Press Releases

October 16, 2007

News for AnimeNEXT 2008:

AnimeNEXT announces location and new dates for 2008

Largest Non-Profit Anime Convention in the New York Metro Area Returns to June

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - October 16, 2007 - AnimeNEXT 2008 is proud to announce its move back to summer dates that is sure to please all the anime dads and grads on its membership roster.

By popular demand, AnimeNEXT 2008 will take place at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ on June 20 to 22, 2008, the weekend after Father's Day.

Carlo Darcelin, the AnimeNEXT convention chairman for 2008, said, "We are glad to announce that we are moving our dates back to June. Due to popular demand, we are moving it to the weekend after Father's Day. With this change we hope to please the majority of the con goers and have the con at the best possible time for everyone."

This year's official hotel is once again the Holiday Inn Harmon Meadow in Secaucus, NJ, and the convention is currently negotiating with other hotels in the area for discounted rates for convention attendees.


Holiday Inn at Secaucus to be Central to AnimeNEXT Festivities

AnimeNEXT is pleased to announce its official hotel will be the Holiday Inn Meadowlands in Secaucus, NJ. The hotel will be offering a discounted rate of $159 per night for all attendees of the convention.

Located at 300 Plaza Drive in Secaucus, NJ, the Holiday Inn Harmon Meadows is nestled within a beautiful courtyard mall with full service restaurants, movie theatres, and many shops. Just outside the front door, there is quick, easy, and comfortable transportation to New York City. The Holiday Inn Harmon Meadow offers over-sized rooms and complimentary wireless high speed Internet access, microwave, and refrigerator.

But the other, most important benefit to booking a room at the Holiday Inn will be the proximity to some of AnimeNEXT's most popular events. AnimeNEXT Director of Programming Cindy Ferrador said, "Programming at the Holiday Inn will be even bigger and better than last year! We will have video rooms, video gaming, card gaming and more."

To book a room, interested attendees can call toll free at (800) 222-2676, making sure that they ask for the "AnimeNEXT" rate.

AnimeNEXT is the New York City area anime convention. Located at the Meadowlands Expo Center and the Holiday Inn in Secaucus, NJ, AnimeNEXT is only minutes from New York City. AnimeNEXT is June 20-22, 2008. Come out to see the latest anime titles in our 24-hour video rooms, check out the latest manga in our Manga Library, and see what's playing in the video game room. AnimeNEXT will also feature industry guests, voice actors, music videos, anime game shows, artist's alley, the art show, cosplay and a whole lot more. If you want to keep up-to-date with the latest in AnimeNEXT 2008 news, check out our website at It is that simple! We'll see you in June!

Universal Animation is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting anime and manga in the United States. Founded in NYC in 2002, the company organizes the AnimeNEXT and MangaNEXT conventions to aid in its goals.