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Thursday, June 29
 

12:00pm

Pre-Reg Badge Pickup
Did you pre-register for the con? Well you may start picking your badge up at noon!

Thursday June 29, 2017 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Outside Hall B/C

2:00pm

Thursday Registration
Need to register for the convention? On-site registration opens at 2PM

Thursday June 29, 2017 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Outside Hall B/C

6:00pm

Bad Decisions Demo
Want to play Cards Against Humanity, but need something you can play with your mother? Want the absurdity of Mad Libs, without having to write anything? Already made a "bad decision" but want to make more (without the consequences)? Bad Decisions is a card game where players compete to fill in the blanks with the most hilarious suggestion, making headlines out of a setup provided by a rotating judge. New games start every hour. every day Come make Bad Decisions with us!

Speakers

Thursday June 29, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
WESTIN Cambria

6:00pm

Learn to Play Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools
Kitsune is a game about fox-spirits who play tricks while scheming to teach mortal fools about their foolishness. If all goes well, a lesson is taught in the process! Game demos start every two-hours throughout each day. Join the foxes and learn to play with us.

Speakers

Thursday June 29, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
WESTIN Cambria

6:00pm

Open Table-top Gaming
Need a place to play a game you brought with friends? We have you covered. Don't have a game with you? Anthrocon's Table-top Gaming room comes stocked with a few games for you to use. Stop by the Table-top Gaming room, have fun and rest your paws with friends. Please respect the games available, put them back with all their pieces when you're done having fun, and see that they don't leave the room so others may enjoy them after you. (Reserved/Scheduled Games have Precedence)


Thursday June 29, 2017 6:00pm - Friday June 30, 2017 2:00am
WESTIN Cambria

8:00pm

You Bring It; We'll Play It! – Magic: the Gathering
Do you have a deck of Magic: the Gathering cards sitting idle because you have no one to play with anymore? Bring them to the Table-top Gaming room and take advantage of the three blocks of time set aside for you to pit your cards against other convention attendees in some friendly pick-up games.


Thursday June 29, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
WESTIN Cambria

8:00pm

Pre-Con Social Mixer
Getting to the convention early? Want a chance to meet people and plan out your convention? Just want to sit around and watch the furries? Well come on down to the mixer and have a good time getting ready for the convention.


Thursday June 29, 2017 8:00pm - Friday June 30, 2017 12:00am
WESTIN Allegheny

8:00pm

Are you a Werewolf?
Huzzah! You are invited to join the village for fun and exciting game of intrigue and mystery with the added bonus of lynching a friend at the end of each day of play! You'll have the opportunity to play a resident of a quaint rural village, their mystical seer or one of the ravenous werewolves. Your job is to ferret out the werewolves by lynching fellow villagers who you think are the werewolves-in-disguise before they eat you. Fursuiters are Welcome.

Speakers

Thursday June 29, 2017 8:00pm - Friday June 30, 2017 1:00am
WESTIN Westmoreland

9:00pm

To Absent Friends...
To absent friends, those who are gone and those who can't be with us. A place to reflect, celebrate, talk, and share stories about our friends.


Thursday June 29, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
WESTIN Somerset

9:00pm

Your Imagined Furry Fantasy! (18+) – 'The Tubes of Fallopia'
Massive pipe-like caves have been discovered by archeologists in a recent dig far from the Temple of Eros! These caverns are filled with mysterious hieroglyphs and an eerie whisper can be heard echoing throughout these tunnels!

Speakers

Thursday June 29, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
WESTIN Cambria

9:00pm

Anthrocon Thursday Dance
Join our DJs for another year of Anthrocon's signature dances.

9p-10p: Rory - Fursuit friendly, top 40, and otherwise good clean fun.
10p-11p: Dragonboy - Funky electro breaks
11p-12a: Vander - Melbourne, Electro, Dutch House, Big Room
12a-1a: Big Blue Fox - A cheese platter
1a-2a: Cheetah.de - Hardstyle, big room and trance


Speakers

Thursday June 29, 2017 9:00pm - Friday June 30, 2017 2:00am
DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

11:00pm

'Battle Monsters' – 'The Dark Master'
You and your Battle Monsters have fared well in the tournament so far, but your team has been accosted by an ominous stranger whom outright attacks you! Can your Battle Monsters protect you and defeat this shadowy menace?

Speakers

Thursday June 29, 2017 11:00pm - Friday June 30, 2017 1:00am
WESTIN Cambria
 
Friday, June 30
 

9:00am

Friday Registration
Friday June 30, 2017 9:00am - 10:00pm
Outside Hall B/C

10:00am

Bad Decisions Demo
Want to play Cards Against Humanity, but need something you can play with your mother? Want the absurdity of Mad Libs, without having to write anything? Already made a "bad decision" but want to make more (without the consequences)? Bad Decisions is a card game where players compete to fill in the blanks with the most hilarious suggestion, making headlines out of a setup provided by a rotating judge. New games start every hour. every day Come make Bad Decisions with us!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

10:00am

Albedo - 'Sting Operation'
The Homeguard need your help executing a major sting operation to catch various fugitives that are suspected to be well-connected to the Anti-Centrist movement! This could be the EDF's big break on this planet! But… Why were the Homeguard holding this back from the EDF until now?

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

10:00am

Learn to Play Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools
Kitsune is a game about fox-spirits who play tricks while scheming to teach mortal fools about their foolishness. If all goes well, a lesson is taught in the process! Game demos start every two-hours throughout each day. Join the foxes and learn to play with us.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

10:00am

Art Show - Artist Check In
Friday June 30, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
DLCC Hall B/C

10:00am

Open Table-top Gaming
Need a place to play a game you brought with friends? We have you covered. Don't have a game with you? Anthrocon's Table-top Gaming room comes stocked with a few games for you to use. Stop by the Table-top Gaming room, have fun and rest your paws with friends. Please respect the games available, put them back with all their pieces when you're done having fun, and see that they don't leave the room so others may enjoy them after you. (Reserved/Scheduled Games have Precedence)


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00am - Saturday July 1, 2017 2:00am
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

10:30am

Opening Ceremonies
Come join us to kick off Anthrocon 2017 in style! Batter up!


Friday June 30, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

11:00am

Alternatives to Fursuiting
Whether you're dying of heat in your fursuit or you just cant afford one yet, this panel will teach you the alternative to fursuiting, while still showing off your furry side. We will be discussing animal make-up structure and products, as well as basic ear and tail construction.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
WESTIN Butler

11:00am

Writing Foundations: Beginner
This is a great starting talk to attend if you're just beginning to put some words to paper or maybe you've written a few stories and you want to expand your craft. We'll discuss the basics of how to start improving, getting inspiration, a few need-to-know facts for creating more engaging prose and stories, and how to accept, deal with, and benefit from the hierarchy of talent and experience in writing or any other art form. Seasoned writers are also welcome for review and discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf is a writer and editor in the fandom and the Track Lead for Anthrocon's writing track. He has written and published stories in an outside of the fandom, as well as editing anthologies for furry publishers. Some of his credits include being the editor for Trick or Tr... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

11:00am

Vocal Techniques for Fursuiters
Have you ever wondered how to give a good voice performance in fursuit? Have you wondered how to develop believable voices for your fursuit characters? Or perhaps you just want to know how to be heard more easily by your audience "withoutsoundingallmuffledandwhatnot*? Come along to Vocal Techniques for Fursuiters to learn all of these things and more!

Speakers
avatar for Queenie Deerhart

Queenie Deerhart

YouTuber, The Internets!
Professional musician by training, YouTuber by profession. Greymuzzle by age (but not by behavior). Idiot behind both ChimichangaFox and Queenie Deerhart. Ex-pat Brit, moved to the U.S. thinking it would be ... sane... ;) | | Gets paid to make videos, drive fast cars, and... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
DLCC 319 - 321

11:00am

Fursuit Recess Games
2017 Fursuit Recess Games Hosted by Exile Huscoon, and Sharky.

Speakers
avatar for Exile Huscoon

Exile Huscoon

Director of Programming, IndyFurCon


Friday June 30, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
WESTIN Westmoreland

11:00am

You Bring it; We'll Play it! My Litte Pony CCG
Do you have a deck of My Little Pony FiM cards sitting idle because you have no one to play with? Bring them along to the convention and take advantage of one of three daily blocks of time set aside by the Table-top Gaming Staff for you to pit your cards against other convention attendees in some friendly pick-up games.


Friday June 30, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

11:30am

Deciding Who to Tell About My Tail: Negotiating Conversations with Non-Furries About Being a Furry
This guided group research chat will be about how people in the furry community decide whether or not they feel comfortable talking about the community with non-community members.


Friday June 30, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
WESTIN Armstrong

11:45am

12:00pm

Conquering Your Character
A how-to panel in promoting your fursona positively; whether to promote and sell art work, create or further a following, or just make friends! Great for people who are young, new to the fandom, or just looking for ideas to further their fursona's. A great way for you to be discovered, network, and discover yourself!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WESTIN Fayette

12:00pm

So this is your first Anthrocon/Convention
Is this your first time attending a furry convention? Maybe it's your first time to Anthrocon? This panel is a must for you! You'll be sure to gain a wealth of knowledge and some amusement at the same time. This event will give you tips and advice for making the most of the weekend with as few headaches as possible. Oh, and be sure to ask about 6:2:1 - It's the most important rule you will learn at Anthrocon!

Speakers
avatar for Uncle Kage

Uncle Kage

CEO, Anthrocon, Inc.
Uncle Kage: Chairman of Anthrocon


Friday June 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WESTIN Allegheny

12:00pm

Good Fur Day: Self-Confidence, Assertiveness & You
You are invited to join Riftwing for a conversation about self-confidence within the furry community. Unsure how to act near others? Unable to speak your mind? Attend this assertiveness seminar and learn the basics of what it takes to stand up for yourself, speak in front of others, and bring out the leader in you. Make this the first day of the rest of your life, and attack the day!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WESTIN Somerset

12:00pm

Adding Electronics to Your Fursuit
Wany to add a whole bunch of lights to your suit? Or maybe you wanna make your suit blink and wiggle its ears? What if you're a dragon and you wanna breathe smoke? Firr will show you how to do all of that safely and effectively!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
WESTIN Butler

12:00pm

Mystery and Noir (Writing)
How do you hide a crime when the coppers can literally sniff you out? Who do you trust when your oversensitive ears always pick up the vague whispers that could be plotting against you? We'll talk about answering these questions and more as we dive in to writing furry mystery and Noir. We'll take a look at the differences and similarities in the related genres, the varying forms subgenres can take, and how to drop the right clues in the right places as needed for your furry characters.

Speakers
avatar for Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf is a writer and editor in the fandom and the Track Lead for Anthrocon's writing track. He has written and published stories in an outside of the fandom, as well as editing anthologies for furry publishers. Some of his credits include being the editor for Trick or Tr... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

12:00pm

Angel Dragon Community Meet & Greet
This is a Meet and Greet panel for anyone interested in Angel Dragons of all kinds themselves! Our doors are open to anyone, Angel Dragon or not, and are more than willing to share our knowledge of Angel Dragons with new friends. We plan to host a series of fun events that include games, photoshoots, and will be raffling off some special prizes, courtesy of some of the panelists. We will also be collecting donations for the Anthrocon charity!


Friday June 30, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 413 - 415

12:00pm

Sonic: Freedom Fighters – 'The Great Escape'
Robotnik is up to his usual schemes, but this time, he's managed to catch the Freedom Fighters off-guard! With Sonic's location and status unknown, do the other Freedom Fighters have what it takes to escape imprisonment in an unfamiliar section of Robotropolis?

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

12:00pm

Artist Alley
Friday June 30, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC Hall B/C

12:00pm

VR@Con - HTC Vive
Come and experience top of the line Virtual Reality in the Gaming room. Here you can try out the HTC Vive by Steam, with a slew of titles, full list on Twitter @VRatCons. You can request titles, book time slots, and even give feedback there! We have a bevy of experiments in the works so offerings may change. Speak to us about viewing 3D models, shrinking or growing, the possibilities are endless.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

12:00pm

Dealer's Room - General Access
Friday June 30, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC Hall B/C

12:00pm

Oculus Rift VR Demo
We'll have a commercial model Oculus Rift available this year thanks to the awesome people at the Extra Life Pittsburgh Guild! Come on over and chat with their volunteers about what they do to help sick and injured kids in our favorite city. They'll have information and signups handy, and will be offering Oculus Rift demos Friday and Saturday! Come by early and sign up for a demo time slot.


