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 has garnered a small but dedicated 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 in 1988 where he attended primary school and Texas A&M University, graduating with cum laude honors in 2011. He moved to San Antonio, Texas that same year where he resided until 2016 when he chose to relocate to Rockport, Texas. In 2017, Kon's home was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey when the storm made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane. As of 2018 he has resumed living in Corpus Christi.

As a writer, Kon's work predominately focuses on feral depictions of reptiles, dragons, dinosaurs, and dolphins. Early on in his career 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 frequently guest hosted 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'? whose final 2017 season was syndicated through Dogpatch Press. From 2013 onward he has organized and performed annual video game speedrunning marathons to raise money for children's hospitals through the charity Extra Life; to date he has raised over $1,000 in direct support which Kon has matched personally through additional donations of toys and stuffed animals.

Kon has also expressed interest in using his platform to support charities benefiting medical research after developing partial blindness at age 29.

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[5] Kon revealed that he was no longer interested in pursuing furry writing, however in a tweet shared on November 3, 2017[6] 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.[7]

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-) - 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 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. [8]

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

References[edit]

  1. Dracokon.com - "Biography"
  2. FurAffinity - Dracokon
  3. Herpy.net Community Profile - Dracokon
  4. What's Yiffin'? - June 2016
  5. SoFurry.com - "Dolphin Dreaming and Transience"
  6. Twitter.com - November 3, 2017
  7. SoFurry.com - "#DracokonIsBack"
  8. Dracokon.com - "Contact"
  9. Herpy.net - "Dracokon's Blog" (registration required)

External links[edit]

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