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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Viewing Room Schedule Released – Posted Aug. 30, 2012

The schedule for the viewing rooms is now available. It is in standalone printable [PDF] format, as well as the other schedule formats, and the individual titles being shown have also been added to the Guidebook smartphone app.

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Oreimo Manga Advance Copies – Posted Aug. 28, 2012

We are excited to announce that the awesome people at Dark Horse Comics in Milwaukie are bringing 100 advance copies of Oreimo vol. 1 to the Kumoricon Exhibitors Hall! So, be sure to get to the hall bright and early Saturday if you want a copy of the first volume of their newly translated manga before anyone else!

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Guidebook Released – Posted Aug. 21, 2012

Kumoricon’s mobile schedule guide is now available for the Guidebook app! The app is available for iOS and Android devices (including non-phone devices like iPod touch—works well without a network connection). It features the complete schedule, maps, Twitter, photos, and more. Mark events to create a personalized schedule! After you install the app, search the guides for “Kumoricon”. The guide will be updated with additional content as the convention approaches and will live update during the convention if there are any schedule changes.

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Convention Schedule Released – Posted Aug. 16, 2012

The convention event schedule for Kumoricon 2012 has been released! You can view a categorized listing of all events, a web-based schedule grid, or a printable PDF schedule. Coming soon, you will be able to download the free Guidebook app for iOS and Android devices! The Kumoricon guide for the Guidebook app will contain the full schedule with full text search of names and descriptions, maps, Twitter integration, alerts, and more. Mark events to create a personalized schedule!

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Announcing Lauren Landa – Posted Aug. 8, 2012

Kumoricon is excited to introduce Lauren Landa to our guest of honor roster! Lauren is an experienced video game voice actress and brings her talents and whimsy to Kumoricon with Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the new, not your average “magical girl” anime from Aniplex. Check out our guests page for her information and the details on all our awesome guests!

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