TOFF Episode 4

Animalympics jump-starts the Furry Fandom, a Los Angeles science fiction convention moves to Orange County, and Mark and Rodney… meet.

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TOFF Episode 3b

Two Old Furry Fans, Episode #3b: In which Mark gets his “skiltaire” put in a role-playing game, and helps to start anime fandom in America, while Rodney gets started down the path to Furry Fandom thanks to two Disney mice. Meanwhile, rabbits go to war, and Ralph Bakshi actually makes a good movie.

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TOFF Episode 3a

Two Old Furry Fans, Episode #3a: In which Mark and Rodney talking about fun furry findings at Disneyland, the world confronts the appearance of Star Wars and The Rescuers, and Mark starts to write furry science fiction. So just what is a skiltaire, anyway?

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TOFF Episode 2

Two Old Furry Fans, Episode #2: In which Mark puts on an animation art show, Rodney discovers psychedelic television, and 1973 is a very good year for Furry animation.

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TOFF Episode 1

Mark and Rodney (Sy and Vinson) discuss Sy’s family background and his early memories of animation (Bambi!) and Disneyland. Then they take a detailed look at Osamu Tezuka, Fredd Ladd, and the success of Kimba the White Lion in America.

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25 Years of Furry Conventions

The very first Furry Fandom-themed convention, ConFurence 0, took place in January of 1989 in Costa Mesa, California. Twenty-five years later at Further Confusion in San Jose (also California), ConFurence 0 co-directors Mark Merlino and Rod O’Riley hosted a presentation celebrating where Furry conventions have been… by talking about where they came from.

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Welcome!

Welcome to our front porch on the Internet! We’re glad to have you as our guests. Have a seat on the bench and enjoy the conversations. This was Rod’s idea, but I agreed to participate because one thing I enjoy doing is talking about the furry community (or the furry fandom, as Rod prefers). Either way, we’ve been around since the beginning. We started out living in caves, enjoying the charcoal drawing on the wall, made by our contemporaries, hanging out around the fire and listening /telling stories, and even joining in on the tribal dances.

Seriously, we aren’t THAT old, but we have been involved for a long time in what became the fantastic phenomenon known as furry. We invite you to listen to our stories, laugh and learn about the interest and the family, and maybe join in the dialog. I the future we hope to include interviews with other experienced fans and creators, people that everyone in the fandom may not be aware of, but should be.

Let us get comfortable in our rocking chairs, and begin…

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