AnimeNext Announces New Venue for 2005

Change of Venue Prompted by Explosion in Attendance

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - October 25, 2004 - AnimeNEXT 2005 is proud to announce its move to a larger venue this year. To serve attendees better, AnimeNEXT 2005 will take place at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ on June 17-19, 2005. Attendance at AnimeNEXT 2004 was 3400, a 116% increase over 2003, prompting the organizers to book a larger venue.

AnimeNEXT 2005's new venue is within walking distance of over 15 restaurants, many shops and two shopping malls. The exposition center has 61,000 square feet of exhibit space with five additional meeting rooms. Just five miles outside of NYC, the exposition center is conveniently accessible via NJ Transit bus 320 from NY Port Authority Bus Terminal. Bus #320 has a stop right in front of the exposition center. The exposition center is also just minutes away from Newark Liberty International Airport for those attendees flying in to the event. The Meadowlands exposition center also has 6,000 free parking spaces. It is also accessible to major interstate arteries including the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.

This year's official Hotel is the Holiday Inn Harmon Meadow in Secaucus, New Jersey, just steps away from the Meadowlands Exposition Center. We've negotiated a special low rate of $99 per night with the hotel. You can book a room by calling the hotel at 201-348-2000. Make sure to mention AnimeNext when you book your room to get the special rate. The Holiday Inn Harmon Meadows is nestled within a beautiful courtyard mall with full service restaurants, movie theatres, and many shops. Just outside the front door, there is quick, easy, and comfortable transportation to New York City. The Holiday Inn Harmon Meadow offers over-sized rooms and complimentary wireless high speed internet access, microwave and refrigerators. And if you intend to stick around for our great late night programming, we recommend that you book a room at the hotel. Some convention events, like panels and workshops will even be taking place right in the Holiday Inn.

Pre-registration for AnimeNEXT 2005 has begun at the convention's web site. The earlier you register for the convention the deeper the discount for your membership. The first deadline is coming up, so pre-register soon. The first deadline is December 1, 2005. The Adult rate is $30 and the child rate is $20 until December 1, 2005 for three day convention admission.

Universal Animation is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting anime and manga in the United States. Founded in NYC in 2002, the company is organizing the AnimeNEXT convention to aid in its goals.

AnimeNEXT 2005
Dates: June 17-19, 2005
Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Hotel: Holiday Inn Meadowlands

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