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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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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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 Alley@Anthrocon.org

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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Charity Auction/Raffle Donations Needed!

As you may have heard, Anthrocon's selected charity this year is The Western PA Humane Society, which provides comprehensive, compassionate and humane services to enhance the lives of companion animals for families and the community; and educates to prevent cruelty to all animals in the region. While cash donations made at the convention are great, the plurality of funds are raised via donations of artwork and merchandise to our Charity Auction and Raffle. We're looking for popular items and unique craftwork that will make people say, "I want that!"

While we must distribute items between the Raffle and Auction based on available space, time, and perceived and past value, here are some examples of donations that went big in past years...

Great examples for the raffle: Crafts based on hot trends ("Toothless" Build-A-Bear plus - $381); Popular media (Sherlock Hound DVD set - $147); Art bought at prior convention art shows ("Wrath" art by Terrie Smith - $83); Giant, brand new plush of popular animals or characters (Border collie plush - $129); Merchandise based on popular fiction (Dr. Who's sonic screwdriver - $158)

Great examples for the auction: Fursuit costumes and commissions (Griffon fursuit head - $460); Rare convention memorabilia (Full set of all AC t-shirts since 1997 - $200); Professional sculpture (Softsculp poseable gryphon - $350); Unique opportunities (A speaking part in audio version of Diane Duane's "The Last Meow" - $500); Dorsai fursuit tags (Tag #1000 - $1600)

If you have an item you believe would be appropriate and would like to donate, please contact charity(at)anthrocon.org!

Helpful links:

Charity Auction/Raffle FAQ - http://www.anthrocon.org/charity

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