Kawaii Kon

Kawaii Kon March 29-31, 2024
Kawaii Kon - Hawaii's Largest Anime Convention
www.kawaiikon.com The 2023 show will be held March 31 - April 2, 2023.
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Kawaii Kon is Hawaii's largest anime convention, with over 17,000 attendees, exhibitors and volunteers in 2022. Our event features cosplay, artists, voice actors, seiyuu, concerts, games, panels, and an expansive vendor hall for both artists and licensed vendors alike. Kawaii Kon is a locally run show for fans, by fans. Everyone in the organization from the owners to the staffers are volunteers, a

nd run the event for the love of making attendees smile. In addition to the big event at the Hawaii Convention Center, we run smaller community events throughout the year. Please stop by and say hi! We can't wait to meet you!

Bringing you all the feels from your favorite anime is STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION!STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION is a sound-making p...
12/19/2023

Bringing you all the feels from your favorite anime is STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION!

STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION is a sound-making project by R.O.N., who is active in many fields such as songwriting/composition/arrangement for anime soundtracks and producing music for other artists. The project was named after the idea of diving into the stereo sound source. STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION has contributed music to a number of anime series, including "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime", "Moriarty the Patriot”, "Kyoukai no Kanata", “Nobunaga the Fool”, "Gangsta.", and “Muv-Luv Alternative". Visit kawaiikon.com to learn more about SDF and purchase your ticket to meet him at show!

That's right, artists! Today is the final day for the Artist Alley application. You have until 11:59pm HST to submit you...
12/15/2023

That's right, artists! Today is the final day for the Artist Alley application. You have until 11:59pm HST to submit your application

Applications will go through a jury process and approvals will go out the first week of January.

You can find the application here: https://www.eventeny.com/events/vendor/?id=13532

It’s morphin time Hawaii because Johnny Yong Bosch is coming to Kawaii Kon! Johnny got his start as Adam Park, the Black...
12/15/2023

It’s morphin time Hawaii because Johnny Yong Bosch is coming to Kawaii Kon! Johnny got his start as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun. He later went on to voice Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Izaya in Durarara, Yukio in Blue Exorcist, Sasori in Naruto, and many more. Learn more about Johnny at kawaiikon.com and while you’re there make sure to purchase your weekend membership!

If you've ever swallowed a cursed object that gave you powers and thrust you into a life of sorcery, then you might have...
12/13/2023

If you've ever swallowed a cursed object that gave you powers and thrust you into a life of sorcery, then you might have something to talk about with our next guest. Welcome Adam McArthur! Adam is best known as the voice of Yuji Itadori in the 2020 Crunchyroll Anime of the Year Jujutsu Kaisen. His voice can also be heard in numerous anime including Chifuyu in Tokyo Revengers, Trumpet in My Hero Academia, Roma in Goodbye DonGlees, and Patrick and Ricky in Shadows House. His credits don't stop there! Head on over to kawaiikon.com to read more about Adam and purchase your weekend membership to the show!

12/11/2023

Ryan C**t Levy is an actor/musician & artist from New York, now living in Los Angeles. After spending over a decade as a singer/guitarist in the indie band BRAEVES, Ryan moved to LA in 2015 and began working in theater & film shortly after before shifting primarily to VO work in 2019.

He is most known for his work in Chainsaw Man, My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Welcome to Demon School Iruma-Kun, Moriarty The Patriot, Fate Grand Order, Fire Emblem, Shin Megami Tensei V, The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent, Record of Ragnarok, NEO: Twewy, Barbie, Arcadegeddon,Gunvolt 3 and more!

Ryan is fueled by caffeine & positivity & deeply believes we are truly better when we raise each other up in this life.

12/11/2023

Sarah Wiedenheft is a Danish/American voice actor and singer. She developed a passion for acting and singing during high school where she participated in theater, musicals, and show choir. From there on, she decided to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. She got her start at 19 years old and has since lent her voice to numerous anime dubs, original animations, and video games. Some of her most notable roles include: Power from Chainsaw Man, Tohru in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Grand Zeno in Dragon Ball S, Saiko in Tokyo Ghoul:re, Takagi in Teasing Master Takagi-san, Charmy in Black Clover, Suika in Dr. Stone, Pony in My Hero Academia, Alas Ramus in Devil is a Part-Timer, Lily in Zombieland Saga, Teresa in Tada Never Falls In Love, and Phosphophyllite in Land of The Lustrous.

She has also lent her voice in video games such as: Cherry Blossom Cookie in Cookie Run Kingdom, Sigrid in ANNO Mutationem, Female Fanatic 1 and Prisa in Borderlands 3, Cultist Female in Tiny Tina’s Wonderland, Celeste in Huniepop, Lailani in HunieCam Studio, Nissa in Pulong Insanity, Maria in Umineko: When They Cry, and Professor Mona in DreadOut 2.

