Despite that, the tone was positive; several fans were quoted, including Snap E. Tiger:
Some people play tennis for fun. Some people go golfing. Some people go to bars and they drink a lot of beer. Some people even take drugs. Instead of all those things, we decide to put on costumes.
Mentioned in passing was Rocket City FurMeet, held this weekend in Huntsville, Alabama.
Update: Check out the video on furrymedia
Lead singer Kip Berman touched on the video in a recent SXSW interview:
We recently shot a video with a lot of "furries" (or more politely, "fur suiters") in it… it’s pretty funny, I think. Maybe not as exciting as female prisons or post-apocalyptic lord of the green screen fantasies, but for us — it’s a start.
Furry reactions include awesome, pretty cool, neat but creepy and not impressed.
To sum it up: You can make it work, but you'd better love the job, as it takes over your life.
Those who don't understand Portuguese may want to skip to 3:40 once it's loaded.
We almost went with an owl, or one of the hawks that live alongside Central Park, but the squirrel was a bit funner to draw.
Furry fans might know Adam as the creator of the Laugh-Out Loud Cats (archive), a pair of anthropomorphic feline hobos drawn in early 20th-century style who use 21st-century Internet slang. He also illustrated the HTTP 4xx status errors (available in poster form).
Update: Pearl in fursuit form.
384 fursuits were nominated by 521 nominators. 43 more were opted-out by their owners. Self-nominations were permitted, but had to be balanced out by nominating equal numbers of suits owned by others.
Apparently to hand out tickets.
Here’s a quick little story about resource mismanagement courtesy of Fox News. In sunny Glendale, California the police reportedly used a bunny costume to track down reckless drivers. They also report that a city counsel man was
Editor's note: A more extensive story with a photograph is at the Glendale News Press.
The Melbourne Herald Sun has taken an interest in government payments made to "cult" TV series Wilfred, running on network broadcaster SBS. Film Victoria put up over AU$500,000 across sixteen episodes, while Screen Australia contributed almost AU$1 million.
The show features drug use, sexually-themed conversation, and psychological mind-games between Wilfred (Jason Gann dressed as a dog) and his owner's boyfriend, Adam, who finds himself drawn into competition with Wilfred for his owner's affection.
Despite critical acclaim, Family First Senator Steve Fielding was not impressed:
I don't think taxpayers' money should be used to finance film projects that display acts of bestiality.
Fauna Urbana reports on recent fursuiter involvement in Caldeirão do Huck, a Brazilian comedy TV show watched by millions. The episode is to air April 17. A fan video accompanying the coverage shows interviews in which fursuiters explain furry fandom from their perspective.
Unlike the Fantástico feature, only fursuiters are involved; some furs fear misrepresentation.
Update (Apr 19): The show has been postponed to next Saturday.
Fandom members are invited to submit both full-body fursuits and partial fursuits which cover the wearer completely when clothes are included. Fursuits should be owned by other furry fans; corporate and sports mascots are not eligible, and copyrighted characters may be removed on request.
Up to eight fursuits owned by any one person will be considered. Self-nominations must be balanced by nominations for the suits of others. Owners wishing to exclude individual suits or opt out completely must do so before April 3. Nominations must be in before March 30.
FursuitTV is created by Timduru with footage from ads, movies, media coverage, con videos and fan submissions. This month's edition will mix best-of clips from the past year's shows with all-new material.
Do you secretly resent fursuiters, and wish they'd all just go away? You might be in the target audience for new iPhone game Hottie Hookups.
Players must link together "hot" singles to form couples, wait for them to get sufficiently acquainted, then drag them to the waiting taxis.
See also: More photos from the event