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Thursday, July 9
 

12:00pm

Dealer Room Setup
Setup for the Anthrocon Dealer Room. 

Panelists
avatar for Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon


Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC - Hall B - Dealer's Room

6:30pm

Pre-Con Social Mixer
This is a social gathering for folks to meet old friends and connect with new ones before the convention begins. Join us on Thursday evening, for a pre-con get together to start the weekend off with a lot of fun!

Panelists

Thursday July 9, 2015 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Westin - Allegheny

8:30pm

To Absent Friends
A time and place to remember those who, for whatever reason, are unable to join us this year. To our absent friends…you are missed, you are loved, but you are not forgotten

Panelists

Thursday July 9, 2015 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Westin - Westmoreland

10:00pm

Anthrocon Thursday Night Dances!
Year after year, Anthrocon’s dances bring you the some of the best DJs, music, and lighting in the fandom - this year will be no different. 12 DJs spanning all styles of dance music take the stage backed by one of the best light shows the fandom has to offer including live visuals and all new, high-powered lasers. No matter what you’re looking for, Anthrocon’s dance is one of the most exciting nightlife events you’ll encounter in the fandom.

Staff
P

Protocollie

Division Head, AVTech

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00pm - Friday July 10, 2015 2:00am
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

11:00pm

Sonic: Freedom Fighters – “Grab ‘n Go
In order to use the water wheels set up for Knothole village efficiently, the Freedom Fighters are going to have to gather some very specific electronics from a guarded section of Robotropolis.

Panelists

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:00pm - Friday July 10, 2015 1:00am
DLCC 411 - 412

1:00am

Albedo - “Sting Operation, Prequel
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?

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 1:00am - 3:00am
DLCC 411 - 412
 
Friday, July 10
 

9:00am

Dealer Room Setup
Setup for the Anthrocon Dealer Room. 

Panelists
avatar for Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC - Hall B - Dealer's Room

10:00am

Parkour - Its History and Development
Parkour is a relatively young discipline that focuses on personal development through creative use of your surroundings. The goal in a nutshell is learning to adapt your body and mind to the various obstacles you'll encounter. While the media representation makes it seem daunting, parkour is a complete discipline where difficulty scales with the growth of the practitioner. Come learn about the origins of parkour, its development, and how it will grow in the future. A bonus section of this panel will be the potential of parkour in fursuits, and why you probably shouldn't do it without some serious preparation and research (or not at all, ever).

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Westin - Butler
  • Equipment Needs HDMI Projector

10:00am

Public Fursuiting & Meet Ups
This panel will go into topics such as:
- Places to suggest your meets
- How/who to contact for venue based meets
- Limitations and warnings for public events and fursuiting in public
- Videos/examples from recent public events (Pittsburgh Hockey games, Pittsburgh Home Show, Carlisle Car Show, etc)
- Fursuit Care quick tips for longevity at future meets
- Q/A period

Panelists
avatar for R.C. Fox

R.C. Fox

Logistics Staff, MidWest FurFest


Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Westin - Pennsylvania

10:00am

Anthros and Videogames
This panel is a brief overview/ timeline of the various types of anthropomorphized animals in video games. The panel will discuss the relevance/prevalence of such characters in video games such as the elder scrolls series (khajiit race/important characters), sly cooper, ratchet and clank, jak and daxter, etc... Many furries have enjoyed these videos games for years and may have even influenced their choice on entering and identifying with the fandom. It is almost common knowledge that video games entertain many furries from the popularity of Steam and X-Box live and the PlayStation Network as well.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Westin - Fayette

10:00am

Looney Labs 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.

Staff

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

10:00am

MLP: TOON! "This Cave Is Creepy!"
A dark and scary cave has been discovered deep inside of the Everfree forest full of eerie sounds, rocks and crystals! The Mane 6 has been asked to investigate and discern the properties of these strange formations!

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

10:00am

Art Show Check In
Check In for Art Show Participants.

Staff
avatar for Petercat

Petercat

Art Show Director, Anthrocon
Art Show Director for Anthrocon

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 2:00pm
DLCC - Hall C - Art Show

10:00am

Dr. Gerbasi - Focus Groups
Focus Groups for Anthropomorphic research being performed by Dr. Kathy Gerbasi, PhD.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Westin - Armstrong

10:00am

Open Gaming & Puzzles
Do you have a few minutes to kill with friends before the next panel or show starts? Did you bring a collectable card game and need a place to challenge a fellow attendee? Want to run a pick up session of a board or role playing game you brought along with you? Well stop on in to the Table-top Gaming rooms 411 & 412 and rest your paws with friends. We have plenty of table space for board, role playing and card games available for you to sign up for and/or utilize. (Reserved/Scheduled Games have Precedence)

Don't have a game with you? Anthrocon's Table-top Gaming room comes stocked with Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Classic Yatzee and Scrabble, Dominoes, Uno and standard decks of cards for you to pull out and use while you are in the room. We'll also have an animal themed puzzle or two that you can help complete as the weekend progresses. Please come up to Room 411 & 412, enjoy yourself and what we have to offer. All we ask is you 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.

Staff

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00am
DLCC 411 - 412

10:30am

Anthrocon Opening Ceremonies
The Board of Directors welcomes you to Anthrocon 2015 with the opening Keynote Address and important convention information.  The convention will begin immediately after Opening Cermonies concludes.

Panelists
AB

Anthrocon Board of Directors

Board of Directors, Anthrocon, Inc.
The following individuals are the Board members for Anthrocon: | | Chairman - Uncle Kage | Operations Director - Giza | Programming Director - KP | Registration Director - Sonicgott | Dealers Room Director - Chiaroscuro | Publications/Media Director - Xydexx | Charity Director - Rigel | Art Show Director - Petercat | Internet Services Director - Tigerwolf | AV Director - GenTalon


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

11:00am

Characters and Dialogue
Walking, talking, breathing individuals make up a healthy chunk of any storytelling endeavor. They don’t necessarily have to be completely realistic, but they definitely have to be engaging in some way. Come to discuss aspect of character and dialogue such as making them furry, making them more than cardboard cutouts, and avoiding Mary Sues. (There may be fun writing exercises, so be prepared).

Panelists
avatar for Slip Wolf

Slip Wolf

Slip has been writing furry stuff for over three years and has a few fun things published with Sofawolf, Rabbit Valley and Furplanet. | | Word is he's harmless. | | @Slip_Wolf | http://www.furaffinity.net/user/slip-wolf/


Friday July 10, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
DLCC 310-311

11:00am

You Bring It; We'll Play It! My Little Pony CCG
Do you have a deck of My Little Pony 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 July 10, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

11:00am

Headless Zone 1
A place for fursuiters to rest and rehydrate.

Friday July 10, 2015 11:00am - Saturday July 11, 2015 1:45am
DLCC 301-305

12:00pm

So This is Your First Anthrocon?
Is this your first time going to a furry convention? Maybe it’s your first time to Anthrocon? This panel is a must for you! This panel is held by 2 individuals sure to give you a wealth of knowledge and some amusement at the same time. Your convention chairman (Uncle Kage) and your programming director (K.P.) will give you advice for making the most of your weekend and having as few headaches as possible. Oh, and be sure to ask about 6:2:1. It’s the most important rule you’ll learn at Anthrocon.

Staff
avatar for K.P.

K.P.

Megaplex Convention Chairman, Anthrocon Programming Director
Fursuiter, calligrapher, puppeteer, writer, and event programmer. In my spare time....I work at a job.
avatar for Uncle Kage

Uncle Kage

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

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Westin - Allegheny

12:00pm

Hands & Fur - Puppeteering Workshop
You’ve watched Muppets in movies and TV and the fandom’s own Pawpets on live internet variety shows and YouTube videos. Perhaps you’ve thought to yourself: hey, maybe I could do that. Well you can, and this panel will help show you how. Join us and our bushel of fluffy hand-warmers to learn how to get started bringing our inanimate friends to life. We’ll be talking about where to obtain a puppet, tricks to make your puppet come alive by creating a character, performance tips, and ways to practice your new skills. Bring a puppet to show off or borrow one of ours for this interactive workshop. Think of them as adorable fursuits in miniature.

Staff
avatar for Nonsanity

Nonsanity

Puppet Track Lead, Anthrocon, Inc.

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
DLCC 315-316

12:00pm

Sonic: Freedom Fighters - "Caught Off Guard"
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 fend of Robotnik’s lastest threat?

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 2:30pm
DLCC 411 - 412

12:00pm

Super Smash Bros. Melee
Come duke it out in Nintendo's 2001 cult hit, whether you're a hardened Melee veteran, only played other games in the series, or never played Smash at all! Featuring a double elimination bracket and sets, this tournament will be a smashing time whether you are coming to learn or compete.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 408 - 409

12:00pm

Artist Alley
Anthrocon Artist Alley - A marketplace for attendees to commission artists for a variety of artwork.  Artist Alley tables are available on a first come, first served basis.

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC - Hall C - Artist Alley

12:00pm

Dealer Room - Open
The Anthrocon Dealer Room is open during these hours.

Staff
avatar for Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC - Hall B - Dealer's Room

12:00pm

Open Video Gaming
Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00am
DLCC 408 - 409

1:00pm

Scouters of 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!”

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 317

1:00pm

Let's learn Magic: the Gathering
Have you been curious about how this long standing game is played? Or maybe you're looking to improve your deck or game?  Well join Zeska for this informative hour and a half panel to teach people who are interested in Magic: the Gathering and explain the ins and outs of the game.  If there's time you'll get the chance to try a game or two.  Magic: the Gathering cards optional.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
DLCC 411 - 412

1:00pm

Settlers of Catan
In Settlers of Catan, 2-6 players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players collect these resources to build up their civilizations to get to 10 victory points and win the game. Multi-award-winning and one of the most popular games in recent history due to its amazing ability to appeal to non-gamers and gamers alike.

Staff

Friday July 10, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

1:00pm

Bunny Island: Explore, Build, Conquer Demo
Check out this new family-friendly tile card game! You are a bunny — the leader of your own tribe of bunnies! You've sailed the seas for new land, and have discovered a beautiful island! But watch out — other bunny tribes have found this same island. Your goal is to have the largest and most successful civilization on the newly discovered island by building up the most territories and harvesting the most carrots! Conquer your opponents and feast with your tribe!

