Welcome to Anthrocon!

ANTHROCON is the world's largest convention for those fascinated with anthropomorphics, which are humanlike animal characters such as have fascinated mankind since the dawn of human imagination. We are a collection of artists, animators, writers, costumers, puppeteers, and just everyday fans who enjoy cartoon animals and their kin. Membership is open to any and all who like to imagine what it would be like if animals could walk and talk as we do -- and no, you do not have to wear a costume to attend!

This is a very special year for Anthrocon, as it marks our twentieth annual convention. To mark this momentous occasion, we have chosen to dub our event THE ROARING TWENTY! Bring along your spats, flapper dresses, and ostrich feathers, but keep a sharp eye out for the revenuers! This will also be the tenth anniversary of our arrival in Pittsburgh, and as always, we will be returning to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to turn the Golden Triangle in the Furry Triangle. The festivities will begin on Thursday, June 30, 2016, and will run through Sunday, July 3, 2016.

We are very pleased to announce two very special luminary guests who will be joining us for our celebration of the art of cartoon animals. Mr. Trevor Devall is a prolific voice actor who hails originally from Canada, where he spent fifteen years as a voice-over artist before relocating to Los Angeles, CA. His credits include My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Lego Star Wars, and a host of characters for the Marvel universe including, most recently, Rocket Raccoon on the animated Guardians of the Galaxy. Ms. Tracy Butler is an illustrator and graphic designer originally from Massachusetts whose impressive resume includes the amazing Lackadaisy Cats, a long-running graphic series depicting a world of cats in the age of Prohibition. Please join us in welcoming these two talented artists who have contributed so much to the fine art of anthropomorphics!

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Artists' Alley Lottery Signup Deadline

Greetings furry fans!

Just a friendly reminder that Artists' Alley Lottery Signups are OPEN NOW! Use this link to review the rules, and proceed to register for the lottery!

Lottery signups will remain open until June 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM/00:00 EST, at which time we will close signups for Alley 2016, and draw our winners. For more information on the process, see this link.

Results should be available by 8:00 AM that morning. At that time you will know what day(s) you received a seat in Artists' Alley.

If you have any questions, we ask that you review the Rules, Terms, and Conditions, and if you still have questions, contact us

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Supersponsor Luncheon RSVP

For all of our pre-registered supersponors out there, the RSVP for the supersponsor luncheon is being handled differently this year.

In previous years, after pre-registration closed, supersponsors would receive an email with a link where they could RSVP if they were attending the supersponsor luncheon. This year the RSVP process is being handled through the registration system. 

When a supersponsor registers this year there was a check box to check if you wish to attend the luncheon and an option to buy tickets for one or two friends. 

For those supersponsors that wish to check on their RSVP status, wish to RSVP or buy extra tickets they may do so by clicking on the link that is provided in the confirmation email you received when you registered.

Please note that only pre-registered supersponsors who have RSVP'ed and guests that they have purchased tickets for will be able to attend the supersponsor luncheon. If you have RSVP'ed you will receive your tickets to the luncheon in your supersponsor packet. Make sure you bring your tickets to the luncheon to avoid any delays getting into the luncheon.

If there are any questions please email us at registration[at]anthrocon[dot]org.

See you at the con.

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Anthrocon 2016 Floor Wars Rules, FAQ, and Signups

Floor Wars

For all of our dance-event enthusiasts, both spectator and participants alike, we're excited to announce the return of Floor Wars, hosted by Last-Fur-One, to Anthrocon 2016 for its fifth edition! 

Floor Wars is an "all-styles dance battle" event, where furries are pitted head-to-head against each other in a round-robin style competition to see who can out-dance the other to a variety of different music. Floor Wars features both fursuit dancers and non-fursuits, allowing a glimpse of the amazing talent within the community that might be missed otherwise. With lots of energy, fun, and jaw-dropping moves to cheer for, you're guaranteed to have a great time watching the fandom's finest dancers battle for victory on the dance floor. Need an example? There's plenty to find online, such as this one right here.

Want to learn more about the event and its hosts? Click here to visit the event webpage.

Want to sign up for Floor Wars? Click here to access the "News" page for sign up links! 

Need to view the Rules & Battle Format? Click here to view the Floor Wars Rules & Battle Format.


Can I sign-up at the panel? Unfortunately no. Due to the popularity of the event as well as time constraints, we limit the sign up process to online only. This helps us gauge the size of the year's event, and plan accordingly.

How long can I sign-up online? Through this website link here. 

