|First iteration||2018 August 11|
|Resources||Photos, videos, reports: PAWAI resources|
The name PAWAI is a bilingual acronym in English and Indonesian:
- English: Party Along With Anthro Indonesia
- Indonesian: Pesta Akbar Warga Anthro Indonesia
Additionaly, the word pawai itself is Indonesian for parade.
The mascots for the convention are Nusa and Tara.
Tara is a beautiful and graceful Javan hawk-eagle. She symbolizes the archipelago's enchanting appearance known throughout the world.
The names Nusa and Tara are inspired from the word Nusantara, a name for the archipelago that stretches from Sumatra to Papua.
The first PAWAI event took place in 2018 August 11 In South Jakarta. The theme was Kampung PAWAI (PAWAI Village) and the Guest of Honours were Daza, a fursuit maker and Kecap Asin, an artist. There were around 80 attendees with around 20 fursuiters among them.
- PAWAI (official website)