Anthro East Coast

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Anthro East Coast was a two-day annual furry convention held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was formerly referred to as the 'OMGWTFBBQ'.


Anthro East Coast hosted furries from Nova Scotia and neighboring Atlantic Provinces. It was a two-day event with the first day being held indoors, and the second at an outdoor venue.


Anthro East Coast had 128 attendees for the first day of the con (the indoor portion), and 150+ for the BBQ on the second day.
The theme was 'Backyard BBQ'. There were fursuit games, a dealers den and more.


Anthro East Coast 2019's theme was 'The Wild Wild West'. There were 187 attendees the first day of the con, and 135 for the BBQ on the second day.[1]
The special guests were furry artists Moth_sprout and Gremm_lin.
The charity of choice was The ALS Society of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.


Anthro East Coast 2020 was held on August 15 -16th, 2020 at the Dalhousie University Student Union Building. [2]

Cancellation and closure[edit]

On July 22nd 2021, the parent organization, Anthropomorphic Events Society of Nova Scotia, announced their disbandment and the cancellation of Anthro East Coast, citing an inability to find enough volunteers. The release stated that OMGWTFBBQ would continue.[3]

Anthro East Coast
Over the past 4 years, Anthro East Coast has brought many Atlantic Canadians together to celebrate our diverse furry community through art, dance, fursuiting, and more. As a 100% volunteer-run organization, the Anthropomorphic Events Society of Nova Scotia facilitated and ran Anthro East Coast and the OMGWTFBBQ, overcoming many challenges faced by new conventions. Our directorial team consisted of several long-term volunteers, who had dedicated over a decade of their time to ensure the long-term success of these events and, without their hard work and determination, these events wouldn't have grown to where they stand today. Each individual on our team brought a new perspective which allowed us to learn and grow alongside each other.

As the largest Canadian furry convention east of Ontario, Anthro East Coast grew exponentially in popularity and success, but with a rising attendee count also comes demand for more community support to keep operations running smoothly. Reaching out for more planning volunteers always left us disheartened, as we saw our small team unable to keep up with the demand of a growing convention, with a lack of volunteer interest. With that said, it is with great sadness that we announce that Anthro East Coast will no longer continue, and the Anthropomorphic Events Society of Nova Scotia will be disbanded as of September 1st, 2021.

This decision was certainly not easy to make; many factors were considered, countless options were explored, and ultimately, our team unanimously voted that it would be in our best interest to disband. However, the historic OMGWTFBBQ will continue in the years to come. Please stay tuned to our social feeds as we release more information.

As of May 11th, 2021, all refunds for 2020 pre-registrations should have been processed. If you have any outstanding questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact no later than August 27th, 2021. Additionally, all society revenue remaining after refunds will be kept securely within our directorial team to be used strictly for the OMGWTFBBQ and future events supporting the Atlantic Canadian furry community.

Anthro East Coast grew into something none of us could have ever imagined and, without our community's help, love, and support, AEC wouldn't have grown to where it is today. We'll always cherish the laughs we had while meeting new friends, the good memories made while catching up with old ones, and appreciate the fun times we know we're bound to have in the years to come.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for supporting Anthro East Coast. This is not 'goodbye', this is 'see you later'!

- Your AEC Friends, past & present ♥

Anthro East Coast


  1. tweet on AnthroEastCoast Twitter feed. August 19, 2019.
  2. tweet on AnthroEastCoast Twitter feed. October 5, 2019.
  3. @AnthroEastCoast. "From the bottom of our hearts, we'd like to thank our attendees and fans over the past four years". July 22, 2021. Retrieved on August 2, 2023.

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