Friday June 30, 2017 12:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

12:00pm

Open Video Gaming
Take me out to the... no, I guess Video Game doesn't quite fit. But you do! Stop by and pick up an old favorite for a bit, or maybe try something new. We'll have a lot of hardware available, from the NES through the Switch, no matter your preferred console maker. We've also expanded, so there's more room to dance/sing/smash/VR/whatever it up!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 12:00pm - Saturday July 1, 2017 1:00am
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

12:30pm

So Your Kid Dragged You To Anthrocon
So your kid dragged you here to this "Anthrocon" thing and you're not quite sure what's going on or what we're about. Come share your questions with other chaperones and get to know other people in the same situation as you! Handouts will be provided.


Friday June 30, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
WESTIN Cambria

1:00pm

First Responders Meetup
A meet up for all furry first responders and their friends. All are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 316

1:00pm

Furry and the Media
What do you tell a reporter when they ask about the furry fandom? Before you answer, you should stop by this panel so we can teach you the "dos" and "do nots" about dealing with the media. This is an informative and still amusing discussion that everyone should hear.

Speakers
avatar for Xydexx

Xydexx

Publications Director, Anthrocon, Inc.
Still the squeakiest.


Friday June 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
WESTIN Allegheny

1:00pm

Fursuiter Meet and Greet
Is it your first time fursuiting at Anthrocon or are you a fuzzy veteran? Want to meet up with other fursuiters? Join us for a relaxed, open environment to meet up with fellow suiters and ask us any questions about our Fursuiting Track at AC.

Speakers
avatar for Exile Huscoon

Exile Huscoon

Director of Programming, IndyFurCon


Friday June 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
WESTIN Pennsylvania

1:00pm

Puppetry For Everyone!
Puppetry is a fun and interactive art form that allows you to perform with anyone on a unique, personal level. If you've ever put a sock on your hand and made it talk; Given a plush or doll a voice and personality; Or openly role played with a costumed character or fursuiter; You've engaged in puppetry! Come by and learn more of the basic skills and techniques used in puppetry and how to bring YOUR character, whether it be small hand puppet or personal fursuit, to life.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 315 Puppetarium

1:00pm

Art 1-0-something
A general look at art from the perspective of the intermediate artist covering anatomy, time management, and most of all learning from all the chaos of working in the world of furry art.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
WESTIN Fayette

1:00pm

Fox Hunt
Learn how to use radio direction finding techniques and put them to the test to find the "fox" transmitter roaming around the con! A stationary fox will also be deployed to help demonstrate the idea to beginners, as well as a moving fox to provide a challenge to both new and the experienced. Those with their own VHF/UHF receivers or scanners are recommended to bring those to use themselves or as part of a team, although no equipment or experience is necessary to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Rechner Fox

Rechner Fox

[ˈʀɛçnɐ] Open source furry. Voider of warranties. Radio fox.


Friday June 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
WESTIN Armstrong

1:00pm

Furry Parenting: Figuring Out How to Talk with Your Kids About Being a Furry
This guided research group chat will be about how parents in the furry community manage their own relationships regarding who they tell about being a Furry, and how they guide their children in figuring out who to talk with about their parent being a member of the Furry community, as well as how to handle any stereotypes they might encounter.


Friday June 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
WESTIN Lawrence

1:00pm

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Welcome to Mario Kart! This will be going just about the same as recent years, with a variety of tracks, and settings in each round. The official bracket setup and rules will be finalized at the tourney itself.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

1:30pm

Unicorn Riot Dance Class
Attention furbutts! Do you want to learn choreographed dancing that you can do while in and out of your fursuit?This class is for you.Come learn Shape of You and Good Boy dance.The class will be taught by Elizabeth who studied at One million dance studio in South Korea. All dancing levels are encouraged.


Friday June 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
WESTIN Westmoreland

1:30pm

What We Had Before: Furry Comics and Zines of the 20th Century
In the 21st Century, we have an amazing amount of artwork, comics, and stories - but ever wonder what Furries had for art and entertainment in the fandom's early days? Come to this show-and-tell exhibiting comics and zines from the 80s and 90s, browse the collection after the talk at your own pace, and see where where modern Furry has come from.

Speakers
avatar for Summercat

Summercat

Summercat has been part of the Furry Fandom since 1999. He hails from Southern California. He's been staff for two conventions and a major furry website. He's been interested in the history of the Furry Fandom since he first joined, and has amassed a substantial collection of ear... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
WESTIN Cambria

1:30pm

Writing Foundations: Intermediate
Have a few stories or even a novel under your belt? Feel like you're growing, getting positive comments on posting sites and so on? But when you submit for publication, you've still got the form letter blues or other issues you're noticing? Here's the discussion for you. We'll be talking about some intermediate skill boosts including some info on standard plot and structure, methods for improving your characters and making your dialogue more "real", and the how and why of beta readers and editing passes. A discussion for intermediate writers looking for tips and tricks, or anyone that wants to review these sorts of topics.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Baird

Rob Baird

I'm a writing engine running on coffee and verve! I love maps, technology, language, science fiction, history, and all kinds of other random stuff! I am here to talk to you about the mysteries of the written word, and to get very excited about science fiction and cartography and... Read More →
avatar for Erin Quinn

Erin Quinn

Quinn is a full time skunk and part time furry fiction writer. She has been featured in numerous con books and her debut novel, "Tailless", is available from Rabbit Valley Comics. Her pastimes include hanging with small dogs, pro wrestling, and Texas BBQ


Friday June 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

2:00pm

Sabertooth Photo Shoot
Got big toofs? fangs? sabers? then come join us for a group photo meet up! All toofs are welcome! (you don't have to be a cat.) Please meet promptly at the scheduled time, we will be moving as a group to the photo location

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 3rd Floor Meetup

2:00pm

Q&A with Charlie Adler
Join Guest of Honor Charlie Adler as he shares the successes and stories of his experience on Broadway, his voice acting and voice directing career, and how the world of voiceover has changed over the years. There will also be time set aside during the panel to answer questions from the audience.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 319 - 321

2:00pm

Anthrocon Charity Poker Tournament - Sign Up
This is the registration period for The Anthrocon 2017 Charity Poker Tournament. Please be prompt and arrive early to listen to announcements and rules explanation. Initial buy-in is $20. Good luck to all!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 413 - 415

2:00pm

Live Concert: NIIC the Singing Dog!
You! Hey, you! Rock out with NIIC the Singing Dog and his electrifying beats! Dancing is optional, but fun is required!


Friday June 30, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

2:00pm

Under 18 Furs Meetup
Calling all young furs!!! Come join us for fun and games and meet other young furs attending Anthrocon. There will be Fun, Games and so much more! See you there!

Speakers
avatar for Zyxterr

Zyxterr

Videography enthusiast, Fox, Wolf, Bored.


Friday June 30, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
WESTIN Butler

2:00pm

Battle Monsters - 'The Coliseum!'
Does your group of monster battlers and their partner-critters have what it takes to come out on top? Bring your own monster ideas, or come see what monster fate delivers unto you, and battle for glory! Can you be the very best, like no one ever was?

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

2:00pm

Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools Tournament
Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools is a game about fox spirits who play tricks while scheming to punish mortal fools for their foolishness. If all goes well, a lesson is learned in the process! Join the foxes as they scheme, plot, and trick their way to promotion in our official tournament! Winners will be awarded prizes and invited to play in Sunday's Tournament. One-time Cost to cover supplies & prizes: $10.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

2:00pm

2:00pm

Fursuit Photo Room
Friday June 30, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 308

2:30pm

Rodents!
Come one come all ye gnawers and others whose incisors are in need of a good chew. Here we celebrate the wonderful world of the Rodent in all its varied forms. Be it through story, art, costume, film, or whatever, we're here to share all that we love about being a Rodent. Come relax and enjoy a time with your fellow rodents. Fursuits and costumes welcome as we will have a group photo at the end.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 316

2:30pm

Therians, Otherkin, and Nature Research Focus Group
Many therians and Otherkin report having special, intense, or deeply meaningful relationships with the natural world. At this focus group, we will talk about relationships to nature and ecology and how they relate to being therian/Otherkin."


Friday June 30, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
WESTIN Lawrence

3:00pm

Proud to be a Furry!
Some of the creators behind the "Proud to be a Furry" blog and website discuss their mission and what's great about the furry fandom.

Speakers
avatar for Xydexx

Xydexx

Publications Director, Anthrocon, Inc.
Still the squeakiest.


Friday June 30, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 317

3:00pm

Flying Drones and Multirotors
Interested in getting into the new and growing hobby of flying multirotor aircrafts (or as many call them "drones")? Come hear from two experienced pilots on how to get into this hobby with tips on chosing your first multirotor, how to get the most out of just flying one, tips and tricks to make your experience easier and more fun, and how to use it as a platform for photography and videography.

Speakers
avatar for Shayd

Shayd

Things


Friday June 30, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 407 Lecture Hall

3:00pm

Dance Competition - Preliminaries
If you signed up online for Anthrocon's Dance Competition, this is the panel for YOU! All contestants MUST compete in this panel for their chance to perform in the Finals on Sunday - there are NO at-the-door registrations this year. Please show up early!

Speakers
avatar for Ronnie

Ronnie

Professional Noodle, Noodle Dragon
Staff/Track Lead. Artist. Dancer. Performer of Tien Long & Zeke Hyena, Leader of Last-Fur-One. Unhealthy obsessions with noodle dragons, Asian food, and wine. If you've got any questions about dancing events, such as Dance Competitions or Floor Wars, I'm the noodledragon to talk... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
WESTIN Allegheny

3:00pm

NES Remix, 7 GRAND DAD
Do you like classic NES games? Do you want to win an NES multicart? Come play in the 7 GRAND DAD NES Remix Tournament, featuring the Wii U classic "NES Remix Pack." Test your skills in a series of altered 8-bit challenges! Impress your friends! Do a thing! See if this has anything to do with LORE! Probably not, but it might!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

3:00pm

Night of the Mad Kobold
All is quiet in the Gnomish town of Cresthill... until you and your kobold buddies show up to torch the place. 3 hours of 5E D&D fun where you play as a band of kobolds going to destroy a Gnomish city. Sheets will be provided, but please bring your own dice (loaners are available).

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

3:00pm

PARANOIA
Alpha Complex needs you! Join up with the Troubleshooters today to fight the mutant Commie menace! Traitors are around every corner waiting to tear down our glorious society! Stay Alert! Trust No One! Keep Your Laser Handy! This year for the PARANOIA game we should be using the recent revision to the game including all the various cards and shenanigans!


Friday June 30, 2017 3:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

3:00pm

The Anthrocon 2017 Charity Poker Tournament!
Hey gang, put away that ball and bat, we're playing some Texas Hold'em instead! This is the 5th year of the ACPT and all proceeds support this year's Anthrocon charity, the Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary, so let's team up for a good cause! In the end, there's only one winner, but there's many prizes to win, so don't strike out! Registration begins at 2:00pm in the same room as the tournament, so come in early. Join us so we can all win one for the home team! See you there!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 3:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 413 - 415

3:30pm

Fursuit Character Development and Performance
The way you move and interact in your fursuit conveys the personality of the character you are trying to create. This panel will teach you the basic performance skills and will include improv exercises to practice these skills. Coming to the panel in fursuit is encouraged, but not require

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
WESTIN Westmoreland

3:30pm

M.C.A. Hogarth Kaffeeklatsch
Come meet M.C.A. Hogarth, author of the Peltedverse novels (including Ursa Major award-winning "In the Line of Duty) for an informal chat!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

3:30pm

Ham Radio Furs Meet & Greet
Come and meet other ham radio furs after the fox hunt. Come by say hi and hang out.

Speakers
avatar for Rechner Fox

Rechner Fox

[ˈʀɛçnɐ] Open source furry. Voider of warranties. Radio fox.


Friday June 30, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
WESTIN Armstrong

4:00pm

Alexander James Adams
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Friday June 30, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

4:00pm

Live Action Role-Play Furs
Do you put on armor, run around in the forest throwing bird seed packets or just try to kill your friends with a rousing game of paper rock scissors? Well this is the panel to talk of all things LARP. Join Alkali and Heyoka as they discuss their collective 20+ years of LARP experience for this open discussion on the life of a Live Action Role-player. Please leave your dice at the door, they are not needed here.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 317

4:00pm

Ursa Major Awards Presentation
The Ursa Major Awards are presented annually for excellence in the furry arts. Nomination and voting in twelve categories was open to all furry fandom in recent months for works, featuring anthropomorphic animals, first published during the calendar year 2016.

