Thanks to Furry Force fans, Orlando’s soccer mascot, vampire squirrels: Newsdump (5/8/15)
by Patch O'Furr
Headlines, links and little stories to make your tail wag. Tips are always welcome.
Furry Force’s surprising Ursa Major Award.
Flayrah has the details about all winners. Furry Force stole an expected win from My Little Pony. It showed appreciation from targets of the gently teasing “fursploitation” parody. I suspect two influences made a difference – support from this site (it’s a small site, but the Ursas linked here for voters!) and CollegeHumor’s own video appealing for votes. There was said to be a rise of 150% more voting over previous years. It caused some protest, but popular demand for truly funny stuff spoke. I saw a furry fandom founder (SySable) commenting that it was very positive to get more notice for the award.
Fred Patten, Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Association Secretary:
The creators of “The Furry Force” have been very enthusiastic in e-mails that they won, and want to know how they can get their trophy since they weren’t at the Morphicon to get it in person. I don’t recall that the creators of “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” ever gave any sign of caring about their win.
Writer Adam Conover told me:
Thanks again for all your support Patch! I am so, so thrilled. 🙂
Furry Force’s animation director gave me a Q&A I can post soon. He told me:
Amazing!!! I am so happy about this you have no idea. Thanks for nominating us in the first place! I’m so glad the community loves it and glad Smiley Guy was able to be involved. I’ve also been able to animate MLP and FF is way more fun! Adam Conover, rules. Thank you to the fans of Furry Force!
San Francisco’s How Weird Street Faire features fursuiters.
(Look for a longer article about the furmeet soon.) SFGate posted an article with fursuiter photos:
Groups of festivalgoers in furry mascot costumes looked on, seemingly unfazed by the effect of seasonably warm weather on their body temperature inside fuzzy suits. “No matter the heat, there’s always a big furry contingent. It’s like having cartoon characters here…”
Playboy visits the land of Brony-o.
What the hell is a Brony? Playboy investigates. Their visit to a convention made a warm, positive article:
“Don’t people make fun of you guys for being so genuine about your love of a little girl cartoon show—and how you dress up like ponies?”
As they remember people making fun of them, I feel like an asshole for even asking the question. There’s an awkward silence.
Dave says, with a hint of sadness, “Honestly, people do make fun of us outside of here.”
I recover. “Well, dude, I’m super-impressed by how genuine everyone is. It’s pretty fucking cool. Bronies are kinda like punk rock but with pink ponies.”
Kingston, the Orlando City Soccer Club mascot, gets a furry facelift. Read the rest of this entry »