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

1:00pm

Leviathans Miniatures Game

Leviathans is a miniatures game of steampunk airship battles set just prior to World War I, produced byCatalyst Games, the same company that created BattleTech and Shadowrun.  A game for 2-4 players, and level.  Come try out this game. Materials and miniatures will be provided.


Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

1:30pm

Art 1-oh-something
This is a panel on the basics of art from the point of view of an intermediate artist who has moved on from novice and introductory work yet has not been established as a one of the top tier artists yet. I will be covering anatomy, learning processes, and ways to communicate and handle business in a beginning fashion.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Westin - Cambria

1:30pm

Furry and the Media
What do you tell a reporter when they ask you about the furry fandom? Before you answer, you should stop by this panel so that the chairman of Anthrocon, Uncle Kage, can let you know the dos and don’ts about dealing with the media. This is an informative, and still amusing discussion that everyone should hear.

Staff
avatar for Uncle Kage

Uncle Kage

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

Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Westin - Allegheny

1:30pm

How ByCats4Cats Does It
Join Snap E Tiger in a discussion about how he builds fursuits. He has completed over 140 fursuits using an unusual and dynamic safety product for the head construction. Snap E will talk about materials, the steps to make a head, talk about bodysuit fit and construction techniques. He will also talk about some of the aspects of making fursuit building a business.

Panelists
avatar for Snap E. Tiger

Snap E. Tiger

Owner, ByCats4Cats.com
I have been creating fursuits as a hobby and some on the side profit since 2001 and currently am owner of ByCats4Cats.com LLC. BC4C was formed in 2009 and became a full time fursuit business in May of 2012. Today BC4C suits are located all over the world and besides myself I have one full time employee Dona who ROCKS!


Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin - Westmoreland

2:00pm

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! This IS a game, after
all! P. S. Jack Noir will have to leave his knife collection in his
hotel room before we let him near our gathering... We don't want any
more stabbing.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Westin - Butler

2:00pm

Ingress Cross Faction Meet-up
Ingress is an ARG played on mobile devices, a cross between geocaching and Capture The Flag played between two different factions: The Resistance and The Enlightened. This panel is a meetup of both factions and an introduction to the game and world of Ingress for anyone interested in joining. Also there will be door prizes.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Westin - Fayette

2:00pm

Young­Furs Meet­ Up
Anthrocon’s ofcial meetup for younger furs! Anyone under 18 is welcome to attend (with or without parents!) to get to know other young furs and chat with them! (Parent note: An adult moderator will be present)


Friday July 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 413 - 415
  • Equipment Needs A Security Member

2:00pm

SCHRÖDINGER'S CAT -- Furry Rock Concert!
Join Amadhia (The Artist Formerly Known as Timothy Albee, Disney Feature veteran and creator of the 2004 furry animated hit, Kaze: Ghost Warrior,) and her band, SCHRÖDINGER'S CAT with special guest Pepper Coyote, for a high-energy, furry-themed rock concert!


Friday July 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

2:00pm

Stage & Screen - Recording Your Puppets
Getting your puppets seen means either combining an audience with a stage, or capturing them on video for streaming or recorded playback. We will take you on a tour of the Anthrocon Puppetorium stage and its technical equipment, as well as discuss the basics of video recording at home. Even on a budget, using only the hardware and software that came with your computer, it’s possible to create great videos to let your puppets truly shine. We’ll discuss Mac, Windows, and cell phone options we’ve used.

Staff
avatar for Nonsanity

Nonsanity

Puppet Track Lead, Anthrocon, Inc.

Friday July 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 315-316

2:00pm

The Anthrocon 2015 Charity Poker Tournament Registration
Registration for Poker Tournament

Staff

Friday July 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 413 - 415

2:00pm

Plot and Structure
An amazing setting and a great cast of characters can only get you so far. You’ll always need something interesting for them to do, and a decent way to put together why their actions matter, you won’t have much of a story. Here we’ll talk about the basic plots, the standard structures, and ways to mold them around your characters and settings to create your unique full story.

Panelists
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 Heat 12 and FANG 6, appearing at Anthrocon 2015. He resides in Florida with his boyfriend.
avatar for Ocean Tigrox

Ocean Tigrox

Writing Tigrox, Fangs and Fonts
Writer, editor, podcaster, random purple striped ball of crazy | Lead cat-herder, editor and co-host of the Fangs and Fonts writing podcast. | Stories in Pulp!, The Furry Future, Roar 6, and more. | Lead editor of the award nominated Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. | @OceanTigrox/@TigroxTales

Staff
avatar for Ashe Valisca

Ashe Valisca

Writing Track Lead

Friday July 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 310-311

2:00pm

Voice Acting Q&A with Kimlinh Tran
Those in the voiceover industry or looking to become involved will benefit from this opportunity to learn from and ask questions of Ms. Tran on what it takes to be a voice actor today. Come and get information from someone who has practical experience in the industry - our Guest of Honor, Ms. Kimlihn Tran!

Moderators
avatar for Osee DeSantis

Osee DeSantis

Guest of Honor Liasion, Anthrocon, Inc.
Fursuiter, voice actor, furry entreprenuer

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
DLCC 407

2:00pm

Anthrocon Art Show
The Anthrocon Art Show offers an ability to see many great works of art from some of the finest artists in the fandom.

Staff
avatar for Petercat

Petercat

Art Show Director, Anthrocon
Art Show Director for Anthrocon

Friday July 10, 2015 2:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC - Hall C - Art Show

3:00pm

Macrofur/Microfur Meetup!
Attention creatures of all shapes and sizes!
Tired of not "fitting in" at conventions?  Is your con badge bigger
than you are?  Are your friends  too small to see?  Join us for a
one-hour social event dedicated to the biggest and smallest folks in
the furry fandom: macrofurs and microfurs! Whether you're a giant
wolf, a tiny tiger, or an enormous eel, you belong here! FURSUITERS:
Even if you're not a giant rampaging kaiju, stop in to visit our
cardboard model metropolis for a photo-op!

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Westin - Somerset
  • Equipment 2 easels, each with a pad of paper

3:00pm

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! This year, we also have Dr. Sharon Roberts on hand to answer questions!


Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Westin - Butler

3:00pm

Bucktown Tiger Concert
Fursuit pianist Bucktown Tiger is honored and grateful to perform a concert for the legions and hordes invading Pittsburgh for Anthrocon! Come watch, listen, and sing along as Bucktown pillages a wide variety of popular tunes with a creative solo keyboard twist, awakening Norse deities in the process!

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 319 - 321

3:00pm

Agency & Illusion - Psychology of Puppets
There is a mental magic that can turn a hand wrapped in foam and fur into a personality from nothing more than motion and sound. At this panel, we explore the bounds of this phenomenon and what it means for art, performance, and of course, puppets. Delve into the shallow end of psychology and discover the amazing and wonderful tricks our brains can fall for, with the result of: fake life!

Staff
avatar for Nonsanity

Nonsanity

Puppet Track Lead, Anthrocon, Inc.

Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 315-316

3:00pm

Action!
Intense action sequences of a variety of types can pose challenges to any author. Whether it’s a one-on-one fight scene or a massive battle of armies, it takes a lot of finesse and thought to properly get the imagery and rhythm across. We’ll discuss topics like word choice, sentence structure, anatomy, and other constructions to help make your action scenes pop.

Panelists
avatar for Ocean Tigrox

Ocean Tigrox

Writing Tigrox, Fangs and Fonts
Writer, editor, podcaster, random purple striped ball of crazy | Lead cat-herder, editor and co-host of the Fangs and Fonts writing podcast. | Stories in Pulp!, The Furry Future, Roar 6, and more. | Lead editor of the award nominated Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. | @OceanTigrox/@TigroxTales
avatar for Slip Wolf

Slip Wolf

Slip has been writing furry stuff for over three years and has a few fun things published with Sofawolf, Rabbit Valley and Furplanet. | | Word is he's harmless. | | @Slip_Wolf | http://www.furaffinity.net/user/slip-wolf/


Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 310-311

3:00pm

Open Mic
Care to see what it is like to give a comedy performance in front of a live audience?  Bring three minutes of your best material and show us what you've got. There will be some seasoned comics on hand to give you feedback if you want it; otherwise, they'll just sit back and enjoy your show.

Panelists
Staff
avatar for Uncle Kage

Uncle Kage

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

Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
DLCC 317

3:00pm

Fursuit Games - Recess
Come join Panda and Sharky for some fun and lighthearted fursuit games. These will
not be physically intensive nor will they be judged competitively. Perfect games for
beginner fursuiters

Staff
avatar for Sharky

Sharky

Sharky is an avid fur suiter involved in community sense 2001. He has performed at many local conventions with his homemade shark suit, bringing his fishy brand of humor with him.
avatar for Panda

Panda

Assistant Programmer, Furry Weekend Atlanta

Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin - Allegheny

3:00pm

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?

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm - 5:30pm
DLCC 411 - 412

3:00pm

Pokemon X/Y VGC Tournament
 Welcome to Anthrocon 2015's Pokemon VGC Tournament! Using the Nintendo Doubles VGC format this year, we will hold Swiss Rounds for up to 32 players. There are top prizes for 1st through 4th place! A random Player Raffle will also be held! Full rules will be posted in the VG Room during the convention!

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Westin - Pennsylvania

3:00pm

Magic: The Gathering Cube Draft Tournament
In the Magic game, you are counted among the elite spellcasters of the Multiverse—the Planeswalkers. Some are friends and others are foes. All wield terrifying magic and command armies of creatures torn from the endless planes of reality. Your deck of cards represents all the weapons in your arsenal. It contains the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you. Customize your own Magic deck, then challenge your friends to see whose spark burns the brightest!

Trading card games like the Magic: The Gathering game combine collectable cards with a strategy game.
“Drafting” is a process of selecting your deck one card at a time from randomized packs. Players then build a deck from their selections and duel opponents.

Tournaments will be open to the first 8-16 players. Sign-ups will be posted. Please be on time.  Players are encouraged to bring something to track life points whether that be dice or pencil and paper.  No cards are necessary.  Experience is not necessary, but is helpful. Cost to play is $5 to cover pre-purchased materials. Prize support reaches all the way to last place.

