December 07, 2009

Inside Bishie Con

What the hell is this? Why, it's Bishie Con, the Midwest's first weekend-long celebration of all things yaoi. And what is yaoi? Well, that answer is a bit more complicated. Read Aimee Levitt's story: "Girls Who Love Boys Who Love Boys." By Jennifer Silverberg.
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Bishie Con organizers, Katrina and Mikhail Lynn pose at the Saturday night, November, 21, 2009 at the Drag Ball Z Dance at Bishie Con 2009.
Bishie Con organizers, Katrina and Mikhail Lynn pose at the Saturday night, November, 21, 2009 at the Drag Ball Z Dance at Bishie Con 2009.
Lindsey B., 13, of St. Louis, dressed as Dalek from Dr. Who.  She seems to prefer her own world to that of interacting with others at Bishie Con 2009.
Lindsey B., 13, of St. Louis, dressed as Dalek from Dr. Who. She seems to prefer her own world to that of interacting with others at Bishie Con 2009.
Who's up for a good old fashioned game of "Spin the Gun?"
Who's up for a good old fashioned game of "Spin the Gun?"
Liz (right) and Patty (left) Thompson from Soul Eater portrayed by Kayla Georgiafandis, 25 and Catherine Kruta, 23 respectively. Both are from the St. Louis area.
Liz (right) and Patty (left) Thompson from Soul Eater portrayed by Kayla Georgiafandis, 25 and Catherine Kruta, 23 respectively. Both are from the St. Louis area.
Gender play continues at an impromptu game of spin the bottle.
Gender play continues at an impromptu game of spin the bottle.
Jayme Smith, 23, came to St. Louis from Piedmont, Missouri (about a three-hour drive) to attend Bishie Con as Death The Kidd. And here is the Death mobile...
Jayme Smith, 23, came to St. Louis from Piedmont, Missouri (about a three-hour drive) to attend Bishie Con as Death The Kidd. And here is the Death mobile...
Let the spankings commence.
Let the spankings commence.
Sharon H., 15, dressed as Japan from Axis Powers Hetalia.
Sharon H., 15, dressed as Japan from Axis Powers Hetalia.
Tired at the day's end.
Tired at the day's end.
Jessica Chelmecki, 18, traveled from Chicago to show off her Soul Eater costume at Bishie Con 2009 in St. Louis.
Jessica Chelmecki, 18, traveled from Chicago to show off her Soul Eater costume at Bishie Con 2009 in St. Louis.