About Further Confusion

FC2020 Group Photo - 742 fursuits (Flickr/Warphammer)

Further Confusion is one of the largest international conventions celebrating anthropomorphism in all its guises. With an attendance of over 4,000 and growing, it is one of the premiere events of its kind. Further Confusion includes charitable benefits, educational seminars, art shows, panels and general social activities. It was the first event sponsored by Anthropomorphic Arts and Education Inc. and continues to be its largest.

“Furry” is a colloquial term used to describe a particular category of fictional animal. A Furry creature is anthropomorphic, where human and animal characteristics are both present. It can be physical, mental or both. They can be funny or serious. Usage of the term furry is limited almost exclusively to members of Furry Fandom or other cultural groups aware of furry fandom. The term Furry is also sometimes used to refer to fans of the anthropomorphic arts. Such arts range widely and include animators, illustrators, filmmakers, costume designers and performers, actors, voice talent, literary authors and songwriters.

Within the accepted usage of “furry”, Roger Rabbit, Bugs Bunny, and Mickey Mouse are “funny animals:” they are anthropomorphic, mostly behave like people, and can be considered the cartoon equivalent of character actors. On the other hand, Usagi Yojimbo, Omaha the Cat Dancer, and the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are furries (even though turtles don’t have fur). They are generally more “realistic” in appearance than the funny animals and behave more like crosses between humans and animals. They are sapient and just as much “people” as any fictional character, but they aren’t presented as animals for laughs.

For example, the rabbit characters in Richard Adams’ novel Watership Down are sentient and talk to each other, but their behavior and psychology is very closely derived from that observed in real-life rabbits. Other furries are not so closely tied to their animal sides, but there is always some degree of serious consideration given to it. Andre Norton’s Breed to Come, Brian Jacques’ Redwall series, and Steven Boyett’s The Architect of Sleep are other examples of novels featuring furries, as is Paul Kidd’s Fangs of K’aath, which has been cited as a source of inspiration for many people to create furry works.

Read more about the furry fandom here.

FC 2023 Executive Team


  Ellie Jackalope
Keeps the entire staff working together.

  • Has volunteered for FC since 2014.
  • Vice Chair for FC22 and IT Lead before that.

Vice Chair

Keeps the Chair in working order.

  • Has been part of the executive team at MFF for many years.
  • Helps run and organize another local furry event.

Executive Secretary

  Red XIX
Facilitating meeting scheduling, notes taking, and keeping a close eye on the budget.

  • Has been part of the FC Executive team and an AAE Board member for many years.
  • Past FC Chair and Vice Chair.

Business Director

Manages Dealer’s Den, Art Show, and Registration.

  • Business Exec for FC22.
  • Has been Exec for mutiple west coast conventions.

Hotel Director

Facility liaison, Hotel reservations, Room setups and scheduling

  • Hotel Exec for at FC for many years.
  • Excutive staff at many west coast conventions.

IT Director

Setup and maintenance of technology infrastructure

  • Excutive staff at FC for many years.
  • Past FC Chair
  • AAE Board member.

HR Director

Manages recrutment, hiring, and placement of volunteer staff

  • Excutive staff at FC for many years.
  • HR for other west coast conventions.

Marketing Director

  Jamie Sharp
Advertisement, Web/Social media updates, Gift/Supply purchases, Theming, Conbook

  • Marketing Exec for FC22.
  • Marketing Second for FC21.

Operations Director

  Chip Unicorn
Logistics, Volunteers, ConOps, Staff Feed

  • Executive staff for FC for many years.
  • Former AAE Board member and president.
  • Operations Exec for FC22.

Programming Director

All programming, Main Stage events, Gaming, Fursuit lounges, Social events

  • Programming Exec for FC22.
  • Has volunteered for FC many times.

Further Confusion would like to extend sincere thanks for the generous support of: