News for Yomicon 2012

News for Yomicon 2012

Blog post by Kathleen Houlihan
Friday, February 17, 2012

YomiCon, the Austin Public Library's annual Anime and Manga Convention for Teens,  has gotten really popular!

No, I mean… R E A L L Y     P O P U L A R!

We had over 1200 participants last year!

Just look at the line to get in! And did we mention it was 105 degrees that day?

And things weren't much better inside...

Wow… it was crowded up in there!

So this year, we’re doing things a little bit differently. How so?

  1. ALL participants will have to register online, or at their local branch.
  2. ALL participants will have to pick up a wristband in MAY.
  3. WRISTBANDS WILL BE REQUIRED TO GET IN THE DOOR
  4. THAT MEANS PARENTS, TOO!
  5. There are a limited number of wristbands available. If we run out, we’ll start a waiting list. If participants don't pick up their wristbands by the week before the Con, we'll start distributing them to people on the waiting list.

Why?

We’re doing this to make sure YomiCon 2012 is safe for all our participants and that there's plenty of room for everyone.

Register early to make sure you get your spot!