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Thursday, January 11
 

12:00pm

Con Ops
The center & home-base of Further Confusion operations. Come here to get information, check lost-and-found, and check in if you're a presenter or panelist. If you're looking to help out, sign up here as a gofur!

Speakers
OS

Operations Staff

The friendly folks at operations who help make the convention go smoothly!


Thursday January 11, 2018 12:00pm - Friday January 12, 2018 12:00am
SJCC: Con Ops (LL21A)

1:00pm

Dealers Den Setup
If you're a dealer, you and your dealer assistants may come into the Dealers Den to load in and set up.

Speakers
ML

Moo Lawgoat

Moo is the Further Confusion 2018 Dealer Lead.
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Thursday January 11, 2018 1:00pm - 10:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

2:00pm

Pre-registration Pickup
Come pick up your badge if you've already registered!


Thursday January 11, 2018 2:00pm - 10:00pm
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

5:00pm

Art Show Setup
Come set up your artwork for the Art Show!

Speakers

Thursday January 11, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
SJCC: Art Show (LL21EF)

5:00pm

Registration
Come register and get your badge! We look forward to welcoming you to the con.


Thursday January 11, 2018 5:00pm - 10:00pm
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

6:00pm

Creators Lounge
Come visit the Creators Lounge if you're feeling creative! We have plenty of table space and art supplies available!

Speakers
K

Kumbamonster

I draw cartoons and volunteer!


Thursday January 11, 2018 6:00pm - Friday January 12, 2018 12:00am
Hilton: Creator's Lounge (Plaza)

6:00pm

Fursuit Lounge
Need a place to cool off? Come on in and hang up your head! We have water and fans available for you, so you can fursuit safely.


Thursday January 11, 2018 6:00pm - Friday January 12, 2018 2:30am
Marriott: Fursuit Lounge (San Carlos)

8:30pm

Opening Ceremonies
Join us in kicking off Further Confusion 2018! Our chairman, Roux, and other members of the team will welcome you to San Jose for a weekend of fur and fun.

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen. | | Professional cat herders.


Thursday January 11, 2018 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

9:00pm

General Staff Meeting
This is a brief meeting for volunteers to get up to speed at-con. New volunteers welcome!
Note that volunteers do not need to attend both sessions; we will present the same info at each one. 

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen. | | Professional cat herders.


Thursday January 11, 2018 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Marriott: Salon V-VI

9:00pm

Dance feat. Ryft
Ryft will be playing Melodic Progressive/Progressive.

Speakers

Thursday January 11, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

10:00pm

Dance feat. Phoxwit
Phoxwit will be playing Trance.

Speakers
avatar for Phoxwit

Phoxwit

Trance / House producer & DJ.


Thursday January 11, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

11:00pm

Dance feat. BagelTiger
BagelTiger will be playing multiple genres.

Speakers
B

BagelTiger

The blue thing is back. Get ready to be whelmed as another millennial presses the play button (and other ones!) For around an hour on equipment that's worth more than his car. Also there might be bad internet references that like, only five people at the whole convention might understand... Read More →


Thursday January 11, 2018 11:00pm - Friday January 12, 2018 12:00am
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

12:00am

Dance feat. DJ EAR
DJ EAR will be playing Hard EDM.

Speakers
avatar for DJ EAR

DJ EAR

In the past 10 years I've had the privilege of DJing at several conventions, House of Blues Anaheim, a handful of small events, and FM-radio. I enjoy blending elements from various genres into an uplifting, upbeat atmosphere to take the listener on a journey and leave them wanting... Read More →


Friday January 12, 2018 12:00am - 1:00am
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)
 
Friday, January 12
 

8:00am

Creators Lounge
Come visit the Creators Lounge if you're feeling creative! We have plenty of table space and art supplies available!

Speakers
K

Kumbamonster

I draw cartoons and volunteer!


Friday January 12, 2018 8:00am - Saturday January 13, 2018 12:00am
Hilton: Creator's Lounge (Plaza)

8:00am

Con Ops
The center & home-base of Further Confusion operations. Come here to get information, check lost-and-found, and check in if you're a presenter or panelist. If you're looking to help out, sign up here as a gofur!

Speakers
OS

Operations Staff

The friendly folks at operations who help make the convention go smoothly!


Friday January 12, 2018 8:00am - Saturday January 13, 2018 3:00am
SJCC: Con Ops (LL21A)

9:00am

Dealers Den Setup
If you're a dealer, you and your dealer assistants may come into the Dealers Den to load in and set up.

Speakers
ML

Moo Lawgoat

Moo is the Further Confusion 2018 Dealer Lead.
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Friday January 12, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

9:00am

Pre-registration Pickup
Come pick up your badge if you've already registered!


Friday January 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:00pm
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

9:00am

Registration
Come register and get your badge! We look forward to welcoming you to the con.


Friday January 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:00pm
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

10:00am

General Staff Meeting
This is a brief meeting for volunteers to get up to speed at-con. New volunteers welcome!
Note that volunteers do not need to attend both sessions; we will present the same info at each one. 

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen. | | Professional cat herders.


Friday January 12, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Marriott: Salon V-VI

10:00am

Art Show Setup
Come set up your artwork for the Art Show!

Speakers

Friday January 12, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
SJCC: Art Show (LL21EF)

10:00am

Gaming Open
Gaming is open; come play with us! Featuring a generous selection of games, provided by Games of Berkeley, MAGWest, and those that have lent us their games and Systems for the Convention. There's something here for everyone! Either to waste time between events or as a place to chill, we will be here. (Bags will be checked at the door)

Speakers
GS

Gaming Staff

The friendly faces of Gaming!


Friday January 12, 2018 10:00am - Saturday January 13, 2018 2:00am
Marriott: Gaming (Willow Glen)

11:00am

Effective Fursuiting With Emote-tion
A fursuit that isn't moving is an expensive and lifeless fuzzy lampshade. Learn to emote, be more expressive, and breathe life into your character! Also learn how to dance without dancing and other tricks to get the most impact while fursuiting without melting yourself down.

Speakers
CD

Corvin Dallas

Corvin Dallas • Game Industry #Birb • Silly blue jay in search of adventure and multi-pass! Been fursuiting since 2013 and been offering mentoring to furries interested in the video game industry or pointers on how to express yourself more effectively through fursuits. You can... Read More →


Friday January 12, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

11:00am

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Gods, demons, and legendary creatures across the world
Death dogs, fabulous felines, motherly hippopotamuses, flashy falcons, and crocodile mummies - plus fish, scorpions, and more! Although many cultures had anthropomorphic deities, the ancient Egyptians were the only ones with a primarily anthropomorphic set of gods... over 1,000 of them in fact. Lecture by recent graduate from University of Manchester's Egyptology Certificate Program about these fascinating gods and how the Egyptians related to them.

Speakers
MW

Mel. White

One of the old guard of fandom, Dr. Mel is a scientist, artist, and author who lectures on topics in anthropology, mythology, literature, culture, and fandom. She's the author and artist of the DUNCAN AND MALLORY series.


Friday January 12, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

11:00am

Furry Ham Radio
Amateur radio lets people across the world chat and experiment with cutting edge communication technology and designs that date back to Marconi's developement of radio. There are a lot of furries who are also ham radio operators. This year we will be expanding on topics we identified as mutually interesting to hams and furries. Details of the hidden transmitter "fox hunt" that will be held at FC will be revealed as well as planning for future furry ham convention fun.

Speakers
avatar for Fireline Coyote

Fireline Coyote

Long time furry, ham radio enthusiast, engineer and builder, and part of the Bay Area science fiction community since the '70s. Possibly most famous as the steampunk coyote pushing a stroller full of bunnies.


Friday January 12, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

11:00am

Circus Animals
Juggling jam for all ages and skill levels. Come learn and play. There will be plenty of juggling objects for everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Linzer

Linzer

I’ve been teaching Juggling, unicycling and other circus skills for | Many years and enjoy seeing others pick up these skills.


Friday January 12, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

11:00am

Open / Poly Furry Relationships 101
Are you in a relationship, but thinking of adding an additional mate? Have you considered an open relationship, but weren't sure what that would mean for your existing relationship? Are you single, and considering dating a couple, or joining up with an existing pack? Come to Open and Poly Furry Relationships 101, where you will learn how to practice non-monogamy ethically, with the full enthusiastic consent of all parties involved.

Topics covered will include non-violent communication strategies, conflict resolution, ethical compromise, radical honesty, informed consent, safer sex practices, relationship structures (traditional monogamy, "monogamish" relationships, open relationships, polyamory, and relationship anarchy), personal boundaries, relationship rules, handling rejection, and how and when to say no. Presentation to be followed by Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Viro the Science Collie

Viro the Science Collie

Viro the Science Collie is the co-founder of Feral Attraction (www.feralattraction.com), a furry relationship, mindfulness, and sex advice podcast that has been featured by national media including Playboy, Dan Savage's Savage Lovecast, and the Life on the Swingset podcast. Viro is... Read More →


Friday January 12, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

11:00am

Suit Up! - A Human's Guide to a Classy Look
All about looking good with some great ties and fancy fashions. This panel focuses on tying the perfect tie, from the Windsor to the Eldridge Knot, and how to tie a bow tie. We will also include a free giveaway of bow ties by Myrtle's Monsters.

Speakers
MM

Manila Monster

I am simply the blue fox married to Myrtle Monster.


Friday January 12, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

11:00am

Friday Morning Cartoons: RIMBA Racer!
Join us for a screening of RIMBA Racer, a 3D animated racing adventure in a world of anthropomorphic characters! RIMBA Racer draws inspiration from cartoons of the 80s, and recaptures the forgotten charm of the genre. Presented courtesy of GLUE Studios.

Friday January 12, 2018 11:00am - 2:30pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

11:00am

Dealers Den
Dealer's Den is the place to find excellent artists and craftspeople selling their wares! Come take a look around; you never know what you might find!

Speakers
ML

Moo Lawgoat

Moo is the Further Confusion 2018 Dealer Lead.
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Friday January 12, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

11:00am

Fursuit Lounge
Need a place to cool off? Come on in and hang up your head! We have water and fans available for you, so you can fursuit safely.


Friday January 12, 2018 11:00am - Saturday January 13, 2018 3:00am
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

11:00am

Fursuit Lounge
Need a place to cool off? Come on in and hang up your head! We have water and fans available for you, so you can fursuit safely.


Friday January 12, 2018 11:00am - Saturday January 13, 2018 3:00am
Marriott: Fursuit Lounge (San Carlos)

12:00pm

Artemis Flight School
Interested in the phenomenon of the 'Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator,' but have never played before? This panel will cover all of the workstation controls of the starship, fleet protocols, standing orders, and helpful hints that will give you the skills to succeed on the bridge of the Artemis! The class material will take 20-30 minutes to cover, and a short training flight will be provided afterwards.

If you miss these sessions, or if you prefer on-the-job-training to a classroom learning style, just ask one of the uniformed flag officers on duty in the Artemis room who will be more than happy to provide specialized instruction.

Find more info at: www.furcon.org/artemis

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Friday January 12, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hilton: Artemis (University)

12:00pm

Art Show
Come see a fantastic display of art from some of the community's best creators! Pieces will be available to bid on, so you might just take some home.

Speakers

Friday January 12, 2018 12:00pm - 6:00pm
SJCC: Art Show (LL21EF)

12:00pm

Artemis
The Artemis™ Starship Bridge Simulator

Have you ever watched an episode of Star Trek™ and wished that you could have worked on the bridge of the Enterprise™? Wanted to pilot the starship like Sulu, to fire the weapons like Worf, to provide sensor information like Data, or even to command the whole ship like Janeway?

The Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator gives you an opportunity to do just that! Groups of players take control of stations on a virtual starship bridge, working together to defend the starbases of the sector from invading aliens! Each station has information no other station has, and can command the ship in ways no other station can, so communication between the players and between the captain is crucial. Notably, the captain has no controls at all, relying on the rest of crew to correctly operate the ship and to display what information is needed on the main screen.

The controls of each station are easy to learn, while still providing much opportunity for mastery. The positions available are Helm, Weapons, Science, Communications, and Engineering, as well as the Captain, and there are some ship classes that also allow players to fly independently controllable fighter craft as well!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Find more info at: www.furcon.org/artemis

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Friday January 12, 2018 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Hilton: Artemis (University)

1:00pm

Anatomy for Artists
From dinosaurs to fish, form and function go together and understanding how mammals (and insects and fish) are put together helps make your art more appealing ... or appalling, if that's your aim. Understanding what those appendages really are and how they relate to the human body helps you pose and model animals more accurately.

Speakers
MW

Mel. White

One of the old guard of fandom, Dr. Mel is a scientist, artist, and author who lectures on topics in anthropology, mythology, literature, culture, and fandom. She's the author and artist of the DUNCAN AND MALLORY series.


Friday January 12, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

1:00pm

Improving Your Photos: Composition Tools and Rules
A discussion of various compositional tools that photographers of all levels can use to improve their photos. Drawing from my 13 years of experience, we'll walk through what works, what doesn't, and why, with examples included. Photography-oriented, but not photography-exclusive, so artists of all types are welcome!

Speakers
R

robbo

I'm a 31 year old biologist and photographer from California. I've been shooting for 13 years, focusing on nature, wildlife, and zoo photography, and more recently starting out on fursuit photography. I've had photos published by Ducks Unlimited, The Southwestern Naturalist, and various... Read More →


Friday January 12, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

1:00pm

Animal Costumes in World Performance
Fursuiters perform in various ways through performance, song, and dance. This phenomenon is not unique to furry culture and has many spectacular parallels around the world. This panel is a survey of various performance practices and music around the world that utilize animal costumes.

