From the folks who brought you New York Comic-Con The New York Anime Festival:

Announcing the New York Anime Festival!
December 7-9, 2007
Jacob Javits Center, New York City

The organizers of New York Comic Con are pleased to announce the Northeast’s new home for anime pop-culture. The New York Anime Festival will be held December 7-9, 2007 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

Enjoy cosplay, autographing sessions, panels, screenings and special events.
Meet popular artists, creators, celebrities, special guests and new friends!
Check out the latest in anime, manga/manhwa, graphic novels, books, comics, TCG games, video games, toys, costumes, and more!

Subscribe to the New York Anime Festival eNewsletter for the latest announcements and updates on the show. Each month, one lucky subscriber will win a pair of free tickets to the festival! Sign up early and increase your chances of winning!

[Thanks to IA for pointing out the link.]


  1. I don’t think this will be successful (attendance wise) because it is a convention during the holiday season. The Holiday season has alot more people (including anime fans) focused on gifts for others than themselves.

  2. Well, nobody but the organizers knows how many attendees they’ll need to consider the show a success, but as far as the holidays go, on the other hand, maybe coming to New York in the holiday season will be a draw from potential attendees–or professionals. Lots of tourists come to New York during the holidays; maybe some of them will make time to take in the show for a day or something.

    (On the other other hand, lodging ain’t gonna be cheap in New York during the holidays…)

    Still, the timing does seem a little weird, but it could be exciting…