News:2007 Ursa Major Award winners announced
May 19, 2008
Nominees and award winners were chosen by popular vote through the preceding months. Each of the ten award categories had at least five nominations. In total, 201 ballots were received from fifteen countries.
Six awards went to active fandom members, three of whom had won in the two preceding years. Author Kyell Gold won Best Novel and Best Short Fiction twice in the last three years, gaining both in the 2006 awards.
At least one winner, D.C. Simpson, was there to collect the award in person, being a guest of honor at the convention. It is the third time Simpson's Ozy and Millie has won the award in book or strip form. Despite the strip's imminent retirement, it may yet win a fourth award, as a final collection remains to be published.
The Ursa Major Awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the best works in the field of anthropomorphics, following a similar award for the "Best Anthropomorphics of the 20th Century", held at ConFurence 12 and covering live action and animated movies and television series.
- Best Anthropomorphic Motion Picture - Ratatouille (Pixar and Walt Disney, June 29)
- Best Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series - Gridlock - Doctor Who episode (BBC; series 3, episode 3, April 14)
- Best Anthropomorphic Novel - Life's Dream , by Bernard Doove (CreateSpace, December 18)
- Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction - Don't Blink , by Kyell Gold (in Heat #4)
- Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work - All the Newshounds Fit to Print, by Thomas K. Dye (Lulu, March)
- Best Anthropomorphic Comic Book - Gargoyles, by Greg Weisman, Gordon Purcell, Dustin Evans, and Greg Guler (#4 to #6)
- Best Anthropomorphic Comic Strip - Ozy and Millie by D.C. Simpson (January through December)
- Best Anthropomorphic Magazine - Heat (#4, July)
- Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration - Blotch: Cover of Fur Affinity United souvenir book
- Best Anthropomorphic Game - Sam & Max: Season Two, Episode 1: Ice Station Santa
- The Ursa Major Awards - 2007 Winners (May 18, 2008)
- 145 from the U.S.; a dozen or more from Australia and the U.K.; a half dozen or more from Canada and Germany; and one or two each from Austria, Bulgaria, Italy, Laos, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Spain, and Sweden
- InFurNation, July 2001