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Thursday, January 16
 

12:00pm PST

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. If you're looking to help out, sign up here as a gofur!

Speakers
OS

Operations Staff

The friendly folks at operations who help make the convention go smoothly!


Thursday January 16, 2020 12:00pm - Friday January 17, 2020 12:00am PST
SJCC: Con Ops (LL21A)

1:00pm PST

Dealers Den Setup
If you're a dealer, you and your dealer assistants may come into the Dealers Den to load in and set up.

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Thursday January 16, 2020 1:00pm - 10:00pm PST
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

2:00pm PST

Pre-registration Pickup
Come pick up your attendee badge early if you've already registered ahead of time!


Thursday January 16, 2020 2:00pm - 10:00pm PST
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

5:00pm PST

Art Show Setup
Come set up your artwork for the Art Show! Artists and volunteers only please.

Speakers

Thursday January 16, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Marriott: Art Show (Salon IV-V-VI)

5:00pm PST

Registration
Come to registration to get your attendee badge! We look forward to welcoming you to the con.


Thursday January 16, 2020 5:00pm - 10:00pm PST
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

6:00pm PST

Fursuit Lounge
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 16, 2020 6:00pm - Friday January 17, 2020 2:00am PST
Marriott: Fursuit Lounge (San Carlos)

8:30pm PST

Opening Ceremonies
Join us in kicking off Further Confusion 2020! Our chair, Red XIX, and other members of the team will welcome you to San Jose for a weekend of fur and fun.

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen.Professional cat herders.


Thursday January 16, 2020 8:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

9:00pm PST

General Staff Meeting
This is a brief meeting for volunteers to get up to speed at-con. New volunteers welcome!

Note that volunteers do not need to attend both sessions; we will present the same info at each one.

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen.Professional cat herders.


Thursday January 16, 2020 9:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

9:00pm PST

Dance feat. Lapin.Blanc
Lapin.Blanc will be playing Multi-Genre Music

Speakers

Thursday January 16, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

10:00pm PST

Dance feat. EarVelvet
EarVelvet will be playing Retro & Future House, Electro, Club

Speakers
avatar for EarVelvet (Thumper)

EarVelvet (Thumper)

DJ
https://www.mixcloud.com/EarVelvet


Thursday January 16, 2020 10:00pm - 11:00pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

11:00pm PST

Dance feat. Nifes
Nifes will be playing Bass Music

Speakers
avatar for Nifes

Nifes

After terrorizing the virtual airwaves for 5 years, Nifes made his live debut in 2014, bringing his dark, fast paced, in your face style to clubs and cons alike. Nifes has mostly been seen supporting his local scene in AZ, spinning at Painted Desert Fur Con, Arizona Furcon, Itty Bitty... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 11:00pm - Friday January 17, 2020 12:00am PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)
 
Friday, January 17
 

12:00am PST

Dance feat. EAR
EAR will be playing UK Bounce

Speakers
avatar for DJ EAR

DJ EAR

Dance Lead (DJ Coordinator)
In the past 10 years I've had the privilege of DJing at several conventions, House of Blues Anaheim, a handful of small events, and FM-radio. I enjoy blending elements from various genres into an uplifting, upbeat atmosphere to take the listener on a journey and leave them wanting... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 12:00am - 1:00am PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

8:00am PST

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. If you're looking to help out, sign up here as a gofur!

Speakers
OS

Operations Staff

The friendly folks at operations who help make the convention go smoothly!


Friday January 17, 2020 8:00am - Saturday January 18, 2020 2:00am PST
SJCC: Con Ops (LL21A)

9:00am PST

Dealers Den Setup
If you're a dealer, you and your dealer assistants may come into the Dealers Den to load in and set up.

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Friday January 17, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PST
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

9:00am PST

Pre-registration Pickup
Come pick up your attendee badge early if you've already registered ahead of time!


Friday January 17, 2020 9:00am - 10:00pm PST
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

9:00am PST

Registration
Come to registration to get your attendee badge! We look forward to welcoming you to the con.


Friday January 17, 2020 9:00am - 10:00pm PST
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

10:00am PST

General Staff Meeting
This is a brief meeting for volunteers to get up to speed at-con. New volunteers welcome!

Note that volunteers do not need to attend both sessions; we will present the same info at each one.

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen.Professional cat herders.


Friday January 17, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

10:00am PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

10:00am PST

Art Show Setup
Come set up your artwork for the Art Show! Artists and volunteers only please.

Speakers

Friday January 17, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Marriott: Art Show (Salon IV-V-VI)

10:00am PST

Gaming
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)

Speakers
GS

Gaming Staff

The friendly faces of Gaming!


Friday January 17, 2020 10:00am - Saturday January 18, 2020 2:00am PST
Hilton: Gaming (Market)

11:00am PST

Shapey Animals: Helping you See to Draw!
How do you draw using SHAPES! This panel breaks down how you look at reference to draw all kinds of animals by breaking down those internal shapes and helping you see ways to push anatomy and stylize! Bring a sketchbook!

Speakers
avatar for Kikidoodle

Kikidoodle

Kiki is the creator of Purrmaids and has been selling art at furry cons for 10 years. She has worked professionally as a book cover illustrator, game concept artist at Disney, and many, many other jobs. She loves using digital and traditional mediums and painting all kinds of ani... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

11:00am PST

Furry Boxing Workout
Want to learn a fun way to exercising through the sport of Boxing? Come by and find out that everyone can learn how with simple Drills, Forms, Techniques, and Basic Calisthenics. All of which can be done at Home or even a Hotel Room.

Speakers
JD

Jack Dempsey

An Introverted Texan. Joined the Furry Fandom to break out of his quiet shell and having found many friends and love ones along away. Now wanting to give back to as a thank you for this lovely community.


Friday January 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
SJCC: Rehearsal Area (220B)

11:00am PST

Circus Animals
Come learn and play! Juggling balls, clubs, rings and maybe a unicycle or two. All skill levels welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Linzer

Linzer

I’ve been a juggler and a unicyclist since the 1990s and love teaching new skills to people.


Friday January 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Hilton: San Carlos

11:00am PST

Bats LIVE!
This year the bat panel is joined by Corky Quirk: bat rehabilitator and expert, and founder of NorCal Bats. Come see live (yes, live!), local microbats. The projector ensures an up-close look at everyone's favorite flying mammal :O
Be ready to ask her your burning bat questions.

Speakers
CQ

Corky Quirk

Corky Quirk is the founder of NorCal Bats, an organization that provides care for injured bats and educational programs for libraries, school, nature programs, fairs and other events throughout the region. Corky has been working intensely with native bats since 2004 and has educated... Read More →
avatar for Drek the Bat

Drek the Bat

Hello! This is my 6th FC!! You may see me in my bat eyes and/or bat kigu :)I am here for fun times and to express my batty identity@Drekthebat on twitter and telegram


Friday January 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Hilton: Santa Clara

11:00am PST

What Is the Furry Fandom?
This is an easy question to answer....at first. However, once you think about it, things get a little bit tricky. For instance, if furries are a fandom, what is it that we are fans of? What is the canon that brings us together? This panel is an opportunity for furries to explore what it means to be a furry and to think critically about the fandom we call home.

Speakers
DC

Deadwood Charlie

Charlie is a PhD student in American Studies researching the cultural history of the furry fandom. He uses computers to read books and philosophy to think about furries. Most recently, he is collaborating with the FurScience project.


Friday January 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Marriott: Almaden

11:00am PST

Hybrids
Come see the craziest looking critters and have some fun! Whether you're new or have been coming for years!

Speakers
BF

Breahna Fogg

Back again! One of the top running panelists of FC!


Friday January 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen III

11:00am PST

Cyberpunk Imaginings: Furry as Digital Coding
In large part due to its placement within digital, online media and the question of digital-human ontologies, furry lives in the margins of SF cyberpunk imaginings. Join the discussion to peruse furry culture as a way of thinking through cyberpunk narrative and thinking.

Speakers

Friday January 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Marriott: Guadalupe

11:00am PST

Dealers Den
Our Dealers 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!

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Friday January 17, 2020 11:00am - 6:00pm PST
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

11:00am PST

Fursuit Lounge
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 17, 2020 11:00am - Saturday January 18, 2020 2:00am PST
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

11:00am PST

Fursuit Lounge
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 17, 2020 11:00am - Saturday January 18, 2020 2:00am PST
Marriott: Fursuit Lounge (San Carlos)

11:30am PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

12:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

12:00pm PST

Art Show
Look at art. Bid on art. Take art home.


Friday January 17, 2020 12:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Marriott: Art Show (Salon IV-V-VI)

1:00pm PST

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.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

1:00pm PST

Animation 101
Learn the fundamentals of animation and how to apply them to furry characters.


Friday January 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Hilton: Santa Clara

1:00pm PST

Fantastic Creatures
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen.... but do you know Dards, Cueros, Cathatches and (yes, it really is folkloric) Dingbats? Come explore some of the odd and fabulous creatures of folklore with anthropologist Dr. Mel White

Speakers
MW

Mel. White

Dr. Mel. White is one of the early members of the furry fandom and a wizard of FurryMuck since 1995 and sysop of one of the Fidonet Furry BBSs (Coyote's Den) from 1985-1994. She founded and ran the Dallas Brawl APA.


Friday January 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Marriott: Guadalupe

1:00pm PST

Animatronic
Showing how to make suits show emotions.


Friday January 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Marriott: Almaden

1:00pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

1:00pm PST

Impossible Fursuit Charades
It's a game of fursuit charades, but we've ramped up the difficulty! Teams of fursuiters will compete for the glory of being crowned Charade Champions, and audience members can try heir hand at guessing nefarious prompts like onomatopoeia, alignment chart, or leaving the fandom to help them get there. Anyone who would like to play is welcome to walk in! (Please show up 5 minutes early if you'd like to compete in fursuit.)

