PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you haven’t seen them around town yet, you could very soon.

Raccoons, squirrels and other furry creatures – they’re back in Pittsburgh beginning today.

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It’s the start of the annual Anthrocon Convention at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

According to organizers, Anthrocon began in 1997 as Albany Anthrocon and has been growing ever since.

People interested in Anthropomorphics, otherwise known as “furries,” are converging on the ‘Burgh dressed as different kinds of animals.

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They are expected to come from as far away as Japan and Australia.

Organizers say the convention will include acting workshops and seminars, costume-building, animation, writing as well as art and design.

The event runs through June 17.

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Photo Gallery: Anthrocon 2012
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Photo Gallery: Anthrocon 2011