Kumoricon 2021
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Convention Schedule

Friday Major Events

Opening Ceremonies
AMV Contest
Kumoricon Presents: Ciarán Strange
Kumoricon Presents: Caleb Hyles
Kumoricon Presents: ACME
Friday Dance Party

Saturday Major Events

Cosplay Contest
2020 AMV Contest Encore!
Return to Anime Jeopardy
KumoriBall: Fungus Fiefdom (dress code)
Saturday Dance Party
ACME 18+ Hangout

Sunday Major Events

Cosplay Lip Sync Showdown
Swap Meet
Let's Draw with VAs
One World's Hero, Another World's Villain
AMV Contest Winners
Closing Ceremonies

Convention Hours

FridayNov 5:8:00 am – 12:00 midnight
SaturdayNov 6:8:00 am – 12:00 midnight
SundayNov 7:8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Schedule Formats

– Web, App, and Print –

Web: Scroll down on this page for the entire schedule on the web!

App: Now available! Use the free Guidebook app for Android and iOS. This app contains a live-updating Kumoricon schedule, maps, photos, convention information, announcements, and more. Mark events to create a personalized schedule with reminders. The entire guide is downloaded in advance, so it works without a network connection. After you install the app, search the guides for "Kumoricon 2021".

Print book: Pocket Guide [28MB, PDF] (updated with Cosplay Scavenger Hunt) – The pocket guide will be given out at the convention.

Print sheets: Download the schedule charts [0.4MB, PDF] in 11x8.5 printable format. This reflects changes since the Pocket Guide went to print.

Changes Since Pocket Guide Was Printed
  • Changed time: Billy Kametz Autographs Saturday session has moved to 6:00pm–7:00pm, Autograph Line 2 (if you were unable to attend Saturday's session, reservations for it will be honored at the VIP Autographs Session on Sunday (1:00pm–3:00pm, Arena))
  • Changed time: Are You a Werewolf? Saturday session has moved to 8:00pm–12:00pm (same location, LARP)
  • Changed time: VIP Autographs Signing – Part 1 has moved to Saturday 1:00pm–2:00pm (same location, Main Events)
  • Changed time: Robbie Daymond Q&A: The Man Behind the Mask has moved to Saturday 3:00pm–4:00pm, Auditorium
  • Changed time: Ciarán Strange Autographs Friday session has moved to 8:00pm–9:00pm (same location, Pre-Function A)
  • Changed time: Caleb Hyles Autographs Friday session has moved to 8:45pm–9:45pm (same location, Pre-Function A)
  • Changed time: ACME Autographs Friday session has moved to 9:45pm–10:45pm (same location, Pre-Function A)
  • Changed time: Abby Trott Autographs Saturday session has moved to 10:00am–11:30pm
  • Changed time: Art Show and Silent Charity Auction Sunday times changed to 11:00am–1:00pm
  • Changed time: Manga Library opening hours on Friday have been updated
  • Changed time: Info Booth opening hours on Sunday (downstairs location) have been updated (was printed correct in pocket guide)
  • Changed time: Merchandise Booth close hours on Friday and Saturday (both locations) have been updated
  • Previously canceled session is now still happening: Billy Kametz Autographs Saturday session (6:00pm–7:00pm, Autograph Line 2)
  • Canceled session: Faye Mata Autographs Saturday session (was 10:00am–11:00am) (if you were unable to attend Saturday's session, pre-paid tickets will be honored at the Sunday session; if you are unable to attend the Sunday session, please contact autographs@kumoricon.org)
  • Canceled session: Abby Trott Autographs Saturday session (was 10:00am–11:30am) (if you were unable to attend Saturday's session, pre-paid tickets will be honored at the Sunday session; if you are unable to attend the Sunday session, please contact autographs@kumoricon.org)
  • Updated: Morgan Berry Autographs Saturday session has concluded pre-sales, and no standby line will be available
  • Added event: PFS2 #2–09: The Seven Secrets of Dacilane Academy will take place at Sunday 12:00pm–4:00pm, RPG
  • Added event: Become a Bestselling Author (Ciarán Strange) will take place at Sunday 11:00am–12:00pm, Auditorium
  • Added session: Gundam Model Build-&-Take (for Beginners) will repeat at Saturday 6:00pm–8:00pm, Gunpla Lounge
  • Added presenter: Abby Trott has been added as a presenter to the Let's Draw with VAs panel (Sunday 1:00pm–2:00pm, Auditorium)
  • Presenter change: Faye Mata and Morgan Berry are no longer presenters on One World's Hero, Another World's Villain: a Rising of the Shield Hero Panel (Sunday 3:00pm–4:00pm, Auditorium)
  • Presenter change: Billy Kametz was previously updated as no longer on some Saturday and Sunday panels, but will re-appear as originally scheduled
  • Presenter change: Abby Trott is no longer a presenter on the Women in Anime panel (Saturday 7:00pm–8:00pm, Auditorium)
  • Presenter change: Abby Trott will no longer be in the VIP Autographs Signing – Part 1 (Saturday 12:00pm–2:00pm, Main Events)
  • Canceled event: JoJo's Bizarre Cosplay Pose Off (was Saturday 11:00am–12:00pm)
  • Canceled event: Robbie Daymond Solo Panel (was Saturday 3:00pm–4:00pm)
  • Canceled event: Love Live! School Idol Festival (was Friday 6:30pm–8:30pm)
  • Canceled event: Hands-On Dry Brushing Tutorial (was Friday 2:00pm–3:00pm, Saturday 6:00pm–7:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm–2:00pm)
  • Canceled event: Pokémon TCG Booster Draft (was Saturday 12:30pm–2:30pm and Sunday 1:00pm–3:30pm)

Additional Links for At-Convention Content

Hours At A Glance

Event Thursday
Nov 4
Nov 5
Nov 6
Nov 7
Convention Events – N/A – 8am–12am 8am–12am 8am–5pm
See details
Pre-reg only
8am–8pm 8am–7pm 9am–2pm Hall A
Minor Curfew 12am–6am, all days
Applies if under age 18, see code of conduct for details
for 2022
Sunday only, 9am-2pm, in the 2022 pre-reg line
Also, from 5:30pm to 7pm outside Closing Ceremonies
Major Rooms
Event Thursday
Nov 4
Nov 5
Nov 6
Nov 7
Video Gaming – N/A – 8am–12am 8am–12am 8am–5pm Hall A1
Tabletop Gaming – N/A – 8am–12am 8am–12am 8am–5pm Hall A1
Exhibitor Area
Artist Alley
Small Press
– N/A – 11am–7pm 11am–7pm 11am–4pm Hall C
Art Show – N/A – 11am–7pm 11am–7pm 11am–1pm Hall C
Silent Charity Auction – N/A – 11am–7pm 11am–7pm 11am–1pm Hall C
Charity Photobooth – N/A – 11am–7pm 11am–7pm 11am–4pm Hall C
Manga Library – N/A – 9am–12am 8am–12am 8am–4pm Ballroom 204
Karaoke – N/A – 10am–12am 8am–12am 8am–4pm A103–A104
Chibi Room – N/A – 11:30am–12:30pm
Open Art Room – N/A – 6:30pm–12am 6:30pm–12am – N/A – C121–C122
Attendee Services
Event Thursday
Nov 4
Nov 5
Nov 6
Nov 7
Cosplay Repair – N/A – 10am–8pm 9am–8pm 9am–3pm C124
AFK Room – N/A – 8am–12am 8am–12am 8am–4pm G129–G130
Merchandise Booth
Downstairs location
– N/A – 8am–9pm 8am–9pm 8am–4pm Pre-Function C
Merchandise Booth
Upstairs location
– N/A – 11am–9pm 8am–9pm 9am–4pm Ballroom Lobby
Info Booth
Downstairs location
12pm–8pm 8am–9pm 8am–9pm 9am–5pm Pre-Function A
Info Booth
Upstairs location
– N/A – 10am–5pm 10am–5pm – N/A – Ballroom Lobby
Operations Office
Lost and found
– N/A – 8am–12am 8am–12am 8am–5pm C126
Programming Office
18+ stamps
– N/A – 7am–12am 7am–12am 7am–5pm C120
Specialty Registration 9am–10pm 8am–8pm 8am–7pm – N/A – Hall A
Staff Registration 10am–10pm 8am–8pm 8am–7pm – N/A – Hall A
Volunteer Booth – N/A – 8am–8pm 8am–7pm 9am–2pm Hall A

Convention Center and Hotel Event Space Maps

Level 1

Event level 1 map

Level 2

Event level 2 map

Halls A and A1

Event Halls A and A1 map

Hall C

Hall C map

G Rooms

Event Rooms G map

Event Descriptions


To attend an event marked age 18+, you must have a hand stamp. ID will not be accepted at the door of the event. To get a hand stamp, please present both your badge and valid government-issued photo ID to the Programming Booth. (There is no exception to the hand stamp requirement for parent accompaniment.)

30-minute line rule: Please do not line up more than 30 minutes ahead of any event.

Entry to some convention events and autograph sessions may require either advance sign-up, or a paid ticket. Please see individual event details for full information.

Guest autographs: Kumoricon 2021 is adopting a hybrid model for autographs where some guest autographs are free, and some autographs will need to be purchased. Each guest will either have all of their autographs free or all of their autographs requiring a purchase. Please visit our autographs page for full details.

All free autographs will be available for reservation prior to the autograph session through a text message reservation system. All reservations are first-come, first-served. Some of the available reservation slots will be open at the start of the convention, and a portion of available reservation slots for each session will become available starting the day of each session. Visit our event reservations page for full details.

Paid autographs can be purchased online up to 1 hour before each session's start time.

Table of Contents
Attendee Services
Away From Kumo

Fri 8:00am–12:00am – AFK Room (G129–G130)
Sat 8:00am–12:00am – AFK Room (G129–G130)
Sun 8:00am–4:00pm – AFK Room (G129–G130)

Kumoricon's Away From Kumo (AFK) Room is a quiet room for all attendees who need to step away from the hubbub of the event, and decompress or relax. The AFK Room is located in Rooms G129–G130 in the Ginkoberry Concourse of the Oregon Convention Center (OCC). This is within the OCC's free Wi-Fi zone. In this room, you can work, write, think, chill out, or even doodle as long as long as your activities don't make noise. You are welcome to use electronics as long as they are on silent and do not make noise to use, including loud keyboards and headphones. Please refrain from holding conversations with others in the room, listening to music that can be heard by others, and making phone calls. If you and someone else in the room want to chat, please step out of the room. In the event others are talking or making noise in the room, and you are comfortable reminding them of the rules, please do so. Otherwise contact staff by texting our Yojimbo team at (971) 232-1342 or emailing operations@kumoricon.org.


  • Relax
  • Rest your head
  • Use electronics that are quiet
  • Write/draw/doodle
  • Silent crafts
  • Music at a low volume with headphones where only you can hear


  • No sleeping
  • No food
  • No music that can be heard by anyone other than you
  • No conversations in person or on electronics
  • No noises from electronics, including loud keyboards
Cosplay Repair

Fri 10:00am–8:00pm – Cosplay Repair (C124)
Sat 9:00am–8:00pm – Cosplay Repair (C124)
Sun 9:00am–3:00pm – Cosplay Repair (C124)

Having a cosplay mishap? In desperate need of repairing a prop before a big photoshoot or fixing a seam that came undone? Visit Kumoricon's very own Cosplay Repair Shop for help fixing your cosplay. Changing rooms are available!

Volunteer Booth

Fri 8:00am–8:00pm – Volunteer Booth (Hall A)
Sat 8:00am–7:00pm – Volunteer Booth (Hall A)
Sun 9:00am–2:00pm – Volunteer Booth (Hall A)

Got some down time and want to help out Kumoricon? Stop by the Volunteer Booth to see how you can help!

