Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference 2024

The Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference has been convened at Chaminade University since 2007.

The 2024 OPCA event will be held May 25-26 in the Black Box Theatre and the Ching Conference Center.

For the complete conference schedule and registration, please visit the following links:

Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference 2024

Register for OPCA 2024

Featured OPCA sessions follow below:

Saturday, May 25, 2024 

I. Reflections on Conceptions of Space in Oceania with Vilsoni Hereniko and Ropeti Ale


II. Roundtable Discussion of the 2024 UH Press anthology  An Ocean of Wonder: The Fantastic in the Pacific with Cristina Bacchilega, Victoria Nālani Kneubuhl, ku'ualoha ho'omanawanui, and Lyz Soto


III. Panel on the Life and Art of John Alexander Kneubuhl with Victoria Nālani Kneubuhl, Jackie Pualani Johnson, Otto Heim


IV. Dramatic Reading: excerpts from John Kneubuhl’s Sunset Crowd, Saint Mac, and Folktale following by discussion and Q & A


Sunday, May 26, 2024


V. A Celebration of Hawai‘i Noir including presentations by:


–Chris McKinney, Editor of the forthcoming book Honolulu Noir

–Scott Kikkawa, Bamboo Ridge Press novelist; author of Kona WindsRed Dirt, and Char Siu

–Stephanie Han, Contributor, Honolulu Noir


VI. Screening and Discussion of the 1968 Hawaii Five-O episode “Strangers in Our Own Land,” co-written by John Kneubuhl and Herman Groves

Saturday, May 25 at 8:30am to 9:00pm

More dates through May 26, 2024

Black Box Theatre, Clarence T.C. Ching Hall
3140 Waialae Avenue, Honoulu, HI 96816

Event Type



Day Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Online Undergraduate Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff, General Public, Parents, Doctoral Students



School of Humanities, Arts and Design


Contact Name

Cheryl Edelson

Contact Email

[email protected]

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