What: Yaoi-Con 2009: Yaoi-Con 2009 | A Celebration of Male Beauty & Passion in Anime & Manga
Where: Marriott San Mateo-San Francisco Airport
1770 South Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, California 94402
When:Oct 29-Nov 1, 2009
Registration is now online!
NOTE: You must be 18 on or before October 30, 2009
to attend the convention for the full weekend
(October 30th, 31st & November 1st).
Until May 31, 2009 (Early Bird) -- 40.00 (USD)
June 1 - September 26, 2009 (General Rate) -- 50.00 (USD)
At the Door -- 60.00 (USD)
*All prices are in U.S. dollars (USD)
** Early Bird and General Rates: Your COMPLETE registration packet needs to be POSTMARKED by the deadline date. We must have all your registration materials -- online form submitted to the database, printout of the email titled "Yaoi-Con 2009: Registration Submitted to Database", photocopy of your proof of age (if necessary), and payment -- before we're able to process your packet.
*** To avoid any registration errors please READ AND FOLLOW all directions carefully. Registration Staff will not be responsible for delays caused by the failure to complete ANY portion of the registration process.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
Pre-Registration & At-the-Door Registration:
It is mandatory to show a valid PHOTO ID at the Registration Desk to pick up your badge or to register. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Acceptable forms of photo ID: Valid Driver's License, Passport, School ID that contains photo and date of birth.
If you are a Pre-Registered Attendee, you are only allowed to pick up your own Membership Badge. Each person is required to show a PHOTO ID in order to collect his/her badge and convention materials.
Lost Badge Policy:
Lost Badges will be replaced at the Full At-the-Door Rate of $60. If you later locate your badge, a pro-rated refund will be given. ALL LOST badges should be reported immediately to the Registration Staff.
Lost/Broken Bracelet Policy:
Broken/defective bracelets can be EXCHANGED for a new one for free. LOST bracelets will be replaced at the Full At-the-Door Rate of $60. ALL LOST badges should be reported immediately to the Registration Staff.
We welcome VOLUNTEERS! If you are interested in helping out at Yaoi-Con 2009, please email Todd: http://www.yaoicon.com/contact-us/todd.html
We look forward to seeing you at Yaoi-Con 2009! If you have any Registration inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us: http://www.yaoicon.com/contact-us/saya.html
Guest of Honor: Minami Haruka (a.k.a Minami Kazuya)
Date of birth: February 12
Hometown: Fukushima, Japan
Blood type: A
Yaoi-Con is extremely proud and positively tickled a lovely shade of pink to welcome Minami-sensei as our Guest of Honor for 2009!
It's no secret that Minami-sensei has perfected the fine art of drawing us in with clever humor, carefully opened shirts, and strategically placed ribbons. With characters both truly beautiful and cavity-inducing cute, you can't help but double-take when you catch a glimpse of her work. But if the art gets you there, the stories have no trouble keeping you firmly enthralled just as much.
Crossing genres with enviably fluid ease, Minami-sensei's stories have the ability to make time fly. Whether it's a friend teaching another all he needs to know about pleasure or discussing the perfect shiny pink of their lover's nipples, each story never fails to catch you in its "must keep reading" spell. There are heartbreaks and misunderstandings, highschool drama in all its angsty forms, squishy-love with more fluff and honey than a rabbit in a cotton-candy spinner, and even comedy that will get you texting your friends in a flurry of giggles.
So from accidentally seme androids on bondage missions, to teachers and schoolboys (to Barely schoolboys ^.~), to house-"wives" in aprons . . . and, well . . . just the aprons . . . *clears throat* right! And to catboys and the dedicated few who groom them in the bathroom, Minami-sensei is a fountain of creativity that will never run dry.
What more could you ask for?
