A shirt for the people of Pittsburgh!
We had an unexpected request from some local merchants for an Anthrocon-related shirt that they could sell in their stores to both Furries and non-Furries. They wanted something more generic than our annual shirt which is always year-specific, and something that would incorporate both Anthrocon and images of Pittsburgh. After poring over several possible designs, we came up with the image that you see to the right, with artwork courtesy of Tani da Real.
We're calling it the "City Shirt" and it will be for sale starting on or about July 1 at various locations in the city. Please note that it will not be for sale at Anthrocon itself! It would simply not do to make up a shirt for local stores to sell and then turn around and compete with them. No, this shirt is 100% Pittsburgh!
They are going to be offered at the following locations:
- Pittsburgh International Airport: Hudson News in Concourses A and C; CNN in Concourse D.
- Westin Convention Center Hotel gift shop.
- Courtyard by Marriott gift shop.
- Omni William Penn gift shop.
- Doubletree Downtown Pittsburgh gift shop.
- Hampton Inn and Suites gift shop.
Once again, Anthrocon is not selling these shirts onsite. They can only be purchased at the locations listed above. Supplies are limited, and we'll do our best to keep our vendors stocked, but we can make no guarantees. Anthrocon has become a beloved Pittsburgh institution and we expect there to be just as much demand from the folks downtown as there will be from our attendees!
Oh. My. God. I love this! Eeeeee, can't wait to snag one of these! :3
Does Pittsburgh love AC....or what?
Yes, yes we do.
Im sooo gonna get one of these
This is totally awesome. I'll have to get one so I can rock it around Pittsburgh all year. <3
I'll have to buy one of these.
Also, the animal on the design appears to be feline. Obviously, the people of Pittsburgh (and Tani) have good tastes.
Personal opinion is that it would have been 10x better as a penguin, but that particular mascot seems to have acquired a job with one of the local sports teams... Cats are good, too, though.
Great looking shirt. Will definitely have to get me one. :) Should be easy since I'm getting into Pittsburgh on the 1st. Can wear it while I'm workig at reg on Thursday.
We expect those folks flying in to want to post pictures to Instagram/Facebook/Twitter/etc with "ASDGHAFASHL ANTHROCON SHIRTS IN THE AIRPORT".
Please do so.
My google-fu isn't strong enough to decipher that...
It's 'overly excited random keyboard typing', used to convey excitement. The convention of that is lots of letters, mostly home row, usually begins with an A. I achieved this by randomly hitting keybaord keys, for the proper effect.
looks like just the sort of souvineer i should pick up this year.. will be strange if i have to go shopping from hotel to hotel to find one in stock...reminds me of my old days hunting for video games on release day before the net took off..
NTS, get one at the airport going in!
Very nice! Tani rocks!!! But too bad there wasnt a bear on it!
Oh man, if this cat ends up being Anthrocon's mascot of mascots, I want to see a fursuit of it post haste! XD
We deliberately don't have a mascot, to avoid The Drama. If we made it a wolf, the cats would complain. If we made it a cat, the wolves would complain. If we made it a fox, everyone would complain.
So the obvious solution should be to make the mascot a coyote. Everyone likes coyotes.
What?!? A coyote?!? UNDIGNIFIED! I object!
No, a SERGAL!!!!!!
I LIKE THIS PERSON HERE! coyote person that is
The obvious choice: A banana slug. Then NOBODY would like it
No... a Cockroach in a lab coat! That would settle everything!
Yeah, I'm just gonna move to Pittsburgh <3
This is great, and the shirt looks amazing!
Does anyone know how much they will be offered for? This way I can have one of my friends a local fur get me one because I need a larger size.
The individual shops may set their own prices; we have no particular MSRP for the shirts, I believe.
As for sizing, I admitted do not know; I would presume that the merchants will order a range of shirts for the average Pittsburghian, which would be about the size range of the average furry, I should think.
Pawsome to see the community embrace us like this. Great design. Is AC making the shirts or just providing the design for the local merchants to use? The later would produce more variety. Any chance of seeing that design on a backpack?
Yes, pricing would be nice to know. Also sizing information. Need to know if it's even worth my while to go looking for a shirt....
SOOO getting one of these! Pittsburgh RAWKS! (are they hiring instrument repair techs?) XD
Well, as if the extra hotel accomidations and shuttles this year, combined with all the venue supports in the past few years were not enough, this just shows it. Anthrocon is beginning to own the city.
How long before the honourary city-name change for the duration of the con?
And we now proclaim this city: "Anthropolis"
It's already Pittsfurgh to us!
While I understand that the merchants would like something which appeals to both Furry Fan and Pittsburgh Resident alike, I DO hope that someone may have clued in the shirt manufacturers about "Fannish Sizes"? It must be said, we don't exactly fit the standard Bell Curve for size distribution.
For that matter, what has been AthroCon's experience when ordering the convention T-Shirt; have the stock orders pushed the curve more to the largish sizes?
A Black and Yellow cat...yeah, that could work. I'll try to get one when inbound at the airport; with so many early arrivals, they might run out at the Omni gift shop by the time I get in on July 4th.
Will local merchants be selling this shirt in addition to gift shops? Or do you happen to know if they will continue to produce their own particular shirt related to their establishment?
If you're talking about the restaurants such as Fernando's or Penn City Grille that make con-themed T-shirts, they will likely be producing their own, still. We have a standing license agreement with them.
I have to buy one of those! That has such a cool design! I love it!
I like it, definitely speaks to the energy and charm of Anthrocon!
I love the design you went with for this! I will definitely be picking one up
Yup i'll be picking one up from the airport!
so going to snag one!
Very cool! I'll have to remember to snag one on my way out of the airport on Thursday. I like how the character is even coated in Pittsburgh colors ^_^
Yes... one of these will be the second thing on the list as soon as I get unpacked. :3
Will the shops at the airport even be open at 8:30 in the morning?
I NEED DIS!!!
I would love one even though I'm not a local
Now I want to move to Pittsburgh...
Dont we all? They have done nothing but make make us feel welcome and just seem to be outdoing themselves every year. Im loking forward to this beeing my first year at Anthrocon, and a trip i will never forget and may never want to return from.