Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Babyfur? What is ABDL? What’s the Difference?
Babyfurs are members of the furry fandom that are typically into wearing diapers, participating in Age Play role playing scenes, and ABDL. ABDL stands for ‘Adult Baby Diaper Lover’ and is a group of consenting adults that enjoy diapers, and who often role play as younger individuals or “Adult Babies”. There are NO MINORS involved, just adults 21+ pretending to be younger and reliving their childhood in a safe space. Age Play is another term for this, and babyfurs can also role play as older kids too, also called ‘kidfurs’. It’s all harmless fun! Imagine getting to forget about the bills, work or school, and the stresses of adult life and instead get to eat mac ‘n’ cheese, hug your plushie, wear comfortable clothes, get loved and cared for and just relax! It’s awesome! And the community is super welcoming of any adult who wants to participate.
The furry fandom is a subculture interested in anthropomorphic (humanized) animal characters with human personalities and characteristics. Examples of anthropomorphic attributes include exhibiting human intelligence and facial expressions, speaking, walking on two legs, and wearing clothes. Think of just about any cartoon featuring animated animals and you’ll get the idea. Furries typically gather online, and at conventions such as Galactic Camp® where you will see costuming, anthropomorphic art (artists take commissions and draw people’s characters), fursuits (custom made mascot-style costumes designed to represent people’s unique characters that often cost thousands of dollars and many hundreds of hours of craftsmanship to make), and educational panels.
Many in the furry fandom have a fursona; an original, custom character or avatar that represents an idealized version of themselves and is sometimes a critical part of their identity. Furries create and name their characters, and many use names in their friend circles. For many furries, their fursuits or other costumes such as “kigus” (short for kigurumis, a cross between a costume and pajamas) are so critical to their identity they will not attend events unless they are allowed to do so in suit/costume; this is why Babyfur Con® will never hold a convention where masks or costumes are banned.
The difference between ABDLs and babyfurs is that ABDLs are not necessarily furries; while babyfurs represent the overlap between the furry and ABDL communities. Age Players, Littles, Middles, Bigs and ABDLs are always welcome at Babyfur Con®, and most babyfur communities welcome everyone with open arms (or fuzzy paws). Just a note: fursuits, costuming, and furry art are all a huge part of the babyfur community, something to keep in mind before you attend a babyfur event if you are not comfortable with masks and costumes. Also note that many babyfur artists will also draw commissions of human ABDL character art pieces, so you can still participate in the art even if cute baby animals are not your jam! For the most part both communities have a ton in common and babyfurs are often seen at CAP Con, WCJG, and other Age Play events. You typically spot them seeing their baby animal themed art displayed.
Registration refund policy
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds for convention registration. However, if you are unable to attend, we’ve got you covered! We will provide a way for you to transfer your membership to another person, as long as they meet the necessary criteria for attending the convention (age requirements, vetting, etc).
In the event that you meet all the initial requirements (such as being of age) and proceed to fail the vetting process, don’t worry! We will refund your registration fee.
Hotel Minimum Night Stay Requirement
Due to our contract with the venue, checkin needs to be on/before Friday 10/6, and checkout needs to be on/after Monday 10/9. Please plan accordingly.
I have used ConCat for another convention, does it use the same login?
No. Our instance is private, secure, and separate from any other conventions use of ConCat. You will need to signup as a new user using the registration workflow as is outlined on the registration site.
I’ve attended previous BFC events, but once I’ve created an account in the registration system, I see “There are no products available for registration”
The most likely reason for this is that you used a different email when signing up in the registration system. You can change this “Edit Account Details” in the registration system.
I’ve tried the reset password on the registration system, and it doesn’t work. Help!
We’re using a new registration system this year. Please sign up for a new account, but if you’ve attended our previous events, please make sure you use the same email address you did for the previous events.
What about privacy at the hotel, and con space? The hotel rooms look like they open to the elements. Is anything visible to the outside public? Like, past the street or outward facing to neighbors?
Although the hotel room hallways are outside and exposed to the elements, the sight lines are generally limited to those in the parking lot or pool. Trees and barriers isolate the parking lot and pool as well, making it unlikely to be seen by non-attendees. So it’s highly unlikely that you may be seen by non attendees, we however can’t say that there is absolutely zero risk.
You are welcome to dress conservatively when moving from your hotel room to the lower floors and convention space, if desired.
The hotel itself (and convention space) is private, with no other patrons except staff and attendees. The convention center components specifically are indoors with covered walkways that are not exposed outside in any way that can be seen by the public.
I got an error on the hotel booking saying there are no rooms remaining. Are you sold out?
While it is possible there are no more rooms available, the most common reason for this error is not selecting the mandatory dates (10/6 – 10/9). Please double check your search includes those dates at a minimum. Also, it’s possible there is no availability on the dates outside of our mandatory dates. Try booking for just the mandatory dates, and if this works and you want the shoulder dates, call the hotel to expand your reservation after you book the mandatory dates.
I do not live in the United States and/or cant buy in USD. What are the fees?
All expenses and transactions will be denominated in USD as that is the currency we are using for processing. The currency conversion will be handled by your financial institution according to their policies (usually foreign transaction & currency conversion fees are most common). If you are unsure about how they handle currency conversions, you can reach out to them for more information.
I have a question that isn’t listed here. What can I do?
Send us a direct message on Twitter @BabyfurCon and we’ll either answer your question, or point you in the right direction to get your question answered. You may also email us at crinkle (at) babyfurcon.com.