HawaiiCon School Programs

 

HawaiiCon's purpose is to increase opportunities in STEAM education in Hawaiʻi, particularly for the Big Island. To this end, HawaiiCon:

  • Raises funds to support STEAM education programs on Big Island. Funds are raised through our general budget, and through targeted activities,

  • Hosts the Pacific basin STEAM Teaching Conference (PSTC) to provide pedagogical and content updates, and knowledge exchange experiences for teachers,

  • Provides a venue for Hawaii students to exhibit their emerging works in the arts and sciences,

  • Provides unique educational experiences for students, to promote their exposure to STEAM content, and the growth of their skills and knowledge across the STEAM fields, and

  • Brings an outstanding collection of professional artists and scientists together on Hawaiʻi Island, creating the opportunity for students to engage with resources that complement and extend their island-based educations.

Each year HawaiiCon provides up 30 complimentary student passes and 3 complimentary chaperone passes to every DoE, private, charter and home-school organization on Big Island. To receive more information or to reserve passes for your group, please complete the form below. At this time, only your name and email address are required. [Kindly note, if you are instead looking for information about the co-located Pacific-basin STEAM Teaching Conference, select here]

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Below, we've provided an illustrative day-by-day list of activities that we believe are of particular educational interest.  These activities are in addition to events in which students and teachers can directly interact with our media, comics, literature, science and cultural guests.


 A Sample of HawaiiCon2018 School Programming

Thursday

Bookmark Making:  Are you a bookworm? If so, come join us in creating Ghibli & Sci-fi inspired bookmarks. No fee. Recommended age 10+, younger guests welcomed with a parent.  (A. Richard)

Classic Sci Fi Academic Panel: HawaiiCon's academic panelists analyze SciFi authors' depictions of philosophy and culture in classic literature. (L. Goodin, G. Littman, & J. Abrams)

Comic Portfolio Review w/ Michael Cannon:  A unique opportunity to receive one-on-one feedback on your artwork from a professional, working artist!  (M. Cannon)

Cosplay on the Cheap!: You want to cosplay but you're short on funds.  We know how to get around that! Join us for some demos and tips on making cosplay happen regardless of your budget! (HAAS)

Designing Characters: An Interactive Workshop: What are the questions that need to be asked and answered when creating a believable character? We’ll work through some of them, creating and sharing within the workshop.  Essential knowledge for all current and future writers. Raffle for a copy of The Fantasy Fiction Formula. (M. Parker)

Digital Concept Art Demo w/Wayne Lo:  Before the filming begins, concepts are creates the look and feel of the scene. In introduction with professional concept designer Wayne Lo. (W. Lo)

Educators' & Academics' Coffee Hour: Join HawaiiCon's diverse group of educators for networking and fellowship. (R. Jones, T. Slater)

Foam Armor Workshop: How do you make lightweight armor inexpensively?  Join Genevieve Marie for this make-and-take tutorial. Learn a new skill and walk away with your own piece of armor.  (Fee applies.) Register online or at the registration desk. (G. Marie)

Hawaiian Wayfinding with P’wo Navigator Kalepa Baybayan: A P’wo master navigator explains how Hawaiians are able to travel the landmark-free ocean without modern technological instruments using  only the wind: waves: and stars. (K. Baybayan)

How's Your Digitally Literacy?: Interpreting photographs, illustrations, charts, and graphs requires practice. How many of these graphics can you accurately interpret?  (T. Slater)

Improv Workshop w/Colin Ferguson: Colin is pretty funny. Now you can be funny, too. Workshop limited to 25 participants.  (C. Ferguson)

Influence of Modern Day Gaming Panel: Gaming isn't just for fun; gaming has far reaching impacts on popular culture: language: and societal values.  (R. Jensen, D. K. Johnson, & J. Horn)

Jon J. Murakami: A Cartoonist in Hawa'i: How some of the most well-known Hawaiian cartoons are made, and creating an original cartoon strip with help from the audience! (J. Murakami)

Keiki STEAM Superheroes: Join Jackie Collier for a keiki workshop, beginning the creation of your own superhero. Ages 10+, younger possible with adult help. (J. Collier)

Living in SciFi Simulations: What might be the reality of living inside computer and game simulations? (G. Dunn, D. K. Johnson, & J. Horn)

Living the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage: What's it like to sail around the world? Learn about the historic circumnavigation of Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia voyaging canoes that continue to explore the world’s ocean today.   (K. Baybayan)

Mask Making: Need an extra element to your cosplay. Come create a sci-fi/fantasy inspired mask! No fee. Recommended age 10+, younger guests welcomed with a parent. (A. Richard)

Master the Force (of Motion): Become a Jedi and "Mater the Force" of static and current electricity. Roll aluminum cans: deflect balanced wood meter sticks: and lift paper and pepper packets and "control the force." (R. Jones)

Newton's Drag Race: Let's build and race balloon powered cars to master Newton's Laws of Motion (R. Jones)

Niihau Hawaiian & Modern Hawaiian: What's happening with the Hawaiian language today? How are  new, modern varieties developing?  A description of the Niihau language and its socialpolitical positioning today relative to “university Hawaiian”. (K. NeSmith, K. Baetscher)

Opening Ceremonies

Paint with Me (Kodama Forest Spirits) 15+: Are you a Ghibli fan? Then join us in painting Kodama Forest Spirits! All skills welcomed! Step-by-Step instruction and materials provided. $15 fee applies, with proceeds supporting island keiki science and art activities. Recommended age 15+, with younger guests welcomed with a parent. Limited Slots Available! (A. Richard)

SciFi's Depictions of the Human Enterprise: Panelists explore how SciFi describes what it means to human (T. Harvie & B. Carlson)

Searching for Life in the Universe Panel: Are we really alone in the Universe?  Our expert science panelists debate the extent of life in the universe and how we might someday travel among the distant stars.  (K. Guyon, O. Guyon, G. Fujihara)

STEAM Education Townhall: A group discussion of the importance of STEAM education with Herb, Luciana, Eleanor, and Aaron joining in the conversation. All who are interested in STEAM education and want to know about more ways to get involved are welcome! (H. Jefferson, L. Carro, E. Hampson, A. Sickel)

Student Lightsaber Combat Workshop (13+): This workshop will give participants a chance to explore techniques of lightsaber combat and develop a choreographed fight sequence. Spinning and twirling techniques will also be explored. Wooden lightsaber trainers will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own lightsabers. Class size is limited with available slots going preferentially to attending school students. Non-students can join as space allows. (S. Huff)

Tales of Old Hawai'i in the Cottage: Talk story about the diligent caretakers descended from royal families-- King Kamehameha III to the Parker Ranch owners--who have long overseen these ancient nearby fishponds. (D. Akaka)

Teaching with Comics: Everyone loves comic books: but how can you use them to learn important life lessons?  Our comics track lead, Mike Sado from Enjoy Comics, explains how. (M. Sado)

Walking Tour of Mauni Lani's Flora & Fauna: Take an depth grounds tour of the Mauna Lani which serves as host to birds, flowering plants: and fish that flourish in Hawaii. (D. Akaka)

What's the Weather-like on Mars: Science fiction authors have long envisioned what life would be like on a sunny Martian day--and when the weather is terrible.  What is the weather like today on Mars and is it like what we see in the movies? (T. Slater)

World Building 101 w/ Terry Brooks: How do you create your own Middle Earth or Federation of Planets? A discussion of literary devices that contribute to describing setting. Raffle for a copy of the Black Elfstone. (T. Brooks)

Young Author Readings: The Big Island of Hawai'I has many young, talented authors. Some of them are going to treat us with a 5 minute reading of their works. Sign up at the information table in the lanai, or online at the website. (S. Slater)

Young Creators' Share-a-thon: The Big Island of Hawai'I has many young, talented scientists, artists, and technicians. Some of them are going to treat us with a short presentation of their works. Sign up at the information table in the lanai, or online at the website. (S. Slater)

Friday

Amplifying Science for Everyone: Amplify Science' is a digitally-enhanced approach to learning about science that inspires students to think: read: write: and argue as they learn the concepts, knowledge: and skills needed to master standards in science. (M. Buck)

Asteroids: Meteorites: & Comets: Oh My! Panel: The solar system is more than just a star with some orbiting planets!  The bits and pieces tell a story that you don't want to miss. (G. Fujihara, K. Guyon, T. Slater)

Comic Art Improv w/Jon J. Murakami and Michael Cannon: Two very funny artists sketching live on the big screen based upon audience suggestions. Audience participation required! (J. Murakami,  M. Cannon)

Concept Art in the Star Wars Universe: A behind the scenes look at how movies are made with Wayne Lo, concept designer from ILM. (W. Lo)

