The name of the convention comes from the Japanese word Kumori (曇り), meaning cloudy. Kumoricon is run by a volunteer staff and was previously held in Vancouver, Washington at the Hilton Vancouver Washington/Red Lion Vancouver at the Quay.
The convention typically offers board gaming, cosplay chess, cosplay competitions, dances (formal masquerade ball and informal), karaoke, music, music video contests, panels, tabletop gaming, video game tournaments, and workshops.
The convention originated from the anime club at the University of Oregon. Due to the convention's growth, in 2011 it was held in both the Hilton Vancouver Washington and the Red Lion Vancouver at the Quay.
Kumoricon expanded to four days in 2014. Due to growth and lack of space, Kumoricon for 2016 will be moving to the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Demolition of Red Lion's Centennial Center and Kumoricon using six hotels also influenced the decision.
INFORMATION BELOW FOLKS!
October 28-30, 2016 Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon D.C. Douglas, Caitlin Glass, Shigeto Koyama, Sonny Strait, Kieran Strange, Austin Tindle, Eric Vale, and Hiromi Wakabayashi.