What exactly does Kawaii mean?
adj. - From the Japanese, meaning "cute" or "adorable", usually attributed to things that deserve the term, like perhaps a bunch of baby chicks or small children. Some Japanese women in particular have a verbal spin on the word, as they sometimes say it in a high-pitched voice.
When is Kawaii Kon?
Kawaii Kon currently is held sometime in March. This year it is March 15-17, 2013. In previous years, Kawaii Kon has been held: April 22-24, 2005; April 14-16, 2006; April 27-29, 2007; April 18-20, 2008; April 10-12, 2009; April 16-18, 2010; April 29 - May 1, 2011; and March 16 - 18, 2012.
Where is Kawaii Kon?
Kawaii Kon 2005 and 2006 were held at the Ala Moana Hotel. Kawaii Kon 2007 through 2012 was held at the Hawaii Convention Center.
How much are the rooms at the hotel?
You can find that info located in the Hotel section of our website.
Why bring an anime convention to Hawaii?
"Being a transplanted local boy living far away from home for a better part of a decade or more, I'm very proud to be hosting this show in my home state. You ask why? A number of reasons but to simply state it.... I love anime! And it's a good excuse to visit home. Let's face it. I really miss da kine grinds. Grabbing a plate lunch and heading for the beach. It is so hard to get good Hawaiian food on the east coast. Another good reason is it is fair time that a west or even an east coast style anime con came to the people of Hawaii instead of the other way around. I can then invite all my mainland friends (some of them are in the anime industry) to come and visit." - Stan Dahlin
What is there to do at an anime con? How do I prepare for the con? Where can I find more information about con etiquette?
animecons.com is a very informative site for information regarding anime conventions and attending one for the first timer.
What guests will you have?
The Guests portion of the website will be updated as they are confirmed.
What type of events will Kawaii Kon offer?
Kawaii Kon offers lots of large events and panels, along with anime showings, video games, and a dealer's room. Some events include interviews with guests, autograph sessions, concerts, panel discussions, costume contests, cosplay, and more. You can find more information about Kawaii Kon's programming in the Events section.
How old do I have to be to attend this con?
There is no age requirement for attending a con, however, we do suggest that you bring adult supervision if you are 12 or younger.
How can I volunteer to staff Kawaii Kon and what are the perks?
Please see Kawaii Kon's Staffing page
What is Kawaii Kon's weapons policy?
You can find the Kawaii Kon Weapons Policy here.
Will there be an Artists Alley and how do I register for it?
Sale of Kawaii Kon Artist Alley tables are on sale now!
How do I get a Dealer's Table? What are the costs?
Please contact the Dealers Room Director at email@example.com
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