Anthropomorphics Reading List: November 17 update
The Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Association, which administers the annual Ursa Major Awards, has updated the 2013 Anthropomorphic Reading List to include the titles recommended by furry fans through November 17. This list is often used by fans to nominate in the next year's Awards.
There are two months left to add your favorites of the year to the List. All fans are invited to recommend worthwhile anthropomorphic works in eleven categories (motion pictures, dramatic short films or broadcasts, novels, short fiction, other literary works, graphic stories, comic strips, magazines, published illustrations, websites, and games) first published during 2013, if they are not already on the list.
Send in your recommendations. Read the List to see what other fans have recommended. Have you seen all nine published illustrations, for example? What have you been missing?
Nominations for the 2013 Ursa Major Awards, in the same eleven categories, will open on 16 January (the first day of Further Confusion 2014) and will be accepted until 28 February. Don’t miss this opportunity to nominate the titles that you felt have been the best anthropomorphic movies, novels, comic strips and books, websites, games, etc. of 2013 for the Awards. And don’t forget to vote when the polls open on 15 March.
About the authorFred Patten — read stories — contact (login required)
a retired former librarian from North Hollywood, California, interested in general anthropomorphics
It is disappointing that more Furry conventions have not posted their conbook covers online so they could be recommended, since the conbook covers are usually well worth recommending. Attendees of the various conventions could recommend their conbook covers, but few ever do; and those who do not attend the Furcons do not see their conbook covers.
The conbooks are typically finished in the rush a month or so before the event, and afterwards uploading old artwork is the last thing on the minds of organizers, who often have to worry about getting a new website theme up and running.
Some artists do display their artwork on their own accounts, usually after the convention so as not to spoil the surprise. Of course, you have to know who the artist is, but it's usually the GoH.
I have just seen this year's EuroFurence XIX Program Book. There are several color full page Furry pictures, not to mention the wraparound cover, that I think are worth Recommending; but there seems little point if they are not online to be linked to. Also, the Program Book does not contain any artists' credits beyond the artists' signatures, which are often meaningless if you don't already know who the artists are.
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