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Nominations for 2013

Voting for 2013

Past Winners:

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Award Presentations

Voting for the 2013 Ursa Major Awards has concluded.

Results of the 2013 voting will be announced at Califur, May 30 - June 1, 2014.


The Nominees

Best Motion Picture
Live-action or animated feature-length movies.

• The Croods (directed by Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, February 15)
• Despicable Me 2 (directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, July 3)
• Frozen (directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, November 27)
• The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (directed by Peter Jackson, December 13)
• Monsters University (directed by Dan Scanlon, June 21)

Best Dramatic Series or Short Work
TV series or one-shots, advertisements or short videos.

• Adventure Time (created by Pendleton Ward and produced by Larry Lechliter, Adam Muto, Nate Cash, David OReilly [a.k.a. O’Reilly], and Elizabeth Ito for Cartoon Network, Season 5 episodes 6 to 43)
• Bee and PuppyCat (directed by Natasha Allegri; episodes 1 and 2)
• Bravest Warriors (directed by Breehan Burns; Season 1, episode 7 to Season 2, episode 5)
• My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (directed by James Thiessen & James Wooton; Season 3, episode 10 to Season 4, episode 7)
• What Does the Fox Say? (original) (directed by Ylvis; September 3)

Best Novel
Written works of 40,000 words or more. Serialized novels qualify only for the year that the final chapter is published.

• The Cat’s Eye Pub, by James R. Jordan (CreateSpace, June 4)
• Corr Syl the Warrior, by Garry Rogers (CreateSpace, May 22)
• Otters in Space II: Jupiter, Deadly, by Mary E. Lowd (FurPlanet Productions, July 4)
• Skyfire, by Jess E. Owen (Five Elements Press, December 26)
• The Thin Line, by E. O. Costello (FurAffinity, September 18)

Best Short Fiction
Stories less than 40,000 words, poetry, and other short Written works.

• Fox in the Hen House, by Mary E. Lowd (in Dancing in the Moonlight: Rainfurrest 2013 Charity Anthology, edited by Rainfurrest; FurPlanet Productions, September 26)
• In a Cat’s Eyes, by Mary E. Lowd (in Dancing in the Moonlight: Rainfurrest 2013 Charity Anthology, edited by Rainfurrest; FurPlanet Productions, September 26)
• Indigo Rain, by Watts Martin (FurPlanet Publications, January 17)
• The Monkeytown Raid, by Roz Gibson (in What Happens Next, edited by Fred Patten; FurPlanet Publications, July 4)

Best Other Literary Work
Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, non-fiction works, and serialized online stories.

• Digger: The Complete Omnibus Edition, by Ursula Vernon (comic strip collection, Sofawolf Press, November 15)
• Dogs of War, by Shiela Keenan (story) & Nathan Fox (art) (illustrated comic book novel, Scholastic/Graphix, October 29)
• Housepets! Are Gonna Sniff Everybody (Housepets! Book 4), by Rick Griffin (comic strip collection, CreateSpace, July 25)
• My Little Pony Annual 2013, by various (comic book annual, IDW Publishing, October 30)
• Slightly Damned, Book 2, by Sarah “Chu” Wilson (comic strip collection, self-published, May 1)
• The Werewolf Calendar 2013, by various (calendar, The Werewolf Calendar, January 17)

Best Graphic Story
Includes comic books, and serialized online stories.

• Gunnerkrigg Court, by Tom Siddell (Internet, January 2 to December 31)
• My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (comic book, IDW Publishing, #2 (January 2) to #14 (December 18)
• Prequel (or Making a Cat Cry, The Adventure), by Kazerad (Internet, January 9 to December 22)
• A Redtail’s Dream, by Minna Sundberg (Internet, January 1 to October 23)
• Slightly Damned, by Sarah “Chu” Wilson (Internet, January 2 to December 21)
• TwoKinds, by Tom Fischbach (Internet, January 5 to December 23)

Best Comic Strip
Newspaper-style strips, including those with ongoing arcs.

• Doc Rat, by Jenner (Internet, January 1 to December 31)
• Freefall, by Mark Stanley (Internet, January 2 to December 30)
• Housepets!, by Rick Griffin (Internet, January 2 to December 30)
• Sequential Art, by Phillip M. Jackson (Internet, #820 to #867)
• The Three Jaguars, by M. C. A. Hogarth (Internet, January 1 to November 25)

Best Magazine
Edited collections of creative and/or informational works by various people, professional or amateur, published in print or online in written, pictorial or audio-visual form.

• ActFur On Air (Internet podcast; Season 5)
• Claw & Quill, edited by Watts Martin (Internet magazine; #1, October 29)
• Flayrah, edited by Laurence “GreenReaper” Parry (Internet magazine; January 1 to December 31)
• Fur What It’s Worth (Internet podcast; Season 2, episode 19 to Season 3, episode 13)
• Fursday, edited by Stuart Otterson (Internet magazine; October 3 to December 31)
• In-Fur-Nation, edited by Rod O’Riley (Internet magazine; January 2 to December 28)

Best Published Illustration
Illustrations for books, magazines, convention program books, cover art for such, coffee-table portfolios.

• Abluedeer, cover of The Cat’s Eye Pub, by James Jordan (CreateSpace, June 4)
• Blotch, cover of Divisions, by Kyell Gold (Sofawolf Press, January 17)
• Dark Natasha, painting, “Matthias Ready for Battle” (The Metamor Keep website, February 3)
• Dolphyn (Justin Swatsworth), illustration in Anthrocon 2013 conbook, page 19 (“Street Rave”)
• RedCoatCat, cover of Furnal Equinox 2013 conbook

Best Game
Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games.

• Animal Crossing: New Leaf (developer and publisher: Nintendo; June 9)
• Duck Tales Remastered (developer: Way Forward Technologies; publisher: Capcom; August 13)
• Dust: An Elysian Tail (developer: Humble Hearts, Dean Dodrill; publisher: Microsoft Studios; May 24)
• Pokémon X&Y (developer: Game Freak; publisher: Nintendo and The Pokémon Company; October 12)
• Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (developer: Sanzaru Games; publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment; February 5)
• The Wolf Among Us (developer and publisher: Telltale Games; December 24)

Best Website
Online collections of art, stories, and other creative and/or informational works. Includes galleries, story archives, directories, blogs, and personal sites.

• [adjective][species] (furry fandom commentary specialty site; January 2 to December 26)
• Equestria Daily (My Little Pony specialty site; January 1 to December 31)
• FurAffinity (furry art specialty site; January 1 to December 31)
• Inkbunny (furry art specialty site; January 1 to December 31)
• WikiFur (general furry information/history; January 1 to December 31)