THE ONLY CON DEDICATED TO ROCK & METAL CULTURE!

HEADBANGERS CON IS THE FIRST AND ONLY EVENT WHERE THE WORLDS OF ROCK & METAL EXIST IN A COMIC CON STYLE PLATFORM. MEET ALL THE MUSIC ICONS AND BUY AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS. GET INVOLVED IN LIVE AUDIENCE CELEBRITY Q&A PANELS. DRINK LOTS. FIND COLLECTIBLE MEMORABILIA, MEET THE ARTISTS BEHIND THE ALBUM ART. DISCOVER NEW BANDS AND SEE EXCLUSIVE LIVE PERFORMANCES.

GUESTS

MORGAN ROSE

SEVENDUST

DAVID ELLEFSON

MEGADETH

DEREK RIGGS

IRON MAIDEN "EDDIE" ARTIST

COREY GLOVER

LIVING COLOUR

DAVEY GRAHS

POP EVIL

RYAN MCCOMBS

SOIL/ DROWNING POOL

MARK HEYLMUN
Suicide Silence

MARK HEYLMUN

SUICIDE SILENCE

ALEX BENT

TRIVIUM

ARON PATRICK

ALL THAT REMAINS

WAYNE LOZINAK

HATEBREED

EDDIE OJEDA

TWISTED SISTER

JOHN TEMPESTA

THE CULT, WHITE ZOMBIE

COMPLETE GUEST LIST

CHILD WARNING! THIS IS A ROCK-N-ROLL CON

We love children, and they are definitely welcome! BUT, BE WARNED, there will be profanity, drinking, scantly-clad models and references to sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. 

About Us

TICKETS

There are ticket packages priced at many levels so every metalhead can attend, whether you're a die-hard mosh-pittin' motherfucker or a casual memorabilia collector. CHILDREN UNDER 10 ARE ALWAYS FREE!

PANELS

See all the music icons up close and hear their stories fo sex, drugs and Rock-N-Roll in live Q&A's, hosted by celebrities and questions from you, the fans! All FREE with entry.

VENDORS

See the list of vendors participating in the event and get information on how to become a vendor. 

Exclusive live concert - FRI NOV 9

STRYPER

1980o's Hair Metal legends start off our weekend of events with a pre-con party you'll never forget! *This is a seperate ticket purchase from the convention.

Exclusive live concert - SAT NOV 10

TRAPT

Formed in the late 1990's, Trapt quickly hit the big time with their smash hits Headstrong and Still Frame.  Now, a couple decades later they are still going strong and about to release their 8th studio album.

HYRO THE HERO

HYRO blends elements of punk, metal and hip hop to create a sound and social statement unlike any new artist out today. With help from Korn's Munky and other Rock legends, his new album Flagged Channel has taken new Rock radio by storm, and his live shows are energetic adrenaline thrashing intelligent punches in your face!

SILENT THEORY

Silent Theory has hit the FM airwaves by storm, bringing you their latest smash hit "Watch Me Burn" with appearances at Rocklahoma and Headlining Metal in the Mountains.   Silent Theory's first single "Fragile Minds", has reached over 1.5 million YouTube views and is still climbing everyday.   Silent Theory will be releasing a full length album this fall and playing festivals all over the country!

HEADBANGERS CON HAS EVENTS HELD AT TWO LOCATIONS SO YOU CAN CHOOSE HOW YOU WANT TO ROCK OUT

The CONVENTION and all its activities; celebrity meet and greets, panels, vendors and more, will be held at the Hilton Doubletree Lloyd Ctr., at 1000 NE Multnomah St. We are taking over the entire place!

The LIVE CONCERTS will be held at the Bossanova Ballroom, just a few blocks away, at 722 E. Burnside st. That's where we rock out and party all night!  *The concerts are sold separately from the convention, or included in certain combo or VIP ticket packages.

WEEKEND EVENT SCHEDULE

RED CARPET PRESS GALA

Friday, NOV 9 - 7:00-9:00 PM

At Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E. Burnside, Portland, OR

A press and VIP only (Opener, Headliner, Rock God passes only) experience at the Bossanova Ballroom. Welcome the musicians and artists to Portland on the red carpet. The perfect place for exclusive press interviews. 


STRYPER - live

Friday, NOV 9 - 8:00 PM-close

At Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E. Burnside, Portland, OR

1980o's Hair Metal legends start off our weekend of events with a pre-con party you'll never forget!

HEADBANGERS CONVENTION (Day 1)

Saturday, NOV 10 - 10:00 (VIP) 11:00 (GA) AM - 7:00 PM

At Doubletree Lloyd Ctr. 1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland, OR

The main event! The convention will be held at the Hilton DoubleTree Lloyd Ctr Exhibit Hall & Ballrooms, with over 60 vendors, 30 celebrity musicians and artists, free live panels, interactive children's experience, collectibles, music clinics and lots of alcohol!

EXCLUSIVE LIVE CONCERT

Saturday, NOV 10 - 8:00 PM

At Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E. Burnside, Portland, OR

You thought the convention rocked, but you haven't even scratched the surface of fun yet. Join us at the Bossanova Ballroom for an exclusive intimate live concert and afterparty.