Speakers
P

Prof

Prof (they/them) is a mathecatician, educator, globepurrotter, and ocatrinist.


Friday January 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Hilton: Hilton Stage (Almaden Ballroom)

1:00pm PST

Dancing to Musicals
Do you love CATS? Do you want to move you paws when you hear All that Jazz?
Come join Momo mouse and learn how to dance a little choreography from your favorite musicals. All skill levels welcome. Fursuits welcome but not mandatory

Speakers
MM

Momo Mouse

Momo mouse is a dancer fur with 10 years of experience. She specializes in Jazz and loves to share her love of dancing with others.


Friday January 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Hilton: San Carlos

1:00pm PST

Open Mic
Come display your talent! Sing, play an instrument, deliver a monologue! Performers will be allotted four minutes each. Sign up by sending me an email (minstrelbill@sbcglobal.net) or you can sign up at the door, space permitting. A guitar and amplifier with microphone will be provided. Please keep your act G or PG. Hope to see you there.

Speakers
avatar for Vox Fox

Vox Fox

I have been involved since 2015. I volunteered in 2015 and 2016. I have also participated in at least three Unleashed performances and I plan to submit another video of the next one as well. I have conducted open mics previously at PAW Con and BLFC. All time slots were filled at my... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

1:00pm PST

Publishing Furry Writing
Ever wonder what goes into publishing your writing? Curious about publishing houses or self-publishing? Interested in seeing your work in print? Come chat about this and more!


Friday January 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen III

1:00pm PST

Physical sports in the back room (Critterlympics)
Many years ago people competed physically with each other in feats of strength in games called the Critterlympics. In current times it's fallen by the wayside in favor of E-sports and other such competitions, however sometimes it's still just fun to physically run around and have fun besting friends and foes in games of of old.
Join us in the back room (SJCC 220B) where teams will compete against each other testing their physical might to see who can be declared this year's champions.

Speakers
avatar for Zoren Manray

Zoren Manray

Zoren is one of those good dragons of mythology, always willing to extend a paw of help and friendship in order to improve someone's day. So naturally you'd find him helping out at Further Confusion making sure everyone has a great time. This will be his 8th year leading Critterlympics... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
SJCC: Rehearsal Area (220B)

1:00pm PST

Titanium Tea XXXI
Come together for a great tea social. A Signature Tea will be made for FC2020. Be sure to sample it. A variety of teas & tisanes will be provided. Bring your own mug to reduce paper cup waste. Bring stories to share with others. See you for tea.

Speakers
WT

Watcher Tigersen

A culinary artist that enjoys creating food and beverage pairings for all sorts of occasions.Conducting tea socials at various furry conventions since 2004. Creating signature blends at each tea for a unique experience for attendees. Sharing information on infusing teas into various... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Marriott: Hydration Station (Los Gatos suite 4th floor)

1:00pm PST

Photoshoot
Strike a pose! Our expert convention 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 photo, please reserve a time on furcon.org/meetups.

Friday January 17, 2020 1:00pm - 5:30pm PST
SJCC: Photoshoot (220C Hours Only)

2:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

2:30pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

3:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

3:00pm PST

Gouache Painting 101
An introduction to Acryla-gouache with a lot of thoughts about other basic painting materials! Kiki will do a brief demo and talk about her thoughts on great art supplies for beginners to advanced painters to pick up with a focus on acryla-gouache.

Speakers
avatar for Kikidoodle

Kikidoodle

Kiki is the creator of Purrmaids and has been selling art at furry cons for 10 years. She has worked professionally as a book cover illustrator, game concept artist at Disney, and many, many other jobs. She loves using digital and traditional mediums and painting all kinds of ani... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Marriott: Guadalupe

3:00pm PST

Get on the Fur-net (Amateur Ham Radio Intro for QTPOC and Friends)
This is a friendly introduction to amateur Ham radio! Get the tools - and get connected with the right folks - to join the Fur-net. Stay in touch with your friends in the wilderness, emergencies, or whatever your habitat. We will share what the hobby is about, why it is important for emergency preparedness, discuss equipment, what you can use it for, and demo some Furtalk.

Although we center the experiences of Queers, Transfolks, Women, Femmes, and Furries of Color in our workshop, all Furries (and friends) are welcome! Experienced Hams are welcome, however this workshop is built for Furries new to Ham radio and disaster response.

Speakers
BP

Berry Pie

Berry Pie (she/her) loves growing things, baking pies, and being out in nature. She's always thinking about the impending apocalypse, and so has been learning the skills she and her community need to survive, like learning about long-distance communication once all the cell towers... Read More →
avatar for Fireline Coyote

Fireline Coyote

A long time member of the furry community, he is best known as the coyote pushing a stroller full of bunnies.


Friday January 17, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Marriott: Almaden

3:00pm PST

Native and Indigenous Cultures
Tonya Song (O'otham) and Wolf (Comanche), & other guests present the rich and diverse Native cultures of North America through their many aspects such as art, music, dance, storytelling, and other mediums. In addition, they will talk on what life is like for Native people in the 21st century as well as Native people in the fandom. A Q&A will conclude the panel for any questions you've always been curious to ask about.

Speakers
TS

Tonya Song

Tonya Song is an American Indian (O'otham) musician and composer. She also has worked serving Native communities in projects toward sovereignty, cultural preservation, social services, and human rights. In the fandom, she has gotten to be a part of many performances and projects but... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Hilton: Santa Clara

3:00pm PST

The Rad AF Animal Quiz Show
Join Little Bean Tiger, a writer and zoo worker, in a comedic Jeopardy-style quiz show all about the fandom's favorite species—and win rad plushies, art prints, stickers, and more! (She'll also let you touch a coyote skull and examine a binturong pawprint, if you ask nicely.)

Speakers
LB

Little Bean Tiger

Little Bean Tiger (also known as Polaris Bear) is a writer, on-off zoo worker, social media/communications expert, and a thousand other random things that she's somehow accrued over the course of her adorably short life. You can find her on Twitter @chelseayrbff.


Friday January 17, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

3:00pm PST

Social Dancing: Salsa Rueda
Ken will be teaching salsa rueda (or rueda de casino), a dance that originates from Cuba but has since spread worldwide! Pairs of leads and follows dance together in a rueda, or wheel, with directions from a caller. No dance experience nor dance partner is necessary--just come ready to move!

Speakers
KC

Ken Cheng

FC2020 Con Ops Staff
I am an avid social dancer around the San Francisco Bay Area, and I love to share the joy of social dancing with others. I have previously taught a few beginner dance classes at Friday Night Waltz and East Bay Waltz, as well as help run a few private contra dances.


Friday January 17, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Hilton: San Carlos

3:00pm PST

Paleo panel
For all those species that are older than dirt! Come on into the paleo panel and have some fun with the only real paleontologist at FC! Be you a dinosaur, a mammal, or things even older, stop in!

Speakers
BF

Breahna Fogg

Back again! One of the top running panelists of FC!


Friday January 17, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen III

3:00pm PST

Rhondi Reads
Join Goldeen Rhondi Ogawa, author of Professor Odd, for a live reading from one of her recent works. Compelling tales, silly voices, and Q&A to follow.

Speakers
GR

Goldeen Rhondi Ogawa

Goldeen Rhondi Ogawa is an author-illustrator who writes science fiction and fantasy featuring wild settings, creative characters (animal, anthro, and human) (and robots and dragons and and…) She has been active in the furry fandom since 2009, tabling at conventions and painting... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Hilton: Hilton Stage (Almaden Ballroom)

3:30pm PST

Live Music by Nervous Vulpis
Nervous Vulpis is a new rock band fronted by furry musician Ace of Hearts Fox. Rock out with original music from their upcoming EP!

Speakers
AO

Ace of Hearts Fox

Ace is a musician and video content creator that hosts a YouTube channel as well as regular music themed live streams!


Friday January 17, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

4:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

4:00pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

4:00pm PST

Bay Battle
Bay Battle is a main-stage dance battle event hosted by Fluke and JD Puppy. There are two alternating dance divisions, one for fursuiters and one for non-suiters. The winner of each round will advance to the next round until only one victor remains! Auditions will be online, sign up now!

Speakers
B

Brimtooth

Monkey fursuiter. Been to various dance comps!
FH

Fluke Husky

Fluke the husky has been a part of the furry dancing community for several years. He's competed and placed in multiple different dance competitions ranging from fursuit dance comps to floor wars events put on by some of the most prominent furry conventions.
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →
KK

Kai K9

A positive and energetic fursuit performer who has been in the fandom since January of 2013. She is known for her extreme levels of energy while in fursuit and spends over half of every convention entertaining people in costume. Kai has been a regular performer in many dance competitions... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

5:00pm PST

Kaffeeklatsch with our Charity Partners
Come enjoy fresh coffee, some light sweets, and excellent conversation with the Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Center. The perfect afternoon pick-me-up!

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen.Professional cat herders.


Friday January 17, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

5:00pm PST

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.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

5:00pm PST

Cloud Tower Murder
Neo San Jose is holding a party at Cloud Tower and the designer Patrick Angler has come to mingle. Many of his old partners are there as well and things go bad when Patrick ends up dead in the DJ booth. Come join the fun and find the murder before they escape.

Speakers
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JJ Husk

Crazy Alaskan Husky.


