Happy Monday Friends and Fans of Rabbit Valley® Comics,

Furry Migration  has come and gone. We will miss our friends in Minneapolis dearly until we see them again next year, some even sooner at Midwest FurFest this coming December.

Con Report

Our travel started a few weeks ago when we sent inventory and our fursuits up to Minnesota for the convention.

Tuesday before the convention the Fox flew out to San Francisco for a day trip – lots of flying this week.

We flew out to Minneapolis Thursday morning, many thanks to theBunnyNextDoor for taking us to the airport, and checked into our hotel after a lovely lunch at the First Wok in Bloomington. We met with Kurst and Trejaan for dinner at the Mall Of America before retiring for the evening.

Friday we moved to the Thunderbird Hotel (now called the Ramada Inn) for the convention. The Fox has not been to this property since the early 2000s and other than the main lobby, not much has changed. We unloaded our boxes and set up our display stand. Then had a bite to eat before selling all the books – well not all the books, but enough to cause us to need to bring more next year. Dinner with friends was nice then early to bed for bunnies and foxes.

Saturday was more time in the booth selling comics, novels, novellas, and magazines before getting ready for the fursuit parade. Many thanks to Trejaan for watching the table for us while we suited up and marched in what I consider to be the shortest 115 furson parade. Hopefully next year they increase the length of the route and remove the stairs component. The group photoshoot was fun. Then it was back to selling books until dinner, drinks, and sleep!

Sunday came way to quick. More sales, more food, more fun.

All in all the convention came and went way to quickly.

Top Five Sellers At The Con:

  • Burning Curiosity
  • Winding Silhouettes
  • He Knew
  • The Haunted House
  • Knot Shy / Knot University Two Tail Trouble

We’re now sitting in the airport and will process all the orders placed on-line during the con tomorrow as well as the large format prints orders.

Thanks to all those who made the convention super special.

Upcoming Conventions and Travel:

  • Rainfurrest
    Seattle, WA
    September 25-28, 2014
    Werepuppy – Selection of his own titles in the artist alley
  • Fur Reality
    Cincinnati, OH
    October 10-12, 2014
    M&T Comics
  • Unthrocon
    Salt Lake City, UT
    October 31 – November 2, 2014
    Rabbit Valley Comics
  • Furpocalypse
    Cromwell, CT
    October 31 – November 2, 2014
    WhiteWolf Creations
  • Pacific Anthropomorphics Weekend
    San Jose, California
    November 14-16, 2014
    Rabbit Valley Comics

That’s abou tit for this week’s report!

 

Happy Saturday Friends and Fans of Rabbit Valley® Comics,

We’ve got a lot going on this month so I’ll just highlight things for you.

Tales From The Guild, Music to Your Ears edited by AnthroAquatic – $15.00

Tales From The Guild, Music to Your Ears edited by AnthroAquatic

There are few things in this world that can invoke the range of emotions that music can. It can bring its listeners close together; it can drive its listeners apart. It is a core mechanic in what makes us human, but what about in those that aren’t quite human? Tales from the Guild, Music to Your Ears features a collection of stories from veteran and newcomer authors alike that spans several universes, but show that no intelligent creature is immune to the power of music. 

Featuring stories by Furry Writers’ Guild

The Lives of Dexter Peterson by Matthew Eble 

The Lives of Dexter Peterson

My name is Dexter Jared Peterson. 

I am 26 years old and I live in New York City. 

In the last seven years, I have lived as 11,577 different people. 

This is how Dexter begins every entry he writes in his journal. Whether he wakes up as a World War II soldier or a cinema-worshiping priest in a post-apocalyptic religious order, all Dexter can do is try to stay alive as his world changes. 

And then there’s the mysterious girl that seems to follow him from life to life. How could she possibly be the same girl in Dexter’s past, present, and future? 

It’s a classic story of
boy meets girl,
boy meets girl again as someone else,
boy keeps meeting girl and can’t seem to stop,
boy must decide if girl is just another anomaly or is worth giving his life to save her from certain death.

This novella accompanies the piano rock album available at www.matthewebel.com.

Other New Titles:

Upcoming Travel:

  • Furlaxation
    Columbus, OH
    September 12-14, 2014
    M & T Comics
  • Furry Migration
    Bloomington, MN
    September 12-14, 2014
    Rabbit Valley Comics
  • Rainfurrest
    Seattle, WA
    September 25-28, 2014
    Werepuppy – Selection of his own titles in the artist alley

Top Shipped List For The Week Ending September 6, 2014

Rank Title & Link List Price
1 Dragons Hoard Presents He Knew – By Muskie $18.00
2 Burning Curiosity by HerrAardy and ScyStorm $20.00
3 The Lives of Dexter Peterson $15.00
4 Circles Issue #5 $5.00
5 Circles Issue #6 $6.00
6 Circles Issue #7 $6.00
7 Circles Issue #8 $6.00
8 Associated Student Bodies Yearbook Hardcover Collection $40.00
9 Dragons Hoard Issue 1 – Digital PDF Version $7.50
10 Dragons Hoard Issue 2 – Digital PDF Version $12.50

Rabbit Valley Titles:

Other Neat Stuff Available at Rabbit Valley Comics:

I could go on for hours, but that’s enough for today!