Speakers
avatar for Sparf

Sparf

Sparf is a writer, actor, storyteller, podcaster and voiceover artist He has had stories published in Fang 6 and 7, Roar 7, Trick or Treat vol. 2, several conbooks, and in the recently released Sci-Fi horror anthology Bleak Horizons, from FurPlanet. His podcast is Independent Cla... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 319 - 321

4:00pm

Fursuit Safety
Come and pick up some tips and tricks on how to stay safe while fursuiting at a convention and in the public.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
WESTIN Pennsylvania

4:00pm

Science, Tech., Engr., & Medicine Meet & Greet
A chance for anyone who works, studies, or is just interested in the science, technology, engineering, and medical fields to get together, find mutual interests, and network. Twitter group: @Sci_Furs

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 316

4:00pm

Performing with Puppets!
Puppetry isn't just locked to the stage. There are many ways to interact with your puppets and audience. In this panel we will touch on the finer points of stage performance, development of scripts and skits, practice basic "improv" skills and show how the two can be used to perform outside the confines of the stage doing "walk-about" puppetry.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 315 Puppetarium

4:30pm

The Furry Feud
One host, six teams, best of 3 games; we compete to find out what the 'survey said in this modified spin-off of the original Family Feud TV game show.


Friday June 30, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
DLCC 407 Lecture Hall

4:30pm

Therians, Otherkin, and Identity Research Focus Group
This research focus group aims to shed light on these complexities through a discussion of how factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity, and other factors relate to the therian and otherklin identities.


Friday June 30, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
WESTIN Lawrence

4:45pm

Rhubarb and Cosmik
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Friday June 30, 2017 4:45pm - 5:30pm
DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

5:00pm

Birds Meetup
A meetup for the feathered individuals at the convention! Whether you're all bird, part bird, like birds, or just a friend of a bird, feel free to stop by for this meetup!


Friday June 30, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 316

5:00pm

The 4 Basics of a Furmeet
How to make contact, get permission, and run a fun organized event for you and your friends.


Friday June 30, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
WESTIN Somerset

5:00pm

Lion Photoshoot
Lions, we're having a photo session just for you! All lion (and leonine) fursuiters are welcome to attend. We'll set up for a couple large group shots and photos for smaller groups and individuals. Get your manes and tufts groomed and ready!

Speakers
avatar for Abrahm

Abrahm

Photographer



Friday June 30, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 3rd Floor Meetup

5:00pm

Evolution of the Voiceover Industry
Have questions about how voice acting has changed over the years? Join Charlie Adler as he leads a workshop on the evolution of the voiceover industry, gives helpful tips and tricks on voice acting, and how he feels the industry will change for future voiceover actors. This will be a great nuts and bolts discussion that attendees are encouraged to bring note taking material.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 319 - 321

5:00pm

How to Write a Review
Everyone's a critic, but this panel will help you become better at it. Reviewing is a great way to show your excitement about furry, and this panel will teach you the basics of the review in general, and reviewing movies especially.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

5:00pm

Mass Effect: Unity - 'Bag & Snag'
Whilst your unit is enjoying some shore leave on Omega, a band of Red Suns has taken over a significant amount of resources and structures, which is upsetting the ‘delicate' balance of power. You have been ‘recruited' to find out who's behind this uprising, and to eliminate them with extreme prejudice.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 5:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

5:00pm

Karaoke!
Come and show of your singing skills with hundreds of hit songs to sing along to! If you need a break from the dance or just want to have a good time, bring some friends and show everyone what you've got!

Speakers
avatar for Zyxterr

Zyxterr

Videography enthusiast, Fox, Wolf, Bored.


Friday June 30, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
WESTIN Allegheny

5:30pm

The Dreamcatcher LIVE!
Releasing at Anthrocon: The Dreamcatcher is Fox Amoore's second studio album. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios London and featuring the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The live performance show will feature some brand new tracks performed by Foxes and Peppers and some more of the original musicians whom performed on the album. It'll also include some unique video footage of the orchestra performing the pieces and behind the scenes inside one of the worlds most famous recording studios. PLUS HASHTAG!

Speakers
avatar for Fox Amoore

Fox Amoore

Piano Fox
Oh hey! I'm Fox Amoore. I'm a Scottish musician that goes around and bangs on Pianos, winds people up with a keytar... And records with Orchestras at Abbey Road. Music is my life and my passion, my rock and my shield. I have a fondness for Guinness and Whisky (Yep, I spell it wi... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

6:00pm

Transformation!
TF enthusiasts, artists, writers, and just people who appreciate the medium are welcome at this panel where we'll discuss transformation!


Friday June 30, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 316

6:00pm

Birds! Photoshoot
Bird fursuiters, we're having a photo session just for you! We'll set up photos for the entire group, and photos for smaller groups and individuals. Preen to look your best for the camera!

Speakers
avatar for Abrahm

Abrahm

Photographer



Friday June 30, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 3rd Floor Meetup

6:00pm

Achievement Unlocked!: Goal Setting
Wouldn't it be great if real life had achievements like we have in gaming? Get out of bed: +10xp. Smile at a stranger: +100xp. Go to this panel: +10,000xp! Whatever the goal, the best way to get there is to think about how you'll reach that achievement. Plus, there's science behind goal setting, and understanding it can help you to set milestones for your path forward.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
WESTIN Cambria

6:00pm

Writing Foundations: Advanced
This is the panel to attend if you've been published a few times (or have experience and following in other regards), made a few achievements and want to keep moving forward. Whether you're just beyond the intermediate wall or a grizzled writing veteran, come to talk about some of the in-depth ins and outs of the editing process, improving your descriptions and scene processing, deciding what to show and what to leave implied, and a variety of other topics. Of course, novices are definitely welcome to listen in on some of the more advanced tricks of the trade.


Friday June 30, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

6:00pm

You Bring It; We'll Play It! – Magic: the Gathering
Do you have a deck of Magic: the Gathering cards sitting idle because you have no one to play with anymore? Bring them to the Table-top Gaming room and take advantage of the three blocks of time set aside for you to pit your cards against other convention attendees in some friendly pick-up games.


Friday June 30, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

6:00pm

Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament
Come on down and put your Melee skills to the test! Players of all skill levels are welcome to come and have a good time competing, playing for fun, meeting fellow furry smashers, and learning! Featuring best of 3 sets and a double elimination bracket.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

6:30pm

Fursuit Price Is Right
This is the fursuiter version of The Price Is Right where fursuiters are asked to come on down to Contestants Row. Winner plays a pricing game, and goes on to The Showcase Showdown. The winner of which goes on to The Showcase, and the one fursuiter that has won the most in cash and prizes wins a badge commission.

Speakers
avatar for Sultz Z. Wolf

Sultz Z. Wolf

Furry fandom
I'm just a wolf, looking for a good time.


Friday June 30, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
DLCC 319 - 321

7:00pm

Insect Meet and Greet
Meet other insect folks and bug fans in a relaxed and friendly environment. We'll introduce ourselves, hang out, make new friends, and talk about what makes bugs so great!

Speakers
avatar for Moth Monarch

Moth Monarch

Artist, Moth Monarch
Draws lots of bugs all the time. Sociable and friendly but tends to be very busy. Anthrocon staff & hotel standee artist.


Friday June 30, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 316

7:00pm

Macro/Micro Meet-Up
Attention creatures of all shapes and sizes! Join us for a one-hour social event for the biggest and smallest folks in the fandom. Whether you're a giant wolf, a tiny tiger, or an enormous eel, you belong here! Even if you're not a giant rampaging kaiju, stop in to visit our cardboard model metropolis for a photo-op!


Friday June 30, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
WESTIN Pennsylvania

7:00pm

Consent and Personal Safety
Cons are a lot of fun! But it is always important to remember consent and safety when having all that fun. We'll be discussing how to play safe, understand all aspects of consent, and ask those questions you've always wanted answered. Local Educator and con-enthusiast Erin Zeddies is here to help with all these things!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 407 Lecture Hall

7:00pm

Whose Lion is it Anyway
Based off the popular TV show "Whose Line is it Anyway," this is everyone's chance to get up on stage and improvise with their fellow furs! A completely interactive panel, Whose Lion will feature such games as: Questions Only, Who's Line, Party Quirks, and even World's Worst. Hosted by Alkali, this panel is sure to be a good time for all; so come on out, get up on stage, and show everyone how quick your wit is. Panel is 18+, and may not be suitable for minors. People with a heart condition should not have a heart attack during this panel as we will think you are acting. Panel has been known to cause uproarious laughter, fits of giggling, and diarrhea. See you there!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
WESTIN Westmoreland

8:00pm

Bunny Meet and Greet
A friendly relaxed atmosphere to meet all your fellow Bunny's and bunny hybrids.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 316

8:00pm

AstronoFurs Solar Observatory
Join the AstronoFurs on the convention center's North Terrace to glimpse our nearest star Sol through a special, hydrogen-alpha filtered telescope. This special instrument will allow you to safely view the surface of the sun in stunning detail including sun spots and solar flares. Caution! Never look directly at the sun without proper equipment!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC North Terrace

8:00pm

Readings from Bleak Horizons
You know you're all alone on this planet. That scratching at the airlock is just dust grains in the wind. Why do you feel a compelling urge to go check it out? Come listen to selected readings from Bleak Horizons, a new sci fi horror anthology from FurPlanet, by some of the authors involved. You're going to die from whatever is outside that airlock so you might as well enjoy your last few moments.

Speakers
avatar for Syr Otter

Syr Otter

Syr Otter is an author and costume creator. His story "Blink" (under his writing fursona James Stone) appears in the recent Sci-fi Horror anthology "Bleak Horizons", published by Furplanet.
avatar for Sparf

Sparf

Sparf is a writer, actor, storyteller, podcaster and voiceover artist He has had stories published in Fang 6 and 7, Roar 7, Trick or Treat vol. 2, several conbooks, and in the recently released Sci-Fi horror anthology Bleak Horizons, from FurPlanet. His podcast is Independent Cla... Read More →
avatar for Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf is a writer and editor in the fandom and the Track Lead for Anthrocon's writing track. He has written and published stories in an outside of the fandom, as well as editing anthologies for furry publishers. Some of his credits include being the editor for Trick or Tr... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

8:00pm

Elrond & Shujin's Musical Charity Quick-Draw
Shujin is a DJ with a twisted sense of humor. Elrond is an artist who can bust out full-on cartoons in less than five minutes. Come watch as Shujin uses everything in his power and every song in his possession to see what the craziest thing Elrond can be inspired to draw. Audience participation heartily encouraged! Originals will be auctioned off ON SITE to benefit the AnthroCon charity.

Speakers
avatar for Elrond Drakendíl

Elrond Drakendíl

Agent Elrond
Artist, writer, out doorsy active person and nerd. Friend of dragons.


Friday June 30, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
DLCC 413 - 415

8:00pm

Floor Wars
Anthrocon's most intense and exciting dance event is back for its sixth edition, filled with dancing excitement and epic dance battles to some loud and tail-shaking tunes. Come and spectate this year's dance battle, and see who takes the victory at Floor Wars! PG-13 for some music selection.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

8:00pm

You Bring It; We'll Play It! - Pokemon CCG
Do you have a deck of Pokemon cards that haven't seen the light of day because you have no one to play with? Bring them along and take advantage of one of three daily blocks of time set aside by the Table-top Gaming Staff for you to try your deck in some friendly pick-up games with other convention attendees.


Friday June 30, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

9:00pm

Furvilla Meet and Greet
Come meet the admins of Furvilla, the browser based game for furries by furries--ask questions, get cool swag, and have fun!


Friday June 30, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 316

9:00pm

Business for Creatives
The writer of the business comic "The Three Jaguars" discusses business basics (and not-so-basics) for the creative professional. Bring your questions to this Q&A session: everything from when to quit your day job to not-slimy marketing to accounting and metrics for the creative business.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

9:00pm

9:00pm

Fursuit Photo Room
Friday June 30, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00am
DLCC 308

9:00pm

Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools Tournament
Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools is a game about fox spirits who play tricks while scheming to punish mortal fools for their foolishness. If all goes well, a lesson is learned in the process! Join the foxes as they scheme, plot, and trick their way to promotion in our official tournament! Winners will be awarded prizes and invited to play in Sunday's Tournament. One-time Cost to cover supplies & prizes: $10.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00am
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

9:00pm

Your Imagined Furry Fantasy! (18+) – 'Aboard the Seminal Vessel'
Upon the open seas, the famed boat "Seminal" was making way towards new lands for exploration when it was destroyed by a massive sea creature! Can the few not lost to the harsh sea survive and find their way back home?

