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Status Active
Genre Anime, gaming, and geek culture
Venue DoubleTree by Hilton
Location(s) South Portland, Maine
Country United States
Inaugurated 2002
Attendance 3,219 in 2015[1]

PortConMaine is an annual anime and gaming convention held in the summer in Portland and South Portland, Maine. Founded by Julie York, it has been held every year since 2002[2][3] and hosts many anime and gaming events such as anime screenings, an anime music video contest, a masquerade, guest panels, workshops, game tournaments, a dealers' room, an auction, and PortConMaine's signature "Extreme Geek" event.[4][5] In 2008, the convention expanded from three days to four with the first day, Thursday, only open to pre-registered attendees.[6]


Event History[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
April 19–21, 2002 University of Southern Maine
Portland, Maine
250 John Andersen, Ian M. Clark, Bobby Kayetennae Crowwolf, David Foster, Daniel Kevin Harrison, Scott A. Melzer, Jared A. Sorensen, and Ben Spaulding.[7]
June 13–15, 2003 Best Western Inn: The Merry Manor
South Portland, Maine
400 Jason Amerkanian, Rae Bradbury-Enslin, Stephen K. Chenault, Ian M. Clark, Joe Digiorgi, Daniel Kevin Harrison, Jason Libby, Dave Lister, Truax McFarland, Matthew Pearson, Sidney C. Peters, Robert Quill, Jared A. Sorensen, Ben Spaulding, Ukyo, and Darren Watts.[8]
June 18–20, 2004 Best Western Inn: The Merry Manor
South Portland, Maine
811 Jason Amerkanian, Chris Barrett, Allison Carmichael, Ian M. Clark, Joe Digiorgi, Nate Frisoli, Daniel Kevin Harrison, Sarah "Nami" Hevey, Sharon Lee, Jason Libby, Ian McConville, Jessica McLaughlin, Steve Miller, Robert Quill, Zev Shlasinger, Jared A. Sorensen, Vaz, and Jes Weigand.[9]
June 24–26, 2005 Sheraton South Portland Hotel
South Portland, Maine
1,100 Kevin Brunelle, Megan Campbell, Brian Carroll, Drew Cass, Cat Dancer, Chris Drouin, Sean Edwards, Nate Frisoli, Mohammad "Hawk" Haque, Daniel Kevin Harrison, Nick Johnson, Alex Karantza, Dave Lister, Clayton McNally, Ananth Panagariya, Peter Rimkunas, and Michael "Mookie" Terracciano.[10]
June 30 – July 2, 2006 Sheraton South Portland Hotel
South Portland, Maine
1,400 Tom Brown, Drew Cass, Cat Dancer, Luci Christian, Jonathan Doughty, Chris Drouin, Lisa Furukawa, Shawn Handyside, Daniel Kevin Harrison, Chris Judd, Jon Knight, Jason Libby, Joe Miles, Theresa Pereira, Scott Ramsoomair, R.A. Salvatore, Jared A. Sorensen, Michael "Mookie" Terracciano, and Nathaniel Wiley.[11]
June 22–24, 2007 Sheraton South Portland Hotel
South Portland, Maine
1,663 Tom Brown, Svetlana Chmakova, J Dee DuPuy, Jessica Franklin, D.S. Gannon, Karen Gosselin, Garth Graham, Daniel Kevin Harrison, CJ Henderson, Erica Henderson, Elizabeth Jackson, Stacey Kardash, Jon Knight, Bettina M. Kurkoski, Dave Lister, Chris "Kilika" Malone, Mike McFarland, Joe Miles, Theresa Pereira, Michelle Pinard, A.E. Prevost, R. "Sketch" Scholz, Mike Sinterniklaas, and Katy Ullman.[12]
July 3–6, 2008 Eastland Park Hotel
Portland, Maine
1,650 Tom Brown, Garth Graham, Daniel Kevin Harrison, CJ Henderson, Erica Henderson, Elizabeth Jackson, Stacey Kardash, Jon Kneeland, Michele Knotz, Christian Matzke, Clayton McNally, Kori Michele, R. K. Milholland, Mike Oxx, Michelle Pinard, Nicklaus Reichel, Bill Rogers, R. "Sketch" Scholz, Christina Siravo, The Slants, and Michael "Mookie" Terracciano.[6]
June 18–21, 2009 Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel
South Portland, Maine
1,806 4Player Podcast, Tom Brown, Garth Graham, Tiffany Grant, Daniel Kevin Harrison, Samantha Inoue-Harte, CJ Henderson, Erica Henderson, The Hsu-nami (musical guest), John Kneeland, Bettina M. Kurkoski, Christian Matzke, Mike Oxx, The Penny Dreadfuls, Denise Poirier, Robert "Sketch" Scholz, Michael "Mookie" Terracciano, and Andi Wrede [13]
June 24–27, 2010 Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel
South Portland, Maine[3][5]
2,072 Tom Brown, Chris Cason, Geek Comedy Tour, CJ Henderson, Erica Henderson, Stanley Hollenbeck, Jon Kneeland, Christian Matzke, Luke Morgan, Mike Oxx, The Penny Dreadfuls, Robert Quill, R. "Sketch" Scholz, Jared A. Sorensen, and Michael "Mookie" Terracciano[14]
