Kumoricon 2017 - October 27-29
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History

Kumoricon began in 2003 in Springfield, Oregon for two days on Thanksgiving weekend. From 2004 to 2015, it has been located in the Portland, Oregon metro area and held all three (or more) days of Labor Day weekend. In 2016, it moved to the Oregon Convention Center and changed to Halloween weekend. Kumoricon is the largest anime convention in the Portland metro area and in Oregon, and has always been all volunteer and all fan-run.

Year Dates # Atds Staff Location
2003 Nov 29-30 400 22 Springfield, OR – Clarion Hotel
2004 Sep 4-6 1250 34 Portland, OR – Portland Marriott Downtown
2005 Sep 3-5 1750 40 Portland, OR – Doubletree Portland-Lloyd Center
2006 Sep 2-4 2257 70 Portland, OR – Red Lion on the River
2007 Sep 1-3 3003 130 Vancouver, WA – Hilton Vancouver Washington
2008 Aug 30-Sep. 1 4470 140 Portland, OR – Doubletree Portland-Lloyd Center
2009 Sep 5-7 4558 203 Portland, OR – Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
2010 Sep 4-6 4055 216 Portland, OR – Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
2011 Sep 3-5 3956 226 Vancouver, WA – Hilton Vancouver Washington / Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay
2012 Sep 1-3 4712 311 Vancouver, WA – Hilton Vancouver Washington / Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay
2013 Aug 31-Sep 2 5846 360 Vancouver, WA – Hilton Vancouver Washington / Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay
2014 Aug 29-Sep 1 6391 437 Vancouver, WA – Hilton Vancouver Washington / Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay
2015 Sep 4-7 5929 497 Vancouver, WA – Hilton Vancouver Washington / Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay
2016 Oct 28-30 7033 517 Portland, OR – Oregon Convention Center
2017 Oct 27-29 Portland, OR – Oregon Convention Center

Attendance figures for all years are unique, paid (rather than "turnstile")—this means that weekend badges are counted only once, and the count is a number of unique individual attendees who registered in a given year. Attendance figures count paid membership purchases at standard or VIP rates (staff, exhibitors, artists, guests, industry, press, and complimentary badges are not counted). Prior to 2014, multiple single-day badges were double-counted (for example, a person purchases Saturday, then Sunday the next day); for 2014 and after, only one is counted (this is an estimated less than 2% discrepancy). Attendance counts through 2005 and staff counts through 2006 are estimates.

Attendance counts for 2016 will be finalized soon.

Mini-Events

Kumoricon has produced several one-day mini-events, including dances and "mini-cons".

This list only includes events which were hosted or co-hosted by Kumoricon. It does not include events hosted only by other organizations at which Kumoricon provided activities or content.

Date Title Description Location
Aug. 11, 2007 Mini-con Miniature version of Kumoricon Hilton Vancouver Washington
Feb. 2, 2008 Winter Formal Masquerade Ball Formal masquerade ball Milwaukie Community Club
May 10, 2008 Kumoricon Lite Miniature version of Kumoricon Portland State University
Jul. 19, 2008 Summer Swing Dance Informal swing dance Norse Hall
Nov. 1, 2008 Kumoricon Lite Miniature version of Kumoricon Portland State University
Feb. 7, 2009 (Please Don’t Let It) Snow Ball Anime-themed dance Milwaukie Community Club
Jul. 18, 2009 Dance Dance Kumoricon Gaming-themed dance Norse Hall
Apr. 24, 2010 Kumori-Cat Ball Cosplay-themed dance Multnomah Arts Center
Oct. 30, 2010 GameDay/MiniCon Miniature version of Kumoricon Hilton Vancouver Washington
June 27, 2015 Kumoricon Lite Miniature version of Kumoricon DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland
August 21, 2016 Kumoricon Lite Miniature version of Kumoricon Ambridge Event Center

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