Renard's Menagerie #4 available for purchase!Posted by Xodiac on Wed 5 Dec 2007 - 17:52
Renard's Menagerie, the Journal of Anthropomorphic Fiction, has just published its fourth issue, and it's available for purchasing at www.renardsmenagerie.com
Mickey Takes The Witness StandPosted by Trickster on Wed 5 Dec 2007 - 17:53
In an amusing clerical error, an Italian court has summoned Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Tweety to take the stand in a copyright counterfeit trial.
Lawyers for Disney say that the characters maintain permanent residence in Disneyland and therefore, regretfully, cannot answer the summons. Newsweek has the full story.
Furries at French independent art festivalPosted by GreenReaper on Thu 6 Dec 2007 - 00:00
On December 1st and 2nd, 2007 the independent art festival Rassemblement des Mondes Hors-Pistes (Assembly of the Off-Track Worlds) took Part at gallery agnes b. in Paris. The festival celebrated ten years of TRACKS, a TV magazine about subcultures and independent art which broadcasts on the Franco-German cultural channel Arte.
Members of the Eurofurence staff were invited to take part in the festival. TRACKS had previously covered the furry fandom with a report from Conifur Northwest 2002.
Webcomic Secret Santa 2007Posted by sharpclaw on Sat 8 Dec 2007 - 20:03
I know that it is very late, but Webcomic Secret Santa 2007 is accepting sign-ups for participation! If you are a webcomic creator who wants to draw gift art or a gift comic for while discovering new comics and receive gift art or a gift comic, then please join in the fun!
Scribbler Mythos - 'Monty on the Run'Posted by Anon on Sun 9 Dec 2007 - 12:00
As this is a furry themed publication, I will be reviewing games that star or prominently feature anthropomorphic characters. Since this is my first review, let's go back to one of the earliest furry video games I can think of: Monty on the Run.
Monty on the Run is a 1985 Commodore 64 platform game created by Peter Harrap, a game which is so bloody complicated it would make a savant cringe. You play the role of Monty Mole, being chased by the police for intervening in the 1984-85 miners strike. It follows up from one of the previous games if the Wikipedia articles are to be believed. Though for some strange reason you never actually encounter any police for the duration of the game, but rather a plethora of bizarre, surrealistic enemies. Monty must now find a boat to cross the English Channel so that he can flee from Thatcher's Britain. Novel, isn't it?
A musing by FlukePosted by Anon on Sun 9 Dec 2007 - 12:00
I went on YouTube today, it happens sometimes. It is a good place to go find some easy entertainment of some idiot sticking fireworks in his trousers or something. So there I was having a laugh at all these videos when I see a certain video of the most recent exploits at Anthrocon.
I laugh, I enjoy the video, I go to leave a comment. Already many furs had left their opinions on how awesome it is; the comments all positive and cheery! But all of a sudden they exploded! Where there were happy furs they were replaced with angry, screaming furs! All shouting nasty comments at the 'dirty mundanes'...
I took a double take and I wondered what could have triggered such uproar, I had to squint to see it but I found it...
Mediaphile for December 2007Posted by Alexander Grey on Sun 9 Dec 2007 - 12:00
In the media this quarter:
- an ancient anthro lion sold for $57 million;
- we made the top 10 fetish list, despite not being a fetish;
- there was a big fur on campus;
- people forgot about furry art, and found that furry IS art;
- we learned that hell has no furries, so we won't be yiffing there then;
- we found that the French like their furries HOT!;
- we also found that Boinkology don't read their own references;
- we asked whether you really feeling furry?;
- we found out about another furry documentary to come;
- Second Life furries got more thrashing;
- and someone asked a British tabloid about having fursuit sex.
Klingons vs. FurriesPosted by Alexander Grey on Sun 9 Dec 2007 - 12:00
Yet another busy month for furries in the media is upon us, fronted by the Furries vs. Klingons bowling tournament; which gained internet-wide attention after being featured on Boing Boing and Fark TV.
Blogs went wild for this clash of the subcultures and someone even set up a poll on who they thought would win. From the start of the poll right up to weeks after the tournament the furs and Trekkies were neck and neck, each taking their turn to inch forward and fall back again. This was hyping up to be the subcultural clash of the year!
The hype was immense! Every furry, Trekkie and simply internet-centric website was reporting the event. Even Anthrocon caught up - bowling at the next Anthrocon anyone?
Video: FMV ExplosionPosted by Alexander Grey on Sun 9 Dec 2007 - 12:00
Leon Fauve - "the Welsh wuff" - is an art student in Wales (surprisingly), who recently found fame for his "FMV" series of videos.
FMV Explosion is a series of "Furry Music Videos" created by Leon, each of which is a combination of random furry videos put to music and sound clips. There are currently six in existence, with a seventh on the way!
- FMV Explosion
- FMV Explosion II - This time, it's Fursonal!
- FMV Explosion III - Furs of Fury
- FMV Explosion 4 - Furball
- FMV Explosion 5 - Fulla' Fursonality
- FMV Explosion 6 - Goodbye and Furwell
- FMV Explosion 7-ish - Final Bullet in the Dead Horse [Update: Leon released his work on the seventh due to lack of free time to finish it]
Story: Hotel FieraPosted by Anon on Sun 9 Dec 2007 - 12:00
Rain pattered off the wind shield, the constant faint drumming stopping abruptly each time the wipers swiped it away, the repeated motion having a sort of heartbeat like rhythm, quite hypnotising when there is nothing but an open road and hundreds of miles between you and your destination.
Keep it decentPosted by Alexander Grey on Sun 9 Dec 2007 - 12:00
It's very rare that I end up getting more than annoyed at something; even moreso when it gets to a point where I feel an intervention is needed. But last month just that happened.
I set the scene; it's November in the north of England, it's quite cold and is raining as it usually is. However the ecstasy that the day's furmeet brings is enough to alleviate such a low. It's the Manchester furmeet, the twice-yearly event when I get to meet the equivalent to a small convention of furs without having to spend a penny!
I meet old faces and meet anew. We laugh, snuggle and generally have a good time. Fursuits are brought out and the fursuiting events go on. The artists converge into "artists corner", show off their sketches and draw new ones. All the same to the average meet! A fairly perfect day in furrydom.
Then you see, and you learn.
Fur Affinity sold to lead admin DragoneerPosted by Alexander Grey on Sun 9 Dec 2007 - 13:00
Fur Affinity, the fandom's largest and most active art community, has been taken over by lead admin Dragoneer.
Following the leadership scuffles reported in the last edition of The Furtean Times, the future of FA's administration has been in constant doubt. Now a final agreement has been reached with Dragoneer - also known as Preyfar - taking full ownership over the Fur Affinity website for a currently undisclosed amount.