Pre-Register for Kawaii Kon

Adult 3-Day Memberships Prices

We offer 3 day, 2 day, and 1 day memberships at the door. Please jump to our At the Door Registration section for more info.

April 10, 2017 - October 31, 2017

$ 54

per personAdult 3 day membership.

November 1 - February 16

$ 59

per personAdult 3 day membership.

At The Door

$ 65

per personAdult 3 day membership.

Child 3-Day Membership Prices

Children 10 and under now get in free with a paying adult.

Free child memberships (ages 10 & younger) must be retrieved with a registered parent or guardian with the child present.

What does it mean to pre-register for Kawaii Kon?

Join us at Hawaii’s largest anime convention! You can purchase a membership for Kawaii Kon in advance of the show; your membership is good for all three of the convention days, and your membership badge can be picked up at any time during the weekend, or early on Thursday night! Your membership badge will allow you access to guest panels, autographs, video gaming, table top gaming, the manga library, anime screenings, and so much more! Additional tickets for very special events may be available when you preregister as well.

Why Preregister?

Pre-registering for the convention has some great benefits for you! These include:

  • Saving money! Prices go up as the event gets closer, so the sooner you register, the more money you save.
  • Being able to pick up your membership badges earliest on Thursday before the show.
  • A separate line is available for picking up membership passes.
  • Not having to pay for the event, and whatever purchases you may want to make at the show all at once.
  • You can add on con shirts, or extra event tickets when you register.

Picking Up Membership Badges

You will need the following items to pick up your badge:

  • Valid Photo I.D.
  • Confirmation Email.

Your ID must match the name on the confirmation email.

Valid Photo I.D. that Kawaii Kon will accept are, but not limited to:

  • State-issued I.D.
  • Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • School/ College/ University I.D.
  • Armed Forces I.D.

If for some reason your friend or family member is unable to pick-up their own pass, we have a solution for you!

Pick Up Request

If you need to pick up someone else’s preregistered pass, or need someone to pick up your pass, please fill out the Pick Up Request form by February 17, 2018. Once this request has been processed and approved, the person approved to pick up the passes will need to bring the following to the convention:

  • Confirmation email (for the pass(es) you are picking up)
  • The “accepted request” email from the Registration Department.
  • Photocopy of ticket owner’s Photo I.D.
  • Your photo I.D.

If you fail to bring any of the above, you will not be able to pick up the passes.

Transfer Request

If you purchased a membership for Kawaii Kon 2018, and no longer want it, you can transfer your membership to someone else. In order to do this, the person who purchased the original membership must fill out our Transfer Request Form by February 17, 2018. You will need to provide your membership information in addition to the name and email of the person you are transferring the membership to.

Register at Kawaii Kon

What does At-the-Door Registration mean?

  • If you couldn’t or didn’t register online before the convention, you can still get your anime fix and attend Kawaii Kon! At-the-Door memberships give you the same access to events, concerts, autographs, video games, table top games, anime screenings and premiers that preregistered attendees will have.

What are the prices for registering at the door?

Adult At the Door Membership Prices

  • 3 day membership – $65/person
  • 2 day membership – $55/person
  • Friday only – $40/person
  • Saturday only – $45/person
  • Sunday only – $40/person

Child At the Door Membership Prices

  • Children 10 and under get in free with paid adult membership.
  • Free child memberships (ages 10 & younger) must be retrieved with a registered parent or guardian with the child present.

How does it work?

  • When you arrive at the Hawaii Convention Center, you will be directed to one of two lines; one for people who preregistered for Kawaii Kon online, and one for At-the-Door registration. If you have not purchased a membership online, go through the At-the-Door line. You will be able to pay with cash, credit or debit when you arrive at the registration tables.

Walk-In Form

Do I need anything special?

  • We require all At-the-Door attendees to fill out a short form that includes your name, what type of badge you are purchasing, and other demographic information. Forms and pens will be available to you while you are in the line to purchase your membership. If you would like to fill out the form before arriving at the Convention Center, you may fill out, print, and bring this one here: At-the-Door Registration Form
  • We also require a valid photo ID for all At-the-Door attendees. Valid forms of ID include (but are not limited to):
    • State-issued I.D.
    • Driver’s License
    • Passport
    • School/ College/ University I.D.
    • Armed Forces I.D.

Types of memberships available?

  • Kawaii Kon offers 3 day, 2 day, and 1 day membership options for adults and children. You cannot pick up a badge before the day it will be utilized however. This means that:
    • Only 3 day memberships will be available on Thursday
    • On Friday, you may purchase a 3 day, Friday-Saturday or Friday only membership
    • On Saturday, you may purchase a Saturday-Sunday membership, or a Saturday only membership
    • On Sunday, you may purchase a Sunday only membership, and preregister for the following year

Registration FAQs

How do I transfer my membership to someone else?

