ConFuzzled 2014

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ConFuzzled 2014 was the seventh iteration of the ConFuzzled convention in the United Kingdom. It was held over May 23-27, 2014.[1] The theme - "The World of Tomorrow" - was announced on the ConFuzzled website (and other social media) on August 20, 2013.

Previously held at the four-star Hinckley Island hotel in Hinckley, Leicestershire, in 2014 ConFuzzled was held at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole in Birmingham.[1]

The first Guest of Honour, announced on December 3, 2013, was Rick Griffin, illustrator and author of webcomic Housepets!.[2] The second Guest of Honour, announced on February 19, 2014, was Alexis Rudd, fursuit-maker and puppeteer.[3]

Registration[edit]

Full pricing details were revealed on September 27, 2013.[4] Registration options for 2014 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 remained at £70. The basic residential ticket cost between £250 and £540 per person (based on two people sharing a room) depending on the room type (which varied from a standard double/twin up to a King suite), and included breakfast and access to the hotel gym and pool.

Registrations made and paid for before January 7, 2014 received a £10 discount.

Registration officially opened at 2030GMT on 28th October 2013,[5] with a new system in place for processing card payments.[6] Residential registration closed at 2200BST on 21st April 2014, at which time there were 1000 registered and paid attendees.

Registration closed fully at 2200BST on May 16, 2014, and the final attendee statistics showed a total of 1079 attendees had registered from 29 different countries - a 23% increase on the previous year.[7]

Nationality Attendees Nationality Attendees Nationality Attendees
United Kingdom
826
Finland
8
Faroe Islands
1
Germany
72
Italy
6
Iceland
1
Netherlands
36
Denmark
5
Israel
1
Sweden
26
Malaysia
5
Portugal
1
USA
16
Ukraine
5
Russian Federation
1
France
14
Belgium
4
Singapore
1
Norway
14
Austria
3
South Africa
1
Ireland
10
Australia
1
Spain
1
Switzerland
9
Chile
1
Turkey
1
Canada
8
Czech Republic
1

Charity[edit]

On February 1 2014, it was announced that the charity for 2014 would be The Cat Survival Trust[8]

On October 24 2014, it was announced that the final charity total for 2014 was £14,265.[9]

Events[edit]

Scheduled events included a barbecue, fursuit photoshoot, a talent show, and a fursuit dance competition.[10]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Announcing ConFuzzled 2014, and our new home!" - posting by Rallicat on the ConFuzzled website. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  2. Tweet on the ConFuzzled account on Twitter. Dated December 3, 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  3. Tweet on the ConFuzzled account on Twitter. Dated February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  4. Pricing & Membership Levels on the ConFuzzled website. Retrieved September 27, 2013
  5. A Tweet by Confuzzled, October 29, 2013
  6. A Tweet by Confuzzled, September 27, 2013
  7. Attendance statistics on the ConFuzzled website. Retrieved May 16, 2014
  8. Announcing our Charity: The Cat Survival Trust! on the ConFuzzled website. Retrieved April 13, 2014
  9. Charity total announcement on the ConFuzzled website. Retrieved October 24, 2014
  10. http://2014.confuzzled.org.uk/events/schedule/Retrieved May 22, 2014.

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