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Thursday, January 17
 

2:00pm

Pre-registration Badge Pickup
Thursday January 17, 2013 2:00pm - 10:00pm
SJCC: 2nd Floor

5:00pm

Registration
Thursday January 17, 2013 5:00pm - 10:00pm
SJCC: 1st Floor

7:30pm

Opening Ceremonies

Please join our convention chairman, as we officially kick off for a fun-filled extended weekend! Afterwards, join us in the Marriott for the Welcome Reception.


Panelists

Thursday January 17, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage

8:30pm

Welcome Reception
After our opening ceremonies, please enjoy some snacks, and a chance to mingle.

Thursday January 17, 2013 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II

9:30pm

Fursuit Dance Competition Tryouts
Tryouts & signups for the Fursuit Dance Competition beginning at 8:30 on Friday.

Thursday January 17, 2013 9:30pm - Friday January 18, 2013 1:00am
SJCC: 111 - N

9:30pm

Dance

Come listen and dance to our DJs at Further Confusion’s nightly dances!


Panelists
avatar for Kahyote

Kahyote

DJ and photographer from Northern California
avatar for Ikkuma

Ikkuma

DJ from the Bay Area. Catch me at the FC dance Thursday night and again on Saturday at Frolic! http://www.frolicparty.com/
avatar for DJ Foxie

DJ Foxie

DJ, House Producer and sound engineer based around North California! Have a listen! https://soundcloud.com/computationx


Thursday January 17, 2013 9:30pm - Friday January 18, 2013 2:00am
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage
 
Friday, January 18
 

10:00am

Kaffeeklatch with Ursula Vernon

Come meet Ursula Vernon, author of the Hugo Award-winning comic, Digger, over a cup of coffee or tea. Space is limited.


Friday January 18, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
Marriott: Willow Glen III

10:00am

Pre-registration Badge Pickup
Friday January 18, 2013 10:00am - 9:00pm
SJCC: 2nd Floor

10:00am

Registration
Friday January 18, 2013 10:00am - 9:00pm
SJCC: 1st Floor

10:30am

Video Games
Friday January 18, 2013 10:30am - 6:00pm
SJCC: 113 - L

10:30am

Tabletop Gaming
Friday January 18, 2013 10:30am - Saturday January 19, 2013 2:00am
SJCC: 114 - K

11:00am

Fursuit Roundtable
The Fursuit Roundtable provides an opportunity for fursuiters and fursuiters-to-be to meet new people and share general ideas about costuming. This is a great starting point for the rest of your con experience. We'll share stories, answer questions, and help guide you through the fursuit track at Further Confusion. This panel is open to all ages and all levels of costuming.

Panelists
avatar for Chairo

Chairo

Media & Public Relations / Founder / BoD, Further Confusion
I love taking part in an event where fellow furs can come and enjoy themselves while supporting chairty and art. | | Fursuiter/Builder , Sculptor, Traveler, and Shiny Fan. Its a raccoon thing.


Friday January 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II

11:00am

Retro Electronic Instrumentation
A hands-on panel for attended that will include demonstrations of old style electronic instruments such as the Therimen and the Analog Electrionic Valve Instrument (EVI).

Panelists

Friday January 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill II/III

11:00am

Current Trends in Veterinary Medical care
A roundup of all that's new in animal care and treatment. By a furry veterinarian, with contributions by a furry MD.

Panelists
avatar for Spottacus Cheetah

Spottacus Cheetah

Biotech inventor, physician, incurable romantic, yiffy furry squeaky slinky spotticat.


Friday January 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

11:00am

Intro to stage acting
Have you ever been to a play or a musical? Have you ever wondered how plays are choreographed and how much work is put in to it? Have you ever wondered how actors know how to act onstage? If you answered yes to any of the above then Fraddas has the answers for you. Join him as he enlightens you on the secrets of Theater/ Stage acting. There will be audience participation.

Panelists
avatar for Fraddas

Fraddas

I'm just your average theater actor, and Podcast host from the northern California Valley. When I'm not doing theater performances or Podcast's I'm Busy at home taking care of my parents and Looking for a job as a flight Attendant.


Friday January 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

11:00am

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 is not limited to) art, literature, and mythology. Open to all ages.


Panelists
avatar for Norenxaq

Norenxaq

President and Editor, Augustan Society
author of articles about history, genealogy, and numismatics. as well as art


Friday January 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
SJCC: 211 - 2nd Stage

11:00am

Writing Aloud: Practices in Recording What You Write
With the exploding popularity of podcasts in the fandom, new opportunities are coming to promote your stories. And with recording equipment getting smaller and cheaper, it's never been a better time to record them yourself. But what's the best way to do it? Furry writer Whyte Yoté and podcast producer Buck Hopper team up in this podcast to talk about how to write stories meant to be heard and how to make them sound their best.

Panelists
avatar for Carrizo

Carrizo

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


Friday January 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara I/II

11:00am

Masquerade Signup and Judging
Signups and judging for the Masquerade scheduled for Saturday 11am to 1pm. Our masquerade performers will be expected at a dress rehearsal on the Main Stage on Saturday from 3 to 5 PM.

Friday January 18, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
SJCC: 111 - N

11:00am

Dealers Den
Friday January 18, 2013 11:00am - 6:00pm
Marriott: San Jose Ballroom

12:00pm

Fursuit Dance Competition Rehearsal
Rehearsal for the Fursuit Dance Competition beginning at 8:30 on Friday. Participants must attend to familarize themselves with the event proceedings and the stage!

Friday January 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage

1:00pm

Meet the Guests

Come meet our wonderful guests of honor: Ursula Vernon and Chris Savino, for Q&A.


Panelists
CS

Chris Savino

Chris Savino is a writer, director, producer and animator who's worked with a wide array of studios on a number of projects which have been near and dear to the hearts of our fandom. Outfits that he has spent time include Spümcø, Games Animation, Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Network Studios, and Disney Television Animation. One of his most recent projects is a live-action short called Bigfoot & Gray: On the Run, which he... Read More →
UV

Ursula Vernon

Ursula Vernon is a 2012 Hugo Award-winning author and illustrator of Nurk, Digger, and a number of other projects. The daughter of an artist, she spent her youth attempting to rebel and become a scientist, but eventually succumbed to the siren song of paint (although not before getting a degree in anthropology, because life isn't complete without student loans, right?). Her work has been nominated for an Eisner award, "Talent... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
SJCC: 211 - 2nd Stage

1:00pm

Getting into radio controlled cars

Like cars? Want to go fast, but maybe prefer something a little
more... affordable? Want to meet up with other furs that are into the hobby? Come join Kiteless and learn the ins and outs of getting into radio controlled vehicles, on-road and off-road, gas & electric. We will also talk about some of the cheapest and most expensive ways to get into the hobby. We will also have various vehicles and radios on hand for you to check out.



Friday January 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill II/III

1:00pm

Likelihood of Discovering Life on Alien Planets

ExoPlanets and the Drake Equation.


Panelists
avatar for Lazarus Long

Lazarus Long

Rocket Scientist
Lazarus is a rocket scientist from Los Angeles who has worked on a wide range of vehicles from the Space Shuttle, Mars missions and a multitude of launch vehicles, including his own garage-built rockets. He makes frequent appearances in the media, including spaceflight podcasts and the Discovery Channel. He currently works at Griffith Observatory.


Friday January 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

1:00pm

Mustelidae

Weasel your way into this panel all about mustelids. Feel free to speak up and share whatever you wish, just don't badger the host too much! Hopefully we can ferret out some useful information. You otter be there!


Panelists
avatar for Weasel

Weasel

Come party with the bay's most awesome mustelid! W00t!


Friday January 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

1:00pm

Wolves
An open discussion about wolves- those in the wild and their fandom counterparts. Our conversation will range from biology and history, to spirituality and folklore, and will touch on conservation as well. Fursuits and audience participation are encouraged.

Panelists
avatar for Shadow D. Wolf

Shadow D. Wolf

InfoDesk Lead, Wolves Panelist, FurCon 2013


Friday January 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II

1:00pm

Write From The Beginning

You've got a great idea -- if only you could turn it into a GREAT story -- or even a great webcomic story. Come learn some of the tactics that published authors use to make storytelling much easier.


Panelists
avatar for Mary E. Lowd

Mary E. Lowd

Author of Otters In Space as well as more than thirty short stories published in venues ranging from ROAR 4 to Daily Science Fiction.
MW

Mel. White

Known to her kids as "Indiana Mom", Dr. Mel. is a scientist, writer, artist, comic book creator, poet, storyteller, and World of Warcraft player (not necessarily in that order.) She is a volunteer educator at two Audubon centers and works on dinosaur bones for the Perot Museum and Heard Museum. She teams up with John DeLaughter for the Secret Science Society and occasionally appears as "Dr. Minerva Grant" to unwrap her famous mummy, "I'Ity... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

1:30pm

Voice Acting Workshop
Have you ever wanted to be a voice actor? Here's your chance! Learn how to perform in front of a microphone by actually doing it in this hands-on panel. Volunteers will be asked to perform from prepared scripts and recorded on a portable Pro Tools-based recording rig.

