Well, welcome to Indiana and welcome to the fandom! Been a life-long hoosier myself. Where do you hail from and what brings you to our sunny (half the year, anyway) shores? I’ve only been in the fandom for about 6 months myself, but it’s been big fun. This site if kinda quiet, but the people are great. Hope to see you at one of the meets!
You don’t have to have a fursuit to go to a meet. You don’t even need a tail! 😉 Just come as you are and you’ll be fine. It helps if you like card games and like to eat. I’ve been in this state forever myself so I know what it’s like to itch for a change of screenery. Glad you’re here.