Eufuria 2023

The first Eufuria convention was held on Saturday, July 22, 2023 from 3-9 PM at Cafe Euphoria in Troy, NY.Tickets fully sold out 2 weeks before the con, surprising many!
Attendance was 65, comprised of 29 General Admissions, 19 Supporters, 17 Sponsors, 8 Vendors, and more than 11 participants in the fursuit parade.

View the archives:
Venue - Schedule - Vendors - Policies & FAQ




2023 - Location

Cafe Euphoria storefront

Cafe Euphoria
225 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
Venue Website

Our venue for 2023 is Cafe Euphoria located in historic downtown Troy, NY, an hour west of MASS MoCA & two and a half hours north of NYC. Here's what they had to say about themselves:"Cafe Euphoria is a transgender and gender non-conforming worker-owned and operated cafe and restaurant located in downtown Troy, NY. We feature vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian cuisine, with additional menu items to support the tastes of our community. We also offer curated thrift, host events, and serve as a co-working space all on a true 3:1 sliding scale (2:1 for merchandise). Our menu features an upscale presentation combined with familiar comfort foods designed to serve our community, including all friends and allies."The restaurant hosts a variety of events, including poetry slams, support groups, original music open mics, video & tabletop gaming - and notably, furmeets on the 2nd Friday of each month.

Getting Here


Whether you're coming from near or far, there are plenty of ways to get to Eufuria Mini-Con.

Parking: State Street Parking Garage, Fifth Ave Parking Garage, Y-Lot Parking Lot, Front Street Parking Lot, and many others are all located within blocks of our venue and offer free weekend parking.

Bus: The nearest bus station is Riverfront Station, serviced by the CDTA 22, 85, 87, 182, 224, 286, 289, 370, 802, 922, and 923 lines.

Air: Albany International (ALB) is the closest airport to Troy, located 7.8 miles away. An ~15-20 minute car ride will bring you right to Cafe Euphoria.

Eufuria's raccoon mascot as the Statue of Liberty, wearing a rainbow flag dress and trans colored flower crown, holding a BLM torch
Eufuria's raccoon mascot running while holding plane tickets and pulling a suitcase


Our guests desiring an overnight stay can choose from several hotels conveniently located within a short distance of Eufuria Mini-Con.

Eufuria Mini-Con remains unpartnered with any hotels this year, allowing our attendees full choice of where they prefer to stay.

Join our Telegram chat group or use the hashtag #Eufuria2023 on social media to coordinate roomshares and rideshares with other attendees!

2023 - Programming



All times listed in EST.
Click here to download the schedule

Event Descriptions

  • 2:45 PM - Registration Pick-up begins; Vendor Check-in begins

  • 3:15 - 3:30 PM - Opening Ceremonies

  • Welcome to Eufuria Mini-Con! We'll go over what to expect during the convention.

  • 3:30 - 5:30 PM - Vendor Hall

  • Check out the variety of art, apparel, handmade goods, and other cool stuff for sale and support local businesses in your community, small and large!

  • 3:30 - 4:00 PM - History of Furry Badges

  • What is a furry badge, what's on them, and where can I get them? Learn about the origins and future of the small furry icon you wear around your neck.

  • 3:30 - 8:30 PM - Gaming Grotto

  • Drop in and get your game on with a selection of tabletop and video games, all con long! Limit 1 hour on console gameplay.

  • 4:15-4:45 PM - Sketchbook Swap & Trading Post

  • Artists, bring your own sketchbook, art supplies, and printed reference image of your character and draw in each other's sketchbooks. All skill levels welcome. Collectors, bring furry related items such as enamel pins, stickers, plushies, and merch to trade with other attendees. No sales allowed, only exchanges.

  • 5:00-5:30 PM - Furability

  • A celebration and info about disabled friends and difficulties in the furry community.

  • 5:30-6:00 PM - Vendor Hall Closes

  • The vendor hall will close for 30 minutes so our dealers can graze in the Watering Hole and answer the call of nature.

  • 5:45-6:15 PM - Fursuit Parade

  • Come one, come all to the Eufuria Mini-Con fursuit parade! We will take a walk out to Monument Square for a group photo.

  • 5:45-6:15 PM - Pokémon Go Meetup

  • Let's GO, Trainers! Gather together with other Pokémon Go players to share friend codes, conduct trades, and help each other complete those pesky Special Research tasks. We may do a short walk to hit up the gyms and Pokéstops in the vicinity of the con, interest and weather permitting.

  • 6:00-8:00 PM - Vendor Hall Reopens

  • The Vendor Hall reopens for business.

  • 6:30-7:15 PM - Fursuiting in the Time of Quarantine Abridged

  • When we're unable to attend conventions or events in person, it can be difficult to make the most of the fursuits in which we've invested so much time, money, and personal significance. Don't banish that suit to the back of your closet just yet! Join Shetani for an abridged discussion of creative ways to remain an active costumer from the comfort of home.

