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Thursday, June 30
 

6:00pm

Open Gaming
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 Tabletop Gaming 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 Tabletop Gaming room comes stocked with Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Classic Yahtzee 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. 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.


Thursday June 30, 2016 6:00pm - Friday July 1, 2016 2:00am
Westin Cambria

6:30pm

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

Thursday June 30, 2016 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Westin Allegheny

8:00pm

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

Speakers

Thursday June 30, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Westin Cambria

8:30pm

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

Thursday June 30, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Westin Pennsylvania

9:00pm

Pre-Con Dance
Come get your body moving before the convention even starts at the Pre-Con Dance. We'll provide the floor, Protocollie will provide the music, you provide your best moves to start the event off right!

Speakers

Thursday June 30, 2016 9:00pm - 11:30pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

10:00pm

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

Speakers

Thursday June 30, 2016 10:00pm - Friday July 1, 2016 12:00am
Westin Cambria

12:00am

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?

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 12:00am - 2:00am
Westin Cambria
 
Friday, July 1
 

9:00am

Fursuit Making
This is a workshop/panel where you can learn how to make various types of fursuits using different types of fursuit materials.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Westin Butler

9:00am

Open Gaming
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 Tabletop Gaming 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 Tabletop Gaming room comes stocked with Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Classic Yahtzee 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. 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.


Friday July 1, 2016 9:00am - Saturday July 2, 2016 2:00am
DLCC 411-412

10:30am

Anthrocon Opening Ceremonies
The Board of Directors welcomes you to Anthrocon 2016 with the opening keynote address and important convention information.  The convention will begin immediately after opening Ceremonies concludes.


Friday July 1, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

10:30am

'The Band of Fur': Band Geeks of the Furry Fandom Unite!
Hang out in band rooms most of your school years? Play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument? "The Band of Fur" is for you! Come be a part of something new and enriching for the furry fandom. If you have your instrument, let's make some music! Sheet music and stands will be provided. If not, feel free to come listen and mingle!


Friday July 1, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
DLCC 317

11:00am

Plot and Structure
Plot is one of the cornerstones of writing. It’s the single sentence that can tell anyone just what your story is about, and structure is how you express that plot in an accessible and sensible way. For our first panel of the convention, come to talk and learn about the basic plots and the common story structures that help provide a framework for whatever you want to write.


Friday July 1, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 310-311

11:00am

Angel Dragon Community Meet and Greet
This is a meet and greet for anyone who loves Angel Dragons and all subspecies thereof, has an Angel Dragon fursona, or just wants to learn more about them! All are welcome - even if you do not have an Angel Dragon character, you can come to learn more about them! We also plan to have a lot of fun events - from games, to giveaways, a photoshoot, to even having people give donations at the meet to help with the AC charity, and more!

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
DLCC 413-415

11:00am

Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools Tournament
Experienced players are invited to participate in this open tournament for Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools. Winners of each game round will move on to the Finals scheduled to be played on Sunday afternoon to see who is the best Kitsune at Anthrocon, aside from the Elder, of course.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
DLCC 411-412

11:00am

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


Friday July 1, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
DLCC 411-412

11:00am

Bad Decisions Card Game Demos
Bad Decisions is a Mad Libs-inspired storytelling game for 3-12 players, where each Story card can set up literally hundreds of different situations. The Bard plays cards for whichever of the categories (Fool, Crisis, or Bad Decision) come up in the first two blanks on that Story card; the other Players complete the story by anonymously playing a card from their hands to fill the final blank. The Bard chooses the winning Story ending, and passes the role of Bard on to the next Player to the left.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
DLCC 411-412

12:00pm

Disney Fan Meetup: Roaring Twenties
This year, it only seemed logical that Disney felines become the stars of the Disney Fan Meetup.  What other creature can ROAR?  Disney felines have been both heroes and adversaries since the very start of the empire run by The Mouse. Movie cats from Lucifer to Shere Khan and up to the Lion King.  TV has seen characters such as Fat Cat, while many have starred in both media outlets: Shere Khan, Tigger, and so on. Beyond felines, other topics and fun are likely to pop up, like most years.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Westin Somerset

12:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Uncle Kage

Uncle Kage

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


Friday July 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Westin Westmoreland

12:00pm

Introduction to Puppeteering
You’ve watched Muppets in movies and on TV. The fandom’s own Pawpets have been entertaining us on live streaming variety shows, YouTube videos and at conventions. If you’ve ever thought to yourself “Hey, maybe I could do that and join in the fun,” - well, you can! We’ll show you how. Join us and our bushel of fluffy critters 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. NO PUPPET REQUIRED - you can borrow one of ours! If you have one, bring it along!

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
DLCC 315-316

12:00pm

Quipfur
Welcome to Quipfur, where you can play against our panelists to see who comes up with the wittiest answers!

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Westin Pennsylvania

12:00pm

Writers' Slam
Want feedback on a story you've been writing? Bring a 1-2 page (non-explicit) excerpt of it to the Writers' Slam! You'll have the opportunity to read your work and then we'll spend some time offering constructive feedback. Anyone who just wants to listen to stories is also welcome! Due to time constraints, excerpts will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
DLCC 310-311

12:00pm

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

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 12:00pm - 2:30pm
DLCC 411-412

12:00pm

Artists' Alley
Anthrocon Artist Alley - A marketplace for attendees to commission artists for a variety of works of art. Artist Alley tables are available via lottery prior to the convention, and on a first come, first served basis once the convention starts.

Friday July 1, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC - Hall C

12:00pm

Convention Store
Anthrocon Convention Store - The place to go to purchase your official Anthrocon merchandise.

T-Shirt Vouchers will also be accepted for pickup during all posted Convention Store hours.

Friday July 1, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC - Hall C

12:00pm

Anthrocon Dealer's Room
The Anthrocon Dealer's Room offers one of the furry fandom's largest variety of merchandise for purchase.  Whether you are looking for art, badges, comics, or other furry merchandise, you will find lots of choices in the Dealer's Room.  Sponsors and Supersponsors will be allowed to enter the Dealer's Room starting at 11:45am.  All other attendees will be allowed to enter the Dealer's Room starting at Noon.

Speakers
avatar for Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon


Friday July 1, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC - Hall B/C

12:00pm

Open Video Gaming
Don't have a controller? No problem; you can borrow one of ours! Come check out the mix of retro and modern consoles and join in the fun.


Friday July 1, 2016 12:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 1:00am
DLCC 408-409

1:00pm

Style of the 1920's
Take a step back in time and take a look at the fashion from a bygone era. From pocket watches and fastenators to flapper dresses and frock coats, all will be looked over stitch to stitch. We will talk about proper dress and etiquette of the Victorian and Edwardian period. So come on by in your best vintage clothing as we take a trip through time.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Westin Butler

1:00pm

Fursuit Construction 101
Come meet Sarahcat and talk over the design and construction of fursuits.

Speakers
avatar for Sarahcat

Sarahcat

Fursuit builder


Friday July 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
DLCC 317

1:00pm

Q&A with Tracy Butler
Join Guest of Honor, Tracy Butler, as she discusses her success in the art community, the great success of her comic, Lackadaisy, and answers questions from fans.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
DLCC 319-321

1:00pm

DDR / Stepmania For Fitness
DDR and Stepmania aren't just for fun they can also be for fitness as well! Come and see how.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Westin Allegheny

1:00pm

Paws & Padlocks
The evil Slime Queen has stashed her most valuable treasures within her fortress known as Slime Castle. Many adventurers have come from far and wide to try and nab the Queen’s fortunes! Doing so won't be easy though … Slime Castle is an ever-changing labyrinth filled with traps and terrors, and is guarded by the Queen’s slime monstrosities. Will you be quick enough to get your treasure and escape before everyone else, or will you be trapped inside Slime Castle forever?

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 411-412

1:30pm

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

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Westin Westmoreland

1:30pm

Settings 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.)


Friday July 1, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
DLCC 310-311

2:00pm

Furry Hams: Meet and Greet
A short Furry Hams meet and greet, followed by a game of Radio Direction Finding! Use your radio (or one of ours!) to find the electronic “fox” around the convention. We will have a stationary fox and a roaming fox to challenge you! Don't have your license or want to upgrade? Come by for details about an exam session during the convention!

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Westin Cambria

2:00pm

Macrofur/Microfur Meetup!
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!

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Westin Pennsylvania

2:00pm

Anthrocon Charity Poker Tournament - Sign-Ups
Registration period for The Anthrocon 2016 Charity Poker Tournament.  Please be prompt and arrive early to listen to announcements and rules explanation - initial buy-in is $20.  Good luck to all! 

