Matthew "Logan" Vacanti
Logan's new Fursona 2/2018
|Born||October 14, 1982|
|Profession or hobby||Artist, Co-Owner, Webmaster|
|Character species||Arctic Fox|
Logansryche is the writer/artist of the webcomic Logans Untitled Adventures, is a Gamer, and Radio Personality. In the Furry community, he's an Arctic Fox that changes white in the winter and orange/black in the summer. He's also the webmaster of Simply Panda Jenn.
Logansryche was born Matthew Leo 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 animated film 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 Logan 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 Logan 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 Logan re-evaluated himself in what it meant to carry the Fox fursona and could see where the lines started to blend between the Arctic Fox and Siberian Husky (loves the cold, despises humidity, etc..), and actively attempts to stay on the foxy side of things. In 2017 Logan discovered there was a YouTuber named Rycon and didn't want to cause confusion so he changed his name to Logan (which was short for Logansryche anyway, only to discover the YouTuber's real name's Logan). Logan and his longtime partner of eight years divorced over personal matters. Logan's real world background includes construction, janitorial/maintenance, scraping (where he lost his sense of smell), database processing, computer repair, drawing, image editing, flash production, website creation and work as a web master, forum moderation/administration, wiki contribution, server maintenance, voice over work, video editing on YouTube videos, Minecraft server ownership/administration, chat moderating, and livestreaming.
Since Logan was never able to afford to purchase a fursuit, he went virtual thanks to the help of his then voice actor friend Mobius Infinity. In 2005 Mobius introduced Logan to a virtual world called 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) Logan's first avatar was an Aventity Husky. Later in 2008 after a fallout with Aventity over a sale, Mobius told Logan about a company called KZK that had released a fox avatar. He continues to wear this version of the KZK fox(they've since made an all mesh version).
Both Logan and his father have always been fascinated with using radio as a medium, and while Logan's father took the more local approach, Logan started FOUSE Radio with his then partner Sage in 2010. This lasted until 2016 with a disagreement in politics with the stream hoster, which lead to the creation of Aristide Radio. The station went on hiatus in 2017, was back by 7/5/2019, and was offline again by 9/1/2019.
After the fallout of OpenSim and not wanting to go back to Second Life full-time, Logan discovered a place furs were starting to take notice of: VRChat. All the premise of Second Life without the cost. The only caveat was learning how to build and script in Unity. As of 4/10/2021, Logan operates his own world that contains VRChat's first and only Fandom Memorial Center, and a furry trivia area. Future areas will be a complete build of Cherryton Acadamy, a library, and possibly a gallery along with more personal builds like a completed Black Mesa and Rapture.
Logans Untitled Adventures
Currently in it's 4th version with 90+ pages, LUA is a weekly webcomic that was started in 2018 at the end of Logan's divorce and follows a human named Logan that's been bitten by a rabid Fennec and goes to Japan for treatment. The comic bounces between Comedy and Seriousness, not sticking to any one theme or style. The comic has always been hosted at Comic Fury but from 2/1/2021 on, Logan started posting the panels on Instagram where it now remains.
In March 2020 Logan was talking with fellow artist PandaJenn about the fandom's history and FurNation came up, which lead to a domain purchased, where it's resided ever since, rebranded as FurNation Reborn. The site operates as the art archive it use to be, accepting new submissions, while hosting previous ones. The site is hosted on Amazon EC2 services.