DONE FOR 2006!

Anthrocon 2006 has come and gone, and was a rousing success. At just shy of 2500 attendees (missed it by 11 people), we continue to be the largest gathering of Anthropomorphics fans in the world. Our charity auction raised nearly $6000 for the Western Pennsylvania National Wild Animal Orphanage; a benefit performance by 2, the Ranting Gryphon and Uncle Kage raised even more, but the final count is still coming in.

We would like to recognize one more time our honored guests Scott Shaw! and Diane Duane, as well as to Peter Morwood -- who has excellent taste in socks -- and our musical guest Tom Smith. Thanks also to all of our programming participants, our hard-working staff and volunteers, and to all of you who joined us and made us what we are.

No doubt about it: We took the city of Pittsburgh by storm! It seemed that everyone was talking about us, from the restaurateurs downtown to the cab drivers going to and from the airport. Every city paper and nearly every major news station covered the event, and though they thought that our outward appearance was rather unusual, they generally treated us with respect. Everyone associated with the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the Westin Hotel, the Omni William Penn, and the Pittsburgh Convention and Visitor's Bureau went all-out to make us feel welcome and to make sure everything ran smoothly for us.

Planning for next year is already in the works. Mark your calendars for July 5-8, right back in the same spot.

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