…James Hardiman, called Jim by his friends and family, passed away a few days ago. The Furry Fandom has lost one of its early artists.

Obituary from Barnes Family Funeral Home

James Hardiman, age 42 of Ozark, Missouri passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 in his home. He was born May 8, 1972 in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, the son of Pauline (Marqua) Hardiman and Julius S. Hardiman. James is survived by his loving mother Pauline of Ozark; his father Julius S. Hardiman of Florida; his brother Jonathan and wife Janette of Springfield; two nephews Matthew and Alexander Hardiman; one niece Isabella Hardiman and several other caring relatives. No services are planned cremation under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

Jason of Angry Viking Press explains Jim’s last few months here.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Jim’s family and friends.

Happy Labor Day!

May yours be restful.

We’re back from our August trips and planning for Furry Migration later this month, but first some news and updates!

New Title

Tales From The Guild, Music to Your Ears edited by AnthroAquatic

Tales From The Guild, Music to Your Ears edited by AnthroAquatic

There are few things in this world that can invoke the range of emotions that music can. It can bring its listeners close together; it can drive its listeners apart. It is a core mechanic in what makes us human, but what about in those that aren’t quite human? Tales from the Guild, Music to Your Ears features a collection of stories from veteran and newcomer authors alike that spans several universes, but show that no intelligent creature is immune to the power of music. 

Featuring stories by Furry Writers’ Guild

Other New Titles:

Top Shipped Items in August

Rank Title Quanity Shipped
1 Dragons Hoard Presents He Knew – By Muskie $18.00
2 Stories From Lakeforest U by Alflor Aalto $20.00
3 Knot University two Tail Trouble by Sunitai Reij $20.00
4 Dragons Hoard Volume 3 $25.00
5 Dragons Hoard Presents DWAGS (Dragons Who Appreciate Gryphon Sex) $18.00
6 The Golden Week Book 2 by Douglas “Kimmy” Kim $15.00
7 Dragons Hoard Presents NomNoms Issue 2 $18.00
8 Buy It By The Box – Help Clear The Warehouse $12.50
9 Heat Issue #11 $14.95
10 Uncovered by Kyell Gold $19.95

Upcoming Direct Conventions (we’ve added a new event):

Upcoming Partner Conventions:

Rabbit Valley Titles:

Other Neat Stuff Available at Rabbit Valley Comics:

Greetings Friends and Fans of Rabbit Valley® Comics,

We’ve certainly had a busy summer thus far and it looks like the last few weeks of the season will continue to be hectic – but busy is good and we like good.

This weekend is FA United in New Jersey. If you’re at the convention and want some of our books check out M&T Comics in the dealers’ room as well as our friends listed below:

  • Table 1-2 – M&T Comics and Cards
  • Table 22 – NJSPCA
  • Table 33 – Sciggles
  • Table 38 – Gideon’s Corral

Also be sure to check out Fox Amoore & Colson’s acoustic concert this evening.

The Fox Amoore & Colson Concert
hosted by Fox Amoore & Colson
7:00P-8:00P (Main Events/Ballroom E)

Next weekend the fox will be in Austin, Texas so there will be a slight shipping delay.

Our next big event is Furry Migration where we’ll be in the dealer’s room with our books and a selection of popular titles form our suppliers and publishing friends.

We’ve added a few new items to the store this week including:

We’ve also received a bunch of inventory from FurPlanet and have more of the back ordered items on the way from both FurPlanet and Sofawolf. We’ll be shipping all back ordered items as they arrive. Thanks for your patience.

Top Shipped Items This Week:

Rank Title & Link Price
1 Dragons Hoard Presents He Knew – By Muskie $18.00
2 Buy It By The Box – Help Clear The Warehouse $12.50
3 The Mystic Sands by Alflor Aalto $20.00
4 Genus Presens Bun-Buns $6.95
5 Circles Issue #1 $7.50
6 Circles Issue #2 $5.00
7 Dragon’s Hoard Volume 4 $25.00
8 Spies in Their Midst by Alflor Aalto $20.00
9 Sarin Barneby and the King’s Gambit by Alflor Aalto $20.00
10 Clamcrusher Presents: Boys In and Out of Briefs  $24.95

I think that’s about it for this week. Read you in the funny papers.

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