Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to Pre-Register?

No, you don't have to, registration is available at the convention as well! It is cheaper to pre-register though, and for the outdoor venue no registration is required!

If I'm a minor, do I need to attend with an adult?

You do not! All of our attendees, regardless of age, are subject to the same code of conduct. On average, 30-40% of our attendees are under the ages of 19!

Can I bring food/drinks?

Of course! We will not be selling food directly within the con space, but there are also great food options located right within the DSU. We will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs (as well as vegan options!) at our outdoor venue. Please make sure no beverages are alcoholic.

I'm not a furry, can I still attend?

Anthro East Coast is for anyone and everyone! You do not need to be a furry to attend, and most importantly, you do not need a fursuit to have fun!

I'm bringing my fursuit! Is there anywhere I can store it?

We will be having a designated fursuit lounge STRICTLY for fursuiters! The room will be monitored by a staff member, and will have water in it to keep our fursuiters comfortable. You may leave your fursuit in the lounge, but please understand that we are not responsible for any lost or damaged items left unattended.

Will there be vendors?

Yes! There will be an artists ally/dealer's den, so be sure to bring cash! The DSU has an ATM on site as well, if you forget :)

I require accessibility, can I still attend?

We are proud to say that the Dalhousie Student Union Building features two elevators and has plenty of gender neutral/accessible washrooms. The outdoor venue however, is on grass at the bottom of a hill and is more difficult to maneuver through. If you require any sort of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us! We want to make this convention as accessible to everyone as we possibly can.

Can I bring my pet(s)?

As per DSU regulations, pets are not permitted inside of the building (note: trained service animals are allowed). Feel free to bring your furry friend to the outdoor venue though! If they are causing a disturbance however, we may request for them to be taken home.

I have allergies, are you scent-aware or scent sensitive?

Due to the nature of the convention, we are not scent aware and cannot assure our attendees that certain products will not enter the convention (ex. Peanut Butter, Strong Scents etc-). We ask that all of our attendees take precaution, and if they have severe allergies/or medical conditions that they carry an epi-pen and have proper identification (Medic Alert tags etc-).

How can I get involved?

Anthro East Coast is 100% run by volunteers, some who have been dedicating over 5 years to the event! ‚ÄčAre you interested in volunteering your time for a duration of AEC? We are looking for some people to offer their time in order to help make AEC's first official year the very best! If you are interested, please fill out this form and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Does Anthro East Coast have a Dealers Den?

Yes we do! Anthro East Coast has a designated Dealers Den full of dealers who bring a wide variety of products and skills for you to purchase or commission!

How do I become a vendor?

For 2019, vendors/dealers tables are first come first serve. You are automatically accepted as a vendor when you pre-register under the correct tier (this year is it "Saloon Shop Keeper"!). As Dealers Den tables become more in demand, we will take applications prior to approving artists. We will do this to ensure we have a variety of artists showcasing their work at the convention, to give everyone a fair and even chance! Please review our Vendor Code of Conduct prior to purchasing a badge.