Panelists
avatar for Carrizo

Carrizo

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


Friday January 18, 2013 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara I/II

2:00pm

Photoshoot
Panelists

Friday January 18, 2013 2:00pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: 2nd Floor Attrium

3:00pm

SuperPack Jazz Ensemble

Join the SuperPack Jazz Ensemble for an hour filled with jazz standards and old favorites. This SF Bay Area group of enthusiasts is proud to bring the sounds of trumpet, saxes, bass, keyboard, and drums to Further Confusion 2013. Come sit (or dance!) and enjoy the big sounds from our small ensemble!


Panelists
avatar for Reveille

Reveille

I'm a SF Bay Area Noodle Dragoness who makes and wears fursuits, plays trumpet, reads books, cooks food, plays video games, and is owned by a little rocket-powered Boston Terrier.


Friday January 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage

3:00pm

Commissions 101: Back to Basics
Art is a major part of our fandom and everyone wants to get in on the action. Whether you want to get into the business of commissions or are just starting to collect art, you may have some concerns. In an informal setting, let us get your questions answered and provide you with advice to make your transactions go smoothly. Some areas to be covered: Terms of Service, status/updates, refunds, deadlines, correcting mistakes, and many true stories of the good, the bad, and the weird of furry commission work.

Panelists

Friday January 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill II/III

3:00pm

Advanced Fursuiting, Public Performance, and Workshop
Ever wanted to take your fursuiting above and beyond just conventions? Come join us for a panel all about advanced suiting techniques covering topics like suiting in public, suiting for charity, and tips and tricks on performance. This panel will also include a workshop so we encourage participants to show up in suit.

Panelists
avatar for Groggyfox

Groggyfox

Business Director, Further Confusion
Bay Area SaberToothed Tiger Shark, AV Tech, VJ. Loves fursuits, cars, tech, photography, socializing, and more. Further Confusion Business Director
avatar for Yippee Coyote

Yippee Coyote

Longtime fursuit performer.


Friday January 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
SJCC: 111 - N

3:00pm

SHINEE : Optical Onslaught and Operation
Have you ever caught yourself staring at the flashing screen during a dance, or even just set your music player's visualizer on full screen during a party? If so, or even if not, come and see how its done! We will be exploring some of the methods of video performance from tried and true plugins to "VJ" software used in clubs all over the world. This panel includes realtime visuals for your retinal delight. Join your friendly local VJ's from the Bay Area's own Frolic! -- MaliePono and Skibit. Fursuits welcome!

Panelists

Friday January 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
SJCC: 211 - 2nd Stage

3:00pm

The Ethics of Anthropomorphics

If we could create a society composed of multiple sapient species, what guidelines would be needed to prevent inter-species conflicts, such as carnivore/herbivore, etc.
Panelists will be a veterinarian and an MD, so this should be good.


Panelists
avatar for Spottacus Cheetah

Spottacus Cheetah

Biotech inventor, physician, incurable romantic, yiffy furry squeaky slinky spotticat.
avatar for Lazarus Long

Lazarus Long

Rocket Scientist
Lazarus is a rocket scientist from Los Angeles who has worked on a wide range of vehicles from the Space Shuttle, Mars missions and a multitude of launch vehicles, including his own garage-built rockets. He makes frequent appearances in the media, including spaceflight podcasts and the Discovery Channel. He currently works at Griffith Observatory.


Friday January 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

3:00pm

eBooks: How to publish, price, and sell
So you've been thinking about publishing an eBook, but have no idea where to start or how to do it. This panel will cover the following topics: How to format your book for publishing as an eBook, what tools you need and how to use them, what web sites to use for selling your books and their policies, cover art - buying or making, price points; royalties, taxes, and how to advertise.

Panelists
avatar for John Van Stry

John Van Stry

Project manager, QA manager, Author, Photographer, Big Cat Trainer
Big Cats, Aerospace, Motorcycles, Writing, Old Cars, Getting neck/back rubs


Friday January 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

4:30pm

2 & Kage Story Hour

Join Uncle Kage and 2 the Ranting Gryphon for a show filled with comedy, stories, and banter.


Panelists
avatar for Uncle Kage

Uncle Kage

CEO, Anthrocon, Inc.
Uncle Kage: Chairman of Anthrocon


Friday January 18, 2013 4:30pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage

5:00pm

Exotic Materials (and using them safely)
Covering different foams, furs (including NFT and dealing with them), adhesives (plus safety info), coatings and structure. I'll also cover how to use them effectively and have a large show-and-touch display. This year we will be focusing on fur, with a detailed tour of the NFT mill itself.

Panelists
avatar for WhiteyFawks

WhiteyFawks

Board Secretary AA&E, Owner, Arend Studios LLC
Costume builder, entrepreneur, volunteer, burner. I love to give presentations at various events around the world, and help out where I can. I volunteer for the fursuit track at Further Confusion, and am Board Secretary of AA&E. Otherwise, I'm building something! Probably something fuzzy :)


Friday January 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill II/III

5:00pm

Inflatable Fursuits
Come check out the wonderful and wacky world of inflatable fursuits. Here we will be showing different examples and styles of inflatable suits, from fur to latex. We'll be discussing building methods, pros and cons, as well as ways you can produce your own. Crank out the helium, we'll have you waddling along in no time.

Panelists
avatar for Duke Shephard

Duke Shephard

www.squeaklatex.com & www.crittercountry.com.au


Friday January 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
SJCC: 111 - N

5:00pm

Robbie's Descendents - Modern Robotics

Modern robotics is taking bounds ahead, on six, four, and two feet, as well as wheels and tracks. Meet Asimo, Cheetah-bot, Big Dog, the Roombas, and others that are in development, or actually on the market.


Panelists
R

Rathacat

Writer, scriptwriter, storyboard artist, engineer, I publish the Ratha or Named Series with Imaginator Press (www.imaginatorpress.com)
I'm working on a long-held dream - adapting my first Ratha book as a graphic novel. I'm doing this with several artists, my publisher, and others, such as musicians.
avatar for Lazarus Long

Lazarus Long

Rocket Scientist
Lazarus is a rocket scientist from Los Angeles who has worked on a wide range of vehicles from the Space Shuttle, Mars missions and a multitude of launch vehicles, including his own garage-built rockets. He makes frequent appearances in the media, including spaceflight podcasts and the Discovery Channel. He currently works at Griffith Observatory.


Friday January 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

5:00pm

SHOW!
The Internet's only comedy podcast goes live with an informative discourse on how to run your own bad podcast, and a small gameshow.

Panelists
avatar for Agouti-Rex

Agouti-Rex

General Counsel, SHOW enterprises GmbH
Agouti-Rex is an Internet cartoonist and co-host of the podcast SHOW! When he's not trading barbs with Aurelina, he's responsible for the webcomics 'Murry Purry Fresh and Furry' and 'Guttersnipe.' His work has appeared in Furrlough, Genus, Golddigger and Monster Haus. His graphic novel 'Malleus Maleficarum' is available from SLG Publishing. He likes to talk about himself in the third person.


Friday January 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara I/II

5:00pm

Transformation Roundtable/ TF Jam
Are you a fan of werecreatures? Do you love the TF art and stories you see on the internet? Well get together with other fans, artists and writers for the TF roundtable. TF roundtable is a free-form meet and greet social and exchange for attending TF fans. Drawing, writing, and discussion about favorite methods, media, or real life implications of a transformation encouraged.


Friday January 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II

5:00pm

Otherkin
An invitation to discussion on all things otherkin and related! Otherkin, therians, their friends and supporters, or even those just curious are encouraged to attend.

Panelists
avatar for Baphijmm

Baphijmm

I'm just this crazy dragon guy. Sometimes I write novels, and I occasionally dabble in telescopes.


Friday January 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

5:00pm

FurPlanet Presents

A showcase of new releases from FurPlanet Productions, including readings from Kevin Frane's much awaited novel "Summerhill" and the newest "Cupcake," Watts Martin's "Indigo Rain."


Panelists
avatar for Rikoshi

Rikoshi

I've been a furry writer for the last decade or so, and I love to tell stories for anyone who's willing to read or listen.
avatar for Chipotle

Chipotle

FC 2016's writing track lead. Chipotle (Watts) is the author of the Ranea stories, including "Indigo Rain," "Going Concerns," "A Gift of Fire, A Gift of Blood," as well as other furry and non-furry works,


Friday January 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

6:00pm

Marvel vs. Capcom 3
It's MAHVEL BABY! We're getting ready for another round of everyone's favorite mashup fighter, and if you've got what it takes, gear up and throw down with us! (360)

Friday January 18, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm
SJCC: 113 - L

7:00pm

So You Want to be an Artist
Join our Guest of Honor, Ursula Vernon to discuss what it takes to become a professional artist.