Friday January 17, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

5:00pm PST

Furry Jackbox Party Pack
Come enjoy the hilarity that is the Jackbox Party Pack. We have packs one through six. Have fun with games similar to Cards Against Humanities to creating t-shirts, to finding out who is the alien on the ship! Cell phones or web devices are required

Speakers

Friday January 17, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Hilton: Hilton Stage (Almaden Ballroom)

5:00pm PST

Bunny Behavior Revealed!
Why does my bunny do that? Let's talk about what goes on under those long ears. They will surprise you with their intelligence and deep emotional attachments. They will thrill you with their antics.
(Live bunnies will be happy to demonstrate)

Speakers
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Fireline Coyote

A long time member of the furry community, he is best known as the coyote pushing a stroller full of bunnies.
SH

Sharon Hom

Presenter of the Bunny Panel since 2007.


Friday January 17, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Hilton: Santa Clara

5:00pm PST

Fur The Grey - We Ain’t Old Yet!
All of you kids get off the lawn - this is for Greymuzzles who want to look at the latest research in “successful aging.” Topics covered include “train your brain” and social strategies to get the best out of the second half of your life. 90 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Joe G. Bear

Joe G. Bear

Network Services, AT&T Inc.
I'm a middle-aged Californian Grizzly Bear that likes to travel, spending time with family and friends, listening to Adult Alternative Rock and attending concerts. I'm a 'Greymuzzle' furry, and joined the fandom at age 47 in 2014. I've moderated the 2018 and 2019 Greymuzzle Panel... Read More →
MW

Mel. White

Dr. Mel. White is one of the early members of the furry fandom and a wizard of FurryMuck since 1995 and sysop of one of the Fidonet Furry BBSs (Coyote's Den) from 1985-1994. She founded and ran the Dallas Brawl APA.


Friday January 17, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Marriott: Guadalupe

5:00pm PST

Your First Furry Convention
From a panel of experienced furries, hear advice, stories, and legends of attending a furry convention for the first time. Expect humor, emotion, and retrospect on what makes the furry fandom what it is.

Speakers
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Calico

Calico is a kitty cat from Southern California that has been in active in the fandom for 14 years, and fursuiting for 6 years.
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Maly

Maly has been a dragon for over two decades! She founded ConTact Soap and Scent Company, and splits her year between vending at conventions and participating in Burning Man events. Please, tell her about your cats!


Friday January 17, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

5:00pm PST

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

Speakers
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Norenxaq

Editor, Numismatics International Bulletin
author and artist. I have co-hosted a panel about dragons for sevaral years.
T

Tirya

Long-time dragon enthusiast; probably best known for wandering around with a bunch of shoulder dragons.


Friday January 17, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Marriott: Almaden

5:00pm PST

Story Circle
Have a story to share? Come read your (PG-13) furry fiction aloud to readers and other writers in an affirming and positive space. Other readers will be available if you are uncomfortable reading, yourself.

Speakers

Friday January 17, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen III

5:30pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

6:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

6:00pm PST

Dealers Den Closing
Closing time! One last call to… make your final selections and leave.

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Friday January 17, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

7:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

7:00pm PST

Pin Trading Meetup
Come trade pins (and other cool stuff)! With a rise in interest and availability of artist-designed enamel pins (and stickers, patches, wristbands, and all sorts of other neat stuff), we want to help attendees come together to grow and diversify their collections! Join us for trading - bring your merch (or that you've purchased!) and we'll admire, discuss, and swap. Don't worry if you haven't traded before, we will show you how.

Speakers
ML

Moo Lawgoat

Moo is an IP attorney, pin-collector, wanna-be urban homesteader, and quiet kinkster from San Jose, California, as well as the Further Confusion Dealer Lead.


Friday January 17, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

7:00pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

7:00pm PST

Transhumanism in the Furry Fandom [18+]
A recurrent theme in cyberpunk fiction is the enhancement of the human body through technological means, otherwise known as transhumanism. This panel explores how transhumanist themes appear in furry fandom such as fursona creation, fursuit making, and art/writing.

Speakers

Friday January 17, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen III

7:00pm PST

Crinkle squeaks [18+]
This is a AB/DL friendly inflatable meet! It will have big inflatables of all kinds and activities for ABs too!
18+ Please

Speakers

Friday January 17, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Hilton: San Carlos

7:00pm PST

Safer Sex
Interested in what all goes into having a happy, healthy, sex-positive relationship with your partners? Curious on how to stay safe while playing? Safer sex is important for staying healthy, both physically and emotionally. Come join us in exploring ways to enjoy intimacy safely.

Speakers

Friday January 17, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

7:00pm PST

Storytime with Taebyn
I read stories! Not to myself but to other furs!

Speakers
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Taebyn

Ima pup! I runaround! hi!


Friday January 17, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Hilton: Santa Clara

7:00pm PST

Speculative Animality: Science-Fiction Studies and Furry
While furries have always seen themselves through the lens of SF media, little has been said on how furry can be a part of SF studies in practice. Come and discuss SF narratives, imaginings, and how pursuing work in college can enlighten the furry experience.

Speakers

Friday January 17, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Marriott: Guadalupe

7:00pm PST

Fursuit 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. Rules @ furcon.org/fcdc

Speakers
avatar for Kiit Lock

Kiit Lock

Marketing, Unthrocon
Twitch Streamer and Dance Comp Wrangler


Friday January 17, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Hilton: Hilton Stage (Almaden Ballroom)

8:00pm PST

Foxes and Peppers, in Concert (All Ages Show)
Fox Amoore and Pepper Coyote will putting on an hour of original music! They have songs about dogs, songs NOT about dogs, and maybe even a song about the gray sadness lurking in the souls of each and every one of YOU dogs.

Speakers
avatar for Fox Amoore

Fox Amoore

Special Musical Guest
I do music stuff! I play piano and harass chickens. I also do the Foxes and Pepper's band show thing with Pepper, which yay! I'm applying for here ^_^
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Foxes and Peppers

Special Guest
Pepper Coyote has been singing and playing guitar around the fandom since 2010 when he started performing concerts with his first band look left. Now Pepper plays with Fox Amoore across the globe nearly 3 times a month.PepperCoyote and Fox Amoore have been making music at FurCon for... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

8:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

8:00pm PST

Paws Fur Recovery
In recovery? Want to be? This is an open 12-step meeting that is inclusive for all addictions and lifestyles. All programs and species are welcome and encouraged to share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help each other recover from their addictions.

Speakers

Friday January 17, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Marriott: Almaden

8:00pm PST

Photoshoot
Strike a pose! Our expert convention 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 photo, please reserve a time on furcon.org/meetups.

Friday January 17, 2020 8:00pm - 11:30pm PST
SJCC: Photoshoot (220C Hours Only)

8:30pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 8:30pm - 10:00pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

9:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

9:00pm PST

Fancy Friday
Fancy Friday is now the place to be for after-dinner delights. An array of sweet treats, coffees, teas await you at this exclusive evening event. Tickets available at the door. Cash bar available with valid ID. Super-Sponsors get in free (while tickets last).

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen.Professional cat herders.


Friday January 17, 2020 9:00pm - Saturday January 18, 2020 12:00am PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

10:00pm PST

Dance feat. NeonBunny
NeonBunny will be playing House, Bass Music, Tech House, Mainstream

Speakers

Friday January 17, 2020 10:00pm - 11:00pm PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

10:30pm PST

There Are Only 2 Kinds of Dragons (and other furry stereotypes)
Furry stereotypes are a given, but what if we could expand on them to facilitate better art and relationships? This illustrated talk will do just that. Please arrive early for good seating to this sequel to the popular FURSONAS: Types and Stereotypes! Q&A to follow.


Friday January 17, 2020 10:30pm - Saturday January 18, 2020 12:00am PST
Marriott: Willow Glen III

10:30pm PST

Songbirb's House of Feels [18+]
Sad feels! Determined feels! All feels must go at Songbirb's House of Feels. Songbirb himself sings and strums in a variety of genres and emotions.
Donate to the Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center and receive answers to your deepest darkest questions!

Speakers
S

Songbirb

I'm Songbirb the owl! I've been told owls aren't songbirds, but I refuse to be pigeonholed. I sing and travel almost full time, working on the almost part.


Friday January 17, 2020 10:30pm - Saturday January 18, 2020 12:00am PST
Hilton: Hilton Stage (Almaden Ballroom)

10:30pm PST

#TurntScience [18+]
In this ethanol-fueled scientific colloquium, come hear from sauced scientists themselves as they attempt to give a conference-style presentation about a specific subject relevant to their study while withstanding the wrath of a drinking game: #TurntScience

Speakers
avatar for Laz

Laz

Rocket Scientist
Hailing from Los Angeles, Laz is an aerospace engineer whose spent nearly a decade working on various programs in the aerospace industry. He also builds and flies his own high-power rockets. He currently works at Griffith Observatory bridging the gap between complex engineering ideas... Read More →
P

Prof

Prof (they/them) is a mathecatician, educator, globepurrotter, and ocatrinist.


Friday January 17, 2020 10:30pm - Saturday January 18, 2020 12:00am PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

10:30pm PST

Lightsabre Meetup
Let’s gather and geek out over these tools from a more civilized age! We’ll show off our sabres, share experiences and theories, talk about the sabre market, and round it all off with plenty of friendly dueling.

Speakers
avatar for Kannik

Kannik

Architect, philosopher, storyteller, martial artist, educator, gamer, traveler, and lover of fine foods and fine conversation. Looking forward to meeting you all in the fur!


Friday January 17, 2020 10:30pm - Saturday January 18, 2020 12:00am PST
Hilton: San Carlos

10:30pm PST

Micro/Macro & Vore Meetup [18+]
A time for all the Macros and Micros, or Prey and Predators, to get together for a meet and greet to make new friends!