Main Events
Opening Ceremonies

Fri 10:00am–11:00am – Main Events (Hall B)

Join us as we kick off our convention for 2021! Find out what's in store for the weekend.

AMV Contest

Fri 2:30pm–5:00pm – Main Events (Hall B)

Kumoricon's International Anime Music Video Competition. Editors from around the world compete in different categories that are judged by the audience during the contest. Awards go to the winner of each category, along with prizes for Best Technical Effects, Judge's Choice, Coordinator's Choice, and Best In Show. Winners are announced on Sunday.

Cosplay Contest

Sat 2:30pm–5:30pm – Main Events (Hall B)

Whether you prefer competing as a contestant on stage or viewing the skits and costumes from the audience, the Cosplay Competition is Kumoricon's main costume event where entrants compete for recognition and top prizes. Join in the fun yourself, or cheer on your favorite characters as they perform original skits and dazzle the audience with amazing costumes.

Cosplay Lip Sync Showdown

Sun 1:00pm–3:00pm – Main Events (Hall B)

You asked for it and we're here to deliver! Join us for the return of the Cosplay Lip Sync Showdown, where cosplayers of all fandoms get on stage and lip-sync for their lives.

Friday Dance Party (VGR, James Landino)

Fri 10:00pm–12:00am – Main Events (Hall B)

Bring your comfortable and colorful attire to come dance the night away with our guest DJs!

Saturday Dance Party (Meirlin, TeddyLoid)

Sat 10:00pm–12:00am – Main Events (Hall B)

Bring your comfortable and colorful attire to come dance the night away with our guest DJs!

Hall Cosplay

Once again, our Hall Cosplay Staff will be roaming the halls on the lookout for outstanding costumes and cosplayers. Act your part, or just have fun—you never know where they will be!

KumoriBall: Fungus Fiefdom

Sat 7:00pm–9:30pm – Main Events (Hall B)

You're cordially invited to an adventure at Kumoricon's Fungus Fiefdom Grand Ball, where you can dance the night away, sweep someone off their feet, and/or twirl around the ballroom. The KumoriBall is an eloquent adventure you can embark on to level up your ballroom skills. Lessons will be offered throughout the convention. Our wonderful ballroom staff will be available for dances and to help you remember any patterns and moves that were taught. Formal attire is required. Attendees must follow the dress code. Staff reserve the right to deny entry to anyone inappropriately attired.

Kumoricon Presents: ACME

Fri 8:30pm–9:30pm – Main Events (Hall B)

As a part of their Unbreakable Tour, ACME comes to Kumoricon to rock the night!

Kumoricon Presents: Caleb Hyles

Fri 7:45pm–8:30pm – Main Events (Hall B)

Let's get down to business! To present… a show! Come to the Other Side with Caleb Hyles as he helps Deliver Us through an exciting show filled with all his best covers and musical treats!

Kumoricon Presents: Ciarán Strange

Fri 7:00pm–7:45pm – Main Events (Hall B)

Exhibitor Area

Fri 11:00am–7:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)
Sat 11:00am–7:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)
Sun 11:00am–4:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)

The KumoriMarket is proud to feature a curated collection of artists, exhibitors, and independent creators from around the world.

The Exhibitors portion of the KumoriMarket provides space to retailers and other dealers selling a wide range of goods at the convention.

Artist Alley

Fri 11:00am–7:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)
Sat 11:00am–7:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)
Sun 11:00am–4:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)

The KumoriMarket is proud to feature a curated collection of artists, exhibitors, and independent creators from around the world.

The Artist Alley portion of the KumoriMarket welcomes amateur and professional artists to showcase their work and original merchandise. Artist Alley merchandise traditionally includes fan art prints, manga, models, paintings, and novelty crafts, but is limited only by your imagination.

Small Press

Fri 11:00am–7:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)
Sat 11:00am–7:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)
Sun 11:00am–4:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)

The KumoriMarket is proud to feature a curated collection of artists, exhibitors, and independent creators from around the world.

The Small Press portion of the KumoriMarket welcomes freelance artists and creators by providing space to sell their personal works at the convention. Kumoricon defines the Small Press section as independently-developed artist businesses featuring original content. This includes companies that focus on fashion apparel, tabletop games, webcomics, plushies, and much more!

Charity Photobooth

Fri 11:00am–7:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)
Sat 11:00am–7:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)
Sun 11:00am–4:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)

Kumoricon will be hosting a photobooth in the KumoriMarket, where you can get your photo taken in front of a simple backdrop at no cost to you. Cosplay and photography require a lot of time, planning, and dedication, so let photographers at the Kumoricon charity photobooth help make this experience simpler for you. The team working behind the scenes is a dedicated group of cosplayers and photographers who have been in the convention scene for more than a decade. Kumoricon is filled with so many keepsake moments, and we are happy to help you relive and treasure your Kumoricon memories.

Donations are always welcomed. All donations from the photobooth will benefit Kumoricon’s charity recipients: Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and The Greeney Family Fund for Japanese Track Scholarships at The International School.

Silent Charity Auction

Fri 11:00am–7:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)
Sat 11:00am–7:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)
Sun 11:00am–1:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)

Every year, the Kumoricon community dedicates time, effort, goods, services, and significant funds toward bettering lives through charitable donations. Come bid on unique items brought to you by our industry friends and valued community.

Closing Ceremonies

Sun 4:30pm–6:00pm – Main Events (Hall B)

Join us as we wind down our amazing weekend of fun. This final event is where contest winners are announced, we replay the best moments of the year, and celebrate everything that was accomplished. Be the first to know the dates for 2022 and who our next mascot will be!

Rant and Rave

Sun 6:00pm–7:30pm – Live Events (B113–B116)

Was there something you loved, or something you thought could be improved? Good feedback or bad, we want to hear your thoughts. Stop by after Closing Ceremonies to tell the staff what you thought of the con.

Guests of Honor
Abby's Karaoke Funtime

Fri 8:00pm–9:00pm – Karaoke (A103–A104)

Abby Trott hosts an anime-themed karaoke party, and you're invited! Come sing some of your favorite anime tunes!

ACME 18+ Hangout

Sat 11:00pm–12:00am – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

Age 18+ only—hand stamp required—see Programming Office.

Who doesn't like a little late night fun with the band? Come hear some of ACME's unfiltered stories from their time on the road. You won't want to miss the fun!


Sat 1:00pm–2:00pm – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

After a long pause from performing on international stages, ACME is back in the US for their Unbreakable Tour 2021. On their list of stops is here at Kumoricon! Come join them in this late night panel as they talk about their experiences and adventures they had in years past.

ACME VIP Meet-and-Greet

Fri 6:00pm–7:00pm – Backstage Area (Hall B)

Advance ticket purchase required.

Come meet ACME and get your photo taken with the band. Separate ACME VIP pass required. Purchase online until Friday, November 5, 12:00 noon.

AMA with Abby Trott

Fri 1:30pm–2:30pm – Live Events (B113–B116)

Ask Abby Trott about voice-over, living and working in Japan, or her cats. She loves her cats.

Ani-Madlibs, with Laura Stahl!

Sat 5:00pm–6:00pm – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

Remember playing mad-libs on long car rides with your friends? We're going otaku with it! Join Laura Stahl as we twist classic scenes, scenarios, and characters from some of our favorite anime by butchering grammar together!

Become a Bestselling Author (Ciarán Strange)

Sun 11:00am–12:00pm – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

Join guest Ciarán Strange and guest panelist Kit Watson as they discuss how to go from writing fan fiction as a hobby to earning six figures in book sales.

Bloody Brilliance: A Cells at Work Panel (Billy Kametz, Laura Stahl, Robbie Daymond)

Fri 11:00am–12:00pm – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

Inside the human body, roughly 37.2 trillion cells are working hard every day. A very special group of cells have taken a break from their adventures to join us at Kumoricon! Come join the English voice cast of Cells at Work as they talk about their experience working on the show and their thoughts on the future of educational anime. Learning is fun!

Can't Crash Your Own Panel, Can You? An AMA with Faye Mata

Fri 6:30pm–7:30pm – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

The spunky voice actress who loves all things ice-blue is far from cold herself! Notorious for crashing gaming rooms to play with fans and bringing a vibrant spirit to the world of voice acting, come meet the inimitable Faye Mata! Learn about what it's like to voice characters in both video games and anime, to compete in video gaming tournaments, and more! You won’t want to miss this.

(Canceled) JoJo's Bizarre Cosplay Pose Off (Billy Kametz)

Sat 11:00am–12:00pm – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

Dress as your favorite JoJo's Bizarre Adventure character and then pose like you mean it! Billy will facilitate a contest of champions with winners being decided by audience applause. The contest will end with the non-JoJo category, and will be interspersed with such questions such as "Is this a stand?" and "Is that a JoJo reference?"

Let's Draw with VAs (Erica Mendez, Faye Mata, Morgan Berry, Abby Trott)

Sun 1:00pm–2:00pm – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

You know your favorite voice actors for the characters they voice, but can they draw those characters? Come see voice actors show off their drawing skills… or lack thereof. Bring your own paper and drawing materials to the panel and draw along. Use #LetsDrawVA to show us your stuff!

LGBTQIA+ and the Industry (Ciarán Strange)

Sat 6:30pm–7:30pm – Live Events (B113–B116)

Hang out with Ciarán as he talks about what it is like being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and working in the music and voice acting communities. After stepping out from music into grand roles like Lorelei in Borderlands 3 and Luca in Astra Lost in Space, Ciarán has gained a lot of knowledge about breaking the mold in the industry while both being a member of and also actively supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.

Life Fibers, School Idols, and Magi… Oh My! (Erica Mendez)

Fri 11:30am–12:30pm – Live Events (B113–B116)

Kill la Kill, Love Live, Sword Art Online, Sailor Moon… these are just some of many the fun titles that Erica has been a part of. Don't lose your way and come talk to Erica about some of your favorite projects she's been in!

The Man Behind the Covers: A Caleb Hyles Q&A

Sat 10:00am–11:00am – Live Events (B113–B116)

Gaining popularity in the world of YouTube, Caleb Hyles has shown the sheer range he has. Come hang out with him and hear stories from behind the mic and ask some questions of your own.

One World's Hero, Another World's Villain: a Rising of the Shield Hero Panel (Billy Kametz, Erica Mendez)

Sun 3:00pm–4:00pm – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

The Rising of the Shield Hero is a dark fantasy isekai that tells stories which challenge the idea of who are the heroes and who are the villains in a magical world! The voices of Naofumi and Raphtalia are here to answer all your burning questions.

Robbie Daymond Q&A: The Man Behind the Mask

Sat 3:00pm–4:00pm – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

(Canceled) Robbie Daymond Solo Panel

A Smashing Good Time with Billy, Faye, and Kira

Sat 4:00pm–6:00pm – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)

Come on out for an ultimate battle among three VA greats, Billy Kametz, Faye Mata, and Kira Buckland. Watch them fight each other in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and join in to see if you can come out on top!

Voice Acting in Video Games (Billy Kametz, Ciarán Strange, Kira Buckland, Laura Stahl, Faye Mata)

Fri 1:00pm–2:00pm – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

What is it like to voice in video games? Come find out from some of your favorite voices in games. We have a strong panel of voice actors to talk about what it's like, how it's different from voicing for anime, whether they've played their own characters yet, and more!

Women in Anime (Faye Mata, Erica Mendez, Kira Buckland, Laura Stahl, Morgan Berry)

Sat 7:00pm–8:00pm – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

Being a woman in the anime industry can have its ups and downs for sure, but this worthwhile career has brought three powerful players here to talk about it! Chill out with these great women as they talk about what it’s like to work in the anime industry.

