ALAA Hall of Fame inaugurated at Rainfurrest 2012
The Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Association (ALAA) has inaugurated its Hall of Fame with its first three inductees, announced tonight at a ceremony at the Rainfurrest 2012 convention in Seattle.
The ALAA Hall of Fame is intended to honor those so prestigious that it is impossible to imagine the field of anthropomorphics without them. A person - a character - a book - a film - a comic strip - a Hall of Fame honoree is as well known to the general public as Sherlock Holmes, Superman, or William Shakespeare.
The inductees to the ALAA Hall of Fame are chosen by a vote of the fifteen members of the ALAA Committee during July, with runoffs extending into August if necessary. There are many potential honorees, and those outvoted in one year may be renominated in future years.
In 2012, three inductees have been chosen:
Their importance to anthropomorphism should need no explanation.
In closing, we would like to call attention to the fact that during the past couple of days, there has apparently been some confusion between the ALAA Hall of Fame and the Furry Hall of Fame, awarded annually by Melbourne’s MiDFur convention. The purpose of the ALAA Hall of Fame is to honor the creators and “stars” of anthropomorphism. The purpose of the Furry Hall of Fame is to honor the creators and “stars” of Furry Fandom. There is no overlap, and the two awards should not be mistaken for each other