Meeran, as depicted by WolfSkyler
|Other names||ミーラン, Variations of the word 'dagger'|
|Profession or hobby||Virtual reality, documentation of online furry conventions, fandom history|
Meeran is a furry from the United States of America. He was born in 1998. Meeran joined the furry fandom in October 2013. He is an avid virtual reality and cyberpunk enthusiast, gamer, and writer. He occasionally assists Wikifur with documenting online furry conventions as they become a new frontier for the fandom.
Meeran is an anthropomorphic tanuki (Japanese raccoon-dog) with a black and gray fur color scheme. He is typically depicted with shorts, combat boots, then a gray sleeveless hoodie or a leather jacket for a top. He enjoys hot springs and onsens, and Japanese cuisine. He is often labeled as a raccoon due to similar appearance, which is untrue. Due to Meeran being a virtual reality and video game addict, he loves fighting monsters. In combat, he is often seen 'dual-wielding' given the option that two controllers allow him to do so. He admires and likes driving various cars.
Meeran became a furry in 2013, and created various fursonæ in his early years of the fandom. His first convention was Anthrocon 2014: Secret Societies, and has attended several conventions in the eastern United States, and Japan throughout his timeline. In 2017, he created his current fursona, "Meeran".
At Anthrocon 2016, Meeran hosted an amiibo Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament as a panelist. At Furry Weekend Atlanta 2017, Meeran won a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament. He is now retired from playing Nintendo games, and currently has an interest in virtual reality gaming.
In 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic at its peak, furries began hosting online furry conventions as a means to be safe from the virus while enjoying the gimmicks of a convention. Meeran took large interest, and began documenting, preserving, and archiving them, comparing the experimentation with online conventions similar to early furry conventions such as ConFurence Zero in the 1980s and 1990s for future generations to look back upon. He was a former staff member at the first Furality Online Xperience, but was a panelist during its first run where he reviewed the cyberpunk genre to a livestream audience.
In November of 2018, Meeran rented the book "Ready Player One" from his local library, which heavily sparked his interest in virtual reality. He received his first virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift CV1, on December 29, 2018 pre-owned for $225 USD. He primarily has used it for games such as VRChat, beta-testing games for independent developers, and helped online convention staff with general knowledge and information about the platform's potential. Since 2018, Meeran has preached that VR will become an upgrade or evolution to the modern home computer, his claim being that in virtual reality, a three-dimensional space can be interacted with more convenience, compared to a computer monitor or smartphone screen that is two-dimensional.
Meeran believes heavily that an avatar (virtual reality) or 3D model is a great alternative for fursuiting. His reason being that they are cheaper, more dexterous, and will not break and wear out over time. His first avatar was created by Myaggic for $90 USD in October, 2019. The result of the finished product did not match his desire of quality. In January of 2020, Meeran then commissioned Milkpot, a professional Japanese avatar and fursuit maker for 200,000¥. The Milkpot model is the avatar that Meeran uses to this day.
- Anthrocon: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- WPAFW: 2014, 2015
- Megaplex: 2015, 2016
- Furloween: 2017
- Furry Weekend Atlanta: 2017, 2018
- Osaka Furry Fun Festa: 2019
- Kansai Kemoket 8: 2019
Online conventions attended
- JMoF VR Lounge*: January 2020
- Furality Online Xperience*: May 2020 (formerly as staff; uncredited)
- Down Home FurCon: May 2020 (registered only; not attended)
- Couch Con: June 2020 (registered only; not attended)
- Virtual Anthrocon*: July 2020
- Hex Furfest*: July 2020
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