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Thursday, January 17
 

12:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time! 

This year's theme: Your team is a party of heroes looking to be able to advance through a gauntlet of puzzles with an ultimate goal of defeating the skull king while it has been locked down in this reality! You only have one hour before the entrance to your quest crumbles to rubble and the skull king flees to another dimension! Do you have what it takes to win? 

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers

Thursday January 17, 2019 12:00pm - 8:30pm
Hilton: Escape Room (Plaza)

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 17, 2019 12:00pm - Friday January 18, 2019 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
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Thursday January 17, 2019 1:00pm - 10:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

2:00pm

Pre-registration Pickup
Come pick up your attendee badge early if you've already registered ahead of time!


Thursday January 17, 2019 2:00pm - 10:00pm
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

5:00pm

Art Show Setup
Come set up your artwork for the Art Show! Artists and volunteers only please.

Speakers

Thursday January 17, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Marriott: Art Show (Salon IV-V-VI)

5:00pm

Registration
Come to registration to get your attendee badge! We look forward to welcoming you to the con.


Thursday January 17, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

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 17, 2019 6:00pm - Friday January 18, 2019 2:30am
Marriott: Fursuit Lounge (San Carlos)

8:30pm

Opening Ceremonies
Join us in kicking off Further Confusion 2019! Our chair, Kenneth “Fennecus Kitsune” Coane, 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 17, 2019 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 17, 2019 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

9:00pm

Dance feat. Ronnie
Ronnie will be playing electro-house/prog trance/big room

Speakers
avatar for Ronnie

Ronnie

Professional Noodle, Noodle Dragon
Staff/Track Lead. Artist. Dancer. Performer of Tien Long & Zeke Hyena, Leader of Last-Fur-One. Unhealthy obsessions with noodle dragons, Asian food, and wine. If you've got any questions about dancing events, such as Dance Competitions or Floor Wars, I'm the noodledragon to talk... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

10:00pm

Dance feat. Bucker Fuskyote
Bucker Fuskyote will be playing Disco House

Speakers

Thursday January 17, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

11:00pm

Dance feat. Lapin.Blanc
Lapin.Blanc will be playing House/Nu-Disco/Dance-punk

Speakers

Thursday January 17, 2019 11:00pm - Friday January 18, 2019 12:00am
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

12:00am

Dance Feat. EarVelvet
EarVelvet will be playing Club/Electro House

Speakers
avatar for EarVelvet (Thumper)

EarVelvet (Thumper)

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


Friday January 18, 2019 12:00am - 1:00am
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)
 
Friday, January 18
 

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 18, 2019 8:00am - Saturday January 19, 2019 2:30am
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
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Friday January 18, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

9:00am

Pre-registration Pickup
Come pick up your attendee badge early if you've already registered ahead of time!


Friday January 18, 2019 9:00am - 10:00pm
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

9:00am

Registration
Come to registration to get your attendee badge! We look forward to welcoming you to the con.


Friday January 18, 2019 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 18, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Marriott: Blossom Hill

10:00am

Art Show Setup
Come set up your artwork for the Art Show! Artists and volunteers only please.

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Marriott: Art Show (Salon IV-V-VI)

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.


Friday January 18, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
SJCC: HIV Testing

10:00am

Gaming
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 18, 2019 10:00am - Saturday January 19, 2019 2:00am
Hilton: Gaming (Market)

11:00am

40th & 30th Anniversary of The Wizard of Speed and Time
Samantha shares her love of an animator from a previous era of fandom, Mike Jittlov. Back when film dominated the industry, Jittlov produced short films and animations, culminating in a full-length movie about producing the titular animation. He's produced many short animations that you may never have known were his. 
Several early costumers and fursuiters cameoed in movie The Wizard of Speed and Time.
Official website http://www.wizworld.com

Speakers
SP

Samantha Patterson

Virtual world designer by day, animator by night; Samantha has produced animations, films, and FCTV segments.


Friday January 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

11:00am

Boxing Furry Workout
Come and get introduce into the world of boxing! Showing that it's more than just a competitive sport, but also a fun, unique work out. Get taught about basic Combos and easy Work Outs, you'll be able to do yourself at home or even a hotel room.

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 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
SJCC: Rehearsal Area (220B)

11:00am

Circus Animals
I’ll be bringing Juggling props for people to learn or to play. Open to all skill levels.

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 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

11:00am

Parents Panel- Ask Us Anything
This panel will be an opportunity for parents of furries to have an open and honest discussion about all their thoughts on having their kids in the fandom. No question too awkward! Nothing off the table!


Friday January 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

11:00am

Fantastic Creatures and Mythology
Tour the world of mythology through the creatures of the fantastic - from the evil skin-walking otters to winged horses and cows that dispense weapons and medicine... and more!

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 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

11:00am

Typography for Furries
You have a book! You're helping someone else with a book! Now that you have (hopefully) great content, you need to put your your best paw forward. Learn the basics of typography and layout for print, web, and ebooks, with an eye toward reaching 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.


Friday January 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

11:00am

Dealers Den
Our Dealers 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
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Friday January 18, 2019 11:00am - 6:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

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 18, 2019 11:00am - Saturday January 19, 2019 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.


Friday January 18, 2019 11:00am - Saturday January 19, 2019 2:30am
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

12:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Your team is a party of heroes looking to be able to advance through a gauntlet of puzzles with an ultimate goal of defeating the skull king while it has been locked down in this reality! You only have one hour before the entrance to your quest crumbles to rubble and the skull king flees to another dimension! Do you have what it takes to win?

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Hilton: Escape Room (Plaza)

12:00pm

Art Show
Look at art. Bid on art. Take art home.


Friday January 18, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Art Show (Salon IV-V-VI)

1:00pm

3D CG art production: An Overview
Want to try your hand at CG art and not sure where to start? Have you tried some CG programs and were immediately lost? Wonder how all those CG movies were produced? In this panel, we'll take some of the mystery out of CG art production. The discussion will include hardware and software requirements and production pipeline.

Speakers
avatar for Shunaka

Shunaka

Furville Studios
Longtime furry fan and amateur CG artist specializing in CG fan art and animation.


Friday January 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

1:00pm

FURSUIT HACKS
ONE HUNDRED tips and tricks for active and aspiring fursuiters, from panelists with decades of combined experience. Design, performing, materials, safety, maintenance, travel, Q&A and more!

Speakers
KG

Kazul G. Fox

Kazul is an award winning cosplayer who got her start in the furry fandom. She is best know for her Hogger cosplay which won Blizzcon 2017's cosplay contest.
avatar for Helvetica

Helvetica

Large Seething Reptile
An avid costumer since 2004, Helvetica specializes in monsters, costume electronics and generally causing mayhem.
T

Temperance

Temperance is the fursuit maker behind Komickrazi Studios. Temperance began making costumes in 2001, and has built an expansive portfolio of costumes since then. Her costume creations consist of those from Video Games, Anime, Manga, Comic books, and a range of original designs including... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

1:00pm

Retail War Stories
Have you ever worked in customer service? It sucks. It really sucks. So let's whine about it together and laugh the pain away.

