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Anime Fans Unite at Liberty City Anime Con

Liberty City Anime Con

Liberty City Anime Con, now in its 13th year, is the largest anime convention in New York City. It is a convention uniquely run-by-fans and for-fans as a non-profit. This Anime Con is more than a tradeshow; it is a community gathering of fans who love Anime and manga, and fan attendance has grown yearly since 2013. Liberty City Anime Con 2018 is held August 17-19 at the posh Marriott Marquis in Times Square with convenient train, bus and subway transportation.

Expect cosplay contests, anime screenings, dance and music performances, and after-parties—fantasy fun for all ages. Plushies, manga, figurines and other anime collector's merchandise will be on sale at the booths. This weekend also features panels and talks on the Anime industry, and special guests that include many voice actors, animators, and J-Pop singers with limited autograph signings. Among the guests of honor are: Vic Mignogna, Lia, LeetStreetBoys, 2une, and Reni Mimura.

To learn more, go to:

Liberty City Anime Con
August 17-19, 2018

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036



NY NOW: A Global Marketplace of Artisans and Designers

NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift

NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is the premiere international tradeshow for gifts and home accessories. The Summer 2018 market opens on Sunday, August 12, 2018 through Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

The tradeshow is organized into three collections: Home, Lifestyle and Handmade.

Approximately 25,000 buyers shop the market of 2,500 exhibitors offering 400 product categories. 600 brands will be represented at the booths from 55 countries, including the most familiar luxury brands for the home, personal accessories, and gift markets.

Artisan Resource is a must-see for unique hand-crafted products from overseas artisans from 29 different countries. Pavilions featured at the Artisan Resource include Chile, Egypt, Indonesia, Morocco, East Africa, and Vietnam.

For more information, go to:

August 12 - August 15

Jacob Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th Street
New York, NY10001

See & Learn How to Make the Future of TV at the New York Television Festival


With special screenings, panels and more, the New York Television Festival (July 14 - 19) features the future of TV. Held at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theater (137 West 26th St.) there are more panels and workshops than you can shake a CRT at.

At the Creator Bootcamp you can learn how to pitch your own series. Or you can see a showcase of pilots for what may become upcoming new shows. Other panels look into production, content development, an examination of the future of comedy and more.

At the SVA Theater you’ll be able to see a screening of comedian Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters, followed by a conversation with Bobcat Goldthwait and guest stars Dave Foley and David Koechner, moderated by Ophira Eisenberg (NPR's "Ask Me Another")

To learn more, go to:

New York Television Festival
July 14 - 19, 2018

Helen Mills Event Space and Theater
137 West 26th St.
New York, NY 10001

Games For Change: Growing Hearts & Mind With Play


The 15th Annual Games for Change festival held at the Parsons School of Design at the New School (63 5th Avenue, NY, NY) explores the cutting edge of game development and accessibility, and ingenuity on June 28 - 30. The festival includes panels from leading members of the tech and game dev world on subjects such as civics and social issues, games for learning, and neurogaming and health.

The Immersive Arcade is the showplace for new and experimental titles such as Terminal 3, Lost City of Mer, and HoloAnatomy. Some of the games being shown break new narrative and thematic ground, such as Bury Me, My Love. Inspired by real events and imbued with themes of love, hope and migration, Bury Me, My Love is a video game which tells the story of Syrian refugee Nour and her husband Majd as Nour undertakes a perilous journey to safety. The title of the story-driven interactive fiction comes from the Syrian goodbye phrase that roughly means “Take care, and don’t even think about dying before I do.”

Within the fest is the XR For Change summit, with more than 30 speakers and panelists from all over the world from leading organizations such as United Nations, University of Washington, Stanford University, Oculus, Microsoft, IBM, and the Sundance Institute.

To learn more, go to:

Games for Change
June 28 - 30, 2018

Parsons School of Design at the New School
66 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10011


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