A new convention is headed to New York in 2017 at the Javits Center.
Dubbed, Anime NYC, this new con will be a “new convention focused on anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture.” It will take place November 17-19th of next year, and will “bring fans together with guests from Japan and publishers across America. Anime NYC will be presented by anime streaming portal Crunchyroll and built with the support of industry partners Funimation, VIZ Media, and Kinokuniya Bookstore.
“Anime and manga have never been more prolific in America, with anime conventions in other cities bringing together as many as 100,000 attendees,” said Greg Topalian, founder of LeftField Media. “Yet while New York City is the largest city in America, no large event championing Japanese pop culture calls it home. Anime NYC will change this, and once established, we believe Anime NYC has the potential to become the largest anime convention on the East Coast.”
“It’s been years since there’s been a dedicated anime convention in the Javits, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to support a show in New York,” said Dallas Middaugh, Crunchyroll’s head of content management. “The LeftField team already has amazing experience working on anime shows, and it’s great to have the chance to help bring the best of anime and manga to East Coast fans at Anime NYC.”
For more details about Anime NYC, check out it’s official website, here.