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AnthroCon Article [Jul. 14th, 2013|08:44 pm]
Nicodemus

'Furries' leave visible prints Downtown and in Pittsburgh's coffers


A nice positive article about furries, the largest con, and the positive impact to the local economy. Though what I found most amazing...

"walked into the [Pittsburgh International] airport store to buy an Anthrocon shirt that was on sale"

They're selling furry con shirts at the friggin' airport store! I remember (it wasn't THAT long ago) that the fandom had trouble getting arrangements with hotels and filling a 200 room block. Wow. How we've grown!
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[User Picture]From: toorsdenote
2013-07-15 02:50 pm (UTC)
Mostly what I hear around town is some version of: "Man, those guys are into some weird shit! But when you talk to them, they're surprisingly really nice. And boy do they support downtown businesses."
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2013-07-15 05:06 pm (UTC)
We're crazy. But we're the happy, friendly kind of crazy. :)
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[User Picture]From: menagerie73
2013-07-15 04:36 pm (UTC)
The restaurant people looked so busy every time I walked into one. I wouldn't have been surprised if they all took Tuesday off to recover.
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[User Picture]From: regalpewter
2013-07-16 05:26 am (UTC)
Dangit! I missed seeing you! It really was a great con, and it was wonderful to see so many old and New friends. Pittsburgh has learned one thing about hosting AC, It will bring tourist dollars and everyone loves that.
YIS,
WRI
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2013-07-19 06:06 am (UTC)
No, never fear, I wasn't actually there just reading about it. It may be another year or so before I get to AC. Limited con travel opportunities with young kids. Would certainly like to visit AC and MFF again though.
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[User Picture]From: regalpewter
2013-08-13 06:23 pm (UTC)
Understood, Well, here's to when our path cross again...

YIS,
WRI
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