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|Born||December 11, 1940|
|Profession or hobby||Writer, media critic, editor, fandom organizer|
Fred has been writing furry book reviews since 1962. He was the furry book reviewer for Yarf! (1990-2003), Claw & Quill (2004-2005), Anthro (2005-2008), Renard's Menagerie (2008), and Flayrah (2011-present) magazines.
Fred authored An Anthropomorphic Bibliography in Yarf! (three editions from 1995 to 2000), and edited five anthologies of furry s-f & fantasy short fiction:
- Best in Show: Fifteen Years of Outstanding Furry Fiction, Sofawolf Press, July 2003; reprinted as Furry!: The World's Best Anthropomorphic Fiction, iBooks, February 2006
- Already Among Us: An Anthropomorphic Anthology, Legion Publishing, June 2012
- The Ursa Major Awards Anthology: A Tenth Anniversary Celebration, FurPlanet Productions, June 2012
- "What Happens Next: An Anthology of Sequels", FurPlanet Productions, July 2013
- "Five Fortunes", FurPlanet Productions, January 2014.
Fred was also the founder of the Ursa Major Awards in 2001, and won its award for Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work in 2003 for the furry anthology Best In Show. He was inducted in absentia into MiDFur's Furry Hall of Fame in 2011.
Fred is considered one of the founders of anime fandom in the United States, and one of the country's leading experts on anime and manga. He was an employee for Streamline Pictures, a dubbing company for Japanese anime titles, from January 1991 until it went out of business in 2002.
Science Fiction involvement
Fred has been a long-time member of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (whose clubhouse has often been used for collating issues of Rowrbrazzle), and was a founding member of the Cartoon/Fantasy Organization; the founders of ConFurence were also members of C/FO.
Fred's activities in fandom were curtailed by a stroke he suffered in March 2005. As of February 2014, he was still under medical care at a convalescent hospital, but making regular contributions to Flayrah. He has donated hundreds of boxes containing his library of furry books and fanzines to the University of California, Riverside library, and visits on a monthly basis to help organize them.
- ↑ Fred Patten at the Furry Writers' Guild
- ↑ Fred Patten on Wikipedia
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Furry fandom on Wikipedia
- ↑ Furry Hall of Fame Induction 2011 - includes 20 minute interview (posted 16 September 2012)
- ↑ Guests of Honor on the RainFurrest 2013 website. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
- ↑ Fred Patten and the history of Manga
- ↑ Ryan Gilbert c/o Mike Lepore Saturday, March 31, 2012. Fred Patten Interview.
- ↑ Trials and Tribulations with the Fred Patten Collection - Alex Leavitt (6 July 2009)
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- Fred Patten on Fan Gallery.
- Fred Patten's profile on Anime News Network
- Fred Patten News Page, maintained by Kay Shapero
- Fred Patten at the Furry Writers' Guild
- An Illustrated Chronology of Furry Fandom, 1966–1996 at Flayrah (originally YARF!), written by Fred Patten
- Fred Patten's stories and reviews at Flayrah
- Fred Patten's book reviews at Animation World Network
- Fred Patten interview in Otaku in a Bottle
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