Weirdest Conventions ever!
Earlier today, I was researching on the most popular gaming conventions in the world and I came across several pages basically stating the same names and facts over and over again (yawn). Thankfully, I stumbled upon some of the quirkiest and weirdest conventions ever. Here are my top favorites.
Have you ever felt like a tiger or a rabbit and wished to be in their skin? If yes, you will definitely love this convention! Fur-Con or Furry-Con is a gathering of people who dress up in furry animal costumes and behave like the animal they are representing. Be it a cat, raccoon, bear, wolf, etc., you can be any animal you wish to be. What do you think a rabbit sounds like?
To me, swimming with a tail fin and no feet seems ridiculous. But here people of all ages slip into their tails and meet once a year to swim around in an Olympic-sized pool in Cary, North Carolina for Mer Fest to live their childhood dream. If mermaids aren’t your thing, Pirates are welcome too. Aye, aye!
I’ve always thought tattoos, piercings, heartbreaks and respawns are painful, but wait until you hear about this. Every year in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the world’s only Sideshow Convention is held. For three days, many Sideshow performers risk body harm by walking on glass, swallowing swords, eating bulbs and putting hooks in their eyes, etc., in an attempt to break a world record for the largest simultaneous ten acts-in-one Sideshow.