Phoenix, AZ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/10/2007 -- Yaoi Press, the leading publisher of manga influenced yaoi graphic novels, announces Yaoi Jamboree, a new fan convention to run June 20-22nd in Phoenix Arizona.
“We were eager to see more bl themed conventions start up,” says Yaoi Press Publisher, Yamila Abraham. “The staff for two Phoenix area anime conventions approached us about starting one. Once we saw we had competent people to operate the show it was an easy decision for us.”
Yaoi Jamboree will be held at the Renaissance Phoenix Hotel, in Glendale, Arizona. The venue will provide a 36,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall, a ballroom, a theater, and multiple panel rooms.
Guests will include Japanese mangaka, as well as creators for Yaoi Press. Plans are underway for unique main events involving male actors from an area playhouse. Yaoi Press will publish an art book of attendee submissions to distribute at the show.
Attendees must be at least 18 years old, and first year turn-out is estimated at 2,000. “We will be aggressively promoting the show,” says Abraham. “Yaoi Jamboree will be advertised both by itself, and in conjunction with regular Yaoi Press advertisements. It will be publicized at many shows Yaoi Press attends.”
About Yaoi Press
Yaoi is a romantic genre that deals with stories about men in love with men for women readers. Yaoi Press borrowed their theme from Japan where it’s been hugely popular for several decades. Yaoi has gained a strong foothold in the United States.
Yaoi Press was founded in 2004, and has published twenty global yaoi manga graphic novels and one yaoi art book to date. Yaoi Press titles are distributed by Diamond Book Distributors.
For more information please visit http://www.yaoipress.com and http://www.yaoijamboree.com.
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