Here is the place to see pictures and stories about my hamsters, past and present, and
hamsters in general!
- Why CHEEBLE?
- CHEEBLE! is the cry of the enraged bull hamster. The term came into use on Genie when
the unusual phenomena of Hamster Fandom started in Esther Friesner's topic. The term was
invented by her son, Mike. Since then there have been 4 hamster coventions: Cheeblecon ,
Cheeblecon 1 1/2, Cheeblecon 2, and Cheeblecon West, all taking place at science fiction
conventions. Hamster art and other paraphenalia has been showing up at cons ever since.
And Cheeble fandom reached it's moment of glory at Lunacon in Rye, NY a couple of years
ago, when Esther was co-guest of honor, and Queen of Hamsters, with Terry Pratchett. Her
GOH speech was originally called "I'm really, really sorry", but was changed to
"What IS IT with you people?" after seeing the response of Cheeble fans.:)
For more information, check out the web site of the
Queen of Hamsters herself, Esther Friesner.
Also, see the complete history of Hamster Fandom on her Frequently Asked
And now that you got this far, here is a picture of the original Airhead, once a real
life hamster (and one of the best, at that), now reincarnated as my character on
I also finally managed to get a picture of my latest hamster that wasn't either blurry
or too small to see, so I'll be scanning that one in one of these days (Well, one of these
Or you can meet Airhead (actually me) on FurryMUCK!
Other hamster-related links:
- The Stories of George the Hamster
- History from the hamsters' point of view!
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