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 413-415

2:00pm

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


Friday July 1, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Westin Somerset

2:00pm

Injustice: Gods Among Men
Have a favorite DC character? Wanna show the world that they are truly the best? Come do that character some (in)justice in the Injustice: Gods Among Men tournament. No restrictions to characters or playstyle, and open to anyone who wants to compete, come show your support for your favorite character, or just to smash things up in a great fighting game.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 408-409

2:00pm

Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools Demos
This card game is about a kitsune who plays tricks while scheming to punish mortal fools for their foolishness, sometimes teaching them a lesson in the process. By correcting mortal foolishness, the foxes earn their tails. Each player takes the role of a fox trying to earn his or her tails through impressive schemes. Some cards represent the foxes; others, the tricks they can play in their schemes, the fools to whom they must teach lessons, and the consequences that befall foxes who fail.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 411-412

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.

Speakers
avatar for Petercat

Petercat

Art Show Director, Anthrocon
Art Show Director for Anthrocon


Friday July 1, 2016 2:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC - Hall B/C

2:00pm

Photo Room
Anthrocon's Photo room provides professional quality photographers to take photos of you and your friends as a keepsake of your Anthrocon experience.  Fursuits are welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon


Friday July 1, 2016 2:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 308

2:30pm

Inside the Head of Rocket Raccoon
You know the iconic character, now meet the equally iconic voice behind the feistiest galactic guardian. Join Trevor Devall as he shares how he's brought Rocket to life.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 407

3:00pm

Bunny Meet & Greet
A fun chance to meet other cute and adorable rabbits and rabbit hybrids. (Fursuits welcome and encouraged).


Friday July 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Westin Lawrence

3:00pm

Canadian Furries Meet and Greet
A social gathering of Canadian Furries to get to know each other, socialize about common interests and spread the word about goings-on within the fandom communities across the country. No official presentation, just a fun social gathering to meet other Canadians at Anthrocon.


Friday July 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Westin Westmoreland

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! Handouts will be provided.


Friday July 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Westin Butler

3:00pm

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

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Westin Allegheny

3:00pm

Foxes and Peppers - Hashtag Debut Concert
Fox Amoore and Pepper Coyote perform their first ever collaboration album - "Hashtag". Straight after the concert, the album will be released and be available in the Dealers' Room.

Come and listen to this unique and fun concert of their first ever collab album, with special guests Rhubarb on Bass and Runtt on Drums!

 


Friday July 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

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.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 315-316

3:00pm

Rondie Reads
Publishing under the pen name Goldeen Ogawa, Agent Elrond is a prolific writer of fantasy and science fiction. Come hear her read aloud from some of her newest, best, and brightest work! (Suitable for all ages)

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 310-311

3:00pm

Telegram Stickers: Creating & Publishing
Do you and your friends use Telegram to chat? Were you always curious about how to make your own Telegram Stickers? We have the answers for you! In this panel we will discuss how to create and publish your own Telegram Stickers.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
DLCC 317

3:00pm

Therian & Otherkin Research Panel
This therian and otherkin research panel will be devoted to a discussion of the current state of research about therianthropy and will also provide individuals who attend an opportunity to participate in a brief research survey about therians and otherkins. Time will also be dedicated to discussing ideas for future research topics and issues.


Friday July 1, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin Fayette

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?

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 3:00pm - 5:30pm
DLCC 411-412

3:00pm

Anthrocon Charity Poker Tournament
Come in to our speakeasy, and pull up a chair!  Play some Texas Hold 'em and donate to a good cause, and maybe you'll win a prize!  This year's ACPT proceeds supports the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, so spend some time with other furry rounders and see if you have what it takes to be the biggest card shark of them all!  Registration begins at 2:00pm and is open an hour before the tournament starts, in DLCC 413-415.  See you there!

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 413-415

3:00pm

Dark World Trilogy Adventure - Session 1
Come join the adventure to overthrow the evil Overlord Korack to free the world of his tyranny! Adventure as one of 12 player types through the dark mountains of the Dragon's Lair, battle liches and Korack's second in command in the fallen Village of Fear, and finally storm Korack's palace, facing death itself and bring his unholy rule to an end! First of three contiguous sessions. Players do not have to participate in all three.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 411-412

3:00pm

Magic: The Gathering Cube Draft
The Gathering, you are counted among the elite spellcasters of the Multiverse—the Planeswalkers. Your deck of cards represents your weapons, containing the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you. In a Draft Tournament, the process of selecting your deck is done one card at a time from randomized packs. Players then build a deck from their selections and duel opponents.
Cost is $5 per player to cover costs of pre-purchased supplies.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 3:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 411-412

3:30pm

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

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Westin Pennsylvania

4:00pm

Birds & Gryphons: Meet & Greet
A meetup for the feathered friends of the furry fandom! Whether you've got wings, a beak, or just really like avians, all are welcome to join in and discuss all things bird at this panel! Fursuits are encouraged, ending with a group photo.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin Westmoreland

4:00pm

International Fursuit Photoshoot
This is a group photo shoot, followed by an optional individual/small group shoot, for all fursuiters who are NOT USA citizens or residents. Feel free to bring a flag or clothing with your fursuit to represent your home country or province! Let's meet at the Atrium and go from there!

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 3rd Floor Atrium by Escalators

4:00pm

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

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin Cambria

4:00pm

Animals in Doctor Who
With over 50 years behind its back, Doctor Who has been home to various animals and anthropomorphs through its timeline. Come share with us some of your favorites and learn a little more why Doctor Who is the best show!

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Westin Somerset

4:00pm

Q&A with Joaquin Baldwin
Join Guest of Honor, Joaquin Baldwin, for a chance to learn about his animation work and his own amazing animated film projects. This panel will prove more fun than a trip to the Department of Mammal Vehicles!

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
DLCC 407

4:00pm

Characters and Dialogue
Characters are how readers access your world and story. They are the relatable element that brings others into your vision and drive the events by their actions. We’ll discuss aspects of character and dialogue including making them furry, making them more than cardboard cutouts, and avoiding Mary Sues. (There may be fun writing exercises, so be prepared.)


Friday July 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
DLCC 310-311

4:00pm

Live Drawing Session with Tracy Butler
Watch as Tracy Butler brings to life her characters in a live digital drawing session. You'll want to bring your sketch pads and questions as Tracy will discuss many character designs and techniques.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 319-321

4:00pm

Mario Kart 8
Once again onto the track! This is a 4-player per round tournament-style competition. Two advance per round based on in-game scoring.  Come join in the fun!

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 4:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 408-409

4:30pm

Furs for Life - Making Charity Fun
Have a blast with your friends, while helping others! Furs For Life is a furry-based charity group that connects members of the fandom together, gets us working together to make a positive impact in the world, and have FUN doing it! We'll chat about our biggest event, Extra Life, where the group is heading, and how you can get involved. We'll also share some fun videos, and have a meet and greet towards the end.

Friday July 1, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Westin Butler

4:30pm

Recess Games
Join Sharky and his crazy cast of furry friends for a wacky time at the 2016 Anthrocon Recess Fursuit Games. These games are designed to be laid back and generally non-competitive. If you have a fursuit (full or partial) then join us for this session of furry fun. If you don’t have a fursuit, then stop in and cheer on your favorite player. This game set will last approximately one and a half hours.

Speakers
avatar for Salem Wolf

Salem Wolf

My Fursona: Native American Eskimo Spirit Guide Totem Wolf. | Staff Member for the Fursuit Track Programming Team at Anthrocon.


Friday July 1, 2016 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Westin Allegheny

5:00pm

Furry First Responders
You've howled at those sirens, but have you ever wanted to be a part of that world? Meet some of the furries out there who are firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and law enforcement officers. For the first responders out there, get to meet fellow first responders and talk about the job. You don't need to be a first responder to join in. Come in and ask us about our jobs and ways to start your career in the emergency services.


Friday July 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Westin Pennsylvania

5:00pm

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!

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Westin Lawrence

5:00pm

Transformation Furs Meet & Greet
Calling all shapeshifters, werewolves, and other fans of transformation! Come and meet your fellow TF aficionados, and let's discuss all things transformation. Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast, slightly curious about TF, or you just want to meet those furs you see in all the transformation art, then stop by and say, "Hi!"

