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PCOC 2019 planning is underway! Note, some pages (ticketing, sponsors, etc) still need updating. All details will be finalized by July 31, 2019. Registration will open in early August, 2019.

PCOC 2019 First-Timers

Welcome to your first Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Conference. This page will give you some information about what to expect. Please email pcoc-info [at] if you have any questions.

Getting Ready

You will have a yellow First Timer ribbon attached to your name tag. This lets other convention goers, especially PCOC Pros, (with blue ribbons on their name tags), know to be quick to answer questions and help you through the process.

Paper will be supplied, so just bring your folding tools (i.e. scissors, tweezers, ruler, glue) or other items (i.e. notebook, pen). Some shoe boxes will be available to keep your treasures safe over the weekend. If you live locally, please try to bring your own box.

Choosing Your Classes


In the Classrooms

The classes are not overly structured, but quiet attention and politeness are requested. Please be on time for classes, and please do not try to attend a class for which you do not have a ticket, as you may be asked to leave.

It's a good idea to let the person sitting next to you know you might have questions or need help. Teachers have a variety of styles and may present instructions differently from what you're used to. The convention community is good at helping make this a positive and successful experience.

Our students range in age from 9 to 95! It's a pleasure to see people of all ages appreciating each other. If you wish to accompany your child to a class, you must be signed up for classes yourself. If the child is old enough to be permitted to attend by himself or herself, you are welcome to wait outside the room. If you're not going to be there when the class is over, please make arrangements with another responsible adult to meet the child after class. And, please, take your child out of the room if he or she is having difficulty being quiet


The Information Desk in the Hospitality Area is staffed at all times. If you need help or have a question, ask anyone (everyone will be very friendly), but especially look for red ribbons (Board Members and PCOC Committee), or blue ribbons (PCOC Pros).

Remember that all teachers are volunteers. Please help them whenever you can. Here is a guide to classroom etiquette.

You might want to also read through the Frequently Asked Questions. Check the General Schedule for the hours of the Exhibition, Silent Auction and The Origami Source, our fantastic paper vendor for PCOC.