Further Confusion 2019 is this weekend, and every year it sneaks up on me just like this. Lulled into a false sense of normalcy by the end of the holiday season, I start to get into a pretty good groove when suddenly the third weekend of January taps me on the shoulder to remind me … Continue reading Further Confusion 2019
Further Confusion 2018 is just around the corner! The first major convention of the year will be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center starting this Thursday, January 11th and closing down on Monday, January 15th after five days of furry fun. I really love this con; it's super close to me, and I … Continue reading (Fandom) Further Confusion 2018
Further Confusion 2017 begins tomorrow! I'll likely be in downtown San Jose Thursday evening registering at con because I completely spaced on pre-registering like some kind of silly guy -- hopefully the wait won't be too terribly long! If you see me staring at my phone and playing Marvel Puzzle Quest, feel free to pull … Continue reading (Fandom) My Mental Health Game Plan for FC 2017
Further Confusion 2017 is right around the corner! Just two weeks after New Year's Day, the convention feels a lot closer to the holidays than ever before -- not that I'm complaining. Further Confusion actually feels like a part of the holiday season at this point, the last gasp of companionship and partying before we … Continue reading (Fandom) Further Confusion 2017
January 2016 was an extraordinarily busy month; everything just took off like a rocket, and it was all that I could do to hold on. Most of the work was anticipated, but I think I under-estimated the effect of a lot of it, and of course my still-developing organizational skills weren't quite up to the … Continue reading (Personal) What Happened in January?
Further Confusion 2016 is in the books, and I for one am quite glad it's over. Not because the convention was terrible (it wasn't) or because there's something great on the horizon (but there is), but mostly because I have this small hoard of memories to treasure and sift through for the next few months. … Continue reading (Personal) A Glance Back, A Stare Forward
Further Confusion 2016 will begin tomorrow, and for most of us furries we're just counting down the hours until we can head to San Jose to immerse ourselves in fandom for four glorious days. I know I'm itching to get there myself. But one of the things that rarely gets talked about at these conventions … Continue reading Self-Care and Conventions
Folks, it's that time again -- the time when downtown San Jose is suddenly flooded with bizarre people descending onto the Convention Center to engage their weird hobby. The volleyball girls are back! Oh, and also Further Confusion is coming up this weekend. Of course I'll be there -- just look for the portly black … Continue reading Further Confusion 2016!
At the beginning of this month, I set a pretty ambitious set of goals for myself. I had planned to write or rewrite five short stories -- two stories for friends to try out a commission scheme I had dreamed up, and a rewrite of three 'fluff' short stories that I felt I could do … Continue reading January 2013 Goals: How Did I Do?