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Welcome to the revolution! A new UK furry convention in the UK with a US-Inspired costume code of conduct and a broad expression of your inner animal - Time has come to allow the UK and worldwide anthro community who express their inner animal no matter what costume, material, community, etc. You will all find a home here at Pawsome.

Welcome to “Pawsome 2024 - Furry, Unconventional” being held on the 4th to 7th October 2024! We have assembled the best team with amazing experience, to bring you our first convention. We will announce more details as we get closer to the convention, but for now, here is what we can tell you!

For dedicated pages for important information you'll need to know before you arrive!


Venue

  • Our 2024 venue is, Bowden Hall Hotel, Bondend Ln, Upton St Leonards, Gloucester, GL4 8ED
  • There is considerable free onsite parking for residents.
  • Nearest train station is Gloucester.
  • You can find out more about the venue at www.mercuregloucester.co.uk

We are aiming to run a minibus service collecting and dropping off residential attendees from Gloucester station on the arrival and departure days. Collection times and cost to be confirmed nearer registration opening, and you will need to book your space at the time.

Accessibility there are 2 fully wheelchair accessible bedrooms and bathrooms. Some of the function rooms are on a first-floor level and there is no second lift to these rooms from the first-floor wheelchair lift, 5 steps. If you are in a wheelchair or may have mobility issues, please Contact Us to see what support we can put in place to help you access all areas.

Between 12pm on Friday the 4th October and 12pm Monday the 7th October Pawsome will have exclusive use of the hotel and all of the grounds, meaning it becomes private property during the convention. Enabling privacy and safety for all those attending and ensuring only those on Pawsome business will be allowed onto the grounds.

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Events and Activities

We have got a great line-up of events planned, with panels, photo shoots, main-stage events and of course our headline event, Club Animalz on the Saturday evening!

Events in the planning phase:-

  • Introduction To Fursuiting
  • Fursuit Tips, Tricks and Advice
  • Motorfurs Meet
  • Latex For Newbies
  • Latex Repairs and Crafting
  • Kennel Klub Social
  • Pup Play For Newbies
  • Intro to VR Chat
  • Life Drawing With Real Costumers
  • Community Meets & Photoshoots
  • Critter Dance Competitions
  • Critter Games
  • Inflatable Suits & Toys
  • Pub Quiz
  • Karaoke
  • Fashion Show & Big Group Photo

We will have outside spaces, garden pods, function rooms and the main stage areas and our events team are busy working out the details with the schedule released nearer the event. We will also reach out to you to help fill any spaces with your own events if you are coming along and want to run a panel or event!

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Charity

Our charity for this first year is going to be Pawsome. The organisation is a not-for-profit company and as such relies on income from events to pay the bills and keep the lights on. We are hoping over the next few years to acquire equipment specifically for Pawsome events, such as lighting, sound, technical kit, plus much more, as well as keeping the bills paid during the year outside of the events themselves. We will put a donation option on the registration page and there will be various fundraising events during the weekend. A community event, by the community, for the community, so lets make it the best example of what the UK furry community can offer.

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