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Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center [clear filter]
Friday, April 8

10:00am HST

Assistance Needed in the Cosplay Department: Beginning to Cosplay
New to cosplaying? Want to learn some of the ropes to begin down the road of cosplaying? Come to this interactive panel, where we'll talk about wigs, props, cosplays, make-up, and any questions you have!

Friday April 8, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

1:30pm HST

Behind the Music with GARNiDELiA
GARNiDELiA has been a part of the Japanese music scene for 5 years. In that time, they have been featured in numerous anime themes, and played internationally. Learn about their experiences and ask your questions here!

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GARNiDELiA is a music unit composed of MARiA, a female vocalist and toku, a music composer. Both are incredibly talented and have garnered musical fame independently. toku has written and arranged hit songs of Angela Aki, LiSA, An Café and others. MARiA performs with several musicians... Read More →

Friday April 8, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

2:45pm HST

“Garakowa -Restore the World”- Screening & Q&A w/Voice Actress Yumiri Hanamori
Come join a voice actress, Yumiri Hanamori (Remo) for an exciting Garakowa panel. We will screen Garakowa and Yumiri will talk about the film. At Q&A session, giving fans a chance to ask her questions directly about the film and her work. The panel will end with a fan-favorite Janken Pon game (Japanese rock-paper-scissors). The winners will get the special prizes from Yumiri.

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Yumiri Hanamori

Up-and-coming voice actress Yumiri Hanamori already has a slew of impressive credits. Her roles include Sachiko Umemoto in “Ace of Diamond”, Chiaya Misono in “The Rolling Girls”, Uritan in “ETOTAMA”, and Remo in “Garakowa -Restore the World-“. She is also well known... Read More →

Friday April 8, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

4:30pm HST

Behind the Music: Joe Inoue
Meet Joe Inoue and get a first hand account of his life - from LA to Japan and making it in the music industry!

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Joe Inoue

Joe Inoue was born in Los Angeles, California under Japanese parents who moved to the states to follow their careers. He grew up in an environment filled with music, and started listening to music seriously in his middle school years. Gradually, Inoue started recording his own materials... Read More →

Friday April 8, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

5:45pm HST

Behind the Mic: J. Michael Tatum
Meet the man behind the voice - J. Michael Tatum! Feel free to ask him all of your most interesting questions!

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J. Michael Tatum

Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al, this reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be described as freefall before landing, mostly by accident... Read More →

Friday April 8, 2016 5:45pm - 6:45pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

7:00pm HST

Getting to Know Cherami Leigh
Do you have questions for Cherami Leigh? What was it like voicing Asuna, or working on Fairy Tail? Find out the answers at this panel!

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Cherami Leigh

Cherami Leigh has been in the industry for 20 years. She has been in over 75 commercials, and has worked on over 100 anime projects including “Lucy” in Fairy Tail, “Asuna” in Sword Art Online, “Road” in D. Grayman, “Lizzie” in Black Butler, “Mai” in Ghost Hunt... Read More →

Friday April 8, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

8:15pm HST

Teaching English in Japan
Many attendees are interested in Japanese culture want to know how they can live in Japan. This panel is a good opportunity for people to learn about how they can live in Japan and have a very decent paying job and gain amazing experiences. Here you can learn about the process to apply for jobs, learn about live in Japan for foreigners, and some of the great things to experience in Japan.

Friday April 8, 2016 8:15pm - 9:45pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

10:00pm HST

Who Wants to be a Voice Actor
Back by popular demand, the local voice acting panel is here for 2016! With new scripts, new acting exercises, and a lot of inside info on the industry that brings your favorite characters to life, learn from Koichi and Goofy, two up and coming voice actors with a passion for the craft!

Friday April 8, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday April 9, 2016 12:00am HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center
Saturday, April 9

10:00am HST

Animation to Comics - How to Convert a TV Series into a Monthly Comic Book Series
Learn from those in the animation field how they traversed the gap in media when they took an animated series pitch and turned it into a monthly graphic novel. Honolulu TV commercial producer/animator Gary Turner, and from Michigan, concept designer Mel Bontrager are creators on the exciting new series "I, Mage" from Action Lab Entertainment. They'll be demonstrating the challenges and sharing how they achieved their successes.

Saturday April 9, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

11:15am HST

Can You Guess Who Anime
Think you know your anime characters? Then come compete in this Q&A competition to see how much you know your anime characters. All contestants of all ages welcomed.

Saturday April 9, 2016 11:15am - 12:45pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

1:00pm HST

Anime with Sign Language

We love Anime story, artwork, and exaggerated emotions. Try to re-tell an Anime action sequence into spoken words and it's just not the same. There is a work around this limitation by using Sign Language to Visually interpret Anime on-screen to realtime storytelling.

Saturday April 9, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

2:15pm HST

Art Auction
Join us for the annual Kawaii Kon Art Auction!

Saturday April 9, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

4:00pm HST

Pungdeng-E Q&A
Have questions for Pungdeng-E? Get them answered here!