Staff
B

BGS

Tabletop Lead, Gaming

Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

3:00pm

The Anthrocon 2015 Charity Poker Tournament
Raise the stakes! Help out the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society by joining other poker enthusiasts and participating in The Anthrocon 2015 Charity Poker Tournament!  Play some Texas Hold'em, have fun and donate to a good cause.  If you're lucky and can outlast the rest, you can also win some great prizes donated by well known names in and out of the fandom. Registration begins at 2:00pm and is open for an hour before the tournament in DLCC Room 413-415.

Panelists
Staff

Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 413 - 415

4:00pm

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!

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin - Butler

4:00pm

ICY's Health and Fitness Panel
Discussion on the topic of healthy lifestyle, nutrition, motivating views and approaches, the furry lifestyle as means of healthy living and success in daily life. 

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin - Somerset

4:00pm

Fursuit Character Development and Improvisation
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 basic performance skills and will include improv exercises to practice these skills. Coming to the panel in fursuit is encouraged, but not required.


Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin - Westmoreland

4:00pm

White Wolf Creations Fursuit Photoshoot
A photoshoot of fursuits made by White Wolf Creations (http://www.denofwolves.com). Come take photos of and interact with the fursuiters!

SPECIAL NOTE:  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE PHOTOGRAPHY ROOM, DLCC ROOM 308.

Panelists
avatar for Zee Wolf

Zee Wolf

I've been "furry" all my life but only in late 2011 learned that there was a name for it and that those furry weirdos I'd heard about weren't "people who think that they are animals". I'm an amateur artist and fursuiter. Icon by Mary Mouse.


Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin - Cambria

4:00pm

Setting and Worlds
Whether you’re working in a mirror of our own modern world, a particular period in history, or an entirely new creation in another dimension, there are challenges relating to where you set your story. Join the discussion on how much or how little info you need to give, the influences setting and plot need to have on each other, and what changes might be natural to furry settings. (There may be fun writing exercises, so be prepared)

Panelists
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 Heat 12 and FANG 6, appearing at Anthrocon 2015. He resides in Florida with his boyfriend.
avatar for Slip Wolf

Slip Wolf

Slip has been writing furry stuff for over three years and has a few fun things published with Sofawolf, Rabbit Valley and Furplanet. | | Word is he's harmless. | | @Slip_Wolf | http://www.furaffinity.net/user/slip-wolf/


Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 310-311

4:00pm

Runic Writing Event
This is an event where I actually teach attendees how to write the alphabet, furnishing them with handouts that contain one or several alphabets, so that they can write their fursona names in runes, for instance. The event would ideally also allow me to give a short history of the languages/alphabets and their histories.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Westin - Fayette

4:00pm

Gathering of the Scalies
Calling all reptiles and other scaled creatures! You are cordially invited to the second annual Gathering of the Scalies panel! In this panel, everyone will be given a chance to get to know others in a relaxed meet-and-greet environment. In addition, there will be some fun activities with prizes to give away, and a chance for fursuiters to gather and get their picture taken. Whether you're a Scalie yourself, you're friends with one, or you want the opportunity to meet some of your scaled brethren, this panel is for you.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
DLCC 319 - 321
  • Equipment Working microphone

4:00pm

Fox Amoore Live!
Fox Amoore has entertained people across the globe, and has recorded his music at the illustrious Abbey Road Studios in London.  Anthrocon is pleased to offer a concert by this wonderfully talented musician.  This concert is one that you simply can't miss.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

4:00pm

Kirby Superstar: Megaton Punch/Samurai Kirby
First you draw a circle, then you dot the eyes. Add two mini-games that emphasize timing and reaction speed, and presto, it's a tournament!

Panelists
M

MiltoniusPrime

Department Head, Gaming


Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 408 - 409

4:30pm

The Man, the Legend, the Chicken: The Origin of The Famous Chicken
Come join Ted Giannoulas (The Famous Chicken) as he shares the story of how The Chicken came to be. From humble beginnings to world notoriety, his story is a true "Only in America" inspiration.  As one of the world's first professional fursuiters, this is a panel many fursuiters won't want to miss!

Moderators
avatar for Osee DeSantis

Osee DeSantis

Guest of Honor Liasion, Anthrocon, Inc.
Fursuiter, voice actor, furry entreprenuer

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 407

5:00pm

GAME SHOW - Puppet-on-Puppet Trivia
Contestants selected from the audience by our cute panel of fuzzy little critters will take to the stage to puppet their way through a round of one-on-one puppet trivia questions where the points don't matter and everyone wins!

Staff
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Nonsanity

Puppet Track Lead, Anthrocon, Inc.

Friday July 10, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 315-316

5:30pm

Talkin' Horse Sense with Big Paw & Salem Wolf
Back by popular demand! Come join our open discussion panel for anyone who is a horse owner and rider or for anyone who would be interested to learn what is involved in the care, feeding and stabling of a horse or even owning one of their own. We have some basic ideas on what topics to cover, but we'll also be very interested in what the attendees would like to talk about here as well. We love to have some Equine Fursuiters come join us and perhaps even help in demonstrations on Equine handling...this could be interesting.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Westin - Butler

5:30pm

Description and Scene
Once you have all the swirling concepts of your story firmly in your mind or your outline, the real work is getting it into just the right words for your readers. We’ll talk here about structure of prose and word choice, as well as giving each scene its own rhythm that fits in with your individual style. (There may be fun writing exercises, so be prepared)

Panelists
avatar for Ocean Tigrox

Ocean Tigrox

Writing Tigrox, Fangs and Fonts
Writer, editor, podcaster, random purple striped ball of crazy | Lead cat-herder, editor and co-host of the Fangs and Fonts writing podcast. | Stories in Pulp!, The Furry Future, Roar 6, and more. | Lead editor of the award nominated Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. | @OceanTigrox/@TigroxTales
avatar for Slip Wolf

Slip Wolf

Slip has been writing furry stuff for over three years and has a few fun things published with Sofawolf, Rabbit Valley and Furplanet. | | Word is he's harmless. | | @Slip_Wolf | http://www.furaffinity.net/user/slip-wolf/


Friday July 10, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 310-311

5:30pm

Albedo – “Sting Operation
With the recent chemical attacks made on various key points of the city, the Homeguard hasn’t fully recovered from their losses. They need your help in the following-up on their intel gained from a recent op that could deal a major blow to the Anti-Centrists!

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 5:30pm - 8:30pm
DLCC 411 - 412

6:00pm

First Time Fursuiting
First time fursuiting will teach you how to interact with the public. You will learn how to deal with the weather and different types of conditions.  Additionally, you will learn how to bring your character to life.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Westin - Westmoreland

6:00pm

Mario Kart 8
Welcome to the newest generation of Mario Kart! Return to familiar and non-familiar tracks for another round in kart racing! Come and have a blast against other racers in a fun but challenging competition!

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 408 - 409

6:30pm

2's Rant!
2 the Ranting Gryphon returns to Anthrocon’s main stage! 2 has entertained audiences around the world with his unique brand of comedy. Anthrocon is proud to welcome this amazing and talented performer and his irreverent style of comedy! This is a highly attended event. It is recommended that you arrive early to ensure good seating.


Friday July 10, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

7:00pm

3DS Furs
A meet and greet for furs wondering about the Nintendo 3DS System or
already have one and want to put faces, beaks, or muzzles to the Miis
you tagged while StreetPassing at the convention, maybe even have a DS
Download Play game battle or 2, share your 3DS gaming stories, discuss
your favorite games, discuss upcoming new games, or even want to
exchange Friend Codes. We will be doing that here. Bring your Nintendo
3DS if you got one here!

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Westin - Fayette

7:00pm

AstronoFur's Anthrocon 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. This panel is weather permitting; no visible sun, no panel. Caution! Never look directly at the sun without proper equipment!

Staff

Friday July 10, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC North Terrace

7:00pm

Lion King Meet Up
Its been over 21 Years since Disney’s The Lion King has been released and this meet up allow fur fans of the film to talk and chat. There will be a open talk about the film, its sequels, how it got you into the furry fandom, and talk about the new film coming out this summer and the new TV show “Lion Guard”. There will be videos, trivia and prizes!

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
DLCC 319 - 321

7:00pm

Furocity Radio Live Broadcast
Please drop in for a live broadcast of "Furocity Radio". This will be a 2 hour session with DJ Cody and Vik Nightfox.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Westin - Westmoreland

7:30pm

Writing for RPGs & Games

For those that want to write their own games, there are several unique challenges. While story-writing is often important, one also has to consider writing out mechanics for the game, making them clear and easy to reference, and just how much flavor text to include when getting the point across. Whether you have a vague idea you want to turn into a game, or you’re a long-time game author who’s always looking to refine, join us to talk about the triumphs and pitfalls of writing RPGs and other games.


Panelists
Staff
avatar for Ashe Valisca

Ashe Valisca

Writing Track Lead

Friday July 10, 2015 7:30pm - 8:30pm
DLCC 310-311

7:30pm

Fursuit Dance Competiton Preliminaries
Are you the best dancer in the fandom? Do you have it takes to shake a tail feather? Come prove that you’ve got the moves to take you to the top of Anthrocon’s Seventh Annual Fursuit Dance Competition! Fursuiters/dancers will compete against one another for a chance to perform on the main ballroom’s stage at the Finals! This event is for fursuiters and their handlers ONLY.

Panelists
Staff
avatar for Ronnie

Ronnie

Professional Noodle, Noodle Dragon
Artist, Dancer, Performer of Tien Long & Zeke Hyena, Leader of Last-Fur-One. I have unhealthy obsessions with noodle dragons, fried chicken, and wine. If you've got any questions about dancing events, such as Dance Competitions or Floor Wars, I'm the noodledragon to talk to!

Friday July 10, 2015 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Westin - Allegheny

8:00pm

You Bring It; We'll Play It! Pokemon
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 July 10, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

8:30pm

Bandthro!
Musicians from all over the globe join together in an epic concert featuring vocal and musical talent from every corner of the fandom.  Join Bandthro for great music and great times!


