André Louis Kon, also known as Dracokon and formerly as Raptor Millennium III, (b. April 13, 1988) is a French-American writer and stage actor from Corpus Christi, Texas. He joined the furry fandom in 2000 and adopted his current "Dracokon" moniker in 2007.
Kon's literary work has garnered a small but dedicated niche audience following his frequent appearances on the activity charts at Yiffstar in the late 2000's. He is most well known for his short stories The Raptor Experiment and The Infection, penned in 2008 and 2009 respectively. In 2013, The Raptor Experiment was a part of the NYC performance art show Naked Girls Reading.
Between 2012 and 2014, Kon was an occasional guest on the online streaming channel Gatorbox; as of 2015 he has become a permanent co-host and currently appears in most of their content. He is also the co-writer and host of the monthly furry news satire program What's Yiffin'? which airs on Gatorbox and is syndicated through Dogpatch Press.
Kon majored in broadcast media at Texas A&M University and graduated with cum laude honors in 2011.
Beginning in 2013, Kon has performed annual video game speedrunning marathons through Gatorbox to raise money for children's hospitals. To date, over $700 in direct support has been raised by the station which Kon has matched personally through additional donations of toys and stuffed animals. He has also applied to perform with the popular charity Games Done Quick, however as of August 2017 he has failed to qualify for the event.
As a writer, Kon's work predominately focuses on feral depictions of reptiles, dragons, dinosaurs, and dolphins. He is a staunch advocate of what he calls "look don't touch" in regards to zoosexuality and, due to the nature of his works, urges others to discover themselves through art and literary works as opposed to acting on fantasies. Outside of writing, Kon is noted for his affiliations and work with Herpy: Reptile Lovers' Community where he maintained administrative oversight from 2008 through 2016.
Kon's French surname is actually pronounced "cone", though he has adopted the Americanized "con" pronunciation. The name of his avatar, a purple/lavender Western dragon with blue stripes and green eyes, is spelled identically but is phonetically "con".
Although he intermittently uploads drawings, photography, and other works, Dracokon primarily refers to himself as a writer and claims his start in the written arts began in 1995. Below is a selected list of some of his more noteworthy works.
- Rexlabs Rising - A story series co-authored with Rangarig.
- Once In A Lifetime - A dolphin story written in memory of artist Athus Nadorian.
- The Infection - A 4-part C-snakes story.
- The Raptor Experiment - Dracokon's most popular work to date.
- Nocturnal Intermission - First story written and released as "Dracokon".
- Aliens & Ethics (2009, cancelled) - A former collaboration-turned-solo work. A dragon-themed sci-fi erotica.
Kon revealed in a SoFurry journal posted on 28 May 2017 that he is no longer interested in pursuing furry writing as a hobby and hasn't posted any new adult content since 2014.
Dracokon attended Further Confusion 2009 as an invited panelist and spoke at three writing panels on the themes of character development, artistic inspiration, and an open panel for good but little-known furry literature.
He fell off the radar for several years until 2013 when he broke his "convention silence" and emceed The Video Game Concert for Attractive People as an exaggerated caricature of himself for Realmscon in Corpus Christi, TX. He was also the would-be host of an interactive comedy show, André Kon: Talk Furry to Me, but it was cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. He reprised his emcee role in 2014, 2015, and 2016 with the musical troupe "Attractivision".
Convention attendance (as guest)
- Further Confusion - 2009
- Realmscon - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Dracokon has yet to attend any other furry conventions but mentions on his website that he's open to invitations to assist with productions and other ventures that would benefit from his advice or attendance. 
- Dracokon.com - "Biography"
- FurAffinity - Dracokon
- Herpy.net Community Profile - Dracokon
- Dracokon.com - "Biography"
- Dracokon.com - "Writing"
- SoFurry.com - "Dolphin Dreaming and Transience"
- Herpy.net - "Dracokon's Blog" (registration required)
- Dracokon.com - "Contact"
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