Road to Anthrocon: Staying Healthy


Con Crud by ReallyReallyBigBang on DeviantArt

“Con crud.” You’ve probably heard of it, and if you’re not careful you’re probably going to get it. People love to share hugs at conventions, but they also love to share their germs too. That door handle you’re going to touch? At  least two hundred other people probably also touched it in the past hour and any ten of them could be sick.

You need to take care of your body while you’re busy having fun. It can get very easy to skip meals, skip showers and even skip sleeping altogether. If you’re not careful, you might end up with a very bad post-con. Continue reading “Road to Anthrocon: Staying Healthy”

Road to Anthrocon: What to Expect

The calm before the storm
Source: Anthrocon Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/groups/anthrocon/

Now that we’ve gone over the basics of getting prepared to physically go to a convention, it’s time to mentally prepare ourselves. For some of you this might be the first time that you’re going far away from home. Or it may be the first time in a social setting with many people of varied backgrounds and beliefs. Furries are a vibrant and colorful fandom, and when we get together at conventions we can really let our true selves show. For some that can be a bit overwhelming.

My first convention was a bit of a culture shock, but yours doesn’t have to be. These are just a few of the things that you may see and experience at the convention. None of these are intended to spook you, only to give you a heads-up of what to expect.

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Art Spot: A Place for Echoes by thanshuhai


A Place for Echoes by thanshuhai on DeviantArt

Find more of thanshuhai’s work here.

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The PTBAF Art Spot highlights some of the best in furry art, selected more-or-less at random by our staff. PTBAF supports the rights of artists and creators and our policy is to only post items by permission or otherwise consistent with applicable copyright laws. If your work has been used erroneously or you have any concerns, please contact us immediately.

Photos from FurTheMore 2017

FurTheMore 2017 was the fifth year for this convention, and it’s grown to over 1,000 attendees! Here are some photos from the convention at the Tysons Corner, Virginia, Sheraton.

ZPD on the scene
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Road to Anthrocon: Travel


Source: Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/user/sonsofmaxwell

Hotel room? Check. Registered for your convention of choice? Check. Now how are you going to get there? You could walk, but it might take a while. Don’t even bother with hitchhiking; that never ends well even if you’ve brought your towel.

If you are within walking distance to the convention or live nearby, then you probably have this part already handled. But for the rest of us, conventions require a serious hike. Many people travel not just across country to go to popular conventions, but across the globe. Whether by road, rail or sky, each method of travel to the convention has its pros, cons and pitfalls.

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Art Spot: Fox Shrine by Falvie


Fox Shrine by falvie on DeviantArt

Falvie is a terrific artist with a vibrant art style and a wide variety of subjects, and of course kitsune– mischievous shapeshifting fox spirits– have been furries since before furry was thing.

Find more of Falvie’s work here.

-The Gneech

The PTBAF Art Spot highlights some of the best in furry art, selected more-or-less at random by our staff. PTBAF supports the rights of artists and creators and our policy is to only post items by permission or otherwise consistent with applicable copyright laws. If your work has been used erroneously or you have any concerns, please contact us immediately.

Road to Anthrocon: Week Zero

Anthrocon 2016 Fursuit Parade Photo
Source: AnthroCon

Three years ago I up and decided to go to Anthrocon for the first time just a whole two weeks before the actual convention. Not the dumbest decision of my life, but I was totally unprepared!  If it wasn’t for friends bailing me out and offering me a room, I would’ve been completely in over my head. But I had a blast anyway and since then I’ve been to Anthrocon again and other conventions as well.

While I’m still new compared to many who have been going to conventions for years, I’ve had to learn a lot in a short period of time. As I prepare for my third Anthrocon, I want to pass on what I’ve been learning to convention goers new and old.

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Art Spot: Brasil FurFest 2016 Cover by El Ranno

Brasil FurFest 2016 Conbook Cover by El Ranno
Source: El Ranno on Tumblr

El Ranno is a terrific artist with a vibrant and dynamic style– expect to see a lot of his work on the Art Spot! He was guest of honor at the 2016 Brasil FurFest and made this awesome piece for the conbook cover.

-The Gneech

The PTBAF Art Spot highlights some of the best in furry art, selected more-or-less at random by our staff. PTBAF supports the rights of artists and creators and our policy is to only post items by permission or otherwise consistent with applicable copyright laws. If your work has been used erroneously or you have any concerns, please contact us immediately.