From the July 25, 2014, Wilmington (N.C.) Star-News "The List: 7 of the craziest pop culture and industry conventions" by Hunter Ingram.
This was the weekend of the big Comic-Con International in San Diego "A mecca of proud geeks the world over." 1. ANTHROCON: Held in Pittsburgh, Pa., this convention is a leading destination for anthropomorphics or "furries," a term used to describe people who like to dress up like animals. Strange.
2. LEBOWSKI FEST: Celebrating Joel and Ethan Cohen's cult classic "The Big Lebowski," this festival was set to be held August 22-23 in New York. Its fans wear film-inspired costumes while attending the yearly bowling party and fan screenings. Well, you missed it.
3. REDHEAD DAYS: Redheads from all over the world gather in Breda, Netherlands, for this weekend festival, starting this year on September 5th with more than fifty events celebrating the history of roodharigendag (Dutch for redhead). Last year the festival broke the world record for most redheads in one place, with more than 5,000 from 80 countries. You've got one day to book flight and get there.
Hmmn, Furries? --RoadDog