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LeftField Media to Launch Anime NYC in November

Sandi Cain
, Senior News Editor
September 23, 2016
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New York, NY – Just two years after launching LeftField Media LLC, owner and President Greg Topalian announced the launch of Anime NYC to be staged at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City November 17-19, 2017. The convention will focus on anime, manga and Japanese pop culture and will fill an East Coast gap in the extensive anime convention calendar, potentially bringing as many as 100,000 attendees to New York City. 

“Once established, we believe Anime NYC has the potential to become the largest anime convention on the East Coast,” Topalian said in announcing the news of the show. It will be presented by anime streaming portal Crunchyroll and put together in cooperation with other industry partners Funimation, VIZ Media and Kinokuniya Bookstore. 

LeftField Media, owned by Topalian and Clarion Events Ltd. since August, also stages Play Fair, a toy and family entertainment show run in conjunction with the Toy Industry Association, and Awesome Con, a Comic Con convention in Washington, DC that was added to the LeftField portfolio last year. In addition, a digital content convention called Stream Con NYC was launched in 2015, also at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, last year. 

When Stream Con NYC was launched, Topalian, a known authority on pop culture and its enthusiast shows, told Trade Show Executive that he had “wanted to build events that provide unique and culturally rich access and connection between companies and their buyers and consumers” ever since he founded the New York Comic Con show in 2006. 

Anime NYC is expected to be a showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture, bringing fans and publishers together for exclusive screenings, numerous panels and appearances by some of the biggest names in Japanese animation, manga, cosplay and other segments of the genre.

Reach Greg Topalian at (203) 500-2139 or

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