We want to thank everyone for their understanding and patience during this challenging time. As you know, the COVID-19 Omicron surge has hit suddenly and powerfully, leaving many scrambling to determine how to adjust to stay safe as infections spike significantly.

It is with great regret that we announce that Further Confusion 2022 will not take place as scheduled, January 13 - 17, 2022. At this time we are exploring options with our venues for future dates, and will make announcements as news warrants.

This decision was not made lightly, as this not only impacts our attendees, but the many dealers, vendors, hotel and union employees who rely on events like ours for their livelihood. After exploring all of our options and grappling with the rising number of staff, vendors, and attendees who would be unable to attend, we feel that we do not have the capacity to put on a safe event as originally scheduled.

We want to give our thanks to the San Jose Convention Center, Team San Jose, and our hotel partners (Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt Place, Westin), who have been working tirelessly to find a solution that would work for us. These venues have treated us extremely well over the years and should be commended for the challenges they are facing during this time, and the concessions that have provided FurCon in trying to make this all work. They have been on our side the whole way, and we are grateful for their efforts. We ask our attendees to be considerate to our venues as they work through this with us.

Postponement FAQ

  • How are deposit/hotel refunds going to be handled?
    • At this time, we are working with our hotel partners to determine the next steps for those with hotel reservations. We will make an announcement in the coming days with more information. Until that time, we ask that attendees please do not inundate our hotels with requests - if you need immediate assistance, please email hotel@furtherconfusion.org.
  • Can I roll my reservation over to the next con?
    • Unforunately, we do not know when the dates for the next Further Confusion are going to be. As a result there is no room block / dates to roll your reservation to. Please follow the instructions in the hotel emails in order to cancel your reservation at this time.
  • What do we do about travel and airline tickets?
    • Please reference the page below to get an idea of what to do if you are having trouble getting a refund for a flight
    • Airline options
  • What do we do about our Registration?
    • Your registration will automatically be rolled forward to the next event, no action needed. If you would like to request a refund, please email registration@furtherconfusion.org with your legal name and confirmation number. This is in your confirmation email, which will have the subject “Your FurCon 2022 Registration” and come from “noreply@regfox.com”. (We will honor all requests, but we do appreciate those who can roll forward their registration.)
    • Note: we are now no longer able to complete refund requests as our payment processor restricts the age of transactions that can be refunded to 60 days. However, we can issue a coupon equivalent to the value of a transaction, which can be used to register for a future Further Confusion event. Please email registration@furtherconfusion.org as per the instructions above to request this.
  • What do our Dealers do? Will they have tables next year?
    • All table fees will be refunded. Due to the uncertainty as to the dates of the next event, we cannot rollover dealer table payments automatically. We are already initiating refunds on the backend through Square and there is no need to request a refund.
    • For Dealer Hotel arrangements and Registration, please see the above.
  • What do Art Show artists need to do?
    • We’re currently working on getting mailed-in art back to artists.
    • For artists who were planning to submit in person, no action is needed.
    • All panel fees have been refunded.

Welcome to Further Confusion 2022, Millennium Edition

Thursday, January 13th - Monday, January 17th
San Jose Convention Center

What is Further Confusion?

Further Confusion, often shortened to FurCon or FC, is an annual furry convention in San Jose, CA. Our schedule features exciting events, educational panels, nightly dance parties, and more. At FurCon, you’ll find something fun for everyone!.

FurCon is an event by Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, a 501(c)(3). We are a non-profit event, and benefit a different local charity of interest to our attendees each year. We are run by a team of over 250 incredible volunteers, by and for our community. Our goals are simple: create an exciting weekend of memorable fun, while raising money for a worthwhile cause.

So what’s a furry? In a general sense, the furry community is large and diverse group of people, brought together by a shared interest in anthropomorphic animals. These are often animal or animal-themed characters in movies, cartoons, books, or comics. Many of our attendees create characters of their own, and some even attend in costume. But you don’t have to be a furry to attend; we’re a welcoming bunch! Come check us out, and you’re sure to have a good time.