About Kumoricon


Celebrating twelve 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, WA, we are excited to bring you another wonderful anime convention designed and operated with the fans and their devotion in mind.

Kumoricon was founded and first held in 2003.

Paid, unique attendance at Kumoricon 2013: 5846

Staff for Kumoricon 2013: 360



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.

Altonimbus Entertainment

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.

Altonimbus Entertainment is governed by its bylaws.

The Altonimbus Entertainment board of directors:

Chair Phillip Koop
Director of Membership Brian Mathews
Director of Infrastructure Diana Hoffman
Director of Operations Jason Pollard
Director of Programming Jaki Hunt
Director of Publicity Teph Williams
Director of Relations John Krall
Secretary Jo Ayers
Treasurer Bridget Hollander

Contact us


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