Yaoi/Yuri North is the annual yaoi and yuri-centric programming track that runs as part of Anime North. Programming features a variety of informative panels and events including fandom-specific discussions, queer lifestyle, and yaoi/yuri fandom topics, as well as evening/overnight viewings and a multitude of contests. Popular panels from previous years include World History of Homosexuality, Gay Sex 101 (18+), Crossplay 101, Fandom Ate My Soul, Psychology of Yaoi, Yuri in the West, and Yuri 101.
Yaoi/Yuri North 2018 will take place at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre -- 801 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON, M9W 1J5.
Flame Con Five - The Sheraton, Times Square, Aug. 17-18
Flame Con, the world’s largest queer comic con, returns for its fifth year. Featuring a two-day comics, arts and entertainment expo, showcasing creators and special guests from all corners of the LGBTQ fandom. It features thoughtful discussions, exclusive performances, screenings, cosplay and more! Geeks of all types are invited to attend and celebrate the diversity and creativity of queer geekdom and LGBTQ contributions to pop culture. Flame Con 2018 brought together the queer fan community on an unprecedented scale. Drawing in over 7,000 attendees to the two-day event, Flame Con continued to remain New York City’s largest queer comic con. Flame Con 2019 will be bigger and better this year with more guests, more art, and more celebration.
Dreamspinner Press Author Workshop
Not a conference or a book fair, but if you happen to be in Orlando...
This is the annual DSP author's retreat where authors get to learn and absorb and attend fabulous workshops.
GRL 2019- Albuquerque
GayRomLit is an annual retreat that brings together the people who create and celebrate LGBT romance for a one-of-a-kind, must-attend gathering of dynamic, informal, and diverse fun.
Because the retreat rotates to a new city each year, the organizers are able to keep things fresh with custom events while still maintaining a spirit of familiarity. From raucous parties to mellow tête á têtes, GRL is the place to connect with old friends and find family you didn’t know you had.
GRL 2019 will take place on October 17-20, 2019 in ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO.