Matthew "Rycon "Vacanti
Rycon Bamaisin in Second Life - 2016
|Born||14 October 1982|
|Profession or hobby||Co-Owner of FOUSE Radio & Furry/Neko Welcome Center|
|Character species||Artctic Fox|
Rycon Bamaisin is an arctic fox in the Furry Fandom, and owner of Fouse Furry Internet Radio, not to mention the Card Collector Blog, and is webmaster for the gaming organization EPiC Nation his brother-in-law created, and Helvette Metal Club..
Rycon Bamaisin was born Matthew Vacanti 10/14/1982 in Twentynine Palms, CA to an ex-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 rerelease 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. Rycon struggled with what it meant to take on the fursona of a fox and researched the matter, and researched it, and researched it some more until he was able to grasp the concept of what it meant to have the fursona of a fox. Later in 2010 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 soot since then. In 2005 Rycon(now married) reevaluated what it meant to be a fox and discovered his traits and the way he did things made him follow more closer to the arctic fox(loves the cold, dispises humidity, etc..) and has such researched and adopted this new sub-fursona that turns orange/brown in the summer and white in the winter.
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 that had released a better looking fox called KZK. To this day the Second Life version of Rycon dons this same avatar. 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. By now InWorldz already had all of WIngless' avatars so Rycon grabbed one and that's the one he uses today.
FOUSE Radio is currently one of two internet radio stations created specifically for the Furry Fandom(the other being Paw Print Radio), and started as a project for RFL of SL in 2010 and has since become the official radio station of RFL of InWorldz, has a morning show and a Sunday morning talk show. The goal of FOUSE radio is to give the furry fandom a media voice, while actively supporting the RFL of IW, Neko, and LGBT Communities.
Rycon grew up in Southern California and moved to Key Largo when he was 17, moved back to California when he was 18 to graduate high school, then moved back to Florida when he was 19, this time settling in Titusville. When he was 21 he spent some time as a snowbird traveling to a property in Garland, ME his parents had given him and to Sioux City, IA where eventually settled(his aunt lived in Sergeant Bluff). After an on the job injury forced him out of work in 2008, Rycon put more emphesis on his furryness. He came out to his parents that same year that he was a fur an explained to them what being a fur meant. Rycon's dad said cool, just don't be gay. 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, and server maintenance plus a bunch of in-world experience including scripting, image editing, estate ownership/adminship, and business ownership. Rycon currently lives in New York with his wife Sage(whom he caretakes for), father-in-law, and brother-in-law(who owns and runs EPiC Gaming).