Grab your gear, charge your proton packs, and make sure you’ve got your Noisy Cricket locked and loaded. FA United is coming this August 24-26, 2018 to the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, Virginia. This year we’re celebrating the spooky and the mysterious as we attempt to Uncover the Unknown.

1. Register

Pre-register for the convention and skip the lines! Save up $10 on basic reg 'til June 1st.


2. Book Your Room

Book your room at the Hyatt Regency Dulles and secure your stay for the convention.

Reserve Your Room

3. Travel

FAU is located in the Washington DC area! Accessible by plane, train, or automobile.

Plan Your Trip

4. Have Fun

Waiting is the hardest part. There's a ton to do at FAU.

Get Ready For Fun!

Fur Affinity United (FAU) is the official convention of Fur Affinity, the largest community of furry and anthropomorphics enthusiasts on the web! What are furries? We’re a collection of artists, writers, crafters, musicians, and passionate fans with love of for anthropomorphics -- from walking, talking animals and monsters (both big and small), to werewolves and things that go bump in the night. Our community is built upon the foundations of art, creativity, and raw imagination.

Whether you walk on four paws or two, everyone is welcome at FA United.

FAU strives to promote furries, anthropomorphic arts, and entertainment. Our three day event has one goal: bring people together with similar interest and promote the best in the furry community!

Stay frosty, agents. The truth is out there... somewhere.

Guest of Honor - Likeshine

Cartoonist. Cookie enthusiast. Corgi wrangler. Themepark geek. Hockey nerd. Melissa Sumby, better known as Likeshine, is all of those things!

Hailing from Orlando Florida, Melissa (or LS, if you'd prefer) has worn many hats in her professional career. She's been a caricature artist at the Walt Disney World resort and Universal Orlando, as well as a concept artist for Hot Topic and Spencers. She's illustrated multiple books, including Bad Furry's Guide to the Furry Fandom, and has even designed a trio of vinyl gryphon figures. Melissa is most well known in the fandom for her cranky, cookie stealing green gryphon character, Likeshine, and her Being A... Means comic series. She's been on Fur Affinity for more than a decade and is super excited to be here!

Things to do at FAU

There's a large variety of official and volunteer run panels and events ranging from discussions, fursuiting, competitions, entertainment, live music, and more!

Arts and Crafts

From the Artist Alley to our Dealer Den some of the best furry crafters, illustrators, artisans, and more come together to showcase the best of their wares.


Go head-to-head against other attendees in the game room! Join our gaming competitions and challenges to win potential prizes. We offer a fully stocked game room with both classic consoles and latest and greatest.


Join our dance contest and floor wars-esque competitions and strut your stuff. Win kitschy prizes, free registration, and even FA badges!


Located about an hour from historic Washington, D.C. we're close to some of the largest museums in the world. Take a trip to the International Spy Museum, see the dinosaurs at the National History Museum, or tour our nation's capital.


Become one of our talented volunteers. Lend a paw, help out at the con, and make some new friends along the way as you help ensure everyone has a safe and amazing convention experience.