New York Anime Festival Store Online

Jan 9th 2008
NYAF PARTNERS WITH RIGHTSTUF.COM TO LAUNCH ONLINE STORE

Norwalk, CT, January 10, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today debuted its Official Online Store located at RightStuf.com, the world's leading online anime specialty shop. The New York Anime Festival produced a selection of limited-edition merchandise -- T-Shirts, Plushies, Calendars, and Sake Sets -- branded with its logo and mascot for its inaugural event, December 7-9, 2007 at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, and it is now making these products available to fans online exclusively through RightStuf.com.

Interested customers can access the Official New York Anime Festival Online Store through either the "Shop" link on newyorkanimefestival.com or by typing "New York Anime Festival" into RightStuf.com's search box.

"I'm very happy to be working with RightStuf.com," Lance Fensterman, NYAF Show Manager, said. "RightStuf.com is the world's leading online anime retailer, and to have their infrastructure, technology, and customer support backing up every purchase from the New York Anime Festival Online Store guarantees customers an amazing experience from start to finish."

"We're excited RightStuf.com has been selected as the online home for the New York Anime Festival Official Store," said Shawne Kleckner, President and CEO of Right Stuf, Inc. "In the months leading up to the event, my team and I were impressed by the knowledge and enthusiasm of the event's organizers and attendees. We are looking forward to serving the New York Anime Festival and ensuring its fans' shopping experiences are a positive continuation of their convention experience."
PRODUCTS AVAILBLE FROM THE NYAF ONLINE STORE:
New York Anime Festival 2007 Sake Set - $29.99
While you've got to be 21 or older to drink, you don't need to be 21 to pick up this New York Anime Festival collector's item. The New York Anime Festival Sake Set includes a high-quality tokkuri (serving flask) and four guinomi (drinking cups). The set is etched with the New York Anime Festival logo and is dishwasher and microwave safe.

New York Anime Festival 2008 Cosplay Calendar - $19.99
Start the next 365 days with some cosplay. (Actually, it's 366 -- 2008 is a leap year.) The New York Anime Festival and Cosclips.com present this very special 2008 Calendar featuring exclusive photographs of some of New York's best cosplayers -- including Renee Gloger, half of the World Cosplay Summit's Team USA -- by veteran cosplay photographer Anna Fischer.

New York Anime Festival 2007 Logo T-Shirt - $19.99
Show your New York Anime Festival pride with this elegant T-Shirt sporting the New York Anime Festival logo across the front and all of NYAF's 2007 Guests on the back. Available in S, M, L, XL, and XXL.

New York Anime Festival 2007 Mascot T-Shirt - $19.99
Libby, a chibi, kimono-clad State of Liberty, was the New York Anime Festival's 2007 mascot. She was designed by Shi Yuan Kuang and won the NYAF mascot contest over at AnimeNewsNetwork.com. Now, she's ready to win your heart, too, spread across the front of this shirt with all of NYAF's 2007 Guests listed across the back. Available in S, M, L, XL, and XXL.

New York Anime Festival 2007 Mascot Plushie - $19.99
Complete your Libby collection with this adorable plush doll. You can sit this super cute, super soft version of Libby on your shelf, desk, bed, or wherever needs a shot of kawaii.

ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.:
Founded in 1987, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the US Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, in general, through its online storefront at RightStuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications.

Nozomi Entertainment, Right Stuf's production division, is dedicated to the highest quality releases. True to the Japanese word that inspired its name, Nozomi's focus is on "what fans want." By focusing on a limited number of anime properties each year, the Nozomi production team ensures each release receives the care and attention to detail it deserves.

From anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba, and Gigantor to modern comedies, dramas and favorites such as The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, His and Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Ninja Nonsense, To Heart, and The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com and www.nozomient.com.

ABOUT THE NEW YORK ANIME FESTIVAL:
The New York Anime Festival took place December 7-9, 2007 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan and was organized by Reed Exhibitions, the creators of New York Comic Con. The New York Anime Festival showcased the best of anime pop culture, including the latest anime, manga, Japanese cinema, music, and games, and anime-influenced comics, animation, and films from around the world. The festival featured exclusive and extensive screenings, a gala cosplay masquerade, sessions with the some of the biggest names in anime from Japan, Asia, and America, and explored the Japanese cultural experience with displays of both traditional and cutting-edge Japanese life.

The New York Anime Festival was sponsored by ADV Films, Anime Innovation Tokyo, Anime Insider, Anime Network, Anime News Network, AnimeNEXT, BookExpo America, Diamond Book Distributors, Entertainment Consumers Association, FUNimation Entertainment, ICv2, ImaginAsian, Kinokuniya Bookstores, License! Global, Manga Video, New York Comic Con, NEW YORK - TOKYO, Newtype USA, Publishers Weekly, Starz Media, THINK Corp, TOKYOPOP, Video Business, VIZ Media, Wedge Holdings, Wizards of the Coast, and the World Cosplay Summit.

The New York Anime Festival's Guests of Honor included Peter Fernandez, Corinne Orr, Kobun Shizuno, and Aimee Major Steinberger. The New York Anime Festival's musical guests included HAPPYFUNSMILE, UNICORN TABLE, and Voltaire.

Further information can be found at www.newyorkanimefestival.com.

ABOUT REED EXHIBITIONS:
The New York Anime Festival is operated by Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organizer. In 2006, Reed brought together over six million industry professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today, Reed events are held in 34 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and organized by 37 fully staffed offices.

Reed organizes a wide range of events, including exhibitions, conferences, congresses, and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 52 industry sectors, including aerospace and defense, building and construction, design, electronics, energy, oil and gas, entertainment, food and hospitality, gifts, healthcare, IT/telecoms, jewelry, manufacturing, marketing and business services, pharmaceuticals, property, publishing, security, sport and recreation, transport and logistics, and travel.

Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations, and government departments, Reed ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to industry needs. As a result, many Reed events are market leaders in their field.

Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE-100 company and world-leading publisher and information provider. In 2005, Reed Elsevier made adjusted profit before taxation of £1,002 million on turnover of £5,166 million.

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