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Congratulations to Confurgence for breaking their own attendance record! Merely minutes after FurDU announces theirs! http://i.imgur.com/quEdOyT.jpg#_=_

FurDU concerns itself with the quality of the experience not the number it claims to have. We've always focus'ed on making sure people have a quality platform for people to create their own experience. That's always been our strongest point; party con and you guys rewarded us with an amazing turnout this year.
When a convention has to rely on fancy suits, expensive guests, flash hotels, toxic behaviors and inflated numbers to get people excited or interested... it's probably going to offer a significantly different experience and the community will respond accordingly.
I'm not in competition with CFG, that would imply we even remotely offered the same experience. Whilst others work on trying to tear down what is made... I work on making FurDu better for the awesome people who attend it... no matter how many there are. I deal/trade in fun, not spite/hate. It's ironic that we were first given the name Spitecon.

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Have any furs made any impact on your life?

God yes I'm scared to list them because I know I will miss and offend someone. I'm going to try here because I feel like it's worthy of a padded answer, if I've forgotten you... I'm so so sorry!
I was a very broken and shy guy early on...Foxy and Misty for showing me true friendship early on and helping me to find myself and accepting me into a community that early on wasn't as accessible.
Oz played a massive part in building my passion and love for suiting, gave me public confidence and a constructive way to give that back to the community.
Macroceli and Duncan for sure taught me that distance makes the heart grow fonder but true friends don't weather in age or distance. Also Duncan was my first unrequited love and Macroceli is my forbidden one ;)
Joey... He's basically the estranged brother I found 25 years later. Nuff said
Azzy and Sammy. When I fell stagnant and lost confidence in my abilities, these guys came along and pushed me to be better... At the same time being amazing friends
Jes and Luke, my boys... Who shape my every day. I get to share their highs lows and experiences.
There are so many more!

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Why do you bother being online with steam if you just ignore messages?

I love this question, it tells us much more about the person asking than it does me.
Generally steam is a gaming platform not a chat program. I use steam for it's intended purpose, including leaving it online so the games I enjoy playing are updated automatically and ready when I want to play them in my limited time off.
There are much better ways to get in touch with people, especially if you can clearly see they are in game or distracted. if you don't get a responses do you need to get in touch, then leave a message other than "hi."
Also a bit of world advice, if someone isn't responding to you; consider their circumstances may be different to yours, they may be indisposed, preoccupied or not in a mindset to chat. It's very easy to adopt a megalomaniac attitude and assume it's all about you being ignored, and that sorta behaviour results in passive aggressiveness and devaluing friendships. If they are a good friend, someone you love then talk to them about it the right way... Passive aggressive twitters, ask.me or Facebook posts achieve nothing.

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FurDu was one of my favourite memories in the Australian Furry Fandom. How does it make you feel knowing that all the hard work the FurDU team put into the convention brings furries together to share great memories, great laughs, and a generally great time?

That's the entire reason we created and continue to run FurDU. Truly it's all I could ever ask for and it feels amazing to provide a platform for people come together and share those great times :)

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When you get all popufur for Furdu will you forget all us little people that helped get you there?

Every year I strive my hardest so that people leave FurDU remembering the great time they had with friends, not the folks delivering it. I lack any drive to be popular so I will never achieve it. Looks like us little people are stuck with each other :p

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