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About Us

At WasabiCon, fandom is family.

Newcon PDX started in 2012 as a “new con” for Portland fans of sci-fi, video games, anime, comics and cosplay. Shortly after, the convention launched a secondary show called Anime PDX to focus more on Asian pop culture. In 2018, both shows were acquired by Green Mustard Entertainment and rebranded as Fandom PDX® and ran under that moniker for three years before becoming WasabiCon® PDX.

Like its sister show in Jacksonville, Florida, WasabiCon® PDX focuses on three key facets of fandom: anime, cosplay and gaming!

Our philosophy is a simple one: create a memorable experience for pop culture fans where everyone feels included. Cosplay a favorite character, check out a panel about a new show, buy that print from an artist you’ve recently discovered, and just be yourself in an environment of like-minded fans celebrating their own passions for movies, music, TV, tabletop adventures, video games and much, much more. Fandom is family at our event, and we hope you’ll choose to be a part of it.

Have questions? We suggest you take a moment and read our FAQ page. If, after doing so, you still have questions, you can email us via pdx@WasabiCon.com or call the offices of Green Mustard Entertainment at (407) 536-9272.

Event History

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: August 21-22, 2021 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
TBD attendees

Attendee numbers are reported using turnstile numbers.

Previous Guests

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)