February 21, 2007 – The Kumoricon Update
This post brings you three news updates:
Kumoricon had a successful booth presence over the last two weekends at two Asian-themed events: The Asian Celebration in Eugene and the Chinese New Year Cultural Fair in Portland. These were great opportunities where we reached out to new audiences and promoted Kumoricon to potential attendees and vendors. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who manned the booths over these two events. Kumoricon extends a special thank you to Copic Marker for sharing their booth with us at the Asian Celebration.
Visit our gallery for photos of the Chinese New Year Cultural Fair.
The information page has been updated with our new Kumoricon 2007 promotional article, written by Maura Lydon, the winner of the contest to re-write the info page.
An update on general meetings: All previously-announced general meetings that were to take place in the Salem, OR area have now had an exact location set: The Salem Public Library, which was the location of the January meeting. (The Salem general meeting are those in March, May, and June. All meetings after this until the con are at the hotel.) Please refer to the calendar for full details on meeting dates, times, locations, and maps.
February 8, 2007 – February General Meeting in Eugene
The exact location of the February general meeting has been set:
DIVA classroom (Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts)
110 W Broadway
Eugene, OR 97401
The meeting will be from 2pm to 5pm and is open to the public.
Thanks to Copic Marker for arranging for us to use this space! The meeting directly follows a manga character drawing class from 12noon to 2pm.
Update: Those interested can attend the Manga Character Drawing for Teens class from 12noon to 2pm before the meeting. The cost of the class is $25.
February 7, 2007 – Kumoricon at the Chinese New Year Cultural Fair
Kumoricon will have a booth this Saturday at the Chinese New Year Cultural Fair—Year of the Pig, produced by the Portland Chinese Times.
We will be taking registrations at the booth. As a promotion, badges will be mailed out on Monday for registrations taken at the Chinese New Year Fair!
Any staff are welcome to help us behind the booth, and volunteers will earn hours by doing so.
The fair is located at the Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C (address and maps). Admission to the fair is $3. Last year, this fair had 10000 attendees, so this is sure to be a popular event. For more information, including a floor plan and event schedule, please visit the official web site by the Portland Chinese Times.
Please note that this is the same day as the general meeting. If you aren’t able to make it down to Eugene for the meeting, you can visit us at the fair in Portland…or vice versa.
Update: Kumoricon is booth 225 (floor plan [PDF]). There doesn’t seem to be a booth 225 on the floor plan, but it’s probably near booth 223 and 227.
February 1, 2007 – Kumoricon announces their first guests for 2007!
The creators of Applegeeks will be attending Kumoricon 2007 as our Webcomic Guests of Honor, head on over to the Guests page to read more about them!