HawaiiCon has announced the start of ticket sales to their highly anticipated science, sci-fi and fantasy convention. HawaiiCon is scheduled for September 12, 13, and 14, 2014 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort.
In addition 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, take a hula lesson, 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 the feeling of 'Ohana, teach sustainability, respect for the 'aina and an inspirational experience that can only be found through the adventures that the Big Island offers.”
The list of celebrities is unprecedented for a first year convention: Most of the cast of Stargate: Atlantis are scheduled to appear for a 10th year reunion, Claudia Christian and Patricia Tallman from Babylon 5, Richard Hatch, Michael Hogan and Kate Vernon from Battlestar Galactica, Esme Bianco from Game of Thrones, and voice actress Cree Summer (Drawn Together). Super genre writer-producer Jane Espenson will be on panels and running a writing workshop.
For an extra special event, HawaiiCon will be hosting the 78th birthday bash of Walter Koenig, the original Chekov from Star Trek with some special guests. Panelists and workshop experts include world renown Mars mission scientist Bobak Ferdowski, Hawaiian cultural experts, cosplay designers, robotics teams, astronomers, and aerospace experts.
Tickets, tours and hotel bookings are available via www.hawaiicon.com
HawaiiCon is a non-profit organization whose mission is 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 Directors of the Board are: 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 been endorsed by the Governor's Office and 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.