Speakers
M

METE

I am an artist and experimental musician based in Los Angeles. My work is a complex mixture of performance art, social sculpture, text scores, musical instruments, sculpture, scent, and sound with the goal of creating synthetic versions of natural phenomena. I have been in the furry... Read More →


Friday January 12, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Salon V-VI

1:00pm

Boxing Furry Workout
Come by and work up a sweat! As you're taught the basic Warm-Ups, Combos, and General Workout of Boxing. All while detailing and demonstrating the science behind it. A great panel for those wanting to get into the World of Boxing or just wanting to get into shape.

Speakers
JD

Jack Dempsey

A Texan Fur. Joined and has only been in the fandom for a few years, but in that short while has found a very loving and creative community from all walks of life. Now setting out to give some of of his own love and creativity back, in hopes of inspiring other Furry's like he was... Read More →


Friday January 12, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

1:00pm

Titanium Tea XXIX
Come together for a great tea social. A Signature Tea will be made for FC2018. Be sure to sample it. A variety of teas & tisanes will be provided. Bring your own mug to reduce paper cup waste. See you for tea.

Speakers
WT

Watcher Tigersen

Culinary artist that focuses on wellness in the creations he does. Started doing Titanium Teas at various furry conventions since 2004. Has donated tea infusions to the Black Hole Party.


Friday January 12, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Marriott: Hydration Station (Los Gatos suite 4th floor)

1:00pm

Photoshoot
Strike a pose! Our expert photographers will make you look great. Stop by to get some professional photos taken, of you or your whole group!

If you are organizing a large group reserve a time on furcon.org/meetups.

Speakers
avatar for Kyreeth

Kyreeth

Photography Lead
Furry convention photographer for over a decade
avatar for Warphammer

Warphammer

Volunteer
As one of the two con photographers for FC, I've been working for more than a decade to provide quality services to the convention community.


Friday January 12, 2018 1:00pm - 5:30pm
SJCC: Photoshoot (220C Hours Only)

2:00pm

Critterlympics
Critterlympics, Further Confusion’s signature fursuit games event, returns for another year with games to challenge and entertain. Forty fabulous beasts will be chosen at the beginning of the event to compete in teams, playing some of the best games enjoyed by wizards and mythical creatures alike. Which team will feel the thrill of victory? Who will face the agony of defeat? Join us to find out.

Speakers
avatar for Zoren Manray

Zoren Manray

Zoren is like those good dragons of mythology, always willing to extend a paw of help and friendship in order to improve someone's day. So naturally you'd find him helping out at Further Confusion making sure everyone has a great time. This will be his 7th year leading Critterlympics... Read More →
avatar for ToaEnemis

ToaEnemis

Furry, Lucario main, and Smash bros enthuseist.


Friday January 12, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

3:00pm

FURRIES: A Documentary
This lighthearted film is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about the furry experience. Follow a group of individuals as they explore what “being furry” means to them, with a focus on identity, creativity, and the importance of community. A brief Q&A with the director will follow the film.

Speakers
avatar for Ash

Ash

Director, Furry Film
Ash is a documentary film editor living in the Bay Area. He is known for his film and photography work within the fandom, most notably his short documentary, "Furries."


Friday January 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

3:00pm

Patreon and Furry
Hear tips and tricks for getting started and keeping your Patreon going from a couple furry creators.

Speakers
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold is the author of more than 20 novels and novellas and has won the Ursa Major, Rainbow, Coyotl, and Leo Awards for his work. In 2016 he helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has taught at each of its sessions.


Friday January 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Salon V-VI

3:00pm

Fursuiting at Burning Man: Pardon our dust
This panel will relate the experiences of furries at Burning Man and will explain what potential "furry-burners" can expect if they attend this event. Presentation to include AV exhibits and a Q and A session.

Speakers
avatar for Amenophis

Amenophis

You may have seen me as a glowing dancing ferret roaming around at the Raves. I also run "The Electric Fursuits" telegram group and develop my own Arduino library to control programmable LEDs as a hobby.
ZG

Zarafa Giraffe

Zarafa Giraffe has been a fur for 7 years, but has been going to Burning Man for 12 years. He often says he wouldn’t be a fur without Burning Man. | Zarafa also leads local fursuiting expeditions in and around San Francisco.
PM

Pepe Mapache

I'm a Raccoon who enjoys going to Burning Man and has created a couple fursuits myself.


Friday January 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

3:00pm

Dance 101: Basic Choreography
Are you new to dance? Want to learn some steps? Then get your fluffy tails moving and grooving as Arch. a furry dancer from the Philippines, gives you a dance class for beginners! Learn the essentials like groove, rhythm, and execution.

Speakers
A

Arch

My name is Arch and I'm a dancer from the Philippines. I've been dancing for about 4 years, competing in various dance competitions and have taught dance here in the Philippines. I'm also a furry digital artist and I've been drawing for 5 years now and have been with the fandom since... Read More →


Friday January 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

3:00pm

Native American Cultures
Come join us for a fun and educational panel on Native American cultures as we explore the diversity and richness of the cultures of the first people of this continent; art, dance, music, society, philosophy and more. Attendees from last year, we hope to see you again for more!

Speakers
J

Julzz

An average Con-Goer cruising around the states from North Dakota
TS

Tonya Song

Tonya Song is an American Indian (O'otham)/Mexican musician, educator, and writer. As a composer, her music focuses on western styles and Native styles combined. She has worked with many tribes across the US on music and art related projects as well as policy and activism. In the... Read More →
Y

Yasuno

I'm an artist and a goof. Ive been in the fandom for over five years and will continue to be. An animal all around.


Friday January 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

3:00pm

BUNNIES!
This year (our 12th!) we will focus on rabbit behavior. They really are cwazy! Be prepared to sit on the floor and interact with our visiting fur friends.

Speakers
avatar for Fireline Coyote

Fireline Coyote

Long time furry, ham radio enthusiast, engineer and builder, and part of the Bay Area science fiction community since the '70s. Possibly most famous as the steampunk coyote pushing a stroller full of bunnies.
SH

Sharon Hom

The Crazy Rabbit Person, I've lived with bunnies for longer than you've been alive.


Friday January 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

3:00pm

Hybrids
Its back again! Hybrids are getting more and more popular. Come and see why! Meet others like you who couldn't choose to be pure bred!

Speakers
BF

Breahna Fogg

Yep, Im back again! More stories, more fun! 20 years of working cons! whoooo!


Friday January 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

3:30pm

Fursuit Dance Competition Auditions
Are you ready to REP YOUR TURF? Audition for the dance competition! You might just have what it takes to strut your stuff on stage. Rules @ www.furcon.org/fcdc


Friday January 12, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
SJCC: Rehearsal Room (220B)

4:00pm

Kaffeeklatsch with our Charity Partners
Come enjoy fresh coffee, some light sweets, and excellent conversation with our charity partners. The perfect afternoon pick-me-up!

Speakers
CP

Charity Partners - Silicon Valley Pet Project

Further Confusion's charity partner for 2018 is Silicon Valley Pet Project (SVPP). | | SVPP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to saving local at-risk shelter cats and dogs through rescue, community involvement, and education. SVPP partners with local animal shelters... Read More →


Friday January 12, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

5:00pm

Artemis Flight School
Interested in the phenomenon of the 'Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator,' but have never played before? This panel will cover all of the workstation controls of the starship, fleet protocols, standing orders, and helpful hints that will give you the skills to succeed on the bridge of the Artemis! The class material will take 20-30 minutes to cover, and a short training flight will be provided afterwards.

If you miss these sessions, or if you prefer on-the-job-training to a classroom learning style, just ask one of the uniformed flag officers on duty in the Artemis room who will be more than happy to provide specialized instruction.

Find more info at: www.furcon.org/artemis

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Friday January 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hilton: Artemis (University)

5:00pm

When Furry Met Kinky, Part 1: Badge Creation [18+]
Lusciouse Lainey (Co-host, Creator & WFMK Virtual Munch Host) and Rainbow/Anisette (Hostess with the Mostest) are once again running their ever popular "When Furry Met Kinky" panel and this time broken up into two parts - spreading the fun and connection over a longer period of time. We are sponsored by Bad Dragon and will be giving out prizes during Part 2!

Whether you're new to kink and/or furry fandom or experienced - come find that special someone, play partners, platonic friends, or see what unfolds. Single or not, whatever your orientation! For Part 1 of this panel, participate in bead code badge creation to help identify desires so that you can find compatibility.

Sample Bead Code Chart
Colors & Descriptions
black = top
gray = switch
white = bottom
pink = female identifying
purple = non-gender specific/other
blue = male identifying
heart of any color = open to non-monogamy or polyamory*
star of any color = monogamous, asexual, not looking*
* = Placed together to minimize beads and generate conversation. Ask questions!
i.e. Are you a polyromantic asexual or not looking non-monogamous person?

Return for When Furry Met Kinky, Part 2 for 30 additional minutes of bead code creation before moving into Icebreakers and Conversational Scavenger Hunt & Bingo.

If you would like to keep in touch with past & future attendees and get the latest updates on WFMK, read: http://bit.ly/WFMKinfo. Telegram @Lusciouse to confirm you have read the rules to get added to the WFMK Virtual Munch.

Speakers
L

Lusciouse

Lusciouse is an experienced kinkster that plays with service puppies, and the senior member of SF Bay Area Chapter of Hitchin' Bitches which runs many rope skill shares, work shops and events. She has volunteered at FurCon while ribbon and rope bombing teddy bears and furries. She's... Read More →
AR

Anisette / Rainbow-Squid

A Furry for thirteen years, going to Further Confusion the last seven years, and in the BDSM community for the last six years. A impact play and fire play top. Just looking to help others make a connection at the con and have fun!


Friday January 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

5:00pm

Tits In A Box! [18+]
"Tits In A Box" is a game very similar to that of Telephone-Pictionary. There are no winners or losers, only fun times and wicked giggles! Come watch and even participate in our game show-like panel where artists in our community give it their best shot to make sense of absurd and hilarious words n' doodles!

Speakers
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Alalobsters

Game developer, co-creator of Dags Comics, and concept artist at Mischief Cat! Been doodling in the furry community for 14 years. You'll find me in the San Francisco Bay Area where I kick it with my fellow monsters but mostly locked in my office working until I smell.


Friday January 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

5:00pm

[Cancelled] Fursuit Performance: Taking it to the Next Level
Interested in fursuit performance and bringing your character to life? Join us as we share tips and insights, from official mascoting to stage performances! Get to know your suit, how to have more interesting interactions, character building, and more!

While not a workshop, there will be audience participation for parts of the panel.

Speakers
avatar for Yippee Coyote

Yippee Coyote

Yippee is a 20+ year veteran fursuiter and former sports mascot. He is known for his characters Yippee Coyote and the purple bunny Twilight at numerous furry conventions. He's hosted fursuit performance panels, promoting the idea of fursuits as characters, and the Power of Preten... Read More →
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Grogginator

Further Confusion
Bay Area SaberToothed Tiger Shark, AV Tech, VJ. Loves fursuits, cars, tech, photography, socializing, and more.
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Wolf Pup TK

Blushy floppy-pawwed wolf. Founder for Furs For Life charity group. Fursuiter, performer, gamer, dancer. Part-time sabertooth tiger. :3


Friday January 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

5:00pm

Dance Foundations: Waacking 101
A dance foundations class on waacking and funk. Learn the basics such as technique, form, musicality, character, and drills. Get to know the roots of where this dance started and how to do it. Bring your furry friends along too and lets get funky and waack this way!

Speakers
A

Arch

My name is Arch and I'm a dancer from the Philippines. I've been dancing for about 4 years, competing in various dance competitions and have taught dance here in the Philippines. I'm also a furry digital artist and I've been drawing for 5 years now and have been with the fandom since... Read More →


Friday January 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

5:00pm

Human Puppy Play 101 [18+]
Belly rubs, treats and squeaky toys; it’s great to be a human puppy! Do you identify closely with real puppies, kitties, dogs and cats? Do you envy how a puppy can live for the moment and let go of all inhibitions with a pat on the head, a kind word or a treat Come pet some cute pups and learn about this fun community! Hosted by BAY-PAH. For more information please see http://bay-pah.com.

Ruff! Awoo!

Speakers
avatar for Tanuski (Steve)

Tanuski (Steve)

I'm a Bay-PAH founder, pup handler and a fur who is excited to share my love for both human puppy and the furry fandom | Twitter: @thebigtanuski | Twitter AD: @huskychaser
FB

Fnord Bear

A Pup Handler with BAY-PAH, he's interested in furthering the cross-pollination between the pup community and the furry community.
D

DranoTheCat

Drano is a cat!
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Nacho Husky

Bark bark I’m a puppy, furry, and a little troublemaker at times! I’ve been on the Bay-Pah board for a couple years now and love to host events for pups and furs. Before that I was on the K9 Unit board where I founded Woof! At the SF Eagle. The largest monthly puppy mosh on the... Read More →
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IMWeasel

In the furry fandom for a decade, been a pup for 5 years, Panelist at FC since 2011.
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Stormy Kittyhawk

Stormy has been involved in the rubber community for the past 4 years. She has cohostsed the Rubber meet and greet at FC, BLFC and MFF. She's a firm believer that rubber can be enjoyed by any and all people for various reasons!


Friday January 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Salon V-VI

5:00pm

Mascot Smackdown
Hey fans, it’s game day at FC. Are you ready for a collegiate mascot smackdown?! We’re gonna find out what FC's favorite college mascot is by the most intense bracket elimination game of your LIVES! Come on down and root on your favorites in this battle for the top mascot!

Friday January 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

6:00pm

Dealers Den Closing
Closing time! One last call to… get out.

