Antheria 2010 con book cover. Art by Agent Elrond.
|First iteration||Oct 1-3, 2010|
|Final iteration||Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2011|
|Organizer(s)||Anthro International Entertainment|
|Resources||Photos, videos, reports: Antheria resources|
Antheria was a furry convention located in Redondo Beach, California, USA. Originally slated to be at the Westin Los Angeles Airport, the venue was changed to the Best Western Sunrise just over a week before the inaugural convention.
The inspiration for the Antheria event was sparked in late 2009 by the board members of the management group Anthro International Entertainment, which owns and operates Antheria. The focus for the event was on "professionalism and quality", and the staff's stated goal was to "continually bring a remarkable event of impeccable professionalism and integrity to the southern California area".
The first Antheria occured October 1-3, 2010 and was co-chaired by 2, The Ranting Gryphon and Jibba Foxcoon. Stan Sakai was the Guest of Honor, while Matthew Ebel and Mark Merlino were named special guests. Performances from Bucktown Tiger, Uncle Kage, and '2' were also scheduled.
While the organizers have yet to formally announce the dissolution of Antheria, no promotions were ever made for a 2012 event, the official convention homepage displays only a black page, website material for Antheria 2010 was deleted, and the convention's Twitter feed's last tweet was on 27 September 2010, and the convention's social interaction Twitter feed was closed down by formal order in July 2014. Numerous requests made in 2012 to '2', one of the convention organizers, to ascertain the convention's fate were not answered.
- Announcement of Antheria 2010 designated charity
- A message from the board of Antheria. - 2 (21 September 2010)
- Antheria LiveJournal User Profile
- Antheria Official Homepage as archived by the Internet Archive on 24 June 2011
- Tang-Jun's Antheria 2010 Con Report
- Matthew Ebel's blog about performing at Antheria 2010
- Antheria Twitter announcement of Bucktown Tiger
- Antheria 2011 post on LiveJournal. Retrieved June 24, 2012
- Defunct website for Antheria 2010
- Antheria official website (defunct as of 2012-06-19, archived version here)
- Alex Foundation The Alex Foundation Web Site
- Antheria on Twitter