Kumoricon - Oregon's Largest Anime Convention - Labor Day Weekend - September 5-7, 2009 - Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
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Dragon Moon Festival

Kumoricon 2009

Kumoricon continues its role as the center of anime in Portland and a favorite destination for lovers of Japanese animation throughout Oregon and beyond. Our seventh year brings us to the heart of downtown Portland, occupying the two towers of the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower hotel and featuring our largest main events room ever. Labor Day Weekend 2009, we'll be back with three days of cosplay, video rooms, exhibitors, panels, video games, fan creation, and much more. Fans, we welcome you to another year!


$45 for entire weekend at the door.
Single day registrations also available.

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Guests of Honor

Carl Horn, Toshifumi Yoshida, The Anime Hunters, Cynthia Martinez, Jason Thompson, Kirk Thornton, Kaja and Phil Foglio, Svetlana Chmakova, Last Stop Tokyo, Soul Candy

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Join our year-round community on the forums. Staff openings, room sharing, cosplay discussion, fan creations, and more.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 25 – Annual Membership Meeting and 2010 Elections

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Kumoricon News

Welcoming our Guests of Honor: Kirk Thornton, Kaja and Phil Foglio

Posted July 29, 2009

Kumoricon is pleased to announce the return of two guests of honor for Kumoricon 2009: Kirk Thornton, and Kaja and Phil Foglio.

Kirk Thornton has voice acted in nearly 200 anime roles, video games, and other projects, and voice-directed several series. Kirk returns to Kumoricon for his fourth year as a guest.

Kaja and Phil Foglio are writers and artists currently most known for the comic Girl Genius, returning to Kumoricon for a second year.

For full information, please visit our guests page.

July General Meeting

Posted July 7, 2009

The July General Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 11, from 1pm-5pm, at the Salem Public Library, Central location:

Salem Public Library – Central
Anderson A room
585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301

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General meetings are open to the public. Meet and plan with other staff, join staff or become a volunteer, and learn about open staff positions.

Dance Dance Kumoricon

Posted June 16, 2009

Kumoricon is excited to announce its next mini-event, Dance Dance Kumoricon!

Dance Dance Kumoricon is a celebration of gaming culture. Join us for an evening of video game and video game-inspired music spun by a live DJ from CMD Productions.

Cosplay as one of your favorite game characters to compete in our costume contest. Social gaming in the lounge is encouraged—bring a Magic deck, Pokémon deck, or a DS. There will be snacks provided, and also concessions.

The dance will feature new tracks from The Slants’s upcoming album Slants! Slants! Revolution.

The dance event will be held the evening of Saturday, July 18 at Norse Hall. For information on pre-registration, age policies, and dress code, visit our Dance Dance Kumoricon invitation page.

Looking for cosplay groups and artists for weekends in June and August [updated]

Posted June 3, 2009

Post update: Updated dates to reflect cancellation of July 4-5 weekend.

Kumoricon will be running stage activities and an exhibitor table at the Dragon Moon Festival the weekends of June 6-7 and August 1-2.

We have a half-hour cosplay skit planned Sunday afternoon but are looking for more skits. If you are a cosplay skit group please contact us as we’d love to have you.

Kumoricon also has the opportunity to bring artist tables to the festival. If you would like to host a table during the weekend and sell your work, please contact us. Another possibility, if you are unable to staff a table for the weekend, is for Kumoricon to sell prints of your work and pass on the proceeds. Talk to us for arrangements.

The Dragon Moon Festival is a three-weekend Asian cultural festival this summer in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown. Check out our forum thread for complete event details, and our meet-up thread if you’d like to come in cosplay and meet with other attendees.

May General Meeting [note date change]

Posted May 2, 2009

The May General Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 17, from 1pm-5pm, at the Eugene Water & Electric Board:

Eugene Water & Electric Board
Training Room
500 E 4th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

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Driving directions (EWEB web site)

Please note that the date has changed. The meeting has been moved to Sunday, May 17, from its original date of Saturday, May 16.

General meetings are open to the public. Meet and plan with other staff, join staff or become a volunteer, and learn about open staff positions.

April General Meeting

Posted April 22, 2009

The April General Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 26, from 1pm-5pm, at Clark College:

Clark Community College
Gaiser Hall
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663

Campus Map
Parking Map
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General meetings are open to the public. Meet and plan with other staff, join staff or become a volunteer, and learn about open staff positions.

Death Note: L, change the WorLd screening and ticket giveaway

Posted April 21, 2009

Death Note: L, change the WorLd will be screening at select theaters nationwide for two days: Wednesday and Thursday, April 29-30. It will be shown subtitled on Wednesday, April 29 and dubbed on Thursday, April 30.

As a special Kumoricon offer, we’ll be giving away four tickets in a drawing this week. Email publicity@kumoricon.org and include “Change the world” in the subject line by Friday, April 24, 11:59pm, to be entered in a drawing for a free ticket to the subtitled showing on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30pm, at the Lloyd Center 10 theater. Please include your name, phone number, and mailing address in your email so we can mail your ticket immediately once we select a winner. We will notify winners and all entrants as soon as possible after midnight on Friday so you can decide to buy a ticket online if you are not a winner.

For a list of theaters, to buy tickets online, or for more information about the screening, visit our information page on the Kumoricon calendar.

March General Meeting

Posted March 14, 2009

The March General Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 22, from 1pm-5pm, at our hotel:

Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204

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The meeting will be on the 23rd floor.

At this meeting there will be special elections to fill vacancies in the positions of chair, and director of operations. Discussion about these elections is continuing in the forums.

General meetings are open to the public. Meet and plan with other staff, join staff or become a volunteer, and learn about open staff positions.

February General Meeting

Posted February 16, 2009

The February General Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 21, from 1pm-5pm, at:

Gresham Library
385 NW Miller Ave
Gresham, OR 97030

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The meeting will be in the main meeting room.

At this meeting we will open nominations for candidates to the Director of Operations position. After the meeting, nominations will continue online in the forum. There will be a special election at the March 22 general meeting to fill the vacancy in the position.

General meetings are open to the public. Meet and plan with other staff, join staff or become a volunteer, and learn about open staff positions.

Oregon Asian Celebration

Posted January 26, 2009

Kumoricon will be participating in the Oregon Asian Celebration in Eugene at the Lane Events Center on the weekend of February 14-15. On Saturday and Sunday, visit the Youth Room for cat-ear making activities, and on Saturday, visit Kumoricon’s dedicated room for video gaming and karaoke.

Kumoricon’s activities run from 11:00am to 5:00pm on each day.

Address, map, and details

Asian Celebration 2009 poster

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