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 badge on Thursday. I decided this year to take Friday off to attend the convention, but first I had to see the doctor for a follow up appointment and by the time picked up the car rental, it was already 11:00 am. I had lunch and made it over to the convention site.
I missed opening ceremonies but caught Todd Haberkorn Presents: MST-Anime Style. After than I did some shopping and settled down for the AMV contest. It was good show and had a few standouts. I stayed for the after show then went out for dinner. I came back checked out a few songs by the musical guest of honor Kra. There was nothing but 18+ panels so I called it a day and went home.
Saturday: I had my Breakfast out and headed back to the convention center. I checked out the Funimation Industry Panel and just hung around until Meet Vic Mignogna event. I wanted to ask how he deals with being a Christian and in the anime industry, but it was hard to get noticed in a room of screaming fans. I fan who shared how Full Metal Alchemist help her going through a Kidney Transplant; at that time I knew it was not the place to ask my question, and perhaps not at a celebrity panel. I skipped out of the seeing the Cosplay Contest this year, instead I attended the name alone Battlesaurs with Grant and Studio Trigger. Studio Trigger cooperated with Pixar for it s Christmas special Toy Story Toy Story That Time Forgot. They came up with an opening for a fictitious show about Dinosaur Toys that was pure Trigger. It was interesting how both worked out cross-cultural issues.
After the panel, I hung around, head out to dinner and ran into the musical guest of honor at a local BBQ joint , did some drawing and made my presence know at the Often Renamed panel. The call it a day.
Sunday: I hosted the Otaku 25+ panel; we had a good turnout. After my panel, I attended and AMV comedy hour then hung around until the seating for the AMV winners and closing ceremonies.
The Good: Battlesaurs with Grant and Studio Trigger
The bad: The band Kra should have got a nod at the closing ceremonies.
The Ugly: Nothing
With so much to do, Kumoricon is the best fan convention in Portland Oregon; Furlandia is second. I look forward to next year.
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