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
TBD attendees


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

Brett Weldele (2018)
Christine Marie Cabanos (2016)
Club Pangaea (2018)
Cristina Vee (2016)
Dante Basco (2015)
Dying Light LARP (2018)
Eric Trueheart (2018)
Floydman Sumner (2018)
Isaac Marion (2017)
Janet Varney (2017)
Kamon Tari (2017-2018)
Keith Silverstein (2017)
Kiba the Cosplay Corgi (2017)
Kimberly Brooks (2018)
Kira Buckland (2015)
Lisle Wilkerson (2012 & 2017)
Mega Ran (2017)
Mr. Creepy Pasta (2016-2017)
Natalie Hoover (2013)
Ninja of the Night (2016-2017)
PDX Time Machine (2018)
Richard Horvitz (2018)
Ryan Wells (2015-2017)
Sean Chiplock (2015)
Steve Blum (2016)
Sweet Maple Panda (2016-2017)
The Slants (2013 – 2016)
Studio Hood (2018)
Troy Baker (2016)