Portland Indie Con

A locally-produced celebration of self-published/small press comics and games. No TV or movie stars. No exhibitors hawking unlicensed prints or stickers. Only genuine indie creators and their fans​.

JUNE 29 - 30, 2019

Saturday, June 29: 10am-8pm Sunday, June 30: 11am-6pm




Leila del Duca draws SleeplessShutter and writes Afar for Image Comics. In 2015 she was nominated for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer award for her work on Shutter. She has also worked on The Wicked + the DivineScarlet Witch, and American Vampire. Her interests other than comics include cooking, sewing, reading, binging TV, and drinking coffee or sazeracs while staring off into space.
C. Michael Hall (you can call him Mike) has been writing and drawing professionally since the late 1990s, and was the original managing editor for comics publisher Ape Entertainment. He is best known for the series of educational comics he created for academic and public libraries from 2011 to 2015. He resides in Portland, OR with his wife Lily and their four cats, and is hard at work on his next graphic novel (which will be awesome) and his next several games (which will also be awesome).

Joseph Keatinge is the writer of Image, Skybound, Marvel and DC Comics titles including Flavor, Stellar, Ringside, Glory, Marvel Knights: Hulk and Adventures of Superman as well as the Executive Editor of Eisner & Harvey award-winning Image Comics anthology, Popgun, and Courtney Taylor-Taylor’s One Model Nation.

Sloane Leong is a self-taught cartoonist, artist, and writer. Her work focuses on exploring silenced narratives from her own communities with an aim to cultivate a kinder, more understanding future and to connect personally with individuals through storytelling. She has been drawing comics since she was 16 years-old and has done work for companies like Image Comics, Top Cow, Cartoon Network, DC, Dark Horse, Boom!, Namco and BuzzFeed. Her current projects: A Map to the Sun (First Second, 2019) and Prism Stalker (Image Comics, 2018).

Corey Lewis “Reyyy” is a writer, illustrator and designer. You can find his work in original graphic novels like Sharknife, Sun Bakery, Layered Jacket and Seedless. His newest works include Dead Naked and Freeze, a fantastical breakdancing comic.

Steve Lieber’s comics and illustrations have been published by DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image Comics, Dupuis, Scholastic, Penguin, and many others, on properties like Batman, Superman, Hellboy, Star Trek, and Road to Perdition. He’s best known for his work on Superior Foes of Spider-man at Marvel and Whiteout at Oni Press. He’s currently drawing The Fix at Image Comics. His various projects have received nine Eisner Award nominations, and he won the Eisner for Best Limited Series for Whiteout volume 2: Melt. Whiteout was made into a feature film at Warner Bros. starring Kate Beckinsale.

Matthew Nielsen, known online as ‘Nuclear Jackal’ (due to the abundance of other Matthew Nielsens out there) is a writer/illustrator specializing in comics and landscapes. A graduate of the Hereford College of Arts BA (Hons) Illustration course and a strong supporter of self-education, his latest comics work is a collaboration with writer/filmmaker David W. Edwards, Animalia Paradoxa. An exclusive con-only edition of this Nightscape-related comic will be available at PIC. Originally born in Wales to a Danish father and a Canadian mother, Matthew currently resides in Canada.

Ron Randall is the creator and writer/artist of the scif-fi comic series Trekker, featuring action hero Mercy St. Clair. The latest book, Trekker: Chapeltown, from Scufprint Press, was funded through a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign this spring. More volumes are on the way. Meanwhile, Ron has also spent over thirty years creating comics for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse and many others on titles as varied as Supergirl, Star Wars, Venom, Predator and Justice League.

Yuki Saeki is a traditionally-trained comic artist and illustrator born in Japan and raised in Taiwan. Her most recent work includes Golgotha (Image/Top Cow) and Game Space (Phoenix Dreams). She’s also enjoyed working in a variety of industries, such as technology for the web, mobile apps, virtual words, and costume design for film. She’s currently based in Salem, Oregon.

Conor Stechschulte was raised in rural Pennsylvania and began self-publishing comics while attending the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. His debut graphic novel, The Amateurs was published by Fantagraphics in 2014 and translated into Italian by Edizioni 001 in 2017. He is currently serializing Generous Bosom with Breakdown Press in London. He lives in Chicago where he teaches courses in comics and self-publishing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Want to join our growing list of comic creators? Apply now through March 24.



