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 his role as the host of the online streaming channel Gatorbox and its furry news satire program What's Yiffin'?.

Kon's literary work garnered a following due to 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)

Kon was born in Corpus Christi, Texas where he attended primary school and Texas A&M University, graduating with cum laude honors in 2011.

As a writer, Kon's work predominately focuses on feral depictions of reptiles, dragons, dinosaurs, and dolphins. Early on in his time within the fandom he became known as a creator of niche content for many science fiction-based kinks and fetishes. 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.[4]

Beginning in 2012 Kon was a frequent guest host on the online streaming channel Gatorbox and in 2015 became a permanent host. He was also the co-writer and host of the channel's furry news satire program What's Yiffin'? whose final 2017 season was syndicated through Dogpatch Press. Kon has also used the Gatorbox platform to raise over $1,000 for children's hospitals with the charity Extra Life, which Kon has matched personally through additional donations of toys and stuffed animals.

Creative works[edit]

Dracokon's Lair as of May 2010.

Kon began writing in 1995 when he joined a comedy troupe that was active within his school. His arrival in the furry fandom in 2000 coincided with his interest in writing fantasy stories which he began sharing online under the moniker "Raptor Millennium III".

Below is a selected list of some of his more noteworthy works (as "Dracokon").

Short stories[edit]

Filmography[edit]

  • Gatorbox (2012-) - Himself
  • What's Yiffin'? (2015-2017) - Himself

Convention appearances[edit]

André Kon (center) performing with Attractivision in 2016.

Kon 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 is open to invitations to assist with productions and other ventures that would benefit from his collaboration or attendance. [5]

In 2013 he 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.[6] He reprised his emcee role from 2014-2016 with the musical troupe "Attractivision".

Convention attendance (as guest)[edit]

  • Further Confusion - 2009
  • Realmscon - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

References[edit]

  1. Dracokon.com - "Biography"
  2. FurAffinity - Dracokon
  3. Herpy.net Community Profile - Dracokon
  4. What's Yiffin'? - June 2016
  5. Dracokon.com - "Contact"
  6. Herpy.net - "Dracokon's Blog" (registration required)

External links[edit]

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