Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
Miss your chance to submit a panel? In addition to regular panels we are offering space around the convention center where attendees can host their own meetups. Click here to view the schedule and sign up for a time.
View analytic

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Thursday, January 12
 

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.

Thursday January 12, 2017 12:00pm - Friday January 13, 2017 12:00am
SJCC: Con Ops (LL21A)

2:00pm

Pre-Registration Pickup
Early-bird check-in for attendees who have already registered.

Thursday January 12, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
SJCC: The Hub

5:00pm

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

Speakers

Thursday January 12, 2017 5:00pm - 8:00pm
SJCC: Art Show (LL21EF)

5:00pm

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

Thursday January 12, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
SJCC: The Hub

6:00pm

Fursuit Lounge (Marriott)
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 12, 2017 6:00pm - Friday January 13, 2017 2:30am
Marriott: Fursuit Lounge (San Carlos)

7:00pm

Dealers Den Setup
Thursday January 12, 2017 7:00pm - Friday January 13, 2017 12:00am
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

8:30pm

Opening Ceremonies
Join us in kicking off Further Confusion 2017! Our chairman, Dax, and other members of the team will welcome you to San Jose for a weekend of fur and fun.

Speakers
avatar for Dax

Dax

Further Confusion volunteer, and chairman for FC2015.


Thursday January 12, 2017 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

9:00pm

Dance feat. Bucker Fuskyote
Bucker Fuskyote will be playing House and Deep House.

Thursday January 12, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

10:00pm

Dance feat. DJ Haze
DJ Haze will be playing Electro House, Dubstep and Trap.

Thursday January 12, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

11:00pm

Dance feat. Dune
Dune will be playing Dubstep and Bass/Electro House.

Thursday January 12, 2017 11:00pm - Friday January 13, 2017 12:00am
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

12:00am

Dance feat. DJ Kota
DJ Kota will be playing Trance.

Friday January 13, 2017 12:00am - 1:00am
Marriott: Salon I/II/III
 
Friday, January 13
 

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.

Friday January 13, 2017 8:00am - Saturday January 14, 2017 2:30am
SJCC: Con Ops (LL21A)

9:00am

Dealers Den Setup
Friday January 13, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

9:00am

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

Friday January 13, 2017 9:00am - 10:00pm
SJCC: The Hub

10:00am

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

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
SJCC: Art Show (LL21EF)

10:00am

Gaming Open
The gaming room is open, and ready for you to come play! Check out our library of tabletop and video games! (Bags will be checked at the door)

Friday January 13, 2017 10:00am - Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00am
Marriott: Gaming (Willow Glen)

11:00am

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

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Salon VI

11:00am

Air Traveling with Fursuits: Tips from an Expert
Traveling with your fursuit on an airline and unsure what to expect from the airlines/TSA and what comes with it all? Come to the panel that prepares you to depart (even international travel) with your fursuit, making it to and from the convention!

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

11:00am

FC 101
Curious how Further Confusion happens? Interested in volunteering for a convention in the future? Come by and hear about how we do it year after year.

Speakers
avatar for Dax

Dax

Further Confusion volunteer, and chairman for FC2015.


Friday January 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

11:00am

Programming In The Furry Fandom
While the furry fandom is known for its incredible artists, craftsman, and musicians, it’s home to many talented engineers as well. Learn how you can contribute to the furry fandom as a software developer, or get advice from experienced programmers on how to start coding.


Friday January 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

11:00am

Gender and Furry
Both gender and furry touch on very important aspects of identity, and the fandom often provides a space in which to explore one's gender in a safe manner. Join Makyo from Love - Sex - Fur to talk about what gender is and how it interacts with the furry subculture.

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

11:00am

Sports Team Mascot Showdown!
Hey Sports Fans, it’s game day at Further Confusion. Are you ready for MLS, NHL, MLB, NBA, NFL, smackdowns?! We’re gonna find out what FC’s favorite sports mascot is by the most intense bracket elimination game of your LIFE! Come on and vote in this battle for the best mascot!

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

11:00am

Horses 101
This panel will cover basic information for anyone who is interested in learning about horses in general or looking for information to develop a fursona or other character. Topics include: horse terminology, anatomy, different types and breeds of horses, what a horse's life is like, what it's like to work with/care for horses and many other things. There will be an question and answer section at the end of the presentation.

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

11:00am

Constructed Languages in Fiction
Constructed languages have a long history in fantasy and science fiction media. Examples include JRR Tolkien's Quenya, Marc Okrand's Klingon, and David J. Peterson's Dorthraki. This panel is an introduction to creating your own fictional languages, including a discussion of language in anthropomorphic species.

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Salon V

11:00am

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

Friday January 13, 2017 11:00am - 6:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

11:00am

Fursuit Lounge (Marriott)
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 13, 2017 11:00am - Saturday January 14, 2017 2:30am
Marriott: Fursuit Lounge (San Carlos)

11:00am

Fursuit Lounge (SJCC)
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 13, 2017 11:00am - Saturday January 14, 2017 2:30am
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

12:00pm

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

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
SJCC: Art Show (LL21EF)

12:00pm

Artemis
The Artemis™ Starship Bridge Simulator

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

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

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


Friday January 13, 2017 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Hilton: Artemis (University)

1:00pm

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

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


Friday January 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hilton: Artemis (University)

1:00pm

Imaginative Realism: Portraying What Doesn't Exist
This panel is for those pursuing their own personal projects and discussion about portraying experiences in art and media to make a difference. Panelists are from Keeper and the Soldier, a game inspired by someone's experiences and struggles with child abuse.