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00am
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

10:00pm

AstronoFurs Star Party
Come and take a tour of the night skies over Anthrocon with the AstronoFurs. Members will be on hand to familiarize you with the late spring/early summer constellations and objects visible under light polluted, urban skies, on the convention center's North Terrace. In the event of inclement weather we will meet on the second floor by the glass elevator for an hour to talk astronomy and answer questions. Just follow the signs, take the "Wonka'vator" all the way to the top, exit onto the terrace, and walk towards the river and look for our telescopes.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
DLCC North Terrace

10:00pm

HTBH Games Presents Blackgate (and others)
Join HTBH Games founder Bane and his team as they introduce you to Blackgate, a horror/erotic visual novel where you are a human that gets trapped in a town full of monsters. Will you create a new life? Will you even survive? During this panel, we will also talk about the other projects that HTBH Games oversees, including Echo and Project Aego.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
DLCC 407 Lecture Hall

10:00pm

Writing After Dark: Adult Content
A yearly tradition with some fresh faces here and there. Join us once again for an open and frank discussion about the adult side of writing. Whether it's one scene in a larger work or the entire reason for the work, we'll talk about mechanics, word choice, how to not break physics, and all the other related topics to this saucy subject. The only rule is basic respect for those around you. Well, that and: Must be over 18, or over the legal age in country of citizenship. IDs and badges will be checked at the door.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Baird

Rob Baird

I'm a writing engine running on coffee and verve! I love maps, technology, language, science fiction, history, and all kinds of other random stuff! I am here to talk to you about the mysteries of the written word, and to get very excited about science fiction and cartography and... Read More →
avatar for NightEyes DaySpring

NightEyes DaySpring

Writer
NightEyes DaySpring is a writer and known troublemaker who is rumored to have a penchant for coffee and an interest in dead, ancient civilizations. His stories have appeared in ROAR, FANG, Trick or Treat, and other anthologies. His latest work is in FANG 8, appearing at Anthroc... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00am
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

10:00pm

Are You a Werewolf?
Your peaceful medieval village has become infested with werewolves. Do you have what it takes to figure out who among you is a wolf in villager's clothing?

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday July 1, 2017 1:00am
WESTIN Westmoreland

10:00pm

VR@Con - HTC Vive
Come and experience top of the line Virtual Reality in the Gaming room. Here you can try out the HTC Vive by Steam, with a slew of titles, full list on Twitter @VRatCons. You can request titles, book time slots, and even give feedback there! We have a bevy of experiments in the works so offerings may change. Speak to us about viewing 3D models, shrinking or growing, the possibilities are endless.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday July 1, 2017 1:00am
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

10:00pm

Anthrocon Friday Dance
Join our DJs for another year of Anthrocon's signature dances.

10p-11p: Cosmik - Top 40 and europop
11p-12a: Dreanix - House and bass music
12a-1a: Pilot - Deep house, house, funk
1a-2a: Ra1nmaker - Hardstyle, big room, trance, pop


Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday July 1, 2017 2:00am
DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

10:00pm

Lupus in Tabula
Lupus In Tabula is a variant of "Werewolf", a social game of deceit, desperation, and deduction. Up to 16 players sit in a circle and, through a series of moderated night and day phases, attempt to determine who among them are werewolves. However, at the same time the werewolves are trying to remain hidden, disguised as villagers! Will the werewolves succeed in deceiving the villagers until it's too late? Or will the villagers deduce the identities of the werewolves before they're all eaten?

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday July 1, 2017 3:00am
WESTIN Westmoreland

11:00pm

Alkali's Libation Appreciation
Who doesn't love some good booze? Tell us what kinds of hooch you like or what you hate, share mixed drink recipes, make or ask for recommendations, ask questions or reminisce about your first drinking experience. This is a light hearted panel that will teach the ins and outs of different kinds of drinks and how best to mix and drink them. One part mixology, 1 part stories and always ends at the bar! (21+ panel, please bring ID)

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00am
DLCC 319 - 321

11:00pm

Fox & Pepper After Dark
Fox and Pepper bringing you their musical shenanigans, comedy, drinking, swearing and Scottish insults (directed at Pepper of course).

Speakers
avatar for Fox Amoore

Fox Amoore

Piano Fox
Oh hey! I'm Fox Amoore. I'm a Scottish musician that goes around and bangs on Pianos, winds people up with a keytar... And records with Orchestras at Abbey Road. Music is my life and my passion, my rock and my shield. I have a fondness for Guinness and Whisky (Yep, I spell it wi... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday July 1, 2017 1:00am
WESTIN Allegheny

12:00am

Writing After Dark: Stranger Things
No, not a discussion of the amazing series, more an after dark look at the odd desires we sometimes like to write about both in and out of our fandom. Join us for an adult discussion of the strange kinks that you can't get out of your head and so have to put out on paper or screen. We'll take an open and accepting look at a few specific desires as well as a broad brush in the techniques for writing such material. As usual: Must be over 18, or over the legal age in country of citizenship. IDs and badges will be checked at the door.

Speakers
avatar for Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf is a writer and editor in the fandom and the Track Lead for Anthrocon's writing track. He has written and published stories in an outside of the fandom, as well as editing anthologies for furry publishers. Some of his credits include being the editor for Trick or Tr... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00am - 1:00am
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

12:00am

Albedo – 'Albedo After Dark' Part 1 – (Players 18+ Only!)
The Information Broker has called in your group to Bare Back, hinting at the fact that he's got some juicy intel that the EDF will want ASAP! All that they're requesting in return, is a favor….

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00am - 2:00am
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming
 
Saturday, July 1
 

9:00am

Introduction to Wet Plate Photography
A short introduction to Tin Type photography and demonstration of the process.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
WESTIN Fayette

9:00am

Sticks and Strings and Things
Do you knit? Crochet? Stitch? Want to come do so in the company of other furs who share your hobby? Come hang out and have a relaxing hour during all the hustle and bustle of the con. Who knows, maybe we can even help each other if you're having trouble with a troublesome section of pattern or you just want try something new!


Saturday July 1, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
DLCC 316

9:30am

Fursuits, What are They Fur? Fursona(s) & Perfurmances?
The IARP/FurScience team invites fursuiters of all species and types for a group research discussion that aims to address some of these questions. We are especially interested to hear from attendees who have prior experience in fursuiting and who would be interested in sharing it with others. Looking furward to seeing you!


Saturday July 1, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
WESTIN Lawrence

9:45am

10:00am

Fursuit Maker Meet and Greet
Are you a Fursuit maker? Wether you have made one or fifty Fursuits we invite you to come and make connections, shares techniques and ideas, and network. There will also be a group photo of all the Fursuit makers attending in the end of the panel.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
DLCC 316

10:00am

Fursuit Yoga
Like yoga? Ever wanted to be taught Yoga from someone in suit? Now you can as Slade leads you through yoga to wake you up in the morning! Coming in suit is recommended but out of suit is alright. This also doubles as a photo shoot so make sure your fur is brushed!


Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
DLCC 413 - 415

10:00am

Fursuiting 101
Dropping thousands on a fursuit was the easy part. The toughest part is bringing that fursuit to life. Join us to learn the basics of being animated, interacting with others, and giving that fursuit the personality it deserves!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
WESTIN Westmoreland

10:00am

Bad Decisions Demo
Want to play Cards Against Humanity, but need something you can play with your mother? Want the absurdity of Mad Libs, without having to write anything? Already made a "bad decision" but want to make more (without the consequences)? Bad Decisions is a card game where players compete to fill in the blanks with the most hilarious suggestion, making headlines out of a setup provided by a rotating judge. New games start every hour. every day Come make Bad Decisions with us!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

10:00am

Rabbit Island - Free Play
Rabbit Island is a light 4x game for 2-4 players, set on a beautiful deserted island that is just waiting to be planted with carrots! Come learn how to play - it's free! Bringing a large group? We have multiple copies of Rabbit Island available for you! Learn more about Rabbit Island at PLAYIHG.com!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

10:00am

Westerns and Steampunk (Writing)
It can be a lot of fun to see how anthropomorphic characters deal with the old west in a variety of forms. What changes from history and what stays the same? What kind of allegories can be drawn for class and social strife of the tumultuous history? We'll tackle these as well as talking about some of the twists on the genre such as Steampunk and Weird Western. And of course, we'll have that age-old debate: Do they still ride horses?

Speakers
avatar for Rob Baird

Rob Baird

I'm a writing engine running on coffee and verve! I love maps, technology, language, science fiction, history, and all kinds of other random stuff! I am here to talk to you about the mysteries of the written word, and to get very excited about science fiction and cartography and... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

10:00am

Learn to Play Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools
Kitsune is a game about fox-spirits who play tricks while scheming to teach mortal fools about their foolishness. If all goes well, a lesson is taught in the process! Game demos start every two-hours throughout each day. Join the foxes and learn to play with us.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

10:00am

Looney Lab's Game Demos
Have a lull in your day? Come play with us! Stop by and join the Looney Lab rabbits and demo the many card and pyramid games published by Looney Labs. Come learn and play one of the many versions of Fluxx or Chrononauts; or play a pyramid game like TreeHouse, or Martian Coasters. Or perhaps you think you're lucky enough to survive a game or two of Martian Fluxx. Just look for the bright tie-dye and the friendly folks in lab coats. Typical games take from 10-30 minutes.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

10:00am

VR@Con - HTC Vive
Come and experience top of the line Virtual Reality in the Gaming room. Here you can try out the HTC Vive by Steam, with a slew of titles, full list on Twitter @VRatCons. You can request titles, book time slots, and even give feedback there! We have a bevy of experiments in the works so offerings may change. Speak to us about viewing 3D models, shrinking or growing, the possibilities are endless.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

10:00am

Artist Alley
Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
DLCC Hall B/C

10:00am

Art Show - Open for Bids
Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
DLCC Hall B/C

10:00am

Dealer's Room - General Access
Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
DLCC Hall B/C

10:00am

Saturday Registration
Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Outside Hall B/C

10:00am

Open Video Gaming
Take me out to the... no, I guess Video Game doesn't quite fit. But you do! Stop by and pick up an old favorite for a bit, or maybe try something new. We'll have a lot of hardware available, from the NES through the Switch, no matter your preferred console maker. We've also expanded, so there's more room to dance/sing/smash/VR/whatever it up!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00am - Sunday July 2, 2017 1:00am
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

10:00am

Open Table-top Gaming
Need a place to play a game you brought with friends? We have you covered. Don't have a game with you? Anthrocon's Table-top Gaming room comes stocked with a few games for you to use. Stop by the Table-top Gaming room, have fun and rest your paws with friends. Please respect the games available, put them back with all their pieces when you're done having fun, and see that they don't leave the room so others may enjoy them after you. (Reserved/Scheduled Games have Precedence)


Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00am - Sunday July 2, 2017 2:00am
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

11:00am

A Darisa Tarot- History, Symbology, and Art
A short presentation about the history and symbology of Tarot. Additionally, we will cover Talenshi's process in creating the artwork of "A Darisa Tarot," and Draque's design/construction of the deck. The presentation will be followed by Tarot readings by Draque, who will be using our prototype deck!


Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
WESTIN Fayette

11:00am

Last-Fur-One Dance Workshop
Want to learn how to shake your tail with the best of them? Interested in trying out some popular styles? Come to Last-Fur-One's Dance Workshop as they bring it back to Anthrocon for another year of knowledge, exercise, and FUN!


Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
WESTIN Westmoreland

11:00am

Panda World Domination Meeting
Red and striped or black, white, and fluffy, no one can deny the cuteness that is the panda. And it is with our cuteness that we will take over the world. Join in the plotting, fellow pandas, lest you be blindsided by the inevitable takeover.

Speakers
avatar for Sage Firefox

Sage Firefox

Desktop Publisher, Anthrocon
Supreme Overlord of Pittsburgh, organizer of many furmeets, and creator of various kinds of STUFF.


Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 316

11:00am

Story-telling and Character Development through Voiceover
It's more than just a voice; it's a character with a story. Join Charlie Adler as he shares how he's developed some of his most iconic characters and learn techniques into developing a character that can become distinct and unique.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 319 - 321

11:00am

Cosplay for Confidence
Cosplay and fursuiting can boost your self-confidence, and we'll discuss how during this interactive panel. Learn about how what you wear can influence both how you feel and how it changes the perceptions of others. Then use these skills to create a secret identity: a way to dress for success and use the elements of cosplay to help you gain more confidence and become a better you.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
WESTIN Cambria

11:00am

Rabbit Island - Free Play
Rabbit Island is a light 4x game for 2-4 players, set on a beautiful deserted island that is just waiting to be planted with carrots! Come learn how to play - it's free! Bringing a large group? We have multiple copies of Rabbit Island available for you! Learn more about Rabbit Island at PLAYIHG.com!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

11:00am

Fursuits, What are They Fur? Fursona(s) & Perfurmances? (2nd Session)
The IARP/FurScience team invites fursuiters of all species and types for a research group discussion that aims to address some of these questions. We are especially interested to hear from attendees who have prior experience in fursuiting and who would be interested in sharing it with others. Looking furward to seeing you! (This is a second session, the same as the previous one so more fursuiters can participate.)


Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
WESTIN Lawrence

11:00am

You Bring It; We'll Play It! - Pokemon CCG
Do you have a deck of Pokemon cards that haven't seen the light of day because you have no one to play with? Bring them along and take advantage of one of three daily blocks of time set aside by the Table-top Gaming Staff for you to try your deck in some friendly pick-up games with other convention attendees.


Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

11:30am

Fursuiting with a Disability
Are you a person with any form of disability or health issue? You're not alone. This panel will educate an audience about how to fursuit with a disability of any kind, may it be Extreme Social Anxiety to the Paraplegic! Ever wanted to know how to help someone with a disability fursuit? This panel is also for you! Everyone welcome!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
DLCC 407 Lecture Hall

11:30am

Historical Fiction (Writing)
Weaving an engaging fiction from the rich tapestry of history takes on some extra challenges when you're stitching in animal characters. Our panel will discuss several aspects such as research, where to diverge depending on the era, and what the core audience for your fiction often truly expects in terms of accuracy. This year, in honor of our theme, we'll also endeavor to spend a little extra time on the age of early Americana as a setting for your work.

Speakers
avatar for NightEyes DaySpring

NightEyes DaySpring

Writer
NightEyes DaySpring is a writer and known troublemaker who is rumored to have a penchant for coffee and an interest in dead, ancient civilizations. His stories have appeared in ROAR, FANG, Trick or Treat, and other anthologies. His latest work is in FANG 8, appearing at Anthroc... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

11:30am

Supersponsor Luncheon
All pre-registered supersponsors are invited to join us for a special luncheon with our guests of honor and the convention chairman. You can hear many stories from our honored guests, and the chairman may have a word or two as well!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
WESTIN Allegheny

12:00pm

Monsuta Wonderland
Hey little Anthro's in training! Come play games and do some fun activities with Calypso and Hex from Monsuta Wonderland. All little Anthro's will leave with a gift bag that includes Monsuta Wonderland comic w/plush, stickers, coloring book and pocky.


Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WESTIN Butler

12:00pm

Scouting in the Furry Fandom
Have you ever been involved in scouting? Have you ever wanted to meet other furs who were involved in scouting as well? Here's your chance! Stop by and meet fellow scouts from around the fandom. Share stories, experiences, and meet new friends! Scouts of all nations and ranks welcome!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
DLCC 316

12:00pm

Oculus Rift VR Demo
We'll have a commercial model Oculus Rift available this year thanks to the awesome people at the Extra Life Pittsburgh Guild! Come on over and chat with their volunteers about what they do to help sick and injured kids in our favorite city. They'll have information and signups handy, and will be offering Oculus Rift demos Friday and Saturday! Come by early and sign up for a demo time slot.


Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

12:00pm

Joust Open Play
Jump in and out of an ongoing game of JS Joust outside the Video Game Room. Never played before? We'll teach you! Courtesy rules will be posted and suiters are welcome.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00pm - Sunday July 2, 2017 1:30am
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

1:00pm

Parade Lineup
Join the gathering of the fursuits to prepare for Anthrocon's 2017 fursuit parade. Get there early to help make sure we step off on time. Doors close at 1:45PM.


Saturday July 1, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
DLCC Hall A

1:00pm

Rabbit Island - Free Play
Rabbit Island is a light 4x game for 2-4 players, set on a beautiful deserted island that is just waiting to be planted with carrots! Come learn how to play - it's free! Bringing a large group? We have multiple copies of Rabbit Island available for you! Learn more about Rabbit Island at PLAYIHG.com!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

1:00pm

1v1-2-Switch Tournament
Come stop by and try to compete in Nintendo's newest party game, 1-2-Switch! You'll compete against your opponent with a randomly selected game, to see who can come out on top and move on to the next round. Winner of each round will move on to the next, to eventually see who can be crowned the 1-2-Switch! champion.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

2:00pm

Rabbit Island - Free Play
Rabbit Island is a light 4x game for 2-4 players, set on a beautiful deserted island that is just waiting to be planted with carrots! Come learn how to play - it's free! Bringing a large group? We have multiple copies of Rabbit Island available for you! Learn more about Rabbit Island at PLAYIHG.com!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

2:00pm

Spirit Animal Guided Meditation
Enjoy this guided by ArchDruid SteelTheWarrior to tap deep into your mind and spirit. Allow yourself a short break from the daily hustle and bustle, and treat yourself by bringing out just what you need to take you through a relaxing and empowering meditation to help balance yourself and recharge your batteries during a busy, high-energy convention. Take an enchanted walk with your totem/spirit-animal/fursona or whatever else that comes to you, and enjoy the ride!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
DLCC 316

2:00pm

Fursuit Parade & Photo
Join us for the 2017 Anthrocon Fursuit Parade. The photo will be taken right before we step off from Hall A.


Saturday July 1, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC Hall A

2:00pm

Let's Play N64 Games
Do you remember Rumble Paks? And external save devices? The agony of blisters from Mario Party, The overpowered FarSight in Perfect Dark, and Powerman 5000 in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2? No? Well come play some classic N64 games with us anyways on Luca's N64! Just no Oddjob if we play Goldeneye. And remember, You Only Live Twice unless it's License to Kill!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

2:00pm

Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools Tournament
Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools is a game about fox spirits who play tricks while scheming to punish mortal fools for their foolishness. If all goes well, a lesson is learned in the process! Join the foxes as they scheme, plot, and trick their way to promotion in our official tournament! Winners will be awarded prizes and invited to play in Sunday's Tournament. One-time Cost to cover supplies & prizes: $10.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

3:00pm

Agent Elrond - Reading
Join Agent Elrond as she reads from her latest science-fiction/fantasy adventure! Come for the silly voices, stay for the engaging stories! Suitable for all audiences.

Speakers
avatar for Elrond Drakendíl

Elrond Drakendíl

Agent Elrond
Artist, writer, out doorsy active person and nerd. Friend of dragons.


Saturday July 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

3:00pm

Do you want to become a Professional DJ/Producer?
Vander, an internationally toured DJ/Producer, will be giving an introduction to the basics of DJing for those interested in becoming openers and eventually headliners for professional shows and events. We will also be delving into the more complex aspects for those who are already experienced while also discussing concepts, equipment, and providing demos along with a practice session if time permits.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 413 - 415

3:00pm

Furry Psychology!
Everything you ever wanted to know about furries (but were too afraid to ask!) Let Dr. Courtney "Nuka" Plante walk you though the weird and wonderful world of furry psychology in this entertaining panel that guarantees you'll learn something new about the furry fandom. You'll also be able to ask questions and suggest topics for future research.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 407 Lecture Hall

3:00pm

Fursuit Photo Room
Saturday July 1, 2017 3:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 308

3:00pm

Windmill Games Presents: Jupiter Knights
500 years into the future, humankind has spread out through the solar system to escape the iron grip of Earth's new government, the Galactic Defense Corps. Can the valiant Jupiter Knights stop the forces of the GDC or will they find something much more sinister in the shadows? The producers of Advanced Dimensional Green Ninja Educational Preparatory Super Elementary Fortress 555, Tokyo Masks, and Wuxia bring you a fresh take on intergalactic Role-Playing! Aliens, Adventure, and Action!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 3:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

3:30pm

Furry Auctions (Tips & More)
Auctions are an ever growing part of the fandom, come join us to learn what you need to know. We will cover many topics about auctions in the furry fandom. Laws, tips and more, will be covered. This panel will offer tips for both buyers and sellers.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
WESTIN Cambria

4:00pm

Instagram Fur Meet Up
A meet up for any furry who uses the app known as instagram

Speakers
avatar for Karoo

Karoo

Just a local fur that has started attending Anthrocon yearly! I don't bite so please come talk to me if you'd like!


Saturday July 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 316

4:00pm

Overcoming Shyness and Anxiety
This panel is geared towards the shy, anxious, and/or socially awkward folk in the fandom. Do you have trouble making friends? Talking to artists? Not sure what the first thing to say is or how to say it? Come sit in here, and I'll share some experiences from my own childhood and plenty of advice on how to get out there in the world.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 317

4:00pm

Matthew Ebel - Live House/Trance Performance
Matthew Ebel returns to the Anthrocon main stage with an all-new house/trance show performed LIVE. Bring your fursuits, some caffeine, and prepare to dance your tails off!

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Ebel

Matthew Ebel

Matthew Ebel Entertainment
I call myself a piano rocker, but I’m really just kind of a goofball. I’ve been playing the piano since age 5, discovered electronic music at 12, and made this stuff my career in 1999. Since then I’ve played at the Grand Ole Opry, been quoted in Rolling Stone, and made a na... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

4:00pm

Puppetry For Everyone!
Puppetry is a fun and interactive art form that allows you to perform with anyone on a unique, personal level. If you've ever put a sock on your hand and made it talk; Given a plush or doll a voice and personality; Or openly role played with a costumed character or fursuiter; You've engaged in puppetry! Come by and learn more of the basic skills and techniques used in puppetry and how to bring YOUR character, whether it be small hand puppet or personal fursuit, to life.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 315 Puppetarium

4:00pm

Creative Blocks & Problem-Solving -- How To Get Unstuck
What's keeping you from working on or completing that Really Cool Thing you want to do? Having difficulty making progress or planning projects? Daunting technical issues have you stumped? Come hear some motivating and inspiring stories about the philosophies of constructive problem solving from a veteran of the professional special-effects industry. Presentation to be followed by Q&A session.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
WESTIN Somerset

4:00pm

Charlie Adler Autograph Session
Want to get an autograph from our Guest of Honour Charlie Adler? Come by his table and get a signed photo. Photos are available for purchase.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
DLCC Hall B/C

4:00pm

Mass Effect: Unity - 'Run & Gun'
Your unit has been chosen by the Alliance to blast your way through enemy forces into an overrun lab to reclaim a large amount of Element Zero and the research that was being done there to enhance Alliance weapons to better penetrate Reaper shield technology. These resources and intel are top priority!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

4:00pm

Super Bomberman R
Bombs away! Welcome to a new generation of the same multiplayer chaos that we all remember since SNES! This will be a multi-bracket, 4 player, Free for all, single elimination tourney. Rounds will be quick in normal bomberman fashion, and stages and items to be determined.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

4:30pm

Berry Talk with Majira Strawberry
Join Majira Strawberry to discuss what it is like to be a Furry YouTuber, how to balance furry with school, how to tell your friends you're a furry, dealing with online personalities, and more exciting topics!


Saturday July 1, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
DLCC 319 - 321

4:30pm

Slice of Life (Writing)
Sometimes it's nice to take our furry characters and put them in the place of the real world with real problems. That relatable fiction that shows us a mirror of our own world. But how do we winnow it down to the interesting stuff that keeps people reading? How do we make it compelling and avoid slipping into melodrama or mundanity? We'll discuss these questions and other techniques for writing the best slice-of-life furry stories in this genre panel.


Saturday July 1, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

4:30pm

Therianthropy
Have you ever wondered if Werewolves were real? Ever thought about if there were any truth to the legends of skin walkers, or any other shapechanging animal myth? Perhaps you have not felt entirely human in your own skin? Then this is the place for you! Here, we discuss what therianthropy is, the different kinds, and some brief history of therianthropy. So if you are just curious, have some suspicions, or already in the know, come on by for a fun time, some great discussion, and possibly even some learning!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
WESTIN Butler

5:00pm

PA Furries Meet and Greet
A gathering of the Pennsylvania furries to get to know our friends from across the state, argue sports and cities, and join in the camaraderie that comes from living in the Keystone State.

