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."
I was hunting 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 I asked told me they got it first thing on arrival, before it sold out. On my way out of the city, I held out hope to ask in case any were stashed away. One place showed me 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", I was told by 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.
"I sure am miserable I didn't get one," I said. I thought they showed a special kind of Furry appreciation. Many people agreed. "No other city does this", I was told. (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.