Cosplay on the Cheap!: You want to cosplay but you're short on funds.  We know how to get around that! Join us for some demos and tips on making cosplay happen regardless of your budget! (HAAS)

Cosplay Wig Styling: Learn how to turn that store bought cosplay wig into something fabulous!  You get to take your styled creation with you!  Register online or at the registration table. (Fee applies) (G. Marie)

Craft a Story in 1 Hour: We will highlight the main elements of storytelling and plot (character, conflict, setting, climax, resolution) and craft/outline a story together.  (M. Parker)

Creating SciFi Heros and Others that Matter: SciFi characters have always represented a diversity of skills and values: but which are most meaningful to us today? (D. White & E. Di Minico)

Design Thinking in STEAM Endeavors: Design thinking has been a popular model of problem solving in a variety of fields: including architecture: visual arts: business: and organizational development: so let's help keiki learn how to practice it with ease. (A. Sickel)

Dynamic Video Making for Students: How do you make your videos really come to life?  Top tips from Duke Kell. (D. Kell)

Fighting for Film: This panel/workshop will examine the process of building dynamic fight sequences for film. The panel will begin with a short question and answer panel then move to building a short action sequence for participants to gain firsthand experience in the process. At the end of the workshop participants will be given an opportunity to perform their choreographed sequence. (Performance is optional.) (S. Huff, G. Marie)

From Space to Cyberspace: Astronomy and Science in the 21st Century: If astronomers rarely spend time looking through the eyepiece atop a lonely mountain top: what is it that astronomers actually do? (G. Djorgovski)

Ghibli Inspired Felt Purses : What better way to collect all your HawaiiCon Loot than with your own Ghibli inspired felt purse! $2 fee applies, with proceeds supporting island keiki science and art activities. Recommended age 13+. (A. Richard)

Holographs of the Future: Are the holograms of SciFi from Max Headroom to Blade Runner real people too? (C. Cole & L. Fairchild)

Improv Workshop w/Colin Ferguson: Colin is pretty funny. Now you can be funny, too. Workshop limited to 25 participants.  (C. Ferguson)

Independent Film Making: This Q&A style panel will discuss the process of making independent films from pre to post production. Topics such as idea development, project planning and funding will be examined.  (G. Marie, S. Huff)

Line & Color: Creating Comics w/Napua & Free: How do ink and color come together to make comic art?  Discussion and demo with comic art team Napua Ahina and Free Isabelo. (N. Ahina, F. Isabelo)

Living Off of the Land: Paving the way to Mars: It's expensive to launch raw building materials into space for future colonies.  Which new groundbreaking construction technologies are around the corner that could support future colonies on the Moon and Mars?  (K. Defore)

Make a Dragon Egg! Be the mother of your own sparkly dragon egg. $2 fee applies, with proceeds supporting island keiki science and art activities. Recommended age 13+. Younger guests welcomed with a parent. (A. Richard)

Mask Making: Need an extra element to your cosplay. Come create a sci-fi/fantasy inspired mask! No fee. Recommended age 10+, younger guests welcomed with a parent. (A. Richard)

Mathematics and Exploding Dots: Exploding dots is an astounding mathematical story that swiftly takes you on a wondrous journey through grade school arithmetic: polynomial algebra: and infinite sums to unsolved problems baffling mathematicians to this day. (V. Liu)

Pacific Basin Languages: The ebb and flow of languages across Polynesia. With pictures! (K.  Baetscher)

Science is a Verb: Who doesn't love M&M candies? Engage in real science and the discover how scientists control variables when they conduct experiments. (R. Jones)

Set Phasers to 'Learn' with Star Trek: A lesson from Star Trek is to boldly challenge your preconceptions before they challenge you. How can Star Trek improve your critical thinking skills? (S. Rabitsch)

Storytelling Through Color: Using color to bring characters to life. An intro to digital coloring with Napua Ahina. (N. Ahina)

Student Lightsaber Combat Workshop (13+): This workshop will give participants a chance to explore techniques of lightsaber combat and develop a choreographed fight sequence. Spinning and twirling techniques will also be explored. Wooden lightsaber trainers will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own lightsabers. Class size is limited with available slots going preferentially to attending school students. Non-students can join as space allows. (S. Huff)

Talk story w/Terry Brooks: More than twenty bestsellers later, you have questions.  Join Terry to talk story about Shannara, Star Wars or any of this other works. (T. Brooks)

