THE FAN EXPO PORTLAND COSPLAY CRAFTSMANSHIP CUP
Cosplayers, get ready to show off your craftsmanship skills and compete for cosplay glory in the 2023 FAN EXPO Portland Cosplay Craftsmanship Cup!
CELEBRITY PHOTO OPS
Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your favorite celebrity. This is the only way to get a beautiful 8x10 glossy photo of you with one of our Guests that will make every single one of your friends jealous.
A perfect opportunity to get that special something signed by your favorite celebrity.
NOTE: Guests may charge additional fees for an Autograph.
THE ULTIMATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
Shop hundreds of retailers from all over to make your experience unforgettable. Whether it’s a rare comic book, original artwork, graphic novels, memorabilia, Blu-ray's, videos, games, toys or t-shirts – you'll find it all here.
FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
Welcome to FAN EXPO Portland! Our event prides itself on having a lot of activities and attractions that are family oriented. So come on down with the whole family to meet your favorite Superheroes, Princesses, voice actors, or maybe even enter the costume contest as a family! Plus, there are coupons and Family Passes available!
A COMPLETE STAR WARS EXPERIENCE
Something for every level of interest, young or old, you will be sure to enjoy our multi-faceted Star Wars Experience! Hear from the celebrities, get an autograph, see and touch the many props and displays, shoot a Stormtrooper! Photo ops abound with Star Wars themed backdrops, Droids and literally thousands of retail items and rare collectables.
Indie meets pro in this special area where you will find all your favorite pencillers, inkers and writers. This is a “must experience area” for anyone interested in meeting the rising stars and the people who work the front lines of the industry. Here you’ll find it all – comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints and best of all, original art and sketches.
MEET YOUR FAVORITE VOICE ACTORS
The actors that provide the voices of your favorite animated characters will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos, and meet with their fans. They have developed a well-deserved reputation for being super-friendly and enthusiastic!
MEET LEGENDARY COMIC BOOK CREATORS
Comic Legends, Pro Comic Book artists, and writers will be with us all weekend. Be sure to drop by the Comic Creator area next to Artist Alley to meet them and geek out over their amazing work.
COSTUMES! COSTUMES! COSTUMES!
Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it called, is a huge part of the show! Literally thousands of amazing costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. Don’t be shy, ask for a photo with your favorite characters or come dressed up yourself.
FAN FAVORITE COSPLAYERS
Cosplay is a huge part of our event and we are always bringing in Cosplayer guests with tremendous skills. You can meet with them and get a photo or attend one of our many seminars and workshops conducted by our talented guests.
Whether you're a Whovian or Jedi, a cosplayer or crafter, the Community Zone is where you find people who share your fandom! Find out about local clubs, get up close to movie props, test your trivia, and snap photos galore with fans who are excited as you are to get together.
COSPLAY MEET UPS
Meet like-minded fans and get a picture to remember at a themed cosplay meet up. Watch for a schedule of specific fandom meet-ups closer to show time.
PANELS, WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS
Listen in and participate in our numerous sessions! From Celebrity Q&A’s, fan club presentations, hands-on workshops, and screening rooms, there’s hundreds of hours of programming available for every fandom. And it’s free with your admission ticket. (Specially ticketed events may have an additional admission charge). Check the daily schedule to find out when and where the fun happen
GET YOUR COMIC BOOKS AUTOGRAPHED
Dig through your collection or visit some of the vendors for elusive back issues and graphic novels by our many creator guests.
Note: some guests may have autograph fees and/or signing limits. Please check with creators individually.
SKETCH DUELS AND MORE!
Back by popular demand! Check out your favorite comic artists as they go “pen to pen” and be entered to win the original art they produce once they’re done! An amazing experience to witness, these friendly rival competitions show who has got the edge in comic book illustration!