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Fury 101 panel at Newcon
« on: November 30, 2013, 08:29:40 pm »
I will be doing a furry 101 panel  at Newcon a multi-genre convention in Portland Oregon a few day after Christmas . While I been doing some history.  and resources but I look for ides what to tell somebody who want to be or curious about furry fandom . I have some ideas but I can use a few pairs of eyes. The basic outline  plus what I filed in.

Fury 101
1.   Introduction
a.   My furry History
2.   Definition of Furry
a.   We are fans of Anthropomorphic animals in art literature and cosplaying  (better known as  Fursuiting.
b.   We are fans of our own Creation
i.   Compared to SF and Anime are fan what others created.
c.   We are a diverse  community
i.   Gays to Straight
ii.   Atheist to Christian
iii.   Mostly male but that is changing
iv.   [Note : read furry surveys to get a better grasp of furry demographics] 
3.   Fury History
a.   Pre History
b.   1980ís 1990ís
i.   Science Fiction Fandom
c.    1990ís to today
i.   From Room Parties  to  Conventions
ii.   Growth  of media
1.   Magazines
2.   Comics
3.   Internet and furry mucks
iii.   Let talk about Sex
1.   Mark Melono and  Confurece 8
2.   Reaction  Burnt Furs
3.   Bad  press
a.   Pleasures of  the Plush
b.   Sex 2K
c.   CSI Fur and Loathing
i.   The real story behind
d.   Takeaway   Press Bias, and outside social issues, bulling and immaturity of social networking does not give an accurate picture of the fandom.
iv.   Furies everywhere
v.   The future of furry
1.   We are getting younger
a.   The 14 and under crowd
4.   Furry Life
a.   Literature
b.   Art
c.   Fursuit presentation
i.   Recruit fursuit maker or fursuiter for panel.
d.   Meets and conventions
e.   Local resources
i.   Conventions
1.   Rainfurrest
2.   Furlandia
3.   Other local cons?
4.   Major cons
a.   Anthrocon
ii.   Groups and Mets
1.   PDX Furs
2.   Rose City Furs
f.   Other resources
i.   Websites
1.   Furtopia
2.   Deviant art
3.   Fur affinity

5.   Questions and Closing Remarks
a.   How does one know  is a furry
b.   Do I need  have a fursuit
c.   What if I just

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Re: Fury 101 panel at Newcon
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 08:02:04 pm »
I would be curious to see a recording of this panel when all is said and done.  I'll be in Texas for the convention so there's not much hope of my attending.


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Re: Fury 101 panel at Newcon
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 08:14:45 pm »
if only i could go. it sound good to me. but i personally would not focus to much on misconceptions like the CSI episode and whatnot.
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Re: Fury 101 panel at Newcon
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 08:17:20 pm »
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Fury 101
1.   Introduction
a.   My furry History
2.   Definition of Furry
a.   We are fans of Anthropomorphic animals in art literature and cosplaying  (better known as  Fursuiting.
b.   We are fans of our own Creation
i.   Compared to SF and Anime are fan what others created.
c.   We are a diverse  community
i.   Gays to Straight
ii.   Atheist to Christian
iii.   Mostly male but that is changing
iv.   [Note : read furry surveys to get a better grasp of furry demographics]
3.   Fury History
a.   Pre History
b.   1980ís 1990ís
i.   Science Fiction Fandom
c.    1990ís to today
i.   From Room Parties  to  Conventions
ii.   Growth  of media
1.   Magazines
2.   Comics
3.   Internet and furry mucks
iii.   Let talk about Sex
1.   Mark Melono and  Confurece 8
2.   Reaction  Burnt Furs
3.   Bad  press
a.   Pleasures of  the Plush
b.   Sex 2K
c.   CSI Fur and Loathing
i.   The real story behind
d.   Takeaway   Press Bias, and outside social issues, bulling and immaturity of social networking does not give an accurate picture of the fandom.
iv.   Furies everywhere
v.   The future of furry
1.   We are getting younger
a.   The 14 and under crowd
4.   Furry Life
a.   Literature
b.   Art
c.   Fursuit presentation
i.   Recruit fursuit maker or fursuiter for panel.
d.   Meets and conventions
e.   Local resources
i.   Conventions
1.   Rainfurrest
2.   Furlandia
3.   Other local cons?
4.   Major cons
a.   Anthrocon
ii.   Groups and Mets
1.   PDX Furs
2.   Rose City Furs
f.   Other resources
i.   Websites
1.   Furtopia
2.   Deviant art
3.   Fur affinity

5.   Questions and Closing Remarks
a.   How does one know  is a furry
b.   Do I need  have a fursuit
c.   What if I just

 :o Just how long is your panel anyway? 1 hour, 2, or more? Because if you're going to talk about all that, then you're going to put your audience to sleep all the way into the next century.  x_x
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Re: Fury 101 panel at Newcon
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2013, 08:18:26 pm »
How long do you have for the panel?

At first glance, depending on how much material you have for each thing, it looks like it may be a little too much to cover in a single hour. I'd just recommend running through it a few times ahead of time to make sure you aren't trying to cram too much into the time you're given.  It's a great looking overview, though.

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Re: Fury 101 panel at Newcon
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2013, 09:37:30 pm »
Kobuk it going to be a one hour panel   I am only on the brain storming phase, a lot will be brief mentions and secondly I have not got to the editing process, that happens hen I start doing some dry runs the end of this week.  Yes some like some of it  will be  left on the cutting room floor.

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Re: Fury 101 panel at Newcon
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2013, 12:15:19 pm »
I like the fact your willing to bring up the fandom's dirty laundry. (iii.- d.) Please remember this. It's not the person who started the fight. it's the person whining about the fight no one wants to listen to. If you go up there and say "we're not' and play the victim card they will eat you alive. Tell the truth. These things happened. Sensationalism is a self inflicted wound the fandom is still dealing with. I'd hit them with something I don't think I've ever heard anyone say. "If this was still going on one one in their right mind would allow us in convention centers." Then I'd give them the numbers. Go to this page http://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Template:Upcoming_events
. Just form this year. Start with the lower ones  and go all the way up to Anthrocon.

It would be really cool if you could show video. Get permission from Kijani Lion or Wild Bill Tex or from others. Videos showing the publics reaction to furrys.  Everything form parks to the bar across the street from Anthorcon. With these vids playing with out sound behind you, tell people who we are. Tell them we create our own characters. People see it. Tell them we're a fandom with a large number of artists and musicians. People see it. Tell them about fursuiting in public. People see it. Tell them about meetups and gatherings. People see it. All positive. All the truth.

Tell them the truth about how the fandom started it's problems. Tell the truth about who we are. Please don't whine about either one.

These ideas are from my own personal experience. I found out about the fandom earlier this year. Yes wile searching for porn. What I found disgusted me. Absolutely disgusted me. Then I came across videos from Kijani Lion. This was not what I expected. The I found out there are conventions. large numbers of people getting together. NO WAY. There is no way anyone would have 1.000 people doing that in a place of business. So I dug in and well, after learning allot about the fandom, here I am. I've had a Whinny the Po like world going on in my head for a good 20 years. Used it for stress relief. In a nut shell. Sensationalism is what got me interested. Digging behind all that and finding the truth is what got me in. 
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