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Volunteer for Welfare!October 21, 2020

Whilst we wait for ConFuzzled to return, we still must ensure we have all the help we need!  So, recruitment and volunteering continue! Want to skip straight to the application? Click HERE and choose ‘Welfare Volunteer’ in the listed options! Do you like the idea of making Confuzzled safer and friendlier for everyone? Have a spare hour or two between…

Refund Processing CompleteOctober 1, 2020

Today we would like to update you all, that we have now completed processing all refund requests. This means that if you applied for a refund through our online form, you should have had the funds returned by now. However, there are some circumstances in which the funds may not have arrived in your bank account. If you're missing the…

CFz 2021 Registration Delayed to JanuarySeptember 22, 2020

We know that we’re getting to that time of year where many of you will be anxiously awaiting the opening of registration. Indeed, we would normally be at least getting toward the stage of sharing some details, including pricing, opening dates and more. However, with the Coronavirus pandemic still actively impacting our lives, we have to take some carefully balanced…

Where's my refund?August 15, 2020

By now, the vast majority of refunds have been completed successfully.  Most of you will have been notified of your refund having been processed, and the funds transferred to the account you specified on your refund request form. There are two outstanding issues at present; Some of you have been notified that your refund has been processed, but the funds…

Join the Team! (Theming Department)July 11, 2020

Theming department Job Vacancy Want to be part of the ConFuzzled team that helps make the convention happen?  We’ve an opening to join our Theming Team! APPLY NOW As a crew member of this team, you’ll be involved in; Working to help come up with venue-dressing ideas ahead of the conventionWorking to help make / build the venue dressing props…

Join the Team! (Strike Force)July 11, 2020

Want to be part of the ConFuzzled team that helps make the convention happen?  We’ve an opening to join our Strike Force Team! APPLY NOW As a crew member of this team, you’ll be involved in; Assisting with loading of vans at the convention stores and unloading at the venue.Helping with setup of the event spaces.Receive equipment from other departments…

Join the Team! (Guest of Honour Assistant)July 11, 2020

Want to be part of the ConFuzzled team that helps make the convention happen?  We’ve an opening to join our Guest of Honour (GoH) Team! APPLY NOW Our GoH team delivers a selection process to choose the Guests of Honour each year, facilitates their attendance at the convention, and works with both them, and the events department to arrange the…

Join the Team! (Con-Ops)July 11, 2020

Want to be part of the ConFuzzled team that helps make the convention happen?  We’ve an opening to join our ConOps Team! APPLY NOW The role is as a Front Desk Crew member of the Convention Operations (ConOps) team. You’ll need to work one 6 hours shift a day providing assistance and information to attendees at the front desk, as…

ConFuzzled 2020 T-ShirtJune 20, 2020

That’s right - we’ve got a T-Shirt for the convention that never was!  Despite there having been no ConFuzzled this year, we can still bring you some merchandise in the form of our Brok T-Shirt. If you attended our live-stream virtual ConFuzzled, you’ll remember the artwork from Medosai’s event, which many of you asked if it could be made into…

Black Lives MatterJune 8, 2020

ConFuzzled has a simple statement to make - racism is intolerable. Black Lives Matter. We stand together with the black community. Silence in the face of oppression is siding with the oppressors. Our community has a record of being one of the most inclusive, but we can't be complacent now. Support your black community and creatives through donations and communication,…

Announcing Virtual ConFuzzled!May 9, 2020

We’re pleased to announce our virtual convention! Yup, we decided we just couldn’t leave you stranded with nothing to do over the Bank holiday when ConFuzzled was due to take place.  We might not be able to get together in person, but we can still try to lift your spirits with some live-streamed events online! Best of all, it’s free…

REFUND APPLICATION PROCESS HAS BEGUNApril 24, 2020

Hi everyone. We're now pleased to announce that the refund application process has begun. You'll receive the invite to the application form in your email, so keep an eye on your inbox. If you can't see it, please check your spam or junk mail folder. If you still can't see the email, but feel you should have received an invite,…

ConFuzzled Cancellation Refund ProcessApril 3, 2020

ConFuzzled 2020 Cancellation Dear Attendee,  Following our regrettable, but necessary announcement last week to cancel ConFuzzled 2020, we would like to take this opportunity to provide you with some further information on what you need to know, and what happens next.   To begin, we want to start by once again drawing attention to the fact that ConFuzzled is run entirely…

Update 24/03/2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19)March 24, 2020

Dear Attendee,  As all of you will be aware, we are living through one of the most unprecedented events in a generation.  None of us can escape the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. The changes brought about by many of the nations of the world are difficult, but necessary, to ensure everyone's wellbeing.   In these difficult times, we are now…

Update 23/03/2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19)March 23, 2020

Dear Attendee,  We appreciate you have continued to be patient with us whilst we work on our position with our suppliers.   As we have stressed in previous announcements, we have not been in a position to simply cancel the event by choice because of contractual obligations which would leave many out of pocket if not conducted carefully.  Our strategy…

