Batman, Spider-Man, Luke Skywalker, and Naruto All Under One Roof

It is once again time for one of the biggest conventions on the East coast for any and all geeks, nerds, gamers, and otaku. The 2011 New York Comic Con and New York Anime Festival is at the Jacob Javits Convention Center and it is bigger than ever. This year it is going to be 4 days and take up the entire convention center. Comic companies of all sizes are going to be bringing their A-game along with plenty of TV, movie, book, and video game materials as well. The New York Anime Festival is just a small portion of the larger convention but we are still getting Makoto Shinkai, Hiro Mashima, and Junko Takeuchi as well as several premieres and industry panels. That is more than most conventions outside of the Top 10 Anime Cons would ever dream of having. So like last year we did a little mini-podcast detailing our plans. So if you see us at any events feel free to say hello before we run off to our next event.

As a helpful tip: they don’t seem to be updating the website as often as necessary, especially for Japanese guest info. For autograph sessions check here.

Pre-NYCC Podcast

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11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Meet Me At The Arcade
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Aniplex of America Panel
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm: DC ALL ACCESS: Batman
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Mythbusters: Anime Edition
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: The State of Mecha
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm: The Venture Bros.
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm: ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital!
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Hiro Mashima and Kodansha Comics
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Mark Hamill Spotlight
8:45 pm – 9:45 pm: Vertical, Inc. Industry Panel


11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Fate/Zero Screening (by Aniplex of America)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: DC ALL ACCESS: Justice League
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm: DC ALL ACCESS: Superman
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm: Makoto Shinkai in Conversation with Roland Kelts
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm: MARVEL Television Presents
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Womanthology
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Winter Is Here: Epic Fantasy Takes The Throne
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: CBLDF: Defending Manga
8:15 pm – 9:00 pm: Black Dynamite
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Tell Your Friends! The Live Show!


10:15 am – 11:00 am: SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark
11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: MARVEL: The Incredible Hulk
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Anime News Network
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm: DC ALL ACCESS: Young Justice


NY Anime Festival & Comic Con 2010 Bonus Round!

The New York Anime Festival and Comic Con was amazingly packed with things to do, people to meet, exclusives to see, and panels to go to. No one could do everything they wanted to and no single person can give you a full picture of what when on. With that in mind your always relentless detectives Hisui and Natutaki along with mechanical field expert Patz from Insert-Disc try to share a bit of our experiences at this combo con. It is a frank discussion about how well we think the two cons worked with each other and what could be done to improve things next year.

Bonus Round – NYAF/NYCC Review