Anthro Weekend Utah is Utah's one and only furry convention, taking place July 14-16, 2023. AWU is a non-profit organization with a goal of bringing all ages of the community and furry fandom together. As the convention enters its fifth year, AWU looks forward to bringing you another weekend of furry fun!



Arc, named after Arches National Park, is a mischievous coyote with a bit of a pyromania problem. He’s a representation of the blistering hot desert summers that those in Utah are all too familiar with. But with summer comes rock climbing, hiking the slot canyons, and the gorgeous vistas of Utah’s national and state parks.


Carver, on the other hand, is a more reasonable, calm bear who represents (and prefers) Utah's snowy peaks. A winter sports fanatic, you can count on her hitting the fresh powder at one of Utah’s many ski and snowboard resorts.



Giga, our chairman and co-manager, has been a part of the furry fandom for years, but really came into his own in 2015 after attending his first furry convention. Since then he's been a part of the community and has worked hard with friends and committee members to bring AWU to life.


Jojo is our other co-manager, hotel liason, financial planner, and sole wolf of AWU. He is a passionate, talented videographer, and has had experience organizing major events. JoJo offically joined the fandom just a few years ago, meeting some amazing people (including his wife, CinaDaTiger). JoJo hopes that the fandom will love attending AWU each year, because "Normal life sucks!"


Xhara has participated in theatre and conventions for years, and has jumped into the furry fandom. An experienced writer and performer, Charcoal has a B.F.A. in Theatre. She brings her talents into play in scheduling and policy writing, which includes organizing the panels and events, finances, and assisting with volunteers.


Talon is our resident dragon and IT overlord. He runs our website and reg systems, and keeps all the con tech working! In his spare time he can be found spending time with friends, flying down mountain trails, or tinkering with one of the many projects in his hoard. He also helps translate AWU into a more dragon-friendly language (RAWR).


The other half of the duo that came up with the name and original logo, Bexis is a fox with beautiful and majestic purple eyes. He does the best cartwheels, and has the dankest beats. He acts as photography liaison and assists with various A/V and dance competition needs.


Cina is our volunteer lead and has experience with organizing from her work as a teacher. She is fun, kind, and easy to get to know.


Myles is a caracal with a love for all things A/V and IT. He oversees the convention's main stage production, smaller A/V around the con, and the convention theming. In his free time, he enjoys composing music, coding, renovations, gaming, and spending time with loved ones.


Milo brings his experience working with a fursuit studio to care for our dealers, ensuring they have all they need to be comfortable and have fun!