Anthro Northwest 2017 was held at the Seattle Renaissance Hotel November 9-12.
The convention started with a catered opening celebration event at GameWorks Seattle. For the first time ever, full costumes were allowed. The attendees enjoyed playing games together and the complimentary buffet.
By the time the convention had ended, they had 162 events on their schedule, 54 vendors, 76 panelists and 58 volunteers. Attendance was over 809.
The guest of honor for ANW 2017 was Telephone, chosen for extraordinary contributions to charity and anthropomorphic art.
The charity partner for ANW 2017 was Sarvey Wildlife, which specializes in large avian rehabilitation. $3100 was raised for their charity.
Panellists included Uncle Kage, Fox Amoore, Pepper Coyote, DJ Recca, NFT, Dreamvision Creations, Crystunes, Dandylions, Kenket, Balaa and Sunny Valley Creations. Vendors room capacity for ANW 2017 was 55 tables, all of which sold out by March 2017.
In 2017, Lisa Ling, host of This Is Life with Lisa Ling from CNN, filmed a documentary called Furry Nation, about the socially transformational aspects the fandom. The documentary was a positive portrayal of some of the social healing aspects of the fandom. The personal stories of Captain Boones, Leilia Spaniel and Ashaeda were featured in the production. The documentary first aired one week after Anthro Northwest 2018.
Anthro Northwest 2018 was held at the Seattle Renaissance Hotel November 8-11.
The convention sold out and had attendance over 1051 people. The convention raised $5394.61 for their charity Sarvey Wildlife. The theme for 2018 was exploration. The guest of honor was Leilia Spaniel.
The theme for Anthro Northwest 2019 is "Growth Beyond Self." It will be held November 21–24, 2019 at the largest hotel from Seattle to Central California - the Hyatt Regency Seattle. The guests of honor are Kijani and Kitwana Lion.
About the convention
Anthro Northwest Charities, is a 501c3 organization that operates and organizes the convention.
In a Meetup.com event page for "Anthro Northwest Convention - Forming the Vision",
|Anthro Northwest strives to be an art-centered, community-focused, all ages convention formed to promote, develop and support the best attributes and talents found in the anthropomorphic community. The convention strives to complement and exist in harmony with other anthropomorphic organizations and events.|
A video "The Dream of Anthro Northwest" was posted on YouTube on August 14, 2016 stating that: The dream of Anthro Northwest is built upon the best attributes of the anthropomorphic arts community. Currently, we have defined those to be: creativity, charity, beauty, and hospitality.”  The focus of Anthro Northwest is art, education, and building community.
Anthro Northwest is an all ages event, with a maximum rating of PG.
Anthro Northwest is scheduled for the weekend before Thanksgiving.
- 2019: November 21-24
- 2020: November 19-22
- 2021: November 18-21
- https://twitter.com/anthronw/ Retrieved August 6, 2016.
- "Congratulations to @kijani_lion and @kitwanalion for being selected as the 2019 Anthro Northwest Guests of Honor!" - Anthro Northwest, Twitter (February 13, 2019)
- http://www.meetup.com/furlife/events/231287659/ Page for July 10, 2016 event on Meetup.com. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNfSODH0_mU Retrieved August 11, 2016
- http://www.anthronw.com/attend/rules.html Accessed October 14, 2016