Speakers
avatar for Banryu

Banryu

Avid member of the macro/micro and vore community, Nintendo fan, and theater nerd.@Banryu on Telegram@BanryuWolf on Twitter


Friday January 17, 2020 10:30pm - Saturday January 18, 2020 12:00am PST
Hilton: Santa Clara

10:30pm PST

Valor presents Isekai/Online!
Tomorrow is when the immensely popular Another World Online gets its immersive VR patch? ...You've seen enough anime to know where this is going.
You're a bunch of poorly trained average MMO nerds trapped in the game world. The good news is you're not the only ones trapped here and you've got all the powers of your 'toon's class and level.
This is also the bad news.
Prepare to face the monsters, the griefers, and the secrets of... Isekai/Online, with Valor! Valor is a tactical, crunchy game of the hypest anime battles. Grab a character, embrace the Shonen Jump cheese, and prepare to fight together as a team!
Inspired by Log Horizon, Final Fantasy 14, and the hours I wasted on Maplestory. Emphatically not inspired by Sword Art Online.

Speakers
EB

Elli B.

A professional GM for an afterschool program, Elli B loves to run tabletop roleplaying games for her friends and working on campaign settings and video games. Favorite all-ages games include D&D 5th Ed, The Strange, Valor: Heroic Roleplaying, Fate Core, and Masks; favorite games for... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 10:30pm - Saturday January 18, 2020 2:00am PST
Marriott: Guadalupe

11:00pm PST

Dance feat. BADGRRL
BADGRRL will be playing Electro, Brostep, Complextro, Chiptune

Friday January 17, 2020 11:00pm - Saturday January 18, 2020 12:00am PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)
 
Saturday, January 18
 

12:00am PST

Dance feat. Avian Invasion
Avian Invasion will be playing Progressive & Future House, Trance

Saturday January 18, 2020 12:00am - 1:00am PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

1:00am PST

Dance feat. Blakethechemist
Blakethechemist will be playing Psy-Trance, Acid Trance

Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00am - 2:00am PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

8:00am PST

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. If you're looking to help out, sign up here as a gofur!

Speakers
OS

Operations Staff

The friendly folks at operations who help make the convention go smoothly!


Saturday January 18, 2020 8:00am - Sunday January 19, 2020 2:30am PST
SJCC: Con Ops (LL21A)

10:00am PST

Dealers Den Setup
If you're a dealer, you and your dealer assistants may come into the Dealers Den to load in and set up.

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

10:00am PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

10:00am PST

Sponsor Brunch
Super Sponsors AND Sponsors are invited to our exclusive brunch!

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen.Professional cat herders.


Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

10:00am PST

Pre-registration Pickup
Come pick up your attendee badge early if you've already registered ahead of time!


Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00am - 6:00pm PST
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

10:00am PST

Registration
Come to registration to get your attendee badge! We look forward to welcoming you to the con.


Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00am - 6:00pm PST
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

10:00am PST

Gaming
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)

Speakers
GS

Gaming Staff

The friendly faces of Gaming!


Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00am - Sunday January 19, 2020 2:00am PST
Hilton: Gaming (Market)

11:00am PST

Mascot Smackdown! Presents: Corporate Mascots
Hey fans, it’s game day at FC. Are you ready for a corporate mascot smackdown?! We’re gonna find out what FC's favorite corporate mascot is by the most intense bracket elimination game of your LIVES! Come on down and root on your favorites in this battle for the top mascot!

Speakers
avatar for Roman Otter

Roman Otter

Now on the 4th year hosting his Mascot Smackdown, Roman is taking on Corporate Mascots!


Saturday January 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Hilton: Santa Clara

11:00am PST

Character Design Crash Course
Wanna make a character really stick out, but don't know how? Well look no further! This panel will explore industry and fandom standards for character design and help you get to making characters you truly LOVE.

Speakers
Q

qutens

Hello!I am a freelance illustrator as well as character designer! I have been in the fandom for nearly a decade now and have worked along side many artists and fursuit makers to bring some eye catching designs into the online and real worlds!


Saturday January 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen III

11:00am PST

Fursuit 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. Rules @ furcon.org/fcdc

Speakers
avatar for Kiit Lock

Kiit Lock

Marketing, Unthrocon
Twitch Streamer and Dance Comp Wrangler


Saturday January 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Hilton: Hilton Stage (Almaden Ballroom)

11:00am PST

Silk and 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
avatar for Kannik

Kannik

Architect, philosopher, storyteller, martial artist, educator, gamer, traveler, and lover of fine foods and fine conversation. Looking forward to meeting you all in the fur!


Saturday January 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
SJCC: Rehearsal Area (220B)

11:00am PST

How to Build A Rocket!
Let's light this candle! There are very few things that can top the awesomeness of a rocket sending something to space, and we'll talk about what it takes for the really big ones to fly, but did you know: You can build your own rocket? This panel will cover the physics and design aspects of rockets in an easy to understand manner, and then show how you can join the ranks of high-power rocketry and start a build of your own!

Speakers
avatar for Laz

Laz

Rocket Scientist
Hailing from Los Angeles, Laz is an aerospace engineer whose spent nearly a decade working on various programs in the aerospace industry. He also builds and flies his own high-power rockets. He currently works at Griffith Observatory bridging the gap between complex engineering ideas... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Marriott: Almaden

11:00am PST

Tik Tok Meet up
What is tiktok? How do you use it? what is the best and safest way to use it? Then come join us for a fun filled panel where we will have a QnA, talk about basic how to's and make a fun group video together! Learn how to use the fun new app and get a chance to meet your fellow tiktokers! Hope to see you there!

Speakers
GS

Golden Senpai

Fun loving gryphon who likes to laze about, make fun videos, play games ect. I like to host panels at cons, go to meet ups, volunteer for charitys and such.


Saturday January 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

11:00am PST

Hoofurs
Got hooves? Like hooves? Come to where the grass is greener! Round table discussion to meet other Hoof-Furs and discuss hooved animal fursonas & fursuits. Fursuits encouraged but not required. There will be a hooved character group photo opportunity before and after the panel.

Speakers
TH

Trail Horse

Active furry, fursuiter, and fur con-goer since 2007, Trail Horse is one of the fandom’s most dedicated hooved fursona fans. He’s hosted Hoof-Fur meet ups since 2015, runs the @Hoofurs Twitter promoting hooved characters, and has been an avid equestrian and trail rider.


Saturday January 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Marriott: Guadalupe

11:00am PST

Dealers Den
Our Dealers 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!

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Saturday January 18, 2020 11:00am - 6:00pm PST
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

11:00am PST

Art Show
Look at art. Bid on art. Take art home.


Saturday January 18, 2020 11:00am - 7:00pm PST
Marriott: Art Show (Salon IV-V-VI)

11:00am PST

Fursuit Lounge
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 18, 2020 11:00am - Sunday January 19, 2020 2:30am PST
Marriott: Fursuit Lounge (San Carlos)

11:00am PST

Fursuit Lounge
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 18, 2020 11:00am - Sunday January 19, 2020 2:30am PST
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

11:30am PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

12:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

12:30pm PST

FC:U Auditions
For those of you who didn't get a chance to submit an act before the convention, come audition for the show at the convention! Space is limited!

Speakers
W

wolfe_guardian

Evan Glaser, aka: wolfe_guardian, is a professional singer and performer from Denver, CO. He has been in the fandom for over 20 years. He is the winner of FC: Unleashed 2018, as well as the 3rd place finisher of FCU 2019.


Saturday January 18, 2020 12:30pm - 4:00pm PST
Hilton: San Carlos

1:00pm PST

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.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

1:00pm PST

Mascha and the Swingin' Tails
Let Mascha and the Swingin’ Tails 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!

Speakers

Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

1:00pm PST

Furs and Fabrics
What the heck is pile? What is the difference between shag and mongolian? What does knit backing mean?
As furs and fabrics are purchased more and more online, it is hard to know what to look for - especially for newcomers to costume and fursuit making. This panel will cover the terminology used to describe various types of furs, as well as information regarding alternative materials which can be used to create costumes and fursuits.

Speakers

Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Hilton: Hilton Stage (Almaden Ballroom)

1:00pm PST

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
avatar for Kannik

Kannik

Architect, philosopher, storyteller, martial artist, educator, gamer, traveler, and lover of fine foods and fine conversation. Looking forward to meeting you all in the fur!


Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
SJCC: Rehearsal Area (220B)

1:00pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

1:00pm PST

Lupinball: Werewolf Fireball Videogame Tournament!
The award-winning, 100%-positive-rated on Steam, multiplayer fireball-dodgeball videogame (with wolves, of course!) has returned to FurCon! Enter our tournament against fellow furries for your chance to win free copies!

Speakers
TL

Team Lupinball

We developed Lupinball, the hectic, award-winning, 100%-positive-on-Steam, scream-inducing party game for PC! We're thrilled to return to FurCon for more laughs and competition!


Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

1:00pm PST

Backpacking 101
So you've gotten into camping, but now you want to go further. Backpacking is the next step, but realizing you're going to have to carry in everything you need to survive can be intimidating, so we'll cover backpacking basics for any and all levels of skill: the gear you'll need, the techniques to survive, the food to bring, training for what your body needs, and a few potential trips for you to consider, including the pristine 72 miles of California's own High Sierra Trail.