Speakers
SW

Skye Wilde

I'm a fox from San Diego and have been in the fandom actively since 2010, and now run my own meetup. I also founded the costuming group the FIDO (Furry International Defense Organization).


Friday January 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

1:00pm

Safer Sex
Interested in what all goes into having a happy, healthy, sex-positive relationship with your partners? Curious on how to stay safe while playing? Safer sex is important for staying healthy, both physically and emotionally. Come join us in exploring ways to enjoy intimacy safely.


Friday January 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

1:00pm

What Makes a Furry, Furry?
While furries may be defined as simply fans of animal characters, how do you feel furry has made you who you are? Join us and discuss as we try to nail down how furries exactly gained their fur in a round-the-room discussion session.

Speakers
BJ

Brandy J. Lewis

Brandy Lewis is a graduate student and researcher from the University of California, Riverside. Known primarily for her fiction works under the pseudonym Franklin Leo, her studies focus on posthuman theory, critical animal and vegan studies, science-fiction and fantasy literature... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

1:00pm

Rogues, Scalawags, and Evil Overlords
Writing villains is usually fun, but not always easy. Bring your questions and listen to some of your favorite writers talk about what motivates a great villain and how to make them unique, threatening, and compelling!

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 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

1:00pm

Titanium Tea XXX
Come together for a great tea social. A Signature Tea will be made for FC2019. 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 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Marriott: Hydration Station (Los Gatos suite 4th floor)

1:00pm

Photoshoot
Strike a pose! Our expert convention 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 photo, please 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 18, 2019 1:00pm - 5:30pm
SJCC: Photoshoot (220C Hours Only)

3:00pm

Math Help with Taebyn
I'll just be doing my best to answer math questions from furs that would like math help, varying from Algebra to Calculus (and beyond?)

Speakers
MB

Mike Beagen

Producer/owner, Injured Nerves Productions
Injured Nerves Productions creates YouTube content for Taebyn. We create Storytime with Taebyn, Cooking with Taebyn, and several other Taebyn centric YouTube shows.
T

Taebyn

Just a happy, playful puppy that likes to make people happy! And give hugs!


Friday January 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

3:00pm

Native American Cultures
An informal, fun, educational panel where we explore the beauty and depth of the cultures of Native people of North America. We will look at art, dance, music, beliefs, and more!

Speakers
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 →


Friday January 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

3:00pm

Photography and Editing 101
Do you have a shiny new camera but find yourself struggling to take good pictures? Are you a veteran photografur and still want to learn more? We’ll discuss camera operation, lighting, and other tips and tricks to help you get the best fursuit portraits!

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 →
M

MuffleTheFox

Furry photographer since 2015. Find me on twitter: @MuffleTheFox


Friday January 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

3:00pm

Vancity Video Game Music Trivia
How well do you think you know video game music? Join Fiddle as they test your knowledge in all things video game music. Prizes will be won, fun will be had. Come get nostalgic and be part of the show.

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.


Friday January 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

3:00pm

Breakdancing101/FloorWars101
A guide and demonstration to breakdancing and floor wars battling by Bboy Flitch!

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!


Friday January 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

3:00pm

Hybrids
For those of us who's species never quite fit in!

Speakers
BF

Breahna Fogg

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


Friday January 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

3:00pm

Beta-Reading for Beginners
A crucial step to writing, whether in fiction or not, is the sharing of stories for unbiased feedback. Show up to learn how beta-reading can help you define and polish your written works prior to publication.

Speakers
BJ

Brandy J. Lewis

Brandy Lewis is a graduate student and researcher from the University of California, Riverside. Known primarily for her fiction works under the pseudonym Franklin Leo, her studies focus on posthuman theory, critical animal and vegan studies, science-fiction and fantasy literature... 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.


Friday January 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

3:30pm

Legends In Their Own Minds - Live!
Legends In Their Own Minds offers up a cream of the crop selection of energetic classic rock. They've previously performed at FC Unleashed and played other local furry events.

Speakers
avatar for Vox Fox

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.
TL

Timothy Lowery

Band member Legends In Their Own Mind


Friday January 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

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 @ furcon.org/fcdc

Speakers
avatar for Kiit Lock

Kiit Lock

Marketing, Unthrocon
A fox doing the things


Friday January 18, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm
SJCC: Rehearsal Area (220B)

4:00pm

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

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

5:00pm

Kaffeeklatsch with our Charity Partners
Come enjoy fresh coffee, some light sweets, and excellent conversation with Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley. The perfect afternoon pick-me-up!

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 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

5:00pm

Fur The Grey - We Ain't Old Yet!
All of you kids get off the lawn. This is for greymuzzles who want to look at the latest research in "successful aging." Topics covered include: "train your brain" and social strategies to get the best out of the second half of your life.

Speakers
avatar for Joe G. Bear

Joe G. Bear

Network Services, AT&T Inc.
I'm a middle-aged Californian Grizzly Bear that likes to travel, spending time with family and friends, listening to Adult Alternative Rock and attending concerts. I'm a 'Greymuzzle' furry, and joined the fandom at age 47 in 2014. I've moderated the 2018 Greymuzzle Panel at Furry... Read More →
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 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

5:00pm

Organizing Furry Meets
Learn how to organize furry meets in your local area. Topics covered include finding the right location, how to contact businesses, promoting your event, and how to deal with issues.

Speakers
O

Oaken

Oaken is an event organizer for the Utah Furry community. He has been organizing local meets for 3 years. Oaken also started Fluff Party, a furry night at a local club.


Friday January 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

5:00pm

Q&A With Two Old Furry Fans (ask us anything)
Mark and Rod, early furry promoters, live in the Prancing Skiltaire, the original furry house. They created the first furry conventions, ConFurence 0 -10. Rod publishes In-FurNation, the on-line furry newsletter, and they both do the TwoOldFurryFans netcast. Go ahead, ask them anything!

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

5:00pm

Your First Furry Convention!
New to being a furry, attending conventions, and wanting to know a bit about why we all do it? Listen to panelists with experience (and funny stories) explain what makes furry and conventions the places to be! Material specifically for those new to the convention atmosphere and furries.

