There were two great articles about Furry fans in the news recently:
- January 29, 2010: Furry Characters Come To Life in the Payson Roundup is an article about enterprising teenage fursuit designer Deanna Biesemeyer. She donated her skills to create Woody, the mascot for a local food drive. More of her work can be seen at SkyPro Fursuits.
- February 8, 2010: The Man With A Tail in The Vanguard, the University of South Alabama's newspaper, has an editorial from Patrick Cupit. He gives a basic (and well-referenced!) overview of Furry fandom and what a fun place to be it is.
Many thanks to Orion Sandstorrm for finding these!
Furries make everything better! The original image came from Failblog, but we decided to unleash the furry on it, because furries turn Fail into Win!
Long time no update. Just wanted to mention UCLA's Daily Bruin has a good article on furry fandom: Hidden Tales: Long misunderstood furry fandom finds its home on the Internet, at annual conventions. It focuses on two UCLA students, Ian Martyn and Brett Mommaerts, and gives an accurate overall picture of the fandom. This is the sort of article we like to see more of.
Furries have made it into the Guinness Book Of World Records! According to the 2008 book, Anthrocon is 'largest furry fan club', due to the 2,489 attendees at the 2006 convention. That record has already been broken by 2007 total attendance of 2,849. Here's hoping the world's largest furry convention breaks the record again in 2008!
Pointing out the positive press furries get is a thankless job, but someone's gotta do it. So I guess I will.
Rocky Mountain Fur Con got mentioned not once but twice in the news last month.
On another note, LatinVixen's video featuring a bunch of fursuiters dancing around an Escalade (I assume at MFF last year) made it onto BoingBoing, The Directory Of Wonderful Things.
And this just in, a brief mention of furries at Walt Disney World. The Orlando theme park has added costumed characters to promote the movie Ratatouille, which opens in theaters June 29th.
We're back! Well, sort of. Just a quick update for the moment to draw your attention to our sister website, Furries Online, dedicated to bringing you news and information about furry fandom. Yay, furries!
|Invasion of the Furries
Fans of anthropomorphic characters sometimes refer to themselves as "furries." It's a playful term.
|When Weirdos Get Together
The kind of shenanigans a buncha weirdos get up to when they converge on a hotel for the weekend could make your eyes bleed. Or warm the cockles of your heart.
|Furries of the Valley
They call themselves furries, and there are a lot more of them around than you probably realize.
Cool Furries is a website dedicated to pointing out the cool stuff in Furry fandom. Furry fandom is an artistic and literary genre dedicated to anthropomorphic animal characters, commonly known as furries. Furry fandom began as a fusion of science fiction, comic book, and animation fandom during the 1980s, and has since evolved into its own branch of fandom and finding fans all over the world.
Recent media attention has made the public more aware of this growing fandom. Our members include professional sports mascots, animators, cartoonists, puppeteers, artists, illustrators, and writers. The amount of creativity and talent Furry fandom has to offer is truly amazing. No wonder everyone loves furries! Discover for yourself why furries are the Next Big Thing!
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