Ursa Major Nominees

The nominees for the 11th annual Ursa Major Awards, for the best in anthropomorphic/”funny animal” literature and art first published during 2011 have been announced. Voting will run from March 15-May 4 with the awards presented at CaliFur VIII in Irvine, CA the weekend of June 1 – 3, 2012.

Best Motion Picture

  • Bitter Lake
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango
  • Rio

Best Dramatic Series or Short Work

  • Mongrels
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Regular Show
  • Simon’s Cat
  • ThunderCats

Best Novel

  • Black Dogs, Part 2, by Ursula Vernon
  • Death Drop, by Sean Allen
  • Isolation Play, by Kyell Gold
  • Red Sails in the Fallout, by Paul Kidd
  • Smiley and the Hero, by Ryan Campbell

Best Short Fiction

  • “A Safety Weasel Christmas,” by Gene Breshears
  • “Argo,” by Rick Griffin
  • “Fetching Asteroids,” by Mary E. Lowd
  • “How to Get Through the Day,” by Kyell Gold
  • “Let’s Play Musical Chairs,” by K. M. Hirosaki
  • “Shreddy and the Zomb-Dogs,” by Mary E. Lowd
  • “Where the Heart Is,” by Mary E. Lowd and Daniel Lowd

Best Other Literary Work

  • Dragon’s Hoard #1, by various
  • Fur-Piled #5, by Leo Magna
  • In the Doghouse of Justice, by Kyell Gold
  • Nordguard, Book One, by Tess Garman & Teagan Gavet
  • Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe, Omnibus 1, by various

Best Graphic Story

  • Endtown, by Aaron Neathery
  • Fur-Piled, by Leo Magna
  • Furthia High, by QuetzaDrake
  • Lackadaisy, by Tracy J. Butler
  • Red Lantern, by Rukis and Alector Fencor

Best Comic Strip

  • Ballerina Mafia, by Immelmann
  • Doc Rat, by Jenner
  • Faux Pas, by Robert & Margaret Carspecken
  • Housepets!, by Rick Griffin
  • Sandra and Woo, by Powree and Oliver Knörzer

Best Magazine

  • Alasso
  • Anthro
  • Flayrah
  • South Fur Lands
  • Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe

Best Website

  • Equestria Daily
  • Fur Affinity
  • Furry Writers’ Guild
  • Inkbunny
  • WikiFur

Best Published Illustration

  • Blotch, cover of Isolation Play
  • Blotch, cover of Nordguard, Book One
  • Jason Chan, cover of Red Sails in the Fallout
  • Sara Palmer, cover of Weasel Presents
  • Rosenthal, “FBA 2012 season opener” painting
  • C. D. Woodbury, cover of Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe #48

Best Game

  • O-kamiden
  • Pokemon: Black and White
  • Solatorobo: Red the Hunter
  • Sonic Generations
  • Star Fox 64 3D

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