[a][s] contributors make the occasional appearance and presentation at conventions around the world (well, okay, a few cons in the US plus Confuzzled in the UK), and Further Confusion is one of our regulars! This year, [a][s] folks have a few panels at FC2017, so if any catch your eye, stop on by and say hi!
Note that times/dates are tentative until scheduling gets locked in by con staff. Bookmark this page and we'll keep it up to date with any changes. Data was snagged from the panel system directly, but if I missed any [a][s] contributors' panels, shoot me an email or leave a comment!
Gender and Furry - Makyo - Friday, January 13 - 11:00AM-12:30PM - Hilton: Santa Clara
Both gender and furry touch on very important aspects of identity, and the fandom often provides a space in which to explore one's gender in a safe manner. Join Makyo from Love - Sex - Fur to talk about what gender is and how it interacts with the furry subculture.
Having trouble starting that short story? We'll present a simple structure for thinking about your story--then you'll take half an hour to actually start writing it!
The Love - Sex - Fur Guide to Healthy Relationships - Makyo - Friday, January 13 - 1:00PM-2:30PM - Marriott: Blossom Hill
Interested in what all goes into having a happy, healthy, positive relationship with you and your partners? Curious on how to make long-distance and in-person relationships work? Come join us in an open panel discussing safe and healthy relationships.
Resources and Tech for Furry Writers - Makyo, Chipotle Coyote, Blackfeather Tanfur - Saturday, January 14 - 11:00AM-12:30PM - Marriott: Almaden
There's a dizzying array of software, hardware and resources, both online and off, for both established and aspiring writers to use. We'll talk about our favorites (and least favorites), from Scrivener to InDesign, writing guilds to libraries, and all points between.
Exploring the Fandom Through Data - Makyo - Saturday, January 14 - 1:00PM-2:30PM - Marriott: Salan I/II/III
Come join Makyo from [adjective][species] to explore what it means to be a furry using data from seven years of the Furry Survey and several other resources. We'll investigate the demographics and interests of the fandom to see what it is that makes us who we are.
Your surefire story was rejected? The panelists talk about common errors (and maybe a few not-so-common ones) that get manuscripts turned away by editors.
Adult Furry Writing - Kyell, Rukis, Ryan Campbell - Saturday, January 14 - 10:00PM-11:30PM - Marriott: Almaden
Adult stories are a mainstay in the furry fiction world. Listen to some experienced authors talk about how (and why) to create effective adult stories.
Don't just stop at your first idea—it's probably not your best idea! We'll talk about generating ideas and show you the value of brainstorming in real time, mining for idea gold. Leave this panel with free story ideas!
Curious about the ways in which we find meaning? How do furries actualize themselves in the world? Come learn about philosophy within furry from Corgi and Makyo.
The Love - Sex - Fur Guide to Safer Sex - Makyo - Sunday, January 15 - 3:00PM-4:30PM - Marriott: Blossom Hill
Interested in what all goes into having a happy, healthy, sex-positive relationship with your partners? Curious on how to stay safe while playing? Come join us in an open panel discussing safe and healthy sexuality.
Mindfulness and Transformation in Action - Jakebe, Kannik - Sunday, January 15 - 3:00PM-4:30PM - Marriott: Salon V
Being present and mindful is at the heart of nearly every philosophical tradition. This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of Buddhism and Philosophical Ontology, teach some practices that are useful in diffusing and bringing possibility to everyday situations, and will end with a short mindfulness meditation.
Unsheathed Live - Kyell, K. M. Hirosaki, Ryan Campbell - Sunday, January 15 - 10:00PM-11:30PM - Marriott: Almaden
Everyone's favorite highly irregular furry writing podcast returns for a Further Confusion tradition! Join Kyell Gold, K.M. Hirosaki, Not Tube, and special guest Lady Gaga. Or a manatee.