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13 Of The Weirdest Conventions From Around The World

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3. Anthrocon

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Billed as the largest anthopomorphic, or more commonly, "furry," convention in the world, Anthrocon is held annually in Pittsburgh, Pa. and drew over 5,000 attendees in 2012.

5. Sideshow World

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Held in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the goal of Sideshow World is to preserve the time honored traditions of sideshows and to promote the future of the sideshow.

8. Parkes Elvis Festival

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Held in Australia (of all places), the Parkes Elvis Festival celebrates the life and music of the King of Rock with impersonators and musical performances.

9. Steampunk World Fair

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Ever wish technology today weren't so sleek and chamfered? Well steampunk might be just for you. Held every year in Somerset or Piscataway, NJ, the Steampunk World Fair brings technology back to an aestheticize version of the Victorian age.

10. Redhead Day

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Redheads gather in Breda, Netherlands every September for a two-day festival, but may eventually have to change host cities because the event has become too popular.

11. International UFO Congress

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Researchers, enthusiasts and all other manner of UFO aficionados gather annually to unravel the mystery of whether or not we're truly alone in the universe.