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.READ MORE: Man Dies After Being Hit By Car In Homewood, Police Searching For Driver Who Fled The Scene
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.READ MORE: Freeze Warning Issued For Pittsburgh Area As Temperatures Drop Across Southwestern Pa.
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.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Police Soliciting Bids For Less Lethal Munitions, Including Tear Gas