Nijicon is a convention that is for all fans of gay male/male romance in all media, regardless of your own gender, sexual identity, ethnicity, etc.
2015 event held October 24-25, 2015 at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, Pennsylvania, USA.
2016 event scheduled for October 22-23, 2016 at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.
WHAT IS NIJICON?[edit | edit source]
NIJICON 虹コン(pronounced knee-gee-kon) is a combination of two Japanese words. "Niji"(虹) which means rainbow and "kon"(コン) which is an abbreviation for the "romanization" of the English word convention. We chose this Japanese name because the shounen-ai (meaning "boy love") genre of manga (Japanese comic books) is what first got us into ALL media that portrays the LGBT as main characters.
In short, Nijicon is a "yaoi/slash/BL (Boys' Love)" convention. However, Nijicon is a bit different than other yaoi conventions. We are a non-profit organization that is dedicated to highlighting the portrayals, influence, and increasing presence of homosexual couples and individuals in comics, movies, television, and other visual medium. We also wish to encourage dialogue and conversation between fans of these works and the LGBT community.
Although this is predominantly a "yaoi/slash/BL/malexmale" convention, we are completely LGBT friendly. We welcome everyone!
We have no affiliation with the Romanian anime convention "Nijikon"
- WHO'S INVITED?
Anyone 16+. We aren't aiming to discriminate, so as long as our attendees are all tolerant we should have no problems.
Keep in mind, any intolerance and disrespectful behavior will be grounds for expulsion from the convention without refund