Kumoricon

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Kumoricon
Status Active
Genre Anime, Manga[1]
Venue Hilton Vancouver Washington
Red Lion Vancouver at the Quay
Location(s) Vancouver, Washington
Country United States
Inaugurated 2003
Attendance 3,956 in 2011[2]
Website
http://www.kumoricon.org/

Kumoricon is an annual four-day anime convention held during August/September at the Hilton Vancouver Washington/Red Lion Vancouver at the Quay in Vancouver, Washington. The name of the convention comes from the Japanese word Kumori (曇り), meaning cloudy.[3][4] The event is run by a volunteer staff.[5]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers board gaming, cosplay chess, cosplay competitions, gala ball, karaoke, music, panels, tabletop gaming, video game tournaments, and workshops.[4][6][7][8]

History[edit]

The convention originated from the anime club at the University of Oregon.[1] Due to the convention's growth, in 2011 it was held in both the Hilton Vancouver Washington and the Red Lion Vancouver at the Quay.[1][8] The convention expanded to four days in 2014.[5]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
November 29–30, 2003 Clarion Hotel
Springfield, Oregon
419 Bakazoku[9]
September 4–6, 2004 Portland Marriott Downtown
Portland, Oregon
1,251 Bakazoku, Phuong-Mai Bui-Quang, Brad DeMoss, Jeannie Lee, and Dr. Antonia Levi.[10]
September 3–5, 2005 Doubletree Hotel Portland/Lloyd Center
Portland, Oregon
1,680 Bakazoku, Greg Dean, Brad DeMoss, Antonia Levi, Joshua Seth, and Toshifumi Yoshida.[11]
September 2–4, 2006 Red Lion on the River
Portland, Oregon
2,250 A-Key-Kyo, Bakazoku, Greg Dean, Liz Dean, Tiffany Grant, Piano Squall, and Kirk Thornton.[12]
September 1–3, 2007 Vancouver Hilton & Convention Center
Vancouver, Washington
3,003 A-Key-Kyo, Mohammad "Hawk" Haque, Ananth Panagariya, Sean Schemmel, The Slants, and Kirk Thornton.[13]
August 30 – September 1, 2008 Doubletree Portland-Lloyd Center
Portland, Oregon
4,400 Greg Dean, Liz Dean, Richard Epcar, Kaja Foglio, Phil Foglio, Carl Gustav Horn, The Slants, Ellyn Stern, Kirk Thornton, and Tommy Yune.[14]
September 5–7, 2009 Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
Portland, Oregon
Svetlana Chmakova, Kaja Foglio, Phil Foglio, Carl Gustav Horn, Last Stop Tokyo, Cynthia Martinez, Soul Candy, Jason Thompson, Kirk Thornton, Toshifumi Yoshida,[15] and The Anime Hunters.[16]
September 4–6, 2010 Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
Portland, Oregon
4,055 Tiffany Grant, Todd Haberkorn, Carl Gustav Horn, Kevin McKeever, Soul Candy, and Sonny Strait.[17]
September 3–5, 2011 Hilton Vancouver Washington
Red Lion Vancouver at the Quay
Vancouver, Washington
3,956[2] The Anime Hunters, Chris Cason, Todd Haberkorn, Slightly Anime, and David Vincent.[18]
September 1–3, 2012[19] Hilton Vancouver Washington
Red Lion Vancouver at the Quay[20]
Vancouver, Washington
4,700
(est)[21]
The Slants, Sonny Strait, and Lauren Landa.[22]
August 31–September 2, 2013 Hilton Vancouver Washington
Red Lion Vancouver at the Quay
Vancouver, Washington
5,300+[21] or
6,500[5]
Anina Bennett, Terry Blas, Ron Chan, Paul Guinan, Todd Haberkorn, Cassandra Lee Morris, Ninja of the Night, Chris Sabat, Jason Thompson, and David Vincent.[23]
August 29-September 1, 2014 Hilton Vancouver Washington
Red Lion Vancouver at the Quay
Vancouver, Washington
6,391[24] Chuck Huber, Bryce Papenbrook, Raj Ramayya, Chris Sabat, Patrick Seitz, Stephanie Sheh, and Karen Strassman.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Vorenberg, Sue (2011-09-02). "World of cartoons alive at Kumoricon". The Columbian. 
  2. ^ a b Vorenberg, Sue (2012-08-31). "Come out and cosplay at Kumoricon". The Columbian. 
  3. ^ Williams, Lee (2007-08-31). "Adventure Weekend! Events". Portland Tribune. 
  4. ^ a b Middlewood, Erin (2014-08-30). "Cosplay is serious fun - Kumoricon festival attracts colorful, devoted fans of anime, costumes". The Columbian. Retrieved 2014-09-07. 
  5. ^ a b c Vorenberg, Sue (2014-08-29). "Kumoricon draws thousands of animated fans". The Columbian. Retrieved 2014-09-07. 
  6. ^ Distefano, Anne Marie (2006-09-08). "Invasion of anime geeks turns hotel into Fantasy Central". Portland Tribune. 
  7. ^ Kern, Dave (2011-09-04). "Anime convention fans dress up, show character". The Columbian. 
  8. ^ a b Vorenberg, Sue (2013-08-30). "Come out and cosplay at Kumoricon". The Columbian. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  9. ^ "Kumoricon 2003 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  10. ^ "Kumoricon 2004 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  11. ^ "Kumoricon 2005 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  12. ^ "Kumoricon 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  13. ^ "Kumoricon 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  14. ^ "Kumoricon 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  15. ^ "Kumoricon 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  16. ^ "Kumoricon 2009". UpcomingCons.com. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  17. ^ "Kumoricon 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  18. ^ "Kumoricon 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  19. ^ "Kumoricon 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  20. ^ "Kumoricon Conference". KPTV. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  21. ^ a b Kern, Dave (2013-09-01). "Kumoricon brings costume play in the park". The Columbian. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  22. ^ "KumoriCon Returns To Vancouver USA Over Labor Day Weekend". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  23. ^ "Kumoricon 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  24. ^ "Kumoricon 2014 Attendance". Official Kumoricon Facebook Page. Retrieved 5 September 2014. [non-primary source needed]
  25. ^ "Kumoricon 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 

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Coordinates: 45°37′20″N 122°40′31″W / 45.62222°N 122.67528°W / 45.62222; -122.67528