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When I go to Kawaii Kon, an anime convention in Hawaii that's been going strong since 2005, my top priority has always been the guests. I love to meet folks, like voice actors, who have been involved in the stuff I love.  However, since the first year of Kawaii Kon my convention experiences have always been a one day thing.  I often spend the time to check out some panels or events but once I got my autograph and have my picture taken with the guests, I go home happy.  Then, there's news of voice actors including Quinton Flynn (Raiden), Jim Cummings (Darkwing Duck), and Richard Horvitz (Zim) making an appearance.  With such exciting news I feel I should buy a three day pass.  I feared that there's a chance that if lines for autographs get so long, I may miss out on the chance of getting my other favorite actor's autograph and of course have my picture taken with him or her.  Lines can be closed after their autograph session ends.  With a three-day pass, I want every chance I could get.  I also bought a three-day pass because it was the convention's 10th anniversary, I wanted to experience everything the convention has to offer. 

My favorite events at Kawaii Kon 2014?

Friday: Ask a Character, Intro to Doctor Who, Autograph Sessions (always top priority to me), and the Lingerie Fashion Show 18+.

Saturday: Touhou 101, Gundam Unicorn panel, Meet the original voice of Goku (forgot her name to be honest), Press Start, Halo Armor, and Iron Cosplay.

Sunday: Star Wars Galactic Congress, Marvel Road to Avengers 2, Con Runners, and the Round Table.

Throughout the weekend, not only have I interacted with folks who are involved in the businesses I love, I had some fun and learned new things along the way.  I learned that Doctor Who is a kick ass show worth checking out.  In the Press Start panel, I learned that making video games is hard but if you don't give up, you will succeed.  The Touhou 101 panel makes me want to play some of those games of that genre for PC.  Oh, and in the Con Runners panel, I learned that money needs to be carefully spent at the right places, like advertising, or else you will fail. 

The best thing I like about this year's Kawaii Kon was that they were open to other genres.  In the past Kawaii Kon was mostly an anime convention but now it evolved into a convention that's anime and more.  To me, I like it because I feel I would fit in more at an event that's more than just anime like San Diego Comic Con.  Why?  I have something to confess.  I don't watch a lot of anime like I used to but the reason why I still attend Kawaii Kon is to, like I mentioned earlier, meet the folks who are involved in the stuff I love.  Voice actors like Jim Cummings and Richard Horvitz, even though they have at least one anime role, they are mostly known for their western animation roles.  Now that Kawaii Kon is open to other genres, I wonder, can they bring in guests that aren't exactly anime related like say for example, movie actors?  I really hope that Kawaii Kon will become a convention that is as awesome as San Diego Comic Con in the future.  I live in Hawaii, I know I can always travel to California for San Diego Comic Con where all the cool stuff happens, I plan to go at least one time in my life.  However, often times I want the cool stuff come to me.

Here's some videos I uploaded on YouTube.  You can find some photos in my scraps, I'll be uploading them there.

  • Playing: Torchlight II


Darin Trinidad
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Hawaii
Favourite genre of music: Whatever sounds good
Favourite style of art: Anything that catches my eye
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny, Daredevil, Dilbert
Personal Quote: Creativity Is My Gift

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roppiepop Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favorite! :D
snowball1948 Jul 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding me to your DeviantWatch.
DTrinidad Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! So with your drawing skills, do you plan to go anywhere with it like animation? These days, after graduating from college, I've worked on three episodes of my YouTube animated series Our World. My current project right now is a third story for my webcomic series Justice. I don't plan to rush the script, I want to spend all the time I want to make sure it is all good.
snowball1948 Jul 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not sure yet, it's according if I improve by experience and practice because i am not quite sure if I'm at the right level that I would like to be at yet.Cool, you are really talented! :)
DTrinidad Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I recently reached a point where I want to change or improve the way I draw. After playing so many realistic looking video games, I no longer wanted to draw big headed characters. No offense if you like them, it's just that I grew tired with the way I draw my cartoon characters over the years and decided it's time for a change. Also, I remember my animation instructor once saying that it is always best to experience and explore real life. There is a lot that can be used as a reference for any art we do.
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