Update 20/03/2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19)March 20, 2020

Dear Attendee,  We at ConFuzzled want you to know that we are reacting to every piece of information as it is delivered by the Government. Today, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised that a more aggressive posture was being adopted in response to the epidemic.  The government has now called for the closure of cafes, bars, restaurants, night clubs, theatres,…

Want to join our team?March 19, 2020

Would you like to help out the convention, and your fellow attendees?  Are you able to offer friendly and helpful 'customer-service' style interactions?  WE NEED YOU! We've got several 'front-desk' crew positions available in our convention operations (‘Con-Ops’) department.  If you'd like to skip right to the application form, it can be found here. As a crew-member on the con-ops…

Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)March 15, 2020

Dear Attendee, As you will undoubtedly be aware, we are all currently facing disruption and impact to our daily lives as a result of the global Coronavirus epidemic.  This has moved us, ConFuzzled, other businesses, and indeed the world, into unprecedented territory, with circumstances and recommended actions changing by the day. We have closely been monitoring the situation, pulling in…

Upgrades End 4th AprilMarch 13, 2020

Today we want to share with you the first stage of the close of registration for ConFuzzled 2020, On the 4th April, at 7PM (UK), we'll be closing for all upgrades and resales / additions. These means the following won't be possible after the above date & time: + Upgrades to Super-Sponsor, Sponsor or Plus memberships. + The sale of…

Flash Update - CoronavirusMarch 12, 2020

A quick update from the ConFuzzled team. Today's announcement from the UK Government does not change anything for the convention at this stage. We're still going ahead with the convention as planned, and would continue to point you toward our previous statement regarding Coronavirus here: https://2020.confuzzled.org.uk/2020/03/05/directors-statement-regarding-coronavirus-covid-19/ We know there are still questions many of you have, and this won't be…

FLASH UPDATE: Dance Competitions!March 8, 2020

We want to update you on our dance competition, and a new dance event for 2020! First up, you can signup to this years dance comepition HERE Second, we've a new event for 2020, 'Paws on Water'.  This is run in association with the Paws on Fire Dance Battle of EuroFurence!  Wanna signup?  Head here!

Directors Statement Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)March 5, 2020

Dear Attendees, In light of recent events following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that has now spread to 79 countries (05/03/2020), including the United Kingdom (UK), we have been receiving a number of questions and concerns from our attendees.  We would like to try and address some of these concerns and answer some of those questions in the following issued statement.…

Super-Sponsor Upgrades Now available (Plus T-Shirt Preview!)March 2, 2020

We’re pleased to announce that Super-Sponsor registration is now open, and we can also share with you this year’s T-Shirt! If you’d like to help the convention, and want to go the extra mile, then Super-Sponsor is for you.  The funds we raise through this are all invested into making ConFuzzled the best we can make it! It really does…

Party Suite Registration Opens Saturday!February 25, 2020

[UPDATED: Previously the title stated Friday.  This was incorrect.  The correct date is Saturday 29th February.  Apologies for the confusion!). We’re pleased to announce we’ll shortly be opening for Party Suites!  This year, we’ve changed the process, so please read the below for details (To see more details about party suites, prices etc, go HERE) The Lottery will open for…

Theme 2021 - Choosening Round Two!February 23, 2020

We've compiled our final shortlist of themes for ConFuzzled 2021, which means it's time once again for another round of voting! To see the themes and cast your vote, head HERE! Your vote will help advise our team on which theme is popular with our attendees, and they'll then make their final decision on the selection for ConFuzzled 2021 -…

Flash Update! Event submissions closing soon!February 18, 2020

Due to amazing demand the Events team will be closing new event submissions Friday 28th Feb at midnight (UK Time). If you have a great event or social you want to organise please submit this ASAP via the registration portal. Questions?  Please contact events@confuzzled.org.uk - many thanks!

Art Show Pre-Registration OPEN!February 7, 2020

As with previous years, our Art Show & Auction will be operating a pre-registration process for the items you want to sell! To pre-register your items, simply fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/WgzhgLu6ujuA9QSi7 Not yet ready to pre-register? Don't worry, you have until Noon on Saturday 16th May (UK Time). Whilst it is possible to submit items at the convention…

Join our team! Now hiring for a Registration Systems DeveloperFebruary 1, 2020

We're looking for a developer to join us, in a voluntary position working on our registration system.  If you'd like to be part of the ConFuzzled team, and have the skills we're looking for, then please consider applying to help us out! Want to jump right to the application form? CLICK HERE! Otherwise read on for full details of the…

Join our team! Crew positions available @ Art Show!January 22, 2020

We're looking for two of you to come join our team as crew in the Art Show department!  We're now accepting applications, with a close-date of 9th February.  Interested? Read on! Want to skip right to the application form? Great! Head HERE to apply! Our Art Show & Auction is an important fixture of the convention, and a key way…

