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 is a very special year for Anthrocon, as it marks our twentieth annual convention. To mark this momentous occasion, we have chosen to dub our event THE ROARING TWENTY! Bring along your spats, flapper dresses, and ostrich feathers, but keep a sharp eye out for the revenuers! This will also be the tenth anniversary of our arrival in Pittsburgh, and as always, we will be returning to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to turn the Golden Triangle in the Furry Triangle. The festivities will begin on Thursday, June 30, 2016, and will run through Sunday, July 3, 2016.

We are very pleased to announce a very special luminary guest who will be joining us for our celebration of the art of cartoon animals. Mr. Trevor Devall is a prolific voice actor who hails originally from Canada, where he spent fifteen years as a voice-over artist before relocating to Los Angeles, CA. His credits include My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Lego Star Wars, and a host of characters for the Marvel universe including, most recently, Rocket Raccoon on the animated Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Artists Alley Lottery Registration for 2016 is now Open

Anthrocon 2016 Artists' Alley Lottery Registration is now open!

You've waited, and asked when it's happening, and it's here!

Artists' Alley 2016 Lottery Registration is open now!

If you're interested in Anthrocon's Artists' Alley, see this link for more information on what Anthrocon's Artists' Alley is.

Please take a few minutes to review the updated Rules, Terms and Conditions before registering!

See this link for full Rules, Terms, and Conditions.

If you'd like to go directly to the form, it's located here.

For details on the lottery, visit this link.

We'll be drawing and announcing the lottery winners on June 10, 2016. Good luck!

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Registration for 2016 is NOW OPEN!

Thanks for your patience, everyone! We've worked out all the bugs (we...think) and are now ready to start taking your moolah in exchange for magical wonderment. Register at:


Dealers may register at:




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Announcing our first Guest of Honor: Trevor Devall

We are very pleased to announce a very special luminary guest who will be joining us at Anthrocon 2016. Mr. Trevor Devall is a prolific voice actor who hails originally from Canada, where he spent fifteen years as a voice-over artist before relocating to Los Angeles, CA. His credits include My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Lego Star Wars, and a host of characters for the Marvel universe including, most recently, Rocket Raccoon on the animated Guardians of the Galaxy.

Not only will Anthrocon 2016 be our twentieth annual Anthrocon, it will be our 10th anniversary of moving to the wonderful City of Pittsburgh.

We will see you there no later than Thursday, June 30th, 2016 until Sunday, July 3rd, 2016.

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Anthrocon 2015 Charity Event Summary

Hi, and welcome to the 2015 edition of the Anthrocon Charity Events Followup!

Anthrocon raised a new record total of $35,910 for The Western PA Humane Society, our supported charity this year. Thanks very much to Sarah Shively and all their volunteers who came out to participate!

We also set new records for money raised in the Raffle and the Bucket Brigade!

More special thanks are in order to the following groups and individuals:

* To all the donors who contributed artwork, merchandise, and memorabilia to the auction and raffle, and to all those who both bid at the auction and bought raffle tickets.

* To the Dorsai Irregulars, Anthrocon's security contingent, who contributed the Elevator Golden Ticket for 2016 and raised additional funds at the elevators.

* To Dr. Samuel Conway and 2, the Ranting Gryphon, for their charity performance for which all ticket sales were donated to charity. Also, again to Dr. Conway for his annual auctioneering skills.

* To all the fursuiters who volunteered their time for fursuit "bucket brigade" duties, with special thanks to Winter Skywere who shouted himself hoarse around the Dealers Room for hours and hours raising bucket money - an above and beyond effort!

* To the Westin, Omni, DoubleTree, and the Courtyard, who each generously offered up a four-night stay during Anthrocon 2016.

* To all the attendees who bought merchandise and made cash donations to the Western PA Humane Society's donations box at their table, which is always a large percentage of the total funds raised.

* To the generosity of attendees at our Closing Ceremonies, who donated more than $1000 on their way out the door.