Panelists
UV

Ursula Vernon

Ursula Vernon is a 2012 Hugo Award-winning author and illustrator of Nurk, Digger, and a number of other projects. The daughter of an artist, she spent her youth attempting to rebel and become a scientist, but eventually succumbed to the siren song of paint (although not before getting a degree in anthropology, because life isn't complete without student loans, right?). Her work has been nominated for an Eisner award, "Talent... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill II/III

7:00pm

Supersonic Ponies: Mach 3 in One Second Flat

Ponies are awesome. Pegasi exceeding the speed of sound are 20% more awesome. This presentation discusses several topics related to equine aviation, including a summary of pony flight physics (as presented by Stephen Magnet and others), a discussion of how one would write an academic paper about pegasus ponies, and speculative design numbers for implementing real-life pegabots.


Panelists

Friday January 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

7:00pm

FraddasCast Live
Join Fraddas, and a possible random co-host for and hour or so of laughs, entertainment, and other fun surprises!

Panelists
avatar for Fraddas

Fraddas

I'm just your average theater actor, and Podcast host from the northern California Valley. When I'm not doing theater performances or Podcast's I'm Busy at home taking care of my parents and Looking for a job as a flight Attendant.


Friday January 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara I/II

7:00pm

Improvaganza!
Have you seen improv on TV or stage and thought you can do better? Are you curious about how to get started? Let a veteran improv performer, host, and teacher teach you the basics, including exercises and games designed to improve your quick thinking, awareness, and social skills. A good sense of humor and audience participation is strongly suggested!

Panelists
avatar for Tazel Sixpaws

Tazel Sixpaws

AKA "Prismo", Tazel Sixpaws has been in the fandom since 1997, but with this nom de fox since 2000. Shi is pretty friendly (though is a bit shy about random, rutting hugs) and loves improv, games, and just... talking about stuff. Shi will be at hir improv panel, the Multifurry panel, and some others as well - check hir schedule to say hi! :D


Friday January 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
SJCC: 111 - N

7:00pm

Totemism

Join us for an interactive discussion on neopagan totemism, spirit animals, animal messengers, and whatever other topics we are guided to investigate. Be prepared to share your own personal rituals, experiences, and knowledge with the other attendees. This panel is for everyone, regardless of previous totemic beliefs or experiences. As a group we'll try to help guide those attendees who don't know what their totem animal is, but are trying to discover it.


Panelists
avatar for Runner

Runner

Neopagan Totemist/Fursuiter/Aviation Archaeologist
I'll be your guide, along with Marshall, for the Totemism Panel and will also be helping with the Feminist Intersectionality in the Furry Fandom Panel at FC 2015! See you there!


Friday January 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

7:00pm

Lounging with Lagomorphs
Rabbits are all over; stories, ads, myths, legends, pictures, and symbols. But most people have never seen a live rabbit aside from a small creature huddled in a cage. Well, come meet the FC Bunnies, and learn the "pawful" truth about how real rabbits live, love, and think. Be prepared to administer petting!


Friday January 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

7:00pm

Sofawolf Presents
Readings from upcoming releases on Sofawolf Press's calendar.

Panelists
avatar for Jeffery Eddy

Jeffery Eddy

President / Treasurer, Sofawolf Press, Inc.


Friday January 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II

8:30pm

Fursuit Dance Competition
Watch some of the best dancers in the fandom show off their skills in this main stage smackdown!

Friday January 18, 2013 8:30pm - 10:30pm
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage

9:00pm

Furoticon
Come play Furoticon, the popular adults-only card game! We have a new set to show off, Tribes of Tanglebrook, featuring Dragons, Wolves, Otters, Lions, and Rats! Stop by our Dealer's Table for more information on the Tournaments being held this weekend. 18+ only!

Panelists
avatar for Callista Skip

Callista Skip

Office Manager, et al, Tail Kiss Studio, LLC
Promoting a quality product to our quality customers. You guys are the reason we can make Furoticon the best game possible!


Friday January 18, 2013 9:00pm - Saturday January 19, 2013 12:00am
Marriott: Almaden

9:00pm

Video Games
Friday January 18, 2013 9:00pm - Saturday January 19, 2013 2:00am
SJCC: 113 - L

10:00pm

Inflatables and Balloons Meet & Greet
Have you ever wondered about those large pool toys you've seen in the pool or around the con? How about the unique balloons some furs have with them? Come to meet and greet furs who enjoy these things, take your photo with some very unique toys, or just have a good time with fun people! Please bring your toys & show them off! Fursuiters & photographers are encouraged to attend for unique photos. Note: Our toys are costly, so no sharp objects, please!

Panelists
avatar for Aphinity

Aphinity

Vice Chair, IT Lead, BronyCAN
Hi! I'm a Pacific White Sided Dolphin named Aphinity, or Phin for short. Some of you also know me as ioco, the Siberian Husky (my fursuit). A few others know me as Rob, but that's my boring name :) I'm a born and raised Canadian from Vancouver and I love to meet people! My interests are very diverse. I am an avid fursuiter and costumer, and I'm quite active in the Brony community. I have many costumes and outfits I like to wear, the most... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2013 10:00pm - Saturday January 19, 2013 12:00am
SJCC: 111 - N

10:30pm

Copyrights
How copyright laws affect you, the things you create, and how others use them.

Panelists
MW

Mel. White

Known to her kids as "Indiana Mom", Dr. Mel. is a scientist, writer, artist, comic book creator, poet, storyteller, and World of Warcraft player (not necessarily in that order.) She is a volunteer educator at two Audubon centers and works on dinosaur bones for the Perot Museum and Heard Museum. She teams up with John DeLaughter for the Secret Science Society and occasionally appears as "Dr. Minerva Grant" to unwrap her famous mummy, "I'Ity... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2013 10:30pm - Saturday January 19, 2013 12:00am
Marriott: Willow Glen III

10:30pm

Fur What It's Worth Live

Serving as an "an introduction and immersion into the furry fandom" we aim to help furries get more involved within the furry community and and introduce newcomers to the furry fandom. Join us for our special LIVE show as we explore the world of furry clothing and costume manufacturing with special guests Bunnywarez, all while providing a good laugh to both new and longtime furs. To top it off, we will torture our guests with THE GAME. We may not be the utmost authorities on the fandom, but we are putting our two cents out there, Fur What It's Worth to You!


Panelists
avatar for Bunnywarez

Bunnywarez

Big Boss Bunny, Bunnywarez
We like to make stuff and have fun.
avatar for Tugs Puppybear

Tugs Puppybear

Host, Fur What It's Worth
I'm one of two hosts for the podcast Fur What It's Worth, a podcast introducing and immersing everyone in the furry fandom. (Not just new furs!)


Friday January 18, 2013 10:30pm - Saturday January 19, 2013 12:00am
Hilton: Santa Clara I/II

10:30pm

Harassment Workshop
Tired of seeing friends and newcomers turn away from the community because of bad experiences with fans? Want to talk about making the fandom more open, less hostile, and just an all-around better place? Come to our panel and we'll work it out! Together we can explore some pitfalls, figure out some "do's" and "don'ts," and make our conventions safer places to be.

Panelists

Friday January 18, 2013 10:30pm - Saturday January 19, 2013 12:00am
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II

10:30pm

Adult Dragon Panel
The "ADP" is back for another year. Come enjoy this 18+ panel
in an open forum to talk about the adult nature of dragons with your host, Kiteless. From loving dragons to being a dragon and everything "in between". This is a panel about the sexuality of dragons of all shapes and sizes; an open and frank forum for the sharing of amazing works from some of your favorite artists and as many new faces as we can get ahold of. Leave your shame at home and come have fun with your fellow dragons and dragon lovers. Badges will be checked at the door for this adults only
panel.

Panelists

Friday January 18, 2013 10:30pm - Saturday January 19, 2013 1:00am
SJCC: 211 - 2nd Stage

10:30pm

Dance

Come listen and dance to our DJs at Further Confusion’s nightly dances!



Friday January 18, 2013 10:30pm - Saturday January 19, 2013 2:00am
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage
 
Saturday, January 19
 

9:00am

Live Animal Event with Serval Cats and Others

Again, by popular demand, the amazing Spottacus and his serval cats! Also inludes fennecs and other creatures as well. In addition to the show itself, this is an opportunity for artists to sketch the animals, and the audience can interact with them.


Panelists
avatar for Spottacus Cheetah

Spottacus Cheetah

Biotech inventor, physician, incurable romantic, yiffy furry squeaky slinky spotticat.