Floating World Comics

Floating World Comics

Floating World Comics (FWC) is proud to sponsor and exhibit at PIC. This independent comic book shop is for readers, artists and book lovers of all ages. FWC’s founder, Jason Leivian, will be offering a great selection of small press, self-published, underground and international comics, including breakout titles from his in-house press like Charles Forsman’s Slasher and Josh Bayer’s All Time Comics.

Want to join our growing list of sponsors/exhibitors? Space is limited so contact us now for availability and options.



The programming schedule is a work-in-progress, pending creator and exhibitor selections. At this time only a few programs for Saturday, June 29 have been confirmed. We expect to have a final schedule by April 1. The schedule will be updated periodically in the interim.


JUNE 29, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Spotlight interview

Leila del Duca

12:00 - 1:30 PM​


Storytelling basics with Ron Randall
2:00 - 3:30 PM​


Character design with Leila del Duca
4:00 - 5:30 PM​


Topic TBD with Sloane Leong

Tabletop RPG Demos

We plan to feature up to five tabletop RPG demos every two hours from 11:00am – 7:00pm. Each demo will be limited to ten participants. We will email you with an opportunity to preference the demos you’d like to attend. Final selections will be determined by lottery.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This Defiant Earth

C. Michael Hall This Defiant EarthThis Defiant Earth is a tabletop RPG set in a universe inspired by the popular imagination of the 1950. In this world, the American Dream is threatened by subterranean monsters, flying saucers and sinister foreign powers armed with super-advanced technology. It’s up to you to thwart Kro-Gar, the space conqueror’s plans for world domination. This special ‘staged’ demo will provide a uniquely immersive introduction to this rewarding horror RPG experience. Note that this demo will feature preselected players in a dramatic presentation of the game. You’re invited to watch and cheer for your favorite characters and to participate in the post-demo Q&A.

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Nightscape RPG: Red Terrors

David W. Edwards’ series of supernatural thrillers comes to life with Red Terrors. In this horror RPG, you’ll play an operative for one of three organizations eager to plunder a shuttered Russian military research lab for its supernatural artifacts. Using d20 mechanics with a twist, this quick-start game features strange and marvelous Lovecraftian menaces you’ll find nowhere else.


Want to join our growing list of tabletop RPG game creators/demo masters? Apply now through March 24.


JUNE 30, 2019

On the second day of the con, the RPG demos will be swapped out for a variety of comics/game/pop-culture-oriented podcasters. Contact us if you’re interested in joining this elite group. Space is extremely limited.


Get your tickets now!

Single-day tickets: $7
Weekend pass tickets: $10

Limited on premise parking will cost $5 per day. The Doubletree by Hilton is one block from a TriMet MAX light rail stop (NE 11th Avenue station) and two blocks from the Lloyd Center Shopping Mall, which offers free parking.



Portland Indie Con t-shirts and other swag coming soon.



General Policies

  • You must wear your badge around your neck at all times while at PIC.
  • PIC staff and security have the right to ask you to leave the convention without refunding the cost of your badge if behave in an inappropriate fashion.
  • While we don’t want anyone to lose anything, PIC is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property or for injuries sustained during the course of the con.
  • Please do not abuse the convention facilities. This includes putting signs on walls, littering, and smoking in non-designated smoking areas, among other things.
  • Special events and guests are subject to change or cancellation without notice–sometimes last-minute. We will notify you of any changes via the PIC website and our social media channels.
  • All badge sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be given.

Harassment Policy

We expect Portland Indie Con to be a safe environment for attendees of any race/ethnicity, creed, religious or political persuasion, or gender/sexual identity. We won’t tolerate harassment in any form. This includes, but is not limited to: physical assault, verbal harassment, sexual harassment, stalking, unwanted physical contact, unwanted advances, or inappropriate photography.

Harassment is defined by the victim. If it is determined–either by observation or by complaint–that an individual or group has harassed another attendee, any or all of the following things may occur. That individual or group may be:

  • Warned to cease and desist;
  • Asked to leave the convention; or
  • Banned from the convention in whole or in part.

For your own safety, if you feel you’ve been subject to harassment, please report your problems to us before anyone else. If you can’t find a staff, crew, or volunteer member to assist you, please go to the registration booth near the entrance to the exhibition floor.


Doubletree by Hilton
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, Oregon


Contact Us

Comic/Tabletop RPG Game Creators

Potential exhibitors/demo masters should apply before March 24.


Potential sponsors/advertisers should contact us using the form below. Please use subject line ‘Sponsorship Inquiry.’
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