The Godzilla Panel (11:00am - 12:00pm)
Come learn about Toho Films’ most famous monster, the big dude itself, Godzilla.
Never too ____ to Cosplay w/ Kiba the Cosplay Corgi (12:30pm - 1:30pm)
Come join Kiba and his mom as they discuss how anyone can cosplay whoever and whatever they want, regardless of age, gender, race, size, or species!
Convention Tips and Tricks (2:00pm - 3:00pm)
SAMazon Cosplay and Sweet maple panda are here to answer your questions about cosplay contests, skit contests, and how to run panels! They will cover information about performing, stage presence, craftsmanship and what to do to be prepared. Come get tips and tricks from these experienced cosplayers!
==> Hussie UPD8 (3:30pm - 4:30pm)
“A young man sits in his bedroom. He equips his typewriter, in hopes to write a comic that'll get him famous. Today's the day he'll be given a name, what's his name? Andrew Hussie. No, not him, the comic. Homestuck." Join us for the amusing and ever changing story that will hopefully come from this man's typewriter.
RFA Host Club (5:00pm - 6:00pm)
Welcome to the RFA, where our members who have too much time on their hands entertain guests who also have way too much time on their hands. Meet with your favorite Mystic Messenger characters for games, prizes, and quality time!
Nintendo Game Show (6:30pm - 7:30pm)
Do you think you know about The Big N (Nintendo)? If so, Come on down to, the NINTENDO GAME SHOW. It is fun filled and there will be prizes.
Love Live Summer Festival (8:00pm - 9:00pm)
Come beat the heat with Muse, your favorite School Idol Group! Get ready for an entertaining show filled with games and shenanigans. Top Idols have to be ready for anything so let's watch as they work their way through Dance Battles, Improv games and other antics. Music Start!
Pajama Party On Ice!! (18+) (9:30pm - 10:30pm)
Join your favorite the figure skaters in their pajamas and have a fun time to hanging out and talking about Yuri On Ice!!
Late Night AMV (11:00pm -12:00pm)
We have a curated playlist of some of the best AMVs (Anime Music Videos) out there. So stop by, take a load off, and enjoy a great show.
FRIDAY MAIN EVENTS
Opening Ceremonies (10:00am - 11:00am)
Come join our MCs, Sweet Maple Panda, as they welcome you all to Anime PDX 2! Get hyped as we talk about everything we have in store for you and hear from the convention executives!
The Art of Being Evil w/ Keith Silverstein (11:30am - 12:30pm)
Being evil is not so black and white. There are plenty of shades in between, and lots of different motivations for the characters we love to hate. Join Keith Silverstein, who’s played baddies in shows like Hunter X Hunter, Monster, Bleach, Naruto, Sailor Moon and Monster High as he explores what makes these villains so different from each other. Come on. Embrace the darkness. You know you want to.
2017 Summer Anime Showcase (1:00am - 2:00pm)
The Summer Season of anime just started and from Crunchyroll to Anime Strike there are plenty of ways to view it. Join us as we show PVs and talk about all the new anime this season.
Games with Miss Kobayashi (2:30pm - 3:30pm)
Come ask Miss Kobayashi and the dragons questions and play audience participation games with prizes! Maybe you will even win a date with your favorite dragon!
Anime Open Mic (4:30pm - 6:00pm)
Singers, comedians, poets, magicians, and all other types of performers this is the event for you (or just for those who want to be entertained). Come show everyone what you got at Anime PDX’s open mic. Everyone is welcome to come perform.
Ballroom Dance (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Join us for a wonderful night of classical music and dancing. Don your finest garments and enjoy the formal atmosphere.
Swimsuit Contest (18+) (10:00pm - END)
Once again Anime PDX's rowdiest, raunchiest, and dare we say most scandalous event returns. Open to all Anime PX Attendees that are 18 years and up who are ready to show off their finest swimsuit cosplays. If feel confident enough, goofy enough, sexy enough, or buff enough to take your place as Anime PDX's Number One Beach Babe or Hunk (or any other type of entity) then this event is for you.
Haikyuu!! Volleyball Montage! (10:00am - 11:00am)
Join your favorite volleyball bro-hosts, Bokuto and Kuroo, and their friends as seen at Kumoricon 2016, here at Anime PDX! Play games, dance battle, and earn prizes in trivia, with the boys from Karasuno, Nekoma, Fukurodani, and Seijou!
Cyberpunk Anime (11:30am -12:30pm)
Cyberpunk is a genre of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology. We will discuss themes from great anime such as Ghost in the Shell, Ergo Proxy, and Psycho Pass in this engaging panel.
Gijinka 101 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)
Have you ever wanted to cosplay a human version of your favorite animal or non-human character? Such as Pokémon, Animal Crossing, or even Bojack Horseman? This panel will help you construct some ideas and discuss how to work within a budget.
Voltron: Legendary Defenders of Anime PDX! (3:00pm - 4:00pm)
When I say vol, you say tron! Vol-
The legendary defenders of the universe are here at Anime PDX, ready for a quiznacking good time with you! Participate in audience-inclusive games, ask questions, and even provoke your favorite paladins in a game of truth or dare! Come ready to laugh, and have a blast with us! Will Shiro accept his role as #1 space dad? Will Keith ever say Tron?? Come find out!
