Tyger Cowboy (real name Christopher Roth, born 6 June 1964) is the convention chairman for Mephit Furmeet, is the travel liaison for other conventions such as Archon, and has helped develop and support new conventions, such as Oklacon 2004. He was also a guest of honor at Rocket City FurMeet 2004. His fursona is a 7-foot (2.13 m) tall anthropomorphic werewolf.
A Dayton native, Tyger lived in Houston for 13 years and now resides in St. Louis. He has been a professional event planner and travel agent for over 20 years, working at various locations including running the travel office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He is active in the local gay community, participating in several organizations and events each year and sits on the board of Ouroboros Leather/ Levi Club. He is also an award winning chef with his own catering business, Hungry Like A Wolf Cateringing.. He is also an avid dart player and plays for a local team at the Bad Dog Bar & Grill. He is currently working for UNIGLOBE Professional Travel. Most recently Tyger has been working on his certifications for Road Guardians and Rescue Riders as a certified First Responder for various motorcycling events. He currently owns both a Buell XB12XT and Suzuki DR-Z400SM motorcycle.
An avid fursuiter, Tyger has a variety of suits including several werewolves that he uses in his role as the Alpha Wolf of the Crenshaw Pack at Molly Crenshaw's Haunted Forest every Halloween season. Some of his suits include:
- Tyger, a tan/white Wolf;
- Mideon V1, his original Werewolf;
- Cuddly Mideon, his kid friendly Werewolf;
- his new version of Mideon V2.
and his suits he has now retired
He has won various awards for his costuming and is a journeyman-ranked costumer in the International Costumers Guild.
Tyger was featured in an episode of the documentary series Anna in Wonderland presented by Anna Nolan, a gay ex-nun who became a UK television personality after her appearance on Big Brother. The show originally aired in July, 2002, on BBC Choice (Now BBC Three). He has also been featured in the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, Riverfront Times, Pitch Weekly and Vanity Fair.
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