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Sunday, April 24th, 2016
10:52 pm
[higgs_raccoon]
Friday, April 8th, 2016
5:05 pm
[higgs_raccoon]
5:01 pm
[higgs_raccoon]
Explicit 'furry' podcast airs on US radio after 'hack'

Here is an article on the BBC News site, about the recent hacking of a repeater station used by Denver-area FM station KIFT 106.3:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35995893

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Saturday, March 26th, 2016
3:52 pm
[diadexxus]
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
3:36 pm
[baracudaboy]
Friday, February 26th, 2016
2:56 am
[higgs_raccoon]
Furries make comeback at Purdue, year-round costumes raise eyebrows
Dated February 25, here is an article (with video) on FOX59:
http://fox59.com/2016/02/25/furries-make-comeback-at-purdue-year-round-costumes-raise-eyebrows/

The report concerns the Purdue Anthropomorphic Animal Club at Purdue university.

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Monday, February 15th, 2016
10:38 pm
[higgs_raccoon]
Furries paw into Purdue


Dated February 14, here is an article in the Lafayette Journal & Courier:
http://www.jconline.com/story/news/college/2016/02/14/furries-paw-into-purdue/80051666/

The article is an interview with Carly "Luna" Conley and Sean McLane, of Purdue University's Anthropomorphic Animal Club.

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Saturday, February 13th, 2016
2:43 am
[higgs_raccoon]
Feeling warm and furry


Dated February 12, here is an article in the 2016 Sex Issue of The Daily Californian, the student-run newspaper serving the University of California, Berkeley campus and its surrounding community:
http://www.dailycal.org/2016/02/12/fursona/

The article includes words from Bay Area furries Jason Panke, Jeff Bowman, Alex Roviras, and Darkwolf.

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2:31 am
[higgs_raccoon]
The Fast and the Furry-ous: Facts and Misconceptions about Furries


Dated February 12, here in an article in The Signal, the official student newspaper of Georgia State University in Atlanta:
http://georgiastatesignal.com/the-fast-and-the-furry-ous-facts-and-misconceptions-about-furries/

The article looks at the history and perception of the furry fandom, and includes an interview with furry Wolf Genesis.

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Friday, February 5th, 2016
2:48 pm
[higgs_raccoon]
It's not about sex, it's about identity: why furries are unique among fan cultures

Dated February 4, here is an article in The Guardian:
http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2016/feb/04/furry-fandom-subculture-animal-costumes

It describes the furry fandom, and includes words from fursuit maker Sarah Dee (of Menagerie Workshop), social psychologist Kathleen Gerbasi, and Anthrocon chairman Samuel Conway.

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Thursday, January 14th, 2016
7:59 pm
[baracudaboy]
A Documentary About "Furries" Competes In The Slamdance Film Festival

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Furries in the documentary "Fursona" come to Utah to compete in the Slamdance Film Festival
Furries in the documentary "Fursona" come to Utah to compete in the Slamdance Film Festival
"FURSONA" DOCUMENTARY
“Fursona” is a documentary premiering at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City on Jan. 22. It’s a first time effort for director Dominic Rodriguez that focuses on the world of furries, people who like to dress up like animals. “I think that part of what the journey of the movie was the struggle and making a good solid definition because there are so many people in it," said Rodriguez.

“I had called myself a furry but I never really understood it until I was about 17 years old. I went to work as a mascot for a Single A baseball team, surprisingly as a raccoon. And the first time I got in that suit and that mascot was just completely surreal. I mean, I could be as energetic, as happy, as crazy as I could be and people loved it." - Diezel
"Since it’s different to everyone that is in that community," Rodriguez said., "it’s hard to say something that is all inclusive.”

Rodriguez who is a furry himself, said he wanted to shed some light on the furry community. However, because of the negative media coverage in past years, it’s difficult to do.

“There’s a lot of fear in the furry community about it being misrepresented," he said.

You can see furries all around at amusement parks, mascots at football games, and sometimes even on Main Street promoting a company or event. For some furries, it’s a profession, while for others, it’s a lifestyle.

“So many of us are into creating art and street performance basically with our fur suits.”said Cameron Liddiard, a furry who lives in Utah.

“A lot of furry conventions have dance competitions because there is a big dance art community in the fandom. It’s different than any other fandom because like here, no one cares who wins, everyone supports everyone, and like it’s just a big family.” – Skye
Throughout the documentary the audience is exposed to conflicts within the community. Everything from how to be a furry, to politics within their society.

Uncle Kage is a researcher by profession and is also a chairman of Anthrocon, a furry convention. He wears a lab coat at his speaking engagements opposed to his furry costume.

“I’ve got a professional reputation that I have to maintain.” - Uncle Kage

Another fursona is Boomer. He’s the antithesis of Uncle Kage who made his own costume out of clothes and shredded paper. He sweeps parts of his hair on top of his head making puppy ears.

