Question: is anthrocon kid-friendly?

Discussion in 'Furry Conventions' started by Snowfurry360, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. Snowfurry360

    Snowfurry360 The out-of-this-world kinda gal

    Hey yo peeps, how's it going? So, having like the best mom ever, she agreed to take me to a convention. I have decided anthrocon cuz well, it's the biggest, and most seemingly official ( no offense other cons ). But Here's the thing. My mom is pretty tight ( more or less ) about cursing, and although I really don't do it, I hope she doesn't get influenced by people around us. I know I can't control anyone, and my mom has some common sense about swearing, but is anthrocon good for a first con?

    General questions:
    Is the building anthrocon is located at a hotel? ( I know where the building is )
    Any specific area where it is held? If so where?
    I will be about 14 at the time, with a partial, ( hopefully) so can I enter a dance competition?
  2. Cyco-Dude

    Cyco-Dude Active Member

    All conventions try to maintain a PG rating in common areas. Anything with adult content is clearly labeled as such, and you have to be 18+ to enter those areas.

    Anthrocon is held in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. There is more information here.

    Yes, you can dance in the dance competition in a partial fursuit.
  3. Sparrow-the-Wolfess

    Sparrow-the-Wolfess Commission Work: Short Story Writer

    Pretty sure that since Cons are public events, they are most certainly kid-friendly. :)
  4. Snowfurry360

    Snowfurry360 The out-of-this-world kinda gal

    Ok thanks dude(s)!
  5. Astusthefox

    Astusthefox The King of Games

    There were a good deal of kids when I went ealier this year, all of them were accompanied by a parent and I believe it's in the con rules that anyone under a certain age needs their parents to be with them. I didn't really notice anything that would make me concerned as a parent
  6. Snowfurry360

    Snowfurry360 The out-of-this-world kinda gal

    ok, my mom might be encouraged when she sees kids there. I mean, I am going there with her no matter wut, cuz I don't live in PA.
  7. Snowfurry360

    Snowfurry360 The out-of-this-world kinda gal

    New question!:..... Should I go?
  8. Tetrachroma

    Tetrachroma Cheers to the deers

    From what I've heard, Anthrocon is a terrible place to go as your first convention. I've heard about and talked to quite a number of people who go to conventions at least once or twice every year, and they said they were completely overwhelmed by Anthrocon. A lot of people who choose that as a first convention say they had a terrible time, just because of the sheer confusion. Though the people that have had quite enough face-to-face furry experience said their time at Anthrocon was the best time of their lives.

    My advice; take it easy. There are a number of other, smaller furry cons you can go to just to get a taste before you should attend the big mother that is Anthrocon.
  9. Snowfurry360

    Snowfurry360 The out-of-this-world kinda gal

    Ah ok, thx fur telling me. I live in nj, so any suggestions?
  10. Tetrachroma

    Tetrachroma Cheers to the deers

    I'm afraid I don't have any suggestions. I've only been in the furry community for a bit over a month, so the only furry cons I know of are Anthrocon, Midwest Furfest, Eurofurence, and AnthrOhio (I live in Ohio)
  11. Snowfurry360

    Snowfurry360 The out-of-this-world kinda gal

    Hmm ok. I will look some up.
  12. Cyco-Dude

    Cyco-Dude Active Member

    on a slight tangent here, you also have furry weekend atlanta (atlanta), motor city fur con (near detroit), indy fur con (indianapolis) and fur reality in cincinatti (coming this october 7-9th!) in relatively close range.
  13. Snowfurry360

    Snowfurry360 The out-of-this-world kinda gal

    Thx fur the suggestions bro. I'll keep these in mind
  14. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Well-Known Member

    Of course they're "kid-friendly", just go to Rainfurrest to find out...
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  15. Snowfurry360

    Snowfurry360 The out-of-this-world kinda gal

    Ok, but where is it?
  16. Seattle, I think.
    That's the closest one to me.
    I don't even know if it's still up and running. xD
  17. Astusthefox

    Astusthefox The King of Games

    From personal experience I found that for my first convention, anthrocon wasn't too much, granted I planned ahead to decide what I wanted to do and such and I went with friends, it just passed by very fast

    I live in NJ too, the drive was long but there is a good deal of scenery once you cross the NJ in to Pennsylvania

    You're such a silly fox :p
  18. Aaron Whitepaw

    Aaron Whitepaw White wolf

    This is kinda Random, but, is Markiplier a Fur. his brother is the creator of twokinds and is a fur, but is Mark himself a fur?
  19. Notkastar

    Notkastar Notka- What?

    I'll just go go head and put this here and be on my way (¬‿¬)

  20. Aaron Whitepaw

    Aaron Whitepaw White wolf

  21. KingTiger856

    KingTiger856 óÓÒò Furry Pride óÓÒò

    Some parts of the convention is for 18+ but I'm pretty sure you can attend
  22. Snowfurry360

    Snowfurry360 The out-of-this-world kinda gal

    This is a pretty old thread..
    ANYHOW I looked it up and they give special badges to minors to signify that well, they are minors. It's so that the staff can not let them enter "adult" areas ( however thanks to the internet I know that side. I just happen to be one of the few smart people and keep it to myself or not at all)
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  23. Swizzle Valcar

    Swizzle Valcar Just some fox coyote hybrid

    I'd say that anthrocon is for children, as furries love to be around kids! Sure, you wouldn't take them to the after hours 18+ stuff, but would you take your kids to a stripper club on normal circumstances? I didn't think so. So yeah, I'd say anthrocon is kid friendly.
  24. Raven-Foxx

    Raven-Foxx Animal Artist

    They should swap names with FurtherConfusion.
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  25. Troj

    Troj Well-Known Member

    I've seen tons of families at AC. You just have to exercise the same level of judgment you would at not only any other con, but really, any other gathering of human beings.

    But, aside from that, I would agree that AC is pure sensory bombardment at all times that you have to be ready for unless you're the most extroverted extrovert who ever extroverted.

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