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June 2005

New Art Contest heralds the return of an Anthropomorphic Novel

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MainFrame: Beginnings by Simba Wiltz, was published in 2001, bringing an astounding new anthropomorphic world. The anticipated sequel, subtitled "A Matter of Transfer", picks up where the last book left off. The MainFrame team is still fighting their battles, but as they continue to make small strides, a new player steps into the light. It seems their adversaries have some pretty powerful beings on their side, including one who shakes their indomitable leader Mane, to his very core. As questions of identity rise and fall, the very thing that drew the team together threatens to tear them apart.

To celebrate the planned publication of the next book in the MainFrame series, is holding an art contest, sponsored by The contest boasts prizes of $50 for third place, $100 for second place, and $200 for first place. Runners up will receive Mountain T-shirts from Details can be found at

The Official Site of MainFrame is

Paul McCartney pens "High in the Clouds: An Urban Furry Tale"

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I thought it was a typo when my coworker informed me she had seen an advert claiming former Beatles member Paul McCartney had written something with "Furry" in the title. It seems as though it should say "Urban Fairy Tale," a common enough phrase.

Semantic quibbles regarding the differences and/or overlappings of furries vs fairies aside, it is indeed furry, and "is about two squirrels and a frog, who embark on a mission to set free some animals" (per

More info at the above URL,, or just Google the title.

Blue Horizon Logo/Emblem Contest

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Ted Blasingame, creator of Blue Horizon, is looking for an official logo or emblem to be associated with his 7-year anthropomorphic story project.

A contest is running for interested artists to the end of August for submissions, with a complete set (six) autographed books to be awarded as the prize for the winning entry.

Click HERE for more details of the contest rules.

Wolf Totem

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"The Wolf Totem", based on the novel of the same tag by Jiang Rong, is a project that New Zealand's WETA company and Beijing's Forbidden City Film Co. are circling to jointly-produce reports Monkey Peaches.

"Totem" tells the yarn of a pack of wolves struggling to survive the Mongolian Prairie. Both CGI and real wolves will be used for the flickeroo. The $48 million dollar project will take no less than three years to complete.

Source: Dark Horizons

Morphicon 2006 Convention Preview Newsletter

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Morphicon 2006 Convention Preview Newsletter!

Morphicon 2006: "The Food Chain"
May 5-7 at the Radisson Columbus-Worthington

In this report:

Webpage Update!
Theme, Guests of Honor Announced
Changes for Morphicon 2006
Morphicon in the Columbus Pride Parade
What's Next?


First DVD of Furry-Based Sketch Comedy

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What may be the first compilation of furry-related sketch comedy will debut at Anthrocon 2005.

The DVD compilation is called “And you KNOW this” by Brian Reider (aka Kutztown Dragon). Filled with twelve short films, the DVD features appearances by Anthrocon Chairman Dr. Sam Conway and comedian, 2 The Ranting Gryphon.

Guardians of Ga'Hoole

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Warner Bros. has acquired film rights to Kathryn Lasky's children's fantasy series Guardians of Ga'Hoole and set it up as a CG-animated film with Donald De Line producing, reports Variety.

The six-book series revolves around a parallel universe featuring a cast of owls and magic transformations. The first book begins with a young barn owl being pushed out of his family's nest by his older brother and then being rescued by agents from a mysterious school for orphaned owls.

Lasky will write the screenplay and executive produce. Visit the books' official website for more information.


Gemini Cat

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A newborn kitten recently entered the world with two faces and, hopefully, at least nine lives. Gemini was born Sunday with two mouths, two tongues, two noses and four eyes.

"I kind of feel sorry for her, because I can't know for a fact if she's going to live or die," its owner, Lee Bluetear of Glide, told the (Roseburg) News-Review. "If she makes it, she should be a perfectly normal and healthy cat. Other than having two faces."

New small-press furry fiction anthology open for submissions.

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FANG, the "little black book of furry fiction", is an ambitious new project that aims to make quality furry fiction available in comfortable paperback format, slated for an August release to coincide with Camp Feral.
As much an attempt to galvanize the amateur furry fiction community into striving for a higher standard in their work as to provide furs with an anthology of some of the best work currently available, FANG takes a rather unique stance toward material that's been previously available on-line. Not only does FANG not have a policy against previously published material, readers are encouraged to mail their favourite authors, to urge them to submit their work to FANG.

Further Confusion 2006 - June Newsletter

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Hear ye, hear ye, one and all! From the tallest eyrie to the deepest
lair, let the call sound: creatures of fur, feather and scale abound,
and soon all creatures shall gather 'round to revel in the honored
tradition reaching all the way back to ancient times (well, the late
'90s) -- our humble convention, the one and only FURTHER CONFUSION!

1. Convention Dates
2. Our Theme for 2006
3. Our First Guest of Honor
4. 2006 Charity Auction
5. Picnic & Campout Information
6. Staff Needed
7. Writing Workshop
8. Conbook Submissions Needed
9. Membership Badge Art Needed
10. Furry Marketplace
11. Art Show Announcements
12. Hotel FAQ for Booking Rooms
13. Furry Night Live! returns
14. Next Public Meeting

Good Bye Mr. 'Wink'el....

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Paul Winchell, Orginal Voice of Tigger, Dies at 82

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Winchell, a ventriloquist, inventor and children's TV show host best known for creating the lispy voice of Winnie the Pooh's animated friend Tigger, has died. He was 82.

New webzine needs material!

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Anthro is a new webzine whose first issue will be available for your reading pleasure on 1 September 2005. The force behind Anthro is the Webmaster and Editor In Chief of the Ursa Major-nominated webzine TSAT (main or mirror sites) -- Quentin 'Cubist' Long, who has decided to try his hand at a purely fur-focused venture. And you can help!