Tickets for , New York’s Japanese pop culture and anime convention, are now on sale for the con’s return on November 16-18, 2018 after the inaugural celebration welcomed over 20,000 fans to New York’s Javits Center this past November. 2018 tickets are available at www.animenyc.com/tickets and range from $40-50 for single day passes, full Weekend passes for $65, and Mega passes enabling exclusive opportunities, early access, and more for $295.
Anime NYC 2018 will build on the exciting programming, special guests, and more that attendees of the inaugural show enjoyed, with plans for next year’s convention to take over additional halls in the Javits Center to bring together even more fans – looking to double 2017’s 250,000+ square feet. This year, fans took part in events including the Fullmetal Alchemist live–action film’s US premiere, Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower concert and premiere, Anime Diva Night powered by Anisong World Matsuri, and the NYC Ramen Summit, celebrating with 200 publishers and exhibitors from across the Japanese pop culture space including Crunchyroll, Aniplex, Bandai Namco, Bandai Visual, Bluefin, Kinokuniya, Kodansha, Sentai Filmworks, SUNRISE, Vertical, VIZ Media, and Yen Press. Plans are already in the works for even more in 2018.
“Anime NYC started with the dream of creating a community for NYC’s anime fans and a platform for anime publishers in the biggest city in America,” says Peter Tatara, Vice President of Anime Events for LeftField Media. “That dream became real this year, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with what was accomplished. Now, our mission moving forward is clear – to create an even more exciting event with fans and publishers remaining at our core, building the best anime convention possible for the city of New York.”
Fans attending the inaugural Anime NYC hailed from all five of New York’s boroughs and 38 different states. International fans flew in from 10 countries including Canada, Mexico, Australia, Spain, and Japan to come together around their favorite fandoms.
Tickets for Anime NYC 2018 at New York’s Javits Center (655 W 34th St) on November 16-18 are now available at , with any orders by October 15, 2018 shipped directly to fans. Anime NYC 2017 VIP, Weekend, and Saturday passes sold out so purchasing 2018 tickets in advance is strongly encouraged. RSVP on Facebook!