Writing for Anime (Laura Stahl)

Sun 2:30pm–3:30pm – Live Events (B113–B116)

Along with being a voice actor for anime and JRPGs, Laura is also a professional script adapter. In this panel she gives an overview of what it's like to adapt anime dialogue from direct translation into what you hear in your favorite dubs! Find out how to balance the essence of the Japanese creator's message with western sensibility, being true to the voice of each individual character, matching timing and rhythm of animation, and more.

Yashahime: Feudal Era Adventures (Erica Mendez, Kira Buckland, Morgan Berry)

Fri 3:00pm–4:00pm – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

In feudal Japan, family is everything and you don't turn your back on family. Join the voices of Towa, Setsuna, and Moroha as they reminisce about making Yashahime stand out as its own show. Show your love for them as they talk about what it was like working on the continuation of such a big player in anime as well as integrating the power of family through it all.

Abby Trott Autographs

Fri 3:30pm–5:00pm – Autograph Line 3 (KumoriMarket)
Sun 2:30pm–4:00pm – Autograph Line 2 (KumoriMarket)

Stop by our autographs area to get your autograph from Abby Trott! Autographs will be $20, or $25 if you want to get a Funko Pop signed. Buy your session ticket online until 1 hour before start time. A standby line will be available if spots remain.

Update: Due to the cancelation of the Saturday session, pre-paid tickets will be honored at the Sunday session. If you are unable to attend the Sunday session, please contact autographs@kumoricon.org for assistance.

ACME Autographs

Fri 9:45pm–10:45pm – Autograph Line 5 (Pre-Function A)
Sat 4:30pm–6:00pm – Autograph Line 3 (KumoriMarket)

Stop by our autographs area to get your free autograph from ACME! An at-con, no-cost reservation may be required.

Billy Kametz Autographs

Fri 3:30pm–5:00pm – Autograph Line 4 (KumoriMarket)
Sat 6:00pm–7:00pm – Autograph Line 2 (KumoriMarket)

Stop by our autographs area to get your free autograph from Billy Kametz! An at-con, no-cost reservation may be required.

Update: If you were unable to attend Saturday's session due to the rescheduling, then you may attend the VIP Autographs Session on Sunday (1:00pm–3:00pm, Arena) for Billy Kametz's autograph if you had a reservation for the Saturday session (no standby).

Caleb Hyles Autographs

Fri 8:45pm–9:45pm – Autograph Line 6 (Pre-Function A)
Sun 11:00am–12:30pm – Autograph Line 4 (KumoriMarket)

Stop by our autographs area to get your free autograph from Caleb Hyles! An at-con, no-cost reservation may be required.

Ciarán Strange Autographs

Fri 8:00pm–9:00pm – Autograph Line 5 (Pre-Function A)
Sun 2:00pm–3:30pm – Autograph Line 1 (KumoriMarket)

Stop by our autographs area to get your free autograph from Ciarán Strange! An at-con, no-cost reservation may be required.

Erica Mendez Autographs

Fri 5:30pm–7:00pm – Autograph Line 3 (KumoriMarket)
Sun 10:30am–12:00pm – Autograph Line 2 (KumoriMarket)

Stop by our autographs area to get your free autograph from Erica Mendez! An at-con, no-cost reservation may be required.

Faye Mata Autographs

Fri 3:00pm–4:30pm – Autograph Line 2 (KumoriMarket)
Sun 10:30am–12:00pm – Autograph Line 3 (KumoriMarket)

Stop by our autographs area to get your autograph from Faye Mata! Autographs will be $30. Buy your session ticket online until 1 hour before start time. A standby line will be available if spots remain.

Update: Due to the cancelation of the Saturday session, pre-paid tickets will be honored at the Sunday session. If you are unable to attend the Sunday session, please contact autographs@kumoricon.org for assistance.

James Landino Autographs

Sat 2:30pm–4:00pm – Autograph Line 2 (KumoriMarket)

Stop by our autographs area to get your free autograph from James Landino! An at-con, no-cost reservation may be required.

Kira Buckland Autographs

Fri 5:00pm–6:30pm – Autograph Line 2 (KumoriMarket)
Sat 11:30am–1:00pm – Autograph Line 2 (KumoriMarket)
Sun 11:00am–12:00pm – Autograph Line 1 (KumoriMarket)

Stop by our autographs area to get your autograph from Kira Buckland! Autographs will be $30. Buy your session ticket online until 1 hour before start time. A standby line will be available if spots remain.

Laura Stahl Autographs

Fri 3:30pm–5:00pm – Autograph Line 1 (KumoriMarket)
Sat 3:00pm–4:30pm – Autograph Line 1 (KumoriMarket)
Sun 1:00pm–2:00pm – Autograph Line 3 (KumoriMarket)

Stop by our autographs area to get your autograph from Laura Stahl! Autographs will be $20. Buy your session ticket online until 1 hour before start time. A standby line will be available if spots remain.

Morgan Berry Autographs

Fri 6:00pm–7:30pm – Autograph Line 1 (KumoriMarket)
Sat 3:00pm–4:30pm – Autograph Line 4 (KumoriMarket)

Stop by our autographs area to get your autograph from Morgan Berry! Autographs will be $20. Buy your session ticket online until 1 hour before start time. (Update: Sales have concluded for the Saturday session and no standby line will be available.)

Robbie Daymond Autographs

Fri 1:00pm–2:30pm – Autograph Line 3 (KumoriMarket)
Sat 5:30pm–7:00pm – Autograph Line 1 (KumoriMarket)

Stop by our autographs area to get your free autograph from Robbie Daymond! An at-con, no-cost reservation may be required.

TeddyLoid Autographs

Fri 1:00pm–2:30pm – Autograph Line 1 (KumoriMarket)

Stop by our autographs area to get your free autograph from TeddyLoid! An at-con, no-cost reservation may be required.

VIP Autographs Signing – Part 1 (Caleb Hyles, Ciarán Strange, Erica Mendez, Faye Mata, Morgan Berry, Laura Stahl, TeddyLoid)

Sat 1:00pm–2:00pm – Main Events (Hall B)

If you have a VIP membership, stop by Main Events to get your first round of autographs from our guests!

VIP Autographs Signing – Part 2 (ACME, Billy Kametz, Kira Buckland, Robbie Daymond)

Sun 1:00pm–3:00pm – Arena (Oregon Ballroom 202)

If you have a VIP membership, stop by Arena to get your second round of autographs from our guests!

Comikey Industry Panel

Sat 4:30pm–5:00pm – Live Events (B113–B116)

Join us at our industry panel to learn more about our brand new licensed content and the future of Manga on Comikey!

Culture on the Rails and Road: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Japan's Trains (Alisa Freedman)

Sun 2:00pm–3:00pm – Panel 1 (B110–B112)

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first Japanese railroad, we will discuss how trains have changed Japanese society and culture. Trains offer ways to understand Japan's urban development and how people have made themselves at home in cities.

Emoji, Communication, and Culture (Alisa Freedman)

Sat 10:00am–11:00am – Panel 1 (B110–B112)

What happens when we look at the emoji in our phones? What can we learn about Japan, the US, and global communication? How do emoji help us form communities and represent ourselves? Join us to learn how emoji can make us better communicators and world citizens.

Japan on American TV (Alisa Freedman)

Fri 3:30pm–4:30pm – Panel 1 (B110–B112)

Based on Alisa's new book Japan on American TV, this panel explores how TV comedies from the 1950s to the present have reflected how Americans have felt about Japan. Japan on American TV offers a gentle means to approach racism, cultural essentialism, cultural appropriation, and issues otherwise difficult to discuss and offers new to apply fan knowledge.

Japanese Commercials: Historical Look at Ads that Changed Japan (Alisa Freedman)

Sun 10:30am–11:30am – Live Events (B113–B116)

Come learn what makes Japanese TV commercials so weird, creepy, sentimental, cute, and different from those in the US. We watch and discuss ads from approximately from 68 years of commercial history (1953 to 2021) that have changed Japanese popular culture and established marketing trends. Commercials do more than advertise products. They tell stories and reflect social desires and fears. They are a social glue and become part of our cultural vocabulary. They give us something to talk about.

Powerful Women of Japanese Popular Culture (Alisa Freedman)

Sat 1:30pm–2:30pm – Panel 2 (A106)

We will discuss powerful, inspiring women who have worked in different Japanese popular culture industries. This panel will inspire you and encourage you to think about women's successes and challenges.

Anime Music Videos
2020 AMV Contest Encore!

Sat 8:00am–10:00am – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

Come join us watch the 2020 AMV Contest live and in-person! There will be no audience voting. Winners will be shown after the contest has been played in full.

AMV After Show

Fri 5:00pm–5:30pm – Main Events (Hall B)

After the AMV Contest, stay and watch AMVs that didn't make it into this year's contest.

AMV Contest Non-Finalists

Sat 8:30pm–9:00pm – Panel 1 (B110–B112)

Our AMV Contest judges made some tough decisions this year, leaving many entries without a place in the AMV Contest. While these videos didn't make the cut, they still left big impressions on us and are worth a watch for their creativity and style.

AMV Contest Re-Run

Sun 9:00am–11:00am – Main Events (Hall B)

For those who missed the AMV Contest, here is another chance to watch this year's greatest entries. Voting will not be held at this showing.

AMV Contest Winners

Sun 4:00pm–4:30pm – Main Events (Hall B)

Come see the results of the Kumoricon AMV Contest—Did the one you vote for win?

AMV Karaoke!

Fri 10:30pm–11:30pm – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

Join us for a fun night of AMVs, karaoke, and goodies! We will have prizes for those who come up and put on a great show. We encourage everyone to sing along!

AMV Therapy Session

Fri 10:30am–12:00pm – Panel 1 (B110–B112)

We know how tough these couple of years have been, so sit back, relax, and enjoy some heartfelt and fun anime music videos. Come prepared with a box of tissues (for happy tears)!

Bring on the FMVs!

Sat 6:30pm–8:00pm – Panel 3 (C123)

We know you all love your AMVs, but have you ever wanted more? Then this is the playlist for you! We'll be taking a look at fan music videos from a variety of fandoms, including cosplay, Disney, video games, and more!

Comedy and Parody AMVs

Fri 8:30pm–10:00pm – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

The most popular AMV block is back! And this time with audience participation and goodies!

Kentaro Miura FMV Tribute

Sat 7:00pm–8:30pm – Panel 1 (B110–B112)

Age 18+ only—hand stamp required—see Programming Office.

Kentaro Miura, the author of Berserk, passed away earlier this year, leaving fellow strugglers without their friend and mentor. In remembrance of a truly inspirational and talented mangaka, this collection of AMVs and MMVs takes us through the various versions and adaptations of Miura's magnum opus: Berserk.

Binding for Cosplay 101

Fri 5:30pm–6:30pm – Panel 1 (B110–B112)

Thinking about trying out binding for cosplay or want to learn more about how to do to it safely and comfortably? Come join Chaotic Neutral Cosplay as he discusses how to find a good binder fit, prepping to wear your first (or any) binder, how not to wear a binder, and some of the less talked about aspects of binding safely!

Body Paint Demo and FX Intro

Sat 12:00pm–1:00pm – Live Events (B113–B116)

See a live body paint demo and learn some beginner tips for FX makeup. The Cosplay Coven will share ways to get started with simple and beginner-friendly materials and cover recommended basic safety practices.

Convention Horror Stories (Momma Sammu)

Fri 8:00pm–9:00pm – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

Conventions are great, we all love meeting up, cosplaying, spending too much in the halls, but sometimes… things go… wrong. Come join us this evening to listen to, and maybe even share your own amusing, if sometimes embarrassing, "Convention Horror Stories".

Cosplay and Mental Health

Sun 2:00pm–3:00pm – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

How do we find cosplay positively effects our health? How does it drain us? How do we motivate ourselves to continue to cosplay in the midst of depression? How do we deal with the new pressures an mainly online cosplay community? This is a panel for cosplayers who struggle with mental health. This is a panel for those of us who struggle with online burnout, trolls, and balancing the expectations of followers vs. the reality of what we can handle with our mental health.
This is not a therapy panel; it's a panel for cosplayers who struggle by cosplayers who struggle.

