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FURRIES love animal anthropomorphism – animals who walk and talk like people. It’s in science fiction and fantasy, animation, art, comics, games, and live performing with fursuits. Furry fans have meets and conventions around the world.  This is the most active Furry News source.  It’s for alternative subculture with love for pop culture too. Expect bold claims, jaunty opinions, and lots of love (and fleas).

We cover these topics:

  • dog-daycare-newsFurry history: Over 30 years, from roots in funny animal comics and science fiction fandom.
  • Mainstream notice and crossover:  Here’s a summary of Furry media coverage. 
  • Subculture and superfans:  Anything original they do with DIY spirit.
  • Creators and makers: Writing, art, animation, costume, dance and music.
  • Indie business: Publishing, developing, and organizing, for love as much as money.
  • The Furry Condition:  What gets people into anthropomorphic animals?
  • Not furry, but it’s in the dogpark:  Nature, fashion, theater, psychology, myth, Sasquatches.
  • Freaky cool stuff:  Trash, punk, kink, comedy, midnight movies, art films, and WTF happenings.
  • No judging:  Don’t apologize for what you love. Make-believe is for everyone.

See also: Special Features and Top Articles. Guest posts wanted, like “Featured Fursuiter of the Month“.

CONTRIBUTORS:

 

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FRED PATTEN (Furry’s favorite historian and reviewer): “He is considered one of the main founders of the furry fandom.” He’s an honored contributor to sources like Cartoon Research, lead by Jerry Beck (president of The International Animated Film Society.) Learn more about his incredible background here.

PATCH O’FURR (Founder and Blog Dog):  Hobby writer and Husky, who gives unconditional linty hugs for everyone.  He organizes meets of up to several hundred furries with national TV news coverage.  He’s been a guest speaker and dancer on stages, and loves creators, dreamers, happy weirdos, and everything fabulous and fluffy.  Street Fursuiting is where the magic is. (Favorite fandom artists: Big Weird Cow and Scale.)

PUP MATTHIAS (Contributing Editor):  Part of Furry fandom since 2009. His involvement is going to cons, socializing, and volunteering for the site. He does a weekly book review show, Bookworm Reviews for books of all shapes and sizes. What he cares about most is that you have a nice day.

Sweet recognition:

 

“A popular hub for discussion of furry issues” – The Daily Dot

“Very diverse material, from newly published books, to important fandom news.” – Jesus Fox Forgives Your Yiffs

“Dogpatch Press did an amazing investigative job on this one. They’re a regular Woofward and Barkstein!” – Furry Buzzfeed

“Patch O’Furr… defanged prejudices or assumptions about the Furry community, and was cautious to not speak for the entirety of his tribe… It was insightful to see, with levity firmly intact.” – Courting Comedy

“What is “furry fandom,” you may ask? I’m really not quite sure how to describe it, even though the phenomenon has attracted growing media coverage. Best you visit Dogpatch Press and explore “furry fandom” for yourself.” – Michael Barrier (author of Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age)

“Awesome blog! It’s real! I’m a fan of Furry and everything that has to do with the subculture.” Hunter Fox (author of A Billionaire Dinosaur Forced Me Gay.)

FbFURRIES AND ZOOTOPIA: Patch organized a multiplex theater screening for the Disney blockbuster. It was among the largest international Furry screenings. An article about those drew high traffic on Dogpatch Press, with viral sharing and media notice:

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COLLEGEHUMOR AND THE URSA MAJOR AWARDS: CollegeHumor picked Dogpatch Press to spread exclusive news of the animated series Furry Force. Patch nominated it for the furry community’s Ursa Major award. It led CollegeHumor to lobby for votes, bringing unprecedented traffic to the award. Some fans were critical of being parodied, but award organizers praised the outside notice for what furries like. Furry Force beat My Little Pony for an upset victory. Writer Adam Conover said: “What better honor is there for comedy writers, than for the community that you are making fun of to give you an award for how much they love what you made?”  Patch appeared as a cameo in episode 3.

TRAGEDY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:  A triple homicide took loved members of the furry community. (It could just as well have been a shared workplace.)  Patch investigated connections and worked with a reporter to define the community, interview members, get a tip to police, replace rumor with facts, raise sympathy among outsiders, and spread a fundraiser for survivors.  A statement was quoted by media.

COLORADO CON COLLAPSE: Trolls using neo-nazi symbolism caused a split in the furry community. Rocky Mountain Fur Con was canceled 12 hours after an expose-type story broke here.

LOCAL SAN FRANCISCO NEWS.

MORE MENTIONS.

HALL OF SHAME: How do you “end up” in charge of a site you started?

THANKS:

 

Dogpatch Press is recommended at the Furry Writers Guild.  Hugs to all “Furry News” sources: Flayrah, Culturally F’d, Furstarter, Furrymedia, Fur Media, Furry.TodayInFurNation[adjective][species]Furry News Network, Gaming Furever, Furryfandom.es, and Furry Stammtische.  (Check the Furry News twitter list.) Banner by Spalding.  Thanks Akhentu, Amanda R, Andrew B, Anonymouse, Cheetah, Dronon, Ethan Staghorne, Greenreaper, Higgs Raccoon, JM Horse, Kiwi Tiger, Mike Retriever, Phil Geusz, Sonious, Vox Fox, Zeigler Jaguar, and all who send posts, tips, comments and support.

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