Here are some updates regarding the various yaoi conventions around the world!
This year's AniFET convention takes place in a few days from July 4th to July 7th in Calgary, Alberta Canada. July 4th and 5th are for all ages 16+ and July 6th and 7th are for all ages 18+. You can find their website here and their Facebook group here.
Bishie Con Announces Bishie Con Cabaret 2011!
"Bishie Con 2010 was such an amazing event that we just couldn't go through with our plan to stop having Bishie Con after this year. Though we do not have the time resources to host an entire Bishie Con in 2011, we will be offering an event for yaoi and slash fans ages 18 and up. Bishie Con Cabaret will be a 12-hour event on a Saturday in mid-December. Starting at 3:00 in the afternoon, Bishie Con Cabaret will have stage events (karaoke, improv, game shows, etc.), limited panel programming, and a vendor room open into the night. We will hold the event in a hotel and serve snacks throughout it just like we did at Bishie Con the past two years. More information on the date and location are coming soon! We hope you will grace us with your presence at this Bishie Con event!"
This year's YaoiCon in San Francisco is two weekends before Halloween, October 21st through the 23rd. It is strictly an 18+ convention. This year's guest of honor is Fusanosuke Inariya of Maiden Rose fame. Updates are coming fast and furious so check out the official site for AMV contest theme, bishie auction, advertising, scheduling a panel, etc. See you there!
We're pleased to tell you that YaYCon will be held en Enschede's Atak on March 27th! The ticket sale has already started online, for the price of €15,-. But be quick; after the first 200 tickets are sold, the price will incease to €17,50! So get yout tickets at the Atak website
How would you like the opportunity to ask your favorite mangaka a question? Well, if that mangaka is Hinako Takanaga of Tyrant and Little Butterfly fame, now you can! DMP has been gracious enough to give me the opportunity to interview Ms. Takanaga at YaoiCon this Saturday and I thought what better interview than an interview of fan submitted questions? All you have to do is submit your question in the comment section below and I will pick a choice few to ask Sensei during the interview. I'll of course interject here and there with follow up questions to keep it coherent.
Time is limited! I need to organize my questions Friday night so hurry and good luck!
Yaoi-Con – 10th Anniversary
October 29-31, 2010
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
ANOTHER YEAR OF YAOI BLISS!!
The time has come to gear up for the 10th Anniversary of Yaoi-Con! To celebrate, we have a spiffy new Web site! Please check it out to get all the latest and greatest news about Yaoi-Con 2010. (There may still be a few kinks in the system, so if you can't see the awesomeness right away, give it a few hours and try back!)
Gardena, CA (May 19. 2010)- Digital Manga Publishing is excited to announce their special guest for Yaoi-Con 2010, the prolific and fan-favorite yaoi mangaka-Hinako Takanaga! The creator of numerous manga, including Little Butterfly, The Devil's Secret, Challengers, Croquis, Love Round!!, Liberty Liberty, and the soon to be released The Tyrant Falls In Love, Hinako Takanaga has been one of the most popular yaoi mangaka in the US, and will be making her second appearance at Yaoi-Con!So come up to San Francisco in October, and meet the immensely talented Hinako Takanaga in person, and hear her answer questions about her process and her work!Yaoi-Con takes place over the Halloween weekend, October 29-October 31, and at a brand new location in Burlingame, CA! For more information on Yaoi-Con, including location, hotels, and registration, please visit their site at: www.yaoicon.com——————–THE TYRANT FALLS IN LOVE, VOL. 1, Rated M+ (for ages 18+), MSRP: $12.95, Available: August 18, 2010, B6 Size, June' Imprint
University study Tetsuhiro Morinaga has been in love with his homophobic, violent and tyrannical sempai Souichi Tatsumi for more than four years now. Even though he’s told Tatsumi how he feels and even managed to steal a kiss, expecting anything more seems like nothing more than the stuff of dreams… That is until the long-oppressed Morinaga gets his biggest chance ever. Might his unendingly unrequited love finally be returned?
Unless you've been under a rock all day you've probably heard that YaoiCon announced their guest for the 2010 convention and it's Ayano Yamane (excuse me while I go change my pants). I'm going to allow this once and only once 'cause you all know how I feel about squeeing. Ready? One… two…. three…. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *runs around like a crazy woman, slams into wall* Ow. >.< Well, I'm glad THAT'S out of my system…. NOT!!! XD Here's the info from YaoiCon as well as some personal info on her. Oh, and if you're wondering how you'll find me at YaoiCon, I'll be the one madly humping her leg at the autograph session. ^_^
So much news, so little time…
Let's start with some YaoiCon news, shall we? DMP teased us with this little snippet regarding their YaoiCon guest:
Oooooo-we already have our guest for Yaoi Con! Whoooo! But can't say yet. HA!
Any guesses? If not, who do you WISH it was? Of course, it would have to be a mangaka they have or will be publishing. Continue reading »
Name: Yaoi Fest Spring Fling
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada @ Parkhill Community Center, 4013 Stanley Rd SW
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010!
Time: 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Cost: Tickets are $10.00 ($9.00 with a food item!) Pay at the door (cash only) or register online on our website!
I checked YaoiFest's website and don't see any details there but maybe I'm not looking in the correct place. This is not the actual convention, which takes place June 26-27, 2010 in Calgary, AB.
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