It’s coming, guys. One of the biggest convention events of the year begins this Friday, October 8, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. That’s right, the New York Comic Con (now merged with the New York Anime Festival), featuring guests and exhibitors from nearly every facet of geekdom. I’ll be there most of the weekend (except for Friday morning/afternoon), covering as many anime/manga/gaming events and exhibitors as possible for Ani-Gamers. Unfortunately, I’m the only Ani-Gamers writer who will actually be at the con, so covering everything that I want to will require nothing short of a time-turner.
Luckily, I’ve got some help from Jewels, a photographer and videographer who has volunteered to help cover the convention for Ani-Gamers. As far as our plans go right now, I will be taking care of industry panels and some fan panels, while Jewels will photograph the cosplay masquerade, Bandai model kit contest, and a few other events. On the panels side of things, I will making the NYAF premiere of my anime character design history panel, The Changing Faces of Anime, on Sunday at 3:45pm in Room 1E14. If you’re going to be at the con, please do try to stop in. (And don’t be afraid to say hi after the panel.)
I’ve included my tentative schedule of events for Comic Con after the break. Will you be going to one of the biggest pop culture events of the year? Is there an event you’d like us to report on? A question you’d like us to ask one of the guests? Let us know in the comments!
|5:45–6:45 pm||Aniplex||Room 1E13|
|6:30–7:30 pm||A Geek’s Guide to Podcasting and Blogging||Room 1A17|
|8–10 pm||The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya||Room 1E09|
|11 am–12 pm||Bandai Industry Panel||Room 1E13|
|12:15–1:15 pm||FUNimation Industry Panel||Room 1E13|
|2:45–3:45 pm||Crunchyroll Fall Season Announcements||Room 1E13|
|3:45–4:45 pm||Yen Press||Room 1E14|
|6:15–7:15 pm||Vertical, Inc.||Room 1E14|
|8:45–9:45 pm||Unusual Manga Genres||Room 1E12|
|10:45 am–12:45 pm||TBA (formerly Kodansha USA panel)||???|
|11 am–12 pm||Castles, Forests and Bath Houses: The Worlds of Hayao Miyazaki||Room 1E13|
|12:15–1:15 pm||Anime News Network||Room 1E13|
|1:15–2:15 pm||Oni Press||Room 1A14|
|1:45–2:45 pm||Culinary Manga||Room 1E12|
|2:45–3:45 pm||Anime Recruitment||Room 1E12|
|3:45–4:45 pm||The Changing Face of Anime||Room 1E14|
Click here for more of our New York Comic Con 2010 coverage.