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SpokAnthro was founded in November 2017, when the previous Chairman, Lemnius Gryphs, the vice Chairman, Syberwolf (not to be confused with Syber) and the former chairman of All Fur Fun, Moorcat, pitched in a few ideas along with early staff members. The news was later brought to members of Inland Northwest Fur Folk.
A few months later, SpokAnthro made the public announcement through their Twitter and Facebook stating that they are official, with the convention to be held at the then Hotel RL, which was a Red Lion establishment. Later on, their ideal and the original hotel were bought out by the Davenport and became Centennial Hotel Spokane. In light of the hotel is under a new banner, the initial contract for SpokAnthro, as well as for other planned events from other parties, was eventually canceled from the hotel due to the reasons of renovations.
Shortly after, SpokAnthro found a new venue at the historical Red Lion hotel; Red Lion River Inn, just down the street from their original planned venue. This was subsequently bought out as well and became Ruby River Hotel, but remained in use.
SpokAnthro 2019: The Ancient Lands
SpokAnthro's second iteration was originally to occur on July 24th through the 26th, 2020. However, in regards to the COVID-19 outbreak and for safety purposes of attendees and staff, SpokAnthro was canceled for 2020.
SpokAnthro 2021/2022: Circus of Fluff
With the cancellation of SpokAnthro 2020, and due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it was revealed through social media that SpokAnthro originally had plans for 2021; keeping the same theme and guest of honor. No specific date was set, but it was originally aimed for late July or early August. However, due to increasing numbers of COVID cases in the area, as well as hotels not accepting contracts, SpokAnthro was postponed to 2022 instead. SpokAnthro was not able to secure a convention venue in 2022 or 2023.
SpokAnthro BBQ 2023
In lieu of a full convention, a free all ages barbecue is scheduled for August 12, 2023 from 11am-3pm at Manito Park South Shelter.
- 2019 - All Heart Infusion - $1,060