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October 18, 2014 - October 19, 2014$40 – $70
Northwest Press will be at the first ever Nijicon outside of Philadelphia! Come and meet Dash writer Dave Ebersole and see the full range of great NWP goodies.
What’s “Nijicon”? Here’s the scoop from the organizers…
“Nijicon 虹コン(pronounced knee-gee-kon) is a combination of two Japanese words. “Niji”(虹) which means rainbow and “kon”(コン) which is an abbreviation for the “romanization” of the English word convention. We chose this Japanese name because the shounen-ai (meaning “boy love”) genre of manga (Japanese comic books) is what first got us into ALL media that portrays the LGBT as main characters. (*Not to mention, the names “Yaoi Con” and “Rainbow Con” were already taken. ^_^)
In a nutshell, Nijicon is a “yaoi/slash/BL(Boys’ Love)” convention. However, Nijicon is a bit different than other yaoi conventions. We are a non-profit organization that is dedicated to highlighting the portrayals, influence, and increasing presence of homosexual couples and individuals in comics, movies, television, and other visual medium. We also wish to encourage dialogue and conversation between fans of these works and the LGBT community.”