Further Confusion 2018

The FC2018 Hotel Block is open as of Saturday, July 8 at 3PM Pacific.


FC2018 Main Stage Update

Coming soon to the Further Confusion main stage… YOU!

Hello FurCon Community! We are pleased to announce that signups for our main stage shows are now open. We are also excited to reveal the DJ lineup for our nightly dances, and an exciting Friday night show! Here are the details:

FC:Unleashed is our variety talent show, taking place on Sunday night of the convention. We love to showcase talents of all kinds from the community, from yo-yo masters, to singers, to poets, and more! Are you ready to show us what you’ve got?

Click here to sign up for FC:Unleashed!

Click here for the FC:Unleashed Rules and Info!

FCDC (FurCon Dance Competition) is our Saturday night dance competition! Dancers will compete, in fursuit, for glory and prizes. Are you a dancer? Sign up to compete before the con, to guarantee your spot!

Click here to sign up for FCDC!

Click here for the FCDC Rules and Info!

Fox Amoore and Pepper Coyote make their exciting return to FC on Friday night! Join them this time on main stage for an evening of exceptional music, humor, and fun!

And last but certainly not least, our DJ Lineup for the 2018 Dances:

Thursday Night
Second Stage: 9 PM – 1 AM (Following opening ceremonies at 8:30 PM)

Ryft
Phoxwit
BagelTiver
DJ EAR

Friday Night
Main Stage: 10:30 PM – 2:30 AM

AudioDile
Sparx Traxx
DJ Spots
Computation

Saturday Night
Main Stage: 10:30 PM – 2:30 AM

EarVelvet
Oddy
Tekfox
My Pet Rhino (formerly Cohn Jonner)

Sunday Night
Main Stage: 10:30 PM – 2:30 AM

Ikkuma
Lutra
Akulatron
Addix

Monday Night
Second Stage: 7:15 PM – 11 AM (Following a short closing announcement ceremony at 7 PM)

Ocello
Nifes
(+ TBD)

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FC2018 Summer Update: Picnic, Charity, Artist Alley, and More!

Hello Furries! We have a lot of exciting announcements for FC2018. Without further ado:

PICNIC

Our FC2018 Picnic is coming up! We’ll be meeting up on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 11am at Fremont Central Park, and will be packing up around 4pm. We’re switching to a slightly new picnic site, Brook 1+2, which is just down the path from our previous years’ site Lions 1+2. We’ll have food, drinks, a fursuit changing tent, music, and lots of furry fun! Head on over to furcon.org/picnic to find out more.

CHARITY

We are thrilled to announce our 2018 Charity: the Silicon Valley Pet Project! In conjunction with their San Jose cat cafe The Dancing Cat, SVPP is committed to finding forever homes for at-risk animals in Bay Area shelters. In 2016 alone, SVPP helped find homes for nearly 60 dogs and 200 cats! Learn more about the work SVPP does on our charity page: furcon.org/charity

ARTIST ALLEY

The Artist Alley is now open for applications! If you are interested in selling in our dealers room in our lottery-selected rotation of artists, please visit furcon.org/alley to find out more! The application window will remain open until Friday, September 23rd.

ART SHOW

After some much-needed TLC on the software side (thanks Binaryfox!), we are ready to open the 2018 Art Show for registration on Saturday, August 26th. Please be sure to review the full rules on furcon.org/artshow, as a few rules have been adjusted for this coming year.

PANELS + PROGRAMMING

Interested in running a panel or other public event at FC? Panel submissions are now open! See furcon.org/events for more. This includes smaller panel-style events, and larger main-stage events–our programming comes from interested attendees like you who want to make things happen!

VOLUNTEERS + SEPTEMBER MEETING

Be a part of FC! Further Confusion is a 100% volunteer-led convention, and we couldn’t make it happen without attendees stepping up to share their time and make it happen. Head on over to furcon.org/volunteer for a list of positions we’re looking for, and for upcoming meeting dates through November. If you’re interested in other ways to help us out, or for positions not listed on the website, email [email protected] or talk to us in person at our open staff meetings or at the picnic on the 24th!

