Matthew "Rycon "Vacanti
Rycon Bamaisin in InWorldz - 2016
|Born||14 October 1982|
|Profession or hobby||Co-Owner of the Aristide Network|
|Character species||Artctic Fox|
Rycon Bamaisin is a gamer, scrapper, live-streamer, and an Arctic Fox in the Furry Fandom. He's also Co-Owner of the Aristide Network with his wife Sage, and webmaster to several non-furry websites/blogs including the Card Collector Blog and gaming brand EPiC Nation that his brother-in-law created.
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. 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 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 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. 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 Central New York with his wife Sage(whom he caretakes for), father-in-law, and brother-in-law(who owns and runs EPiC Gaming).
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. Today Rycon dons a MewKatz fox ears and tail wile taking on the persona of a kimono(fox neko).
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 is an umbrella for Aristide Radio, the Aristide Minecraft Server, and any other related projects that pop up. The Network came online 3/14/2017. As a tribute to his late friend David_Von_Foxkin, Rycon set up a world and rebuilt the Fur Valleys so that they may forever be in a safe, secure place.