Speakers
avatar for Sage Firefox

Sage Firefox

Desktop Publisher, Anthrocon
Supreme Overlord of Pittsburgh, organizer of many furmeets, and creator of various kinds of STUFF.


Saturday July 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 413 - 415

5:00pm

Pokémon Meet-Up!
Do you want to catch 'em all?? Well now's your chance! Come hang out, converse, play, trade, or even battle with your fellow Pokémon fans! From sharing tips, hints, and tricks about the video games to showing your overall love for an anime that has brought generations together for over twenty years, this panel is meant to satisfy your inner Pokémon Fanatic! There will also be a Pokémon Fursuit photo taken shortly after!


Saturday July 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
WESTIN Cambria

5:00pm

Scalies
Calling all scalies. Dragons, snakes, lizards, you name it, to come meet up and greet each other. Get to know each other and make new friends.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 316

5:00pm

So You Want To Start A Convention
Have you ever thought to yourself, "Hey, I'd like to start my own convention!" Come to this informative panel with questions, and we'll have answers.

Speakers
J

Jade

Assistant Director of Technology at Anthrocon. Chair of BABSCon.
avatar for Giza White Mage

Giza White Mage

Software Engineer, AWS, Splunk, nodejs, White Mage, Staff @ Anthrocon, Eurofurence, BronyCon, MWFF; anti-spammer, Eagle Scout, 28% cheetah. Opinions are my own.


Saturday July 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 317

5:00pm

Fursuit Acting 101
How do you breathe character into a fursuit? Fursuit acting is one of the most important techniques to distinguishing your fursuit from the crowd and making experiences with your character memorable. Come learn the basics about interacting with your spectators, and how to develop the character of your fursuit.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
WESTIN Westmoreland

5:00pm

Fursuit Kickball!
Let's play some kickball! Fursuiters let's get together and play a few rounds! It's the Anthrocon World Series of Kickball.


Saturday July 1, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC Hall A

5:00pm

Wheel of Furtune
Spin the wheel, solve the puzzle and win tens of thousands of virtual dollars and fabulous trips while avoiding the dreaded "Bankrupt" in this true to life re-creation of America's Game Show hosted by Kijani, a former Wheel of Fortune champion! Contestants will be chosen at random from the audience, and prizes will be awarded to the biggest winners of the day! Come experience the thrill of being on a live game show with your friends at Anthrocon!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 407 Lecture Hall

5:00pm

Furry Nintendo World Championships
In the 1990's Nintendo hosted several "World Championships" for video games. Now is your chance to attempt to write your name on the wall next to the legends. 5 special carts to play to get the highest score in the allotted time. Go for one or go for them all (time and attendance permitting)

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

5:00pm

Karaoke Part 2
Come and show of your singing skills with hundreds of hit songs to sing along to! If you need a break from the dance or just want to have a good time, bring some friends and show everyone what you've got! (Be sure to arrive earlier than later, slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis!!)

Speakers
avatar for Zyxterr

Zyxterr

Videography enthusiast, Fox, Wolf, Bored.


Saturday July 1, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
WESTIN Allegheny

5:30pm

Reshape and Paint - Alternative to Fursuiting
Join a panel of experts in the art of transformation discussing makeup and padding to transform yourself completely.


Saturday July 1, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
WESTIN Somerset

6:00pm

Furries and Yu-Gi-Oh!
This panel will discuss the history of competing "furry related" decks from the trading card game, Yu-Gi-Oh and how to stay atop of your "A game" with older furry related cards.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
WESTIN Cambria

6:00pm

Mustelids Meet & Greet
Calling all Otters, Ferrets, Weasels, and other mustelid fursonas and enthusiasts! All are welcome to attend. We will have a meet and greet at Anthrocon this year! If you have a fursuit of a mustelid fursona and if the fursuit photo studio is open, we will attempt to arrange a special photo session.


Saturday July 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 316

6:00pm

Rabbit Island - Free Play
Rabbit Island is a light 4x game for 2-4 players, set on a beautiful deserted island that is just waiting to be planted with carrots! Come learn how to play - it's free! Bringing a large group? We have multiple copies of Rabbit Island available for you! Learn more about Rabbit Island at PLAYIHG.com!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

6:00pm

Furry First Responders Stories and More
You illegally awoo at the sirens, now it's time to see the animals who make those sirens! Firefighters, Emergency Medical Personnel and Law Enforcement Officers sharing stories, tips, training ideas, and a special "Paws Only" CPR demonstration! Curious about a job as a first responder? Don't hesitate to drop in and listen to the tales of trail and triumph from your friendly Furry First Responders.


Saturday July 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
WESTIN Fayette

6:00pm

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
This panel will feature a discussion of the popular TV series along with games, prizes and fun for "furries" AND "bronies."


Saturday July 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
DLCC 413 - 415

6:00pm

'Battle Monsters' – 'The Coliseum Strikes Back!'
Couldn't get enough monster battling the first time around, or mayhaps you couldn't make it to the first games? Now's your chance to mix it up and enjoy some coliseum chaos!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

6:00pm

1v1 Joust Tournament
Face off against your fellow attendees to see who reigns supreme at that game with the glowy balls that Milt brought last year.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

6:30pm

Fur Libs: A Mad Story Game
Ever wanted to collaborate with some of the most talented and well-known furry authors? Well, the next best thing might be helping to fill in the blanks in a few custom pieces to create a whole new bit of craziness. Come help us turn original furry works into joyous insanity by shouting out suggestions to fill in the blanks and then hearing a dramatic reading of the results. The more suggestions we have, the more fun it'll be.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Baird

Rob Baird

I'm a writing engine running on coffee and verve! I love maps, technology, language, science fiction, history, and all kinds of other random stuff! I am here to talk to you about the mysteries of the written word, and to get very excited about science fiction and cartography and... Read More →
avatar for Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf is a writer and editor in the fandom and the Track Lead for Anthrocon's writing track. He has written and published stories in an outside of the fandom, as well as editing anthologies for furry publishers. Some of his credits include being the editor for Trick or Tr... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

6:30pm

Kage and Alkali
Two hours of comedy with two of the fandom's oldest and best-preserved performers.  We'll start off with an hour of the improvosational stylings of Alkali Bismuth, and follow it up with a long-term staple, Uncle Kage's Story Hour.  The show may or may not continue at the bar once these two leave the stage.

Speakers
avatar for Uncle Kage

Uncle Kage

CEO, Anthrocon, Inc.
Uncle Kage: Chairman of Anthrocon


Saturday July 1, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

7:00pm

Rabbit Island - Free Play
Rabbit Island is a light 4x game for 2-4 players, set on a beautiful deserted island that is just waiting to be planted with carrots! Come learn how to play - it's free! Bringing a large group? We have multiple copies of Rabbit Island available for you! Learn more about Rabbit Island at PLAYIHG.com!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

7:00pm

You Bring it; We'll Play it! My Litte Pony CCG
Do you have a deck of My Little Pony FiM cards sitting idle because you have no one to play with? Bring them along to the convention and take advantage of one of three daily blocks of time set aside by the Table-top Gaming Staff for you to pit your cards against other convention attendees in some friendly pick-up games.


Saturday July 1, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

7:30pm

Furry Feud with Huscoon
Remember that game show with Richard Dawson, Steve Harvey, and John O'Hurley? Let's put a furry twist on it. We hope you won't pass and decide to play this one!

Speakers
avatar for Exile Huscoon

Exile Huscoon

Director of Programming, IndyFurCon


Saturday July 1, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
DLCC 407 Lecture Hall

8:00pm

Illustrating Narrative and Emotion with Light and Color
How do you go about conveying narrative in an illustration, and inspiring powerful emotion in viewers? Using light, color, and composition, we'll delve into overcoming these challenges. Going through the workflow from concept to thumbnailing, composing color, shooting reference, and on to final polish, you'll learn how to build a solid composition, select a bold palette, and light your setting in a way that brings a new power to your artwork.


Saturday July 1, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
WESTIN Somerset

8:00pm

AstronoFurs Solar Observatory
Join the AstronoFurs on the convention center's North Terrace to glimpse our nearest star Sol through a special, hydrogen-alpha filtered telescope. This special instrument will allow you to safely view the surface of the sun in stunning detail including sun spots and solar flares. Caution! Never look directly at the sun without proper equipment!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC North Terrace

8:00pm

Rabbit Island - Free Play
Rabbit Island is a light 4x game for 2-4 players, set on a beautiful deserted island that is just waiting to be planted with carrots! Come learn how to play - it's free! Bringing a large group? We have multiple copies of Rabbit Island available for you! Learn more about Rabbit Island at PLAYIHG.com!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

8:00pm

Submit and Publish
Join a few representatives from some of the biggest names in current furry publishing for a down to earth (and possibly tipsy) discussion of what it really takes to get officially published. You'll hear all about the level of editing expected, how to start your pitch when talking to a publisher, the process of acceptance and contracts, and, of course, plenty of examples of what not to do when getting your foot in the door.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

8:00pm

Sketchbook Swap
Want to give and receive art in a fun and low pressure environment? Come to the Sketchbook Swap, drop off your sketchbook, and pick up someone else's. Draw something you think they'd like based on what you see in their book. Sketch and swap as much as you'd like, and when you're done find your sketchbook and enjoy the surprises you find within! 18+ only, please, as the content of some sketchbooks may not be suitable for younger attendees.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
WESTIN Fayette

8:00pm

Dutch Angel Dragon Meet and Greet
Panel for the well known species Dutch Angel dragons. Come meet the community and more!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 413 - 415

8:00pm

You Bring It; We'll Play It! – Magic: the Gathering
Do you have a deck of Magic: the Gathering cards sitting idle because you have no one to play with anymore? Bring them to the Table-top Gaming room and take advantage of the three blocks of time set aside for you to pit your cards against other convention attendees in some friendly pick-up games.


Saturday July 1, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

8:00pm

Your Imagined Furry Fantasy! (18+) – 'General Y'talya'
Down in the darkest depths of the Grundletaint dungeon, a dark komodo monster is raising an army of lizardmen to conquer the lands! Will your group of unlikely adventurers be able to somehow deal with the threat before he marches to take over the world?

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

9:00pm

Furry Non-Fiction and Journalism
As our small furry fandom is continuing to grow in size, stories evolving around events within this subculture have begun to increase drastically. As the Ursa Majors introduces Non-Fiction category to its awards, it is clear that the demand for good documentation of events evolving around the community is coming into fruition. Join our panelists as they discuss techniques in communicating using clear and concise language that will help you catch an audience to your report or blog.


Saturday July 1, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

9:00pm

Sergal Meet and Greet!
Fans of Sergals/sergalsuits? This is the panel for you! As simple as it sounds this is a gathering of pointy ,wedge headed creatures from a planet far far away. Step in and introduce yourself to the other wedge faced kin and, who knows maybe you will meet a few you have never seen before!


Saturday July 1, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
DLCC 316

9:00pm

Anthrocon Tonight
Music, Magic, Dance, Comedy and so much more. We have been spending all year toiling over how to bring you the best variety show we can and we think we've got it. Join the Anthrocon Tonight Crew, our Guest of Honour Charlie Adler, and our Charity Hope Haven Farm for a show you won't soon forget. 


Saturday July 1, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

9:00pm

Fursuit Photo Room
Saturday July 1, 2017 9:00pm - Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00am
DLCC 308

9:00pm

Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools Tournament
Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools is a game about fox spirits who play tricks while scheming to punish mortal fools for their foolishness. If all goes well, a lesson is learned in the process! Join the foxes as they scheme, plot, and trick their way to promotion in our official tournament! Winners will be awarded prizes and invited to play in Sunday's Tournament. One-time Cost to cover supplies & prizes: $10.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 9:00pm - Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00am
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

9:00pm

Lupus In Tabula
A fandom classic returns once again. You are a resident of the village of Tabula, and your village has a werewolf problem - it might even be you are part of the problem. Can you work with your teammates to win?

Speakers
avatar for Tango

Tango

Con staff, manager of werewolf-filled villages.