Several team members will be there to show the development process and steps in the art, context, and story through video and slideshow; how to transform your imaginative experience into the medium of your choice, using Keeper and the Soldier as an example of that in action. We'll also discuss methods and advice about different forms of media and the challenges one might face/how to overcome in going off the beaten path. If time allows, we'll open up the last section to hearing audience projects/ideas and Q&A.


Friday January 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Salon VI

1:00pm

Future Fursuits
ELECTRONICS and 3D PRINTING are redefining what fursuits can be and how they are made. We'll present the concepts and terminology for those looking to expand their repertoire with these new media. Q&A and Show & Tell!

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

1:00pm

Kingdom Hearts Gathering!
2017 is an exciting year for Kingdom Hearts fans! To keep the hype train going we are getting everyone up to speed on the story so far, talk about what you love and want to see, answer audience questions, hand out cool KH themed prizes, and mingle with fellow fans!

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

1:00pm

The Power of Pretend
Fursuit performance for the non-performer. Harness the imagination and the sense of fun inside all of us, to bring your character to life. Hosted by veteran fursuiter Yippee Coyote, featuring a short lecture followed by a participatory workshop. Come in suit, or bring head and paws.

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

1:00pm

The Love - Sex - Fur Guide to Healthy Relationship
Interested in what all goes into having a happy, healthy, positive relationship with you and your partners? Curious on how to make long-distance and in-person relationships work? Come join us in an open panel discussing safe and healthy relationships.

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

1:00pm

Treating Furry Trans Bodies Right [18+]
The fandom has fursonas with a rainbow of different bodies! However, treatment of these bodies is unfortunately not always respectful to trans bodies. In this panel we'll start with a Trans 101 before delving into what the fandom gets right and wrong, and how we as furries can improve.

Speakers


Friday January 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

1:00pm

I Can't Do Anything Write!
For those who are finding the writing process frustrating, whether it is the fleshing out of ideas, Putting them on paper in a non-generic way, editing, or preproduction proofing, The Forsaken Scribe is here to help. This panel is interactive so please bring lots of questions!


Friday January 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Salon V

1:00pm

Critterlympics
Critterlympics, Further Confusion’s signature fursuit sporting event, returns for another year at a new time, with all new games. Fursuiters will be broken into teams to compete for prizes and the right to be this years' champions. Which team will feel the thrill of victory? Who will face the agony of defeat? Join us to find out.

Friday January 13, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

1:00pm

Titanium Tea XXVIII
Come together for a great tea social. A Signature Tea will be made for FC2017. 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

Friday January 13, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Marriott: Los Gatos Suite, 4F

2:00pm

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

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

Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

3:00pm

FURRIES: A Documentary
Join filmmaker Eric "Ash" Risher as he presents his documentary, and explore the furry fandom like you've never seen it before. By following a handful of individuals, this film takes an inside look at the furry world with a particular emphasis on identity, creativity, and the importance of community. Whether you're a seasoned furry or a newcomer to the fandom, there is plenty to discover in this lighthearted film. Stick around after the screening for a brief Q&A with the director.


Friday January 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

3:00pm

Furrywood: Motion Capture
One of the fastest growing technologies in the animation industry is motion capture, the technology behind animating characters with human motion. Find out how this technology works and how accessible it's become in this audience participation panel!

Speakers
avatar for Carrizo

Carrizo

Producer/Director, Furrywood.com
Back in 1996, Carrizo created Furrywood Studios in a FurryMUCK backlot, giving furries the chance to try their paw at being movie stars. Twenty years later, Furrywood returns with a new mission to use the latest tech in audio recording, motion capture, and computer animation to bring that same opportunity in ways never before imagined. | | With over 18 years experience working in the television and video game industries, Carrizo has worked... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

3:00pm

Furry Ham Radio
Amateur radio is a hobby enjoyed by many and quite a few furries are hams as well. This open forum event allows furry hams to get together to discuss radios, antennas and the many services and activities ham radio becomes involved in. This year there is a "fox hunt" taking place at Further Confusion so watch for times and listen to 146.565 MHz.

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

3:00pm

Native American Cultures
Come join our panel where we will learn of the many unique, diverse traditions of the first peoples of these lands. We will look at various regions, cultures, music, dance styles, literature, history, and more.

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Salon VI

3:00pm

Hybrids
The hybrids are coming! For anyone that has never thought to fit in with any one species, this is your panel! Come talk about the uniqueness of being a mixed species!

PS: Griffons are hybrids too!

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Salon V

3:00pm

It's Not Always the Hero's Journey
The Hero's Journey is a very common story structure, everywhere in literature and film. But what other ways are there to structure your story?

Speakers
avatar for Blackfeather Tanfur

Blackfeather Tanfur

Ruby on Rails Developer
I really like to write. I enjoy reading what others have written.


Friday January 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

4:00pm

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

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

5:00pm

Making Pictures Instead of Taking Pictures
In this panel we're going to assume you know what a camera is... but that your not really sure what you're doing. We'll be going over how a camera works, basic art concepts, what to do now that you have a picture (all that Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom stuff) and some tricks here and there along the way. See ya there!