Presented by Chaotic Neutral Cosplay with feedback from other artists who also struggle.

This panel is rated 10+ due to the nature of the topics discussed.

Cosplay Armor Mobility

Sat 7:30pm–8:30pm – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

Cosplays sometimes are really hot and uncomfortable, or freezing cold—especially when wearing an armor cosplay. You're going to need a lot of help putting it on and getting around. However, what if you don't have a handler? This panel is about different ways to keep your armors on you and be able to sit, eat, use the restroom, shop while you're at the con, walk, or even run. Let's not forget about the big crazy prop that goes with your armor.

Cosplay Contest Pre-Meet

Fri 12:00pm–1:00pm – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)

For those who are participating in the Cosplay Contest, this is your opportunity to connect with the Cosplay Coordinators and ask any questions you may have. Mandatory for all skit performers. Recommended for first time contestants. Costumes are not required.

Cosplay Contest Tech Rehearsal

Sat 9:00am–12:00pm – Main Events (Hall B)

Technical rehearsal for all Cosplay Contest entrants. This is a quick walk-through of the Cosplay Contest to coordinate ninja assistance, adjust lighting, and test music and audio. Mandatory for all Cosplay Contest participants. Costumes are not required at the rehearsal. For Cosplay Contest participants only.

Cosplay Contest Judging

Fri 2:00pm–10:00pm – Workshop 2 (A105)

Costume Workmanship judging for costume entries in the Cosplay Contest. Prior to convention, entrants will be assigned a time slot for judging. Be sure to arrive at least 5–10 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot. Costumes required. For Cosplay Contest participants only.

Cosplay Lip Sync Showdown Check-In/Rehearsal

Sun 11:00am–12:30pm – Main Events (Hall B)

Check-in and rehearsal for Cosplay Lip Sync Showdown participants. This is the final check-in for participants and your chance to get comfortable on the stage. Mandatory for Cosplay Lip Sync Showdown participants.

Cosplay Photography 101

Fri 3:30pm–4:00pm – Panel 3 (C123)

Cosplay Photography 101 is a practical guide to getting started with cosplay photography. The panel will cover what kind of camera and equipment you will need, different locations and lighting situations you will encounter at a convention, etiquette and how to interact with cosplayers and convention staff, and photography dos and don'ts.

Cosplay Photography for Cosplayers

Sat 10:00am–11:00am – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

This cosplay photography panel is designed to help cosplayers take control of their photos. In this panel we will discuss issues of cosplayer safety, how to take your own photos without a photographer, and a posing guide and what to look for to improve your photos.

Crossplay (MtF): EXP Share

Sat 7:30pm–8:30pm – Panel 2 (A106)

Level up your MtF crossplay the easy way, by learning from others! All experience levels are welcome to share and learn in this health class-appropriate open-ended panel.

Fursuit Making 101

Sat 2:00pm–2:30pm – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

Are you a furry? Are you someone interested in the fandom or just want to know more? Have you been wanting to make your own fursuit? This panel's for you! Come join us as we answer questions, give advice, explain the process, and show off our fursuits!

Group Cosplay 101 with the Cosplay Coven

Sun 11:00am–12:00pm – Panel 3 (C123)

Come learn some dos, don'ts, and how-tos when it comes to group cosplays. Whether it's skits, competitions, or group photoshoots there is a lot to keep in mind when cosplaying with others. The Cosplay Coven has a lot of experience to share from the really good to the not-so-great.

Iron Cosplay

Sat 3:30pm–4:30pm – Panel 2 (A106)

In this fast-paced game show panel, teams of four must create and model a cosplay from dollar store materials in mere minutes! Can they incorporate the Secret Ingredient? Can they win the audience's applause? Prizes await! The timer is ticking! The heat is on! Allez… Cosplay!

J-Walk Portland Streets Fashion Show

Fri 5:00pm–5:30pm – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

A fan run J-fashion panel: Come see your friends strut their stuff in their coolest J-fashion!

Making a Good Costume GREAT: Finishing and Cleaning

Sun 12:00pm–1:00pm – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

What the heck are seam rolls and pressing hams and why do they matter? How can you iron a seam without ruining your fabric? Pressing is as important during costume construction as it is afterwards. And how do you keep a costume clean? Pros and cons of different techniques will be discussed.

Making a Good Costume GREAT: Foundation Garments

Sat 10:30am–11:30am – Panel 3 (C123)

Corsets, hoops, dance belts—these are all foundation garments and they really matter in costuming. Advice on selecting and making foundations and visual examples of the huge difference they can make to a costume. Also discussed: linings and interlinings.

Making a Good Costume GREAT: Understanding Fabrics

Fri 6:00pm–7:00pm – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

What's the difference between chiffon, organdy, and organza? Wool gabardine or polyester? Does it matter? A crash course on fibers, weaves, and fabric types, what they're most suitable for, and when it's okay to buy the cheap stuff. The presenter will bring her collection of 300+ swatches for viewing / handling during the panel.

Put the "Play" Back in Cosplay (Get into Character!)

Sat 6:00pm–7:00pm – Arena (Oregon Ballroom 202)

The coolest characterization panel ever! An East Coast transplant, join us for the most fun hour of characterization lessons this side of the convention scene; chock-full of improv games, theatrical activities, and other ways to get you out of your seat and playing in character, this panel is super participatory and family friendly, so come on down in or out of cosplay and learn about characterization the fun way!

Anime Fandom
Anime for Beginners: Otaku in Training

Fri 12:30pm–1:30pm – Panel 2 (A106)

Have you ever heard or said the phrase "I dislike anime but I love…"? This panel is for you! Whether you're a newbie yourself or just need new suggestions to push your friends over the edge, this panel will provide many modern examples of anime titles that are beginner friendly! Join anime journalist L.B. Bryant as he dives into their experience to help you train the next generation of otaku!

Anime Guess That Tune IV: A New Hope

Fri 10:00pm–11:30pm – Panel 1 (B110–B112)

Returning for our fourth year, it's Anime Guess that Tune! Come in, test your knowledge of anime themes, and compete for some great prizes!

Return to Anime Jeopardy

Sat 2:00pm–3:30pm – Live Events (B113–B116)

Back with a live studio audience! Anime Jeopardy is an unparalleled trivia game experience, featuring challenging questions pulled from anime, manga, video games, and Japanese pop culture. Each round will pit three knowledgeable con-goers against one another in the classic "please answer in the form of a question" trivia contest. Round winners will compete for the grand prize in Final Jeopardy! Fun for the whole family and packed with chances for the audience to win fun prizes too. Presented by the team at Anibros Creative for our 14th appearance at Kumoricon.

(Want to compete? Make sure to come to the "Anime Jeopardy Contestant Selection Exam" for your chance to win a spot in the big show.)

Anime Jeopardy Contestant Selection Exam

Sat 11:30am–12:30pm – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)

Would you like to compete in Anime Jeopardy? Then this panel is for you! Stop in any time during the panel runtime to take our quick 10-minute exam. If you want to compete in Anime Jeopardy, you must take this exam! The exam features questions representative of this year's Anime Jeopardy (All Ages) game—testing you on the specific knowledge you will need to succeed in the real game. Answers to the exam will be revealed at Anime Jeopardy (All Ages), and winners will be announced during the panel as well.

Anime Jeopardy 18+: Post-Apocalyptic Trivia

Sat 10:30pm–12:00am – Live Events (B113–B116)

Age 18+ only—hand stamp required—see Programming Office.

Back for its fourth Kumoricon (what stamina!), Anime Jeopardy 18+ is the late-night, made-for-adults trivia contest that has contestants compete in intellectual ménage à trois. In each of three rounds, three contestants picked from the audience will see who can dominate the sex positive, inclusive trivia categories featuring questions pulled from adult anime, ero manga, ecchi games, and the aisles of Japanese adult stores. Contestants will all receive on-theme prizes, with Round Winners picking from our sponsored prize pool. Winners from each round will go head-to-head-to-head in Final Jeopardy—with the ultimate winner taking home the big prize. No kink shaming or kids allowed! Presented by the warped minds at Anibros Creative.

Anime Song Parodies

Sat 12:00pm–1:00pm – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

Wild about Weird Al? Crazy about Doctor Demento? Get the rundown on fandom song parodies (or "filks") at this musically hilarious panel! Watch a performance by Kumoricon's own FilkAeris, perform your own work at the open mic, then join in as we write a brand new filk, right here at the con!

Ask a Hero – My Hero Academia

Fri 3:30pm–4:30pm – Live Events (B113–B116)

Come interact with class 1-A and play games, quizzes, and take part in our Q&A. Hosted by Tsuyu Asui and Katsuki Bakugo.

Composing Music for Games and Anime

Sun 12:30pm–1:30pm – Live Events (B113–B116)

Ever wanted to learn about the career of writing music for games and anime? Professional music composer and performing DJ James Landino shares knowledge of the craft, stories of the industry, along with Q&A for insight into the trade. James Landino's credits include: No Straight Roads, RWBY, PUBG MOBILE, Tower of God, Cytus II, Chunithm, and Boruto.

A Day at the Host Club

Sat 4:30pm–6:00pm – Panel 1 (B110–B112)

Greetings Princesses, Princes, and all other royalty! The Ouran Host Club cordially invites you to the Third Music Room to spend a day with the Hosts! Events include playing games, answering your questions, and more! Sound like fun? If so, the Ouran Host Club will be waiting for you. We'll see you then!

Extremely Hard Take-Home Anime Quiz – Answers and Discussions

Fri 12:00pm–1:00pm – Workshop 2 (A105)
Sun 1:30pm–3:30pm – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)

Win a PS4 Pro at the Extremely Hard Take-Home Anime Quiz! This is a multiple-choice, open-book, take-home quiz that begins on the Kumoricon site three weeks before the convention. You are encouraged to use any resource at your disposal. Some of the questions will test your understanding and ability to analyze anime, not just your memory. Instead, you will need to do research into the real world of such topics as art, geography, history, literature, music, and science. The answers to the questions will provide additional context and meaning to the anime that you already enjoy.

Quiz download

From Fans to Pros: How the Internet Changed the Voice Acting Industry (Kira Buckland)

Sat 2:30pm–3:30pm – Panel 1 (B110–B112)

This panel is aimed specifically at aspiring voice actors who have questions about what makes an amateur versus a pro, online audition procedure and etiquette, and giving a believable performance that stands out.

Gundam Wars: Attack of the Chars

Fri 2:00pm–3:00pm – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

Who's blonde, wears a mask, and has a hidden past? If there is one thing that is almost a guarantee in a Gundam series, it is Char appearing in some form or another. Come and enjoy this presentation revolving around Char and all of the clones that encompass the last 40+ years of the Gundam franchise. Learn whether or not there really is a set guideline to a
character becoming a Char or not. After all, is every Char clone blonde? Has every clone worn a mask? Check out this panel to find out.

Hanako-Kun's Panel of Mysteries!

Fri 2:30pm–4:00pm – Panel 2 (A106)

Have you heard the rumor? School mystery #7 Hanako Kun and Yashiro Nene are hosting their very own panel! Complete with in-character Q&A, games, mysteries, and prizes, you'll be sure to have a ghostly good time! Come to this panel prepared for lots of good fun and laughs! You'll be sure to leave with plenty of goodies too! (as long as the Mokke doesn’t steal it). We'll see you there!

Happy Hyper Kawaii Music Time 2021

Sun 3:00pm–4:00pm – Panel 3 (C123)

Do you love anime-related music with vocals that just ooze kawaii? Of course you do! So come and join the Happy Hyper Kawaii Music Time panel with some penlights and check out some of the best kawaii music from 2021! We'll cover a wide range of music including anime, Vocaloid, denpa, V singers, rhythm game music, and more.

