Hawaii Convention Center

Your Weekend: The Best Family Events-Sept. 19, 2019

Photo: Courtesy of Pearl Harbor Aviation MuseumPacific Aviation Museum is one of five venues offering free admission this Saturday. Aspiring pilots here keep it casual in their flight suits and slippers. Hawaiʻi Open   Professional beach volleyball players will be in Waikīkī…

Your Weekend: The Best Family Events-Sept. 12, 2018

Photo: Courtesy of Aloha FestivalsThe Keiki Ho'olaule'a is on Saturday, Sept. 15, in Pearlridge Center, featuring free entertainment for families. Keiki Ho’olaule’a Pearlridge Center will host the Keiki Ho’olaule’a, an afternoon of free activities, kid-friendly arts and crafts and entertainment as part…

Your Weekend: The Best Family Events-Aug. 29, 2018

Photo: Courtesy of Okinawan FestivalAt the Okinawan Festival this weekend, keiki can take pictures wearing traditional kimono while holding paranku hand drums. Okinawan Festival You won’t need sunscreen and bug repellant at this year’s Okinawan Festival. The popular event has…

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…

Highlights of Comic Con Honolulu Day 2

Hawaii’s first Comic Con Honolulu, brought to you by the folks behind Kawaii Kon, is in full swing this weekend at the Hawaii Convention Center, featuring comics, video games, table top games, cosplay and celebrity guests from the biggest sci-fi,…

Pics: Kawaii Kon 2015 Day 3

For those who made it to the last day of Kawaii Kon, there were still a lot of great things to see and do. We got photos from the Darkly Darling Lolita fashion show in the morning, the EMKE concert…

Pics: Kawaii Kon 2015 Day 2

On Saturday, traditionally the most crowded day of Kawaii Kon, cosplayers, anime fans, gamers, otaku and nerds of all flavors came out in force to attend the panels and take advantage of various photo opportunities. Photos by Eric Baranda, Tracy…

Pics: Kawaii Kon 2015 Day 1

The biggest anime & manga convention in Hawaii kicked off Friday at the Hawaii Convention Center with opening ceremonies and special guests like Todd Haberkorn, Leah Rose, Uncanny Megan, Bryce Papenbrook, AKIRA and more. The Kon continues for the rest…

5 questions with Christina Tosi

As an official media partner of this year’s Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival, we’ll be interviewing several of the noteworthy chefs who be attending this year’s event, which runs Aug. 29 through Sept. 7. Chef Christina Tosi is a returning…

Joy of Sake: The how-to guide

How will you tackle 370 junmai, ginjo and daiginjo sakes along with bites from 19 restaurants? That’s the conundrum that awaits at Friday night’s Joy of Sake.From past experience attending this event, I’ve gleaned some info to help you strategize.…

Party pics: Kawaii Kon 2014

The 10th Anniversary of Kawaii Kon brought thousands of people out to the Hawaii Convention Center for the three-day convention celebrating everything anime, cosplay, video gaming and more. The event, from April 4-6, featured highlights on Friday and Saturday including…

Countdown to the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival, with an amazing lineup of chefs and events for September.From now until Aug. 23, event tickets are available at a discounted rate, so be sure to…

Party pics: Kawaii Kon 2013

We were there for the opening day of Kawaii Kon, the huge annual anime and cosplay festival at Hawaii Convention Center. Kawaii Kon runs all weekend,  with fashion shows, concerts, panels, workshops, gaming tournaments and special guests, including iconic voice…