higgs_raccoon (higgs_raccoon) wrote in furrymedia,

The Northern California Volleyball Association and Further Confusion

Here is an article in the Contra Costa Times, a daily newspaper based in Walnut Creek, California.

It describes the Northern California Volleyball Association, and their reluctance at sharing the San Jose McEnery Convention Center with HempCon 2012 (San Jose's "medical marijuana show").

Further Confusion gets a few mentions...

This weekend stirred up uncomfortable memories for Skov of the most recent Northern California Volleyball Association tournament at the convention center in January. The place was overrun with "furries" -- people who dress in animal costumes -- at FurCon. "First we had the fuzzy people, now we have HempCon," Skov said. "Come on, San Jose! What's happening?"

Horrigan said there will be added security outside the convention center this weekend to make sure everyone has exactly the experience they came for -- and nothing more. The same thing happened in January when the NCVA learned it would share the convention center with FurCon. "Some of the other parents told me they had checked into it and found things that made it out to be basically a porn fetish convention," said D'Aquino, who conceded his knowledge of furries is based on an episode of television's "CSI."

"As soon as we heard about that, we were big-time alarmed," Donaghy said.

Parents of volleyball players were warned not to stay in hotels where furries had booked rooms. Skov was one of the few parents who ignored that warning.

"Oh my God," she said, recalling several tense elevator rides during the tournament. "Who even ever heard of these people? I'm like, 'OK, if you're so unhappy you've got to be an animal, that's a little strange to me.' Not my world."
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