Event company LeftField Media announced yesterday (September 20th) that a new anime convention is coming to New York City. Kicking off from November 17th-19th, 2017 at the Javits Center, this event with the potential to become the biggest anime celebration on the East Coast is powered by streaming superstars Crunchyroll.
After the New York Anime Festival merged with New York Comic Con in 2012, Anime NYC wants to fill this space with an event by fans, for fans. LeftField Media’s founder Greg Topalian and head of content Peter Tatara are organising the convention, and both were previously involved with ReedPOP and New York Comic Con. The plan is to host exhibits, screenings, panels, and guests from the anime and wider Japanese media industries, and Crunchyroll will be presenting certain screenings and special guests. Crunchyroll Premium members can also expect exclusive benefits.
FUNimation, VIZ Media, and Kinokuniya Bookstore are signed on as supporting sponsors for Anime NYC, which will start selling tickets this November. More details will also be revealed at that time, but for now fans can opt in to the official website‘s newsletter, and follow the event on Facebook and Twitter.