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Friday January 12, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

6:00pm

Fuzzbutts Live!
A band composed of local furs. We'll be playing a variety of rock covers, old and new

Speakers
DN

DJ Nightkat (Shale)

Shale has been a member of the furry community for a very long time, but has only been contributing musically for the past 4 years. A well known DJ in the Bay Area community, a lesser known producer, and an avid karaoke aficionado, he loves to sing and is happy to bring a soulful... Read More →
TF

The Friendly Varmints Concert

Provided live music for several fandom events over the past 2 1/2 years. Have also volunteered, primarily with setup and crowd control, at several cons.
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EmptySet

Artist and Musician - Lead Guitarist for Fuzzbutts | | Artwork includes a variety of work over the last 8 years, which has been mostly furry art. You can check out my work at www.emptyset-art.com | | As musician, I primarily play guitar. With nearly 2 decades of experience... Read More →
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Vox Fox

Local fur active in the fandom since 2014. Musical performer at several cons, doing talent shows, open mics, hour long band performances. Usually playing guitar and singing, sometimes in suit.
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lycan

musician and audio nerd, lookin for a good time!
CT

Crash Test Taz

I play music and I like to run around in a fluffy animal costume.


Friday January 12, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

6:30pm

When Furry Met Kinky, Part 2: Icebreakers & Bingo [18+]
Lusciouse Lainey (Co-host, Creator & WFMK Virtual Munch Host) and Rainbow/Anisette (Hostess with the Mostest) are once again running their ever popular "When Furry Met Kinky" panel and this time broken up into two parts - spreading the fun and connection over a longer period of time. We are sponsored by Bad Dragon and will be giving out prizes!

Whether you're new to kink and/or furry fandom or experienced - come find that special someone, play partners, platonic friends, or see what unfolds. Single or not, whatever your orientation - participate in Part 2: Icebreakers and Conversational Scavenger Hunt & Bingo to help identify desires so that you can find compatibility.

For those that did not attend Part 1, we will still be dedicating the first half hour to bead code badge creation. Please come to Part 2 on time.

Come early for When Furry Met Kinky, Part 1: Bead Code Badge Creation to have more time to create your bead code badges and catch the eye of new connections.

If you would like to keep in touch with past & future attendees and get the latest updates on WFMK, read: http://bit.ly/WFMKinfo. Telegram @Lusciouse to confirm you have read the rules to get added to the WFMK Virtual Munch.

Speakers
L

Lusciouse

Lusciouse is an experienced kinkster that plays with service puppies, and the senior member of SF Bay Area Chapter of Hitchin' Bitches which runs many rope skill shares, work shops and events. She has volunteered at FurCon while ribbon and rope bombing teddy bears and furries. She's... Read More →
AR

Anisette / Rainbow-Squid

A Furry for thirteen years, going to Further Confusion the last seven years, and in the BDSM community for the last six years. A impact play and fire play top. Just looking to help others make a connection at the con and have fun!


Friday January 12, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

7:00pm

Furry Found Footage
Aurelina and Agouti-Rex of comedy podcast SHOW have scoured thrift stores, garage sales, and dumpsters for the worst VHS and BetaMax relics featuring bad fursuits, weird puppets, bizarre animation, and lost video from 90s era conventions and furmeets. Come see the funniest, strangest furry monstrosities in an all-new video compilation!

Speakers
avatar for Agouti-Rex

Agouti-Rex

General Counsel, SHOW enterprises GmbH
Agouti-Rex is an Internet cartoonist, who created the webcomic Murry Purry Fresh and Furry as well as the graphic novels Malleus Maleficarum, Misunderstanding Comics, and Firebrat. When he's not doodling, he scours thrift shops with Aurelina for suitable furry garbage for Furry Found... Read More →
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Aurelina

社長
Aurelina has been in the furry fandom for 18 years, and has been going to Further Confusion since 2006. | | She has hosted multiple panels at Further Confusion, Biggest Little FurCon, and was a Guest of Honor representing anthropomorphic RPG company Sanguine Games at Texas Furry... Read More →


Friday January 12, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Marriott: Salon V-VI

7:30pm

Hydration Station
Come take a break from your partying, and get hydrated! We'll have water available for you in the middle of the party floor for you to quench your thirst!

Speakers
EF

Erin Feathyrs

Your friendly Further Confusion Hospitality staff making sure you are fed and/or hydrated!


Friday January 12, 2018 7:30pm - Saturday January 13, 2018 1:00am
Marriott: Hydration Station (Los Gatos suite 4th floor)

8:00pm

Photoshoot
Strike a pose! Our expert photographers will make you look great. Stop by to get some professional photos taken, of you or your whole group!

If you are organizing a large group reserve a time on furcon.org/meetups.

Speakers
avatar for Kyreeth

Kyreeth

Photography Lead
Furry convention photographer for over a decade
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Warphammer

Volunteer
As one of the two con photographers for FC, I've been working for more than a decade to provide quality services to the convention community.


Friday January 12, 2018 8:00pm - 11:30pm
SJCC: Photoshoot (220C Hours Only)

9:00pm

Foxes and Pepper Concert
Coming off of a memorable MFF performance (including raising $8,000 for the convention's charity), Pepper Coyote and Fox Amoore are ready to take on California's biggest fur con once again. Their first show of 2018 will feature an hour of original music, comedy, and maybe a special guest or two. If you haven't heard their stuff before it's worth checking out. Or if you want, just come and listen to Fox shouting angry insults... Mostly at Pepper.

Speakers
avatar for Fox Amoore

Fox Amoore

Special Musical Guest
Piano playing, globe trotting, scarf wielding fox!
avatar for Pepper Coyote

Pepper Coyote

Special Musical Guest
Pepper Coyote has been singing and playing guitar around the fandom since 2010 when he started performing concerts with his first band look left. Now Pepper plays with Fox Amoore across the globe nearly 3 times a month.
FT

Feat: Tonya Song

Tonya Song is a professional musician (composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist) based in Boston, Massachusetts. She is O'otham Indian and Chicana, and has worked with many Native nations throughout the US on music projects, cultural projects, rights issues, and more.


Friday January 12, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

9:00pm

Fancy Friday
Refreshed for 2018, Fancy Friday is now the place to be for after-dinner delights. An array of sweet treats, coffees, teas await you at this exclusive evening event. Tickets available at the door. Cash bar available with valid ID. Super-Sponsors get in free (while tickets last).

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen. | | Professional cat herders.


Friday January 12, 2018 9:00pm - Saturday January 13, 2018 12:00am
Marriott: Salon IV

9:00pm

Furoticon: How-to-play and Tournaments! [18+]
Come learn how to play Furoticon, one of the hottest games in the fandom! We have Demo Decks available for anyone who doesn't already have cards. Feeling competitive? Participate in a tournament! Stop by the Tail Kiss Studio dealer table to learn more and get your cards! (Adults Only, 18+)

Speakers
avatar for Penelope Owl

Penelope Owl

Dealer, Panel Host, Furoticon
Lady owl fur from California! I work for Furoticon as well!


Friday January 12, 2018 9:00pm - Saturday January 13, 2018 12:00am
Marriott: Blossom Hill

10:00pm

Is Your Furry Art Stale?
The fandom itself may have been invented within the last 40 years, but anthropomorphic art wasn’t, and it has a wide history outside the fandom with an awful lot to teach you. By studying beyond these confines, you can become a creator who sets trends rather than responding to them.

Speakers
avatar for Stigmata /Jonathan Vair Duncan

Stigmata /Jonathan Vair Duncan

Jonathan and Sasha are illustrators, public speakers, and art educators. When they aren't creating dynamic art pieces on themes of gender, sexuality, religion, and , they're connecting to the world around them by being better listeners and encouraging curiosity in others.


Friday January 12, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

10:00pm

Rubber Meet and Greet [18+]
A meet and greet for every version of latex critter out there. Rubber attire is not required but is encouraged! There will be a changing area in the adjacent Hilton Pacific room available for those that need it.

Speakers
avatar for Stormy Kittyhawk

Stormy Kittyhawk

Stormy has been involved in the rubber community for the past 4 years. She has cohostsed the Rubber meet and greet at FC, BLFC and MFF. She's a firm believer that rubber can be enjoyed by any and all people for various reasons!
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Toby SnowWolf

A pan, kinky, sub-leaning switch from the Bay Area
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Takumori Softwing

Owner/ Fabricator, Scaleworx Creations
A creator of furry and squeaky critters


Friday January 12, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

10:00pm

Pin Trading
With a rise in interest in artist-designed enamel work and the growing community of trading and collecting small run pins, we want to help attendees come together to grow tnd diversify their collections! Join us for an hour of pin trading - come see how it's done and join in the fun.

Speakers
ML

Moo Lawgoat

Moo is the Further Confusion 2018 Dealer Lead.
S

Skulldog

Skulldog Studio
Comic and concept artist, long time furry and lover of fine beers.


Friday January 12, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

10:00pm

Furrywood: Adult VR [18+]
Who says an adult panel can't be educational? In this unique seminar, we'll use a fusion of motion capture suits, virtual reality headsets, and game engine software to create a pipeline for furry adult virtual experiences. How can we use the technology available to us today to give us the experience of standing in front of a real furry? Let's find out together in this audience participation panel.

Speakers
avatar for Carrizo

Carrizo

In 1996, Carrizo started "Furrywood", a virtual furry movie studio on FurryMUCK. Twenty years later, Furrywood returns as a project for exploring multimedia, animation and VR technology. With over 17 years in the video game industry working on Triple-A titles, Carrizo has shared opportunities... Read More →


Friday January 12, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

10:30pm

#TurntScience [18+]
In this ethanol-fueled scientific colloquium, come hear from sauced scientists themselves as they attempt to give a conference-style presentation about a specific subject relevant to their study while withstanding the wrath of a drinking game: #TurntScience

Speakers
avatar for Laz

Laz

Rocket Scientist
Hailing from Los Angeles, Laz is an aerospace engineer whose spent nearly a decade working on various programs in the aerospace industry. He also builds and flies his own high-power rockets. He currently works at Griffith Observatory bridging the gap between complex engineering ideas... Read More →
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Prof

I'm a mathecatician and ocatrinist hailing from Catnada!


Friday January 12, 2018 10:30pm - Saturday January 13, 2018 12:00am
Marriott: Salon V-VI

11:00pm

Dance feat. AudioDile
AudioDile will be playing Electro House/Nu-Disco.

Speakers
A

AudioDile

AudioDile has been making mixtapes since he was 9 and has spent a gigantic portion of his life's income on music. He is partial to french house, nu-disco, progressive, but basically anything with a great hook, melody and beat. He also has a distinct fondness for late 70s & 80's music... Read More →


Friday January 12, 2018 11:00pm - Saturday January 13, 2018 12:00am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

12:00am

Dance feat. Sparx Traxx
Sparx Traxx will be playing Chiptunes, Brostep and Electro House.

Speakers
avatar for Sparx Traxx

Sparx Traxx

AV Crew, Hesk Entertainment
Hey! My name is Sparx and I ultimately enjoy spreading my love for music as far as I possibly can! I both produce and promote different styles and genres as a hobby, but in some cases as a profession. I've written music for retro indie games & radio shows on commission. My journey... Read More →


Saturday January 13, 2018 12:00am - 1:00am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

1:00am

Dance feat. DJ Spots
DJ Spots will be playing Electro House, Bass House, Drum and/or Bass, and Future Bass.

Speakers
avatar for HakuPanther

HakuPanther

DJ
Come get your spots knocked off!


Saturday January 13, 2018 1:00am - 2:00am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

2:00am

Dance feat. Computation
Computation will be playing Electro House.

Speakers

Saturday January 13, 2018 2:00am - 3:00am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)
 
Saturday, January 13
 

8:00am

Creators Lounge
Come visit the Creators Lounge if you're feeling creative! We have plenty of table space and art supplies available!

Speakers
K

Kumbamonster

I draw cartoons and volunteer!


Saturday January 13, 2018 8:00am - Sunday January 14, 2018 12:00am
Hilton: Creator's Lounge (Plaza)

8:00am

Con Ops
The center & home-base of Further Confusion operations. Come here to get information, check lost-and-found, and check in if you're a presenter or panelist. If you're looking to help out, sign up here as a gofur!

Speakers
OS

Operations Staff

The friendly folks at operations who help make the convention go smoothly!


Saturday January 13, 2018 8:00am - Sunday January 14, 2018 2:30am
SJCC: Con Ops (LL21A)

10:00am

Dealers Den Setup
If you're a dealer, you and your dealer assistants may come into the Dealers Den to load in and set up.

Speakers
ML

Moo Lawgoat

Moo is the Further Confusion 2018 Dealer Lead.
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

10:00am

Live Animals Show
Featuring REAL EXOTIC LIVE ANIMALS, this event will educate you on the creatures we as a community so love. Prior years have featured fennec foxes, lemurs, servals, and a host of surprise critters.

Speakers
avatar for Spottacus Cheetah

Spottacus Cheetah

Entrepreneur, physician, incurable romantic, and spotticat. Has run the live exotic animal panel at FC with Classroom Safari for 6 years, bring fennecs, lemurs, servals, and other wild creatures to you.


Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

10:00am

HIV Testing
Free, confidential or anonymous oral swab HIV screening and safe sex information/services provided by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.

furcon.org/hivtesting

Update:

Due to vehicle availability, HIV testing is now only available on Saturday, but with longer hours! New Saturday hours: 10PM-5PM

Speakers
SC

Santa Clara County Public Health Department

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/services/hiv-resources/Pages/std-hiv-test-home.aspx


Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
SJCC: HIV Testing

10:00am

Pre-registration Pickup
Come pick up your badge if you've already registered!


Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

10:00am

Registration
Come register and get your badge! We look forward to welcoming you to the con.


Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

10:00am

Gaming Open
Gaming is open; come play with us! Featuring a generous selection of games, provided by Games of Berkeley, MAGWest, and those that have lent us their games and Systems for the Convention. There's something here for everyone! Either to waste time between events or as a place to chill, we will be here. (Bags will be checked at the door)

Speakers
GS

Gaming Staff

The friendly faces of Gaming!


Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00am - Sunday January 14, 2018 2:00am
Marriott: Gaming (Willow Glen)

11:00am

Basic Photography and Post Production
We're going to assume you know what a camera is... but that you're not really sure what you're doing with it. We'll be going over how a camera works, basic concepts, what to do now that you have a picture (Some of that photoshop magic) and some tricks here and there along the way.

Speakers
TF

Tav Fox

My name is Tav, I'm a red fox, and often a maned wolf. I live here in San Jose, graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in photography. I have been doing photography now for about 13 years, 8 or so in the fandom. Professionally, I wear... Read More →


Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

11:00am

Why do you fursuit?
What got you into fursuiting, and why do you do it? Mascot rules said "no talking in suit" but fursuiting has evolved. How do you relate to your suit/character -- yourself with fur? an idealized fursona? a fantasy character? a fancy animal bag? We all have our reasons. What's yours?

Speakers
avatar for Yippee Coyote

Yippee Coyote

Yippee is a 20+ year veteran fursuiter and former sports mascot. He is known for his characters Yippee Coyote and the purple bunny Twilight at numerous furry conventions. He's hosted fursuit performance panels, promoting the idea of fursuits as characters, and the Power of Preten... Read More →


Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

11:00am

Fursuit Dance Competition Auditions
Are you ready to REP YOUR TURF? Audition for the dance competition! You might just have what it takes to strut your stuff on stage. Rules @ www.furcon.org/fcdc


Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

11:00am

Further Confusion: 20 years in the making
Did you know that this is Further Confusion's 20th year? Hear from someone who's seen us at our best, our worst, and our most hilarious, about the making of our convention!

Speakers
avatar for Loran Skunky

Loran Skunky

President, Skunkybutt Productions
Been involved with Further Confusion for about 15 years now doing a variety of different positions.


Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Salon V-VI

11:00am

Silk and Steel: Tai Chi
Experience the peace of mind, balance, and strength that comes through the practice of tai chi. Though soft on the outside it possesses a powerful core. No experience necessary, come and learn the basics with us. Fursuits welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Kannik

Kannik

Architect, philosopher, storyteller, martial artist, educator, gamer, traveler, and lover of fine foods and fine conversation!


Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
SJCC: The Hub

11:00am

Music Production 101
Come have some fun and learn how to produce music, and if you're already experienced in production you can still learn neat tricks/socialize with other producers!

Speakers
S

SubCørv

Music producer, A/V Technician, in the realms of music and technology creating songs from the ground up, innovating sound design.


Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

11:00am

Hoofurs
Got hooves? Like hooves? Come to where the grass is greener! Round table discussion to meet other Hoof-Furs and discuss hooved animal fursonas & fursuits. Fursuits encouraged but not required.

Speakers
TH

Trail Horse

Active furry, fursuiter, and fur con-goer since 2007, Trail Horse is one of the fandom’s most dedicated hooved fursona fans. He’s hosted Hoof-Fur meet ups since 2015, runs the @Hoofurs Twitter promoting hooved characters, and has been an avid equestrian and trail rider.


Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

11:00am

Furry Writers' Guild Meet & Greet
Come learn about the Furry Writers' Guild! Meet other writers—and readers—and discuss the present and future of furry writing. This is an informal get-together more than a panel, open to everyone interested in furry storytelling.

Speakers
ME

Mark Engels

Boyhood interests in trains and electronics fostered my career as an electrical engineer, designing and commissioning signal and communications systems for railroads and rail transit agencies across the United States. Along the way I indulged my writing desire by authoring articles... Read More →
avatar for Watts Martin

Watts Martin

Watts has been writing furry fiction for mumble-something years, with published works including Kismet, Indigo Rain, and a variety of short fiction. Watts is the current president of the Furry Writers' Guild.
avatar for Madison "Makyo" Scott-Clary

Madison "Makyo" Scott-Clary

Madison is a writer and software developer working with web archiving at the Internet Archive and data visualization at [adjective][species]. She has worked with furry at [a][s] as editor-in-chief and data-critter, and previously with the Furry Writers' Guild as president.


Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

11:00am

Dealers Den
Dealer's Den is the place to find excellent artists and craftspeople selling their wares! Come take a look around; you never know what you might find!

Speakers
ML

Moo Lawgoat

Moo is the Further Confusion 2018 Dealer Lead.
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

11:00am

Art Show
Come see a fantastic display of art from some of the community's best creators! Pieces will be available to bid on, so you might just take some home.

Speakers

Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00am - 7:00pm
SJCC: Art Show (LL21EF)

11:00am

Fursuit Lounge
Need a place to cool off? Come on in and hang up your head! We have water and fans available for you, so you can fursuit safely.


Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00am - Sunday January 14, 2018 2:30am
Marriott: Fursuit Lounge (San Carlos)

11:00am

Fursuit Lounge
Need a place to cool off? Come on in and hang up your head! We have water and fans available for you, so you can fursuit safely.


Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00am - Sunday January 14, 2018 2:30am
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

12:00pm

Artemis Flight School
Interested in the phenomenon of the 'Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator,' but have never played before? This panel will cover all of the workstation controls of the starship, fleet protocols, standing orders, and helpful hints that will give you the skills to succeed on the bridge of the Artemis! The class material will take 20-30 minutes to cover, and a short training flight will be provided afterwards.

If you miss these sessions, or if you prefer on-the-job-training to a classroom learning style, just ask one of the uniformed flag officers on duty in the Artemis room who will be more than happy to provide specialized instruction.

Find more info at: www.furcon.org/artemis

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Saturday January 13, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hilton: Artemis (University)

12:00pm

Artemis
The Artemis™ Starship Bridge Simulator

Have you ever watched an episode of Star Trek™ and wished that you could have worked on the bridge of the Enterprise™? Wanted to pilot the starship like Sulu, to fire the weapons like Worf, to provide sensor information like Data, or even to command the whole ship like Janeway?

The Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator gives you an opportunity to do just that! Groups of players take control of stations on a virtual starship bridge, working together to defend the starbases of the sector from invading aliens! Each station has information no other station has, and can command the ship in ways no other station can, so communication between the players and between the captain is crucial. Notably, the captain has no controls at all, relying on the rest of crew to correctly operate the ship and to display what information is needed on the main screen.

The controls of each station are easy to learn, while still providing much opportunity for mastery. The positions available are Helm, Weapons, Science, Communications, and Engineering, as well as the Captain, and there are some ship classes that also allow players to fly independently controllable fighter craft as well!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Find more info at: www.furcon.org/artemis

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Saturday January 13, 2018 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Hilton: Artemis (University)

12:30pm

Shaolin Kung Fu: Wu Bu Quan
Get a taste of the ancient Chinese tradition and learn the set oft seen in the training montages of movies! Wu Bu Quan (Five Step Fist) teaches the foundational stances and flow of Shaolin kung fu. No experience necessary and be prepared to exercise. Fursuits with good range of movement, stable feet and good visibility welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Kannik

Kannik

Architect, philosopher, storyteller, martial artist, educator, gamer, traveler, and lover of fine foods and fine conversation!


Saturday January 13, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SJCC: The Hub

12:30pm

FC:U Auditions
For those of you who didn't get a chance to submit an act before the convention, come audition for the show at the convention! Space is limited!

Speakers
avatar for Yonoa

Yonoa

I host and run FC:Unleashed as well as make fursuits for The Fuzz Factory.


Saturday January 13, 2018 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Hilton: San Carlos

1:00pm

Reveille and the Swingin' Tails
Need to Jazz up your life and get into the Swing of things? Feeling a little Funky or have the Blues? Well, we'll Rock you with LIVE MUSIC by LIVE MUSICIANS!! Dance in the aisles, sing along, wave your hands in the air like you don't care! WOOHOO!

Speakers
avatar for Bohor

Bohor

Bear on the bass with the purple hair in my face.
C

Chance

Drummer for Swining Tails.
avatar for Ivan Horse

Ivan Horse

Friendly trombone playing draft horse.
AH

Abe Husky

Abe has been a member of the Swingin' Tails since its conception tens of dog years ago. He is a very good boy.
avatar for Mascha

Mascha

Though she usually describes herself as a jazz singer, Mascha has a broad vocal and stylistic range. Her repertoire spans a spectrum from jazz, standards, swing, and showtunes to the great choral masterworks. | | Mascha performs regularly with the Swingin’ Tails and Pawcapella... Read More →
avatar for Reveille

Reveille

My name is Reveille D and I eat people. I’m a professional trumpet musician from Portland, currently with The Vardaman Ensemble, Horns of Soul, the Tualatin Valley Symphony, and The Burning Band.
avatar for toki

toki

big, green lizard. I play the piano!


Saturday January 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

1:00pm

Literary Pop!
Literature and Pop Culture collide. Writers, storytellers and comedians share work about and inspired by their pop culture obsessions. Hosted by Wonder Dave.

Speakers
KC

Komedio Comedy

Komedio Comedy is a nerd comedy network that has been performing at local conventions. Komedio boasts a diverse background and dedication to multiple fandoms, each member produces and hosts their own shows ranging from a video game tournament, a comic book store comedy show, to live... Read More →
avatar for Wonder Dave

Wonder Dave

Wonder Dave is a comedian and writer from Minneapolis, MN, now living in Northern California. He has toured the country performing at colleges, cabarets, sci-fi and comic conventions, burlesque shows, strip clubs and bowling alleys. He has been featured on the Risk Podcast and is... Read More →
AL

Alexandria Love

Alexandria Love is a stand-up comedian, podcaster, and writer from Oakland, California. She's performed at some of the best venues in California, including Tommy T's, The San Jose Improv, Doc's Lab, The Set-Up, and Pianofight. She is a seven-time winner of Tourette's Without Regret's... Read More →
JR

Jordan Ranft

Jordan Ranft is a writer and performer from Oakland. He has performed at variety shows, poetry slams, open mics, and in front of dumpsters all around California. He is also an assistant stage manager at Tourettes Without Regrets.


Saturday January 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

1:00pm

Exploring the Fandom Through Data
Join [adjective][species] to explore the ins and outs of the furry subculture through data, prowling through seven years of the furry survey and additional surveys and data sets besides, investigating what makes up the fandom and exploring why.

Speakers
avatar for Madison "Makyo" Scott-Clary

Madison "Makyo" Scott-Clary

Madison is a writer and software developer working with web archiving at the Internet Archive and data visualization at [adjective][species]. She has worked with furry at [a][s] as editor-in-chief and data-critter, and previously with the Furry Writers' Guild as president.


Saturday January 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

1:00pm

Furry Game Development
Games are a fantastic medium to explore the incredible worlds created by the furry fandom's amazing artists. This panel examines what goes into developing a game engine, and walks through the early prototyping phase of two furry-themed games.

Speakers
CH

Cloud Hop

Cloud Hop is a programmer and musician known for creating Pony Clicker and Sweetie Bot, an anti-spam bot for Discord. An ex-Microsoft employee and Washington native, he is now working on a furry-themed dungeon crawler.
avatar for Tarocco

Tarocco

I invented Blast Processing.


Saturday January 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Salon V-VI

1:00pm

My Little Pony: What is it, Why is it so popular?
It's been seven plus years that My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has been on our screens, and despite this, occasionally we get asked 'Why are you guys fans of a little girls show?'. The show certainly has a fan base of strange characters - like any fan base does - but what draws them to the herd? Why do they take so much inspiration and solace from the show? What is themes does the show have that draws them in? In this panel we examine some of those aspects, with stories from the fans, examples from the show, and personal anecdotes from our own experienced in an effort to share the magic we've experienced as part of the Brony Community, and why many Bronies view that community as separate from furry.

Speakers
avatar for Sophianna Ardinger

Sophianna Ardinger

Tofu Yu, LLC
I joined the Furry fandom in 91, though I was a 'known' fan of anthropormorphics in 89, started drawing about the same time. I became really heavily involved with the Fandom in 2001, however eventually life moved on, and in 2008, so did I, in part out of necessity. After getting my... Read More →


Saturday January 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

1:00pm

Unleash Your Power Animal [18+]
Using shamanistic rituals from Peru, we invite guests to dive deep into a collective meditative state and explore our magnificent sexual fantasies. Afterwards, guests will be offered the opportunity to write down their visions for other guests to act out through improvised dancing.

Speakers
C

CaliCoyote

Every moment of existence is tinged with the sickly-sweet smell of city roads on a fresh rainy day. Such are the thoughts, images, and emotions that come to mind when reflecting on one CaliCoyote.


Saturday January 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

1:00pm

Furry Writing in 2028
Other genres and subgenres—science fiction, fantasy, horror, romance—have developed writing communities. What can we learn (and not learn) from them?

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell, The Pen Dragon, has been involved in the furry fandom for 20 years as both a fan and a writer. He has contributed to ROAR, X, New Fables, and Abandoned Places, and is the author of The Fire Bearers trilogy: God of Clay, Forest Gods, and the in-progress conclusion, God... Read More →
ME

Mark Engels

Boyhood interests in trains and electronics fostered my career as an electrical engineer, designing and commissioning signal and communications systems for railroads and rail transit agencies across the United States. Along the way I indulged my writing desire by authoring articles... Read More →
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold is the author of more than 20 novels and novellas and has won the Ursa Major, Rainbow, Coyotl, and Leo Awards for his work. In 2016 he helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has taught at each of its sessions.


