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New York Anime Festival (NYAF) is taking place October 14 - 16, 2011 at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, New York City.
This year, fans of all things comic have a treat in store: NY Comic Con and NY Anime Festival are joining forces to present a real mangapalooza for Tri-State area fans.
Kicking off the festivities is a free evening of entertainment with DJ/artist Z-Trip.
"This is the first time that we have kicked off New York Comic Con with an official evening of entertainment and I know that we will have a packed house," notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC.
Special Guests at NYAF include:
The three discuss
Dai Sato and Katushiro Harada will be present at NYAF as well:
Also attending are
A Special Guest with a mini-retro is Makoto Shinkai. Although a relative newcomer to the anime feature screen, he already has several potential classics to his credit which will be screening at NYAF:
Shinkai will introduce the NY Premiere of his latest film, Hoshi O Ou Kodomo / Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below. Shinkai will also be in Conversation with Roland Kelts.
Aniplex of America presents:
Several excellent Panels are being presented, including:
plus panels with
Other events are:
Fundraising for Japan relief efforts continues. There will be an Art for Hope preview, as well as a limited edition poster available for a suggested minimum donation of $5 (all proceeds benefiting Architecture for Humanity).
For more information, go to www.newyorkcomiccon.com.
New York Anime FestivalOctober 14 - 16, 2011
Jacob Javits Convention Center 55 West 34th StreetNew York City212-216-2000
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