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Westin Westmoreland

5:00pm

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

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 317

5:00pm

Open Mic
Come test your comedy chops at the Anthrocon Open Mic. You'll have a few minutes to do your set, and then receive constructive criticism from 2 and Alkali.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

5:00pm

Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools Tournament
Experienced players are invited to participate in this open tournament for Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools. Winners of each game round will move on to the Finals scheduled to be played on Sunday afternoon to see who is the best Kitsune at Anthrocon, aside from the Elder, of course.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 411-412

5:00pm

Bad Decisions Card Game Demos
Bad Decisions is a Mad Libs-inspired storytelling game for 3-12 players, where each Story card can set up literally hundreds of different situations. The Bard plays cards for whichever of the categories (Fool, Crisis, or Bad Decision) come up in the first two blanks on that Story card; the other Players complete the story by anonymously playing a card from their hands to fill the final blank. The Bard chooses the winning Story ending, and passes the role of Bard on to the next Player to the left.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 411-412

5:30pm

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

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 5:30pm - 8:30pm
DLCC 411-412

6:00pm

Blizzard Furs
Blizzard has been a company with a long history of exotic races in their games ... and many just happen to be furries. Tauren, Worgen, and many more from Warcraft, but we can hardly forget about Winston from Overwatch, or those from other franchises such as Starcraft's Zerg, or Diablo's Khazra. Meet up with your fellow Blizzard-loving furs in this casual meet and greet. With Legion around the corner, maybe pick up a new guild fur or two as well?

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Westin Westmoreland

6:00pm

New England Furs Meet & Greet
Come and meet your fellow New England furs at this informational meet and greet. Find out who you share this “wicked awesome” region with, get info on how to find out what’s going on near you, and learn the basics of planning and running a meet!


Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Westin Pennsylvania

6:00pm

Puzzle & Dragons
Come fill out your friend list! Puzzle & Dragons is a popular Japanese mobile game for iOS and Android. Players of all skill levels are welcome! This panel will show off the basics and tips for beginners getting started, movement tricks for intermediates, and team composition discussions for experts. Time permitting, a multiplayer mode demonstration will be held. Come see why Puzzle & Dragons has over 50 million downloads!

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Westin Butler

6:00pm

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.)


Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
DLCC 310-311

6:00pm

FURRIES: A Documentary
Join filmmaker Eric "Ash" Risher as he presents his documentary, and explore the furry fandom like you've never seen it before. By following a handful of individuals, this film takes an inside look at the furry world with a particular emphasis on identity, creativity, and the importance of community. Whether you're a seasoned furry or a newcomer to the fandom, there is plenty to discover in this lighthearted film, including scenes filmed at Anthrocon itself. Stick around after the screening for a brief Q&A with the director.


Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 319-321

6:00pm

Zootopia: The Fan Discussion
Best furry film ever? Come meet and mingle with fellow enthusiasts of the movie the entire fandom's talking about this year. Expect an open and free-flowing discussion with lots of audience participation, covering the film's plot, characters, themes, world building, favorite scenes, and things we'd love to see in a sequel.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Westin Cambria

6:00pm

Rumrunners of Tabula
Rumrunners of Tabula players represent a group of rumrunners during prohibition. However, some are secretly members of the Mafia, trying to ensure their cut, and some are werewolves, who find the often isolated and nocturnal rumrunners easy prey. Players must work together to determine who is on their side and achieve victory by eliminating the competition.

Speakers
avatar for Tango

Tango

Con staff, manager of werewolf-filled villages.


Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 407

6:00pm

Tetris Attack
One-on-one Panel De Pon with lovable Nintendo characters smeared all over it. MAYBE we'll do Pokémon Puzzle League next year. If you ask us nicely.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 408-409

6:00pm

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

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Westin Somerset

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.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

7:00pm

Insect Meet and Greet
Presenting Anthrocon's first ever insect meet and greet. Get to know your fellow insects as we go around the room introducing ourselves in a friendly environment. Come hang out, relax, take pictures, and meet new friends at the first ever insect meet and greet.


Friday July 1, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Westin Fayette

7:00pm

Return of Marsupial Madness
The return of the meet for marsupials, kangaroos, kangaroo enthusiasts, and any friends therein! Fursuit and family-friendly within a PG-13 rating. Stories, costumes, meet and greet, and a post-panel photo shoot for interested suiters and non-suiters alike! As always, wasting an hour of your con time in the name of what passes for "entertainment."


Friday July 1, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Westin Pennsylvania

7:00pm

You Bring It; We Play It! Magic; the Gathering CCG
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 Tabletop 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.


Friday July 1, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 411-412

7:00pm

Rocket League 2v2
Are you tired of being made fun of for your Hot Wheels? Then come play with some real (digital) cars with rockets! Teams of two face off for the grand prize of gloating to your friends!

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 408-409

7:00pm

Paranoia!
Trouble is brewing once again in the deep bowels of Alpha Complex and only you and your *cough* elite band of Troubleshooters have any chance of chasing out the mutant Commie traitors! Stay alert! Trust no one! Keep your laser handy!


Friday July 1, 2016 7:00pm - 11:00pm
DLCC 411-412

7:00pm

Yu-Gi-Oh CCG Tournament
Come play Yu-Gi-Oh at Anthrocon! Experienced players are invited to bring their personal deck and play in an Advanced Format Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament (Swiss system) setting. The top four players after the playoff cut will receive prizes! No entry fee.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 7:00pm - 11:00pm
DLCC 411-412

7:30pm

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 pair of documentaries about the unexpected fans of the show, known collectively 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 fun!


Friday July 1, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
DLCC 317

7:30pm

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

Speakers
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 1, 2016 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Westin Allegheny

8:00pm

Caption Capture
Caption Capture is back! This party game requires little set up and no skill. Come in, sit down, grab a pen, and start playing! CC is a party game where the first round has each player write a caption.  After the pages are randomly mixed to the other players, the next round involves the players drawing whatever the last player's caption was, then you hide the first caption. The papers are redistributed, and now players must guess the caption based on the drawing. This is repeated until the page is filled and we share the results. Warning: Fits of laughter, silliness, and the giggles are common side effects.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 411-412

8:00pm

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.


Friday July 1, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 310-311

8:00pm

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


Friday July 1, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 411-412

8:00pm

Tekken Ball
Possibly a fighting game tournament. Possibly entertaining.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 408-409

8:00pm

Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools Demos
This card game is about a kitsune who plays tricks while scheming to punish mortal fools for their foolishness, sometimes teaching them a lesson in the process. By correcting mortal foolishness, the foxes earn their tails. Each player takes the role of a fox trying to earn his or her tails through impressive schemes. Some cards represent the foxes; others, the tricks they can play in their schemes, the fools to whom they must teach lessons, and the consequences that befall foxes who fail.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 8:00pm - 11:00pm
DLCC 411-412

8:30pm

Dragget Show Live
Sit down and bask in the randomness that is the Dragget Show live!  Including special guests Draggor and Pandez, plus some secret others.  Hear our insane banter and be sure to stay through the end.


Friday July 1, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
DLCC 319-321

8:30pm

Bandthro-con Tonight!
Some of the best performers in the fandom will come together on the Anthrocon main stage for an amazing show that you won't want to miss!

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

9:00pm

Fursuit Meet and Greet
Learn all that AC has to offer for fursuiters this year while getting to fraternize and mingle with your fellow fursuiters.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 413-415

9:00pm

Nonsanity With a Puppet
Join Nonsanity for some puppet talk, puppet performance, and anything else puppet.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 315-316

9:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon
avatar for Petercat

Petercat

Art Show Director, Anthrocon
Art Show Director for Anthrocon


Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
DLCC - Hall B/C

9:00pm

Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools Tournament
Experienced players are invited to participate in this open tournament for Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools. Winners of each game round will move on to the Finals scheduled to be played on Sunday afternoon to see who is the best Kitsune at Anthrocon, aside from the Elder, of course.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
DLCC 411-412

9:00pm

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

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - 11:30pm
DLCC 411-412

9:00pm

Photo Room
Anthrocon's Photo room provides professional quality photographers to take photos of you and your friends as a keepsake of your Anthrocon experience.  Fursuits are welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon


Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00am
DLCC 308

9:00pm

TK Studio Games - How to Play/Beginner Tourney
(Adults Only, 18+) We're back for another year of late-night card games! Want to learn how to play? Then this is the place to be! Be sure to check out the Seppel Creations' Dealer Table for more information.


Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00am
Westin Westmoreland

9:00pm

TK Studio Games - Intermediate/Expert Tourney
(Adults Only, 18+) We're back for another year of late-night card games! Already familiar with the game and want to play with others? Then stop on by and hone your skills. Be sure to check out the Seppel Creations' Dealer Table for more information.


Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00am
Westin Pennsylvania

9:00pm

Super Smash Bros. Melee
Test your might in the classic 2001 Nintendo fighting game! Whether you're a Melee expert, have only played other games in the series, or have never played Smash at all, come and Smash it up! The tournament will feature a double elimination bracket and sets, making it ideal whether you are coming to compete, to learn, or just to have some fun. The best character is an anthro Fox, what more could you want?

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00am
DLCC 408-409

10:00pm

Gender Identity and the Fandom
Gender Identity and The Fandom is a panel that goes into the ideas of gender identity overall and how it interacts with the fandom. How online and offline gender are expressed and things like that. It is held as an open discussion panel where participants are encouraged to engage and learn.