Saturday July 1, 2017 9:00pm - Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00am
WESTIN Westmoreland

9:00pm

Smash Bros 4 Tournament
It's time to pick up a bat and baseball...or a sword, or even a flower pot; get ready for a home run! But don't go looking for a team, it's all 1v1 to see who's the best of the best! The tournament's capped at 64 participants, so don't stray from the ballpark! Details for entering and signup are in the VG Room, so get settled in the dugout and let's play ba--Smash!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 9:00pm - Sunday July 2, 2017 1:00am
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

10:00pm

AstronoFurs Star Party
Come and take a tour of the night skies over Anthrocon with the AstronoFurs. Members will be on hand to familiarize you with the late spring/early summer constellations and objects visible under light polluted, urban skies, on the convention center's North Terrace. In the event of inclement weather we will meet on the second floor by the glass elevator for an hour to talk astronomy and answer questions. Just follow the signs, take the "Wonka'vator" all the way to the top, exit onto the terrace, and walk towards the river and look for our telescopes.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
DLCC North Terrace

10:00pm

Writing After Dark: Dark and Difficult Topics
The world is not always a happy or pretty place, even when writing about talking animals. For verisimilitude in stories, sometimes it's necessary to actually explore the more horrible side of the nature of society and individuals. Come for a talk about giving topics such as personal violence, addiction, prejudices, and so on the proper gravitas, examining their necessity in the specific work, and dealing as a writer with the personal emotional fallout that can sometimes occur. Must be over 18, or over the legal age in country of citizenship. IDs and badges will be checked at the door.


Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

10:00pm

Are you a Werewolf?
Huzzah! You are invited to join the village for fun and exciting game of intrigue and mystery with the added bonus of lynching a friend at the end of each day of play! You'll have the opportunity to play a resident of a quaint rural village, their mystical seer or one of the ravenous werewolves. Your job is to ferret out the werewolves by lynching fellow villagers who you think are the werewolves-in-disguise before they eat you. Fursuiters are Welcome.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday July 2, 2017 3:00am
WESTIN Westmoreland

11:00pm

Art Show Mature Auction
Voice auction for artwork receiving too many written bids in the Art Show Mature Gallery.

Speakers
avatar for PeterCat

PeterCat

Art Show Director, Anthrocon
Art Show Director for Anthrocon


Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00am
DLCC 413 - 415

11:00pm

The Dragget Show Live
Join Xander the Dragon, Alkali the Ferret, and a special guest or two. These guys record a podcast LIVE AT AnthroCon! Come watch as they talk about anything and everything and nothing.


Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00am
DLCC 319 - 321

11:00pm

Late Night Piano Bar
Join Cosmik for some late night tunes. You bring the requests - and your own booze - and we'll have a grand time.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday July 2, 2017 12:30am
WESTIN Allegheny

11:00pm

Albedo – 'Albedo After Dark' Part 2 – (18+ Only!)
It seems that the EDF now owes Bare Back quite the large favor due to recent events, and your contact seems to know precisely what they want in return! Can your unit handle this mysterious follow-up?

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday July 2, 2017 2:00am
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

11:00pm

Anthrocon Saturday Dance
Join our DJs for another year of Anthrocon's signature dances.

11p-12a: Firr - Fursuit friendly pop and top 40
12a-2a: Swedish Dog Mafia (0ddj0b, DJ rK and Veyote) - It's gonna be really loud
2a-3a: n00neimp0rtant - Melodic bass music


Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday July 2, 2017 3:00am
DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

12:00am

Open Mic & Comedy Basics
Have a stand-up routine you want to try out? Want to tell a story you think will give us a chuckle? Come try it out at AnthroCon Open Mic! One could not ask for a friendlier atmosphere. After your act, be ready to receive some helpful good natured critiques from the panel hosts. All performers are limited to 3 to 5 minuet sets depending on the panel turn out.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00am - 1:30am
DLCC 319 - 321

12:00am

Readings in Terrible Fiction aka 'Can You Read It?'
One of our most popular late-night events is becoming a charity drive! Think you can make it through live reading some of the most pathetically putrescent prose published to paper? Well put your donation where your mouth is! Drop a bill into the charity box and see how long you can last reading terrible fiction amidst howls of laughter, epic facepalms, and of course, audience participation. Anyone can listen in, but reading takes whatever you can donate per turn. All proceeds go straight to Anthrocon's charity this year: Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary.

Speakers
avatar for NightEyes DaySpring

NightEyes DaySpring

Writer
NightEyes DaySpring is a writer and known troublemaker who is rumored to have a penchant for coffee and an interest in dead, ancient civilizations. His stories have appeared in ROAR, FANG, Trick or Treat, and other anthologies. His latest work is in FANG 8, appearing at Anthroc... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00am - 2:00am
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room
 
Sunday, July 2
 

9:45am

10:00am

Fursuit Making Tips and Tricks
We will be going over the top 5 fursuit making do's and dont's. You will learn a few tricks that might help you through your fursuit making process. You will also be handed a small booklet of fursuit tips and tricks during this panel. Please note this isn't a fursuit making tutorial panel but instead helpful tricks during the fursuit making process.

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
WESTIN Cambria

10:00am

Christian Furs Fellowship
This panel is for those that believe Jesus to be their savior or would like to learn more about what it means. Will include open discussion. Everyone is welcome!


Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
WESTIN Butler

10:00am

Bad Decisions Demo
Want to play Cards Against Humanity, but need something you can play with your mother? Want the absurdity of Mad Libs, without having to write anything? Already made a "bad decision" but want to make more (without the consequences)? Bad Decisions is a card game where players compete to fill in the blanks with the most hilarious suggestion, making headlines out of a setup provided by a rotating judge. New games start every hour. every day Come make Bad Decisions with us!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

10:00am

Rabbit Island - Free Play
Rabbit Island is a light 4x game for 2-4 players, set on a beautiful deserted island that is just waiting to be planted with carrots! Come learn how to play - it's free! Bringing a large group? We have multiple copies of Rabbit Island available for you! Learn more about Rabbit Island at PLAYIHG.com!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

10:00am

Fantasy (Writing)
How do the dragons fit in? Are they still great beasts of legend, or just another race that wanders along with your traveling party? Does it change a fantasy story that much to have anthropomorphic characters when the genre outside the fandom often has talking animals in general? Talk about these questions and more with a panel devoted to writing furry fantasy stories and how to create your varied fantasy worlds that work with your characters. We'll discuss mixed universes, fully furry tales, and the nature of the quest that often permeates any fantasy.

Speakers
avatar for NightEyes DaySpring

NightEyes DaySpring

Writer
NightEyes DaySpring is a writer and known troublemaker who is rumored to have a penchant for coffee and an interest in dead, ancient civilizations. His stories have appeared in ROAR, FANG, Trick or Treat, and other anthologies. His latest work is in FANG 8, appearing at Anthroc... Read More →
avatar for Erin Quinn

Erin Quinn

Quinn is a full time skunk and part time furry fiction writer. She has been featured in numerous con books and her debut novel, "Tailless", is available from Rabbit Valley Comics. Her pastimes include hanging with small dogs, pro wrestling, and Texas BBQ


Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

10:00am

Art Show - Open for Bids
Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC Hall B/C

10:00am

Learn to Play Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools
Kitsune is a game about fox-spirits who play tricks while scheming to teach mortal fools about their foolishness. If all goes well, a lesson is taught in the process! Game demos start every two-hours throughout each day. Join the foxes and learn to play with us.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

10:00am

Looney Lab's GIANT Pyramid Game Demos
Looking for something fun to do? Come play GIANT pyramid games with us! Stop by and join the Looney Lab rabbits Sunday morning as they demo the many pyramid games published by Looney Labs using our GIANT game pieces. Come learn and play a pyramid game like TreeHouse, Ice Towers, or Zendo. Just look for the bright tie-dye and the friendly folks in lab coats. Typical games take from 10-30 minutes. Fursuiters Welcome!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 3rd and 4th Floor Atriums

10:00am

Artist Alley
Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
DLCC Hall B/C

10:00am

Dealer's Room - General Access
Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
DLCC Hall B/C

10:00am

Sunday Registration
Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
Outside Hall B/C

10:00am

Open Video Gaming
Take me out to the... no, I guess Video Game doesn't quite fit. But you do! Stop by and pick up an old favorite for a bit, or maybe try something new. We'll have a lot of hardware available, from the NES through the Switch, no matter your preferred console maker. We've also expanded, so there's more room to dance/sing/smash/VR/whatever it up!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

10:00am

Open Table-top Gaming
Need a place to play a game you brought with friends? We have you covered. Don't have a game with you? Anthrocon's Table-top Gaming room comes stocked with a few games for you to use. Stop by the Table-top Gaming room, have fun and rest your paws with friends. Please respect the games available, put them back with all their pieces when you're done having fun, and see that they don't leave the room so others may enjoy them after you. (Reserved/Scheduled Games have Precedence)


Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

10:30am

Furry Nation: A Very Human Story - Writing the Book About the Furry Fandom
Joe Strike's history of furry fandom will be published this fall by Cleis Press. Joe will talk about the challenge of trying to do justice to Furry, to chart its history and explain its appeal—and the personal challenge of deciding how much of himself to reveal in its pages. He will describe the book's evolution, present early cover concepts and read excerpts from his manuscript. The session will end with a free raffle for an autographed copy of "Furry Nation: A very human story."

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
DLCC 407 Lecture Hall

11:00am

Furry Parents with Young Children Meetup
Open discussion about having young children at huge events like AC

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
WESTIN Somerset

11:00am

Sports Mascot Fanatics Meet 'N' Greet
Are you a fan of sports mascots? Do you collect merchandise of your favorite sports mascots? Have you ever performed as a mascot for a sports team? Do you enjoy drawing fan art of mascots like these? If 'Yes' is the answer to at least one of these questions, than this is a panel for you!


Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
WESTIN Fayette

11:00am

Zoids Fur Meet Up!
Zoids was a series and toy line created by TOMY back in the 80's it featured animal mechas that were used for combat. Maybe you are a fan of the tv-series and animes, or you are an avid collector of the build-able models or even you might be a fan of the video games! Come share your favorite Zoid and meet others Zoiders!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 316

11:00am

Rabbit Island - Free Play
Rabbit Island is a light 4x game for 2-4 players, set on a beautiful deserted island that is just waiting to be planted with carrots! Come learn how to play - it's free! Bringing a large group? We have multiple copies of Rabbit Island available for you! Learn more about Rabbit Island at PLAYIHG.com!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

11:00am

Mock Voice Acting Audition
Feel you have a talent for voiceover? This is your opportunity to share your voice with Charlie Adler during a mock audition. This panel is designed to give participants insight into the audition process, how to conduct yourself during the audition and a few tips that will set you ahead as you begin your voiceover career! Scripts will be provided, so come prepared to share your voice!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
DLCC 319 - 321

11:00am

Sonic: Freedom Fighters – 'Drood Grove'
Desperate for any edge they can get over Robotnik, they are willing to travel far to explore Drood Grove, a place detailed in old Mobian legends that held wondrous power that just might be the key to the fight against Robotnik!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

11:00am

You Bring it; We'll Play it! My Litte Pony CCG
Do you have a deck of My Little Pony FiM cards sitting idle because you have no one to play with? Bring them along to the convention and take advantage of one of three daily blocks of time set aside by the Table-top Gaming Staff for you to pit your cards against other convention attendees in some friendly pick-up games.


Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

11:00am

Fursuit Team Games
Sharky and his cast of fellow crazy furs are back, for the 2017 Fursuit Team games. This event places 8 teams of 8 against each other in friendly head to head competition.

Speakers
avatar for Exile Huscoon

Exile Huscoon

Director of Programming, IndyFurCon


Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
WESTIN Allegheny

11:30am

Science Fiction (Writing)
Do you prefer the cold hard facts of genetic manipulation and exact possible methods of propulsion or do you prefer to play in the "it just does" world of super-science or even strange psychic abilities? There's room for both in the broad category of science fiction, especially when talking about furry characters and worlds. Here we'll talk about all things sci-fi, whether you're plotting your anthropomorphic space opera or getting down to the nitty gritty of a dark dystopian future, as well as all the points in-between.


Sunday July 2, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

12:00pm

Graymuzzle/Mil Furs Meetup
A gathering of older furs, military furs, as well as those who have been in the fandom for a while. All are welcome to attend!


Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
DLCC 413 - 415

12:00pm

Furry Text Adventures
Gather round, literally, and make your way through some old school text adventures! Draggor, your host, will be subbing in for the computer, so sassy replies are to be expected from sassy commands. There are choices of adventures from classic monsters, space, summer camp, and more!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WESTIN Westmoreland

12:00pm

Rabbit Island - Free Play
Rabbit Island is a light 4x game for 2-4 players, set on a beautiful deserted island that is just waiting to be planted with carrots! Come learn how to play - it's free! Bringing a large group? We have multiple copies of Rabbit Island available for you! Learn more about Rabbit Island at PLAYIHG.com!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

12:00pm

Dance Competition Finals
It's the main event of Anthrocon's Dance Competition, featuring the fandom's most exciting and skilled fursuit dancers! Come and watch the 8th annual competition and cheer on your favorite performers. Come early to get good seats - it's guaranteed to be a highlight of your con!

Speakers
avatar for Ronnie

Ronnie

Professional Noodle, Noodle Dragon
Staff/Track Lead. Artist. Dancer. Performer of Tien Long & Zeke Hyena, Leader of Last-Fur-One. Unhealthy obsessions with noodle dragons, Asian food, and wine. If you've got any questions about dancing events, such as Dance Competitions or Floor Wars, I'm the noodledragon to talk... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

12:00pm

Therian Research and Self-Help Resources
In this panel Drs. Fein and Gerbasi from FurScience/IARP will share updates on therian/otherkin research and host a discussion among attendees about what they would suggest as helpful resources for individuals with therian and otherkin identities. Eminent therian Skarlath will co-host, graduate students Jen and Luiggi will also participate!


Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 317

12:00pm

Windmill Games Presents: Jupiter Knights
500 years into the future, humankind has spread out through the solar system to escape the iron grip of Earth's new government, the Galactic Defense Corps. Can the valiant Jupiter Knights stop the forces of the GDC or will they find something much more sinister in the shadows? The producers of Advanced Dimensional Green Ninja Educational Preparatory Super Elementary Fortress 555, Tokyo Masks, and Wuxia bring you a fresh take on intergalactic Role-Playing! Aliens, Adventure, and Action!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

12:00pm

Joust Open Play
Jump in and out of an ongoing game of JS Joust outside the Video Game Room. Never played before? We'll teach you! Courtesy rules will be posted and suiters are welcome.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

12:00pm

VR@Con - HTC Vive
Come and experience top of the line Virtual Reality in the Gaming room. Here you can try out the HTC Vive by Steam, with a slew of titles, full list on Twitter @VRatCons. You can request titles, book time slots, and even give feedback there! We have a bevy of experiments in the works so offerings may change. Speak to us about viewing 3D models, shrinking or growing, the possibilities are endless.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

12:30pm

Homestuck Fan Meetup
Do you read Homestuck? Do you have a patron troll? Can you do the windy thing? Well, this panel is for you! A place for all heroes, exiles, and NPCs to gather that will not take three years riding on an asteroid OR a Prospitian ship to reach! Meet other fans, talk about your favorite characters and scenes, and above all, have fun!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
DLCC 316

12:30pm

Charity Auction
Our chairman, Uncle Kage, will be auctioning off a variety of interesting and collectible items for the benefit of our charity: Hope Haven Farm Animal Rescue. Please come and help raise funds for our charity ... right here in the great city of Pittsburgh!

Speakers
avatar for Uncle Kage

Uncle Kage

CEO, Anthrocon, Inc.
Uncle Kage: Chairman of Anthrocon


Sunday July 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
DLCC 407 Lecture Hall

1:00pm

Hello Kitty and the Globalization of Cute
This panel will look at the origins of Hello Kitty, her creators at Sanrio, her incarnations in anime and on various products, her global impact including theme parks and other businesses, the marketing of Japanese cute culture abroad, and Hello Kitty's enduring stature as a popular icon.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
WESTIN Cambria

1:00pm

Celebrity Whose Lion is it Anyway?
Come out and see some of the funniest people in the fandom performing in Improv games. This 100% off the cuff event will go to support our charity, so come one come all and see some of your favorite funny furs make fools of themselves. As with any Improv event, audience participation is bound to happen.


Sunday July 2, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 319 - 321

1:00pm

Raising Pygmy Goats
Goats are often an incredibly under-appreciated species but can be amazingly unique companions to work with. Come learn about what it takes to raise pygmy goats, what you can expect from them as a pet, and some of the fun experiences we have had with them over the past three years in the land of Goatopia!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
WESTIN Somerset

1:00pm

Home Run Derby
No baseball theme is complete without the most classic of contests - the Home Run Derby! Step up to the plate and smash one off the screen. Everyone gets three tries and best distance wins!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

1:00pm

Ham Radio Exam
Come score your amateur radio license from the comfort of the con! Be sure to bring: _x000D_
A. A legal photo ID or two forms of identification (non-photo ID, birth certificate, library card, social security card, current student ID, etc)._x000D_
B. Know your SSN or FCC FRN._x000D_
C. If upgrading, a photocopy of your current license, or CSCE from previous exam sessions if required._x000D_
D. Memory-erased calculators are allowed._x000D_
E. A check, money order, or cash to cover the $15 exam fee.

Speakers
avatar for Rechner Fox

Rechner Fox

[ˈʀɛçnɐ] Open source furry. Voider of warranties. Radio fox.


Sunday July 2, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
WESTIN Fayette

1:00pm

'Battle Monsters' – 'Battle Royale'
Mass mayhem is about to ensue! All Battle Monsters from the tournament are going to be let loose in the arena at once for a massive fightfest! Will yours have a chance to come out on top?

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

1:00pm

You Bring It; We'll Play It! – Magic: the Gathering
Do you have a deck of Magic: the Gathering cards sitting idle because you have no one to play with anymore? Bring them to the Table-top Gaming room and take advantage of the three blocks of time set aside for you to pit your cards against other convention attendees in some friendly pick-up games.


Sunday July 2, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

1:00pm

Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools; Tournament Finals
Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools; Tournament Finals. Come watch as the best of the best square off and take up the role of fox spirits who play tricks while scheming to punish mortal fools for their foolishness. If all goes well, a lesson is learned in the process! Prizes will be awarded to the "Ultimate Trickster!"

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

1:00pm

DDR Tournament
Do you have what it takes to stomp out the competition? Come show us your moves! Difficulty range 6 to 9. ...punch and pie.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 408 - 410 Video Gaming

1:30pm

Friendly Feline Furry Fiasco
This is the place for all the cool cats to come and hang out! Get to know your fellow felines, and have fun! Feel free to bring your own cat toys, or just come to hang out! Not a cat? Come and learn more about us kitties in a roundtable style discussion! All felines, big or small, are welcome to join in the fun, and non-felines are welcome to ask all the questions they like about us, especially if they bring us treats!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
DLCC 316

1:30pm

Charlie Adler Autograph Session
Want to get an autograph from our Guest of Honour Charlie Adler? Come by his table and get a signed photo. Photos are available for purchase.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
DLCC Hall B/C

1:30pm

Writing Technology and Formatting
Long ago, all you needed to write was parchment, quill, and imagination. And while you can still write that way today, for the professional arena, it's much handier to have a few technological tools and the know-how to use them properly when working with editors, publishers, etc. Join us for a talk about the proper ways to use word processing software to make your editors (and self-publishing sites) happy and some helpful tools for writing that you may not be aware of.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Baird

Rob Baird

I'm a writing engine running on coffee and verve! I love maps, technology, language, science fiction, history, and all kinds of other random stuff! I am here to talk to you about the mysteries of the written word, and to get very excited about science fiction and cartography and... Read More →
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Sparf

Sparf is a writer, actor, storyteller, podcaster and voiceover artist He has had stories published in Fang 6 and 7, Roar 7, Trick or Treat vol. 2, several conbooks, and in the recently released Sci-Fi horror anthology Bleak Horizons, from FurPlanet. His podcast is Independent Cla... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

2:00pm

Convention War Stories
Come out and see what happens behind the closed doors of conventions. Sit back and listen to the stories that you were never meant to find out about from our panel of convention staff and board members. Enjoy the stories and find out why that cop was shaking his head well laughing.


Sunday July 2, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 407 Lecture Hall

2:00pm

Video on a Dime
Join us as we discuss ways to share your talents with your friends using the tools and equipment you already have! Whether you want to video your puppetry performances, dance to your favorite song in costume, or become the next YouTube sensation, we'll help you to understand how to use the tools available on your smart phone, tablet or laptop to get you started.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 315 Puppetarium

2:00pm

Art Show General Auction
Voice auction for artwork receiving too many written bids in the Art Show General Gallery.

Speakers
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Uncle Kage

CEO, Anthrocon, Inc.
Uncle Kage: Chairman of Anthrocon
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PeterCat

Art Show Director, Anthrocon
Art Show Director for Anthrocon


Sunday July 2, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
DLCC 413 - 415

2:00pm

'Zootopia' Fan Discussion
It's back! The filmic furry phenomenon that took the fandom by storm in 2016 and reinvented anthropomorphic cinema now gets its second annual fan discussion gathering at Anthrocon. If you love "Zootopia" and love talking about it with fellow fans of Nick, Judy, Clawhauser and all the rest, come and take part! All species welcome! (No Pred/Prey discrimination here!)

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 319 - 321

2:00pm

2:00pm

Fursuit Photo Room
Sunday July 2, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 308

2:30pm

Crux Meet & Greet
A meet up for the genetically altered creature of the fandom: Crux.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
DLCC 316

2:30pm

How I Learned to be a Better Role Player
Come have a discussion with Draggor, a one time shy, awkward D&D player, on how you can make any role playing game more fun for yourself and others! He's played since he was in middleschool, and for the past 5 years has been helping run a D&D Tournament at Gen Con every year.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
DLCC 317

3:00pm

Anthrocon Charity Show
Uncle Kage presents his annual charity show! This is an exclusive performance in support of our charity. Leave your inhibitions at the door because there is no telling what he will say or do. Tickets are $10 each and available at the charity table in the Dealer's Room. Seating is limited to those who make a donation at the charity table and obtain a ticket.

Speakers
avatar for Uncle Kage

Uncle Kage

CEO, Anthrocon, Inc.
Uncle Kage: Chairman of Anthrocon
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Ronnie

Professional Noodle, Noodle Dragon
Staff/Track Lead. Artist. Dancer. Performer of Tien Long & Zeke Hyena, Leader of Last-Fur-One. Unhealthy obsessions with noodle dragons, Asian food, and wine. If you've got any questions about dancing events, such as Dance Competitions or Floor Wars, I'm the noodledragon to talk... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

3:00pm

You Bring It; We'll Play It! - Pokemon CCG
Do you have a deck of Pokemon cards that haven't seen the light of day because you have no one to play with? Bring them along and take advantage of one of three daily blocks of time set aside by the Table-top Gaming Staff for you to try your deck in some friendly pick-up games with other convention attendees.


Sunday July 2, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

3:00pm

Your Imagined Furry Fantasy! (18+) – 'The Vast Deferens'
A new world has been unveiled through a portal recently opened in the Temple of Eros! What excitement and adventures are to be had on the forested expanses found on the other side?

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412 Tabletop Gaming

3:30pm

FurScience/IARP Debriefing Q&A Session
The IARP/Furscience team members will discuss this year's projects, answer questions and happily receive suggestions for future studies.


Sunday July 2, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 407 Lecture Hall

3:30pm

Horror (Writing)
What's truly scary to a six-foot tall lion? Is a creature that drinks blood really a big deal when your neighbor three houses down is a vampire bat? What can different senses of smell and hearing do that might fill us with dread? This is the time to talk about all things scary and slimy in your furry fiction. We'll discuss some of the different levels and subgenres of horror, how to get a sense of fear for your anthropomorphic characters, and what can make a concept almost universally terrifying.

Speakers
avatar for Sparf

Sparf

Sparf is a writer, actor, storyteller, podcaster and voiceover artist He has had stories published in Fang 6 and 7, Roar 7, Trick or Treat vol. 2, several conbooks, and in the recently released Sci-Fi horror anthology Bleak Horizons, from FurPlanet. His podcast is Independent Cla... Read More →
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Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf is a writer and editor in the fandom and the Track Lead for Anthrocon's writing track. He has written and published stories in an outside of the fandom, as well as editing anthologies for furry publishers. Some of his credits include being the editor for Trick or Tr... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 310 - 311 Writing Room

5:30pm

Closing Ceremonies
Join the Anthrocon Board of Directors for closing ceremonies for Anthrocon 2017.


Sunday July 2, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
DLCC Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom