What will happen in 2014?
Assuming that the rumors are true and it will not be possible to hold the 2014 Anthrocon in Pittsburgh where would another location be for holding the con?
1) We're not going anywhere. We are staying in Pittsburgh for the foreseeable future.
2) Where did you hear such rumors? It's the first I'd heard of it.
3) Rumors cause us a lot of grief. If you do not read it on our site, then it is highly likely that it is not true.
There will be no Anthrocon in either 2013 or 2014... because after 2012 the earth will asplode. Stupid Myans and their Doomsday Calendar. >:C
So then would the proper theme for the 2012 one be, "Furries in a post-apocalyptic world"?
"WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN 2014?"
1) There's gonna be a flood somewhere.
2) The Stock Market will fall.
3) The Stock Market will also rise.
4) Hurricanes will make life rough for somebody.
5) Tornados, too.
6) There will be a whole year of political primaries, followed by a national election. The Electorate will be disgusted with the whole thing, by the time November comes around.
7) The Supreme Court will issue a decision on yet another "Case of the Century", and no one will be satisfied with the outcome.
8) The Chicago Cubs won't win the pennant, let alone the World Series.
9) There will be an attempt to move the Dodgers from Los Angeles, back to Brooklyn. It will fail - but barely.
10) There's gonna be a war somewhere.
11) AnthroCon will take place during the early summer at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA; the number of registered attendees will give Chiaroscuro a nervous tic, when he hears the final count.
Hey now, that's a complete and utter falsehood!
..the Cubs might get the pennant.
there is new evidence a well. recent retranslations of the calendar show that there is a probable 50 - 100 year mismatch from the one calculated by the spanish monk who first tried to translate the calendars.
they may well be an "extra" 50 to 100 years before the current great cycle ends AFTer 2012
why does this mayan calendar nonsense keep coming up here
i thought we were all smart, reasonable people
Are you awake already? Hot damn
I'd like to think I'm a smart, reasonable person, but sometimes I do get my nose rubbed in my own ignorance. |3
CLEARLY you thought wrong! We're insane and superstitious and believe we have underpants gnomes stealing our briefs!
And besides, it's THE MAYANS!! When have they ever steered us wrong! Believe in the Maya and thou shalt be not be burninated (as much as everyone else) in Mayapocolypse!
Everyone MUST believe, or else the world won't end! If the world doesn't end, clearly somebody didn't believe and it'll be all their fault that we're not all dead! >:C
It keeps coming up. Proto, because networks like the Discovery Channel keep rerunning the shows that feature it and add others that also predict some vast catastrophe in our future. They then manipulate the vague 'prophecies' to make it sound like they're imminent. A "spider" monitoring the Web indicates disaster in 2012! (Well, why not use the spider to determine what the disaster is and do what we can to avoid it?) The fact that there's a lot of speculation about 2012 due to the so-called predictions of the Mayan Calendar couldn't possibly be influencing that at all...
(There absolutely will be a disaster in 2012: we'll elect a President.)
Those who believe in the Bible Code refuse to even attempt its use to predict the future. They won't search for terms like 'bin Laden" or "Terrorist." They won't look for terms like "2012 President" until after the fact... and then they invariably find something that backs up the results we already know.
In short, they play to gullibility... just as all other con artists have done for centuries.
2012 comes up as a potential end of the world date because by now if you say the world will end in 2000 people will laugh at you even the conspiracy types
Hey, maybe this "spider" monitoring the Internet can give me this weeks Mega Millions numbers!
Or it could have happened already, 50 to 100 years ago.
Maybe the Cuban Missile crisis, it's about 50 years, one month and two days off. Pretty close to the 50 year estimate.
the world will end when FEEP says it does!
(for all of you who get that, i congratulate you.)
if this earth ends then i am all for a post apocolyptic world in which we all become anthros.....
im a wolf-huskie-rabbit-anubis-anthro,,,,,,,
a furry world would/could mean lots and lots of fuzzy hugs
he he he
yo / if anthrocon does end
bring it to the uk,,,,,,,all those cute us furs in one place,,,,,
comE on ya know ya want to,,,,,
MISSON IMPOSSIBLE 3 AND 1/2.....INVASION OF THE US FURS,
EXTREME GIGGLES ????????????
Sigh. Anthrocon will be in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2014. The Convention Center's already been reserved, as Giza points out above.
The only 'rumor' here is that the Anthrocon Board of Directors has not yet announced anything for 2015 or beyond. And, when you consider that they have to get through 2011, 12, 13 + 14 before it becomes relevant, I am completely unsurprised. There has been no indication from anyone on the Board that they are considering any kind of a move away from Pittsburgh.
