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Lake Area Furry Friends (or LAFF) is a regional social group and mailing list focused on the northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and northwestern Indiana, including the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison metropolitan areas.
Formed in 1996, the list grew into a community with offshoots into LiveJournal, MySpace and Second Life. It is primarily used to organize social functions, including a monthly bowling outing (followed by multiple after-bowling parties, including SliderCon), summer softball games, and an annual trip to Noah's Ark Waterpark in the Wisconsin Dells.
The year culminates in a grand New Year's Eve party
in Northern Illinois
. Numerous weekly events also take place, as well as one-off outings organized by community members, many of whom volunteer for Midwest FurFest
is a humorous webcomic
drawn and written by Thomas K. Dye
. The comic updates every weekday from Monday through Friday, and it is hosted on the Internet by the online comics syndicate Keenspot
The comic follows a group of anthropomorphic pet animals and their human owner, living in an unnamed American city and together operating a small news station, KPET. There are eight central characters and several minor characters with recurring roles.
used characters whose bases came from an earlier comic strip Boy Shop Pets
, also by Thomas K. Dye. In 2003, Dye began a graphic novel, Manifestations
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