Friday July 10, 2015 8:30pm - 9:30pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

9:00pm

Red Lantern - The Inside Scoop
Join Rukis for a backstage pass to the world of Red Lantern. She'll talk about the process that goes into creating the comic, give a sneak peek reading of a future scene, offer some general discussion on where it's been and where it's headed, and open the floor for some Q&A.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 310-311

9:00pm

Artists and Dealers Reception
An opportunity for artists, dealers, supersponsors, and staff to socialize and view the Art Show (by invitation only).

Staff
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Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon
avatar for Petercat

Petercat

Art Show Director, Anthrocon
Art Show Director for Anthrocon

Friday July 10, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
DLCC - Hall C - Art Show

9:00pm

AstronoFur's Anthrocon 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. If we're lucky, we might get to watch a satellite or the International Space Station pass overhead. View the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus, Saturn and its rings, rich star clusters, and stunning double stars through telescopes and binoculars set up on the convention center’s North Terrace. In the event of inclement weather we will meet on the second floor by the glass elevator to talk about 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.

Staff

Friday July 10, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
DLCC North Terrace

9:00pm

MLP: TOON! - "The Great & Powerful
The “Great & Powerful” Trixie has returned to Ponyville! This time, she’s got plenty of new tricks up her hat, and it’s up to the Mane 6 and their friends to figure out how to handle such a loud and boastful unicorn, and where she came upon these strange new powers!

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
TBA

9:00pm

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.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 9:00pm - 11:30pm
DLCC 411 - 412

9:00pm

TKStudio - Intermediate & Expert Tournament (18+)
Already know how to play one of the hottest games in the fandom, and feeling competitive? Stop by the Tail Kiss Studio Dealer Island to sign up for our Intermediate & Expert Tournaments -- dominate your opponents and win prizes! (18+, Adults Only)

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00am
Westin - Pennsylvania

9:00pm

TKStudio - How to Play, Beginner Tourney, & Open Play (18+)
Join us to learn how to play one of the hottest collectable trading card games in the fandom! Demo decks will be made available to anyone who doesn't already have cards. Feeling competitive? Stop by the Tail Kiss Studio Dealer Island to sign up for our Beginner Tournament -- jump right into the game and win prizes! (18+, Adults Only)

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00am
Westin - Cambria
  • Equipment Needs HDMI Projector

9:00pm

Steel Battalion
Want to pilot a giant robot? Of course you do. Join in the awesome 3v3 tournament. Start up your mech and engage in combat!

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00am
DLCC 408 - 409

9:00pm

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! (Both good and bad singers welcome.)

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00am
Westin - Westmoreland

10:00pm

Fursuit Friendly Dances - Friday Night
Come and shake your tail to dances held that will cater to fursuiter needs.  More lighting, different music, and a headless zone just outside the ballroom.  Don't let the name fool you, all are welcome, you just might see more fuzzballs on the dance floor.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00am
Westin - Allegheny

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.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00am
Westin - Somerset

10:00pm

Writing After Dark: Adult Writing
Join us once again for a frank and open discussion about writing general adult stories. This panel will cover both the basics and some of the intricacies of adult writing such as word choice, pacing, and where the adult material fits in your larger work. We'll also look at making your adult work enticing to the reader and just how enticing it should be based on the purpose of your story. Must be over 18, or over the legal age in country of citizenship.  IDs and badges will be checked at the door. 

Panelists
Staff
avatar for Ashe Valisca

Ashe Valisca

Writing Track Lead

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00am
DLCC 310-311

10:00pm

Anthrocon Friday Night Dances!
Year after year, Anthrocon’s dances bring you the some of the best DJs, music, and lighting in the fandom - this year will be no different. 12 DJs spanning all styles of dance music take the stage backed by one of the best light shows the fandom has to offer including live visuals and all new, high-powered lasers. No matter what you’re looking for, Anthrocon’s dance is one of the most exciting nightlife events you’ll encounter in the fandom.

Staff
P

Protocollie

Division Head, AVTech

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00am
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

10:30pm

Comedy, Karma and the Pursuit of Happiness
Meet Kazee: College graduate, landlord, amateur computer hacker, weapons manufacture and all around goof ball. Come listen to his trials and tribulations and learn the things that only matter: When life hands you lemons... Squeeze them in it's eyes... (foul language, rude and suggestive themes)

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 10:30pm - Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00am
DLCC 407
  • Equipment Needs HDMI Projector

11:00pm

Whose Lion is it Anyway
Based off the popular TV show "Who's Line is it Anyway," this is everyone's chance to get up on stage and improvise with their fellow furs! A completely interactive panel, Who's Lion will features 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.

Panelists

Friday July 10, 2015 11:00pm - Saturday July 11, 2015 11:30pm
DLCC 319 - 321

12:00am

Writing After Dark: Advanced Topics – Kink Writing

Writing adult fiction is not always as simple as the standard expectations. In our community, there are plenty of strange desires that can be encountered. Discovering the secrets of such kinks in writing can be rewarding artistically and financially and downright fun, but there are always challenges. Join us for an open discussion of the odder side of adult writing. Must be over 18, or over the legal age in country of citizenship.  IDs and badges will be checked at the door.


Staff
avatar for Ashe Valisca

Ashe Valisca

Writing Track Lead

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00am - 1:00am
DLCC 310-311

12:00am

Albedo – “Albedo After Dark, Part 1
A hostage exchange between the EDF and the Anti-Centrists is taking place in Bare Back, the only truly neutral area left in this section of the city! Surely, the Anti-Centrists have something up their sleeves. (Players 18+)

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00am - 2:00am
DLCC 411 - 412
 
Saturday, July 11
 

8:30am

Mil-Fur/Greymuzzle Breakfast
Calling all military furs and greymuzzles! Come and enjoy a relaxed breakfast with other mil-furs and members of the, ahem, "older" generations. Active duty, Reservist/Guard, Veteran, Retired, family, or just wanting to meet those who have spent time in Service are all welcome, as well as anyone interested in meeting up and reminiscing about walkmans, the Carter administration, dial telephones, and other antiquidated themes.

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Courtyard - Marquis A

8:30am

Anthrocon Masquerade Reheasals
Rehearsal for the Anthrocon Masquerade.  To perform in the Masquerade, you MUST audition at this rehearsal in full costume. Please be prompt as rehearsals can involve staging, audio tests, and conversations to make any given act work better with our staging, lighting, and possible scripting.

Staff
avatar for K.P.

K.P.

Megaplex Convention Chairman, Anthrocon Programming Director
Fursuiter, calligrapher, puppeteer, writer, and event programmer. In my spare time....I work at a job.

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:30am - 12:00pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

9:00am

Dealer Room Setup
Setup for the Anthrocon Dealer Room. 

Panelists
avatar for Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
DLCC - Hall B - Dealer's Room

9:00am

A Trek Through the Known Universe
Take a tour of the known universe with Chux the Astrosquirrel. Travel around the solar system and beyond our galaxy as you experience the latest in astrometric visualization. It's like a trip to a furry planetarium.


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
DLCC 317

9:00am

Headless Zone 1
A place for fursuiters to rest and rehydrate.

Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00am - Sunday July 12, 2015 1:45am
DLCC 301-305

10:00am

Ferret Photo Meet Panel
Ferret fursuiters and those with ferret characters can meet and discuss the fun of ferrets...and take some group photos!

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Westin - Butler

10:00am

Unleash Your Inner Animal
One of the appeals of the furry fandom is the opportunity to become any animal you would like. In this workshop, we will explore what that means. How did you come to find your animal? How does being your animal make you feel? What does it open up for you?

By sharing stories and reflecting on animistic traditions through group exercises, we will expand our awareness and come to make better friends with the animal within.

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Westin - Somerset

10:00am

Professional Mascot Performing Q&A with The Famous Chicken
Ted Giannoulas (The Famous Chicken) has four decades of experience as a professional sports mascot performer and is credited for helping to pioneer professional sports mascot performing as it's seen today. Whether you wish to become a professional mascot performer or wish to know how to survive rigors of fursuiting, The Famous Chicken will be here to answer your questions and provide tips of the trade.

Moderators
avatar for Osee DeSantis

Osee DeSantis

Guest of Honor Liasion, Anthrocon, Inc.
Fursuiter, voice actor, furry entreprenuer

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Westin - Westmoreland

10:00am

Mystery/Noir
Dames and thugs. Bodies and clues. Detectives and shadowy figures. If these are the things that always seem to call to you in your writing and reading, this is the panel for you. Come and talk about writing mystery and noir fiction in all its varied subgenres to review basics and possibly discover new tips for your whodunit or gritty adventure.

Panelists
avatar for Ocean Tigrox

Ocean Tigrox

Writing Tigrox, Fangs and Fonts
Writer, editor, podcaster, random purple striped ball of crazy | Lead cat-herder, editor and co-host of the Fangs and Fonts writing podcast. | Stories in Pulp!, The Furry Future, Roar 6, and more. | Lead editor of the award nominated Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. | @OceanTigrox/@TigroxTales
avatar for Slip Wolf

Slip Wolf

Slip has been writing furry stuff for over three years and has a few fun things published with Sofawolf, Rabbit Valley and Furplanet. | | Word is he's harmless. | | @Slip_Wolf | http://www.furaffinity.net/user/slip-wolf/


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
DLCC 310-311

10:00am

Looney Labs 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.

Staff

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

10:00am

MLP: TOON! - "The Colossal Nightmare
Everypony is enjoying yet another wonderful celebration run by Pinkie Pie, when everypony FINALLY decides to go to sleep, they all wake up, sharing the same terrible nightmare! How will they wake up and escape back to reality?

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

10:00am

Artist Alley
Anthrocon Artist Alley - A marketplace for attendees to commission artists for a variety of artwork.  Artist Alley tables are available on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
DLCC - Hall C - Artist Alley

10:00am

Dr. Gerbasi - Focus Groups
Focus Groups for Anthropomorphic research being performed by Dr. Kathy Gerbasi, PhD.

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Westin - Armstrong

10:00am

Anthrocon Art Show
The Anthrocon Art Show offers an ability to see many great works of art from some of the finest artists in the fandom.

Staff
avatar for Petercat

Petercat

Art Show Director, Anthrocon
Art Show Director for Anthrocon

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm
DLCC - Hall C - Art Show

10:00am

Dealer Room - Open
The Anthrocon Dealer Room is open during these hours.

