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OCT 30 – NOV 2, 2014   LOS ANGELES, CA
 
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speakers
Ask, listen, and learn everything you ever wanted to know about Hello Kitty
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workshops
Want to Hello Kitty-fy your life? Visit a Hello Kitty Workshop!
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panels
Expand your Hello Kitty worldview and visit Hello Kitty panels and discussions.
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speakers
 
Ask, listen, and learn everything you ever wanted to know about Hello Kitty from a supergroup of speakers sharing their unique perspectives on Hello Kitty including a first-time Q&A with Hello Kitty head designer, Yuko Yamaguchi, artist and creator of the tokidoki brand, Simone Legno, and many more!

Lectures and panels are free with your Hello Kitty Con ticket the day-of and available as first-come, first-serve (space permitting). Lectures and panels will be located next to MOCA in the Japanese American National Museum (JANM)'s Center for Democracy room. Click here to visit our Panels Info page for more details.
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workshops
 
Want to Hello Kitty-fy your life? Visit a Hello Kitty Workshop! With options ranging from crafting and scrapbooking to nail art, you'll learn creative new ways to infuse Hello Kitty into your everyday. You can even learn how to make a Hello Kitty floral bouquet!

Hello Kitty Workshops will be located next to MOCA in the Japanese American National Museum complex (JANM): Kyoichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center, Education Center, and the Democracy Lab, each day at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. $10 materials & supplies fee per workshop.

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panels
 
Expand your Hello Kitty worldview and visit Hello Kitty panels and roundtable discussions featuring specially selected supergroups of Hello Kitty panelists. Discussions on topics will range from Hello Kitty super fans to Japanese pop culture to Hello Kitty as a muse and more!

Lectures and panels are free with your Hello Kitty Con ticket the day-of and available as first-come, first-serve (space permitting). Lectures and panels will be located next to MOCA in the Japanese American National Museum (JANM)'s Center for Democracy room. Click here to visit our Panels Info page for more details.
super supermarket
Shop a curated collection of Hello Kitty Con exclusives from special partners & collaborators!
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pop-up shop
What's a convention without a shopping for Hello Kitty Con exclusives?
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retrospective
Take a stroll down memory lane with Hello Kitty!
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super supermarket
 
Make your way to the Super Supermarket for exclusives, limited edition products, gifts and goodies from special Sanrio partners and collaborators including SEPHORA, JapanLA, Loungefly, Dylan's Candy Bar, SPAM® Brand, Major League Baseball, Chan Luu, Perfect Square/VIZ Media, Upper Deck, and many more!
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pop-up shop
 
Pick up limited edition Hello Kitty Con exclusives, special items from around the world and collaboration pieces in the Hello Kitty Friendship Station Pop-Up Shop!

Or, sift through authentic, rare, collectible Hello Kitty products in the Sanrio Vintage Shoppe. The perfect way to add to your collection!
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retrospective
 
Stroll down memory lane in the Hello Kitty Product Retrospective! Sanrio has opened the vaults to display a collection of classic Hello Kitty products from the early days, including the original Hello Kitty coin purse (on display for the first time in the U.S.)!

Then come on over to Hello Kitty's Friendship Village and visit the
Hello Kitty House to discover a life-size home decorated in Hello Kitty inside and out.

Such as Hello Kitty head designer, Yoko Yamaguchi, artist and creator of the tokidoki brand, Simone Legno, and many more!
food
Hungry? We've got you covered!
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tattoo shop & contests
Exclusive Hello Kitty tattoos will be available on a first-come, first serve basis. And, show off your ink at our daily contest!
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fashion
Strike a pose as you take in the fashionable Hello Kitty fashion!
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food
 
Hello Kitty Con will host a variety of LA's yummiest food trucks, offering food and beverages to keep your tummy satisfied.

