Anthrocon History

Since its inception in 1997, Anthrocon has been working hard on its goal of providing a professional convention for our fans. Attendance has reflected our goal and we thank all of our attendees for their patronage.

1997 - "An East Coast Furry Con" 1998 - "Here Be Dragons"

July 4-6, 1997
Albany, NY

Guests of Honor:
Daphne Lage
Watts Martin

Charity: $2,200 for Therapy Dogs/K9 Friends
Attendance: 300 est


July 3-5, 1998
Albany, NY

Guests of Honor:
Jeffrey A. Carver
Uncle Kage
Jim Groat

Charity: $3,092 for Whiskers
Attendance: 600 est

1999 - "The Furry Revolution" 2000 - "Furries of Myth and Legend"

July 2-4, 1999
Valley Forge, PA

Guests of Honor:
Vicky Wyman
S. Andrew Swann

Charity: $3,600 for Great Valley Nature Center
Attendance: 845

June 30-July 2, 2000
Valley Forge, PA

Guests of Honor:
Sara Palmer
Paul Kidd

Charity: $6,534 for The National Greyhound Adoption Program
Attendance: 1,128

2001 - "Furries in Flight" 2002 - "Invention"

July 27-29, 2001
Philadelphia, PA

Guests of Honor:
Bill Holbrook
Dan DeCarlo

Charity: $7,237 for Reins of Life
Attendance: 1,457

July 11-14, 2002
Philadelphia, PA

Guests of Honor:
Heather Bruton
Lisanne Norman

Other Guests:
Herbie Hamill
Josie DeCarlo
Benjamin Franklin

Charity: $13,280 for Canine Partners for Life
Attendance: 1,648

2003 - "Creatures of the Night" 2004 - "Summer Games"

July 17-20, 2003
Philadelphia, PA

Guests of Honor:
Mark E. Rogers
Guy Gilchrist

Charity: $8,348 for Support Our Shelters
Attendance: 1,949

July 8-11, 2004
Philadelphia, PA

Guests of Honor:
Michel Gagne'
Stan Sakai

Charity: $7,200 for Forgotten Felines & Fidos (FFF)
Attendance: 2,404

2005 - "Heroes" 2006 - "Making History"

July 7-10, 2005
Philadelphia, PA

Guests of Honor:
Peter Laird
Timothy Albee

Charity: $6,470 for Greater Philadelphia Search & Rescue
Attendance: 2,370
Fursuit Parade: 140 fursuiters

June 15-18, 2006
Pittsburgh, PA

Guests of Honor:
Scott Shaw!
Diane Duane

Other Guests:
Tom Smith

Charity: $8,407 for Western Pennsylvania National Wild Animal Orphanage
Attendance: 2,489
Fursuit Parade: 191 fursuiters

2007 - "Looking to the Future" 2008 - "It's a jungle out there!"

July 5-8, 2007
Pittsburgh, PA

Guests of Honor:
Rob Paulsen
Mark Evanier
Caroyln Kelly

Charity: $7,608 for Animal Friends
Attendance: 2,849
Fursuit Parade: 353 fursuiters

June 26-29, 2008
Pittsburgh, PA

Guests of Honor:
Floyd Norman

Charity: $13,154 for Pittsburgh Parrot Rescue
Attendance: 3,390
Fursuit Parade: 453 fursuiters

2009 - "OMG Aliens!" 2010 - Modern Stone-Age Furries

July 2-5, 2009
Pittsburgh, PA

Guests of Honor:
Joe Harris
Ben Balistreri
Bob Boyle

Charity: $8,992 for Animal Rescue League Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Attendance: 3,777
Fursuit Parade: 640 fursuiters

June 24-27, 2010
Pittsburgh, PA

Guests of Honor:
James Gurney
Jim Martin

Charity: $12,849 for Fayette Friends of Animals
Attendance: 4,238
Fursuit Parade: 713 fursuiters

2011 - The Anthropomorphic Institute of Magic 2012 - A Midsummer Night's Dream

June 23-26, 2011
Pittsburgh, PA

Guests of Honor:
Peter S. Beagle
Andy Runton

Charity: $11,522 for The Toonseum
Attendance: 4,400
Fursuit Parade: 854 fursuiters

June 14-17, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA

Guests of Honor:
Dev Madan
Mike Kazaleh

Other Guests:
Sardyuon

Charity: $20,656 for Hello Bully
Attendance: 5,179
Fursuit Parade: 1,044 fursuiters

2013 - The Fast and the Furrious 2014 - Secret Societies

July 4-7, 2013
Pittsburgh, PA

Guests of Honor:
Tom Minton
Mercedes Lackey
Larry Dixon

Other Guests:
Sardyuon

Charity: $31,255 for Equine Angels Rescue
Attendance: 5,577
Fursuit Parade: 1,300 fursuiters

July 3-6, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA

Guests of Honor:
Lee Tockar
Jim Cummings

Charity: $32,372 for The National Aviary
Attendance: 5,861
Fursuit Parade: 1,326 fursuiters

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