Speakers
avatar for Xiris

Xiris

Logistics Dept. Head, Anthro New England


Friday July 1, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
DLCC 317

10:00pm

Friday Fursuit Dance
A lights up environment that is great for fursuiters to cut a rug.

Friday July 1, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Westin Allegheny

10:00pm

Telephone's Angel Dragon Meet and Greet
Come learn more about the popular species created by Ino! Meet with other fans (and even Telephone herself), play games, draw, and stick around for some very special announcements and giveaways!


Friday July 1, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00am
DLCC 413-415

10:00pm

Whose Lion Is It Anyway
The classic Whose Lion Is It Anyway panel hosted by Alkali and Draggor. Join us for a wide variety of zany audience participation improv games!

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00am
DLCC 319-321

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.


Friday July 1, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00am
DLCC 310-311

10:00pm

Friday Night Dance
Year after year, Anthrocon's dances bring you some of the best DJs, music, and lighting in the fandom.  This year will be no different.  DJs spanning all styles of dance music and an amazing lighting display transform our main ballroom into a dance experience that is like no other!  No matter what you're looking for, Anthrocon's dance is one of the most exciting and memorable nightlife events you'll encounter in the fandom.

Speakers

Friday July 1, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 2:00am
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

10:30pm

Are You a Werewolf?
Huzzah! You are invited to join the village for a 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.


Friday July 1, 2016 10:30pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:30am
DLCC 407

11:30pm

Jazz Jam
Come in and enjoy our cool jazz jam. Enjoy our late show 18+.


Friday July 1, 2016 11:30pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 3:00am
Westin Allegheny

12:00am

Writing After Dark: Advanced Adult
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.

Speakers
avatar for Ashe Valisca

Ashe Valisca

Writing Track Lead


Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00am - 1:00am
DLCC 310-311

12:00am

Furry Text Adventures After Dark
The late night version of Furry Text Adventures, where Draggor, your host and computer, gets dirtier and sassier.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00am - 2:00am
Westin Lawrence

12:00am

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

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00am - 2:00am
DLCC 411-412
 
Saturday, July 2
 

8:00am

Breakfast With Fred
Come and share breakfast with us and Fred Rogers at his statue, remembering that we are all neighbors. Meet us in the Westin Lobby and we will travel together to sit and enjoy breakfast with our neighbor. 

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Westin Lobby

8:30am

Anthrocon Masquerade Rehearsal
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 or revision of your act.  Please be aware that inclusion of any act is at the discretion of the Masquerade director.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

9:00am

Cosplay for Confidence
"They told me to dress for the job I want - and now I'm sitting in a disciplinary meeting wearing my Batman costume." ~Unknown Cosplayer

As cliché as that quote is, cosplay and fursuiting CAN boost your self-confidence! How? Participate in this panel and learn about how what you wear can influence both how you feel, and how it changes the perceptions of others. Then use these skills to create a secret identity: a way to dress for success and use the elements of cosplay to help you gain more confidence and become a better you.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Westin Somerset

9:00am

Fursuiting Beyond the Con
Have you wanted to take your fursuit beyond the walls of a convention but don't know where to begin? This is the panel for you! As the founder of Seattle-based character performance & entertainment nonprofit Emerald City Critters with eight years of public fursuiting and organizing experience including large festivals and charity events, Kijani will lead a discussion on the key elements to a successful public outing. Topics include the importance of spotters, basic performance tips, how to select a venue or event and make contacts, and much more. Learn how to have fun and spread some fursuiting magic in your hometown!

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
DLCC 407

9:00am

Tin Type Photography
Interested in learning about Tin Type Photography? Want to know where to get the materials? Meet at the 3rd Floor Atrium and we will go outside to learn how it is done with a live demo.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
DLCC 3rd Floor Atrium by Escalators

9:00am

Stitch and Scritch
Stitch and Scritch is a panel for furry fiber/needle artists/crafters to get together and chat about current projects, ask questions for help, pick up a new hobby, or just work on a project while talking to others. Please bring your current project that you're knitting, crocheting, sewing, beading, cross stitching, embroidering, etc. and see what others are up to.


Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
DLCC 413-415

9:00am

Fursuit Handling (Making Cons Safer for Fursuiting)
This panel is about the reasons fursuiters need handlers, how to choose one, and the duties of the handler. I will also go into depth on the different dangers suiters face during a con, signs the handler should look for if they think their suiter is in distress and how to handle that situation, and the three things a suiter and handler must have: communication, trust, and honesty in both directions. I also teach the basics for suiters and handler to work effectively together, making the con safer and more enjoyable for both, along with much more.


Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
DLCC 317

9:00am

Puppet Construction for Everyone
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 you’ll create your own puppets from socks, foam, felt, and ping pong balls. You don’t need to be an expert craftsfurson to bring your puppet idea to life.


Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
DLCC 315-316

9:00am

Open Gaming
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 Tabletop Gaming 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 Tabletop Gaming room comes stocked with Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Classic Yahtzee 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. 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.


Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00am - Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00am
DLCC 411-412

9:30am

4th Annual Anthrocon Car Show
Join us for the 4th Annual Anthrocon Car Show located at the Heinz sign.

Saturday July 2, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
1251 Waterfront Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

10:00am

Conventions on the Cheap
Conventions are a fun and exciting experience for lots of furries, but attending conventions can be quite costly. With some careful planning and budgeting, attending conventions can still be possible. At this panel you will learn some simple tips and tricks to budget your money so you can still go to a con without breaking the bank.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Westin Somerset

10:00am

Crux Meet Up
The yearly meetup of Cruxes, the mythical creation from Malluch, strikes again!

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Westin Westmoreland

10:00am

Fursuit Maintenance and Travel
How to maintain your fursuit before, during, and after a con, as well as great travel tips.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Westin Butler

10:00am

Motorcycle Furs!
An open forum panel for fans of motorcycling - experienced and beginning motorcyclists.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Westin Pennsylvania

10:00am

Caring for your Fursuit
With so many conventions, so many gatherings, and so much travel, fursuits can take a beating. Come learn the tricks to keeping your fursuit looking its best for several years.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Westin Cambria

10:00am

Therian & Otherkin Focus Group
This is a small research group discussion of topics related to therians and otherkins. Anyone 18 years or older who is a therian or otherkin is invited to participate. The purpose of the discussion is to contribute to the scientific understanding of therianthropy. A list of topics and discussion rules e.g., confidentiality and respectful discussion, will be provided prior to the beginning of each panel. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Gerbasi and other members of the research team from IARP (International Anthropomorphic Research Project) will assist in running the panel. The discussion will be audio recorded for research purposes. In order to better accommodate participants having a chance to contribute, space is restricted to a maximum of about 10 participants per session. Sign up sheets and information about the discussion topics will be available at the Therian Otherkin Research Panel Friday afternoon and additional signup sheets/information will be available at the researchers' Dealers' Room table if there are any focus group spaces available after the Friday Therian/Otherkin research panel.


Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Westin Fayette

10:00am

Genre - Western
Grab your six gun and your trusty steed (whether that’s your pardner or just what you’re riding) and head on down to the saloon where we’ll talk about writing a good furry western yarn with a couple experienced cowpokes. We’ll discuss tone of the particular story, how to use tropes rather than being saddled with them, and getting your research right.


Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
DLCC 310-311

10:00am

Designing & Illustrating Believable Creatures
Explore different elements of complex creature design with professional freelance illustrator Lindsey “Rhos” Burcar in an hour of jam-packed artistic tips and techniques to make your creatures more believable and visually dynamic.  Improve your beasts, from dragons to werewolves, by referencing source material from the natural world combined with your imagination. During the second half of the panel Rhos will design a creature of the audience's choice in real time! www.LindseyBurcar.com.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Westin Lawrence

10:00am

Q&A with Trevor Devall
Join Guest of Honor, Trevor Devall, as he shares the secrets of his success as a voice actor, the world of the voiceover industry, and answers questions from fans.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
DLCC 319-321

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.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 411-412

10:00am

Artists' Alley
Anthrocon Artist Alley - A marketplace for attendees to commission artists for a variety of works of art. Artist Alley tables are available via lottery prior to the convention, and on a first come, first served basis once the convention starts.

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
DLCC - Hall C

10:00am

Convention Store
Anthrocon Convention Store - The place to go to purchase your official Anthrocon merchandise.

T-Shirt Vouchers will also be accepted for pickup during all posted Convention Store hours.

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
DLCC - Hall C

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.

Speakers
avatar for Petercat

Petercat

Art Show Director, Anthrocon
Art Show Director for Anthrocon


Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm
DLCC - Hall B/C

10:00am

Anthrocon Dealer's Room
The Anthrocon Dealer's Room offers one of the furry fandom's largest variety of merchandise for purchase.  Whether you are looking for art, badges, comics, or other furry merchandise, you will find lots of choices in the Dealer's Room.  Sponsors and Supersponsors will be allowed to enter the Dealer's Room starting at 9:50am.  All other attendees will be allowed to enter the Dealer's Room starting at 10:00am.

