Further Confusion

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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.[1]

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.

It was the first event sponsored by Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, Inc. (FurCon is its registered service mark[2]) and continues to be its largest.

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.[3]

Further Confusion 2015 will be held January 15 - 19, 2015.

Further Confusion 2013, V.1
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Guests of Honor[edit]

Charities[edit]

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:

Themes[edit]

FC 2010's Keycard
Like many furry 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 [4]
  • 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

References[edit]

  1. https://twitter.com/furcon/status/425129012046741504 Further Confusion Twitter
  2. FURCON mark registration - USPTO (filed 24 October 2003, registered 12 October 2004)
  3. Just a quick update from Further Confusion 2004 - note about the $10,000 painting. Posted?. Retrieved ?.
  4. Notes and Numbers from FC2007 post by Frysco,   furcon. Posted January 25, 2007. Retrieved ?.

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