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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…

Comic Con Honolulu 2016: Day 1

Harley Quinn and the Joker from the upcoming “Suicide Squad” film were friendlier than expected, considering their suicidal tendencies. And Katana from “Arrow” apparently gave birth to a Hogwart’s wizard, Jedi knight, and a tiny barbarian. Where did I encounter…

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…

Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2016 Day 1

  Avengers assemble! Day one of the Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2016, was noticeably slower than last year, probably due to all the high school graduations happening Friday night. Still, we saw tons of comic book artists, vendors, crafts and…

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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Party pics: Yelp’s Monster Mash

Ghosts and goblins came out Tuesday night for Yelp’s Monster Mash costume party at Aloha Tower. The event offered free samplings of food and drinks provided by local restaurants, along with live entertainment and prize giveaways. Donations from the event…

Party pics: Celebrenty Halloween Costume Party

We celebrated with local celebrity Brent Anbe on Saturday night for his 2nd Annual Celebrenty Halloween Costume Party at Scarlet Honolulu in Chinatown. A big supporter of the local film and art scene, Anbe also works in casting for “Hawaii Five-0.”…

Party pics: GamerExpo 2015

The show must go on for GamerExpo 2015. After a last-minute venue and date change, the GamerExpo 2015 moved to this past Sunday at Ala Moana Hotel. It featured a cosplay contest with cash prizes, vendors and appearances by professional…

Party pics: Anime Day 2015

Windward Mall shoppers on Saturday got a sneak peek of Kawaii Kon at Anime Day 2015. Along with a cosplay showcase, the event offered anime and cosplay fans games and activities, and early registration for next year’s convention, taking place…

Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2015 Day 3

The Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2015 wrapped up Sunday, with several panels and events geared toward children. On its final day of the three-day convention, attendees crammed into Hawaii Convention Center to get their last look at comics and cosplay.…

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…

Guide to Amazing Hawaii Comic Con

Have you felt it? There’s been an awakening. Hawaii’s geeks are getting ready for the very first Amazing Hawaii Comic Con. If you’ve been wondering why some of your family, friends and co-workers have been distracted lately, they’re imagining all…

Party pics: Kahua Cafe Disney brunch

It’s a small world after all. Well, a small island at least. Disney princesses and princes gathered at Kahua Cafe on Sunday for a family-friendly brunch that encouraged people to dress as their favorite Disney character. Cookies, scones and sandwiches…

Party pics: Comic Con Honolulu 2015

Photo by Eric Baranda Anime, video game and comic cosplayers were joined by fans and celebrity guests from science fiction TV and movie franchises like “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” “Firefly,” “Jurassic Park,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Doctor Who” at the…

Guide to Comic Con Honolulu

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out. Only instead of something terrible, it’s actually something great that’s coming. What I heard rippling through the universe was the sound of local geeks…

Party pics: Tiki’s Halfway to Halloween

Costumes came out in full force Saturday night for the second annual Tiki’s Halfway to Halloween Party, a VIP event with live body painting. Doors opened to the public afterwards, with DJs and live music. Tiki's Halfway to Halloween Party…

Party pics: Hoku Kon Preview Day

Hoku Kon, Oahu’s newest comic, science fiction, gaming and fantasy convention, held a preview day Sunday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki. The preview gave a taste for what’s to come at the inaugural Hoku Kon, organized by the…

Party pics: Taku Taku Matsuri 2014

Cosplayers and self-proclaimed otakus converged Saturday for Taku Taku Matsuri at the Japanese Cultural Center. This second annual event, which showcases anything related to anime, manga and the otaku culture, featured local artists, special interest panels and interactive activities. Highlights…