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January 2005

Where Are All The Dead Animals?

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Sri Lankan wildlife officials are stunned — the worst tsunami in memory has killed around 22,000 people along the Indian Ocean island's coast, but they can't find any dead animals.

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Wal-Mart vs Stray Cat

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Two Evansville, Indiana Wal-Mart employees who police say followed a manager's orders to shoot and kill a stray cat have been charged with federal animal cruelty.

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Yerf Seeks Donations

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Yerf, one of furry fandom's most prominent archives of art has recently experienced a catastrophic hard drive faliure. They're currently looking for donations towards getting a data recovery service to look at the disk, as there was no backup of the data. You can find out more information, including where and how to donate on the Yerf Community.

2005 State of the Website

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With the arrival of the New Year also comes another year's anniversary for We've been publishing for four straight years now, and in that time have posted 1,992 stories, with 3,820 comments between them. Not bad for a website that's done little direct advertising. I'm pretty happy with what I've been able to do with Flayrah.

FC2005 Pre-Con Newsletter

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In this final issue:

1. Contacting us
2. Important Times
3. Sign-up Events
4. Second Floor Walkway
5. Mini/PDA Schedule

Southern Tails: Furry Weekend Atlanta Newsletter January 2005

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The official newsletter of Furry Weekend Atlanta
January 2005

In this issue...
- Pre-registration deadline at hand!
- Hotel update
- Art Show update
- Charity announcement!
- Programming update
- Programming Spotlight: Sub-level 03
- Programming Spotlight: How to Survive a Zombie Attack
- Volunteers Needed

Further Confusion Report

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The Associated Press is carrying a brief article on Further Confusion. You can see it on several websites, including ABC News.

Fursuit protects man struck by vehicle

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A Swiss motorist who thought he struck a dog discovered he had actually hit a man in a dog costume. The victim had earlier attended a stag party and passed out on the road while walking home. He was dragged about 120 feet after being struck but was not seriously injured due to the thick, padded costume.

Full story from Ananova.


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Megaplex Room Block

Well, Megaplex is coming soon, and the room block is filling up! The deadline is the 10th of February to get your room now at the Megaplex rate.

The hotel will not extend this, as they expect to sell out the rooms for this time of year. After the 10th, the possibility of getting a room will be slim. Right now, the rooms are going for $99.00 a night + taxes under the Megaplex rate.

Are you interested in a bigger room? We do have 1 bedroom suites available to upgrade to in our room block as well. Contact The Sheraton hotel at (800) 327-0363, and remember to use reservation code MEGAPLEX.

Also the 10th is the deadline for pre-reg, so get your registration in now, and save $10.00 online! Go to our website at for more info, and see you in March!

Morphicon 2005 January Mini-Newsletter

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Morphicon 2005 "Growing Pains": May 6-8, 2005
Radisson Columbus-Worthington, OH

Artist Contest:
The contest ends in five weeks! Artists: apply now for a chance at a free Patron Membership to the 2005 convention.

Early registration ends soon (end of February). Register now and save!

Charity Events:
Please donate items to our charity auction! Your donation of art or furry goods can help save puppies and kitties in the SW Ohio community.

Visit our website for more information, including on the quickly growing Dealer's Den and scheduled programming. We'll see you in May!


VCL Sweden Mirror to shut down.

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The Vixen Controlled Library's Sweden "Master" mirror is going to shut down according to system admin Ch'marr in a post to the VCL Livejournal community. This is due to their Sweden host, Linkoping University, asking them to ether remove erotic material or shut down. Blame politics and public relations issues. The US Mirror will still be up, but slow, until they can ether get expanded bandwith for it or a new mirror. "Can anyone lend a T1?"

New clean art archive on line

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Floofyfur, a new clean furry art archive, is proud to announce that it is now going online after about six or more months of procrastinating and testing.