Anthrocon 2016 Fursuit Group Photo
Thanks to the efforts of Warphammer and Kreggan, the Anthrocon 2016 Fursuit Group Photo is up!
The big picture can be found here.
That said, the photo is so big that it may cause your browser to break.
Here are some other versions of the picture, which may be viewable in your browser (or retrieved via wget):
Is there a demand for other resolutions? Let us know, or feel free to reach out to the photographers over Twitter.
What camera/lens was used?
when you download the photo and check the details , you can check it
its been taken by a NIKON D800
That is a rude reply to someone that is on a moble data connection with caps. Have you ever consider that some people, most notiably USA citations, don't have broadband everywhere?
Please be considerate next time.
Well, the metadata is available in even the small version, if you wish.
But, if not, any other questions about the technical aspects?
it wasn't meant to be rude , sorry if it was ,
but i always type brand names in caps
As noted, everything's probably still in the EXIF, I almost never strip that stuff.
And he's also right, it's a D800, with the 24-70/2.8. At full zoom, I think. I don't have much time to think about it during the photo.
I tried to make myself really hard to find way in the back, but was foiled by the photo team's preparedness, organization, herding and excellent photography!
And me yelling at you.
You actually sound like you're proud of the fact that you attempted to photobomb the parade photo as a non-suiter.
I think Kage should have followed through on his threat of badge removal - and one-upped it by refusing to issue badges to future years at Anthrocon to anyone caught. This is our time to celebrate, not yours to laugh about sneaking in.
To explain: Skippy was indeed in fursuit, but was ambling around in the back rather than getting in line. I yelled at him over the PA, using the necessary emphasis.
He got promptly in line before the photo was taken.
Overall the photo came out great, aside from a few personal annoyances, I much appreciated Kage's firm statement regarding non-suiters (face showing), but there are a few other things I tended to notice that I personally felt shouldn't really be fit for the photo. The puphood in the front left is a big number one for me, I can appreciate that everyone has different tastes and different hobbies or whatever,, but personally, I don't feel that rubber puphoods are appropriate attire for the fursuit parade, (or out in public for that matter) as probably 95% of the time they are immediately recognized as BDSM gear upon first glance. The other is the number of people i saw with head. hands, tail, and somertimes feet, but part of the person's upper body was bare skin (mostly shoulders and arms, but if the person was wearing a tank top or a spaghetti strap top, even more) and shorts that would reveal the majority of the leg skin, two examples of these would be front right, with bare legs and shoes, and in the back right holding up the "I <3 AC" card with bare arms and hands. Now before I get flak for that train of thought, I would add the disclaimer that I started out as a partial suiter, and it was quickly instilled in me that you were to wear clothing appropriate to cover any exposed skin, ie, hoodie, long pants. Those are my two cents, take it with a grain of salt, a shot of tequila, or some penicillin, whatever floats your boat . ^_^
The two examples in the front right are children who appeared about 10-12. We are going to be very firm and insistent to the 27-year old gentlemean who does not have acompletely covering fursuit; we are going to be less so with kids.
Generally speaking, the photo requires (or at least, heavily suggests) a furry costume of some manner with the head being covered. There is a lot of skin in the front row and a vast majority of those are on kids - many of whom may likely be wearing fursuit accessories bought in the dealer's room (some of those look like lemonbrat, i think??). A lot of the old guard attitudes about 'ruining the magic' in regards to fursuiting have changed and I think that's a good thing. The vast majority of the photo has individuals in full or partial suit, with skin covered where necessary.
That being said, I don't believe the parade itself has ever required someone to be completely covered - how would anyone regulate that? Handlers walk with suiters who have limited vision or other issues that need an additional person to assist with. People hop in to walk with their friends or to help carry those big ol' floor dragging tails. And, again, some people buy suit parts in the dealer's room over the weekend and may not be able to cover all showing skin. And some people just might get too hot. A kid in suit is probably fine inside in the air conditioning, especially with how big those heads are on them (something to grow into, though, right?) and how much airflow they probably get. But outside in the heat (and how long the parade took), it's probably safer for some exposed skin and it's only a fraction of the suiters in the parade anyhow.
While previous fursuit photos don't have as much exposed skin, I really do think it's important to note that, yes, these are kids that are readily visible for the most part and I don't think we as a fandom community or as a convention should be enforcing outdated and unwritten rules on them.
Regarding the pup hood individual: I don't think any regular person is going to recognize that as a pup hood on first glance. Not only is it quite a big different from your standard leather hood, it passes quite well for an anthropomorphic animal costume. Could he push the illusion further with a long-sleeved grey undershirt? Sure. But it's his choice to wear it that way. I'm also almost postive he's been in previous fursuit photos (or i've seen him at anthrocon in the past, at least), well before pup play started to become a more visible thing in the BDSM community. I think that, if it's presented in a public-friendly manner (which his is), then it's okay.
I agree that the guy with the puphood and skin showing in the front left definitely doesn't belong, and he doesn't look like a kid either. It's kink gear, moreso than the harnesses which can be innocent, and probably shouldn't have been in the parade.
Plus the guy with the fire hat..
im trying to download the largest version of the picture but the webpage breaks on every attmept to load it. has anyone else had this problem or know how to fix it?
The problem is that many browsers aren't equipped to handle images this large. You can download the link directly from the referring page with the 'save link as', or you can try alternate browsers. One of the best at handling giant images is, surprisingly, Microsoft Explorer/Edge.