Speakers
avatar for Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon


Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm
DLCC - Hall B/C

10:00am

Open Video Gaming
Don't have a controller? No problem; you can borrow one of ours! Come check out the mix of retro and modern consoles and join in the fun.


Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00am
DLCC 408-409

11:00am

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

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 413-415

11:00am

Introduction to Puppeteering
You’ve watched Muppets in movies and on TV. The fandom’s own Pawpets have been entertaining us on live streaming variety shows, YouTube videos and at conventions. If you’ve ever thought to yourself “Hey, maybe I could do that and join in the fun,” - well, you can! We’ll show you how. Join us and our bushel of fluffy critters 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. NO PUPPET REQUIRED, you can borrow one of ours! If you have one, bring it along!

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 315-316

11:00am

Art 1-oh-something
An art focused panel describing anatomy, clothing, and general furry construction along with points about communication with customers and experience in the professional art world of furry. This year there will be a live demonstration rather than death by powerpoint.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Westin Butler

11:00am

Furry Text Adventures
Gather round, literally, and make your way through some old school text adventures! Draggor, your host, will be subbing in for the computer, so sassy replies are to be expected from sassy commands. If you know of and like Zork, this is for you! If not, this is for you, too!

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
DLCC 407

11:00am

Space Cats in Space
The staff of Robotic Potato discusses their latest video game, Space Cats In Space! It's a furry twin-stick shooter about a space cat princess defending her home planet from the evil canines of the Grolich Empire. Learn about the intersection of furries, video games, and the gaming industry.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Westin Somerset

11:00am

Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools Tournament
Experienced players are invited to participate in this open tournament for Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools. Winners of each game round will move on to the Finals scheduled to be played on Sunday afternoon to see who is the best Kitsune at Anthrocon, aside from the Elder, of course.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
DLCC 411-412

11:00am

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


Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
DLCC 411-412

11:00am

Bad Decisions Card Game Demos
Bad Decisions is a Mad Libs-inspired storytelling game for 3-12 players, where each Story card can set up literally hundreds of different situations. The Bard plays cards for whichever of the categories (Fool, Crisis, or Bad Decision) come up in the first two blanks on that Story card; the other Players complete the story by anonymously playing a card from their hands to fill the final blank. The Bard chooses the winning Story ending, and passes the role of Bard on to the next Player to the left.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
DLCC 411-412

11:00am

Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools Demos
This card game is about a kitsune who plays tricks while scheming to punish mortal fools for their foolishness, sometimes teaching them a lesson in the process. By correcting mortal foolishness, the foxes earn their tails. Each player takes the role of a fox trying to earn his or her tails through impressive schemes. Some cards represent the foxes; others, the tricks they can play in their schemes, the fools to whom they must teach lessons, and the consequences that befall foxes who fail.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
DLCC 411-412

11:00am

Paws & Padlocks
The evil Slime Queen has stashed her most valuable treasures within her fortress known as Slime Castle. Many adventurers have come from far and wide to try and nab the Queen’s fortunes! Doing so won't be easy though … Slime Castle is an ever-changing labyrinth filled with traps and terrors, and is guarded by the Queen’s slime monstrosities. Will you be quick enough to get your treasure and escape before everyone else, or will you be trapped inside Slime Castle forever?

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
DLCC 411-412

11:00am

IronClaw Role Playing Game Demo
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. 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-gen’d characters and organize overflow games at vacant tables in the Tabletop Gaming Room.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
DLCC 411-412

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!

Moderators
avatar for Uncle Kage

Uncle Kage

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

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm
Westin Allegheny

12:00pm

Furry Psychology with Dr. Nuka
Want to know more about the furry fandom? Let Dr. Nuka, a real psychologist, walk you through ten years of research on the furry fandom! Whether you're new to the fandom or have been around for decades, you're sure to learn something new and exciting! You can also ask questions and pitch ideas for future research! For science!


Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 317

12:00pm

Katamari!
Find the ginko leaf! Collect all the cows! Just do it before your opponent in this roly-poly tournament.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 408-409

12:00pm

Sonic: Freedom Fighters - Lost and Alone
After a daring escape gone wrong, an escape ship has crash-landed far from the Great Forest, and now the Freedom Fighters need to find their way back home! Can they escape the various dangers and perils the vast wilderness contains?

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00pm - 2:30pm
DLCC 411-412

12:00pm

Oculus Rift Demos
That's right, we'll have a demo model Oculus Rift available this year thanks to the awesome people at the Extra Life Pittsburgh Guild! Come on over and chat with their volunteers about what they do to help sick and injured kids in our favorite city. They'll have information and signups handy, and will be offering Oculus Rift demos Saturday only! Don't miss it!


Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 408-409

12:00pm

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


Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00am
DLCC 4th Floor Atrium by Gaming

1:00pm

Advanced Puppetry: Building the Character with Voice and Personality
You have a puppet but, beyond moving its mouth, how do you make it really come alive? This panel will help you take your puppet to the next level by discussing making your puppet memorable by building a character. We’ll discuss everything from creating a unique voice, personality traits and costuming. Join us, and let’s share ideas.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 315-316

1:00pm

Anthrocon Fursuit Parade
The fursuit parade that started them all!  Please join us for Anthrocon's 20th annual fursuit parade - the largest and longest-running fursuit parade in the furry fandom!  The photo for the parade will be promptly at 2 p.m. inside DLCC Hall A.  The hall is open starting at 1 p.m. to allow all participants ample time to assemble.  Please keep in mind that elevators and traffic to Hall A will be heavy and there can be long wait times or delays, so allow yourself enough time to move to Hall A.  The parade will start immediately after the 2 p.m. parade photo has been taken. Due to the popularity of the outside portion of last year's parade, we will once again be taking the parade route outside to share the parade with the citizens of Pittsburgh!

Speakers
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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 2, 2016 1:00pm - 3:30pm
DLCC - Hall A

2:00pm

Effective Altruism in the Furry Community
Making the world a better place, one evaluation at a time! Learn the how’s and why’s of Effective Altruism, a philanthropic movement aimed at doing charity better. Come hear about the philosophical background of EA, current activism, and how you can get involved with effective animal charities.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Westin Cambria

2:00pm

Genre - Horror
Take a long walk through the mist-shrouded cemetery into the dark woods where strange noises surround you to join us for a talk about writing horror in the fandom. We’ll discuss the nature of individual fears, what might make things scary in a furry universe, and the various different subgenres of horror that we all know and love.


Saturday July 2, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 310-311

2:00pm

Rukis Draws MORE Pirates
The creatively-named sequel to last year's panel - Join Rukis as she goes through the step-by-step process of concept to sketch to coloring an anthro character in Photoshop. Likely a Pirate, because Pirates are awesome.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Westin Butler

2:00pm

Mario Maker
Test your skill in various created stages against other players. Advancement is based on time, or overall progression in the stage after the time limit is reached. Warning: May incite mild frustration.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 408-409

2:30pm

Photo Room
Anthrocon's Photo room provides professional quality photographers to take photos of you and your friends as a keepsake of your Anthrocon experience.  Fursuits are welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon


Saturday July 2, 2016 2:30pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 308

3:00pm

The Business of the Art World with Tracy Butler
With technology ever evolving, an understanding of business success is essential for artists today. Tracy Butler will discuss business trends in the art community as well as utilizing Livestream and Patreon as an artistic professional.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 407

3:00pm

Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools Tournament
Experienced players are invited to participate in this open tournament for Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools. Winners of each game round will move on to the Finals scheduled to be played on Sunday afternoon to see who is the best Kitsune at Anthrocon, aside from the Elder, of course.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 411-412

3:00pm

Dark World Trilogy Adventure - Session 2
Come join the adventure to overthrow the evil Overlord Korack to free the world of his tyranny! Adventure as one of 12 player types through the dark mountains of the Dragon's Lair, battle liches and Korack's second in command in the fallen Village of Fear, and finally storm Korack's palace, facing death itself and bring his unholy rule to an end! Second of three contiguous sessions. Players do not have to participate in all three.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 411-412

3:00pm

Magic: The Gathering Cube Draft
The Gathering, you are counted among the elite spellcasters of the Multiverse—the Planeswalkers. Your deck of cards represents your weapons, containing the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you. In a Draft Tournament the process of selecting your deck is done one card at a time from randomized packs. Players then build a deck from their selections and duel opponents.
Cost is $5 per player to cover cost of pre-purchased supplies.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 3:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 411-412

3:30pm

Genre - Mystery/Noir
Sort your way through a rat’s nest of conspiracies and misdirection (even if the rat was just an innocent pawn the whole time), down the back alleys of a city that can’t be healed, to come talk about Noir and mysteries. We’ll discuss the differences in the related genres, the art of dropping clues, and what sorts of things really make your reader wonder whodunit and why.