Amtgard Boffer Demo (4:30pm - 5:30pm)
Join us for a live demo of the foam combat Live Action Roleplaying Game, Amtgard.
Service Dogs & Cons (6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Join Kiba and his mom as they talk about service animals in the convention environment.
INUYASHA!!! Sit Boy!! (7:30pm -8:30pm)
INUYASHA!! KAGOME!! INUYASHA!! WHAT? Have you ever wondered what it's like falling through a well in the modern days and landing in feudal Japan? Or about the crazy adventures they had? Well come join Kagome, Inuyasha, and their crew so you can find out! Hurry or the demons will find you first
Wow! A Yuri on Ice Panel (9:00pm - 10:00pm)
Join Yuri, Victor and Yurio in this fun and exciting panel born to make history.
Sports Pajama Party 18+ (10:30pm - 12:00pm)
Come and see some some of your favourite sports players in their pajamas, hang out, and chat about sports!
SATURDAY MAIN EVENTS
Lip Sync Battle Royale (12:30pm - 2:30pm)
The Lip Sync Battle Royale has risen to be one of the premiere events hosted and run by Newcon PDX. Chose your song. Plan your performance. Battle to entertain the crowd to be dubbed the Anime PDX champion. No matter what if you are performing, or just there for the show, the Lip Sync Battle Royale has never disappointed.
The Voice Over Games Challenge w/ Keith Silverstein (3:00pm - 4:30pm)
There are a lot of different tasks that are expected of voice actors: acting clearly being one. But what about being able to read a difficult line without tripping over your own mouth, providing fighting efforts, breath control, and even improvisation? Join host Keith Silverstein as Volunteers compete to the death for prizes in “The Voice Over Games Challenge.
Cosplay Contest (5:30pm - 7:00pm)
It’s time again for talented cosplayers of all skill levels are ready to go head to head and show off their wonderful costumes and skits. Join us for a fun evening celebrating cosplay and see who takes home some fantastic prizes.
Electronic Dance (8:00pm - 12:00am)
Dance the night away friends new and old to a selection of incredible electronic dance music.
Sunday Morning Cereal & Cartoons (10:00am - 11:00am)
What is more classic than having breakfast and enjoying some cartoons. We will be playing some modern classics to start the morning off right.
Western Cartoon Panel (11:30am - 12:30pm)
American Animation Cartoons in North America have been pushing boundaries that previous generations did not dare. Shows like Adventure Time and Steven Universe have developed large adult followings and challenged social norms and prejudices. Let’s talk about our favorite Ameritoons (or whatever you call them)!
Hetaila: World Conflict! (1:00pm - 2:00pm)
The countries are back at it again with another world meeting! And this time, it's BIGGER and BETTER than ever! Come and join the debate as they solve the world's problems through games, truth or dare, trivia, prizes and more!
Yuri On Ice!! (2:30pm - 3:30pm)
Come and meet your favorite Pro Figure Skaters at the Yuri On Ice!!! panel! We have some really fun stuff in store for all of you who come, so come and see what will happen!
Gundam Model Build & Take (4:00pm - 5:00pm)
Come learn how to build Gundam Plastic (Gunpla) Models! Tools and customization materials will be provided. Models are yours to keep! A selection of models will be provided for $5 per person, or bring your own model and participate for free! Hosted by The Sleeves Oregon Gunpla Community
Swap Meet (5:30pm - 7:00pm)
Have fantastic items lying around that you no longer have need for? Figures, anime, manga, and other collectables gathering dust? Bring them to the Anime PDX Swap meet! See if you can’t make a trade or find a new home for your old treasures.
SUNDAY MAIN EVENTS
Kiba’s Corner (10:00am - 11:00am)
Kiba the Cosplay Corgi will be sharing stories and answering questions (well he’ll be there and his mom will help with those answers).
Talking Games w/ Keith Silverstein (11:30am - 12:30pm)
Video games didn’t always have so much to say. Join voice artist, Keith Silverstein as his “Talking Games”panel takes a humorous look at the history of voice work in the game industry, and follows its rocky path to the present day. Get behind the scenes info on some of the games he’s worked on, how he booked them and how they were recorded. You don’t want
to miss this one! (There may be prizes…wink, wink.)
Ghost in the Shell Screener (1:00pm - 2:30pm)
We will be screening the original hit anime film Ghost in the Shell. While this film is not rated it contains scenes that may be best for a mature audience.
Sweet Improv Dance Challenge (3:30pm - 5:30pm)
Interested in some improv dancing, great music and an all around good time?Then come on by and watch our constants show off their best and worst dance moves to songs that we randomly select. The energy is high and singing along is highly recommended. Presented by Sweet maple panda.
Closing Ceremonies and Rant and Rave (6:00pm to END)
Join us as we talk about the convention. We will share contest winners, details about Anime PDX 3, and much more. Stay after to share with us what did and didn’t work for you at the event, that way we can use your criticism to enhance the event going forward.