Orycon News

No, seriously, you do. OK, you don't HAVE to have one, but here's what you're missing out on if you don't reserve your room right now:
  • A place to make multiple costume changes
  • A crashpad when you have to take a nap between panels
  • A place to store all the cool stuff you bought in the dealers' room
  • Quiet space to hang with friends
  • A great (and safe) alternative to driving home at 3 am after a wicked fun party
  • ...you caught that last bit about parties, right? Yes. Parties. Lots.
  • A way to stay up late, hit that early panel, and still get some shut-eye
  • A chance to attend the biggest geek slumber party in Oregon...and...
  • A lovely place to sleep!
Join the fun at the Portland DoubleTree Hotel--get a room!

Orycon's next committee meeting is Saturday, August 9th at 1 pm to 3 pm, at the SE Foster Blvd. Round Table Pizza.

Round Table Pizza
6250 SE Foster Rd
Portland, OR 97206



Future OryCon meetings

Saturday, September 6th
Beaverton Library, Meeting Room A
1 pm - 3 pm

Saturday September 20th
Doubletree Portland, Alaska/Idaho Room
1 pm - 3 pm

Saturday, October 4th
Time/Place TBD

Saturday, October 25th
Doubletree Portland
1 pm - ?

You've only got till July 31st to buy your weekend pass for the discounted price of $50. Prices are going up to $60 the next day, so save some extra money for the Dealers' Room now!

Reservations are now open for souvenir book advertising! Our souvenir book has a limited number of color pages, so you'll want to get your slot now. We haven't figured out pricing for the black-and-white pocket program yet, so stay tuned. We'll announce it here. All ad space reservations (including ad swaps) must be made by Oct 1, 2014.

The submission deadline for Orycon's popular Writer's Workshop is fast approaching. Often a piece has problems that the author doesn't know how to fix, and this is a good venue to explore solutions to those problems. Submit your piece now; the deadline is July 20, 2014.

For more information, visit the Writer's Workshop page.

Our next meeting will be this upcoming Saturday July 12th at 1 pm at the Foster Rd Round Table.  This change in scheduling is due to a large number of departments not being able to be present on the 20th.  Please bear with us on this change.


The next OryCon meeting will be 1pm June 28th, at the hotel.

1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232 Map

Jay Lake, OryCon 35 Guest of Honor and one of creation's finest human beings, passed peacefully from this life this morning. He will be missed.

We need people to work pre-planned 4 hour shifts (IE: You are going to work from X time to X time) during Orycon. We're going to have music and fun and general food related shenanigans!

Your term at Hospitality will also require a "Baking day". Meaning one day before con you will go to a designated location, have some fun and do some baking! Also included is EITHER set up or tear down of the Hospitality rooms.

Work all your shifts and receive an AWESOME GIFT!

Let us know you're interested by sending in a request on the volunteer form.

[Note: sammiches above not from hospitality. But they could be if you make them.]

Join us for another meetup of your favorite workaholics, the OryCon ConCom!  If you want to volunteer, or just egg us on, show up!  We'll be meeting on Saturday, March 1st, in the back room of the Foster Road Round Table, from 1-3:30 PM.  See you there!

6250 SE Foster Road Portland, OR (503) 777-1461 Map