Are they human, or are they beast? Over the past several decades, the world has seen a new phenomenon on the rise, a group of people identifying as “furries.” They have appeared in the news and popular TV shows as adults wearing fursuits and participating in sex parties, but what are they really? This collection of essays on the furry fandom reveals furries through their own eyes, with bestselling novelist Kyell Gold, award-winning artist Rukis, the International Anthropomorphic Research Project, and so many more, covering topics from anthropomorphic art to fursuiting to conventions and the psychology behind furries. Some of the essays are comical and playful, while others are serious and academic. On one paw, this is a work for non-furries to get a glimpse into the anthropomorphic world. On the other, this is a chance for furries to hear from many of their favorite furry celebrities.
The Furry Fandom by Nyareon
Social Furs: an Inside Look at How the Furry Fandom Socializes by Shoji
The Furry Fandom as a Folk Group by Hypetaph
Furry Erotica by Kyell Gold
The History of Furry Publishing by Fred Patten
Yiff? Murr?: Sex in the Furry Fandom by Thurston Howl
My Experience with Furry Online Dating by Takaa
What Does Art Mean to the Furry Fandom? by Zambuka
The Fuzzy Notes of Furry Fingers by Roo
Fursuiting and the Fandom by Keefur
First Furry Convention at Califur 2008, A Memoir by Corvin Dallas
Furcons: the Ins and Outs by Zantal Scalie
The Origins of the International Anthropomorphic Research Project by Raphael Dogustus – Kathleen C. Gerbasi, Ph.D.
“By the Numbers”: Comparing Furries and Related Fandoms by Nuka – Courtney Plante, Ph.D.
Social Identity Perspective of the Furry Fandom by Doc – Stephen Reysen, Ph.D.
Marginalization of Anthropomorphic Identities: Public Perception, Realities, and “Tails” of Being a Furry Researcher by Dr. Shazzy – Sharon E. Roberts, Ph.D.
Editor: Thurston Howl
Publisher: Thurston Howl Publications
Style: Non-fiction articles
Parental Rating: PG
Publication Date: May 2016