2010 Ursa Major Awards
The 2010 Ursa Major Awards was an awards ceremony for the best of anthropomorphically-oriented media published throughout 2010. The winners were announced at Morphicon 2011 in Columbus, Ohio on May 13, 2011.
Nominations for the 2010 Ursa Major Awards were opened from February 2 to 28, 2011, and voting for the nominations ran from March 13 to April 27. Nominators could suggest up to five works in each category.
- 1 Location
- 2 Nominees
- 2.1 Best Anthropomorphic Motion Picture
- 2.2 Best Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series
- 2.3 Best Anthropomorphic Novel
- 2.4 Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction
- 2.5 Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work
- 2.6 Best Anthropomorphic Graphic Story
- 2.7 Best Anthropomorphic Comic Strip
- 2.8 Best Anthropomorphic Magazine
- 2.9 Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration
- 2.10 Best Anthropomorphic Game
- 3 References
The 2010 Awards ceremony marks the first time in the ceremony's history since Confurence 2003 (where the event was held from 2001-2003) that it has been held at a previously-used convention location, as the 2007 ceremony was held at Morphicon 2008.
The awards ceremony is typically held at a different convention in a different region of North America each May, but five conventions then scheduled for May-June 2011 - Anthrocon, Rocket City Fur Meet, Califur, Morphicon and FA: United - have hosted the Ursa Major Awards ceremony in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 respectively. This increased the likelihood of the ceremony either:
- being held again at one of the aforementioned venues
- being held at a non-convention venue, such as Elliot's Live Events
- being held again at a non-furry convention, such as DucKon
- being held at a later time of the year.
Best Anthropomorphic Motion Picture
- Live-action or animated feature-length movies.
- Alpha and Omega
- How To Train Your Dragon
- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
- Toy Story 3
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Best Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series
- TV series or one-shots, advertisements or short videos.
- Adventure Time
- Foxy Bingo
- Orangina Naturally
- The Regular Show
- Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention
Best Anthropomorphic Novel
- Written works of 40,000 words or more. Serialized novels qualify only for the year that the final chapter is published.
- Basecraft Cirrostratus by Justin Lamar
- Descent by Phil Geusz
- Otters In Space by Mary Lowd
- Save The Day by D. J. Fahl
- The Seventh Chakra by Kevin Frane (Rikoshi)
- Shadow of the Father by Kyell Gold
Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction
- Stories less than 40,000 words, poetry and other short written works.
- Bridges by Kyell Gold
- False Dawn by Kyell Gold
- Felis Ex Machina by E.O. Costello
- Gerty and the Doesn't-Smell-Like-a-Melon by Mary E. Lowd
- The Peculiar Quandary of Simon Canopus Artyle by Kevin Frane
Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work
- Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, non-fiction works, and convention program books.
- Fur-Piled #4 By Leo Magna
- Different Worlds, Different Skins edited by Will A. Sanborn
- Iron Claw Bestiary by Chris Goodwin
- i.s.o. #1 by Vince Suzukawa
- Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris
Best Anthropomorphic Graphic Story
- Includes comic books and serialised online stories.
- Concession by Immelmann
- Furthia High by QuetzaDrake
- Cruelty by Rukis
- Lackadaisy by Tracy J. Butler
- Twokinds by Tom Fischbach
Best Anthropomorphic Comic Strip
- Newspaper-style strips, including those with ongoing arcs.
- Broken Plot Device by Lis Boriss
- Faux Pas by Robert and Margaret Carspecken
- Little Tales by Genesis Eve Whitmore
- Housepets! by Rick Griffin
- Sandra and Woo by Powree and Oliver Knörzer
Best Anthropomorphic Magazine
- Professional magazines, amateur zines, fanzines, internet-only magazines.
- Anthropomorphic Dreams Podcast by Will A. Sanborn
- Heat published by Sofawolf
- New Fables edited by Tim Susman
- South Fur Lands edited by Bernard Doove
- Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe edited by Gene Breshears
Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration
- Illustrations for books, magazines, convention program books, cover art for such, coffee table portfolios.
- Big Red: Lady Sings the Blues by Richard Bartrop
- Cenotaph by Susan Rankin-Pollard
- The Seventh Chakra by Kamui
- Shadow of the Father by Sara Palmer
- New Fables Summer 2010 by Mary Minch (aka Mary Mouse)
Best Anthropomorphic Game
- Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games.
- Disney Epic Mickey
- Furry Basketball Association
- Rocket Knight
- Sam & Max: Season 3, Episode 1: The Penal Zone
- Sonic Colors
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