That Time Uncle Kage Wore A Bag Over His Head And Proved You Don’t Need A Fursuit.

Samuel Conway (Uncle Kage) may be the longest standing pillar of the furry community ever as well as one of the most popular and longest serving con chairmen to ever live, and while many furries have made pretty outrageous claims as to the reason why this is, including but not limited to:

1. Nobody wants to deal with Anthrocon’s crazy drama.
2. Nobody has the skill to take up the mantle.
3. Uncle Kage kills all of his competition and throws them in the lake behind the hotel.

Whatever the reason actually is that he continues to come back year after year, Anthrocon just wouldn’t be the same without him. His shinning personality and cool, calm, some would say regal, demeanor in dealing with the main stream media has been a great benefit to the furry community.

“You Don’t Fuck With Uncle Kage.”

Kage isn’t without his humor however, and there is no greater example of this then when he attends conventions he himself is not running or hosting a panel at and on several occasions he has gone in disguise to these conventions for a laugh.

While we could make mention of the time he pretended to be a Canadian and somehow managed to fool a Canadian furry artist, as well as a few other gags he has tried over the years, instead we are going to focus on a very specific occasion where he dressed up as a furry version of “The Unknown Comic.” and basically proved you don’t need a fursuit to be a part of the furry community.

The Unknown Comic.

This all happened at the 2001 Mephit Furmeet, a convention Uncle Kage wasn’t originally planning to go to but eventually decided to go in disguise.

“Originally I thought to just dress casually and wear sunglasses, but that’s been done. I was eating my lunch out of a paper bag, watching the Pawpet show when it hit me.”

He grabbed a pencil, a pair of scissors, and ran into the next room with the bag. Then with the pencil he traced around his glasses and cut two eyeholes. He then made little leaf-shaped ears which he cut from the trimmed portion, and stapled them to the top. For the muzzle he rolled a piece of pasteboard into a cone and taped it below the eyeholes. Three black pipecleaners poking through the cone later he had whiskers, and The Unknown Furry was born.

The Unknown Furry

As a last minute idea he added a pair of clip-on sunglasses beneath, giving The Unknown Furry big black eyes and went to a pet store where he bought a long knotted rope he would use for a tail.

“My original plan was to make my appearance during the Pawpet Show at the Mephit Furmeet on Friday got ruined by a delayed flight. It was the second time that a trip south had gone awry because of airlines cancelling flights in preparation for a forecast storm that never really materialized.”

It was 8 AM when he finally arrived in the airport. He then collected his luggage and boarded a hotel shuttle. On the way to the hotel he put his plan into action, donning the paper bag and all of the other accessories and at 8:25 AM on September 1, 2001, The Unknown Furry climbed out of the van, gathered up his bags, and strolled into the hotel.

He immediately started to attract attention. Even among all the fursuits, people were stopping and gawking. Many of them laughing and proclaiming what a fantastic idea this was. A few tried to speak to him, but all he did was gesture and pantomime. The Unknown Furry then spent a wonderful day visiting friends.

“I had an absolute blast on Saturday night, despite a small run-in with an overzealous security staffer that really put a damper on the remainder of the evening. People were thrilled by the costume and dubbed it “The World’s Cheapest Fursuit,” which at just under $2.00 it was.”

Uncle Kage’s fursona is, as many of you know, a cockroach and from my understanding he does not have and doesn’t want a fursuit. Yet despite that fact he has managed to last the test of time within the community and is still incredibly popular despite not personally owning a fursuit.

If there’s one thing this man can teach us, it’s that you don’t need a fursuit to make it in the furry fandom. You just need a good personality.

Uncle Kage’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRD8FIb80QkgDHwcQbSMJUg

For the full story go here: http://www.unclekage.com/unknown.html

Other Sources: http://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Uncle_Kage

Interview w/ StixilFox Host of the “Breakfest Fur Dinner!” Podcast.

Author: Indigobang!?

Those of you who do not know who StixilFox is or what his podcast is even about may be surprised to know that you have already seen this man’s work at hand.

You see, StixilFox was directly involved in the Kero the Wolf controversy and the subsequent arrest of notorious zoophille Snake Thing. He and his friend SpicyCavy are also responsible for the mass collection of screenshots of PKrussl that (at least according to the screenshots) heavily implies that PKrussl has an interest in cub porn.

This man has been working tirelessly to rid our community of both people who have interests (and in some cases convictions) of harming children and animals and if that wasn’t enough, he and the other members of the Breakfast Fur Dinner podcast also regularly do charity streams for The Global Animal Foundation.

