Nominations for the 2004 Ursa Major Awards for the Best Anthropomorphic Literature and Art of that year have been tabulated, and the final ballot has been prepared. Voting closes June 10, and the Awards will be presented at Anthrocon 2005 in Philadelphia in July.
Voting is open to everyone, and you are encouraged to ask your friends to vote also. Visit the Ursa Major Awards web site at http://www.ursamajorawards.org/Voting.htm for full details on the voting procedure.
Please help support the Ursa Majors. They are a people's choice award, so it requires as many participants as possible to make them a success.
The results of the Sly Cooper Art Contest (sponsored by DC Comics) are in! Check to see if you won! Congrats to those that have been selected!
There is still time to enter the Furtopia Art and Poetry contests which ends (9-7-04)! A link to the winning entries will be posted on the Furtopia main page! You can find information and submit entries here: http://artcontest.furtopia.org & http://poetrycontest.furtopia.org .
Can your ferret climb through an 18-ft dryer hose in less than six seconds? If so, he or she could have won the gold at the 8th Annual Ferret Olympics. For more info, see this Fox News article.
Our webserver died suddenly sometime on Friday. As such, the MFM webpage, mailing lists, and email accounts for the staff are currently unavailable. Since this is impacting the upcoming deadline for the T-Shirt Contest, we're announcing....
Been struggling with your T-Shirt Entry? Been working your pencils to nubs as we approach the deadline on the 10th?
Well, I have some good news, folks...
This year's Hugo Award nominees include two stories that might be of interest to furries, both available free online:
"Into the Gardens of Sweet Night," by Jay Lake, set in a future with Uplifted animals of various sorts; one of the protagonists is an intelligent dog with hands.
"The Tale of the Golden Eagle," by David D. Levine, a Cordwainer Smith-esque story featuring a far-future golden eagle brain given human intelligence and used as the guidance system of a starship.
Both authors have also been nominated for the Campbell Award for best new professional author.
The winners of the third annual Ursa Major Awards (formally the Annual Anthropomorphic Literature & Arts Awards), for the Best in
anthropomorphic/"funny animal" literature and art first published during the calendar year 2003, were announced at a presentation ceremony on Saturday, June 5 at the Canadian Anthro & Cartooning Expo (C-ACE) 2004, held at the Chimo Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario on June 4 - 6, 2004.
Anthrocon 2004 is pleased to announce the winners of our two contests. As you recall, we offered a free supersponsor-level membership to one artist and one writer, picked at random from those who properly submitted work for publication in our conbook.
For artwork submitted: BAR-1
For stories submitted: CROCO CHILTON
Congratulations to our winners! We look forward to seeing you at the supersponsor luncheon!Anthrocon 2004 is held July 8-11, 2004 at the Adams Mark Hotel in Philadelphia,
PA. For details, visit our website at http://www.anthrocon.org
-- Karl Xydexx Jorgensen
Publications Director, Anthrocon Press Services
From Treesong: "The premier Usenet comics awards are the Squiddies. Furry comics fans, give furdom a little added recognition by voting in them. The current ballot has been posted to the main rec.arts.comics.* newsgroups, as has the third and final 'pseudo-nominees' ballot (showing everything and everyone that anyone's voted for so far)."
Want to go to Anthrocon?
Want to get a free T-shirt, a free luncheon with the guests of honor, expedited check-in and a valuable free gift created just for Anthrocon by its guests?
Well, you can get all that by becoming a SUPERSPONSOR!!!
Now, you could become a supersponsor by paying a paltry $160, or...
...YOU COULD BECOME ONE FOR FREE! And here's how...!
I would like to officially announce Furtopia’s forth furry Poetry Contest! Any fur may enter into this writing contest.
There is a limit of 2 posts per writer. Poetry submitted cannot be of a content rating greater than PG. Poetry submitted should express some relationship or feeling to Furrydom. Furtopia staff reserves the right to reject any post they deem disruptive.
On January the 15th, Furtopia admins will all cast their vote. The selected poetry (and some runners up) will be linked up in the web (main Furtopia page) world light with some selected reviews on the writing. Staff may post poems if they wish but will not be in the contest.
Our last contest winners with comments can be found here.
This is a great way to get comments back on your poems. :) So good luck and start writing!
Hello this is WhiteShepherd announcing a third Furtopia art and poetry contest. The art contest can be found here: http://artcontest.furtopia.org and the poetry contest can be found here: http://poetrycontest.furtopia.org :) Any fur is welcome to participate in these contests. It’s a nice chance to have your furry artwork/writing reviewed for comments and judging. You will be able to show your work and explain with your post to your public “what” makes this art special to you. Winners in the contest will get their work put up in lights with comments to the work on a link off of Furtopia’s main page.
Hey everyone -
Don't forget, the last day to submit artwork for the MFM 2003 T-Shirt contest is this Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 11:59 P.M. Any artwork received after this point will not be accepted.
Voting will commence next week.
Full rules can be found on our website: www.mephitfurmeet.org.
Unspeakable, the short story about the somewhat furry aliens the Jokka, has been named a finalist in the short story category of the Spectrum Awards, which honor works of science fiction and fantasy that portray alternate sexualities in a positive light. Previous stories about the Jokka can be read at their website, and have gained several other honors, including a Reader's Choice Award and inclusion on the secondary reading list for the Tiptree Award. You can also, for fun, take the Which Jokku Gender Are You? quiz.
The Seattle P-I reportst that Cartoonists Northwest is sponsoring "Spawns of Insomnia" -- a challenge to create a comic book, in full view of the public, in just 24 hours. The marathon exercise, which begins this Saturday on Seattle's Capitol Hill, will be preceeded by a cartooning class.