Speakers
avatar for Calico

Calico

Calico is a stripey housecat with a fluffy mane! He’s been part of the furry community and going to conventions since 2006ish, and a fursuiter since 2014. He sometimes dabbles in art, filmmaking, streaming, sitting in boxes, playing with yarn, and knocking things off the table when... Read More →
KG

Kazul G. Fox

Kazul is an award winning cosplayer who got her start in the furry fandom. She is best know for her Hogger cosplay which won Blizzcon 2017's cosplay contest.
BJ

Brandy J. Lewis

Brandy Lewis is a graduate student and researcher from the University of California, Riverside. Known primarily for her fiction works under the pseudonym Franklin Leo, her studies focus on posthuman theory, critical animal and vegan studies, science-fiction and fantasy literature... Read More →
M

Maly

Maly has been attending conventions since 2003, and has built a life inside the fandom. She manages a furry related business both online and at cons, and has learned plenty of helpful tips for navigating convention life. From the all important 6-2-1 Rule to remembering to check your... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

5:00pm

Bunnies, (House Bunny 101)
Come and meet the bunnies as we discuss how to have a house rabbit. Rabbits can be wonderful pets, however; they do require more care than some animals typically thought of as house pets. Also, bunnies have special nutritional needs that can make them a bit more challenging to care for. Learn what it takes to be a good bunny parent and have one, or more, of these wonderful little furries in your warren (ah I mean house).

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 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

5:00pm

Dragons
Here we will discuss our favorite creatures, DRAGONS! as they are depicted within the fandom as well as in 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.


Friday January 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

6:00pm

Dealers Den Closing
Closing time! One last call to… make your final selections and leave.

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Friday January 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

6:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Your team is a party of heroes looking to be able to advance through a gauntlet of puzzles with an ultimate goal of defeating the skull king while it has been locked down in this reality! You only have one hour before the entrance to your quest crumbles to rubble and the skull king flees to another dimension! Do you have what it takes to win?

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Hilton: Escape Room (Plaza)

7:00pm

Storytime With Taebyn
I read some stories! Not to myself, but out loud to others!

Speakers
MB

Mike Beagen

Producer/owner, Injured Nerves Productions
Injured Nerves Productions creates YouTube content for Taebyn. We create Storytime with Taebyn, Cooking with Taebyn, and several other Taebyn centric YouTube shows.
T

Taebyn

Just a happy, playful puppy that likes to make people happy! And give hugs!


Friday January 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

7:00pm

Cosplay Meetup and Photoshoot
Is your cosplay from a game or book? Is your fursuit wearing a costume from an anime or movie? From CATS to Blizzard, from Balto to Warriors and many many more, you're welcome to come meet other cosplayers, talk about your favorite franchise and join in a photoshoot. Photographers welcome!

Speakers
KG

Kazul G. Fox

Kazul is an award winning cosplayer who got her start in the furry fandom. She is best know for her Hogger cosplay which won Blizzcon 2017's cosplay contest.


Friday January 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

7:00pm

Convention History – The History of Fan Conventions from SciFi Cons to Pony Cons
When was the first “fan convention”? How did anime cons become popular in America? How did Comicon dominate? Did furries evolve from scifi con room parties? Join a Johns Hopkins research historian as we look into the fascinating history of fan cons from the 1930’s to today.

Speakers
I

Inanimorphs

Professional artist, medical researcher, and historian, who has been involved in the fandom community documenting the history of narrative art and fan culture. Known for art content in the MLP and furry fandoms, as well as history books.


Friday January 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

7:00pm

Furries and Hypno 102: Basics and Style [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! Continuing on from Last Year, this panel will go over briefly last years topics as well as include some style discussion of implementing hypnotic technique!

Speakers
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/ ~


Friday January 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

7:00pm

Unleash Your Inner Animal [18+]
Join us for a guided meditation to unleash the animal within!

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.


Friday January 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

7:00pm

Bleat and Greet
An informal meet-up for deer and other Cervines.

Speakers
avatar for Sulka

Sulka

Tiny deer who enjoys traveling and exploring


Friday January 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

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!


Friday January 18, 2019 7:30pm - Saturday January 19, 2019 2:00am
Marriott: Hydration Station (Los Gatos suite 4th floor)

8:00pm

Paws fur recovery: open 12-step meeting
In recovery? Want to be? This is an open 12-step meeting that is inclusive for all addictions and lifestyles. All programs and species are welcome and encouraged to share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help each other recover from their addictions.

Speakers
avatar for Andy (The Duke)

Andy (The Duke)

All the positions!
The Duke is an experienced erotic hypnotist specializing in age play, sensory play, and transformation in hypnosis. Also 12 years in recovery with experience leading open, kink oriented recovery groups.


Friday January 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

8:00pm

Photoshoot
Strike a pose! Our expert convention 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 photo, please 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 18, 2019 8:00pm - 11:30pm
SJCC: Photoshoot (220C Hours Only)

8:30pm

Foxes and Peppers Concert
Fox Amoore and Pepper Coyote take to the stage once again, for a concert like no other!

Speakers
B

Bennie

Tiger on Bari Sax and reeds. A retired director of Anthrocon, host and admin of macrophile.com, occasional commentator on the "Size Matters" podcast, long-time editor of the Megamorphics APA, occasional author.
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.
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.
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 →


Friday January 18, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

9:00pm

When Furry Met Kinky, Part 1: Badge Creation [18+]
Lusciouse (Co-host, Creator & WFMK Virtual Munch Host) and Rainbow (Hostess with the Mostest) are running their ever popular "When Furry Met Kinky" panels for the third year in a row. Intentionally split into two parts to help spread the fun and connection over a longer period of time. We are sponsored by Bad Dragon again and will be giving out goodies during Part 2!

Whether you're new to kink and/or the 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.

Return for When Furry Met Kinky, Part 2 [18+]: Icebreakers and Conversational Scavenger Hunt & Bingo.

If you would like to keep in touch with past & future attendees, attend the Thursday night WFMK themed kink munch, 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 →
R

Rainbow

A past Further Confusion volunteer for six years and an attendee of eight years. In the kink community for seven years. Just looking to help out follow kinky furs.


Friday January 18, 2019 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

9:00pm

Fancy Friday
Moving to a larger room for 2019, 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 18, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday January 19, 2019 12:00am
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

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

Friday January 18, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday January 19, 2019 12:00am
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

9:30pm

When Furry Met Kinky, Part 2: Icebreakers and Conversational Scavenger Hunt & Bingo [18+]
Lusciouse (Co-host, Creator & WFMK Virtual Munch Host) and Rainbow (Hostess with the Mostest) are running their ever popular "When Furry Met Kinky" panels for the third year in a row. Intentionally split into two parts to help spread the fun and connection over a longer period of time. We are sponsored by Bad Dragon again and will be giving out goodies 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 - participate in Part 2: Icebreakers and Conversational Scavenger Hunt & Bingo to help identify desires so that you can find compatibility.

