Press Releases

February 14, 2011

News for Kawa Kon 2011:

Kawa Kon announces last round of guests

Kawa Kon in St. Louis, Missouri, has announced its final round of guests for its March 11-13 convention.

Voice actor Quinton Flynn will be the Voice Actor Guest of Honor. Quinton can be heard in various Cartoon Network shows such as The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and Robot Chicken. His Disney credits include Timon in the Timon and Pumbaa series and Axel from Kingdom Hearts II. He voices many anime and video game characters including Kon from Bleach, Iruka from Naruto, Reno from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, and Raiden from the Metal Gear Solid series.

Musical Guest of Honor YukaPon is an aspiring Akiba Idol and internet sensation. Through singing, choreography, and cute costumes, YukaPon presents Japanese songs in the style of Akihabara cosplay idols.

Kawa Kon's new Japanese Culture Guests of Honor are Samurai Dan & Jillian and GalCir WishFul. Samurai Dan & Jillian bring history, humor, and bladed weapons to the con for their panels and presentations on the use of swords (and other weaponry) in battle and self-defense. GalCir WishFul is a club interested in Gyaru Japanese street fashion. They teach parapara and trapara dancing and educate audiences about modern Japanese fashion subcultures.

These guests will join Artist Guests of Honor MUSETAP and Japanese Culture Guests of Honor Three Rivers Okiya to bring you a glimpse of Japanese youth culture, past and present.

Kawa Kon is in St. Louis at the Crowne Plaza Clayton March 11-13. The theme for 2011 is Taking It to the Streets! - Hakama, Hip-Hop and Harajuku.