What Anthrocon is all about
"Fur, Fun, And So Much More!"
Anthrocon began as Albany Anthrocon in 1997, and since then has grown into the largest anthropomorphics conventions in the world with a membership in 2015 of over 6,300 attendees, with over $240,000 raised for various charities. All of the finer aspects of anthropomorphic, or more commonly, "Furry" fandom, are celebrated here. Our programming includes workshops and seminars in acting, costume-building, animation, writing, art and design, and more. We also host an extensive art show where the best in anthropomorphic artwork is offered for sale, and a fursuit parade with over 1,000 amazing costumers.
Anthrocon is a Pennsylvania-incorporated 501(c)7 not-for-profit organization. It is overseen by a Board of Directors chaired by Dr. Samuel Conway, a scientist, author and entertainer known in the anthropomorphics world as "Uncle Kage." The remainder of the Board are:
The sole purpose of the organization is to operate a yearly convention in order to bring together devotees of anthropomorphics from near and far, in a relaxed social atmosphere where fans of all ages may feel welcome.
As a not-for-profit group, Anthrocon is dedicated to keeping its cost of attendance to a minimum. Only those funds necessary to support the operation of the convention and to make preparations for the following year's convention are retained.
For more information, check out the history section.
Where is Anthrocon, Inc. located?
Anthrocon's home office is located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, although our individual directors are scattered far and wide. Our primary contact address is: