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July 2007

Upcoming furry comics for August 2007 (Previews only)

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This was late to begin with and then I couldn't get into Flayrah for a while, but for the record:

JUN070035D3 Usagi Yojimbo #105 24 pg, b&w $2.99
by Stan Sakai
Several plotlines going at once: Usagi and a murder, Sanshobo and past murders, Gen and Stray Dog going to get murdered by Jei.

Pittsburgh playwrights pen furry musical, invite Anthrocon attendees to observe reading

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Pittsburgh, PA – When Pittsburgh lyricist Bill Medica and musician JC Carter saw the influx of furries for the first Anthrocon in Pittsburgh, they were mystified. But as they observed Anthrocon 2006, their thoughts on furries changed.

"They're not afraid to be themselves," said Carter. "When they left, the magic left."
"They were such a force," added Medica.

Inspired by their experience, they decided to write a play entitled Furry Tales. The first staged reading will occur on July 5, 2007, on the first day of festivities for Anthrocon 2007, at the CLO Cabaret.

Frozen Oasis returns to Anthrocon

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The Frozen Oasis XI poster

The Frozen Oasis is planning to make a splash at Anthrocon 2007 this Friday, with a three-room suite reserved for the late-night rave.[1][2] The party specializes in drum and bass music, but has also featured synthpop and electronic body music.[3]

Whatever's playing, it's certainly popular. At least 200 furs attended on Frozen Oasis' first night at Further Confusion 2007, and more than 150 on the second, with estimates ranging to over double these figures.[4] More recently, the party drew 94 at Morphicon 2007 - over a third of the convention's 245 attendees.[5]

Part of the attraction may be the booze, though the party also offers multi-coloured lei and glow sticks to lighten the mood. Most conventions have their own official dances, but alcohol is rarely available - definitely not the case here, where alcohol consumption is measured in tens of gallons.

"Furry Tales" proves popular with furs; Anthrocon board still has reservations

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The new musical Furry Tales was presented as a staged reading this Thursday night, at the CLO Caberet in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ten musical numbers were included within the ninety-minute show, which was performed in one act.[1][2]

The board of Anthrocon, Inc. had been invited and was there in force, including chairman Uncle Kage, art show director PeterCat, and director of publications Xydexx. They weren't the only ones. Advance promotion in local press and the Anthrocon forums and LiveJournal led to significant demand for tickets, and almost every seat in the house was filled.

Anthrocon 2007 starts with a bang

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Anthrocon 2007 got off to a cracking start this Wednesday, as fireworks celebrating Independence Day broke the night sky with rivers of red flame. The fireworks could be seen clearly from the convention hotel's upper floors, reaching several hundred feet up into the air, in patterns of stars, interlocking circles, and what appeared to be mushrooms.

For many, though, the party started hours or even days ago. Furry fans started arriving in the hotel last weekend, and were reported to be filling the convention hotel lobby by Tuesday.[1] Many more seem to have taken Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off to attend the convention.

Bad Dog Books releases new FANG and ROAR anthlogies, three new novels

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Bad Dog Books has released five new books: FANG Volume 3, ROAR Volume 1, White Crusade by Ben Goodridge, The Hero by Teiran, and El Burrito de los Muertos by André Blaireau.
These will debut during Anthrocon '07 and are available from BDB directly and from FurPlanet for $19.95 each. At Anthrocon they will be available from the FurNation table, where a book-signing will also be organized with all three novel authors in attendance.

Important Further Confusion Hotel News

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Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are SOLD OUT at the DoubleTree. Because of this, any attempt to reserve a range of days that includes one or more of these will not work. You can still reserve rooms (Kings only) Tuesday - Thursday, and Monday / Tuesday.

The overflow hotel, again the Holiday Inn just a short walk from the DoubleTree, is now accepting reservations. All rooms are double-queens, so please do not attempt to reserve a King bed there.

Price is $89/night plus taxes at the Holiday Inn. To make your reservation, please visit the Hotel page on our website for complete information

There are no special room types, such as executive, fursuit, or party rooms at the Holiday Inn.

There will be shuttle service provided between the Holiday Inn and DoubleTree this year! Also, we have reserved some event space at the Holiday Inn and will be scheduling a few small social events for those staying there. More info on both is forthcoming.

The Incredible Hulk of Dogs

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Meet Wendy, the muscular whippet. Wendy has a rare genetic disorder that gives her double the musculature of an ordinary dog. She's been featured recently on the Today Show and in national press.

Today's Victoria Times Colonist has an article on Wendy with more information, including a picture showing off her "24-pack" stomach.

FC2008: Early July newsletter

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In this issue:
 1. Thank yous
 2. Further Confusion Picnic & Camp-out
 3. Furry Night Live 2008
 4. Hotel Room News
 5. Guest Of Honor: Moira Hahn
 6. Special Musical Performance by Alexander James Adams
 7. We want YOU
 8. Next Public Meeting

Upcoming furry comics for September 2007 (Previews only)

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Lots of stuff this month, though nothing I find really exciting. Take a look at *Mice Templar*. The big furry news at the moment is *Ratatouille*, but there’s only a cine-manga comic in the current issue. And I hope everyone enjoyed AnthroCon!

'Krystal sandwich' meme strikes Fur Affinity

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Crop from original image shows Krystal not enjoying a sandwich

Furry art community Fur Affinity has been struck by a visual meme, as artists depict their characters either enjoying or unable to enjoy their food.

The meme began on Sunday night, when a user named "krystalcantenjoyhersandwich" extracted part of an image uploaded by cbee featuring popular Star Fox character Krystal.[1][2] cbee drew and posted the original to Fur Affinity on June 9.[3]

Fur Affinity access disrupted amid owner dispute

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Popular furry art community Fur Affinity was temporarily inaccessible early this morning due to a dispute over the ownership of the site.

The controversy began after Alkora Husky (previously known as Jheryn Lightfoot), founder of Fur Affinity and owner of the domain name, was removed from adminship in response to a dispute over financial issues.

Both Alkora and Preyfar (also known as The Dragoneer) have reportedly said that Alkora offered to sell Preyfar the site.