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Thursday, July 4
 

21:00 EDT

Con Leaders Against Humanity - A Charity Event
Leaders and representatives of various furry conventions will be playing Cards Against Humanity in a hilarious, and possibly very wring, game to raise money for the convention charity.  Who will say the most outrageous thing?  Who is going to make everyone laugh the hardest?  Who will just be the worst person?  Join us in this special charity event and find out!

Speakers
avatar for Draggor

Draggor

Con Chair, Fur Squared
He's a demon, but the good kind! When not wandering around furry and gaming conventions in his imp and lizard suits, you might find Draggor programming for both work and leisure. He and Kataze created this here site and all the systems therein! While being a fitness & health enthusiast... Read More →
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Alkali

Dir. of Finance, IndyFurCon
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KP

Anthrocon Public Relations
Fursuiter, calligrapher, puppeteer, writer, and event programmer. In my spare time....I work at a job.


Thursday July 4, 2019 21:00 - 22:30 EDT
WESTIN Allegheny Ballroom
 
Friday, July 5
 

10:30 EDT

Definitely Not A Fox Party
Foxes have been a mainstay in the Furry Fandom for years, and often we are left wondering why. Come join Hixbi Fox and Vik Nightfox to learn a little more about our vulpine family, and stay with us as we plan and coordinate a music video shoot that will take place during the con! Contribute ideas and suggestions to the video, and learn a little more about the history of foxes in the fandom!


Friday July 5, 2019 10:30 - 11:50 EDT
DLCC 315

12:00 EDT

So Your Kid Dragged You To Anthrocon
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Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sharon E. Roberts

Dr. Sharon E. Roberts

Associate Professor, University of Waterloo
For media requests: serobert@uwaterloo.ca


Friday July 5, 2019 12:00 - 12:50 EDT
WESTIN Somerset

12:00 EDT

Your First Furry Con
Is this your first time attending a furry convention. 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.

Speakers
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Midnight Wolf

A/V Staff, IndyFurCon / Midwest Furfest


Friday July 5, 2019 12:00 - 12:50 EDT
DLCC 406 Classroom

15:00 EDT

Furries in Comics
From Rocket Raccoon to Omaha the Cat Dancer, for as long as there have been comic books, there have been furries in print media. We'll discuss furry representation in mainstream comic books as well as small press. Hosted by Archie Comics "Sonic the Hedgehog" alumnus, Dawn Best

Speakers
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Dawn Best

Artist, Writer, Pretentious Loudmouth, Archie Comics, IDW and More!
Dawn Marie Best-Eshleman is an American artist and author known for her work in the Archie Comics version of Sonic the Hedgehog. She is currently Creative Director for EVOLV Games. Dawn specializes in all-ages panels that are fun, participatory, and maybe even a bit educational!


Friday July 5, 2019 15:00 - 15:50 EDT
DLCC 316

15:30 EDT

Transformation
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Friday July 5, 2019 15:30 - 16:20 EDT
DLCC 334

16:00 EDT

How To Start A Con
Have you thought of starting a furry convention but don't know where to begin? Stop by and experienced convention organizations will talk about what it takes to make a convention happen!

Speakers
avatar for Giza

Giza

28% Cheetah
Staff at Anthrocon, Anthro New England, Midwest FurFest, Eurofurence.AWS, Splunk, Docker, DMARC, White Mage, he/him.


Friday July 5, 2019 16:00 - 17:20 EDT
DLCC 316

16:00 EDT

Thrianthropy 101
Have you ever wondered if werewolves were real? Ever thought of yourself as non human? Come to this educational panel where we give an overview of the world of Therianthropy.

Speakers

Friday July 5, 2019 16:00 - 17:50 EDT
WESTIN Somerset

17:30 EDT

Starting/Finding Your Own College Furry Community!
An in depth look at how to find or create your own fur group in your own college! Furrys are everywhere, even right under your nose! Find out how to connect and link up with other furrys just a few dorms over!


Friday July 5, 2019 17:30 - 18:20 EDT
DLCC 315

18:00 EDT

Memories of Anthrocon
KP has been attending Anthrocon since 1999.  There have been a lot of changes and interesting events that have happened in the past 20 years.  From attendee, to performer, to Anthrocon Board member…there are lots of “interesting” things that KP has experienced over the years and he will be going over many fascinating stories and memories from Anthrocon’s past.  

Speakers
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KP

Anthrocon Public Relations
Fursuiter, calligrapher, puppeteer, writer, and event programmer. In my spare time....I work at a job.


Friday July 5, 2019 18:00 - 19:20 EDT
DLCC 319-321

18:30 EDT

The History and Theories of Inanimate Transformation
Plushies, pool toys, pinatas, statues, living fursuits, have all been growing in popularity within the furry fandom, bringing more interest to inanimate transformation. What is the psychological draw and can we trace of the history of such shapeshifting in myth and folklore.

Speakers

Friday July 5, 2019 18:30 - 19:20 EDT
DLCC 406 Classroom

20:00 EDT

Wheel of Furtune
Spin the wheel, buy a vowel and solve the puzzle for cash and prizes! Join Kijani, a real-life "Wheel" champion, as he brings the fun and excitement of America's Game back to AC! Contestant tryouts are held prior to each show. The day's top winner gets a free AC 2020 membership!