Saturday January 19, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
Marriott: Blossom Hill II/III

10:00am

Achievement Unlocked: Your first furry convention!
Welcome to FC2013! Whether this is your first time at a furry convention, specifically at FC, or even if you're a regular, we want to welcome you to a panel covering a lot of things you may benefit from knowing when attending a furry convention or event. We will cover what to expect, costs, etiquette, safety, and much more! We're glad you could make it and wouldn't want you to miss out on anything, as we know conventions can be overwhelming. Also, attendees of this panel get a keepsake for unlocking this awesome achievement!

Panelists
avatar for Sprout

Sprout

I love being social and meeting new people. I look forward to meeting new folks at FC!


Saturday January 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II

10:00am

Kaffeeklatch with Chris Savino

Join Chris Savino, writer, director, producer and animator, for an informal discussion over a cup of coffee and maybe a biscuit. Space is limited.


Saturday January 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
Marriott: Willow Glen III

10:00am

Dealers Den
Saturday January 19, 2013 10:00am - 6:00pm
Marriott: San Jose Ballroom

10:00am

Registration
Saturday January 19, 2013 10:00am - 8:00pm
SJCC: 1st Floor

10:30am

Video Games
Saturday January 19, 2013 10:30am - 3:00pm
SJCC: 113 - L

10:30am

Tabletop Gaming
Saturday January 19, 2013 10:30am - 5:00pm
SJCC: 114 - K

11:00am

Animal Conflict Resolution

Meet one of our charities, the Little Blue Society and learn about the work they do to resolve conflicts between humans and animals.


Panelists
LB

Little Blue Society

Little Blue Society is a not-for-profit organization focused on the equatable resolution of situations where human society and the natural habitats of animals comes into conflict. Little Blue Society is dedicated the promoting environmental/ecological stewardship, improving coordination among non-governmental organizations and public agencies, and further the application of scientific research in finding intelligent solutions for the joint use of... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

11:00am

FC: Unleashed! Rehearsal

First rehearsal for FC: Unleashed! All participants are expected to attend! See Sunday's FC: Unleashed! for more information!


Saturday January 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II

11:00am

Furry Bikers
The Leader of the [FC2013] Pack invites riders of all makes and models of motoscoots to meet, say hello and get to know each other!

Panelists

Saturday January 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara I/II

11:00am

Tai Chi Gathering and Practice

Even while flying through space, it pays to stay grounded. Join us for a non-impact workout to get your Qi going for a healthy body and healthy mind. Open to all, no experience necessary, and fursuits welcome!


Panelists
avatar for Kannik

Kannik

Kannik Studios/Furry Fu Productions
Hi there! I am a lynx of many interests and passions: martial arts, ontological philosophy, architecture, gaming, geekery, travel, the future, and more. Looking forward to meeting you all at FC!


Saturday January 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
SJCC: 2nd Floor Attrium

11:00am

Fix That Story!

We'll look at "the worst sf story ever" (Eye of Argon) and see how editing can turn a classic bad piece of writing into a usable story.


Panelists
MW

Mel. White

Known to her kids as "Indiana Mom", Dr. Mel. is a scientist, writer, artist, comic book creator, poet, storyteller, and World of Warcraft player (not necessarily in that order.) She is a volunteer educator at two Audubon centers and works on dinosaur bones for the Perot Museum and Heard Museum. She teams up with John DeLaughter for the Secret Science Society and occasionally appears as "Dr. Minerva Grant" to unwrap her famous mummy, "I'Ity... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

12:00pm

Fursuit Parade Staging
Fursuiters should begin to arrive at Main Stage for the Fursuit Parade. Please check the Fursuit Parade for more information!

Saturday January 19, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage

1:00pm

Fursuit Parade
Come show off your costume creations as we parade through the convention center. A map of the parade route is available on the website. Fursuiters, please start to line up inside the main stage ballroom at noon so we can kick off on time.

Saturday January 19, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage

2:00pm

Going Pro as a Furry Artist
Join Rukis and Myenia as they discuss the ins and outs of being a professional furry artist. The panel will discuss commissions and conventions, marketing and management, and even research and development, all in a furry-fandom-applicable manner to help the aspiring pro furry artist find their way.

Panelists

Saturday January 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II

2:00pm

History of Electronic Music.

A History of Electronic used in movies. The Forbidden Planet was the first movie ever to use An all electronic music soundtrack. This panel will cover a history of the use of this music style.


Panelists

Saturday January 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

2:00pm

Mass Beam Propulsion: How to get to the stars quickly with the science we know

The latest in space science and cosmology.


Panelists
GD

G. David Nordley

G. David Nordley is the pen name of Gerald David Nordley, an author and astronautical engineer. He lives in Sunnyvale, CA, with his wife, a retired Apple Computer programmer. A retired Air Force officer, he has extensive experience in spacecraft systems operations, engineering, and testing as well as research in advanced spacecraft propulsion. As a writer of fiction and nonfiction, his main interest is the future of human exploration and... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill II/III

2:00pm

Become Your Fursona
Curious about becoming your fursona using guided meditation? Many furs find taking a few moments to relax via guided meditation during a busy con can be very rejuvenating and restful. Find out more about this useful tool and become your avatar in a soothing hypnotic experience designed for personal growth.

Panelists

Saturday January 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
SJCC: 111 - N

2:00pm

Macro/Micro Roundtable
This is for those of us who enjoy looming over buildings, being as tall as a skyscraper, or maybe even bigger. If you enjoy being too short to reach a doorknob, or even smaller than a toy soldier, consider yourself welcome! Come on by and chat with like minded furries. Just don't put a hole in the ceiling, and watch out for furries under your feet!

Panelists

Saturday January 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

2:00pm

Foxes

Eared, fennec, or just plain ol' red, this is the panel for those who appreciate all things vulpine, both in the real world and in fiction. Come meet with other fox-lovers and discuss what makes the little brushtails so interesting.


Panelists
avatar for Kitsue Clover

Kitsue Clover

Fox species panelist
THERE IS NO "N" IN MY NAME!! Now that that is out of the way, HAI I'm Kitsue, but most people call me Kit. I also respond to Fox, Lady, Hey you with the face, etc. I tend to be a little hyper and I love making new fur friends, so please if you see me, recognize my badge name or my character, or whatever say HAI! I will also most of the time accept huggs when offered :3 | My fursona is an Orange Fox. Shaggy brown hair with big lime green... Read More →
RF

Rocky Fox

Technical Writer, Verizon
I have been a fox in the furry community since 1999. I am also a musician and composer. I am a student at Denver Metropolitan State University trying to earn a degree in Film Scoring.


Saturday January 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
SJCC: 211 - 2nd Stage

2:00pm

Rodentia
Come discuss your favorite species with your fellow rodents. Share lore and trivia with other gnawers.

Panelists
avatar for Nicodemus Rat

Nicodemus Rat

Long-time fursuit builder and performer. Squeak!


Saturday January 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

2:00pm

Photoshoot
Panelists

Saturday January 19, 2013 2:00pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: 2nd Floor Attrium

3:00pm

Masquerade Rehearsal
Rehearsal for the Masquerade scheduled for Saturday 8-9:30 PM. See Friday's Masquerade Signup and Judging for more information!

Saturday January 19, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage

3:00pm

Super Smash Brothers Brawl
It's that time again! Your favorite Nintendo characters are getting suited up and ready to fight it out! We're looking for all comers ready to play some one on one smash, so get down here and play with us!

Panelists

Saturday January 19, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
SJCC: 113 - L

4:00pm

Composition and Design for Illustration

You've got the fundamentals of illustration down, but now you're looking for ways to crank up the volume. In this panel, digital artist Kamui will explore techniques in composition and design that will give your art more impact, more character, and tell a more effective story. Aimed at all skill levels and media.


Saturday January 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

4:00pm

Animal Anatomy, Physiology, and Behavior

The incomparable furry veterinarian, Otterdoc, presents his popular two-part presentation on how animals are put together and what makes them work. A great reference for furry writers and artists, and also illuminating and just plain fun. The first part, Animal Anatomy, Physiology, and Behavior, is for general audiences. The second part, Animal Reproduction, is listed separately, and is for adults only.


Panelists

Saturday January 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill II/III

4:00pm

Exploring the Fandom Through Data
Furry is a delightfully interesting subculture, and the data on it certainly backs that up! Makyo from [adjective][species] will explore the fandom through data and introspection, covering a range of topics from gender and orientation to age and population distribution.

Panelists
avatar for Makyo

Makyo

[adjective][species]
Makyo's an arctic fox that spends more time than is healthy thinking about furry, writing about furry, drawing pretty graphs of furry things, and occasionally yapping about furry to an audience.


Saturday January 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
SJCC: 211 - 2nd Stage

4:00pm

Hey you, come talk to me!
Communication with anyone can be a bit overwhelming at first and can even cause stress or anxiety. This panel will offer tips on approaching people, good conversation starters, how to pick up on body language, basic do's/don'ts, confidence boosters, tips on flirting, letting someone know you like them, and more! We encourage everyone to attend this panel because inter-personal communication with other humans is a fantastic skill to have; anyone can do it! Let's talk!