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Salon VI

5:00pm

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


Friday January 13, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

5:00pm

Exploring Furry Living Through Zootopia
How would anthropomorphs build their world? What are some of the ergonomic challenges? How do you handle all that fur? A freewheeling panel to play around and look at furry living. We'll start with exploring Zootoopia and see where the tracks lead us.

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

5:00pm

Kink Discussion Panel [18+]
Have all your kinky questions answered in a safe non judgemental environment. Share stories and meet new people! All genders and experience levels are welcome.


Friday January 13, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

5:00pm

Totally Unbiased Reasons to Go Abroad
Ever wondered what it's like to go abroad for a few months to a few years? Have questions about what it's like to be surrounded by the foreign, the strange and the non-American? Then this panel is for you!


Friday January 13, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

5:00pm

FurPlanet Presents
Come learn about FurPlanet's new offerings for 2017, including author readings!


Friday January 13, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Salon V

5:00pm

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.

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: Backstage 220B

6:00pm

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

Friday January 13, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

6:00pm

Foxes and Peppers, a concert
Coming off of a memorable MFF performance, Pepper Coyote and Fox Amoore are ready to take on California's biggest fur con once again. Their first show of 2017 will feature an hour of original music, comedy, and maybe a special guest or two. If you haven't heard their stuff before it's worth checking out. This show will change your expectations for furry con concerts.


Friday January 13, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

8:00pm

Masquerade
Walk the runway and show off your new costume. Anyone may participate and prizes will be awarded to the costume maker based on originality, execution and construction.

Visit http://www.furtherconfusion.org/masquerade/ to get more details and sign up.

Friday January 13, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

8:00pm

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

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 8:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Marriott: Los Gatos Suite, 4F

9:00pm

Fancy Friday
Join us, clad in your fanciest of clothes, for a lavish evening of cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres, and conversation. All proceeds go to our charity. (This is a ticketed event—visit furcon.org/fancyfriday to check if tickets are available.)

Friday January 13, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Marriott: Salon IV

9:00pm

Furoticon - How-to-play and Tournament! [18+]
Come learn how to play Furoticon, one of the hottest games in the fandom! We will have Demo Decks available for anyone who wants to play Furoticon. Feeling competitive? Participate in a tournament! Stop by the Tail Kiss Studio dealer table to learn more and get your cards!

Speakers
avatar for Penelope Owl

Penelope Owl

Dealer, Panel Host, Furoticon
Lady owl fur from Southern California! I work for Furoticon as well! This will be my first third FC and my 11th con!


Friday January 13, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Marriott: Blossom Hill

9:00pm

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

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

Friday January 13, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

10:00pm

History of Erotic Art [18+]
Explore and survey the history of erotic art from prehistoric through modern times. Join us to learn about the history of erotic art and how it connects to the fandom.


Friday January 13, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Salon VI

10:00pm

Rubber Meet and Greet [18+]
A meet and greet for every version of latex critter out there.


Friday January 13, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

10:00pm

Furry Found Footage: Furry like Me
Furry Found Footage scours thrift stores, bargain bins and dumpsters to collect the strangest, funniest, stupidest lost furry video footage: public access TV puppet shows, forgotten cartoons, even old home videos of 90s era furmeets and furry conventions. Come see the world premiere of our third video collection. 'Furry Like Me.'

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

10:00pm

The Northern Lights Live Podcast [18+]
This will be a live recording of the Northern Lights podcast with a live audience. This will also include a Q and A session for the hosts of the podcast along with shout outs and guest speakers to appear on the podcast.

Speakers
avatar for Raven Whitefox

Raven Whitefox

Host, Northern Lights Podcast
avatar for Lotus Wolf

Lotus Wolf

Co-Host, Northern Lights Podcast
I'm the female wolf with the butt bow, I have blowpops for those who come and hug me this year, seriously.


Friday January 13, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

10:00pm

When Furry Met Kinky [18+]
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 icebreakers, games, & bead codes for badges to help identify desires so that you can find compatibility.


Friday January 13, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Salon V

10:00pm

Adult Dragon Panel [18+]
Welcome to the last year of the Adult Dragon Panel. What is the ADP? It's an event where contributors can share their adult works in front of "enthusiastic" like minded people and has been going on since 2007. Please come join creators that you know, some you don't with your host Kiteless in this event's last year under the Adult Dragon Panel name. This panel is 18+ and badges will be checked so please bring your badge.

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

10:30pm

Dance feat. DJ Mixer & MC Phor
DJ Mixer will be playing 80s freestyle, electric funk and hip-hop.

Friday January 13, 2017 10:30pm - 11:30pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

11:30pm

Dance feat. AudioDile
AudioDile will be playing house, electro, progressive and nu-disco.

Friday January 13, 2017 11:30pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

12:30am

Dance feat. Addix
Addix will be playing electro house and progressive house.

Saturday January 14, 2017 12:30am - 1:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

1:30am

Dance feat. DJ NeonBunny
DJ NeonBunny will be playing west coast style.

Saturday January 14, 2017 1:30am - 2:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)
 
Saturday, January 14
 

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.

Saturday January 14, 2017 8:00am - Sunday January 15, 2017 2:30am
SJCC: Con Ops (LL21A)

9:00am

Dealers Den Setup
Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

10:00am

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


Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

10:00am

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

Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
SJCC: The Hub

10:00am

Gaming Open
The gaming room is open, and ready for you to come play! Check out our library of tabletop and video games! (Bags will be checked at the door)

Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00am - Sunday January 15, 2017 2:00am
Marriott: Gaming (Willow Glen)

11:00am

Introduction to Clip Studio for Comics and Illustrations
Clip Studio is a powerful art program, but can be tricky to jump into. Join us as we walk you through the process of setting up a comic/illustration, and understanding the nuances of the program to get the most out of it for your art.


