2012 Ursa Major Award winners announced at Anthrocon 2013
The winners of the 13th annual Ursa Major Awards for the best anthropomorphic literature and art published in 2012 were announced July 5 at a presentation during Anthrocon 2013 in Pittsburgh. 1,113 people voted, a decrease of about 37.5% compared to last year.
|Best Anthropomorphic Motion Picture||Brave, directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, and Steve Purcell [wiki, review]|
|Best Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series||My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, directed by James Thiessen and James Wooton [wiki]|
|Best Anthropomorphic Novel||Flight of the Star Phoenix, by Bernard Doove [review]|
|Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction||Dangerous Jade, by Malcolm Cross [wiki, review]|
|Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work||Slightly Damned, Book One, by Sarah "Chu" Wilson [wiki]|
|Best Anthropomorphic Graphic Story||Slightly Damned by Sarah "Chu" Wilson [wiki]|
|Best Anthropomorphic Comic Strip||Housepets!, by Rick Griffin [wiki]|
|Best Anthropomorphic Magazine||Fuzzy Logic podcast [wiki]|
|Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration||Cover by Rukis for Green Fairy (written by Kyell Gold)|
|Best Anthropomorphic Game||The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard|
|Best Anthropomorphic Website||Fur Affinity [wiki, staff]|
|The ALAA's Choice Award||no award for 2012|
Istanbul (Fuzzy Logic): "The fact that we got that kind of support is kinda touching - you've done the impossible, I'm speechless."
Doove: "… after eight, I finally got it right."
The Ursa Major Awards are intended to feature the "best" furry fandom has to offer, as decided by the fans – similar to the Hugo Awards for science fiction & fantasy.
This year, no ALAA's Choice Award was presented. Starting the previous year (2012) Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Association introduced the option to present an Award for an anthropomorphic work that has been judged to be outstanding for the year, but has not been selected by the community during the voting process. The ALAA's Choice Award, unlike the Ursa Major Awards, is selected by a vote among the fifteen members of the Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Association.
This year's Ursa Awards were featured prominently on WikiFur and Flayrah, both of which were nominees. However, turnout at Anthrocon was poor; dealers were closing for the day, and others were eating.