Dealer Security Incident

Hello Further Confusion Attendees.

A minor security incident occurred at Further Confusion on Saturday night around 9:45pm. An unknown person gained access to our locked Dealer’s Room West (San Jose Convention Center LL21BCD, adjacent to Con Ops) through a mechanical failure in a convention center airwall. Based on Further Confusion’s security camera records, we have identified a small number of dealers that may have had some items stolen, with one dealer confirmed. We are aware of only two items stolen: a fursuit head and a balaclava.

To the best of our knowledge, the suspect is not an attendee. The suspect was seen in convention center camera footage as leaving the convention center immediately after the incident.

We have worked with the known-affected dealer to file a police report, and are issuing emails to all dealers informing them of whether they are thought to be affected. We will be working to support our dealer community as we amend the police report and work with the San Jose Convention Center and their security and insurance teams. In the meantime, we have posted a dedicated FLARE staff member to watch the space, and the San Jose Convention Center is also working to provide overnight security.

This is a very serious issue, and we apologize that this breach in security has affected our FC community. We thank you all for bearing with us as we take care of our dealers and make the best of this situation.

Thank you,

The FC Executive Team

End of November news round up!

We are just over a month out now from FC 2017! We are wrapping up the final planning steps now for our new space layout and schedules. Here’s a brief update on events/signups closings soon, general reminders, and announcements:

Remember that Pre-Registration ends on December 31st. Avoid that wait in the at con line and register early! http://www.furtherconfusion.org/register/

Art show:  Interested in possibly selling something you’ve made? We’re accepting reservations for flat art panels and 3D art table spaces as long as space is available. You can find out more and reserve a space at http://www.furcon.org/artshow

Conbook submissions are closing today! Have any art, stories, or poetry you’d like to submit for everyone to see in this year’s convention book? Just send it to conbook@furtherconfusion.org  Please check out for more details http://www.furtherconfusion.org/conbook. If you need any special cosiderations in your submission or date extentions please contact us.

FC Masquerade: looking for fursuit makers of all levels to be judges. Contact programming@furtherconfusion.org

Staff Meeting: Further Confusion’s December Planning meeting is Saturday Decemeber the 17th in the Hilton San Carlos Room at 1:00pm. http://www.furtherconfusion.org/volunteer/

Stay tuned for more updates soon!

October general news roundup and staff meeting this weekend

It’s that time again, and the convention is closer than ever. Many departments are beginning their final planning phases and deadlines are fast approaching. Take a look at what’s closing up soon and spread the word if you know of any one who had planned to submit anything for this year’s con.

Remember that Pre-Registration ends on December 31st. Avoid that wait in the at con line and register early! http://www.furtherconfusion.org/register/

Art show:  Interested in possibly selling something you’ve made? We’re accepting reservations for flat art panels and 3D art table spaces as long as space is available. You can find out more and reserve a space at http://www.furcon.org/artshow

Artist Alley: applications are open till October 19th! These are one day tables slots. perfect if you just wanted to sell a limited run or just try it out for a day. http://www.furtherconfusion.org/dealers/

Conbook submissions are open: Have any art, stories, or poetry you’d like to submit for everyone to see in this year’s convention book? Just send it to conbook@furtherconfusion.org  Please check out for more details http://www.furtherconfusion.org/conbook

DJ Auditions:  We are still taking auditions for our nightly events, but hurry, they close this weekend. http://www.furtherconfusion.org/dj-applications-are-now-open/

Panel Submissions: They will be closing at the end of this month on October 31st. If you know anyone who has wanted to throw an event or give a talk about something you are interested about. Let them know and get them to apply today http://www.furtherconfusion.org/panels/

Staff Meeting: Further Confusion’s October Planning meeting is this Saturday the 15th in the Hilton San Carlos Room at 1:00pm. http://www.furtherconfusion.org/volunteer/

Volunteer/Staff Hotel Reservations: They are closing on October 17th. If you are staff and still need to take care of your hotel situation, please contact Hotel@futherconfusion.org There is still space available in our overflow hotel, the San Jose Hyatt Place just across the street from the convention center