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Furry Fever

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So this FurryCon-whatever is taking place this year again in Pittsburgh. Guess this is an annual thing now.

The tails and ears are held on with straps, and the fur is usually fake — but the money that Anthrocon furry convention visitors spend Downtown is very real.

More than 4,500 furries — fans of art, literature and games featuring anthropomorphic, or human-like, animals — are flooding the city for Pittsburgh’s sixth annual Anthrocon, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. During their four-day meeting, which started Thursday night, the furries will attend lectures and workshops as well as nightly raves at the convention center.

They’ll also spend an estimated $5.3 million at Downtown businesses, said Sam “Uncle Kage” Conway, chairman of Anthrocon’s board of directors.

Even though Anthrocon 2011 broke past registration records, Mr. Conway said he believed the event would have pulled in even more attendees if the city had followed through on a languishing initiative to build more hotels Downtown.

They’re not infringing on anyone’s constitutional rights, so I don’t care. It’s just … odd. But whatever.

I do have one question: does the convention/hotel staff clean out the litter boxes or do the convention organizers bring in outside help for that?

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

June 26, 2011 at 10:38 am

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Furry Fun

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So this FurryCon-whatever is going to be an annual thing in my region? I haven’t paid much attention to these, err, people, but news stories always seem to sprout up this time each year now regarding this group and it’s gathering spot.

The tails and ears are held on with straps, and the fur is usually fake — but the money that Anthrocon furry convention visitors spend Downtown is very real.

More than 4,500 furries — fans of art, literature and games featuring anthropomorphic, or human-like, animals — are flooding the city for Pittsburgh’s sixth annual Anthrocon, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. During their four-day meeting, which started Thursday night, the furries will attend lectures and workshops as well as nightly raves at the convention center.

They’ll also spend an estimated $5.3 million at Downtown businesses, said Sam “Uncle Kage” Conway, chairman of Anthrocon’s board of directors.

Well that ought to do wonders for the region’s tourism industry. I’m sure they will be plastered on the front of the city’s marketing materials.

Look, they’re not violating anybody’s rights. I don’t care what they do. I do have one question: does the convention/hotel staff clean out the litter boxes or do the convention organizers bring in outside help for that?

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

June 26, 2011 at 10:18 am

Posted in News