Colin (New Zealand)

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Colin Raccoon and Nicol Firefox

Colin (real name Colin Matthew Palmer; 1975 - November 15, 2014) was a raccoon fur who lived in Hamilton, New Zealand. His fursona was sometimes called Colin Raccoon to distinguish it from his real-life self. In addition to his raccoon fursona, Colin also had a red panda character named Nicol Firefox, who Colin portrayed with a fursuit.

Colin was interviewed by Bruce Holloway of the Waikato Times for the September 16, 2006, article Fur fantasy fanatics only[1], which briefly describes furry fandom in Hamilton, and in New Zealand as a whole.

The same year, Colin appeared with and without his fursuit on Eating Media Lunch, a satirical news program that airs on New Zealand's TV 2[2]. On the program, Colin talked about various aspects of furry fandom and fursuiting. After seeing artwork on furry.org.nz, the interviewer asked Colin for his opinions on furotica and bestiality.

Colin also appeared on television in Bringing Out the Animal in You, a three-and-a-half-minute segment that aired on November 6, 2006. This segment was part of the Nightline program on New Zealand's TV3.

Colin was a webmaster for furry.org.nz, and (as Nicol) the owner of Cub Central. Between 2009 and 2011, Colin was on the staff of FurcoNZ, acting as website administrator and dealing with IT support. In 2010 he was also a sous-chef on the kitchen team.

Colin died suddenly on November 15, 2014, at the age of 39.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/waikatotimes/0,2106,3798599a6579,00.html
  2. Furries on Eating Media Lunch at YouTube
  3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/277437528955036/permalink/850793431619440/
  4. Death Notice - Colin Matthew Palmer - The New Zealand Herald (24 November 2014)

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