Hello Kitty Convention 2014 Los Angeles

Hello Kitty embodies everything in world that is adorable. So imagine, just for a minute, the most die-hard fans of the world surround you. Well, that is exactly where we found ourselves at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Downtown LA’s Little Tokyo .

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Yuko Yamaguchi Hello Kitty’s third character designer.
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Eugenie and I
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Max and I were pumped!
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Sanrio extended an exclusive behind the scenes look at one of the happiest places on earth Hello Kitty con, for the 40th anniversary of the iconic Sanrio character Hello Kitty. The festivities kicked off for us Wednesday night for press preview. It was nice to experience all the activations before the masses of anime strutted about on Thursday.

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Senior VP of Sanrio Ken Yamamoto mentioned to us, 25,000 tickets sold for the entire weekend and the public started lining up at 3 am to get in the venue for HKcon day one.

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Senior VP of Sanrio Ken Yamamoto is Hug Life

In traditional Sanrio fashion, they  had everything from Hello Kitty food trucks, shopping, Target partnered game zone, art school area, beauty (by Sephora), and official HK tattoo parlor where you could get a free real tattoo if you got your name on the list earlier enough. Katy Perry even popped in for a new one.

Photo by @katyperry/INSTAGRAM

The best way to experience the weekend was to really get in Hello Kitty Vans  shoe’s.

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My Vans Hello Kitty Shoes

We had the best time could not ask for a more amazing event. Thanks Sanrio and Happy Birthday Hello Kitty!

Here are a few fun Hello Kitty gift ideas I love for the holidays:

Those Hello Kitty Vans.

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