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Ursa Major Awards final ballot

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The Anthropomorphic Literature & Arts of the Year (Ursa Major) Awards

Final Ballot

This ballot will be given or mailed to all preregistering members of ConFurence 2002 between now and March 10, 2002 (the end of the PawPet MegaPlex con). While nominations were accepted from all fans, only this year's ConFurence members may vote on this final ballot. All ballots must be received by March 18, 2002, so that they may be tallied and the winners' names engraved on the trophies in time for presentation at ConFurence 2002, April 26 - 28, 2002.

For memberships in ConFurence 2002, see, or write to: ConFurence Group, P. O. Box 84721, San Diego, California 92138-4721.

From Aureth: Click 'Read More' for the final ballot

Best Anthropomorphic Motion Picture

1. "Cats & Dogs" (Warner, July 4, 2001)
2. "Dr. Dolittle 2" (Fox, June 19, 2001)
3. "Monsters, Inc." (Disney/Pixar, November 2, 2001)
4. "Planet of the Apes" (Fox, July 27, 2001)
5. "Shrek" (DreamWorks, May 16, 2001)

Best Anthropomorphic TV Series

1. "Between the Lions" (WGBH Boston and Sirius Thinking, Ltd. for PBS syndication; 2001 new episodes, 2nd season, #31 - #55)
2. "Disney's The Legend of Tarzan" (Walt Disney Television Animation for UPN and syndication; 36 episodes, September 3, 2001 to October 14, 2001 [episodes #37-#39 produced but unaired])
3. "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (Hartbreak Films, in association with Viacom, Inc.; 2001 new episodes January 12, 2001 [#108] through December 7, 2001 [#127])
4. "Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat" (CineGroupe, in association with Children's Television Workshop and IF/X Productions for PBS syndication; 20 episodes, September 3, 2001 to September 28, 2001)
5. "Wolf Lake" (Big Ticket Television, in association with CBS Productions; 5 episodes, September 19, 2001 to October 24, 2001 [episodes #6-8 produced but unaired])

Best Anthropomorphic Novel

1. "The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents", by Terry Pratchett. (U.S.) HarperCollins Publishers/(U.K.) Doubleday, November 2001.
2. "Casual Rex", by Eric Garcia. Villiard Books, March 2001.
3. "Lady: My Life as a Bitch", by Melvin Burgess. Andersen Press, September 2001.
4. "The Sands of Time; a Hermux Tantamoq Adventure", by Michael Hoeye. Terfle Books, Sept. 2001.
5. "The Shast War: The Second Book of Arna", by Christopher Rowley. ROC Books, February 2001.

Best Anthropomorphic Short Story

1. "Beneath the Crystal Sea", by Brock Hoagland, in Hoagland's "Tales of Perissa" (United Publications, July 2001).
2. "The Brave Little Cockroach", by Mark Mellon, in "Anthrolations" #3, January 2001.
3. "The Good Sport", by Bill Kieffer, on the "Metamor Keep" website, posted March 29, 2001. (
4. "Man In The Mirror", by Sly Squirrel, on the "Cubist's Stories" website, posted October 17, 2001. (
5. "Niner-Thirteen", by Jim Hayden, in "Yarf!" #61, January 2001.

Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work

1. "The Collected Tall Tails: Thieves' Quest, vol. 1", by J. D. Calderon & Daphne Lage. DreamWeaver Press, December 2001. (Comic book collection)
2. "Havoc Inc. V.1, Risky Business", by Mark Barnard & Terrie Smith. Radio Comix, January 2001. (Comic book collection)
3. "I Love You, Because You're You", by Liza Baker, illustrated by David M. McPhail. Cartwheel Books, October 2001. (Children's picture book)
4. "The Sound & the Furry: The Complete Hoka Stories", by Poul Anderson & Gordon R. Dickson. Science Fiction Book Club, April 2001. (Collection of short stories & one novel)
5. "Tales of Perissa", by Brock Hoagland. United Publications, July 2001. (Collection of short stories)

