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Australia's Largest Yaoi and Yuri Convention to be Held in 2014

SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES - 2 October 2013

Room 801, a brand new anime convention for over-18s, will be held in a Sydney CBD hotel in February 2014 with special guests including artist Jozef Szekeres and author Mary Borsellino.

Room 801 focuses on yaoi and yuri, which are subgenres of anime and manga that focus on romantic same-sex relationships. The convention's name comes from a Japanese slang term for “yaoi” and the concept of a private, intimate room. While yaoi and yuri tend to be underrepresented at Australian anime conventions, they do have a sizeable and passionate fanbase. Room 801 is intended to be a classy, safe and inclusive space for yaoi and yuri fans, regardless of their interests.

The convention's special guests will be giving presentations and taking part in panels over the weekend, covering everything from their professional experience to instructional workshops and discussions on creativity and gender. Additional activities will include screenings, an exclusive life drawing event for premium ticket holders and a social swap meet on Saturday night.

Room 801 will be held at the Y Hotel HYDE Park in central Sydney on the 22nd and 23rd of February 2014. Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite, with early bird discounts available until the end of November 2013. Get regular updates on the convention, including more guest announcements and giveaways, by visiting the website at www.room801.com.au.

Recap

Date: 21-23 February 2014
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm (Friday), 9am to 10pm (Saturday), 9am to 5pm (Sunday)
Location: Y Hotel HYDE Park, 5-11 Wentworth Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Ticket prices: from $25 to $110
Website: www.room801.com.au

About Objectionable Events

Objectionable Events was formed by two female fans to bring an inclusive, mature convention to the Australian anime convention scene. Both organisers are longtime fans of anime, manga and video games and have backgrounds in conventions and online fandom.

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