Further Confusion 2002 Update
Greetings from the Faculty and Staff of Further Confusion University
We have some announcements and updates for you.
We are pleased to announce two additional Guest Lecturers will be in
attendance this year:
David Feiten and
Mr. Feiten has been an animator both with
Rhythm and Hues (where he
worked on, among other,
"Cats and Dogs" and
"Stuart Little") and at
Pixar (where he worked on
"A Bug's Life", and
"Toy Story II"). Mr. Feiten
was also one of the designers of the Country Bear Jamboree at
Mr. Palivec (or as he is known to many in the fandom,
an artist, best known for his depictions of dragons and other fantastic
creatures. His work has been used, among other places, on unit patches
for the US Department of Defense.
Residence Halls (aka Hotel):
Rooms ARE still available. We have received reports that some people
are being told when they call the 800 reservation number that our room
block is full, or that the hotel is sold out. This is not the case.
There appears to be a training problem with some of the agents handling
Marriott reservations. If you get this response, please try to get the
name and location of the call center agent you're speaking to, and then
hang up and call back later. Please send the agent information to our
so that we can get this issue resolved with the hotel. In the meantime, we
apologize for the inconvenience.
Programming and Activities:
Planning is underway now for the 2002 edition of the Variety Show and
Masquerade. Keep your eye on the Events section of our website for all
the latest details.
Rumor has it that DJ Croc O'Dile will again be spinning the tunes for
one of our two big dance nights, and that the Purple Nurple Live! will
be returning with the usual mix of great music. Rumor also has it that
something a bit different is being planned for our Thursday night
kickoff. Keep your ears open for more information as it becomes
Travel and Recreation:
As previously mentioned, the San Mateo Marriott is offering rooms at
our con rate for both the week before and the week after the Con. Why
not take the opportunity to visit such renowned Bay Area attractions as
Monterey Bay Aquarium, or the infamous
Links to these attractions and others can be found on our information
boards on the FC website.
And last, but not least...
Pre-registration for FC2002 is currently available at $35 for the
entire weekend. You can
register online, or you can
print out a registration form from our website
send it in via US Mail. The deadline for pre-registration is December
31st, so act now!
We are again offering two additional membership levels--Sponsor and
Patron. In addition to being able to deduct the additional donation,
Sponsors and Patrons receive extra goodies at the con store (see the
website as we come up with said goodies). The additional donation will
be used by FC as follows:
Sponsors: If you join at the Sponsor level ($100), the additional money
will into our travel assistance fund, to help bring the people listed
Travel Assistance page to FC2002. You may either specify which
person you wish to assist, or allow your donation to be allocated to
the general travel fund, which is divided amongst all those requesting
Patrons: If you join at the Patron level ($200+), your donation will
be placed into our Special Projects fund. Special Projects are things
(such as the new Art Show Flats) that are above and beyond the normal
operating costs of a particular year's convention, but are instead
improvements that can be used for future years. Current candidates for
this funding include improved signage and message boards, dedicated
lighting for the Art Show, and dedicated computer equipment for
We look forward to seeing you at at FC2002, January 24th-27th, 2002.