Yaoi-Con is an annual three-day anime convention, founded in 2001, aimed at fans of yaoi-related anime, manga, and other aspects of Asian culture. It typically takes place during the Fall in California. Since the 2012 edition, its organizer and main sponsor is Digital Manga Publishing. It is known mostly for its unique events that use volunteers known as "bishounen". The bishounen are male volunteers who represent the attractive characters shown in Yaoi manga, and run many of the events.