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Y/CON, the key event about homo-fictions

Since 2016, the Y/CON settles in Paris, cultural crossroad of Europe. This one of a kind exhibition offers a program as rich as it is diverse, on a 2100m² space. We are proud to display gay, lesbian, trans, bi, asexual, M/M, F/F, yaoi, yuri, bara, and more…

The exhibition welcomes a lot of guests and speakers (mangaka, cartoonists, novelists, directors, performers…) from France or from abroad such as Scarlet Beriko (Japan), HamletMachine (USA), Brooke Blaine (USA), Ella Frank (USA), Marie Sexton (USA), Miyuli (Germany), Daniela Viçoso (Italy), Doc Wendigo (Italy), Rinaca & Surine (Denmark), Sara Deek (Spain), K.J. Charles (UK), Jay Northcote (UK), Yatuu, Caly, Rohan Lockhart, Murielle Douru, David Halphen, Piros Coltman, David Gilson, Monsieur Q…

This exhibition gathers each time more exhibitors (~100) and a lot of partners and journalists, who continue to support us over the years. More than 2500 entries in 2018!

Lectures, workshops and round tables are the opportunity for the visitors to share some highlights with the guests, speakers and exhibitors of the Y/CON. The artists can exchange with their fans in a warm atmosphere conducive to meetings between enthusiasts.
The weekend is rhythmed by activities (cosplay, dance, karaoke, video games…) with our organizer’s team. Short films, features, series and anime screenings are also offered to the audience as well as a thematic exhibition putting renowned artists in the spotlight.

Prestigious guests, professional booths, independent artists, the whole world of homo-fictions assembles every year at the unmissable Y/CON.
The event gathers a lot of publishers (novels, manga, comic books), associations, authors, illustrators, creators, fanzines circles and merchandise dealers.

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 an immersive world where each and every one can be what they want.
Join us to live an unforgettable experience!

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