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Night Market

⚠️ Further Confusion 2024 Night Market Applications are closed ⚠️

When is Night Market?

Saturday: 8pm-2am
Location: San Jose Ballroom of the San Jose Marriott (second floor)
Early Wristbanding: see below

What is Night Market?

Unleash your inner pup, parade your pretty pony, or just let us admire your leather and latex attire - all while doing a little after-dark shopping! Furry and fetish (and somewhere in the middle) vendors will be on-hand to sell their adults-only wares above-table. There will also be live DJ sets, dancing, entertainment, and a cash bar!

What Isn’t Night Market?

This is not a play party, but gear and suits are encouraged. Free coat-check available - come covered in your street clothes, then strip to your skivvies - but please, no tender bits on exhibit, as we must comply with California law and local regulations (i.e., no real genitals showing; jocks, thongs, or other gear that does not completely cover your secret starfish is not allowed). Plush sheathes, packers, and related toys are allowed as costume props, just watch your aim please. If in doubt, email us or ask when you arrive and we are happy to clarify. Fun event-themed pasties are available at Coat Check for just $1!

KINK IS NOT CONSENT! Make sure that you ask before touching, and keep in mind that real or simulated sex acts are not allowed - if you want to get hot and heavy, it’s time to take it to your room. For safety reasons and if applicable, you must hold your own leash.

Is Photography Allowed?

No photography is allowed at Night Market. Anyone seeking to enter the event with a professional camera will be turned away.

Those who wish to memorialize the occasion may step into the photobooth (photographer with themed background), which will be set up by ConStore for all your opt-in shots, providing instant photos for you to take home!

Please note that an official Further Confusion photographer may take limited photographs of the DJs and stage performers only, but no other individuals will be photographed.

Who Can Attend?

Night Market is open to Further Confusion attendees 18+, but you must be 21+ to consume alcoholic beverages. Bartenders will check ID before they pour and no alcohol may be consumed on premises by those under 21 years of age.

When Can I Line Up?

Please do not get in line before 6:30pm. The line will form outside the doors as indicated on the map below, on the Convention Center Concourse and will run down the stairs to the lower level of the Convention Center.

What Do I Need?

Please have your ID and convention badge with you upon entering. You will receive a wrist-band confirming you are 18+. Want to save time in line? We’ll provide early pickup wrist-bands ahead of the event. Check this page closer to the event and our social media for more information.

How Do I Get a Wristband?

Early Wristbanding: Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Location: Outside of Dealers Room East, as indicated on map below

Wristbands will be provided to those who can show identification that they are over the age of 18. Wristbands will be available (upon showing age verification) at the door, but save time and get in faster by doing it in advance!

You will still need identification (and cash/credit card) to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Wristband Pickup Location

Is There Accessibility Accommodation?

Yes! There is a special Accessibility entrance located at the draped wall closest to the Marriott elevator on the 2nd floor. We recommend you check in with the Accessibility desk in advance of the event for more information.

Do I Need a Ticket?

No, you don’t need a special ticket to attend, just your Further Confusion attendee badge. However, Sponsors and Super Sponsors will get priority entry via a separate Sponsor and Super Sponsor line. Check our social media Saturday at-con for more information.

Who’s Going to Be Selling There?

Map of Night Market

Business NameTable SpaceDouble / Half
Animal Art Crimes3
Creature Feature Toys45
Kemono Doujinshi Imports6
Suits You Fursuits7a
Solid Citizen7b
Primrose Kennel Club8
Vixen & Hart9a
Aisu Art9b
Scrap Yard Leather & Apparel1011
The Crafty Hedonist1213
14 Werewolves14
Blood Bay15
Tailends Studios18
Bed Bound & Beyond19
Ram Shackle Gear20
Spectrum Shift21
Creature Cottage24
Hyperkinetic Art25a
Myrtle’s Monsters27
Wolf of Dreams28
Hard Chard30a

Who’s Going to Be Spinning?

More information about the Further Confusion DJs can be found on the Dances page.


Night Market table rates are as follows:

TypeSizeCost(USD)  Notes
Half Table4ft x 2.5ft
(1219mm x 762mm)
$50~4ft (1219mm) behind table
Full Table8ft x 2.5ft
(2438mm x 762mm)
$100~4ft (1219mm) behind table
Double Table 16ft x 2.5ft
(4876mm x 762mm) 
$200~4ft (1219mm) behind table

Join Our Mailing List

If you’re interested in getting notified about future openings for Night Market, please sign up for the Further Confusion Business Mailing List for up-to-date notices.

Have Other Questions Not Answered Here?

If you still have questions, please email us at nightmarket@furtherconfusion.org.