Speakers
avatar for Laz

Laz

Rocket Scientist
Hailing from Los Angeles, Laz is an aerospace engineer whose spent nearly a decade working on various programs in the aerospace industry. He also builds and flies his own high-power rockets. He currently works at Griffith Observatory bridging the gap between complex engineering ideas... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen III

1:00pm PST

DEF CON & DEFCON Furs - An Introduction
The panel will provide attendees with an introduction to the largest and longest running hacker conference in the world, DEF CON and our very special fandom con-within-a-con, DEF CON Furs. We invite you to join us as we chat about hackers, cons, furries and the fun of being a nerd.

Speakers
J

Junaos

I'm a long-time fur and software engineer who has been attending Defcon and security conferences for six years, and love sharing the intersection of my two passions. Telegram: @Junaos | Twitter: @JunaosSnowcat
avatar for Tanuski (Steve)

Tanuski (Steve)

I'm a DEFCON Furs & Bay-PAH founder, a hacker with a tail, a pup handler, a nerd, board gamer, info sec geek and a fur who is excited to share my love for both hacking and the furry fandom | Twitter: @thebigtanuski | Twitter AD: @huskychaser


Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Marriott: Guadalupe

1:00pm PST

Tips for Young Furs
This Panel is for young Furs and will provide tips and things they can do in the Fandom at a young age. It will also provide information about proper suit care information for younger Furs and How to make Their own Sona!

Speakers
H

Harley

I'm Harley. A mom to a Furry. I have become part of the fandom because of her. I believe that the younger furs should be able to be open and.honest and have supporting parents in their fandom..even if they don't want their own fursona. I enjoy being around the furry friends and family... Read More →
IT

Icing The Wolf

I'm a Young Fur at the Age of 14 who Has been in the Fandom for a year. There are many furs in this Fandom who are under the age of 18 or 15 who can't seem to fit in or don't know what to do in the Fandom.


Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

1:00pm PST

Twitch Meetup
Join us for a brief intro to streaming on Twitch (and other services!) and a meet-and-greet with other streamers! Ask any questions, get advice, or just hang out and meet some other Twitch furries!

Speakers
U

UFOTekkie

Twitch streamer and speedrunner for over 7 years, including multiple GDQ appearances. Focusing on survival horror games, especially the Silent Hill series.


Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Hilton: Santa Clara

1:00pm PST

Serializing Fiction
A great way to build an audience—and even build an income—is starting a long-running serial on an archive site, a mailing list, or Patreon. What's the best way to get going on one? What are the pitfalls? The panelists will share their experiences, both good and bad, for their serial works.

Speakers
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold has won twelve Ursa Major awards and a Coyotl Award for his stories and novels, and his acclaimed novel Out of Position co-won the Rainbow Award for Best Gay Novel of 2009. He helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has instructed at each of... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Marriott: Almaden

2:00pm PST

Fursuit Parade Staging & Group Photo
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!

Speakers
G

Groggy

Programming & Events Director, Further Confusion
FC2020 Programming Co Director


Saturday January 18, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

2:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

2:30pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

3:00pm PST

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 description of our fursuit parade route, visit furcon.org/parade.

Speakers
G

Groggy

Programming & Events Director, Further Confusion
FC2020 Programming Co Director


Saturday January 18, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

3:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

4:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

4:00pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

4:30pm PST

Furry Jackbox Party Pack [18+]
Come enjoy the hilarity that is the Jackbox Party Pack. We have packs one through six. Have fun with games similar to Cards Against Humanities to creating t-shirts, to finding out who is the alien on the ship! Cell phones or web devices are required.

Speakers

Saturday January 18, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm PST
Hilton: Hilton Stage (Almaden Ballroom)

4:30pm PST

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
avatar for Tabbicus

Tabbicus

Poker player. Sociologist. Big fluffy kitty. Meow!


Saturday January 18, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

4:30pm PST

Photoshoot
Strike a pose! Our expert convention 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 photo, please reserve a time on furcon.org/meetups.

Saturday January 18, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm PST
SJCC: Photoshoot (220C Hours Only)

4:30pm PST

About Scuba Diving
A panel about how it was to get started into scuba diving as a recreational diver, and the journey into becoming a certified scientific research diver.

Speakers
ZS

Zed Shirogane

Third year UCSC student with a marine biology major. Been in the furry fandom for 4+ years, diving for 3 years.


Saturday January 18, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm PST
Marriott: Almaden

4:30pm PST

Furry Found Footage
Aurelina and Agouti-Rex have scoured thrift stores, garage sales, and dumpsters for the worst VHS and BetaMax relics featuring bad fursuits, weird puppets, bizarre animation, and lost video from 90s era conventions and furmeets. Come see the funniest, strangest furry monstrosities in an all-new video compilation!

Speakers
avatar for Aurelina

Aurelina

社長
Aurelina is a writer/artist/game designer who has been in the furry fandom for 18 years, and has been going to Further Confusion since 2006.She has hosted multiple panels at Further Confusion, Biggest Little FurCon, and was a Guest of Honor representing anthropomorphic RPG company... Read More →
avatar for Agouti-Rex

Agouti-Rex

General Counsel, SHOW enterprises GmbH
Agouti-Rex is an Internet person who helps scour thrift shops with Aurelina for suitable furry garbage for Furry Found Footage.


Saturday January 18, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

4:30pm PST

Turn your friends and family into furries with this ONE WEIRD TRICK!!! [18+]
Do you have a friend or family member who you think would make a cool member of our community? Or has someone approached you, curious about why you have a dog for a telegram icon and wants to know all about the fandom? Great news! I was converted from someone who was totally not a furry into a furry! I've also introduced the fandom to many of my friends and family. Let me show you how to turn your furry identity into something that connects you in a meaningful to your other social circles (without nasty repercussions).

Note: Please note, I'll briefly be discussing the existence of sex/kink, which is why this panel is 18+. Nothing explicit, but if this is something you'd like to avoid, maybe skip this one. Thanks!

Speakers
LO

Lux Operon

Hello! You might know me, but you probably don't? That's cool. I'm Lux! I'm a crafter/artist who's been in a lot of fandoms (Renaissance Faires, Steampunk, Anime/Cosplay, ect), and I think furries are great! So I became one! I have a lot of characters, but my main one is Clever Girl... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

4:30pm PST

YOUTUBALOO VIII: In The Mouth of Rainfurrest [18+]
Lived any good youtubes lately? Panels isn't what it used to be.

Like a missive from the outside, Youtubaloo arrives from the fourth floor.

Speakers

Saturday January 18, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm PST
Hilton: Santa Clara

4:30pm PST

Beat Writing Problems with Beat Sheets!
There are many good tools to help writers structure stories and characters better. We'll look over some of the most popular -- the beat sheet -- and show you how to fix problems that are getting your story stuck.

Speakers
MW

Mel. White

Dr. Mel. White is one of the early members of the furry fandom and a wizard of FurryMuck since 1995 and sysop of one of the Fidonet Furry BBSs (Coyote's Den) from 1985-1994. She founded and ran the Dallas Brawl APA.


Saturday January 18, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen III

4:30pm PST

Reading Furry Literature, for Scholars (Science-Fiction Studies Part II)
Looking at Alice Huskyteer Dryden's Remembrance from Fred Patten's Dogs of War II: Aftermath, this discussion will examine furry literature as a means of examining theory, particularly within the posthumanities and conversations under or adjacent to queer studies. Attendees are requested to have read Remembrance for a discussion on animality within the contexts of academic studies. Readings will be available via a link shared online by @Brandyjlewis at Twitter.

Speakers

Saturday January 18, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm PST
Marriott: Guadalupe

4:30pm PST

Bay-PAH Human Puppy Play 101 + Mosh! [18+]
Come join Bay-PAH in our conversation about Human Puppy Play! New to the idea? That's great! Part one of this panel will be a conversation with many in the puppy community about what human puppy play is all about!

After a brief intermission to set up for the mosh, we will also be having our third annual FC Mosh! This will take place for the rest of the panel duration, providing both active and quiet mat areas.

Speakers
D

DranoTheCat

Drano is one of the founding board members of Bay-PAH. Drano also servers on the board of Hack Your Lives, a non-profit charity organization.Drano is a kitty who enjoys terrorizing (in a fun way!) his puppy friends.


Saturday January 18, 2020 4:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Hilton: San Carlos

4:30pm PST

The giant inflatable horse panel
It's back again from last year. Now's your chance to see and experience a GIANT inflatable horse toy. Made of the same material as pool toys use, but a little softer. This 22' tall inflatable horse can only be seen at FC. There may be a couple more surprise giant inflatables there too!


Saturday January 18, 2020 4:30pm - Sunday January 19, 2020 1:00am PST
SJCC: Rehearsal Area (220B)

5:00pm PST

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.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

5:00pm PST

Further Confusion's 2020 Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament
This is our annual Super Smash Bro's Tournament, Last year was our first year hosting it with Super Smash Bro's Ultimate, and the turn out well exceeded our expectations! As a result we're more prepared this year, with more set ups, and a better organized system! Prizes will be given out to First, Second and Third place, and each competitor will get an exclusive Furcon x Smash Bros Ultimate button. Sign ups will start Friday in the Gaming Room, and there will be a 64 man cap.

Speakers
M

Makotoa

An avid Smash Bros fan whose been to a few Super Majors (never made it out of pools RIP) Never the less, I want to bring a quality competitive tournament experience to Fur Con, and it's been my pleasure to do so for the past few years, with some bumps along the way. I also am a furry... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Hilton: Gaming (Market)

5:30pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

6:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

6:00pm PST

Dealers Den Closing
Closing time! One last call to… make your final selections and leave.

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Saturday January 18, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

6:00pm PST

2020 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
avatar for Tabbicus

Tabbicus

Poker player. Sociologist. Big fluffy kitty. Meow!


Saturday January 18, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

6:30pm PST

Movie: Wolf Children
Come and watch a beautiful and touching film about a mother raising her shapeshifting Wolf Children. (Film by Mamoru Hosoda)

Duration: 1h 57m | rated: PG | Rel: 2013

4:00 p.m - 6:00 pm

Speakers
avatar for The Royal Rebellion

The Royal Rebellion

The Royal Rebellion (Tarrb Lonero) is an artist, fursuit maker, goofy idealist, and a state award winning illustrator under the SJCCTimes. Their job is to babysit for their two year old niece and nephew, along with full time attendance at San Jose City College and West Valley Col... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pm PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

7:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

7:00pm PST

Art Show Rolling Close
The art show will close one panel at a time. This is your last chance to bid before art is sold or sent to auction!

Speakers

Saturday January 18, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Marriott: Art Show (Salon IV-V-VI)

7:00pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

7:30pm PST

Fursuit Dance Competition
Ready floofs?! In our annual 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
avatar for Kiit Lock

Kiit Lock

Marketing, Unthrocon
Twitch Streamer and Dance Comp Wrangler


Saturday January 18, 2020 7:30pm - 9:30pm PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

7:30pm PST

Photoshoot
Strike a pose! Our expert convention 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 photo, please reserve a time on furcon.org/meetups.

Saturday January 18, 2020 7:30pm - Sunday January 19, 2020 12:00am PST
SJCC: Photoshoot (220C Hours Only)

8:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

8:00pm PST

Paws Fur Recovery
In recovery? Want to be? This is an open 12-step meeting that is inclusive for all addictions and lifestyles. All programs and species are welcome and encouraged to share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help each other recover from their addictions.

Speakers

Saturday January 18, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Marriott: Almaden

8:00pm PST

Night Market (18+ ONLY) [18+]
This is it, your chance to come meet all your naughty needs! Full of vendors from both inside and outside the furry community who get to sell their adult-only wares above-table. Need a new latex catsuit, floggers, a friend with a SPH, or a new silicone buddy? Now's your chance - one night only!

Speakers
ML

Moo Lawgoat

Moo is an IP attorney, pin-collector, wanna-be urban homesteader, and quiet kinkster from San Jose, California, as well as the Further Confusion Dealer Lead.


Saturday January 18, 2020 8:00pm - Sunday January 19, 2020 2:00am PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

8:30pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 8:30pm - 10:00pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

9:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

9:30pm PST

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

Saturday January 18, 2020 9:30pm - Sunday January 19, 2020 2:00am PST
Hilton: Hilton Stage (Almaden Ballroom)

10:00pm PST

Making Furry Comics and Zines
Learn from published cartoonist Ivy Atoms about how to bring your comic idea to life! From self-publishing zines to pitching your work to press, to tips and tricks about the actual grind of creating pages, you will leave this panel with the knowledge and confidence to turn that furry masterpiece in your mind to a real book you made with your own paws.

Speakers
IA

Ivy Atoms

Ivy Atoms is a comics artist from Long Beach, California. Her uniquely cute and intuitive style across many mediums is easily recognizable & undeniably fresh. “Pinky & Pepper Forever” was nominated for an Ignatz award for Outstanding Artist & was named one of the best LGBTQ comic... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen III

10:00pm PST

Drunk Zoology [18+]
The liquored-up narration of zoology fact and fiction, hosted by zoologist Dr. Wildlife. With an ever-changing assortment of special guests, Dr. Wildlife will guide attendees through crazy animal facts that seem too weird to be true as well as answer all those questions you would normally erase from your Internet history.

Speakers
AK

Aery Kitty

Aery is a fursuiter, online entertainer and furry personality within the fandom. They lead curated, positive and multi-media forward social media accounts, and heading into 2020, they're excited to begin their youtube and twitch platforms! Their goal is to keep progressing their involvement... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Wildlife

Dr. Wildlife

Executive Staff, Texas Furry Fiesta
Dr. Wildlife, commonly referred to as “Doc”, is a zoologist who focuses on conservation through education by working in the zoo and aquarium field. A lifelong animal conservationist, Doc has helped with projects around the world from rehabilitating injured seabirds in South Africa... Read More →
V

vSabertoothv

Saber is a Canine King of vast and plentiful medieval kingdoms and ruler of all the lands that surround it. But when Saber isn’t being a huge looming king he’s also a Photographer in the fandom!


Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

10:00pm PST

A Guide to the Dragons of Pyrrhia
Are you a fan of the Wings of Fire series?
Come hang out with us to discuss the books, answer trivia and find your tribe!

Speakers
avatar for Anzi the Wolfcoon

Anzi the Wolfcoon

Furry artist and fursuit maker. Been in the fandom for 7 years.
K

Kye

I am a fursuiter by night and a artist by day
S

Siggy

Full time otter and wings of fire fan


Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Marriott: Almaden

10:00pm PST

Adult Furry Fiction [18+]
You may be shocked to learn that furry stories sometimes deal with adult subject matter! The panel will lead a discussion on how to handle—and maybe how not to handle—mature themes and explicit content.

Speakers
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold has won twelve Ursa Major awards and a Coyotl Award for his stories and novels, and his acclaimed novel Out of Position co-won the Rainbow Award for Best Gay Novel of 2009. He helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has instructed at each of... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Hilton: Santa Clara

10:30pm PST

Dance feat. SubCørv
SubCørv will be playing Electro, Bass House, Trap, Dubstep

Saturday January 18, 2020 10:30pm - 11:45pm PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

11:45pm PST

Dance feat. New World Otter
New World Otter will be playing Multi-Genre Music

Saturday January 18, 2020 11:45pm - Sunday January 19, 2020 1:15am PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)
 
Sunday, January 19
 

1:15am PST

Dance feat. N00neimp0rtant
N00neimp0rtant will be playing Melodic Bass House

Sunday January 19, 2020 1:15am - 2:30am PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

8:00am PST

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. If you're looking to help out, sign up here as a gofur!

Speakers
OS

Operations Staff

The friendly folks at operations who help make the convention go smoothly!


Sunday January 19, 2020 8:00am - Monday January 20, 2020 2:30am PST
SJCC: Con Ops (LL21A)

10:00am PST

Dealers Den Setup
If you're a dealer, you and your dealer assistants may come into the Dealers Den to load in and set up.

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Sunday January 19, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

10:00am PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

10:00am PST

Cyber Punk Themed Fursuit Photo Shoot And Telegram sticker photos!
Two photographers will be hosting special photo shoots!

Blue Hasia will be Cyberpunk themed photo shoot and Mufflethefox will be taking photos for suiters that can be used as telegram stickers.

Speakers
avatar for Blue Hasia

Blue Hasia

Photography has been my hobby for almost 2 decades now. I started long ago with a canon 35mm rebel and did mostly photos of nature. years down the road i upgraded to a canon 20D and continued my nature photography and did for hire events for family and friends. family portraits even... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 10:00am - 1:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen I-II

10:00am PST

Pre-registration Pickup
Come pick up your attendee badge early if you've already registered ahead of time!


Sunday January 19, 2020 10:00am - 3:00pm PST
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

10:00am PST

Registration
Come to registration to get your attendee badge! We look forward to welcoming you to the con.


Sunday January 19, 2020 10:00am - 3:00pm PST
SJCC: Registration (The Hub)

10:00am PST

Gaming
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)

Speakers
GS

Gaming Staff

The friendly faces of Gaming!


Sunday January 19, 2020 10:00am - Monday January 20, 2020 2:00am PST
Hilton: Gaming (Market)

11:00am PST

The Art of Storytelling
The ability to craft wonderful stories is one of our greatest gifts. Come explore and learn some finer points of storytelling expertise, including delves into the wisdoms of Zootopia, Watership Down, Totoro, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Kannik

Kannik

Architect, philosopher, storyteller, martial artist, educator, gamer, traveler, and lover of fine foods and fine conversation. Looking forward to meeting you all in the fur!


Sunday January 19, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Hilton: Santa Clara

11:00am PST

Pluto: A New Horizon
We’ll cover the history the exploration of Pluto, why we explored it, how we did so with New Horizons and why, especially now that all of the highest quality data has been examined, it was such a mindblowing event, review the latest data from the flyby of Kuiper Belt object Arrokoth, and the fate of New Horizons in interstellar space.

Speakers
avatar for Laz

Laz

Rocket Scientist
Hailing from Los Angeles, Laz is an aerospace engineer whose spent nearly a decade working on various programs in the aerospace industry. He also builds and flies his own high-power rockets. He currently works at Griffith Observatory bridging the gap between complex engineering ideas... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Marriott: Almaden

11:00am PST

Modern Homesteading
What is homesteading? How does it fit in with our modern world and lives? Join Idess in a fun and educational discussion about becoming more self-reliant, sustainable, and discover new ideas about adding homestead principles into our day-to-day lives.

Speakers

Sunday January 19, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen III

11:00am PST

Dealers Den
Our Dealers 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!

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Sunday January 19, 2020 11:00am - 6:00pm PST
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

11:00am PST

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

Speakers

Sunday January 19, 2020 11:00am - 7:00pm PST
Marriott: Art Show (Salon IV-V-VI)

11:00am PST

Fursuit Lounge
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 19, 2020 11:00am - 11:00pm PST
Marriott: Fursuit Lounge (San Carlos)

11:00am PST

Fursuit Lounge
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 19, 2020 11:00am - Monday January 20, 2020 2:30am PST
SJCC: Fursuit Lounge / Photoshoot (220C)

11:30am PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

12:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

1:00pm PST

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.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

1:00pm PST

AAE Board Meeting
Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, LLC is the 501(c)3 nonprofit that offers Further Confusion every year. Come to our annual board meeting to meet the board and find out more about our structure, ongoing business, and plans.