Saturday January 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

2:00pm

Fursuit Parade Staging & Group Photo
Come line up for the Fursuit Parade! We will be taking a group picture BEFORE we start the parade, so try your best to be on time!

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen. | | Professional cat herders.


Saturday January 13, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

3:00pm

Fursuit Parade
Animals on Parade! Our costumed attendees will parade through the convention center. Gather along the route to catch a glimpse! We will take a photo of the gathered suiters before the parade begins. For an up-to-date description of our fursuit parade route, visit furcon.org/parade.

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen. | | Professional cat herders.


Saturday January 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

4:30pm

Nerd Rage! The Great Debates [18+]
"Star Trek" vs. "Star Wars!" Buffy vs. Lara Croft! Superman vs. Goku! When there are geeky debates to be had, there will be nerds to rage over them. Join some of the Bay Area's funniest and nerdiest stand-up comics from the Komedio network for a raucous, no-holds-barred free-for-all, as they debate some of the biggest and hottest topics in all of geekdom. Are you ready to rage?

Speakers
MA

Marc Abrigo

Marc Abrigo is a writer, actor, and stand-up comedian from San Francisco. He is the co-producer of "The Geek Show" from Bindlestiff Studio, and currently hosts "On This Very Screen," a podcast reviewing every movie from the filmography of WWE Studios, and "Nerd Rage: The Great Debates... Read More →
KC

Komedio Comedy

Komedio Comedy is a nerd comedy network that has been performing at local conventions. Komedio boasts a diverse background and dedication to multiple fandoms, each member produces and hosts their own shows ranging from a video game tournament, a comic book store comedy show, to live... Read More →
WS

Will Scovill

Will is Komedio's Technical Producer and stays busy recording and editing every episode of Nerd Rage! The Great Debates. He has been seen lurking around the Bay Area comedy scene since 2011 where he co-created Answer Me! The Comedy Gameshow as well as co-creating a number of other... Read More →


Saturday January 13, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

4:30pm

Art as a Business
So you can draw... But can you draw for a living? A crash course in operating your own business as an independent artist! Everything from getting started, to garnering exposure, social media practices and tricks, taxes, terms of service, and customer relations.

Speakers
K

Kihu

Kihu is a freelance artist who's been working in the fandom for over ten years. His education in business and music from the University of Southern California has led him to work in social media and graphic design for record labels. This experience has helped him refine and push the... Read More →


Saturday January 13, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Salon V-VI

4:30pm

Intro to Poker
Come participate in this hands-on crash course in poker! Topics will include basic gameplay, table etiquette, and introductions to several variations on the game.

Speakers
avatar for Tabbicus

Tabbicus

Poker player. Sociologist. Big fluffy kitty. Meow!


Saturday January 13, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

4:30pm

Photoshoot
Strike a pose! Our expert photographers will make you look great. Stop by to get some professional photos taken, of you or your whole group!

If you are organizing a large group reserve a time on furcon.org/meetups.

Speakers
avatar for Kyreeth

Kyreeth

Photography Lead
Furry convention photographer for over a decade
avatar for Warphammer

Warphammer

Volunteer
As one of the two con photographers for FC, I've been working for more than a decade to provide quality services to the convention community.


Saturday January 13, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
SJCC: Photoshoot (220C Hours Only)

4:30pm

Life in the Universe
Will we ever answer that ultimate question: Is there other life in the Universe? [42 of course!] We’ll take a highly scientific but easy to understand look into the discipline of astrobiology, find out the leading ideas as to what life off of Earth may be like, and look at some real-right-now missions like NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope and the soon-to-be-launched Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.

Speakers
avatar for Laz

Laz

Rocket Scientist
Hailing from Los Angeles, Laz is an aerospace engineer whose spent nearly a decade working on various programs in the aerospace industry. He also builds and flies his own high-power rockets. He currently works at Griffith Observatory bridging the gap between complex engineering ideas... Read More →


Saturday January 13, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Almaden

4:30pm

Puppy Mosh [18+]
Belly rubs, treats and squeaky toys; it’s great to be a human puppy! Do you identify closely with real puppies, kitties, dogs and cats? Do you envy how a puppy can live for the moment and let go of all inhibitions with a pat on the head, a kind word or a treat. Come play with some cute pups or pup out yourself with other human puppies on our 2" padded mats! If you have never been to a mosh picture any regular dog park but with human puppies all playing and having fun!

No gear necessary, pup hoods/mitts/harnesses allowed, knee pads and hand protection highly encouraged, strict no nudity policy enforced. Please see dress code and complete mosh rules and FAQ's at http://bay-pah.com. All genders and orientations are welcome to play. 18+ Hosted by BAY-PAH.

Ruff! Awoo!

No photos permitted during this event

Speakers
avatar for Tanuski (Steve)

Tanuski (Steve)

I'm a Bay-PAH founder, pup handler and a fur who is excited to share my love for both human puppy and the furry fandom | Twitter: @thebigtanuski | Twitter AD: @huskychaser
FB

Fnord Bear

A Pup Handler with BAY-PAH, he's interested in furthering the cross-pollination between the pup community and the furry community.
D

DranoTheCat

Drano is a cat!
avatar for Nacho Husky

Nacho Husky

Bark bark I’m a puppy, furry, and a little troublemaker at times! I’ve been on the Bay-Pah board for a couple years now and love to host events for pups and furs. Before that I was on the K9 Unit board where I founded Woof! At the SF Eagle. The largest monthly puppy mosh on the... Read More →
avatar for IMWeasel

IMWeasel

In the furry fandom for a decade, been a pup for 5 years, Panelist at FC since 2011.
avatar for Stormy Kittyhawk

Stormy Kittyhawk

Stormy has been involved in the rubber community for the past 4 years. She has cohostsed the Rubber meet and greet at FC, BLFC and MFF. She's a firm believer that rubber can be enjoyed by any and all people for various reasons!


Saturday January 13, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Hilton: San Carlos

4:30pm

Dragons (all ages)
Here we will discuss our favorite creatures, dragons, within the fandom and in other cultures including: European. Oriental, and other-worldly. Discussion can include (but is not limited to) art, literature, and mythology. Open to anyone regardless of age.

Speakers
avatar for Norenxaq

Norenxaq

Editor, San Diego Mensa
author and artist. I have co-hosted a panel about dragons for sevaral years
T

Tirya

Long-time dragon enthusiast and co-host of the FurCon 2018 dragon panel.


Saturday January 13, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Salon IV

4:30pm

Let's Talk About RAWR!: The Furry Residential Writing Workshop
Writing workshops are a method writers can use to increase their skill, get critique, and focus their attention on a particular work. While there are many types of writing workshops, the residential writing workshop is considered one of the most focused and intensive of experiences

At this panel, Alkani, Kyell Gold, and Ryan Campbell discuss the Regional Anthropomorphic Writers Retreat (RAWR), the first furry-focused residential writing workshop, including goals, cost, application process, and history.

Speakers
avatar for Alkani

Alkani

Co-Founder, Regional Anthropomorphic Writers Retreat
Alkani is a Baltimore-based furry with an interest in language, writing, and world cultures. An aspiring writer, competent technologist, hobbyist composer, he usually spends his days reading, writing, or working. He is current staff at the Fur the More and Texas Furry Fiesta conventions... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell, The Pen Dragon, has been involved in the furry fandom for 20 years as both a fan and a writer. He has contributed to ROAR, X, New Fables, and Abandoned Places, and is the author of The Fire Bearers trilogy: God of Clay, Forest Gods, and the in-progress conclusion, God... Read More →
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold is the author of more than 20 novels and novellas and has won the Ursa Major, Rainbow, Coyotl, and Leo Awards for his work. In 2016 he helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has taught at each of its sessions.


Saturday January 13, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

4:30pm

Fursuit Dance Competition Tech Rehearsal & Setup
Rehearsal for the Dance Competition. Closed to attendees, participants only please.


Saturday January 13, 2018 4:30pm - 6:15pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

5:00pm

Artemis Flight School
Interested in the phenomenon of the 'Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator,' but have never played before? This panel will cover all of the workstation controls of the starship, fleet protocols, standing orders, and helpful hints that will give you the skills to succeed on the bridge of the Artemis! The class material will take 20-30 minutes to cover, and a short training flight will be provided afterwards.

If you miss these sessions, or if you prefer on-the-job-training to a classroom learning style, just ask one of the uniformed flag officers on duty in the Artemis room who will be more than happy to provide specialized instruction.

Find more info at: www.furcon.org/artemis

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Saturday January 13, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hilton: Artemis (University)

5:00pm

Smash Bros Tourney
Show us your moves! Sign up early, and smash your opponents in our annual tournament!

Speakers
avatar for ToaEnemis

ToaEnemis

Furry, Lucario main, and Smash bros enthuseist.


Saturday January 13, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Marriott: Gaming (Willow Glen)

5:30pm

Mascha and the Conspirators
Mascha and the Conspirators bring jazz fur all! We're bringing you the fun stuff -- standards, swing, blues, and bossa in a show we hope you'll love. Come ready to dance in the aisles!

Speakers
avatar for Bohor

Bohor

Bear on the bass with the purple hair in my face.
C

Chance

Drummer for Swining Tails.
avatar for Mascha

Mascha

Though she usually describes herself as a jazz singer, Mascha has a broad vocal and stylistic range. Her repertoire spans a spectrum from jazz, standards, swing, and showtunes to the great choral masterworks. | | Mascha performs regularly with the Swingin’ Tails and Pawcapella... Read More →
avatar for Reveille

Reveille

My name is Reveille D and I eat people. I’m a professional trumpet musician from Portland, currently with The Vardaman Ensemble, Horns of Soul, the Tualatin Valley Symphony, and The Burning Band.
avatar for toki

toki

big, green lizard. I play the piano!


Saturday January 13, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

6:00pm

Dealers Den Closing
Closing time! One last call to… get out.

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Saturday January 13, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

6:00pm

Komedio Comedy Showcase
Komedio Comedy has been traversing the convention circuit with their nerd comedy stand up showcase providing giggles and gags for every type of fandom. Komedio Comedy boasts a diverse background and dedication to multiple fandoms. Individually accomplished in standup comedy, including comedians featured in SF Sketchfest, Cobbs Comedy Club, and the Puncline. Komedio Comedy members host a variety of geek themed shows providing laughs for audiences of all genres and geekdoms.

Speakers
MA

Marc Abrigo

Marc Abrigo is a writer, actor, and stand-up comedian from San Francisco. He is the co-producer of "The Geek Show" from Bindlestiff Studio, and currently hosts "On This Very Screen," a podcast reviewing every movie from the filmography of WWE Studios, and "Nerd Rage: The Great Debates... Read More →
KC

Komedio Comedy

Komedio Comedy is a nerd comedy network that has been performing at local conventions. Komedio boasts a diverse background and dedication to multiple fandoms, each member produces and hosts their own shows ranging from a video game tournament, a comic book store comedy show, to live... Read More →
avatar for Wonder Dave

Wonder Dave

Wonder Dave is a comedian and writer from Minneapolis, MN, now living in Northern California. He has toured the country performing at colleges, cabarets, sci-fi and comic conventions, burlesque shows, strip clubs and bowling alleys. He has been featured on the Risk Podcast and is... Read More →
avatar for Tirumari Jothi

Tirumari Jothi

Producer, Komedio Comedy
Tirumari has been performing comedy for six years, with stand-up as his first love, but he also loves improv and sketch acting so please don't ask him to choose. You can find him either performing with the geeky comedy group he co-founded, Komedio Comedy; hosting videogame drinking... Read More →
SK

Stephen Ku

Stephen has been performing standup comedy at a variety of conventions. He has been featured at SFComicCon, HydraCon, GenCon, MAGWest and many other nerdy spots! | | Stephen enjoys puns, comic books, dry cereal, board games, and fruit snacks. Talk to him about comic books or Steven... Read More →
KO

Kristee Ono

Kristee Ono loves burritos and is dying to tell you about it. A little dark, a little weird, relatively entertaining, she has been in the San Francisco comedy scene for 10 years gently introducing herself into your system a little bit at a time as not to overwhelm you. | | She... Read More →
WS

Will Scovill

Will is Komedio's Technical Producer and stays busy recording and editing every episode of Nerd Rage! The Great Debates. He has been seen lurking around the Bay Area comedy scene since 2011 where he co-created Answer Me! The Comedy Gameshow as well as co-creating a number of other... Read More →


Saturday January 13, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

6:00pm

2018 FC Poker Tournament
Come play in the annual Further Confusion poker tournament! No-limit Texas Hold’Em is the game. Come show off your poker prowess; players of all skill levels
welcome. Prizes will be memberships for next year’s con!

Speakers
avatar for Tabbicus

Tabbicus

Poker player. Sociologist. Big fluffy kitty. Meow!


Saturday January 13, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

7:00pm

Art Show Rolling Close
The art show will close one panel at a time. This is your last chance to bid before art is sold or sent to auction!

Speakers

Saturday January 13, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
SJCC: Art Show (LL21EF)

7:30pm

Fursuit Dance Competition
The best of the best on the dancing scene will wow you with their skill as they compete for stunning prizes and glory on our stage!


Saturday January 13, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

7:30pm

Photoshoot
Strike a pose! Our expert photographers will make you look great. Stop by to get some professional photos taken, of you or your whole group!

If you are organizing a large group reserve a time on furcon.org/meetups.

Speakers
avatar for Kyreeth

Kyreeth

Photography Lead
Furry convention photographer for over a decade
avatar for Warphammer

Warphammer

Volunteer
As one of the two con photographers for FC, I've been working for more than a decade to provide quality services to the convention community.


