Skip to comments.The furries are returning to Pittsburgh (freaks invade my city)
Posted on 07/03/2013 7:35:23 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue
PITTSBURGH - Downtown Pittsburgh is taking another walk on the wild side with the annual Anthrocon.
Furries -- people who are fascinated with anthropomorphics -- have begun arriving for their yearly national convention at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. It begins Thursday and continues through the weekend.
"Folks who have never seen it before, don't be scared. If you see a 6-foot-tall raccoon walking by your window, no, you're not going crazy, it's just us," Anthrocon CEO Samuel Conway said.
SLIDESHOW: Photos of furries around Pittsburgh MORE INFO: Go to WTAE.com's Furries page
Many of the thousands who will attend the convention are dressed in full or partial animal costumes as they walk through the streets of the Golden Triangle.
One furry who calls himself Exy, said, I am a Siberian husky from Alaska. I like to pull sleds, and I like to chase my own tail.
Exy said Pittsburgh's Antrhocon is special. I look forward to it every day, we plan for it almost a year in advance. Its like the best convention here in the United States.
This year, they'll be trying to set a Guinness World Record for the "World's Largest Fursuit Parade" on Saturday.
Why is Anthrocon so popular? "Everybody loves animals. Everybody loves costumes," Conway said. "We are all about creativity, we are all about imagination, we are all about dreaming. This weekend, in the city of Pittsburgh, this is our chance to share our dreams with you."
Anthrocon includes workshops, panel discussions, art exhibitions and vendors catering to fans of the human-like animal characters.
VisitPittsburgh estimates the convention has brought more than $25 million in direct spending to the city since it first arrived in 2006. Anthrocon has also raised more than $140,000 for animal-related charities since making Pittsburgh its host city.
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These people are seriously mentally ill freaks that dress like animals, use litter boxes, trash hotel rooms, and have a sex dressed as animals. This city's efforts to normalize this trash all to make buck is disgusting. Then again, what should I expect from a pace whose city hall flies the gay pride rainbow flag every June.
It takes a dedicated furry to dress as a porcupine and an even more dedicated furry to have sex with him or her.
wait until they are allowed the right to attend school and work as furry transpecies persons.
I fear for the pets they have at home.
Then again, if its not mentally unstable to think you’re the other gender, then thinking you’re a polar bear is probably A-OK.
It’s like GaGa conjured up legions of deviant hellspawn to walk the surface of America. Most of these things are queer too.
Well it could be worse, ever been to San Fransisco?
But isn't there a good bit of deviant sexual behavior in these sub-cultures?
I mean... they don't want to just dress like rabbits... they want to otherwise emulate rabbits.
Don’t they belong in Seattle, Berkeley, or Taos?
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Last year, there were rumblings that the hotel workers complained heavily about the mess these “people” leave. Of course, that was kept out of our local MSM, who does a good job trying to pass this off as innocent fun or a bunch of folks with a harmless little hobby.
This is a sexually deviant crowd.
“Then again, if its not mentally unstable to think youre the other gender, then thinking youre a polar bear is probably A-OK.”
have they started bringing the kids yet?
I shudder to think about that.
Some tattooed freak at work goes to this every year. He says its just nothing but random sex & is the easiest place to get laid, which he claims is his reason for going. I try to avoid him.
That’s some pretty weird stuff. I couldn’t be caught dead in one of those suits.
yep. But remember the normals are the ones who get ostracized now.
Yes I have and yes you’re right. But a small city like Pittsburgh “prides” itself on emulating the big gay icon of SF: in June we have an enormous PrideFest sponsored by pretty much anyone who’s anybody in the local business & corporate scene. And for the Supreme Court ruling, parts of the downtown area were shut for a giant homo fest called “Rejoice or Riot” There were enormous TV screens set up for the reading of the decision & some dumbass in city hall actually gave them a permit to gather despite their threat to riot if they didn’t like the decision.
I believe Advocate magazine named Pittsburgh one of the gay-friendliest cities in the U.S. pray for us.
Wait till the Furries meet the Baseball Furies from “The Warriors”!!!!
Refresh my memory. Didn’t Pittsburgh vote overwhelmingly for that reprehensible son of a b!tch Obama? Didn’t Pennsylvania throw its electoral votes to the blue-lipped Kenyan monkey, thus aiding his return to power and screwing us all?
Excuse me for being rude... but I’m having a VERY hard time generating any sympathy for you screwed up northern states and your perverted union-based leftist character. WTF makes y’all such idiots? Is it the weather? The water? What?
Rot in your own damn anthropomorphic furry filth.
And if you personally are the exception, CHANGE THINGS or MOVE.
Sorry, I was a little harsh.
I’m just frustrated beyond belief by the pieces of this nation that don t “get it”. They’re leeches on this well-crafted body politic and they’re going to kill America.
The irony here is that if there is ever any real rebellion, it is going to come from a “blue” state. Because there are enough “red” who are sick of it. Sick of being outnumbered, outvoted, never counting, never being represented.
I totally feel ya on the frustration part. Things seem to be getting worse by the day, too, don’t they??
Just pray. It’s all we can do. Pray for conversion for our country & pray for the grace to do God’s will & work.
Imagine wearing one in JULY!!!
Makes more sense to convene in Quebec City in January.
What a stupid name for their convention: the attendees are theriomorphic people, not anthropomorphic animals.
Actually most of W. Pa. went Republican and most of the greater Pittsburgh area. The leftists, low informed voters,union losers in the city went left. Pa. has a republican governor, house and senate.
Western Pa. has a majority of republican congressmen. Most all urban areas in the country are the same, even down south. Pa. has a big gun and hunting culture and a traditionalist tendency so back down a bit reb.
"If you see a 6-foot-tall raccoon walking by your window, no, you're not going crazy, it's just us," Anthrocon CEO Samuel Conway said.
Mooch wouldn’t even need a costume.
I've yet to read of any furries playing the knock-out game........
We should set up an anti-fur con rally and protest this sick convention
according to the site the next one is July 3-6
this makes the city look bad we do not need this stuff.