History

Fandom PDX® was started in 2012 (as Newcon PDX) to a weekend long event for fans of cosplay, video games, anime, comic books, and all things “geek”.  In 2014, the convention expanded into a second event – Newcon Mini/Anime PDX.  In 2018, both events were combined under the new name: Fandom PDX.

NEWCON PDX 1
December 29-30, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center
420 attendees

NEWCON PDX 2
December 27-29, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center
936 attendees

NEWCON MINI 1
June 14, 2014 at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland
~300 attendees

NEWCON PDX 3
January 2-4, 2015 at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland
1,267 attendees

NEWCON MINI 2
June 20, 2015 at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland
~400 attendees

NEWCON PDX 4
January 15-17, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland
1,643 attendees

ANIME PDX 1 (was NEWCON MINI)
August 6, 2016 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
600 attendees

NEWCON PDX 5
December 30, 2016-January 1, 2017 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
2,098 attendees

ANIME PDX 2
July 21-23, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center
985 attendees

FANDOM PDX 2018
June 2-3, 2018 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
754 attendees

FANDOM PDX 2019
January 5-6, 2019 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
1268 attendees

FANDOM PDX 2020
January 4-5, 2020 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
1179 attendees

FANDOM PDX 2021
Date + Location TBD
Attendees TBD


ANIME/FANDOM/NEWCON PDX ALUMNI (Previous Guests of the Conventions)

Amtgard LARP (2020)
Amy Fantasy (2019)
Anime Cars of the World (2019 & 2020)
Brett Weldele (2018)
Chaotic Goodness Podcast (2020)
Christine Marie Cabanos (2016)
Club Pangaea (2018)
Cristina Vee (2016)
Dante Basco (2015)
DrClosetCosplay (2020)
Dying Light LARP (2018-2020)
Eric Trueheart (2018)
Floydman Sumner (2018-2019)
Grace Rolek (2019)
Isaac Marion (2017)
Janet Varney (2017)
Josh Grelle (2020)
Kamon Tari (2017-2019)
Keith Silverstein (2017)
Kiba the Cosplay Corgi (2017)
Kimberly Brooks (2018)
Kira Buckland (2015)
Lisle Wilkerson (2012 & 2017)
Mary McDonald-Lewis (2019)
Mega Ran (2017)
Monster Kid Radio (2020)
Mr. Creepy Pasta (2016-2017)
Natalie Hoover (2013)
Ninja of the Night (2016-2017)
PDXpelliarmus (2019)
PDX Time Machine (2018)
Radical Edward (2019)
Richard Horvitz (2018)
Rikki Simons (2019)
Ryan Wells (2015-2017)
SAMazon Cosplay (2019 & 2020)
Sean Chiplock (2015)
Steve Blum (2016)
Sweet Maple Panda (2016-2017 & 2019-2020)
The Slants (2013-2016)
Studio Hood (2018)
Troy Baker (2016)
Under The Deku Tree (2020)