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NYAF: The Aftermath

After a not-so-brief train ride home (don’t miss your stop, Evan), I returned home from a long day at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, where the New York Anime Festival–the spiritual successor to the Big Apple Anime Fest–was held.

I won’t give you the full details of what happened right now, seeing as I’ll include that in a later con report, but I will say that I was able to meet (in some capacity) some truly amazing celebrities in the world of anime journalism, including Justin Sevakis, Chris MacDonald, Zac Bertschy, and Bamboo Dong of Anime News Network, Patrick Macias and (the one I was personally most excited about, due to his podcast) Daryl Surat of the new magazine Otaku USA.

The convention was really exciting, from the fascinating panels to the great choices of anime screenings to the massive dealer’s room. Oh, and I of course gave into temptation and bought two things that have been on my mind lately: Daryl’s god of all that is good in this world, “Golgo 13: The Professional” and the 4chan favorite “Yotsuba&!” Look out for my con report, which should be up in the coming week, as soon as I get those pictures in order. (On that note, belated pictures from AnimeNEXT ’07 will be up eventually)

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