Bathroom Grooming – 2008 - 1 volume
Bitter - Kare no Hisoyaka na Seppun – 2008 - 1 volume
Child Epicurean – 2006 - 1 volume
Egotist na Seishokusha – 2000 - 1 volume (as Minami Kazuka)
Furachi na Kare no Shitsukekata – 2006 - 1 volume
Haitoku no Love Sick – 2003 - 1 volume
Hanairo Virgin Soil – 2005 - 1 volume
Honey Boys Spiral – 2006 - ongoing - 2 volumes (as Minami Kazuka)
I Will Take Care of Your Bud - Oneshot
J-BOY by Biblos - Indecent Encounter - 1 volume - Compilation of one-shots by various artists/writers/manga-ka
Junk!Boys – 2006 - 1 volume
Kiken na Hokeni Counselor – 2005 - 1 volume
Kimi de Oboreta Ato wai – 2005 - 1 volume
Kindan no Amai Kajitsui – 2002 - 1 volume
Kiri no Gakuen Series – 2008 (as Minami Kazuka)
Kohitsuji Hokaku Keikaku! – 2002 - 3 volumes (as Minami Kazuka)
Koibito Shigan – 2001 - 1 volume
Liking You – 2003 - 1 volume
Making Love Like Newlyweds – 2006 - 1 volume
Milk Taste Honey – 2006 - 1 volume
Nijou na Koi no Kakehiki (Strategy for Love Squared)
No Toy – 2001 - Oneshot
Renai a la Carte! – 2003 - 1 volume
Saihate no Kimi e – 2004 - 1 volume
Senzoku de Aishitei – 2006 - 1 volume
Skin Cream de Nurashite – 2005 - 1 volume (as Minami Kazuka)
Strawberry Children – 1997
Strip – 2002 - Oneshot
Sweet - Ano Amai Amai Aji – 2006 - 1 volume
Tonari no Heya no Paranoia – 2004 - 1 volume (as Minami Kazuka)
Welcome to the University of Love - Oneshot
ROOM RATES & RESERVATIONS
Special Convention Room Rates are as follows:
ROOM TYPE RATE BOOK ONLINE
Single/Double (1-2 people) $109.00
Triple/Quad (3-4 people) $119.00
Executive Suite (w/sofabed) $139.00
* note all rates are per night, for qualifying dates
To Confirm, Change or Cancel Your Reservation at the Marriott:
Book Online (see above) or Call 1-800-556-8972
Below is a list of possible alternative hotels if you are unable to secure space at the convention hotel. Some of these may provide shuttle service from/to San Francisco International Airport; please check with the hotels in advance as to times and location.
Please note that there will NOT be transportation provided between any of these hotels and the convention hotel. However, a taxicab will run around $7.00 to/from most of these hotels. The Howard Johnson is within walking distance, but the other hotels are not, as they are across the highway.
Howard Johnson San Mateo
2110 South El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA
(800) 469-6130 0.8 Mile
Residence Inn by Marriott San Mateo
2000 Winward Way
San Mateo, CA
(888) 603-5334 0.9 Mile
Homestead Studio Suites San Mateo - SFO
1830 Gateway Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94404
650-574-1744 1.04 Miles
Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo
2000 Bridgepointe Cir
San Mateo, CA
(650) 522-9000 1.06 Miles
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
Parking for Hotel Guests:
Discounted parking for overnight parking is $6/day for Hotel Guests. This DOES include in-and-out privileges.
Parking for Non-Hotel Guests/Daily Attendees:
Attendees attending the event (non-hotel guests) will pay $1/hr for maximum of $6/day. There are no in-and-out privileges - that is, if you stay for 2 hrs, you pay $2 upon leaving the parking lot; if you return and leave again, you will pay the hourly rate again for however long your vehicle was parked since your return.
Transportation from San Francisco Airport:
The Marriott San Mateo-San Francisco Airport Hotel will again be offering complimentary shuttle service from and to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on a limited schedule.
Shuttle schedule will be posted soon.
If you do not want to wait for a shuttle, you may need to take a taxicab from the airport to the hotel. Taxi fares from SFO to San Mateo are approximately $24.00 (rate as of March 22, 2009).
Hayward Park station is located 0.7 miles from the Marriott Hotel OR San Mateo station is located 1.9 miles from the Marriott Hotel
Go HERE for schedules, maps and fares.
Schedules, Maps & Fares
Bus Line Closest to Hotel: Route 292
Hotel Stop: Delaware Blvd & Concar Dr.
Northbound Stop (To Downtown San Mateo & San Francisco Mission & 1st St.)
Southbound Stop (To Hillsdale Shopping Center)
If unsure of where to get off for certain stops closest to your destination, ask the Operator to announce your stop and they will announce the stop once the bus is close by.
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
There are no BART stations located in San Mateo; however, you may take BART into SFO and catch a hotel shuttle to the Marriott. Please be aware of the limited shuttle hours. Visit the BART Web site for more info and schedules.
Lost in Space
Oh cool but too far :/
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I sooooo wish I could go! ;_; Minami Haruka is one of my favorite manga authors! >_< But sadly, I am no where near the loaction or the required age to go... :(
I'm no longer the one I was...
I whis I could go there (8
I also wish those sience peopel soon make a teleporter so I acctualy could
To obtain, something of equal value must be lost, <33
I live in NY.
I doubt my parents will let me go to Cali.
asians have sexy slanted eyes. BE JEALOUS
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