Managing your Pre-Registration

Greetings travelers!

As we speed closer to our convention destination, we want to ensure everyone has a ticket to ride! Here’s how to check if you’ve pre-registered for FurCon 2017, and how to edit your details or upgrade your membership:

  1. Check your inbox(es): Registration confirmation emails are sent from “noreply@regfox.com“. Otherwise, head over to our Registration page to get squared away before the convention!
  2. To edit an existing registration, Claim your account: use either the “Access my account” link in your confirmation email, or the “Manage my Registration” link located on the Registration page to enter the RegFox self-service portal. If this is your first time seeing this page, you’ll want to click “Claim my Account” to assign a password to your account.
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    How the link will display in your registration confirmation email

    The RegFox account gateway
    The RegFox account gateway
  3. Manage your details: once you have an account, you’ll be able to edit your registration details, including your badge text, and personal information. You can also upgrade your membership here to the Sponsor or Super-Sponsor level, and pay the balance owed.
    After clicking the “Registrations” tab in the top center
    A page will display all Registrants associated with your account. Click “Edit” to update your information.

    Membership upgraded to Super-Sponsor, and badge text updated. Success!

If you need any assistance at all managing your registration, please don’t hesitate to reach out to registration@furcon.org. See you in a few short weeks!!

Dealer Room layouts now available

Greetings to all our artists and vendors! The preliminary seating charts have now been posted on our Dealer Maps page.

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Please check your email (and Spam and Promotions tab, just in case) for additional details and action items to ensure a smooth check-in and setup in our new space.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to dealers@furtherconfusion.org with any questions!

Happy Holidays!
-FC Dealer Room volunteers

At-Con Registration “Fast Lane”!

Welcome to Further Confusion 2016! We know the wait in the at-con registration line has been long and tedious in the past, and we want to get you registered and having fun as soon as possible! Here’s how to expedite your registration, starting at 5PM on Thursday:

  • Register and pay online at: https://reg.furtherconfusion.org/ (from your hotel room, from the car, from the lobby, from dinner, anywhere!)
  • Check the badge pickup area to receive your badge. You will still need to bring a photo ID and the signed Parental Consent Form, if applicable.

If you can’t pay online or are choosing to pay with cash, you can still register at the above link to save some time, but will need to wait for an available registration staff member to process your payment before we can print your badge.

We will still have laptops at Registration for those who need them!

And if you’ve pre-registered, we’ll be beginning pick-up on the 2nd floor atrium of the Convention Center starting at 2PM. Just bring a photo ID!

We hope you have a great time at Further Confusion!
– FC Registration staff

FurCon 2016 Attendees: Take Note!

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A sneak peek at our Attendee badge, with artwork by Farore Nightclaw!

Greetings all! Latte here with some important notes about FC 2016, coming up in less than a month! (Sweet!!!)

A very important thing to keep in mind for this FC in particular: we’ll be taking place just a few short weeks before Super Bowl 50, which will be hosted by the neighboring city of Santa Clara at Levi’s Stadium on February 7th. Our host hotels, the Marriott and the Hilton, have both undergone extensive remodeling and retrofitting as they prepare to welcome football fans, team staff, and media for this huge production. Let’s show our host venues and early Super Bowl arrivals what a positive and awesome community furry can be! Let’s take extra care to ensure that sleeping rooms are left in excellent condition, and respect the common areas, meeting rooms, ballrooms, and hallways during the con. This year it will be very important to make a great impression, as it may open doors for us in the very near future!

We have a *full menu* of updates to share in the next few weeks, so stay tuned to the website and our Twitter feed for the freshest news!

Here’s three quick updates for now:

And of course, make sure you’ve REGISTERED! Pre-registration pricing lasts until December 31st at 11:59PM, be sure to lock in the $50 Attending rate!

Here’s hoping that everyone has a fantastic holiday season, and is hyped to join us at Cafe FC in 2016!

Best wishes,

Lauren “Latte” Kelsey
FurCon 2016 Chair

FC 2016 Fall Update!

Hey there everyone! We’ve got a lot of fantastic news to share about FC 2016!

First and foremost, we’d like to announce our Guests of Honor for 2016! We’re proud to welcome Dana Claire Simpson, syndicated cartoonist (“Pheobe and Her Unicorn”, “Ozy and Millie”) and recent recipient of the Washington State Book Award as our featured Guest of Honor. She is joined by three Community Guests: Syber, Fox Amoore, and Pepper Coyote. We’re thrilled to have a fantastic group of talented artists and musicians join us this year! Read more about our Guests here!

Announcing our 2016 charity: NAMI Santa Clara County! NAMI works to provide support, education and advocacy; to promote research; and to reduce stigma and discrimination regarding mental illness. We’re planning to support them with multiple charity events, including the return of Fancy Friday and the reincarnation of our Charity Auction! Learn more about our charity here!

Our Panels, Art Show, and Conbook are all open for submissions! Got a topic you’re passionate about? Share your knowledge with other interested furs by hosting a panel! Our Art Show is steadily filling up spaces–we anticipate accepting applications until mid-November, but the earlier you submit yours, the better! Lastly, our annual convention book is seeking submissions for 50’s diner-themed artwork and short fiction, as well as approved advertisements. Submissions should be received no later than November 26.

Hotel update: as of this writing, both the Marriott and the Hilton are sold out of DOUBLES for Thursday to Monday stays. Kings are still available at both on-site properties, and doubles are available right down the block at the San Jose Fairmont!

Registration is still very much open! Take advantage of $10 off the at-the-door pricing for Attendee memberships, and get some awesome gifts in return for Sponsors and Super-Sponsors!

We’re very fortunate to work with an amazing “kitchen staff” of generous volunteers who offer their time, energy, and resources to keep FurCon running smoothly every year. Interested in volunteering? We can always use additional help in various departments! Join us as a Volunteer, or come by our open staff meeting this Saturday at 1pm in the San Jose Hilton!

Thanks everyone! If you have any questions, you can always reach us at info@furtherconfusion.org. Hope to see you on Saturday or in January!

 

Our 2015 Guests and Charity!

We’re proud to announce our Guests of Honor and charity for FC 2015!

PenguinsWe’re honored this year to bring to you two of the most masterful puppeteers working in the field today. Warrick Brownlow-Pike and Andy J. Heath have worked in many movies and television productions, but the furry fandom recognizes them most from their work on the hit BBC television show Mongrels. We are greatly humbled to have these two amazing puppeteers with us in January of 2015!
RDRlogo Rocket Dog Rescue places non-aggressive dogs into temporary foster homes where they are socialized, spay/neutered, vaccinated, and treated for any medical or behavioral conditions which would otherwise limit their adoptability. We then actively seek out permanent quality homes for these deserving animals through our volunteer network, online adoption page, weekend adoption fairs, and neighborhood poster campaigns.