News New York Anime Fest to Be Combined With New York Comic Con
posted on 2012-05-29 12:25 EDT
The organizers of New York Comic Con (NYCC) announced on Tuesday that the New York Anime Festival (NYAF) will be folded into NYCC, beginning with this year's October 11-14 event. NYCC promised that while NYAF will no longer be a separate event, it will announce anime guests for this year and maintain a "commitment to booking top Japanese entertainment guests."
According to NYCC, "[NYAF] guests, exhibitors, screenings and panels will remain largely as is, and additional NYAF events will change within this transition. NYAF's traditional Saturday Masquerade will turn into daily, evening costume contests; the show will feature one live-events stage with both comic and anime content instead of separate comic and anime stages; and the Anime Artist Alley will fold into NYCC's overall Artist Alley. Speakers interested in presenting an anime-themed panel should submit their information into NYCC's online submission tool and artists looking to set up with anime-inspired art should apply to NYCC's Artist Alley now."