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Early launch of Darkfang Archive directory of otherkin and therian resources

2015-Feb-27, | 07:47 am
posted by: frameacloud in otherkin_news

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2015-02-11: Mikh'to and kiilas launched an early version of the Darkfang Archive, a directory of all kinds of resources for otherkin, therianthropes, and vampires. The new web-site has room to grow. From Mikh'to's description of the site, as given on the Elfinkind Digest mailing list, and quoted with permission:

"This is a curated database of otherkin, therianthropy and real vampirism sites, media and social spaces. It's partly inspired by otherkin.net and other older resource sites, and is trying to make an up-to-date online resource (it is not a wiki) that gives people a way to look into these things without problematic influences or needless dogma. It separates content by 'category', so each 'kintype'/'theriotype'/'phenotype', subgroup, experiential slant, mythos, etc. that is covered has its own page, so it doesn't lump everyone in into some big 'otherkin' umbrella. It is designed for both desktop and mobile browsers.

"It's currently in a 'preview' version - it's intended for feedback, so it's unfinished and possibly buggy. Data submissions are welcome and greatly appreciated. We are also interested in mirroring old/defunct sites and media in the future with permission."

Personally, I've browsed the site a little, and it looks like one of the most useful resources for the otherkin community that I've seen in some time. I hope some of our readers will offer feedback and help make the Darkfang Archive excellent.

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Stage performance about otherkin, Glick's play Kin Folk

2015-Feb-09, | 07:43 am
posted by: frameacloud in otherkin_news

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On 2015-02-11, the Den Theater in Chicago, Illinois will have a stage performance about otherkin, Glick's Kin Folk. As far as I know, this is the first stage performance about otherkin, by that name. Description from The New Colony Side Stage:

"Staged Reading of Kin Folk
"February 11, 2015, 7:29PM
"Written by William Glick
"Directed by Evan Linder

"After being recently orphaned, Lucy must reimagine her life. She decides to come out of the closet and reveal her true identity to her family: a dragon named Kreeka. After the announcement, Lucy is more alone than she has ever been, and she must ultimately choose between her family and a new community known as Otherkin. On her journey, she meets a young man claiming to be an elf, a giant gnome named Blubberwort, and a werewolf from Montana who shows her what it means to lead a life driven by a belief in the fantastic.

"Featuring Kate Carson-Groner, Chris Fowler, Sarah Gitenstein, Andrew Hobgood, Steve Love, Liz Sharpe and Stephanie Shum."

Hopefully some otherkin in the Chicago area can see this performance and tell how they feel it represented them. In the comments, please give links to any forum threads, blog posts, or reviews of this event.

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Otherkin panel at Arisia 2015 in Boston

2014-Dec-20, | 02:44 am
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posted by: spacehawk in otherkin_news

Hi everyone!

Next month is Arisia 2015! Arisia is a volunteer-run convention that covers all aspects of science fiction and fantasy literature and media. We strive to create a big tent environment that builds community among the varied groups and interests within fandom.

This year, Arisia will be running a panel on the Otherkin community, on Friday, January 16th, at 5:30 PM. The panelists, all members of the Otherkin community, will discuss "Otherkin 101," the development and history of the varied Otherkin communities, common misconceptions about Otherkin, Otherkin experiences in SF fandom, and where the Otherkin community is headed in the future.

If you are or will be in town, please consider stopping by! Friday-only day-passes will be available (unless we sell out).

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Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions Of Self-Identified Real Vampires

2014-Nov-16, | 06:15 am
posted by: merticus in otherkin_news

Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions Of Self-Identified Real Vampires
Presented by Merticus of Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC & Vampire Community News (VCN) - November 12, 2014

http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2014/11/12/diagnosed-physical-mental-conditions-of-real-life-vampires

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Previously in Otherkin News

2014-Oct-29, | 07:00 am
posted by: frameacloud in otherkin_news

One year ago in Otherkin News: Anathan: Otherkin - of heaven or hell?

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2014-Oct-22, | 07:00 am
posted by: frameacloud in otherkin_news

One year ago in Otherkin News: Cartoon shows difference between furries, therians/otherkin.

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Otherkinsight Closure

2014-Oct-20, | 05:31 pm
posted by: jarandhel in otherkin_news

On October 20, 2014, Salix (formerly Sandstone, formerly Kodama) announced that Otherkinsight would be closing on the week of November 2nd, 2014.[1] In a post announcing the reasons for the closure, Salix stated: "Members have been extremely disrespectful to other members and consistently breaking rules. Moderators are having difficulty maintaining the peace, as am I." and "I am left with the difficult choice of either banning quite a few members or shutting down the site completely. Considering my other priorities, with a heavy heart, I choose to close down the site."[2]

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Previously in Otherkin News

2014-Oct-20, | 07:00 am
posted by: frameacloud in otherkin_news

One year ago in Otherkin News: What's in the future for therians and otherkin?

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2014-Oct-19, | 07:00 am
posted by: frameacloud in otherkin_news

One year ago in Otherkin News: Daily Bhaskar: 10 People Who Claim To Be Vampires and Aliens.

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2014-Oct-18, | 07:00 am
posted by: frameacloud in otherkin_news

One year ago in Otherkin News: Davidsen in Culture & Religion journal mentions otherkin.

Five years ago in Otherkin News: KAPS Paranormal Radio interview with therian community.

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