OryCon 43

Phoenix Rising

November 10 - 12, 2023

Holiday Inn Portland – Columbia Riverfront
909 North Hayden Island Dr. Portland, OR 97217

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05/06/23 Online registration is available! See the gilded box at the upper right. Thank you for your patience!! The first 1500 to register get an opportunity to attend a fantastic convention.
05/06/23 Today, our first invitations to panelists finally went out. Those receiving invites are asked to reply yea or nay as soon as possible, but no later than June 1. Things are lookin' good! Questions? Drop a line to our head of programming Ann Ezell.

Why yes, the website has been recently updated; thanks for asking! As with most cons, it is an ongoing and evolving project. Several updates were added today. Very soon we'll have a complete list of concom meetings for the year, which is important if you want to become part of our staff.

We are always looking for fresh minds and idle hands. If you're interested in helping, contact chair@orycon.org!

05/06/23 New format this year for Art Show and Dealer's Room, as well as a new opportunity for authors to participate! Click the tab above to learn more about our Merchant Market!

Art Show? Dealer's Room?

Did you know that reservations are being taken for spots in our Merchants Market? We still have available spots in Artists Alley, Writers Block, and the Dealers Den. The Market will look a little different than past OryCons in that the traditional Art Show has been replaced with the Artist's Alley. Walking through any of them is free with a membership.

  • Artists Alley - Artists can bring and display their artwork themselves, meet the membership, answer questions about their art and techniques and possibly even conduct workshops (contact programming@orycon.org to discuss further). This provides more personal contact than Art Show used to, and artists are constrained only by the size of their table. Artists can purchase tables at $60, or two tables for $120.

  • Writers Block - Whether authors want to highlight a new book being released, or revive interest in their previous work, or just get a chance to talk to their readers, this is a great way to promote one's latest release and meet people who enjoy one's work. Writers can purchase a table for $80, or a booth/double for $150 or $300.

  • Dealers Den - Whether it's called the Dealer's Room, the Dealers Den, or whatever, no convention is complete without vendors bringing those one-of-a-kind items that only they can find for you. Orycon 43 is planning on having another robust room full of wares you'll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Dealer table and booth spaces are $80 and $150. (Double booths are available for $300).
All participants in the Merchants Market will need memberships to OryCon. You can join us by submitting an application.

OryCon 43 is a production of Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI), a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation.