Dracokon

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André Kon, 2017

André Louis Kon[1], also known as Dracokon and formerly as Raptor Millennium III[2], (b. April 13, 1988[3]) 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. He is best known for his tenure as community administrator on the website Herpy as well as being the host of the online streaming channel Gatorbox and its furry news satire program What's Yiffin'?.

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.


Biography[edit]

Kon, 2011 (by AlientKnight)

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.[4] Outside of writing, Kon is noted for his affiliations and work with Herpy: Reptile Lovers' Community where he maintained administrative oversight from 2008 until the site's closure in 2016. His goal was to repair Herpy's image within the fandom and shift its content toward education.[5]

Beginning in 2012 Kon was a frequent guest on the online streaming channel Gatorbox and became a permanent host in 2015. He was also the co-writer and host of the channel's furry news satire program What's Yiffin'? which was syndicated through Dogpatch Press. Between 2013 and 2016 he performed annual video game speedrunning marathons through Gatorbox to raise money for children's hospitals and raised nearly $1,000 in direct support which Kon matched personally through additional donations of toys and stuffed animals. Kon worked on Gatorbox until August 2017 when Hurricane Harvey destroyed the studio where the show was taped and edited.

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".

Kon majored in broadcast media at Texas A&M University and graduated with cum laude honors in 2011.


Creative works[edit]

Dracokon's Lair as of May 2010.

Although he intermittently uploads drawings, photography, and other works, Kon primarily refers to himself as a writer and claims his start in the written arts began in 1995. He started out writing skits and jokes with a comedy troupe in his hometown and did not start writing stories until 2001. In a journal on SoFurry dated May 28, 2017[6] Kon revealed that he was no longer interested in pursuing furry writing, however in a tweet shared on November 3, 2017[7] he claimed that he had begun working on his first writing project in several years; the message was posted with the hashtag #DracokonIsBack. On November 28, 2017 Kon released the first installment of Cargo Ship UX-1421 along with another journal titled "#DracokonIsBack" where he described how the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey changed his perspective on life.[8]

Below is a selected list of some of his more noteworthy works.

Short stories[edit]

Published work[edit]

  • Aliens & Ethics (2011, cancelled) - A former collaboration-turned-solo work. A dragon-themed sci-fi erotica.

Filmography[edit]

  • Gatorbox (2012-2017) - Himself
  • What's Yiffin'? (2015-2017) - Himself
  • Dracokon's Web Diary Show For Furries (2018) - Himself

Stage performances[edit]

  • André Kon: In 3D (2011) - Himself
  • André Kon: Live & In Person, Too (2012) - Himself
  • André Kon: Talk Furry To Me (2013) - Himself
  • The Video Game Concert for Attractive People (2013) - Christian Weston Chandler
  • The Video Game Concert for Attractive People (2014) - Himself
  • Attractivision Live (2015) - Super Mario
  • Attractivision Live (2016) - S. C. Johnson

Convention appearances[edit]

André Kon (center) performing with Attractivision in 2016.

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, Texas. 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.[9] He reprised his emcee role in 2014, 2015, and 2016 with the musical troupe "Attractivision".

Convention attendance (as guest)[edit]

  • 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. [10]

References[edit]

  1. Dracokon.com - "Biography"
  2. FurAffinity - Dracokon
  3. Herpy.net Community Profile - Dracokon
  4. Dracokon.com - "Biography"
  5. What's Yiffin'? - June 2016
  6. SoFurry.com - "Dolphin Dreaming and Transience"
  7. Twitter.com - November 3, 2018
  8. SoFurry.com - "#DracokonIsBack"
  9. Herpy.net - "Dracokon's Blog" (registration required)
  10. Dracokon.com - "Contact"

External links[edit]

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