Furries http://wesa.fm en UPDATED: Furries Converge on Downtown Pittsburgh for Anthrocon 2014 http://wesa.fm/post/updated-furries-converge-downtown-pittsburgh-anthrocon-2014 <p>The world’s largest furry convention is under way in downtown Pittsburgh. The convention for artists, animators, costumers, puppeteers and fans has called the Steel City home since 2006.</p><p>“By the time we’re finished with this particular convention, Anthrocon will have left $41 million of economic activity in the Pittsburgh region over the last nine years,” said Craig Davis, president and CEO of Visit Pittsburgh, the city’s convention and visitor’s bureau.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:51:51 +0000 Deanna Garcia 31971 at http://wesa.fm UPDATED: Furries Converge on Downtown Pittsburgh for Anthrocon 2014 Photos: Venture Inside Anthrocon, the World's Largest Furry Convention http://wesa.fm/post/photos-venture-inside-anthrocon-worlds-largest-furry-convention <p>Since 2006, furries, or people fascinated with anthropomorphics, have descended on Pittsburgh for Anthrocon. It's billed as the world's largest furry convention, and this year, organizers <a href="http://www.wesa.fm/post/world-s-largest-cartoon-animal-convention-returns-pittsburgh?nopop=1">expected the event</a> to attract more than 5,500 participants.</p><p>"Anthrocon has become so deeply entwined with Pittsburgh itself," said Anthrocon CEO Samuel Conway. "This is a magnificent city, and heck, if they want to keep having us, we'll keep coming back."</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:08:19 +0000 Ryan Loew 12693 at http://wesa.fm Photos: Venture Inside Anthrocon, the World's Largest Furry Convention World’s Largest Cartoon Animal Convention Returns to Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/world-s-largest-cartoon-animal-convention-returns-pittsburgh <p>Billed as the world's largest furry convention, <a href="http://www.anthrocon.org/">Anthrocon</a> is returning to Pittsburgh Thursday through Sunday. The much-anticipated Pittsburgh tradition is expected to attract more than 5,500 participants, some in costume, some not.</p><p>“We’re all furries,” said Anthrocon Inc. CEO Samuel Conway. “That’s the catch-all term for the fandom. We are furries. The people in the costume – we refer to the costumes, our own little lingo, they are fursuits. So they are fursuiters, the people who are wearing them.”</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:31:34 +0000 Deanna Garcia 12520 at http://wesa.fm World’s Largest Cartoon Animal Convention Returns to Pittsburgh