It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas but the best anime focused convention on the east coast! NYC’s best kept secret in my opinion, AnimeNYC!
We’ll be bringing you guys the breakdown for the weekend such as what announcements to look out for, key panels to check out, as well all the after parties and events!
“Weathering With You” East Coast Premiere
AnimeNYC will be showing the east coast premier of ‘Weathering With You” from the creators of the hit movie “Your Name” comes another tale of a boy who ventures off to Tokyo and finds a girl that seems to be able to manipulate weather.
“The Promised Neverland” Special Event – Saturday – 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM – Special Events Hall
Aniplex of America invites you to fight your destiny in this world with The Promised Neverland at Anime NYC featuring special guests Director Mamoru Kanbe, voice actress Mariya Ise (voice of Ray), and producers Shinobu Ono from CloverWorks and Kenta Suzuki from Aniplex! Don’t miss this special event as we look back at one of this year’s most talked-about show as it gears up for Season 2 in 2020!
Things to do
Make sure to stop by the Crunchyroll booth to catch a photo by their all new Dr. Stone mosaic wall. Also, there will be a One Piece 20th anniversary photo wall for any OP fans such as myself.
Cosplaying from a specific series and looking for it’s meetup? Click HERE for the official AnimeNYC cosplay meetup schedule
Shield Hero Training Room
Stop by the Crunchyroll booth and ask for the Shield Hero Training Room where you get to shield up and pop balloon monsters under a time limit!
The Most packed usually through out your con day, but Anime NYC has such a great selection of otaku friendly vendors it’s seriously worth it! Fear not, it won’t be nearly as bad as NYCC and we made it out of there alive! Find the Exhibitors list HERE
For all of my peeps that have no more room for fan art but will be purchasing anyway! Find the artist map HERE
So many amazing screenings to check out, and many will be premiers as well so you don’t want to miss out! Checking out screenings is also a great way to spend a large chunk of time at a con especially if you’re staying around the whole day for an after party or anything. Some cool screenings to check out:
In/Spectr Ep 1-2 East Coast Premiere
Friday 6-7pm Panel Room 1E09
A Destructive God Sits Next to me Ep 1 World Premiere
Saturday 8:00-8:30pm Panel Room 1E04
Somali and the Forest Spirit EP 1-3 World Premiere
Saturday 8:30-10pm Panel Room 1E04
LUPIN THE 3rd Goodbye Partner
Sunday 3:00 to 4:30pm Panel Room 1E02
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba English Dub Screening – Sibling’s Bond (Episode 1-5)
Sunday 10:30 to 12:30pm Panel Room 1E09
For full list of Screenings for the weekend click HERE
Kinkz and Curlz Panel Friday – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM – 1E06
A panel dedicated to everything you need to know about using your natural hair in your cosplay! Hosted by VantaBlack. I’m super excited for this because it’s always fun incorporating your own hair into your cosplay as well as 100x more comfy!
Crunchyroll Industry Panel
Beware, if you plan on catching this extremely informative panel GO EARLY because there is always a huge crowd. You’ll be hearing about all the latest Crunchyroll news and future updates first. I heard all attendees get a special gift as well.
Food Wars! The Fourth Plate Panel
Fri 9-10 Panel Room 1E02
Cosplay Hacks! – Saturday – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM – 1E06
Cosplay can seem complicated and overwhelming. Eden and El are here to give you some secret tricks to making cosplays that look beautiful and don’t break the bank.
Funimation Peep Show (18 +) – Friday – 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM – 1E09
“Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles. Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)”
For FULL list of all these awesome panels click HERE
SonicBoombox Anime NYC Kickoff Party
Date: Friday Nov 15
Where: Lucky Strike
Girls Game Night
Join LAN Party, yours truly Quirktastic, and some of our faves Sunday evening for a night of games, charity, music, drinks, and giveaways right after AnimeNYC! It’s hosted by our very own Chibithot (hey, thats me! ^_^) and special guests include our very own: Keanna, BGA, Adorned by Chi, Getting Animated, and more!
We will be collecting gently used women’s clothing and beauty/sanitary products to donate to the women’s shelter all night, so make sure to bring those along!
So now you’re all caught up! Make sure to download the app so you can keep track of everything you want to do! That’s always the easiest way to maneuver through a con weekend. Happy Con’ing!
We’ll also be out and about all weekend on our Instagram story and bringing you all the action to make sure nobody misses anything. Be sure to follow us!
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