“I love furries so much I want to see all kinds of people have it and enjoy it if they’d like to. And I’d like them to see all sides of furry, you know good and bad, whatever it is. I don’t think there’s much bad to it. People try to discover themselves in different ways.” - Boomer
“I didn’t want to just turn it into, like this tight, neat, little story. I wanted to get to know the people so we spent years,” Rodriguez said. “Like when I first met Boomer, I was shocked by his lifestyle but then the more I got to know him the more insight he shared with me and I sort of realized what a good handle on all of this he has.”

Rodriguez realized throughout the making of the documentary that something complex can still be positive.

“It doesn’t necessarily need to be like a PR piece to still have an overall positive effect,” he said. “I think if furries are portrayed as humans, you know as like flawed human ... that isn't necessarily a negative thing.”

And when all is said and done, as Rodriguez said, he hopes people walk away with a better understanding of who they are.

“It seems so strange at first,” Rodriguez said. “I hope at the end of it it’s not about furry anymore for the audience and they've just gotten to know these people. But see them as people and I think that is so important to me.”
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
9:12 pm
[higgs_raccoon]
Midwest Furfest 2015: More than 5,000 gather in Chicago for Furry Fandom convention


Dated December 8, here is an article in the International Business Times, about Midwest FurFest 2015:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/midwest-furfest-2015-more-5000-gather-chicago-furry-fandom-convention-1532293

Concentrating more on photographs, the article's text reads:

More than 5,000 people gathered in Chicago for Midwest FurFest 2015, a convention for "furries" – lovers of anthropomorphic cartoon animals, many of whom dress up in life-sized fantasy animal costumes. Members of the furry fandom often create their own "fursona" – an animal character. This avatar allows them to express characteristics quite different from their own personalities. About one in five adopt a fursona of a different gender – around 80% of furries are male.

Conventions like these offer furries and fans of anthropomorphic culture the opportunity to socialise. According to FurFest's website, the convention allowed delegates to "come together to celebrate... art, literature and performance based around anthropomorphic animals". There were lectures and art shows, as well as adults-only private parties for subgroups of the fandom. Attendees raised more than $60,000 for animal charity Save a Vet.
Friday, November 13th, 2015
8:17 pm
[higgs_raccoon]
Anthropomorphic Art Society focuses on more than just fursuits

Here is an article in The Ball State Daily News, the student newspaper of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana:
http://www.ballstatedaily.com/article/2015/11/news-anthropomorphic-art-society

The article looks at the university's Anthropomorphic Art Society, with comments from society president Stephen Vogel, and Allyssa Burdine.

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Thursday, November 12th, 2015
5:21 am
[cloudchaser_s]
Thursday, October 15th, 2015
5:44 am
[ugotpounced]
Furry on iZombie (Negative)
...and I like the show!

Did a quick cam and upload for the 2 min bit on THE CW Network.

http://vid87.photobucket.com/albums/k160/Pounced/20151015_045747.mp4
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
1:26 pm
[higgs_raccoon]
Being a Furry Can Change Your Life

Dated October 7, here is an article by Matt Baume in The Stranger, an alternative weekly newspaper in Seattle, Washington:
http://www.thestranger.com/features/feature/2015/10/07/22972145/being-a-furry-can-change-your-life

The article relates the author's experiences at the recent RainFurrest convention, and includes interviews with MetalFox, Kyell Gold, Phin, Kappy, Kilo, and Buni.

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
11:05 pm
[higgs_raccoon]
UT club encourages students to find ‘fursonas’

Here is an article in The Daily Texas, the student newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin:

https://www.dailytexanonline.com/2015/09/30/ut-club-encourages-students-to-find-%E2%80%98fursonas%E2%80%99

The article describes the Longhorn Furs club, with input from Joe "EJ the Otter" Seifert, Grayson Northcutt, and Will Borah.

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Friday, September 4th, 2015
10:53 am
[sabotlours]
Furries at Bubonicon
Here is an article from the recent addition of the Weekly Alibi, the local alternative paper in Albuquerque. Bubonicon is the local sci-fi con where furries are having a bigger presence.
http://alibi.com/feature/49675/The-Furries-of-the-Day.html
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
4:51 pm
[higgs_raccoon]
Meet the furries of Furry Migration where being weird is a good thing
Dated September 1, here is an article on the website of City Pages, an alternative newspaper serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area:

http://www.citypages.com/arts/meet-the-furries-of-furry-migration-where-being-weird-is-a-good-thing-video-7621725

The article concerns last weekend's Furry Migration convention, and includes quotes from attendees Alexander Zalewski, Banana, and Miaka.

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Monday, August 24th, 2015
6:33 pm
[higgs_raccoon]
6 Modern Subcultures That Might Shock The Mainstream.

Here's an article on the website of the Houston Press, an alternative weekly newspaper published in Houston, Texas:

http://www.houstonpress.com/arts/6-modern-subcultures-that-might-shock-the-mainstream-7695992

It lists "6 Modern Subcultures That Might Shock The Mainstream". Specifically:
6: Juggalos
5: Real Vampires
4: Otherkin
3: Fan Fic Communities
2: Furries
1: Bronies

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