HEADBANGERS CONVENTION (Day 2)

Sunday, NOV 11 - 10:00 (VIP), 11:00 (GA) AM - 5:00 PM

At Doubletree Lloyd Ctr. 1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland, OR

The main event! The convention will be held at the Hilton DoubleTree Exhibit Hall & Ballrooms, with over 50 vendors, 30 celebrity musicians and artists, free live panels, interactive children's experience, collectibles, music clinics and lots of alcohol!

More to come...

Stay tuned for more events...

MORE ENTERTAINMENT & EXHIBITS

TRU PICKLES BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD PHOTO EXPERIENCE

Brought to us by our friends at Tru Pickles, their booth will have FREE pics and pickles! Sit on the old pink couch in this recreated 3D TV set from America's favorite heavy metal cartoon while enjoying free samples of their products and getting killer Cornholio photo ops!

PINBALL WIZARD WAY

The StarWarsStore.com in Happy Valley, OR, is donating a row of Rock-themed pinball machines, which will all be set on free-play for paid attendees!

WEDGIE PICKS* KIDS GUITAR PICK SCAVENGER HUNT

Only for kids 10 & under. Each kid will receive a free plastic top-loader collectors page upon entry to keep their guitar picks in. Staff, Vendors, and even Celebrities will have different picks to collect from. 

*PROUDLY SPONSORED BY WEDGIE PICKS

LIVE TATTOOOING

The famous Geeksterink Legends is the largest tattoo tour attraction in the world and the subject of a new reality TV show out soon. They will be tattooing live and are now taking appointments. 

CELEBRITY PHOTO OPS

Buy your pre-sale professional photo ops in advance now before they sell out, and avoid purchase lines at the con. Click button to see available packages.

PORTLAND, OREGON

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SPONSOR

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PARTNERS

GEEKSTERINK LEGENDS

WORLD FAMOUS TATTOO TOUR ATTRACTION WILL BE TATTOOING LIVE ON SITE! FEATURING FAMOUS ARTISTS FROM A&E'S EPIC INK, INKMASTER AND MORE...

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CELEB PHOTO OPS

BOB WILLIAMS HAS WORKED WITH EVERYONE FROM KID ROCK TO A-LIST ACTORS, AND WILL BE PROVIDING TOP-QUALITY KEEPSAKE PHOTO SERVICES 

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RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

WE ARE HONORED TO GIVE BACK TO SUCH AN AMAZING ORGANIZATION THAT DOES SO MUCH FOR OUR COMMUNITY!

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PARADISE HARLEY

THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION FOR HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES AND GEAR IN PORTLAND!

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SCHOOL OF ROCK

LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM THE AMAZING CHILDREN STUDENTS, CUSTOMIZED TO HEADBANGERS CON 

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TWIZTED IMAGES

TWIZTED WILL BE DOING ALL VIDEO RECORDING AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE EVENT. IF YOU SEE THEM, ACT A FOOL CAUSE YOU MIGHT MAKE IT ON SOME PROMO VIDEOS!

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MASS MEDIA MAGAZINE

MASS MEDIA MAGAZINE IS A WORLDWIDE MUSIC, FILM, ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, SPORTS AND TATTOO-BASED MAGAZINE FOR THE MASSES. ALL GENRES, ALL COLORS...ALL THINGS ON THE EDGE OF MEDIA. LOOK FOR MMM AT ALL MAJOR RETAILERS AND NEWSSTANDS IN ALL 50 STATES AND CURRENTLY 7 COUNTRIES.

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OEM MEDIA GROUP

OEM IS A MULTIFACETED COMPANY THAT HAS A GOAL TO DEVELOP NOTHING BUT HIGH CALIBER COMPANIES, MUSICIANS AND BANDS.

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MA ENTERTAINMENT

CONNECTING THE FANS TO THE BANDS AND THE BANDS TO THE FANS - MA ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS AN HONEST APPROACH WITH PERSONAL DAILY UPDATES, NEWS, PHOTOS, TOURS, AND VIEWS ON THE SCENE!

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Sponsors

JACK DANIELS

What goes better with Rock-N-Roll than Old No. 7!

FIREBALL WHISKEY

What's hotter than Fireball mixed with Metal?!

TITO'S VODKA

It's as smooth as a 1980's rock ballad! The official Vodka of Headbangers Con.

PABST BLUE RIBBON

It's more classic than classic rock, and we have a shit load of it! MMMMM

MODERN TIMES BEER

It's delicious and maybe even nutritious

DON Q. RUM

The official rum for Headbangers Con!

WEDGIE PICKS

We are excited to be teaming with such a forward-thinking guitar pick company. Wedgie is supporting and sponsoring the entire kids Guitar Pick Scavenger Hunt!

TRU PICKLES

Tru will be helping bring us the Beavis & Butthead Photo Experience booth. They will be giving away free samples and more!

DEATH WISH COFFEE CO.

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