Con Report: Wonder Northwest

Con Report: Wonder Northwest

The Place Crown Plaza Hotel Portland Oregon

The Dates: 26 to 27 Mar 2012

Wonder Northwest is a multi-genre pop culture and anything geeky convention. Wonder Northwest is in its second year the second year and my first time I attended both days. While the con offers not much in the way of panels and events, still for the price it allows for a nice distraction.

 

Saturday: After going out for breakfast I went to the con site and picked up my badge. This you I took my big Chococat plush to the con. I attended Nerdfight live a panel of podcast who took on all geeky challengers’ questions. Next up I caught some parts of the Micromini Geek film festival, a film festival of local shorts and documentaries of SF, and other genre.  The rest of the time I ran around the dealers den or took pictures. I had to leave early for a friend ordination to the Priesthood, so I called it a day.

Sunday: I rushed over tot eh con hotel after church to catch the last part of the Kaijucast  a Godzillia podcast. Next and PDX Yar, the pirate group, instead of just telling   us about pirate life in the 17th century, PDX Yar employed  role play by splitting the audience into six  groups representing six functions of a pirate ship and compressing a three month voyage into a 45 minute  one of the more interesting panels I attended. The rest of the time I practice my photograph. I went out for dinner and return to catch the Slats and Asian influenced indie band’s first set. I was disappointed the concert was sparsely attended.

 

The Good: a inexpensive diversion over the Memorial Day weekend, better than going the Indian Casino.  Pdx Yar

 

The bad :  Not really bad, but I wanted more, more panels more events more geek film festival.

The sparsely attend consort on Sunday, the Band were knocking themselves out; perhaps there need to be more promotion of it as a dead dog party or only on Saturday

Over all I felt Northwest Wonder was a good and well run convention I hope it can grow in the future.

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Convention planning 2012

With the Colonoscopy completed and clear; nothing more than my paranoia at fault. It time to plan and announce my 2012 schedule and throw a request of you all.
This year I will have to keep it local, my next convention will be Wonder Northwest , a multi genre geek convention in the vein of comic cons in March, I will also be attending Kumoicon or local anime convention and Orycon. I am a bit leery of Orycon, if programming is anything like last year, as far I am concern the Old guard can keep their convention. I will just take my business elsewhere or we can start a real fan based science fiction convention. I will problem do a one day pass for Gear Con a steam punk con in September.
Not the wild card is if I can get my contract extended to the end of the year. I could possibly add in Rainfurrest. If I go I would like do a Christian Furry panel and perhaps if I feel comfortable I throw in a Hello Kitty panel to As for panels I plan to do Otaku over 25 a panel for older anime fans and I will also try to furry in anime panel at Kumoricon.
Now here were you can help If you have any ideas or suggestions of furry related anime please do leave a comment. Right now The are to goals; introduce furry to the anime fandom, meet and greet for furries at Kumorricn. I have talked to a few fellow furs there is an interest in the panel.