Hetalia World Stars: Turnabout Gourmet

Sat 12:00pm–1:30pm – Panel 1 (B110–B112)

With season 7 and the new manga being published, you'd think the G7 would have enough on their plate, but alas, we have a trial on our hands! Italy has taken the stand against America, for his crimes against the culinary world! Whose side are you on? Come be a witness and join the jury as the gourmets of the world weigh in on fast food, cultural values, and how much cheese is too much cheese!

An Obligatory Panel on the Rise of Virtual Streamers

Fri 10:30am–11:30am – Panel 2 (A106)

In just a few years, virtual streamers have gone from relative obscurity to a major player in anime culture. In this panel, we’ll talk about the exponential growth in popularity of virtual streamers, why we love them, and how (for some reason) they all sing. And if you don't know what we're talking about, then come join the invasion that's made fans in so many nations!

Otaku 25+

Fri 7:30pm–8:30pm – Panel 3 (C123)

Here's a chance for us older anime fans to get together and swap fun stories, beloved fandoms, and the otaku-life from the past. (Don't worry: you don't have to be 25 or older to attend.)

Parent's Guide to Anime

Fri 10:30am–11:30am – Workshop 2 (A105)

This is a panel for all those selfless parents and guardians who come every year, yet don't know much about anime. We will help you understand the rating systems, where to get anime for your kids, how to supervise what they're watching, and best of all, answer your questions. Find out what is so great about anime to begin with and how you can be a part of your child's world.

Positive Polyamorous Representation in Anime and Manga

Fri 11:00pm–12:00am – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)

Age 18+ only—hand stamp required—see Programming Office.

Polyamorous relationships are on the rise around the world including in Japan. More than a simple harem trope, polyamory has found its way into multiple anime and manga over the years in both the recent and not so recent past. Check out these positive examples scattered throughout various titles!

Sailor Moon: Cards, Clans, and Death Phantoms, OH MY!

Sun 9:30am–10:30am – Panel 1 (B110–B112)

Following up too my previous panel, "Crisis on Three Dark Kingdoms", this time around I will be comparing and contrasting the differences between Sailor Moon R and Sailor Moon Crystal's second season.

Seriously?? How Is There Still More Anime for That? (A Panel on Weird Anime)

Sun 1:00pm–2:00pm – Panel 3 (C123)

Still asking? Then, still receiving! Hm… still kinda weird saying it like that… Whatever, who cares! This panel is back for a third year of weird anime treasures! So come join the fun learning about even more series that made us double-take and go "What?" And once again, prepare your acting chops if you'd like to do a silly, but quick performance acting out scenes from some of these weird series.

Seven Deadly Sins Q&A

Fri 8:00pm–9:00pm – Live Events (B113–B116)

Come one, come all, and welcome to the Boar Hat Tavern! Come and ask your favorite characters questions you've been dying to ask followed with a game of Truth or Dare! Don't worry, Meliodas won't be cooking. 😁

That's a Refreshing Anime! 2021's Best Palate Cleansers

Sat 11:00pm–12:00am – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

2020 happened, need I say more? So let's cleanse those palates, anime style! Whether you're still recovering from the craziness of the past year, or just need to chill from watching too many intense anime, we got what you need! So come and check out some of this year's most refreshing and easy to watch anime when you just need a break from everything.

Watamote and the Limitations of Anime Adaptations

Sat 11:30am–12:30pm – Panel 2 (A106)

Did you know that "No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!", better known as Watamote, turns into a yuri harem slice-of-life? Well, it does in the manga! It does a lot in the manga you have no idea about. Through Watamote we'll explore the various problems when adapting a show into an anime. Warning: lots of yuri references.

We Keep Getting Isekai'd: The Continued Prevalence of Isekai Anime

Fri 10:00pm–11:00pm – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

Everyone keeps wanting an escape from this world, especially after this past year. Fortunately, we can do so vicariously through the joy of isekai anime! And it seems so many of keep doing so. So, join our panel where we continue the discussion around isekai anime, why it works so well, and revisit the question: Is there such as a thing as too much isekai?

Weeb Word Wars: Hidden Word Trivia Game

Sat 12:30pm–1:30pm – Panel 3 (C123)

This is a fun and casual interactive anime trivia game based on a hidden words challenge game. All words and clues are about anime and Japanese related subjects. Test your anime trivia knowledge by volunteering to play against each other for a small prize or sit back and watch the show. Brought to you by RKLScosplay, the hosts of Cosplay Price is Right.

Welcome to Our Dating Game Show: Waifu or Knaifu

Sat 10:00pm–11:00pm – Panel 1 (B110–B112)

A waifu dating game you say? Why yes! Come and watch as our contestant finds their one true love, however, there is a catch. One just might be a bit deceiving. A yandere has found their into the game show! Two waifus and a yandere battle each other with their ever-so-crafted responses in hopes to win the heart of the love seeking contestant. Will they choose the best waifu, or will they choose an obsessive yandere? Come and find out!

What Makes An Anime Hero?

Fri 7:30pm–9:00pm – Panel 1 (B110–B112)

Anime heroes are the backbone of the series, no matter how cliche, egotistical, or determined they are! In this panel we are going to look at various categories of anime heroes from a wide range of series. You will find classics including Gundam, modern favorites such as Demon Slayer, and other fun series such as Utena. Come for the anime heroes and enjoy the jokes!

Gaming Fandom
Balancing the Rules for Your Board Games and RPGs (Will Carson)

Sun 10:30am–11:30am – Panel 2 (A106)

Whether you are making your own board game or playing homebrew, you will need a balanced set of rules to make for game fun, smooth, and fair.

Creating a Low Barrier to Entry for Your Tabletop RPG (Will Carson)

Sun 2:30pm–3:30pm – Panel 2 (A106)

How to make sure everyone at any play level has fun. Social contracts and knowing what you are getting into.

Diving More into the Endless Abyss! Another Intro to Mobile Gacha Gaming

Fri 4:00pm–5:00pm – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

Oh gacha games, why do you break my heart so? Wait, what? You don't know what I'm talking about? Well my friend, we need to change that! After all, we're at an anime convention! Dive head first with us into the endless abyss of mobile anime characters and side stories that are mobile gacha games! And new for 2021: More tips on how to do it responsibly with all the allure in every single game!

Genshin Impact: Teyvat Adventures!

Fri 1:00pm–2:30pm – Panel 1 (B110–B112)

With the rise of Genshin Impact we bring to you a panel full of your favorite summons. Join us for discussions about the game, Q&A, and an interactive experience where the audience can join us for a myriad of games themed around Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact: The Great Kumoricon Quest

Fri 5:30pm–7:00pm – Live Events (B113–B116)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play Genshin Impact but in real life? Now you can! Come join your favorite Genshin Impact cosplayers for the Great Kumoricon Quest! We will have you playing real life mini-games, timed trials, and challenges. Will you be the one taking home the Treasure? Not up to playing? Well, your favorite characters will also be playing improv games, answering questions, and having competitions of their own. Come root your favorites onto victory and watch out for Hilichurl! Hosted by Sweet maple panda.

The Great Geek Video Game Trivia

Fri 6:30pm–8:00pm – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)

Come test your video game knowledge with you and a team of 5! Prizes for the top 3 teams!

The History of Anime Tabletop RPGs

Sat 5:30pm–6:30pm – Panel 2 (A106)

A dialectic approach to understanding the historical relationship between anime, tabletop RPGs, and western localization. The panel will consist of a quick introduction to what tabletop RPGs are (and introducing example concepts like Dungeons & Dragons), before going into a historical timeline of anime RPGs. Eventually this leads into introducing and recommending contemporary tabletop RPGs.

The Hokage Crew

Fri 11:00pm–12:00am – Panel 2 (A106)

Got some questions for your favorite Hokages? Well come join us for games and Q&A with some special game prizes at the end!

Know Your VGM! (Video Game Music Trivia)

Fri 1:00pm–2:30pm – Panel 3 (C123)

How well do you know your games? Sure we recognize iconic images of the some of the greats, but what about the music that usually is associated with them? Well, how about we flex those memories as we present to you an awesome trivia game. Team up with friends as we have all categories ranging from nostalgic to new, classics to obscure, and ones we're sure can leave you stumped. Come on down to win some awesome prizes and/or enjoy some good music.

Kumoricon Squares: Nintendo Edition

Fri 10:30am–12:00pm – Panel 3 (C123)

Based off of the classic gameshow Hollywood Squares, contestants will be competing in a quizzical-version of tic-tac-toe for some nice prizes. Most questions will be based on Nintendo, Oregon, and anime trivia. Don't forget: prizes.

Martial Arts in Anime/Manga

Sat 4:30pm–5:00pm – Arena (Oregon Ballroom 202)

Martial arts and anime action sequences go hand in hand. Shows like Dragonball (Z), Naruto, and Demon Slayer are great examples of anime that are deeply rooted in martial arts. We will dive in and highlight the different martial styles depicted in anime, what influences them, as well as give a live demonstration of top-notch martial arts action!

Oh My Gacha! The Kumoricon Gacha Games Support Panel

Sat 9:30pm–10:30pm – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

Did you hit recently the gacha lottery with multiple shiny SSRs? Or waste all your in-game savings for nothing? Or are you somewhere in between? No matter your story, come join Kumoricon's Mobile Gacha Games Support Group for another go-around as we discuss more of our gacha triumphs and disasters and maybe leave with some extra luck or even a gift or two!

Pokémon Fans Get Together!

Fri 11:00am–1:00pm – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

A place for Pokémon fans to come together to talk about their experiences with this expansive franchise! Share your favorite moments, mons, characters, and maybe make some friends.

The Science of Magic (Will Carson)

Fri 5:00pm–6:00pm – Panel 2 (A106)

What can and can't magic do in your world and why? Having consistency in the rules of your magic makes it more compelling. Draw in your readers with a more engaging and believable magic.

Time Wizardy and Mind Control

Fri 5:00pm–6:30pm – Panel 3 (C123)

Dungeons & Dragons, Critical Role, Call of Cthulu, and lots and lots of dice. You've heard the buzzwords, you've got the books, and now you want to run games. Join your TTRPG guide Di as she goes over the psychology you can use to control your players without them knowing it! For advanced GMs.

Content warning: references to cults.

Concepts included: Knives & Lollipops, Player Profiles and the S.I.T Model, Proper Applications, When to Open/Close a Session, How to Start a Cult

Your Turn to Shine

Sat 5:30pm–6:30pm – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

Do you know what a majority vote is? Why not find out? Come join the cast of the hit RPG horror-mystery game, Your Turn to Die, for an hour of fun interactive activities, Q&A with your favorite characters, and so much more! Let the games begin!

General Fandom
Anime Jams with Soneji

Sat 4:30pm–5:30pm – Panel 3 (C123)

Portland-based saxophonist Soneji is known for his anime sax covers on YouTube, most notably his cover of "Fukashigi no Karte" from the 2018 anime Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai. He has also played saxophone for some bigger anime cover artists such as Mr. Goatee, Vulkain, and Caitlyn Myers. For Kumoricon, he plans on playing a set of anime songs that you know and love with his close friend Frankie Bryant on guitar. Come hang and jam out!

Anybody Can Be a VTuber!

Sat 9:00pm–10:30pm – Auditorium (Oregon Ballroom 201)

Do you want to be a VTuber? Look no further! Come to this panel full of experienced VTubers to learn the ins and outs of VTubing and what it takes to join the fun! We will be discussing what a VTuber is, VTubing programs, how to get connected in the community, and much more.

A Brief History of Fan Conventions

Sat 9:30am–10:30am – Panel 2 (A106)

Nearly a century after they first emerged from the primordial ooze of science fiction fanzines, fan conventions have evolved into a full-fledged cultural phenomenon. Take a tour of the highlights and lowlights of that history, from the infamous "yellow pamphlet" to the TV show cancellation that supercharged an entire new type of con.

