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Which stars to bring to HawaiiCon 2015? We need the help of  Whovians, Scapers, Browncoats, and Gaters to decide!
Which stars to bring to HawaiiCon 2015? We need the help of Whovians, Scapers, Browncoats, and Gaters to decide!
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What is HawaiiCon?

Set on the beautiful island of Hawaii, HawaiiCon is a science, sci-fi, and fantasy destination convention with big stars, no crowds, great panels, adventures with celebrities, fantastic food, all in one of the most awesome locations of any fan con anywhere.

Discounted Pre-Sale Passes to the convention are available here.

View from the convention area / Site of the Gala Dinners
View from the convention area / Site of the Gala Dinners

Is HawaiiCon really that awesome?

HawaiiCon 2014 was truly big fun and a huge success.

For those who supported our previous Kickstarter campaign: Mahalo! 

Winners of the HawaiiCon 2014 Cosplay Contest
Winners of the HawaiiCon 2014 Cosplay Contest

 The celebrities had a blast and all of them have asked to be invited back!

Claudia Christian (B5), Esme Bianco (GoT), Jane Espenson, Torri Higginson (SG:A), Patricia Tallman (B5) and Brad Bell (Husbands)
Claudia Christian (B5), Esme Bianco (GoT), Jane Espenson, Torri Higginson (SG:A), Patricia Tallman (B5) and Brad Bell (Husbands)

Vendors thought we were the best con even though we didn't have the big crowds. 

And one of our heroes gave us the shiniest endorsement ever.

To make HawaiiCon 2015 even better we need the help of all Whovians, Scapers, Browncoats, and Gaters.

FIRST FUNDING GOAL REACHED!

Mahalo for all your support! We will be bringing celebrities from both Firefly and Stargate. With a little more from the Whovians we can bring someone from Dr.Who or Torchwood. Scapers really need to rally if we're going to bring Chiana to the beach.

It takes thousands for us to bring a supporting cast member and tens of thousands to bring a lead actor. Our stretch goal is $3000 for each show to bring a major supporting cast member like Tony Amendola or Ron Glass. Our stretch goal for a lead like John Barrowman is $10,000. 

By pledging for your photo-ops and meet & greets now it allows us to convince these folks to come. If you've already pledged, please spread the word!

Why Dr. Who, Farscape, Firefly, and Stargate? 

These are the shows that won our poll for HawaiiCon 2015.

Won't there be anything else?

We’ve booked talented actors and actresses, comicbook artists, cosplayers, writers, producers, authors, and artists. We have more in the works.

Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol from Battlestar Galactica)
Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol from Battlestar Galactica)

Already booked for HawaiiCon 2015 are: Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica, Hellcats, Hemlock, The Killing), Cree Summer (Drawn Together, Rugrats), Steve Blum (Digimon, Star Wars Rebels, Cowboy Bebop), Janet Varney (Legend of Korra, The JV Club), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Ghost in the Shell, Digimon, Eureka Seven and Cowboy Bebop), Melissa Fahn (Digimon, Cowboy Bebop), Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman, Wimmen's Comix), Steve Leialoha (DC Comics, Marvel Comics), Holly Conrad, BelleChere, Jane Espenson (Buffy, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Once Upon a Time), Brad Bell (Husbands, Torchwood), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama) and Sam Campos (PineappleMan)

HawaiiCon is on the Big Island of Hawaii which is home to the largest collection of deep space imaging observatories and the testing place for many Mars expedition elements. So we obviously have a top notch science track with space experts in Astronomy, Exoplanets, and Mars Exploration!

The Ultimate Mars Panel
The Ultimate Mars Panel

We are a small con and we like it that way! We like being able to hang out with our favorite creative people with no lines, no crowds, just lots of fun.

Sooooo.....to go the extra mile and bring more and bigger celebrities we need your help.

HawaiiCon will put up half of the money to bring the talent in from the other shows you have chosen. It is up to you all to get us all the way.

When the total of any show breaks $1000, we will bring a minor character from that show.

Between $2000 and $3000 we will bring two minor characters

When it exceeds $3000, we will bring a supporting actor or actress from the show.

Between $3000 and $10,000 we will bring a combination of minor and supporting roles. 

Reach goals for bigger stars

If the total support for a certain show exceeds $10,000 we can bring one of the leads and a supporting actor or actress! You might think this is a lot, but we are actually getting a great deal because the destination is Hawaii!

We don’t know exactly which fantastic cast members will come because of their acting schedules and we hope that these dear people do continue to take us on adventures! The following stars have already expressed interest in coming: Ben Browder, Christopher Judge, Gigi Edgely, Jewel Staite, and John Barrowman.

At the end of the Kickstarter campaign we will send out a survey to help us choose some of the celebrities to bring.

We will do our best to bring the most awesome people to HawaiiCon!

The Rewards

These are fantastic holiday presents!!! You friends and family will be saying MAHALO (thanks) to you forever!!!

The T-shirts from the first HawaiiCon ever and sure to be collector items. You can brag that you were there even if you weren't! (We won't tell anyone!)

Sizes from Small to XXL available!
Sizes from Small to XXL available!

Photo-Ops at HawaiiCon are similar, but a little different than other cons. First off, you can't beat the feeling of Aloha that bubbles through everything at HawaiiCon.

Cast of Stargate:Altantis with Chad and Tonya Colvin
Cast of Stargate:Altantis with Chad and Tonya Colvin

We also have a professional portrait photographer taking the shots and give her enough time to get that great moment. You get an 8"x10" copy right at the con and have the option of getting a digital download version for free as well. 

We all have to eat, but we don't want to miss out on the fun, so why not have lunch with a celebrity or two or three? Our Meet & Greet Buffet Lunches are gourmet affairs al fresca (outdoors) where the celebrities from your favorite shows stop by your table, chat with you and steal your food. John Barrowman can steal my food anytime, eh?

If you have a pressing question that requires some focused time with your favorite star, meet with them One-on-One. We'll provide a delicious beverage for you to sip while chatting away with your favorite show's heroes. We're laid back here at HawaiiCon, so if you want to bring a friend, it's cool with us.

One of the most spectacular memories you can have is experiencing sunset meal by the beach and ocean. Buy a table at a Gala dinner, bring your friends and we'll seat one of your favorite stars with you to make it a night you'll never forget!

Last, but definitely the most awesome: Sponsor a Celebrity!  When you pledge for this reward we will contact you within 48 hours and begin making plans to get the best celebrity we can from the show you choose!!

NOTE: All rewards are only available at HawaiiCon 2015. 

Discounted Pre-Sale Passes to the convention are available here.

Risks and challenges

If a show doesn't meet the minimum goal of $1000, then the money will be used to help bring an actor from another show. Your photo-op or meet&greet will be in the form of a credit for any of the offerings at HawaiiCon 2015!

Regardless of whether we meet our goal, HawaiiCon will be huge fun with stars, workshops, science, gaming, and much more, right on the beach in Hawaii!

We are a non-profit and we work to make the pinnacle experience for fans!

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