Welcome to Anthrocon!

ANTHROCON is the world's largest convention for those fascinated with anthropomorphics, which are humanlike animal characters such as have fascinated mankind since the dawn of human imagination. We are a collection of artists, animators, writers, costumers, puppeteers, and just everyday fans who enjoy cartoon animals and their kin. Membership is open to any and all who like to imagine what it would be like if animals could walk and talk as we do -- and no, you do not have to wear a costume to attend!

This year, we have received word that a large group of fans from Scandinavia will be joining us, and anticipating the arrival of longboats at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center between July 9th and 12th, 2015 on the Allegheny River in downtown Pittsburgh, PA, we are preparing for THE VIKING INVASION! They should fit right in with us. Vikings have been known to ride dragons, to wear fur, and to really know how to enjoy a good time. We look forward to meeting our Verangian friends, although we hope that they keep the pillaging to a minimum and that they do not take up all the tables at Tonic. We hope, too, that they do not make so much noise that they wake our honored guests, both of whom we are looking forward to hosting at the largest Anthropomorphics convention in the world. We are excited to welcome voice artist Kimlinh Tran, who has loaned her considerable voice talents to such projects as Dust: An Elysian Tail, the My Little Portal web series, and dozens of others. We are equally excited to honor a man who is credited with creating (almost by accident) the art of the professional sports mascot, somthing we often point to as a primary example of Anthropomorphics in every day life: Mr. Ted Giannoulas, creator of the groundbreaking mascot persona The San Diego Chicken!

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Last Stop Before Pittsburgh!

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Greetings! It's almost time for Anthrocon 2015 and many of us (including the convention staff) are either on our way to Pittsburgh, or will be heading there soon.

If you need to speak with the convention staff, sending us emails may result in a delay before we reply, so stopping by the Convention Operations office in the Crawford Room of the Westin or Room 309 in the Convention Center is recommended.

Here are some useful links:

Much of this information can also be found on our mobile website (optimized for your phone and tablet):

We'll see you in Pittsburgh.

-- The Anthrocon Staff and Board of Directors

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The Anthrocon "City Shirt" Returns!

The familiar "Rocking Pittsburgh" T-shirt, with artwork by Tani Da Real, will once again be available locally. You can find it at the Westin's gift shop, or at the Hudson News stores at Pittsburgh Airport if you're flying in. It's available in the traditional black, but also in the spiffy tiger-striped pattern pictured at right!

Remember, this isn't for sale at Anthrocon at all. This is a city initiative, and we're proud to be supporting the local businesses. So get'em while supplies last!

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The Anthrocon Operations Hotline: Coming to an Anthrocon Near You!

Hi everyone,

Anthrocon 2015 is just over a week away!

As in previous years, we will have the Convention Operations Hotline up and running again. The hotline opens on the Wednesday afternoon of each convention, and shuts down the Monday morning following the convention. During that time period, the hotline is manned 24 hours a day by convention staff, who can answer any questions that you may have. (Calls made outside of those dates will go straight to voicemail, and we recommend that you send email instead)

If you need to speak to someone from Operations with a question or a concern, the phone number is:


What sorts of things would you call ConOps for? More info can be found on our Con Ops page.

See you soon!

-- Giza

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Come Visit Our Mobile Website!

Hey everyone,

We decided to try something new this year, and built a special mobile-friendly version of our website. This has a bunch of information useful to attendees all on one page, in a format that is easy to view on your mobile phone or tablet.

Here's the URL:

Take a look, and let me know what you think!

(For those of you who are into software engineering, we made use of the excellent Bootstrap and JQuery frameworks. I can't say enough good things about these for website development.)

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All hotel blocks full for 2015

At this time, all of our contracted room blocks are full.  If you have not made your reservation yet, we deeply apologize, but Anthrocon's discounted rate is no longer available.



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Artists' Alley Lottery Signups Last Call

Hello artists!

This is just a friendly reminder that if you are interested in signing up for the Anthrocon Artists' Alley lottery, you must do so before TOMORROW NIGHT!

On Sunday, June 14th, 2015 23:59 Pittsburgh time (EDT),  signups WILL close for the lottery, and after that time there will be no way to sign up for the lottery, or to ensure you get a seat in Alley without going through the on-site wait list deli ticket system, so please remember to sign up for the lottery prior to tomorrow night!

Please click HERE to get to the page laying out the rules and regulations for Alley. Please read the rules prior to signing up for the 2015 Lottery

The direct link to the signup form is HERE, for those who have read the rules already and understand them.

Seating awards will be announced by Tuesday, June 16th. Check the lottery page for official results.

If, after reading the rules and regulations carefully, you still have unanswered questions, please send us an email at [email protected]

Good luck, and see you in July!

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A message for Anthrocon fursuiters from the Famous Chicken!

The San Diego Chicken is excited to be Anthrocon's first "fursuit guest of honor." He had a bit of free time on his beak and decided to make this little animation as a shout-out to all the other folk-in-fur that he'll be meeting in July.


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Anthrocon 2015 Live Stream!

Hello fellow furs! While we hope to see you all at this year if you are unable to attend not to worry, you can still check out a lot of the fun events we have to offer in our main ballroom!

Be sure not to miss the excitment of the dance compeition, Uncle Kage's Story Hour, Mathew Ebel Piano Rock Concert, all 3 nights dances, and much much more exciting content Anthrocon has to offer.


Please take a look at the full schedule located here and check out the new stream website! anthrocon.tv


Any questions please feel free to ask in the section bellow.


**Please note the schedule is subject to change

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Anthrocon 2015 Dance Competition & Floor Wars!

With another Anthrocon comes another exciting edition of one of the most exciting events of the convention - the Fursuit Dance Competition!

Join Anthrocon and all the amazingly talented dancers as they take to the stage for the 7th edition of Anthrocon's Fursuit Dance Competition. With new and familiar faces alike looking to show their tail-shaking skills and make the crowds of Anthrocon cheer, we can't wait to see the amount of talent that this year brings. 

Interested in joining the Dance Competition? Click this link to view the full Dance Competition rules!

And for those of you that are looking for a different flavor of dancing excitement, Floor Wars is returning for its 4th edition at Anthrocon as well! A well-known event rising quickly in popularity, it's guaranteed to delight! Click here to read all about Floor Wars Anthrocon 2015!

You can find both events listed in the online schedule, found here

Any questions and/or comments can be sent to . We hope to see you supporting the amazing talent within the community, whether on the stage or in the crowds cheering. See you at Anthrocon! 

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