Wanna be GM?January 21, 2020

Once again ConFuzzled will be running tabletop role playing games for attendees, and we are looking for Game Masters interested in running a game during the con. You can run a game from any system and setting, on a theme of “A world reborn” or otherwise. We look forward to hearing from you! If you have an idea please sign…

Day tickets now open!January 7, 2020

Registration is still open. If you haven't got a room, your best chance is to book for an attending only ticket, and find other accommodation local to our venue (Hilton Birmingham Metropole). If you're seeking a day ticket, good news, we're open! To obtain a day ticket, please follow the process. Register ATTENDING ONLY at https://reg.confuzzled.org.uk In the 'notes' section,…

DJ Submissions now open!January 3, 2020

Do you have what it takes to make the dance floor groove? We are looking for DJ's to fill our dance slots this year, we have several slots with which to show your talents. If you are interested please fill out the form here: https://bit.ly/35J2wS4 Previous applicants please fill in if you wish to DJ again this year. Last date…

Sold OutJanuary 2, 2020

We want to let you know that we’ve now completed working through all room space allocations.  We’re announcing that we have sold out in both the Hilton and our overflow hotel, the Crowne Plaza. We have now contacted everyone who has been allocated spaces in the main and overflow hotel.  If you have not yet been contacted to tell you…

Flash Update: Payment DeadlineNovember 23, 2019

Many of you wanted to know what the actual date is for the new payment deadline. We can confirm this is 6th December (as in midnight, end-of-day 6th December UK time). You can safely IGNORE the deadline shown in your reg dashboard, it's 6th December :)

Payment UpdateNovember 20, 2019

Dear attendee; We know the path through registration this year has not been smooth.  As you will know, we had to delay the opening of registration by a month.  This was due to our previous payment partner imposing additional conditions that were not feasible for our budgeting and financing processes. We switched to a new payment partner in good faith,…

Registration UpdateNovember 13, 2019

Dear Attendee, Further to the earlier statement from the ConFuzzled Board of Directors, and in response to some of the questions we have been receiving, we wanted to provide a further follow up to establish some additional facts and information. Rumours of Room Assignment To ensure that this rumour is addressed, please be assured again that every person that signs…

Registration StatementNovember 12, 2019

Dear Attendee, We appreciate that currently there is some frustration for those who have registered and as yet not received a room or confirmation.  This has not reached the high level of customer service we aim for, and feel like we have let you down on this occasion. We want to provide the following statement for clarity, and to highlight…

IMPORTANT: Registration PostponedOctober 10, 2019

TL,DR version: Registration is postponed until Friday 1st November @ 2000 (UK Time). We have some important information to share with you regarding the opening of registration.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to take the decision to postpone registration. We are very sorry to have had to do this. We know this will cause frustration and…

Improving events accessibilityOctober 7, 2019

ConFuzzled is constantly working to make your convention experience better every year. We're not just about putting on big shows and Fursuit Parades. We're also about inclusivity, and making sure every attendee has access to all our Events and spaces during the convention. If you have a mobility issue, hearing impairment, sensory difficulties, allergies, or any other requirements that might…

Announcing our Charity for 2020October 6, 2019

We're very pleased to announce our Charity for 2020 will be Secret World Wildlife Rescue! Originally opened as a visitor attraction in 1984 by Pauline and Derek Kidner, Secret World (At the time, New Road Farm) sparked an interest in conservation and a love for wildlife that continued to grow over the years. In 1992, the charity 'Bluebell Sett' was…

How to register for ConFuzzled, a few tipsSeptember 26, 2019

For those new to ConFuzzled (or even for old-hands wanting a refresh), it's important to have your registration plan nailed down! Why?  Well, ConFuzzled is now large enough that we get a huge number of registrations immediately, the moment we open! That means for residential registrations, many of our room types sell out in a matter of minutes.  As we…

We're Hiring: HR LeadSeptember 23, 2019

We're hiring! Want to jump right to the application form? GO HERE! Please read on though for the details of the new role! We'll be open for applications for two weeks from today (7th October) HR LEAD The main responsibility of the HR Lead is to implement staff sourcing, recruiting, planning of overall HR strategy and assist in creating and…

Now hiring!August 3, 2019

We've got two new jobs open for applications! Want to jump right to the application form? GO HERE! Please read on though for the details of these new roles! NOTE: Applications will close in two weeks (17th August 2019). Head of Theming The head of theming will be responsible for the coordination of the theming department, overseeing projects and dealing…

Strike Force Recruitment!July 16, 2019

The next convention may still be a long way off - but we're already recruiting for next year! Are you reasonably fit? Do you like putting things in vans and taking them out again? Do you like wearing high visibility clothing? Do you want to help the convention whilst still having time to relax during it? Are you available to…