Further Confusion 2006
Further Confusion 2006 was a furry convention, the eighth annual Further Confusion. It was held from January 19 to 23 at the San Jose Doubletree in San Jose, California.
- Theme: Renfur: A Knight's Tail
- Guests of Honor: Eric Elliott and Jane Lindskold
- Attendance: 1,911
The charity auction benefited Wildlife Companions and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The total amount donated from the convention to these two charities for FC2006 was $15,000.
208 fursuiters participated in the fursuit parade.
- Chair: (Loran Skunky)
- Vice Chair and Business Director: Laura Colton (Squirrel)
- Media Relations: Lee Strom (Chairo)
- Asst. Business Director: Jerry Tien (Silene)
- Events Director: Melchar
- Events Director Second: Elizabeth French (Genevive Fox)
- IT Director: Michael Graff (Skandragon)
- IT Second: Vince Cardinale (Berg Polarbear)
- Marketing Director: Jonas
- Operations Director: Vandrav Sheridan
- Operations Second: Simon Wolf
- Executive Secretary: Chris Sturtivant (Findra)
- Hotel Liaison: Chris Bartlett (Bos'n)
- GOH Liaison, AAE Rep., and AAE Finance: Brent E. Edwards (Chip Unicorn)
As well as the continuing activities such as Gaming and the Creators' Lounge, there were several tracks, each with events and panels. The tracks were: Art, Business, Filking, Fursuiting, Puppetry, Tech, Science, Species, Social, Writing.
There were six, colored con badge designs, by Angel Blaze, Daniel Keller, Dodge!, Kat Vixen, Sidian, and Yippee Coyote. The badge designs are reproduced in color in the conbook.
ConbookEric Elliott and back cover by Starfinder. There is interior art by:
- Adam Wan
- Chris "Kalahari" Evans
- Chris McKinley
- Daniel S. Keller
- Eric Elliott
- Mindy "Idess" Sherwood
- MINE CHAOS
- Monica Meza
- Pseudo Manitou
- Roy D. Pounds II
- Steve Corbett
- Tani Person
- Zen Migawa
In regards to fiction, the story "Squirrel Errant" by Michael H. Payne is included, in addition to an excerpt from Volle by Kyell Gold.
As well, some pages have heraldic devices as decorative elements; these are based on depictions and descriptions in the 1909 work A Complete Guide to Heraldry by A. C. Fox-Davies.
Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, Inc. started the year with $117057 in assets, including $45858 in cash (and temporary cash investments). They ended the year with $136268 in assets, including $74401 in cash. Liabilities started at $43794 and ended at $37346, making their gain/loss for the year $25659 ($28543 in cash), and their net balance $98922.
Their total revenue was $128265, of which $93133 was from memberships, $36375 was from donations and $-1243 was from merchandise, after accounting for the cost of goods sold.
Their expenses came to $98922, of which $0 was for occupancy, $8351 for equipment rental and maintenance, $4931 for catering and $9595 for printing.
Source: Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, Inc. Form 990 (description) from Foundation Center
Note: These financials provide just a brief overview, and should be considered in context. Each convention has its own situation, which may change from year to year. Special events (like art shows) that are part of a charity's mission are usually run at a loss. Conventions typically have many other expenses which may come to far more than those listed. Check the source for further details.
Further Confusion 2006: Renfur: A Knight's Tail. Milpitas, California: Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, 2006.
- Photos, videos, reports: Further Confusion 2006 resources