This will be the second furry convention to be held in Spokane, Washington in over a decade since All Fur Fun. The theme for the convention is "Ancient Lands" and the mascot for the convention is a River Otter named Slate. SpokAnthro was founded in November of 2017, when Chairman Lemnius Gryphs and Vice Chairman 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 original hotel was bought out by the Davenport and became Centennial Hotel Spokane. In light of the hotel being under a new banner, the initial contract for SpokAnthro, as well as for other planned events from other parties, was eventually cancelled 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. The Guest of Honor has not been announced, but is said to be an artist based in the Seattle area. The website is currently under development and registration is said to be up and running by beginning to mid October.