Panelists
avatar for Sprout

Sprout

I love being social and meeting new people. I look forward to meeting new folks at FC!
avatar for Latte

Latte

Downtown SJ resident, Marketing Director for FC 2015, graphic and web designer by day. Occasionally a fox!


Saturday January 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II

4:00pm

Meet the Advice Columnist
Grubbs Grizzly, author of "Ask Papabear" at www.askpapabear.com, will host this informal chat about how he got into writing an advice column, why he does it, and answer questions from the audience.

Panelists
avatar for Grubbs Grizzly

Grubbs Grizzly

Self-employed writer and editor
9-foot tall, 900 pound grizzly bear. Founder of http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BearFurries/. Fursuiter. Lover of furries. I'm a gay, masculine bear. Husbear of Yogi. As a human, I am a writer and editor. You can learn more about me at www.kheditorial.com. I'm also the founder of the American Furry Association (www.americanfurryassociation.org) which is just starting to get off the ground this year.


Saturday January 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara I/II

4:00pm

Marine Mammals
Where would you be without the vast array of life that plays in the sea? All of your aquatic critters, from whales and fish to otters and penguins, come enjoy a fun chat.

Panelists

Saturday January 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

4:00pm

How to Read

When you're reading a story, whether it's by a professional or an amateur author, how can you tell what makes it good? If you're interested in being a writer, you need to be an analytical reader. Let our panelists help ruin your ability to just read for enjoyment! (Just kidding. Mostly.)


Panelists
avatar for Rikoshi

Rikoshi

I've been a furry writer for the last decade or so, and I love to tell stories for anyone who's willing to read or listen.
avatar for Chipotle

Chipotle

FC 2016's writing track lead. Chipotle (Watts) is the author of the Ranea stories, including "Indigo Rain," "Going Concerns," "A Gift of Fire, A Gift of Blood," as well as other furry and non-furry works,
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
I am passionate about writing, and sports, and art, and travel, and food, and the furry fandom...I have written a lot of books and stories concerning one or more of the above subjects, too.


Saturday January 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

4:00pm

Stage Fighting Seminar
Learn how to safely create an awesome combat montage, on-stage or for film! We will be covering basic fight choreography, techniques, and safety, including a chance to practice and create your own fight sequence. Fursuits with good visibility, stable feet and good range of motion are welcome.

Panelists
avatar for Kannik

Kannik

Kannik Studios/Furry Fu Productions
Hi there! I am a lynx of many interests and passions: martial arts, ontological philosophy, architecture, gaming, geekery, travel, the future, and more. Looking forward to meeting you all at FC!
avatar for Reveille

Reveille

I'm a SF Bay Area Noodle Dragoness who makes and wears fursuits, plays trumpet, reads books, cooks food, plays video games, and is owned by a little rocket-powered Boston Terrier.


Saturday January 19, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
SJCC: 111 - N

5:00pm

Texas Hold'em Tournament
Know when to hold 'em? Know when to fold 'em? We're playing some no limit down here and are ready for you! Keep your chips close, though, those ferrets love their shinies...

Panelists

Saturday January 19, 2013 5:00pm - 9:00pm
SJCC: 114 - K

5:00pm

Video Games
Saturday January 19, 2013 5:00pm - Sunday January 20, 2013 2:00am
SJCC: 113 - L

6:00pm

Flash animation

Have you ever wanted to animate but don't know where to start? Do you already animate, but want to learn the ins and outs of Adobe's Flash? Well, never fear! The Flash Animation panel will instruct you on the basics of the animation production pipeline in Flash, from concept to storyboard to final, including animation tips and tricks. Your hosts are Patch, instructor at Academy of Art University; Pamela Fischer (aka Bailiwick/Boilerroo) instructor of Media Arts & Animation at the Art Institute of California - Silicon Valley; and Marji Fortin, Animation Director for the mobile gaming company Minomonsters.


Panelists
avatar for Patch

Patch

Animator, teacher
Animation instructor, studio and freelance artist, and maker of animated films. Storyboard artist for over 30 music videos, earning millions of youtube views for Disney, and a feature film aired on Showtime. | | Business owner with a mission to fund creative projects. Active collaborator and supporter for artists, musicians, writers, publishers, and independent business people. | | For fun, I like fursuiting! Also: writing... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II

6:00pm

Advanced Fursuit Construction

Geared more towards people wanting to try honing their skills after having attempted their first costumes already. More advanced techniques such as airbrushing, casting, latex, fiberglass etc. We'll also cover how you go from 2D to 3D and keep your character on model.


Panelists
avatar for WhiteyFawks

WhiteyFawks

Board Secretary AA&E, Owner, Arend Studios LLC
Costume builder, entrepreneur, volunteer, burner. I love to give presentations at various events around the world, and help out where I can. I volunteer for the fursuit track at Further Confusion, and am Board Secretary of AA&E. Otherwise, I'm building something! Probably something fuzzy :)


Saturday January 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

6:00pm

Fursuit Handling 101: Basics of fursuiter wrangling!
Ever wondered how best to interact with fursuiters at a convention/gathering? Thinking about volunteering as a handler for an event? Want to know more about visibility in costume? These questions and more will be answered as we cover the basics of fursuit handling and interaction etiquette with folks in fursuit. We will cover safety, hand signals, do's/don'ts, public events/volunteer gigs, and much more! Fursuiters, non-fursuiters and the curious are all encouraged and welcome!

Panelists
avatar for Sprout

Sprout

I love being social and meeting new people. I look forward to meeting new folks at FC!
avatar for Weasel

Weasel

Come party with the bay's most awesome mustelid! W00t!


Saturday January 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
SJCC: 211 - 2nd Stage

6:00pm

Animal Anatomy, Physiology, and Behavior

The incomparable furry veterinarian, Otterdoc, presents his popular two-part presentation on how animals are put together and what makes them work. A great reference for furry writers and artists, and also illuminating and just plain fun. The first part, Animal Anatomy, Physiology, and Behavior, is for general audiences. The second part, Animal Reproduction, is listed separately, and is for adults only.


Panelists

Saturday January 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill II/III

6:00pm

Pokéfurs
Some of us are foxes, some are wolves, but some of us choose to be Pokémon! In this social panel, we'll meet those who have a Pokémon fursona (or those just interested in the fandom) and engage in general Pokémon related discussion. Bring your DS Pokemon games for free giveaways from Evolus!

Panelists
avatar for Growly

Growly

I have been in the fandom since 1999, and I have been a fursuiter since 2008! | | My fursona is a Growlithe (a Pokemon)!
avatar for Evolus

Evolus

I've been a part of the furry fandom for many years now, and I want to start giving things back to it. Pokemon, and specifically Espeon, are the best things ever! :3


Saturday January 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara I/II

6:00pm

Paleo
Rawr! This is a call for any surviving furries of the paleo age! Be you a dinosaur or a prehistoric mammal, meet other kin here at the Paleo Panel!

Panelists
avatar for Wolf Masters

Wolf Masters

Im a paleontologist and gamer nerd. I love making people laugh and im very easy to talk to! Come up and say hi!


Saturday January 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

6:00pm

A Reading by Mary E. Lowd
Mary E. Lowd, author of "Otters In Space," has written furry fiction ranging from space opera to horror, spanning species from cats, dogs, and otters to koalas, lizards, and fish. Her fiction has been nominated five times for Ursa Major Awards and won a Coyotl Award. Come hear a story or two!

Panelists
avatar for Mary E. Lowd

Mary E. Lowd

Author of Otters In Space as well as more than thirty short stories published in venues ranging from ROAR 4 to Daily Science Fiction.


Saturday January 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

6:15pm

Matthew Ebel Concert

Acclaimed "Piano Geek Rock" musician Matthew Ebel has returned to Further Confusion with an out-of-this-world show. Find out more about his music at matthewebel.com.


Panelists
avatar for Matthew Ebel

Matthew Ebel

I call myself a piano rocker, but I’m really just kind of a goofball. I’ve been playing the piano since age 5, discovered electronic music at 12, and made this stuff my career in 1999. Since then I’ve played at the Grand Ole Opry, been quoted in Rolling Stone, and made a name for myself in new media circles. I’ve been able to play piano rock full-time since 2007 and since then I’ve never looked back. People tell me that they’re... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2013 6:15pm - 7:45pm
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage

6:30pm

Dessert Social
Join us on Saturday evening for an opportunity to meet your fellow furries and chow down on some sweet snacks. Dessert will be provided for all membership levels. This event will take place behind the Dealers’ Den on the 2nd floor of the Marriott, along the same hallway as the Furry Marketplace.

Saturday January 19, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Other Space

6:30pm

Intro to Fursuiting
For anyone who is interested in Fursuiting and would like some good tips on where to start. We will be covering the basics to buying your first suit, as well as cover the essentials to prepare for your first time fursuiting.

