PortConMaine is proud to welcome the Japan American Society of Maine to our event in June!
Do you want to learn Japanese? Or maybe you want to visit Japan someday! If you're looking for ways to expand your knowledge of Japanese culture some place a little closer to home, then look no further than the Japan America Society of Maine.
The Japan America Society of Maine is a non-profit, volunteer association of Maine residents actively engaged in bringing the people of Japan and America closer together through a variety of programs and events. Every year our members gather together nearly once a month to celebrate Japanese holidays, dine out at local Japanese restaurants, or participate in cultural learning activities. We have several reoccuring events that happen each year, including our New Year's Oshogatsu party in January, an Ohanami cherry blossom viewing festival in the Spring, and our Annual Meeting and Otsukimi (moon viewing) party in September. We also work closely with other Maine-based Japanese organizations such as the Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange and Friends of Aomori to educate Mainers about ways to interact with Japan right here in our home state. As an organization with a broad network of members, we can help you find the resources you need to explore your interest in Japan.
PortConMaine is proud to welcome voice actor Keith Silverstein as a guest of honor for 2015!
Keith Silverstein is a voice actor known primarily for his work in animation and video games. He got his start voicing a number of original characters for Chuck Jones’ Timberwolf series. More recently, he’s voiced Kirby O’Neal in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain Gantu in Disney's Stitch!, Mikoto Suoh in K, Zen in Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, and Johan in the SyFy series, Monster. In the video game world, Keith has worked on titles like Batman: Arkham Origins, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Tales of Xillia, Elder Scrolls Online and World of Warcraft, as well as his recurring roles as Zasalamel in Soul Calibur, Hunk in Resident Evil, Bash and Dino-Rang in Skylanders and Vector, The Crocodile in the Sonic, The Hedgehog. Keith is probably best known for his portrayal of Kimimaro on Naruto. Current projects Keith is working on include Monsuno: Combat Chaos, NFL Rush Zone, Slam City, B-Daman Crossfire, Gundam Unicorn and a number of top secret, high profile projects yet to be announced. For more info on Keith Silverstein visit his website at www.keithsilverstein.com, or check out "Keith Silverstein Voice Artist" on Facebook.
The garage sale information for 2015 is now live! If you'd like to bring some of your old stuff and sell it during the convention without having to do anything yourself; click this link now to view information on how!
Also: our vendor's list is confirmed and finalized! Here's who is coming to PortCon this year! Looking for something specific? Support your local shops by sending them an email request before the con- you can pick up your item at the con when you see them!
PortConMaine is Anti-Bootleg!
As a reminder: PortConMaine is BOOTLEG Free! If you see ANY questionable product for sale- please notify vendor room staff immediately! They're always at the garage sale booth and will handle all issues as quickly as possible. Thank you for helping us! See something? Say something!
Amber Nash is an actor and improviser in Atlanta. She makes her home at Dad's Garage Theatre Company and is best known for her role as the sturdy bi-sexual Pam Poovey on FX's hit show Archer.
Lucky Yates is an actor who lives in Atlanta. He works at Dad's Garage Theatre doing comedy shows. You know him as Dr. Krieger on the FX show Archer and from Good Eats on the Food Network.
Join Maine's Geek Culture Celebration in June and meet Amber and Lucky in various panels, signings, and a comedy show!