WTF: A furry convention?

A furry convention (also furry con or fur con) is a formal gathering of members of the furry fandom — people who are interested in the concept of fictional non-human characters with human characteristics. These conventions provide a place for fans to meet, exchange ideas, transact business and engage in entertainmentand recreation centered around this concept. Originating in California, USA during the mid-1980s, there are now over 40 annual furry conventions worldwide, mostly in North America and Europe.[1][2] The largest furry convention is Anthrocon which is held each year in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Furry conventions offer a range of volunteer-led programming, usually focusing on anthropomorphic art, crafts, music and literature. Some raise money for charity.[3]Attendees often dress up and wear artistic name badges for identification, though the majority do not bring fursuits.[4] They may also spend money on the work of amateur and professional artists, both directly and at auction.[5]*

I have no idea what this image is supposed to represent I can only assume that it is a furry thing. I still don’t believe that people dress up in Tony the Tiger suits and parade around spewing anthropomorphism. Wiki says that the biggest convention is only a few hours away from me. Maybe I’ll sneak over there and to see it for myself. Where are these people? I’m thinking that they are in the closet and I hope that they never come out. There has to be therapy or medication of some sort available for this syndrome.