Staff
avatar for Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm
DLCC - Hall B - Dealer's Room

10:00am

Open Video Gaming
Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00am
DLCC 408 - 409

10:00am

Open Gaming & Puzzles
Do you have a few minutes to kill with friends before the next panel or show starts? Did you bring a collectable card game and need a place to challenge a fellow attendee? Want to run a pick up session of a board or role playing game you brought along with you? Well stop on in to the Table-top Gaming rooms 411 & 412 and rest your paws with friends. We have plenty of table space for board, role playing and card games available for you to sign up for and/or utilize. (Reserved/Scheduled Games have Precedence)

Don't have a game with you? Anthrocon's Table-top Gaming room comes stocked with Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Classic Yatzee and Scrabble, Dominoes, Uno and standard decks of cards for you to pull out and use while you are in the room. We'll also have an animal themed puzzle or two that you can help complete as the weekend progresses. Please come up to Room 411 & 412, enjoy yourself and what we have to offer. All we ask is you 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.

Staff

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00am
DLCC 411 - 412

11:00am

Taur Meet & Greet
Enjoy having four legs? Like being a couch or a ride for your friends? Interested in those of the multilimbed variety? Come and meet up with fellow furs interested in the same and get to know some of the taur community!

Panelists
avatar for Blitzen

Blitzen

Asst. Programming Director & Forum Moderator, Megaplex, Inc.
Four legged, four armed rootaur. Sometimes non-taur. | Former cast member of the Pawpet Show (Blitz the German Shepherd)


Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Westin - Butler

11:00am

Sticks & Socks - Puppet Making Workshop
Wonderful store-bought puppets abound, but sometimes you’ll want something a little more special. Maybe all you need is a fist and a smear of lipstick (“S’alright?”) or maybe you need something a bit more detailed, like a fursuit in miniature. At this panel workshop, there will be supplies to make your very own sock puppet. But don't worry if you don't know how. We'll show you how to make a comfortable and expressive sock base you can then turn into your very own character.

Staff
avatar for Nonsanity

Nonsanity

Puppet Track Lead, Anthrocon, Inc.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 315-316

11:00am

You Bring It; We'll Play It! Pokemon
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 11, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

11:00am

Iron Claw RPG

Ironclaw is the premier game of anthropomorphic fantasy.  In this demo, you will create characters, go on an adventure, and experience all that Ironclaw has to offer. Session will be limited to 1-6 players. Priority will be given to New Players to IRONCLAW over players who have played before. 

(Veteran players are encouraged to bring their rule books, dice and pre-generated characters and organize overflow games at vacant tables in the Table-top Gaming Room.)"


Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am - 2:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

11:30am

Assertiveness Seminar

The incredible Brass Knuckles (the female Iron Will from My Little Pony:
Friendship is Magic (MLP:FIM)) turns doormats into dynamos! 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.


Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Westin - Somerset

11:30am

Supersponsor Lunch
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!

Staff
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Uncle Kage

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

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm
Westin - Allegheny

12:00pm

Rukis Draws Pirates
Rukis, creator of the popular comic Red Lantern, offers an instructional panel on drawing anthro figures with live drawing mixed in. Watch her draw seafaring furry characters while getting valuable tips from a professional on the process of drawing.

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
DLCC 319 - 321
  • Equipment HDMI Projector required

12:00pm

Collaboration & Creativity - Puppet Improv Workshop
Improvisation provides the necessary skills to bring your puppet character to life whether it's interacting with friends, conversing with strangers on the street, or gracefully maneuvering through unexpected moments that happen during a live show. Our puppeteers will provide you with some tips and techniques you can use to develop your improv skills. Come prepared to participate in some Improv games. Bring your own puppets to show off or borrow some of ours.

Staff
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Nonsanity

Puppet Track Lead, Anthrocon, Inc.

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
DLCC 315-316

12:30pm

Battle Monsters – “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?

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

1:00pm

Anthrocon Fursuit Parade
The fursuit parade that started them all. Please join us for the largest and longest running fursuit parade in the furry fandom. The photo for the parade will be taken promptly at 2pm in DLCC Hall A. The hall is open starting at 1pm to allow all participants time to assemble. Please keep in mind that elevators and traffic to Exhibit Hall A will be heavy and there will be delays. The parade will start immediately after the 2pm parade photo has been taken.

Staff
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Yappyfox

Yappyfox is a longtime fursuter, and the individal who oragnized the very first fursuit parade at Anthrocon 1997! He has been the parade lead every year since!

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm - 3:30pm
DLCC - Hall A

2:00pm

Horror
Slimy things slithering in the dark. Blade wielding maniacs with a supernatural flair. Monsters and hauntings. If any or all of these things just made you giddy, then come and talk horror writing with us. We’ll explore subgenres, crossovers with other genres, and that most important of all, how to make your readers afraid.

Panelists
Staff

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 310-311

2:00pm

Tetris Attack
Now, let's go play, together...Together under the clearest of blue skies. And garbage blocks. p.s. Blargg is best ARRAH!

Panelists
M

MiltoniusPrime

Department Head, Gaming


Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 408 - 409

2:00pm

Albedo – “Retribution"
New intel from the contact at Bare Back has given you just what you need to finally move in on a large anti-centrist location in full force! Let’s see how your unit fares!

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm - 4:30pm
DLCC 411 - 412

2:00pm

Bunny Island: Explore, Build, Conquer Demo
Check out this new family-friendly tile card game! You are a bunny — the leader of your own tribe of bunnies! You've sailed the seas for new land, and have discovered a beautiful island! But watch out — other bunny tribes have found this same island. Your goal is to have the largest and most successful civilization on the newly discovered island by building up the most territories and harvesting the most carrots! Conquer your opponents and feast with your tribe!

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

2:00pm

Magi-Nation Duel
Powerful magi from different regions of the Moonlands battle against each other with creatures, spells, and relics. Magi-Nation is a story rich trading card game which takes the best aspects from other popular card games as well as its own unique elements. The game is easy to pick up and learn, but difficult to master.
New players will be taught casual demo games and tutorials, After which will follow with a tournament. Tournament will follow erratas and most recent printings. Traitor's Reach proxies will be allowed, with prints of these cards available. Miu made a welcome guest appearance last year.
Players should bring game cards, dice, and any related merchandise. Cost 5$ for pre-purchased material & prize support.

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

3:00pm

How Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fur

Furry fandom created itself. No single entertainment franchise or fan genre claim credit for the amazing growth and popularity of our fandom. People discovered furry via many routes: animation, anime, funny animal comics, art, video games, costuming, friends, or just a random internet search.

Joe Strike discovered furry fandom in the late 1980’s when it was completely unknown to the world at large and a thousand people at most were active participants. He’s watched it grow over the past 25 years into the worldwide phenomenon it is today; he’s writing Furry Nation, the true story of the fandom’s birth and the first furs who made it happen.

Every fur has his or her own story of how they discovered the fandom. For many it was the first time they realized their personal, private interest in anthropomorphic characters that no one else could possibly share—was in fact shared by thousands!

Come share your “I’m not the only one!” moment with other furs and discover how similar—and how different—our stories are.


Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Westin - Butler

3:00pm

Introduction to Chain and Scale Weaving
Interested in how to make chainmaile and scalemaile for the movies? Or are you most interested in the history of the technique? Are you curious about just how it is done and the biggest question why? Well why don't you swing by and learn!  Ashe will be doing an interactive demo to help get you on your way. During this panel we'll cover a bit of the history and the methods for making chain and also discuss some of the newer materials, where to get them, and just some of the projects that you can make. This panel has a small fee of $15 for a basic start kit, there is no kit if you just want to attend, watch, and ask questions.

Staff
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Ashe Valisca

Writing Track Lead

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin - Fayette
  • Equipment Needs HDMI Projector

3:00pm

Magic: The Gathering Cube Draft Tournament
In the Magic game, you are counted among the elite spellcasters of the Multiverse—the Planeswalkers. Some are friends and others are foes. All wield terrifying magic and command armies of creatures torn from the endless planes of reality. Your deck of cards represents all the weapons in your arsenal. It contains the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you. Customize your own Magic deck, then challenge your friends to see whose spark burns the brightest!

Trading card games like the Magic: The Gathering game combine collectable cards with a strategy game.
“Drafting” is a process of selecting your deck one card at a time from randomized packs. Players then build a deck from their selections and duel opponents.

Tournaments will be open to the first 8-16 players. Sign-ups will be posted. Please be on time.  Players are encouraged to bring something to track life points whether that be dice or pencil and paper.  No cards are necessary.  Experience is not necessary, but is helpful. Cost to play is $5 to cover pre-purchased materials. Prize support reaches all the way to last place.

Panelists
B

BGS

Tabletop Lead, Gaming


Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

3:30pm

Poetry Reading By Katharyn Howd Machan: What Does The Fox Say?

Widely published and prize-winning poet Katharyn Howd Machan offers poems from her work-in-progress Fox about a kitsune who can be fully beast or fully woman or a mix of the two



Saturday July 11, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
DLCC 310-311

3:30pm

PA Furries Meet and Greet
A gathering of the Pennsylvania furries to get to know our friends from across the mountains, argue over which team is actually better, and spread the word about goings-on within the fandom communities across the state.

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 319 - 321

4:00pm

Don’t Call Me a “Greymuzzle”!!!
Believe it or not, furry fandom has been around long enough for its earliest participants to be collecting Social Security. For some reason the term “Greymuzzle” has sprung up to describe these folks.

            Joe Strike has been part of the fandom since the late 1980’s when there were no furry conventions, only a handful of sessions at mainstream sci-fi gatherings and a furry room party or two.

            Joe refuses to be considered a “Greymuzzle”—a word that suggests old age, feebleness and an irrelevance to today’s furry scene, and offers a much better term to describe the fandom’s earliest participants… “Paleofurs,” a word that summons up images of powerful dinosaurs and the beginning of all things—and a reminder that older furs are a vital part of furry fandom.

            Join Joe, his fellow Paleofurs and furs nearing that status for a lively discussion of the fandom, then and now, and the important role Paleo’s play in today’s—and tomorrow’s—furry fandom.


Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin - Butler

4:00pm

Dutch Angel Dragons
A meet and greet for fellow Dutch Angel Dragons and fans hosted by Telephone.