Saturday July 2, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
DLCC 310-311

3:30pm

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

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Westin Westmoreland

3:30pm

Advanced Suiting Outside the Fandom
Tired of just suiting at cons and meets? Take your character on the road! Fursuiting outside the fandom is a fun and rewarding experience where you can bring a little magic in to people's everyday lives. This panel goes beyond the introductory "outside the fandom" panel that discusses how to suit in parks or mascot for local sports teams. The panel will also cover suiting logistics, props, and handling techniques. In addition to my own examples of outside the fandom suiting, we will be looking to engage with the participants on their own experiences.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 317

3:30pm

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!

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 3:30pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 411-412

4:00pm

You got Skulls! Resin Casting for Fursuits and Cosplay Props
Ever wanted to learn how to make head blanks? Custom eyes? Claws? Or even your own noses and tongues? Come join us and learn how to go from your sculpt to your own custom head build using urethane slush casting and epoxy resin techniques. We will also briefly cover how to cast latex and silicone using open pour casting techniques.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin Butler

4:00pm

Vine Fur Meet and Greet
Join hosts Dash Tiger, Majira, and Booker to discuss making vines and YouTube videos. Make connections at our meet and greet and be a part of collaborations.


Saturday July 2, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin Lawrence

4:00pm

Therian & Otherkin Focus Group
This is a small research group discussion of topics related to therians and otherkins. Anyone 18 years or older who is a therian or otherkin is invited to participate. The purpose of the discussion is to contribute to the scientific understanding of therianthropy. A list of topics and discussion rules e.g., confidentiality and respectful discussion, will be provided prior to the beginning of each panel. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Gerbasi and other members of the research team from IARP (International Anthropomorphic Research Project) will assist in running the panel. The discussion will be audio recorded for research purposes. In order to better accommodate participants having a chance to contribute, space is restricted to a maximum of about 10 participants per session. Sign up sheets and information about the discussion topics will be available at the Therian Otherkin Research Panel Friday afternoon and additional signup sheets/information will be available at the researchers' Dealers' Room table if there are any focus group spaces available after the Friday Therian/Otherkin research panel.


Saturday July 2, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin Fayette

4:00pm

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

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Westin Cambria

4:00pm

Therianthropy
Informative panel on Therianthropy, and a meet and greet with fellow therians! If you have ever wondered if werewolves are real, or if it was possible to feel parts of your fursona, feel free to attend!

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Westin Pennsylvania

4:00pm

NIIC the Singing Dog
Rock Pop just went to the dogs! Check out NIIC the Singing Dog, an epic green, singing canine who performs original beats and songs more addicting than Pixy Stix. Watch him live in concert and see just what everyone is talking about!


Saturday July 2, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 319-321

4:00pm

StarWars X-Wing Demos
Fast and visceral, X-Wing puts you in the middle of fierce Star Wars dogfights. Use each craft’s unique maneuverability to pilot your starfighter across the playing field, and then pepper the enemy with blaster fire as you rush into the dogfight. No matter what your plan of attack, you’ll be in total control throughout the tense action. Typical demo games take about 20-30 minutes. (Miniatures are fragile. Please handle with care.)

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 411-412

4:00pm

Kirby Superstar: Megaton/Samurai
The most intense time-sensitive pressing of one plastic button you may see this entire weekend.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 408-409

4:30pm

RAWR First Year Alumni Q&A
What is RAWR? It's the Regional Anthropomorphic Writers Retreat that is slowly gaining steam as a yearly event for writers to spend several days focusing on their craft. Come talk with the attendees of the first year of RAWR to learn about the retreat and see if you might want to apply for next year!

Speakers
avatar for Ashe Valisca

Ashe Valisca

Writing Track Lead


Saturday July 2, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
DLCC 310-311

4:30pm

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


Saturday July 2, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
DLCC 413-415

4:30pm

Floor Wars
We are excited to bring back Floor Wars to Anthrocon for its fifth year running, and will be 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 dancer!  You do NOT want to miss this one-of-a-kind event!  (Competitors, please arrive 30 minutes early for sign-in and instructional information.)

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Westin Allegheny

5:00pm

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!

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Westin Westmoreland

5:00pm

How to Develop Character Voices with Trevor Devall
Join Trevor Devall as he shares his techniques for creating character voices. If you've ever wanted to learn what it takes to develop character voices, then this panel is a must!

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
DLCC 317

5:00pm

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

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Westin Somerset

5:00pm

Bad Decisions Card Game Demos
Bad Decisions is a Mad Libs-inspired storytelling game for 3-12 players, where each Story card can set up literally hundreds of different situations. The Bard plays cards for whichever of the categories (Fool, Crisis, or Bad Decision) come up in the first two blanks on that Story card; the other Players complete the story by anonymously playing a card from their hands to fill the final blank. The Bard chooses the winning Story ending, and passes the role of Bard on to the next Player to the left.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 411-412

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.


Saturday July 2, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
DLCC 310-311

5:30pm

The Furry Feud
Two teams compete to find out what the 'survey said' in this furred-up version of the TV game show Family Feud.


Saturday July 2, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
DLCC 407

6:00pm

So You Want To Be A Let's Player!
As a Let's Player, there are many things that people don't understand about this medium. In this panel, Tenpin from the Tenpin Plays channel on YouTube (AKA Justin Hoffman) will take the audience through the basics. From Hardware and Software to basic techniques for developing your personality. Included will also be a Live Let's Play and Q&A session, time permitting.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Westin Pennsylvania

6:00pm

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

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
DLCC 411-412

6:00pm

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

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 4th Floor Atrium by Gaming

6:30pm

Critical Reading: Building a Toolbox for Deeper Understanding
What does it mean to read critically? It's not a matter of 'reading too much into things'. To read critically is to build a set of strategies to understand the deeper meaning in what is and isn't said in a work of literature. We'll discuss, with examples, different ways of looking at a story and how it can change your feelings about the work.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
DLCC 310-311

6:30pm

From 3D Modeling to 3D Printing with Joaquin Baldwin
Join Guest of Honor, Joaquin Baldwin, as he shares his knowledge and tricks of taking 3D objects and making them printable. You'll learn how to print with metal and plastic, tricks to make complex mathematical structures, and perhaps even how to make a cute, furry critter. This panel is a great opportunity to learn about the art of 3D printing.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
DLCC 319-321

7:00pm

Uncle Kage's Story Hour
The Chairman of Anthrocon invites you to listen to him tell his fabulous tales of his adventures from around the world.  These are stories you won't want to miss.

Speakers
avatar for Uncle Kage

Uncle Kage

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


Saturday July 2, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

7:00pm

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


Saturday July 2, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 411-412

7:00pm

Urban Jungle Role Playing Game Demo
Urban Jungle is anthropomorphic Noir role play set in a world of pulp-adventure, hard-boiled crime, and film noir, similar in flavor to early 20th-century America. In this demo, you will create characters, go on an adventure, and experience all that Urban Jungle has to offer. Priority will be given to new players to Urban Jungle over players who have played before.
Veteran players are encouraged to bring their rule books, dice and pre-gen’d characters and organize overflow games at vacant tables in the Tabletop Gaming Room.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 7:00pm - 11:00pm
DLCC 411-412

7:30pm

Cruinndrac Farms Wyrm Meet-Up
Have you seen people with the strange fuzzy creatures on their bags or shoulders running around the con? Well, you may have just seen a Wyrmhandler! This panel is an informal meet-up 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. We'll also be doing our yearly photo-shoot of all the Wyrms in attendance!


Saturday July 2, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Westin Somerset

8:00pm

Anthrocon's Puppeteers Present - Pawsterpiece Theater
Spend part of your evening with our puppeteers as they perform a few short skits for you. Join us in the Puppetorium for a few laughs and an all-around good time.


Saturday July 2, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 315-316

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.


Saturday July 2, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
DLCC 310-311

8:00pm

Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools Tournament
Experienced players are invited to participate in this open tournament for Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools. Winners of each game round will move on to the Finals scheduled to be played on Sunday afternoon to see who is the best Kitsune at Anthrocon, aside from the Elder, of course.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 411-412

8:00pm

You Bring It; We Play It! Magic; the Gathering CCG
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 Tabletop 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.


