HEADBANGERSCON
 	HEADBANGERSCON
  • THE ONLY CON DEDICATED TO ROCK & METAL CULTURE!

    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

    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. 

    WE KEEP IT METAL

    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.

    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!

    VENDORS

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

    Exclusive live concert

    HYRO THE HERO

    HYRO blends elemnts 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 CONCERT 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 concert is 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. 

    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!

    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. 

    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

    VOLUNTEER!

    Be a part of the fun! Trade your time for tickets, autographs and more!

    SPONSOR

    Advertise locally and have your company or brand be a part of the national event.

    LOCAL

    Hotels, sights and cuisines that keep Portland weird and awesome.

    Subscribing rocks!

    We won't bug the shit out of ya, but we will occasionally send you rad deals, coupons and important updates.

    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...

    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 

    RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

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

    STAR WARS 501ST

    THE WORLD-RENOWN CHARITY WILL BE IN FULL COSTUME FUN AND HAVE PROPS FOR FAMILY PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES WITH MOVIE CHARACTERS.

    SCHOOL OF ROCK

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

    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!

    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.

    OEM MEDIA GROUP

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

    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!

    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!

    DOT'S PRETZELS

    They are delish and they are joining us in a big way, supplying a thousand sample bags as giveaways to attendees.

    Site Content

    PIZZA SCHMIZZA

    The amazing local-based Pizza masters are providing food for all of our celebrities over the weekend, keeping them alive and well for all our benefit.

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