As if I needed another reason to love the Big Island of Hawaii… I just learned about HawaiiCon. The Big Island is not just full of palm trees, beaches, and resorts. It is home to Kilauea, one of the longest-erupting volcanoes in the world. And, it is one of the few places on earth where you can ski and surf in the same day. The Big Island has numerous cultural festivals – and HawaiiCon is one of them!
HawaiiCon caught this fangirl unprepared. We found out about it while vacationing on the Big Island, thanks to a featured article in Ke Ola Magazine. I had packed some Hot Topic tank tops, but not my wardrobe of Her Universe dresses. Nevertheless, I welcomed the opportunity to see a new con.
Even though I’d been to many conventions including San Diego Comic-Con, Star Wars Celebration, and D23 Expo – I found many reasons to love HawaiiCon. Here are my Top 10 reasons why you should put HawaiiCon on your calendar next year.
This article was originally published on LaughingPlace.com
1. Opportunity to really get to know celebrity guests
Celebrity guest stars were scheduled at multiple panels and activities over the HawaiiCon weekend. This allowed a rare opportunity to really get to know them, and interact in a more informal setting.
It was personal ‘story time’ with your favorite celebrities. This was my first encounter with Temuera Morrison (Chief Tui, Moana / Jango Fett, Star Wars Ep. II). And Paul Blake (Greedo, Star Wars Ep. IV), who answered the question ‘Who Shot First?’ We enjoyed ‘solo’ time with Daniel Logan (young Boba Fett, Star Wars Ep. II). Q&A was amazing during these small panel sessions.