First there was BAAF, then came NYAF. Now it’s time for Anime NYC!


Earlier today, event company LeftField Media announced that they’re launching a new anime convention in the Big Apple. Anime NYC will be held at New York’s Javits Center from November 17 – 19, 2017.

Anime NYC hopes to become a major event in the New York metro area. Ultimately, the event aims to fill the void left by New York Anime Festival when it merged into New York Comic Con in 2012. The con will host unnamed exhibits, screenings, and panels in addition to bringing in Japanese media creators.

Tickets will go on sale for Anime NYC in November. The convention will release more details as the pre-sale date approaches. The event is accepting applications for exhibitors and the artist alley as of press time.

Crunchyroll is the main sponsor for the event, though Funimation, Viz Media, and Kinokuniya Bookstore also signed on as backers. LeftField Media founder Greg Topalian and head of content Peter Tatara will organize the convention.

Greg Topalian and Peter Tatara were previously affiliated with event organizers ReedPOP, as well as New York Comic Con. In addition, Tatara served as a guest and events organizer at New York Anime Festival.

Source: Anime NYC