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin - Somerset

4:00pm

Voice Actors Needed! Mock Audition with Kimlinh Tran
This panel is designed to give you the knowledge of how to audition, sell yourself as a voiceover artist to a client and even share your own voice talents. Audience participation will be encouraged.  Many thanks to our distinguished Guest of Honor, Ms. Kimlihn Tran for offering this wonderful event.

Moderators
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Osee DeSantis

Guest of Honor Liasion, Anthrocon, Inc.
Fursuiter, voice actor, furry entreprenuer

Panelists
KT

Kimlihn Tran

Guest of Honor


Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
DLCC 407

4:00pm

Matthew Ebel Piano Rock Concert
Piano rocker Matthew Ebel has been guest of honor at Furry Weekend Atlanta and
Further Confusion, performed at over 15 Furry conventions, and has played mainstream
stages such as Nashville's Grand Ole Opry and the Roxy in Boston.  Best known in the
fandom for songs like "In The MUCK" and "Trees", he's been rocking the animal
kingdom for over a decade now.  

Panelists
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Matthew Ebel

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 name for myself in new media circles. I’ve been able to play piano rock full-time since 2007 and since then I’ve never looked back. People tell me that they’re... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

4:30pm

Poetry Workshop

Join two respected instructors in the field of poetry for an in-depth talk about the mechanics and meanings of writing poetry with a furry slant.



Saturday July 11, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
DLCC 310-311

4:30pm

Are you a Changeling?
A conversion of "Are You A Werewolf?", the popular dice-less roleplaying party game, also known to many as "Lupus In Tabula", or "Mafia"! Are you ready to try and figure out who the Changelings are amongst your group, and banish them to the dungeon, before they kidnap you? With special roles like the Discorded Pony, Befriended Changeling, and the Creature Catcher all mixing it up even further, the chaotic touch-and-go of the choices everyone needs to make every turn would make Discord himself proud!

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

4:30pm

Floor Wars
Last-Fur-One is excited to bring back Floor Wars to Anthrocon for its 4th year running, featuring some of the best dancers in the fandom competing head-to-head in fierce dance battle action! Come and witness one of the most exciting events in the fandom and cheer on your favorite dancers! You do NOT want to miss this one-of-a-kind event! (Competitors please arrive 30 minutes early for sign-in)

Staff
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Ronnie

Professional Noodle, Noodle Dragon
Artist, Dancer, Performer of Tien Long & Zeke Hyena, Leader of Last-Fur-One. I have unhealthy obsessions with noodle dragons, fried chicken, and wine. If you've got any questions about dancing events, such as Dance Competitions or Floor Wars, I'm the noodledragon to talk to!

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Westin - Allegheny

5:00pm

Disney Fan meetup:Villianous Portents
Join us for the second installment of the Disney Fans meetup, meet your fellow Disney fan and share the fandom we have enjoyed so much over our lives. Because of the wide range of all things Disney, this year a theme to help hone the senses, Villains
A hero is nothing without an adversary, and such This years theme will be the villainous characters of Disney, no end to proper villains have bared the fur over the generations. Whether its from theatrical movies like Scar, Shere Kahn, Honest John and Ratigan or the joy of Television with dozens of memorable characters from including a staggering number from the Disney afternoon..including Shere Kahn again oddly enough.
Twirl your mustaches, Sharpen your claws, work on your menacing laugh, and Be Prepared to meet your fellow Disney Fan


Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Westin - Butler

5:00pm

Niic The Singing Dog
Get ready for the green dog! NIIC is a green, singing dog that performs to original dance pop songs! Produced by composer Kyle McCarthy, this dog puts out electrifying vocals with dynamic soundtracks. Still curious? Check out more from this green singing canine at www.NIICmusic.com


Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 407

5:00pm

Assimilation
Assimilation is a party game for a medium to large group of people. Play as a citizen, drone, or special character who can use special abilities to help or hinder the search. Item cards add to the chaos and fun! Each round you have a chance to find and eliminate the Drones but be careful you can eliminate normal citizens too! If all the citizens are eliminated you lose.

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Westin - Pennsylvania

5:30pm

Editing and Revision
Every story of every length, no matter how much one feels in the “zone” when composing it, needs some form of editing. It’s a truth of the universe and a practiced skill necessary to writers whether it’s finding major continuity issues or adjusting words for repetition. Come and discuss how to work with your individual editing needs, where to find the people that can help you, and tools to give your story that final polish.

Panelists
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Ocean Tigrox

Writing Tigrox, Fangs and Fonts
Writer, editor, podcaster, random purple striped ball of crazy | Lead cat-herder, editor and co-host of the Fangs and Fonts writing podcast. | Stories in Pulp!, The Furry Future, Roar 6, and more. | Lead editor of the award nominated Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. | @OceanTigrox/@TigroxTales


Saturday July 11, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
DLCC 310-311

6:00pm

Theriananthropy
This panel is an introduction to Therianthropy, and also a meet and greet with other Therians.

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Westin - Cambria

6:00pm

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Since its debut on The HUB cable network in 2010, the animated series
"My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" has become very popular outside
of its target demographic audience of young girls.  MLP:FiM has
inspired art, fiction, music, costumes, several conventions and even a
documentary about the unexpected fans of the show, known as "bronies."

If you're a new "brony," have been watching the show from the start,
or are just curious about this unique fandom, feel free to attend.
This panel will feature a discussion, games, prizes and some
entertaining fan-produced content.


Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Westin - Westmoreland
  • Equipment Video Projector, Sound System, Microphones

6:00pm

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

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

6:00pm

Amiibo+Trainer Duo Smash Bros. Wii U!
Think you and your Amiibo are powerful as a team? Join the Duo Tourney! You and your companion can compete in an all-out battle with other Amiibo and their mentors!

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 408 - 409

6:00pm

Retro Royale 2: The Revenge
Are you a bad enough dude to play a bunch of old games and compete with fellow nerds for the highest score/fastest time/other arbitrary numbers? BIG MONEY, BIG PRIZES, I LOVE IT!

Panelists
M

MiltoniusPrime

Department Head, Gaming


Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 408 - 409

6:30pm

Cruinndrac Farms Wyrm Meet and Greet
This panel is an informal meet and greet for anyone interested in the Cruinndrac Farms Wyrm Breeding game. Hosted by the artist D. Walker (also known as HopefulMonster) and our hardworking Scribe, Arazia, this will be a chance to gather with other Handlers to show off your Squirm, chat with each other and the CDF Staff, ask questions, set up potential breedings between Wyrms....basically all things Wyrm related! New to the game, or don't have any Wyrms of your own, but want to check out the game? Come say hi and meet the whole crew.

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Westin - Butler

7:00pm

AstronoFur's Anthrocon 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. This panel is weather permitting; no visible sun, no panel. Caution! Never look directly at the sun without proper equipment!

Staff

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC North Terrace

7:00pm

Nordguard Card Game & Windfall Novel Preview
Nordguard: The Card Game is back! Come see the exclusive new art from Blotch and Chromamancer, along with new game mechanics and canon characters. Expansion sets will be available for purchase, along with exclusive promo cards and dev team autographs. Windfall is a cosmic-horror romantic-comedy by Tempo, with extensive illustrations by Slate. Stop in for a reading by the author and talk about the development of this straight otter/husky romance.


Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 310-311
  • Equipment HDMI Projector required

7:00pm

Uncle Kage's Story Hour
The Chairman of Anthrocon invites you to listen to him tell fabulous tales of his adventures around the world. Ok, maybe he embellishes a little, but these are stories you won’t want to miss

Staff
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Uncle Kage

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

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

7:00pm

You Bring It; We'll Play It! My Little Pony CCG
Do you have a deck of My Little Pony 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 11, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

7:00pm

Iron Claw RPG

Ironclaw is the premier game of anthropomorphic fantasy.  In this demo, you will create characters, go on an adventure, and experience all that Ironclaw has to offer. Session will be limited to 1-6 players. Priority will be given to New Players to IRONCLAW over players who have played before. 

(Veteran players are encouraged to bring their rule books, dice and pre-generated characters and organize overflow games at vacant tables in the Table-top Gaming Room.)"


Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

8:00pm

Submit and Publish
This is a game that has changed a lot in recent years. With choices in various levels of publishers and self-publishing growing in popularity, there are more opportunities than ever in how you find an audience and profit from your work. We’ll discuss decision-making in the best method of publication for you and the aspects of working with publishers in the fandom when it comes to submitting your work.

Panelists
Staff

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 310-311

8:30pm

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!

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:30pm - 11:30pm
DLCC 411 - 412

9:00pm

Anthrocon Masquerade

The Anthrocon Masquerade:  Anthrocon's long running variety show!  Ourfursuiters take to the main stage to provide you with an evening of entertainment, hosted by JR and KP!


Staff
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K.P.

Megaplex Convention Chairman, Anthrocon Programming Director
Fursuiter, calligrapher, puppeteer, writer, and event programmer. In my spare time....I work at a job.

Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00pm - 10:30pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

9:00pm

AstronoFur's Anthrocon 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. If we're lucky, we might get to watch a satellite or the International Space Station pass overhead. View the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus, Saturn and its rings, rich star clusters, and stunning double stars through telescopes and binoculars set up on the convention center’s North Terrace. In the event of inclement weather we will meet on the second floor by the glass elevator to talk about 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.

Staff

Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
DLCC North Terrace

9:00pm

TKStudio - How to Play, Beginner Tourney, & Open Play (18+)

Join us to learn how to play one of the hottest collectable trading card games in the fandom! Demo decks will be made available to anyone who doesn't already have cards. Feeling competitive? Stop by the Tail Kiss Studio Dealer Island to sign up for our Beginner Tournament -- jump right into the game and win prizes! (18+, Adults Only)


Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00am
Westin - Cambria
  • Equipment Needs HDMI Projector

9:00pm

TKStudio - Intermediate & Expert Tournament (18+)
Already know how to play one of the hottest games in the fandom, and feeling competitive? Stop by the Tail Kiss Studio Dealer Island to sign up for our Intermediate & Expert Tournaments -- dominate your opponents and win prizes! (18+, Adults Only)

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00am
Westin - Pennsylvania

9:00pm

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! (Both good and bad singers welcome.)