So in the interest of bettering the community and shining a light on an up and coming fur who has done a lot of work to help make our community a safer and better place, I decided I would sit down with StixilFox himself and get a feel for who this man really is.

Below is my interview with StixilFox:

(I)ndigobang!?: Alright Stixl, you’re a pretty chill dude. Mind if I interview you and ask some questions?
(S)tixilfox: Sure! XD

I:What brought you to the furry fandom?
S:Oh wow, I gotta go back haha. So like, I’ve considered myself a furry for years, but didn’t have a sona until late August 2018. Star Fox was what got me interested in anthros, Sonic too. I would say that I found the fandom my freshman year of highschool, so 2011 or so 😀

I: That answered my next question of when you joined the fandom so ON TO THE NEXT QUESTION!
S: OKAY XD

I: How did you come up with the idea for your podcast?
S: Ummmm. Okay so long story again. When the Kero the Wolf zoosadism stuff came out, I was the second-in-command of Furvengers, which was the only group advocating for police involvement with those groups. We started the podcast the night SnakeThing was arrested to let everyone know the old “ladies and gentlemen, we got em”, and it sort of evolved into a friendly thing. Since the people I worked with became close friends to me ^^ But yeah, it all started because we put that fucker in jail lmao.

I: Did you ever think your podcast would become as popular as it is today?
S: Pffft, my podcast ain’t popular. xD I do wanna do it more though and put more focus into it soon. I’ve just been busy and low key dealing with some depression related stuff. uwu Plus my new house has slow internet. We’re working on it!! XD It’s not really popular though. But it’s fun so that’s why we do it. 😀

I: How did you first get involved with the furry sadism bullshit? Like how did you join the furry avengers? Or is that a touchy subject?
S: It’s a complicated story! Short version: I did my own stuff with like 50 followers lmao. I got a little archive of Kero liking/RTing animal maw pics that I shared around that got the attention of Zennie, Patch, MythicalRedFox, and ChipFoxx. Dogpatch then invited me to a telegram group where they were working on stuff. It sort of died, and he then invited me to a new group called Furvengers, led by GrizzlyFatalis and mcbittypaws. That’s where I met my friends and we got a lot of work done and put Snake in jail and got the FBI on the others 😀

I: Thats pretty awesome that you started off with just 50 followers and decided to take down Kero and those other asshats. That takes a lot of courage to be willing to deal with all of his brain dead supporters.
S: It was a grind but it was nice to meet friends from it. ^^

I: Aside from the furry fandom is there anything else you’re really interested in? Sports? Cars? Hot fem-boys?
S: Yeah, music, retro games, hot fembois ofc.

I: Do you have a mixtape yet? Also due to all of the bullshit going on has your view of the furry fandom changed any?
S: No mixtape. XD And nope! I still love it here! If the drama ever is too much I just ignore it. 😀

I: Thats a great way to look at the furry fandom’s drama I think. I had a rough head ache when I tried to do an article on Kabier and Jasonafex and took a 4 hour nap due to all the stress.
S: Yep, stay out of the drama and it’s better. 😀

I: Outside of the furry fandom, how else do you earn a living? It’s okay if you’d rather not say.
S: I’m a professional musician/composer and music teacher!

I: That’s awesome. What kind of music do you make? You should send me a link to your mixtape. :3 (I call people’s musical works their mix tapes.)
S: MIXTAPE XD I do classical, jazz, and game music. 😀 I just put up an album for pre-order. uwu It’s all music I did from high school! It’s at http://stixil.bandcamp.com ❤

I: Nice! Anything else you want to tell people about as we wrap this interview up?
S: What is the audience for this interview? XD I didn’t know this was an actual interview haha.

I: Oh hell yeah it is. I work for both OwO What’s News!? and Dogpatch Press.
S: You do??? Patch is actually a friend of mine haha. 😛

I: Yeah! I’m a free lance journalist working pro bono with Dogpatch. I also own and operate OwO. I think you’re an interesting person who has the potential to rise up in the community so I figured I’d do an interview with you about stuff people might want to know.
S: I’ve never done an interview haha. It was fun! Thanks!

I: Is there anything you want to tell people before we end this thing though? Any shout outs?
S: Uh…. Shout out to uh….cute bois! 😀

I: Thank you for your time Stixil. ^w^
S: Yeah man, thanks! ❤