New York City Council Member Ben Kallos Declares November 17-19 Anime NYC Weekend

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 New York City Council Member Ben Kallos Declares November 17-19 Anime NYC Weekend

Official citation kicks off inaugural Anime NYC convention at Javits Center

On Friday, November 17, Council Member Ben Kallos, representing New York City’s 5th District, will officially declare Friday, November 17 – Sunday, November 19 Anime NYC Weekend. Council Member Kallos will be joined by show organizer Peter Tatara and costumed characters from across Japanese pop culture. The announcement will kick off the first-ever Anime NYC convention, slated to attract 20,000 attendees to New York’s Javits Center for a three-day celebration of Japanese culture and entertainment.

Anime NYC will bring exclusive anime screenings; internationally renowned directors, anime creators, and actors; global manga publishers; the latest in Japanese gaming technology; and Tokyo’s top musical performers to New York for the inaugural show.

Tickets to Anime NYC are still available for the Friday and Sunday of the convention at, priced at $35-40.

 Ben Kallos – Council Member from New York City’s 5th District

   Peter Tatara – Vice President of Anime Events, Leftfield Media

     Friday, November 17



Anime NYC

Javits Center

Entrance of 3E Hall, enter the Javits Center via the Crystal Palace at 36th and 11th

655 W 34th St

New York, NY 10001


About Anime NYC

Anime NYC is New York City’s anime convention! A showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture in the biggest city in America, Anime NYC brings anime fans and publishers together for three days of unique exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan. Join us for a celebration of Japanese animation, manga, cosplay, movies, food, fashion, travel, technology, toys, and games in the heart of NYC! For more, visit

About LeftField Media

LeftField Media, LLC is an events company focused on developing face-to-face events in a range of communities rooted in contemporary culture and shared passion. LeftField was formed in 2014 by Greg Topalian (President, LeftField Media) and is now owned by Topalian and Clarion Events Ltd. With a keen sense of the evolving needs of businesses and their consumers, as well as new opportunities created by change, LeftField takes a clean slate approach to its work. LeftField’s portfolio includes Play Fair (, a family-focused celebration of toys and play built with the Toy Association; Awesome Con (, Washington D.C.’s Comic Con; Rose City Comic Con (, in Portland, OR; Anime NYC (, a Japanese pop culture festival presented by Crunchyroll; and the Classic Auto Show (, a vintage auto show launched in Los Angeles. LeftField Media is headquartered in historic Trumbull, CT. (


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