June 23–26, 2011 Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel
South Portland, Maine
2,154 4-Player Co-Op, Christopher Ayres, Brian Brushwood, George Dalphin, Barry Dodd, Karen L. Dodd, Charles Dunbar, Barry C. Fernandes, Daniel Kevin Harrison, Sharon Lee, The Mandalorian Mercs, Christian Matzke, Steve Miller, Luke Morgan, Elizabeth O'Malley, R. "Sketch" Scholz, J. Michael Tatum, Michael "Mookie" Terracciano, and Mort Todd[15][16]
June 21–24, 2012 DoubleTree by Hilton
South Portland, Maine
2,306 Ay-leen the Peacemaker, Sue Boisvert, Brian Brushwood, Lucretia Dearfour, Charles Dunbar, Robin Lown Gardella, Kyle Hebert, Jim's Big Ego, Bryant Paul Johnson, Maine Ghostbusters, The Mandalorian Mercs, Joel McDonald, Luke Morgan, nickelPUNK, Elizabeth O'Malley, Odaiko New England, Michael Peterson, Rachel Robichaud, and R. "Sketch" Scholz[17]
June 20–23, 2013 DoubleTree by Hilton
South Portland, Maine
2,502 4-Player Co-Op, Eric Anderson, Sue Boisvert, The Boston Sprockettes, Jeff Burgess, Chris Cason, Jeff Day, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Dorks in Dungeons, Charles Dunbar, The East Kingdom, Shawn French, Nicolas Genovese, Mortimer Glum, Frederick Greenhalgh, Bethany Ingraham, Late Night Disaster, Julie Le Shane, Cherami Leigh, Maine Ghostbusters, JL Major, The Mandalorian Mercs, Luke Morgan, Nuclear New England, Elizabeth O'Malley, Robert "Sketch" Scholz, Side Scrollers[18]
June 19–22, 2014 DoubleTree by Hilton
South Portland, Maine[2]
2,634 Christopher Alcott, Dan Brian, Christine Marie Cabanos, Chamber Band, Crunk Witch, George Dalphin, Dark Follies, Dorks in Dungeons, Glenn Given, Savannah Houston-McIntyre, Stacey Kardash, The Mandalorian Mercs, Mary Bichner & Planetary Quartet, Meg McGinley-Crowe, Luke Morgan, Corinne Sudberg, Michael Tresca, Catherynne M. Valente, David Vincent, Vivid Motion [19]
June 25-28, 2015 DoubleTree by Hilton
South Portland, Maine
3,219 Eric Anderson, Barak Blackburn, Crunk Witch, The East Kingdom, Shawn French, Games by Play Date, Mortimer Glum, Ellie Hillis, Amber Nash, Peeter Parkker, Keith Silverstein, Lucky Yates[1]
June 23-26, 2016 DoubleTree by Hilton
South Portland, Maine
TBD Svetlana Chmakova, Charles Dunbar[20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "PortConMaine 2015 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  2. ^ a b Martin, Dylan (2014-06-20). "Portland 'geek culture' convention continues to grow and support the local economy". Mainebiz. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  3. ^ a b Murphy, Edward D. (2010-06-27). "PortConMaine: Revenge of the geeks". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  4. ^ PatrickD (2006-07-04). "PortConMaine convention report". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  5. ^ a b Kamila, Avery Yale (2010-06-24). "Cover Story: Get your geek on". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  6. ^ a b "PortConMaine 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  7. ^ "PortConMaine 2002 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  8. ^ "PortConMaine 2003 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  9. ^ "PortConMaine 2004 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  10. ^ "PortConMaine 2005 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  11. ^ "PortConMaine 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  12. ^ "PortConMaine 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  13. ^ "PortConMaine 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  14. ^ "PortConMaine 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  15. ^ "PortConMaine 2011 Guests of Honor". PortConMaine.com. Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
  16. ^ "PortConMaine 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  17. ^ "PortConMaine 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 
  18. ^ "PortConMaine 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 
  19. ^ "PortConMaine 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  20. ^ "PortConMaine 2016 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 

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