In particular, our next volunteer staff meeting will be on Saturday, September 23, at 1PM, in the San Jose Marriott’s third floor Blossom Hill room. All are welcome for this open staff meeting: Come by, see what’s going on, talk to execs and staff, and find out how to get involved! We will also be livestreaming the meeting for those who would like to find out more but who can’t attend in person; dates and links are available at furcon.org/volunteer.

THANK YOU!

Thanks for being a part of the FC community! Check our Twitter (twitter.com/furcon) for our latest announcements, and we’ll see you all soon!

-Dax
on behalf of the FC2018 exec team

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FC2018 - Furtastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hello Further Confusion community!

It’s time to launch FC2018, and we’ve got a lot of exciting information for you. Read on for information on hotel, volunteering, dealer applications, panel submissions, and more!

Hotel

Our hotel block will be open to general attendees on Saturday, July 8th, at 3PM Pacific Time. This initial open will be for the Marriott and Hilton, with overflow hotel to open shortly after. Volunteers and Dealers will have priority access to booking, in order to ensure that they are able to find a room.

The standard room rate for our anchor hotels, Hilton San Jose and San Jose Marriott, is $149/night. We will be announcing additional hotels soon!

Suites will be available on a first-come basis for FC2018, not via lottery. Party floor applications will open shortly after the main hotel block opens.

The hotel page of our website will be updated soon with information for 2018. We will make an announcement once that page goes online, so be on the lookout! On July 8th, a booking link will appear on both the hotel page and homepage of the site. We have put protections in place which should keep the site online during the initial booking rush. Should those protections fail, please check our twitter (@furcon) for an alternative link.

Volunteers

We have scheduled our meeting dates from now through November:

  • Date: June 10th

Location: San Jose Hilton, Market room (1st floor)

Link: Join meeting: june-fc-staff

  • Date: July 15th

Location: San Jose Marriott

  • Date: August 19th

Location: San Jose Marriott

  • Date: September 23rd

Location: San Jose Marriott

  • Date: October 21st

Location: San Jose Hilton

  • Date: November 18th

Location: San Jose Hilton

Our HR system is currently undergoing a refresh, but you can still get involved! Come to our kickoff staff meeting this Saturday, June 10th at 1PM to learn about our various departments, what positions are open, and how we put our convention together. You will also be able to join our meeting remotely at the Google Hangout link provided. If you cannot make a meeting, but would still like to help out, drop us a line at [email protected].

Dealers

Dealer applications will open on Monday, June 12th. Applications will remain open for one week, until Monday, June 19th. Approvals will be sent out beginning on June 25th, with a hotel booking link included for those who are accepted. Waitlisted applicants will be notified of their position in line shortly after approvals go out. Accepted dealers will be able to book hotel rooms for one week before the block opens.

The dealer page of our website is under construction, but should launch tomorrow afternoon. The page will include a sample application, policy updates, space fee information, and more. Please check back soon for that update. For updates as they happen, you can subscribe to our FC Business info mailing list here.

Art Show

We have received a lot of feedback about FC2017’s Art Show, and are excited to put some of the ideas from our community into action for FC2018. Our art show system is undergoing a rewrite, and applications are slated to open in August. We will continue to post updates as this process moves along.

Panel Submissions

We are open for 2018 panel submissions! If you are interested in running a panel or hosting an event, please apply to do so here. For more information about our various tracks, check out www.furtherconfusion.org/panels. Our programming team is available via [email protected] for questions or ideas.

 

That wraps up our launch post, but there is plenty more to come! We hope you’ll stay in touch with us by following @furcon on twitter, or subscribing to one of our mailing lists here:

General News Updates 

Dealers and Art Show

Panels and Events
As always, thank you for all that you do to make Further Confusion possible. Whether you’re a volunteer or an attendee, we couldn’t do it without you!

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