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HawaiiCon 2014: The science, sci-fi and fantasy convention with aloha

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HawaiiCon has announced the start of early pre-sale tickets to its highly anticipated science, sci-fi and fantasy convention. HawaiiCon is scheduled for Sept. 12-15, 2014 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort.

Pre-sales, via Kickstarter, give members big breaks on hotel rooms and Con passes. Three night hotel packages with convention pass will start at only $595. For a three-day pass without hotel, prices start as low as $75. Getting in on these pre-sale deals assures members the best experiences HawaiiCon has to offer.

Attendance will be limited to 2,500. Once the pre-sale is sold out, regular costs are $250 for the Con pass and $795 for the pass plus hotel and up.

Discount Passes and hotel packages are available at:
www.kickstarter.com/projects/2…

In additional to the usual panels and workshops in the convention rooms, HawaiiCon will also provide members the unique opportunity to go on tours, share a luau or go to the beach with their favorite stars.

HawaiiCon founder, GB Hajim, says, ”We want to create a unique event that will set us apart from other Cons, to give folks both the feeling of ʻOhana and an inspirational experience that only can be found through the adventures that the Big Island offers.”

The signed list of celebrities continues to grows every week: Torri Higginson, Rachel Luttrell, Paul McGillion, and Andee Frizzell from Stargate: Atlantis are scheduled to appear for a 10th year reunion, along with Claudia Christian and Patricia Tallman from Babylon 5 and voice actress Cree Summer (Drawn Together). David Franklin is coming for 15th reunion of Farscape.

More actors and actresses will be added in the next few weeks. Panelists and workshop experts include world reknown Mars mission scientists, Hawaiian cultural experts, cosplay designers, robotics teams, astronomers, and aerospace experts.

HawaiiCon expects to add $1million to $2 million to the islandʻs economy in its first year and grow 15-20 percent per year.

HawaiiCon is a non-profit organization with a mission to increase public awareness of science, the science fiction genre, and mythologies, past and present, which guide humanity.

HawaiiCon will emphasize education and uniquely Hawaiian contributions to science, including navigation and ensure that Native Hawaiian culture is accorded an honored place in the conversation of science and science fiction.

HawaiiCon founder is GB Hajim, Producer and Director of the award winning film, Strange Frame. The Board of Directors is made up of Performing Arts Learning Center Director Jackie Seaquist, Realtor Jessica Hall, Dave Steiner, owner of Hawaii White Mountain Coffee Company, and UH-Hilo communications student Jessie Minick.

HawaiiCon has partnered with the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Big Island Visitors Bureau, Gemini Telescope, Big Island Film Commission, and Imiloa Astronomy Center, with more organizations coming aboard every day.

Follow HawaiiCon on FaceBook at: facebook.com/HawaiiCon and Twitter: @HawaiiCon

One Response to “HawaiiCon 2014: The science, sci-fi and fantasy convention with aloha”

  1. odiemodie2 says:

    Awesome! Another convention in Hawai’i that has to do with Sci-Fi/ Fantasy and even Costuming… or should I say, COSPLAYING! The Big Island Otakus now have a con they can go to, besides the ones on O’ahu…
    Geekdom is indeed on the rise in the Aloha State!

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