Anthrocon Update/ Megaplex Poster

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Anthrocon 2022 Numbers

Let me point out that is over 2,000 fursuiters, the largest number I had ever heard at any con.

Registration: 9702

Parade/Photo: 2562 fursuiters

Charity: $33,092.70

After a 3 year absence I would say Anthrocon did extremely well.

But what do those registration numbers say…

Before the pandemic some even thought Anthrocon was a dying convention. But this year proved them wrong by a full 20% jump in attendance that’s 344 over 2019.

As some of you might remember there was always a friendly fight between MFF and Anthrocon over who gets the larger attendance. But MFF in 2021 only had 8900, that’s a full 802 less than Anthrocon 2022. Will MFF lose out to Anthrocon this year? Only time will tell.

First Timer @ Anthrocon

I know there is a lot going through your mind when you go to a new con. Like what is happening when, is this going to be LIVESTREAM’ed, where can I get food, and how do I get from my hotel to the convention center.

I will be in the same boat next year. This is my official announcement I will be at Anthrocon next year. So why not this year, a couple of reasons.

Well anyway I know from personal experience heading to a new con can be a bit overwhelming for some. I can’t tell you the number I have helped at MFF over the years. But strangely enough when I asked for info about Anthrocon. Except for the most basic information I have gotten almost nothing useful…. Until I checked out their site everything that you need to know. A Map of nearby restaurants, even a guide how far they are from the convention center.

On A Personal Note: I rather go to the actual restaurant rather than use an app. I don’t know how many of you know this but apps up the price of food. I know because I once worked at a restaurant and began checking all the apps. Some items were as much as $3 above menu listed prices. Contacting the restaurant directly is also a good option for delivery… but be sure you tip the driver. Despite what some say, they may not get a tip via online or app,

Hotels

Did you know Anthrocon hired Shuttle Buses to and from various hotels. Running from 8AM to 3AM the following day. Check there site to see if your hotel is listed.

The one I was thinking about staying was in fact listed

All I can add is enjoy the con, just relax and have fun. The one thing I can say is you will never know what you might run into at a con. That can be pure fun.

Enjoy

Anthrocon 2022’s Artists Alley List

You’ve waited… and watched… and here are the results! Anthrocon 2022’s Artists Alley Lottery Results/Seating Chart is available here! Thank you to all applicants who pre-registered for the convention and signed up for the lottery. We’ll be sending an email out shortly!

Anthrocon COVID Policy

Do you have your proof of vaccination to attend #Anthrocon? Make sure you’ve got it ready! If you’re providing a negative COVID test, it must be certified – NOT a photo of a test card, or a home test kit. https://anthrocon.org/covidpolicy

Cruise At Anthrocon

Photo by https://www.flickr.com/photos/hokuloaluau/43760345482/

Want to tour Pittsburgh with your fellow furs at #Anthrocon? Join our Fursuit-friendly Cruises! The June 30th cruise has 100 tickets left. Don’t wait any longer and grab your tickets on our website!

LINK Friday is currently sold out, but Thursday is still open and for $19.99 something you can’t pass by

Anthrocon 2022 Opens Registration and COVID Policy

Yes even though Anthrcon 2022 is more than 8 months away Registration is now OPEN

In addition to

  • Our wonderful Supersponsor Luncheon on Saturday with the Guests of Honor
  • Guaranteed placement within the first two rows at the Fursuit Parade Photo or Reserved Special Seating during the parade
  • Special Ultrasponsor Acrylic Badge (with special customization if you register by March 1st)
  • Free access to the Fursuit Friendly Cruises (if cruises are available)
  • Expedited elevator line privileges in the Westin Hotel
  • Sunday Ultrasponsor Brunch

But we can’t overlook there COVID Policy

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Anthrocon has adopted the following rules for all staff and attendees. These are being put in place to promote the safety and well-being of everyone onsite. Note that these rules are subject to change as new developments occur in the fight against the pandemic. We will continue to monitor the situation and will amend and/or revise these rules as necessary in accordance with state and local health authority guidelines and with industry best practices.

  • Anyone who wishes to attend Anthrocon and is a member of an age group for which such vaccines are approved must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before being permitted entry. Such proof must demonstrate that the requisite number of doses of a US Government approved vaccine have been administered to the attendee at least two weeks prior to receiving an attendance badge.
  • All persons, regardless of age or vaccination status, must wear a suitable mask at all times when in public areas of the convention center or of any hotel. A suitable mask is one that fully covers an individual’s nose and mouth, and is of a type consistent with CDC guidance. This means the face mask should help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the face mask coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice.
     
  • No exceptions will be made.