Going on the record about The “New” Ghostbusters film

In short I have zero interest in seeing it. I don’t think it could be as bad as movie as a lot of people have said. The reason for this is not because of I am a hardcore fan of the original film. In fact I got my copy only recently used from a local video store. It just doesn’t look as the kind of film as I want to see. Before Sony slams me as they have many others. I believe in Women’s Rights, I will also go on record to say there are more than 1 woman that has more sense than their male partner. BTW I am a guy, and straight.

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Furries Take Over KDKA Morning News

as originally posted on KDKA Pittsburgh


PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – The 20th annual Anthrocon Convention is taking place in Pittsburgh this weekend.

To help celebrate, Razz and Tycoon took over Studio K during the Friday morning cut-in with KDKA-TV.

It’s the 11th time Anthrocon has come to Pittsburgh and 6,500 to 7,000 people are expected to attend a public parade Saturday at 2 p.m.

According to Visit Pittsburgh, Anthrocon will generate $ 6.3 million locally this weekend.

Visit Pittsburgh’s Craig Davis said there’s a bit of a love affair between Anthrocon and Pittsburgh.

“We have really embraced them over the 11 years they have been here. It’s become a spectator sport. People like to come down and watch them, and they liked to be watched. So, it’s a really great symbiotic relationship of respect for each other.”

Gods with Fur — and Feathers, Scales…

Fred Patten’s newest anthology, Gods with Fur, goes on sale this week at Anthrocon 2016. Published by FurPlanet Productions, the 453-page trade paperback contains 23 original stories by Kyell Gold, Mary E. Lowd, Michael H. Payne, and many more – featuring gods of anthropomorphic worlds, and our anthropomorphic gods.

You may know of Egyptian mythology’s jackal-headed Anubis, but have you heard of wolf-headed Wepwawet? We’re familiar with China’s Monkey King and the native North Americans’ Coyote (who say they’re gods), but what of the Aztecs’ 400 drunken rabbits?

Here are historic gods, the gods of their authors’ series (Kyell Gold’s Forrester Universe; Heidi Vlach’s Aligare, Kris Schnee’s Talespace), and totally original gods.

“400 Rabbits” by Alice “Huskyteer” Dryden
“Contract Negotiations” by Field T. Mouse
“On the Run from Isofell” by M. R. Anglin (Silver Foxes universe)
“To the Reader …” by Alan Loewen
“First Chosen” by BanWynn Oakshadow
“All Of You Are In Me” by Kyell Gold
“Yesterday’s Trickster” by NightEyes DaySpring
“The Gods of Necessity” by Jefferson Swycaffer
“The Precession of the Equinoxes” by Michael H. Payne
“Deity Theory” by James L. Steele
“Questor’s Gambit” by Mary E. Lowd
“Fenrir’s Saga” by Televassi
“The Three Days of the Jackal” by Samuel C. Conway
“A Melody in Seduction’s Arsenal” by Slip Wolf
“Adversary’s Fall” by MikasiWolf
“As Below, So Above” by Mut
“Wings of Faith” by Kris Schnee
“The Going Forth of Uadjet” by Frances Pauli
“That Exclusive Zodiac Club” by Fred Patten
“Three Minutes to Midnight” by Killick (Tom Mullins)
“A Day With No Tide” by Watts Martin
“Repast (A Story of Aligare)” by Heidi C. Vlach
“Origins” by Michael D. Winkle
Gods with Fur will be on sale at Anthrocon 2016 on June 30 – July 3, at the FurPlanet table in the Dealers’ Den, and may also be pre-ordered at the FurPlanet online catalogue for $19.95.

‘Fursona’ director takes his Anthrocon ban in stride

as originally posted on post-gazette.com

By Atiya Irvin-Mitchell / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
How do you get banned from the largest furry convention in the Midwest? If you’re Dominic Rodriguez, you make a documentary that ruffles the feathers of Anthrocon organizers.

When Mr. Rodriguez set out to make “Fursonas,” his goal was do justice to the fur-suited community that had fascinated him since age 12. The 25-year-old South Fayette resident wanted his documentary to reflect the truth, which falls somewhere between the sensationalized version sometimes shown in the media and the carefully crafted image created by Anthrocon chairman and chief organizer Samuel Conway, who is known as Uncle Kage.

Although he isn’t allowed inside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Mr. Rodriguez said he will be visible Downtown during the convention, which opened Thursday and ends Sunday.

“It’s my hometown and I like Anthrocon a lot,” he said in a phone interview. “For me, it’s not just about the programming offered, but also seeing my friends. They can’t stop me from talking to my friends. It’s gonna be the best Anthrocon ever because I know so many more people now.”

Anthrocon has an uneasy relationship with the media. Journalists covering the convention must wear their media badges at all times or be escorted by a senior Anthrocon staff member. Filmmakers like Mr. Rodriguez and collaborators Christine Meyer and Olivia Vaughn must agree to allow Anthrocon leaders to review all content and remove parts that disparage the group. Their refusal and decision to show some of the less respectable aspects of furry fandom, including inflammatory remarks by Uncle Kage, angered some Anthrocon members.

“I think our criticism of him is fair,” Mr. Rodriguez said. “I know I’m biased because I made the thing. But it’s important for someone like him in a position of power to be held to a standard of professionalism.”

Not all furries are denouncing the documentary. Mr. Rodriguez has been invited to screen “Fursonas” at Chicago’s Midwest Furfest on Dec. 1-4. But it won’t be shown in Pittsburgh. Instead, “Furries: A Documentary” by Eric “Ash” Risher will be screened at 6 p.m. today, followed by a Q & A with the director.

Mr. Rodriguez said he’s not upset about another documentary being shown in his hometown. In fact, he considers Mr. Risher a friend and likes his film. The furries shouldn’t fear the media, he said.

“It’s pointless to try to run away and control. It’s pointless to care too much about what people think of you.

“More stories are coming out that are optimistic and not just making fun of us. I’m vain enough to think I made a tiny bit of difference.”

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