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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
The NY Gypsy Festival celebrates its seventh year with another outstanding performance schedule and a total of nine shows from September 9th – October 1st, 2011.
Since its first show seven years ago, this grassroots festival has reached thousands of fans and immigrants in New York, transcending barriers and celebrating the music of the people of the Roma (ie. Gypsies).
Over the last seven years the infamous festival's reputation has grown to one of national prominence. That which defines the Gypsy diaspora, tenacity, vivaciousness, variety and spirit, in turn defines the entire festival.
In preparation for the epic 7th edition of the New York Gypsy Festival, 15 headliners haved been lined up for the "loudest and proudest" festival New York has to offer.
From klezmer hip-hop to flamenco funk, Balkan jazz & blues to indie-pop there is a little something for everyone on this year’s menu.
For more details, visit http://www.nygypsyfest.com/.
The New York Gypsy FestivalSeptember 9 - October 1, 2011
Drom 85th Ave A (between 5th and 6th Streets)New York City, NY
Seattle may be notorious for its cloudy weather, but there's a voluminous silver lining to be found in its thriving arts scene. Bumbershoot, Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival, is an annual Labor Day weekend event not to be missed.
Since 1971, the festival (named after a Jazz Age slang word for "umbrella") has drawn artists representing the best in music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, performance and visual arts.
North America’s largest urban arts festival, Bumbershoot takes place in the heart of the city at the 74-acre Seattle Center. Over 100,000 visitors from near and far spend the weekend reveling in the world of Bumbershoot, experiencing everything from regional favorites to international superstars across all arts disciplines.
So bring your bumbershoot just in case -- unless you, like most Seattle folk, shun umbrellas -- and you'll be ready to start singin' in the rain at Bumbershoot!
To check out the lineup and many activities scheduled for the event, go to http://bumbershoot.org/lineup.
BumbershootSeptember 3-5, 2011
Seattle Center305 Harrison StreetSeattle, Washington206-684-7200
The Bluestock Blues Music Festival is being held August 26 - 28, 2011 at the Hunter Mountain Ski Center in Hunter Mountain, New York.
This debut of a major Blues Festival in the northern Catskill Mountains of New York State, features a wide variety of great performers that represent all aspects of Blues music. Bluestock is co-presented by Radio Woodstock and Steve & Jeff Simon Present.
Radio Woodstock produces the annual Mountain Jam Festival which, after a mere six years, has become one of the top festivals in the country.
"This is a great next step for us. We have wanted to promote another annual music festival and co-promoting a Blues festival with Steve & Jeff Simon Presents is the perfect scenario", said Gary Chetkof, Founder and President of Radio Woodstock.
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