Just to preface so you don't run into things you weren't expecting, Yaoi-con is a San Francisco anime convention based around yaoi/BL or homosexual (specifically male/male) topics. Please don't read this entry if that makes you uncomfortable.
For everyone else, hey guys!!!
It was a really great weekend, I had so much fun seeing everyone again and meeting new cosplayers/photographers.
I had 15 photoshoots but still managed to attend the seiyuu panel, cosplay event and bishounen auction. No sleep ftw. XD
The seiyuu guests were Okiayu Ryoutarou (fff TREIZE) and Kiuchi Hidenobu, they were so cute and stuck together like buddies the whole con. They really put themselves out there and took time to walk around, it was great seeing them interact with the congoers.
At the panel:
The BG!! XD
The main ballroom had huge banners of artist guests Yamane Ayano, Jo Chen and Takanaga Hinako's work hanging from ceiling to floor.
Saturday night was the cosplay performances, shout-out to Last Missed Chance & ~KoiCosplay who did fantastic jobs!! (Also, if anyone has video of their intermission show please let them know.)
Afterwards was the auctionnn~
It's so fun, basically a bunch of skits with only male performers. People bid to have them as escorts for the night (the con is still active into morning hours) and all the money goes to charity.
David Bowie lookalike who can do amazing glass ball tricks *-*
And there were a bunch of others who were equally entertaining, but the ultimate men of the night by far were:
YOU SHOULD HAVE HEARD THE SCREAMING
When they walked onto the stage, it was insane.
I mean I was screaming too, I think, though I couldn't hear myself over the massive screaming of the entire room. There was so much potential but unfortunately they did very little fanservice, they only sung something silly and then stood there looking kind of in awe and amused.
They sold for $11,000.
Yeah that's three zeroes, it was unbelievable.
They got a standing ovation and certainly deserved it!
As for photos, here's what's on DA so far~ (thanks guys!)
Vincent x Yuffie
Kingdom Hearts Steampunk
Kuroshitsuji II + moar
LOL record for the largest group I've worked with so far
Justin Beiber for
(this shoot was so funny omg)
Will update this when more are posted~
Hope everyone had a great Halloween and good luck with your own personal projects!!! o/