The Crystal Clods

Sat 9:00pm–10:00pm – Panel 3 (C123)

Join the Crystal Gems and Friends for a panel of games, conversations, and jokes!

Favorites: Who, What, and Why? A Discussion of Our Anime Loves

Sat 3:30pm–4:30pm – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

Who is best? What is best? And why is best? All questions that have kept an anime fan up past midnight. In this panel we'll take a light-hearted poke at the concept of favorites in anime culture. And during the second half of this panel, we'll make an unusual attempt to figure out who is best waifu/husbando. So put aside your serious coat and come and join us for some casual discussion and silly antics as we dedicate an entire hour to favorites!

Fish Facts with Jotaro and Kakyoin!

Sat 9:30pm–10:30pm – Panel 2 (A106)

Pop quiz! Do you know which sea creatures are called Blue Dragons? Favorite legend about Pink Dolphins? How about what a Narwhale tusk is used for? Ever heard of a Yeti Crab or the Jellyfish who went to space?

No? Sounds like you need to come learn some fun fish facts with Jotaro and Kakyoin (Jojo) as they discuss some of their favorite sea creatures!

Rated 10+ for some frightening looking fish.

Ghost Neko Kigu Party with the Cosplay Coven

Fri 9:30pm–10:30pm – Arena (Oregon Ballroom 202)

Come hang out and play games with other attendees while comfy and cozy in your kigurumis! Kigus are not required but highly encouraged. All games will be contact-free this year for increased safety.

Ghost Stories After Dark

Fri 9:30pm–11:00pm – Panel 3 (C123)

Age 18+ only—hand stamp required—see Programming Office.

It's always spooky season! Join TikTok Ghost Tour Guide and Paranormal Novelist Valentyne for a spooky after-dark ghost story panel. Learn about Portland's local ghost encounters from an experienced investigator who spent years working on and under the eerie streets of Old Town Portland. Have a chance to interact with EMF detectors and engage with those beyond! We will be sharing stories about seedy history to audacious spirits. Even the ghosts are weird in Portland!

Hackin' the Mystery Shack

Fri 7:00pm–8:00pm – Panel 2 (A106)

Join Stan and Ford for a panel of games, jokes, and more!

History of Japanese Superheroes 2: Japanese Spider-Man Comes Home: Maximum Clonage-Verse

Sat 2:30pm–3:30pm – Panel 3 (C123)

What happens when Marvel licenses our favorite web-head to the Japanese studio that created Power Rangers? What happens when pre-Internet kids learn about heroes from the other side of the world? What does it mean to be a hero in Japan—or America?! West meets East as Stan Lee meets Shotaro Ishinomori in this wild story you won't want to miss! And together, we'll find out why it is that with great localizations there must also come—great responsibility!

The History of the Original Saimoe

Sat 6:00pm–7:00pm – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)

In this panel, anime journalist L.B. Bryant will deep dive into the original Saimoe tournament which was held annually on the Japanese message board 2ch until its eventual demise. What was it? Who were the winners? Whose moe reigned supreme? Check out this panel to find out.

The History of Ultraman

Sun 11:30am–1:00pm – Panel 1 (B110–B112)

Do you like monsters? What about super heroes? If the answer is yes to either of these, or both, then Ultraman might be a franchise for you. Don't know what Ultraman is? Come check out my panel as I will be going over a brief history of the franchise from its origins as the Japanese equivalent to The Twilight Zone and then what the franchise evolved into that spawned an entire genre of live action super hero shows and anime series.

K-Pop Random Dance

Fri 5:00pm–6:00pm – Arena (Oregon Ballroom 202)
Sat 8:00pm–9:00pm – Arena (Oregon Ballroom 202)

Are you a fan of K-pop? Love the groups and their dancing? Then come join us for our K-pop random dance and show us your moves!

Live From The Shire: Tolkien Trivia

Sat 4:30pm–6:00pm – Workshop 2 (A105)

Line up, Tolkien fans! Merry and Pippin are coming at you live from the Shire to challenge you to a game of trivia. Come flex your knowledge of Middle Earth! We will have both a novice and an expert round, so regardless of whether you have only seen the movies or have read every word Tolkien has written, all are welcome!

(Canceled) Love Live! School Idol Festival

Fri 6:30pm–8:30pm – Arena (Oregon Ballroom 202)

Are you a fan of school idols or a school idol yourself? Please join us for our very own Love Live School Idol Festival! Everyone who loves everything School Idol related can join together and dance! We will have numerous songs planned out, so come and dance with us! No need to memorize it, we're just here to have fun! Perform dances on stage as well as watch idol groups perform live, so sit back and watch these idols dance!

Otaku's Guide to Job Hunting

Sat 1:30pm–2:30pm – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)

Finding a job or career path is a challenge! Think of it as the ultimate game of an otaku. Winning in the game of life is never easy, but I am here to help. Having worked in hiring for over 50 industries in 20 years, I am your ultimate resource. Come for entertainment and leave learning something new!

The Owl House: Moonlight Conjuring

Fri 8:30pm–10:00pm – Panel 2 (A106)

Join Luz and Amity in their first moonlight conjuring together, with games, Q&A, and loads of fun to go around!

TikTok: Having Fun with the Clock App

Sun 12:30pm–1:30pm – Panel 2 (A106)

Are you on TikTok? Would you like to be? Join user Mr. Alarming in a panel all about how to have fun on TikTik and make content you enjoy. We will cover inexpensive gear options, editing tricks, and how to find your niche.

The Visitor's How-To Guide for Comiket

Sun 10:00am–11:00am – Panel 4 (A107–A109)

Many of us have heard of the mythical Comic Market (Comiket) event that happens in Tokyo, Japan. We've seen allusions to it in many different series, and have read/heard about it from others, But what really goes on during Comiket? And how do you attend it? And what should one expect? As this cultural mecca prepares to celebrate its 99th event at the end of this year (hopefully) and its 100th event in 2022, come and join this panel as we attempt to demystify Comiket and answer many of your Comiket-related questions.

Where Fanfic Goes to Die: Old Favorites

Sat 10:30pm–12:00am – Panel 3 (C123)

Age 18+ only—hand stamp required—see Programming Office.

You've heard of us. The whispers in the convention halls give you hints but never confirm anything. You're probably wondering what all the hype is about. We wouldn't want to ruin the surprise, but we are here to tell you that it's all true. And more.

From the epic metal-space-opera transcendence of the classic "Hhhhhhhhhhhhhh" to the delicate romance behind "Artemis' Lover" (Yes, the cat.) we will take you places you have never been. Or possibly wanted to go. Either way it's a blast. Become one of us. These are the fics that made us famous. You don't want to miss it… Nothing is sacred.

General Programming
Access Denied by Cloudy Shenanigans

Fri 10:00am–10:30am – Escape Room (C125)
Fri 11:30am–12:00pm – Escape Room (C125)
Fri 1:00pm–1:30pm – Escape Room (C125)
Fri 2:30pm–3:00pm – Escape Room (C125)
Fri 4:00pm–4:30pm – Escape Room (C125)
Fri 5:30pm–6:00pm – Escape Room (C125)
Fri 7:00pm–7:30pm – Escape Room (C125)
Fri 8:30pm–9:00pm – Escape Room (C125)
Fri 10:00pm–10:30pm – Escape Room (C125)
Fri 11:30pm–12:00am – Escape Room (C125)
Sat 10:00am–10:30am – Escape Room (C125)
Sat 11:30am–12:00pm – Escape Room (C125)
Sat 1:00pm–1:30pm – Escape Room (C125)
Sat 2:30pm–3:00pm – Escape Room (C125)
Sat 4:00pm–4:30pm – Escape Room (C125)
Sat 5:30pm–6:00pm – Escape Room (C125)
Sat 7:00pm–7:30pm – Escape Room (C125)
Sat 8:30pm–9:00pm – Escape Room (C125)
Sat 10:00pm–10:30pm – Escape Room (C125)
Sat 11:30pm–12:00am – Escape Room (C125)
Sun 10:00am–10:30am – Escape Room (C125)
Sun 11:30am–12:00pm – Escape Room (C125)
Sun 1:00pm–1:30pm – Escape Room (C125)
Sun 2:30pm–3:00pm – Escape Room (C125)

Kumoricon is here, and you have content to share with your fellow con-goers! However, the files you need are locked away and the all-nighter you pulled to work on your cosplay fueled by numerous energy drinks has caused you to forget the password to access them. You have 30 minutes to piece together the clues in the room to jog your memory of the password and present your panel for Kumoricon!! 4-8 people per session. Sign up at the Info Booth. Due to limited slots, please only sign up for one session.

Manga Library – Open Reading

Fri 9:00am–12:00am – Manga Library (Oregon Ballroom 204)
Sat 8:00am–12:00am – Manga Library (Oregon Ballroom 204)
Sun 8:00am–4:00pm – Manga Library (Oregon Ballroom 204)

Come sit, relax, and read your favorite manga in Kumoricon's very own manga library! It's a great place to take a break from all the con chaos!

Panelist Meeting

Fri 10:00am–10:30am – Workshop 2 (A105)

Running a panel this year at Kumoricon? Come to this meeting to learn more about running panels during the convention, as well as to ask any questions you may have. If you have any last-minute tech needs or just want to confirm what you requested, this is also the place to get it taken care of.

Swap Meet

Sun 10:00am–12:00pm – Arena (Oregon Ballroom 202)

Bring your manga, anime, figures, and grab bag cast-offs to the swap meet! Make some new friends and go home with cool new swag. All for free! Please no money exchange.

Dance Lessons
Ballroom Dance Lessons

All of our instructors are skilled dancers with years of experience. From ballroom competitions to social dance clubs to the professional classroom, our staff aim to help you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor. Please feel free to come to us with any questions you may have, and we will assist you to the best of our ability. Thank you for your enthusiastic support!

Ballroom Dance – Salsa

Fri 3:30pm–4:30pm – Arena (Oregon Ballroom 202)
Sat 2:30pm–3:30pm – Arena (Oregon Ballroom 202)

Is it a Colombian dance? Is it a Cuban dance? Well, there are a plethora of adherents to both and both enjoy a popular following throughout the United States. We are proud to announce that… we're only teaching the LA style. Ok, so there's some (or a lot) of room we won't cover, but that shouldn't stop you from learning what is probably the most famous and popular social dance in the US. If you want to learn how to shake your hips at any outing, you have to learn salsa.

Ballroom Dance – Single Time Swing

Fri 11:00am–12:00pm – Arena (Oregon Ballroom 202)
Sat 10:00am–11:00am – Arena (Oregon Ballroom 202)

The modern adaptation of the iconic Lindy Hop, the Single Time, or East Coast Swing is the star-child to inherit the swing genre in the modern age. True to its stylistic roots, it enjoys a huge following, danced all over the states for the aficionados of suspenders, polka dots, and big band jazz. If your look is so out of style that it's totally in style, don't miss the Single Time Swing.

Ballroom Dance – Slow Waltz

Fri 12:30pm–1:30pm – Arena (Oregon Ballroom 202)
Sat 11:30am–12:30pm – Arena (Oregon Ballroom 202)

Originally known as the Boston Waltz, having taken form on our east coast, the slow waltz as it is now called is perhaps the most widely practiced International Standard dance. Usually serving as both the greenhorn's first foray into the genre as well as being the perfect intro into the more iconic Viennese version (the word version perhaps being unfit here as it is the originator of "waltzing"). This is a must-learn if one wants to master the International Standard styles.

Ballroom Dance – Tango

Fri 2:00pm–3:00pm – Arena (Oregon Ballroom 202)
Sat 1:00pm–2:00pm – Arena (Oregon Ballroom 202)

Developed out of the first styles of Tango from North America and Europe, American Tango is a simplified version of Argentine Tango that is danced by everyone from beginners to world champion competitors. American Tango uses sharper movements than its Argentinian sibling, and is known for its characteristic head snaps.