Not so chatty? This year there will be the option of participating in the Demo & Scavenger Hunt Bingo sheet.

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.

For those that did not attend the 30 minute Part 1, there will still be volunteers in the background assisting with bead code badge creation for the first 15 minutes. Please come to Part 2 on time.

If you would like to keep in touch with past & future attendees, attend the Thursday night WFMK themed kink munch, 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 →
R

Rainbow

A past Further Confusion volunteer for six years and an attendee of eight years. In the kink community for seven years. Just looking to help out follow kinky furs.


Friday January 18, 2019 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

10:30pm

Dance feat. AudioDile
Audiodile will be playing Nu-disco/future/progressive house

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 18, 2019 10:30pm - 11:30pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

10:30pm

Rubber meet and greet [18+]
A place for the squeaky critters to come and say hello!

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!


Friday January 18, 2019 10:30pm - Saturday January 19, 2019 12:00am
Hilton: San Carlos

10:30pm

#TurntScience 2! [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 →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:30pm - Saturday January 19, 2019 12:00am
Marriott: Blossom Hill

11:30pm

Dance feat. DJ Spots B2B Addix
DJ Spots B2B Addix will be playing Electro House/progressive trance

Speakers
avatar for Addix

Addix

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


Friday January 18, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday January 19, 2019 12:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

12:30am

Dance feat. Vinny
Vinny will be playing Techno/Funk/Electronica

Speakers

Saturday January 19, 2019 12:30am - 1:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

1:30am

Dance feat. MDKai
MDKai will be playing Drum & Bass/Half-Time/Future Beats.

Speakers
M

MDKai

First entering the fandom as a character artist and aspiring game developer who later progressed into composing music, Midekai has been a Bay Area resident most of his life, naturally moving onto DJing as a hobby, then as a career. A laid back, approachable and easy going dragon... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 1:30am - 2:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)
 
Saturday, January 19
 

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 19, 2019 8:00am - Sunday January 20, 2019 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
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

10:00am

Sponsor Brunch
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.


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

10:00am

Pre-registration Pickup
Come pick up your attendee badge early if you've already registered ahead of time!


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

10:00am

Registration
Come to registration to get your attendee badge! We look forward to welcoming you to the con.


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

10:00am

Gaming
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 19, 2019 10:00am - Sunday January 20, 2019 2:00am
Hilton: Gaming (Market)

11:00am

Fursuiting 101
Do you like to fursuit? Do you want a fursuit? Do you want tips on fursuiting? Then come on by and hear what we have to say! We will be discussing acting in fursuit, do's and don'ts, tips, tricks, good products to try. We will answer any questions you may have.

Speakers
avatar for VarekWolf

VarekWolf

I'm a Northern California greymuzzle who joined the fandom in 2015. Shortly afterward I bought my first fursuit and am now a multiple suiter with a menagerie of characters and a passion (addiction?) for fursuiting. In three years I've learned a lot and want to share that experience... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

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 @ furcon.org/fcdc

Speakers
avatar for Kiit Lock

Kiit Lock

Marketing, Unthrocon
A fox doing the things


Saturday January 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

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 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
SJCC: Rehearsal Area (220B)

11:00am

American Sign Language for Furries
Deaf? Hard of hearing? Signer? Want to learn ASL? Well, we have one! Wakewolf will be hosting the panel to speak about ASL and will teach you some basics of ASL!

Speakers
avatar for Wakewolf

Wakewolf

Panelist
I am Deaf furry. I am deaf since the birth, and American Sign Language (ASL) is my first language. My hobby: filming, video editing, and sharing the laugh with the audience. Also, I love to educate them with ASL in my fursuit. You can find them in the telegram: t.me/wakewolfasl... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

11:00am

Mascot Smackdown
Hey fans, it’s game day at FC. Are you ready for a high school mascot smackdown?! We’re gonna find out what FC's favorite high school 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!

Speakers
RO

Roman Otter

Top-Tier Sports Entertainment


Saturday January 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

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 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

11:00am

Furry Writers' Guild Meet & Greet
If you're a writer—or an avid reader—come talk with us about the Furry Writers' Guild! The FWG is a volunteer-run organization that supports multiple online communities for writers, maintains market lists, runs the Coyotl Awards, and more—and nearly all of its resources are available to everyone, free of charge, member or not! This is more an informal get-together than a panel, so hang around and let's chat for a while.

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.


Saturday January 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

11:00am

Write Now!
Learn a basic structure to help you create short stories and then take some time to get started on your own story!

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.


Saturday January 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

11:00am

Dealers Den
Our Dealers 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
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Saturday January 19, 2019 11:00am - 6:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

11:00am

Art Show
Look at art. Bid on art. Take art home.


Saturday January 19, 2019 11:00am - 7:00pm
Marriott: Art Show (Salon IV-V-VI)

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 19, 2019 11:00am - Sunday January 20, 2019 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 19, 2019 11:00am - Sunday January 20, 2019 2:30am
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

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 19, 2019 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Hilton: San Carlos

1:00pm

Mascha and the Swingin’ Tails
Let Mascha and the Swingin’ Tails transport you to amazing places with their mix of jazz, standards, and the occasional surprise. Feel free to dance in the aisles -- our audiences often do!

Speakers
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. She... 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 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

1:00pm

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 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
SJCC: Rehearsal Area (220B)

1:00pm

Lupinball tournament & FREE game giveaway
The award-winning multiplayer werewolf fireball-dodgeball game for PC has returned! Enter our tournament against fellow furries!

Everyone who enters gets a FREE copy of Lupinball!

Speakers
TL

Team Lupinball

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


Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

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.


Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

1:00pm

Being Professional and a Furry
It's hard to be both a member of civilization and the furry fandom. If people find out, they may be OK with it, or they may not. This panel is a safe space to talk about the struggles of navigating furry in the workplace, and discussing how to be proud, furry and professional.

Speakers
BT

Berry the Blue Otter

Berry is a Blue Otter living la vida loca in Los Angeles. He loves cheese fries and salmon burgers. When not in suit, he can be found running statistical analyses and singing in community choruses.


Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

1:00pm

Twitch Meetup and Q&A
The furry Twitch community reunites again! Meet your favorite furry streamers and Twitch enthusiasts, and ask anything you like about streaming. We have partnered and experienced streamers on deck ready to answer anything!

Speakers
U

ufotekkie

Twitch partner of over 4 years, with fur con involvement for over 6 years as a tournament host, DJ, and organizer.


Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

1:00pm

Furry and the "Other"
Furry creatures have long been the "other" in science-fiction and fantasy, from the werewolves of classic myth to the war-like Kzinti; most of us first identified as furry by seeing ourselves in them. What's the meaning behind siding with the alien, and where does the concept of "the other" fit in modern furry storytelling?

