Bedtime Bear

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Ruffy the Rascal at a Meet and Greet at TR Hughes Ballpark 2007
Rascal at a Pre Season Game at TR Hughes Ballpark 2007

Bedtime Bear (real name Jeff Oberle), is a fursuiter and professional mascot performer who lives in St. Louis. Missouri, USA.


[edit] Biography

Bedtime got his start as a mascot through the Missouri River Otters of the former United Hockey League back in 2005 as a backup/community mascot and has not stopped performing since. He has done professional teams in both Missouri and Illinois across sports including baseball, hockey and football.

Bedtime also works with St. Louis Children's Hospital as a volunteer to bring joy and inspiration to kids with terminal illnesses or other injuries. He also suited up for Six Flags St. Louis during the summer of 2006. As of 2007, he has performed at well over 2,000 professional events and sporting events.

[edit] Professional mascot

Chip the Buffalo at US Cellular Coliseum 2006

[edit] Career notes

  • Largest Crowd Entertained at a Sporting Event - 32,467
  • Number of Mascot Related Injuries - 0
  • Number of Media Interviews with Newspapers/Magazines - 10
  • Number of New Characters Performed/Introduced - 2
  • Number of National Championships with Sports Franchises- 2

[edit] Fandom involvement

Bedtime has been involved in the furry fandom since 2004, He made his mascot debut as "Tenderheart Bear" of the Care Bears at Anthrocon 2004 performing in the Masquerade that year as well with Rapid T Rabbit doing some guitar to Starship's "We Built This City." Bedtime has also done Care Bear appearances with Rapid T. Rabbit in the Ocean City DooDah Parade.

He is the Fursuit Lead for the new Gateway Fur Meet in St. Louis as well as an assistant on Staff for Mephit Fur Meet as a Fursuit Lead as well as at Gateway Fur Meet as a Fursuit Lead bringing his experience as a mascot to furry cons.

Bedtime Bear was listed as "Fursuit Lead" for Waystation FurCon, a convention proposed for 2013 in Illinois, U.S.A.[1] The Waystation FurCon website stated {{q|Bedtime has been in the Furry Fandom since 2004. His first con attended was Anthrocon 04, and he's been attending conventions ever since. After largely being an attendee the last couple of years, he has started to reach out and take on more responsibilities at conventions, including working with Security, Video Gaming, and Fursuit Tracks.

[edit] Fursuits

Oscar the Otter hangs out with Mike from 92.3 WIL in St. Louis the Event Coordinator 2006
  • Tenderheart Bear 2004 - Present
  • Bedtime Bear 2011 - Present

[edit] Convention/event attendance

[edit] References

  1. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
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