Saturday January 13, 2018 7:30pm - Sunday January 14, 2018 12:00am
SJCC: Photoshoot (220C Hours Only)

7:30pm

Hydration Station
Come take a break from your partying, and get hydrated! We'll have water available for you in the middle of the party floor for you to quench your thirst!

Speakers
EF

Erin Feathyrs

Your friendly Further Confusion Hospitality staff making sure you are fed and/or hydrated!


Saturday January 13, 2018 7:30pm - Sunday January 14, 2018 2:00am
Marriott: Hydration Station (Los Gatos suite 4th floor)

9:00pm

Furoticon: How-to-play and Tournaments! [18+]
Come learn how to play Furoticon, one of the hottest games in the fandom! We have Demo Decks available for anyone who doesn't already have cards. Feeling competitive? Participate in a tournament! Stop by the Tail Kiss Studio dealer table to learn more and get your cards! (Adults Only, 18+)

Speakers
avatar for Penelope Owl

Penelope Owl

Dealer, Panel Host, Furoticon
Lady owl fur from California! I work for Furoticon as well!


Saturday January 13, 2018 9:00pm - Sunday January 14, 2018 12:00am
Marriott: Blossom Hill

9:30pm

Karaoke
Come show us your singing skills and have fun with friends! Everyone is welcome, and everyone is a star.

Speakers
avatar for Kor the Asleep

Kor the Asleep

Kor Karaoke
Bruce Rogers of Kor Karaoke, like so many in Silicon Valley, started out life as an engineer. He started running karaoke shows around 1996 (the exact date is lost to the mists of time), and a few years later dropped the whole "engineering" thing to concentrate on show biz... Read More →


Saturday January 13, 2018 9:30pm - Sunday January 14, 2018 2:00am
Marriott: Salon IV

10:00pm

Waterways Screening and Film Production [18+]
First we'll be screening a film based on the Kyell Gold novel of the same name (Waterways). Then we'll be discussing the book, how it was adapted and what goes into making short films on a shoestring budget.

Speakers
G

Goatjesus

I'm a filmmaker focused on making furry related media and a graduate from UC Berkeley--currently enrolled in USC's film production program with a focus on directing. I've been in the fandom for 8 years and contribute art, animation and live action film.


Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

10:00pm

Fursuit Maker Mingle
Calling all fursuit makers! We have a pretty unique job, let's all get to know each other. Come join us for a casual get-together where we can hang out and share our experiences as makers. See you there!

Speakers
W

WildLife

WildLife has been making fursuits for the fandom since 2005.


Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

10:00pm

Breakdancing 101: Learn to Break!
Yo what's up?! It's Bboy Flitch and I'm hosting a sick Breakdancing101 panel at FC2018 for you hip hop lovers! In this class we'll be teaching the basics of Bboying, the origins of hip hop, doing in class demonstrations and practice, and finally battling each other with the moves we just learned! So let's do this!!

Speakers
BF

Bboy Flitch

My name's Bboy Flitch and I'm west coast breakdancer! It's not a very common style among furries, but my main goal is to teach and spread the history of old school hip hop and teach a fading style to other furries!


Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

10:00pm

Furries and Hypno 101: Basics [18+]
This panel goes over standard ethics, basic trance structure, and introduces techniques by which hypnosis is employed! Whether you are interested in hypnosis as a topic or are aspiring to learn, start here!

Speakers
avatar for Mocha

Mocha

Mocha is Swift and Swift is Mocha. Forming a mutual symbiosis with their host, this squeaky, if not gooey, vulpine thing has been working with hypnosis in one way or another since late 2006. Mocha is interested in safe practice and ethics in hypnotism as well as finding creative ways... Read More →
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Yuukari Shishome

Operations Exec, Further Confusion
A five tailed, fluffy kitsune who has been studying hypnotism for over eight years! I have put on hypnosis discussion and safety panels at three different events and regularly am seen working with others to talk about ethics and safety in hypnotisim http://www.yuu.im/ ~


Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

10:00pm

Kink Discussion Panel [18+]
Open discussion on kink/bdsm and Q&A in a safe non judgmental environment. Folks of all genders, identities and experience levels are welcomed to participate or simply observe. We look forward to having you!

Speakers
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Stormy Kittyhawk

Stormy has been involved in the rubber community for the past 4 years. She has cohostsed the Rubber meet and greet at FC, BLFC and MFF. She's a firm believer that rubber can be enjoyed by any and all people for various reasons!
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Toby SnowWolf

A pan, kinky, sub-leaning switch from the Bay Area


Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

10:00pm

Adult Furry Writing [18+]
Adult stories are a furry fiction mainstay, and this panel has become an FC mainstay, too. How do you make an adult story effective? It’s not as simple as “just add sex.”

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell, The Pen Dragon, has been involved in the furry fandom for 20 years as both a fan and a writer. He has contributed to ROAR, X, New Fables, and Abandoned Places, and is the author of The Fire Bearers trilogy: God of Clay, Forest Gods, and the in-progress conclusion, God... Read More →
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold is the author of more than 20 novels and novellas and has won the Ursa Major, Rainbow, Coyotl, and Leo Awards for his work. In 2016 he helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has taught at each of its sessions.
avatar for Jakebe

Jakebe

Jakebe has been a part of the fandom since 1996(!), when he was a bettong, and then a giant kangaroo, then a raven, and now a jackalope. He currently procrastinates with his husband, The Pen Drake, and their rabbit, Puckles.


Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Salon V-VI

10:30pm

Dance feat. EarVelvet
EarVelvet will be playing House.

Speakers
avatar for EarVelvet (Thumper)

EarVelvet (Thumper)

DJ
https://www.mixcloud.com/EarVelvet


Saturday January 13, 2018 10:30pm - 11:30pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

11:30pm

Dance feat. Oddy
Oddy will be playing multiple genres.

Speakers
O

Oddy

Further Confusion's Technical Director


Saturday January 13, 2018 11:30pm - Sunday January 14, 2018 12:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

11:30pm

Breakdancing 300: Learn Advanced Bboying!
Want to utilize sick and crazy moves in dance comps but need help with pointers? In this panel we will go over the basics of power moves, freezes, flips, and more that can be utilized in battle orientations! Do note this panel will require strength, some understanding of breakdancing, and dedication to the art. Let's do this!!

Speakers
BF

Bboy Flitch

My name's Bboy Flitch and I'm west coast breakdancer! It's not a very common style among furries, but my main goal is to teach and spread the history of old school hip hop and teach a fading style to other furries!


Saturday January 13, 2018 11:30pm - Sunday January 14, 2018 12:30am
Hilton: San Carlos

12:30am

Dance feat. Tek Fox
Tekfox will be playing multiple genres.

Speakers
avatar for Tek Fox

Tek Fox

DJ
See him play at the dances on Saturday Night!


Sunday January 14, 2018 12:30am - 1:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

1:30am

Dance feat. My Pet Rhino
My Pet Rhino (formerly Cohn Jonner) will be playing Drum & Bass / Drumstep.

Speakers
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Spectrum Fox

Vulpine Arts Studios


Sunday January 14, 2018 1:30am - 2:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)
 
Sunday, January 14
 

8:00am

Creators Lounge
Come visit the Creators Lounge if you're feeling creative! We have plenty of table space and art supplies available!

Speakers
K

Kumbamonster

I draw cartoons and volunteer!


Sunday January 14, 2018 8:00am - Monday January 15, 2018 12:00am
Hilton: Creator's Lounge (Plaza)

8:00am

Con Ops
The center & home-base of Further Confusion operations. Come here to get information, check lost-and-found, and check in if you're a presenter or panelist. If you're looking to help out, sign up here as a gofur!

Speakers
OS

Operations Staff

The friendly folks at operations who help make the convention go smoothly!


Sunday January 14, 2018 8:00am - Monday January 15, 2018 2:30am
SJCC: Con Ops (LL21A)

10:00am

Dealers Den Setup
If you're a dealer, you and your dealer assistants may come into the Dealers Den to load in and set up.

Speakers
ML

Moo Lawgoat

Moo is the Further Confusion 2018 Dealer Lead.
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Sunday January 14, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

10:00am

Sponsor Brunch
New for 2018: Super Sponsors AND Sponsors are invited to our exclusive brunch! Featuring an array of hot breakfast delights, and an omelette bar!

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen. | | Professional cat herders.


Sunday January 14, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

10:00am

Experimental Fursuit Photoshoot
These are not your average fursuit photoshoot, I will be using lighting effects to create unique effect to help your fursuit jump out in the photo more.
Some of the effects at the time may be moonlighting, rim lighting, multi color lighting, back lighting, and more. depending on how busy i get i will switch up lighting effects so check back again later at panel and get more photos with new lighting effects!

This is a free photoshoot.

Contact me via twitter: @bluehasia
Photos will be uploaded here: https://bluehasia.smugmug.com/

Speakers
avatar for Blue Hasia

Blue Hasia

Photography has been my hobby for almost 2 decades now. I started long ago with a canon 35mm rebel and did mostly photos of nature. years down the road i upgraded to a canon 20D and continued my nature photography and did for hire events for family and friends. family portraits even... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Hilton: San Carlos

10:00am

Magic the Gathering (Standard) Tourney
A Swiss-style tournament of Magic the Gathering, using the Standard tournament rules and banlist. Winner receives one free FurCon registration next year.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony "Wyrmclan" DiSilvestre

Anthony "Wyrmclan" DiSilvestre

I have been a volunteer with Further Confusion for two past years, playing games with convention-goers in between shifts. I'm an enthusiastic Magic the Gathering player with five years of experience playing the game. I am not an official judge, but I have organized a draft before... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Marriott: Gaming (Willow Glen)

10:00am

Pre-registration Pickup
Come pick up your badge if you've already registered!


Sunday January 14, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

10:00am

Registration
Come register and get your badge! We look forward to welcoming you to the con.


Sunday January 14, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

10:00am

Gaming Open
Gaming is open; come play with us! Featuring a generous selection of games, provided by Games of Berkeley, MAGWest, and those that have lent us their games and Systems for the Convention. There's something here for everyone! Either to waste time between events or as a place to chill, we will be here. (Bags will be checked at the door)

Speakers
GS

Gaming Staff

The friendly faces of Gaming!


Sunday January 14, 2018 10:00am - Monday January 15, 2018 2:00am
Marriott: Gaming (Willow Glen)

10:00am

Fursuit Lounge
Need a place to cool off? Come on in and hang up your head! We have water and fans available for you, so you can fursuit safely.


Sunday January 14, 2018 10:00am - Monday January 15, 2018 2:30am
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

11:00am

CG Rendering on the Cheap
CG rendering, once only the province of big studios, is now a very affordable hobby, and not hard to learn. This presentation will demonstrate software that can be used to create very satisfying art without breaking the budget. Basic techniques of CG rendering will be covered.

Speakers
avatar for Ogg

Ogg

Ogg is not famous nor extremely talented. He does like to share information, though.


Sunday January 14, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Salon V-VI

11:00am

Fursuit Addiction
Just like Frito Lay: what to do when you can't just have one! A fursuit collector shares his stories.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Folf

Mike Folf

I draw things!, Canis Vulpes
Marf marf marf marf
S

Sarge

I have a lot of fur suits that I show around at local meets


Sunday January 14, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

11:00am

[Cancelled] Air Travel with Fursuits
Did TSA damage your fursuit? Ever wonder what kind of luggage or bins to use for packing your fursuit? Come learn about some tips and tricks on how to successfully accomplish air travel with a fursuit as well as share some of your tips and tricks or travel stories. We'll go over types of luggage to use, how to take a head as carry on, best ways of reducing your chances of TSA checking your bag, strategic packing techniques, and more.

Speakers
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Grogginator

Further Confusion
Bay Area SaberToothed Tiger Shark, AV Tech, VJ. Loves fursuits, cars, tech, photography, socializing, and more.


Sunday January 14, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

11:00am

The Philosophy of Zootopia
Zootopia as a movie is adventurous, inventive, and full of wit. Above all else however, at Zootopia's heart lies a story that possesses a strong philosophical core, one filled with amazing moments of transformation and possibility. Come explore the profound goodness that lies within, and how Zootopia tells us much about what it means to be human.

Speakers
avatar for Kannik

Kannik

Architect, philosopher, storyteller, martial artist, educator, gamer, traveler, and lover of fine foods and fine conversation!


Sunday January 14, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

11:00am

Aquatic furs
Calling all sea loving critters! Come and meet and greet other water dwelling species with this awesome panel!

Speakers
BF

Breahna Fogg

Yep, Im back again! More stories, more fun! 20 years of working cons! whoooo!


Sunday January 14, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

11:00am

Developing a Writing Practice
Writing is hard, and writing every day often seems impossible! Yet, it's often given as an important piece of advice on how to become a good writer. Why is that, and what can we do to actually build a consistent writing practice? Jakebe and Kyell Gold discuss why building a writing routine is important and offers suggestions on how to find your own.

Speakers
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold is the author of more than 20 novels and novellas and has won the Ursa Major, Rainbow, Coyotl, and Leo Awards for his work. In 2016 he helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has taught at each of its sessions.
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Jakebe

Jakebe has been a part of the fandom since 1996(!), when he was a bettong, and then a giant kangaroo, then a raven, and now a jackalope. He currently procrastinates with his husband, The Pen Drake, and their rabbit, Puckles.


Sunday January 14, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

11:00am

Dealers Den
Dealer's Den is the place to find excellent artists and craftspeople selling their wares! Come take a look around; you never know what you might find!

Speakers
ML

Moo Lawgoat

Moo is the Further Confusion 2018 Dealer Lead.
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Sunday January 14, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

11:00am

Art Show Pickup
Come pick up the art you bought in the art show!

