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
Convention Attention: Life, The Universe, and ConFusion https://t.co/QC9ytULo1E pic.twitter.com/VrL4O8PJ8p
— SF Signal (@sfsignal) February 4, 2016
Yet again, @ConFusionMI proves itself a great con filled with amazing people I already miss. Can we do it again next year? Please?
— Delilah S. Dawson (@DelilahSDawson) January 24, 2016
#confusionsf continues to be awesome. Huge props to all of the volunteers who’ve built this up over the years. Y’all made something amazing.
— Jim C. Hines (@jimchines) January 23, 2016
Still having fond memories of the #Hamilton sing-a-long at #ConFusionSF. I’m so glad I was in the room where it happened :).
— Annalee (@leeflower) January 28, 2016
Still blissed out from #confusionsf this past weekend. What a great experience, and what great people! 16 pages of notes from the panels!
— John Winkelman (@JohnWinkelman) January 27, 2016
I’ve blogged for the first time in over a year. It’s a recap of #confusionsf and includes a video. A weird video https://t.co/WxtuL56IQI
— John Hornor Jacobs (@johnhornor) January 26, 2016
Misadventures and shenanigans from #ConFusionSF 2016https://t.co/9bsS1E3MlA
— M. Todd Gallowglas (@MGallowglas) January 26, 2016
One of the best things about a good con is coming away from it overflowing with love for the genre and the people in it. #confusionsf
— Michael R. Underwood (@MikeRUnderwood) January 25, 2016
On Conventions and the People that Make them Great https://t.co/9vKTXAFlGr #confusionsf
— Jay Swanson (@jayonaboat) January 25, 2016
All our #ConfusionSF panel livetweets and hijinks handily put in an easily readable timeline! https://t.co/TsmnvFYoxL
— SubPress (@SubPress) January 25, 2016
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 table of past ConFusions. It includes the title of the con each year, GoHs, Subterranean Guests, and ConChairs.