JugularJaguar (jugularjaguar) wrote in pandaguymemoria,

A loss to the Furry Community

  I have known Pandaguy since 2001. To me he is one of the furs who should be best known for organizing events.  The fandom was young and there was not always a lot of things to do.   PG organized his own events.  A local picnic which he hosted for years was a rather popular event up in Washington DC.  It was an event was well promoted and you could find videos about it afterwards.   His events were always open events which made them more appealing. You could also expect that a video would show some time later of the event which made them more enticing.  This is long before anyone else promoted their events with videos so he was a ground breaker in this.

  I never could make it up there for these but they inspired me to host my own events which managed to draw others to attend.  I thank him for that.  He hosted some events even at Disney which also were open to have lunch or dinner with the Disney characters.  A common interest in many of the fursuiting furs.  It made for a good social event. PG’s efforts did not go unnoticed.  We hosted on of the largest Ale house meets in his honor when he came down to visit.  Also at FWA we did a special balloon room for him.

  Pandaguy did perform on stage also with a skit every now and then.  He was part of a great gag aimed at me at MFF one year where he and others got to throw plushes at Jugular Jaguar.  I think he got a big kick out of that.

  The fandom lost a fursuiter, what is more they lost someone who contributed back to the fandom which is something the fandom really needs.

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