Portland Walking Tours

Revenge of the Otaku!

September 3rd, 2010

The otaku have arrived. (Otaku is Japanese for “nerd.”) Today is the start of Kumoricon, Oregon’s largest anime convention.  The convention starts today and runs the whole holiday weekend through Monday. There promises to be a karaoke open mike running from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., workshops on manga writing, cosplay (i.e. how to dress up like your favorite anime cartoon characters), anime dating games, mock sword fights, and much much more. It all takes place within the Hilton Hotel downtown. Registration is $45. So dig that old robot costume out of the closet and head downtown and help “Keep Portland Weird.”