YesStyle and YesAsia serve as Official Sponsors of Otakuthon 2013 in Montreal, Canada
Online retailers YesStyle and YesAsia proudly serve as Official Sponsors of Otakuthon 2013 in Montreal, Canada. The largest event of its kind in Quebec, Otakuthon is a full-fledged, fan-run anime convention that features a number of special guests as well as many activities and events spotlighting anime, manga, video games, artwork and Japanese culture. This year's Otakuthon will be held from August 16 to 18 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. YesStyle and YesAsia's sponsorship of Otakuthon demonstrates the companies' continual commitment to supporting and promoting the spread of Asian culture and entertainment around the world.
The three-day convention features a wide variety of events and contests, including a cosplay contest, a talent show, live performances by guest performers and an exhibition area with anime-related products. This year, manga illustrator Hamamoto Ryusuke, New York-based Japanese rock band Moon Stream and renowned Italian cosplayer Nadia Baiardi (also known as NadiaSK) are among the guests appearing at Otakuthon 2013. As part of the sponsorship, YesStyle and YesAsia will hold contests to give away VIP entry tickets and weekend passes to the lucky winners.
The largest online retailers of Asian fashion and entertainment, YesStyle and YesAsia not only deliver Japanese fashion, lifestyle and entertainment products around the world, but also actively promote Asian culture and talent through supporting Asian artists and cultural events. In the past, YesStyle and YesAsia have sponsored the New York Asian Film Festival, the inspirASIAN fashion show in Sweden and FUNimation's "Dress Like an International Spy" contest.
"YesStyle and YesAsia provided the convention with promotional opportunities, funding and raffle tickets for the attendees and has helped to elevate the convention to a higher quality, both in content and in service," says Mimmy Shen, Chair of the Otakuthon. "For this, Otakuthon is extremely grateful and hopes that together, we can connect the fans and the industries to continue supporting the spread of this culture."
YesStyle is the world's largest online Asian fashion retailer, offering a wide range of high-quality fashion, jewelry, accessories and beauty products, all carefully selected by in-house stylists. Launched in 2006, www.yesstyle.com allows customers to browse over 300 fashion brands from Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and Hong Kong. To serve growing customer bases around the world, YesStyle launched www.yesstyle.com.au and www.yesstyle.com.hk in 2010, and www.yesstyle.co.uk and www.yesstyle.ca in 2011. Highlighting the latest trends and styles, YesStyle is dedicated to providing the best platform for Asian designers and fashion brands to connect with international customers.
Otakuthon is a fan-run, bilingual anime convention in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The second largest anime convention in Canada, it is also Quebec’s largest festival celebrating Japanese animation (anime), graphic novels (manga), cosplay, gaming, and pop culture. Started in 2006 by the Otaku Anime club of Concordia University, it has grown into a full-fledged convention with over 11000 unique attendees (as of 2012). Otakuthon features a full programming track (video programming, live events, concerts, panels, workshops, game shows, guests), gaming (both video and tabletop), a full-sized Exhibition Hall (dealers, artists, photographers), karaoke, dances, a manga library, and even a food court that sells convention-themed foods hosted by cosplayers (Cosplay Cafe). In the past, Otakuthon has hosted well-known guests such as Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt, Scott McNeil, Crispin Freeman, Maile Flanagan, Vic Mignogna, Johnny Yong Bosch, and Stephanie Sheh. It has also hosted notable guests from abroad such as Halko Momoi, HIMEKA and Alodia Gosiengfiao.