Are you a parent of a child that wants to attend ConFusion, but you’re not too sure if you want to let them go? What is a convention? What’s all the fuzz about Japan? Is it safe for my child?
As a parent it can sometimes be hard to keep up with everything that’s going on in your child’s world. This text is here to help you sort out a few questions that parents might have.
ConFusion is a non-profit organization that was formed with the purpose of arranging the convention ‘ConFusion’. We are about twenty organizers and about 150 regular workers, all volunteers. The convention is arranged at and in collaboration with the Museum of World Culture. For more information about the museum, visit their webpage www.varldskulturmuseet.se.
What is a convention? Well, it is a gathering for people who have similar interests, in ConFusions case it’s East Asian popular culture. Since this interest is quite specific it’s hard to meet people close to where you live that have the same interests as you, and that’s why it’s so fun to attend conventions! Then you can meet people in your own age from all over Sweden and abroad that also loves anime, manga or video games and to just hang out, play and talk about these interests.
ConFusion is an alcohol- and drug-free event. That’s something we take very seriously. You are not allowed to get drunk outside the convention and then enter the halls. We have a strict control that only our visitors are visiting the halls that are used by ConFusion.
Because we have so many visitors and so big halls it’s important to make the environment as pleasant and safe as possible, both for the visitors and the workers. That’s why we have a fantastic paramedic team that will make sure that the visitors take care of themselves and a security team that will make sure that the visitors takes care of each other. The staff from the museum will also be on site through the whole weekend.
Keep in mind that your child must have enough money with them since food is not included in the ticket price. There is a restaurant, Tabla, at the Museum of World Culture where different kinds of foods will be served the whole weekend. There are also other dining places near the museum. Because of Tablas’ food serving license it is not permitted to bring your own food on to the convention grounds.
At ConFusion we have no specific age limit, but we do recommend that your child is at least 13 years old when attending ConFusion, as some activities are aimed at a slightly older audience. This is only a guideline and it should be decided by the guardian if the child can attend the convention; judging on the child earlier experiences, level of maturity and company during the convention.
If there is anything else you are wondering about or want some answers on something, then you are more than welcome to contact our main organizer Joachim by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone
+46 739-302619 (please do not call before 11 AM or after 8 PM).