Talking about Screenwriting: Screenwriting is like writing fiction, except where it’s different. Join us for a discussion of lessons learned, and still being learned.  Raffle for a copy of The Cursed Child. (J. Adams, G. Marie, J. Parazzo)

Teaching and Learning through Video Making: The act of expressing though provides a path for students to think more completely about subject matter.  We'll share some thoughts about how to make that happen, effectively and efficiently, in real classrooms. (D. Kell)

The Future of Energy & Aquatic Resources is Bright: Guests from the National Energy Lab of Hawaii (NELHA) describe the latest groundbreaking research and development endeavors to make a brighter future for Hawaii. (K. Olson)

The Joy of Discovery and Discourse in SciFi: Why celebrate explorers but deplore terrorists?  SciFi authors and scholars explore who we should like and who we should not. (C. Jones & S. Rabitsch)

Wand Making: Embrace your inner wizard! Come create a wand. No Fee. Recommended ages 10+. Younger guests welcomed with a parent. (A. Richard)

Will Robots Rule the Universe?: Will we own the robots of the future or will the robots be our overlords? (L. Fairchild, M. Marinucci, & C. Cole)

Young Author Readings: The Big Island of Hawai'I has many young, talented authors. Some of them are going to treat us with a 5 minute reading of their works. Sign up at the information table in the lanai, or online at the website. (S. Slater)

Young Creators' Share-a-thon: The Big Island of Hawai'I has many young, talented scientists, artists, and technicians. Some of them are going to treat us with a short presentation of their works. Sign up at the information table in the lanai, or online at the website. (S. Slater)

Saturday

"The Fire Below Us" w/ Q&A: A screening of the documentary and discussion with film maker Michael Lienau. (M. Lienau)

Adult Lightsaber Workshop (13+) ($20): Combat training with stunt coordinator and fight choreographer Steven Huff. Register online or at the registration desk. (S. Huff)

Astronomy on Maunakea: What are all those telescopes looking at anyway?  Let's explore the latest astronomy discoveries. (M. Hoenig)

Best Astronomy of the Year Panel: So much has been uncovered about our universe this year.  But which discoveries are the most important in astronomy?  Our panelists engage in lively debate. (G. Djorgovski, O. Guyon,  M. Hoenig, G. Fujihara)

Comics & Graphic Novels Panel: Comics and graphic novels describe the human condition using visual illustrations rather than words alone.  What do the pictures say to you? (D. White, E. Di Minico, & C. Jones)

Cosplay Contest: Come watch the masquerade!  Keiki contest followed by keiki prizes; adult performance categories followed by the presentation of adult technical and performance prizes.  (J. Collier)

Cosplay Pool Party!: Come to the pool in your best cosplay swimming fashions! (Creative imaginations welcomed!) Bring your camera! (G. Marie)

Cosplay Wig Styling: Learn how to turn that store bought cosplay wig into something fabulous!  You get to take your styled creation with you!  Register online or at the registration table. (Fee applies) (G. Marie)

Creating Hawaiian Superheroes: Introduction- Discuss creating Hawaii-based comic superheroes with MANA COMICS founder, Chris Caravalho. Learn how to create your own Hawaiian Hero! (C. Caravalho)
Steps and tricks to create a superhero from the ground up. (C. Caravalho)

Draw Chibi Superheroes!: The Mana Comics Team will go over the anatomy of male, female, and chibi body types and provide attendees and future artists a powerful foundation to achieve in drawing there own superheroes. (K. Lohman, DJ Keawekane & C. Koanui)

Educators' Coffee Hour: Join HawaiiCon's diverse group of educators for networking and fellowship. (R. Jones, T. Slater)

Energy, Food, & Cannibis for the Future of Hawaii: What can be more Aloha than taking care of the health and security of our people and the health of our guests?  An extended Q&A session about Hawaiian farming, energy security, TMT, and medicinal canibus with Uncle Richard Ha. (R. Ha)

Finding a Home for Your Writing: How do you query literary magazines and agents? Join in a discussion of the dos and don’ts of getting your work in print with UC Berkelel writing instructor Megan Parker. (M. Parker)

Foam Armor Workshop: How do you make lightweight armor inexpensively?  Join Genevieve Marie for this make-and-take tutorial. Learn a new skill and walk away with your own piece of armor.  (Fee applies.) Register online or at the registration desk. (G. Marie)

