After a long gap of 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, furmeets across the North finally started operating again in Autumn 2021. The first Leeds meet since February 2020 took place in October 2021, with a return to the regular pre-pandemic venue of The Old Red Bus Station, as well as a huge number of suiters making it along for the first meet.
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The end of 2015 saw a change in the Leeds venue after some time. Having held a successful mini meet there a few weeks prior, for Halloween 2015 ShuffleDog BrewDog bar in Leeds was taken over again. Offering a change of shuffleboard games to go alongside the usual meet, as well as a completely different fursuit walk to usual.
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2015 and another huge turnout for the end of month Main Meet in Leeds. Despite continuously threatening to rain, a dry Saturday was had, allowing for us to once again take over Baa Bar and the surrounding area of Leeds with our crazy fursuiters.
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A new year, a new venue and new organisers. 2015 kicked off with a NorthernFur meet in Sheffield, moving a small walk down the road from previous venues like The Hop and Devonshire Cat to the local Brew Dog, where a variety of drinks and games were on offer. The afternoon was marked by a fursuit walk, posing for photos by all the major landmarks of the city on the way.
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Approaching the end of another year in the North, and one of the few remaining original Main Meets rolls round again in Leeds. Following a lot of the style of the mini meets, only bigger and better and with a second day, a weekend of fun was to ensure once more in the city.
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A gloriously sunny weekend for the definitely-not-too-overhyped and very international Leeds May Minimeet, leading to some fun and games around the city and even into the Gallery Cafe, before winding down the evening in the traditional Baabar haunt.
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The spring meet in York, with Fioxy at the helm for the... several hundredth year in a row, brought with it another large fursuit walk; fursuiting having been growing in the city over previous months of mini meets. In between that, there was of course the usual socialising among friends in the cafebar.
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A new year in Leeds, and a change of venue for the minimeets. The meet venue returned to Distrikt, last used for mains in 2010, allowing for a completely different fursuit walk through the bustling city centre.
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The Autumn Leeds meet comes round once more, with more people, more fursuits and an even bigger venue than ever before. Taking up camp at Baabar in Leeds once more, the furry shots made a welcome return, along with ever popular quizzes and a debut of a new flag. One of the few meets still retaining 2 days, Sunday saw the group head up to Xscape again, to try and avoid impending weather storms.
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Continuing on the monthly Leeds Minimeet tradition, a thankfully slightly cooler Saturday in the middle of a heatwave greeted the July Minimeet in Leeds. Camping out at the usual venue of Baabar, there were more than ample opportunities to interact with the public, in between a few drinks at the bar.
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April 2013, and the Spring Main Meet in Leeds comes round once more. Following the success of it as a venue for the minimeets, furs returned to Baabar Leeds for the main part of the gathering. With a custom drinks menu and furry themed videos playing in the bar, it provided a good base for the afternoon fursuit walk, whilst the weather just held off. The Sunday gathering moved to Xscape, for shopping, more drinks, and viewing of the latest film release that weekend.
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Started in the latter part of 2012, Leeds has its own monthly minimeet held on the third weekend of every month, in addition to their usual main meet. After moving round a few places, the group finally settled on Baabar Millenium Square as a venue, allowing a good environment for socialising, as well as some nice open spaces outside for fursuiters to walk.
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A somewhat grey and wet weekend, but not one to dampen spirits as the November Manchester Meet hits again. The day was spent dancing with everyone enjoying themselves, before a brief attempt to beat the rain for a fursuit walk. The evening was then spent with more socialising, and a trip to the arcade for some.
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Another fantastic weekend of fun on the East Side of the Pennines. Saturday was a mix of socialising Australian style at Walkabout and heading out into the city in fursuit, before winding down the evening with bowling and drinking. Returning on the Sunday, the group once again visited Xscape for food, drink, more bowling, dodgems and cinema, before those who'd lasted right through two whole days finished off the weekend with a dine meal as a group.
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The summer of 2012 NorthernFur meets is nearly over once more, but still time to take advantage of the weather to get the fursuiters out in the town and interacting with the public. Brightly coloured suiters made quite a stir on the quaint streets of the town, as others stayed behind at the venue to chat and drink.
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A huge turnout for the summer Manchester Meet again. Moved a few weeks earlier to accommodate Confuzzled in 2012, everyone still happily found their way along for another great meet in the Northern city. Music and a dancefloor were available in the bar, inbetween the well loved fursuit walk.
