The organizers of Amazing Comic Con Aloha! must have felt devastated when, back in August last year, they had to cancel their event on what would have been the first day of the convention. Hurricane Lane had swept through the area and threatened the safety of the invited guests and attendees, making their way to Hawaii for the event.
Jimmy Jay, the founder of Amazing Comic Con, announced that the safety of their attendees and guest was ‘paramount’ to them and promised to make it up as the event moved forward.
Well, Jay and his team have lived up to their promise with an astonishing line-up of special guests, rolled out for the new 2020 show, taking place at the Hawaii Convention Center over the weekend of Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February.
From the pop culture landscape, fans can meet and greet with the likes of Billy Dee Williams (STAR WARS, Mark Paul Gosselkaar (SAVED BY THE BELL), Jason David Frank and Johnny Yong Bosch (POWER RANGERS), Adrian Paul (HIGHLANDER: THE SERIES), Annie LeBlanc, Lilia Buckingham, Indiana Massara and Brooke Butler (Brit Network).
Anime is also strongly represented by the appearance of stars such as Justin Briner, Luci Christian, Justin Cook and Clifford Chapin from MY HERO ACADEMIA. Comic talent includes Donny Cates (ABSOLUTE CARNAGE), Jim Cheung (YOUNG AVENGERS), Fabrice Sapolsky (SPIDER-MAN NOIR), Phillip Tan (JOKER: VILLAIN OF THE YEAR), Eddie Nunez (HE-MAN), and illustrators David Nakayama, Mog Park and Sam Campos.
The show is being presented in collaboration with Collider, which means you’ll get to meet the stars of your favourite YouTube pop culture shows over the course of the weekend – they’ll also be on hand as the shows panel hosts and stage talent. Hey, well, if they’re going to be there, anyway…
It’s fantastic news that Amazing Comic Con is returning to Hawaii, bigger, bolder and stronger than before in the wake of their troubles. Tickets for the show are on sale as of today – here’s to more announcements as we get closer to February…
From the Amazing Comic Con Aloha! press release…
AMAZING COMIC CON ALOHA! SURFS BACK INTO HAWAII WITH THE MOST DIVERSE STAR-STUDDED LINE UP EVER!
AMAZING COMIC CON ALOHA! RETURNS TO THE HAWAII CONVENTION CENTER FROM FEBRUARY 21ST TO 23RD 2020 WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! HEADLINERS INCLUDE STAR WARS EPISODE VIX’S BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, SAVED BY THE BELL AND MIXED-ISH’S MARK PAUL GOSSELAAR, VIZ MEDIA’S MY HERO ACADEMIA CAST, POWER RANGERS JASON DAVID FRANK AND BRAT NETWORK STARS ANNIE LEBLANC, LILIA BUCKINGHAM, INDIANA MASSARA AND BROOKE BUTLER.
“AMAZING COMIC CON ALOHA! and its media partner COLLIDER, are thrilled to be returning to Hawaii from February 21st to 23rd 2020 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu with a star-studded line up full of first-timers to Hawaiian Island conventions! Kicking off the first wave of announcements is Lando Calrissian himself, Billy Dee Williams, who will be fresh off the release of his return to STAR WARS in Star Wars Episode VIX: The Rise of Skywalker. He will be joined by fellow first-timer, Mark Paul Gosselaar, who is best known as Zach Morris on Saved by the Bell but can currently been seen on ABC’s Mixed-ish beginning this month on ABC. Returning to Amazing Comic Con ALOHA! will be original Power Rangers star Jason David Frank (Tommy Oliver, Green Ranger, White Ranger) and he is bringing with him for the first time in Hawaii, his friend Power Ranger’s star Johnny Yong Bosch (Adam Park, The Black Ranger, Bleach) and Adrian Paul (Highlander). Finally, we are elated to announce in a worldwide pop cop culture convention first, that rising pop artist, actress, and 2019 Teen Choice Award winner, Annie LeBlanc (Chicken Girls, A Girl Named Jo) will make her Amazing Comic Con Aloha! debut.. She will be joined by Brat Network stars Lilia Buckingham, Indiana Massara and Brooke Butler. All 4 of these young women are inspiration to millions of young children globally and bring a new energy to Amazing Comic Con ALOHA!
Amazing Comic Con ALOHA! knows how much its fans love ANIME and this year we are giving you what you asked us for- a full voice cast from VIZ Media’s My Hero Academia. Joining us for their first appearances on the Hawaiian Islands are lead actors Justin Briner (Izuku/Deku), Luci Christian (Ochako), Justin Cook (Kirishima) and Clifford Chapin (Bakugou). All the talent will feature on panels at the show hosted by Collider personalities including Perri Nemiroff, Steven “Frosty” Weintraub and Coy Jandreau!
At Amazing Comic Con! we love to make sure that our conventions stick to the reason we all started in this business: the comic creators, writers and artists who began it all and who continue to innovate and captivate audiences on a weekly basis. This year is no different. Joining us fresh off having one of the hottest selling comics of 2019, is Absolute Carnage and Venom’s Donny Cates. He will be joined by Justice League artist and the co-creator of Young Avengers Jim Cheung, Spiderman Noir creator Fabrice Sapolsky, DC’s Joker: Year of The Villain artist Phillip Tan, Netflix’s He-Man series artist Eddie Nunez and local Hawaiian favorites, Marvel cover artist David Nakayama, Game of Throne’s Artist Mog Park, the creator of Pineapple Man Sam Campos, as well the largest gathering of local independent creators from the Hawaiian Comic Book Alliance across the state of Hawaii.Line up is subject to change. Further guest announcements will be coming over the next few weeks. Stay tuned to Amazing Comic Con website and socials for all the latest news.
Tickets and VIP PACKAGES beginning at just $25 will go on sale beginning THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13th 2019 at 10AM HST at https://www.amazingcomiccon.com/ Discount admissions are available for members of the Military and their families at all ITT Locations.
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About Amazing Comic Conventions: Amazing Comic Conventions is a brand with over 20 years’ experience that brings the Architects of Pop culture together under one roof for a family friendly, fun convention. Owned and operated by Jay Company Comics, one of the largest comic book dealerships in the country, Amazing Comic Conventions is a family owned and run business the prides itself on its professionalism, work ethic and family values. Amazing Comic Con ALOHA is the largest and longest running pop culture event of its kind in Hawaii and had over 25,000 attendees in 2018.
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