Ahn!Con is a Yaoi-centered convention in the Kansas City Metro Area. Since much of the subject matter of yaoi and related subjects is somewhat R-rated, you must be at least 17 years old to attend. We aim to bring not only the best yaoi related programming, but also programming that is related to the fandom and gay culture in America, as well as Japan. Since we are run by the same crew that brings you Motaku, the same general mission statement applies.
To reintroduce both traditional and current popular Japanese and Asian culture to the current generation of yaoi fans. To educate the community on global artistic, philosophical, and cultural contributions from Japan and Asia. To facilitate the free exchange of ideas and cultural interaction between Asian and American Culture.
Make regular donations to and raise interest in the GLBT community and charities in the KC metro.
To expand the understanding of and raise interest for yaoi and Asian culture withing the local GLBT community and vice-versa.
To premiere and offer the newest, most in-demand yaoi series for viewing.
To invite the most in-demand american anime industry representatives, voice-actors, artistic and musical guests as well as Japanese anime industry guests, voice actors, artistic, musical and cultural guests; and to facilitate the free exchange of ideas between them.
To operate the convention with the highest standards of professionalism in relations to the industry, convention attendees, guests, performers, etc.
To offer the best of current yaoi panels, industry info panels, as well as traditional Asian and Asian pop-culture info panels.
To offer the best in both current Asian yaoi and GLBT culture and american yaoi and GLBT culture artistic and musical performers.
To offer the best workshops in current trends in popular Asian culture such as fashion as well as traditional Asian crafts and art as they apply to the yaoi market and GLBT cuture.