AnthroExpo

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AnthroExpo
AnthroExpo
Location
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration January 31st - February 2nd, 2020
Organizer(s) Our Way Oklahoma, LLC
Charity Wildcare
Subject Furry
AnthroExpo (edit)
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AnthroExpo 2020

AnthroExpo staff
AnthroExpo guests of honor

AnthroExpo (also known as AnEx) is a new furry convention that takes place at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The aim of AnthroExpo is to start a new hotel convention for Oklahoma, to promote dealers and artists alike, and to bring about a renewed sense of community for furries.

Kickstarter[edit]

AnthroExpo began their Kickstarter on November 9th, 2018, with an all-or-nothing goal of $2500. It has since completed its goal, earning a total of $8401.

Guests of Honor[edit]

2020

Charity[edit]

AnthroExpo has officially partnered with Wildcare, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of wildlife Noble, Oklahoma, as the convention's official charity.

Founded in 1984, Wildcare's mission is to provide people a place to bring native wildlife struggling to survive, with the goal of releasing healthy individuals back to nature. Since opening, over 80,000 wild animals have passed through our doors. Over 7,000 patients representing over 140 different species are treated annually thanks to thousands of willing rescuers and dedicated supporters.

Themes and Attendance[edit]

  • 2020: Retro Renogade - 607 attendees, 150 fursuiters, with $7,503 raised for charity. [1]

Mascots[edit]

The official mascots for AnthroExpo are Andrea the scissortail flycatcher, which is also the state bird of Oklahoma, and Exavier the prairie dog. They are featured on official artwork, including the website, and eventual merchandise.

Staff[edit]

AnthroExpo Staff

2018[edit]

AnthroExpo's initial logo indicating a proposed 2019 event. The LLC was itself was mentioned in the 2018 Kickstarter.

The convention announced on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 their venue location along with opening pre-registration on the main website as the Wyndham on Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City, OK along with their event dates of October 18-20th, 2019.[2]

The convention announced on December 10th, 2018 their online room block access.[3]

2019[edit]

The convention announced on January 30th, 2019 that they were canceling the convention for 2019 and will be holding it in 2020 instead. The primary reason provided for cancellation was an unnamed staff member being forced to step down due to probable misconduct involving minors.[4] On March 11th, 2019, the new dates for the convention were released and are now marked for January 31st - February 2nd, 2020.

As of March 11th, 2019, the convention released its new dates and will now be taking place on January 31st - February 2nd, 2020.

On New Years' Eve of 2019, convention chairs were made aware that their hotel venue would not be open during the con dates due to incomplete renovations. Their hotel contract and booking list were transferred to the Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown.

2020[edit]

As of January 2nd, 2020, the convention announced that AnthroExpo's venue changed to the Sheraton Downtown Oklahoma City near Bricktown.

References[edit]

  1. AnthroExpo 2020 By The Numbers by @AnthroExpo. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  2. AnthroExpo website homepage. Retrieved November 28th, 2018.
  3. AnthroExpo Hotel Roomblock. Retrieved December 14th, 2018.
  4. 2019 Cancellation Statement. Retrieved January 31st, 2019.

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