Karaoke Contest Auditions

Fri 6:00pm–8:00pm – Karaoke (A103–A104)

Interested in being a part of the Kumoricon Idol and Karaoke Cosplay Hybrid? Come try out, or even get a sneak peek at just who might be performing at the Hybrid!

Kumoricon Idol/Cosplay Karaoke Hybrid Contest (Caleb Hyles)

Sat 8:30pm–9:30pm – Live Events (B113–B116)

See cosplay and karaoke collide once again at Kumoricon's Cosplay Hybrid contest. Contestants will put on skits, perform artistic acts, and go for audience appeal, all the while performing songs to complement their performance. MCed by Caleb Hyles.

Open Mic

Fri 10:00am–6:00pm – Karaoke (A103–A104)
Fri 9:00pm–12:00am – Karaoke (A103–A104)
Sat 8:00am–12:00am – Karaoke (A103–A104)
Sun 8:00am–4:00pm – Karaoke (A103–A104)

Come sing your heart out, or have a seat and relax. Last, but most of all, enjoy the music!

Amigurumi Crafting

Fri 10:30pm–11:30pm – Workshop 2 (A105)

In this panel we'll work on creating our own amigurumi craft together. Patterns are provided, but the basics of crochet are needed prior to this panel (chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet) as these will only be briefly covered in class. These small stuffed animals originated in Japan, but have spread worldwide!

Fiber Arts Meet-Up

Sun 10:30am–11:30am – Workshop 2 (A105)

Are you a fiber artist? Do you knit, crochet, embroider, spin, tat, dye, felt… the list goes on! Come meet other fiber fans! Projects welcome!

Gunpla Lounge – Open Build

Fri 10:00am–6:00pm – Gunpla Lounge (Oregon Ballroom 204)
Fri 8:00pm–10:00pm – Gunpla Lounge (Oregon Ballroom 204)
Sat 10:00am–12:30pm – Gunpla Lounge (Oregon Ballroom 204)
Sat 4:00pm–6:00pm – Gunpla Lounge (Oregon Ballroom 204)
Sat 8:00pm–10:00pm – Gunpla Lounge (Oregon Ballroom 204)
Sun 10:00am–4:00pm – Gunpla Lounge (Oregon Ballroom 204)

The Gunpla Lounge is a place to hang out and build Gundam models, but other sci-fi and anime models are welcome, as well! Beginners and experts alike are encouraged to stop in. Come talk about models, compare techniques, or just chit-chat while putting together that new model you picked up. There will be tools you can use, award-winning Gunpla professionals you can ask for help, and a healthy helping of witty mecha banter. Bring a model, or just yourself, and relax at the Gunpla Lounge!

Gundam Model Build-&-Take (for Beginners)

Fri 6:00pm–8:00pm – Gunpla Lounge (Oregon Ballroom 204)
Sat 6:00pm–8:00pm – Gunpla Lounge (Oregon Ballroom 204)

Come learn how to build Gundam Plastic (Gunpla) models! Tools and customization materials will be provided. Whatever you build is yours to keep! Bring your own set or purchase one from our selection of models (as supplies last, limit 1 per person). Models on hand range from $6 to $10.

Gundam Model Showcase

Sat 12:30pm–4:00pm – Gunpla Lounge (Oregon Ballroom 204)

Do you have a model that you want to show off to other gunpla fans? Bring your best model(s) to participate in this showcase for a chance to win fun prizes. There'll be 4 categories: 1/144 scale and smaller, Larger than 1/144, Super Deformed / Petit / Mascot / Bust / Other, and Dioramas (all scales). Models will be graded by IPMS standards, so make sure those paint jobs are clean! All models are welcome! Judging starts at 3pm, with the winners announced at 4pm. Please stop by and vote for the people's choice!

(Canceled) Hands-On Dry Brushing Tutorial

Bring a model or some spare parts to try out dry brushing on! This simple modelling technique works on painted or unpainted models, and quickly adds a whole dimension of weathering to your models! We'll provide materials and expertise so you can learn how to make your Gundams look a little battle damaged. No robots will be harmed during this tutorial!

Kumihimo – Braided Cords

Fri 9:00pm–10:00pm – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)
Sat 8:00pm–9:00pm – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)

Kumihimo is the art of braiding decorative cords, dating back more than 400 years. In this panel you'll be able to create your own braided cord in a hands-on crafting session.

KuroNekoCon Presents: Origami with Tsuki and Friends

Sat 9:30am–10:30am – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)

GhostNeko's friends Tsuki and Hoshi are visiting from Spokane, WA—and they are excited to share their favorite papercrafts with their friends at Kumoricon! Learn a few fun papercraft patterns independently or with the group, and leave with some patterns curated by KuroNekoCon's Creative Activities staff!

And Then a Miracle Happened: Writing the Middle of Your Story

Sat 10:00am–11:00am – Workshop 2 (A105)

You have an engaging beginning and a slam-bang finish all ready and waiting, but what about that pesky part in the middle? We discuss pacing, planning, character development, and how to overcome stagnation and stay out of cul-de-sacs.

Art Show

Fri 11:00am–7:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)
Sat 11:00am–7:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)
Sun 11:00am–1:00pm – KumoriMarket (Hall C)

Showcasing a variety of artists' works, walk through and bid on unique art pieces!

Notice: No cameras of any sort are allowed in the Art Show, except for supervised press or staff. If you are found taking video or photos of artwork, you will be asked to leave.

Character Design Challenge

Sat 3:30pm–5:00pm – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)

Come join us for a fun creative exercise! Prompts will be given for each round, and a panel of judges will pick the top 3 designs! Art supplies will be provided, as well as bases for those who wish to use them, but feel free to bring your own supplies as well! Prizes will be given each round to the winners! Anyone and everyone can participate regardless of skill level.

Chibi's First Fanfic

Fri 2:00pm–3:00pm – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)

Reading stories can be really fun, but so can making one of your own! Maybe you want to write a story about helping Ash and Pikachu stopping Team Rocket, or what it would be like to have Yoshi as your next door neighbor, but where to start? Get ready, young authors, because we will help you make this a reality. Don't worry about pencils and paper; we'll have that for you, too.

Elements of Good Storytelling

Sun 10:00am–11:30am – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)

Writing is an art, but knowing the mechanics of writing: why pacing matters, first vs. third person, and consistency, can elevate your story from "back button!" to "Holy cow, Amanda, you have got to read this story!" In this panel, we'll be going over some ways to improve your storytelling.

Fan Art Contest Feedback Panel

Sun 12:30pm–1:00pm – Workshop 2 (A105)

Meet up with fellow artists who have submitted to the Fan Art Contest. Get critiques from the judges, and get tips and tricks from fellow artists! Open to those who entered and are interested in entering.

Fan Fiction Bedtime Stories

Sat 9:00pm–10:30pm – Workshop 2 (A105)

Tired from a long day of Kumoricon fun? Grab a pillow, and join us for a cozy evening of casual open-mic storytelling! Bring your own work (or any favorite fanfic) and take a turn reading out loud, or just relax and listen. All writers are welcome… just keep it PG-13 and always warn for spoilers!

Fan Fiction Contest Feedback Panel

Sun 2:30pm–3:00pm – Workshop 2 (A105)

This is where contestants (and interested parties) can find out if they won and get a bit of feedback on what I liked about their submitted story.

Five Minute Fics

Fri 4:00pm–5:30pm – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)

Write, Read, Win! Come join the fun! Participants will be given random prompts and five minutes to come up with a scene or very short story. Audience helps judge, so even if you don't write, you can still be a part of the fun!

How to Get Started Writing

Fri 10:00am–11:00am – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)

Ever wanted to write? Have ideas jangling about in your head? Fanfic or original, come get some ideas on putting your words in print.

KuroNekoCon Presents: 18+ Pokémon Coloring Contest

Sat 11:00pm–12:00am – Workshop 2 (A105)

Age 18+ only—hand stamp required—see Programming Office.

KuroNekoCon, friends of Kumori, are visiting from Spokane, WA, to bring some after dark arts and crafts fun with this 18+ Pokémon coloring contest! This will be a competition of artisanship, creativity, and laughs.

Open Art

Fri 6:30pm–12:00am – Chibi Room (C121–C122)
Sat 6:30pm–12:00am – Chibi Room (C121–C122)

A place to come draw or color to your heart's content. Paper and a variety of art supplies will be available.

Sketchbook Swap

Sat 1:00pm–1:30pm – Workshop 2 (A105)

Bring your sketchbooks and your pencils, we're doin' some doodlin'! Set your sketchbook down and go around the room, adding little doodles to other people's books. At the end, enjoy all your new art! SFW only.

Small Group Writing Workshop

Fri 11:00am–11:30am – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)
Sat 11:30am–12:00pm – Workshop 2 (A105)
Sun 12:00pm–12:30pm – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)
Sun 2:00pm–2:30pm – Workshop 2 (A105)

Come and talk about your writing, your current story, past stories, and future stories in a smaller setting.

Where Fanfic Goes to Die: New Hotness

Fri 10:00pm–12:00am – Live Events (B113–B116)

Age 18+ only—hand stamp required—see Programming Office.

Where Fanfic Goes to Die: The New Hotness: You’ve been through the trials. You bear the scars proudly, boasting of your experiences amongst us as others boast of… equally valiant things. And now the time has come to call you all back once more.

We have journeyed far and wide, through prose far too purple and descriptions eye-bleedingly too specific to bring you the finest selection of terrible fan fiction from the land of the internet (and beyond) that the world has never seen. It is new, untested, and none of it for the faint of heart.

Join us as we wince our way through it all live, uncensored and in all its horrific glory. Don’t miss the chance for a lifetime of regret. Join us.

Write Your "Someday Novel", Today

Sat 7:00pm–8:30pm – Workshop 2 (A105)

Are you currently writing a novel? Would you like to write one? Dose it feel like a "someday" goal? Join the author of Watch Me, Algernon's Anomaly, Phantasmal, Ghost King, and Valentyne in a panel all about writing. We will explore topics from plotting to deeper themes, literary devices to characters and more. Let's make that "someday" today! Author of four published works, having penned tens more, Valentyne is experienced in own voice LGBT+ writing and has penned novels in the following genres: paranormal, mystery, crime, suspense, magical realism, and romance. Bring your elevator pitch and your writing questions and together we can workshop as long as time allows. Everyone has a story to tell, what's yours?

Writing Smut

Sat 10:00pm–11:30pm – Workshop 1 (B117–B119)

Age 18+ only—hand stamp required—see Programming Office.

Don't lose your readers with bad smut! In this candid panel we will discuss the elements that go into good smut: pacing, characterization, physics, etc.

Writing: Blocks and Inspirations

Sat 2:30pm–3:30pm – Workshop 2 (A105)

Two things can make or break a story: Your inspiration, the heart and soul, the breath that brings your imagination to life… and writer's block, that nightmare of half-finished and heartache. Come discuss where you find the first and dispose of the second.

Chibi Room
Chibi Room

Fri 11:30am–12:30pm – Chibi Room (C121–C122)
Fri 2:00pm–5:30pm – Chibi Room (C121–C122)
Sat 10:00am–12:30pm – Chibi Room (C121–C122)
Sat 2:00pm–5:30pm – Chibi Room (C121–C122)
Sun 10:00am–12:30pm – Chibi Room (C121–C122)
Sun 1:30pm–4:00pm – Chibi Room (C121–C122)

The Chibi Room is a place for exploring the natural cultural curiosity of children and teens through simple arts and crafts. A wonderful variety is offered from manga-style artwork to Japanese woodblock painting. The Chibi Room will help nurture the ever-growing creative bonds through these simple arts and crafts. Come join in the fun and enjoy taking your creations home! Please remember that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Beginners Origami

Sun 1:30pm–2:30pm – Chibi Room (C121–C122)

We have a fairly good-sized selection of items that we will be going over and learning how to fold. We also have lots of fun designed paper to choose from.