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00am
Westin - Westmoreland

9:00pm

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament
It's a different set of characters on a brand new system...but it's still Smash! Join us in deciding who is the best and deserves the title of 2015 Super Smash Brothers Wii U Champion! Bring your controller and let's play!

Staff
avatar for Kiric

Kiric

Assistant Department Head, Registration

Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00am
DLCC 408 - 409

10:00pm

Handling Mature Art Maturely
An illustrated lecture on a brief history of mature artwork, the
constructive and destructive properties of mature imagery, and the
responsibilities creative individuals have when creating and distributing
work for mature audiences

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Westin - Somerset

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.

Panelists
Staff

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00pm - 11:30pm
DLCC 310-311

10:00pm

Fursuit Friendly Dances - Saturday Night
Come and shake your tail to dances held that will cater to fursuiter needs.  More lighting, different music, and a headless zone just outside the ballroom.  Don't let the name fool you, all are welcome, you just might see more fuzzballs on the dance floor.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00pm - Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00am
Westin - Allegheny

11:00pm

Art Show Mature Auction
Voice auction for artwork receiving too many written bids in the Art Show Mature Gallery. Auctioneers: Alchemist D.I. and Tina D.I. This event is 18+ only.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00pm - Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00am
DLCC 413 - 415

11:00pm

JR Live!
JR, founding member of the Funday Pawpet Show and host of the PoinkCast, brings another round of stories and observations from an entirely oddball life. Not safe for most people, pets or impressionable household objects, but you only live once, right?

Staff

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00pm - Sunday July 12, 2015 12:30am
DLCC 407

11:00pm

Jazz Concert
Plesae join our group of musicians for a late night jazz set.  This event provides a soothing session of live jazz music to relax the evening away.

Panelists

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00pm - Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00am
DLCC 319 - 321

11:00pm

Anthrocon Saturday Night Dances!
Year after year, Anthrocon’s dances bring you the some of the best DJs, music, and lighting in the fandom - this year will be no different. 12 DJs spanning all styles of dance music take the stage backed by one of the best light shows the fandom has to offer including live visuals and all new, high-powered lasers. No matter what you’re looking for, Anthrocon’s dance is one of the most exciting nightlife events you’ll encounter in the fandom.

Staff
P

Protocollie

Division Head, AVTech

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00pm - Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00am
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

12:00am

Albedo – “Albedo After Dark, Part 2
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? (Players 18+)

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00am - 2:00am
DLCC 411 - 412

12:00am

Readings in Terrible Fiction aka “Can You Read It?”
Can you maintain your composure as you try to give a serious reading of some of the most dreadful prose and mind-shattering story ideas ever put to self-published paper? It’s the latest yearly event to see how long each person can last without hamming it up or cracking up as we all read one of the worst novels we can find.

Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00am - 2:00am
DLCC 310-311
 
Sunday, July 12
 

9:00am

AC Car Meet
An event for a group of furries going to share their similar interests in motor
vehicles. Just like the the character we portray the car that we pick is another
extension of ourselves. This event is a pleasant interaction between experienced
car people and ones that share the passion and want to learn more. Furs don’t
have to have a tricked out ride, just the love. Bring it by and enjoy the weather
with us! We will have awards and fair judging for unique vehicles and lots of fun
involved. The event will be hosted at the Waterfront Pl. car parking area. Each
car has to pay $5 for parking.

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
OFF SITE

9:00am

Headless Zone 1
A place for fursuiters to rest and rehydrate.

Sunday July 12, 2015 9:00am - 4:45pm
DLCC 301-305

9:30am

Dealer Room Setup
Setup for the Anthrocon Dealer Room. 

Panelists
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Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon


Sunday July 12, 2015 9:30am - 10:00am
DLCC - Hall B - Dealer's Room

10:00am

Florida Furs Meet N' Greet

Hey Florida Furs! It's not very often that we get to see our friends from all over the state let alone the country. Come on down and bring friends, bring games, hang out, and do whatever you want! We'll also have info on where to find The Florida Furs, and how to start events. So if you live, lived, visited or plan on visiting Florida come say "Hi!!" And catch up with your Florida Furs!

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Westin - Butler

10:00am

Fantasy
Swords and wizard staffs. Confronting the great danger to the land. Epic quests and adventurers. Did all that just tickle your inspiration? If so, come to talk about those aspects and more for writing fantasy tales. Covering topics like the scope of your particular fantasy story, the level of magic in your world, and mingling with other genres, we’ll delve into this very classic story style.

Panelists
Staff
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Ashe Valisca

Writing Track Lead

Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
DLCC 310-311

10:00am

Anthrocon Art Show
The Anthrocon Art Show offers an ability to see many great works of art from some of the finest artists in the fandom.

Staff
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Petercat

Art Show Director, Anthrocon
Art Show Director for Anthrocon

Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC - Hall C - Art Show

10:00am

SHOW - Funday Pawpet Show LIVE!
You watch them every Sunday evening LIVE on the internet—now you can come see them in person (and in 360-Smell-O-Vision) on Anthrocon’s very own Puppetorium stage. It’s the Funday Pawpet Show Live! Join the cast for an interactive (whether you want it to be or not) rendition of their weekly shenanigans at this annual non-digital performance. (Fursuiters welcome, though you may be required to do the Macarena on command…)

Panelists
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Blitzen

Asst. Programming Director & Forum Moderator, Megaplex, Inc.
Four legged, four armed rootaur. Sometimes non-taur. | Former cast member of the Pawpet Show (Blitz the German Shepherd)

Staff
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K.P.

Megaplex Convention Chairman, Anthrocon Programming Director
Fursuiter, calligrapher, puppeteer, writer, and event programmer. In my spare time....I work at a job.
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Yappyfox

Yappyfox is a longtime fursuter, and the individal who oragnized the very first fursuit parade at Anthrocon 1997! He has been the parade lead every year since!

Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 315-316

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 demo the many pyramid games published by Looney Labs using our GIANT game pieces. Come learn and play a pyramid game like Ice Towers, Zendo, TreeHouse, or Martian Coasters. Just look for the bright tie-dye and the friendly folks in lab coats. Typical games take from 10-30 minutes. Fursuiters welcome!

Staff

Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 3rd Floor Atrium

10:00am

Sonic: Freedom Fighters - "Uncle Chuck
Uncle Chuck has sent the Freedom Fighters Robotnik’s plans for a new SwatBot factory that’s being constructed which will produce enough SwatBots to surely be able to survive all of the traps the Freedom Fighters have set up in the Great Forest to hide the location of their secret home! This factory cannot reach completion!

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

10:00am

Amiibo Super Smash Bros. Wii U
Amiibos are the hottest (and hardest to find) little figures that you can train in Smash, now see how strong they have become! This is a 1v1 Amiibo tournament in Super Smash Bros. Wii U. So bring your best! Limit 1 Amiibo entry please! This is for Amiibos ONLY.

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 408 - 409

10:00am

Artist Alley
Anthrocon Artist Alley - A marketplace for attendees to commission artists for a variety of artwork.  Artist Alley tables are available on a first come, first served basis.

Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
DLCC - Hall C - Artist Alley

10:00am

Dealer Room - Open
The Anthrocon Dealer Room is open during these hours.  Please note that the Dealer Room will close at 4PM today.

Staff
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Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon

Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
DLCC - Hall B - Dealer's Room

10:00am

Open Video Gaming
Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
DLCC 408 - 409

10:00am

Open Gaming & Puzzles
Do you have a few minutes to kill with friends before the next panel or show starts? Did you bring a collectable card game and need a place to challenge a fellow attendee? Want to run a pick up session of a board or role playing game you brought along with you? Well stop on in to the Table-top Gaming rooms 411 & 412 and rest your paws with friends. We have plenty of table space for board, role playing and card games available for you to sign up for and/or utilize. (Reserved/Scheduled Games have Precedence)

Don't have a game with you? Anthrocon's Table-top Gaming room comes stocked with Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Classic Yatzee and Scrabble, Dominoes, Uno and standard decks of cards for you to pull out and use while you are in the room. We'll also have an animal themed puzzle or two that you can help complete as the weekend progresses. Please come up to Room 411 & 412, enjoy yourself and what we have to offer. All we ask is you 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.

Staff

Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

11:00am

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

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 317

11:00am

Instagram Furs Meet Up Panel
A meet up for furs that use Instagram.

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Westin - Fayette

11:00am

Pepper Coyote Concert
Please come and welcome Pepper Coyote to Anthrocon's main stage for a fun concert featuring Pepper's unique style of music and humor.

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

11:00am

Mice and Mystics
Mice and Mystics is a cooperative adventure game in which the players work together to save an imperiled kingdom
from an evil witch. They will face countless adversaries such as rats, cockroaches and spiders, and the greatest terror
all, the castle feline, Brodie. MEOW! M&M is a boldly innovative game that thrusts players into an ever-changing
interactive environment and has a rich storyline that the players help create as they play the game. Pick up a sword in one paw and dice in the other and join in on the adventures as knobble mice!

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

11:00am

You Bring It; We'll Play It! My Little Pony CCG
Do you have a deck of My Little Pony 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 12, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

11:30am

Science Fiction

Aliens and spaceships. Discovering far away civilizations and new frontiers. Advanced technology and visions of the future. If all that perked up your cybernetic ears, you should come to this panel. We’ll be going over as many things sci-fi as we can fit into an hour, including such topics as hard vs. soft science fiction, how much research to include on actual scientific principles, and how to make other species otherworldly.


Panelists
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Ocean Tigrox

Writing Tigrox, Fangs and Fonts
Writer, editor, podcaster, random purple striped ball of crazy | Lead cat-herder, editor and co-host of the Fangs and Fonts writing podcast. | Stories in Pulp!, The Furry Future, Roar 6, and more. | Lead editor of the award nominated Noir anthology - Inhuman Acts. | @OceanTigrox/@TigroxTales


Sunday July 12, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
DLCC 310-311

12:00pm

Hands & Fur - Puppeteering Workshop (Repeat)
You’ve watched Muppets in movies and TV and the fandom’s own Pawpets on
live internet variety shows and YouTube videos. Perhaps you’ve thought
to yourself, "Hey, maybe I could do that!" Well you can, and this panel
will help show you how. Join us and our bushel of fluffy hand-warmers to
learn how to get started bringing our inanimate friends to life. We’ll
be talking about where to obtain a puppet, tricks to make your puppet
come alive by creating a character, performance tips, and ways to
practice your new skills. Bring a puppet to show off or borrow one of
ours for this interactive workshop. Think of them as adorable fursuits
in miniature.