I would like to give thanks to my staff who helped conduct both the charity auction and raffle. None of this could've occurred without the assistance of Mike "Mrianti" Pierce, Trevor "Mr. Mutt" Boyd, Tracey "Stormy" Bealer, and Tamarie "CelticKitty" Simmons.

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Official Fursuit Photos from Dragonscales!

Our official photographs, as taken by Dragonscales (Warphammer and Kreggan) are now up, at http://www.dragonscales.com//gallery/thumbnails.php?album=67 !

Another fursuiter pic!

You are welcome to use photographs of yourself for non-commercial use; if you'd like to do more with any of them, please contact us at and we'll relay the request. Dragonscales maintains copyright on all photographs.


Fursuiter picture!


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Anthrocon 2015 Fursuit Parade Group Photo

It's here, the Anthrocon 2015 Fursuit Parade Group Photo:

The full photo is 1,460 fursuiters.

The full-size version is available over here! Just click on the thumbnail there to get a 26,000 pixel wide version of the photo. But be warned, it may break some browsers.

We also have a 10,000 pixel wide version.

Tis photo is courtesy of Kreggan/Kyreeth and Warphammer, who have also been nice enough to make the photo available for non-commercial use if you are in them.


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Anthrocon 2015 Wrapup!

Another year of Anthrocon has some and gone! And it was our biggest year yet!

  • Total number of attendees: 6,348
  • Total number of fursuits in the Fursuit Parade: 1,460
  • Estimated number of spectators of the Fursuit Parade: 5,000
  • Tentative amount raised for The Western PA Humane Society: $35,684

The final numbers for the Charity will be posted soon as soon as a final count of donations is performed. The number of attendees is slightly off from what we announced at Closing Ceremonies—we forgot to exclude a few badges that weren’t picked up. (Sorry, our bad!)

Taking the Fursuit Parade Outside

That seems to have went over well. Smiling We received many positive comments from both attendees and the people of Pittsburgh alike! [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

It should go without saying that we are going to attempt this again next year.

Press Coverage

Share your photos!

Do you have photos? Please, share them in the forums,
post them on our Facebook group, or post them in Flickr, or tweet them at us. Please use the tag #AC2015 if you can.

Share your stories!

Do you have any stories about your experience at Anthrocon, or since Anthrocon? Feel free to share them on Facebook or Twitter, with the hashtags #LifeAfterAC2015 or #AC2015Memories.

Lost and Found

Did you lose it? We may have found it! More info can be found in this post.

Give us feedback!

We like to know what we did well, and what we could improve on. Please take the survey at http://www.anthrocon.org/survey so that we can collect all of this info and put it to good use. Thanks!

Many Thanks

There are way too many people to thank to list them all here—but a few people we’d like to thank are our volunteers and staff, and our panelists and performers, our hotels such as The Westin Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Omni, Visit Pittsburgh, and of course the City of Pittsburgh itself. We couldn’t have done it without all of you.

Anthrocon 2016

Our staff will be taking a bit of a rest before gearing up for the 2016 convention, but we will return to Pittsburgh from June 30th through July 3rd, 2016. Next year’s theme will be "Roaring Twenty"—in honor of it being our 20th Anthrocon.

We’ll see you then.

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Did you lose it? We may have found it!

As we do every year, we have several huge boxes of people's personal property that was inadvertantly misplaced at Anthrocon 2015 and turned in by helpful and caring attendees to our operations office.  If you are missing something, please send an email to CEO at ANTHROCON.ORG with the words LOST AND FOUND prominently displayed in the subject line.  PLEASE include a description of what you lost in as much detail as you can, along with your full, real name and current mailing address, and if we have it, we will ship it back to you at no charge (unless you're the person who lost the steamer trunk.  We'll talk).

In brief, we have the following types of items:

Fursuit accessories (tails, claws, teeth, ears, etc.)

Character badges (if you can provide a link to a picture of your character, that would help identify it!)

Articles of clothing (hats, shirts, belts, gloves, etc.)


Photographic equipment

Electronic accessories

A steamer trunk (we'll talk)



Stuffed critters/puppets

And some things that don't quite fit into any category, but we've got them anyway.


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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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