Kyell Gold becomes most successful Ursa Major winner ever
The furry homoerotic fiction writer Kyell Gold is now officially the most acclaimed furry writer ever, having won more Ursa Major Awards than anyone else.
Gold (his fursona, not his real name) won "Best Novel" with Out of Position and "Best Short Fiction" with Drifting. This brings his total number of awards that he has won since their creation to eight, making him the most successful individual in their history, beating previous holder Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo, who has six.
Also, Gold wrote for Heat #6, which won the award for "Best Magazine", and the cover for Out of Position, designed by Blotch, won "Best Published Illustration".
Other awards went to Housepets! for "Best Comic Strip", while Concession won "Best Graphic Story". The award for "Best Other Literary Work" went to Lindsay Cibos and Jared Hodges’s Draw Furries: How to Create Anthropomorphic and Fantasy Animals, which beat the BBC News article Who Are the Furries?, the first journalistic piece ever to be nominated for a UMA.
Elsewhere, 3D blockbuster movie Avatar won "Best Motion Picture", The Penguins of Madagascar won "Best Short Subject or Series" and Ratchet and Clank Feature: A Crack in Time won "Best Game".