Celebrities from the Science, Scifi, and Fantasy communities will descend upon Hawaii for the first vacation convention of its kind on September 12-14, 2014 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in Waimea, Hawaii. HawaiiCon organizers are taking the convention experience a step further by allowing attendees to book exclusive Adventures With The Stars. Cost for a Full Pass is currently $75 (USD) with the purchase of a three night stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Those interested can register by visiting the HawaiiCon website.
Attendees can expect star-filled panels with Guests from hit series such as Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, Stargate Atlantis, and more. Also attending will be science fiction writers Jane Espenson, whose work includes Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Once Upon A Time; and Drew Z. Greenberg, whose work includes Firefly, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Smallville.
Adventures With The Stars options include a manta ray dive with Esmé Bianco, a sunset sailing trip with Adrienne Wilkinson, a deep sea fishing voyage with Paul McGillion, a stargazing tour with Michael Hogan, and many more.
Cutting-edge scientists from around the world will share knowledge of their involvement in projects. Bobak Ferdowsi, a.k.a. “Mohawk Guy” from NASA’s Mars Curiosity mission, will be leading the Ultimate Mars Panel. Scifi Science Consultant Mika Mckinnon, whose most well known collaboration was with the Stargate franchise, will give attendees insight into how science works in their favorite Scifi series.
“We are dedicated to making HawaiiCon an intimate convention experience where celebrities, scientists, and fans come together to share our island home,” said CEO GB Hajim. “Being part of the HawaiiCon Ohana will guarantee an excellent vacation full of the fan experiences attendees love without the hassles of crowds and lines.” Attendance will be limited to the first 2,500 registrants.
One of the most anticipated events of the Con will be the 10th Year Stargate Atlantis Reunion.
Some of the scheduled guests already booked include:
Walter Koenig (Star Trek, Babylon 5, Of Gods and Men, Renegades)
Torri Higginson (Stargate Atlantis, NCIS)
Rachel Luttrell (Stargate Atlantis)
Paul McGillion (Stargate Atlantis, Star Trek, Sanctuary)
Rainbow Sun Francks (Stargate Atlantis, The Listener)
David Franklin (Farscape, The Matrix Reloaded)
Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: Axanar)
Kate Vernon (Battlestar Galactica, Heroes)
Claudia Christian (Babylon 5, Runestone)
Patricia Tallman (Babylon 5, InAlienable)
Cree Summer (Xiaolin Chronicles, Beware the Batman)
Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: Axanar)
Adrienne Wilkinson (Star Trek: Renegades, Expectation)
Andee Frizzell (Stargate Atlantis, Devour)
Dan Payne (The Cabin In The Woods, Primeval: New World)
Chuck Campbell (Jason X, Stargate Atlantis, Sanctuary)
Esme Bianco (Game of Thrones)
The full Guest List, panels, attractions, Cosplay and other special events can be viewed at HawaiiCon.com
[Guest lists and events are subject to change]