1st Floor at Hudson Mercantile

Starting Friday during NYCC, the doors will open to the Hudson Mercantile’s 1st floor to invite fans in to celebrate all things anime, manga, gaming & more. Capture your cosplays at our photo ops, take a break in our cafe, hang out with your friends playing games and make your mark on our community wall.

If you have a valid NYCC Badge, you will have access to the first floor of the Hudson Mercantile with your badge.

If you have a ticket to an Anime Fest @ NYCC event, you will have access to the first floor included with your ticket. No NYCC Badge or fan verification required.

Who will you see at Anime Fest @ NYCC?

Autographing Guests

Meet your favorite Anime voice actors in our autographing area on the first floor of the Hudson Mercantile, accessible with your NYCC Badge or a ticket to an Anime Fest @ NYCC event!

Download the NYCC Mobile App to schedule these and the rest of our events into your show!

Bryce Papenbrook

  • Friday 10/4 - 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Saturday 10/5 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Bryce Papenbrook

    Bryce Papenbrook

RWBY Signings

Including the voices of Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long, Lindsay Jones, Kara Eberle, Arryn Zech, Barbara Dunkelman and Miles Luna

  • Friday 10/4 10 - 12:00 PM and 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Saturday 10/5 10 - 12:00 PM and 2 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday 10/6 10 - 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Arryn Zech

    Arryn Zech

  • Barbara Dunkelman

    Barbara Dunkelman

  • Kara Eberle

    Kara Eberle

  • Lindsay Jones

    Lindsay Jones

  • Miles Luna

    Miles Luna


Fire Force

Join the Fire Force Company at the Hudson Mercantile! You can take a photo with the 119 Mascots and the amazing inflatable fire truck called Matchbox from the show! #FireForceNYCC

Funimation

Fire Force


Asahi Shimbun

Manga fans, rejoice! The Asahi Shimbun, one of the most respected newspapers in Japan, along with the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau, are presenting a press-photo exhibition of some of your favorite manga creators. This showcase of extraordinary press works will include remarkable behind the scenes information surrounding renowned manga artists, from unknown episodes to little known insights into the creative process! Only at AF@NYCC can fans see this exclusive content, and participate in their in-booth photo op that will let fans become front page news!

Asahi Shimbun

Boss Coffee

Fuel up like a boss with a free sample of Boss Coffee! For the ambitious, the go-getters, the thinkers, and visionaries, boss coffee is the brand that delivers flavor and quality in one simple package. We flash brew our beans to unlock rich aromas before quickly cooling to lock them in. This is what defines us, makes us unique, and sets us apart. Try a free sample while you’re hanging out with us at Anime Fest @ NYCC, or on your way to one of the other exciting locations at NYCC.

Boss Coffee

Japanese Calligraphy

Taisan Tanaka, Japanese calligrapher, will be personalizing your name in Japanese for free on the first floor of the Hudson Mercantile!

Friday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Japanese Caligraphy

Check back for more announcements before the show!

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