This post is a response to a question about the future of fan Conventions in light of COVID-19.
This is a speculation about the future of conventions if we can control COVID-19. I use my experience as a Sanrio fan. One option is similar to Hello Kitty Friendship Festival and the recent Hello Kitty Around the World tour. In each case one bought a ticket for a session lasting two to four hours. Only a fixed amount of tickets was sold per session. The session could have a show, panel, displays and a trip though the dealer’s den.
Kumoricon 2017 Con Report The Convention: Kumoricon The Place: Oregon Convention Center The Dates 27-29 October 2017 Kumoricon is Oregon’s premier Anime Convention. Both Kiju Hello Kitties and Chococat were my companions . Thursday and Friday: I picked up my … Continue reading →
The Con: Kumoricon 2016 The Place: Oregon Convention center The dates 28- 30 October 2016 Kumoricon is Portland’s premier Anime convention. This year, Kumoricon became the second geek convention to moved into the convention center. My 26” Hello Kitty was … Continue reading →
Anime PDX was a one day event, sponsored by Newconpdx and on August 6, 2016 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. I left a little latter because There was not much in the way of panels that interested me. I brought my Kiju Kitty two to the event. I still had a lot of fun and attended the Anime Game show panel and the rest of the Lip Synch Battle event.
One the biggest news out of Anime Pdx is next year Amine PDX will be a full blown three day Anime convention. in 2017. I asked the Chairman about will it saturate Portland with another anime convention; he made a good point about need a summer con, after the school year, especially Kumoricon moved to the fall. Then again Newcon has a heavy Anime presence.