Hello Kitty fans pose for photos in a giant tea cup at the Hello Kitty Con, the first-ever Hello Kitty fan convention, held at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Oct. 30 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)
Crowds, cuteness overwhelm first Hello Kitty Con
LOS ANGELES--Hello Kitty cuteness is taking over Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles as the city hosts the first Hello Kitty fan convention.
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