Everything you may need to know in order to join us at ConFusion.

Ways to Attend ConFusion

  • Attendee: Most of the people at ConFusion are simply there to have a good time, meet up with friends, and attend panels and events that happen at the con. These are attendees, and we love you! You are the reason ConFusion happens every year. To come to ConFusion as an Attendee you will need to purchase a membership.
  • Panelist/Presenter/Game Master: ConFusion offers some amazing programming each year which is made possible by amazing people you give their time during the convention to be apart of panels, run games, and give concerts or presentations. We have many tracks and are always on the lookout for interesting and talented people. If you are interested in being a part of programming please check out our Get Involved! page.
  • Volunteer: ConFusion can not get by without volunteers (lovingly referred to as Gophers). The convention is always in need of on-site help and we are happy to reward those that help out. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please check out our Get Involved!page.
    • Gopher Goodies:
      • Gopher Hole: Crash Space for volunteers who have worked at least two hours. Space is limited.
      • Reimbursement/Roll-Over: Contingent upon the conventions success, ConFusion will reimburse a volunteers membership for helping out at the con for 10 hours. You can also pre-register for the following year in exchange for 8 hours.
  • Staff Member/ConCom:ConFusion is lucky to have a dedicated staff and convention committee that works tirelessly all year to put on an amazing event. If you are interested in being a part of this amazing group of people check out our Get Involved! page.

Note: Everyone who comes to ConFusion is expected to understand and follow ConFusion’s policies.

How/Where do I…? 

  • Register?
    • Pre-registration is open until December 31st 11:59pm. This membership is offered at a discounted rate and is great for those who are certain of their attendance.
    • At the Door registration will be available on-site and is a better option for those who may not be sure if they will be able to attend, as ConFusion does not offer refunds or transfers.
  • Get there? Our Hotel is located at 5801 Southfield Fwy Detroit, MI 48228

    • Fly: The closest airport to the hotel is the Detroit Metro Airport. The hotel does not offer a shuttle service and is not within walking distance, so please make arrangments beyond your flight.
  •  From The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County:
  • Directions
  • NE on Wm. G. Rogell Dr. towards E Service Rd. Wm. G. Rogell Dr. becomes Merriman Rd. Merge onto I-94 E towards Detroit. M-39/Southfield Fwy/Pelham Rd. exit. Merge onto M-39 N/Southfield Fwy. towards Ford Rd (exit7) west, 2nd light, right.
         Distance from Hotel: 9 mi.
         Drive Time: 20 min.
  • From the Detroit City Airport:


    SE on Conner St. towards Glenfield St. right. onto Gratiot Ave., I-94 W, Addison Ave. exit rt. onto Addison St., left onto McGraw St. McGraw St. becomes Ford Rd. Stay on Ford Rd. west and once you pass Southfield Fwy, make rt. at 2nd light

    Distance from Hotel: 14 mi.
    Drive Time: 20 min.
  • Or Drive

  • Our hotel in Dearborn, Michigan is conveniently accessible from multiple directions. Please find directions to our hotel below or call us at (313) 982-3983 if you’re having difficulty locating us. DFrom the West (I-94):

    I-94 East to M-39 North (Southfield Freeway) to Ford Rd. (Exit 7) West. Once on Ford Rd. West, at 2nd light turn right.

    From the West (I-96):

    I-96 East to M-39 South (Southfield Freeway) to Ford Rd. (Exit 7) West. Once on Ford Rd. West, at 1st light turn right.

    From the East (I-94):

    I-94 West to M-39 North (Southfield Freeway) to Ford Rd. (Exit 7) West. Once on Ford Rd. West, at 2nd light turn right.

    From the South (I-75):

    I-75 North to M-39 North (Southfield Freeway) to Ford Rd. (Exit 7) West. Once on Ford Rd. West, at 2nd light turn right.

    From the South (US-24):

    US-24 (Telegraph Rd) to Ford Rd. East (Right Turn) and travel . 3 mi., turn left just before Southfield Freeway entrance.

    From the North (I-75):

    I-75 South to I-696 West to M-39 South (Southfield Freeway) to Ford Rd. (Exit 7) West. Once on Ford Rd. West, at 2nd light turn right

  • Sleep?
    • Staying at the DoubleTree Detroit Dearborn: Booking a room is easy, just follow the link on our Hotel page.
    • Sharing Rooms: If you are looking for someone to help split the cost of a room, post to our Facebook Group/Page or Twitter.
    • Gopher Hole: Crash Space for volunteers who have worked at least two hours. Space is limited.
  • Eat?
    • Grille39/Hotel Restaurant
      • Phone number: (313) 336-3340
      • Extended Hours of Operation: *Subject to Change
        • MONDAY 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
          TUESDAY 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
          WEDNESDAY 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
          THURSDAY 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
          FRIDAY 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
          SATURDAY 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
          SUNDAY 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
        • Bar Hours:
          • We will update these soon
        • Menu Previews:
    • ConSuite: The ConSuite is a great place to stop to rest, grab a snack or drink, and catch-up with friends. Our larger consuite will be making a return this year. (Please note: the consuite is not meant to sustain anyone for the duration of the convention. If you rely on the consuite as your only source of nourishment, you may not survive.)

    • Eating Events:
      • GoH Dinner – Thursday Night at the Hotel Restaurant
      • Dessert Reception – Friday Night in ConSuite
      • Geek Parent Meet-up – Saturday and Sunday Mornings in ConSuite
    • Within Walking Distance:  There are plenty of eating options within close range of the hotel, but remember it will be January in Michigan, so if you do venture out, dress warmly. For a Yelp search of places within walking distance, click HERE.
    • Around Town: If you have access to a vehicle, Dearborn and the surrounding area have some amazing places to eat. For a Yelp search of high rated places in the surrounding area, click HERE.
  • Attend a Party at ConFusion?
    • Each year attendees of ConFusion get in on the fun by throwing some amazing parties. Some of the party hosts are other conventions or clubs that want to let ConFusion attendees know about their presence or upcoming events. Others are thrown by fans who want to share their love of something with others.
      • Many of the parties have themes.
      • Each official party will be entered in a contest with prizes for:
        • Best Overall Party
        • Best Theme
        • Best Drink
      • Some parties will be adult only and any party serving alcohol will be carding, so please carry your photo ID with you.
  • Host a Party at ConFusion?
  • Order Ribbons?