Hotel Rooms Now Available!

You can now book a room!  The con rate is $65/night for standard rooms and $69/night for kings.   To make a reservation call (816)245-5500, and say you are with Ahn!Con. Rooms must be booked by December 15th to get the con rate.

The hotel’s address and other info can be found on the location page here.

Congrats to our Feedback Winner

Thanks to all of you who took the time to let us know how we did with Ahn!Con, we have drawn the winner of the free badge, and have sent them an email with their code for a free badge to Ahn!Con 2014! So check your mail. If you didn’t win, there’s no time like the present to get your badge for next year for just $25, now thru mid-april.

We are already starting plans for next year, and it is looking great so far, thanks again to all of you who let us know what you liked and what you didn’t, and what we just had to bring back next year. We appreciate the input and the overwhelming support you have all shown for our little yaoi con. We hope to keep it going for many years to come!

2014 Exhibitor Info

Submission forms for Artist Alley inquiries will go up February 20th.  Artist Alley tables are $75 and include one badge.

Vendor Inquiry forms will go up March 1st.  Spaces start at $100 with one badge, and vary on size and location in the room

New Year, New Theme, New Art

…And we are go for 2014, thank you all that came to our inaugural Ahn!Con a few weeks back. We are going to be the same weekend at the same place next year (so don’t believe the back of the program book, we will indeed be at the Ramada a second year). Our theme for 2014 is “Keep Calm and Carry Ahn!” hence the princes and crowns in the “in progress” art up in the header thanks to Countless Dreams. (We’ll be adding more header art as we get it in, but since the con is still a work in progress at this stage, I find it fitting to have some sketches up early.) Hopefully panel registration will be up sometime next month, and pre-registration will be opening soon, so we hope to see you all (and more) back next year for more yaoi goodness!

Post Con Post

Yes, we know the title is confusing, but that’s exactly what this post is: the after the con post.

First, we would like to thank all of you, every attendee, panelist, guest, artist and vendor for helping us have such an awesome first year Yaoi convention!  We could not have done it without the amazing help you gave us, and your positive feedback through the con kept many staffers from going insane.  Thank you.

Second, we would like to thank our sponsors, who provided prizes, materials for the con, and advice on how to make Ahn!Con as awesome as could be.  Thank you: Funimation, Akadot Retail, Digital Manga Inc, Deja Blue Circle, Beautiful Androgyny, Motaku, Neko Knickknacks, Fresh Baked Tees, and Enigmagic Design.

Third, we have final attendance numbers.  We would have liked a few more, but given the “blizzard” on Saturday, we are happy that we still hit our goal(and we know you all will tell your friends and help us grow next year).  We had 113 pre-registrations and 102 at the door for an attendee total of 215.  We had 30 artists and vendors and 35 staff for a grand total of 280 people at the convention!

Last, we are already hard at work planning Ahn!Con 2014, but we need your input.  We will be emailing out a survey to the address you listed on your reg forms with questions about what we can improve and what we did well, features you would like to see, etc.  Please take a few moments and answer the survey when it arrives, and we will select a lucky survey submitter to receive a free badge for next year!

We will be updating info on the site with 2014 information as it becomes available, in the mean time, Keep Calm and Carry AHN!