We’re not entirely sure what that means, either, but the New York Anime Festival is coming up FAST — at the end of the month Sept. 26-28 at the Javits Center. Lots of news is rolling out, and we’ll try to keep up. One of the guests of honor is the Goth Lolita fashion house known as Baby, The Stars Shine Bright, and apparently, you can have tea with them if you have the scratch:
The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced designers from Baby, The Stars Shine Bright — Japan’s premier Lolita fashion brand — will conclude their time at the New York Anime Festival with dinner and a cup of tea with 20 fans at a restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. A ticket to the Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Tea Party is priced at $125 and includes a salad, entrée, dessert, and tea with Baby, The Stars Shine Bright designers Miho Satoh and Masumi Kanoh.
The New York Anime Festival, an anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention from the creators of New York Comic Con, takes place September 26th through the 28th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY. Baby, The Stars Shine Bright will have a boutique all three days at NYAF offering a selection of Lolita dresses and accessories directly from Japan. Miho Satoh and Masumi Kanoh will be present at autograph signings, a spotlight panel, and the opening of the feature film Kamikaze Girls. The Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Tea Party takes place after NYAF draws to a close, from 6 to 8 PM on Sunday, September 28.
“We’re very excited to make this special event possible,” NYAF Show Manager Lance Fensterman said. “The Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Tea Party is a one-of-a-kind experience we believe Lolitas won’t want to miss.”
Fans interested in attending the Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Tea Party can purchase tickets now from www.nyanimefestival.com/en-us/tickets/583.cfm. With only 20 seats available, NYAF absolutely recommends interested fans reserve their seats fast.
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