Further Confusion

Infobox Convention
name = Further Confusion

caption =
status = Active
genre = Furry
venue = DoubleTree Hotel
location = San Jose, California
country = United States
first = 1999
last =
organizer = Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, Inc.
filing = 501(c)3
attendance = 2,423
website = http://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 2008 its attendance was 2,423 individuals from around the world. [cite web|title=Past Further Confusions|url=http://www.furtherconfusion.org/fc2009/about/history|author=Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, Inc.|accessdate=2008-04-22] 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. [cite web|title=Activities|url=http://anthroarts.org/activities.html|author=Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, Inc.|accessdate=2008-04-22] Its art show sales routinely exceed $50,000.Fact|date=April 2008

Guests of honor

Every year, Further Confusion invites significant artists, writers, or other creative workers as guests of honor. The guests of honor so far have been:

* Ed Kline, Ken Mitchroney and Michael H. Payne (1999)
* C. J. Cherryh, Shawn Keller, John Nunnemacher, Karen Prell, Mike Quinn and Jane Fancher (2000)
* Diane Duane, Christina Hanson, Peter Morwood, Felorin and Talzhemir (2001)
* David Brin and Kevin Palivec (2002)
* Karen Anderson and Toby Bluth (2003)
* Heather Alexander, Grant Freckelton and Larry Niven (2004)
* Alan Dean Foster and Walter Crane (2005)
* Eric Elliott and Jane Lindskold (2006)
* Baron Engel and Jerry Pournelle (2007)
* David Alan Barclay and Alexander James Adams (2008)

Jeff Pidgeon, Anita Coulter and Clare Bell have been chosen for 2009. [cite web|url=http://www.furtherconfusion.org/fc2009/guests#jeff_anita|title=2009 guests of honor|accessdate=2009-10-11]

Anthropomorphic Arts and Education

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. [cite web|url=http://www.anthroarts.org/|title=AAE, Inc's official Web site|accessdate=2008-07-05] [ [http://www.furry.wikia.com/wiki/Anthropomorphic_Arts_and_Education] ]


* cite news
title = Beyond Computers
publisher = Public Radio International
date = 1999-01-22
url = http://www.xydexx.com/anthrofurry/pri_interview_fc.mp3

* cite news
last = Larson
first = Alina
title = Animal Instincts: Fans of furry critters convene to help mankind
publisher = Tri-Valley Herald
date = 2003-01-23
url = http://www.xydexx.com/anthrofurry/trivalley.htm

* cite news
last = Reed
first = Dan
title = Largest ever convention of 'furries' descends on San Jose, Calif.
publisher = San Jose Mercury News
date = 2005-01-15

* cite news
title = 'Furry' convention takes over city
publisher = Fox News
date = 2005-01-18

* cite news
title = Furry fans gathering
publisher = The Sunday Telegraph of Australia
date = 2005-01-23

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External links

* [http://www.furtherconfusion.org Further Confusion official website]



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