The Press Release:
ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, today announced that it is partnering with The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) to launch Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo. The four-day event will take place at Pier 94 from October 4-7 and provide fans the ultimate East Coast anime festival and celebration of Japanese pop culture.
Fans will join Japanese guests, prolific artists, and other New York Otaku at a festival of autograph signings, cosplay, Instagram-worthy activations, a curated Artist Alley, live music, and creative Japanese pop culture classes. More surprises will be revealed in the coming months as Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo creates programming and content that brings the best of both worlds into one major anime festival.
“We’re thrilled to give our fans added Japanese content during the week of New York Comic Con and to partner with the leading anime event in the United States to do so,” said Lance Fensterman, Global President of ReedPOP. “Anime and manga are increasingly popular among our fans, and we wanted to give them a fuller experience with uniquely interactive sessions, the opportunity to connect with the anime community, an area dedicated to designing wearable fashion, and much more. With a partner like Anime Expo, we’re excited to build upon our already robust anime content and create an experience that is unlike anything we’ve been able to deliver before.”
“New York Comic Con provides us a tremendous opportunity to share many of the great experiences that Anime Expo already gives fans around the world. Working with a partner like ReedPOP, who has been producing highly successful pop culture events for years, is a natural extension for Anime Expo and we are very excited to be teaming-up with them at NYCC,” noted Ray Chiang, Chief Executive Officer of the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Anime, Anime Expo’s organizer.
Tickets for Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo will go on sale on July 15. Tickets are available to fans with Fan Verification accounts at a discounted rate when they purchase their New York Comic Con badges (or if they’ve already purchased NYCC badges) and will be made available to the general public not attending NYCC as well.
Pricing for badges range from $10-$25 for Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo:
Thursday (October 4): $20
Friday (October 5): $20
Saturday (October 6): $25
Sunday (October 7): $25
Sunday Kids (October 7): $10
Thursday (October 4): NYCC Badge Holder – $15
Friday (October 5): NYCC Badge Holder – $15
Saturday (October 6): NYCC Badge Holder – $20
Sunday (October 7): NYCC Badge Holder – $20
Sunday Kids (October 7): NYCC Badge Holder – $5
New York Comic Con is the ultimate pop culture destination event in the United States. NYCC brings the best of comics, television, film, exhibitors, celebrities, cosplay, anime, and more to create memorable, uniquely exciting experiences for our fans. These experiences transcend beyond the walls of the Javits Center and continue to live beyond the weekend of NYCC through online world of ReedPOP digital content.
Additional exciting details about NYCC, talent, and sponsors will be announced in the coming months. For more information, please visit NewYorkComicCon.comand NYCC’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
About ReedPOP: ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions – the world’s leading events organizer. Launched in 2006, the group has become the number one producer of pop culture events across the globe as well as a full service digital content provider and media company. Delivering once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences curated specifically for localized audiences, ReedPOP currently features events in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India, Africa and Australia, including: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), PAX West, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC), MCM Comic Con, BookCon, Oz Comic Con, Eurogamer Expo (EGX), Comic Con India, Comic Con Paris, Comic Con Seoul, Comic Con Africa, Star Wars Celebration, and ComplexCon. In addition to organizing and managing events, ReedPOP also runs and operates the Gamer Network and its portfolio of leading gaming websites including Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun and GamesIndustry.Biz. The staff at ReedPOP are a fan-based, globally focused group of professionals that are uniquely qualified to build and serve the communities with whom they share a common passion.
About SPJA: SPJA is a non-profit organization dedicated to popularize and educate the American public about Japanese entertainment and pop culture, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. For more information visit the weblinks below.
About Anime Expo: Anime Expo (AX) brings together fans and industry from Japan, the US, and all over the world for the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America. Taking place every year since 1992, Anime Expo features the best in Japanese entertainment, music, fashion, and video games. For more information visit the weblinks below.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Well, I pretty certain you reader know how much we love the convention circuit and while we are still pretty new to the Anime side of the fence, we have been to Liberty City Anime Expo a few times and the debut launch of Anime NYC. Truth be told I had a blast at each of them and hope that my press credentials allow me to wander this brand new convention. Of course, time will be the judge of that since NYCC generally keeps me super busy. We shall see, but wow what a great thing to have happen. A brand new convention for the Anime fans and one that let’s them attend without even needing anything from NYCC. You can let me know what you think of this one down in the comments section below and DO NOT FORGET, NYCC passes go on sale tomorrow, Sunday 7/15.
Anime Expo: www.anime-expo.org