Yaoi Press’ Yamila Abraham Responds – And Makes Her Schedule Clear!

YamilaAbraham_380wLast night, Bleeding Cool put together a report from the Las Vegas Sun on an arrest over illegal drug dealing with the identity of Yaoi Press publisher, Yamila Abraham.

There was some initial fuss around Twitter, some doubting that this was the same person. Now, Yamila Abraham has publically responded to the Las Vegas Sun report. Initially tweeting from the Yaoi press account;

Yamila Abraham (me) will be at Otakumex this weekend, Hollywood BF Oct. 4, Anime St. George 10th. FYI: Vegas News is sloppy & inaccurate.

She then updated the Yaoi Press blog, itially asking for calm then reminding people;

Yaoi Press survives on our convention income. A great portion of that income comes from those shows where I make personal guest appearances. You would think that if a show is willing to put the author of the Trach the Tentacle monster stories on their guest-list they aren’t too concerned with her reputation. I can’t help but think about a popular convention guest who had a false accusation lobbed at him last year. He was banned from the industry.

People panic when sensational stories start spreading. When convention chairs panic they could pull Yaoi Press from their shows.

I am in a position where I can’t say much, and lack of information causes fear. I know there are some people who will never lose faith in me. But there are others who don’t know me that well, and are concerned right now. You have my email. Please talk to me before making a decision that could cause a chain reaction that would be devastating to Yaoi Press.

If you’ve watched any television at all you know the drill for situations like this. I’m not allowed to discuss this matter while it’s still pending. I’m desperate to talk, but I can’t. Please try not to pass judgment until you know what’s really going on. All is not what it seems.

I will be at OtakuMex this weekend. Yes, I really will! You can also meet me at the Hollywood Book Fair on October 4th, then Anime St. George October 10th. I’m seriously looking forward to Yaoi Con October 30th.

OtakuMex can be found here, West Hollywood Book Fair here, Anime St George here and Yaoi Con here, if you want to pop by, show your support and pick up, well, Trach The Tentacle Monster stories

And also, you know, in case you’ve got a tickly cough.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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