Saturday January 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Marriott: Salon V

11:00am

RARsuit Roundtable
Dragons! Werewolves! Demons and monsters! A meet-and-greet for active and aspiring builders, performers and fans of costuming and fursuiting outside the "cute" box. Ask questions, get construction tips, share your real-life monster stories and discuss the appeal of this growing segment of the fandom. RAR!

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

11:00am

Vacuum Forming a Fursuit Head and Follow Me Eyes
Fursuit headbases can be made of a variety of materials. Aside from carving foam or casting resin or fiberglass, a personal vacuum forming system can be used to make heads cheaply and quickly. This panel will describe how to purchase a vacuum form machine or source instruction manuals on how to build your own. It will also cover the various in's and out's of vacuum forming from the model base to finished product, types of plastics, and process of forming.

A portion of the panel will also involve casting basic eye blanks from resin or epoxy and how to turn those blanks into finished follow-me style eyes. Panel presented by Komickrazi Studios.

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Dax

Dax

Further Confusion volunteer, and chairman for FC2015.


Saturday January 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Salon VI

11:00am

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.

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
SJCC: Backstage 220B

11:00am

Puppy Play 101 [18+]
Belly rubs, treats and squeaky toys; it’s great to be a human puppy! Come pet some cute pups and learn about this fun community! Hosted by BAY-PAH. For more information please see www.baypah.com. Ruff!

Speakers
avatar for Tanuski (Steve)

Tanuski (Steve)

I'm a 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
avatar for Weasel

Weasel

I have been in the fandom for 9 years, and this will be my 9th FC. I have also been a former panelist and staff member.


Saturday January 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

11:00am

Resources and Tech for Writers
There's a dizzying array of software, hardware and resources, both online and off, for both established and aspiring writers to use. We'll talk about our favorites (and least favorites), from Scrivener to InDesign, writing guilds to libraries, and all points between.

Speakers
avatar for Blackfeather Tanfur

Blackfeather Tanfur

Ruby on Rails Developer
I really like to write. I enjoy reading what others have written.


Saturday January 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

11:00am

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

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:00am - 6:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

11:00am

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

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:00am - 7:30pm
SJCC: Art Show (LL21EF)

11:00am

Fursuit Lounge (Marriott)
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 14, 2017 11:00am - Sunday January 15, 2017 2:30am
Marriott: Fursuit Lounge (San Carlos)

11:00am

Fursuit Lounge (SJCC)
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 14, 2017 11:00am - Sunday January 15, 2017 2:30am
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

12:00pm

Artemis
The Artemis™ Starship Bridge Simulator

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

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

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


Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Hilton: Artemis (University)

1:00pm

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

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


Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hilton: Artemis (University)

1:00pm

History of Anthropomorphic Art
Explore and survey the history of anthropomorphic art from prehistoric through modern times. Join us to learn about the history of anthropomorphic art and how it connects to the fandom.


Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Salon V

1:00pm

Fursuit Head Construction Part 1: Carving
This is the 1st of a 3 panel series. In this panel you will learn how to carve a head out of foam. We will be demonstrating the carving process live and answering questions and sharing useful tips for first time crafters and old pros alike!

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

1:00pm

Lupinball: The Game by Furries for Furries
Wolves playing fire-dodgeball in a Bomberman-style arena? Yes, this is a thing! Lupinball is the hot new arcade party game, playable in local multiplayer or online! Try it out against other attendees!

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Gaming (Willow Glen)

1:00pm

Exploring the Fandom Through Data
Come join Makyo from [adjective][species] to explore what it means to be a furry using data from seven years of the Furry Survey and several other resources. We'll investigate the demographics and interests of the fandom to see what it is that makes us who we are.

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

1:00pm

Life in the Universe
Will we ever answer that ultimate question: Is there other life in the Universe? [42 of course!] We'll take a highly scientific but easy to understand look into the world of astrobiology and some real-right-now missions like NASA's Kepler Space Telescope are laying the groundwork for future missions.

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

1:00pm

Mindfulness and Transformation in Action
Being present and mindful is at the heart of nearly every philosophical tradition. This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of Buddhism 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.


Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

1:00pm

No Bones About It, Pup 201 [18+]
So you have a handle on the basics of puppy play but are barking for more? Pawsome. Come join the Dogs of VAC Pack as we dig deeper into headspace, relationship dynamics, collars, training and other puppy play topics. Your barks will guide the discussion. It doesn’t matter if you identify as Pup, Pet, Fur, Handler, Trainer, or just need to satisfy your curiosity, everyone is welcome. So come with your ears perked and ready to learn.

VAC Pack exists for the purpose of bridging the gap, removing stigmas, and finding commonality in the communities we love, be it Pup, Fur, Kink, or Leather through education and leadership. www.vacpack.org


Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

1:00pm

Unleash Your Inner Animal
One of the appeals of the furry fandom is the opportunity to become any animal you would like. In this panel/workshop, we will explore what that means. How did you identify your animal persona? What does being your animal open up for you?

