JANUARY – APRIL 2017
The following events are within a 3 hour radius of Portland, not including Seattle.
RIONA’S CAVE OF TREASURES ~ FEB 4
11am-6pm. Double Tree Hotel Exhibitors Hall 1000 NE Multnomah St. Portland OR 97232.
Riona’s Annual artisan, vendor and performance event. Artisan market meets Renaissance faire vendor village meets scifi and steampunk imporium meets comic con artists alley. Performances by Celtic and Fantasy Singer Riona and others. Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Costumes admired but not required.
NEW CON ~ DEC 30-JAN 1
$50 weekend, $25 Friday, $30 Saturday, $20 Sunday.
12pm-late Friday, 10am-late Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday. Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel 1401 SW Naito Prkwy. Portland OR 97201.
Anime-and-more convention which will happen over New Year’s this year: Pannels, vendors, dances, contests, porcelain doll fashion show, etc.
J.R.R. TOLKIEN BIRTHDAY BASH ~ JAN 14
11am-late. McMenamin’s Kennedy School 5736 NE 33rd Ave. Portland OR.
Watch Tolkien films in the theater, hobbit inspired food specials, Hobbit radio play, costume contest.
NWCGE CLASSIC VIDEO GAME SWAP MEET ~ JAN 21
Times TBA. Double Tree Hotel 1000 NE Multnomah St. Portland OR 97232.
Buy, sell and swap classic and retro video games at this annual event which is associated with the Portland Retro Gaming Expo.
MAGICAL BEATS ~ FEB 4
$20 in advance, $25 at door
9pm-late. The Secret Society 116 NE Russell St. Portland OR 97212.
A 1920s wizarding world of Harry Potter party, costumes, 20s jazz, raffles, speakeasy, brought to you by the Time Travelers Costume Guild, 21+.
CHIBI CHIBI CON ~ FEB 11
12pm-late. Evergreen State College, probably at the Costantino Recreation Center and Sen II Buildings 2745 Evergreen Prkwy NW, Olympia WA 98505.
Student run anime convention: Vendors, costume contest, maid café, etc.
WIZARD WORLD PORTLAND COMIC CON ~ FEB 17-19
$85 weekend, $40 Friday, $50 Saturday, $45 Sunday
5pm-11pm Fri, 10am-7pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun. OR Convention Center 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Portland 97232.
Large traveling comic Con: Heavy on celebrity guests, vendors, panels, costume contests, etc.
MIYAKO CON ~ FEB 25
12pm-10pm-ish. Red Lion Hotel Salem 3301 Market St. NE, Salem OR.
Anime Convention: Vendors, costumes, panels and workshops.
ROSE CITY STEAMPUNK FILM FESTIVAL ~ MAR 11
$10 in advance, price at door TBA
Times TBA, 5th Avenue Cinema 510 SW Hall St. Portland OR 97201.
Steampunk film festival: Showing films from all over the country and world.
GAMESTORM ~ MAR 30-APR 2
$60 until Dec. 31st, $65 until Mar 10th, $75 at door for the weekend. Daypasses TBA.
12pm Thurs.-4pm Sun. Red Lion Jantzen Beach 909 N Hayden Island Dr. Portland OR 97217.
Gaming convention: Games games and more games, sometimes people play through the night as well. Boardgames, cardgames, pretends/role playing games, game lab to test new games, game library, game-related vendors, tabletop and live action pretends, etc.
COWLITZ GAMERS FOR KIDS ~ APR 1
10am-5pm. Cowlitz Regional Conference Center 1900 7th Ave. Longview WA.
Video gaming event fundraiser: Benefits kids with brain differences through Arc of Cowlitz Co.
CHERRY CITY COMIC CON ~ APR 8-9
$30 weekend, $20 Saturday, $15 Sunday
10am-7pm Sat, 10am-5pm Sun. OR State Fair Expo Center 2330 17th St. NE, Salem OR 97301.
Comic Con: Vendors, guests, panels, costume contest, etc.
FEAST OF FOOLS ~ APR 15
$25 weekend includes camping, day pass for Saturday TBA
12pm Fri-5pm Sun. Swiss Sportsman’s Park 9205 198th Ave E, Bonney Lake WA 98391.
Midieval/fantasy faire: The first faire of the year, camping available, vendors, fighting, communal meals available, contests/games and More! Riona hopefully performs.
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