A Message from the Tarpaw Furmeet

It’s May 1, and we’re just 18 days away from the next Tarpaw Furmeet–May 19-21. Come join us in Raleigh for a weekend of fun, friends, and a chance to have the prom you really wanted. No uncomfortable dressing up! No awkward dinners. No sneering chaperones! Just you and friends! Saturday dealers tables still available! Sponsor and Super-Sponsor level tickets still available.

General admission tickets are $30, but will go up at the door. Save yourself $5 (to get a drink at the bar) and get yours today!

18 to get in. 21+ to drink. 16-17 in with a notarized temporary guardian form!


May 2017 Fur Cons

May 3-7 2017 WUFF Hotel «Sofiyevsky Posad» 81/2 Kyivs’ka Str., Sofiivs’ka Borshchahivka
Kiev, Ukraine.

May 5-7 2017 FurDo Surfers Paradise, QLD Australia

May 19-21 2017 CaliFur Pomona, CA

May 26-30 2017 Confuzzled Birmingham, England

May 19-21 2017 Tarpaw Furmeet Raleigh, NC

May 26-28 2017 Fur-Xotion Springfield, MA

May 26-28 2017 Furlandia Portland, OR

May 26-28 2017 Great Lakes Fur Con Grand Rapids, MI

May 26-28 2017 AnthroHio Columbus, Ohio

Where does Fred Patten Stand in the Midst of All of This Controversy

Since Fred Patten is one of the most respected furries there is and that his articles appear both on Flayrah and Dogpatch Press I decided to ask him his view, I also asked would he ever consider moving his articles here.

Fred Patten’s reply.

Frankly, most of my connections have been with Dogpatch Press and Flayrah. Both sites have big backlogs of my articles and reviews. It looks to me that both sites started out by just reporting the news that RMFC was cancelled, and then providing forums to let the fans argue over whose fault it was.

I had my own trouble with Flayrah over GreenReaper and crossaffliction never answering my e-mails during the months when Flayrah wasn’t posting anything, which is why I started contributing to Dogpatch Press instead. Today I’m contributing to both of them. I am not on Twitter, FaceBook, FurAffinity, or any of the other social sites that most of the fans who are arguing whether the Furry Raiders are neo-Nazis or not are arguing on; so it’s all second-, third-, and fourth-hand to me.

Something that I’ve not seen is just what Deo said besides her “Gonna punch some Nazis” comment. It’s said that she reported the threats about bringing guns to the RMFC committee. Exactly what did Deo say? Nobody has said. Did Deo say anything else to anybody else? Some fans say that Deo has been spreading hate and lies, but she denies it and I haven’t seen any real evidence of it. This is a big reason why so far I’m still favoring Dogpatch Press and Flayrah.

Talking about lies, I’m 76 years old. That’s not old enough that I was in World War II myself, but I remember all the “the Japs were going to invade America, and here’s proof!” claims that turned out to be deliberate lies and propaganda.

Since I don’t have any first-hand knowledge about this whole mess, I’m staying out of it. I don’t want to withdraw all that I have in Dogpatch Press’ & Flayrah’s backlogs from them. Sorry.

Best wishes;


Editor’s Note: I do not take responsibility for what Fred Perry said, if you have any issues please contact the sites the posts his work.

Anime Review: Castle in The Sky

Quoting Wikipedia

An airship carrying Sheeta, a girl who has been abducted by government agent Muska, is attacked by Captain Dola and her air pirate sons who are in search of Sheeta’s crystal amulet. In the resulting struggle, Sheeta falls from the airship but her descent is slowed by the amulet which starts glowing. She safely lands in a small mining town where she is discovered by a boy named Pazu, who takes her into his home to recover. Pazu tells her of a mysterious floating island named Laputa which is visible in a picture taken by his father. Later, they are pursued by Dola’s pirates, and then by Muska’s soldiers. Eventually, the two fall into an abandoned mine, where they encounter the local eccentric Uncle Pomme, who informs them that Sheeta’s amulet is made of ‘volucite’ crystal (‘Aetherium’ in the American release), a material used to keep Laputa and the other flying cities aloft.

This is how it begins…

Hayao Miyazaki brings you on a wild you plan see don’t want to end. Even once you finally get to Laptuta you wonder what kind of civilization that spawned an incredible mixture of science and magic.

This film draws you in and you wish this wild ride never ends.

I swear the more times I see this film the more the stuff I never known before. An absolutely incredible film.