Sci-fi and comics fans will gather on Hawaii Island from Sept. 14 to 17 for HawaiiCon, hosted by the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows in the Waikoloa area of Hawaii Island.


Attendees will have the chance to hear from Paul Blake, aka Greedo from "Star Wars," and the actors behind the masks for Boba Fett and Jango Fett in the Star Wars prequels. The lineup of guests includes several members of the cast of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," including Emma Caulfield; numerous comic book writers and artists; as well as authors, voice actors and other performers.

In order to give the convention a Hawaiian flavor, visitors have the chance to register for special adventures where they will accompany some of the guest stars on typical island activities like snorkeling and hula lessons.

A four-day pass for HawaiiCon starts at $160, and several ticket options, including single-day tickets, are available.

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