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Yaoi Con Press Release

posted on 2001-07-16 21:35 EDT
Yaoi-con aanounces new guest, Yonezawa Yoshihiro.

[Yaoi-Con 2001] Press Release - San Francisco, CA

Yaoi-Con 2001 is proud to welcome Yonezawa Yoshihiro, co-founder and president of the famous semi-annual Tokyo Comiket event. Joining Yonezawa will be three of his executive staff members and his wife, Eiko, also a Comiket co-founder. The Comiket contingent will present panels at Yaoi-Con, and we can look forward to their table in the Dealer's Room, which will be stocked with the latest varieties of doujinshi!

Born in Kumamoto Prefecture on March 21, 1953, Yonezawa studied at Meiji University, where he started fan clubs for manga and science fiction. Since that time, he has written extensively as a manga critic and book/music reviewer. Currently, Yonezawa is focusing on critiquing mystery manga, as well as releasing how-to type books such as "Doujinshi Daihyakka" (A Great Encyclopedia of Doujinshi/Doujinshi Handbook).

Partial Bibliography: Author: "Sengo Shojo Manga Shi" (Postwar History of Shojo Manga) "Sengo SF Manga Shi" (Postwar History of Science Fiction Manga) "Sengo Gag Manga Shi" (Postwar History of Gag Manga) "Shoujo Manga no Sekai" (The World of Shoujo Manga), Vol.1 and 2 "RANPO no Jidai" (Days of Ranpo) "Shounen Manga no Sekai" (The World of Shounen Manga) Co-author: "Manga Den" (Manga Legend) [Heibon Sha] "2B Dan Gindama Sensou no Hibi" (Days of 2B Silver Bullet War" Editor: "Manga Hihyo Sengen" (Manga Critique Declaration) "Comiket Graffiti"

Yaoi-Con's Current Guest List Also Includes: - Higuri You, popular female shoujo, shounen ai and yaoi manga/doujinshi artist who's works include Seimaden, Ludwig, Lost Angel, Zeus and recent Poison artbook collection. - Azusa Kurokawa, shounen ai/yaoi manga and doujinshi artist often featured in Reijin magazine. - Shinjuku Nishiguchi, popular shounen ai/yaoi manga and doujinshi artist. - Gilles Poitras, author of the well-known anime resource book, "The Anime Companion," and his recent release, "Anime Essentials," both published by Stone Bridge Press. Etc.

For more information about our current guests, scheduled events & registration (ends July 31st!) please visit Yaoi-Con online at:

http://www.yaoicon.com

Staff Yaoi-Con 2001 Yaoi-Con Sept, 1-2, 2001 San Francisco @ The Radisson Miyako Hotel

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