GeekFest: Animated Geek (Crypto Force Alpha, The Jovian Project, Aero: Origins, Multiplex 10  (PG-13), Geek Lounge Gauntlet (PG-13))

GeekFest: Fan Films (Rogue Bounty Trailer, Star Wars: Generations, Stranger Things: The Story of Henry and Dale, Stealth & Silence, The Distant Echo: A Star Wars Fan Film, Von Doom )

GeekFest: Potter v Potter (Lily Evans and the Stroke of Midnight, Severus Snape and the Marauders)

GeekFest: SciFi (The Tinmanator Trailer , Enter the Fringe, Visage, Chronoception, Yesterday last year)

Getting to Know Your Galactic Neighbors: Not too long ago. exoplanets were ONLY in science fiction books and movies. Astronomers have now identified thousands of exoplanets. including some that could be habitable. Join us to learn how astronomers find exoplanets. and learn about the latest exoplanet findings. (K. Guyon & O. Guyon)

Ghibli Inspired Felt Purses : What better way to collect all your HawaiiCon Loot than with your own Ghibli inspired felt purse! $2 fee applies, with proceeds supporting island keiki science and art activities. Recommended age 13+. (A. Richard)

Harry Potter in Hawaiian w/Keao: :  A reading of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the original Hawaiian: Harry Potter a Me Ka Pōhaku Akeakamai, with Q&A. Presentation in English and Hawaiian. (K. NeSmith)

Helping Keiki Find Success Across STEAM Endeavors: Don't Run Out of STEAM! With guidance, keiki can find STEAM to be accessible: flexible and approachable across a wide range of integrated learning experiences. (A. Sickel)

Immersive Virtual Field Trips from Home: High Resolution Immersive Virtual Field Experiences merge hi-res 360 photospheres, 3D rock models and, along with well-crafted questions to guide your exploration, can provide meaningful learning experiences to far away lands from the comfort of your own home or school. (R.  Hollister)

Inquirying Minds in SciFi: If philosophy is about inquiring into the human condition, how does SciFi help us better understand ourselves? (R. Jensen & S. Bein)

Kilauea and Mt. St. Helens: An explosive discussion contrasting two of the most active volcanoes in America with volcano survivor and filmmaker Michael Lienau. (M. Lienau)

Kilauea Erupts: For months Kilauea has been teaching scientists about the unpredictable science and beauty of volcanoes.  Big Island scientist Phil Ong answers all your questions. (P. Ong)

Lighting the Atomic Wick: Dynamic Close Quarter Fights for Film (16+) - This workshop will explore building dynamic close quarter fights in the style of films such as John Wick, Atomic Blonde and the Bourne films. (S. Huff)

Lightsaber Workshop for Kids (6-12): This workshop will explore basic movements and techniques of using a lightsaber. Wooden lightsaber trainers will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own lightsabers! (S. Huff)

Make a Dragon Egg! Be the mother of your own sparkly dragon egg. $2 fee applies, with proceeds supporting island keiki science and art activities. Recommended age 13+. Younger guests welcomed with a parent. (A. Richard)

Misconceptions about Misconceptions: It’s not what you don't know that causes you problems when learning about science: it is what you don't know that isn't so! (S. Slater)

Power Rangers Talk Story w/ Jeff & Kevin: A panel for the fans!  Come ask all of your Power Ranger questions. (J. Parazzo, K. Duhaney)

Questions of Morality and Justice in SciFi: SciFi provides avenues for fans to safely explore values: morality: and justice: in both the good and the not-so-good. (J. Okapal, M. Marinucci, W. Lindenmuth, & J. Whitmire)

Rasberry Pie Computers You Can Build: Not all Raspberry Pi is for eating!  See how easy it is to build your own powerful computer. (C. Lowery)

Science Exploration And Literacy: Science is more than white lab coats. Learn how scientists do their investigations, reading,  writing,, mele, and have FUN!  When we're all finished, you will be Scienced, SEALed, and Delivered! (M. Buck)

Science Fiction as Philosophy: SciFi is more than spaceships and laser guns; it is a window into how humans think and: more importantly: think about thinking.   (D. K. Johnson)

Science Olympiad: Soon Appearning Near You: Students from all levels can compete in Science Olympiad events: so learn how to host one in your hometown to help kids learn science. (C. Fong)

