Join MIYAKOCON, Salem’s annual Anime convention now in our fourth year, for a COSPLAY ON ICE meetup at the Salem On Ice riverfront skating rink on Jan. 19th @ 5:30 PM – 7PM! Anyone who comes in cosplay gets a discount on rink tickets! Come early to secure your ticket and skates!! MiyakoCon organizers will be there if you’d like to pre-register for our event in February.
From Salem On Ice: “We are a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of downtown Salem at the beautiful Salem Riverfront Park. Sessions are 90-minutes and are $12 for ages 3-12, and $15 for ages 13 and up. We also offer a family 4-pack that includes skating for (2) adults, (2) children and loaded hot cocoa for all 4 skaters. All admission prices include skate rental. Skaters must secure their skate rental with a credit card or form of ID. Come join us for skating, refreshments, and wonderful memories!”
We’d like to welcome our first 2019 Guest at MiyakoCon 4: Jailer Cosplay!
Lorien is a Colorado native residing in the Seattle area. When not devoted to her passion for cosplay, she works full-time at a video game company, plays with her dog, creates art and illustration, and drinks a lot of coffee. Jailer has been doing cosplay for over 10 years, but has only in the last year started pursuing it full-time. She spent her college years earning a Bachelor’s in Theater, Costume Design as well as education in glamour and special effects makeup and fashion.
Jailer’s talents and experience have earned her two guest of honor appearances at conventions both in Texas and Washington, multiple appearances judging competitions, and recently worked as a cosplayer at a booth for PAX West. In a few short months, she has earned a moderate Twitch and Patreon following, and has a rapidly growing audience on Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram.
She enjoys doing makeup and construction speedruns, hosting a number of panels from cosplay making 101 to Japanese fashion intro panels at cons, and enjoys entering cosplay competitions.
Stay tuned for the AWESOME panels Lorien will be doing at MiyakoCon 4!
She can be found on social media at the following locations:
After much consideration and a lot of back-and forth, MiyakoCon 4 will be taking place at the Quality Suites in Keizer, at 5188 Wittenberg Lane NE, Keizer, OR 97303.
We are very excited about this change! There are very few venues in the Salem area that can support and event of our size. The Red Lion staff were good to us for the time we were there. Our new space offers similarly sized ballrooms, a lot of parking, larger lobby spaces, a fenced courtyard with a gazebo, and a more open floorplan.
If you have questions, we’ll answer them as best as we can. Just email info (at) miyakocon.com!
MiyakoCon’s small team is busy working on next year’s event, February 23 & 24, 2019; negotiating with our venue, nailing down details about how vending will work for both dealers & artists, promoting MiyakoCon at other events, looking for potential guests, finalizing intake forms for panels, and lots of other stuff like that.
We appreciate the positive responses we’ve gotten from everyone looking forward to it! A lot of work goes into even the smallest events and our following is growing. Despite a rough personal year, we’re excited and optimistic for this event, too.
If you’d like to reach out with questions, are interested in helping out, or have any other concerns, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we don’t answer immediately, that probably means we’re actively working on the answer to your question!
Meanwhile, check us out at our table at Kumoricon in Portland, Admire our Mascot Art Contest Winner, keep your eyes peeled for info as it comes out (venue announcement in the next week or so!) and be excellent to one another.
All our best,