  • Please complete the Online Membership Transfer Request Form by February 17, 2018. You will need the full name and email of the person you are transferring to, in addition to your membership information

Can I pick up my friends or family’s memberships?

  • Yes. Please fill out the Pick Up Request Form by February 17, 2018 and then bring the following items with you:
    • Confirmation E-mail
    • The “Accepted Request” email from the Registration Department.
    • Photocopy of ticket owner’s Photo I.D.
    • Your photo I.D.

Is there a hotel special?

  • If you book a room at the Ala Moana hotel for Kawaii Kon, you can purchase using a special Kawaii Kon rate. Information on the hotel can be found here. The special Kawaii Kon rate will be posted closer to the convention.
  • If you are looking to book a hotel and get your pass at the same time, consider a VIP Package! This package includes a three-night stay, your badges and additional perks. VIP packages will be available around December 2017.

What does Preregistration mean?

  • Preregistration is buying a membership to Kawaii Kon before the convention begins.

Where am I able to buy a membership before the convention starts?

  • Preregistration is available starting on the Saturday of the convention for the following year. After that, you will be able to purchase your membership online, as well at various events that Kawaii Kon is invited to throughout the year.

What is the cutoff date for online orders?

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018.

If I buy a membership online will my pass be mailed to me?

  • o. You must pick up your membership during Registration’s operating hours during the weekend of the convention.

Where do I go to pick up my membership?

  • Registration is located through the doors of Kamehameha Exhibit Hall III on the first floor of the Hawaii Convention Center. Your membership badge can be picked up there. Make sure you get in the right line so you don’t have to stand in line twice! The Pre-Registration line is for those who purchased a membership before the show. The Walk In Registration line is for those who plan on purchasing a membership in person.

What is required to pick up my preregistered membership?

  • You will need to bring a print out of your confirmation email and a matching valid form of ID. The name on your confirmation must match the name on your ID.

What types of photo IDs are accepted?

Valid Photo I.D. that Kawaii Kon will accept are, but not limited to:

  • State-issued I.D.
  • Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • School/ College/ University I.D.
  • Armed Forces I.D.

What if I do not have my photo I.D.?

  • The membership will not be released, so please double check before you leave your house!

What do I do if I preregistered at last year’s convention, but did not receive a confirmation email?

I bought my membership online, but I lost the confirmation email. Can Kawaii Kon resend it?

  • Before emailing Registration, please try to locate the original email by searching your e-mail spam/inbox or logging back into Eventbrite.

What time are we allowed to line up on Thursday night?

  • You may begin lining up at 3pm. Registration will be open from 4pm to 7pm to hand out preregistered 3-day membership badges. You will be able to purchase 3-day memberships during times 5pm to 7pm on Thursday as well.

If I preregistered, do I have to pick up my membership on Thursday?

  • No. You can pick up your membership on any day of the convention weekend. Registration offers the convenience of Thursday night pick up for those who wish to enjoy Kawaii Kon without losing time in the registration lines.

Will you be accepting At-the-Door Registrations on Thursday?

  • Yes. There will be a separate line for those who wish to register on Thursday night. Only 3-day memberships passes will be sold on Thursday night from 5pm to 7pm.

If I’m only going to be purchasing a One-Day membership, will I be able to purchase it on Friday for Saturday?

  • No. One day memberships will need to be purchased on the day that you decide to attend. This means you can only purchase a 1 day Friday membership on Friday, a 1 day Saturday membership on Saturday, and a 1 day Sunday membership on Sunday.

What do I need to purchase a membership at the door?

  • You will need a complete copy of this At-the-Door Form (we’ll have them available at the show too!) and a valid form of ID.

What type of credit cards does Kawaii Kon accept?

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • AMEX

I bought a T-shirt/Special Event Ticket etc. online. Where and when am I able to pick it up?

  • They will be available for pick up at Kawaii Kon’s merchandise table located in the dealer’s room as early as 11:00am on the Friday of the convention weekend.

Help! I lost my membership! What do I do?

  • Please check with Lost & Found first before mentally preparing yourself to pay the full price to replace your lost pass.

Does Kawaii Kon enforce Hawaii’s Truancy Laws?

  • Yes. Since the Friday of the convention is a school day, and being that Kawaii Kon is a convention that is dedicated to creating a broader awareness & appreciation for Japanese animation and culture, we encourage the education of the attending students. We will not allow students to pick up their passes until after 12:00pm on Friday.

Does Kawaii Kon offer discounts for large school anime clubs?

  • Yes. Please have the club advisor contact the Registration Department at registration@kawaiikon.com for an inquiry. Emails from students will not be accepted.