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Oni-Con Hawaii 2013

Don’t call it the “other” anime convention


Posted November 3, 2013 by Eric Baranda, Tracy Chan and Dallas Nagata White

Don’t call it the “other” anime convention. This weekend’s Oni-Con Hawaii attracted thousands of cosplayers, gamers, otakus, and fans of Japanese culture to the Hawaii Convention Center for three days of play. The convention, which runs through today, featured events, panel discussions, vendor booths, gaming rooms and live entertainment.

The headlining event was a concert by Nobuo Uematsu and his band, the Earthbound Papas, who are famous for composing music for the Final Fantasy video game series. Other highlights included autograph signings by industry celebrities, a fashion show and cosplay chess.

Oni-Con Hawaii 2013: The Earthbound Papas (1 of 42)

Oni-Con Hawaii 2013: The Earthbound Papas

Photo by Dallas Nagata White

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About Eric Baranda

Eric Baranda is a big fan of all things geek, including comic books, movies, video games, anime and manga. After nearly a decade of experience in video production at Leeward Community College and Olelo Community Media, he now works in marketing and promotions for Mid Pac Petroleum. He has also worked for Hawaii Pacific Entertainment and Emerging New Media, managing their social media campaigns and initiatives.

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