Creative Commons license icon

Philly CityPaper documents Furry community in good light

No votes yet

The Philadelpha City Paper, a free alternative weekly newspaper, often covers items other papers wouldn't -- and they chose to cover the convention with a little bit of Animal Magnetism. However, true to any City Paper, they didn't MTV it -- the article is fairly even, while they concentrate on one person.

Comments

Your rating: None

I agree that the hysteria over media is exaggerated, and it's pointless to worry needlessly about an impression we can't entirely manage.

However, I don't think there's any correlatoin between "furries" and "linux users". Furries are distinguished principally by bizarre behavior, even in the nicest light--costuming and art that are most easily understood by outsiders as kin to fetish (which isn't entirely untrue). Linux users have a preference for an OS. Any negative stereotypes of Linux users are restricted specifically to geekdom. (There will never be a CSI episode with Linux users rubbing civet oil and ipecac on someone in a costumed orgy.)

I also disagree that furries are (yet) a substantial enough demographic as to negatively impact the economy if you piss us off. The only case where this may be true is for an already established convention, but in a case like this the hotel is already aware of the money at stake when they make their decision.

Trickster

Your rating: None

The link led me to a story about someone helping men transitioning from prison life back into society or somesuch; didn't read it all. While I found Anthrocon to be a refreshing and liberating experience, somehow I do not think that was quite what was intended. =:)

Your rating: None

Type the article's title; "Animal Magnetism" into search.

It really is a straight-forward, positive article without being a complete whitewash. Amazing what can happen when you have a normal conversation with an honest reporter. :)

Your rating: None

http://citypaper.net/articles/2004-07-08/cb2.shtml is a direct link. The other one apparently only worked when the article was current.

Smile! The world could use another happy person.

Post new comment

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <img> <b> <i> <s> <blockquote> <ul> <ol> <li> <table> <tr> <td> <th> <sub> <sup> <object> <embed> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <dl> <dt> <dd> <param> <center> <strong> <q> <cite> <code> <em>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

CAPTCHA
This test is to prevent automated spam submissions.

About the author

STrRedWolfread storiescontact (login required)

a Drygerskunk