This workshop takes attendees on a shamanistic journey in order to experience their subconscious, share stories, and reflect on animistic traditions. We will expand our awareness of ourselves and each other, and come to make better friends with our inner animal.

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Salon VI

1:00pm

Bunnies!
In its 11th consecutive year, this is the panel for all things Lagomorpha, the rabbit, hare, and pica. Discussions include legends and mythology, as well as care and bringing these furry little characters into ones home.


Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

2:00pm

Fursuit Parade Staging
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!

Saturday January 14, 2017 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 listing of our fursuit parade route, visit furcon.org/parade.

Saturday January 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

4:30pm

Full-Time Furry Artist
In this panel, FaroreNightclaw shares all the tools, tricks of the trade, and experience it has as a full-time artist who's worked in the fandom for over 10 years. Covers relevant topics like pricing, attracting and retaining customers, setting schedules, artist's block, handling bad transactions, and more. Expect to take notes!

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Salon V

4:30pm

Webcomics 101
Wanna make a webcomic, but have no idea where to even start? Let Chu guide you through a crash course to all the basics of comic-making and putting your stuff online. This course will cover do's and don'ts, how to get started and how to keep going, traditional and digital art tools, tips, and tricks, and even what a webcomic is and why making one is such a good idea in the first place!

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

4:30pm

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


Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Salon IV

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

Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

4:30pm

BAY-PAH Human Puppy Mosh [18+]
Belly rubs, treats and squeaky toys; it’s great to be a human puppy! Come play with some cute pups or pup out yourself with other human puppies on our 2" padded mats! If you have never been to a mosh picture any regular dog park but with human puppies all playing and having fun!

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

Speakers
avatar for Tanuski (Steve)

Tanuski (Steve)

I'm a 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
avatar for Weasel

Weasel

I have been in the fandom for 9 years, and this will be my 9th FC. I have also been a former panelist and staff member.


Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Hilton: San Carlos

4:30pm

Unleash Your Inner Animal and Boink Its Brains Out [18+]
Supercharge your experience in the fursuit parade by unleashing your inner animal beforehand and then boinking its brains out after. The second half of our two-part workshop shows you how to give yourself animalistic astral orgasms that transcend the physical world and make your FurCon a FurCon to remember!

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Salon VI

4:30pm

What's Your Problem?
Your surefire story was rejected? The panelists talk about common errors (and maybe a few not-so-common ones) that get manuscripts turned away by editors.


Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Almaden

4:30pm

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

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

Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

5:00pm

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

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Marriott: Gaming (Willow Glen)

5:30pm

Mascha and the Conspirators
Let Mascha and her Conspirators 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!


Saturday January 14, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

5:30pm

Dance Competition Rehearsal
Saturday January 14, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

6:00pm

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

Saturday January 14, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

6:00pm

2017 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

Saturday January 14, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

7:30pm

Art Show Rolling Close
Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
SJCC: Art Show (LL21EF)

7:30pm

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!

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

8:00pm

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

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 8:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Marriott: Los Gatos Suite, 4F

9:00pm

Furoticon - How-to-play and Tournament! [18+]
Come learn how to play Furoticon, one of the hottest games in the fandom! We will have Demo Decks available for anyone who wants to play Furoticon. Feeling competitive? Participate in a tournament! Stop by the Tail Kiss Studio dealer table to learn more and get your cards!

Speakers
avatar for Penelope Owl

Penelope Owl

Dealer, Panel Host, Furoticon
Lady owl fur from Southern California! I work for Furoticon as well! This will be my first third FC and my 11th con!


Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Marriott: Blossom Hill

9:00pm

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

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

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

9:30pm

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

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:30pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 2:00am
Marriott: Salon IV

10:00pm

Drawing Animals: Stylizing Anatomy Using Shapes
Animals come in all shapes and sizes, but how can you visually break down those shapes and stylize your animal drawings in ways that bring out the personality of your character? This panel will help you use reference to locate the shapes within animal forms to draw and then exaggerate them to show personality. Be sure to tweet @KikiDoodleTweet your favorite animals and see if they are selected to be drawn!

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

10:00pm

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

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

10:00pm

Cosplay and Burlesque [18+]
Ever wondered what your superheroine/hero or anime star does when the sun goes down? Have you ever wanted to cosplay your sexy side? Cosplay and Burlesque is all about that! Lady Shadow shares performance tips, tricks and moves and can help cosplayers brush up on their current performance routine.

This is a classroom event that will involve movement and participation. For female and male audiences, 18 and older.

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Salon VI

10:00pm

Jackbox Party Night

Got a wicked sense of humor and a smartphone or tablet?

Come join us for some wacky Jackbox fun! We'll be playing Quiplash, Guesspionage, and possibly a third game if there's time.

Audience members will play along with our panelists and perhaps even some famous fuzzy friends!

Warning: some content may be risque!


Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Salon V

10:00pm

Speed Dating [18+]
OwO What's this? Speed Dating! There will be snacks and games. Make some new friends! Shy furries are encouraged to attend.

Speakers

Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

10:00pm

Adult Furry Writing [18+]
Adult stories are a mainstay in the furry fiction world. Listen to some experienced authors talk about how (and why) to create effective adult stories.


Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

10:30pm

Dance feat. Ikkuma
Ikkuma will be playing progressive EDM.

Saturday January 14, 2017 10:30pm - 11:30pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

11:30pm

Dance feat. Recca and Computation
Recca and Computation will be playing electrohouse, futurebass, trap and dubstep.