Chainsaw Man fans unite! Ryan C**t Levy and Sarah Wiedenheft are coming to Kawaii Kon! Bickering aside, we are very exci...
12/10/2023

Chainsaw Man fans unite! Ryan C**t Levy and Sarah Wiedenheft are coming to Kawaii Kon! Bickering aside, we are very excited to have Denji and Power in attendance. Chainsaw Man isn’t the only anime these two have lent their talented voices to, their resumes include Jujutsu Kaisen, My Hero Academia, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Black Clover, and many more. Head on over to kawaiikon.com to read more about them and purchase your weekend membership!

🌟 Special hotel rates are here! 🌟We are once again partnering with the Ala Moana Hotel to bring you special discounted r...
12/05/2023

🌟 Special hotel rates are here! 🌟

We are once again partnering with the Ala Moana Hotel to bring you special discounted rates!
Book your room now at https://book.passkey.com/e/50704329

Limited rooms available. Don't miss out!

Our first guest announcements are here! If you loved Toradora! and have been waiting for a reunion, our first round of g...
12/02/2023

Our first guest announcements are here!

If you loved Toradora! and have been waiting for a reunion, our first round of guests will likely have you excited. Welcome Cassandra Lee Morris, Erika Harlacher, and Christine Marie Cabanos to Kawaii Kon 2024! Toradora is not the only anime these ladies have lent their voices to, each has many other fabulous roles to celebrate! Make sure to stop by kawaiikon.com to read about their work and purchase your weekend membership to the show!

If you could wish for any guest to appear at Kawaii Kon, who would it be? Let us know in the comments!
11/23/2023

If you could wish for any guest to appear at Kawaii Kon, who would it be? Let us know in the comments!

🚨 Vendor applications are now open! 🚨 Applications are available under Marketplace at www.eventeny.com/events/kawaiikon-...
11/15/2023

🚨 Vendor applications are now open! 🚨

Applications are available under Marketplace at www.eventeny.com/events/kawaiikon-5672/

🎨 Artists: You will have until December 15 to submit your application. Approvals will be sent out the first week of January

🛍 Dealers: Applications will be processed on a rolling basis

Kawaii Kon 2024 - Join us for all of your Kawaii Kon favorites, like panels, tabletop games, esports, guests, concerts, exhibitors, artists and more! - https://www.eventeny.com/events/kawaiikon-5672/

Calling all video artists!Kawaii Kon's Video Art Showcase Theater (VAST) is now open for entries! Rules and guidelines a...
11/15/2023

Calling all video artists!

Kawaii Kon's Video Art Showcase Theater (VAST) is now open for entries!

Rules and guidelines are available on our website at kawaiikon.com/events/vast/vast-rules-submission-guidelines

Deadline to enter is February 16 2024

Attention artists and dealers - applications will open on Wednesday!🎨 Artists: You will have until December 15 to submit...
11/14/2023

Attention artists and dealers - applications will open on Wednesday!

🎨 Artists: You will have until December 15 to submit your application. Approvals will be sent out the first week of January

🛍 Dealers: Applications will be processed on a rolling basis

Applications will be available at www.eventeny.com/events/kawaiikon-5672

We hope you have enjoyed Kawaii Kon 2023! If you see yourself in the video, let them know in the comments!
11/01/2023

We hope you have enjoyed Kawaii Kon 2023! If you see yourself in the video, let them know in the comments!

Every spring in Honolulu tens of thousands of gamers, cosplayers, manga enthusiasts, anime fans, and self-described nerds descend upon the Convention Center ...

Announcement from our Artist Alley Department:Aloha Artist, We hope that everyone is doing well and excited for Kawaii K...
10/28/2023

Announcement from our Artist Alley Department:

Aloha Artist, We hope that everyone is doing well and excited for Kawaii Kon 2024. We would like to update everyone on the status of applications for 2024 Kawaii Kon Artist Alley. Unfortunately, We are still in discussion with the convention center about new policies and security measures that we use to update the Artist Alley contracts. Until we are able to finalize with the convention center, we are unable to revise the 2024 contracts and unable to open applications at this time. We will be providing updates via both email and through our social media accounts. We are currently projecting to have applications open at the end of November 2023. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us. Thank you, Kawaii Kon Artist Alley

Thank you PBS Hawai‘i!
10/25/2023

Thank you PBS Hawai‘i!

We now have a TikTok account!https://www.tiktok.com/
10/07/2023

We now have a TikTok account!

https://www.tiktok.com/

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Riddle me this - where can you find other geeks like us AND get the chance to win some swag? Stop by the Kawaii Kon boot...
09/22/2023

Riddle me this - where can you find other geeks like us AND get the chance to win some swag? Stop by the Kawaii Kon booth at Geek Meet and answer our trivia questions correctly throughout the day to win exclusive prizes! ✨️

Geek Meet is this Sunday at Magic Island from 9am to 3pm! It's free, family friendly, and open to the public. See you there!