Speakers
BJ

Brandy J. Lewis

Brandy Lewis is a graduate student and researcher from the University of California, Riverside. Known primarily for her fiction works under the pseudonym Franklin Leo, her studies focus on posthuman theory, critical animal and vegan studies, science-fiction and fantasy literature... Read More →
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 →


Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

1:30pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Your team is a party of heroes looking to be able to advance through a gauntlet of puzzles with an ultimate goal of defeating the skull king while it has been locked down in this reality! You only have one hour before the entrance to your quest crumbles to rubble and the skull king flees to another dimension! Do you have what it takes to win?

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers

Saturday January 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hilton: Escape Room (Plaza)

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
G

Groggy

Programming & Events Director, Further Confusion
Avid fursuiter and long time staffer at Further Confusion.


Saturday January 19, 2019 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
G

Groggy

Programming & Events Director, Further Confusion
Avid fursuiter and long time staffer at Further Confusion.


Saturday January 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

4:30pm

Furs and Fabrics
What the heck is pile? What is the difference between shag and mongolian? What does knit backing mean?
As furs and fabrics are purchased more and more online, it is hard to know what to look for - especially for newcomers to costume and fursuit making. This panel will cover the terminology used to describe various types of furs, as well as information regarding alternative materials which can be used to create costumes and fursuits.

Speakers
T

Temperance

Temperance is the fursuit maker behind Komickrazi Studios. Temperance began making costumes in 2001, and has built an expansive portfolio of costumes since then. Her costume creations consist of those from Video Games, Anime, Manga, Comic books, and a range of original designs including... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

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 19, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

4:30pm

Photoshoot
Strike a pose! Our expert convention 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 photo, please 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 19, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
SJCC: Photoshoot (220C Hours Only)

4:30pm

Furries and the Posthuman
In what ways are furries posthuman, and how have these futuristic, alien identities been formed from literature and media? This discussion will look into academic theory on what posthumanism entails and how furries themselves go beyond what is seen as natural.

Speakers
BJ

Brandy J. Lewis

Brandy Lewis is a graduate student and researcher from the University of California, Riverside. Known primarily for her fiction works under the pseudonym Franklin Leo, her studies focus on posthuman theory, critical animal and vegan studies, science-fiction and fantasy literature... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

4:30pm

Life in the Universe
Will we ever answer that ultimate question: Is there other life in the Universe? We’ll take scientific but easy to understand look into the discipline of astrobiology, explore the leading ideas as to what life off of Earth may be like, and look over the data from some real-right-now missions like NASA’s 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 19, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Almaden

4:30pm

Furry Found Footage [18+]
Aurelina and Agouti-Rex scour thrift shops, antique stores, yard sales, and dumpsters to bring you the weirdest, creepiest, stupidest, funniest furry found footage ever! From public access puppet shows to misbegotten cartoons to lost film footage of 90s furry cons and furmeets, Furry Found Footage collects the finest video ephemera of the past for your enjoyment and edification.

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 →


Saturday January 19, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

4:30pm

African Species meet and greet
As Simple as it sounds, Mammal or reptile, land or air! If your species comes from this continent then stop by and join us!

Speakers
avatar for Sprrigs

Sprrigs

Hello! My name is sprrigs and im A Ethiopian wolf!


Saturday January 19, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

4:30pm

Adult Furry Writing [18+]
Experienced authors talk about writing furry fiction with adults-only scenes and themes.

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.
T

Teiran

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


Saturday January 19, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

4:30pm

The Giant Inflatable Horse Panel
Can we inflate a 22 foot (6.7 meter) tall horse inside the San Jose Convention Center? Is it even a good idea to try? Let's find out!

Speakers
avatar for Trigger Happy Squirreli

Trigger Happy Squirreli

I love giant plushies an inflatable animals. Lifetime goal is to get a 100 foot tall inflated replica of my squirrel character. Also like cute animation art cartoony animals.


Saturday January 19, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
SJCC: Rehearsal Area (220B)

4:30pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Your team is a party of heroes looking to be able to advance through a gauntlet of puzzles with an ultimate goal of defeating the skull king while it has been locked down in this reality! You only have one hour before the entrance to your quest crumbles to rubble and the skull king flees to another dimension! Do you have what it takes to win?

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers

Saturday January 19, 2019 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Hilton: Escape Room (Plaza)

4:30pm

Human Puppy 101 Panel + Mosh/Mixer [18+]
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. Belly rubs, treats and squeaky toys; it’s great to be a human puppy!
Come pet some cute pups and learn more about this fun community during our Introduction to Human Puppy Play Panel and stay for our mixer and mosh. We will have games to play, swag to give and fun to be had. Please see dress code and complete mosh rules and FAQ's at https://bay-pah.com. 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. 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


Saturday January 19, 2019 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

5:00pm

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

Saturday January 19, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hilton: Gaming (Market)

6:00pm

Dealers Den Closing
Closing time! One last call to… make your final selections and leave.

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Saturday January 19, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

6:00pm

2019 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 19, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

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 19, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Marriott: Art Show (Salon IV-V-VI)

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 19, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

7:30pm

Photoshoot
Strike a pose! Our expert convention 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 photo, please 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 19, 2019 7:30pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 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!


Saturday January 19, 2019 7:30pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 2:00am
Marriott: Hydration Station (Los Gatos suite 4th floor)

8:00pm

Paws fur recovery: open 12-step meeting
In recovery? Want to be? This is an open 12-step meeting that is inclusive for all addictions and lifestyles. All programs and species are welcome and encouraged to share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help each other recover from their addictions.

Speakers
avatar for Andy (The Duke)

Andy (The Duke)

All the positions!
The Duke is an experienced erotic hypnotist specializing in age play, sensory play, and transformation in hypnosis. Also 12 years in recovery with experience leading open, kink oriented recovery groups.


Saturday January 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

9:30pm

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

Speakers

Saturday January 19, 2019 9:30pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 2:00am
Marriott: Blossom Hill

10:00pm

So You Want to be a Con Artist?
Artists have found a profession vending in artist alleys across the country. Would you like to join? Learn the behind the scenes tips and tricks for vending, how to apply, the best booth displays, what sells, what is tax deductible. Whether novice or veteran vendor, this is an informative panel for all.

Speakers
I

Inanimorphs

Professional artist, medical researcher, and historian, who has been involved in the fandom community documenting the history of narrative art and fan culture. Known for art content in the MLP and furry fandoms, as well as history books.


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

10:00pm

Pin Trading Meetup
Come trade pins and other cool merch! With a rise in interest and availability of artist-designed (and usually small-run) enamel pins, stickers, patches, wristbands, and all sorts of other neat stuff, we want to help attendees come together to grow and diversify their collections! Join us for trading - bring your merch (or merch that you've purchased!) and we'll admire, discuss, and swap. Don't worry if you haven't traded before, we will show you how.