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A new year and new faces to the traditional spring Leeds meet. Saturday consisted of meeting at Massey's Bookseller, the fine purvevor of huge steins, before moving to the traditional evening bowling alley. Sunday was the quieter second day as ever, with everyone meeting at XScape for DDR, cinema and shopping.
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Heading towards the end of 2011, and the massive Manchester Main Meet hits once more, bigger and better than ever. A change of venue took the group to View for the bulk of the day, interrupted by groups heading off for food, before gathering together for a very wet and typically Manchester Fursuit Walk. The evening was then wound down with socialising and fursuit dancing on the bar's inhouse dancefloor.
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Nearly through another year, and it's the Halloween special at Leeds again. No spooky costumes this time round, but plenty of fuzzies out and about. A new cocktail bar was the main base of the day, with a break for an afternoon fursuit walk, before finishing off the evening with the traditional bowling trip.
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And so, as we near the end of another summer in the North, the traditional city of York comes round once again. The bulk of the day consisted of the traditional gathering in order to socialise and get to know one another, before splitting off into seperate groups to go bowling or to some different places in the town, before finally everyone regrouped to finish off the day.
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The halfway point of the year is marked by Sheffield, well into its second decade of meets now. Saturday consisted of people drinking and socialising, inbetween drawing questionably PG-friendly scribbles on the obligatory scroll and gaming around the large table of doom. As the day wore on, groups split off for food, coffee or more drinking.
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Summer in Manchester, greeted with steretypical greyness, saw the main meet role round once again. Returning as ever to another venue on Canal Street, the day was spent with socialising before groups of fursuiters split off for the World's Shortest Fursuit Walk (TM) and some fursuiting olympic games. People without fursuits naturally stayed to chat and drink at the bar! Sunday's day brought a much calmer and relaxed group, meeting over tea and cake to play games and chat.
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A lovely sunny weekend (very unseasonable for the UK!), and the Leeds meet comes round once again. The main base of operations was the hidden underground bar of Distrikt, after which fursuit walking and bowling ensued. Sunday consisted of a picnic up at Roundhay park, before winding down the remainder of the day with good company and drinks.
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Spring in the other North West city, and a small group of furs met up once again in a different venue in the city. After a day of meeting over an assortment of cocktails and food, groups split off for shopping, or to head to a night in the vibrant rock bars of the city.
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No photos for Chester, but moving on to York in February and a different venue to the usual was the setting of a day of drinking and getting to know everyone else, whilst small groups attempted to solve quizzes of mystery and head off for various foods at Nandos and the local takeaway.
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A small but friendly gathering in Sheffield to welcome in the end of another year in the North. The weekend consisted of a mix of our usual friendly pub, before splitting off for shopping, further pubbage, or some cinematastic. The Sunday was spent relaxing, with a quiet look to the cafe, before splitting off to look around the town on the last weekend before Christmas.
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November, and the big one in Manchester rolls around again. The main bulk of the saturday consisted of socialising around Canal Street, with groups splitting off for food, or enjoying a variety of music, before braving the cold for a fur walk. Sunday was a calmer day spent around the Nexus Art Cafe with more chatting over tea and games.
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A brand new venue in Leeds for the 2010 Halloween meet as a large collection of furries appeared dressed up for the occasion (... or a small number dressed up for the occasion). Saturday consisted of meeting and socialising at the pub, before splitting off for food ahead of a regroup at the traditional bowling alley. Sunday's remeet saw people travelling out of town to Xscape for mini golf, ice creams and Lazer Quest, before finishing off the weekend as it began with more friendly natter over a good drink.
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Back for it's third year running with Lupe at the helm, the York Teashoppe Crawl had furs hitting the old city of York. A long day of teas, scones and teacakes followed, before everyone enjoyed a look round the town as the evening wound down (and the teashops closed their doors).
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Autumn in Liverpool, with the day remaining unusually sunny throughout. The day was started off by getting food at Kimos once more, before heading up to the 'away from the footie in town' venue of the AJ again for a day of pool, games and creepy ghosts. A very short furwalk also managed to be fit in, before finishing off the evening with card games and chitchat. The ghost was pleased!
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Another summer, and York once again, under the watchful eyes of rabbits as it should always be! After meeting for the day in Lendals Cellars, unusually managing to vacate our usual spot for one out in the open due to improved weather for most of the day, the park was in order, before finishing the evening with a quiet pub and food at Nandos.
