Kawaii Kon is a three day convention dedicated to promoting a greater awareness and appreciation for all fandoms with an emphasis on Japanese animation, culture, and traditions. Through cooperation with the community, Kawaii Kon endeavors to facilitate growth of anime, manga, Japanese culture and related industries in Hawaii and beyond. In addition to providing a central event for fans, Kawaii Kon is a vehicle for publicly sharing industry information.
Kawaii Kon also provides the community and related industries with the opportunity to network and conduct business. Above all Kawaii Kon is a safe place for fans to gather and enjoy themselves while sharing their common goals and interests.
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!
March 12, 2015 - Schedules are LIVE
Start planning your weekend with the event schedule, autograph schedule, video schedule and artist alley schedule all live now!
January 14, 2015 - Anime Swap Meet Returns
Get some quick cash and clear some of the clutter out of your closet at the 2015 Anime Swap Meet at the Hawaii Collectors Expo @ the Blaisdell! Spaces will be available for $20 for both days, and allow for all of the stuff you can squeeze into your space! The event will run from February 21 to February 22. For more details, please visit the full event page here: Anime Swap Meet
October 28, 2014- Special Passes for Sale!
Starting November 1st, we will begin sales of our VIP and Lifetime packages. We will be offering VIP packages for either 1 or 2 people, and a single lifetime pass will be sold this year. Each of these packages comes with a host of additional swag and reduced wait times for most events. Please head to our registration page to find out if either of these packages is right for you!
October 20, 2014- Bring on the Guests!
We are so excited to announce two new additions to our guest line up- Jess Harnell and Rob Paulsen. These two legends of the voice acting world have been featured in almost all cartoons you might remember, and certainly warrant a trip over to their bio pages!
Rob is best known for Yakko in Animaniacs, Carl in Jimy Neutron, Pinky in Pinky and the Brain, Jack Fenton in Danny Phantom, and Mark Chang in Fairly Odd Parents.
Jess is best known for Captain Hero in Drawn Together, Wakko in Animaniacs, and Tim the Bear in the Cleaveland Show.
June 27, 2014- Volunteer for Kawaii Kon!
Want to be part of the biggest and fun-est family on the island? Join our staff! We have lots of work that needs doing, and so many different options for what you can do! Maybe you want to join Events, or Tech, or help out Registration. Whatever your cup of tea is, you're sure to find it, and an incredible group of friends with us here. Find out what staffing is like, the requirements, and how to apply by visiting our staffing site.
April 8th, 2014- Survey
Our primary goal here at Kawaii Kon is to make you happy. So how did we do? What can we do next year to make your experience even better?
Let us know by filling out the survey so we can make 2015 even more spectacular and amazing than before!
April 7th, 2014 - Thank you!
Kawaii Kon 2014 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 March 27-29th, 2015.