Anthrocon 2017 Wrapup

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What a convention we had this year!

Let's start with some numbers:

- Attendance: 7,544 of you attended the convention this year. That's a new attendance record!

- The Fursuit Parade: We had 1,890 fursuiters in the parade this year.

- Our charity this year was Hope Haven. $37,598 was donated to them, including $6,183 in the Charity Raffle and over $10,000 in the Charity Auction!

- Our social media presence continues to grow and grow! We had 1,387,000 impressions on Twitter this year, which is a jump of over 30% from last year's number.

While the con itself is still over, we'd like to ask for a little extra help from those of you who went.

We have a Post-con Survey at www.anthrocon.org/survey. If you could take the time to fill it out, and let us know what we did right, and we could do better, we'd appreciate it. We'll read the responses over the coming weeks and use them in our planning for next year's convention.

We'd also like to ask if you could share your photos of the event. Our first choice would be our Facebook group, with our Flickr group being a close second. You might just find one of your photos being used in a future #FursuitFriday post! Smiling

We are still working on the high-res version of the Fursuit Group Photo, but a low-res version can be viewed here.

We'd like to thank our Guest of Honor--Charlie Adler for attending the event. We'd also like to thank our hardworking staff and volunteers who made the event such a success this year. Finally, we'd like to thank our members for attending. We hope you enjoyed yourselves and will see you next year at Anthrocon 2018, which will be held July 5 to July 8, 2018 and the theme will be Movie Monsters.

-- Giza

[Edit: Originally attributed $10K to the Charity Raffle instead of the Charity Auction. Fixed.]

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Heyy, the Drury isn't on the list of hotels! And it was part of the official Block!

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What a fantastic weekend, thank you to all staff members and volunteers who helped make this year's Anthrocon so spectacular! 

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This AC rocked it out. I can't wait for furry monsters

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So, is that Next year's theme?  I didn't care for the theme this year, and I didn't have  the money.  I may have to come next year if that is the new theme.

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http://www.anthrocon.org/faq/date

has the themes for the next few years

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I filled out the survey at the end of the con, but I keep thinking of things I forgot to mention. I don't want to retake the whole survey and skew your data - is there anyplace I can just give a quick suggestion or comment?

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