Open every day from 10am-7pm in the courtyard.
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tattoo shop & contests
 
Five leading tattoo artists have created custom flash artwork & will offer FREE (real!) tattoos at the Hello Kitty Tattoo Shop throughout the convention. All tattoos will be done on a first come, first served basis. Must be at least 18 years old to participate.

Join us for our daily contests where you can show off your ink and win a prize! Join the fun from 2:30-3pm at the main stage at the Friendship Village.

Visit our FAQs for more details.
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fashion
 
Check out super fantastical Hello Kitty fashion on display at Lovely Kitty Wonder: A Hello Kitty Fashion Installation curated by Stephiee Nguyen of JapanLA Clothing. See one-of-a-kind creations by 13 designers from all over the globe including Ophelia Overdose, Abigail Greydanus, a-morir, Fiori Couture and Doll Eyes
fun & games
Get your Hello Kitty fun and game on!
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art
Immerse yourself in art with installations, nail art and photo opps!
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cosplay & contests
Dress up and have fun with all of your friends at Hello Kitty Con!
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cosplay & contests
 
Dress up and have fun with all of your friends at Hello Kitty Con!

Each day from 4:30-5pm, come to the main stage at the Friendship Village to view our Cosplay contest! Participants can enter simply by arriving 10 minutes earlier (4:20pm) to line up. Your name will be announced and you get a chance to show off your supercute look for our judges.

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art
 
Enjoy interactive art installations and photo ops created by artists POSE and Dabs Myla; and instruction from artists Camilla d'Errico (Thursday, Oct 30), Esther Kim (Friday, Oct 31), Dabs Myla (Saturday, Nov 1), and Martin Hsu (Sunday, Nov 2), who will be on hand to lecture & teach Hello Kitty Art Classes.

Make sure you pretty up your nails with Sanrio Tokyo's resident nail artist and Hello Kitty Nail Art book author, Masako Kojima. She will be on hand giving fans a chance to Hello Kitty-fy their nails, making them supercute.

The JapanLA Art + Fashion Shop will feature super limited art prints, figures and artist tees from favorite artists including 64 Colors, Buff Monster, Crowded Teeth, Joe Ledbetter, Miss Kika, and more.
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fun & games
 
Ticket holders can enjoy free activities including crafts, games, giveaways, a Hello Kitty pumpkin patch, photo booths, special sneak peeks at upcoming Hello Kitty projects and many more superfun surprises!
meet and greet
Visit the Sanrio Signing Booth in the Super Supermarket and say hello to Yuko Yamaguchi, Hello Kitty's head designer from Tokyo!
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parties and events
Join us at the main stage for more fun all day!
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meet and greet
 
Visit the Sanrio Signing Booth in the Super Supermarket and say hello to Yuko Yamaguchi, Hello Kitty's head designer from Tokyo!

Appearing every day of Hello Kitty Con, Ms. Yamaguchi will be signing and sharing free personalized drawings. Additional designers from Sanrio Tokyo will also be doing character drawings for fans. Come by the booth, snap some pics, and take home a super special signed piece to commemorate your time at Hello Kitty Con 2014!
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parties and events
 
Join us at the main stage for more fun all day!
Featuring games, contests and a sneak peak of Hello Kitty's Supercute Friendship Festival and a performance by Carouselle that are sure to amaze. (Times below are for each day).*

11:00am What's in Your Purse? Game
11:15am Supercute Friendship Festival Sneak Peak
11:45am Carouselle Performance
12:30pm Spin Wheel Game
1:00pm Supercute Friendship Festival Sneak Peak
1:30pm Carouselle Performance
2:00pm What's in Your Purse? Game
2:30pm Hello Kitty Tattoo Contest
3:00pm Carouselle Performance
3:45pm Supercute Friendship Festival Sneak Peak
4:30pm Hello Kitty Cosplay Content
5:00 pm Spin Wheel Game
5:30pm Supercute Friendship Festival Sneak Peak
6:00pm Carouselle Performance

*Schedule subject to change
 
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