Newsbytes archive for March 2020
2cross2affliction: e621.net has gone through a number of design changes today. Note: Link is to WikiFur article, not actual site, because "new" e621 is possibly more NSFW than old "e621".
Rakuen Growlithe: Giant crab accused of stealing $6000 thermal camera from student.
dronon: Due to the spread of Covid-19, Motor City Fur Con 2020 has been tentatively postponed, and Furnal Equinox 2020 has been cancelled. Stay safe out there, everyone!
GreenReaper: Mexican convention Furnexion has been postponed as its GoH cannot come from the USA; Furry Weekend Atlanta says 30-day ban plus return of legislature "will have an effect" on its May event; Furlandia has no change yet.
2cross2affliction: "It sucks." Frequent furry vocal actor Idris Elba (Chief Bogo in Zootopia, Shere Khan in The Jungle Book, Fluke in Finding Dory and Macavity in Cats) has tested positive for COVID-19.
GreenReaper: Furry Weekend Atlanta 2020 is off; staff "working diligently to determine options" for those who paid up to $350pp. Golden State Fur Con moved to August 28-30; transfer to 2021, other affiliated cons or refund also available.
GreenReaper: Pressed for examples of five-star online culture, BBC's art critic Will Gompertz's first pick is Hector's House (aka La Maison de Toutou), a children's hand-puppetry show about the eponymous dog, his feline companion Zsazsa, and Kiki the frog.
GreenReaper: Yaffle at the Waffle House: Cornwall Live interviewed musician @Foxiekins of the Cornwall Furries, who hopes to start a camping con and help local animal charities, at their March 9 meet in Truro.
dronon: If you have a few minutes, vote in the fandom's 2019 Ursa Major Awards! Click where it says Login, put in an e-mail address, and you'll be sent a voting key. Voting closes on Tuesday, March 31.
earthfurst: Largest US comics distributor (Diamond Comic Distributors) won’t ship new product (comics & pop-culture products) "until further notice" due to COVID-19 (in part due to hobby shops "forced to close by government action"), but will ship "reorders".
dronon: Coyotes in San Francisco.
GreenReaper: Your next fursona? With 85 species of peacock spider to choose from, there's plenty of options - just remember, guys: if your dance goes wrong, you're dinner to your date.
dronon: (NSFW) A work of Biohazard porn was sold in 1992 for a Pennsylvania public television fundraiser. John Oliver would like to buy it from its current owner for $1K, and will also donate $20K to a food bank.