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,
Kamon Tari is a New Mexico based artist, model, twitch streamer, and cosplayer. She specializes in promotional cosplaying and charity work. With over 3 years of professional experience, Kamon Tari has judged numerous costume contests, ran panels, and hosted a variety of events at cons around the US. When she is not assisting clients, she sells her artwork and takes donations for charities at her personal booth – so on swing by, have a chat, and see what she’s up to! She credits the wonderful and inclusive cosplay community that inspired her to aspire towards her dream career and hopes to spread the love.
Kamon Tari will be a judge at this year’s Cosplay Contest and have a fan table at our event!
Sheri is a 28-year-old costume designer, cosplayer, entertainer, reenactor, and all around geek, located in the Pacific Northwest. She is also what is lovingly referred to as a ‘Super Fan’ – one of those elusive and obsessive people who latch onto an author and fawn upon their every written word. Thus was the case for the Washington writer co-op ‘Clockwork Dragon’ – specifically one Jeffrey Cook. Through determination (and a pretty face), Sheri has begun training as Jeff’s personal assistant at conventions, more often than not dressed as a character from one book or another. A saleswoman by trade, she spends her free time crafting and modeling various props and outfits.
Sheri’s real passion—other than cosplay that is – is passing on information and teaching. Lately, she’s done this by running panels she wishes she could have attended when she first started. You can find her often running Cosplay 101, 102, and a villain etiquette class, along with a live-action Pokémon Battle Dome that she runs as Pikachu.
Fandom PDX is comprised of two summer and winter pop culture fan conventions in Portland, OR.