Speakers

Sunday January 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Marriott: Guadalupe

1:00pm PST

Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop
Being present and mindful is at the heart of nearly every philosophical tradition. This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of mindfulness and philosophical ontology, teach some practices that are useful in diffusing and bringing possibility to everyday situations, and includes a short mindfulness meditation.

Speakers
avatar for Kannik

Kannik

Architect, philosopher, storyteller, martial artist, educator, gamer, traveler, and lover of fine foods and fine conversation. Looking forward to meeting you all in the fur!


Sunday January 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Hilton: Santa Clara

1:00pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

1:00pm PST

Why you should start playing JRPGs
With many different game genres out there it's hard to try everything, come to this panel and maybe we can convince you to play some good ol JRPGs.

Speakers
S

Sterben

I'm a nerdy weeb that really loves JRPGs and Fighting games, current developing a furry visual novel


Sunday January 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Marriott: Almaden

1:00pm PST

Physical Wellness for Creatives
It's easy to say get your exercise and do your PT—but actually doing? Very hard. Join Goldeen Rhondi Ogawa, fitness enthusiast, for some gentle stretching and mobility exercises focusing on countering the effects of sitting in chairs a lot. Already have a PT program? Come do it with us! For those with no previous experience, beginning direction and suggestions can be provided. Everyone is 100% encouraged to do only what works for and helps their body.

Speakers
GR

Goldeen Rhondi Ogawa

Goldeen Rhondi Ogawa is an author-illustrator who writes science fiction and fantasy featuring wild settings, creative characters (animal, anthro, and human) (and robots and dragons and and…) She has been active in the furry fandom since 2009, tabling at conventions and painting... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

1:00pm PST

Aquatics
Thar she blows! The aquatics panel is swimming back in to FC! Stop on in and have a splashing good time!

Speakers
BF

Breahna Fogg

Back again! One of the top running panelists of FC!


Sunday January 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen III

1:00pm PST

Inflatable Squeak N Greet
Come hang out with inflatables big and small, lots of opportunities for photos and hands on interaction with squeaky friends! All ages welcome however children must be accompanied by a guardian please.

Speakers
avatar for Phenod

Phenod

phenod toy
Hi i am phenod for the last 5 years i have run PhenodToy an inflatable design company by furries and for furries. We design and build massive Inflatable animals and furry charachters. November last year everything i owned and half the bussiness burned to the ground in the #campfire... Read More →
Q

QuietFire

I’ve been a member of the fandom since 2004 and an attendee of of Further Confusion since 2006. I’ve helped co host inflatable panels at FC and BLFC for several years now.


Sunday January 19, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm PST
SJCC: Rehearsal Area (220B)

1:30pm PST

Photoshoot
Strike a pose! Our expert convention 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 photo, please reserve a time on furcon.org/meetups.

Sunday January 19, 2020 1:30pm - 5:30pm PST
SJCC: Photoshoot (220C Hours Only)

2:00pm PST

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!

Speakers

Sunday January 19, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

2:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

2:30pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

3:00pm PST

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!

Speakers

Sunday January 19, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

3:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

3:00pm PST

VR Sculpting for 3D Printing
A walkthrough for using the Oculus Rift as a tool for sculpting in Virtual Reality, as well as preparing your digital sculptures for 3d printing. Software used includes Oculus Medium, Blender, and Cura.

Speakers
ES

Eric Strother

Painter. Sculpter. Tinkerer. Eric graduated with BFA in Painting from Boston University in 2012, and since then has continued to explore art in the virtual realm. Utilizing the latest in computer technologies, Eric digitally sculpts complicated animal masks, which are then realized... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Marriott: Almaden

3:00pm PST

Fursuit Making as a Business
If you want to explore making fursuits as a business venture, there are things to you need to know. Making your hobby into a job is great, but there are lots of behind the scenes things to consider before taking the plunge. The business aspect of a job doing creative work is rarely considered when starting out, but it is absolutely essential to make sure your business runs smoothly and effectively over a long period of time. This panel will cover advertising, good business practices and all that dreaded paperwork.

Speakers

Sunday January 19, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Hilton: Hilton Stage (Almaden Ballroom)

3:00pm PST

How to Pick'n'Buy PC Parts
A general informational panel on how to choose the best combination of parts for your PC. Whether you use it for gaming, editing, art, coding, or general-use, you'll learn what all the parts in a PC do so you can budget and/or splurge effectively on the right stuff!

Speakers
BB

Balryk Bjorn

A techie fur with a passion for tinkering >:3!I know a lot about the hardware industry and can help ya navigate the whole mess! I'm also a big huggable Yeen~ catch me on telegram @Balryk !


Panel pdf

Sunday January 19, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Hilton: Santa Clara

3:00pm PST

Ace in the Hole
An ace panel for everyone ace in the varying spectrum. Are you Demi? Asexual? Aromantic? Inquiring? Yes, then this panel is for you! A panel to discuss everything asexual to get a better grasp on what it is and a place to meet other aces!

Speakers
avatar for Kairin

Kairin

Fun loving bat-eared fox that like to make people happy and help out. I found that by being openly asexual and spreading this information, that I have helped quite a few furs.
K

Kye

I am a fursuiter by night and a artist by day


Sunday January 19, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

3:00pm PST

Transfurring Knowledge
The fandom is a wonderful resource for helping people discover and express their gender identities. This panel provides a space for trans furries to talk about how the fandom has helped us figure ourselves out, as well as how it can continue to help those starting their own journeys!

Speakers
PY

Pluma y Pelo

Pluma is a raptox (a fox-velociraptor hybrid!) who has been in the fandom for over 13 years. She has been attending Further Confusion since 2011, and has loved it year after year! She enjoys fursuiting very much, as well as giving panels that focus on the intersection of fandom and... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen III

3:00pm PST

Politics & Social Justice in Furry Writing
While some people argue that politics don't belong in our entertainment, the truth is that everything is political. What's the place of political themes and content in furry writing? How can we use our metagenre and characters effectively in exploring and reflecting on real-world concerns?

Speakers
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold has won twelve Ursa Major awards and a Coyotl Award for his stories and novels, and his acclaimed novel Out of Position co-won the Rainbow Award for Best Gay Novel of 2009. He helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has instructed at each of... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Marriott: Guadalupe

4:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

4:00pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

5:00pm PST

Charity Auction
We're proud to be bringing back our Charity Auction for 2020! All attendees are invited to bid on some unique and fun items, with all proceeds directed towards our 2020 charity: The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center. 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: https://www.furtherconfusion.org/charity/

Sunday January 19, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

5:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

5:00pm PST

Furry Movies -- Looking Back and Looking Forward
Another year, another big selection of furry-themed movies (and movies with anthro characters in them!) from Hollywood and all over the world. Some of them good, some of them bad, some of them controversial. Let's take a look back over the year of 2019 and try to make a complete list -- and then, look forward to 2020!

Speakers
avatar for Rod O'Riley

Rod O'Riley

Editor, InFurNation
Rod O’Riley is a greymuzzle – a furry fan from the 80's onward. He helped to start the first Furry Parties at science fiction and comic book conventions, and later he helped to start the first furry-themed convention in the world, ConFurence. He is a movie and TV geek from way... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

5:00pm PST

Life in the Universe
Will we ever answer the ultimate question: Is there other life in the Universe? We’ll take scientific but easy to understand look into the discipline of astrobiology, explore the leading ideas as to what life off of Earth may be like, look over data from real-right-now missions like NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, and look to the future of the hunt for life off of Earth.

Speakers
avatar for Laz

Laz

Rocket Scientist
Hailing from Los Angeles, Laz is an aerospace engineer whose spent nearly a decade working on various programs in the aerospace industry. He also builds and flies his own high-power rockets. He currently works at Griffith Observatory bridging the gap between complex engineering ideas... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Marriott: Almaden

5:00pm PST

Furry Scouters Meet and greet
Meet other furry scouters past and present. This meetup is for all current past and want to be scouters. Uniforms not required , but are highly encouraged, but please wear them honorably, even if it is with a fursuit, is perfectly fine. Show us your best from wherever in the world you are or were a scouter. Bring patches to trade, or something for show-and-tell. This is a casual social meet and greet, no specific program is planned.

Speakers

Sunday January 19, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen III

5:00pm PST

Gender in Furry
Both gender and furry touch on very important aspects of identity. The fandom often provides a space in which to explore one’s gender in a safe manner. Come join us to talk about what gender is and how it interacts with the furry subculture.

Speakers

Sunday January 19, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Hilton: Santa Clara

5:00pm PST

Product Reviews with Taebyn
I review some products fur u to help with yur purchasing needs!

Speakers
avatar for Taebyn

Taebyn

Ima pup! I runaround! hi!


Sunday January 19, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Hilton: Hilton Stage (Almaden Ballroom)

5:00pm PST

RAWR
Come learn about the Regional Anthropomorphic Writers' Retreat, furry's first and only residential writing workshop!

Speakers
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold has won twelve Ursa Major awards and a Coyotl Award for his stories and novels, and his acclaimed novel Out of Position co-won the Rainbow Award for Best Gay Novel of 2009. He helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has instructed at each of... Read More →
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Skunkbomb

I've been writing in the fandom since 2015, and my stories have appeared in various anthologies, most recently in FANG 10. I attended the Regional Anthropomorphic Writers Retreat (RAWR), and I've edited Give Yourself a Hand, an erotic anthology of furry masturbation stories, for Goal... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Marriott: Guadalupe

5:30pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

6:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

6:00pm PST

Dealers Den Closing
Closing time! One last call to… make your final selections and leave.

