What is ConFusion
In addition to being the longest-running fan-run sf/f convention in Michigan, ConFusion is a premier event for publishing professionals and fans alike. It is hailed as a place to experience programming and guests on the caliber you find at a WorldCon, while located in a convenient and affordable setting.
What Folks Have Said About ConFusion
— Karen Lord (@Karen_Lord) January 20, 2015
— Little Red / Andrea (@redhead5318) January 26, 2015
Just booked a room for ConFusion in January! @ConFusionMI Such a well-run fan con – definitely worth the trek to snowy Michigan.
— Steve Drew (@elquesogrande1) October 19, 2015
Feeling jazzed about both reading and writing after #ConFusionSF and looking for my next con. Never realized how much I wanted community.
— A Whim & A Dare (@awhimandadare) January 19, 2015
— John Winkelman (@JohnWinkelman) January 24, 2015
— Steve Drew (@elquesogrande1) January 19, 2015
— Stacey Filak (@staceyfilak) January 19, 2015
— Jan Arbor (@JanArbor) May 8, 2015
— Delilah S. Dawson (@DelilahSDawson) October 13, 2015
History of ConFusion
The Ann Arbor Science Fiction Association is a not-for-profit corporation that grew out of the Stilyagi Air Corps, which itself was a continuation of the University of Michigan Science Fiction Club, founded in the 1970s. The first convention organized by the group was the A2 Relaxacon in 1973, followed by the first ConFusion the following year.
Every year since then, ConFusion has been a cornerstone of the Detroit-area convention scene. AASFA provides guidance and support to the convention, and appoints the ConChair every year. AASFA also sponsors other activities, including a late winter voting party and a summer picnic.
The Stilyagi Air Corps continues as a social organization with an e-mail discussion list and frequent social events.
Here is a PDF of past ConFusions. It includes the title of the con each year, GoHs, and ConChairs.