Matthew "Rycon "Vacanti
Rycon's new Fursona 7/4/2017
|Born||14 October 1982|
|Profession or hobby||Co-Owner of the Aristide Network|
|Character species||Siberian Husky|
Rycon Bamaisin is a gamer and YouTube livestreamer. In the Furry Fandom, he's a tan and white Siberian Husky w/blue eyes. He's also Co-Owner of the Minecraft Community Aristide Network with his wife Sage, and webmaster to the the Card Collector Blog.
Rycon Bamaisin was born Matthew Vacanti 10/14/1982 in Twentynine Palms, CA to a retired marine father and school secretary mother. On a whim he saw the 1973 Disney movie Robin Hood(which he instantly fell in love with) when it was shown as a re-release in 1988 at the local drive-in. Back then Rycon didn't know there was a following let alone a persona for such things, so he kept it to himself for the next 20+ years. In 2008 Rycon came out to his parents and told them that he was a fur, and explained to them what it meant to be a fur. They said they understood and that's where that matter's stood since then. In 2013 Rycon(now married) reevaluated himself in what it meant to cary the fox fursona and could see where the lines started to blend between the Arctic Fox and Siberian Husky(loves the cold, dispises humidity, etc..). In 2017, when he reevaluated himself again, he more aligned himself with the Husky then the Fox, so fursonas have been changed to reflect this. Rycon's real world background includes construction, maintenance, scraping(where he lost his sense of smell), database processing, computer repair, drawing, image editing, flash production, website creation/webmastering, forum moderation/adminship, wiki stuff, server maintenance, voice over work, and recently Minecraft server ownership/adminship and livestreaming on YouTube.
Since Rycon was never able to afford to purchase or create a fursuit, he went virtual thanks to the help of his then voice actor friend Mobius Infinity. In 2006 Mobius introduced Rycon to a virtual world named Second Life. They were still in beta and weren't accepting new accounts so he waited a year and created one. Because fox avatars hadn't existed yet(Wingless avis didn't come out till about 2008ish) Rycon's first avatar was an Aventity Husky. Later in 2008 after a fallout with Aventity over a sale, Mobius told Rycon about a company called KZK that had released a fox avatar. This avatar was worn until 2017 when the avatar was again changed back to a Husky. In January 2016, after 10 years of dealing with the ups and downs of Second Life, the BS of RFL of SL, and a bunch of other things, Rycon moved to InWorldz as part of a mass movement by several ex-RFL of SL relayers. Today Rycon maintains a presence in both InWorldz and Second Life.
FOUSE Radio was a pet project started by Rycon and Sage in 2010 and lasted until 2016 when a disagreement over politics forced the station to close.
The Aristide Network
The Aristide Network started out as an umbrella group for a variety of projects including a radio station for InWorldz, and a Minecraft server. As of 4/1/2017 the network is a Minecraft only server/community but still retains the safety for all personality. As of 6/1/2017 the network moved off it's own server to settling in to Adultcrafts server.