2.4 Popular Artists/Websites

In past years, furries were asked to list their favorite artists and/or writers within the furry fandom. However, the wording of this question significantly limited its scope, given that many within the furry fandom create content for the fandom despite not being an artist or a writer (e.g., YouTubers, fursuit builders, fursuiters, convention organizers, musicians, etc.) To address this, we asked participants to list their favorite furry content creators (including YouTubers, suiters, artists, writers, etc.), and allowed them to list as many as they wished.

The result was a list of 1,316 unique creators. Given the extensiveness of this list, we are limiting the table below to the most frequently identified furries in the list. Those sharing the same rank tied in the number of times they were identified by participants.1 For historical interest, the 2012 results are also included below in a separate tab.

Favorite Furry Creators/Performers, Anthrocon 2017 Study2012 Study
Most Frequently Identified Furry Creators / Performers
Anthrocon 2017

Most Frequently Identified Furry Creators / Performers

Rank Creator(s) / Performer(s)
1 Telephone
2 Fox Amoore
3 2 the Ranting Gryphon
4 Majira Strawberry
5 Rukis
6 Uncle Kage
7 Kyell Gold, Pepper Coyote
8 Dark Natasha
9 Kenket
10 NIIC
11 Blotch
12 LapFox Trax
13 Pocari, TaniDaReal, Tracy Butler
14 Alkali, Beast Cub, Fjord Frost
15 Marci McAdam, Nos Hyena, Ursula Vernon
16 Mathew Ebel, Rika, Tacklebox
17 Clockwork Creatures, Kacey Miyagami, Mary Mouse, Rick Griffin, Spawts, Zabu the Sergal
18 Blu the Dragon, Bucktown Tiger, h0rs3, Kabier, Meesh, Red Rusker, Tokifuji, Twilight Saint
19 Autumn Falling, Aycee, Booker Fox, Dark Nek0gami, Darkgem, Dreamkeepers, Facerot, Fluff-Kevlar, Furcast, Jasonafex, Kadath, M.C.A. Hogarth, Miles-DF, Paco Panda, Strobes, Zaush
20 Beauty of the Bass, Bri Mercedes, Duke (the Dancing Dog), Gill Panda, Immelmann, Jay Naylor, Kero the Wolf, Michele Light, Mosfet, Sunny D, Thomas Fischbach, Tirrel, Vallhund, Wolfy-Nail

Most Popular Furry Websites and Content Creators (2012)

Most frequently identified websites and artists, from over 1100 unique names/sites.

Rank Website Artist/Writer
1 Furaffinity Blotch
2 SoFurry Dark Natasha
3 e621 Wolfy-Nail
4 DeviantArt Jay Naylor
5 Inkbunny Zen
6 Fchan Red Rusker
7 Wikifur Tanidareal
8 Funday Pawpet Show Rukis
9 Bad Dragon Kyell Gold
10 F-List Narse

This new list revealed a number of new popular content creators and performers that had not been identified in previous questions, in part due to the restriction in previous lists that the identified furries must be artists or writers. This list reveals the importance of considering fursuiters, musicians, and other performers among those who are influential in their contributions to furry culture.

In addition, we asked furries to indicate which websites they commonly frequented and had an account associated with. Participants generated 129 distinct websites, the most popular of which are displayed below.

Most Frequently Identified Furry-Related Websites

Rank Website
1 FurAffinity
2 Weasyl
3 Inkbunny
4 SoFurry
5 DeviantArt
6 Furry Network
7 Twitter
8 E621
9 Fur Amino
10 Telegram
11 F-List
12 Ferzu
13 Tumblr
14 Facebook
15 FurVilla
16 Pounced
17 Anthrocon Website
18 Instagram
19 Reddit
20 FurBuy

The most popular website by far was FurAffinity, a furry art repository and forum website. In fact, FurAffinity was identified seven times as often as the second most popular website, Weasyl. In fact, 84.6% of participants indicated that they had an account with FurAffinity. Of these participants, 10.3% said that they had two or more accounts on FurAffinity.

 

References

  1. Anthrocon 2017 Study

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