Further Confusion

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Further Confusion
Further Confusion logo.png
StatusActive
GenreFurry
VenueSan Jose McEnery Convention Center
Location(s)San Jose, California
CountryUnited States
Inaugurated1999
Most recent2019
Attendance3850
Organized byAnthropomorphic Arts and Education, Inc.
Filing status501(c)3
Websitehttp://furtherconfusion.org/

Further Confusion, or Furcon, is an annual furry convention held in San Jose, California each January, celebrating the anthropomorphics genre or furry fandom, including charitable benefits, educational seminars, art shows, panels and general social activities. It was the first event sponsored by Anthropomorphic Arts and Education (Furcon is its registered service mark) and continues to be its largest.

Beginning in 1999 with attendance of 691 individuals, Further Confusion has grown rapidly. In 2019, its record attendance was 3,850 individuals from around the world. Further Confusion donated over $100,000 to various charitable beneficiaries (including animal shelters, rescue groups, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) in the period 1999-2008.[1] Its art show sales routinely exceed $50,000.[2]

Guests of honor[edit]

A fursuiter hosts the Iron Artist competition at Further Confusion 2002

Until 2017, Further Confusion invited significant artists, writers, or other creative workers as guests of honor. The guests of honor were:

Anthropomorphic Arts and Education[edit]

Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, Inc. (AAE) is a non-profit corporation that supports educational and charitable activities of interest to furry fans. AAE is primarily involved with organizing Further Confusion, as an activity that raises funds and donations on behalf of charities, conducts seminars, and provides a gathering place for the furry fandom.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, Inc. "Activities". Archived from the original on 2008-04-14. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  2. ^ Further Confusion. "Further Confusion 2009: Art Show". Retrieved 2008-11-06.
  3. ^ "2009 guests of honor". Retrieved 2009-10-11.
  4. ^ "AAE, Inc's official Web site". Retrieved 2008-07-05.
  5. ^ Anthropomorphic Arts and Education at WikiFur
  • "Beyond Computers". Public Radio International. 1999-01-22. Retrieved 2010-02-23.
  • Larson, Alina (2003-01-23). "Animal Instincts: Fans of furry critters convene to help mankind". Tri-Valley Herald. Retrieved 2010-02-23.
  • Reed, Dan (2005-01-15). "Largest ever convention of 'furries' descends on San Jose, Calif". San Jose Mercury News.
  • "'Furry' convention takes over city". Fox News. 2005-01-18.
  • "Furry fans gathering". The Sunday Telegraph of Australia. 2005-01-23.

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