Surrounded by Furries are, left, kneeling, Moses Blount and standing, Deshawn Legrand Lynndale Mosley, all of Braddock who came out to see the Furries. (Courier Photos/J.L. Martello) by J.L. Martello For New Pittsburgh Courier The Anthrocon convention (or con for short) is dedicated to anthropomorphic people with animal traits and animals with human traits. The con was started in Albany, N.Y., in 1997 and didn’t come to Pittsburgh until 2006. Anthrocon has grown every year in Pittsburgh with record breaking numbers and has become the largest con of its type in the world.
A few of the participants in the annual Anthrocon convention wave to other enthusiasts as they parade through Pittsburgh’s David Lawrence Convention Center after they posed for a photograph in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record with the number of individuals gathered at one time in what they call full firsuit attire on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Pittsburgh. Convention organizers said they had an unofficial count of 1300 in the group. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)