Demand for Anthrocon "City Shirt" shows love for Furries… and their money
"You must be the 17th person who asked today", said Tim at Hudson News in Pittsburgh International Airport. "There's not a shirt left in this airport."
This was a hunt for the "City Shirt", a special shirt made for the public as well as Furries, only for sale outside of Anthrocon by request from local merchants. Most wearers said they got it first thing on arrival, before it sold out. On the way out of the city, some held out hope to ask in case any were stashed away. One place had a shirt stashed under the counter, the last one from "boxes and boxes" of 30+ per size, but it was a tease, because it was reserved for an employee.
Siddy, a commenter on Anthrocon's post, reports:
When I picked up one of the shirts at the airport. The cashier never seen something sell so fast, she told me she had to restock the rack three times just that morning.
"We sold out on Sunday", said Tim at Hudson News.
My manager didn't want them hanging around, because he didn't know if people would know what it was, so he made them 50% off. That was a big mistake, because everyone stays overnight to party and goes home on Monday. One of my co-workers bought dozens to hoard for Ebay. That's not fair, because he doesn't know what a Furry is. He's just profiting off the misery of others.
They showed a special kind of Furry appreciation, many people agreed. "No other city does this". (Read more about Pittsburgh's reaction to Furries here.)
If you missed the shirt too, another commenter on Anthrocon's post (Ron Baurle) says:
Per Uncle Kage at the charity auction when the last one was sold, more will be made next year.