Anime PDX Mini Con Mini-Report

Anime  PDX was a one day event, sponsored by Newconpdx  and   on August  6, 2016 at the  Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.  I left a little latter because There was not much in the way of panels that interested me.    I brought my Kiju Kitty two to the event.  I still had a lot of fun and attended the Anime Game show panel and the rest of the Lip Synch Battle event.

One the biggest news out of  Anime Pdx is next year Amine PDX will be a full blown three day Anime convention. in 2017. I asked the Chairman about  will it saturate Portland with another anime convention; he made a good point about need a summer con, after  the school year, especially  Kumoricon moved to the fall. Then again Newcon has a heavy Anime  presence.

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Westercon 69 Con Report

The Con:  Westercon 69

The Place:  Lloyd’s Center Doubletree Inn

The Dates:  1st – 4th July  2016

Westercon is  a roving / regional Science Fiction and Fantasy  Convention. In 2016 Portland Oregon won the  bid to host  the convention.  This year, Gearcon, Portland Steampunk Convention. co-hosted .  I was very excited to attend a Science Fiction Convection in addition to Orycon.   Westercom  puts a different face on Science Fiction cons for me.  Both  my Hello Kitty plushies and Chococat were my Companions.

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Furlandia 2016 Con Report

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The Convention: Furlandia The Theme :  1850 Age of Industry The Place  Sheraton Hotel  Portland Airport The Dates May 27-29 2016 With the demise of Rainfurrest, Furlandia has become the premier NW corridor Furry convention. The theme  was   1850 Age … Continue reading

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Happy Towel Day

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Happy Towel day
Even Hello Kitty has her towel.

Remember the answer is 42.

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My Low Spoilers Review

We had  our furry meet up on Friday on opening night  to see Zootopia at a local Portland area theater on March 4. We all enjoyed the movie. Normally I never see a movie on the opening weekend, I wait a few week before seeing it or wait until redbox has it. I am also amazed how Zootopia  has taken the furry fandom by storm. I do not believe  at no time  a movie that was seen by the fandom in mass. Many fur groups organized meets at theaters, some groups rented the entire theater for a private showing.  Over all I enjoyed the movie.  The message of tolerance was there but it was not preachy. What the media has missed is not Judy Hopps  experienced bias but how she deals with, and it not like your typical liberal response, she went out  and her best and 100% more instead of protesting for an entitlement.

What really works for me  was the details. Most furries scale  animals  to human size, what  animators of Zootopia did was to  draw the animals to natural  then  scaled the world around them.  For example rodents  have their own neighborhood and  homes and transportation  are scaled to  rodent scale.

In other news I am very skeptical of  buzzfeed and the claims  that Disney  is marketing  to the furry fandom. After all we are relatively still a small fandom. It more like  both Disney  putting out a movie  and our furry interest has intersected. I also doubt the  legitimacy of the so-called  leaked letter. First of all it was not Disney but a third party promotion firm. I also been  to the furlife site and have seen only one post  about the letter.

If one thing anybody should know about the furry fandom  is we are fans of anthropomorphic   animals  in art, literature, role-play and cosplay.  Zootopia  does represent the fandom in this;   We create anthropomorphic   characters them  speculate the world like and they live in and how they  react in this world through art, literature, fursuiting and role-play.

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