Flock of furries in photo book – News of the week (8-21-14)
by Patch O'Furr
In this week’s news and links:
Anthrocon in photo book. Fursuiters in show for Gay Life TV, and French movie “Babysitting”. New con announcements.
And more… Tips welcome- I’d love to post yours!
– Photography: “Conventional Wisdom” at Anthrocon
Flocks, pods of whales, conventions of humans… Arthur Drooker seeks unusual human behavior for his photo book. Design and documentary publisher, Coolhunting, posted his report from Anthrocon in July. Here’s the kind of conventions he’s covered, linked on his website : Furries, Santas, Clowns, Reenactors, Bronies, Ventriloquists, Taxidermists, and Lincolns. At a talk in May (at 1:38:00) Drooker described sensitivity of the Clown community to their images in pop culture (like in slasher movies.) Sound familiar?
– Meet the Furries of Rocky Mountain FurCon 2014
– French movie: “Babysitting” puts fursuiters on big screens
Commenting on my article about furries gaining respect in movies, Vector tells us: Fursuiters are in party scenes of the movie “Babysitting”, a comedy that was popular in France, with good reviews and prizes. It’s released on DVD this week in France. Here’s fursuiter photos from the movie premiere.
– TV: The Nomi Show
Drag performer Nomi Darling has a sketch show for GayLifeTelevision.com. In #1, she goes on “a quest to party with the furries at the world’s largest annual furry convention” – on location at Anthrocon. I’m in episode 2 as her “furry boyfriend”.
– New Con: Fursonacon announced in Virginia
Fursonacon, the “first Virginia based furry con”, promises to be “different than your average ‘first year’ convention.” I’m impressed to read about their support organization and promotion planning.
– New Con: Update from Pacific Anthropomorphics Weekend
PAW is offering their first “awesome “relax-a-con” furry weekend” for November 14-16, 2014, in San Jose, CA.
– Community interest blog piece about an Australian furry
Kate is a new furry, since February; her fursona is “a lime green dingo called Miss Toxi De Vyne.” The author says: “While I’m not a furry myself, I want people to realise this isn’t a one-dimensional subculture. There’s so much to it!”
– The very real role that fantasy plays in our everyday lives
Furrymedia’s post gives a good long read about escapism and geek culture, especially the part about being a “part-time cat.”
submitted by CrossAffliction:
– FLAYRAH NEWSBYTES
crossaffliction: And here I thought Yoshi’s name was, you know, Yoshi.
Fred: Finnish moomin fursuiters.
InkyCrow: Watership Down is now available for purchase via iTunes from the Criterion Collection. Upgraded DVD/Blu-Ray presumably to follow.