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:30pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

12:30am

Dance feat. Tekfox
Tekfox will be playing trap.

Sunday January 15, 2017 12:30am - 1:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

1:30am

Dance feat. Midekai
Sunday January 15, 2017 1:30am - 2:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)
 
Sunday, January 15
 

8:00am

Con Ops
The center & home-base of Further Confusion operations. Come here to get information, check lost-and-found, and check in if you're a presenter or panelist.

Sunday January 15, 2017 8:00am - Monday January 16, 2017 2:30am
SJCC: Con Ops (LL21A)

9:00am

Dealers Den Setup
Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

10:00am

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

Sunday January 15, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
SJCC: The Hub

10:00am

Gaming Open
The gaming room is open, and ready for you to come play! Check out our library of tabletop and video games! (Bags will be checked at the door)

Sunday January 15, 2017 10:00am - Monday January 16, 2017 2:00am
Marriott: Gaming (Willow Glen)

10:00am

Fursuit Lounge (SJCC)
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 15, 2017 10:00am - Monday January 16, 2017 2:30am
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

11:00am

Efficiency in Photoshop Painting
Utilizing our years of game dev art experience and insight we can pass on our knowledge to improve your painting workflow through the use of tried and true industry techniques. This will increase your productivity, speed, and workflow. We will cover painting techniques as well as shortcuts and tools to make your art life easier!


Sunday January 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Marriott: Salon VI

11:00am

Fursuit Head Construction Part 2: Furring
This is the 2nd part of a 3 part panel series. In this panel, you will learn how to address fur to your costume head. We will demonstrate live how to pattern, sew, secure and shave furs. We will be answering questions throughout the demonstration.

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

11:00am

Silk & 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

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
SJCC: The Hub

11:00am

Circus James' Circus School
Come and learn basic circus skills like juggling, balancing, and plate-spinning! Also a show and stories about life in the circus.


Sunday January 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

11:00am

Holistic Veterinary Medicine
An overview presentation on Holistic Veterinary Medicine for pets including Eastern and Western medicine, laser therapy, Acupuncture and Chiropractic techniques. Open to all pet owners and lovers!

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

11:00am

Dinosaur Meet and Greet
Lets party like its 65 million years ago! Its time to don those horns, scales, feathers and claws and come meet your fellow dinosaurs of the fandom. There will be games, prizes, news, and an open discussion about why we love those "terrible lizards."

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Salon V

11:00am

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


Sunday January 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

11:00am

Brainstorming in Real Time
Don't just stop at your first idea—it's probably not your best idea! We'll talk about generating ideas and show you the value of brainstorming in real time, mining for idea gold. Leave this panel with free story ideas!


Sunday January 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

11:00am

Super-sponsor Luncheon
Our Sunday lunch buffet is an exclusive perk for super-sponsors of the convention. Let us thank you for your generosity.

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

11:00am

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

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:00am - 6:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

11:00am

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

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:00am - 7:00pm
SJCC: Art Show (LL21EF)

11:00am

Fursuit Lounge (Marriott)
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 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:00pm
Marriott: Fursuit Lounge (San Carlos)

12:00pm

Artemis
The Artemis™ Starship Bridge Simulator

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

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

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


Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Hilton: Artemis (University)

12:30pm

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

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SJCC: The Hub

1:00pm

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

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


Sunday January 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hilton: Artemis (University)

1:00pm

Alternatives to Fursuiting
Costuming goes far beyond the fur and foam critters you see running around. Spandex, vinyl, rubber, body paint, silicon, kigurumi and perler beads are just a few other ways people use to become their favorite animal. Bring your unique costume and cosplay creations and share in this roundtable discussion.


Sunday January 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

1:00pm

Ving Tsun: Basics
During this session, we'll practice Siu Nim Tao and Chum Kiu hand-art forms. Combined, these forms make up about 90% of the basic hand, body movement, and posture vocabulary that you'll find in Ving Tsun. If you've ever seen Tai Chi practitioners performing in public or on TV, it's kind of like that, only more stationary.


Sunday January 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

1:00pm

Furrywood: Voice Acting
There's no better way to learn about voice acting than by stepping up to the microphone yourself! In this audience participation panel, we'll record scenes from a prepared stack of scripts, with volunteers providing the talent. Recordings will be edited and posted on http://furrywood.com

Speakers
avatar for Carrizo

Carrizo

Producer/Director, Furrywood.com
Back in 1996, Carrizo created Furrywood Studios in a FurryMUCK backlot, giving furries the chance to try their paw at being movie stars. Twenty years later, Furrywood returns with a new mission to use the latest tech in audio recording, motion capture, and computer animation to bring that same opportunity in ways never before imagined. | | With over 18 years experience working in the television and video game industries, Carrizo has worked... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

1:00pm

Have SpaceSuit - Will Travel
So you want to explore the galaxy zipping around everywhere like some kind of rocket-age jetsetter. You're going to need a lot of help and technology, and this panel will be getting you up to speed on just exactly what you'll want and need for your perilous voyage to the planets and stars ahead.

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

1:00pm

Philosophy and Furry
Curious about the ways in which we find meaning? How do furries actualize themselves in the world? Come learn about philosophy within furry from Corgi and Makyo.

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

1:00pm

Paleo Furs
Welcome to the Paleo panel! Here we talk about anything prehistoric in both the furry fandom as well as the world! Come nerd and get questions answered by a real paleontologist, me!