Panelists

Saturday January 19, 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm
SJCC: 111 - N

8:00pm

Masquerade
FC’s Masquerade is our annual judged costume showcase, with
divisions from novice to professional.
Signups and judging will take place on Friday from 11am to 1pm in Convention Center room 111 (N), and our masquerade performers will be expected at a dress rehearsal on the Main Stage on Saturday from 3pm to 5pm.

Saturday January 19, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage

9:00pm

Furoticon
Come play Furoticon, the popular adults-only card game! We have a new set to show off, Tribes of Tanglebrook, featuring Dragons, Wolves, Otters, Lions, and Rats! Stop by our Dealer's Table for more information on the Tournaments being held this weekend. 18+ only!

Panelists
avatar for Callista Skip

Callista Skip

Office Manager, et al, Tail Kiss Studio, LLC
Promoting a quality product to our quality customers. You guys are the reason we can make Furoticon the best game possible!


Saturday January 19, 2013 9:00pm - Sunday January 20, 2013 12:00am
Marriott: Almaden

9:00pm

Tabletop Gaming
Saturday January 19, 2013 9:00pm - Sunday January 20, 2013 2:00am
SJCC: 114 - K

9:30pm

Building a Solid Painting

Join Myenia as she covers a spectrum of methods and processes that can help build a strong painting, or improve your whole body of work. In this panel we will discuss everything from gestures and sketches, composition, and color theory, to intent and inspiration, in a fast-paced and detailed environment.


Panelists

Saturday January 19, 2013 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

9:30pm

Poi/Glowstringing Fundamentals
Poi spinning can seem complex and intimidating when you see a stranger whirling past you on the dance floor. In this panel, you'll learn not only some basic moves to get you started, but see the art broken down into manageable components. By learning about core poi theory, you'll find yourself set on the path towards exploring poi not just as a series of unrelated static moves, but as the infinite art form that it is.

Panelists
avatar for ShadowCheetah

ShadowCheetah

ShadowCheetah ("Shade" for short) is a vegetarian cheetah that specializes in ruthlessly taking down tofu gazelle at extremely high speeds. He's a hopeless geek, unrepentant brony, and occasional artist/musician with a variety of random interests and hobbies such as poi spinning, parkour, fursuiting, and taking over the world. He spends his weekends alternating between helping to care for lions, tigers, and bears (and other random animals) and... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2013 9:30pm - 11:30pm
SJCC: 111 - N

9:30pm

Karaoke
Mewl, hoot, and howl along with your favorite songs as Karaoke returns to FC2013.

Saturday January 19, 2013 9:30pm - Sunday January 20, 2013 2:00am
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II/III

10:00pm

Unsheathed Live
The furry writing podcast is back again! Come to our live show and see Kyell, K.M., and Kit put on a show full of advice, audience questions, Coke Zero, buckets of wine, and probably a non-zero amount of Star Wars and football. Bring your questions and be part of the magic!

Panelists
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
I am passionate about writing, and sports, and art, and travel, and food, and the furry fandom...I have written a lot of books and stories concerning one or more of the above subjects, too.
avatar for K. M. Hirosaki

K. M. Hirosaki

I write furry stories and co-host the Unsheathed Podcast with Kyell Gold!


Saturday January 19, 2013 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara I/II

10:00pm

'Men in Suits' screening with Director Frank Woodward

Godzilla… Predator… Robby the Robot… The Gill Man… These are some of the most iconic characters in cinema, but many people still don't know about the incredible actors who bring these creatures to life! MEN IN SUITS shines a long overdue light on an art that is getting lost in this age of computer graphics.


Saturday January 19, 2013 10:00pm - Sunday January 20, 2013 12:00am
SJCC: 211 - 2nd Stage

10:30pm

Animal Reproduction

The mystery, wonder, and intimate details of how animals reproduce. You thought you know how they all do it, but you will be surprised. This is Part Two of Otterdoc's presentation, and is intended for adults only.


Panelists

Saturday January 19, 2013 10:30pm - Sunday January 20, 2013 12:00am
Marriott: Blossom Hill II/III

10:30pm

Dance

Come listen and dance to our DJs at Further Confusion’s nightly dances!


Panelists
O

OrionBarkley

Owner, Noisy Neighbour Recordings
Music
avatar for Spectrum Fox / Cohn Jonner

Spectrum Fox / Cohn Jonner

Vulpine Arts Studios


Saturday January 19, 2013 10:30pm - Sunday January 20, 2013 2:00am
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage
 
Sunday, January 20
 

10:00am

Dealers Den
Sunday January 20, 2013 10:00am - 6:00pm
Marriott: San Jose Ballroom

10:00am

Registration

Pre-registration for FC 2014 will be open from noon to 7pm.


Sunday January 20, 2013 10:00am - 7:00pm
SJCC: 1st Floor

10:30am

Video Games
Sunday January 20, 2013 10:30am - 3:00pm
SJCC: 113 - L

10:30am

Tabletop Gaming
Sunday January 20, 2013 10:30am - Monday January 21, 2013 2:00am
SJCC: 114 - K

11:00am

Tai Chi Gathering

Even while flying through space it pays to stay grounded. Join us for a non-impact workout to get your Qi going for healthy body and healthy mind. Open to all, no experience necessary, and fursuits welcome!


Panelists
avatar for Kannik

Kannik

Kannik Studios/Furry Fu Productions
Hi there! I am a lynx of many interests and passions: martial arts, ontological philosophy, architecture, gaming, geekery, travel, the future, and more. Looking forward to meeting you all at FC!


Sunday January 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
SJCC: 2nd Floor Attrium

11:00am

Writing About Alien Worlds
Creating believable and exciting alien worlds, including prehistoric Earth. Examples from science fiction and on-going work by panel participants.

Panelists
R

Rathacat

Writer, scriptwriter, storyboard artist, engineer, I publish the Ratha or Named Series with Imaginator Press (www.imaginatorpress.com)
I'm working on a long-held dream - adapting my first Ratha book as a graphic novel. I'm doing this with several artists, my publisher, and others, such as musicians.


Sunday January 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

11:00am

Intro to Puppetry
Thinking about getting into puppetry or looking for new ideas to enhance your current skills? Join us for a comprehensive overview of puppetry with an emphasis on pawpets. Panel will include puppet types, character building, construction techniques and acting/manipulation. Feel free to bring along any puppets you have and join the fun! All skill levels welcome.

Panelists
avatar for Shunaka

Shunaka

Puppet Track Lead, Furville Studios
Puppeter, puppet builder, fursuiter, storyteller


Sunday January 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

11:00am

MultiFurry Meet & Greet
Ever felt you needed another leg up in life? Maybe an extra hand or two? Looking for the odd? You may be a multifur! STrRedWolf and Tazel Sixpaws will show you how multifur has come to be, from past to present, while you get to meet other multifurs. If you're interested, become one yourself. No surgery needed!

Panelists
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STrRedWolf

Joining initially through the USENET group alt.horror.werewolves back in 1995, STriker RedWolf (STrRedWolf for short) came to know the furry community in the early dial-up days of the Interrnet... and that's where things took the turn for the weird. Shi is the founder of the Multifurry concept, becoming one hirself and practicing it in artwork and story form via hir webcomic Stalag '99 (http://stalag99.net).
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Tazel Sixpaws

AKA "Prismo", Tazel Sixpaws has been in the fandom since 1997, but with this nom de fox since 2000. Shi is pretty friendly (though is a bit shy about random, rutting hugs) and loves improv, games, and just... talking about stuff. Shi will be at hir improv panel, the Multifurry panel, and some others as well - check hir schedule to say hi! :D


Sunday January 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara I/II

11:00am

Felines
An informal gathering of all those in family felidae to talk about sub species recognition, how we came to feel the lure of our feline fursona, the felines we own, etc. A roundtable kind of social gathering where all as important as the panel host, because that's how felines are.

Panelists

Sunday January 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II

11:00am

Critiques and Writing Groups

There's not only an art to writing a constructive critique of a story, there's an art to receiving one. Join us as we talk about what makes good (and bad) critiques, and explore one of the most valuable things an aspiring -- or even established -- author can have: a good writing group.


Panelists
avatar for Rikoshi

Rikoshi

I've been a furry writer for the last decade or so, and I love to tell stories for anyone who's willing to read or listen.
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
I am passionate about writing, and sports, and art, and travel, and food, and the furry fandom...I have written a lot of books and stories concerning one or more of the above subjects, too.
avatar for Mary E. Lowd

Mary E. Lowd

Author of Otters In Space as well as more than thirty short stories published in venues ranging from ROAR 4 to Daily Science Fiction.


Sunday January 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

11:00am

Critterlympics
Critterlympics is FC’s annual fursuit games competition. Join us at the Main Stage for fuzzy antics and excitement!

