Portal Events

In 2006, 2 friends came together seeking a creative outlet. Their shared history was steeped in the world of make believe. From the time they could crawl, they spent their Octobers roaming through the halls of the Lincoln Jaycee's haunted house and spent their weekends immersed in the fantasy world; from galaxies far, far away, to Greased Lighting, to the world of horror. This led to basement haunted houses and endless hours of storytelling. Finally, in 2006, they were able to see their creations come alive with a professional haunted house. The next year, they added to this by creating a Zombie Walk flash mob. Over the years the Zombie Walk grew into the Lincoln ZombieFest. The first haunted house closed and a new, multi-haunt was created. Eagle Hollow Haunts has become one of Nebraska's Halloween destination attractions.
In 2016, after 10 years, the Lincoln ZombieFest came to an end. In the wake of its closing they realized there was still a hunger for creative activities, and thus Portal Events was created. The imaginative vision of this new company is bred from the long history of these two creative friends. Portal Events focuses on creating events that Transport you into the world of make believe, and will host events focused on creating a world of make believe where participants can let go of reality and live the fantasy.
Be sure to Like us on Facebook and come back often to see what new events we have brewing.

Join Portal Events and Anime NebrasKon at NEXUS: A Costume Party on August 19th.

Nexus: Where all paths converge for the ultimate costume party!

Can't wait until Halloween? Have costumes you never have an opportunity to wear? Have a cosplay you want to try out before your next Con? Pick your favorite and join us for the Nexus costume party.

If you plan to participate in the costume contest in either novice or master class, you can fill out the registration form ahead of time and bring it with you. If you are plan to participate with a group or skit, you can fill out the registration form ahead of time and bring it with you.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Costume Contest judging starts at 3:00pm
Main stage events kick off at 5:30pm
Dance starts at 8:00pm and kicks into overdrive at 9:00pm
Event wraps at 12:00 am

Ticket Sales

Tickets are $15.00. Children 12 and under free with accompanying adult.

Costume award categories:

Anime, Horror, Superhero, Fantasy, Princess and more!
We'll have a Novice level and a Master level for those of you who took your costume to the next level, you will pick your level when you sign up for the contest.


Back Room (NW Corner):
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Costume Contest Master Judging
4:30pm - 5:30pm Costume Contest Novice Judging

Main Stage:
5:30pm - 6:30pm Group / Skits
6:30pm - 7:00pm Kids Costume Parade
7:00pm - 8:00pm Costume Contest Presentations and Awards

Electronic Dance Party

8:00pm - 9:00pm All ages dance
9:00pm - 12:00am Party switches to 18 and over ONLY
9:00pm - 11:45pm BAR OPEN

Other Activities

Miranda McCown - Body Painter
Light Saber Group Demonstrations
Photography Booth - Robert Wurth

Concessions and Alcohol

4:00pm - 10:00pm Lancaster Event Center Concessions Stand South side
9:00pm - 11:45pm Bar Open South side

Join the NEXUS event on Facebook!

Previous events from Portal Events include the Vampre Ball and Lincoln Zombiefest.