New York Anime Festival Convention Profile

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Official Web Site:

http://www.nyanimefestival.com
See photo highlights from NYAF 2007

About This Event:

"The New York Anime Festival is a celebration of classic and cutting-edge anime, manga, and Japanese culture taking place in the heart of New York City!"

2007 marked the first year for the New York Anime Festival. In 2009, Reed Exhibitions announced that the 2010 show would be combined with New York Comic-Con for one huge co-located show.

The Jacobs Javits Center is located in the heart of Manhattan, the home of manga publishers including Del Rey Manga, DC Comics and Yen Press.

Dates and Show Hours:

Dates: Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27, 2008

Show Hours

  • Friday, September 25 : 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 26: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 27: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location:

Jacob Javits Center
New York City, New York

Special Guests:

  • Yoshiyuki Tomino, Director of Mobile Suit Gundam
  • Yui Makino, singer and voice actress
  • AKB48, pop singers
  • Laura Bailey, voice actress
  • Misako Rocks! manga artist
  • Monica Rial, voice actress
  • Roland Kelts, author, journalist and Japanese pop culture expert
  • Travis Willingham, voice actor
  • Uncle Yo, comedian
  • 2007's Special Guests

Events:

  • Anime TV and movie screenings
  • Panels on anime, manga, anime culture and fandom
  • Manga art, cosplay and Japanese culture workshops
  • Exhibit Hall

Presented by:

Reed Exhibitions

Registration Information and Admission Fees:

Admission / Membership Fees

  • Single Day Passes - Friday, Sunday: $35, Saturday: $40
  • Weekend (3-day) Passes - $55

Pre-Registration Information

Plan Your Trip to New York Anime Festival:

  • About.com's Guide to New York City
  • Comic Convention Tips

New York Anime Festival News:

  • New York Anime Fest Moves September Show Dates - April 8, 2008
  • First Look: X-Men Shojo Manga Character Sketches - December 12, 2007
  • New York Anime Expo Photo Gallery - December 11, 2007
  • Vertical Showcases Guin Saga, New Tezuka Manga at NYAF - December 10, 2007
  • Del Rey, Marvel Reveal New X-Men Manga Projects - December 9, 2007
  • VIZ Media Recaps New Manga for Spring 2008 at NYAF - December 9, 2007
  • Yen Press Pumps Yen Plus, New Manga for 2008 - December 9, 2007
  • New York Anime Festival Saturday Highlights - December 8, 2007
  • Go! Comi Announces New Manga for 2008 - December 7, 2007
  • Friday at NY Anime Festival: Del Rey Manga - December 7, 2007
  • New York Anime Festival: Friday Highlights - December 7, 2007
  • New York Anime Festival Posts Schedule, Videos - November 18, 2007
  • VIZ Pictures to Premiere Nana, Honey and Clover, Love.com Films at New York Anime Festival - November 3, 2007
  • Cosplay Day at Kinokuniya New York Sponsored by New York Anime Festival - October 31, 2007
  • New York Anime Festival Adds New Guests - September 21, 2007