Anthro Crossroads East

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Anthro Crossroads East
ACE Logo.jpeg
Anthro Crossroads East logo
Status Suspended
First iteration January 26-28, 2018 as ACE
(The event originally began in 2016 as Tarpaw Furmeet.)
Final iteration January 18-20, 2019
Organizer(s) Tarpaw Furmeet
Subject Furry

Anthro Crossroads East (ACE) was an annual furry convention held in greater Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.[1] It was presented by Tarpaw Furmeet.

The inaugural event took place January 26-28, 2018 [1] at the Hampton Inn and Suites, Crabtree Valley[1], with the theme being "Furs Take Flight."[1] According to Tarpaw Furmeet, there were 295 attendees and 63 fursuiters with $6,200 in proceeds for convention charity CLAWS, Inc. of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.[2][3][4]

Anthro Crossroads East 2019 took place January 18-20, 2019[5] at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle[5] in Cary, North Carolina, with the theme being "Welcome to Crossroads Cove."[5] There were 282 attendees (including 92 fursuiters) and $3,360.70 was raised for convention charity Second Chance Pet Adoptions of Raleigh.[6]

The event was to return January 17-19, 2020 with theme "Furries and Food!"[6], but the board of directors refunded pre-sales of ACE 2020 tickets in the subsequent week[7] after IonOtter's resignation and the airing of a dispute involving event director Matt Henry.[8][9]

As of mid-2019, the Anthro Crossroads East, Howler's Eve and Tarpaw Furmeet websites have since been removed. The Twitter page for Tarpaw Furmeet is currently closed out.[10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Anthro Crossroads East. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  2. Twitter - @tarpawfurmeet, Retrieved Jan. 28, 2018.
  3. Twitter - @tarpawfurmeet, Retrieved Jan. 28, 2018.
  4. Twitter - @tarpawfurmeet, Retrieved Jan. 29, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Twitter - @tarpawfurmeet, Retrieved Jan. 28, 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Many thanks to everyone who made Anthro Crossroads East 2019 a smashing success! 282 attendees! 92 fursuiters! $3,360.70 raised for Second Chance! Please join us January 17-19, 2020 for Anthro Crossroads East: Furries and Food! #ACEFurcon"
  7. "After a discussion, the Tarpaw Board of Directors has elected to suspend planning on future events. For now, all ACE 2020 tickets have been refunded and ticket sales are suspended. We are not saying we're dead, but we need to discuss our internal future before we continue." - Tarpaw Furmeet Events, Twitter (January 27, 2019)
  8. "I have left Tarpaw and Anthro Crossroads East. Thank you for being the best staff, volunteers and guests a host could ask for. You are what makes this community great." - IonOtter, Twitter (January 27, 2019)
  9. IonOtter's resignation from Tarpaw events (January 24, 2019)
  10. Twitter - Tarpaw Furmeet, Retrieved Jul. 5, 2019.
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