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Not quite the scorching summer Chester has had in the past, so the zoo was unfortunately off the cards, but this didn't for a second disrupt a fun day. After the usual meeting, greeting, food and friendly banter over drinks, the group all went off for a walk into the town centre, taking in some of the wonderful scenery around Chester, whilst adding some fursuiting magic to the visitors in town that day too! The evening was then wound down outside enjoying the late emerging sun whilst some furry friendly bar staff quizzed us on all we knew!
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Rumoured to be one of the hottest weekends of the year, and the hordes descend upon Sheffield once again for the mid-summer furmeet. After taking over almost the whole of the pub rather than just the reserved room to meet and socialise, groups split off for a fursuit walk in the sun, before groups wound down the evening together. Sunday consisted of meeting for tea and cake, before heading outdoors for a picnic and small missile launching. To tie up the weekend, a small final group drifted off to shop at the Meadowhall shopping centre.
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May 2010, and a nice sunny week is broken by heavy rain for the day especially for us. Still, that doesn't stop the fun and games, with us all moving indoors and upstairs to some very nice loud music. As the day progressed, groups split off for cocktails, shopping, and to journey to a restaurant for some very expensive but tasty meat. Sunday consisted of a smaller gathering hitting the local art cafe to chat and drink coffee and tea, all over a variety of card and board games.
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Spring in Leeds for 2010, and a busy weekend of fun and games once again. Saturday consisted of a mix of food, drink, and some insane cocktails at Revolution Bar, broken by a somewhat warm Fursuit Walk, before moving to the evening activities of bowling, arcades and pool. Sunday was started off at the park, enjoying the sun whilst it lasted, before escaping to the tropical gardens to look at wild birds, fish... and of course meerkats, as they pop up everywhere! The end of the weekend was wrapped up with a trip to the Chinese Buffet back in the town, for more food, in between general chitchat and socialising.
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An unusual break in the weather after a threatening week brings a fine weekend for the spring meet in Liverpool once more. With a change in venue, the day consisted of food and drink outdoors at a new pub, before a brief trip down to the windy docks. A short tour of the National Conservation Centre museum, with tea and cake to follow was next on the list, before winding down the evening relaxing, chatting and enjoying a local Belgian Beer Festival going on in the city.
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The calm after the floods in York... is broken by some furries, as the York 2010 meet comes around again. After meeting in the pub, and enjoying high quality food served in dog bowls, groups moved off to either the shops or the National Railway Museum, before regrouping to spend a late evening near the famous wall of the city.
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2010, and a decade of the NorthernFurs is kicked off with one of the cities which started it all again; Chester. A cold day in the middle of winter met a cosy group at the station, before everyone moved to that favoured pub of fine food and nicely priced drinks; The Town Crier. As the day progressed, a walk around the famous Chester Wall, with an added fursuiter followed, leading to many confused but happy faces in the little sleepy town!
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Ho ho ho, and the Christmas 2009 meet in Sheffield arrives once more. Suitably festive this time round, with the addition of snow. Saturday consisted of a kindly put on buffet at the favoured pub in Sheffield, inbetween some very occasional snippets of high brow conversation, whilst Sunday consisted of tea and cake at the Gardens, followed by dancing in the snow!
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Coming to another cold and wet winter in the North, and around comes the big city of the North once more, Manchester. Changes to the venue again, after another move and refurbishment made up the bulk of the Saturday, with the obligatory furwalk in the middle, before splitting off for fun and games at Laserquest at the Trafford Centre.
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3 years worth of meet photos on here now, and we're back to Leeds for the October furmeet. Luckily tucked away from other events going on in Leeds that day, the day consisted of fun and drinks at Revolution in Leeds, before a slightly later than usual move to the bowling alley to wind down the rest of the day. Sunday consisted of a fine breakfast-come-lunch, before a trip to the Royal Armouries Museum, and a final continental bar to finish off a fine, albeit wet, weekend.
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A cosy meet for the autumn in Liverpool. Clashing with both Football and a university open day made for a busy town centre, but this did nothing to dampen the spirits of the gathered, with the days events including a fine selection of food at Kimos, before heading to the Augustus John (aka The Student Pub) to wind down and relax for the evening.
