About Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo

EXCITING NEWS 🎉 Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo is back!

Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo Poster

2019’s Poster for Anime Fest @ NYCC is by Missy Peña, who will be exhibiting in the NYCC 2019 Artist Alley

Over the past seven months, we’ve spent countless hours talking with publishers, exhibitors and most importantly, listening to the feedback from you, our fans. We know last year wasn’t perfect and we under-delivered on the experience. What’s become crystal clear through all the feedback we’ve received is that there is an insatiable desire for additional anime content at NYCC. With this in mind, we're so excited to finally share our plans with you.

Anime Fest 2019 is our celebration of your love for all things anime. Located just a block away from the Javits Center, it will be the NYCC home for exclusive and intimate anime panels and signings, interactive and immersive experiences, after hours parties, and a place to geek out and connect with other fans in a space that NYCC has created just for you. Here are the details!

Venue Change:

Anime Fest has moved from the Pier to the Hudson Mercantile in order to bring the event closer to the heart of show.  A big part of coming out to NYCC is planning ahead and the distance between locations and venues is important, so this was our number one priority in terms of logistics for this year. NYCC already houses an amazing amount of anime content and this puts #AFNYCC right back into the middle of the action.

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Guests & Content:

We've also worked to be more in sync with our other NYCC events so you'll find more anime E V E R Y W H E R E. In addition, Anime Fest will have intimate and exclusive panels and signings so you can get up close and personal with talent. We're working with our friends at Anime Expo to make sure the content you see this year is the best representation of anime content that you’ve seen at NYCC in previous years.


The panels and signings with talent will be separately ticketed to guarantee you the opportunity to meet your favorite anime personalities and have an experience you won’t forget. The other cool thing this year is that the 1st floor of the building will function as an Anime Fest HQ. This community hub will be open to both NYCC badge holders and Anime Fest ticket holders alike, featuring interactive and immersive experiences and opportunities to connect with other fans just like you.

Thanks to everyone who gave us their feedback. We're always listening so that we can give you the best experience possible. Our business is making you happy and we're so excited to help you make memories that will last you a lifetime. We know you have to make choices with how and where you spend your time, and we are beyond grateful that you choose us.

Take a look at the events we’ve announced so far and buy your tickets early! You have the opportunity to save up to $10 before Wednesday 10/2 at 11:59 PM. Every fan who gets a ticket is guaranteed a spot at that event, and many of our events will include signed items and meet and greets. Remember: you do not need to fan verify to attend any of the Anime Fest @ NYCC events.

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