You know, the one thing that comes to mind with the word “AirportCon” for me is the old saying from my job at Sky Zone, “Have fun, fly safe!” Though I guess the one major difference is that post convention airport meetup won’t result in sprained ankles and bloody noses. 𝘈𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘐 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘯’𝘵. But hey, on the bright side, we do have a foam pit! Heyo guys, my name is BetaEtaDelota, and today we’ll be talking about some Furry Things. The series where we talk about any creative topics and ideas relating to the furry fandom. And in this installment, we’ll be talking about a special event that you can hopefully partake in to rid yourself of that dreaded Post Con Depression. If you don’t know what PCD or Post Con Depression is, watch this video. It’ll explain how you might feel after an amazing time with far away friends at a furry convention or meetup. But for those of you who do know what PCD is and have experienced it, you might already have an idea of what AirportCon is. The way I’ll be explaining this topic is going to be a bit different from how I normally do it, so bear with me. Ok, so we all know that flying is the most basic method of transportation for most furries traveling to and from conventions 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘦, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘨𝘰 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘪𝘵. In a metaphorical sense, airports are locations for good time to come, but also good times that have ended. So due to correlation, airports and other transportation locations are the final, I guess, “reality check” for furries leaving a convention. That the fun times are over and you might have to go back home to your normal life. But this is where the concept of AirportCon comes into play. After attending my first big furry convention (Anthrocon 2018), saying goodbye to all my friends, and parting from my previous con roomates, I packed my things and took an Uber to the Pittsburgh Airport to fly back home. And as I’m making my way to the gate, I hear my name being called out from a few people off in the distance. Apparently, my friends CandyPaws and Salohcin were in the same terminal as me, waiting for their flight back home as well. I had about an hour to kill before my flight took off, so I hung out with them and the rest of the other furries they had apparently accumulated from waiting there as well. So to answer the question of what is AirportCon, its where you’re able to experience one last hurrah with some local con-goers from a just past convention. Its where because the con is over or just ended, people will go back to their modes of transportation to head home as well, and you just so happen to see them at one of these transportation hubs. And most importantly, its a time to chill outside of the hectic convention environment with some people who you might have wanted to hang out more with. Thats AirportCon. Its easier to call it “AirportCon” than “TrainstationCon”, okay? Now onto the other question you guys might have: How do you make AirportCon happen? Well, for all my cases with after AnthroCon and before BLFC, there were just lucky coincidences. Of course, it was likely that any furry was at the same airport at me for a bigger convention in the area, but again, it was coincidence that they were friends that I knew. But outside of just getting lucky on a trip to or from a convention, you can also plan it with your friends based on what modes of transportation they’re utilizing. If you know your friends or roommates are all flying into a convention, well, talk to them about flight options and when they’ll be arriving or leaving. Now, AirportCon might be such a small and insignificant thing, but you never know, they might be up for it. If you can though, try to experience AirportCon either before or after a convention at least once. For me personally, me getting to see Salohcin and CandyPaws and others one last time before reality snapped back into my life gave me so much hope and excitement for next year’s con and all the other conventions I’ll get to attend. It made me kind of realize that I’ll absolutely get to see them all again and that just because the con was over didn’t mean that good times like that wouldn’t happen again. I mean, look at where we are now. AnthroCon 2019 just happened. But regardless, give this a try if you can! Its possible enough to happen even on a whim and who knows? You might be surprised when you make your way through the airport terminal. And on that note, thank you guys for watching! Let me know what you thought of the whole AirportCon idea in the comments as always. Along with that, what fun little coincidences have you guys had with regards to meeting furries outside of the fandom environment? I’m definitely curious to see what stories you guys have to tell about your experiences. Like I said in the last video, I do have more informational videos planned that are much more in depth and more important than this one, its just that they take time. So if you enjoyed one of these smaller informational videos, let me know if you want more. I”m more than happy to make them! And as for one final thing, I apologize if the audio of any future videos I do in fursuit is a bit muffled or doesn’t sound as clear as this type of audio. I have about five pounds of foam and fluff covering my head, so its bound to sound a bit off. If you don’t really care about the audio quality and just want to at least understand what I’m saying, then please let me know. It may just lower my OCD of having every bit of audio sounding perfect in informational videos like these. But besides that, I’ve got nothing else. Have a good day guys, and as always: Stay life jacket. Take care.