Anthrocon (Furries) Convention Back in the ‘Burgh (Thurs., 6/30/22)

Birds of all feathers have returned to their summer habitats, but the annual migrations are not complete until the Furries return to Pittsburgh. They’re coming from points far and near for Anthrocon, one of the world’s foremost Furry conventions. Furthermore: You may be a Furry fan without knowing it. To quote from the Anthrocon website, the convention 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.” Many do, of course. You’ll see tigers and vixens perambulating the streets of Downtown. You can marvel at entire ecosystems of animals marching in the Saturday afternoon Fursuit Parade outside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. And you’re welcome to join them inside, via registrations for a single day or the whole thing. Attractions include the Anthrocon Fursuit Dance Competition, art exhibits, merchandise sales, guest speakers, and more. FYI: Wild as they may seem, Anthrocon attendees are a well-regulated militia. Strict measures are enforced to suppress animals behaving badly. Continues through July 3. 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. (M.V.)

A Furry wishes onlookers a happy new year while marching in the parade.

A Furry wishes onlookers a happy new year while marching in the New Year’s Eve parade. Photo: Martha Rial.