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Slightly earlier in the month, but August once more brought round the usual collection of pubs and Treasure Hunts to find mysterious hidden Fioxy's somewhere in the great city of York. After that, a relaxing afternoon in the park followed, with much sillyness and flopping, before retiring to Varsity for food and coffee!
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The summer meet in Chester, and a veritable waspnest of fun came round once more. After the traditional pub-which-everyone-can-find, complete with their fantastic food and chatting, everyone split off into two, with one lot continuing the summer tradition of the Chester Zoo, and the other beginning a long walk around the historic walls of Chester in fursuit, much to the amusement of the locals, in a mammoth 3 hour walk. After which, as if planned, everyone regrouped to wind down the evening once more.
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Nicely in time for the first heatwave warning in about 3 years, Sheffield rolled around at the end of June, bringing with it the usual mix of food and drink in the pub, but also opening so many other possibilities. After some time wandering round for coffees, the group all mingled at the Peace Gardens for a picnic, combining snack sausage rolls and crisps, with crazy ideas involving fountains and a lack of changes of clothes. Sunday consisted of invasions of parks, Waterstones, beer gardens... nowhere in Sheffield was left safe this weekend!
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Sweltering heat, and a mysterious lack of rain... yes, we kid you not, this is still Manchester, as the summer meet comes round once more for 2009. Starting with the usual socialising on Canal Street, Saturday's events included a split of folks to go gaming, to the museum and for Laser Quest at the Trafford Centre. The more relaxed Sunday was spent at The Bank bar, with a mix of chat and relaxed food, before groups split for either the park or the IMAX cinema to wind down the weekend.
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Yes, in typically clichéd British weather fashion, a sunny day with broken cloud and showers greeted the April Meet in Leeds. A new bar, close to one of the former ones was on the cards, for chat and merriment, before an extended walk with an unusually high amount of fursuiters followed (and luckily avoided all rain). The evening was then spent chatting, bowling, or enjoying free buffets given to us by random other tables...
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An annoyingly windy day in Spring 2009 meets the Liverpool...er... meet, with the usual range of seasoned furries, and always welcome newcomers arriving at the station. After some hastily made plans, the course for the day involved the ever-popular Kimos restaurant, some shopping round the ever-famous Quiggens, before finishing the day with some ever-loved drinks at the student union bar, playing some ever-dangerous darts games.
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The February meet in the ever quaint town of York dawned, with a mixed group of old and new faces at the station, before a short walk to the nearby underground pub for food and drink. After that, everyone darted off around the town armed with carefully crafted puzzles and a map to find the strategically placed meet organiser. The afternoon ended with a move to an alternative venue, before the ever popular fursuit walk to end the day on high spirits.
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2009 dawns, and another new year of meets in the North. A cold day in Chester, but much fun was had nonetheless. After some time in the bar, which still sells some fantastic food at a very reasonable price, a fursuit walk was organised around the famous wall of Chester (or most of it, courtesy of them closing part). The evening was spent socialising with bowling, and friendly chatter over more food and drink. Sunday was a more relaxed day, what with several folks still recovering from parties the night before. :P
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Brightening up that annoying lull between Christmas and the New Year, it's the Sheffield Winter Meet. Events included the pub, with the obligatory roll of drawings and sketches mixed in with eating, drinking and merriment. After a long fursuit walk, including an impromptu merry-go-round ride, the evening was spent with a poor Pizza Hut assistant running around madly to try and serve a large group. Sunday consisted of a gentler meetup with coffee, tea and cake, followed by the 'spot the store going bust' tour, and finally a quiet evening in the pub.
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The Largest & First UK Furry Con of Less Than 50 People Based In Hull happened in the city of Hull in November 2008. Gathering together people from all over the UK, this special minimeet consisted of the usual pub and cinema events, but also a selection of other events, as well as the infamous welcome pack. With thanks to all the valued staff members for being such good sports in my random ideas! Watch out for Hullcon 2009, coming your way soon! (Ps - This minimeet may contain some tongue-in-cheek humour, and should not be taken seriously by pregnant women, people with heart conditions, or furries! ;))
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November, and a Manchester meet comes around again. As ever, packed with one of the highest turnouts in the country, the day consisted of some time at Piccadilly Gardens, before moving onto a new pub (the usual venue having gone bust in recent months). The obligatory fursuit walk ensued, navigating the streets of Manchester on a very cold wintery day, before finally moving back to the bar to spend the night. Believe me, the photos don't show the entire scale of this meet or just how far and wide everyone came to have fun, but unfortunately special restrictions were in place by the organisers we all have to adhere to. ;)
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October 2008 and another Leeds meet (coincidentally 2 years of photos too; I've wasted my life :P) Saturday consisted of a new pub, with some interesting decor, before moving out to look round shops, and regroup by the bowling alley for... pool, DDR and lots of other non-bowling activities. The Sunday return consisted of fine food, wines and a trip to Roundhay Tropical Gardens (with a Roundhay fox opposite at all times!).
