Why Do I Care?

A few weeks ago we photographed the Parade at #Anthrocon in Pittsburgh and I published a number of images on this blog. While doing a picture review last week I noticed this image and have tried to figure out what the Furrie was asking. I still don’t know. Why do I care? About what? Please comment if you have an interpretive answer to this age old question.

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Why do you care?

Why do you care?

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Anthrocon (#anthrocon, #furries) was founded in 1998 with about 500 people. The convention was in Philadelphia but moved to Pittsburgh in 2006 in search of a larger hotel and venue. The first convention in Pittsburgh attracted over 2400 people and has continued to grow each year and brings millions to the Pittsburgh economy.

This year was the first year that the Fursuit Parade of over 1000 characters was in public and Pittsburghers came out in the thousands to show their support and cheer The Furries as they paraded around the convention center. Here are a few more images from this years event.

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Furry Princess

Most of the furries at Anthrcon (#anthrocon, #furries) dress up in complete fur suits and are completely anonymous. I think this ability to hide in plain site attracts a lot of the furries. However, some do not hide their identities and use elaborate make up techniques to highlight their costumes. I think this is very daring and brave and shows a self confidence that some of the others may lack.

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Furry Princess

Furry Princess

Birdman

The reason I liked Anthrocon (#anthrocon, #furries) so much is that all the people in the parade last Saturday wanted to have their picture taken. The Furries have found a way to express themselves and express their inner soul in a non threatening and colorful way. They want you to “see” them and photograph them.

But not all people that “dress up” are so nice or even furies. This guy needs to seriously rethink his look and put his finger away. In Pittsburgh we have real Pirates

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Furry Burgh!

If you follow this blog you know that last December we returned back to Pittsburgh which we left in 1978 to find fame and fortune. Some things remain the same but Pittsburgh has changed a lot. Anthrocon (#anthrocon, #furries) is one thing that didn’t even exist when we left. It is a convention of people who like to dress in costume and fur suits of their favorite or original characters.

Anthrocon was founded in 1998 with about 500 people. The convention was in Philadelphia but moved to Pittsburgh in 2006 in search of a larger hotel and venue. The first convention in Pittsburgh attracted over 2400 people and has continued to grow each year and brings millions to the Pittsburgh ecocomny.

This year was the first year that the Fursuit Parade of over 1000 characters was in public and Pittsburghers came out in the thousands to show their support and cheer The Furries as they paraded around the convention center. I have just begun to look through all the images I took of these colorful characters but this should give you the general idea.

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Mr. Fox

Mr. Fox

Half Furry

Half Furry

I Love Anthrocon

I Love Anthrocon