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Pittsburgh’s Premier Furry Convention

Pittsburgh has become synonymous with Anthrocon, one of the world’s largest gatherings of anthropomorphics enthusiasts, or “furries.” Each year, this unique convention brings a wave of color, creativity, and community to the Steel City, significantly impacting both the local economy and the cultural landscape. The positive effects of Anthrocon on Pittsburgh are undeniable, and this year’s convention promises to be no exception.

a person standing next to a teddy bearAnthrocon injects millions of dollars into the local economy each year. Thousands of attendees flock to Pittsburgh, filling hotels, dining at restaurants, shopping at local stores, and exploring the city’s attractions. The convention consistently attracts over 10,000 visitors, and with each attendee spending an average of $300-$400 during their stay, the economic boost is substantial. Local businesses eagerly anticipate the annual influx, preparing special promotions and themed events to welcome the furry community.

Anthrocon is more than just an economic boon; it enriches the cultural fabric of Pittsburgh. The convention celebrates creativity and self-expression, with attendees donning elaborate costumes that transform them into their anthropomorphic alter-egos. The sight of furries parading through downtown Pittsburgh has become a beloved tradition, drawing smiles and sparking conversations among locals and visitors alike.

The sense of community and inclusivity fostered by Anthrocon extends beyond the convention center. Local residents have embraced the furry community, participating in the event’s festivities and showing genuine interest in the fandom. This mutual appreciation has helped create a warm, welcoming atmosphere that attendees cherish.

Bold Escape Rooms: A Must-Visit During Anthrocon

Just a five-minute drive from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Bold Escape Rooms in the Strip District offers an exciting addition to the Anthrocon experience. We warmly encourage convention attendees to visit us while in character, adding an extra layer of fun and immersion to their escape room adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned furry or new to the fandom, Bold Escape Rooms provides a perfect setting to showcase your creativity and problem-solving skills.

Confront a maniac when you’re Stalked By A Killer, solve the experiments to Create A Clone or dance into the most rad decade ever when you Bring Back The 80s!

This Year’s Anthrocon: What to Expect

This year’s Anthrocon, held from July 4-7, promises to be another spectacular event. The theme is “Retro Rewind,” celebrating the best of the past decades with a nostalgic twist. Attendees can look forward to a packed schedule of panels, workshops, and performances, covering everything from costume-making to storytelling.

Highlights include the Fursuit Parade, a must-see event where hundreds of fursuiters showcase their impressive costumes, and the Charity Auction, which raises funds for local animal shelters and other worthy causes. The Dealers’ Den and Artist Alley will feature a wide array of unique merchandise and artwork, perfect for finding one-of-a-kind souvenirs.

For more information about this year’s Anthrocon, including a detailed schedule and ticket information, visit the official Anthrocon website.

We look forward to welcoming you and adding an extra dash of excitement to your Anthrocon experience. See you soon at Bold Escape Rooms in Pittsburgh’s Strip District!