Hey so remember a couple of months ago when I did a post about the first-ever “Anime NYC” convention that was going to happen in November next year? If you are shaking your head or are among our newer readers, the news was broadcast on THIS LINK so please check it out before we continue. Okay, so the other day they announced that the tickets for this sure to be massive anime and manga event were on sale to the general public. Check it out and I’ll return at the close with some thoughts.
The Press Release:
ANIME NYC TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Creator & Director LeSean Thomas Announced As First Guest
LeftField Media today announced tickets to the inaugural Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll are on sale now. A Japanese pop culture convention launching November 17-19, 2017 in New York’s Javits Center, Anime NYC will bring fans together with anime and manga publishers including Crunchyroll, Funimation, and VIZ Media and guests from both America and Japan. And coupled together with its ticket launch, Anime NYC is very proud to announce its first Official Guest – Cannon Busters and Children of Ether creator LeSean Thomas.
Tickets to Anime NYC are available now at animenyc.com and range from Day and Weekend passes – starting at $35 – to a $275 VIP package which includes early access, reserved seating, and guaranteed autographs. Built with the close support of Crunchyroll, the world’s largest anime streaming portal, Anime NYC additionally offers Crunchyroll Premium Members a $10 discount on Weekend tickets along with further perks at the event.
Anime NYC will announce premieres, features, and guests throughout 2017, and the event is excited to set its tone with its first Guest of Honor – LeSean Thomas. An animation producer, director, and artist originally from New York City, Thomas has worked on acclaimed projects including the Peabody Award-winning The Boondocks (Supervising Character Designer, Co-Director), The Legend of Korra (Storyboard Artist, Animation Production), and Black Dynamite (Creative Producer, Supervising Director). Thomas is the creator, producer, director, and writer of Cannon Busters: The Animated Pilot made with Japanese animation studio Satelight (Macross Delta, Log Horizon, Basquash!) and creator and director of Crunchyroll’s upcoming Children of Ether.
“The response to Anime NYC has been stunning, and with participants including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Kinokuniya, Kodansha, Sentai Filmworks, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Vertical, VIZ Media, and Yen Press, the event will showcase the best of the anime world in America’s biggest city,” said Greg Topalian, Anime NYC’s Event Director and President of LeftField Media. “And we couldn’t be more proud to welcome LeSean Thomas as our first guest. Thomas has worked in the animation industries across the US, South Korea, and Japan, and we’re excited to welcome him back home to New York!” “As an aspiring animation production artist growing up in the South Bronx, it’s quite humbling I find myself back where I began, in my city, but this time to share my newest projects with some of the anime industry’s elite to the audiences at Anime NYC,” said LeSean Thomas. “I believe NY has been in need of a large, proper anime convention for some time and what a great way to kick it off with the support of my collaborators, Crunchyroll. I’m looking forward to coming back home and sharing my enthusiasm for Japanese pop culture with my fellow New Yorkers!”
Thomas is the first of many guests Anime NYC will welcome spanning America and Japan, with more announcements throughout 2017. Anime NYC tickets can be purchased now at the link below and fans wanting to learn the latest news can follow Anime NYC on Facebook and
About Anime NYC: Anime NYC is New York City’s anime convention! A showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture in the biggest city in America, Anime NYC brings anime fans and publishers together for three days of unique exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan. Join us for a celebration of Japanese animation, manga, cosplay, movies, food, fashion, travel, technology, toys, and games in the heart of NYC! For more, visit the links below.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I guess all that I have to add on this is that if this interests you at all then you should get on point with your tickets before anything sells out. If you’ve attended the NY Comic Con at all, you know how fast those tickets sell out. It’s like within hours after they go on sale to the general public and its also the point of a lot of Social Networking ire on Facebook, Twitter and yeah even Instagram. I seem to apply for credentials for these sorts of things so many months before they happen and this is based on the demand and amount so I don’t want anyone who is interested to miss out. Oh so here is a little bit of a shameless plug/redirect to some other content. I did mention in the first post about Anime NYC that I was heading to NYCC and when all was said and done there were more than “20” different posts on PiercingMetal and several hundred photographs to enjoy. Please click on THIS LINK as it will open up a tag to all of our NY Comic Con posts. Thanks a lot. Oh yeah and there are several shout outs to our Instagram as well in those posts which we always love when you come visit. Until next time. Now I must focus on holidays as they will be here in a blink.