Press Releases

August 25, 2008

News for New York Anime Festival 2008:

NY Anime Festival tickets available at retailers

Tickets on sale at comic and anime shops in NYC

Norwalk, CT, August 25, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced tickets to its 2008 event are now available at select retailers throughout New York City. Participating comic and anime shops include Manhattan anime landmarks Kinokuniya Bookstore and Image Anime. Tickets are also available online at The New York Anime Festival, an anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention from the creators of New York Comic Con, takes place September 26th through the 28th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY.

"We're very happy to be working with comic and anime stores around New York City to offer fans another way to purchase tickets to the 2008 New York Anime Festival," Show Manager Lance Fensterman said. "We've been working with some stores for years now, and this is the first time we're partnering with many more. We're always excited to make local shops part of the New York Anime Festival family!"


Anime Castle
35-32 Union St
Flushing, NY 11354

Forbidden Planet
840 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Image Anime
242 West 30th St
New York, NY 10001

Kinokuniya Bookstore
1073 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY 10018

Midtown Comics
459 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10017

Jim Hanley's Universe
4 West 33rd St
New York, NY 10001

Friday tickets are $35, Saturday tickets are $40, Sunday tickets are $35, and Weekend tickets -- good all three days -- are $55. Additional retailers will be announced soon at Retailers wishing to join the program can contact the New York Anime Festival's Kyle Marsden-Kish at [email protected]

The New York Anime Festival takes place September 26-28, 2008 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan and is organized by Reed Exhibitions, the creators of New York Comic Con. The New York Anime Festival showcases the best of anime pop culture, including the latest anime, manga, Japanese cinema, music, and games, and anime-influenced comics, animation, and films from around the world. The festival features exclusive and extensive screenings, a gala cosplay masquerade, sessions with the some of the biggest names in anime from Japan, Asia, and America, and explores the Japanese cultural experience with displays of both traditional and cutting-edge Japanese life. NYAF's partners include Anime News Network, Bandai Entertainment, BookExpo America, Del Rey Manga, DigitalLife, Free Arts NYC, Japan Society, Karaterice, Kinokuniya Bookstore, New York Comic Con, Samurai Beat Radio, Subway Cinema,, TOKYOPOP, VIZ Pictures, and the World Cosplay Summit. Further information can be found at

The New York Anime Festival is operated by Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organizer. In 2007, Reed brought together over six million industry professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today, Reed events are held in 38 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia and organized by 39 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE-100 company and world-leading publisher and information provider. In 2006, Reed Elsevier made adjusted profit before taxation of £1,052 million on turnover of £5,398 million.