Furries convene for Anthrocon

Associated Press
In this photo made on Thursday, June 14, 2012, people attending Anthrocon, some in animal costumes,  greet and mingle in the lobby of the Westin Convention Center hotel in Pittsburgh. Anthrocon, the world's largest convention for people who dress and assume the rolls of fictional animal characters, is back in its adopted home with an expected 5,000 participants between June 14 thru 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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More than 5,000 fur-costume devotees are expected at Pittsburgh's convention center from June 14-17 for Anthrocon. They refer to themselves as "furries," though only about 1 in 5 will be cavorting in "fursuits" — full-bodied costumes including otters, foxes, cats and dogs.

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