Best Anthropomorphic Comic Book or Strip

1. "Get Fuzzy", by Darby Conley. (Comic strip, newspaper [United Feature Syndicate] & Internet, daily, 2001 strips from January 1 through December 31)
2. "Jack", by David Hopkins. (Comic strip, Internet, usually Mon./Wed./Fri., 2001 strips from March 1 [#1] through December 31)
3. "Kevin & Kell", by Bill Holbrook. (Comic strip, Internet, daily, 2001 strips from January 1 through December 31)
4. "Living in Greytown", by Dave Kelly. (Comic strip, Internet, daily, 2001 strips from January 1 through December 31 [ended January 10, 2002])
5. "Usagi Yojimbo", by Stan Sakai. (Comic book, Dark Horse, monthly, 2001 issues from v. III #45, January, to #53, December)

Best Anthropomorphic Fanzine

1. "Anthrolations" (2001 issues from #3, January, to #4, July)
2. "Fur Visions" (2001 issues from #19, January, to #22, October)
3. "PawPrints Fanzine" (2001 issues: #12, Fall 2001 [announced as final issue])
4. "Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe" (2001 issues from #26, March, to #28, December)
5. "Yarf!" (2001 issues from #61, January, to #62, December)

Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration

1. DiAntonis, Brenda "XianJaguar". Cover of "Fur Visions" #20, April 2001.
2. Maitz, Don. Dust jacket painting for "Kingdoms of Light", by Alan Dean Foster, February 2001.
3. Mleynek, Natasha "Dark Natasha". Cover of "Furrlough" #102, June 2001.
4. Raabe, Mike. Cover of "World Tree", by Bard Bloom & Victoria Borah Bloom, January 2001.
5. Wyman, Vicky. Cover of "Tales of Perissa", by Brock Hoagland, July 2001.

Best Anthropomorphic Game

1. "Black & White", by Peter Molyneaux. Developer: Lionhead Studios, Ltd.; Publisher: Electronic Arts, March 27, 2001; with Patch updates in May, June & July.
2. "Bloody Roar 3". Developer: Eighting; Publisher: Activision, June 26, 2001.
3. "Conker's Bad Fur Day". Developer & Publisher: Rareware, March 5, 2001.
4. "Looney Toons Sheep Raider". Developer & Publisher: Infogrames Interactive, Inc., May 29, 2001.
5. "World Tree", by Bard Bloom & Victoria Borah Bloom. Padwolf Publishing, January 2001.


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While I applaud the idea of awards such as these, I do wish that there was a way for anthro fans who have no way to attend CF to be allowed to vote. =/

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Agreed. But I am also curious who compiles these lists to begin with, and what criteria has to be met to be listed.

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It would also be nice to see the nomination tallies and actual vote tallies like other awards do.

Just a suggestion.

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You don't have to attend to vote, you just have to be a member of The ConFurence Group. Non-attending memberships are only $15 through March 15.

Since The ConFurence Group is the host of the Ursa Major Awards, and is providing the trophies, this is not unreasonable.

Nominations were open to all furries, everywhere, and will be again for next year's awards. It's only the final voting that is restricted to CF members.


ConFurence will again be at the Burbank Hilton, April 25-27, 2003.  Visit for more details on this and other events being hosted by The ConFurence Group.

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Don't go to the link Fred quoted. is the *old* website still maintained by Mark and Rodney for selling merchandise of CF10 and earlier.

The correct website for information about ConFurence 2002 is at


ConFurence will again be at the Burbank Hilton, April 25-27, 2003.  Visit for more details on this and other events being hosted by The ConFurence Group.

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That information has been posted here and to the fur newsgroups and several other places multiple times over the last few months. If you click on the "News from Fred" link up above and to your left, you will see one of the articles which lists a website. I was going to put the link in this message, but the system isn't recognizing the a href command. :/

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Who won?

Who won?

Who won?

I am large grey draft horse. Currently, I am attempting to raise funds due to a death in my family.

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