ConFuzzled 2012

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ConFuzzled 2012 was held from the 25th to 28th May, 2012, and marked the fifth anniversary of the British furry convention. The theme had beenn announced at the ConFuzzled 2011 Closing Ceremony as "Hollywood: The Glitz & The Glamour", with Guests of Honour announced as Colson Grainger[1] and Mangusu. 726 people attended.[2]

Location[edit]

On August 12, 2011, ConFuzzled chairman Matt Lion announced that ConFuzzled 2012 was moving from Manchester to the four-star Barceló Hinckley Island hotel in Hinckley, Leicestershire.[3][4]. Venue liaison Rizzorat indicated that the new venue could accommodate up to 997 attendees if all rooms were fully occupied (twice the number of the previous venue).[5] It was also confirmed in the trailer video that ConFuzzled would have exclusive access to the venue during the convention.

Registration[edit]

On September 10, 2011, Matt Lion announced that registration would be opening at 2000BST on September 15, 2011. [6]

Registration options for 2012 for "attending only" were expanded slightly on those available in 2011. A basic attending only ticket remained unchanged from 2011 at £75, however, this year attendees could also upgrade to "attending plus" (which included a t-shirt and limited edition comic) for an extra £15. They could also upgrade to "attending sponsor", which included all of the benefits of a sponsor package, but without meals or accommodation, for an extra £50.

The basic residential ticket increased slightly from £195 to £210 (based on two people sharing a double/twin room). As with the attending only ticket, there was an option to upgrade to "residential plus", including the t-shirt and comic, for an extra £15.

The sponsor package increased from £245 to £260.

Registrations made and paid for before 9th January 2012 received a £10 discount.[7]

On April 15, 2012, it was announced via Twitter that all room types had been sold out, though there was still room for 'attending only' attendees. Residential registration closed at 2000BST on April 20, 2012. By the time registration finally closed on May 18, 2012, a total of 725 attendees had registered from 23 different countries - a 45% increase on the previous year.[8]

Nationality Attendees Nationality Attendees Nationality Attendees
United Kingdom
552
Austria
7
Spain
2
Germany
42
Belgium
4
Canada
1
Netherlands
33
Norway
4
Croatia
1
USA
19
Switzerland
4
Israel
1
Denmark
13
Australia
3
Italy
1
Sweden
12
Finland
3
Lithuania
1
France
8
Hungary
3
Russian Federation
1
Ireland
8
Estonia
2

Charity[edit]

On February 8, 2012, it was announced via the ConFuzzled website and Twitter account that the charity for 2012 would be the Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary.[9][10] The amount raised was announced as £7650, with a further £105 being raised by Graafen Blackpaw (CF's head of ConOps) being sponsored to have his "mane lopped" [11]

References[edit]

  1. A tweet by Colson Grainger (9 May 2011)
  2. Public Stats page on the ConFuzzled website. Retrieved January 12, 2013
  3. New ConFuzzled website Posted August 12th 2011 by Matt Lion on UKFur
  4. New ConFuzzled 2012 website with convention dates, prices and location information - Matt Lion,   confuzzledlj (12 August 2011)
  5. New ConFuzzled website Posted August 12th 2011 by Rizzorat on UKFur
  6. Registration opens on Thursday 15th September - ConFuzzled forums. Retrieved September 13, 2011
  7. Attending & Pricing on the ConFuzzled website. Retrieved August 12, 2011
  8. Attendance statistics on the ConFuzzled website. Retrieved May 22, 2012
  9. This Year on the ConFuzzled website. Retrieved February 9, 2012
  10. A tweet by ConFuzzled (8 Feb 2012)
  11. Graafen's Mane Lopping Charities Trust website

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