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Anime NYC Hits Javits Center For Second Year


New York is a city that has had a long history with anime. From the first clubs to emerge from the East Village trading Star Blazers tapes, to Chinatown influx of anime and import video games, to everything from Streamline’s initial release of Akira to the latest Love Live movies hitting the arthouse theaters. That tradition continues with the upcoming Anime NYC convention.

Held November 16 to 18 at the Jacob Javits Center (655 West 34th Street), Anime NYC had its premiere installment in 2017, gaining fan attention. This year’s convention features new world premiere screenings, panel discussions, a plethora of musical acts, and more. One of the world premiere is the first episode of Mob Psycho 100 II, the second season of the incredibly bizarre supernatural action comedy from One, the creator of One Punch Man. Studio Trigger will be showcasing their latest projects, SSSS Gridman and Promare as part of a series of panels.

For the culinarily inclined, Anime NYC will also feature Ramen Summit 2.0, featuring Keizo Shimamoto (Chef-Owner Ramen Shack / Ramen Burger) and Kenshiro Uki (VP of OperationsSun Noodle / Ramen Lab) alongside three amateur ramen-cooks as they discuss the rise of the Japanese soul food in New York. Sci-fi illustrator extraordinaire and character designer, Range Murata, will be signing autographs and appear at panels in conjunction with newly emerged publisher, Denpa. Veteran of Gainax and current Studio Trigger animator, Hiromi Wakabayashi, will appear as part of the Studio Trigger panels. Producer Naohiro Ogata (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt), will be presenting a preview of the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam NT, the latest in the perennial series with anti-war messaging and toyetic military mechs.

The convention also features an Artist Alley with publishers, artists, and creators from all over the world. Presented in conjunction with Anime NYC is Anisong World Matsuri at the Hammerstein Ballroom. This is the first time the concert series as been presented in the US, and features acts including Luna Haruna, Shoko Nakagawa, Morning Musume。’18, and more.

To learn more, go to:

Anime NYC
November 16 - 18, 2018

Javits Center
655 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001

Unite LA 2018: Future of Storytelling

Content creators and developers will converge at the Unite Los Angeles 2018 conference this fall, October 23–25, in downtown Los Angeles. The last leg of the Unity Technologies’ world tour ends appropriately in Hollywood, the epicenter of entertainment. Once known primarily as a gaming engine, the Unity software has expanded in the last several years as a cutting-edge media platform for XR (Extended Reality) that encompasses emerging technologies like VR, AR, and real-time 3D rendering.

Filmmakers should pay attention to the power of Unity's real-time CG engine for linear media. The Unite LA conference will hold a Film & Animation Summit on Wednesday, October 24, for content creators to learn how Unity's real-time rendering will revolutionize filmmaking workflows and enhance movie and television production. Innovations include virtual location and production design through VR headsets, Timeline animation sequencing, and pre-visualization through the Unity's Cinemachine virtual cameras.

Film industry notables will be present at these sessions: "Virtual Cinematography & Hollywood: The Tools Powering Ready Player One and Blade Runner 2049"; "Disney TV Animation + Unity: Non-Linear Animation Production on the 'Baymax Dreams' Shorts"; and "CocoVR: Pixar Storytelling in an Interactive, Multiplayer World."

To learn more about the Unite LA conference and register:

Unite Los Angeles 2018
October 23–25, 2018

The Orpheum Theatre and JW Marriott Los Angeles
842 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
United States

AES & NAB Shows: Broadcasting and Audio Engineering Converge on Javits Center

Thomas Dolby at AES

Examining the future of entertainment and business strategies to help it grow, the the NAB Show, conducted by the National Association of Broadcasters, runs from October 17 to 18 at New York’s Jacob Javits Center.

Running since 1991, the NAB Show is “where content comes to life” (according to their tagline) and features a plethora of exhibitors, panel discussions, hands on training, workshops and more. The core program of the NAB Show features several tracks focusing on business (cloud services, news, distribution), creativity (behind the scenes work, event production), and technology (wearables, AR, VR, content delivery).

The opening keynote features the legendary Robert De Niro in a Q&A with “Deadline Hollywood” Contributing Editor, Dade Hayes, where they will discuss the future of film and entertainment and the insight De Niro brings from his decades of experience in the entertainment world.

There will also be networking and Happy Hour events for those of you who advance your careers through better schmoozing.

Presented in conjunction with NAB is the AES (Audio Engineering Society) New York, which looks at every possible facet in audio engineering including within games, movies, television, live shows, home installations and more. Audio engineers and companies from across the country will be putting on workshops, demonstrations and more for audio pros and newcomers alike. Special discussions include how audio engineering will reshape mobile devices, a conversation with legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig of the famed Gateway Mastering Studios, and more.

To learn more, go to: or

NAB Show
October 17 - 18, 2018

AES New York
October 17 - 20, 2018

Jacob Javits Center


The Future of Tech & Finance with the French Chamber of Commerce


The French American Chamber of Commerce
, in conjunction with Wells Fargo, will be conducting the FinTech Symposium on Wednesday, October 10. The Symposium features a series of panel discussions on how the rapidly changing world of technology is changing the world of finances. Topics include blockchains, AI, automation of jobs, and how financial regulations are affected by technological innovations.

To learn more, go to:

French American Chamber of Commerce FinTech Symposium
October 10, 2018


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