Moving a con is a gamble. Anthrocon took a gamble when it moved from Albany to Valley Forge. It gambled again when it moved to the Adams Mark in Philadelphia. The sudden closing of the Mark came as a surprise, but the Board was able to move to another location in Philadelphia for that year. (And if you think that was easy, you are insane. The amount of rework, replanning and rescheduling required for that had to be horrendous.) Yet, the year after that, Anthrocon was up and running in Pittsburgh. Do you know that it usually takes a three-year advance notice to get a Convention Center like the DLCC? The Board was ahead of the game. They were planning the Pittsburgh move long before the Adams Mark closed.
If the Board has any intention of moving from Pittsburgh, they have given no sign. At this point, they have no reason to move. They have enough space for all currently-scheduled con functions and enough local hotel rooms to house the membership and enough local eateries to support our vastly-differing tastes in foods... at a price which isn't beyond the reach of most attendees, although some have to pinch every penny. In addition, Pittsburgh has taken to us and the quirks of furry fandom. When they report on Anthrocon, they may have an overtone of "We don't understand these weirdoes," but the reporting of what actually happens is accurate. That counts for a lot. Some years back, a reporter attended FurFright (I think) undercover to get the lowdown on what really happens, with all the sex and furpiles. She ended up saying something to the effect that she'd have seen more sexuality at a CYO dance. (CYO, for those who don't know, stands for Catholic Youth Organization. Their dances and meetings are very strictly supervised.) She was a rarity, an honest reporter. While she may have attended under false pretenses, she reported what she saw and heard herself. She didn't make things up, unlike others.
For those in the TL:DR category, a summation:
Anthrocon has found a home in Pittsburgh and won't move away unless there's one hell of a reason to do so. At this time, as far as we know, no such reason exists.
I think the reporter who wrote that lovely story actually attended furfright, but i'm not sure, and anyway the point stands.
Kage occasionally also tells the story of an individual who tried to get on the news doing something really inappropriate behind one of the guests of honor while he was giving an interview; that evening, we found that the film editor had carefully edited out all footage of that inappropriate behavior and replaced it with a pan over the dealers's room, with the guest of honor speaking as a voice-over. The local news stations are very good to us.
And the person that was doing the inappropriate thing was summarily dragged off by his doggy-ear and told not to return until he learned some etiquette. >:3
And you can bet that the editor carefully saved that footage on his blooper reel, and everyone at the station enjoys it when they show it at their Christmas party!
We've called Pittsburgh our home for 5 years now, and from what I can tell, they love us there. And we love them.
It's not something that's going to change anytime soon.
I'll be able to go to Tonic and enjoy a drink then
As long as TONIC is still there. We have no guarantees any local business will stick around. After all, the Steel City Diner had to close, and Big Mama's didn't even stay a full year in the same spot.
To be entirely fair, Big Mama's had, um...issues to deal with.
As long as the sub shop...the one with the donuts, the really nice one near the Westin whose name I can't remember right now...stays open, we'll do just fine.
I never had any issues when I ate at Big Mama's but have heard about others who did. I think their main problem is that they were no where near prepared for the onlaught of AC. I think they were just overwhelmed for the most part.
For the most part I ate at Cory's.
Hey, did anyone hear if Big Mama actually moved down to DC to open a place or not?
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The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it
They are still here too
Yeah TONIC is still here!
Any good places to eat that are cool with furries and provide good food?
In Pittsburgh? O.o Dozens and dozens of places, even just within a few blocks of the con hotel.
When I went to Anthrocon this year, I expected Fernando's to be decent, possibly even good.
Instead, I discovered that they are *amazing*. Excellent food at a low price and exceptionally friendly servers make this a five-star establishment in my opinion. I can't recommend it enough; my one great regret with regards to it is that I didn't go more often, an error that I intend to rectify this coming year.
i second that emotion! i went there every day for my food, they were the first place i went every morning for the mini doughnuts. the most i spent there for a meal was 8 bucks. and their lasagna wrap is to absolutely die for
Based on prior years, there will be a booklet in your registration packet listing pretty much all eating establishments within walking distance. They'll be listed by what they serve and price and additional considerations... even to whether they're gay-friendly.
That said, two places which get a lot of business from attendees are two sandwich shops: Cory's (which is basically right across the street from the Westin) and Fernando's (whose owner has been 'on our side' since we went to Pittsburgh). He even changes the name of the shop to FURnando's for the duration of the con.
Allow roughly $20 per day for food at the con. You can spend more... but get at least two real meals a day. Your energy won't last otherwise.
That's so nice of him!! That sounds good, too!
we don't know when the end of the world will be only God knows when there will be an apocolipse. (escuse my spelling if it is wrong. im a horrible speller)
*Charline makes you read the entire dictionary! 50 times! Until you are brainwashed to the point where you can WRITE the entire thing from memory!* Now you can spell! No need to thank me! *even when being 'helpful', Charline is evil* >:3
*burns the dictionary* I spell how I spell! As long as we all know what he means, it shouldn't matter right?
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