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Weekend Halloween Fun

Posted October 27, 2010

Are you ready for all the Halloween fun this weekend?

Well just in case anyone isn’t prepared for all the frightastic events we’ve got up our sleeves for you and your friends, here are all the details you need to know before you go haunting this weekend!

Spook Friday Night With Dark Horse! (21+)

Dark Horse Comics is hosting a FREE anime night at the Bagdad Theater, and we are all invited! Friday October 29th from 9pm-midnight they’ll be showing a preview of The Vampire Diaries, as well as Hellsing and Gantz! And Dark Horse isn’t alone in the fun! See NW 32 TV, FUNimation, and Things from Another World there with door prizes, contests, and all kinds of fun! Check out the Facebook event for more details.

Have A Ghoulishly Good Time At The GameDay/MiniCon All Day Saturday!

GameDay/MiniCon at the Hilton Vancouver Washington – 9:00am-10:00pm

Don’t let the howls stop just because the sun is up! Join the creatures of the night and Kumoricon’s team of goblins for a full day of tournaments, contests, raffles and fun! GameStorm and Kumoricon have joined forces to provide LARPing, RPGs, tabletop gaming, console gaming, a manga library, and a ton of giveaways!

The raffles and contests kick off around 4:30pm so be sure to be around for costume contests, a raffle to win tickets to OryCon and the Kumoricon Chair’s own best costume of the night award!

What do you mean, you didn’t know there were prizes to be won? Well then! Here’s all you need to know!

GameStorm and Kumoricon are hosting a joint cosplay contest with special guests including the chairs of both conventions! There are all kinds of prizes to be won for spooky costumes and cute costumes and so much more! Remember that this is different from a cosplay contest! We are looking for heart and creativity so come with your best ideas and prepare to scare the competition with your fabulous costumes!

As you know, Kumoricon’s Manga Library is always looking for more volumes and needs your help to make that happen! So we are working with our friends at OryCon—the science fiction convention that rocks Portland November 12th-14th, 2010—to bring you a chance to win an amazing prize for your manga. Everyone who comes to the GameDay/MiniCon and signs up at our raffle table will be given a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2-ticket and 2-night-stay package for OryCon next month. That means you and a friend can go to the convention and stay at the hotel for free!* Want a better shot at winning the prize? Donate volumes of manga to the Kumoricon Manga Library and get more raffle tickets. The more manga you bring, the better your chance of winning! You must be 18 or older to win or have a parent or guardian represent you in the raffle.

And the Costume Contest wouldn’t be complete until Beau, our esteemed Chair of Kumoricon, gave his top prize for the event, Beau’s Costume Choice award! The winner of this contest will recieve tickets to the best party on Saturday night! Our friends The Slants are joining up with the Boom Boom Satellites for a Halloween concert that will certainly send chills down your spine. Join Portland’s favorite Asian-American band as they conjure up some great music and drive their fans crazy! The show starts at 8:00pm at the Roseland Theater, but the winner of Beau’s Costume Choice will recieve two (2) tickets to the concert.

There is tons of other fun to be had with all your friends from the convention, meet-ups and the forums so don’t forget to head up to the ‘Couve for more fun than your mortal bodies can handle! Start your Halloween with us and get the weekend of to a horrific start… this Halloween will be one to remember!

*Raffle prize includes 2 passes into the convention and 2 nights room charge and tax at the Doubletree Hotel Portland, where OryCon is held. Prize does not include parking or incidentals; these must be paid for by prize winner. Winner of the raffle must be 18 years of age or older, or prize is transferred to legal guardian and they become the recognized prize winner. This prize is transferable but must be done through Kumoricon. For all other information please contact publicity@kumoricon.org.


GameDay/MiniCon 2010

Posted October 15, 2010

Attention K-Con fans!

Kumoricon is hosting its annual MiniCon in association with our friends at GameStorm, a local convention for social and strategic gaming!

GameDay/MiniCon 2010 poster

Several contests will be held with awesome prizes so make sure to sign up for the Munchkin tournament, and come dressed in your favorite costumes, as well as donate a volume of manga to be entered in a very special raffle!

One of Kumoricon’s long-time friends, The Slants, is sponsoring our own chair’s pick for best costume (Asian flavor) with a pair of tickets to their show on Halloween with the Boom Boom Satellites!

Boom Boom Satellites poster

The festivities kick off for the GameDay/MiniCon at 9AM and run till 10PM! Gamers and anime fans unite for a day of fun and camaraderie! Don’t miss it!

For more information, check out the forum thread or visit GameStorm’s web site.


Board Election Results

Posted October 10, 2010

We would like to welcome the directors elected by the board yesterday for the 2011 convention year:

Vice Chair – Dawn Hewitt
Secretary – Jo Ayers
Treasurer – Barbara Hunt
Facilities Liaison – Phillip Koop

The board-elected directors join the member-elected directors elected at last month’s meeting to serve as the complete board of directors for Kumoricon 2011.


October General Meeting

Posted October 3, 2010

Our next general meeting will be held Saturday, October 23, at 1:00pm at Central Library in Portland, OR:

Central Library
801 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

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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. Bring interested friends!

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Mascot art by Ha-Young Lee, Brenna Goche