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Salon V

1:00pm

The Latrans Dis-Union (Coyote Meet)
Calling all yotes! This is your chance to shine, or at least to gather. We'll share some of the lore about our wonderful, mischevious guiding spirit.

Speakers
avatar for Blackfeather Tanfur

Blackfeather Tanfur

Ruby on Rails Developer
I really like to write. I enjoy reading what others have written.


Sunday January 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Salon VI

1:30pm

FC: Unleashed! Rehearsal
Sunday January 15, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

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!

Sunday January 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

2:00pm

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

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

Sunday January 15, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

3:00pm

Fursuiting: The Do's and Don'ts
A fursuiting panel featuring two local suiters, Lupita and Blitz who will talk about what to do and what not to do with your fursuit. From cleaning to wearing. We will discuss topics such as when to take your suit off, appropriate suiting environments, and more. Questions are always welcome.


Sunday January 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

3:00pm

Shooting Fursuits Like a Boss
Let's go start to finish on how to do a fursuit photoshoot. We'll take the shot, process with Lightroom, edit in Photoshop, then put it online.

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Salon VI

3:00pm

Animalympics: Full Movie Showing
"Faster, farther, furrier!" This is the motto of the competing continents for the Animalympics! The 1980 film by legendary Lisberger Studios went unbroadcast due to the boycott of the 1980 Olympic games, and now is your chance to see the complete movie of action, comedy and heart!

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

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!

Sunday January 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

3:00pm

Ving Tsun: Chi Sau
This session will cover something that looks like a game of patty-cake to everyone not familiar with the art. Sounds easy, right? I'll let the student experience a whirl-wind tour of the stages needed to get to chi sau, including dan chi sau, luk sau, jip sau, jao sau, tsui ma, and finally chi sau itself. Prior experience NOT required. Attendance to Ving Tsun: Basics panel is recommended, but NOT required.


Sunday January 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

3:00pm

Pokemon RNG Demonstration
A demonstration of the lesser known technique for finding and catching flawless as well as flawless shiny Pokemon. I will show you how to use your computer to search for possible Pokemon, and then how to make them appear in game. We will be working in Pokemon Black 2, and Pokemon White.

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

3:00pm

The Love - Sex - Fur Guide to Safer Sex [18+]
Interested in what all goes into having a happy, healthy, sex-positive relationship with your partners? Curious on how to stay safe while playing? Come join us in an open panel discussing safe and healthy sexuality.

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

3:00pm

Write Now!
Having trouble starting that short story? We'll present a simple structure for thinking about your story--then you'll take half an hour to actually start writing it!


Sunday January 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Salon V

5:00pm

Charity Auction
We're proud to be bringing back our Charity Auction for 2017! All attendees are invited to bid on some unique and fun items, with all proceeds directed towards our 2017 charity: Nine Lives Foundation. Let the bidding wars start! *NOTE: any last-minute contributions should be delivered to the Art Show before the close of sales on Saturday!

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

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

5:00pm

Fursuit Head Construction Part 3: Finishing Detail
This is the final panel in our 3 part series. In this panel, we will go over finishing details such as nose, eyes, teeth, finishing work, and airbrushing as well as airbrushing alternatives. We will be demonstrating live the finishing techniques we have been constructing since the first part of the panel. By the end of this panel, we will have crafted a head start to finish!

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

5:00pm

Making of a Duct Tape Dummy
This panel will show beginning to cut-off of a DTD aka a Duct Tape Dummy. We will discuss how to start the DTD, which can be difficult, how to apply the tape correctly, how to mark it up, and cut it off the person without hurting them.

We will discuss typical problems you may come across and how to fix them.

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

5:00pm

Breakdancing 101: Learn to Break!
Sup Bboys/Bgirls?! Name's Bboy Flitch! Ever want to try breakdancing or learn some dope moves to use in comps? Well this panel is for you! Me and my crew will go over the basic fundamentals of breaking to help you on your way to some dope skills!


Sunday January 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

5:00pm

Whose Fursuit is it Anyway? [18+]
For those Furries who Love Whose Line Is it Anyway, this is your chance to Join in on the fun! We will be doing the Scenes from a Hat style with 4 participants improv acting various scenarios at a time. Participants are randomly selected.


Sunday January 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

5:00pm

Pluto: A New Horizon
No one could have predicted the incredible surprise that was Pluto thanks to NASA's New Horizon mission. Now that all the data has been downlinked from the spacecraft, we'll go over the history of Pluto, why we explored it, how we did so and why it was such a mind-blowing science-changing event.

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill

5:00pm

YOUTUBALOO VIII: Undertubaloo Was a Mistake
One year since a room of confused undertale fans and one lulz poster waited for over an hour in the hilton during a benny hill tier equipment calamity, the cru returns with the top videos and short clips of the year, featuring a special intro video, with SPECIAL GUESTS!!

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Salon V

5:00pm

Furry Writers' Guild
Come learn about the Furry Writers' Guild, meet other writers, and discuss the present and future of furry writing!


Sunday January 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Salon VI

5:00pm

FC: Unleashed! Rehearsal
Sunday January 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:40pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

6:00pm

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

Sunday January 15, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

7:00pm

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

As the last main stage event of the weekend there will be brief closing ceremonies at the end of the show.

