There are several webcomics featuring animal characters created by or for furry fans; as such, they may be referred to as furry comics. They have defined and adopted an alternative meaning of the word furry specific to this group: "a person with an important emotional/spiritual connection with an animal or animals, real, fictional or symbolic." In their 2007 survey, Gerbasi et al.
examined what it meant to be a furry, and proposed a taxonomy in which to categorise different "types" of furries.
A reporter attending Anthrocon 2006 noted that "despite their wild image from Vanity Fair, MTV and CSI, furry conventions aren't about kinky sex between weirdos gussied up in foxy costumes", that conference attendees were "not having sex more than the rest of us", In October 2007, a Hartford Advocate reporter attended Fur Fright 2007 undercover because of media restrictions.
She learned that the restrictions were intended to prevent misinformation, and reported that the scandalous behavior she had expected was not evident.
A furry convention is for the fans get together to buy and sell artwork, participate in workshops, wear costumes, and socialize.
is no longer held; Califur has replaced it, as both conventions were based in Southern California.
Am always surprised to see text based games, they feel super rare.
— Raep Dungeon – retro rpg, work in progress No Eat – retro rpg involving vore, micro On the topic of text games: Fall of Eden much the same sort of game as Co C.
Examples of anthropomorphic attributes include exhibiting human intelligence and facial expressions, speaking, walking on two legs, and wearing clothes.
Furry fandom is also used to refer to the community of people who gather on the Internet and at furry conventions.
During the 1980s, furry fans began to publish fanzines, developing a diverse social group that eventually began to schedule social gatherings.