SciFi Capoeira Workshop: Want to avenge the universe like the Black Panther? Kick butt like Hela? Make a dramatic entrance like the Sons of Durmstrang? Show off Tina’s “sexy dance fight” moves from Bob’s Burgers? Then you’ll get a “kick” out of Capoeira (pronounced “cap-oh-weh-ra”)! Learn the basic movements & musical rhythms of this dynamic African-Brazilian art form! (M. Hill)

Self Publishing 101: The when, the how, and the how much should you spend. A discussion with two successful practitioners in the self-publishing world. (J. Adams, T. Slater)

The (Magnetic) Force Is Strong in This One: The electrical and magnetic force is surprisingly strong! Learn Jedi tricks for levitating paperclips: defying gravity: and using simple motors to demonstrate your mastery of the Force. (R. Jones)

The Star Trek Panel: Our panel of scientists discuss the science and culture of Star Trek. (S. Rabitsch, T. Harvie, S. Slater)

Villany!  Writing Bad Guys w/Terry Brooks: How do you craft dynamic, complex, and sympathetic villains? A discussion with the master of fantasy. (T. Brooks)

Wand Making: Embrace your inner wizard! Come create a wand. No Fee. Recommended ages 10+. Younger guests welcomed with a parent. (A. Richard)

Young Author Readings: The Big Island of Hawai'I has many young, talented authors. Some of them are going to treat us with a 5 minute reading of their works. Sign up at the information table in the lanai, or online at the website. (S. Slater)

Young Creators' Share-a-thon: The Big Island of Hawai'I has many young, talented scientists, artists, and technicians. Some of them are going to treat us with a short presentation of their works. Sign up at the information table in the lanai, or online at the website. (S. Slater)

Sunday

Robotics Workshop with HVR: Join us to learn how to build and operate a robot with one of the best teams in the state: Hilo Viking Robotics! (HVR)

"Wizard of Oz" in Hawaiian w/ Keao:  A reading of The Wizard of Oz in the original Hawaiian: Ke Kāula Kamahaʻo O ʻoza, with Q&A. Presentation in English and Hawaiian. (K. NeSmith)

Comic Art Improv w/Jon J. Murakami and Michael Cannon: Two very funny artists sketching live on the big screen based upon audience suggestions. Audience participation required! (J. Murakami,  M. Cannon)

Creating Hawaiian Superheroes: Introduction- Discuss creating Hawaii-based comic superheroes with MANA COMICS founder, Chris Caravalho. Learn how to create your own Hawaiian Hero! (C. Caravalho)
Steps and tricks to create a superhero from the ground up. (C. Caravalho)

Creating Superhero STEAM Lessons: Lessons from the Aloha Theater on how we merge STEM, Arts, and Comic book heroes. (J. Collier)

Draw Chibi Superheroes!: The Mana Comics Team will go over the anatomy of male, female, and chibi body types and provide attendees and future artists a powerful foundation to achieve in drawing there own superheroes. (K. Lohman, DJ Keawekane & C. Koanui)

Easy-botics Robotics for Everyone: Explore and build simple and fun robots from Hawaii's own Easy-Botics.  (C. Lowery)

Eclipses in Science Fiction: The event of the Moon blocking out the Sun during an eclipse is for many people a traumatic experience.  How have science fiction authors used the magic of an eclipse to enhance their stories? (S. Slater)

Falling Stars and Meteorites: Ever touched a rock from outer space? Big Kahuna's meteorite expert explains the variety of falling stars that survive the fiery trip to Earth's surface. (G. Fujihara)

Galileo's Universe: Galileo disrupted our view of our place in the universe using his tiny telescope.  What did he see that changed our worldview so drastically? (T. Slater)

GeekFest: Geek Girls ROCK (Curl up and Dye, Wonder Woman Revealed, Fight Like a Girl, Protectress, Black Widow: Origins)

GeekFest: Monster Mash (The Dollhouse, Woodman, Super 8 Daze, Monster Kids)

HawaiiCon Swag Bags: Allow your creativity to flow by creating your own HawaiiCon Swag Bag! No Fee. Recommended ages 10+. Younger guests welcomed with a parent. (A. Richard)

HawaiiCon Swag Bags: Allow your creativity to flow by creating your own HawaiiCon Swag Bag! No Fee. Recommended ages 10+. Younger guests welcomed with a parent. (A. Richard)

