Confuror

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ConFuror
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Location
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration 2018
Organizer(s) Vidafur
Subject Convention
Resources Photos, videos, reports: Confuror resources
Confuror (edit)
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Confuror 2018
Confuror 2019
Confuror 2020
Confuror 2021
Confuror 2022
Confuror 2023

Confuror staff
Confuror guests of honor

ConFuror (abbreviated CFR) is a furry convention in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, is the biggest convention of Mexico and the biggest Spanish-speaking. It has been organized by Vidafur since 2008, originating in an event called Furmeet Guadalajara.

History[edit]

Confuror 2018 poster by Sander and Koidel Coyote
Confuror 2019 poster (Panda Paco)

In mid-2008, a small group of furries from the city of Guadalajara decided to organize a furmeet at the same time they created the organization Vidafur. Since then, they organized several meets under the name "Furmeet Guadalajara". In 2017 they created the first event in form of a furry convention named "Furs in Space" from August 4-6; 170 furs attended, and it was considered by the Mexican furry community to be a success.

After "Furs in Space" it was decided to take the next step forward. On December 22, 2017, it was announced that "Furmeet Guadalajara" would change its name to "Confuror"[1] and become a new, full-fledged furry convention in Mexico in 2018, set to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Vidafur.

2018[edit]

On March 29, during an interview on Anthro Furry Radio, the organizing team revealed the convention's theme and dates, the official theme being "The Howling Gala", a theme based on the prohibition era of alcohol in the early 20th century, but instead of alcohol, "Awooing" being the banned activity. The convention took place October 12-14, 2018 at the Laffayette Hotel, with 541 attendees.[2]

Confuror was the first furry convention in Mexico to officially support a charity; Rescate Zarigüeyal (Opossum Rescue) benefited from this edition, with $9,044.50 MXN raised (~$470 USD).[3]

2019[edit]

Given that the convention in 2018 was larger than expected, and that due to civil protection and zoning ordinances hotel attendance was limited to 450, leaving out many potential attendees, it was decided that for 2019 the convention will move to the Fiesta Americana Hotel. Initially, Confuror was announced to be taking place at the Hotel Hilton Expo Guadalajara, but on December 22, 2018, the new site was announced in a video uploaded to Cofuror's social media. The decision was based on better convention space, a more convenient location, better hotel room prices, and capacity for up to 4,000 people in the future.

The convention took place on October 11-13, 2019. Majira Strawberry and Fox Amoore were this 2019 edition Guests of Honour; the official circus theme being "Mr. Maw's Mysteria Freakshow". 310 attendees registered in an Early-Bird flash sale on January 15."Many thanks to all those interested in registering Early Bird and congratulations to those who obtained one of the 310 places available." (translated) - Confuror, Twitter (January 15, 2019)

The convention ended up as a complete success, with 1118 attendance more than 75 artist between Dealers den and Artist alley participated, up to 35 volunteers, and 5,69% of the attendance was international, they raised a total of MXN $54,049 pesos to charity, approximately (USD $2900) to support UMA Coatepec Harinas, during closing ceremonies they announced 2020 convention theme as: "LUCHA LIBRE" (wrestling) and first Guest of honor: JibKodi

2022[edit]

After two years of virtual conventions finally the time for Confuror came to be a physical event, being a complete success with 1,861 attendees[4], this convention was celebrated in hotel Fiesta Americana Guadalajara being the same as in the 2019 edition.

The convention took place on October 20-23, 2022. Being the first time this convention has a 4 days running time. Uncle Kage and Animal Art Crimes were this edition Guests of Honour; being the theme of Dia de Muertos a Mexican tradition, with all event and hotel decorations themed this way.

Main changes about this edition than the other physical ones is the replacement of the Fursuit Parade with a Fursuit Festival being a different way of showing everyone's fursuits and take grupal photos themed by colors or species.

This convention raised a total of MXN $153,526 pesos to charity[5], approximately (USD $7700) to support Desmitificando Tiburones, during closing ceremonies they announced 2023 convention theme as: Science Madness and next Guests of Honor: Dr. Wildlife, Adler the Eagle, Strobes and the place announced for the convention to take place was originally to be the same as previous two years 2019, 2022, Fiesta Americana Guadalajara, but, in March 9, 2023, on the convention's official social media, it was announced that both the location and dates were changed to take place on October 19-22, 2023 at Hotel Barceló Guadalajara instead..

Statistics[edit]

Edition Dates of Convention Theme Venue Location Guests of Honor Chair Attendance Percentage change Parade count Charity Amount Notes
2018 Oct 12-14 The Howling Gala Hotel Lafayette Guadalajara, Jalisco Magolobo, Khazoo Ruakuu 541 $9,044.50 MXN to Opossum Rescue
2019 Oct 11-13 Mr. Maw's Mysteria Freakshow Hotel Fiesta Americana Guadalajara, Jalisco Majira, Fox Amoore Ruakuu 1,118 +106.65% +150 $54,049.50 MXN to UMA
2020 Oct 9-11 Lucha Libre Virtual Guadalajara, Jalisco Uncle Kage, Jib Kodi Ruakuu, Targus N/A N/A 219 (Virtual) $3175 USD to Selva Teenek Physical event cancelled due to COVID-19, Virtual Edition.
2021 Oct 29-31 Viaje al Mictlán Virtual Guadalajara, Jalisco - Ruakuu, Targus N/A N/A 309 (Virtual) $4850 USD to El Cora Physical event cancelled due to COVID-19, Virtual Edition.
2022 Oct 20-23 Día De Muertos Hotel Fiesta Americana Guadalajara, Jalisco Uncle Kage, Animal Art Crimes Ruakuu, Targus 1,861 +66.4% 312 $153,526 MXN to Desmitificando Tiburones
2023 Oct 19-22 Science Madness Hotel Barceló Guadalajara Guadalajara, Jalisco Dr. Wildlife, Adler the Eagle,Strobes Ruakuu, Targus 1,964 +5.54% 321 $256,711 MXN to Nutrias de México [6]
2024 Oct 10-13 Monstruos vs Luchadores Hotel Barceló Guadalajara Guadalajara, Jalisco Alkali, Whiskey Dingo, Chester the Otter, Kéké Flipnote Ruakuu, Targus - - - TBA Next Edition.

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