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A little twist on a theme for a minimeet in York. What with York being the teashop capital of the UK, Lupestripe extends his ever reaching meet fingers by bringing The Furry Teashop Crawl. A collection of furries, many done up in their finest, smartest attire hit a string of small teashops to order...well... tea, scones, cakes and similar. Proof that you can have a furmeet without being sat in a pub all day!
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An unusually sunny weekend greeted the September 2008 meet, as well as large numbers of Liverpool university students on an open day. The day started with a restaurant trip to the ever present Kimos, before drifting up to the student bar. After that fursuiting throughout Liverpool occured, always a bit of a scarcety in this city (for obvious reasons), before heading back to wind down for the evening in a pub. Sunday consisted of food and a trip to the movies, to tie up a nice well-rounded weekend.
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The first mini meet in Huddersfield arrives on the first weekend of September. Besides being a new place, it's also the first ever Vegetarian Meet (pun intentional). In the end, no vegetarian furs could actually make it, but despite most of the group kept up the spirit. After some browsing round the small town, much time was spent chatting in the pub, before heading up into the scenic hills of the Pennines.
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A surprising break in the weather, and a move to an earlier weekend for the York meet in August. Events consisted of drinks at Lendals Cellars, as warm and devoid of mobile signal as ever (and smelling oddly damp o.o), before moving to the park for ice-cream and general relaxing. The day finished with pub grub, including copious amounts of waffles!
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A rainy weekend, but as I'm living back in Manchester a chance to pop along to one of the seven million Manchester mini-meets crops up. Despite the weather, a large number turned out, with events including pub, fursuit walking... in the slight drizzle, arcadage, cinema and fooding. So just about everything with as many made up words as possible used there to describe it all!
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One of the hottest days of the year and plenty of sunburn greeted summer in Chester. Groups were split, either to the Zoo or to the pub, with a day of fun at either place, before regrouping for an evening of chatting, drinking, surprisingly well-priced pub food, and basking in the summer weather.
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Another summer in Sheffield, and a return to the successful pub venue of last time starts the Roman themed Saturday (there was a Friday for those who were there early too). After a few hours there, interspersed with a short suit walk, a split for coffees or picnics in the park followed to wrap up a warm summer afternoon.
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Another summer in May dawns, and the ever growing Manchester meet comes round again. So many that meeting at the station was dropped, to meet at the bar instead. From there, much socialising ensued, including an impromptu fursuit walk around Piccadilly Gardens, before splitting into various groups for food or cinema action.
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A new venue, and some better weather, brings Spring 2008 in Leeds in step. After the usual pub gathering, with lots of food and drink to be had, a large fursuit walk around the City Centre took place, including some impromptu dancing with the local street entertainer. Finally to wind down the evening, bowling, with even some of that being in suit (how we got away with that, no-one knows...)
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March 2008, and a very wet weekend in Liverpool. Luckily everyone managed to take shelter inside first the restaurant, then the museum, at which all manner of tasty foods were eaten, and caffeinated beverages drunk. The day ended with the pub, showing not all days begin with them, before braving the soggy Liverpudlian weather once more...
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February 2008, and the York meet comes around again, complete with a good number of fursuiters. As such in addition to the usual pub meetings, trips round the shops, and eating out, a fursuit walk around the town took place, before finally meeting back for late night drinks and food.
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A new year, and finally a gallery from Chester on here as I trek to the furthest reaches of the West! The first day of the January meet consisted of the usual gathering at the pub, before splitting off into town for a combination of foodage, exploring of the historic centre, shopping, and a walk around the city walls, before regrouping to end the day.
Gallery dedicated to the memory of Jespah the Lion; a first time and sadly only time attendee at Chester 2008. You will be missed!
