Kawaii Kon is operated by a core of directors from Hawaii in conjunction with a few mainland based directors. Kawaii Kon is a not-for-profit entity – that means no one makes a profit from the convention- Not the owners, organizers or staff. We do it for the love of anime and the local otaku community!
What is Kawaii Kon?
Kawaii Kon is a 3-day convention that celebrates Japanese anime (cartoons), manga (comics), and all facets of Japanese culture. We offer a variety of events and activities throughout the weekend. From video games, table top games, costume contests, thousands of manga to read, a talent-filled Artist Alley, an expansive Dealer’s Room, formal ball, we have something for everyone!
Why do you guys do this?
We love anime, we love making you smile, and we love sharing that love with the uninitiated! By organizing Kawaii Kon every year, we create a safe space for otaku to meet, socialize, and enjoy themselves. Anime has had an impact on our lives, and we want to be able to share that with others.
Where is Kawaii Kon held?
Kawaii Kon is held annually at the Hawaii Convention Center.
When is Kawaii Kon?
This year, Kawaii Kon will be held April 7-9, 2017. This will be the 13th Kawaii Kon.
How much is a membership for Kawaii Kon?
If you register online before July 31, 3 day passes are available for $48 for adults (ages 13+) and $43 for children (ages 5-12).
If you register online before October 31, 3 day passes are available for $51 for adults (ages 13+) and $43 for children (ages 5-12).
If you register after October 31, 3 day passes are available for $56 for adults (ages 13+) and $47 for children (ages 5-12)
If you register at the convention, prices are $63 for 3 day adult passes, $53 for 3 day child passes. Two day passes will be $53.
What kinds of events do you offer?
Artist Alley Games
Cosplay (Costume) Contests
Lolita Tea Party
Video Game Tournaments
Table Top Tournaments
So much more!
Is there an age requirement to attend?
All ages are welcome at the convention! Children under 5 years old get in free, and ages 5-12 can enjoy the con at a lower child-rate for their membership. We do require that children under the age of 13 be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We also offer a few adult only events, where entry will require a government issued ID to verify age.
I want to help out! Do you have any volunteer spaces available?
Yes! We’re always in need of more help! Check out our department descriptions here to see what sounds like fun, and then head on over to our application page to get yourself signed up!