Kawaii Kon will be at Geek Meet on Sunday 9/24! A gathering made for geeks of all genres - tech, art, sciences - at Ala ...
09/12/2023

Kawaii Kon will be at Geek Meet on Sunday 9/24! A gathering made for geeks of all genres - tech, art, sciences - at Ala Moana Beach Park. Come down to hang out and geek out!

Mahalo to ! See you there! 🤓

Please comment and share links to help
08/10/2023

Please comment and share links to help

To those affected by the fires on Maui, our hearts go out to you. We at Kawaii Kon & Comic Con Honolulu are a community and we wish to help those in the community. Please comment on this post and share legit links that will help.

Kawaii Kon

08/09/2023

For those affected by the wildfires on Maui, our hearts are with you. Please use this post to let others know what steps are available to help those in need.

Hi everyone,We at Kawaii Kon are saddened to hear the news of Artemio Visaya passing away earlier this month. He was a b...
07/10/2023

Hi everyone,

We at Kawaii Kon are saddened to hear the news of Artemio Visaya passing away earlier this month. He was a beloved member of the local art community here in Hawaii. Please pass along this info and offer any support you can to the family and friends of Artemio.

Dear friends, family, and compassionate individuals, It is with profoun… JJ Borja needs your support for Art Visaya: Honoring His Life, Easing the Burden

Happy National Anime Day! What is your top 10 favorite anime?Let us know in the comments!
04/15/2023

Happy National Anime Day!

What is your top 10 favorite anime?

Let us know in the comments!

04/14/2023
It was great seeing everyone at Kawaii Kon 2023! Thank you to all our attendees, sponsors, contractors, guests, Panelist...
04/03/2023

It was great seeing everyone at Kawaii Kon 2023! Thank you to all our attendees, sponsors, contractors, guests, Panelists, and Crew! ✨️

We reached a mind boggling 20,174 attendees! 😱 We love seeing all your excitement - and cosplays!

📣 See you for Kawaii Kon 2024, March 29-31!

📸: Zarli Win

04/02/2023

Burnout Syndrom is doing a photo session + autograph session at 3pm at the autograph area (in the Ex-Hall)

We are Banana Kon. Finest convention in all of Spain
04/01/2023

We are Banana Kon. Finest convention in all of Spain

We're now Banana Kon, finest convention in all of Spain!
04/01/2023

We're now Banana Kon, finest convention in all of Spain!

Hawaii convention center parking lot is full. Overflow parking is at Ala Moan shopping center
03/31/2023

Hawaii convention center parking lot is full. Overflow parking is at Ala Moan shopping center

03/31/2023

Let's raise a glass (or three!) to ! Visit our bar located in the Exhibit Hall from March 31 to April 2 at 12nn.

Featuring themed cocktails (from left) Golden Wind (Vodka base), Aqua’s Water (Gin base) Hu Tao Elixir (Tequila Base)

03/31/2023

Day 0 Pre-reg pick up has officially begun! If you’ve already purchased your Kawaii Kon 2023 membership, you can pick it up tonight before 7pm at the Hawaii Convention Center! Remember to have your eventeny code and matching ID!

Kawaii Kon Announcement - At-Door Registration.We will be selling 3day passes (100 only) and 2day passes starting 5pm to...
03/30/2023

Kawaii Kon Announcement - At-Door Registration.

We will be selling 3day passes (100 only) and 2day passes starting 5pm to 7pm at the Hawaii Convention Center during Pre-registration pickup.

Please read our post about the At-Door Registration prices. We will be offering 20% discount for Sunday membership if you wish to purchase it with your 2day (Fri/Sat) or Saturday only pass.

Children under 10 get a free pass with a paying adult.

We will also start selling 2day and Individual passes online.

Please visit our website for more information at www.kawaiikon.com

Prereg pick up at the DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki is officially open! Bring your Eventeny QR code and matching ph...
03/30/2023

Prereg pick up at the DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki is officially open! Bring your Eventeny QR code and matching photo ID and pick up your Kawaii Kon 2023 badge anytime before 7pm!

When you arrive at the DoubleTree, head up the escalators and turn left where you will find our lovely Kawaii Kon representatives ready to get you your badge!

Just a quick announcement for pre-reg pick up tonight. The pickup is moved into the lobby of the Doubletree Hilton Hotel...
03/30/2023

Just a quick announcement for pre-reg pick up tonight. The pickup is moved into the lobby of the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, not at the entrance. Follow the signs.

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Kawaii Kon is Hawaii's largest anime convention, with over 14,000 attendees, exhibitors and volunteers in 2019. Our event features cosplay, artists, voice actors, seiyuu, concerts, games, panels, and an expansive vendor hall for both artists and licensed vendors alike. The 2020 show will be held May 15-17, 2020. Kawaii Kon is a locally run show for fans, by fans. Everyone in the organization from the owners to the staffers are volunteers, and run the event for the love of making attendees smile. In addition to the big event at the Hawaii Convention Center, we run smaller community events throughout the year. Please stop by and say hi! We can't wait to meet you!

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