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Anthrocon 2007 Convention Report

Posted by: Taki Soma on August 4, 2007 at 1:23 am


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14 Responses to "Anthrocon 2007 Convention Report"

1 | Mike Oeming

August 5th, 2007 at 11:10 pm


Wow, this was one of the strangest experiences Ive ever had!! I cant believe we survived it:)

2 | Jon Haehnle

August 6th, 2007 at 1:45 am


I don’t know if this is possible, but it sounds even crazier than it looks! Never let it be said that Taki and Mike are not adventurous or open-minded lol

3 | Jeremy Dale

August 6th, 2007 at 5:58 am


Wow. Just… wow. You’re braver than I am, Taki. ;)

- jeremy

4 | Kayode Kendall

August 6th, 2007 at 9:34 am


There really are no words, other than . . “I’m frightened.”

5 | Taki Soma

August 6th, 2007 at 11:11 am


It really was way crazier than it sounds.

6 | Kayode Kendall

August 6th, 2007 at 11:36 am


See, that’s what I was afraid of!

Anyone watch Entourage? They had an interesting episode last week, where Drama had sex with a chick while they both wore furry costumes!

7 | Jon Haehnle

August 6th, 2007 at 11:43 am


KK: Yeah, I didn’t see the episode but Oeming mentioned it to me heheh

8 | Snake

August 6th, 2007 at 2:32 pm


What the hell is this?! I’m countin’ like 50 unregistered costumes in these pics alone! The Union of Novelty Costumed Performers don’t abide no scab furries!


9 | GreenReaper

August 7th, 2007 at 12:27 am


Glad you had an interesting time at the con. :-)

10 | Freaky Lynx

August 8th, 2007 at 10:46 pm


Anthrocon can be a bit of a roller-coaster experience, it being the largest furry con out there. For your next experience, you may want to shoot for one that’s a little bit smaller, get to know the folks a bit ;)

11 | Coyoty

August 9th, 2007 at 1:43 am


When you see the special furry episodes of shows like CSI, Entourage, ER, Drew Carrey Show, etc., keep in mind that they are fictional, exaggerated stories written by non-furries for comic relief. They’re as close to real life as the doctors and lawyers and police and other characters are on TV situation comedies and dramas.

12 | AHR

August 9th, 2007 at 2:19 pm


Hey Taki – I met you briefly at Wizard World Philly in Artist’s Alley, and you had mentioned that you were considering going to Antrhoon. I’m glad to see you made it through and were neither killed by furries nor forced to dress up as Pikachu. I wonder what that one kid was doing at the con…and what exactly they thought of the experience.

13 | Adan Jimenez

August 9th, 2007 at 3:01 pm


Okay, whatever else furries may or may not do, those are some fantastic costumes. Almost all of these pictures depict just gorgeous costumes with levels of detail that are just unheard of in most comic-themed costumes. I assume it helps in that you don’t show an ounce of skin when wearing one of these things (whereas someone wearing a Superman costume has to make their own face and hair match the part, for example). But man, $5K? That is a lot of money for a costume.

Also, how are they not dead under all that fur? Are there no dehydration incidents? Is this not the most uncomfortable thing to wear in a con, something already filled with tons of other sweaty people? They better have some damn good AC.

14 | Jim

August 10th, 2007 at 7:01 pm


Not all the costumes cost that much. Many people build their own, and may spend a few hundred dollars. Most costumes are more like $1-2k to get it created by a well-known artist.

At furry cons there are rooms dedicated to suiters only called “headless lounge”. It’s a place where someone can take their head off (hence the name) behind closed doors so they can cool off and get some water, without destroying the image of their character (Many suiters will refuse to remove their head in front of their “audience”, sometimes even to the detriment of their health) Typically areas that expect to have a lot of suiters will have the temperature dropped quite a bit, usually in the mid 60s.

They are extremely hot, and within seconds of putting one on you’d be sweating. It’s definately not for everyone, which is why you only see about 10-15% of the attendees wearing them.