Staff
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Nonsanity

Puppet Track Lead, Anthrocon, Inc.

Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
DLCC 315-316

12:00pm

Mass Effect: Unity - "Operation: Fire…Cobra…Claw
Batarians have taken a team of high-priority Salarian scientists hostage, and insider reports show that they're being forced to develop a purposefully unstable version of Element Zero for its extreme rate of mutation! These scientists are needed for special work on the Crucible AND you get to blow up the Batarian base once you're out! How much more awesome could this operation be?!

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

12:00pm

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? Or have you acquired a deck in one of the tournaments held at the convention and are looking for others to play again with? Bring them to the Table-top Gaming Room and take advantage of the block of time set aside for you to pit your cards against other convention attendees in some friendly pick-up games.


Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

12:00pm

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
Join the Revolution! Select your ninja and battle for the fate of the planet. Will you protect or destoy it? Begin!

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 408 - 409

12:30pm

Anthrocon Charity Auction
Our chairman, Uncle Kage, will be auctioning off a variety of interesting and collectible items for the benefit of our charity, The Western PA Humane Society. Please come and help raise funds for this worthwhile organization…right here in the city of Pittsburgh!

Staff
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Uncle Kage

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

Sunday July 12, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
DLCC 407

1:00pm

Furries In Doctor Who
A discussion of Anthropomorphic animal races in the World of Doctor Who

Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Westin - Somerset
  • Equipment Needs HDMI Projector

1:00pm

Kaze: Winds of Change (Furry Radio Drama)
Dive deeper into the world of the 2004 furry animated hit film KAZE: GHOST WARRIOR with the backstory of a forbidden love that shattered a kingdom! Featuring the voice talents of: Sam Conway, Alex Vance, Trendane Sparks, Lilypad, and Justin P Reese. Illustrated by Alector Fencer, Balaa, Thornwolf, Bloodhound Omega, and Jan (of SWORDS AND SAUSAGES)

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Westin - Allegheny
  • Equipment PA System, Video Projector

1:00pm

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!

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Westin - Butler

1:00pm

Fursuit Dance Competition Finals
The time has come to see who’s got the best moves and who can shake their tails the best! All attendees are welcome to come witness the finalists of Anthrocon’s Seventh Annual Fursuit Dance Competition battle it out for dance supremacy to determine who will be declared this year’s best fursuit dancer!

Panelists
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Ronnie

Professional Noodle, Noodle Dragon
Artist, Dancer, Performer of Tien Long & Zeke Hyena, Leader of Last-Fur-One. I have unhealthy obsessions with noodle dragons, fried chicken, and wine. If you've got any questions about dancing events, such as Dance Competitions or Floor Wars, I'm the noodledragon to talk to!


Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

1:00pm

Dance Dance Revolution Tournament
Do you have what it takes to step your way to victory? Then this fun competition is the place for you. Bring your AAA game and show us your moves!

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 408 - 409

1:30pm

Writing Technologies 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 happy and some helpful tools for writing that you may not be aware of.


Panelists
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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 Heat 12 and FANG 6, appearing at Anthrocon 2015. He resides in Florida with his boyfriend.

Staff

Sunday July 12, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 310-311
  • Equipment Needs HDMI Projector

2:00pm

Original Video Screenings - Tilt Longtail
Screening of two original fursuit videos by Tilt Longtail.  Video #1 is entitled "Tilt Longtail's TOAST - A - RAMA"  A video all about everyone's favorite breakfast food, TOAST! running time: 25 minutes.   Video # 2 is "Greifer and the Candyman" Little Greifer tries to scam his way into the candy factory with a fake golden ticket. With Orlando Fox as the Candyman. Running time: 17 minutes

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Westin - Fayette
  • Equipment Video Projector and screen and audio system

2:00pm

Original Video Screenings - Tilt Longtail
Screening of two original fursuit videos by Tilt Longtail.  Video #1 is entitled "Tilt Longtail's TOAST - A - RAMA"  A video all about everyone's favorite breakfast food, TOAST! running time: 25 minutes.   Video # 2 is "Greifer and the Candyman" Little Greifer tries to scam his way into the candy factory with a fake golden ticket. With Orlando Fox as the Candyman. Running time: 17 minutes

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Westin - Fayette
  • Equipment Video Projector and screen and audio system

2:00pm

SHOW - The Puppet Wheel of Improv
Spin the Wheel of Puppet Improv and watch our group of puppet performers try to improv their way out of a soggy paper bag. My, this IS a soggy bag. What HAVE you been keeping in here?

Staff
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Nonsanity

Puppet Track Lead, Anthrocon, Inc.

Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 315-316

2:00pm

Art Show- General Auction
Voice auction for artwork receiving too many written bids in the Art Show General Gallery. Auctioneers: Uncle Kage and Tina D.I.

Staff
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Uncle Kage

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

Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
DLCC 407

2:00pm

Radio Unifurse & The Rabbit Hole Live!
Late night Sunday talk and music podcast shows Radio Unifurse and The Rabbit Hole team up in for an interactive live experience at Anthrocon 2015. This year’s event includes audience participation, music, guest appearances, obscure news stories, improv, and a few other surprises.


Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Westin - Pennsylvania

2:00pm

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?

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

2:00pm

Settlers of Catan
In Settlers of Catan, 2-6 players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players collect these resources to build up their civilizations to get to 10 victory points and win the game. Multi-award-winning and one of the most popular games in recent history due to its amazing ability to appeal to non-gamers and gamers alike.

Staff

Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

2:00pm

You Bring It; We'll Play It! Pokemon
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 12, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 411 - 412

2:00pm

Anthrocon Art Show Pickup
Pieces that have been won in the Anthrocon Art Show may be picked up at this time.

Staff
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Petercat

Art Show Director, Anthrocon
Art Show Director for Anthrocon

Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC - Hall C - Art Show

2:30pm

Fursuit Games - Team
It's time for the Fursuit Games: Team Challenge! Fursuiters will be arranged into teams
and given the opportunity to play some inventive and challenging games! Whether
you are participating or viewing, this is certain to be a fun and zany event! Note: Participants may be placed into teams randomly!

Staff
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Sharky

Sharky is an avid fur suiter involved in community sense 2001. He has performed at many local conventions with his homemade shark suit, bringing his fishy brand of humor with him.
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Panda

Assistant Programmer, Furry Weekend Atlanta

Sunday July 12, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Westin - Allegheny

3:00pm

About Canines 101
This is a meet and greet event for all those who have canine or canid personas, or just feel like talking about dogs and canid critters. Folks are welcomed to discuss all things canine.

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Westin - Butler

3:00pm

Fan to Professional: Voice Acting with Kimlinh Tran
Whether you're already working in fan based voiceover work or just starting out in your voiceover career, Kimlinh Tran will give you the industry knowledge on how to transition and prepare yourself for professional voiceover work.

Moderators
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Osee DeSantis

Guest of Honor Liasion, Anthrocon, Inc.
Fursuiter, voice actor, furry entreprenuer

Panelists
KT

Kimlihn Tran

Guest of Honor


Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
DLCC 319 - 321

3:30pm

Westerns and Historical Fiction
Six-guns and saddlebags. Gaslights and finery. Outlaws and sheriffs. If you suddenly want to hit the dusty trail, then this panel is for you. We’ll be talking largely about westerns, but covering a few other aspects of general historical fiction as well. Come to discuss intersections with other genres and how to get the most out of research time to add verisimilitude to your story.


Sunday July 12, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
DLCC 310-311

3:30pm

Kage 2-Gether: A Charity Event
Uncle Kage and 2 are at their finest when they are sharing the stage together, and this is just what they will be doing. This is an exclusive performance in support of our charity, The Western PA Humane Society. Leave your inhibitions at the door because there is no telling what they will say or do. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the charity table in the Dealers’ Room. Seating is limited to those who make a donation at the charity table and obtain a ticket.

Panelists
Staff
avatar for Uncle Kage

Uncle Kage

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

Sunday July 12, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

3:30pm

RHUBARB & COSMIK: THE SONGS YOU HATE!
Sure, most of your favorite bands have one or two annoying tunes you're forced to sit through. But an entire set? Rhubarb and Cosmik have gathered a list of your most-hated requests, and will play them all down to the #1 most despised song in the fandom - and you might just love these versions! Booing and catcalls allowed; please, no throwing tomatoes.


Sunday July 12, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 407

4:00pm

The IARP (International Anthropomorphic Research Project) Debriefing
A debreifing for the The IARP (International Anthropomorphic Research Project).

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin - Fayette

4:00pm

Winds and Wings
An open discussion for those whose personas are included amongst our feathery kin, or those who just want to talk about birds. Topics include bird stories, why people choose avian personas, and what we can learn about ourselves from our choices.


Sunday July 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin - Somerset

4:00pm

Playing Music in Fursuit
A conversational panel and Q&A session discussing the unique challenges of performing music while in fursuit, and sharing tips and tricks on how to overcome those challenges, from instruments to vocals and beyond.

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 319 - 321

4:30pm

Albedo – “The End”
With everything that’s happened, all of the new intel gained, and the choices made by the teams in previous games, something major is going to go down. Will your team survive “The End”?

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 4:30pm - 7:00pm
TBA

5:30pm

Anthrocon Closing Ceremonies
Closing Ceremonies for Anthrocon 2015

Panelists
AB

Anthrocon Board of Directors

Board of Directors, Anthrocon, Inc.
The following individuals are the Board members for Anthrocon: | | Chairman - Uncle Kage | Operations Director - Giza | Programming Director - KP | Registration Director - Sonicgott | Dealers Room Director - Chiaroscuro | Publications/Media Director - Xydexx | Charity Director - Rigel | Art Show Director - Petercat | Internet Services Director - Tigerwolf | AV Director - GenTalon


Sunday July 12, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

8:00pm

Dead Dog Dance!
Wrap up the convention with a final dance.  The Dead Dog dance is a great way to have one last bit of fun and dance your tail off.

Panelists

Sunday July 12, 2015 8:00pm - Monday July 13, 2015 12:00am
Westin - Westmoreland