Party Along With Anthro Indonesia
|First iteration||August 11, 2018|
|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.
PAWAI 2018 took place August 11, 2018 at the Ruang Kita Tebet in South Jakarta. The theme was "Kampung PAWAI" (PAWAI Village) and the guests of honour were Daza, a fursuit maker and Kecap Asin, an artist. The event featured fursuit and art workshops, a dealer's den, and various table games, as well as lunch. There were around 90 attendees with at least 16 fursuiters among them.
PAWAI 2019 is to take place on July 27, 2019 at the YELLO Manggarai Jakarta, with the theme "Urban Jungle". The guests of honour are Koku Boku Boo and MinTea, local artists from Bandung. The event will be followed by an optional after-party, "Paws After Hours", from 19:00 to 23:00, with music, DJs and BBQ dinner for those 17+.
- Tweet introducing mascots - PAWAI, Twitter (March 28, 2018)
- Tweet with event location, date and schedule - PAWAI, Twitter (July 26, 2018)
- "Daza is a fursuiter & cosplayer from Singkawang, Indonesia. Daza is also a fursuit & cosplay costume maker. Kecap Asin is an illustrator who's obsessed with anthropomorphic animals in vintage settings." - PAWAI, Twitter (April 3, 2018)
- PAWAI 2018 group photo - PAWAI, Twitter (August 21, 2018)
- PAWAI website. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
- "Introducing our Guest of Honor for PAWAI 2019. KOKU and MINTEA" - PAWAI, Twitter (January 16, 2019)
- PAWAI (official website)
- PAWAI on Twitter
- PAWAI on Facebook
- PAWAI on Instagram
- PAWAI information on Telegram