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Bengaley Summercat, real name Henry Thiel (born August 28th, 1985) is a furry who lives in Southern California, United States. His main fursona is a snow leopard, but he is known for giving people a headache with the large number of various other fursona and persona characters. Bengaley Summercat is his full 'fan' name, and people more commonly call him by either name or nicknames, such as Ben or Summer. He is the editor of Anthroview and Tales from the Neon Phoenix.
He is one of the administrators of Fur Affinity.
Bengaley Summercat claims to have been a furry since he was a little kid, but was not introduced to the Furry Fandom until the Fall of 1999, when a friend he met at highschool brought him into the Star Fox fandom. Bengaley had already created the name Bengaley based on the character Ben Gali from Thundercats, and simply reused the name as his fursona.
Summercat continued to lurk around the edges of the Furry community until 2003, when he attended the furry Christmas party held at the The Prancing Skiltaire with close friend, Vorenth. He then attended the last Rick's Cafe party, and has continued to show up at the PS parties for the last four years. Since 2003, Bengaley has further involved himself in the local furry community, and has stated a goal to further the cause of Unporn.
In 2006, Summercat attended his first Furry convention, Califur II, where he started his sketchbook (see below.) Afterwards, due to a case of mistaken identity by Kurt Miller, he was volunteered onto Califur's staff to assist with Electronic Gaming for Califur III, and has since become official for Califur IV.
At Califur III, Bengaley was introduced to Rowrbrazzle, and became a member of that publication. He's has expressed his elation at being able to join, as the publication was known to him as to have been central in assisting the start of the furry fandom, as well as being older than he is.
 Bengaley's Sketchbooks
A tradition started at Califur II, Summercat's sketchbooks are filled with art from a dizzying variety of sources, with a large portion of which from Hobbpanda, another local furry. Summercat has set two rules for any picture he begs from artists, that the artist draw something, and sign it.
The first Sketchbook runs from Califur II (Pirates of the Furry Main), and was filled at Further Confusion 08 (The Fur East).
The second sketchbook has not yet been started, although it may be started at the next Califur (4 - Steampunk).
- ↑ Bengaley's profile on SoCalFurs. Retrieved December 5th, 2007
- ↑ Bangaley's profile on Wikipedia. Retrieved December 5th, 2007
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- Summercat on Fur Affinity
- Bengaley on YouTube
- Bengaley's personal website.
- Neon Phoenix Entertainment, Bengaley's Gaming Company.
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