Anthrocon adds new safety features!
The health and well-being of our attendees is of the absolute highest importance to us. After all, Anthrocon is all about having fun, and nothing spoils that fun more than a twisted ankle or an overheated fursuit or "I'm too old to dance like that anymore!"
The Dorsai Irregulars are the finest Safety and Security crew that the world has to offer, but as Anthrocon grows even those tireless heroes need a sidekick to help out in a pinch. With the cooperation of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and the City of Pittsburgh, we have arranged to have some folks hanging out with us whose sole job will be to come a-runnin' when we need a hand.
(+) THE ROOFTOP TERRACE WILL BE OPEN TO ANTHROCON ATTENDEES! Hours will be posted on the doors or nearby. There will be some helpful DLCC staffers stationed up there to make sure that nobody runs into any trouble and they will be happy to point out some of the features of the city and the surrounding scenery.
(+) Our beloved Allegheny County Deputy Kisner will be joining us as always in the Westin lobby to help fend off any Blue Meanies, and this year he's bringing along a colleague that has been eager to come see Anthrocon for himself. He'll be hanging out in the DLCC during the dances in case any Blue Meanies get past Mr. Kisner. We asked him if he's allowed to dance while in uniform. His reply: "Long as there are no pictures." Cameras off, then, if he starts feeling the beat! The Allegheny County Sheriffs have always been very fun and furry-friendly and Anthrocon is grateful to them for coming in during their off-hours to help us keep things safe.
(+) Pittsburgh city paramedics will be on station to patch up any booboos or to get out the ice packs if that fursuit zipper gets stuck. There will also be a fully-equipped ambulance standing by just in case that zipper really gets stuck. Our chairman, who has been involved for many years in emergency services, subscribes to the belief that "if you are prepared for something, it will not happen" and since we want everyone who attends our convention to go home with happy memories, we are going to great lengths to ensure that we're prepared.