JBadger

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JBadger's fursuit, Brendon, at Anthrocon 2007
JBadger's fursuit, DufusRaccoon, at I-CON

JBadger (born 1960) is a fursuiter and science fiction enthusiast from Long Island, New York, U.S.A. His FurryMUCK character, also called JBadger, is a ratel.

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[edit] Fandom history

During the late 70's, JBadger attended his first SF convention, and started reading Heavy Metal magazine. In the 80's, JBadger first walked into the Science Fiction Forum at Stony Brook, and his first RPG game came soon after.

JBadger first met a furry artist circa 1986 at an AFA (anime club) meeting in New York. He first shown an issue an Rowrbrazzle by someone showing their artwork.

JBadger started to go to SF cons for the parties, and to hang out with people he knew. with people I knew at the time. The first furry party he attended was at Philcon in 1986.

By 1989, when Worldcon was in Boston, JBadger found himself on staff for special events. In the early 1990's he would try to attend any convention where the former Mailbox Books run at that time by Ed_Zolna had a dealer's table, and started to accumulate quite a collection of zines.

In 1994, JBadger attended Furtasticon in Philadelphia, and in 1995 went to ConFurence East in New Jersey. During this he was still social with the anime folks, and was given a button to go to Anthrocon in Albany in 1997. Since then he has attended every Anthrocon, and at Anthrocon 2004 was on staff helping with the Charity auction/Masquerade. Also in 1998, JBadger was a member at large on the board of directors for ICON Science Fiction, Inc.

As of December, 2007, JBadger goes to several furry and science-fiction conventions each year. He is on staff as Puppet Second Midwest FurFest and and one of many Charity/Masquerade staff members of Anthrocon , owning more than forty puppets and often found behind a puppet stage.

[edit] Fursuits

JBadger has owned three fursuits. His first, obtained in circa 2002 was Raccoon, who was seen at Megaplex, Midwest FurFest and I-Con that year. In 2006, JBadger got his second fursuit, Brendon, a wolf made by Arend Studios. JBadger's third fursuit, Sherbert, is a colourful zonkey who was constructed by Myfurcreations.[1]

JBadger is a member of HI-4, a local mascotting group who perform for charities and community events.[2]

[edit] Real life

In real life, JBadger is a volunteer firefighter and is an avid geocacher [3][4].

[edit] References

  1. Sherbert on the Fursuit Database. Retrieved April 23, 2012
  2. HI-4 mascot group website. Retrieved December 29th, 2007
  3. Found caches on geocaching.com (12/28/2007)
  4. visited state maps on LiveJournal (12/09/2006)

[edit] External links

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