Welcome to Furries Online! Our website is currently under construction, however we do have some links to news articles about furries and Furry fandom to help get you started:
- 'Furries' Descend On Golden Triangle
WTAE-TV of Pittsburgh did a news story on Anthrocon, the largest furry convention in the world, which is held in Pittsburgh, PA. Some attendees dress up in animal costumes which can cost more than $1,000. The news report video is available here.
- Furries Descend On Pittsburgh
KDKA in Pittsburgh also did a news report at Anthrocon 2006 about the cartoon-animal-loving fans known as furries. Although reporter Ken Rice misprounced the name ("Arthrocon"), he otherwise gives a good overview of the fun to be had at a furry convention. Watch the video here.
- It's A Furry Weekend
Daveen Rae Kurutz of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review got to talk to Dr. Samuel Conway, chairman of Anthrocon, which attracted close to 2,500 furry fans to the convention. Typical programming at Anthrocon 2006 included workshops on science fiction writing and puppetry, a parade featuring costumes furries, and a charity auction for the Western Pennsylvania National Wild Animal Orphanage.
- All about 'furry fandom' at confab
An article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette describes the crowd of folks wearing fake ears, paws, and tails that converged on downtown Pittsburgh for the weekend. It's a great way to escape everyday life and have fun. Furry fandom traces its inspiration as far back as Aesop's Fables, which used animals to tell stories with human meaning.
- Fur Ball In The Works
Melissa Meinzer of the Pittsburgh City Paper debunks some of the misconceptions behind furries and finds out what furry fandom is really all about. (They're no weirder than sci-fi fans, they'd just rather be rabbits than Jedi knights.) Anthrocon has raised more than $50,000 for animal-related charities over the years, and attendees come from as far away as Japan and Australia to attend.
- Animal Passions
Melissa Meinzer's followup article as an attendee at Anthrocon 2006 gives an in-depth report of what you can expect to find at a furry convention: people who enjoy anthropomorphized animal characters featured in comic books, cartoons, fiction, and costuming. Overall, the picture painted is one of friendly, creative, and accepting furries having a fun weekend. Today, furry conventions attract thousands of attendees each year.
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Appreciate A Dragon Day
Furries Online provides helpful information about Furry fandom. Furry fandom is about anthropomorphic animal characters, and includes artwork, drawing, costuming, and more. Starting as an offshoot of science fiction during the 1980s, Furry fandom has grown and thrived, with fans all over the world.