Fangcon’s Draconis in hospital, Claw & Quill, Watership Down – furry Newsdump (11/18/14)
by Patch O'Furr
Here’s links, headlines and little bites of news to make your tail wag. Story tips are always welcome.
Around Furry Fandom
Fangcon’s Draconis / Calamity Cougar recovering from heart attack suffered shortly after the con.
Shortly before Fangcon, Draconis submitted a tip for my article about it. It was a shock to hear bad news in short order. I’m happy to see his positive video response about recovering, performing like a pro and furry all the way.
Claw and Quill: regrouping.
Watts (Chipotle’s) online publication attracted much anticipation from readers seeking smart furry magazine content, but it hasn’t put much material out. The “long-overdue” second magazine issue has been conspicuously absent. Now comes good news – a recent update from Watts explains a change from webzine format to WordPress, allowing multiple contributors to add content. (I’d sure love to see more than the handful of blogs like this.)
In the Media
Furry parody: “Alpha Chow” infomercial from Adult Swim.
Exclusive chat with the fursuit actor coming soon!
In The Guardian: “I have dim memories of fleeing from a dark cavern of a Newcastle cinema, desperate for bright air and parental comfort.”
“Criterion to release Watership Down on Blu-Ray/DVD (with new restoration and bonus material) in February”.
Anthro fox is star of a stop-motion animated music video for “All I’m Saying” by James.
Well, it’s a character in a fox mask, at least (there’s no tail). The superb stop-motion animation qualifies it for furry news. James has a fairly well established cult presence since the 1980’s, and is known for a bunch of alternative rock hits in the 1990’s.
Random internet fun
4 Things I Learned While Working At A Doggy Daycare.
On Thought Catalog: “This is the most amazing, fun, and educational job I’ve ever had. Because I’d spent my entire life around these incredible animals, I thought I knew almost everything there was to know about man’s best friend before I accepted this position—boy, was I wrong.”