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Further Confusion, also known as FurCon, or just FC, is an annual convention celebrating the anthropomorphics genre or furry fandom. It is the 3rd largest such convention in the world, and takes place in the Bay Area of California each January.
Beginning in 1999 with attendance of 691 individuals, it has grown rapidly, with 3,597 attendees by 2014.
It hosts a Dealers Den, Artists Alley, Art Shows, an Headless lounge, educational seminars, panels, general social activities (Furry Dances), an Iron Artist competition, the original Critterlympics, charity auctions/events (over a grand total $150,000 to various local charitable beneficiaries up to date), and it sports its own in-house Television station (FCTV), that broadcasts during the convention.
Further Confusion has one of the largest art show of any convention in the fandom, with sales routinely exceeding $50,000, with one piece alone, Eyes of the Night by female artist Goldenwolf, going for fandom record amount of $10,000 at Further Confusion 2004, the result of a close, fierce bid battle between Flint Otterhall and a local appreciator of furry art.
Further Confusion 2015 will be held January 15 - 19, 2015.
Guests of Honor
- 1999 - Ed Kline, Ken Mitchroney and Michael H. Payne
- 2000 - C. J. Cherryh, Shawn Keller, John Nunnemacher, Karen Prell, Mike Quinn and Jane Fancher
- 2001 - Diane Duane, Christina Hanson, Peter Morwood, Felorin and Talzhemir
- 2002 - David Brin and Kevin Palivec
- 2003 - Karen Anderson and Toby Bluth
- 2004 - Heather Alexander, Grant Freckelton and Larry Niven
- 2005 - Alan Dean Foster and Walter Crane
- 2006 - Eric Elliott and Jane Lindskold
- 2007 - Dr. Jerry Pournelle and Baron Engel, with special musical guest Sub-Level 03
- 2008 - Moira Hahn and David Barclay
- 2009 - Jeff Pidgeon, storyboard artist for Pixar Animation, Anita Coulter, puppeteer, and Clare Bell, writer of the Ratha series and a Solar vehicle engineer
- 2010 - Michael Fry, T. Lewis, Sofawolf Press, Ursula Vernon
- 2011 - Blotch
- 2012 - E. E. Knight and Matthew Ebel
- 2013 - Ursula Vernon and Chris Savino
- 2014 - Mitti and PRguitarman
- 2015 - Warrick Brownlow-Pike and Andy J. Heath
Each year, Further Confusion donates money to selected charities. Funds are raised both from its charity auction and from a direct grant given by the convention itself. The following charities have benefitted since Further Confusion was founded:
- 1999: ($3,500) Coyote Point Museum and Therapy Pets
- 2000: ($6,000) The Cartoon Art Museum and Friends of the Sea Otter
- 2001: ($7,240) The Oakland Zoo and The Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation
- 2002: ($5,200) The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Tiger Touch
- 2003: ($6,000) Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) and The Seymour Marine Discovery Center
- 2004: ($10,000) Bay Area Bears and The Exotic Feline Breeding Center
- 2005: ($10,000) Therapy Pets and Friends of Lulu
- 2006: ($15,000) Wildlife Companions and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
- 2007: ($16,000) Golden State Greyhounds and Stanislaus Wildlife Rehabilitation
- 2008: ($22,000) House Rabbit Society, Rattie Ratz, and Wildcare
- 2009: ($16,000) Mountain Lion Foundation and Guide Dogs for the Blind
- 2010: ($18,114) Therapy Pets, Guide Dogs for the Blind, NARF Animal Rescue and Best Friends Animal Society (Haiti disaster animal rescue)
- 2011: ($8,000) Greater California German Shepherd Rescue, Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center and House Rabbit Society
- 2012: ($7,000)
- 2013: (?) Cat House on The Kings and Little Blue Society
- 2014: ($9,000) Digital Game Museum
- 2015: (TBA) Rocket Dog Rescue
Themesfurry conventions, Further Confusion features a different theme every year. Themes for each year are:
- 1999: Paws Across the Bay
- 2000: FCY2K
- 2001: A Furry Odyssey
- 2002: Further Confusion University
- 2003: Furries in Wonderland
- 2004: The Great Outdoors
- 2005: Furries of the Nile
- 2006: Renfur: A Knight's Tail
- 2007: Fur Your Eyes Only
- 2008: The Fur East 
- 2009: Surf Safari
- 2010: Gold Rush
- 2011: Southern Crossings: Furries gone wild!
- 2012: The Infurmary
- 2013: The Furbidden Planet
- 2014: Further Confusion vs. The World
- 2015: London Fog: A Victorian Murder Mystery
- https://twitter.com/furcon/status/425129012046741504 Further Confusion Twitter
- FURCON mark registration - USPTO (filed 24 October 2003, registered 12 October 2004)
- Just a quick update from Further Confusion 2004 - note about the $10,000 painting. Posted?. Retrieved ?.
- Notes and Numbers from FC2007 post by Frysco, . Posted January 25, 2007. Retrieved ?.
- Further Confusion official website
- Further Confusion official forums
- Further Confusion on Facebook
- Further Confusion on Twitter
- Further Confusion on LiveJournal
- Photos, videos, reports: Further Confusion resources