Guests & Events

Guests of Honor


Tayerr / AlbinoTopaz

—AlbinoTopaz, or Tayerr, is an artist who finds a hobby in costuming and fursuit making.
She is an active dancer within the furry community, and has partaken in dance competitions since 2012, even winning at Anthrocon 2014!

See some of her works on Youtube!
Also find her on Twitter!



Dreamkeepers—Dreamkeepers is an ongoing graphic novel and webcomic written by Dave and Liz Lillie. They are unfortunately unable to attend in person this year- However, they have graciously donated copies of book one of their gorgeous award winning graphic novels!
We are proud to have them as our Honorary Guests of Honor.

You can read more about them (and read their incredible graphic novel) at!

RU dragon


—RU dragon, also known as Phation, is an excellent artist with a unique take on… you guessed it, dragons! He is also well-known for his manga-style pieces and animations.
Go check out his works on both FurAffinity and DeviantArt!

Special Event:

Nightmare on 13th

We’re excited to announce that we are partnering with Nightmare on 13th, one of the top haunted attractions in the US! As part of this, they are offering a discount night for Anthro Weekend Utah!
The initial plan is for con-goers to go Thursday, October 26th. Nightmare on 13th will be giving attendees a big group discount, and the more who come, the bigger the discount! Bring your friends along, bring your suits (if you’ve got ’em), and come get spooked with us!

More information will be provided as we receive it.

Schedule of Events

Con Book

Our con book is digital this year! Attendees may download a copy here:

Panels FAQ:

  • Panel Check-in: You will be required to check in with the Panel head the day of your event, as they are responsible for making sure you’re there and starting/ending on time.
  • Want to run a workshop but can’t afford to give away supplies? You are allowed to charge for the cost of supplies, but please keep it under $10 to keep interest high in your event. You are not allowed to charge for attendance to the panel.
  • Any special needs or room requirements? That’s fine, just note it in the special requirements part of the application and we will do our best to accommodate.
  • Will 18+ panels be allowed? Yes, you can request to have an 18+ panel. We will most likely give these panels the later evening slots. There will be a few restrictions on these panels but we are going to do our best to say ok to everything. For example, if someone wanted to run an 18+ “Cards Against Humanity” panel, that would be amazing, but we probably wouldn’t be able to say yes to an event titled “How to Project an Astral Orgasm.” They do need to be tasteful, as per our hotel requirements.
  • What is a Meet n’ Greet? A meet n’ greet is just an excuse for a bunch of like-minded people to get together and talk, and hopefully make new friends! These are pretty easy to run, you just gotta be there and initiate the event. Some ideas for meet n’ greets could be: A Snow Leopard meet-up, a Harry Potter get-together, First Responders, and even Poke’ Furs.
  • Will I be required to register for AWU to host a panel? Yes, you will need to have at least basic registration.