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DO YOU KNOW PUNGDENG-E? PUNGDENG-E is a three member KPOP girl group from Korea consisting of members Heejin “Red”, Gahee “Blue” and Eunbi “Yellow”. The group made their music debut on December 2013 and live television stage debut on February 2014. They originated with... Read More →

Saturday April 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

5:15pm HST

Meet Asami Shimoda
Get a rare chance to meet Asami Shimoda at her first North American appearance!

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Asami Shimoda

Asami Shimoda is a Japanese voice actress affiliated with Arts Vision. She was born in Tottori Prefecture on January 30 Shimoda is most well known for her role as Ami Futami and Mami Futami in THE IDOLM@STER as well as Rin Kagamine and Len Kagamine from VOCALOID2. Other notable roles... Read More →

Saturday April 9, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

6:30pm HST

Christian Themes in Anime
What do Noragami, Naruto, and Death Note have in common with the Bible? Anime has several savior figures that resemble Jesus, and it's more apparent then you might think. Learn how to appreciate anime more by discovering how themes of redemption, sacrifice, and dedication are used in all kind of story telling, even the Bible!

Saturday April 9, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

8:00pm HST

Lex Lang and the Inappropriate Lupin III Bloopers 18+
Join Lex Lang for an evening of hilarity as we discuss Lupin III and get into all sorts of inappropriate hijinks. 18+ only. Photo ID required

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Lex Lang

Lex Lang is 2X Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards honored Voice Actor and Director. He is listed as one of the top 20 Anime, Animation and Video Game Voice Actors of All Time on IMDB. Over the last 20 years he has been in over five hundred Original Animation episodes, Anime series... Read More →

Saturday April 9, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

9:15pm HST

Talk Nerdy to Me 18+
Your favorite foul mouth degenerates are back in Kawaii Kon's blood sport debate arena that is 'The Talk Nerdy To Me' panel! It is only here that true nerds are born as they defend the honor of their favorite fandoms while simultaneously tearing apart the fandom of others. Bring your sage like nerd knowledge and your mother$@?&ing foul mouth as we prepare to throw the waifu of war at Kawaii Kon's biggest fig- I mean DEBATE that is the 'The Talk Nerdy To Me' Panel!

Saturday April 9, 2016 9:15pm - 10:45pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

11:00pm HST

DMMD After Dark 18+
Ever wondered what the boys of Dramatical Murder do in their spare time? Then come and ask and maybe even dare them! Plus a little something extra if you know what I mean. *wink wink*

Saturday April 9, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday April 10, 2016 12:00am HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center
Sunday, April 10

10:00am HST

Cosplay and Copyright
Is cosplay illegal?! The internet is rife with misinformation regarding the (il)legality of of cosplay. Come find out what's true, what's false, and what the heck is actually going on.

Sunday April 10, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

11:15am HST

Kouichirou Natsume: An Inside Look at the Anime Industry
Join Kouichirou and Natsuko in discussing the happenings of the anime industry and sharing behind the scenes stories of productions he has been involved in.


Kouichirou Natsume

Kouichirou Natsume is a prominent figure that has played an pivotal role in the growth of the Japanese Anime Industry over the years years, such as representative director and president of Aniplex and representative director of A-1 Pictures. He is the top planner that knows everything... Read More →

Sunday April 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

12:30pm HST

Japanese Car Culture and the Art of the Drift
Before life was lived a quarter mile at a time, before the sightings of the ghost of Mount Akina, there was a culture of man and machine in Japan that rivaled anything seen in the west. From the very beginning of anime flashy and fast cars have found their way into anime and pop culture. Join us as we look at the history of the Japanese car scene, its progression and its worldwide legacy. We will look into the aspects of tuning culture that are uniquely Japanese, as well as things that have spread globally. We will also be exploring some of the many ties that car culture has had to anime (from the action hero in the awesome car to actual racing anime) and how the love of the automobile shines in popular art and media.

Sunday April 10, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

1:45pm HST

The Last Outpost Presents: Avengers vs Justice League
Captain America vs. Batman? Thor vs. Superman? Iron Man vs. Cyborg? The Scarlet Witch vs. Wonder Woman? The battle is on. Choose the earth's champions. Choose your hero. We'll bring the bad guys.

Sunday April 10, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

3:00pm HST

The Guys of Persona 4
After the mysterious events in Inaba, the Investigation Team is ready to face their next, big challenge: Kawaii Kon's local Persona 4 fanbase. Meet the male cast of the Investigation team, as they answer all of the burning questions you may have for them about their adventures inside, and outside the TV world. And who knows, they may even be up for a round of the King's Game~


Sunday April 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

4:45pm HST

Mori Girl - A Quiet Life in a Noisy World
Mori Girl is a fashion that originated in Japan and means Forest Girl. As a reaction to hectic urban lives, wearers embrace a natural look and a slower paced lifestyle and can be worn by men and women of all ages. This panel will go over the history of the fashion, different styles, substyles, how to create an outfit, and resources.

Sunday April 10, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

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