ConFuzzled 2015

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ConFuzzled 2015 was the eighth iteration of the ConFuzzled convention. It was held over May 22-26, 2015, at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, England.[1]

The theme, announced during the ConFuzzled 2014 closing ceremonies, was "Wonderland", exploring "the mysterious and peculiar insanity contained within the works of Lewis Carroll".[2] The guests of honour were cartoon artist Henrieke and Jeff ‘Yak’ Minter (veteran of the UK games industry).[3]

Registration[edit]

Full pricing details were revealed with the launch of the 2015 website on August 8, 2014.[4] Registration options for 2015 were the same as in previous years, with attending-only and residential tickets, both of which could be upgraded with "Plus" and "Sponsor" options for an extra £15 or £50 respectively.

The basic "attending only" ticket increased from £70 to £80. The basic residential ticket cost between £270 and £510 per person (based on two people sharing a room) depending on the room type (which varied from a standard double/twin up to a Junior Suite), and included breakfast and access to the hotel gym and pool.

As in previous years, an "early bird" discount of £10 applied to registrations made and paid for by January 7, 2015.

Registration officially opened at 2000BST on September 1, 2014.[5]

Registration closed at 2000BST on May 14, 2015, and the final attendee statistics showed a total of 1223 completed registrations from 28 different countries - a 13% increase on the previous year.[6]

Nationality Attendees Nationality Attendees Nationality Attendees
United Kingdom
961
Denmark
9
Faroe Islands
1
Germany
78
Canada
7
Hong Kong
1
Netherlands
33
Switzerland
7
Iceland
1
USA
25
Italy
6
Israel
1
Sweden
22
Belgium
4
Latvia
1
France
13
Australia
2
New Zealand
1
Ireland
12
Japan
2
Portugal
1
Finland
11
Brazil
1
Russian Federation
1
Austria
10
Bulgaria
1
Spain
1
Norway
10

The convention's final attendance figure was 1,228.[7]

Charity[edit]

On October 18 2014, it was announced that changes had been made to the convention's charity selection policies and ConFuzzled was seeking suggestions from attendees for a charity to support for the 2015 convention.[8]

On February 26 2015, the selected charity was revealed to be Fat Fluffs Rabbit Rescue and Rehome [9]

On January 9th, 2016, it was announced that ConFuzzled 2015 raised a total of £13552 for their charity.[10]

Events[edit]

New for 2015, it was possible for attendees to suggest an event via the registration system.[11]

References[edit]

  1. Tweet on the ConFuzzled account on Twitter. Dated August 8, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  2. Theme on the ConFuzzled 2015 website. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  3. Guests of Honour on the ConFuzzled 2015 website. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  4. Pricing & Membership Levels on the ConFuzzled website. Retrieved October 24, 2014
  5. A Tweet by ConFuzzled. Retrieved October 24, 2014
  6. Attendance statistics on the ConFuzzled website. Retrieved May 10, 2015
  7. Tweet on the ConFuzzled account on Twitter. Dated May 25, 2015. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  8. Charity update announcement on ConFuzzled website. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  9. Charity on the ConFuzzled website. Retrieved March 10, 2015
  10. Donation on the ConFuzzled website. Retrieved January 11th, 2016.
  11. Events page from ConFuzzled website. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
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