Catch the Wave

Aloha fanboys and girls, are you ready for a pop culture extravaganza in beautiful Hawaii? Hawaii Con is just around the corner on September 14-17, 2017. The show is taking place at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive in Kohala Coast, Hawaii.

Exciting guests attending the con include Nicholas Brendon, Charisma Carpenter, Emma Caulfield, and Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica), Patricia Tallman (Babylon 5), Paul Blake, Daniel Logan, and Temuera Morrison (Star Wars), Cree Summer, Steve Blum, and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Star Wars: The Animated Series), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons), Mog Park (Game of Thrones), Ethen Beavers (Justice League Unlimited), Leonardo Faierman and Marqueeda LaStar (Black Girl Nerds), J.N. Monk (Enough Space For Everyone), Nnedi Okorafor (The Shadow Speaker), Marion Deeds (Deeds & Words), Cynthia Felice (Godsfire), John V. Hedtke (Podcasting Now!), Frank Catalano (Book to Screen), Marta Randall (New Dimensions), T.L. Smith (Black), Keao NeSmith (Kekohi), Elisabeth Waters (Changing Fate), Fred White (The Daily Writer), Terry Weyna (Fantasy Literature), Wen Spencer (The Black Wolves of Boston), Gina Keali’inohomoku (Bleach: Memories of Nobody), Kannon Kurowski (Christmas with the Andersons), Amy Hoff and Alasdair Reavey (Caledonia), and Youtuber’s Allen Pan, Roger DiLuigi, Tyler Murray, and Hermes Arriola. Cosplayers Larissa Paige, Philip Odango, Genevieve Marie, Charles Xavier Conley, Fileena Bahris, and Tatiana DeKhtyar will also be at the show.

During the convention, fans can participate in various workshops and panels, meet and greets, autograph signings, and photo-ops. There will be an exciting zipline tour, snorkeling, and hula lessons with the stars, movie screenings, artists alley, the annual cosplay contest, and a charity auction. Plus, a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, along with the 20th anniversary of Joss Whedon and Jane Espenson’s respective universes. As the convention draws closer more information on the 2017 programming will be added to their website.

The con is running nearly continuously beginning on Thurdsay at 7 AM through Sunday at 11 PM. One-day passes are $20 for Thursday, $50 for Friday, $65 for Saturday, and $65 for Sunday. Children 6-12 are admitted for $10 on Thursday, $25 for Friday, and $30 for Saturday or Sunday. VIP packages are also available, and children five and under are admitted for free every day.

For more information on the upcoming con, or to purchase tickets, visit www.hawaiicon.com.