I wish the name for Kansas City’s new resident yaoi convention wasn’t so…embarassing. I guess I fall short as a fujoshi.
I was pretty excited to hear about a yaoi-centric convention in my area, and also a little scared. I tend to think (probably unfairly) that yaoi fans are scary people. Unfortunately, I paint fans like myself with the brush of those weirdos at conventions that carry paddles. I do know that there are plenty of fans that are polite and pretty reasonable.
Anyway, Ahn!Con was held at the Ramada by the river, which is where Motaku got its start. It’s a pretty small hotel. Saturday, usually the big day for any convention had a pretty dedicated little crowd. It had a pretty good showing. Unfortunately I could really only go one day and all the interesting panels were either Friday or Sunday. Next year I may just go for the three day pass and see what happens. I did pick up a yaoi sci-fi webcomic book, so I’ll be checking that out and reporting on it…sometime. Don’t expect that any time soon, I have quite the backlog.
Hopefully Ahn!Con will be a yearly event. I also hope more people show up next year so I don’t run into that guy that doesn’t shower so often.