FurNation is now taking pre-orders on magazine #2 and is also selling subscriptions up to magazine #5. Magazines #1 & #2 will be on sale at Anthrocon.
The proofs for #2 came back from the printer Monday the 2nd and look fantastic! It will be printed by July 15th. Pre-orders will ship the same day we get the magazines from the printer.
Go here to purchase a subscription today.
From the PawPet folk, off of alt.fan.furry: "Anthrocon is less than a month away, and Funday PawPet Show is looking to book puppeteers for the 3 hour live show that will be occuring on Friday night between 4-7pm." Read on for more.
Stephen Silver is a British cartoonist & animator who's currently a character designer for Disney. As a personal project, he's developing an ecology-minded animated series involving a group of endangered species who are also time-travelling pro wrestlers. It's called Wild Life Force. Looks nifty, especially the Howard Cosell ferret.
From Chama on alt.fan.furry: "For those of you who asked why the Furry Music Foundation website has been unreachable lately, the server has been down due to a security issue (which is resolved now). You can yet again download furry music from FMF at http://www.furrymusic.org"
I've seen mentions of this in a few places, today. Nature's Guard looks to be a new furry animated cartoon. No information on when it will be out, or what station(s) will be carrying it.
From Mprints Publishing: "Currently we are planning the production of our Ernor:
Destiny of Rai title to be released this fall. It will be a
standard 56+ page comic sized one-shot book with an all new
30+ page story, art gallry, and special preview of our Ernor
d20 project." Read on for more.
I thought this was a rumor, but now I've seen it twice... there's a possibility for a Teenage Mutant Turtles movie using CGI. Coming Attractions has some information on their new site for the movie and SF Wire also has the story.
From the Yerf News page, posted June 15th:
I'd like to ask for some feedback, please. I want to know what everybody expects, wants to see, wants me to do, etc..
To tell you the truth, I get very little to no feedback as it is!
So, if you like Yerf but would like to see some things change, email me.
If you like Yerf and don't want to see anything change, email me.
If you hate Yerf and want to see some things change, email me.
If you just want to say Yerf sucks and not care if anything changes, email me!
I'd seriously like some feedback so I can improve this place. That's what I've been wanting to do all along.
I'll post some of the feedback I get here at the end of the week (without names, of course). -Dingo
I received email today from Furbid Administration that their proxy bidding system is now in production. Quoted: "In order to hasten along the shake-down testing of FurBid's proxy-bidding code, I'm taking the code out of beta and putting it into production status. All bidding contracts on the FurBid Proxy-bidding script will be binding, from here
on. Please report any status (problem/success/etc.) to email@example.com, so we can get the proxy-bidding code into the main auction system this month." Check out FurBid for more info.
From Nexxus on alt.fan.furry: "We have one line up and running now. I will be spending the day hooking up
everything and testing. Hopefully we will be online this afternoon or this
evening." So. Is Furnation up yet? I can't get to it, but that's not unusual, as DNS changes take some time to propogate.
On MSNBC, they reported on an Experiment that combined Human and Cow DNA.
While this story is a bit old, I hadn't seen it anywhere else. An interesting read, if only to gauge the ethics debate that will undoubtedly spawn if/when it becomes viable to create actual Furs at a Genetic Level.
From Scifi News Wire:
In the wake of the success of the Harry Potter series of children's novels, the estate of author C.S. Lewis is gearing up for a new effort to market his classic Chronicles of Narnia books, the New York Times reported. The seven Narnia books tell the story of Aslan, a lion who rules a fantasy kingdom, and the English schoolchildren who visit his world.
Taken from The Suburban Jungle's front page:
LIVE chat with Drezzer Wolf! 9 PM eastern time, this Friday (June 8th), our ever-lovin', blue-eyed wuff will be online to chat about the long, strange trip that has been his life, from UK to the runway. See the info below about chatting with Dover for the technical details ... the setup will be entirely the same except that this will be a moderated chat. (Apparently, Drezzer doesn't type as fast as Dover does.)
See you there!
Guardians of Order, a Canadian gaming company, recently released a supplement to their tongue-in-cheek anime RPG system Big Eyes, Small Mouth, named, appropriately enough, Big Ears, Small Mouse.
Based on the old toon conventions world of small, sentient mice, bugs and tiny critter toons fighting cats and other big baddies, this sounds like another fun gaming system for furries who like their games more toony, and sounds like a good variation from the current crop of more serious, fantasy based furry role play games offered.
I have yet to try it, but it sounds like a whole bunch of fun.
Here's one from left field. New Scientist just posted a news article about the occupational hazards of mascots in furry costume. Apparently some research was done by Johns Hopkins on the subject.