Events: Yuri Manga Lecture at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

February 23rd, 2006

I’m just using the press release on this, because I don’t have the energy to rewrite it. But the point is, it’ll be fun – you should join us!

Erica Friedman, president of Yuricon and ALC Publishing, will be speaking about Yuri Manga and Lesbian Japan on March 3 at 3PM as part of the Asia Pacific Queer Lecture Series sponsored by the East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The lecture will take place at Lucy Ellis, 1st Floor, FLB Building and is open to the public.

Friedman founded Yuricon, a celebration of yuri in anime and manga in 2000, and ALC
Publishing, North America’s only of 100% yuri publisher in 2003. In 2005, she co-chaired Yuricon in Tokyo, and Onna! which took place in October in Newark, NJ. In 2004, ALC Publishing printed the fi st volume of “Shoujoai ni Bouken: The Adventures of Yuriko”, an illustrated novel, penned by Friedman and illustrated by Kelli Nicely. Friedman will be discussing geek culture with the UIUC Introduction to Japanese Culture class, and her novel with the CQS reading group, on March 2.

To learn more about Yuricon or ALC Publishing, please visit or

For more information on East Asia Pacific Studies at UIUC, please visit or contact EAPS at or 217-333-7273

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