Speakers

Sunday January 14, 2018 11:00am - 7:00pm
SJCC: Art Show (LL21EF)

11:00am

Fursuit Lounge
Need a place to cool off? Come on in and hang up your head! We have water and fans available for you, so you can fursuit safely.


Sunday January 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:00pm
Marriott: Fursuit Lounge (San Carlos)

12:00pm

Artemis Flight School
Interested in the phenomenon of the 'Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator,' but have never played before? This panel will cover all of the workstation controls of the starship, fleet protocols, standing orders, and helpful hints that will give you the skills to succeed on the bridge of the Artemis! The class material will take 20-30 minutes to cover, and a short training flight will be provided afterwards.

If you miss these sessions, or if you prefer on-the-job-training to a classroom learning style, just ask one of the uniformed flag officers on duty in the Artemis room who will be more than happy to provide specialized instruction.

Find more info at: www.furcon.org/artemis

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hilton: Artemis (University)

12:00pm

Artemis
The Artemis™ Starship Bridge Simulator

Have you ever watched an episode of Star Trek™ and wished that you could have worked on the bridge of the Enterprise™? Wanted to pilot the starship like Sulu, to fire the weapons like Worf, to provide sensor information like Data, or even to command the whole ship like Janeway?

The Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator gives you an opportunity to do just that! Groups of players take control of stations on a virtual starship bridge, working together to defend the starbases of the sector from invading aliens! Each station has information no other station has, and can command the ship in ways no other station can, so communication between the players and between the captain is crucial. Notably, the captain has no controls at all, relying on the rest of crew to correctly operate the ship and to display what information is needed on the main screen.

The controls of each station are easy to learn, while still providing much opportunity for mastery. The positions available are Helm, Weapons, Science, Communications, and Engineering, as well as the Captain, and there are some ship classes that also allow players to fly independently controllable fighter craft as well!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Find more info at: www.furcon.org/artemis

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Hilton: Artemis (University)

1:00pm

Your First Fursuit! (aka: How to Eat an Elephant)
This panel focuses on the mental approach to building your first fursuit, and how to avoid common pitfalls that can kill momentum. Discussion of design, basic materials, and stories from our many failures in making furry costumes.

Speakers
K

Knox

I've been a furry for 21 years and making fur suits as half of Wild Life for the last 6. I am a Good Dog and will guide you faithfully down the perilous corridor that leads to fursuit satisfaction.
W

WildLife

WildLife has been making fursuits for the fandom since 2005.
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Red XIX

Further Confusion's charity partner for 2019 is the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley (WCSV). | | Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley (WCSV) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving all Santa Clara County and surrounding communities since 1993, providing sick, injured and orphaned... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Salon V-VI

1:00pm

AAE Board Meeting
The annual public meeting of Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, the non-profit agency hosting Further Confusion.

Speakers
AB

AAE Board

The board members of Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, the non-profit agency hosting Further Confusion.


Sunday January 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

1:00pm

Convention War Stories
At a convention, the old saying is true "anything can happen-and usually does". Join our moderator in a free spirited round table discussion of the highlights (and lowlights) of your convention experiences.

Speakers
BO

Baar Orso

Ba'ar's a friendly black bear hailing from the wilds of the Phoenix, Arizona metro area. He's been to more furry conventions than he can count and has loved every minute of it, especially marching in the fursuit parades.


Sunday January 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

1:00pm

Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop
Being present and mindful is at the heart of nearly every philosophical tradition. This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of mindfulness and philosophical ontology, teach some practices that are useful in diffusing and bringing possibility to everyday situations, and will end with a short mindfulness meditation.

Speakers
avatar for Kannik

Kannik

Architect, philosopher, storyteller, martial artist, educator, gamer, traveler, and lover of fine foods and fine conversation!


Sunday January 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

1:00pm

Paleo Furs
Ever felt like you were bound to be something much more ancient than a dog or a cat? Look no further! This panel is for you! Anything from ice age to the triassic is welcome to come see some dinosaur friends just like you! With all the new discoveries, this panel is always evolving!

Speakers
BF

Breahna Fogg

Yep, Im back again! More stories, more fun! 20 years of working cons! whoooo!


Sunday January 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

1:00pm

Story Arcs
Is "Zootopia" about finding Emmitt Otterton, or is it about Judy learning to see and deal with her own prejudices? It’s about both—stories require both plot and character arcs. Let's talk about how to move a character from being a stock trope into something more interesting for the reader (and editor).

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell, The Pen Dragon, has been involved in the furry fandom for 20 years as both a fan and a writer. He has contributed to ROAR, X, New Fables, and Abandoned Places, and is the author of The Fire Bearers trilogy: God of Clay, Forest Gods, and the in-progress conclusion, God... Read More →
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Watts Martin

Watts has been writing furry fiction for mumble-something years, with published works including Kismet, Indigo Rain, and a variety of short fiction. Watts is the current president of the Furry Writers' Guild.
MW

Mel. White

One of the old guard of fandom, Dr. Mel is a scientist, artist, and author who lectures on topics in anthropology, mythology, literature, culture, and fandom. She's the author and artist of the DUNCAN AND MALLORY series.


Sunday January 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

1:30pm

Photoshoot
Strike a pose! Our expert photographers will make you look great. Stop by to get some professional photos taken, of you or your whole group!

If you are organizing a large group reserve a time on furcon.org/meetups.

Speakers
avatar for Kyreeth

Kyreeth

Photography Lead
Furry convention photographer for over a decade
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Warphammer

Volunteer
As one of the two con photographers for FC, I've been working for more than a decade to provide quality services to the convention community.


Sunday January 14, 2018 1:30pm - 5:30pm
SJCC: Photoshoot (220C Hours Only)

2:00pm

Adult Art Auction [18+]
Did your favorite adult piece get enough bids to go to voice auction? Come here to make sure you're the one who takes it home!

Speakers

Sunday January 14, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

2:00pm

FC:U Rehearsal
Tech Rehearsal for the FC:U variety show!

Speakers
avatar for Yonoa

Yonoa

I host and run FC:Unleashed as well as make fursuits for The Fuzz Factory.


Sunday January 14, 2018 2:00pm - 5:30pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

2:00pm

Inflatable toys
Meet and greet for for owners, fans, and aficionados of inflatables. There will be inflatables present, to play and take photos with!

Speakers
LL

Lionel Lion

I design abd create inflatables toys
P

phenod

Inflatable prop designer, owner of phenodtoy


Sunday January 14, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
SJCC: Rehearsal Room (220B)

2:30pm

FC Beginner's Improv Workshop [18+]
Come and "Yes, and..." with your fellow Further Confusion attendees in a 2 hr. improvisational performance workshop with an experienced improv performance group facilitator from South Bay Improv. You will learn fundamentals of Improv performance while engaging in a number of games, short and long form exercises. This workshop is limited to 40 participants to ensure equal attention is given to all participants.

Speakers
MW

Martin Wilson

Martin is an amateur Improv performer in the south bay. He has taken classes at the American Improv Theater In San Jose and Exit Theater in San Francisco. Martin has performed with multiple class troupes and has led numerous workshops for the South-Bay Improv meet-up in Mountain View... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

3:00pm

Art Auction
Did you get into a bidding war over your favorite work of art? Come here to finish the battle, and win that piece!

Speakers

Sunday January 14, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

3:00pm

Portfolio Review with Grey White
Are you an artist looking to get a leg up into the animation, comics or freelance art industries? Wondering if you have the chops to make art your living? Bring your portfolio for a one-on-one review session with Grey White, animation professional and Art Director for FC.

Speakers
GW

Grey White

Grey White is a professional story artist in the animation industry and Further Confusion's Art Director. They have mentored under two Pixar Story Artists and have over a decade of freelance illustration, comic and character design experience.


Sunday January 14, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

3:00pm

The Electric Fursuits
You want to put electronics in fursuits and wearables, from cooling to lights, or just see how it's done? We'll go over some analog electronics basics, and dive into digital electronics like Arduino controllers, programmable ws2812b/neopixel LEDs, power banks and batteries, so that your crazy project ideas feel less intimidating. We'll also cover gotchas of embedding electronics in sweaty fursuits, because maintenance and reliability matters. Let's make this a fun class both for beginner and intermediate hobbyists! :)

Speakers
avatar for Amenophis

Amenophis

You may have seen me as a glowing dancing ferret roaming around at the Raves. I also run "The Electric Fursuits" telegram group and develop my own Arduino library to control programmable LEDs as a hobby.


Sunday January 14, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Salon V-VI

3:00pm

Lupinball: werewolf fireball dodgeball tournament!
Wolves playing fire-dodgeball in a Bomberman-style arena? Yes, this is a thing! The Lupinball tournament returns to FC, with a Steam key as the prize! Play against fellow attendees and eliminate them all!

Speakers
TL

Team Lupinball

Fans of Lupinball looking to bring this amazing multiplayer party game to fur cons!


Sunday January 14, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

3:00pm

Pluto: A New Horizon
No one predicted the incredible surprise that was Pluto thanks to NASA’s New Horizon mission during its science-intense flyby in 2015. We’ll go over the history of the hunt and exploration of Pluto, why we explored it, how we did so with New Horizons and why, especially now that all of the highest quality data has been examined, it was such a mind-blowing science-changing event.

Speakers
avatar for Laz

Laz

Rocket Scientist
Hailing from Los Angeles, Laz is an aerospace engineer whose spent nearly a decade working on various programs in the aerospace industry. He also builds and flies his own high-power rockets. He currently works at Griffith Observatory bridging the gap between complex engineering ideas... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

3:00pm

The Worst Furry Cartoons in the World
Every furry has that one special cartoon that inspired them to their love of furry. But there are some cartoons that are so bad that they never inspired anyone. From cash-grab Saturday day morning disasters to misguided artsy fartsy passion projects, we'll look at some of the stupidest anthropomorphic animation. Help us choose the worst furry cartoon of all time!

Speakers
avatar for Agouti-Rex

Agouti-Rex

General Counsel, SHOW enterprises GmbH
Agouti-Rex is an Internet cartoonist, who created the webcomic Murry Purry Fresh and Furry as well as the graphic novels Malleus Maleficarum, Misunderstanding Comics, and Firebrat. When he's not doodling, he scours thrift shops with Aurelina for suitable furry garbage for Furry Found... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

3:00pm

Foxes of Japan
An introduction to Japan's "Fox Village" and the "Fushimi Inari Taisha" fox shrine and how to visit them.

Speakers
FM

F.J. McCloud

F.J McCloud has been in the fandom over 20 years and has visited Japan a few times. He will gladly share firsthand experiences and explain how to visit two of the most famous Japanese fox attractions.


Sunday January 14, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

5:00pm

Charity Auction
We're proud to be bringing back our Charity Auction for 2018! All attendees are invited to bid on some unique and fun items, with all proceeds directed towards our 2018 charity: Silicon Valley Pet Project. Let the bidding wars start! *NOTE: any last-minute contributions should be delivered to the Art Show before the close of sales on Saturday!

Sign up here if you have an item to donate to the auction!
http://www.furtherconfusion.org/charity/

Speakers
CP

Charity Partners - Silicon Valley Pet Project

Further Confusion's charity partner for 2018 is Silicon Valley Pet Project (SVPP). | | SVPP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to saving local at-risk shelter cats and dogs through rescue, community involvement, and education. SVPP partners with local animal shelters... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

5:00pm

Artemis Flight School
Interested in the phenomenon of the 'Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator,' but have never played before? This panel will cover all of the workstation controls of the starship, fleet protocols, standing orders, and helpful hints that will give you the skills to succeed on the bridge of the Artemis! The class material will take 20-30 minutes to cover, and a short training flight will be provided afterwards.

If you miss these sessions, or if you prefer on-the-job-training to a classroom learning style, just ask one of the uniformed flag officers on duty in the Artemis room who will be more than happy to provide specialized instruction.

Find more info at: www.furcon.org/artemis

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hilton: Artemis (University)

5:00pm

Vancity VGM Trivia
Think you know video game music? Think again. Come partake in this incredible panel that challenges your skills and knowledge in the world of video game music. From the NES to the PS2 to the Gameboy to the Wii U, this panel will truly test your skills like no other. Three participants will face off in a variety of themed challenges, with each round crowning a winner. This panel will require your participation so join in for fun, challenging and nostalgic rounds of Vancity VGM Trivia.

You can now sign up to be part of the panel here

(Vancity Video Game Music Trivia comes at you from Vancouver, British Columbia and has been at cons such as the Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo, Vancoufur and Howloween. Last year, the panel was awarded best in show at Howloween.)



Speakers
avatar for Fiddledo

Fiddledo

Fiddle is an online content creator who is best known adding lyrics to video game music on YouTube. For almost two years, Fiddle has used their knowledge on gaming music to showcase their trivia panel to many furry conventions such as Vancoufur, AnthroCon and Further Confusion.


Sunday January 14, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

5:00pm

Furrywood: Voice Acting
This is your chance to be heard! In this audience-participation panel, volunteers will select audition sheets from a stack of prepared characters and perform them into a professional-grade recording rig. The audio will be edited off-site and posted at http://furrywood.com for you to share with your friends, and you'll learn how to make audition recordings for voice acting roles. Remember! We always record two takes!

Speakers
avatar for Carrizo

Carrizo

In 1996, Carrizo started "Furrywood", a virtual furry movie studio on FurryMUCK. Twenty years later, Furrywood returns as a project for exploring multimedia, animation and VR technology. With over 17 years in the video game industry working on Triple-A titles, Carrizo has shared opportunities... Read More →


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Sunday January 14, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Salon V-VI

5:00pm

Lucid Dreaming 101
Have you ever wanted to visit exotic worlds, meet fictional characters, even fly? Why not start tonight?
Come learn the simple tools and techniques you’ll need to master this incredible skill with an experienced lucid dreamer. Anyone can lucid dream, even if you haven't remembered a single dream in years!

