hired a very expensive place, with 350 people capacity and now they don't have enough funds to cover the expenses with only 45 attendees paying.
Abando went bankrupt by bad management, that's the awful truth.
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