Anthrocon is now one of the Top 10 reasons to visit Pittsburgh!
If you're curious about some of the top 10 reasons to visit the city of Pittsburgh, Anthrocon has now made it into that top 10 list! If you'd like to read the article, you can find it here in USA Today's web site: http://content.usatoday.com/.../pop-traveler-10-reasons-to-visit-pittsburgh/1#.T0Ot4ExAbNB
(We have it right from our convention chairman's comment, that this news actually made him do a spit take.)
If there was any question that the city of Pittsburgh has really taken a shine to Anthrocon and its attendees, this article should answer that question once and for all.
ranked #3, below bridges and andy warhol o_O holy smokes thats awesome
That is soooo awesome.
The bit about "chances of finding a hotel are slim" presumably only applies to the ones near the DLCC...
This is great, I like that we're on here ahead on Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa. Pittsburgh loves furries and we love Pittsburgh!
Though I find it funny that the Pittsburgh Symphony (one of the best) wasn't even mentioned. Sadface.
Take that, Mr. Rogers.
This is pretty cool xD
We beat Mr. Rogers? That means...
Furries have won the "Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny"!
I almost feel guilty for beating Mr. Rogers.
Still...that's pretty amazing!
Thats just awesome
Big paw high five Uncle Kage! Your con kicks some major ass! =)
Not my con. Our con!
Primianti Brothers is the bee's knees. I went there the first year we were at the Westin. Heard of an open-all-night sandwich shop, the kind of thing legends are made of. Walked over to the industrial area with another fur, after normaling ourselves up a bit (not into confusing the mundanes). It felt good taking a break from the convention atmosphere, before diving back into it once appetites were sated.
Sweet cant wait till I go
That's just absolutely amazing! I'm so pleased to hear this! I really think Kage and everyone else involved have done a great job in making this such a great con!
That lady has excellent taste! Has this article been printed in the USA Today newspaper or just online?
I've always loved Pittsburgh....great city...the most beautiful woman I've ever met comes from there.
What's not to love? Grats on the top 10 Anthrocon! Maybe top 2 next year!
Sweetness. I love the fact that Anthrocon has come such a long way from the early days, especially since there have been so many misinformed people about the fandom over the years. The important thing here is that the con is a great thing and it's getting better every year.
Kudos to those that make it happen and help every year!
And as usual, the only thing that the con is noticed for is the fursuiters.
Yes, they are the most obvious manifestation of the con's presence, but still...
Funny story I have here. As a Pittsburgh native I've actually gotten to know a lot of stories about Mr.Rogers. First off no he wasn't a marine sniper with tats, but in reality he was a lot meaner then he portrayed. My mananger used to work at a restaurant where Fred went to a lot, and waitresses wouldn't wanna serve him because he was mean apparently. But the funniest thing I know of happened years ago. Someone actually stole Mr.Rogers car so on the news later a headline flashed that someone stole Fred Rogers car. The very next day Mr.Rogers' car was back exactly where it was with a note from the jacker saying "Sorry didn't know this was your car Mr.Rogers". Now that's epic.
My mananger used to work at a restaurant where Fred went to a lot, and waitresses wouldn't wanna serve him because he was mean apparently.
Hmmm - that doesn't sound like Fred Rogers. Not that I would know (I have never met the man), but almost everybody in the industry has spoken so highly of him.
Is your manager prone to fancy-speaking, or is he rather plain and straitforward with his words? Most of us take "mean" to...er, mean "Surly or Abusive". But it can also be used to describe someone as "tight-fisted with money", just one step shy of "Stingy"; not likely to spend a cent more on something than is absolutely necessary.
Now, I could see Fred Rogers buying the cheapest special on the menu, and not being overly lavish with a tip. That might make waitresses less than enthusiastic about serving him.
My manager is rather plain and straightfoward with his words. All I know is that Mr.Rogers wasn't the most pleasent of people to serve at a restaurant apparently. But who knows I'm too young to have met him or person (or to remember if I did when I was little) so it doesn't really matter to me. I just find it funny that someone could call him mean.
My manager is rather plain and straightfoward with his words. All I know is that Mr.Rogers wasn't the most pleasent of people to serve at a restaurant apparently.
Ah, well - I suppose that it is possible, then. I learned, long ago and to my own misfortune, that absolutely anyone is capable of doing absolutely anything, regardless of appearance or reputation of character.
Still - it is very difficult to believe that of the late Mr. Rogers. No offence meant towards you or your manager, but you are a few degrees of separation from the source. I may be wrong, but I would strongly prefer to believe that this is just an Urban Legend in the Larval Stage.
They say that you should never meet your heroes. Too often they turn out to have feet of clay, or are just complete jerks.
Ask Kage about Sci-Fi great Larry Niven. http://www.unclekage.com/niven.html
Funny thing is: In my years in the Furry Fandom I have yet to meet a "Furry Celebrity" who was anything but kind, intelligent and approachable.
"THE FURRY FANDOM: OUR HEROES AREN'T LIKE YOUR HEROES!"
It is also possible that the manager happened to catch Mr. Rogers on a particularly bad day, or just at a bad moment, and drew a broad conclusion from a few seconds that Mr. Rogers may well have regretted later.
When I post here, I try to be either informative or humorous (or both), and I try to be polite in either/both case(s). I usually succeed in beng informative (that's why I have that Contributor badge), but my success in humorous response varies. I can live with that.
But I suffer from gout. Have you ever felt like someone is stabbing you in both feet, just because your feet are touching the floor? I have. At those times, my responses have been... less polite than I would want. If I can see in my own behavior times when I failed to my own standards, I can accept that others (like Fred Rogers) might not always live up to their own personal standards as well.
Mr. Rogers was the real deal. I could see him having a bad moment, but regularly being "mean," to the point of having a bad reputation at a restaurant?...not buying it. There are just too, too, too many people around Pittsburgh who have worked with him or had dealings with him in other ways (some of whom I know personally, such as people who worked at WQED and also relatives of cast members; others I don't know personally but have read interviews), and all say he was truly as kind and patient in real life as he was on tv.
And the "stolen/returned car" story has been told with lots of different locations and dates, has never been verified, and was never a story that Mr. Rogers ever himself told to anyone.
When I saw that anthrocon made the top ten reasons to visit Pittsburgh. I read the artical and nearly feel out of my chair laughing. I think the people of Pittsburgh would riot if anthrocon ever left. Its such an awesome city
LIONS AND TIGERS AND SHARKS.....OH MY !!!
What a great plug for us.
We are so lucky here in Pittsburgh - not only because we don't have to pay airfare or gas money to get to Anthrocon, but because of the general goodwill toward furries, year-round.
AWESOME! Now I really need to find a way to go!
On another note. That's why it's called acting.