ANOTHER YEAR OF YAOI BLISS!!
San Francisco, California – 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!)
EARLY TO REG, EARLY TO RISE, MAKES A CON-GOER HEALTHY, WEALTHY, AND WISE!
Budget for the dough you know you’re going to drop at the con by registering early and getting one of our best rates! The registration fee goes up after May 31, so don’t miss out! And don’t forget that pre-registration cutoff is September 26! If you wait until September 27, you will be a very sad bunny.
You can, of course, register in person at Fanime. To make your in-person registration experience a breeze, take a few moments and follow these simple steps:
1) Complete and submit our online registration form: http://www.yaoicon.com/registration.
2) Print the Submission Confirmation email you’ll receive, titled, “Yaoi-Con 2010: Registration Form Submitted to Database.”
3) Bring the printed email, payment, and a valid ID to the Yaoi-Con booth and we’ll take care of the rest.
By following these steps, you can register easily at ANY convention we visit (such as Anime-Expo, Sac-Anime, etc). No fumbling for a pen, no filling out forms by hand. One, two, three and you’re done!
Yoi-Con Registration: http://www.yaoicon.com/registration
YAOI-CON IS RETURNING TO FANIME!
Yaoi-Con will once again be basking in the sun in lovely San Jose! Please swing by our booth in the dealer’s room to register or to just say “Hi!” We’ll also be presenting Bishie Bingo and the oh-so-fun erotic typing game Kichiku Megane! Only from Japan.
CONGRATS, JO CHEN!
Please join us in congratulating our good friend Jo Chen on the release of her first doujinshi, “In These Words”! Jo will be with us at Fanime in the Dealer’s Room, where she will have copies of this limited-run DJ for you to purchase and drool over. Buy a copy there and get a free gift from Jo!
For a sneak peak at the cover, steamy interior pages and a synopsis of the story, check out Jo’s Web site ( http://www.guiltpleasure.com/s/news/)
WAIT? WHAT’S THAT VOICE?!
Prince of Tennis, Darker Than Black, Monster. . . . If that isn’t enough of a clue, then you need to watch more anime! Yaoi-Con is beside itself with glee to announce a special guest for your listening pleasure: Hidenobu Kiuchi!! If you ever thought that Oshitari from Prince of Tennis sounded just too darn sexy for a 14-year-old, then you will not want to miss meeting the man responsible. And who could forget the yummy contractor with too much heart for his own good (and a gorgeous voice to boot), or the tortured doctor who really needs a hug? We’re super excited that Kiuchi-san will be joining us to help usher Yaoi-Con into its second decade!
Guest Announcements: http://www.yaoicon.com/guests/hidenobu-kiuchi-guest-of-honor.html
YOU WILL DROWN AND FALL IN LOVE WITH LITTLE BUTTERFLIES OF LIBERTY!!
How’s that for working in some of the beloved titles of our next wonderful guest? DMP is bringing Hinako Takanaga-sensei to Yaoi-Con! Whether its hot guys to drool over or sweet schoolboys who make us SQUEE, Takanaga-sensei’s characters are always memorable. Be sure to save some time to meet her and let her know how much we love her cuddly boys!
Industry Guest Announcements: http://www.yaoicon.com/guests/industry-guests.html
PIPIN’ HOT FAN MARKET TABLES — GET ‘EM WHILE THEY LAST
Our fan-favorite Fan Market is now open for business! Send those apps in now to reserve your table so you can wow attendees with your mad creative skillz! Be sure to read all the details first, though.
Fan Market Info: http://www.yaoicon.com/vendors/fan-market.html
HOORAY FOR BISHOUNEN-WOOD!!
Are you ready for the best show in the entire universe? Yaoi-Con 2010 is proud to present the ever popular Bishounen Auction! Our boys will sing, they’ll dance, they’ll act, and yes, they’ll strip! And best of all, if you’ve got the dough, you can buy a bishie of your very own for the evening. Don’t miss out on the raucous fun!
For all of the details, rules, and policies, check out our Web site: http://www.yaoicon.com/programming/bishounen-auction.html
SHARE YOUR PASSION!
How to Dip a Bishie in Whipped Cream. Five Steps to Curing Your Addiction to CLAMP Semes. Getting Spirit Gum Out Of Your Hair Without Losing Your Mind. That’s right, registration for Yaoi-Con panels is now open! Don’t keep your passions bottled up, share them with the world! Or at least with the other con attendees.
Panel Registration: http://www.yaoicon.com/programming/panels-workshops.html
LIGHTS, CAMERA, AMV!
Put those magic editing skills to the test and enter the Yaoi-Con 2010 AMV contest! Whether it’s pretty boys gazing longingly into each other’s eyes (naked), kicking butt (while naked), tickling funny bones (still naked), or angsting (of course, naked), everything is better set to music. This year’s theme is “A Night Out,” so rev up those movie maker programs and get going!
AMV Contest Info: http://www.yaoicon.com/amv_contest.html