Hogwart's Sorting Hat: Get Sorted!: Using the OCEAN personality test, get sorted into your proper house. Butterbeer will be served!  Raffle for a Harry Potter book. (M. Parker)

It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad Max: Mad Max meets Max Headroom in a nostalgic examiantion of past version of our apocalyptic future. (C. Cole)

Kilauea Erupts: For months Kilauea has been teaching scientists about the unpredictable science and beauty of volcanoes.  Big Island scientist Phil Ong answers all your questions. (P. Ong)

Lighting the Atomic Wick: Dynamic Close Quarter Fights for Film (16+) - This workshop will explore building dynamic close quarter fights in the style of films such as John Wick, Atomic Blonde and the Bourne films. (S. Huff)

Lightsaber Workshop for Kids (6-12): This workshop will explore basic movements and techniques of using a lightsaber. Wooden lightsaber trainers will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own lightsabers! (S. Huff)

Lightsaber Workshop for Kids (6-12): This workshop will explore basic movements and techniques of using a lightsaber. Wooden lightsaber trainers will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own lightsabers! (S. Huff)

Line up for Keiki Costume Parade (10:45): What better way to begin the Walk of Fame on the last day of the convention than a parade of the keiki who have come in costume!  Line up in the Holosuite for a quick parade through the Exhibitor Hall. Adult "handlers" welcome. (S. Slater)

Moon Rocks for Teachers in Hawaii (3 hrs): In this special 3-hr certification session. attendees will learn how to arrange for a loan of one of our most precious national treasures--rocks from the Moon brought back by NASA's Apollo Astronauts.  Caring for these rocks requires special protocols to keep them safe. and this session will illustrate how to obtain moon rocks and how to learn about our solar system using them.  Attendance at all 3-hours is required to earn official certification. (K. Roark)

Morality and Ethics in Black Panther Panel: Seculded for years. Wakanda holds the keys to materials and technology that can change the world…but should the Wakandan's help the rest of humanity?  At what cost? (T. Slater)

Paint with Me (Totoro and Me) Ages 8-14: Calling all Keiki! Come join us in painting your friendly neighbor Totoro! All skills welcomed! Step-by-Step instruction and materials provided. $10 fee applies, with proceeds supporting island keiki science and art activities. Recommended age 8+, with younger guests welcomed with a parent. Limited Slots Available! (A. Richard)

SciFi Capoeira Workshop: Want to avenge the universe like the Black Panther? Kick butt like Hela? Make a dramatic entrance like the Sons of Durmstrang? Show off Tina’s “sexy dance fight” moves from Bob’s Burgers? Then you’ll get a “kick” out of Capoeira (pronounced “cap-oh-weh-ra”)! Learn the basic movements & musical rhythms of this dynamic African-Brazilian art form! (M. Hill)

Step-byStep: Drawing a Superhero w/Wayne Lo: Line by line instruction to sketch a superhero. Which one? You won't know until you're done! (W. Lo)

Studio Ghibli Scavenger Hunt: Do you have a knack for finding things? Then come join us for our Studio Ghibli Scavenger Hunt! All around the Con there are 26 hidden Studio Ghibli characters waiting for you to find them! Grab a passport and a map at the keiki table inside the pavilion. The first 100 keiki to find all 26 characters will receive a prize. All ages of keiki welcomed! (A. Richard)

Terry Brooks: More than twenty bestsellers later, you have questions.  Join Terry to talk story about Shannara, Star Wars or any of this other works. (T. Brooks)

The Hot STEAM eVent! The Mad Scientist Drop In Workshop: In this drop-in session. explore the Smoking Masters of STEAM. as you wander from fumarole to fumarole without toxic gases. doing what volcanologists do. (R. Jones)

That Voice Acting Panel w/The Aloha Theater Players: There will be a script and voices, and they may or may not have ever seen the script before…. (J. Collier)

Wand Making: Embrace your inner wizard! Come create a wand. No Fee. Recommended ages 10+. Younger guests welcomed with a parent. (A. Richard)

Young Author Readings: The Big Island of Hawai'I has many young, talented authors. Some of them are going to treat us with a 5 minute reading of their works. Sign up at the information table in the lanai, or online at the website. (S. Slater)

Young Creators' Share-a-thon: The Big Island of Hawai'I has many young, talented scientists, artists, and technicians. Some of them are going to treat us with a short presentation of their works. Sign up at the information table in the lanai, or online at the website. (S. Slater)


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