“Since 2011, Newcon has tried to give the area an inclusive convention that dips into subcultures beyond just anime and pop culture. Our amazing staff and attendees have made every year of Newcon an exceptionally fun experience, and I am heartbroken that we won’t be able to continue the tradition.”
The convention: Newcon 5 The Place: Marriot Waterfront, Portland Oregon. The dates: 30 Dec 2016 – 1 Jan 2017 Newcon is Portland Multi-Genre con. Both my Big Kitties and Chocat were my companions, Friday: I pack up my badge on … 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.