Anthrocon 2016 Mobile Website

Hey everyone,

With Anthrocon 2016 just around the corner, we decided to put all of our key information for the convention online on a separate website which will render on any smart phone or tablet. The URL is:


Information that we have on the mobile website includes: Programming Information, Parking Info, Hotel Shuttle Schedule and Maps, Hours, The Dining Guide, Venue Maps, and Lost and Found!

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One more meal at Hanlon's Cafe!

We received word a few weeks ago that Hanlon's Cafe on Liberty Avenue will be closing up shop.  That made quite a few of us sad, since Hanlon's was sort of the go-to place for a nice hearty breakfast.  I myself liked to go there in the morning as part of my dedication to the 6-2-1 rule, since the portions they serve are usually enough to carry me through until dinnertime.

Well, I got a note from Bob Hanlon himself saying that he's stretching his lease on the store for one more month.,  He and his staff are great fans of Anthrocon and wanted the opportunity to keep us fed for one more year.  Bob can retire happy knowing that nobody at Anthrocon 2016 went away hungry.

The note came in too late to put it in the dining guide, but rest assured, if you want a good, hearty sit-down meal and don't want to spend a huge pile of cash to get it, just follow the alluring scent of frying bacon and toasting bread to Liberty Ave, and be sure to give Bob and his crew a big hug to thank them for being there for us all these years!

 

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2016 DLCC Internet Connections (Dealers note!)

The DLCC changed their contracted Internet service provider from
SmartCity to ShowNets just prior to Anthrocon in 2015.  Literally on the
eve before 2015 Anthrocon, ShowNets was still completing rewiring and
installing all new equipment into the building. 

Due to the very late transition, we were afforded the same services
which we had previously negotiated for AC 2015.  This year however, the
new contractor's terms are now in effect, though they are offering
Anthrocon a discount on the regular Exhibitor pricing for 2016.

Within the DLCC, there's 3 classes of Internet Service:
1.  Free
    - 512 Kbps
    - One HOUR session max per day
    - Public Spaces only, NOT available in Halls A, B, or C
2.  Premium 
    - 1.2 Mbps
    - $12.95 per device per day
    - Pubic Spaces only, NOT available in Halls A, B, or C
3.  Exhibitor
    - 5 Mbps
    - $75 per device per day per device
        (discounted for Anthrocon - see below)
    - The ONLY service offered in Halls A, B, and C, but coverage
      extends throughout the building for *registered* devices

The following will attempt to answer the basic questions for Anthrocon
Dealers who will be operating in the Dealer's Room in Halls B and C.

1.  Q. What area is covered by Wi-Fi for Dealers?
     A. Exhibitor Internet Wi-Fi is the ONLY service offered in
         Halls A, B, and C.  However, Exhibitor Wi-Fi covers
         access for the entire building (including Halls A, B,
         and C) so you will not need anything else to use

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Anthrocon 2016 Dance Lineup!

Hey, everyone!

Sorry this is way later than usual, this is entirely on me - personal life has a way of flaring up at the worst times and between that and work I've been absurdly busy. I've been holding onto this mostly-completed list for a week now trying to confirm everyone, but I wanted to get the list posted in public and I'll just update it when I get my final confirmations.

As always, lots of good DJs, way too few slots, and I'm sorry to everyone that didn't make the cut.

Thursday

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The Anthrocon 2016 Convention and Dining Guide is Here!

The Anthrocon Convention and Dining Guide is here! An embedded copy can be found below, or for those of you on mobile devices, the PDF can be viewed directly at:

Anthrocon 2016 Convention and Dining Guide

Many thanks to Xydexx and the hard working Publications Team for putting it together this year!

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Zoo Discounts For Attendees & Donors!

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will be offering discounts for all attendees, and bonus savings for those who make a minimum contribution!

Attendees of all ages will receive a $2-off discount between June 30th and July 8th by showing their 2016 badge at the admission gates.

Additionally, those who donate $5 or more to the Zoo in cash or materials at the convention will receive a coupon for 1/2-off admission in thanks for their support.

Discount admission coupons can only be obtained from the Zoo's representatives at the convention.

You can learn more about the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium at pittsburghzoo.org.  For questions regarding this discount, please contact jszoszorek(at)pittsburghzoo.org.

For information about Anthrocon's charity events, please see anthrocon.org/charity.

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Hotel reservation cutoff is MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016!

If you have not gotten a hotel room yet, you are running short on time!  Just about all of the hotels have booked our blocks up full.  The only hotel with space left is the Wyndham Grand.  It's the furthest hotel, but remember, we run a regular shuttle starting on Thursday morning and going until the wee hours of the morning.  Some of the other hotels may show sporadic availability as people cancel their rooms (at the cost of their one-night deposit), but the Wyndham is the only spot with guaranteed space left.

At close of business on June 6, 2016, the hotel reservation web page will be turned off.  Please don't wait until the last minute, lest you get stuck without a cozy place to sleep during the convention.

 

 

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Artists' Alley Lottery Results: 2016 Edition

Anthrocon 2016 Artists' Alley Lottery Results

Lottery results are now available! Artists, please let us know if you find any discrepancies (i.e days you did NOT sign up for that you received, etc.)


2016 Artists' Alley Lottery Results
  • Artists, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the Rules, Terms, and Conditions before the convention

  • If you'd like to know more about the lottery process, we encourage you to check out this link.

  • If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Artists' Alley Staff via email.


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Pre-registration closes on June 3rd!

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I messed up last time stuck in the on-site line
Credit card was declined there goes my cash
I know I was wrong delayed buying 'til the con
My wiser friends moved along quick as a flash

Panels and Dealers and the Pittsburgh Zoo
At Anthrocon there's just so much to do

Before the con, used my Mastercard
Picking out a badge name was hard
Before the deadline, I got pre-registering
And got my confirmation email

I just stepped up, and I got right in
Excited to be here at Anthrocon again
Now I'm so glad I tried pre-registering
I just can't stop wagging my tail

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Here in Pittsburgh I'll be glad to stay a while
Watching the suiters file in the parade
Even with money spent I'll be so glad I went
Furries that represent with badges made

Before the con, used my Mastercard
Picking out a badge name was hard
Before the deadline, I got pre-registering
And got my confirmation email

I just stepped up, and I got right in
Excited to be here at Anthrocon again
Now I'm so glad I tried pre-registering
I just can't stop wagging my tail

Watch the On-site line as it bends and snakes
Not Pre-registering would be a mistake
A big mistake

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Pre-registering
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Pre-reg-is-tering

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Artists' Alley Lottery Signup 1-Week Reminder

 

Caribou

Howdy artists, art fans, members, and guests!

Just a friendly reminder that signups for the Anthrocon Artists' Alley Lottery close IN ONE WEEK.

The lottery will officially close at 12:00 AM Eastern on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (for clarification, that's the time when it's dark outside, between the 31st and the 1st, the moment the date changes to  June 1) and the drawing will happen that day.

We anticipate having results posted no later than June 2, 2016, so keep your eyes on this website, and the email you used to register.

Please be sure to read the Artists' Alley Rules and Regulations, located here, before you sign up for the Lottery!

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email.

So if you caribou-t getting a seat in Artists' Alley, make sure you sign up now!

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