The Con: Anime PPDX 2
The Place : Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center.
The Dates : 21-23 July 2017
Anime PDX is an upstart anime convention hosted by the same people who brought us NewCon . Travel Kitty, Kiju Kitty 1 and Chococat were my companions.
Friday and Saturday:
I decide not to take a day off Friday for the con; I picked up a rental car and head down to the hotel. There was nothing going on so I checked out the con space then when out for dinner. I return only the find that the late night AMV viewing was canceled so I stopped for the day.
Saturday I went out to breakfast then headed out to the con space. I caught the Cyberpunk in anime panel; the person did well even though he was short handed. I checked out Lip Sync Battle Royale, while there were some good standouts, mot contestants seem to be the same old same old, do a dance, take something off, get off the stage. I skipped the cosplay contest. Noting held my interest during the evening but I did not want to go home for the evening, so I checked out INUYASHA!!! Sit Boy!! panel. Normally I look at cosplay panels as just webo bait but I was pleasantly suspired how good was their presentation and cosplay. I even got into the act to ask a half demon Inuyasha about his opinion of Hello Kitty; Kagome had to restrain him. I decide to go home get dinner and stop for the day.
After church, I headed back to the con and helped a friend who ran the American cartoon panel. I just hung around , did some shopping and checked out Ghost in the Shell screening and Sweet Improv Dance Challenge before closing ceremonies and calling it a con.
The Good : INUYASHA!!! Sit Boy!! panel
The bad : Noting
The Ugly : Not the con but Uptown Cosplay. Yes, the people who run Newcon / Anime PDX have some problems, and you do not want be associated with them. That is your thing, but I you are going to tell me and others not to come, you better come up with some proof than a drama queen YouTube post. Well, 750 paid attendees did not listen to you.
While sparse with the panel content, Anime PDX was a good first year con.
I wonder the reason for Anime PDX is because some fans could not attend a PDX anime con during the school year, especially when Kumoricon had shifted its dates to October.
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