Yaoicon 3 details

posted on 2003-08-04 14:41 EDT
Third annual Yaoicon to be held October 17th-19th at the Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel in San Fransisco, California

From the press release:

Yaoi anime and manga highlights romantic relationships and strong platonic bonds between male characters, created primarily by female authors and artists for the benefit of a traditionally female audience. While this may seem strange to Westerners, the genre is widely accepted in Japan and many popular manga artists, have had their start creating yaoi comics before moving on to more generalized themes.

This year's Guest of Honor will be professional Japanese manga artist Shushushu Sakurai, a frequent contributor to popular manga magazines such as BexBoy and Boys Pierce, as well as other publications. Additional guests will be announced as they are confirmed.

Yaoi-Con 2003 is dedicated to the promotion and celebration of this genre, featuring activities and events such as a 24-hour anime screening room, yaoi-themed panels and workshops, a Dealers' Room with hard-to-find merchandise, a Fan Corridor where fans may sell their own art and crafts, a fundraising Bishounen (beautiful boy) Auction, Cosplay and Anime Music Video contests; and much, much more.

This is Yaoi-Con's third year in the City by the Bay and will undoubtedly be its most successful. With an attendance growth rate of over 30%, and the influx of new yaoi-themed anime and manga being released in the US, the yaoi fan base has been increasing exponentially day by day.

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