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Sunday January 19, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

7:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

7:00pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

7:00pm PST

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!

Speakers
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wolfe_guardian

Evan Glaser, aka: wolfe_guardian, is a professional singer and performer from Denver, CO. He has been in the fandom for over 20 years. He is the winner of FC: Unleashed 2018, as well as the 3rd place finisher of FCU 2019.


Sunday January 19, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

7:00pm PST

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

Speakers
DR

Dealers Room Staff

The friendly volunteers of the Dealers Rooms!


Sunday January 19, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm PST
SJCC: Dealers Den (LL20BCD/LL21BCDEF)

8:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

8:30pm PST

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
An Escape Room is like a real life video game puzzle room - teams of up to 8 people will solve puzzles and unlock prized containers by using clues, hints, and tools that everyone finds around the room before the 60-minute timer runs out! Two duplicate rooms are available, so groups of up to 16 can split up to race against each other for a faster time!

This year's theme: Cyberpunk Escape, a futuristic escape room where you and your teammates are trying to decrypt critical information to counter the evil megacorporation taking over a major sector of space! You must act fast to transfer the data before the hour is up, before your paths are traced - and erased!

Entry fee $20 per person - and part of ticket sales will go to the convention's charity! Email fuzzylogicescaperoom@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Speakers
JP

JD Puppy

JD Puppy is a long-time fursuit performer, artist, dancer, and game designer. JD is thrilled to be bringing his company Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, which will be selling tickets for their 60-minute themed escape room all weekend long. Additionally, JD is honored to be invited to join... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 8:30pm - 10:00pm PST
Hilton: Escape Room (Winchester)

9:00pm PST

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!

Open all day, 12PM-10PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with new flights every hour! Training missions are available at 12PM and 5PM daily.

Speakers
AA

Admiral Albert C. Baker III

Albert grew up wanting to be a scientist, learning programming and electronics maintenance from his father. He entered U.C. Berkeley intending to double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science as a stepping stone to do research in nanotechnology, but ended up only getting the degree... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm PST
Hilton: Artemis (Plaza)

9:30pm PST

Fox and Pepper, After Dark *eyebrow waggle* [18+]
Fox Amoore and Pepper Coyote will putting on an hour of original dirty music! They have songs about dongs, songs NOT about dongs, and maybe even a song about the dong lurking in the souls of each and every one of YOU dongs.

Speakers
avatar for Fox Amoore

Fox Amoore

Special Musical Guest
I do music stuff! I play piano and harass chickens. I also do the Foxes and Pepper's band show thing with Pepper, which yay! I'm applying for here ^_^
avatar for Foxes and Peppers

Foxes and Peppers

Special Guest
Pepper Coyote has been singing and playing guitar around the fandom since 2010 when he started performing concerts with his first band look left. Now Pepper plays with Fox Amoore across the globe nearly 3 times a month.PepperCoyote and Fox Amoore have been making music at FurCon for... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 9:30pm - 10:30pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

9:30pm PST

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

Sunday January 19, 2020 9:30pm - Monday January 20, 2020 2:00am PST
Hilton: Hilton Stage (Almaden Ballroom)

10:00pm PST

Neon Murder [18+]
Neo San Jose is holding a party on Sky USS Nota-pe-nis and you are invited. Richard Bulge is the guest of honor for the night and majority of the adult entertainers are here. But something is not right when the guest of honor is missing in action. A party goer finds a body and everyone is a suspect. Come solve the murder, before the murder strikes again.

Speakers
avatar for JJ Husk

JJ Husk

Crazy Alaskan Husky.


Sunday January 19, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

10:00pm PST

Stepping Stones in Dreaming
A practitioners introduction to lucid dreaming. I believe lucid dreaming is learnable skill which holds benefits to the user. The panel covers an array of steps to reach a lucid dreaming state with a Q&A afterward.

Speakers
I

Ishaway

Ishaway
An illustrator of ethereal things, dreams and dream retention are important elements of my work. Normally I am found in the Dealers Den, selling my wears and artwork. I am giving a panel on Lucid Dreaming, a skill I believe is learnable and helpful for any person.


Sunday January 19, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Marriott: Almaden

10:00pm PST

What We Like After Dark [18+]
Come explore what we like as furries through the lens of the art site e621. Using more than 10 years of data from submissions and tags, supplemented by data from the Furry Survey we'll look at art, artists, species, characters, and media franchises.

Speakers

Sunday January 19, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Hilton: Santa Clara

10:00pm PST

Transformation Chat
Are you a fan of the universally beloved act of turning something into something else? Well this is the place to talk about it! Transformation fans of all types and ages are welcome to attend!

Speakers
avatar for Cassidy Civet

Cassidy Civet

Wannabe Pop Star, VancouFur
Musician, dancer, director, tf enthusiast. Previously ran the impromptu tf meet at FC 2019. Check out my original music on Spotify under the same name.


Sunday January 19, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen III

10:00pm PST

Unsheathed Live! [18+]
It’s time once again for everyone’s favorite not actually a podcast! This annual FC tradition features authors Kyell Gold, K. M. Hirosaki, and someone who is definitely Not Tube talking about writing, furry, pop culture, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
Kyell Gold has won twelve Ursa Major awards and a Coyotl Award for his stories and novels, and his acclaimed novel Out of Position co-won the Rainbow Award for Best Gay Novel of 2009. He helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has instructed at each of... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Marriott: Guadalupe

10:30pm PST

Dance feat. Spikeo
Spikeo will be playing Disco, House, Funk, Electro

Sunday January 19, 2020 10:30pm - 11:30pm PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

11:30pm PST

Dance feat. Oddy
Oddy will be playing Tech House

Sunday January 19, 2020 11:30pm - Monday January 20, 2020 12:30am PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)
 
Monday, January 20
 

12:30am PST

Dance feat. Ikkuma
Ikkuma will be playing Progressive House, Breaks, Trance

Speakers
avatar for Ikkuma

Ikkuma

Ikkuma hails from Santa Cruz, CA. DJing since the early 2000s, he has entertained crowds at many area furry events including Further Confusion, Furries in the Wild, the former Pacific Northwest con Rainfurrest, Campfire Tails, Biggest Little Fur Con, and plays regularly at Frolic... Read More →


Monday January 20, 2020 12:30am - 1:30am PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

1:30am PST

Dance feat. Addix (feat. Avian Invasion)
Addix will be playing Electro, Big Room, Progressive Trance

Speakers
avatar for Addix

Addix

DJ
https://www.mixcloud.com/DJVally/


Monday January 20, 2020 1:30am - 2:30am PST
SJCC: Main Stage (220A)

8:00am PST

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. If you're looking to help out, sign up here as a gofur!

Speakers
OS

Operations Staff

The friendly folks at operations who help make the convention go smoothly!


Monday January 20, 2020 8:00am - 12:00pm PST
SJCC: Con Ops (LL21A)

10:00am PST

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

Speakers

Monday January 20, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm PST
Marriott: Art Show (Salon IV-V-VI)

10:00am PST

Gaming
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)

Speakers
GS

Gaming Staff

The friendly faces of Gaming!


Monday January 20, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm PST
Hilton: Gaming (Market)

11:00am PST

Alcohol Appreciation [18+]
Alcohol can be a great way to enhance a social situation, help you unwind and any number of other things....as long as you know what you’re doing. So let’s talk about our shared drinking experiences, and give some advice to those who’ve yet to learn their lessons in liquor.

Speakers
SW

Skye Wilde

Active in the fandom since 2010, Skye has been to numerous conventions and this is his second time hosting panels at FC


Monday January 20, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Marriott: Blossom Hill

11:00am PST

Latte's Coffee Hacks
Long hours reprogramming your video doorbell? Late nights committing corporate espionage? Gonna need to stay caffeinated! Latte will demonstrate a variety of pour-over coffee methods and gadgets, and break down the brewing process step by step.

Speakers
avatar for Latte

Latte

Business director, Further Confusion
A San Jose local, coffee fan, FC exec and board member!


Monday January 20, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

11:00am PST

Fursuit Lounge
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.


Monday January 20, 2020 11:00am - 11:00pm PST
Marriott: Fursuit Lounge (San Carlos)

1:00pm PST

Customer Service War Stories
If you’ve ever worked with people, you know it’s a combination of the most aggravating and entertaining experiences you’ll ever have. So let’s together, share our war stories, and laugh away the pain.

Speakers
SW

Skye Wilde

Active in the fandom since 2010, Skye has been to numerous conventions and this is his second time hosting panels at FC


Monday January 20, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Marriott: Guadalupe

1:00pm PST

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

Monday January 20, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Hilton: Gaming (Market)

3:00pm PST

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. Your feedback can help make a difference!

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen.Professional cat herders.


Monday January 20, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

7:00pm PST

Closing Announcements
Join us as we say our last good-byes then dance the night away.

Speakers
FE

FurCon Executive Team

Executive volunteer staff at the Further Confusion! Directors of the various departments that make up the convention who make it all happen.Professional cat herders.


Monday January 20, 2020 7:00pm - 7:15pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

7:15pm PST

Dance feat. Lycan Catt
Lycan Catt will be playing Pop, Funk, Fursuit Friendly

Monday January 20, 2020 7:15pm - 8:30pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

8:30pm PST

Dance feat. Ocello - B2B- Nightkat
Ocello -B2B- Nightkat will be playing House & Electro

Monday January 20, 2020 8:30pm - 9:45pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)

9:45pm PST

Dance feat. Konik
Konik will be playing Relaxergetic Trance

Monday January 20, 2020 9:45pm - 11:00pm PST
Marriott: Marriott Stage (Salon I-II-III)