Erica Friedman, founder of Yuricon, to speak at University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Erica Friedman, president of Yuricon and ALC Publishing, will be speaking about Yuri Manga and Lesbian Japan on March 3 as part of the Asia Pacific Queer Lecture Series sponsored by the East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. The lecture will take place at Lucy Ellis, 1st Floor, FLB Building and is open to the public.

Friedman founded Yuricon, a celebration of yuri in anime and manga in 2000, and ALC Publishing, North America's only of 100% yuri publisher in 2003. In 2005, she co-chaired Yuricon in Tokyo, and Onna! which took place in October in Newark, NJ. In 2004, ALC Publishing printed the first volume of "Shoujoai ni Bouken: The Adventures of Yuriko", an illustrated novel, penned by Friedman and illustrated by Kelli Nicely. Friedman will be discussing geek culture with the UIUC Introduction to Japanese Culture
class, and her novel with the CQS reading group, on March 2.

To learn more about Yuricon or ALC Publishing, please visit or email [email protected]

For more information on East Asia Pacific Studies at UIUC, please visit or contact EAPS at [email protected] or 217-333-7273

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