February 4th, 2014 - Karaoke Prelim Round #2
Ready to sing your heart out for the chance to be Kawaii Kon's Anime Idol?
The second Preliminary Round will be at Nocturna Lounge on February 16, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm! We have graciously been given the use of a karaoke machine, so make sure you check that your song is available here! You can preregister here. We can't wait to hear all of your beautiful songs!
January 14th, 2014 - Anime Swap Meet
For all you collectors out there, the 24th Annual Hawaii Collectors Expo will be on February 21st through the 23rd at the Neil Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. What does this have to do with anime / Kawaii Kon you ask? Well at Expo, we will be piloting an Anime Swap Meet! So if you wanted to raise some cash for Kawaii Kon or wanted to make room in your already packed anime closet for this year’s goodies, here's your chance!
The Anime Swap Meet will be held on the Saturday and Sunday of the Expo. If you are interested in being a vendor, visit our brand new webpage here for details on how to participate.
Just want to come and browse through the all the cool stuff? Tickets are only $5 - but if you come in cosplay, you can get in for free! If enough of you come in cosplay, you can also participate in our cosplay runway and show off your awesome costumes!
December 17th, 2013 - Happy Holidays from Kawaii Kon!
Happy Holidays from everyone at Kawaii Kon! Watching anime with friends can be loads of fun and it is all the better on a huge screen in a theatre. In celebration of our 10th year anniversary and to say thank you for supporting us all these years we bought out an entire showing of Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo and are giving away the tickets for free!
Here is the two step process to claim your ticket, first, email a picture of either your three-day pass from Kawaii Kon 2013 or a copy of your pre-reg confirmation for Kawaii Kon 2014 to KawaiiKon.Evangelion.email@example.com to reserve your seat. Make sure you email us your full name so we can put you on our list to get in! Second, When you arrive at the showing (timing and location below), just show us your 2013 badge or 2014 pre-reg confirmation along with your ID to be let in!
Now we know not everyone has bought their pass already or for some reason didn't get a three day pass to KK 2013 but we still want to give you a chance to get into our special showing. Visit us at the Madoka Marathon or the Ohanafest at the JCCH, where we'll be giving away a limited number of tickets to attend the screening.
The Kawaii Kon exclusive showing will be subtitled and held January 30, 2014, at 7:30 pm. Check out the Doris Duke Theater website for additional screening times.
November 15th, 2013 - Announcementpalooza!
For our 10th anniversary we have taken over all three floors of the Hawaii Convention Center, added more original events, and filled the guest list with A-list names! But how in the world are you going to have enough time to see every event, ransack the dealers room, and still have time to get all the autographs?
Introducing the Kawaii Kon VIP Experience! The best way to get the most out of your weekend. We've got packages for couples and our awesome solo players. Look at the benefits below and register quickly because there are only 20 VIP passes available and once they're gone, that's it!
Kawaii Kouples - $752
Kawaii Singles - $655
Welcome to VAST- Kawaii Kon’s own Video Art Showcase Theater and Competition! Do you make Video Art? Then enter our competition for a chance to win a cool plaque and have the Kawaii Kon masses see your hard work? Well, this year’s VAST competition is open for submissions as of right…wait for it…..now! Head on over to our VAST page to read more about the rules, requirements and how to submit your video. We’ll be accepting submissions until Valentines day (February 14, 2014). We can’t wait to see all of the amazing videos you produce!
Butishake request lines are now officially OPEN!
Things to remember about the butishake:
1. The butishake is a video dance, so those songs that have a corresponding video have a better chance to make it into the mix.
2. Kawaii Kon is a family friendly event, so try and keep your requests in this realm.
3. All types of music are played and acceptable at the butishake. Unlike other dances where it's all one type of music, the butishake strives to play just about anything. As long as it's danceable and it can be worked into the mix, go for it! Music can range from anime (of course), J-pop, K-pop, Eastern and Western dance music, even the occasional video game theme remix - all are welcome.
Let the requests begin! Just visit us here at http://goo.gl/Mn7h01 to request your favorite song!
October 6th, 2013 - What do you think?
Kawaii Kon 2014's official hotel is the Ala Moana Hotel. Located steps away from the Hawaii Convention Center at 410 Atkinson Drive, the Ala Moana Hotel has been newly renovated for your comfort and enjoyment. You'll also find it situated next to the happening Ala Moana Shopping Center and the world famous Waikiki area.
Reserve your room by calling toll-free 1-800-367-6025 or 808-955-4811.
Mention Kawaii Kon to reserve under special rates.
Hard Rock Cafe wants YOU to design the next Kawaii Kon pin! Use Nami or Takeshi (our mascots) and include the Hard Rock Cafe logo in your illustrations. Once you have completed your design, please email it to KawaiiKonpindesign2014@gmail.com. Include your name, email and phone number in the email.
The winner will be announced on June 8, 2013 on the Hard Rock Cafe Facebook Page. The winning designer will get a free dinner for 4 and their design immortalized in a pin!
** All submissions become property of Kawaii Kon. We reserve the right to alter or modify the design.
March 18th, 2013 - Thank you!
Kawaii Kon 2013 has come to an end, but that doesn't mean the fun is over. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and sign up for our newsletters. We will be doing things throughout the year until Kawaii Kon returns April 4-6th, 2014.
Kawaii Kon is a 3 day Anime Convention and Conference dedicated to creating a broader awareness of, and appreciation for Japanese animation by celebrating the richness of the artform. Here you will find the most current information about our show.
Through cooperation with the community, Kawaii Kon hopes to facilitate growth of the anime, manga and related industries in Hawaii and beyond. In addition to providing a central event for fans and enthusiasts, Kawaii Kon seeks to become a vehicle for sharing and disseminating industry information. Kawaii Kon also provides the community and related industries the opportunity to network and conduct business.
Since our first convention in 2005, Kawaii Kon has grown to include thousands of annual attendees. Fans, artists and industry guests gather from all over the world for the 3-Day extravaganza. Come on and join in the fun at Kawaii Kon!