Free Hugs Campaign... for AC? :D
Watch the video! It'll make you feel really good, I promise
But hey! People around the world (Scotland, or Chicago, USA for example) are organizing their own Free Hugs campaigns....
I think we need one for AC! Just a bunch of furs getting out cardboard signs that say "Free Hugs" and wandering around Pittsburgh
Potential problems and drawbacks:
-Fursuiters and other obvious furries may put some people off, who are just familiar with furry enough to know kind of what it is, but don't have a good enough understanding to NOT be freaked out by it.
-There will be an insane amount of hugging at con anyway (though you can't have TOO much!)
-It'll draw people away from the con events, although I doubt there would be hundreds of furries out there holding signs ;p Half a dozen would be sufficient.
-Law enforcement has been known to shut these kind of events down in various places in the world, even though the idea that a Free Hugs campaign is illegal is ridiculous..
-It might negatively contribute to the stereotype that furs are a bunch of gay creepy men! (Not the other Free Hugs people were seen that way, but I'm sure that's already on alot of people's minds and the free hugging in the streets probably won't totally help that!)
-The furs might be too busy hugging each other to hug the random passerbys!
Pros and advantages:
-Hugging is awesome!
-It might actually bring people into the fold with the whole furry con thing!
-It may be a POSITIVE public activity for the furry community, who could use good publicity!
-It might just make some people (hopefully a lot!) smile when they otherwise might not have!