Western Pennsylvania Furry Weekend
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|Western Pennsylvania Furry Weekend|
|First iteration||September 2001|
The Western Pennsylvania Furry Weekend (WPAFW) is a furry gathering held in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania metropolitan area each year in early October. The event is chaired by Manick (formerly by Swift Fox until 2013 and Blithe until 2017), and is organized by a small staff made up of regional furs.
North Park Lodge
"North Park Lodge is part of the Allegheny County Parks. This rustic and scenic location is just north of Pittsburgh, near Wexford, and perfectly accommodates WPAFW."
Aspinwall Fireman's Memorial Park
Built in 1958 and dedicated on September 27th, 1987, Aspinwall Fireman's Memorial Park has a shelter, horseshoe pits, basketball hoop, sliding board, swings, gym equipment, grills and picnic tables.
Boyce Park Four Seasons Activity Center
Due to a venue reservation conflict in 2014, the WPAFW was hosted at the Boyce Park Ski Lodge.
Comfort Inn Pittsburgh North
"The Comfort Inn Pittsburgh North is conveniently located near the downtown area, just 10 miles from the University of Pittsburgh and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. This Pittsburgh hotel is also close to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium , PNC Park ballpark, Mellon Arena, Heinz Field football stadium and the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills shopping mall."
|Year||Attendees||Charity||Attendee % Change||Charity $ Per Person|
|2021||392||$13,358||-1.5% (from 2019)||$34.07|
|2020||n/a - Virtual||$2,471||n/a||n/a|
|Stats listed are for WPAFW after it was consolidated into an annual event only.|
|Fursuiter numbers are not tracked by the event.|
|Most fursuiters reported:||60||(2018)|
|Most charity / person:||$34.85||(2022)|
|Lifetime charity:||$86,904.14||2005 - 2022|
- Main article: History of the Western Pennsylvania Furry Weekend
Directors & Team Leads
- Manick - Chaircat / Director of Operations
- Bossasaur - Accessibility Co-Lead
- Morgain - Accessibility Co-Lead
- Ysera - Accessibility Co-Lead / Art Auction Lead
- Puzz - Security Lead
- Nikkiwulf - Shuttle Lead
- Taco - Website Lead
- Kael - Director of the Bar
- Kyriellus - Director of Charity
- Merebear - Director of Communications
- Oz Tigah - Co-Director of Hospitality
- Rakedu - Co-Director of Hospitality
- Blithe - Director of Logistics
- Johann Faust - Director of Programming
- Dobie Tanpaw - AV Lead
- Hitch - DJ Lead
- Antnommer - Photography Lead
- Minion - Director of Registration
- Bar: Asch, Banner, Neitcze, Socks, Tsu, TylerDaWusky, Vade, Wes
- Charity: Bossasaur, , Ezen, Kelson, Nova, Rel, Yitters
- Hospitality: Crossfox, Destry, Hyjinks Hyena, Oakley, Razor, Safler
- Operations: Alex Shire, Alpha, Fang, Goku, Morgain, Nikkiwuff, Puzz, Quuxum Mephitida, Taco, Topaz Roo, Ysera
- Programming: Amber Folf, Antnommer, Hitch, Lil Dobe, Topaz Roo
- Registration: Hitch, Zydelski
The Board of Directors of PAW as of August 2021 are:
- Blithe - Director
- Manick - Treasurer
- Oz Tigah - Secretary
- Western PA Furry Weekend News; The torch has been passed! - Swift Fox, Pennsylvania Furries (22 October 2012)
- Pennsylvania Anthropomorphics West - Charity Navigator. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
- Legal notice regarding Pennsylvania Anthropomorphics West incorporation - feed from Wikipedia:Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (March 28, 2017)
- Western Pennsylvania Furry Weekend website
- WPAFW on Twitter
- Photos, videos, reports: Western Pennsylvania Furry Weekend resources