by Patch O'Furr
Here’s links, headlines and little bites of news to make your tail wag. Story tips are always welcome.
In the Media…
Disney’s upcoming animated anthro feature, Zootopia, gets March 2016 release date.
It sounds so promising – it could be the new “furriest movie ever.” And there’s a tidbit about another feature, “Moana.”
Fangcon news: “‘Furry’ frenzy in West Knoxville through Sunday”.
I spy Alkenta Wildcat (who recently left the SF Bay Area for school,) and NIIC the Singing Dog in the slideshow from Fangcon last weekend in Tennessee.
Winnipeggers adopt ‘fursonas’ that become their second skin.
A positive article with good quotes. “Fur fandom is still very young. It hasn’t hit the mainstream level of Comic Con has enjoyed for a while. But I wouldn’t necessarily say that’s a bad thing. If it stays the same, I don’t think anybody would mind.”
The weird news story you won’t hear because Ethics.
National news and social media recently circulated a minor “weird news” story. It was about a random low-level crime. The perpetrator was the weird element. In a plot twist you’ll only hear from a furry source, the incident targeted an innocent furry who did nothing wrong… but that detail was omitted from every story, while the non-furry was considered weird. I asked for permission to link the story without names, because it seemed relevant to media attitudes. The request was turned down to let the story die. The issue appears to be settled, and I can only comment that the furry deserves a big hug.
Fabulous anthro Tony tiger ruffles fur of anti-gays. Read the rest of this entry »