PITTSBURGH –Anthrocon, the world’s largest convention for artists, animators, costumers, puppeteers and fans fascinated with animal characters, returned to the City of Pittsburgh for its 2014 annual convention from July 3-6 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
This year, the Anthrocon Convention, also known as “The Furries”, drew over 5,800 participants.
On July 5, over 1,300 attendees in full head-to-foot costumes (“fursuits”) posed for a group photo before participating in a parade inside the convention center.
The conference will generate an estimated $7,074,236 in direct spending to Pittsburgh’s economy.
Since its first convention here in 2006, Anthrocon has contributed more than $34 million in direct spending.
Anthrocon has raised over $200,000 for local charities. This year’s charity is the National Aviary.
Delegates come from all over the world, and range in age from 1 to 85 years old