Speakers
ML

Moo Lawgoat

Moo is an intellectual property litigation attorney, pin-collector, and urban homesteader from San Jose, California, as well as the 2019 Further Confusion Dealer Lead and Hotel 2nd.


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

10:00pm

Stepping stones in Dreaming
This panel focuses on the stages of lucid dreaming and successful practices to reach the goal of the lucid dream.

Speakers
I

Ishaway

Ishaway
I am an illustrator currently dwelling in the coastal marshes of the East Coast.


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

10:00pm

Kink Discussion Panel [18+]
A place to ask questions and discuss various kinks in a safe and non judgmental environment. All experience levels and identities are welcome. This panel is for discussion only. 18+ ONLY

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!
avatar for Toby SnowWolf

Toby SnowWolf

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


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

10:00pm

Dragons After Dark [18+]
Join your substitute instructors, Pluma and Roux, for a foray into the "biology" of dragons. Dragons After Dark is a spiritual successor to the Adult Dragon Panel. This time featuring an exploration of adult dragon artwork from the past year.

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 →


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

10:00pm

Dear Author
A panel on common mistakes that editors and slush pile readers would REALLY like for you authors to avoid!

Speakers
T

Teiran

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


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

10:30pm

Dance feat. SubCørv
SubCørv will be playing Dirty Electro House

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 19, 2019 10:30pm - 11:30pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

11:30pm

Dance feat. Recca
Recca will be playing House/Electro/Bass House

Speakers
avatar for Recca

Recca

DJ Coordinator
http://mixcloud.com/djrecca


Saturday January 19, 2019 11:30pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 12:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

12:00am

Blunt Talk About Marijuana [18+]
Recreational marijuana is now legal in ten states. What does that mean? In this panel, we will introduce you to cannabis. We'll discuss safety, harmful effects, benefits, consumption, and the law.

Speakers
K

King

A dog who does makeup.
S

Shyhoof

Programming & Events Director, Further Confusion
A California resident since 2010, Shy currently serves as a Programming Co-lead for Further Confusion 2019.


Sunday January 20, 2019 12:00am - 1:30am
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

12:30am

Dance feat. Lutra
Lutra will be playing Multi-Genre

Speakers
avatar for Lutra

Lutra

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


Sunday January 20, 2019 12:30am - 1:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

1:30am

Dance feat. DJ EAR
DJ Ear will be playing UK Bounce

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 →


Sunday January 20, 2019 1:30am - 2:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)
 
Sunday, January 20
 

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 20, 2019 8:00am - Monday January 21, 2019 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
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

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.


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

10:00am

Poker themed fursuit photoshoot
A special themed photo shoot for fursuiters. The theme will be playing poker. Suiters will get to sit at poker table pose by themself or with a friend playing cards.
This is my second photo shoot panel now at Further confusion. Please do not come to late to the panel, it was very popular last year.
Photos are done for free and will be posted on my Smugmug after the convention.
https://bluehasia.smugmug.com/
To know right away when the photos are ready for viewing follow my Twitter @bluehasia where i'll announce when they are done.

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 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

10:00am

Pre-registration Pickup
Come pick up your attendee badge early if you've already registered ahead of time!


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

10:00am

Registration
Come to registration to get your attendee badge! We look forward to welcoming you to the con.


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

10:00am

Gaming
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 20, 2019 10:00am - Monday January 21, 2019 2:00am
Hilton: Gaming (Market)

11:00am

The Art of Storytelling
The ability to craft wonderful stories is one of our greatest gifts. Come explore and learn some finer points of storytelling expertise, including delves into the wisdoms of Zootopia, Watership Down, Totoro, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Kannik

Kannik

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


Sunday January 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

11:00am

Motivation VS Getting Things Done
Working as a creative field is challenging and sometimes the motivation is not there. Come discuss the things that are holding you back and what you can do to overcome those blocks.

Speakers
KG

Kazul G. Fox

Kazul is an award winning cosplayer who got her start in the furry fandom. She is best know for her Hogger cosplay which won Blizzcon 2017's cosplay contest.


Sunday January 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

11:00am

Ving Tsun
Ving Tsun is a close-range fighting art, with Shaolin roots. It was the first major art Bruce Lee learned, and was the foundation for Jeet Kune Do. This session will go through Siu Nim Tao, Chum Kyu, Biu Jee, and Toy Ma, as time permits.

Speakers

Sunday January 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
SJCC: Rehearsal Area (220B)

11:00am

Condemning Nazis
Community Housekeeping: why Nazis must be condemded all the time, until the end of time. A brief history of the Nazi party and how their history is being reflected in current events. The difference between free speech and providing a platform for hate groups.

Speakers
E

Ember

By day I'm a general manager of a small restaurant, but by any other given moment I'm contributing to this fandom I love. Artist, fursuit maker, and future video game designer. I love to spread joy and wonder through my creative visions. Every day is a new adventure in this commu... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

11:00am

Furry Ham Radio
A large number of furries are also into amateur radio. Ham radio has evolved significantly in the last few years through digital modes and seen a resurgence of traditional high frequency communications. Come gather with other furry hams and perspective hams to discuss radios, radio projects, and what ham radio and furries have in common. And don't forget, there will be a "fox hunt" (hidden transmitter direction finding contest) sometime during FC2019.

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.


Sunday January 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

11:00am

Aquatic furs
For those us us that love water! Come and chat about these unique species and the enviroment they live in!

Speakers
BF

Breahna Fogg

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


Sunday January 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

11:00am

Bat Chat Meet n' 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. This year with more cute bat imagery, and also probably bugs again. It'll be Chiropteriffic!!

Speakers

Sunday January 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

11:00am

Dealers Den
Our Dealers 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
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Sunday January 20, 2019 11:00am - 6:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

11:00am

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

Speakers

Sunday January 20, 2019 11:00am - 7:00pm
Marriott: Art Show (Salon IV-V-VI)

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 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:00pm
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.


Sunday January 20, 2019 11:00am - Monday January 21, 2019 2:30am
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

12:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Your team is a party of heroes looking to be able to advance through a gauntlet of puzzles with an ultimate goal of defeating the skull king while it has been locked down in this reality! You only have one hour before the entrance to your quest crumbles to rubble and the skull king flees to another dimension! Do you have what it takes to win?

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers

Sunday January 20, 2019 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Hilton: Escape Room (Plaza)

12:30pm

"Brush: a Fox Tale" - Screening, Presentation, and Q&A
A screening of the short animated film, "Brush: a Fox Tale", followed by a brief presentation of the film's process by its directors, and a Q&A with the audience!

