By now you know what I mean when I say “Furries” don’t you? You don’t think of furry handcuffs, or cute widdle bunny wabbits, or Dom Costa’s hilarious hair … you know I’m talking about those nutjobs at the Anthrocon 2006 here in the Burgh.
Comet now tips me that the Westin has inked the Anthrocon to be held here in the Burgh for the (gulp) next ten years.
While I can’t confirm the “ten years” part, they totally are coming back to the Burgh next year and they already have registration open on their website.
No doubt about it: We took the city of Pittsburgh by storm! It seemed that everyone was talking about us, from the restaurateurs downtown to the cab drivers going to and from the airport. Every city paper and nearly every major news station covered the event, and though they thought that our outward appearance was rather unusual, they generally treated us with respect. Everyone associated with the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the Westin Hotel, the Omni William Penn, and the Pittsburgh Convention and Visitor’s Bureau went all-out to make us feel welcome and to make sure everything ran smoothly for us.
Planning for next year is already in the works. Mark your calendars for July 5-8, right back in the same spot.
They also claim that 2,500 people attended the Anthrocon. Damn!
For as creeped out as these people make me, they have GOT to all be scientologists. Only makes sense. And tell me this picture, taken in the Burgh, doesn’t make you want your mommy.
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