February 17 - 19, 2023

Oregon Convention Center

FAN EXPO Portland

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COMMUNITY ZONE

Visit the Community Zone with our FANtastic Fan Groups and Phenominal Charitable Organizations supporting Portland and the Northwest. Something for all interests, including Star Wars, Anime, Ghostbusters, Harry Potter, and of course Cosplay!

STAR WARS OREGON

The bad guys of the 501st Legion and the good guys of the Rebel Legion work together in Oregon and SW Washington to bring Star Wars joy to children and adults at hundreds of local events each year. Our members have costumes in Cloud City Garrison (501st Legion), Kashyyyk Base (Rebel Legion), or both groups (double agents). 

OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

OMSI has activities for guests of all ages to engage with science and the connections to superheroes. Cosplaying heroes from OMSI will demonstrate some of the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibition that celebrates Marvel’s 80-year history as well as previews of other exhibits and activities coming up. 

OREGON GHOST CONFERENCE

The 11th Annual Oregon Ghost Conference will take place will take place March 24-26, 2023 at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center in Seaside, Oregon. The Oregon Ghost Conference is the Northwest's largest paranormal convention and attracts visitors from all across the west coast and beyond. We have a jam packed weekend filled with speakers, classes, tours, investigations and so much more. Join us for a weekend of ghosts at the coast! Attendees will connect with and learn from some of the top paranormal experts in our area. Do not miss this great event! 

AUTISM SOCIETY OF OREGON

Our Mission: We create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.
Our Vision: Creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it. ASO will be Oregon’s leading organization providing resources, education, advocacy and support for individuals and families living with Autism. 

CONCORDIA CLAN OF THE MANDO MERCS COSTUME CLUB

The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it follows generally accepted rules for Star Wars fan groups. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. 

© 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™ All rights reserved. Used under authorization. 

MOX BOARDING HOUSE

Mox Boarding House will be helping run board, tabletop, and card gaming in the Community Zone. Mox is always  a place to gather and share with friends, new and old. They are a one-of-a-kind board game café experience, a place for the gaming community to grow, and we invite you to join us for the Official FAN EXPO Portland After-Party, at their location at 1938 W BURNSIDE ST Portland OR 97209. 

PDX PELLIARMUS

DXpelliarmus is the Portland Chapter of Fandom Forward (formerly known as The Harry Potter Alliance), an international nonprofit on a mission to fight against the real-world Dark Arts using the most powerful weapon we have, LOVE! One of more than 70 HPA chapters spread around the globe, PDXpelliarmus brings together fans of all ages based in or near the Portland area.  Are you Slytherin or Hufflepuff? PDX Pelliarmus will be assisting the Sorting Hat to properly categorize the kids into their proper Hogwarts house daily in the Family Zone.  
(Everyone welcome – time permitting.) 

PORTLAND GHOSTBUSTERS

Portland Ghostbusters is a donation-based charity cosplay group. We participate and volunteer in community events throughout the Pacific Northwest. We take part in charity events, screenings, cons, fundraisers, birthday parties, and more. Portland Ghostbusters will be sliming the Family Zone every day… Make like Slimer and help them! 

RIP CITY GHOSTBUSTERS

Rip City Ghostbusters is a cosplay group of Ghostbusters fans coming together devoting our time to help  raise funds and awareness for charitable organizations like Randall’s Children’s Hospital. 

SABER GUILD FELUCIA

Felucia Temple is the Oregon Temple of Saber Guild; a not-for-profit, LucasFilm-recognized Star Wars. The group will be demonstrating lightsaber technique for everyone at their booth all weekend, and especially for kids once daily in the Family Zone! 

Z FIGHTERS WORLDWIDE

This is a cosplay group founded in the pacific northwest of the United States and is open to anyone anywhere in the United States and the world. Anyone is welcome to join and if you have a cosplay that's awesome and if you want to make one we will help you out. 

COMICARE

Our mantra has always been, "Delivering Comics for Your Smiles."  Comicare is here to help educate and bring awareness to children's charities in our communities.  We're all superhero's!