Speakers
FR

Fausti (Ribbontail)

Faustina and Willi are the creators of "Brush: a Fox Tale", an animated short film which served as their senior thesis last Spring. They are also active artists in the fandom as @Ribbontail_ and @Vulpesvant respectively on Twitter, and are aspiring animators.
WV

Willi (VulpesVant)

Faustina and Willi are the creators of "Brush a Fox Tale", an animated short film which served as their senior thesis last Spring. They are also active artist in the fandom as @Ribbontail_ and @VulpesVant respectively on Twitter and are aspiring animators.


Sunday January 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

1:00pm

AAE Board Meeting
Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, LLC is the 501(c)3 nonprofit that offers Further Confusion every year. Come to our annual board meeting to meet the board and find out more about our structure, ongoing business, and plans.


Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

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 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

1:00pm

Intro to DEF CON & DEF CON Furs
The panel will provide attendees with an introduction to the largest and longest running hacker conference in the world, DEF CON. It will also provide an introduction to our con-within-a-con, DEF CON Furs.

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


Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

1:00pm

Myrtle's Monsters Cornhole Tournament!
Come on down and join us for a Cornhole Tournament! We will create a bracket with no more than 16 teams of 2! Please shoot us an email at myrtlesmonsters@gmail.com to register your team of 2 people! (First come, first served) There will be a small prize for the winners and a participation prize for all players! Fursuits and audience are more than welcome!

Speakers
MM

Manila Monster

I am simply the blue fox married to Myrtle Monster.
MM

Myrtle Monster

Im myrtle monster, a small time fursuit maker you typically see in the dealers den or art show! You can find my info at myrtlesmonsters.com or @myrtlesmonsters pretty much everywhere!


Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
SJCC: The Hub

1:00pm

Plus Size Furs Meetup
What began as a hashtag on Twitter to bring plus size fursuiters into the spotlight evolved into a community that promotes body-positivity and size inclusion. Come learn what we're all about! Furries of all sizes are welcome to join us! This will also be where we will be taking the Plus Size Fursuiter group photo!

(Please note that this is not a gainer/belly-focused meetup).

Speakers
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gatorguts

Dungeon-dwelling skeleton from Finland who draws cartoon animals for a living,
HO

Hobie Ott

Artist and fursuiter from the Bay Area.


Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

1:00pm

Paleo Furs
For all the extinct species special enough to be walking around con! Dinosaurs, Pterosaurs, Marine Reptiles, and mammals! All are welcome! Come chat with the only real Paleontologist to come to FC, and get some cool facts!

Speakers
BF

Breahna Fogg

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


Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

1:00pm

Kyell Gold Reading/Q&A
Author Kyell Gold will read from an upcoming work and then will take your questions about his books or anything else you want him to talk about.

Speakers
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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.


Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

1:00pm

Inflatables Meet and Greet
This will be an all ages inflatable meet and greet open to everyone. Grab your inflatables and head on down. Hang out, ask questions, and have fun!

Speakers
LL

Lionel Lion

I design abd create inflatables toys


Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
SJCC: Rehearsal Area (220B)

1:30pm

Photoshoot
Strike a pose! Our expert convention 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 photo, please reserve a time on furcon.org/meetups.

Speakers
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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 20, 2019 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 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

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 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

3:00pm

Fursuit Materials for the Adventurous
You may remember the advance materials panel given by FurTech in the past, Kazul has taken up the mantle to bring you new materials that are beyond what you can find at JoAnn's. A word of Caution, these materials may take your fursuit building to the next level!

Speakers
KG

Kazul G. Fox

Kazul is an award winning cosplayer who got her start in the furry fandom. She is best know for her Hogger cosplay which won Blizzcon 2017's cosplay contest.


Sunday January 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

3:00pm

Pluto: A New Horizon
We’ll go over the history the 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 mindblowing event, and review the latest data from the flyby of Ultimate Thule only two weeks before this panel!

Speakers
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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 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

3:00pm

Chatter Fox
Join Frost Fennec for a live recording of his Youtube series where the attendees who join us become the guests of honor! If they want to, that is. Submit yourself to an adorkable interview or just come up and have fun with a weird blue floof.

Speakers
K

Kitthesoulless

Having watched the community grow over the past 20 years, I figured recently that I wanted to give back to the community that I love, so together with my friend Frost, a not-so-self-aware fursuit, I created a youtube channel to try and entertain folks.


Sunday January 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

3:00pm

Space Camp Show and Tell
Come meet the crew that puts on Space Camp Party. Let us show you some cool stuff and tell you about the adventure of running this crazy party! This panel will tell the story of how Space Camp got started, share our plans for this year, and answer all of your questions. We will also give away some prizes!

Speakers
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Nacho Husky

I'm a space husky, purple and green of course! I love fursuiting, little things, puppy things, lighting, craft cocktails, I'm a total foodie, oh and I organize a one day con called Space Camp Party!


Sunday January 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

3:00pm

Transfurring Knowledge
The fandom is a wonderful resource for helping people discover and express their gender identities. This panel provides a space for trans furries to talk about how the fandom has helped us figure ourselves out, as well as how it can continue to help those 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 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

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 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

5:00pm

Charity Auction
We're proud to be bringing back our Charity Auction for 2019! All attendees are invited to bid on some unique and fun items, with all proceeds directed towards our 2019 charity: Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley. 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: furcon.org/charity

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 20, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

5:00pm

Can I 3D Print an (eggplant emoji)
Sometimes an eggplant is just an eggplant, but what if it's 3D printed? Ceci n'est pas une (eggplant emoji)? Come discuss the basics of 3D printing and find answers to the questions you dared not ask before.

Speakers
N

Nicoya

A jack of all tentacles but master of none.


Sunday January 20, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

5:00pm

Furry Movies: Looking Back, Looking Forward
As the movie industry continues to catch on that furry fandom has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment for the masses, more and more movies with furry interest in them keep showing up on the big screen -- animated, live action, and this whatever-it-is in the middle these days. Let's take a moment to appreciate what we were offered in 2018, then get ready for what's coming up in the year ahead.

Speakers
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Rod O'Riley

Editor, InFurNation
Rod O'Riley is a Greymuzzle -- he's been a furry fan from the 1980's onward. He helped to start the first Furry Parties at science fiction conventions, and the first furry-themed fannish convention, ConFurence. He's a movie and TV geek from way back when. Now he is the editor and... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

5:00pm

Patterning from a Miniature
This panel is all about helping you learn an exciting new way to quickly create new ideas by sculpting them in small scale and then using that to create full sized patterns from your sculpt. You will be able to watch the process of taking an idea from the prototype stage on a miniature maquette all the way to a full scale fursuit pattern. This method will allow you to quickly create and test ideas in small scale to save you time and materials.

