Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

You can really breathe in San Jose
They’ve got a lot of space. There’ll be a place where I can stay
I was born and raised in San Jose
I’m going back to find some peace of mind in San Jose”
Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Hal David / Burt Bacharach for Dionne Warwick

Howdy FurCon Community!

We’re here with a summer roundup of travel tips, meeting dates, and announcements about Further Confusion 2019!

Volunteer Meetings

We are pleased to announce our first few volunteer meeting dates! Volunteers receive a number of perks, including hot meals and free registration! If you or someone you know might be interested, check out one of our meetings to learn more. You can also reach out to us at any time by emailing hr@furcon.org

Our first three meetings of the year will be held at the San Jose Marriott. They will be on 7/21, 8/25, and 9/29. Meetings start at 1PM, and are usually done before 3PM. For those joining us remotely, a streaming link will be sent out prior to the meeting. Be sure you sign up as a volunteer, so you’ll get meeting announcements in your email! Visit www.furcon.org/volunteer to apply.

Hotel

Our hotel block for 2019 is now open! We are thrilled to partner with 4 hotels this year, featuring a variety of options to suit any traveller’s needs. There are still rooms available, and we are working to add more shoulder days (Wednesday and Monday). Here’s a brief overview of what our hotels have to offer:

Hilton San Jose
  • Attached directly to the convention center
  • Self-parking at $20/day
  • Closest hotel to our main space
San Jose Marriott
  • Attached directly to the convention center
  • Valet parking at $20/day
  • Party Floor!
Hyatt Place Downtown San Jose
  • Across the street from our main space
  • Self-parking at $26/day
  • Free breakfast buffet for guests
  • Pull-out couch beds in King rooms
Pacific Motor Inn
  • A couple short blocks from the con
  • FREE parking for hotel guests
  • Free breakfast for guests
  • Lower cost rooms!

For more information, and to book your room, please visit www.furcon.org/hotel

Travel

Getting to San Jose has never been easier! We’ve updated our travel page at www.furcon.org/travel with a full rundown of the options available, but we’d like to call out a new option for our guests travelling from Southern California.

CanisVulpes is offering two Further Excursions from the LA area to San Jose! Choose between a flight full of fellow furs, or a 10 hour train adventure aboard the famous Coast Starlight in a coach just for furries! Both roundtrip excursions include baggage and snackage, both for the low price of $190. To find out more, visit https://canisvulpes.com/further-excursions/

Dealers’ Room and Artist Alley

While our Dealer’s Room is currently full and our waiting list is at its cap, keep an eye out for our lottery-drawn Artist Alley opening in mid-August! These drawings will be for single-day, half-table use, and will be open for a full month, with the selections drawn in September. More information to come! Be sure to subscribe to our Dealer Mailing List for updates right in your inbox: http://eepurl.com/b5NUr5

Art Show

Our Art Show staff is hard at work updating our software, as well as making some logistical changes to the show. We estimate opening sometime in August, but please watch our Twitter, website, and mailing list for more information!

Registration

Have you registered for FC2019? Take advantage of our advance-rate pricing before the weekend pass goes up to $65 on September 1st! Sponsor and Super-sponsor rates will remain the same, and offer some extra perks! We are also pleased to offer free registration to our volunteers again; to find out more, check out our volunteer opportunities at www.furcon.org/volunteer

Coming Soon

We have quite a few announcements just on the horizon, including the Annual Picnic date, our 2019 charity partner, panel submission opening, FCDC sign ups, DJ auditions, and more! You can keep in touch with us by following us on Twitter (@furcon), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Further-Confusion-105009197015102/), or by visiting our website (www.furcon.org). We look forward to sharing more updates in the near future!