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FC2017 July Update - Hotel opening, panels, volunteers, & more!

Hello travelers! Please return your seats to the full and upright position and stow your tray tables. Before we take off, we have a few important announcements about Further Confusion 2017:

HOTEL

Firstly, a reminder that our hotel bookings will begin this Sunday, July 10, at 2PM Pacific. We anticipate opening our main hotels, the San Jose Marriott and Hilton San Jose, and will announce and open our overflow hotels later this year.

As in previous years, our hotels have a one night non-refundable deposit due at the time of reservation, which our hotels have historically charged in a batch during the first week of the month after booking. This deposit will not be returned if the reservation is canceled; if you are unable to use a room reservation you’ve made, we recommend transferring the reservation by editing the registrant information or contacting [email protected]. We have a forum set up for rooms and rides to Further Confusion here at http://discourse.furtherconfusion.org/.

DEALER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our Business team has reviewed all of our Dealer’s Den applications, and have sent out notification emails to all who have applied. Dealers please check your email (including Promotions and Spam folders if necessary) to see your status, or email [email protected] to inquire. Via separate email you should also have received an updated Dealer’s hotel booking link, which is currently active; if you are unable to book using the updated hotel link, please email us.

We will not be hosting a “Marketplace” space this year, but will have an application in the fall for lottery-selected one-day tables (“Artist Alley”) in the Dealer’s Room. For more information, or to join our mailing list for notifications, please see the Dealer page.

PANELS

Interested in hosting a panel? Have an idea for a new panel, or want to see a previous panel return? Our panel submission form is up and ready! We’ll be accepting panel submissions through the rest of the summer, and will close submissions to build our schedule in the fall (date TBD).

If you are interested in helping us out by being a track lead, or have an idea for a big event (including on main stage), you can also let us know by emailing [email protected].

CHARITY NOMINATIONS

FC is more than just a meet-up or party; we exist to support local charitable causes, and we need your help choosing an organization for 2017. We are currently accepting charity nominations through this form. Please read the guidelines there; we will be accepting nominations through the end of July.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS

We want you! If you have talked to us already about volunteering, or know which role you’d like to return to, please head over to our Volunteer page to apply. Upon hiring you will be added to our mailing lists, get access to the staff hotel block, and more. For FC2017, volunteers receive free attendee registration and discounted sponsor/super-sponsor registration in addition to a staff gift and other benefits, so whether you’re new or returning staff it’s a great time to give back to your community and help us put on FC.

NEXT STAFF MEETING

Our next open FC Staff Meeting will be at the San Jose Marriott on Saturday July 16 at 1PM, in the third floor Blossom Hill room. Attending a meeting is a great way to find out more about how FC works, to meet staff, and to learn about ways to get involved. Come by and see us!

Thank you all, and we hope to see you all soon in San Jose!

Cheers,

Dax & Roux, Chair and Vice-Chair of FC2017
on behalf of the FC2017 Executive Staff

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