Kumoricon - 10th Annual Anime Convention - Labor Day Weekend - Sept. 1-3, 2012 - Hilton Vancouver Washington & Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay
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Registration: $45 full weekend at the door
Welcome to Kumoricon 2012
Latest Happenings

The Kumoricon 2012 schedule has been released! Check out all convention events, the schedule chart (in web and printable [PDF] formats), viewing room charts [PDF], newly-announced industry guests, our Saturday and Sunday night DJs, the exhibitors and artist lists, hotel maps, registration hours, and download the program book and pocket guide!

Use the free Guidebook app for iOS and Android to view the Kumoricon schedule, maps, Twitter, photos, and more. Mark events to create a personalized schedule! After you install the app, search the guides for "Kumoricon".

Check out our YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr for all the latest news and info on our 10th year celebration.

About Kumoricon

What you need to know before the con…

1. Check-in...

All attendees—whether pre-registered or at-the-door, whether the badge was mailed or is being picked up—must bring:

  • Photo ID
  • If under age 18, parental permission form (if you have not mailed it already)
  • Your badge, if it was mailed

Have questions or issues? Check the registration page or forum Registration FAQ.

2. Rapid registration...

If you are registering at the door, speed things up and arrive with your registration form pre-filled out.

Fillable At-Con Registration Form [fillable PDF] – To type and print your info. (Faster!)

Blank At-Con Registration Form [PDF] – To handwrite your info.

3. Registration hours...

Friday: 1:00pm-9:00pm (pre-registration check-in and pick-up only)
Saturday: 7:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am-5:00pm
Monday: 7:00am-12:00pm

At-the-door registration begins on Saturday.

Registration is located in the garage of the Hilton. If crowds are heavy, there may be times when you are waiting outdoors. Please come prepared for weather (including sunscreen) and possible high heat.

4. Policies...

Do you know when the minor curfew is? Whether you need to peace-bond your prop? Whether photography is allowed? What you can't put on a sign?

Find out.

5. Hand stamp for 18+ events...

Want to get into an 18+ panel? Plan ahead. Your ID and badge isn't enough. You need to bring these two things to the Programming Booth to get a hand stamp to enter these events. (After Programming Booth hours, head to the Programming Office instead. But plan ahead, because this takes longer!)

6. The schedule (the good stuff!)...

Did you know that the schedule exists in six formats, including a smartphone app, a live schedule on the website, and books included in your swag bag?

Start here to plan your con. Use the free Guidebook app for iOS and Android to view the Kumoricon schedule, maps, Twitter, photos, and more. Mark events to create a personalized schedule! After you install the app, search the guides for "Kumoricon".

Letter from the Con Chair

Ten years.

It doesn't seem all that long ago that Eugene, Oregon held court the first ever Kumoricon, and now we are planning our biggest celebration of anime, manga, and Japanese culture to date with our 10th year! Returning once again to the very popular Hilton Vancouver Washington, and the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay, guests, exhibitors, panels, cosplay, friends, and so much fun are waiting for all of us come this September 1st-3rd.

So, what's going down this Labor Day weekend in Vancouver, Washington you ask? Your dedicated staff are still ironing out the details, but rest assured we plan to make K-Con 2012 the best year ever! And if you want to help us, check out the get involved page to learn more about staffing, volunteering, and CWE.

Our Con Chair Beau Gentry said it best last year: "We have a laid-back, family reunion feel that you don't see in cons with over 4,000 people very often." The energy around our fans and our community is one of friendship and support. If you are here to find good friends and great entertainment, you've come to the right place!

How exactly does a convention in the Portland metro area make year ten amazing? By spending it with the community that made it all possible! This year prepare to see more of us, have more chances to show your spirit, and get much more out of the convention. We want to look back at ten years of amazing memories, and make sure that 2012 is the best of them all! So bring your friends, bring your family, and make it a celebration of epic proportions, reminding everyone why we got into anime and why we still love it, year after year.

Check out the forums to find friends, cosplay groups, photoshoots and special Kumoricon-sponsored events. Pre-register early to get the best price on your ticket and have your badge in hand before all your friends. Subscribe to our news feed, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date on everything Kumoricon.

We can't wait to see you at the con!

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Announcing Todd Haberkorn for Kumoricon 2013 – Posted Oct. 4, 2012

We’re very excited to announce Todd Haberkorn as our first guest of honor for Kumoricon 2013!

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Welcoming Directors for 2013 – Posted Sep. 29, 2012

We would like to welcome and congratulate the Directors elected for the 2013 convention year: Chair/President: Elias “TJ” Stinson; Director of Operations: Wes Cox; Director of Programming: Jaki Hunt; Director of Publicity: Stephanie “Teph” Williams; Director of Relations: Sarah Paige. Thank you to all candidates, and to our staff for your participation in elections!

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Charity Auction Thanks – Posted Sep. 27, 2012

Kumoricon is pleased to announce that our charity auction participants have raised a total of $3310 for the Portland Sunshine Division! We thank the following companies, artists, guests, and individuals who have donated time, money, and goods to support our charity auctions, as well as those who bid at the auctions…

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Annual Membership Meeting and 2013 Elections – Posted Sep. 7, 2012

The Annual Meeting of the Membership for Altonimbus Entertainment has been scheduled for Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 12:00 PM at the Phoenix Inn Suites in Tigard, OR. Elections will be held for Chair/President, Director of Operations, Director of Programming, Director of Publicity, and Director of Relations. Please “read more” for important information about the meeting.

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Closing Ceremonies Announcements – Posted Sep. 3, 2012

Thank you to all our attendees, staff, and volunteers who made Kumoricon 2012 such a great convention! We hosted about 4750 paid attendees this year, with a record staff of about 315.

Kumoricon proudly announces that for 2013, it will be returning to the same place, the Hilton Vancouver Washington and the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay. Look forward to Labor Day weekend, August 31 to September 2, 2013 for another great year!

Read on to see our 2013 mascot winner.

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Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division

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Mascot art by suarhnir