Oklacon, started in 2003 as Festival of the Feral, was the first outdoor-format furry convention in the United States. It lends much of its design and philosphy to the unrelated Canadian outdoor convention, Feral!, which started in 1998. Today, at numbers of 300 attendees per year, Oklacon is the largest outdoor furry convention in the world when compared to other known conventions such as BC FurBQ, IslandFurBQ, CabinCon, FurthestNorth, Camp Wildpaw, Animales Sueltos, FurJam, Lakeside Furs, Fhursky, Furry Ski Weekend, Abando, and Campfire Tales, all of which have proudly broken new ground in various areas in the world, in a format Feral! and Oklacon have popularized for over a decade.
The official register for the convention numbers is presented below for historical archival purposes, along with some interesting historical documents for each convention year:
|Year and Theme||Actual Attendees||Charity Total||Per-Person Average Donation||Links|
|47||No charity designated||Conbook | T-Shirt|
|117||$1,650||$14.10||Conbook | Newsletter 1 | Newsletter 2 | Promo Flyer 1 | Promo Flyer 2 | Promo Flyer 3|
V for Vermin
Mark of the Beast
|2009: The Seven Furry Sins||241||$3,200||$13.28|
|2010: The Great Depression||273||$5,365||$19.65||Conbook|
|2011: A Stitch In Time Saves 9||300||$8,194||$27.31||Conbook|
|2012: It Came from Planet X!||344||$9,250||$26.89|
|2013: Let the Games Begin!||TBD||TBD||TBD|
Oklacon is a charity-oriented convention that strongly emphasizes convention activities that collect funds that are turned over to the charity of choice. For each year since 2004, the designated charity of Oklacon is Safari's Wildlife Sanctuary of Broken Arrow, OK. At over $43,936 raised for Safari's to date, Oklacon remains one of the largest individual contributors to this exotic animal rescue and sanctuary.