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4th November
written by clarissy

This is the con we have been waiting for all year!  Yaoi-Con is a very special convention that celebrates and fully explores the fantasy of two men in hot, steamy romance for the female fans (and some of the men too).  This weekend marks their 10th year Anniversary!  We, the Con Crashers, have eagerly anticipated this event… and this year, we’re an official group!  Yaoi-Con this year was held in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame.  The previous year’s convention was held in the Marriott Hotel in San Mateo, which was half the size of the current venue.  It was a big change, and was for the best… as a lot of the events were held in bigger rooms.

My fellow Con Crashers got to the hotel Friday evening, and prepped our official room party.  I arrived later, put on my cosplay, and handed out party flyers.  I was finally cosplaying an original character, the Yaoi Mistress.  After some modifications, I was happy with the outfit overall… as were the people who took pictures of me!  After we handed out enough flyers to get a good amount of people in our room, we decided to walk around the con and check out the Bishie Bingo event.  After bingo was done, we went back to our room and organized where the alcohol should go.  Our room became packed with cosplayers, bishie boys and other random visitors in no time.  Overall, we all had a brilliant time entertaining our guests, chatting and drinking, recruited a bartender for our “bathroom bar”, and just having a blast.

Saturday quickly became flooded with cosplayers, and I walked around the convention checking out the Dealer’s room and the Fan Market (the place for local artists show casing and selling their art).  I checked out Scuttlebutt, HamletMachine (a well known DA artist and creator of the web comic series Star Fighter), and Ponderosa.  We spent a lot of time walking around, killing time before the huge Bishie Auction began.

This event is focused around hot, pretty men who do skits and are auctioned off to the highest bidder.  They hang out with their buyer till about 3:00am.  I was impressed with some of skits these lovely boys were doing, especially the one where a Hollow Ichigo cosplayer from Bleach simply came up on stage and showed off his very well muscled body while the song “I’m Too Sexy” from Right Said Fred was playing.  However, the biggest surprise was having two popular Japanese voice actors (Hidenobu Kiuchi, and Ryoutarou Okiayu) being auctioned off!  The audience quickly became ecstatic, and bidding went through the roof!

One lucky group outbidded another group for exactly $11,000 dollars… I was flabbergasted!  Even our own Con Crashers were part of the Bishie auction.  The creator and founder of Con Crashers Andrew, and fellow Con Crashers Josh and John did a skit while cosplaying three soviet Russians.  Andrew portrayed a gay Stalin, and used “visual” aides to the Russian soldiers for Siberian Winter combat with hilarious results.  Alas, all good things must come to an end.  Sunday was our last day, and we said our goodbyes to the people we’ve met and parted ways.

Yaoi-Con was the best con we’ve crashed by far, and the room party we threw was the best part of the convention.  Please keep your eyes open for the Con Crashers when we update again for our next anime convention.  Till then, adieu!