Are other Girls Like Comics readers out there into yaoi manga? For those who don’t know what yaoi means it basically means manlove, boylove stuff. In my experience it’s generally all oh no please I’m not like this oh no wait that’s great don’t stop kind of stuff, and being the sick f*1k that my reading taste is, I kind of actually like it (despite it generally not being up my alley whatsoever in prose/novels/films etc).
Wikipedia tells me that Yaoi Con is particularly known for its unique events that use volunteers known as “bishounen“. The bishounen are male volunteers who represent the attractive characters shown in Yaoi manga, and run many of the events. Intriguing indeed.
If there’s anyone out there in the San Fran area who’s going to YaoiCon, let us know and we’ll publish your review!
Anywho, so it’s with reluctant excitement that we have this to announce:
SuBLime, the global yaoi manga publishing initiative between VIZ Media and Japan’s Animate, Ltd. (Animate), announces its participation at YaoiCon 2014 and invites attendees to enjoy a weekend of fun and passionate yaoi fandom.
YaoiCon 2014 takes place the weekend of September 12th-14th at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel. YaoiCon is North America’s preeminent fan event devoted exclusively to yaoi. Full details are available at: www.yaoicon.com. SuBLime will be located in the Dealers’ Hall in booths #23 and #24 throughout the entire convention.
Catch the latest updates directly from the SuBLime publishing team during the SuBLime Industry Panel, scheduled for Saturday, September 13th at 2:00PM in the Regency C panel room. The team will have games and prizes as well as updates on many ongoing series. Fans will want to be sure to stay until the very end to catch a big, new publishing announcement!
During its presence at YaoiCon, SuBLime will have copies of all currently available print titles for sale at a discounted rate at its booth. Fans can enjoy an additional 10% discount when purchasing all available volumes of a series. In addition, special advance print copies of Shoko Hidaka’s BLUE MORNING Volume 5 (rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers) will be made available ahead of its October street date.
While at the booth, YaoiCon attendees can also enter to win these awesome prizes: a complete set of print AND digital editions of AWKWARD SILENCE (Vols. 1-4), a complete print set of CRIMSON SPELL (Vols. 1-5), or a digital-only title of their choosing from the SuBLime catalog.
SuBLime titles are offered worldwide in print and digital formats. For digital editions purchased directlyfrom www.SuBLimeManga.com, readers have two methods of access – a DRM-free downloadable PDF that is viewable on any PDF-enabled eReader device and computer, and via the online manga viewer found on the web site. Readers can also purchase SuBLime’s digital editions through e-tailers such as Kindle, Nook, and Kobo.
For up-to-date news and release information, please visit the SuBLime website at SuBLimeManga.com, or follow SuBLime on Twitter at @SuBLimeManga, Facebook at facebook.com/SuBLimeManga, and Tumblr at sublimemanga.tumblr.com.
SuBLime is a global yaoi/boys’ love manga publisher, and is a partnership between VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, and Japan’s Animate, Ltd. (Animate). This bold, global publishing initiative will present English-speaking fans everywhere with a broad selection of high quality titles. SuBLime will offer titles digitally worldwide available at www.SuBLimeManga.com, with many available in Download-to-Own format, and selections in print also available in English-language editions worldwide.