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The festive meet fell just past Christmas this time, in Sheffield once more. Events included the usual pub meet, with mingling and talking, mixed up with card games, Cluedoesque-gaming and... random coloured foam batons. The latter providing much hilarity, even if they didn't get along well with the christmas decorations. Sunday consisted of some hanging around by the cathedral, before pottering off to a small cafe for cake, coffee and chocolate. After that it was split up time, with some shopping, and others heading off to watch DVDs.
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Manchester 2007, and the first of the 'big winter 2' comes round again. A different pub to the usual made up the bulk of the day, interspersed with suiters terrorising Canal Street. After that, groups began to disperse off to enjoy chinese buffet food, and the annual packed-to-bursting Christmas Market. Sunday consisted of some more pubbage, and groups going to either Oklahoma (the quirky cafe, not the place) for fruit and oreo smoothies or the Museum of Science and Industry for culture. Sadly not the best of photos, due to a lack of the usual camera, but hopefully enough to give everyone a good feel for things... and for the huge number of folks there!
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October 2007 saw the return to Leeds, complete with a new organiser. As part of this, a change of venue to Tiger Tiger came, with fine food and drinks to accompany it. After that, and some debating of current films, bowling became the order of the day. Sunday, the more relaxed of the days, involved large amounts of pub food, followed by some town centre shopping, culminating with playing of various card games such as Munchkin whilst drinking coffee.
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Into the Autumn, and it's the meet of culture (aka the meet of rabbits). Just to show there's more to meets than pubs, there was no pub activity at all for the bulk of the day (only a few splitting off in the evening). The main part of the meet was spent in Kimo's restaurant, before pottering to the park (albeit briefly, as Liverpool police's new tactic to tackle vandalism is to ban everyone from it :P), and finally to a movie. Sunday consisted of a small group, shopping and eating fine food.
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For the last month of Summer, August, York comes around again. Lupe takes up fursuiting duties this time, resulting in terrorising innocent pub staff, and random air guitar dancing with whoever happens to be nearby. The day progressed to include a Fioxy hunt (in which no animals were harmed, though several got sore heads through cryptic clues), and finally a bowling outing.
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Manchester 2007, and a brand new half decent camera comes to the fray. Saturday's events included the usual visit to the pub, a trip round the Museum of Science and Industry and a party organised by Sil, with Sunday having obligatory Trafford Centre/City Centre shopping splitoff.
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A mini meet called on the first bank holiday of May in York. Despite the mini status, quite a large number turned up, including our very own fursuiter. This leads to some hilarity among the locals in the town.
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The Leeds meet from April 2007, and thankfully the last full meet using the less-than-wonderful camera. Events start off briefly at the usual pub, before a move to a more family friendly venue is sought to accomodate the younger people (let it be said, we try our best for everyone). The result is a large number of furs lazing under the sun outdoors. Sunday features coffee-based-beverages in Starbucks. Highlights include the video of me performing Attenborough-style documentary with a fox puppet...
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A comparitively quiet meet this one, hence why there's so few pictures (given these were all indoors, this was also the meet that persuaded me I needed a better camera). No pub this time, a nice little restaurant is the Liverpool meet venue. After that we pretty much wandered round, splitting off into groups headed to the cinema or the museum, before wrapping up early at 6.30pm. Sunday... well no-one really showed up except me and Gravecat. ;)
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February 2007, in York. Saturday starts off in Varsity, hence the slightly more 'trendy' attire than usual, before a go-kart engined First Bus takes us off for bowling. Sunday... nothing much happened, as meet organiser Fioxy took ill, and not many others turned up.
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Sheffield usually yields the biggest of the meets, and benefits (or suffers depending on point of view) from hosting the pre-christmas meet. Events involved pubbage with added competitions, multiple fursuiters, lots of pottering around, and more coffee drinking on the sunday. There was also ice-skating on the sunday, which sadly I had to miss due to time constraints.
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A large meet in November 2006 greeted the attendees in Manchester. It's going back a bit now, so memories are vague, but pubs and outdoor gatherings made up a lot of the Saturday. Sunday was followed with coffee based beverages, cakes, and then a fursuit walk (which I unfortunately missed due to having to leave early >.<).
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The oldest of the sets of photos, set in the city of Leeds. Saturday consisted of some drinking, shopping in the centre, and finally bowling. Sunday featured more coffee, as we all dope up on caffeine again. It's needed to provide the boost for playing DS games... *twitch*
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