I’m André “Dracokon” Kon and for five years I’ve been one of the talking heads of Gatorbox, a variety stream that broadcasts every Friday night at 9PM on Twitch. We play games, but throughout our history we’ve striven to be more than that; about half of each show is comprised of (mostly) improvisational comedy and we run original series that we shoot & edit offline.
Among our more popular series is What’s Yiffin’?, a monthly news satire program focusing on the furry fandom. What’s Yiffin’ is currently syndicated with Dogpatch Press, a more legitimate furry news and op-ed outlet, and I believe has a nomination for a 2016 Ursa Major Award (“the furry Oscars”). We won’t find out about the nomination until the official lists are posted though. The series began as a one-off gag in September 2015 but due to a favorable response from viewers (and because they asked) we brought it back as a recurring segment and ultimately its own show.
We also find lots of weird stuff to open up on stream for our series GatorUNbox. (And yes, I am very proud of that name.) Years ago, when we were just getting started streaming, I’d unbox some random junk laying around for a few minutes to let viewers trickle in before the show. Then people wanted to come for the actual unboxing, so we were forced to just play music instead and start the show with an unboxing. New for this year is the GatorUNbox Prize-O-Matic, a roulette-esque prize wheel that randomly picks numbers which correspond to cubby holes in one of two prize boxes.
Fanfiction used to be a pretty big mainstay of the show from 2012 - 2013, though it kind of waned as our host who would normally read stories lost interest in it. Fanfiction Factory, as it’s now called, is set to come back this year and we did an impromptu reading of a pretty terrible piece of Dragon Tales fanfiction during a stream last December.
Finally, we’ve also got a lot more on the horizon that hasn’t yet made its way to Vidme. We’re still in the process of vetting our older content to determine what gets carried over to here from YouTube. We want to make a good first impression on this new platform and bring to the table a sampler tray of content that we feel best describes who we are and what we love to do. Right now we’re working on becoming a Featured channel on Vidme and hope you’ll join us on the journey!