by Patch O'Furr
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There hasn’t been a Newsdump in a long time, so have three updates packed with two months of stuff:
1. Furries in the Media. 2. Fandom News. 3. Fur-friendly Culture.
Furscience.com releases ebook of furry research.
The International Anthropomorphic Research Project has a shiny new website since earlier this year. Here’s a good reason to check it out – a 174-page ebook full of 5 years of data about furry fandom, for the low price of free. Download it here.
Fred Patten interviewed by Yiffytimes.com.
“My interview with Fred Patten” by Ahmar Wolf and Greyflank. With Fred’s history as a founder of Furry (and anime) fandom, it’s really interesting to hear this:
“Q: Where do you see the Furry Fandom headed?
A: Furry fandom is already a lot different than it was in the 1980s. There is much more emphasis on wearing fursuits, adopting fursonas, and embracing and publicly exhibiting a furry identity. There is also a furry literary community now, which is what I’m active in. A few furry fans who are publishers or fursuit makers or artists are able to make their living in furry fandom instead of it only being a hobby for them.”
Furries at San Francisco Pride.
New furry Whup stepped up in a big way to organize a booth. (He’s yellow dog in the first pic). Apart from a big “Bay Area Furries” banner, it was a very informal base for breaks from the sun. There was a huge crowd to prowl around with on a hot day. Street Fursuiting is my favorite thing, and street fairs are my favorite place for it, and Pride in SF is one of the most fun and accepting times. (It’s far from the only one – a furry in Edmonton talks about their float full of furries in “A big thanks to the furries out in pride festivals this month!“)