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Main Events (2022)

Check out WasabiCon PDX’s key presentations for this year.

WasabiCon PDX offers an abundance of programming throughout the weekend for a variety of interests. We typically post the complete schedule with all of our planned contests, competitions, panels, workshops and other entertainment. Listed here are some of the main events to be aware of when you attend this year’s convention.

ANX Kpop Battles

A live Kpop Dance-Cover event where fans come together to showcase their favorite dances. This year features a live competition on Saturday with attendees getting to compete themselves on Sunday in Dance & Destroy!

EVENT DAY & TIME: See Schedule! 
EVENT LOCATION: Main Events (Grand Ballroom II

Costume Contest

What’s an anime convention without cosplay? Our annual costume contest returns with the opportunity for attendees to showcase their hard work on their cosplay for the audience and our judges.

EVENT DAY & TIME: Saturday, 4:30 PM 
EVENT LOCATION: Main Events (Grand Ballroom II)

Celebrity Q&A Panels

Media guests who appear at WasabiCon participate in at least one Q&A (question and answer) session each day of the convention. Ask your favorite star about their experiences and listen to their stories about working in the industry.

EVENT DAY & TIME: See Schedule! 
EVENT LOCATION: Main Events (Grand Ballroom II)

Kigurumi Fashion Show

From Cozy to Convention! Portland Fashion Week, and a Fandom-lovin’ cast of models, brings you a fun and fantastical Kigurumi CatWalk. Stop by the Portland Fashion Week table to sign up and strut your stuff in this exciting kigurumi fashion show!

EVENT DAY & TIME: Saturday, 6:30 PM 
EVENT LOCATION: Main Events (Grand Ballroom II)

A Night of Deviance

On top of the world and ready to party your pants off! Join the Cosplay Deviants, and DJs Remnant & KandiCore in the 18+ Skylounge for A Night of Deviance, an adults only after party for fans who want to keep their con going late into the night.

EVENT DAY & TIME: Saturday, 9:00 PM 
EVENT LOCATION: 18+ Events (Skyline I)

Cosplay Lip Sync Battle

The Cosplay Lip Sync Battle is back again at WasabiCon PDX for fans to showcase their energy and costumes on stage! Channel your inner pop star (or rock star… or country star… you get it, right?) while “performing” Milli Vanilli style in your chosen character costume.

EVENT DAY & TIME: Sunday, 2:30 PM 
EVENT LOCATION: Main Events (Grand Ballroom II)

Maid Cafe

Anime/pop culture con-based maid cafe with a focus on Akihabara authenticity. (Separate ticket required.)

EVENT DAY & TIME: See Schedule! 
EVENT LOCATION: Maid Cafe (Galleria II)