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Friday, May 29, 2009

Ursa Major Awards for Anthropmorphic Fiction

By way of SFawardsWatch.com, the 2008 Ursa Major Award winners finalists have been announced. According to the award's web site:

The Ursa Major Awards are Anthropomorphic (a.k.a. Furry) Fandom's equivalents of s-f fandom's Hugo Awards, mystery fandom's Anthony Awards, horror fandom's Bram Stoker Awards, and so forth. The Ursa Majors are administered and presented by the Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Association (ALAA), an organization dedicated to promoting anthropomorphic literature and arts both within and outside of the fandom....

Among the winners are:

  • Best Anthropomorphic Motion Picture: Bolt/Walt Disney (other nominees: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Kung Fu Panda,Madagascar 2, Wall-E)
  • Best Anthropomorphic Novel: Waterways by Kyell Gold/Sofawolf Press, January (other nominees: Ratha's Courage by Claire Bell, Iron Kissed, by Patricia Briggs, Thousand Leaves by Kevin Frane, Stick and Bones, by Phil Geusz)
  • Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction (mostly Adults only): "In Between" by Kyell Gold (other nominees: It's a Beautiful World, by Kyell Gold, Secrets, by Kyell Gold, Third Date, by Kyell Gold, Earth Rise by Ivor W. Hartmann, Candy and Music, by K. M. Hirosaki)

Other categories in the awards include: Best Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series, Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work, Anthropomorphic Graphic Story, Anthropomorphic Comic Strip, Anthropomorphic Magazine, Anthropomorphic Published Illustration, and Anthropomorphic Game

Note that the web site has links to all nominated illustrations.

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