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Yaoi-Con 2009

Yaoi-Con 2009

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About This Event:

"A Celebration of Male Beauty and Passion in Anime and Manga"

Yaoi-Con is an annual event by fans, for fans focusing on yaoi or boys love manga, anime, artwork and games. This 3-day event attracts a largely female adult audience from North America and beyond. Because of the explicit sexual content in some yaoi manga and anime available at this event, attendees must be 18 years or older.

The first Yaoi-Con was held in 2001, with 450 attendees. In 2006, Yaoi-Con welcomed 1500 fans. At the 2011 Yaoi-Con, Digital Manga Publishing announced that they would be taking over management of Yaoi-Con as of 2012 and would be moving the show to Southern California.


October 12-14, 2012


The Westin Long Beach
333 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Special Guests:

  • Uki Ogasawara, creator of Black Sun
  • Jo Chen, co-creator of In These Words
  • More Special Guests


  • Anime TV and movie screenings
  • Autograph sessions with special guests
  • Panels about yaoi manga, anime, fan fiction and lifestyle topics
  • Industry Panels featuring new manga releases from Digital Manga Publishing, Yaoi Press
  • Cosplay Contest
  • Bishonen Auction
  • Swap Meet
  • Bishonen Host Cafe
  • Dance
  • Anime Music Video (AMV) Contest
  • Bishonen Bingo
  • Game Room
  • Artists Alley

Presented by:

through 2011: Biseinen-ya LLC / as of 2012: Digital Manga Publishing

Registration Information and Admission Fees:

Admission / Membership Fees

  • Early Bird (Through May 31, 2012): $45.00
  • General, Full Weekend) (June 1-Sept. 8, 2012): $55.00
  • At the Door, Full Weekend: $65.00
Registration Hours
  • Friday: 1 pm - 9 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am - 1 pm

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