October 25, 2006 - Anime article contest extended - *again*

The deadline for the anime article contest has been extended again until Saturday, November 11, 11:59pm.

This gives you a bit over two weeks more to write your article telling the world about Kumoricon! (We thought this was more reasonable than just a 3-day extension. :) ) See further down the page to review the official rules.
Good luck!

October 18, 2006 - General Elections Cont’d and LANIME!

What: General Elections/ LANime Party
Where: Chemeketa Community College, Building 9, Room 111
When: October 28, 2006 12 pm
Why: Make your voice heard and party till the wee hours!

General elections start at 12pm SHARP and will continue until all elected positions are filled. For more information on nominees, or to add a nominee, please click FORUM above and visit the thread under ‘Meetings’. This is the most important meeting of the year! The directors you elect will run Kumoricon 2007.

Starting at 2pm, Etherguild presents LANime! This being the weekend before Halloween, J Horror and Cosplay will abound! Enter the DDR tourney, view the Kumoricon 2006 and Gameshow footage, and dance at the ANIME RAVE!

We’ll see you there!

October 3, 2006 - Finally, YOU can tell the world about anime cons.

All you happy anime lovers! It’s time to tell the public just how cool we are.

This is your chance to write the article that everyone should read about anime conventions. If you’ve got the journalistic touch, and can inspire others to share in the love of anime and Japanese culture, then this is the contest for you! The article you write could be Kumoricon’s official info page and press release.

Requirements are as follows:
1. The submission should sell Kumoricon to the general public, focusing on those with little or no experience with anime/ Japanese culture.
2. The submission should be between 600 and 800 words long.
3. The submission should endeavor to use proper grammar and spelling.
4. The author may submit one photograph which enhances the value of the article. The author must have permission to use the photo with credit to the photographer, or be the photographer.
5. Submissions are due by no later than Saturday, November 11, 2006, 11:59p.m. (extended from October 21)
6. The contest is open to all, including current Kumoricon Staff.

The winner will be chosen by the board of Altonimbus Entertainment. All submissions and corresponding photos become the property of Kumoricon/ Altonimbus Entertainment. Articles may be edited for spelling, grammar, statistical corrections, and content.

Send your submission with your real name and forum name (if applicable) to

The winner will be announced on October 29th, 2006.
Good luck to all our entrants!

September 7, 2006 - Welcome to Kumoricon 2007!

Welcome to the interim site for Kumoricon for the 2007 convention year. The mascot contest winner now graces our banner. Be sure to check back for updates to the site over the next couple of months.

In the meantime, here are some stats to chew on for the 2006 year:

Attendance: 2257, up from apx. 1700 in 2005

On line pre-registrations: 1035, up from 720 in 2005

Total pre-registrations: 1257 (Same as total attendance for 2004)

Charity Auction Sales: $2455, up from apx. $1600 in 2005

Your directors for 2006 were:

Relations Director: Brian Hammond – Got us all those great guests
Programming Director: Brenda McFadden – Brought you events and panels at con
Publicity Director: Kri Bartholomew – Made sure everyone knew about the con
Operations Director: Ryan Stasel – Maintained the back end of the con
Convention Chair: Meg Uhde – The face of the con, fearless leader and evil mantis
Vice Chair: David McCarley – The other half of Meg’s sanity

Be sure to watch the forums and main page for more information on the 2007 elections, including a listing of all the nominees.

September 6, 2006 - General Elections

General Elections will be held on October 28th, 2006, 12 pm.

We will be electing the officials who will steer the direction of Kumoricon for the 2007 convention year.

This meeting will take place at Chemeketa College, Salem OR, Building 9.

More information to follow.

September 5, 2006 - Thank you!

Kumoricon 2006 has now come to a close. Thank you to all the staff, guests and attendees for making this convention work. We could not do this with out you and we look forward to seeing you all next year.

Kumoricon executive staff

September 3, 2006 - Sunday and Monday Schedule

Schedules are always subject to change. But I like Pennies so that’s okay. Here’s the most up to date schedule I can give you guys. Hope it helps.

SUNDAY and MONDAY schedule

September 1, 2006 - Registration Times

Registration starts for pre-registered attendees at 7:30 pm on Friday. The rest is as follows:

Friday 7:30 pm- 9:30 pm Pre reg only
Saturday 8am-8pm
Sunday 8am-8pm
Monday 8am-12pm

See you there!

August 31, 2006 - Pocket Programming Guide

The (hopefully) final Pocket Programming Guide has been uploaded with complete schedules, events, and info. This is the same book you’ll receive at the con, along with the main con book.

August 30, 2006 - Cosplay Waiver

To participate in the cosplay contest everyone must fill out the cosplay waiver anyone under the age of 18 must have a parental signature as well.

August 29, 2006 - Props Policy Change

Due to negotiations with hotel security, Kumoricon policy must be ammended as follows:

Absolutely no metal props will be allowed within Kumoricon convention space. This includes but is not limited to prop swords and stage steel. Accesories, such as jewlery and headbands, are fine. Metal foil may be approved on a case by case basis.

No masks or other items which obscure an attendees face from view may be worn while in the corridors and common areas of the hotel.

*** EDIT ***After talking with the hotel, the concensus is that if hotel security asks you to remove your mask, then please do so. They mainly want to be able to see people’s faces when they are in the main lobby. When you’re downstairs, or by the ballrooms, you shouldn’t need to worry about the mask issue

No airsoft guns will be permitted. Plastic toy guns are acceptable, if not designed to fire a projectile. Guns must be obvious fakes at a distance of ten feet.

As always, props cannot be brandished in any way. Only when posing for a still photo may props be held in any manner that could be deamed threatening.

The staff of Kumoricon entends our apologies to anyone adversely affected by this policy change. If you have any questions, please ask at peacebonding when you pick up your badge at con, or refer to the forum thread in General Discussion, “Prop Policy Change”.



August 25, 2006 - New Schedule

New Schedule is up for your more acurate plannings of the con!
Kumoricon 2006 Schedule

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