ReedPOP, the superheroes that bring you New York Comic Con, partnered with The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) to launch Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo. The four-day event will take place at Pier 94 from October 4 to 7 and will provide fans with the ultimate East Coast anime festival and celebration of Japanese pop culture.
Fans will be able to engage with Japanese guests, prolific artists, and other New York Otaku. The festival will feature autograph signings, cosplay, Instagram-worthy activations, a curated Artist Alley, live music, and creative Japanese pop culture classes. More surprises will be revealed in the coming months.
“We’re thrilled to give our fans added Japanese content during the week of New York Comic Con and to partner with the leading anime event in the United States to do so,” said Lance Fensterman, Global President of ReedPOP.
While the events are running concurrently, you will need separate tickets for each event. Tickets for Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo are on sale now. Tickets are available to fans with Fan Verification accounts at a discounted rate when they purchase their New York Comic Con badges (or if they’ve already purchased NYCC badges) and are available to the general public not attending NYCC as well. But don’t worry—you won’t break the bank for Anime Fest, with tickets ranging in price from $10-$25.
Will this mean more breathing room at NYCC? A girl can dream.