well when I was going to cons I was the only gay teenager in a town full of people who were highly religious and hated gays.
So, desperate people maybe? Morphicon is another defunct furcon, but thats were I went to. It was always at least a slight disaster because of people who can't separate internet from reality.
Idaho Furfest is ok, but its like super small scale. The only problem was that all the con eh "mods?" were wearing paramilitary gear, full tactical vests and everything… but instead of bullets and guns it was like snack bars and 5 hour energy shots. That one had like no drama other than its weirdness.