FurCon 2018 – Furtastic Beasts at Further Confusion!
January 11th-15th 2018
San Jose Convention Center
Welcome, travelers! We’re excited to kick off the next convention year with a brand new addition to our convention space. Additionally, we’ll be upgrading our Sponsor and Super-Sponsor gifts, and may add more Sponsor perks as the year progresses. Stay tuned for more updates!
As always, weekend memberships include five full convention days, access to panels, fursuiting events, the Dealer’s Room and Art Show, all evening dances and performance events, and lots of fun in the Bay Area sun!
Do I need an ID to pick up my membership?
Yes, in order to be issued membership to the convention all attendees of all levels must present a valid, current photo ID, preferably one that is government issued and states both identity and age of the attendee. Examples of valid identification include a state issued driver license, military ID, or passports.
Only government issued IDs will be accepted as proof of age. A non-government issued ID (such as a student ID) may be accepted as proof of identity, but will not be accepted as proof of age. Regardless of apparent age, memberships picked up with non-government issued IDs will be issued as minor badges which have certain access restrictions. (Please see “Minors and Minor Badges” for details.)
Any attendee who cannot or will not show proof of identity will not be issued a membership. Membership fees will not be refunded in such situations. (Please see “Are Memberships Refundable?”)
What forms of payment do you accept?
For online registration Further Confusion accepts payment with a debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express). For at-con registration, we accept cash, debit cards, and credit cards. (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express).
Can I mail in my registration?
No, Further Confusion no longer accepts mail-in registration.
I can’t remember if I pre-registered or not, how can I find out?
If you have searched your inbox(es) and bank records and cannot find information on whether or not you have registered for Further Confusion, email [email protected] and we’ll happily look up this information for you.
Can I change my badge content or upgrade my membership?
Yes! Use the “Access my account” link in your confirmation email to edit your badge names (or any other details that may have changed), or upgrade to a Sponsor or Super-Sponsor membership by paying the difference in cost. Email [email protected] if you need assistance with editing any registration information.
Are memberships refundable?
No, memberships to Further Confusion are not refundable, however they are transferable another attendee, and can also be rolled over to the next year. To transfer a membership to another person (or defer it to the following year), please email [email protected] and we will work with you get everything lined up.
Can memberships be denied/revoked?
Though we work to ensure that all interested individuals may join us, FurCon reserves the right to deny or revoke memberships for any reason including but not limited to safety concerns and Code of Conduct violations. In the rare case that a membership needs to be revoked, we will pursue all available channels of communication to avoid surprises or misunderstandings.
For attendees between the aged 13 to 17, Further Confusion offers badges which allow access to all features of the the convention except those which are noted as being for mature audiences only. Such features include but are not limited to some programming panels and some sections of the Art Show. Dealers are also required to restrict access to mature materials in the dealer’s room to attendees possessing minor badges.
Minors aged 13 and 14 may attend Further Confusion as full members but must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian who is also a member of the convention. The parent or legal guardian must sign a Parental Consent form at Registration/Pre-registration pickup, however that form does not need to notarized.
Minors between the aged 15 to 17 may attend Further Confusion unsupervised, however they are required to provide a signed and notarized Parental Permission form (above) and must have a valid ID. (See the ID section of this FAQ) Any unsupervised minor attempting to register or pick up their membership at the convention without a signed and notarized Parental Permission form will be turned away. Further Confusion can not and will not accept parental permission offered via phone or email.
For any additional question regarding attending Further Confusion as a minor, please email [email protected].
Can I bring my children?
Yes, Further Confusion is an all-ages event and you may bring your children. It is important to note, however, that while we accept members of all ages, FurCon is not specifically geared toward children. Children aged 12 and under may attend for free and will be issued a KIT (Kid in Tow) badge, but must be accompanied by a registered legal guardian at all times. Additionally, KITs are subject to all the same restrictions as those possessing Minor Badges. Parental Permission forms for all Kids in Tow must be filled out by parents/legal guardians, however notarization is not required.
For any additional question regarding attending Further Confusion, please email [email protected].