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! As always, we will be returning to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The festivities will begin on Thursday, June 30, 2016, and will run through Sunday, July 3, 2016. We are very pleased to announce three very special luminary guests who will be joining us for our celebration of the art of cartoon animals: Prolific voice actor Mr. Trevor Devall, Lackadaisy Cats creator Ms. Tracy Butler, and award-winning independent animator Joaquin Baldwin!


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Anthrocon 2016 Fursuit Photos Are Up

The Anthrocon 2016 Fursuit Photos are up!

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

We'd like to thank Warphammer and Kreggan for all of their hard work in setting up this year's photoshoot!

A photo rights note from the photographers: "Nonexclusive, nontransferable rights to noncommercially use each image are granted to those depicted in said image only."

 
 
 
 
 

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Anthrocon 2016 Fursuit Group Photo

Thanks to the efforts of Warphammer and Kreggan, the Anthrocon 2016 Fursuit Group Photo is up!

The big picture can be found here.

That said, the photo is so big that it may cause your browser to break.

Here are some other versions of the picture, which may be viewable in your browser (or retrieved via wget):

Is there a demand for other resolutions? Let us know, or feel free to reach out to the photographers over Twitter.

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Anthrocon 2016 Wrapup!


We can agree with that!

What a convention we had this year!

Let's start with some numbers:

- Attendance: 7,310 of you attended the convention this year. That's a new attendance record, and up substantially from 6,348 attendees last year!

- The Fursuit Parade: We had an astonishing 2,100 fursuiters in the parade this year. That's a HUGE jump from 1,460 fursuiters last year!

- Our charity this year was the The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Thanks to your efforts, we raised $31,880 for them!

- Our social media presence was huge! We made it as high as the #4 trending topic in Pittsburgh and for the first time ever we broke 1 million Twitter impressions during the week of the convention.

While the con itself is still over, we'd like to ask for a little extra help from those of you who went.

We have a Post-con Survey at www.anthrocon.org/survey. If you could take the time to fill it out, and let us know what we did right, and we could do better, we'd appreciate it. We'll read the responses over the coming weeks and use them in our planning for next year's convention.

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Anthrocon 2016 Charity Event Summary - TENTATIVE

Hi, and welcome to the 2016 edition of the Anthrocon Charity Events Followup!

Anthrocon raised a new record total of $31,880 for The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, our supported charity this year. Thanks very much to Jamie Szoszorek and all their volunteers who came out to participate!

We also set a new record for money raised in the Raffle!

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 and "Down In Front!" ticket for 2017.

* 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.

* To the Westin, Omni, DoubleTree, and the Courtyard, who each generously offered up one or more four-night stays during Anthrocon 2017.

* To all the attendees who bought merchandise and made cash donations to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's donations buckets at their table.

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.

Unclaimed high-ticket raffle items will be re-raffled next year.

RESULTS ARE CURRENTLY TENTATIVE for a month or two after publication of this summary to account for additional incoming donations and human error.

Finally, here are all the details.

Charity Auction (in no particular order) [donor - item - sale price]:

Tye Dye - "Fox In A Box" signed poster - $25

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We're Heading out to Pittsburgh Soon!

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Greetings! It's almost time for Anthrocon 2016 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 2016 Operations Hotline Opens Wednesday

Hi everyone,

Anthrocon 2016 is less than 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:

832-FUR-OPS-1

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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Anthrocon LIVE!

Hello fellow furs! While we hope to see you all again 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, 2's rant, all 3 nights dances, and much much more exciting content Anthrocon has to offer.

 

Please take a look at the full schedule located here on our streaming website anthrocon.tv 

 

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

 

**Please note the schedule is subject to change**

**Our streaming website is still undergoing some final touches and will be up on 6/27

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Anthrocon's 2016 Fursuit Parade!

Due to popular demand from the good people of Pittsburgh, we are once again going to bring a portion of our Fursuit Parade outdoors so that the local folks can share in the spectacle.  We have made some improvements over last year, including seating along 10th St. to allow more people to view the parade, and an invitation to Colonel Eagleburger's High Steppin Good Time Band to add a bit of jazz to the march.

The parade will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 2.  The public portion will consist of a circuit along 10th St. beneath the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, starting at the East Lobby and concluding at the West Lobby, and should last roughly 30 minutes, enough time to see what is anticipated to be well over 1500 examples of wearable arwork that we call "fursuits."  The grand structure will provide shelter from both sun and rain, so we expect to be out there regardless of weather -- though let's keep our fingers crossed as we say that.

There is no charge to attend.  This is something that Anthrocon has created as our thanks to the city that has welcomed us so kindly for the past ten years.  Of course, if anyone would like to step inside and see more of what Anthrocon has to offer, we will have one-day memberships available on the second floor of the Convention Center, in Concourse B.

FOR PARTICIPANTS:

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