Fandom PDX was lucky enough to be one of a handful of pop culture events to happen in 2020 prior to the pandemic. Shortly after, we started work on returning in 2021 and, while delayed, it looks like we’re finally in a position to move forward.
Newcon PDX, we mean Anime PDX, or is it Fandom PDX? Nope. It’s WasabiCon PDX will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 21-22, 2021 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel Portland, Oregon.
Why WasabiCon PDX?
The company that now owns the event, Green Mustard Entertainment, started as an anime club called Wasabi Anime back in 2001. Wasabi Anime is now their flagship brand for pop culture events around North America and, in 2012, they started an event similar to the Newcon PDX format in Jacksonville, Florida called WasabiCon.
After a couple of years as Fandom PDX, the Wasabi Anime team realized that it was easier to run their stand alone conventions under one simple brand: WasabiCon.
WasabiCon PDX promises to be everything you loved about Newcon/Anime/Fandom PDX, but with the structure and proven success of the WasabiCon brand. We’re excited to start making announcements in the coming days and weeks to get you up to speed about the forthcoming convention, our plans for running events in this new post-COVID world and much, much more.
For now, check out our newly redesigned website as we start the journey back to live and in person events together.