by Patch O'Furr
Headlines, links and little stories to make your tail wag. Tips are always welcome.
San Francisco and “Furclub” activity.
Organizers let me have an inside view of the second Wild Things party coming up in April in San Francisco. November’s first event caused high traffic here and was a great success. Look for an update soon.
There was talk about Frolic dance party attracting furries for 5+ hour driving from Southern California. They have the long running Prancing Skiltaire house party, but they say they don’t have anything like Frolic. Carloads have been coming more and more often. They’re considering getting a bus. Every month, 300+ attendees have been packing the dance to capacity. The “furclub” movement is growing all over the place. Organizer Neonbunny is open to lend the name to anyone who wants to use it. In Europe, Cologne Fur Dance is said to draw 5-600 goers for two dances a year since 2008.
And for a review of Funnybooks written from a different perspective, that of “furry fandom,” let me refer to you Fred Patten’s review at this link. 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 Fred’s “Dogpatch Press” site and explore “furry fandom” for yourself. Fred says of Funnybooks that it’s “the story of the comic-book publisher whose works did more than any others’ to inspire furry fandom,” and that should give you a clue as to what “furry fandom” is all about.
Remember Shawn Keller’s Horrifying Look at the Furries?
It’s been a long time, but he’s making new animation. Gorgeous! Check his history to see a cartoon series he started 7 months earlier.