Kumoricon 2013 - Aug. 31 - Sep. 2 - Labor Day Weekend - The Anime Convention on the Columbia River - Hilton Vancouver Washington & Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay
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What is Kumoricon?

Celebrating eleven years of anime and Japanese culture, Kumoricon is back for its biggest year yet! Gaining its namesake (kumori) from the Japanese word "cloudy", we embody everything it means to live in the Northwest and love this fandom. Stretching across generations, anime fans have gathered together for an amazing Labor Day weekend event, rain or shin. Returning to Vancouver, we are excited to bring you another wonderful anime convention designed and operated with the fans and their devotion in mind. Kumoricon is a production of Altonimbus Entertainment, an Oregon nonprofit mutual benefit corporation. Kumoricon is a 100% volunteer-run event, including its executive staff and Board of Directors.

Kumoricon 2013

On Labor Day weekend (August 31 - September 2, 2013) thousands of people who lovingly refer to themselves as otaku (a Japanese word normally used to signify a nerd or geek, which has been adopted by the anime community) will gather together for a convention that will span two hotels in downtown Vancouver, WA: The Hilton Vancouver Washington, and the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay.

For three days there will be games, dances, panels, guests, and lots of friends getting together to talk about and celebrate one thing that connects them all—anime. Whatever your flavor, whatever your fandom, the convention is a place to join up with like-minded souls in the area and experience it all, together. We also have video games, tabletop tournaments, and tons of contests with great prizes!

What is Anime?

A few of you probably found your way here because you saw the mass of people in extraordinary costumes having fun last year, yet you still aren't sure what they were doing.

Well, at Kumoricon we celebrate all things anime and manga. Which are words that really just sum up any "cartoon" or comic book from Japan. Popular examples are Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, Ponyo, Speed Racer, and Pokémon. But to say anime is only for kids is like saying American sports are only for men. Anime and manga come in a wide variety, from workplace dramas to romance sagas to fantasy adventures. If you look, there is most likely an anime or manga for you.

Kumoricon 2013 will be held on Labor Day weekend, August 31st through September 2nd, at the Hilton Vancouver Washington and the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay. Please browse through the links on the left to find out more about registration, the hotels, events, contests, and guests. And please feel free to visit our contact page if you have any further questions!

Info at a glance...

Dates: Saturday-Monday, August 31 - September 2, 2013 (Labor Day weekend)


Hilton Vancouver Washington
301 W 6th St
Vancouver, WA, 98660


Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay
100 Columbia St
Vancouver, WA 98660

Hotel details

Full weekend registration price: $45 at the door; single days also available
Single days and full weekend available at the door, discount rates for under age 13, see full registration policies.

Convention history: Started in 2003, attendance in 2012 was 4712, next event is our 11th annual convention.
More history

Activities: Always-open video rooms, gaming (console, LAN, and tabletop), exhibitors hall, artists alley, cosplay, panels, workshops, AMV, fan creation, guests of honor, dances.

Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division

Online registration provided by:

Our charity recipient:

Mascot art by Elaine Huang and Jacqueline Taylor