|First iteration||January 31st - February 2nd, 2020|
|Organizer(s)||Our Way Oklahoma LLC|
|AnthroExpo guests of honor|
AnthroExpo (also known as AnEx) is a new furry convention set to take place at the Wyndham Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On March 11th, 2019, the new dates for the convention were released and are now marked for January 31st - February 2nd, 2020.
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.
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.
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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.
Board of Directors
- Apsel Wonder Bou - Convention Chair and Executive Officer
- Charlemaigne Kaiju - Chief Financial Officer
- Jax - Chief Operations Officer
- Fiona - Creative Director
- Rhory - Director of Sales & Marketing
- AlexanderPaw - Director of Human/Furry Resources
- Odissian - Director of Public Relations
- Bassblitzed - A/V & Entertainment Manager
- Rory - Con Book Coordinator
- Lilli Sketch - Digital Media Artist
- MissMoon - Digital Media Artist
- Scout Pawfoot - Digital Media Artist
- Nikola - Digital Artist
- FrostTaker - Event & Panel Planner
- PrinceShep - HR Generalist
- Zahldar - IT Manager
- CassMutt - Operations Strategist
- IcytheFragon - Registration Lead
- Insano - Head of Security
- Romero - Security
- Asterion - Security
- Jaime Blackwater - Security
- Def - Social Media Manager
- ScarletFox - Volunteer Coordinator
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.
The convention announced on December 10th, 2018 their online room block access.
The convention announced on January 30th, 2019 that they were cancelling 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.
As of March 11th, 2019, the convention released its new dates and will now be taking place on January 31st - February 2nd, 2020 at the Wyndham Hotel.
- AnthroExpo website homepage. Retrieved November 28th, 2018.
- AnthroExpo Hotel Roomblock. Retrieved December 14th, 2018.
- 2019 Cancellation Statement. Retrieved January 31st, 2019.
- AnthroExpo - Official Website
- AnthroExpo on Twitter
- AnthroExpo on Instagram
- AnthroExpo on Facebook
- AnthroExpo Kickstarter
- Wyndham Hotel Room Block