May 2013 Newsletter
Preregistration is live!
Join your fellow fans and otaku at Kawaii Kon 2014! As of May 1, our brand new pre-registration is open! We've moved from Eventbrite over to a new system called Ticketleap in order to make the registration process easier and better for you! In case you have questions, our Registration department has updated their FAQ to be more comprehensive and include every question you may possibly have. Check it out here!
As you may have heard, our first two announced guests for 2014 are Stephanie Sheh and and Michael Sinternicklaas. Learn more about them here!
Stephanie Sheh was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and is a voice actress, writer, producer, and director. She is best known for her roles as Orihime Inoue in Bleach, Eureka in Eureka Seven, and Hinata Hyuga in Naruto. Her other roles include Miho Azuki in Bakuman, Yui Hirasawa in K-ON!, and Rebecca Chambers and Julia Chang/Jaycee in the Resident Evil and Tekken video games respectively.
Stephanie went to University of California Los Angeles and started as a producer learning the logistics of the industry before she started acting. She has since worked for Geneon Entertainment, Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Bandai and FUNimation Entertainmant, as well as NYAV Post. Stephanie has also been nominated for “Best Voice Actress in an Anime Comedy” by the American Anime Awards under her alias of Jennifer Sekiguchi for her performance as Kirie Kojima in Girls Bravo.
Michael Sinterniklaas is a voice actor, director, and script writer. He is best known for his roles as Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dean Venture in the Venture Brothers, and Kenji Koiso in Summer Wars . His other roles include Moritaka Mashiro in Bakuman, Satoshi Osugi in Eden of the East, Leo in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Orphan’s true form in Final Fantasy XIII.
Michael is originally from France but relocated to America when he was 10 years old. Michael graduated from the Performing Arts High School in New York and went on to attend college in North Carolina. During that time, Michael starting work at Southwynde and Coastal Carolina Studios. Since then he has worked for 4Kids Entertainment, DuArt Film and Video, Bandai Entertainment, FUNimation Entertainment, and started his own 350 title entertainment studio called NYAV Post.
Join us on the Valley Isle
Hey anime fans on Maui! Kawaii Kon will be taking part in the 13th annual Maui Matsuri on May 11th. We will be giving away some sweet prizes as well as selling 3 day passes for Kawaii Kon 2014 at a very special rate!
Want to win a free pass? Then make sure you take part in the Maui Matsuri Cosplay Showcase as the winner will receive a free 3 day pass to Kawaii Kon 2014.
So come on down and join in all the fun at the Maui Matsuri with Kawaii Kon!
Tomo-E-Ame: a MangaBento Event
Manga Bento is hosting Tomo-E-Ame, a Manga and Anime Art Exhibit June 16 - July 14 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School! It's free for anyone to attend. Opening Reception will be held from 2-5pm on June 16 so show up and check out some cool local art.
If you are more artistically inclined, they are also accepting art submissions! Check out their website here for rules and submission guidelines to display your art and be part of the great event!
Sign up now!Volunteer for Kawaii Kon 2014! Help Kawaii Kon celebrate its 10th anniversary by volunteering! All of our volunteers receive great benefits like being able to interact with our guests and lots of free stuff. Check out the forumsfor info on how to apply!
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