Sunday January 20, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage

12:00pm

Adult Art Auction (18+)
Bid on your favorite adult pieces from the Art Show! Only attendees 18 years or older may attend this event; badges will be checked at the door.

Sunday January 20, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
SJCC: 211 - 2nd Stage

12:00pm

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, be prepared to exercise! Fursuits with good range of motion are welcome.


Panelists
avatar for Kannik

Kannik

Kannik Studios/Furry Fu Productions
Hi there! I am a lynx of many interests and passions: martial arts, ontological philosophy, architecture, gaming, geekery, travel, the future, and more. Looking forward to meeting you all at FC!


Sunday January 20, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
SJCC: 2nd Floor Attrium

12:30pm

Furries and Nutrition
How humans eat, what the food economy is, and how nutrition works physically. We will examine the question, "Can you have your horsemorph be a grass eater without him being a potbellied fartcannon?"

Panelists

Sunday January 20, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

1:00pm

Needle Felting for Furries!
Introductory class on how to create adorable animal sculptures out of roving wool material. Learn how to plan and sculpt your projects and try your paw at this crafty hobby! Good for all skill levels, moderate caution required, our needles are quite sharp.

Panelists

Sunday January 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

1:00pm

GoH/Patron Luncheon
This Patron-exclusive event is an opportunity to meet and dine with our illustrious guests of honor.

Sunday January 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill II/III

1:00pm

Getting into radio controlled aircraft
Interested in getting into radio controlled aircraft or want to meet up with fellow furs that are into it? Like airplanes, helicopters, or maybe even something a little more exotic? What about flying a camera? What kinds of equipment do you need? We will go over all that and more, including some of the cheapest and even most expensive ways to get into the hobby. Come join Kiteless in an interactive forum going over all these things and have your questions answered. We will also have aircraft & electronics on hand for you to check out.

Panelists

Sunday January 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara I/II

1:00pm

Character Development

What makes stories memorable? Memorable characters! Come explore how we develop characters from the "suppose there's a fox who..." conceptual stage to being compelling heroes, villains and romantic interests.


Panelists
avatar for Chipotle

Chipotle

FC 2016's writing track lead. Chipotle (Watts) is the author of the Ranea stories, including "Indigo Rain," "Going Concerns," "A Gift of Fire, A Gift of Blood," as well as other furry and non-furry works,
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
I am passionate about writing, and sports, and art, and travel, and food, and the furry fandom...I have written a lot of books and stories concerning one or more of the above subjects, too.
avatar for Mary E. Lowd

Mary E. Lowd

Author of Otters In Space as well as more than thirty short stories published in venues ranging from ROAR 4 to Daily Science Fiction.


Sunday January 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

1:30pm

Dummies for Dummies
Hosted by the owner and operator of R_L Works Costumes in Seattle, WA. Join us for a first-hand experience in making a duct tape dummy for your fursuit. Learn the right way, and avoid mistakes that could cost you time, money, and stress when working with your builder of choice. One volunteer will be made into a dummy, live with the help from 5 other volunteers.

Panelists
avatar for Razzy Lee

Razzy Lee

Owner, Razzy Lee Designs
Costume designer, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer.


Sunday January 20, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
SJCC: 111 - N

2:00pm

FTL and Time Travel in General Relativity

Special and general relativity don't actually forbid faster than light travel; they just place interesting constraints on how it can be accomplished. One consequence of relativity is that FTL travel and time travel are equivalent. This presentation outlines situations that have been studied for both.


Panelists

Sunday January 20, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

2:00pm

General Art Auction
Bid on your favorite pieces from the Art Show! All attendees may come to this event.

Sunday January 20, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
SJCC: 211 - 2nd Stage

2:00pm

FC: Unleashed! Dress Rehearsal

Second (dress) rehearsal for FC:Unleashed! All participants are expected to attend! See Sunday's FC: Unleashed! for more information!


Sunday January 20, 2013 2:00pm - 4:30pm
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage

2:00pm

Photoshoot
Panelists

Sunday January 20, 2013 2:00pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: 2nd Floor Attrium

3:00pm

Plushie Making 101
An introductory panel on how to create stuffed animals (anthropomorphic and non). Specific attention will be paid to patterning methods, details such as jointed limbs, hard-sculpted features, and thread sculpting.

Panelists

Sunday January 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill II/III

3:00pm

AAE Public Meeting

Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, the non-profit agency hosting Further Confusion, will hold its annual public meeting at the convention on Sunday.


Sunday January 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

3:00pm

Furry Basketball Association Meet-Up
Come learn about the Furry Basketball Association, a fantasy sports league made entirely by and for the furry fandom! Newcomers and seasoned contributors are all welcome!

Panelists
avatar for Carrizo

Carrizo

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


Sunday January 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara I/II

3:00pm

Kyell Gold Reading
Furry's most popular novelist reads from his new and selected works.

Panelists
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
I am passionate about writing, and sports, and art, and travel, and food, and the furry fandom...I have written a lot of books and stories concerning one or more of the above subjects, too.


Sunday January 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

3:00pm

Pokemon Black & White 2
Are YOU the very best? Like no one ever was? Come down to the game room and show your stuff.

Panelists

Sunday January 20, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
SJCC: 113 - L

3:30pm

Build Your Own Rocket

Build your own Rocket, Safely! - Amateur rocketry and it's contributions to space science. Amateur rocketeers are now invading former NASA-only territory, with 200,000 ft altitude attempts and achievements. They are also contributing to commercial space - SpaceX, etc. - presentation by Chuck Piper - Rocket Ranch.


Panelists
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Rathacat

Writer, scriptwriter, storyboard artist, engineer, I publish the Ratha or Named Series with Imaginator Press (www.imaginatorpress.com)
I'm working on a long-held dream - adapting my first Ratha book as a graphic novel. I'm doing this with several artists, my publisher, and others, such as musicians.
CJ

Charles J. (Chuck) Piper III

Adobe Valley Rocket Club
Chuck Piper will be presenting at the Build Your Own Rocket panel. He is a professional rocket propellant engineer, and was also a pioneer in the development of amateur high-power rocketry. He will be showing slides of rocket launches that took place from the early 1970s through the 1980's at the Smoke Creek site, near Black Rock, NV. He adapted the use of asphalt-perchlorate propellent (GALCIT) to educational... Read More →
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Lazarus Long

Rocket Scientist
Lazarus is a rocket scientist from Los Angeles who has worked on a wide range of vehicles from the Space Shuttle, Mars missions and a multitude of launch vehicles, including his own garage-built rockets. He makes frequent appearances in the media, including spaceflight podcasts and the Discovery Channel. He currently works at Griffith Observatory.


Sunday January 20, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

3:30pm

How to be a Demon
The chance to perform not as a cute and friendly character, but as an evil, aggressive, demonic beast comes up all the time. In this panel, we will discuss how to perform safely as a more aggressive character.
This is an interactive panel; coming in costume is encouraged

Panelists
avatar for Aetobatus

Aetobatus

Aeto has been an active costumer for nearly fifteen years, both building and performing in realistic-styled fursuits, and has been performing as aggressive, demonic characters for around half that time. During this period, he has volunteered at haunted attractions in California, Illinois, and most recently Washington State, performing in these characters.


Sunday January 20, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
SJCC: 111 - N

5:00pm

My Little Brony: Panels are Magic
Join Apple Cider, Chef Sandy, Dusty Katt, MittyMandi, and Mic The Microphone for an hour and a half look at a fandom just across the street from your own. My Little Pony is a large and growing fan base pulling from all over the internet, and these five all came from furry and participate in both fandoms. AC, Sandy, and Dusty all podcast within the pony community, Mitty is a well known artist, and Mic is one of the handful of brony rappers. So join us on the Main Stage as we discuss and celebrate the wonders of miniature marshmallow equines.

Panelists
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MittyMandi

You might know me as Mitti or Mandi or whatever, I draw all the time and also I make a lot of comics.


Sunday January 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage

5:00pm

Beginning Suit Making Do's and Don'ts
Hosted by the owner and primary operator of R_L Works Costumes from Seattle, WA, learn basic level fursuit construction, find valuable resources, and take part in open Q&A.

Panelists
avatar for Razzy Lee

Razzy Lee

Owner, Razzy Lee Designs
Costume designer, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer.


Sunday January 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II

5:00pm

Mobile Gaming
Interested in mobile games? Not sure how to get set up on Android or your shiny new iPad? C'mon down and we'll get you up and running!

Panelists

Sunday January 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen III

5:00pm

The Kardashev Scale: How We'd Detect Advanced Civilizations

The Kardashev scale classifies civilizations into those that completely harness the power of their planet, of their star, or of their galaxy. This presentation describes what such civilizations might look like to an outside observer, and what detection signatures we might look for in order to find any that presently exist.


Panelists

Sunday January 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

5:00pm

Listen to Kigs Talk
Stand Up Comedy. Come for a laugh and to hear Kigs and some special guests do their thing. Leave your day job at the door.