Sunday January 15, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

7:00pm

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

Sunday January 15, 2017 7:00pm - Monday January 16, 2017 12:00am
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20/LL21BCD)

8:00pm

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

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 8:00pm - Monday January 16, 2017 12:00am
Marriott: Los Gatos Suite, 4F

9:30pm

Foxes and Peppers AD Show [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.

A cash bar will be available for those who would like to join the fun. 


Sunday January 15, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Marriott: 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.

Sunday January 15, 2017 9:30pm - Monday January 16, 2017 2:00am
Marriott: Salon IV

10:00pm

Creating Mature Art as Therapy [18+]
The last four years have been the most difficult of Stigmata's life. If it wasn't for his personal work and the connections he made through the furry fandom, he doesn't think he'd have survived. In this illustrated talk, Stigmata explains what life has thrown at him and what he did about it to keep his head above water, including what any creative person should do when faced with real suffering. This talk will also showcase unpublished mature work.

Q&A to follow.


Sunday January 15, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Salon VI

10:00pm

Yuuki's Hypnosis Discussion [18+]
Back again by popular demand with new content! This panel will discuss the finer points of hypnosis and the furry fandom, what it means to be hypnotized and what the limits and goals of hypnotism are according to what you wish to experience. Goes over any and all questions regarding hypnotism, including kinks!

Speakers
avatar for Yuukari Shishome

Yuukari Shishome

Con Ops Lead & Info Desk, Further Confusion
I sure am a person that does things!


Sunday January 15, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara

10:00pm

(Your Panel Here) [18+]
Come take part in an amazing interactive extravaganza! Ever wanted to run a panel but not sure what to talk about? Was unsatisfied with the choices? In this panel, YOU decide the topic and we run with it.

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Salon V

10:00pm

Inflatable Q&A
Show and tell for anyone who has ever wondered what these huge inflatable animals are all about.

Custom inflatables have a reputation in the fandom with some representing fursonas. This meet-up is for anyone interested in experiencing awesome, huge, huggable, and expensive inflatable toys in real life. People can come in and can take pictures with them. One must ask permission from the owner if he/she desires to get on one. Any questions asked can be answered by the owner of the toy. All around, this is a fun gathering.

Speakers
avatar for Drake Dragon

Drake Dragon

Dragons, Tech, and Squeaky things!
PF

Phenod FireFoot

Designer of squeaks and fixer of leaks. I've worked in custom toy design for 5+ years.


Sunday January 15, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Hilton: San Carlos

10:00pm

Unsheathed Live! [18+]
Everyone's favorite highly irregular furry writing podcast returns for a Further Confusion tradition! Join Kyell Gold, K.M. Hirosaki, Not Tube, and special guest Lady Gaga. Or a manatee.


Sunday January 15, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

10:30pm

Dance feat. DJ Ear
DJ Ear will be playing HARD EDM.

Sunday January 15, 2017 10:30pm - 11:30pm
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

10:30pm

Pub Trivia
Come laugh, buy some drinks at the bar and test your knowledge! Come with a team or be matched with a team when you arrive.

Speakers
avatar for Dax

Dax

Further Confusion volunteer, and chairman for FC2015.
avatar for Latte

Latte

FC2017 Business lead, Further Confusion
A San Jose local, graphic designer, coffee aficionado and Further Confusion volunteer!


Sunday January 15, 2017 10:30pm - Monday January 16, 2017 12:30am
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

11:30pm

Dance feat. BarkSquad
BarkSquad will be playing house, moombah and dub.

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30pm - Monday January 16, 2017 12:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

12:30am

Dance feat. Kihu
Kihu will be playing dance, hard dance and house.

Monday January 16, 2017 12:30am - 1:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

1:30am

Dance feat. Vinny
Vinny will be playing glitch hop, electronica, hip hop.

Monday January 16, 2017 1:30am - 2:30am
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)
 
Monday, January 16
 

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.

Monday January 16, 2017 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 16, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
SJCC: Art Show (LL21EF)

10:00am

Gaming Open
The gaming room is open, and ready for you to come play! Check out our library of tabletop and video games! (Bags will be checked at the door)

Monday January 16, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Marriott: Gaming (Willow Glen)

11:00am

Live Comic Drawing Demonstration
Witness the step-by-step process of making a comic from scratch for the award-winning webcomic, Slightly Damned! Chu will demonstrate how she pencils, inks, letters, and colors an example panel of the comic in Adobe Photoshop.

Speakers

Monday January 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Salon IV

11:00am

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

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

It'll be Chiropteriffic!!


Monday January 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Salon VI

2:00pm

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

Speakers

Monday January 16, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Marriott: Gaming (Willow Glen)

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Dax

Dax

Further Confusion volunteer, and chairman for FC2015.


Monday January 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

7:00pm

Closing Announcements
Join us as we say our last good-byes then dance until the very end.

Speakers
avatar for Dax

Dax

Further Confusion volunteer, and chairman for FC2015.


Monday January 16, 2017 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

7:15pm

Dance feat. EarVelvet
EarVelvet will be playing House, Club, Electro and DnB.

Monday January 16, 2017 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

8:30pm

Dance feat. Oddy
Oddy will be playing whatever he darn well pleases.

Monday January 16, 2017 8:30pm - 9:45pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III

9:45pm

Dance feat. Apollo
Apollo will be playing Trap, Hardstyle and Dubstep.

Monday January 16, 2017 9:45pm - 11:00pm
Marriott: Salon I/II/III