About us

Previously named Yaoi Yuri Con, the Y/CON settles in Paris, cultural crossroad of Europe. This successful, unique and unmissable convention extends 2000 m² and propose you a rich and amazing program. The program features still more entertainment around: gay, lesbian, trans, yaoi, yuri, bara, MxM, FxF, ace, and even more…

Since its first launch, the Y/CON displays its will to promote these genres, by increasing its reception space and diversifying its line-up. The exhibition receives a broad panel of guests and contributors (manga and comics’ authors, novelist, producer …) from France as well as from abroad such as H.V. Gavriel (France), Sir Wendigo (Italy), Miyuli (German) and EroPinku (Spain). The convention keeps on gathering more exhibitors (>70), partners and journalists who continue to support us over the years. Curious and faithful visitors from all over Europe participate in the event, and more than 2 000 are expected this year!

The Y/CON is the occasion for artists to meet their public through high points such as round tables, conferences and workshops. Thus they can engage with their fans in a relaxed atmosphere conductive to meetings between enthusiasts.

The Y/CON is also about publishers (novels, mangas, comics and video games), associations, young artists, fanzines… Not forgetting the traditional goodies stores!!

The weekend has its tempo set by activities (cosplay, karaoke…) and by workshops with our guests and attending artists. Screenings of movies and short films, series, anime and trailers are also offered to the audience. Each year, renowned artists are spotlighted during our thematic exhibition. Plus, not to be missed: exclusive contents and previews!

Y/CON : What does it mean ? / Why this name ?

• The “Y” gathers the terms Yaoi* and Yuri*. It’s also the “Y” from “You” in English because this event is for you and is a part of a safe space where you can blossom and where nobody judge you or denigrate your passion.
• The “/” symbol (slash) embodies homo-romantic relationships that enthusiasts imagine between mangas, series, movies, novels or other media’s characters. The slash is for most of us the starting point of our passion and it’s still a built-in part of our activities!
CON is of course the “Convention” abbreviation, English word that define exhibitions and gathering of enthusiasts.

The Y/CON, it’s the entrance to a world where each one of us can be what they want. Join us to live a unforgettable experience!
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