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Anthrocon 2016 Dance Competition Rules, FAQ, and Signups

With another Anthrocon comes another exciting edition of one of the most exciting events of the convention - the Fursuit Dance Competition!

Join Anthrocon and all the amazingly talented dancers as they take to the stage for the 7th edition of Anthrocon's Fursuit Dance Competition. With new and familiar faces alike looking to show their tail-shaking skills and make the crowds of Anthrocon cheer, we can't wait to see the amount of talent that this year brings. 

Interested in joining the Dance Competition? Click this link to view the full Dance Competition rules!

Want to sign-up online for the Dance Competition as a SOLO PERFORMER? Click here!

Want to sign-up online for the Dance Competition as a GROUP PERFORMANCE? Click here!


Can I sign-up at the panel? Yes, but sign-up for the preliminaries on Friday evening will only take place 30 minutes prior to the scheduled panel start time to the time that the panel starts. Once the scheduled start time begins, sign-ups will be closed.

How long can I sign-up online? Through the links above, or found within the Anthrocon 2016 Fursuit Dance Competition rules (also found above). 

I'm a minor - can I still sign up? Yes! Our event welcomes all competitors aged 13 and older.

Are props allowed? Yes, but there are certain limitations. See the "Restrictions" in our Rules.

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When Does Hotel Booking Close?

The last day to book hotel rooms for Anthrocon 2016 will be June 5th, 2016. The last day to make any name changes or date modifications to existing reservations through the PassKey system will be June 15th, 2016.

After booking closes, any hotel rooms will have to be booked directly with our partner hotels.

Any questions? Feel free to send us a note or let us know in the comments!

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Panel submissions cut off date is soon

Hello everyone!


This is a reminder that if you are wanting to host a panel at Anthrocon 2016, you need to submit a panel request prior to our cutoff date of April 21.

As that date is fast approaching, we would encourage you to contact the programming department as soon as possible if you are wanting to host a panel or event at the 20th Anthrocon!  You can use the suggest a panel link in our website menu, or you can email the programming department at  programming (at) anthrocon (dot) org with questions or information.


Thanks everyone and we look forward to seeing you at Anthrocon 2016!



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[Open Call] Video Game Tournament Hosts for 2016

Hi all, 

It's that time of year again! We have some of the old classics and some new offerings so far, but there's still plenty of space in the schedule for some more fun in the video Game Room. If you'd like to run a tournament in the video game room, drop me a line and we'll get the ball rolling. The deadline for submissions this year is 4/21, so the earlier I hear from you the better! So far, and in no particular order we have: Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros Melee, Mario Maker, Smash Bros WiiU, Stepmania and Pokemon X/Y. We'll also be featuring Rock Band 4 in the music corner and a choice of various DDR and Stepmania games in the pads corner. Keep your eyes peeled for Jousting, too!

We also always need you awesomely generous furs to bring some of your gear to help us have more diversity in the Video Game Room. Smaller CRTs or other screens with VGA inputs and any kind of party/fighter style games that you think people would like to play together are always welcome. Setup and drop off hours will liekly be our usual Thursday 4p-7p and Friday from 10a-12p or any time we're open. 

As always, open gaming runs from Noon-1a Friday, 10a-1a Saturday and 10a-4p Sunday. See you all there!


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Anthrocon 2016 Seeking Conbook Submissions!

Attention artists and writers! ANTHROCON 2016 is currently seeking submissions of artwork, stories, photography, poetry, and articles for its conbook!  

The conbook is available to all Anthrocon attendees and is a great way for artists and writers to show off their talents. To make contributing to the conbook easier, a file-uploading site is available. 

Anthrocon asks for non-exclusive print rights for submitted works. The artist or author may publish the submitted work in any other fashion; previously, at the same time, and after. 

While we welcome any submissions of most any nature, please be aware that priority may be given to those works that complements the theme of the convention, "ROARING TWENTY." All submissions should be in the 'G' to 'PG-13' rating.

Deadline for submissions is MAY 1, 2016.

For complete information and details, visit http://www.anthrocon.org/conbook

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Fandom Track Panel Call

Hey there!

Preparations for Anthrocon 2016 are already in full swing, but we've still got some programming space left!  Fandom Track is looking for YOUR ideas for interest group panels, species panels, geographic meetup panels...whatever you think might work, we can certainly see about making it real!

If you have an idea for a panel, please feel free to suggest them at https://www.anthrocon.org/suggest-a-panel and I'll get back to you within about a week.

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