Panelists

Sunday January 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara I/II

5:00pm

Lolita Fashion and Furs
An overview of the Japanese street fashion called Lolita, a modest, girly, princess fashion. Basics will be covered, such as brand name recognition and subsets of the fashion including Sweet, Gothic, and Punk. Special attention will be given to dresses with animal prints and animal themed outfit coordinates. Also features art and photos of fursuiters wearing Lolita fashion!

Panelists
avatar for CheshKitten

CheshKitten

Owner, Seamstress, Fanciful Furrier
I'm into Lolita fashion, sewing, design, drawing, and blinging anything I can!


Sunday January 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill II/III

5:00pm

Getting Published
You have the Great American (or International) Furry Novel written, but what next? Sofawolf Press explains how to get from manuscript to print.

Panelists
avatar for Jeffery Eddy

Jeffery Eddy

President / Treasurer, Sofawolf Press, Inc.


Sunday January 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marriott: Almaden

5:00pm

Video Games
Sunday January 20, 2013 5:00pm - Monday January 21, 2013 2:00am
SJCC: 113 - L

5:30pm

Quad Suits 101

All you need to know about how a four-legged fursuit is made. Join Wicker and the Skypro Team in this panel on how to make quadsuits from start to finish hands on help from the experts! There will be a Q&A Session as well as quadsuits on display.


Panelists
avatar for Camerapup

Camerapup

Webmaster for Skyprofursuits.com
Avid Photographer, and serious computer geek. With a love for all types of fursuits especially quads :)


Sunday January 20, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
SJCC: 111 - N

7:00pm

FC: Unleashed!

Come to FC: Unleashed! to see FC’s signature variety show, with videos, skits, musical performances, and lots of laughs. FC: Unleashed! is one of our most popular events and a great way to send off the con in style.
Participants will be expected to attend a rehearsal on Saturday from 11am to 12:30am in the Marriott Willow Glen I/II rooms, as well as a dress rehearsal at the Main Stage on Sunday from 2pm to 4:30pm.


Panelists
avatar for Sprout

Sprout

I love being social and meeting new people. I look forward to meeting new folks at FC!


Sunday January 20, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage

8:30pm

FurBuy Auctions Meet & Greet
Come meet the people who are working hard to bring FurBuy to the furry community. Discussion, Q&A, rubbing elbows, talking about the furry auction scene in general and FurBuy in specific.

Panelists
avatar for Jurann

Jurann

Partner Manager, Pan-Dimensional Marketplace, LLC
Gaming, Artwork, Food, Flying, Motorcycles, Programming, Singing


Sunday January 20, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

9:00pm

Beezy's Youtubaloo Experience
Straight outta Rainfurrest, the Youtubes on Youtubes panel makes its debut at FC with the blessing of Beezy, the patron saint of FC 2012. Hosted by Prawst, #AdventureCru, #GANC and friends, it's a selection of the absolute best videos on the internet from the past year, including an intro video specifically produced for the panel itself! Make this panel part of your Sunday night party schedule.

Panelists

Sunday January 20, 2013 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Hilton: Santa Clara I/II

9:30pm

Color Theory
Confident with your line work, but a little bit nervous about jumping into color? Confused by color theory or stuck in a rut using the same palettes every time? This panel combines theory with technique to show you new ways to use color confidently and effectively to bring your work to the next level!

Sunday January 20, 2013 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill II/III

9:30pm

'Men in Suits' screening with Director Frank Woodward

Godzilla… Predator… Robby the Robot… The Gill Man… These are some of the most iconic characters in cinema, but many people still don't know about the incredible actors who bring these creatures to life! MEN IN SUITS shines a long overdue light on an art that is getting lost in this age of computer graphics.


Sunday January 20, 2013 9:30pm - 11:30pm
SJCC: 211 - 2nd Stage

9:30pm

Karaoke
Mewl, hoot, and howl along with your favorite songs as Karaoke returns to FC2013.

Sunday January 20, 2013 9:30pm - Monday January 21, 2013 2:00am
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II/III

10:00pm

Adult Furry Fiction
The trick isn't how to write furries having sex. The trick is how to write it well. Our panelists hold forth on their opinions and then take your questions.

Panelists
avatar for Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold

Author
I am passionate about writing, and sports, and art, and travel, and food, and the furry fandom...I have written a lot of books and stories concerning one or more of the above subjects, too.
avatar for K. M. Hirosaki

K. M. Hirosaki

I write furry stories and co-host the Unsheathed Podcast with Kyell Gold!


Sunday January 20, 2013 10:00pm - Monday January 21, 2013 12:00am
Marriott: Almaden

10:30pm

Hybrids

Its back! All the freaky mixes you can think of in one place! The Hybrid Panel will be happening again this year, hosted again by me, the Bree! Come an be part of the weird and wonderful!


Panelists
avatar for Wolf Masters

Wolf Masters

Im a paleontologist and gamer nerd. I love making people laugh and im very easy to talk to! Come up and say hi!


Sunday January 20, 2013 10:30pm - 12:00pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

10:30pm

Dance

Come listen and dance to our DJs at Further Confusion’s nightly dances!


Panelists
avatar for Rawkz0rz

Rawkz0rz

Concept Artist, Bad Dragon
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Sunday January 20, 2013 10:30pm - Monday January 21, 2013 2:00am
SJCC: 210 - Main Stage
 
Monday, January 21
 

10:00am

Registration

Registration will close at noon and only pre-registration for FC 2014 will be available until 4pm.


Monday January 21, 2013 10:00am - 4:00pm
SJCC: 1st Floor

11:00am

Herps

Welcome to all reptile enthusiasts! Come and chat about the wonderful world of reptiles and Invertabrates with us! Whether a professional reptile wrangler or just someone who loves cold blooded animals, all are welcome here!


Panelists
avatar for Wolf Masters

Wolf Masters

Im a paleontologist and gamer nerd. I love making people laugh and im very easy to talk to! Come up and say hi!


Monday January 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:30am
Marriott: Willow Glen III

11:00am

Micro-Invaders from Outer Space

Extremeophile bacteria, silicone-based life, microbes on Mars, Mission of the Curiosity Rover, etc.


Panelists
R

Rathacat

Writer, scriptwriter, storyboard artist, engineer, I publish the Ratha or Named Series with Imaginator Press (www.imaginatorpress.com)
I'm working on a long-held dream - adapting my first Ratha book as a graphic novel. I'm doing this with several artists, my publisher, and others, such as musicians.
avatar for Lazarus Long

Lazarus Long

Rocket Scientist
Lazarus is a rocket scientist from Los Angeles who has worked on a wide range of vehicles from the Space Shuttle, Mars missions and a multitude of launch vehicles, including his own garage-built rockets. He makes frequent appearances in the media, including spaceflight podcasts and the Discovery Channel. He currently works at Griffith Observatory.


Monday January 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

11:00am

Furry Writers' Guild Meet & Greet
Come learn about the Furry Writers' Guild, meet other writers, and discuss the present and future of furry writing.

Panelists
avatar for Mary E. Lowd

Mary E. Lowd

Author of Otters In Space as well as more than thirty short stories published in venues ranging from ROAR 4 to Daily Science Fiction.


Monday January 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II

12:30pm

Transhumanism and Animal Uplift
Going beyond limitations and taking our animal friends with us.

Panelists

Monday January 21, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

1:00pm

Breaking Into the Games Industry
This panel looks to provide insight into the games industry and show those looking to get into it the things they should do and the path to take in order to try and get their foot into the door. Covering the artistic and programming sides of the industry, this panel is for those who don't know where to start or for those looking to reaffirm the basics.

Panelists
avatar for Jason Stewart

Jason Stewart

DeVry
college, games, and creating interesting programs is what i'm all about.


Monday January 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II

2:00pm

The Krell
Disembodied Consciousness in Science Fiction - Books and Films. We'll use the Krell from Forbidden Planet as a jumping off point, then explore the various treatment of disembodied consciousness in various novels, television, and movies.

Panelists
R

Rathacat

Writer, scriptwriter, storyboard artist, engineer, I publish the Ratha or Named Series with Imaginator Press (www.imaginatorpress.com)
I'm working on a long-held dream - adapting my first Ratha book as a graphic novel. I'm doing this with several artists, my publisher, and others, such as musicians.


Monday January 21, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I

3:00pm

Hiss & Purr
Come tell us what you thought about this year's convention. What did we do right? What could we improve? Let us know what we can do to make Further Confusion a better convention in the years to come.

Monday January 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II

7:00pm

Dead Dog

As FC2013 wraps up, enjoy one last dance!


Panelists
avatar for Vey

Vey

Dead Dog DJ / Suite Party Co-Host
Fallen unicorn converting innocent folk to The Dark Side. If I look sane and sober, then it's not me… >:D


Monday January 21, 2013 7:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott: San Jose Ballroom