Speakers
avatar for Kijani Lion

Kijani Lion

ANW 2019 Guest of Honor / Panelist, Emerald City Critters


Friday July 5, 2019 20:00 - 21:20 EDT
DLCC 406 Classroom

20:30 EDT

Culturally F'd!
Culturally F'd is a YouTube and Roku channel dedicated to all things furry in history, culture and mass media. Since launching in 2015, over 60 episodes have been released. The panel will feature a Q&A with creators Arrkay, and Tempe as well as some sneak peaks.


Friday July 5, 2019 20:30 - 21:20 EDT
DLCC 315
 
Saturday, July 6
 

16:30 EDT

Spirit-Animal Guided Meditation
This meditation, guided by ArchDruid SteelTheWarrior, will tap deep into your mind and spirit. Allow yourself a short break from the daily hustle and bustle and treat yourself by bringing out just what you need to take you through a relaxing and empowering meditation to help balance yourself and recharge your batteries during a busy, high-energy convention. Take a walk with your totem/spirit-animal/fursona or whatever else that comes to you, and enjoy the ride!

Speakers

Saturday July 6, 2019 16:30 - 17:50 EDT
DLCC 334

17:30 EDT

The Wacky World of Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic fans are a loyal lot. They've suffered some awful comic and cartoon adaptations, a few gruesome games, and soon, what might be a monstrous movie adaptation -- yet they always come back for more. Join us as we discuss the funny, bizarre and downright bad in the Sonic canon!

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Best

Dawn Best

Artist, Writer, Pretentious Loudmouth, Archie Comics, IDW and More!
Dawn Marie Best-Eshleman is an American artist and author known for her work in the Archie Comics version of Sonic the Hedgehog. She is currently Creative Director for EVOLV Games. Dawn specializes in all-ages panels that are fun, participatory, and maybe even a bit educational!


Saturday July 6, 2019 17:30 - 18:20 EDT
DLCC 316

18:00 EDT

The Furry Library Presents: 20th Century Comics
The Furry Library, a collection of over 2200 Furry publications and other items, presents a small selection of notable titles from Furry Fandom's past - From Albedo to Circles to Furrlough, come check out the history of Furry

Speakers
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Summercat

Summercat has been part of the Furry Fandom since 1999. He hails from Southern California. He's been staff for two conventions and a major furry website. He's been interested in the history of the Furry Fandom since he first joined, and has amassed a substantial collection of early... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 18:00 - 19:50 EDT
WESTIN Butler

19:00 EDT

World's Worst Sing-Along
A live music performance with audience sing-along. This will pretty much be a live group-participation Karaoke with three musicians on stage with varied levels of talent. Singing ability is not required - just enthusiasm and a willingness to look silly.

Speakers

Saturday July 6, 2019 19:00 - 20:20 EDT
WESTIN Westmoreland Room

22:00 EDT

Con Horror Stories
Ever wonder what happens when things go wrong at a con? We know. We've been there. Sit back and listen to the stories that you were never meant to find out about from our panel of convention staff and board members.

Speakers
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Giza

28% Cheetah
Staff at Anthrocon, Anthro New England, Midwest FurFest, Eurofurence.AWS, Splunk, Docker, DMARC, White Mage, he/him.


Saturday July 6, 2019 22:00 - 23:20 EDT
DLCC 406 Classroom
 
Sunday, July 7
 

00:00 EDT

Transformation After Dark (18+)
A chance to talk about TF in a safe, adult context. A discussion of questions like: How does our interest affect our lives and relationships? How do we make time to create TF content in addition to having a nine to five? How do we interact with like minded folks? And more!


Sunday July 7, 2019 00:00 - 01:20 EDT
DLCC 319-321

10:30 EDT

Anxiety Doesn't scare me!
A panel hosted by Zero and Disken on how they dealt with the anxiety of being a teen furry. The panel will also cover topics of bullies, making furry friends and how to get your parents support.

Speakers

Sunday July 7, 2019 10:30 - 11:50 EDT
DLCC 316

11:00 EDT

Jewish Furries: Being a Furry & Maintaining a Jewish Life
Jewish Furries: Being a Furry & Maintaining a Traditional/Religious Jewish Life_x000D_
Often one doesn't understand how the two can combine - but they can and do!


Sunday July 7, 2019 11:00 - 11:50 EDT
DLCC 315

11:00 EDT

My Cat is on My Face
A meetup for fans and friends of domestic felines. Swap funny stories and share photos of your cats. For cat "owners" and fans alike to discuss their furry friends.

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Sunday July 7, 2019 11:00 - 11:50 EDT
DLCC 333

11:00 EDT

Furry Press Your Luck
Join host Randy Ringtail as he once again brings the classic 1980s game show of Big Bucks and No Whammies to Anthrocon! Players will be selected via random draw and prizes will be awarded to the winners of each game!


Sunday July 7, 2019 11:00 - 12:50 EDT
WESTIN Allegheny Ballroom

13:00 EDT

Online Roleplaying
Writing. Getting and giving responses. The utility of plot. Respect and etiquette. Successful interactions and being a good player and a good roleplayer. Approaches and rejections. Everything to enhance your Online RP'ing skills.

Speakers

Sunday July 7, 2019 13:00 - 13:50 EDT
WESTIN Somerset