Anthrocon 2016 Charity: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Anthrocon has selected the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium to be our beneficiary for 2016. The Pittsburgh Zoo strives to foster positive, lifelong connections between animals and people through exhibits, educational programs, and their many conservation projects.  Their goal is to make certain the Earth remains a suitable home for all life by fostering discovery of the interconnectedness of the natural world. They will be at the Charity Auction and will have a table in the Dealers' Room where you can meet them and peruse information about their organization.

More information about the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium can be found at their website, pittsburghzoo.org. If you have any questions regarding the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, they can be reached through their representative to us, Jaime Szoszorek, via jszoszorek[at]pittsburghzoo.org or by the Zoo's main line, 412-665-3640.

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Panel and Programming Submissions Are Now Open!

Pretty much what the title says. Smiling

We are now accepting Panel and Programming submissions for Anthrocon 2016. Have an idea for something that you would like to present a panel about? Or perhaps an event that you would like to host? Please, fill out this form and we'll follow up with you:

 

Thanks!

-- Giza

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Where is the cheapest place to purchase fursuits?

Hello, I have recently wondered into this fandom and I keep growing increasingly interested. I was reading on this website about the 2016 anthrocon and I am super excited about it and want to attend; in a partial fursuit, that is. Since I am only fifteen and the lack of a job, it is difficult to acquire these suits. I am only looking for the head, feet, and hands (possibly a tail too). I have checked Furbuy and the ones I see there is quite expensive. Is there a cheaper place to purchase these? If you have any information that could help me in acquiring these things, that would be much appreciated. Thanks c:

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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:

https://www.anthrocon.org/registration

Dealers may register at:

https://reg.anthrocon.org/rams/preregistration/dealer_registration

--Chi

 

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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.

This 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.

Enjoy!

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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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