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Organizers Cancel Anime NYC 2020 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Concerns

Coming only a few short days after the cancellation of the 2021 NAMM Show AND this years New York Comic Con comes a statement from our friends at Leftfield Media regarding the status of their amazing Anime NYC convention. As expected this happening is also cancelled and a press release from its founder can be perused below.

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The Press Release:
Hello, this is Peter Tatara, Show Director of Anime NYC. Over the past few months, Anime NYC’s team has worked closely with the Javits Center and our operations and publisher partners to create a safe and healthy convention this year.

I’m deeply proud of all this planning; however, as we near summer’s end, in light of both governmental direction and general public health advisories, a face-to-face event is just not possible at this time with the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Anime NYC Announces Schedule of Events for 2019 Show

While Halloween approaches us very rapidly, the 2019 edition of Anime NYC is coming up soon after and I’ve been spotlighting some of the announcements for this years event that can be perused by clicking HERE. Now its time to learn what the larger programming for the event will be care of the recently released press information. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll, New York’s largest dedicated anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention, will present three days of entertaining and educational programming about Japanese culture, the anime industry, gaming, and more at New York’s Javits Center (655 W 34th St) from November 15-17. There will be special industry panels from publishers across the anime and manga industry such as Aniplex, Crunchyroll, Eleven Arts, Funimation, Denpa, GKIDS, Kondansha, Sunrise, Square Enix, Vertical, VIZ, Yen Press, HIDIVE, Sentai Filmworks and more.

Over 40,000 fans are expected to convene at Anime NYC to dive into even more exclusive screenings, talks with iconic creators and industry leaders, Japanese games, and incredible concerts than were featured at the inaugural show in 2017. With over 200 hours of programming planned, fans are sure to fill the three days with unforgettable experiences.
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Exploring Five Points Festival @ Brooklyn Expo Center: Part 1 (6/2/2018)

If you’ve been keeping up with PiercingMetal on the social networking side, you know that it’s been a busy week already as over the last few days I’ve been spending time exploring the Book Expo that was being held at the Javits Center. While some of the discoveries at that convention have made their way here, a larger part of it gets posted on our Lifestyle Blog partner website “The Chronicles” of Piercing Ken. With the Book Expo completed it was time to get down to business at the still new Five Points Festival which has returned for its second year as a convention. This year it would move to the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and this space is very well known to me as its the same place where I attend the NYC Hot Sauce Expo every year. The Five Points Festival is loaded with sights and designer toys galore.   Let’s take a walk.

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Exploring Anime NYC 2017: Day One (Part 2)

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Welcome back my friends, you have arrived at Part 2 of my Day One exploration of the first-ever Anime NYC convention which was taking over a part of the Javits Center this weekend. If you want to have a handy means of seeing all posted chapters for the event just click THIS LINK as it will open a new tab on your browser with anything that was posted about the convention. So I’ve admitted my relatively ingenue status with Anime and Manga but that being said let’s get back into the mix and have some fun. I’ll chime in when and if its necessary.

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Exploring Anime NYC 2017: Day One (Part 1)

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The tenured readers of the PiercingMetal website know just how much we love to attend the Pop Culture conventions and share our narrative and visual findings here with the masses. We’ve been attending the New York Comic Con since 2010 and the Toy Fair since 2011 and the interested can click the highlighted text to peruse any narratives that are tagged for them. This post will begin a new series of coolness that I am so excited to share with you as this year, the folks at Leftfield Media have launched the first ever “Anime NYC” Convention. Last year I attended the first NYC based Liberty City Anime Convention (discussed HERE) and while I am not the biggest study of Anime and Manga presentations, I do love me some cosplayer creativity and related geek stuff so let’s get this adventure started.

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