Saturday July 2, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
DLCC 411-412

8:00pm

Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools Demos
This card game is about a kitsune who plays tricks while scheming to punish mortal fools for their foolishness, sometimes teaching them a lesson in the process. By correcting mortal foolishness, the foxes earn their tails. Each player takes the role of a fox trying to earn his or her tails through impressive schemes. Some cards represent the foxes; others, the tricks they can play in their schemes, the fools to whom they must teach lessons, and the consequences that befall foxes who fail.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 8:00pm - 11:00pm
DLCC 411-412

8:00pm

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

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 8:00pm - 11:00pm
DLCC 411-412

9:00pm

Anthrocon Masquerade
Anthrocon's long running variety show featuring our talented fursuiters.  Fursuiters take to the main stage to provide you with an evening of entertainment!

Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

9:00pm

Photo Room
Anthrocon's Photo room provides professional quality photographers to take photos of you and your friends as a keepsake of your Anthrocon experience.  Fursuits are welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon


Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00am
DLCC 308

9:00pm

TK Studio Games - How to Play/Beginner Tourney
(Adults Only, 18+) We're back for another year of late-night card games! Want to learn how to play? Then this is the place to be! Be sure to check out the Seppel Creations' Dealer Table for more information.


Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00am
Westin Cambria

9:00pm

TK Studio Games - Intermediate/Expert Tourney
(Adults Only, 18+) We're back for another year of late-night card games! Already familiar with the game and want to play with others? Then stop on by and hone your skills. Be sure to check out the Seppel Creations' Dealer Table for more information.


Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00am
Westin Pennsylvania

9:00pm

Super Smash Bros. 4
Are you up for the challenge?  Bring your controller and fight against the tide of opponents to find out who the best is!  Whomever comes out on top is deserving of the title 2016 Anthrocon Super Smash Bros. 4 champion!  Ready?  Fight!

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00am
DLCC 408-409

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.

Speakers
avatar for Ashe Valisca

Ashe Valisca

Writing Track Lead


Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
DLCC 310-311

10:00pm

AstronoFurs Star Party
Come out and enjoy a couple hours under the stars at the Anthrocon Astronofurs Star Party hosted by Swift Fox. This year we'll be meeting at the DLCC Allegheny River Landing, below Ft. Duquesne Blvd. & 10th Street.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00am
DLCC Allegheny River Landing

10:00pm

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


Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00am
Westin Westmoreland

10:30pm

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

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:30pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:30am
Westin Somerset

11:00pm

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


Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00am
DLCC 413-415

11:00pm

Pepper and Fox Amoore After Dark
Come join Pepper and Fox Amoore for their After Dark Performance.  18+ only.


Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00am
Westin Allegheny

11:00pm

Saturday Night Dance
Year after year, Anthrocon's dances bring you some of the best DJs, music, and lighting in the fandom.  This year will be no different.  DJs spanning all styles of dance music and an amazing lighting display transform our main ballroom into a dance experience that is like no other!  No matter what you're looking for, Anthrocon's dance is one of the most exciting and memorable nightlife events you'll encounter in the fandom.

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00am
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

11:00pm

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

Speakers

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00am
DLCC 411-412

12:00am

Readings in Terrible Fiction aka “Can You Read It?”
We put a barrel somewhere around rock bottom and scrape it to find some of the worst prose ever put into a self-published or even (gasp!) professionally published medium. Have fun trying to make your way through something cringe-worthy as our hosts encourage you to read aloud as long as you can with plenty of audience partici … pation!


Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00am - 2:00am
DLCC 310-311
 
Sunday, July 3
 

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 antiquated themes.

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Penn City Grille

9:00am

Fursuit Team Games
Join Sharky and his crazy cast of furry friends for a wacky time at The 2016 Anthrocon Team Fursuit Games. These games are designed to be competitive. If you have a fursuit (full or partial) then join us for this session of furry fun. If you don’t have a fursuit, then stop in and cheer on your favorite player. This game set will last approximately two hours.

Speakers
avatar for Salem Wolf

Salem Wolf

My Fursona: Native American Eskimo Spirit Guide Totem Wolf. | Staff Member for the Fursuit Track Programming Team at Anthrocon.


Sunday July 3, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Westin Allegheny

9:00am

Open Gaming
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 Tabletop Gaming 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 Tabletop Gaming room comes stocked with Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Classic Yahtzee 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. 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.


Sunday July 3, 2016 9:00am - 7:00pm
DLCC 411-412

10:00am

Therian & Otherkin Focus Group
This is a small research group discussion of topics related to therians and otherkins. Anyone 18 years or older who is a therian or otherkin is invited to participate. The purpose of the discussion is to contribute to the scientific understanding of therianthropy. A list of topics and discussion rules e.g., confidentiality and respectful discussion, will be provided prior to the beginning of each panel. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Gerbasi and other members of the research team from IARP (International Anthropomorphic Research Project) will assist in running the panel. The discussion will be audio recorded for research purposes. In order to better accommodate participants having a chance to contribute, space is restricted to a maximum of about 10 participants per session. Sign up sheets and information about the discussion topics will be available at the Therian Otherkin Research Panel Friday afternoon and additional signup sheets/information will be available at the researchers' Dealers' Room table if there are any focus group spaces available after the Friday Therian/Otherkin research panel.

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Westin Fayette

10:00am

Genre - Fantasy
Gather up your adventuring party and start off for the last hospitable place you might stay before the long journey towards the dark tower. In this panel we’ll discuss writing fantasy in different styles and lengths, what to learn from the masters, and how best to give a furry bent to your epic quest or simple story of might and magic.

Speakers
avatar for Ashe Valisca

Ashe Valisca

Writing Track Lead


Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
DLCC 310-311

10:00am

Furry Language
Whether you're in suit, partial, or just street clothes, you can let your fur do the talking on Furry Language! Based on TV's "Body Language".


Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Westin Westmoreland

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.

Speakers
avatar for Petercat

Petercat

Art Show Director, Anthrocon
Art Show Director for Anthrocon


Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC - Hall B/C

10:00am

Breaking into the Film Industry with Animated Shorts
Join Joaquin Baldwin as he screens his award-winning independent short films and shows how his projects led him into independent film festivals and onto the larger film industry in L.A.  Whether you’re an animator looking to gain knowledge of the film industry or wanting to learn more about independent animations, this panel is for you!

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 319-321

10:00am

Looney Labs Giant Pyramid Games
Looking for something fun to do? Come play GIANT pyramid games with us!
Stop by and join the Looney Lab rabbits on Sunday morning as we 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!

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 3rd Floor Atrium by Escalators

10:00am

Sonic: Freedom Fighters - Uncle Chuck
Uncle Chuck has sent the Freedom Fighters Robotniks 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!

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 411-412

10:00am

Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools Demos
This card game is about a kitsune who plays tricks while scheming to punish mortal fools for their foolishness, sometimes teaching them a lesson in the process. By correcting mortal foolishness, the foxes earn their tails. Each player takes the role of a fox trying to earn his or her tails through impressive schemes. Some cards represent the foxes; others, the tricks they can play in their schemes, the fools to whom they must teach lessons, and the consequences that befall foxes who fail.

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
DLCC 411-412

10:00am

Artists' Alley
Anthrocon Artist Alley - A marketplace for attendees to commission artists for a variety of works of art. Artist Alley tables are available via lottery prior to the convention, and on a first come, first served basis once the convention starts.

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm
DLCC - Hall C

10:00am

Anthrocon Dealer's Room
The Anthrocon Dealer's Room offers one of the furry fandom's largest variety of merchandise for purchase.  Whether you are looking for art, badges, comics, or other furry merchandise, you will find lots of choices in the Dealer's Room.  Sponsors and Supersponsors will be allowed to enter the Dealer's Room starting at 9:50am.  All other attendees will be allowed to enter the Dealer's Room starting at 10:00am.

Speakers
avatar for Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon


Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm
DLCC - Hall B/C

10:00am

Convention Store
Anthrocon Convention Store - The place to go to purchase your official Anthrocon merchandise.

T-Shirt Vouchers will also be accepted for pickup during all posted Convention Store hours.

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm
DLCC - Hall C

10:00am

Open Video Gaming
Don't have a controller? No problem; you can borrow one of ours! Come check out the mix of retro and modern consoles and join in the fun.


Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm
DLCC 408-409

11:00am

Charity Whose Lion
Come enjoy a classic Whose Lion show with Draggor as the host, and Alkali, Pandez, and special guests as our panelists! This is for charity, so the more we make you laugh, the more we hope everyone gives!


Sunday July 3, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
DLCC 317

11:00am

Rhubarb & Cosmik Ruin Everything!
Once again it's time for Rhubarb and Cosmik's yearly music show!

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

11:00am

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


Sunday July 3, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
DLCC 411-412

11:30am

Genre - Science Fiction
Fire up the hyperdrive, check your cybernetics, and prepare to hop dimensions in time and space. We’ll talk all things sci-fi furry for a good hour on how to write your epic space opera or your quick jaunt into the very possible future. We’ll include the difference between hard and soft science fiction, how to find your personal line, how to research, and what to include in actual technological possibilities.

