Dream event: BL Convention for South East Asia anyone?

Its not that yaoi fans communities is nonexistent in here infact there is already some of event happening that we could say catering to fujoshi in South East Asia.
But i think it would be really cool to combine those event into a much larger event like South East Asia own Boys Love/ Yaoi convention

Things that i wanted to see

♥ BL Anime and Movie festival, launching and promotion
Other than animes from Japan, Thailand have loads of BL series made from BL fiction and they have huge fandom in their own country and it affect the neighboring countries as well

in Bangkok Love Sick the series launching and fanmeets was a huge success

♥ A fan meet & greet of famous BL actor pairing and BL mangaka, BL authors would be great

inviting Asia’s Talent like Angelina (I still love you even tho you are a man aka. Like Love) , Chai Ji Dan (Addicted, Counter Attack), Feng Nong (Feng Yu Jiu Tian), Lan Lin (A round Trip to Love),P’Hed (Love Sick), He Tian (19Days)

♥ Butler Cafes

A Fujoshi’s heaven on earth exists in Ikebukuro’s Boy’s Love Academy cafe

♥ Comic Market with lots of Yaoi Doujinshi circle and Fan Artbooks

Samples of Gallery display for inspiration

♥ it should be fanbase oriented

AFA in Indonesia invite baozi and hana every year! because their fanbase is pretty much establish and will support a lot with attending the exhibition and buy their merchandise

http://showbiz.liputan6.com/read/2327624/cosplayer-yaoi-baozi-hana-meriahkan-anime-festival-asia-2015

its really important to recognize this fanbase, Let the fanbase create special activities for their fandom
Since i’m a huge fandom member as well  it would be pretty cool if we could gather all of the favourite CP, OTP, Ship with large fanbase in south east asia
such as BaoziHana, BNY, QingYu, Leo x Lucas, White Captain and let them have their fan activities would be really fun to watch


Existing Communities
https://www.facebook.com/Indonesia-Fujoshi-Forum-pecinta-yaoi-161024260585116/?fref=ts

If we are talking about fujoshi event. The largest of it all is Japanese Comic Market, eventho like AFA it was not 100% fujo oriented, i’ve heard that the first time Comiket ever held the attendees was 90% girls.
another event in Japan for girls >https://www.animate.co.jp/ex/agf/

So i’m thinking since Japan is sooo far away it would be very cool to have something like that here too

https://ahotaku39.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/unofficial-translation-women-and-yaoi-in-japanese-doujinshi-culture/

whats interesting in fujoshi communities in South East Asia or anywhere outside Japan that its not about just japanese bl manga and anime anymore. i think its really facinating to explore that and showcase how far the communities have grown

https://ahotaku39.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/fujoshi-rising-a-preliminary-view-on-the-rising-yaoi-subculture-in-indonesia/

In USA they have this kind of event
http://www.yaoicon.com/
http://www.bishounencon.com/

Samples of event that is already happening here

ANICULT
https://www.facebook.com/AniCult/?fref=ts

In Indonesia the closest thing we ever have for this kind of event is Anicult in Surabaya, tho its still subtext as a regular anime exhibition but compare to AFA (Anime Festival Asia) that largely caters for otaku boys , Anicult exhibitor and content largely caters to girls

The event successfully invited Mangaka like Nekota Yonezoh sensei in the previous event isnt that cool?

COMIFURO
http://comifuro.net/
https://www.facebook.com/Comifuro/?fref=ts

Comifuro or Comic Frontier is an annual event for local manga/doujinka circle to display their works, and when i say Doujin you can guess that there will be load of yaoi doujin there to 

By the way the next Comifuro will be held on 21st of January 2017
http://comifuro.net/webcatalog/comifuro-8/

OTPCON
https://www.facebook.com/OTPcon/

OTPCon/C2Fiesta is one of organizer of such event in smaller scale recently they sucessfully held Moviedome where Movie fans can display their fanworks. The opening of next year they will held Yuri on Ice fan gathering! how awesome i hope i dont miss that

Last but not least

THE PRINCE BOYS AND LOVE MINI CONVENTION
https://www.facebook.com/blhostclub/?fref=ts

In Jakarta they have already attempted to made this kind of event in a form of BL butler cafes, and i would say their first attempt was really successful i went there and it was soo much fun. In this event we gather with fellow fujoshi watched some Yaoi OVAS, and My oh my all that juicy fan services
Unfortunately sharing picture was prohibited, try to imagine from the menu served

https://japanesestation.com/event-coverage-the-prince-boys-love-mini-convention-mini-gathering-khusus-fujoshi-pertama-di-jakarta/

as much as like the events held here its still not very ‘safe’ to held such events here in big and public scale, so i’m thinking Bangkok would be great place to have it dont you think?

BTW next february i’ll also be attending LEO and LUCAS Fanmeet in Bangkok SUPER EXCITED

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Okay that all from me what do you think ? Do you like this kind of event? Do you already have this kind of event in your country?

2 thoughts on “Dream event: BL Convention for South East Asia anyone?”

  1. This is a brilliant idea! Fan support is needed, but with fanmeets happening throughout East and Southeast Asia, and the growing self-awareness of BL communities, it is only a matter of time before these conventions start happening. 🙂 Thank you for the wonderful collection of resources you have included in this post!

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