Speakers
RF

R.J. Featherworth

Galen (Featherworth) has successfully used lucid dreaming techniques for over five years in his own life, and now shares his passion for lucid dreaming with all those who are curious about this exciting and scientifically proven phenomenon.


Sunday January 14, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

5:00pm

The Universe's Webb
Since the beginning of time we've looked up into the skies and wondered what was there and what we could learn. With modern telescopes, we can see back to just about the edge of the beginning of the Universe. We'll cover a history of telescopes, how we operate them, what we've learned about the Universe so far, and go in-depth into the mission of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to look back even further than we currently can.

Speakers
avatar for Laz

Laz

Rocket Scientist
Hailing from Los Angeles, Laz is an aerospace engineer whose spent nearly a decade working on various programs in the aerospace industry. He also builds and flies his own high-power rockets. He currently works at Griffith Observatory bridging the gap between complex engineering ideas... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

5:00pm

Transfurring Knowledge
The fandom is a wonderful resource for helping people discover and express their gender identities. This panel is intended for us trans furries to talk about how the fandom has helped us, as well as how it can continue to help those who are starting their own journeys!

Speakers
PY

Pluma y Pelo

Pluma is a raptox (a fox-velociraptor hybrid!) who has been in the fandom for over 10 years. She has been attending Further Confusion since 2011, and has loved it year after year! She enjoys fursuiting very much, as well as giving panels that focus on the intersection of fandom and... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

5:00pm

Afrofuturism and Furry
What IS Afrofuturism, and what in the world does it have to do with furry writing? Fur of color Jakebe talks about writing genre fiction from a minority perspective, and how that can enrich themes, world-building, and character development in furry fiction.

Speakers
avatar for Jakebe

Jakebe

Jakebe has been a part of the fandom since 1996(!), when he was a bettong, and then a giant kangaroo, then a raven, and now a jackalope. He currently procrastinates with his husband, The Pen Drake, and their rabbit, Puckles.


Sunday January 14, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

5:00pm

Dealers Den Teardown
Time for dealers to pack up their tables and mosey on out! Pick up your items, as there will be no public access to the room on Monday.

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Sunday January 14, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

6:00pm

Dealers Den Closing
Closing time! One last call to… get out.

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Sunday January 14, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

7:00pm

FC: Unleashed!
Further Confusion's variety show. Come watch a colorful cast of characters as they show off their special talents just for you. From comedy, to music, to poetry, this show has it all!

Speakers
avatar for Yonoa

Yonoa

I host and run FC:Unleashed as well as make fursuits for The Fuzz Factory.


Sunday January 14, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

7:30pm

Hydration Station
Come take a break from your partying, and get hydrated! We'll have water available for you in the middle of the party floor for you to quench your thirst!

Speakers
EF

Erin Feathyrs

Your friendly Further Confusion Hospitality staff making sure you are fed and/or hydrated!


Sunday January 14, 2018 7:30pm - Monday January 15, 2018 1:00am
Marriott: Hydration Station (Los Gatos suite 4th floor)

9:30pm

Foxes and Peppers AD [18+]
You dirty animals got a sample of everyone's favorite hot mess last year, and due to popular demand, Fox and Pepper are back for another AD show. This 18+ event will feature an hour of cursing, bad covers of songs we don't like, drinking, and maybe some butt stuff. End your FC right with this late-night stupidity.

Speakers
P1

Pepalicious 1000

Special Musical Guest
Pep. Known pornographer and all around bad guy. Avoid at all costs.
avatar for Fox Amoore

Fox Amoore

Special Musical Guest
Piano playing, globe trotting, scarf wielding fox!
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Feat: Tonya Song

Tonya Song is a professional musician (composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist) based in Boston, Massachusetts. She is O'otham Indian and Chicana, and has worked with many Native nations throughout the US on music projects, cultural projects, rights issues, and more.


Sunday January 14, 2018 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

9:30pm

Karaoke
Come show us your singing skills and have fun with friends! Everyone is welcome, and everyone is a star.

Speakers
avatar for Kor the Asleep

Kor the Asleep

Kor Karaoke
Bruce Rogers of Kor Karaoke, like so many in Silicon Valley, started out life as an engineer. He started running karaoke shows around 1996 (the exact date is lost to the mists of time), and a few years later dropped the whole "engineering" thing to concentrate on show biz... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 9:30pm - Monday January 15, 2018 2:00am
Marriott: Salon IV

10:00pm

Furries and Hypno 201: Advanced Techniques [18+]
In this panel we build off of 101 and begin to look at the application of hypnosis in the furry fandom. Be it through transformation, exploration, or fetishistic desire we look into how Hypnosis relates to the Furry Fandom, and go over even more technique!

Speakers
avatar for Mocha

Mocha

Mocha is Swift and Swift is Mocha. Forming a mutual symbiosis with their host, this squeaky, if not gooey, vulpine thing has been working with hypnosis in one way or another since late 2006. Mocha is interested in safe practice and ethics in hypnotism as well as finding creative ways... Read More →
avatar for Yuukari Shishome

Yuukari Shishome

Operations Exec, Further Confusion
A five tailed, fluffy kitsune who has been studying hypnotism for over eight years! I have put on hypnosis discussion and safety panels at three different events and regularly am seen working with others to talk about ethics and safety in hypnotisim http://www.yuu.im/ ~


Sunday January 14, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

10:00pm

Bat Chat - Meet and Skreep
Come hear a bit more about bats inside and outside the fandom, and get a chance to discuss your inner bat.

Handwings, backwings, no wings. Suit, no suit -- in the end we all just want to flap and skree, don't we?

It'll be Chiropteriffic!!

Speakers
avatar for Drek the Bat

Drek the Bat

Hello! This is my 5th FC!! You may see me in my bat eyes and half-suit :) | I am here for fun times and to express my batty identity | @Drekthebat on twitter and telegram


Sunday January 14, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

10:00pm

Unsheathed Live! [18+]
We think this used to be a writing podcast, but now it’s a Further Confusion tradition. Join Kyell, K.M., Not Tube, and a rotating cast of refreshing beverages.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell, The Pen Dragon, has been involved in the furry fandom for 20 years as both a fan and a writer. He has contributed to ROAR, X, New Fables, and Abandoned Places, and is the author of The Fire Bearers trilogy: God of Clay, Forest Gods, and the in-progress conclusion, God... Read More →
avatar for Carrizo

Carrizo

In 1996, Carrizo started "Furrywood", a virtual furry movie studio on FurryMUCK. Twenty years later, Furrywood returns as a project for exploring multimedia, animation and VR technology. With over 17 years in the video game industry working on Triple-A titles, Carrizo has shared opportunities... Read More →
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold is the author of more than 20 novels and novellas and has won the Ursa Major, Rainbow, Coyotl, and Leo Awards for his work. In 2016 he helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has taught at each of its sessions.
avatar for K. M. Hirosaki

K. M. Hirosaki

Otter; podcaster


Sunday January 14, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

10:30pm

Dance feat. Ikkuma
Ikkuma will be playing Progressive Breaks, House, and Trance (also Disco, Funk, Hip-Hop, and more).

Speakers
avatar for Ikkuma

Ikkuma

Ikkuma hails from Santa Cruz, CA. DJing since the early 2000s, he has entertained crowds at many area furry events including Further Confusion, Furries in the Wild, the former Pacific Northwest con Rainfurrest, Campfire Tails, Biggest Little Fur Con, and plays regularly at Frolic... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 10:30pm - 11:30pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

10:30pm

Jackbox Party Night
Come play Jackbox with us! This game requires the use of a mobile device connected to the internet, but its a lot of fun to watch even if you don't play!

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen. | | Professional cat herders.


Sunday January 14, 2018 10:30pm - Monday January 15, 2018 12:30am
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

11:30pm

Dance feat. Lutra
Lutra will be playing Bass House, Hard Dance, Dubstep, and a bit of Trap.

Speakers
avatar for Lutra

Lutra

DJ
otter DJ here that goes by Lutra (aka Oven Otter) , Twitter: @ovenotter , SoundCloud: djlutra , Mixcloud: lutra


Sunday January 14, 2018 11:30pm - Monday January 15, 2018 12:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

12:30am

Dance feat. Akulatron
Akulatron will be playing Deep House/Techno/Trance.

Speakers
A

Akulatron

Loves to take deep dives through trance, techno, house, and more; carefully crafted together into a hypnotic, groovy beat.


Monday January 15, 2018 12:30am - 1:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

1:30am

Dance feat. Addix
Addix will be playing Big Room, Electro, and Trance.

Speakers
avatar for Addix

Addix

DJ
https://www.mixcloud.com/DJVally/


Monday January 15, 2018 1:30am - 2:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)
 
Monday, January 15
 

8:00am

Con Ops
The center & home-base of Further Confusion operations. Come here to get information, check lost-and-found, and check in if you're a presenter or panelist. If you're looking to help out, sign up here as a gofur!

Speakers
OS

Operations Staff

The friendly folks at operations who help make the convention go smoothly!


Monday January 15, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
SJCC: Con Ops (LL21A)

8:00am

Creators Lounge
Come visit the Creators Lounge if you're feeling creative! We have plenty of table space and art supplies available!

Speakers
K

Kumbamonster

I draw cartoons and volunteer!


Monday January 15, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Hilton: Creator's Lounge (Plaza)

10:00am

Art Show Pickup
Come pick up the art you bought in the art show!

Speakers

Monday January 15, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
SJCC: Art Show (LL21EF)

10:00am

Gaming Open
Gaming is open; come play with us! Featuring a generous selection of games, provided by Games of Berkeley, MAGWest, and those that have lent us their games and Systems for the Convention. There's something here for everyone! Either to waste time between events or as a place to chill, we will be here. (Bags will be checked at the door)

Speakers
GS

Gaming Staff

The friendly faces of Gaming!


Monday January 15, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Marriott: Gaming (Willow Glen)

11:00am

Latte's Coffee Lab
Let's get back to the grind! Interested in brewing better coffee at home? Latte will demonstrate a variety of pour-over methods, gadgets, and break down the brewing process step by step.

Speakers
avatar for Latte

Latte

Business director, Further Confusion
A San Jose local, coffee fan, FC exec and board member!


Monday January 15, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

11:00am

Anthologies: Threat or Menace?
Furry overflows with themed short story anthologies, but do readers love them as much as writers do? Do some kinds of anthologies sell better than others? Should furry writing focus more on anthologies—or less?

Speakers
avatar for Watts Martin

Watts Martin

Watts has been writing furry fiction for mumble-something years, with published works including Kismet, Indigo Rain, and a variety of short fiction. Watts is the current president of the Furry Writers' Guild.
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Teiran

A publisher and sometimes author, Teiran is a wolf who co-owns Furplanet and goes to too many cons each year.


Monday January 15, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

11:00am

Fursuit Lounge
Need a place to cool off? Come on in and hang up your head! We have water and fans available for you, so you can fursuit safely.


Monday January 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:00pm
Marriott: Fursuit Lounge (San Carlos)

1:00pm

Exhibiting at Conventions
Just how do all those artists and business owners do it? Discover insight into the process from beginning to end, including navigating applications, what to bring to the show, and yes, even how to figure out taxes.

Speakers
avatar for Chu

Chu

Chu is the creator of the award-winning webcomic, Slightly Damned. She also makes The Junk Hyenas Diner and has participated in several anthologies.


Monday January 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

1:00pm

Typography for Furries
You have a book? You're helping someone else with a book? Content matters, but so does presentation. Learn the basics of typography and layout for print, web, and ebooks, and how to reach furry audiences!

Speakers
avatar for Watts Martin

Watts Martin

Watts has been writing furry fiction for mumble-something years, with published works including Kismet, Indigo Rain, and a variety of short fiction. Watts is the current president of the Furry Writers' Guild.


Monday January 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

2:00pm

Gaming Pickup & Inventory
If you lent the gaming room anything, thanks! This is your last chance to pick it up!

Speakers
GS

Gaming Staff

The friendly faces of Gaming!


Monday January 15, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Gaming (Willow Glen)

3:00pm

Hiss and Purr
Had a great time? Wish some things could have been different? Come let us know what you think; we're here to listen and are ready for your suggestions.

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen. | | Professional cat herders.


Monday January 15, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

7:00pm

Closing Announcements
Join us as we say our last good-byes then dance the night away.

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen. | | Professional cat herders.


Monday January 15, 2018 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

7:15pm

Dance feat. Ocello
Ocello will be playing House.

Speakers
O

Ocello

Disco's not dead, it just found a drum machine. After getting involved in the SL dj scene, this dragon-squirrel has regularly brought chilled out, softer house music to the Bay area fuzzy community.


Monday January 15, 2018 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

8:30pm

Dance feat. Nifes
Nifes will be playing Dubstep, Bass House, Riddim, and Drum & Bass.

Speakers
avatar for Nifes

Nifes

Hailing from Tempe, Arizona, Nifes loves bringing his hard hitting, fast paced madness to shows small and large alike. Pulling inspiration from Drum & Bass, Riddim, Happy Hardcore and all forms of House music, Nifes brings a relentless style of mixing to keep your feet moving deep... Read More →


Monday January 15, 2018 8:30pm - 9:45pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)

9:45pm

Dance feat. Recca
Recca will be playing House and Electro.

Speakers
avatar for Recca

Recca

DJ Coordinator
http://mixcloud.com/djrecca


Monday January 15, 2018 9:45pm - 11:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I/II/III)