  • 6:30-8:00 PM - Dance

  • Shake your tail and groove to the beats of DJ Beep-Boop.

  • 8:00-8:45 PM - Voice Acting for Dummies

  • Ever wanted to know the deal with voice acting but have no clue on where to start? In this panel by Charlie Vered, we will talk about the basic concepts to get you on the path of doing VA work. Including acting and vocal tips, how to get in a project, the tools that you need to do professional work. But above all else, have fun!

  • 8:45-9:00 PM - Closing Ceremonies

  • Wrap up the con, hear all the numbers, reveal the contest winner, and thank everyone who helped make Eufuria Mini-Con a success.


Need assistance? Speak to con staff and we'll do our utmost best to help you get where you need to go!

  • Upper Floor

  • Gaming Grotto

  • Panel Room

  • Vendor Hall

  • Ground Floor

  • Registration

  • Con Store

  • Main Stage

  • Cafe

  • The Zoo (Hangout space)

  • Lower Floor

  • Dance Hall

  • Watering Hole (Eating area)

  • Headless Zone

2023 - Vendors

Bear DSMBear DSM specializes in custom collars, fursuit collar, cuffs, leashes, and number of other leather goods. Just recently established but with leather experience for 5+ years and crafter of all sorts. Here to offer the fullest range of customization with the highest quality.Twitter

The ChronicleI sell kawaii and steampunk accessories. I also hand make the cute plush toys in addition to embroidered patches that are anime, and gaming themed.Instagram

Chimera CrossroadsChimera Crossroads is a trio of queer furry artists creating all sorts of crafts! We crochet, do art commissions, make fursuits and parts, create ethically sourced nature art, and so much more! Visit our Linktree to find our social media pages to see more examples of our works. We hope to see you folks at Eufuria!Instagram | Linktree

Leafy Greens StudioLeafy Greens Studio aims to create unparalleled custom art in an affordable and environmentally friendly manner. Owned and operated in the Adirondacks, LGS is an art and fursuit company that sets its focus on our customers and our natural environment. With your help, we hope to leave the world better than we found it and inspire change through art. We hope that you will join our herd and that we might have the privilege of working alongside you soon!Website | Linktree

Queer Snail StudioQueer Snail Studio is a small trans-owned business based in Albany, NY that offers a variety of stickers, prints, posters, and other decor items to brighten your space. All artwork is drawn by the shop's creator who specializes in digital art. Exploring subjects ranging from bugs to berries to queer affirmations that remind us we're all a valuable part of nature, this shop offers everyone a chance to represent and affirm themselves with art.Website | Instagram

Banner ad for Shetani, slideshow of pins, stickers, and other goods with link to her online shop

ShetaniI'm Shetani (she/her), a USA-based creative cheetah making my mark on the furry community since 2012. Whether you're into animals, pin collecting, stickers, 2000s internet memes, interactive media, or furry ephemera of all kinds, I've got the wares for you. Prowl on over and see if you can spot something you like! Learn more about Shetani and follow me online at http://shetani.carrd.coShop | Website | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram

Tiger Eye MinifacturingLocal cat selling 3D Printed objects of all kinds! Fidget toys, gaming minis, board game pieces, D&D models, and statuettes of your favorite problematic waifu/husbando! We currently sport the entire extensive library of Dungeons & Dragons 5e monsters, and are constantly adding to our commercial library. Custom orders & printing service orders are eagerly accepted; if you can find a 3d object file, we can print it for you*! (certain limitations apply)Etsy

Woodcrafts by VinnyVinny is a retired Middle/High School Biology Teacher who is now playing in saw dust making all kinds of wooden craftsWebsite | Facebook | Instagram | Email

Spongebob title card: Much later

Vendor Name
Table A01
Vendor sells Item and Thing.Website | Twitter | Shop

2023 - Policies

  • All Eufuria Mini-Con attendees are expected to read and abide by our Code of Conduct.

  • Attendees must register for the event, either online, or at the door.

  • You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to attend. Please bring a valid photo ID.

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend. Please bring a physical or digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccine card.

  • Face masks must be worn within Eufuria Mini-Con space, except when eating or drinking. Fursuiters and costumers are not exempt from this rule.

  • Always ask permission before touching or photographing anyone, regardless of what they're wearing. Costumes are not consent.

  • Please respect the venue, our staff, and your fellow attendees. Clean up after yourself, don't vandalize property, and speak and act kindly to those around you.

Purple hued raccoon sitting in a trash can, which is painted with the progress pride flag, and has a sign reading "Property of Eufuria."

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the event?

  • Eufuria Mini-Con will be held Saturday, July 22, 2023, from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. More details are on our Schedule page.

  • Where is the event?

  • Cafe Euphoria in Troy, NY. The address and further details can be found on our Location page.

  • Is there an attendance fee?

