Running a Furmeet III – The Meet Experience

There are many reasons why furs attend furmeets. Some are most interested in the fursuit walk, others prioritise playing table top games, while others again may just want to chill and socialise with friends. Many want a combination of all of these things and more.

The Fandom is an incredibly diverse place and meets need to reflect this. This is why we scout for feedback regularly and encourage people to contribute to the local meets if there is anything they would like to see. This has seen us conduct monthly quizzes, run prize draws and set up an Artists’ Alley, which allows artists a space to draw and showcase their work.

There are a number of meets across the country and we do try and keep the Leeds ones distinct. This is why we work with the bar to offer things like furry-themed cocktails and shots, as well as special offers on some of the drink and food. We also try and avoid going to venues that are similar to our friends in other cities so furs have a choice of different furmeet experiences across the UK.

We are also aware that there is a danger that the furmeets can become a little repetitive month after month, which is why on occasion we adopt special themes, such as our 100th birthday celebrations back in January. The variation of the fursuit walk route is another way of shaking the meets up a bit.

Ultimately, we aim to run a furmeet that everyone in our local community enjoys, one they recommend to their friends and one they keep coming back to. We are always happy to hear suggestions for new aspects of the meet as well as constructive feedback on how things could be done better. Remember, these are your meets and we want to deliver the best experience we can every third Saturday afternoon.

Thanks for attending, we do it for you.

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Announcing LeedsFurs Coffee Meets

Earlier this month, a few of us decided to meet for coffee to see whether a regular midweek meet-up would be viable. While we only numbered four, we found a great little place very near the station, which is ideal for anyone looking for a casual post-work drink with friends.

As a result, starting from next Tuesday, 5 September, you are welcome to join us at Laynes Espresso bar on New Station Street (look for the shop with the bright orange frontage) from 5-7pm for what will become our regular LeedsFurs coffee meet.

Laynes is an independent purveyor of fine coffees and teas, along with a wonderful selection of cakes. They have a relaxed atmosphere and it’s the perfect place to chill after a hard day at work.

As this is a casual affair, no fursuits please, but feel free to bring art supplies or card games if you wish.

We will meet every first Tuesday of the month, meaning the remaining dates for 2017 will be:
5 September
3 October
7 November
5 December

So delay the commute, relax and come and join us as we embark on a brand new venture.

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Upcoming Meets

Leeds Meets generally take place on the third Saturday of every month.

The next meets will be:

#127 – Saturday 20th November

Leeds Main Meets return!

We are delighted to announce that the first in-person Leeds Meet since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic will take place on Saturday 16 October from 1pm.

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