Cherry Blossom Tree

Sun 10:00am–11:00am – Chibi Room (C121–C122)

Come and make your own cherry blossom tree to chase away the winter blues!


Fri 11:30am–12:30pm – Chibi Room (C121–C122)
Sun 3:00pm–4:00pm – Chibi Room (C121–C122)

During these periods we will have manga-style artwork, and open tabletop drawing for your creative imaginations to color.

Japanese Style Fans

Sat 11:30am–12:30pm – Chibi Room (C121–C122)

Create your own Japanese-style fans. There will be two styles to choose from, created with fantastic designed paper, and an option for hanging beads to give your fan a special touch.

Koi Fish Kites

Sat 3:30pm–5:30pm – Chibi Room (C121–C122)

Make a colorful koi fish kite to hang and let it gracefully fly in the wind.


Sat 10:00am–11:00am – Chibi Room (C121–C122)

Create wonderful lanterns with beautiful, specially designed paper.

Promise Bracelets

Fri 2:00pm–3:00pm – Chibi Room (C121–C122)

A Japanese bracelet is a symbol of good luck. Make one for yourself, or give it to a friend or loved one.

Sea Dragon Wind Spinners

Sat 2:00pm–3:00pm – Chibi Room (C121–C122)

Craft a sea dragon wind spinner and watch as it swirls in the wind for you!

Soot Sprites

Fri 3:30pm–5:30pm – Chibi Room (C121–C122)

Make your own soot sprite from the movie Spirited Away to take home.

Teru Teru Bozu

Sun 11:30am–12:30pm – Chibi Room (C121–C122)

How do you stop the rain in Japan? Make your own teru teru bozu doll and bring the sunshine!

Console Gaming
Open Video Gaming

Fri 8:00am–12:00am – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)
Sat 8:00am–12:00am – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)
Sun 8:00am–5:00pm – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)

Video Gaming is your destination for all your digital gaming needs at con. Drop in and play some games in any of our gaming areas or watch Kumoricon's top competitors on the main stage. Solo or multiplayer, come visit our Check-In/Out Booth and our staff will happily assist you.

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Tournament

Sun 10:00am–12:00pm – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)

The Hinokami Chronicles is a spectacular arena fighter from the team at CyberConnect2 that lets players relive the memorable moments of Demon Slayer. Top 8 players advance to the finals. (PS4)

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Tournament Finals

Sun 12:00pm–1:30pm – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)

The top 8 players in the Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles tournament face off on the main stage!

Dragon Ball FighterZ Tournament

Fri 5:00pm–7:00pm – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)

Dragon Ball FighterZ is born from what makes Dragon Ball so loved and famous: spectacular fights between all-powerful fighters. Top 8 players advance to the finals. (PS4)

Dragon Ball FighterZ Tournament Finals

Fri 7:00pm–8:30pm – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)

The top 8 players in the Dragon Ball FighterZ tournament face off on the main stage!

Guilty Gear -Strive- Tournament

Sat 6:30pm–8:30pm – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)

Heaven or Hell, Duel 1, Let's Rock! Top 8 players advance to the finals. (PS4)

Guilty Gear -Strive- Tournament Finals

Sat 8:30pm–10:00pm – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)

The top 8 players in the Guilty Gear -Strive- tournament face off on the main stage!


Fri 8:00pm–10:00pm – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)

MELTY BLOOD is a series of 2D fighting games based on TYPE-MOON's visual romance novel Tsukihime. Did we mention you can play as Saber? Top 8 players advance to the finals. (PS4)


Fri 10:00pm–11:30pm – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)

The top players in the MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA tournament face off on the main stage!

Puyo Puyo Tetris Tournament

Fri 2:00pm–4:00pm – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)

Two puzzle game juggernauts collide as global phenomenon Tetris and SEGA's Puyo Puyo combine in a super mash-up of ferocious competition, adorable looks, and addictive puzzle fun! (PS4)

Puyo Puyo Tetris Tournament Finals

Fri 4:00pm–5:30pm – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)

The top players in the Puyo Puyo Tetris tournament face off on the main stage!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Sat 10:00am–4:30pm – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)

With 82 playable characters and 115 stages, Ultimate is the biggest Super Smash Bros. game ever! Top 8 players advance to the finals. (Switch)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament Finals

Sat 6:00pm–7:30pm – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)

The top 8 players in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament face off on the main stage!

Tekken 7 Tournament

Sun 12:00pm–2:00pm – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)

Top 8 players advance to the finals. (PS4)

Tekken 7 Tournament Finals

Sun 2:00pm–3:30pm – Video Gaming (Console) (Hall A1)

The top 8 players in the Tekken 7 tournament face off on the main stage!

Tabletop Gaming
Open Tabletop Gaming

Fri 8:00am–12:00am – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)
Sat 8:00am–12:00am – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)
Sun 8:00am–5:00pm – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)

Board games, RPGs, TCGs, and more! Located in the Gaming Hall, Tabletop Gaming is your destination for, well, games you play on tables. Open gaming is available in Tabletop throughout the weekend. Bring your own games or check out something from our library. Looking for players? Grab an orange cone from the Game Library to let people know!

Open Cultural Gaming

Fri 10:00am–10:00pm – Cultural Gaming (Hall A1)
Sat 10:00am–10:00pm – Cultural Gaming (Hall A1)
Sun 10:00am–5:00pm – Cultural Gaming (Hall A1)

Come play the traditional Asian board games of mahjong, go, and shogi! Japanese mahjong, also known as riichi mahjong, is a skill game with chance elements similar to the Western card game of rummy. Go is a two-player strategy game in which players compete to surround the most territory on the board. Shogi is a popular chess variant native to Japan. All three of these games are widely played throughout Japan and have served as the subject matter for popular anime/manga series such as Saki, Akagi, Hikaru no Go, and 3-gatsu no Lion. No prior experience is needed—all skill levels are welcome.

Play and Win Gaming

Fri 10:00am–12:00am – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)
Sat 8:00am–12:00am – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)
Sun 8:00am–12:00pm – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)

Do you like playing tabletop games? Do you like free things? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should come check out our Play and Win program (PAW)! The rules are simple: everyone who plays one of our PAW games is entered into a drawing for that game at the end of con. You only get one entry per game, but you can enter every game's drawing! Winners will be announced at 2:00pm on Sunday at the PAW Library, and they have until 3:00pm to pick up their game(s). At 3:00pm we will begin drawing new winners for any unclaimed games, but these new winners must be present to receive the game. For more information, please see PAW staff.

Game Library Featuring GameStorm

We've teamed up with GameStorm to bring you the best tabletop gaming library at Kumoricon yet! Hundreds of games from both of our collections will be available for you to borrow and play!

GameStorm is an annual gaming convention. The next GameStorm is being held at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach on March 24–27, 2022. See their website for more details.

Learn to Play: Riichi Mahjong

Fri 11:00am–1:00pm – Cultural Gaming (Hall A1)
Fri 2:00pm–4:00pm – Cultural Gaming (Hall A1)
Fri 5:00pm–7:00pm – Cultural Gaming (Hall A1)
Sat 10:00am–12:00pm – Cultural Gaming (Hall A1)
Sat 6:00pm–8:00pm – Cultural Gaming (Hall A1)
Sun 11:00am–1:00pm – Cultural Gaming (Hall A1)
Sun 2:00pm–4:00pm – Cultural Gaming (Hall A1)

Drop by and learn to play Japanese mahjong, also known as riichi mahjong!


Fri 12:00pm–2:00pm – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)
Fri 8:00pm–10:00pm – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)
Sat 2:00pm–4:00pm – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)
Sat 8:00pm–10:00pm – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)

Go into the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run. This award-winning card game captures the essence of the dungeon experience… with none of that stupid role-playing stuff. A variety of sets are available for play.

Riichi Mahjong Tournament

Sat 1:00pm–5:00pm – Cultural Gaming (Hall A1)

Tournament will use the World Riichi Championship rule-set. All participants will play two tonpuusen (East round only) rounds capped at 1 hour each. After these rounds, the top four finishers point-wise will proceed to play a full hanchan (East and South rounds) to determine 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place. Max players: 20

Steve Jackson Games on Demand

Fri 5:00pm–7:00pm – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)
Sat 11:00am–1:00pm – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)
Sat 5:00pm–7:00pm – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)
Sun 9:00am–11:00am – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)

Choose what you want to play from a selection of Steve Jackson Games. Available games include: Chez Geek, Chupacabra: Survive the Night, Cthulhu Dice, Dino Hunt Dice, Ghosts Love Candy, Mars Attacks: The Dice Game, Ninja Burger, Revolution, SPANC, and Zombie Dice.

Trading Card Games
Learn to Play: Weiß Schwarz TCG

Fri 3:00pm–5:30pm – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)
Sat 3:00pm–5:30pm – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)

Drop in at any point during the event to learn how to play Weiß Schwarz, a trading card game based on your favorite anime!

Magic: the Gathering Chaos Booster Draft

Sat 6:00pm–10:00pm – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)

Buy any 3 packs or bring your own! Any sealed 15-card Magic: the Gathering booster packs are legal choices in this fan-favorite draft format. Entry: Variable (min $3)

Magic: the Gathering Commander Free Play

Fri 10:00pm–12:00am – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)
Sat 10:00pm–12:00am – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)

Come jam some casual Commander games.

Magic: the Gathering Midnight Hunt Booster Draft

Fri 6:00pm–10:00pm – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)

Come draft the most recent set, Midnight Hunt. Entry: $12

(Canceled) Pokémon TCG Booster Draft

Sat 12:00pm–2:30pm – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)
Sun 1:00pm–3:30pm – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)

6 Booster packs will be provided to construct a deck with. You walk away with all the cards you draft and at least one prize pack! Entry: $25

Weiß Schwarz TCG Tournament

Sun 10:00am–12:30pm – TCGs and Board Gaming (Hall A1)

A Neo Standard constructed deck tournament for the Weiß Schwarz TCG. Entry: Free

Role-Playing Games
PFS2 #2–09: The Seven Secrets of Dacilane Academy

Sun 12:00pm–4:00pm – RPGs (Hall A1)

Dacilane Academy, located near the Grand Lodge, is a storied institution that sees to the education of many children of Pathfinders. However, the academy's benefactor, J Dacilane, has recently heard rumors from his students of seven strange phenomena manifesting on campus. Despite his doubts that these are simply the imaginings of students raised on Pathfinder tales, J has called in a favor with the Pathfinder Society to investigate—both to put his students' minds at ease and for the good learning opportunity a Society report about the school would provide. But are there more to these urban legends than meets the eye?

An Pathfinder 2E adventure for character levels 1–4. New players welcome; pregenerated characters will be available.

Are You a Werewolf?

Fri 10:00pm–12:00am – LARP (Oregon Ballroom 203)
Sat 8:00pm–12:00am – LARP (Oregon Ballroom 203)

"Are You A Werewolf?" is a deception-based party game for 7+ players. Players are assigned roles secretly. Most players are Villagers, but two or three will be Werewolves. The Villagers try to figure out who the werewolves are during the day, and the Werewolves eat the Villagers at night.

Kingdom of Blackspire – Amtgard LARPing on Demand

Sat 1:00pm–6:00pm – LARP (Oregon Ballroom 203)
Sun 12:00pm–5:00pm – LARP (Oregon Ballroom 203)

This is an exhibition and demonstration of the boffer-LARP Amtgard. We are an international LARP organization with groups all over the place. We have crafters, leadership, and most importantly, boffer fighting. Most of our groups meet weekly to engage in games, fighting, and teaching crafting.