PortConMaine: Maine's Geek Culture Celebration! June 23-26, 2016
A Home Run for our 15th Year! A MONTH of Con Activities!
It's our 15th year, so we should do something awesome, right???
Out of left field comes this AMAZING announcement for our community-- we're going to have a MONTH of convention activities this year, as well as an additional space at the Maine Mall!
For the WHOLE month of June we'll be renting the space across the street next to Best Buy, the old Summit Adventure Space.
What this means for you:
- 7,800 more space during the convention to run a GAMES ARENA OF AWESOME. Our gaming will be at the mall this year- allowing us to run panels inside (only one tent, woot woot!) and to spread out our vendors and artists.
- Another room for artisans, authors, and other miscellaneous craftsman. Details on signing up coming soon, but it all amounts to more space to showcase amazing artists!
- A MONTH OF ACTIVITIES. No lie: we'll have something for most of the days of June. Tournaments, Dogeball, a Nerdy Flea Market/Swap Meet, Karaoke... So much awesome. And right at the Maine Mall! Each activity will either be a small fee for non-preregistered attendees or free/discounted rate just for pre-registered attendees, so make sure to Pre-Register by June 1st!!
- You should totally follow us on Facebook. FOR REAL. If you don't want to miss out, don't miss the announcements! Make sure notifications are turned on and that you see our announcements. You might have missed this news. Why? You're not following us! Follow us and make sure our announcements show up (under notification settings).
This is going to be the most epic of years. There will be so much fun, with a calendar of events coming soon. Join us as we make June the best month, and celebrate our fandoms with tons of amazing events. More information coming soon... (Along with some more guests, some more sponsors... the things we've lined up are crazy. Did I mention you should totally follow us on Facebook? Yup. Do that. This is going to be win.
Svetlana Chmakova (Manga Artist)
PortConMaine is proud to announce manga artist Svetlana Chmakova as a guest for 2016!
Svetlana Chmakova is an internationally published, award-winning manga/comics author, with over 10 published books and her work translated into over 13 languages. Born and raised in Russia, she moved to Canada at 16 years old to finish high school and then study Classical Animation at Sheridan College for 3 years. Becoming a full-time artist and writer after that, Svetlana has drawn and written for animation, how-to-draw books, toy designs, and most of all, comics and manga. Her full-length manga/comics series include the fan-favorite romantic comedy "Dramacon", the award-winning urban fantasy "Nightschool: The Weirn Books", as well as the manga adaptation of the New York Times bestselling "Witch & Wizard" by James Patterson. Svetlana's most recent work is a middle grade comedy graphic novel called "Awkward" from Yen Press, which has been honored as one of the Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2015 by School Library Journal.
Panels & Events:
Cumberland Saturday 9-10a Meet a Manga Author
Cumberland Saturday 10-11a Character Drawing and Design
PortConMaine Goes Green!
There are a lot of things #geeksforgood can do- including being responsible for the environment. So: this year there will be no cups at water stations! Cups are a huge waste at the event; last year hundreds were picked up from under chairs, the lawn, in the tent, etc. This year: water stations will be available, but there will be no cups. Bring your own re-usable containers!
Let's make the con, and our world, a better place.