World-famous @home cafe (“at-home cafe”) will return to the United States for a special appearance at Saboten Con 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona.
@home cafe’s Chief Branding Officer Hitomi will represent the award-winning restaurant chain, which is Akihabara’s longest-running food and entertainment maid cafe. Hitomi will be accompanied by @home cafe’s Premium maids Chimu and Mizukin as they demonstrate authentic Japanese maid service and participate in several key events at the convention, including the fashion show, masquerade, and a live concert.
“I’m so excited to visit Phoenix for the first time,” Hitomi said. “The image of Arizona seems so sunny and bright, with cactus (“saboten”) everywhere… it will be a fun challenge to bring ‘moe’ to such an exciting place. @home cafe’s goal is to spread the authentic maid culture that was born in Japan to even more places worldwide, and we’re looking forward to meeting everyone and creating special memories!”
Saboten Con will be held August 30 – September 2, 2019, at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix.
ABOUT @HOME CAFE
“@home cafe” (at-home cafe) was established in 2004 and is the longest-running food and entertainment maid cafe in Akihabara.
Led by world-famous maid Hitomi, one of the cafe’s original members and now its Chief Branding Officer, @home cafe welcomes masters and princess of all ages and nationalities to its 6 “mansions” in the center of Akihabara and to their newest location in Osaka, which opened in 2019.
@home cafe provides guests with happy, family-friendly entertainment and delicious “kawaii”-themed food and drinks as 370 of the world’s top-level maids cast a spell to make everything magical!
“Moe moe kyun” – the original “maid spell” created by Hitomi – has become famous to fans of maid cafes and Akihabara culture across the world.
Starting in 2015, @home cafe has collaborated with Sanrio characters Hello Kitty, Gudetama, Cinnamoroll, My Melody, and Pompompurin, where guests at @home cafe’s mansions can enjoy special collaboration dishes and cute, character-matching maid uniforms.
Every year, the “@home cafe maids of the year” ranking is held, where the year’s top premium maids are selected and awarded additional duties as maid culture ambassadors. @home cafe premium maids have made special appearances at international events in the United States, Chile, Mexico, Russia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia, delighting masters and princesses with authentic Japanese maid culture and “moe”.
@home cafe’s goal is to serve maid culture all over the world, moving further forward each year to more countries and pop culture events!
ABOUT SABOTEN CON
Saboten Con is an American anime convention held in Phoenix, Arizona and organized by Monkey Paw Entertainment. The convention is held on Labor Day weekend and lasts for 4 days (Fri-Mon). It is currently hosted at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix. Saboten Con is the largest anime convention in Arizona with attendance reaching 13,298 (unique) / 37,983 (turnstile) for the 2018 event.