Thank You Dessert Reception Volunteer Young People

I want to take a moment and honor, thank, and brag about some #ConFusionSF members of our Volunteer, Dessert Reception Staff. I won’t provide you their names, because each of these Dessert Reception Volunteers are under the age of 18. Many were not yet teenagers. None of these young people are my children, so I don’t feel comfortable telling you their names – but fellow ConFusionists – these Volunteers went above and beyond.
(Parents, If you are comfortable sharing your child/childrens names, I definitely invite you to do such.)
One of the most crowded events at the Con this year was our Dessert Reception held in the Consuite following Opening Ceremonies.
Our Young People arrived Hour before that started and completed set-up. In a room that was at that time, 86 degrees, They donned gloves and took the task to insert our Bamboo Picks into the desserts that needed them. They helped do anything Consuite staff asked, and then we all took those gloves off and prepared to rock.
As our Adult Con members entered, our Young People hand served napkins, Petite Fours, Galaxy Shots, Brûlée, Cheese Cake Bites, and so much more. These Young People carried huge trays, through insane crowds, offering to each person they were able to communicate with.
Not once did they openly complain of the crowds. Not once did they quit because someone jostled them, ignored them, or made their job difficult. Not ONCE.
They braved the Heat, The Crowds, The HARD work, and they did it with excitement and joy.
Then they each asked if they could come do it again next year.
THEY are ConFusionSF’s Future and never, ever has our Future looked so bright.
They teach me. They inspire me. They are my heroes.
Thank You to each and every single one of my Young People Volunteer Dessert Reception Staff. You saw a way to help improve our Con and instead of suggesting, you actively participated in improving ConFusion.
I adore you! Thank you <3
Lithie Dubois – 2019 Head of Hospitality

Storming the ConFusion Feedback

Hi everyone! Wow! We did it, we stormed the ConFusion as it stormed outside. Now that 2019 ConFusion has come to an end, we’d love to hear your feedback. Tell us what you disliked, what you’d like changed, what you’d like to see for further years. This is one of the best ways you can help us improve. So please, Visit our Feedback page and leave some feedback for us.

Leave Feedback Here 

Schedules for our Guests of Honor & Subterranean Press Special Guests!

Are you as excited about our 2019 Storming the ConFusion Guests of Honor and Subterranean Press Special Guests as we are? Check out their schedules:


If you’re looking to connect with our Pro Guest of Honor, Ada Palmer you can check out her schedule right HERE!


Interested in meeting up with our Science Guest of Honor, Dr. Jennifer Piatek, ? We are! You can find her schedule HERE!


Want to listen to the soothing sounds from our Music Guest of Honor, Steve Macdonald, ? You can find his schedule right HERE!


Want to meet our Fan Guest of Honor, David Stein, DI ? You can locate his schedule right HERE!


Looking forward to meeting the Special Guest of Honor, Joe R. Lansdale, during the con? You can find his schedule HERE!


Can’t wait to meet the Special Guest of Honor, Lewis Shiner, ? Check out his schedule HERE!


Storming the ConFusion is so very excited and grateful that all of these magnificent people are joining us! Thank you to Subterranean Press for being so excellent to us!


See you soon!


Camp PencilPoint

Come join the crew of Camp PencilPoint in a boisterous, interactive drawing extravaganza! Kids and parents of all ages are invited to take part in the fun, nonsense and tomfoolery. We can’t wait to see what you create with us on Saturday! You may be one of the lucky artists featured on Camp PencilPoint’s YouTube channel.


Join us:

Saturday, 11:00 am in Model T

Zoo of Death – TeenFusion

Zoo of Death: TEENFUSION

Located in Suite 124

ConFusion is proud of the fact that our TeenFusion programming is developed by Teens, for Teens. From events such as table-top gaming to programming that includes crafts & costuming or GoH SodaKlatches; our TeenFusion Staff curates some of the best programming at the con. After 8:00pm on both Friday and Saturday nights, your TeenFusion Staff is having sign in/sign out for any Teens between the ages of 13-17, and they’re asking all Teens to have a contact number on the back of their badge. (Please note that TeenFusion does not serve meals and closes during meal times.) No one under the age of 13 is permitted in the TeenFusion space after 8:00pm nightly.

Check out the Zoo of Death Programming HERE 

Join us for our Saturday Night Masquerade

Are you going to be wearing a costume/cosplay that you made? Proud,
right?  Why not join us for the Masquerade Saturday night?! There will
be great new friends, crowds cheering, and maybe a prize or two.

Stop by Ops for rules and to register.

And if we see you in the hall in a costume and like what you have
created, we might stop you suggest you enter. Any questions, ask at ops

RSVP for our Guest of Honor Dinner

Will you be joining us at the Storming the ConFusion Guest of Honor Dinner held Thursday, January 17, 2019? We hope so! Come enjoy a meal with the 2019 GoH’s, Special Guests, Conchair, ConCom, Staff and Volunteers in the Hotel Grille 39 Restaurant as we prepare for the con.

Please take a quick moment to RSVP so we can plan for seating and service. RSVP HERE

Seating will begin at approximately 7:00pm and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. By RSVP’ing you are helping to ensure we can accommodate everyone.


Hope to see you there!


ConFusion, Your Awareness Matters!

ConFusion, Your Awareness Matters!

“No more rhymes now, I mean it!”

“Anybody want a peanut?”

-William Goldman, The Princess Bride


Peanut allergy is one of the most common causes of severe allergy attacks. Peanut allergy symptoms can be life-threatening (anaphylaxis). For some people with peanut allergy, even tiny amounts of peanuts can cause a serious reaction.

While we welcome every member embracing our Storming the ConFusion theme, we are asking for your help to keep our con safe and happy. Please do not bring any open packages or containers of Peanuts into any ConFusion event/programming spaces. As a con we can celebrate this delightful quote and part of The Princess Bride without endangering each other.

Our Registration table will have offerings of Gluten-Free, candy Circus Peanuts for anyone who wants one. Our Consuite is offering a special “Here’s your peanut!” ribbon too.

Together, we can embrace our theme and keep our attendees safe. We appreciate your awareness and help in this effort. Thank you for your support.