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
DLCC 310-311

12:00pm

Therian & Otherkin Focus Group
This is a small research group discussion of topics related to therians and otherkins. Anyone 18 years or older who is a therian or otherkin is invited to participate. The purpose of the discussion is to contribute to the scientific understanding of therianthropy. A list of topics and discussion rules e.g., confidentiality and respectful discussion, will be provided prior to the beginning of each panel. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Gerbasi and other members of the research team from IARP (International Anthropomorphic Research Project) will assist in running the panel. The discussion will be audio recorded for research purposes. In order to better accommodate participants having a chance to contribute, space is restricted to a maximum of about 10 participants per session. Sign up sheets and information about the discussion topics will be available at the Therian Otherkin Research Panel Friday afternoon and additional signup sheets/information will be available at the researchers' Dealers' Room table if there are any focus group spaces available after the Friday Therian/Otherkin research panel.


Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Westin Fayette

12:00pm

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

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 411-412

12:00pm

Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire VGC Tournament
The 2016 Anthrocon Pokemon VGC Event has returned! This year we will be using the official VGC rules meaning that only Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby are the allowed games for the event. Be ready to win Pokemon Amiibo and other great raffle prizes! Official Doubles VGC will be the rule set for this year's tournament.

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Westin Westmoreland

12:00pm

Super Smash Bros. 4 - Amiibos Only
Put your Amiibo to the test against others in Smash. One on one with a small change from last year's tourney: they must be trained without items fed to them.

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 408-409

12:00pm

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


Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 4th Floor Atrium by Gaming

12:30pm

Anthrocon Charity Auction
Our chairman, Uncle Kage, will be auctioning off a variety of intertesting and collectable items for the benefit of our charity: the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.  Please come and help raise funds for our charity ... right here in the great city of Pittsburgh!

Speakers
avatar for Uncle Kage

Uncle Kage

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


Sunday July 3, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
DLCC 407

12:30pm

'Legacy' Reading with Rukis
Rukis reads from an unpublished chapter of her novel 'Legacy', then takes some time to talk about her writing in the Red Lantern novels and future projects.

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
DLCC 310-311

12:30pm

Born This (Furry) Way?
Did the idea of anthropomorphic animals—perhaps even being one—always hold an appeal to
you, but it was something you could never tell anyone about because you knew no one could
possibly understand, and you felt so very alone…until the day you discovered Furry Fandom?
(The very common “I’m Not the Only One!” syndrome.)

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 319-321

1:00pm

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 own improv skills. Come prepared to participate in some improv games. NO PUPPET REQUIRED, you can borrow one of ours. If you have one, bring it along!

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
DLCC 315-316

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 and witness the finalists of Anthrocon's Eighth Annual Fursuit Dance Competition battle it out for dance supremacy to determine who will be declared this year's best fursuit dancer!

Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

1:00pm

NIIC: Making the Music
Join NIIC the Singing Dog as he unravels the inside story behind the music, live shows, and more! Get your questions answered, about how the Singing Dog does hos thing, and how YOU can perform in costume, too!


Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 317

1:00pm

You Bring It; We Play It! Magic; the Gathering CCG
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 Tabletop 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 3, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 411-412

1:00pm

Bad Decisions Card Game Demos
Bad Decisions is a Mad Libs-inspired storytelling game for 3-12 players, where each Story card can set up literally hundreds of different situations. The Bard plays cards for whichever of the categories (Fool, Crisis, or Bad Decision) come up in the first two blanks on that Story card; the other Players complete the story by anonymously playing a card from their hands to fill the final blank. The Bard chooses the winning Story ending, and passes the role of Bard on to the next Player to the left.

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 411-412

1:00pm

Dark World Trilogy Adventure - Session 3
Come join the adventure to overthrow the evil Overlord Korack to free the world of his tyranny! Adventure as one of 12 player types through the dark mountains of the Dragon's Lair, battle liches and Korack's second in command in the fallen Village of Fear, and finally storm Korack's palace, facing death itself and bring his unholy rule to an end! Last of three contiguous sessions. Players do not have to participate in all three.

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 411-412

1:00pm

Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools Tournament Finals
Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools Tournament Finals. Winners of each game round are invited to participate in the Finals to see who is the best Kitsune at Anthrocon, aside from the Elder, of course.

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 411-412

1:00pm

StarWars X-Wing Tournament Dogfights
Already a fan of Star Wars: X-Wing and looking for new opponents? Bring your fleet of Starfighters and prepare a 100-point Squad to pit against another player in casual “tournament style” play, using the most recent version of the FFG X-Wing Standard Play Tournament Rules. (Miniatures are fragile. Please handle with care.)

Player should bring: A set of X-wing Miniatures, dice, and playing pieces to field a maximum of 100 squad point components in Rebel, Imperial, or Scum & Villainy factions.

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 411-412

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! Difficulties range from 6 to 10. See BGS any time throughout the weekend to qualify.

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 408-409

1:30pm

DIY 101 - How to Crowd-Fund, Self-Publish, and Make Your Own Thing
So you want to make a thing, but you’re not sure how it’s done? Let us tell you how to do it! From formulating your own idea, to assembling your creative talent, to getting the funds to make it, and finally to getting your product out there, we’ll show you the basics on how to set it up. Norman Rafferty, double-ace of crowd-funding for Sanguine Games, will tell you how it’s been done, will show you how it might be done in the future, and will answer your questions about how you can do it yourself.

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin Butler

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 (and self-publishing sites) happy and some helpful tools for writing that you may not be aware of.

Speakers
avatar for Ashe Valisca

Ashe Valisca

Writing Track Lead


Sunday July 3, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
DLCC 310-311

2:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Uncle Kage

Uncle Kage

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


Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 413-415

2:00pm

Lackadaisy Live Reading
Join Guests of Honor Tracy Butler and Trevor Devall for a special live reading of Tracy's Lackadaisy comic starring the voice talents of Trevor and … YOU! That's right! We need voice talents to join in on this live reading event you won't want to miss.


Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 319-321

2:00pm

StarWars X-Wing Demos
Fast and visceral, X-Wing puts you in the middle of fierce Star Wars dogfights. Use each craft’s unique maneuverability to pilot your starfighter across the playing field, and then pepper the enemy with blaster fire as you rush into the dogfight. No matter what your plan of attack, you’ll be in total control throughout the tense action. Typical demo games take about 20-30 minutes. (Miniatures are fragile. Please handle with care.)

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 411-412

2:00pm

NBA Baller Beats
Yes, this is a game. A Kinect...basketball...rhythm game. Using an actual basketball.

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 408-409

2:00pm

Pokken: Tournament
Come and compete in the Pokken: Tournament! Prove to the con that you truly are the greatest with all things Pokemon, or that you're just really good at fighting games! The tournament is open to anyone who wants to join, and will have no restrictions as far as character selection and playstyle. The prize is bragging rights for the rest of the convention!

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DLCC 408-409

2:00pm

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?"
 

Speakers

Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
DLCC 411-412

2:00pm

Anthrocon Art Show Sales Pickup
Those with winning bids on Anthrocon Art Show pieces may pick up and pay for their artwork at this time.

Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC - Hall C

2:00pm

Photo Room
Anthrocon's Photo room provides professional quality photographers to take photos of you and your friends as a keepsake of your Anthrocon experience.  Fursuits are welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Dealer Room Director for Anthrocon


Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 308

3:00pm

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


Sunday July 3, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
DLCC 411-412

3:30pm

Genre - Historical Fiction
Take a trip back in time to write about yesteryear. Whether you’re looking back just a few decades or a couple centuries, we’ll discuss what to do about research, avoiding plot-breaking anachronisms, and just how to make a believable alternative history through furry characters or the ripple effects of changing big events.


Sunday July 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
DLCC 310-311

3:30pm

Kage/2-Gether
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 Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.  Leave your inhibitions at the door because there is no telling what they will say or do.  Tickets are $10 each and available at the charity table in the Dealer's Room.  Seating is limited to those who make a donation at the charity table and obtain a ticket. 

Speakers
avatar for Uncle Kage

Uncle Kage

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


Sunday July 3, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom

3:30pm

Anthrocon 2016 Furry Survey Research Debriefing
Let's review the most recent furry research conducted by the International Anthropomorphic Research Project Team, and more specifically address the goals of the 2016 Anthrocon furry research.


Sunday July 3, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Westin Pennsylvania

5:30pm

Anthrocon Closing Ceremonies
Join the Anthrocon Board of Directors for the convention's closing ceremonies.  Information regarding amounts raised for the charity, closing statements, and additional information concerning the 2016 convention will be reviewed for attendees.


Sunday July 3, 2016 5:30pm - 6:00pm
DLCC - Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom