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Status Inactive
Venue Hilton Newark Penn Station
Location(s) Newark, New Jersey
Country United States
Inaugurated 2003
Most recent 2007
Attendance 200 in 2003
Organized by Erica Friedman

Yuricon was an anime convention geared toward fans of yuri anime and manga.[1] The first Yuricon event was held in 2003 in Newark, New Jersey with about 200 attending,[2] although Yuricon has existed as an online entity since 2000.[3] The event was organized by Yuricon, LLC., which continues to run Yuri-focused events of its own and to collaborate with other organizations to hold unique events. In 2005, Yuricon hosted an event in Tokyo and co-sponsored Onna!, together with the Shoujo Arts Society, which focused on women's roles in animation and comics. In 2007, Yuricon ran a small one-day event to recreate the feel of the Tokyo event from 2005. Admission to convention events is restricted to people over the age of 18.

Yuricon has a publishing arm, ALC Publishing, which is the only all-yuri publisher in the world.[1] Publications include translations from the Japanese—such as Rica 'tte Kanji!? and WORKS—as well as the original English-language anthology series Yuri Monogatari.

Friedman has run guest lectures about yuri at the University of Illinois and MIT.[4][5]


Like other anime conventions, Yuricon hosted several panels, cosplay events, anime music video contests, and other competitions. Yuricon also maintains a library of yuri manga for attendees to read.[6]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
June 13–15, 2003 Gateway Hilton
Newark, New Jersey
200 Dr. Sarah Frederick, Gaijin-a-gogo, Mike Hayes, Eriko Tadeno, Rica Takashima, and Kathryn Williams.[2]
April 16, 2005 Tokyo, Japan 30 Akiko Mizoguchi, Natsuko Mori, Eriko Tadeno, and Rica Takashima.[7]
September 29, 2007 Hilton Newark Penn Station
Newark, New Jersey
Rica Takashima.[8]


  • Yuri Monogatari (named for Nobuko Yoshiya's Hana Monogatari) is an annual anthology of yuri-themed short comics. In 2007, Yuri Monogatari 3 was nominated for the Lambda Book Award.[9] Five Yuri Monogatari anthologies have been published. The Advocate has called Yuri Monogatari a "must-have manga".
  • Shoujoai ni Bouken
  • Rica 'tte Kanji!?
  • WORKS[10]


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