Draconis

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Draconis
Draconis.jpeg
Real name Loren McLaughlin
Other names Jugular Jaguar, Calamity Cougar
Born March 3, 1960
Date of death June 19, 2021
Residence Orlando, Florida, USA
Profession or hobby Fursuiter
Convention GoH F3 Convention, Fangcon (2021), AnthrOhio (2017)
JJ solicits signatures to remove raccoons, with some success
The Bell of Annoyance, currently safely stored out of JJ's paw reach

Draconis (Real Name: Loren McLaughlin), also known as Jugular Jaguar (or JJ), and Calamity Cougar, was a fursuiter and furry convention staff member.

Fandom involvement[edit]

Draconis had been active in the fandom since 2001. he had organized variety shows and fursuit parades at conventions, and he was on staff of Rocket City FurMeet, Oklacon, Wild Nights and Furry Fiesta. At Wild Nights 2011, Draconis served as Events and Promotions Director.[1]

As of 2013, Draconis had worked at Furry Fiesta for every year since Furry Fiesta 2010, putting together the variety show, now known as the Furry Drama show.[2]

In 2012, Draconis was a guest of honor at both F3 Convention and Fangcon, and at AnthrOhio on 2017.

Out of multiple stunts Draconis had pulled at cons, probably the most well known are the "Bell of Annoyance" (which helped to raise MFM's contributions to Tiger Haven charity), and "Dunk The Jaguar" (the right to throw JJ into the Rocket City FurMeet hotel pool, which was auctioned off for the benefit of the charity).

At Midwest FurFest 2005, Draconis was responsible for a petition to "change the MFF mascot to anything but a raccoon", for which he was duly chastised at the variety show.

Fursuit[edit]

Jugular Jaguar was Draconis most famous fursuit that has been spotted at almost all major furcons in the Eastern US. JJ often carried around a Magna Doodle® board which he used to communicate with the audience, if necessary.

Convention attendance[edit]

(*) GoH

Death[edit]

Draconis died of a stroke on June 19, 2021.[3]

References[edit]

  1. Staff page on the Wild Nights 2011 website. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
  2. Draconis' biography on the staff page of Furry Fiesta 2013. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  3. I lost my wonderful furiend, Draconis a.k.a. Jugular Jaguar/@Calamitycougar post on Twitter. Retrieved January 19, 2021.

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