Speakers
KG

Kazul G. Fox

Kazul is an award winning cosplayer who got her start in the furry fandom. She is best know for her Hogger cosplay which won Blizzcon 2017's cosplay contest.


Sunday January 20, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

5:00pm

Produce Music and DJ as a career
A discussion about how to become a independent DJ artist and music producer. Topics will range from production techniques, equipment needed to create and produce EDM music along with methods of distribution and sales. A demonstration on creating tracks and mixing songs will also be included.

Speakers
CC

cosmo coyote

cosmo coyote has established himself in the northern california nightlife scene DJing for many events and clubs such as dna lounge, city nights, temple, among others since 2013. He has opened for acts such as dubloadz, lumberjvck, trollphace, candyland, helicopter showdown, sluggo... Read More →
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DracoDubz

Draco is an underground dubstep producer and DJ who has been making music for 6 years and has been DJing for about a year, playing at furry raves and cons.
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numnum

A East coast transplant from Boston MA. Attended Boston U and was a member of the Polygram quartet Finest Hour whom released the top 40 album "Make That Move" Now a professional DJ in southern California and EDM music producer


Sunday January 20, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

5:00pm

Convention War Stories
As the old saying goes: "Anything can happen at a convention, and it usually does." Join our moderator in a spirited round table discussion of the highlights (and lowlights) of your con-going 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 20, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

5:00pm

Furry and Burning Man 101
Ever wonder what it is like to go to Burning Man? How about going to Burning Man and doing the furry activities you normally do at a con? How well do the Burner and Furry subcultures integrate? Come to this panel and find out! We'll have first-time and veteran "Furry-Burners" giving their take on what the event is like.

Speakers
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Sulka

Tiny deer who enjoys traveling and exploring


Sunday January 20, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

5:00pm

Clarifying Your Life for Writing
A writer's life is hard. Most of us have day jobs; social or familial obligations; other hobbies; a million distractions that make it hard to find the time. If you've been wanting to align your life towards the purpose of telling stories, here are a few suggestions that may make it easier!

Speakers
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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.


Sunday January 20, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

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 access to the room on Monday. Dealers and assistants only please.

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Sunday January 20, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

6:00pm

Dealers Den Closing
Closing time! One last call to… make your final selections and leave.

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Sunday January 20, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

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
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Yonoa

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


Sunday January 20, 2019 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!


Sunday January 20, 2019 7:30pm - Monday January 21, 2019 2:00am
Marriott: Hydration Station (Los Gatos suite 4th floor)

9:30pm

Foxes and Peppers After Dark [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
B

Bennie

Tiger on Bari Sax and reeds. A retired director of Anthrocon, host and admin of macrophile.com, occasional commentator on the "Size Matters" podcast, long-time editor of the Megamorphics APA, occasional author.
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Fox Amoore

Special Musical Guest
Piano playing, globe trotting, scarf wielding fox!
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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.
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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 →


Sunday January 20, 2019 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

Sunday January 20, 2019 9:30pm - Monday January 21, 2019 2:00am
Marriott: Blossom Hill

10:00pm

Bridging the Divide in Queer Furry Art [18+]
The proportion of trans, non-binary and other gender diverse people is considerably higher in the furry fandom than in the general population, and for good reason: you’d be hard pressed to find a better venue for self-expression on your own terms!

In this panel, we explore the divide between fantasy and reality, especially in furry art, and reveal how our preferred character designs, keywords, and fetishes can consciously and sub-consciously share intimate details about ourselves and our community.


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

10:00pm

Unsheathed Live! [18+]
Everyone's favorite annual "podcast" returns for its Further Confusion live show! Join Kyell Gold, K.M. Hirosaki, and someone who is definitely not Tube as they discuss furry, writing, wine, and Coke Zero.

Speakers
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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.


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Guadalupe

10:30pm

Dance feat. DJ Sean Bass
Speakers

Sunday January 20, 2019 10:30pm - 11:30pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

11:30pm

Dance feat. Ikkuma
Speakers
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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 20, 2019 11:30pm - Monday January 21, 2019 12:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

12:00am

What We Like After Dark [18+]
Come explore what we like as furries through the lens of the art site e621. Using more than 10 years of data from submissions and tags, supplemented by data from the Furry Survey we'll look at art, artists, species, characters, and media franchises.


Monday January 21, 2019 12:00am - 1:30am
Hilton: Santa Clara

12:30am

Dance feat. Oddy
Speakers
O

Oddy

Further Confusion's Technical Director


Monday January 21, 2019 12:30am - 1:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

1:30am

Dance feat. n00neimp0rtant
Speakers

Monday January 21, 2019 1:30am - 2:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)
 
Monday, January 21
 

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 21, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
SJCC: Con Ops (LL21A)

10:00am

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

Speakers

Monday January 21, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Marriott: Art Show (Salon IV-V-VI)

10:00am

Gaming
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 21, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Hilton: Gaming (Market)

11:00am

Jackbox Games with the Execs
Care for a Quiplash with the Chair? A tee-KO with the marketing director? A… you get the idea. Come have some fun, and don't forget to bring a charged phone or tablet with internet access!

Speakers

Monday January 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

11:00am

Lo-Fi Coffee Panel to Relax and Wind Down With
Join Latte for an extremely chill time to close out the con! She'll be demonstrating a variety of pour over methods and gadgets, and break down the brewing process step by step.

Speakers
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Latte

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


Monday January 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

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 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:00pm
Marriott: Fursuit Lounge (San Carlos)

12:00pm

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Your team is a party of heroes looking to be able to advance through a gauntlet of puzzles with an ultimate goal of defeating the skull king while it has been locked down in this reality! You only have one hour before the entrance to your quest crumbles to rubble and the skull king flees to another dimension! Do you have what it takes to win?

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers

Monday January 21, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Hilton: Escape Room (Plaza)

1:00pm

Gender in Furry
Both gender and furry touch on very important aspects of identity. The fandom often provides a space in which to explore one’s gender in a safe manner. Come join us to talk about what gender is and how it interacts with the furry subculture.


Monday January 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

1:00pm

My Little Pony: What is it, why is it so popular, and why is it so important?
October 10, 2010 was an interesting day. It was the first day the current generation of My Little Pony aired - called Friendship is Magic - and it inspired a rabid and wild fan base of people who are out to 'Love and Tolerate you to death'. 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

Monday January 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

1:00pm

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 21, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hilton: Gaming (Market)

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. Your feedback can help make a difference!

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 21, 2019 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 21, 2019 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

7:15pm

Dance feat. DJ EAR
DJ Ear will be playing House/Electro

Speakers
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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 →


Monday January 21, 2019 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

8:30pm

Dance feat. GNAW
Speakers

Monday January 21, 2019 8:30pm - 9:45pm
Marriott: Second Stage (Salon I-II-III)

9:45pm