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Guide to Kawaii Kon 2017

Thirteen years and 15,000 otaku after it began, it’s back. Kawaii Kon 2017 happens at the Hawaii Convention Center this weekend, April 7 to 9. So to help you navigate this world of anime, manga, gaming and cosplay — and…

Pacific Ink and Art Expo 2016 – Day 1

What’s black and white and red all over? The skin of most people at the first day of the Pacific Ink and Art Expo. I strolled through corridors of skin canvases and bloody inking, watching magicians at work. It must…

Your guide to Comic Con Honolulu 2016

Didn’t we just have another convention? Well, you can never have too much of a good thing, can you? While some fans in the local geek community may be feeling the burnout, I welcome our new convention overlords. I’d rather…

Hawaii Anime and Comic Convention Guide 2016

It’s that time of year again, when elusive otaku and comic book nerds reveal themselves and venture forth into the daylight to gather among others of their kind. You can find these creatures everywhere – at work, the mall and…

Anime Matsuri 2015

The debut of Anime Matsuri started off slow, probably because of Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday, but we spotted some amazing cosplay. The debut of the new anime convention, thrown by a crew based in Houston, featured panels, vendors, special guests,…

Anime Matsuri Hawaii gets underway

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Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2015 Day 1

The Amazing Hawaii Comic Con made its Hawaii debut Friday at the Hawaii Convention Center, featuring special guests, exhibitors, panelists and local artists tied to the comic book industry. The Amazing Hawaii Comic Con runs through Sunday. Here’s our preview…

Oni-Con Hawaii 2013

Don’t call it the “other” anime convention. This weekend’s Oni-Con Hawaii attracted thousands of cosplayers, gamers, otakus, and fans of Japanese culture to the Hawaii Convention Center for three days of play. The convention, which runs through today, featured events,…