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Furlandia Tosses Writer GOH over AI usage.

Furlandia gives in to Neo Luddite entitled artist.

Furlandia gives in to Neo Luddite entitled artist.

May E Lowd a furry, award-winning writer, and regular fixture at Rainfurest and Furlandia received a rude awaking when she was giving notice she was removed as Writing Guest of Honor. Was her crime, was speaking ill of the LGBTQ in the fandom? Was she a clandestine member of the Furry Raiders, or a MAGA hat touting Trump supporter? No, her only crime was the use of AI for her covers and illustrations. Furlandia act shows the escalation of Cancel Culture.

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Furlandia 2017 Con Report

The Convention: Furlandia

The Theme:  Age of Prosperity

The Place Sheraton Hotel Portland Airport

The Dates May 26-28 May 2017

Furlandia is Oregon’s and Southwest Washington Furry convention now in its fifth year.  I brought Kiju Kitty on Saturday and Chococat plush on Friday and Sunday.

This report is going to be short because I did not attend until Friday evening due to a new job and I did not submit any panels due to job uncertainty.  I check out the space, went to dinner and took a peak at the dance. Only “adult” panes were being run, so I went home.

Saturday, I had my big breakfast at Hometown Buffet, and went back to the hotel. I checked out Pepper Coyote and Fox Amoore consort. The songs were well preformed and both Pepper and Fox kept the audience engaged. I only attended the Starfleet International panel got dinner and hang around until late. Sunday after church, I attended the dance contest finals and the closing ceremony.

The Good: Pepper Coyote and Fox Amoore consort and seeing the younger furs, most fewer than 16 having fun. Many of them made their own fursuit / fursuit heads whey was quite good.  It great Furlandia acknowledge   the under 16 furries are a part of the fandom as us Greamuzzles at the other end.

A Special shout out goes to Queenie Deerheart who preformed most of her MC duties in Fursuit.

The bad Not enough panels, I share the blame for not submitting any doe to my unemployment situation.

The Ugly the guy in the rubber dragon mask at the parade, he seemed to cross the line with his touching of fursuiters at the parade.

I enjoyed Furlandia, but 2017 maybe my last. Because my career is stuck in a rut, and a desire to more to a Republican controlled state, I may have to move to Seattle, Silicon Valley, Texas or North Carolina

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Con Report Furlandia 2014

Con Report Furlandia 2014

The Convention: Furlandia

The Place: Sheraton Hotel Portland Airport

The dates: May 23-25, 2014

Furlandia is a furry convention in Portland Oregon. This is the second year running.

At first I was very apprehensive about going this year. There were two ghost that was in my mind. First there was Furlandia 2013, with a hotel in the middle of nowhere, the MTV fiasco, and the fursuit death march. The second was Sheraton Hotel Portland Airport that held the defunct MEW (Manga and Exotic Worlds) convention, Mewcon’s bad relations with the hotel helped lead to its demise.

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Furlandia and the MTV controversy Part Two

The Media or should I say sex, lies and digital shooting

As it reported (see comments) the entertainment had pulled the plug on the Portland Furlandia shoot, but search around it seem there still keeping the project going on I noting the on Twitter they still asking for furries for True Life episode. 

I had talked to those who ran the convention and look around at other post; there are two reasons I heard why the shoot was pulled. First the media company did not like the restriction the Furlandia placed on the media company and second we were boring. There were plenty of good positive footage on furries but it was not the hook they wanted: the wild and craze yfiff in fursuits angle of CSI, Sex 2k …..  Nuka of Taboo episode chimed in with similar comments how the Produces of National Geographic Taboo could not get  the excitement they were looking   for after  four days of shooting.  

So what do I get from all of this. As I said before, the media are not there to tell your story, the media is there to find somebody to fit theirs.  Second being boring and showing the furry fandom is nothing like how the internet and CSI portrays us as a defense against media bias, but the media will just move on down the food chain to they get their person.   Finally to the media, if you really want to know is join us attend out meets you realize we are neither like the internet nor what the creators of CSI makes us out to be. Do you home work first and if you insist on bias then   I will be watching and will call you to the mat. 


Update: hold the presses, they really did not mean they pulled the plug on project they only pulled the plug on the Furlandia shoot. Even after claiming they pulled the plug, the producer   Alex Shaw was on  twitter still looking for furries.

So what does say about her claim on Flayrah wanting “I ALWAYS look to tell a good, balanced story”, If that’s was true then why drop the Furlandia shoot?  Why the vague deceptions and appeal to definitions.  I believe the produce is trying  slip down the furry food chain to find  the person that fists   the shows  preconceptions  of the fandom. The media company want to tell our story they should have used the Furlandia shoot and show we just a bit mundane and perhaps a bit boring.  I have a lot doubts of  MTV and producer’s honesty  and I have history on my side; how many times we furs  heard some reporter or producer wanting to tell our story and end up having the shoot  used  against and damaging the image of the fandom.