Tag Archives: Anthrocon; furry convention

Furry Fandom in Pittsburgh – Day 2

24 Jun
Why go to the Pittsburgh zoo this weekend, when you can go downtown and see a bunch of weirdos parading around dressed as animals, touching each other? I don’t understand, or really even care, what the point of the furry convention is. All I need to know is why anyone wouldn’t want to see this?

Photographic evidence that I'm not making this madness up .

Bet you've always wanted to see a green fox making obscene gestures in public. Cross that one off the list.

Meow! This furry is getting frisky.

And we wonder why the furry convention keeps returning to Pittsburgh...

The Furry Convention Invades Pittsburgh

23 Jun

This guy wants to party.

Today marks the start of the most magical time of the year for us Pittsburghers – the beginning of the annual Anthrocon furry convention. For anyone not familiar with furry fandom (if you don’t work in downtown Pittsburgh you should not be familiar with this), the furry convention is an annual gathering of individuals who get together and dress up like animals for 4 days. Followers of furry fandom from all over the world descend upon the city, put on their animal costumes, attend workshops about being an animal, and pet each other, a lot.

Squeak, squeak! This foxy fellow brought his own dog toys.

It’s been rumored that many of those attending the furry convention bring dog cages to their hotel rooms to sleep in, because really who needs a plush bed at the Westin, when you can lock yourself up in a dog cage? Many followers of furry fandom also supposedly bring litter boxes to their rooms, because walking around in an animal costume isn’t weird enough for them, so they need to take it up a notch. Rumor has it a request for a litter box in the hotel lobby was denied by management a few years back.  How rude.

Getting foxy at the furry convention.

This is the greatest people-watching time of the year for those of us who work in downtown Pittsburgh. I mean really, what can be more awesome than watching a bunch of grown ass people wandering around the city with cat ears on their heads, bushy tails sticking out of their pants, and even full on head-to-toe animal costumes on? Nothing, if you ask me.

Coming Soon to Pittsburgh: The Furry Convention June 23-26th!

3 Jun
The furry convention is the most magical time of the year in Pittsburgh.

Love them or hate them, one must admit the furry convention is one of the most entertaining times of the year for those of us who work in downtown Pittsburgh. I refuse to believe that there is any form of people watching on this earth better than seeing the furries wandering around in outfits ranging from strap on ears, big bushy tails, and full on head-to-toe animal costumes. Don’t let the furry convention pass you by this year. Head on over to the Westin/Convention Center on your lunch hour for a front row seat to the best show in town. Trust me, you won’t be sorry.