Snap E. Tiger
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Snap E. Tiger, also known as Snappy Kirax on Second Life (real name Eric Stevens), is a fursuiter originally from Omaha, Nebraska, USA, who lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
Snap E. enjoys bowling, golfing, tennis, hiking, and pretty much anything that involves the outdoors.
Snap E. entered furry fandom around 1999 after seeing some furry art and seeking out other furries on the internet. His lifelong love of big cat species lead to him adopting a tiger phenotype.
Snap E. also built many other suits as a fursuit maker on his website at By Cats 4 Cats, which he created after leaving PayPal.com.
Snap E. Tiger's fursona is a tiger. His fursona name came from his side business, Snap E. Video.[clarify]
Snap E. has owned and worn several fursuits which he has built himself.
- Nox (2015) - A Pink, Yellow and Orange UV reactive liger with an 8" mohawk.
- Snapcat (2013) - A Black with silver chest and white striped liger.
- Doppelkopf (2012) - A dark red, black and camel colored lion.
- Snap Bo - A white tiger with HUGE green mohawk. (sold)
- Tsigoti - A black tiger. (no longer exists)
- CounterSnap - A black tiger with gray stripes and a mohawk. (sold)
- Tutsihusi - A ghost tiger, black with grey stripes.
- Velkro Tiger 1 (2001), Velkro Tiger 2 (2006), Velkro Tiger 3 (2009) - White tigers with a variety of swappable colored stripes.
- Snapd Werepoodle - A pink 6'8" (2 meters) poodle.
- MARF - A "big dumb lion" who debuted at Furry Weekend Atlanta 2009). It was sold in April of 2009 to a new owner.
- Salvo - A black liger with HUGE silver mane.
Snap E. has attended several conventions dating back to Midwest FurFest 2000. He has been a panelist and con staff for several conventions including AnthroCon, Further Confusion, Midwest FurFest, and Rocket City FurMeet where he was on the board of directors and treasurer for the con. His most recent involvement is as registration staff for MFF and registration lead for Furry Migration. He has also attended Gaylaxicon, Cat Days, Biggest Little Fur Con, Furry Connection North, OSFEST, Anime Nebraskon, Contagion, and Rocky Mountain Fur Con, among others.
Snap was one of the guests of honour at ConFurgence 2016, and he has been announced as fursuit Guest of Honour for Rocky Mountain Fur Con 2016.
- AnthroCon - 2003, 2014, 2015, 2016
- Biggest Little Fur Con - 2013, 2014, 2017
- Cat Days - 2013
- Confurgence - 2015 (as a special guest of the con), 2016 (as a guest of honour), 2017
- Fur Squared - 2015
- Furry Connection North - 2013
- Further Confusion - 2002
- FurDU - 2016
- Furry Migration - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021. 2022
- Furry Weekend Atlanta - 2009
- Midwest FurFest - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. 2017, 2018, 2019
- Oklacon - 2011
- Rocket City FurMeet - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
- Rocky Mountain Fur Con - 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 (as guest of honour)
- Texas Furry Fiesta - 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2022
Snap E. has made several appearances in the media.
- In 2001, he was interviewed for the Omaha World-Herald April 2001 article Finding His Inner Tiger, and in May of the same year the letters column of Vanity Fair included a letter from Snap E. commenting on the Pleasures of the Fur article from that magazine's March edition.
- In 2003 he was filmed for the TLC documentary Animal Imitators, footage from which was used in an episode of 2008's Weird, True and Freaky - Humanimals on Animal Planet.
- In 2010, Snap also took part of a local ABC news story on the local furry scene. Furry Beasts Roam Omaha's Old Market aired on May 28. Snap also appeared on local CBS affiliate morning show The Morning Blend in July of 2010 to promote OSFEST, the Omaha sci-fi convention.
- In 2011 Snap returned to "The Morning Blend" to promote OSFEST again.
- In 2013, Snap, along with his business ByCats4Cats.com, was featured in his new hometown's newspaper, the White Bear Press.
- In July 2013, Crafty Andy interviewed Snap for one of his On the Sp0t segments while at Furry Connection North in April, 2013.
- In 2014, Snap and ByCats4Cats.com was featured in his hometown's magazine White Bear Lake Magazine.
- In 2015, Snap and ByCats4Cats.com was featured in a local cable show called "Northeast Journal".
- ↑ Snap E. Tiger's profile on deviantART. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
- ↑ Snap E. Tiger at The Fursuit Database. Retrieved ?.
- ↑ Guests on the ConFurgence 2016 website. Archive on archive.org. Dated January 8, 2016. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
- ↑ "Artist GoH will be Rick Griffin…" 2015 August 9 tweet on the Rocky Mountain Fur Con account on Twitter, archived at archive.org's Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2015 August 19.
- ↑ Snap E. Tiger on TLC's 2003 documentary Animal Imitators, on YouTube. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- ↑ Snap E Tiger on Animal Planet's 2008 show "Weird True and Freaky", on Youtube (starting at 06:18). Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- ↑ KETV - Furry Beasts Roam Omaha's Old Market on YouTube. Dated May, 2010. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- ↑ Snap E promoting OSFEST 2010 on The Morning Blend. Dated July 19, 2010. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- ↑ Snap E promoting OSFEST 2011 on "The Morning Blend". Dated July 20, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- ↑ "Custom-made cat suits" - article on White Bear Press. Dated January 2, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2013
- ↑ "On the Sp0t with Snap E. Tiger" - Retrieved July 18, 2013.
- ↑ "White Bear Lake Company Creates Costumes "4 Cats" - article in White Bear Lake Magazine. Dated March, 2014. Retrieved ?.
- ↑ "Northeast Journal - May 2015" - . Dated May, 2015. Retrieved ?.
- Snapetiger.com - Snap E. Tiger's official website
- Snap E. Tiger on deviantART
- Snap E. Tiger on Fur Affinity
- By Cats 4 Cats on Fur Affinity
- Snap E. Tiger on The Fursuit Database
- Snap E. Tiger on Facebook
- Snap's Spits - Snap E. Tiger on LiveJournal
- Snap E. Tiger on YouTube