by Patch O'Furr
Last year’s Ursa Major awards had something different than usual. There was a unique spike of mainstream attention (with help from Dogpatch Press). Depending on your point of view, it was either amazing or the worst thing since Sexy Kitty showed up on CSI. It came with the nomination of CollegeHumor’s Furry Force, covered with exclusive news here. It led CollegeHumor to lobby their watchers to vote for recognition from the Furry community. Hasbro wouldn’t have paid attention for their MLP nomination, but CollegeHumor was proud to win the award.
Here’s a suggestion for how to make the awards more interesting still. If furries have a big problem with the media misrepresenting them, they could give awards to the kind of news they want to see.
For that purpose, I suggest nominating the options below. And at the end of 2016, nominate VICE for their recent article about the Midwest Furfest chlorine attack. It’s among the top journalism that’s been done about furries. (Tomorrow’s article discusses this further.)
The 2015 Ursas can accept nominations until Feb 29 – so please go to their website, and…
Nominate “You Can’t Get Inside” by mouse for Best Other Literary Work.
Nominate Culturally F’d for Best Anthropomorphic Website.
Nominate Dogpatch Press for Best Anthropomorphic Magazine.