  • Eufuria Mini-Con 2023 is free to attend! We hope you'll spend your money buying from the vendors in our dealer's den, getting yourself some swag at our con store, and enjoying the tasty food cooked up by Cafe Euphoria. Don't forget, even though it's free, you still need to register first! If you'd like to go above and beyond to help out our little event, and get cool exclusive bonuses in the process, please consider registering at the Supporter or Sponsor tiers.

  • I'm a minor, can I attend?

  • No, you must be at least 18 years old to attend Eufuria Mini-Con.

  • What do I need to bring?

  • Please bring a valid photo ID, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and face mask.

  • Common valid forms of photo ID include a US photo driver's license, passport, passport card, military ID card, and local government agency ID card. If you're unsure whether a form of ID is acceptable, you may reach out to us by email, linked at the bottom of this page. If you pre-registered, the name on your ID must match the name you used when registering online.

  • Accepted forms of COVID-19 vaccination proof include your physical vaccination card, photo of your vaccination card (front and back), and digital vaccination copy such as the NY State Excelsior Pass. If you're unsure whether your proof of vaccination is acceptable, you may reach out to us by email, linked at the bottom of this page.

  • All attendees, volunteers, staff, fursuiters, and vendors must wear a face mask at all times while inside Eufuria Mini-Con space. You may temporarily remove your mask to eat or drink in the designated eating area, or for health and safety purposes such as administering medication. Your mask must fit securely to the head and cover the mouth and nose. Appropriate masks to use include N95 / KN95 respirators, medical masks (procedure or surgical masks), or non-medical masks. If you're unsure whether your mask is acceptable, you may reach out to us by email, linked at the bottom of this page. Eufuria Mini-Con will have a small supply of masks on hand for attendees who forget to bring their own.

  • Okay, but is there anything else I should bring?

  • We recommend bringing whatever you'd typically take with you on an outing, such as a form of payment (cash or card), phone or a camera for taking pictures, chargers for your devices, necessary medications, and a bag to carry any purchases home.

  • Some additional things you might want to bring include furry badges, portable game console, sketchbook, costuming gear if you're fursuiting or cosplaying, and stuff for the panels you plan on attending, such as goods to trade at the swap meet.

  • In accordance with our venue's policies, please avoid bringing outside food and drink into the venue. Food, snacks, and beverages will be available on site courtesy of Cafe Euphoria.

  • Oh no, I forgot to register! Can I just show up anyway? Is there a cancellation waitlist?

  • Unfortunately, no. There is no waitlist, and no same-day registration. We have a hard cap on attendees due to the venue's fire safety limit, which pre-registration has already reached. No one will be admitted to Eufuria Mini-Con without a registration badge.

  • Do I have to be a furry to attend?

  • Not at all! We'll have plenty of activities that appeal to a wide range of folks, like video gaming, raffles, educational talks, art, shopping, and great food.

  • Can I come if I don't have a costume?

  • Of course! While costumes and fursuits are fully encouraged, and you may see a few at Eufuria Mini-Con, most attendees will be dressed quite unremarkably. Come as you're most comfortable! There's no dress code other than ensuring you're street decent. Attire within the spectrum of casual to risqué is acceptable, provided there is no nudity.

  • Is there a place for me to change at the event?

  • A single user restroom is present on the ground and lower floors of the venue. We ask that fursuiters not disrobe in the headless zone, as this is a shared space.

  • Will alcohol be present?

  • No, Cafe Euphoria is a dry venue. Outside food and drink is not permitted.

  • Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

  • The ground floor is accessible from street level. There is an ADA compliant restroom on this level. Some events are located on the upper and lower floors of the building, which can only be reached by stairs.

  • Accessibility should be a priority, not an afterthought, and we deeply regret that we weren't able to obtain a more suitable location for the mini-con on such short notice. We fully acknowledge the shortcomings of our venue, and ask for your gracious understanding as we navigate our first year running an event. Eufuria Mini-Con will strive to secure a fully accessible venue for future iterations.

  • If you need assistance in any way during the event, including accessing any of the upstairs or downstairs programming, speak to a Eufuria Mini-Con staff member and we'll do our utmost best to assist.

  • Can I take art commissions or sell stuff that I brought with me?

  • Please apply to our vendor hall if you're thinking about engaging in any sort of commerce, including selling art or items at Eufuria Mini-Con. You may give gifts and do trades (like at our furry swap meet panel), but for legal reasons, you cannot take money in exchange for goods and/or services unless you're registered as one of our vendors. Anyone found to be doing so will have their registration revoked and be asked to leave con space immediately.

  • I don't live close enough/I can't go, how can I support the con?

  • Even if you can't make it in person, you can still purchase a Supporter or Sponsor tier registration to show your support. You can help by boosting/retweeting/sharing our social media posts (links below), and telling everyone you know about Eufuria Mini-Con!

  • Want to help out in other ways? Click here for our volunteer form.

  • We do not currently have an online con store, but we're working on that for the future. We fully endorse asking your friends attending Eufuria Mini-Con to buy you merch and mail it to you later. ;)