This happened in real life in early 1998. I was still kinda new to the fandom being it 2 and a half years or so. At the time Tet Solfire/Arty lived not far from me in an apartment with another fur Alterskunk. They invited me over one Friday evening, having some of their furry friends over… Cool.,. What I DIDN'T know was how furry culture was – the hugs, scritches, murrs and arfs, fursuits… All happened like at the exact same time as Zenwolph RobFox and KJ entered the apartment.
I was just a wee bit overloaded with all that at once to see for the first time haha. But I stayed, and were coil folk to meet and hang with. Dragging me further int to he pit of furry never to return normal haha.