York Anime Fest 2009 took place on September 25 to 27, 2009 at the Jacob
Javits Convention Center in Manhattan (New York, NY). This marks Scarlet
Rhapsody's first east coast anime convention. I first heard about New
York Anime Fest on a visit to Midtown Comics in 2007. Being a native
Californian, I thought this may take a few years for me to get to, but
knowing all the secrets to the city, I knew I could make this trip affordable.
New York Anime Fest had a superior special guests line up: Yoshiyuki
Tomino (Gundam series director), Yui Makino (Sakura in Tsubasa),
Veronica Taylor (Ash in Pokemon), Rachel Lillis (Utena in Revolutionary
Girl Utena), Tom Wayland (Pokemon ADR director), Kokusyoku
Sumire (Gothic Lolita string duo), and the all star roster goes on and
York Anime Fest is an industry con, but it gave off a fan friendly vibe.
It was a breath of fresh air to attend an event almost devoid of Internet
memes and inside jokes. The show was very well organized and planned
out. This is Scarlet Rhapsody's first time at New York Anime Fest. While
I have been to New York many a time, this was also Jared's first time
in the city. We hope you enjoy our report and photos about our adventures
in the city!
Take My Eyes Off of You
on a plane with a Tony award winning actor en route to the Great
White Way. We had to heal our Pokemon at the Nintendo Center, but
no Nurse Joy in sight.
Baccano! criminals Chane and Dallas go head to head with
celebs at Madame Tussaud's, but they still light up Bryant Park.
Man in Town
impressions of New York Anime Festival. Lots and lots of cosplayers!
We are international cosplayers at an international cosplay panel.
Written by Jared.
- Go Away
Voice Acting 201 with Jesus Christ 'n Friends. Phantom Quest
Corps photo shoot by Julia.
Like a Man
The World Ends With You shop keepers realize that every
year single ladies go to New York for labels and love. Written by
My Way Back to You
What's the connection between anime fandom and this Tony award winning
musical? Find out!
Girls Don't Cry
Anything you say will be misquoted and taken out of context. But
say it anyway. Some quotes intended for (im)mature readers only.
Eyes Adored You
The anime convention journaliste jots the lasting impressions of
the city. Carrie-Typing-Mode!
"I must be the one out of a hundred cosplayers not into the
drama." - Jared
West Coast is crazy! Read more of our anime convention and cosplay
2009 Playlist. Panels and otaku shenanigans in the city.
York Anime Fest
two for the price of one; New York Anime Fest and New York Comic
Con join forces in 2010. State of the economy pending, Scarlet
Rhapsody will return.
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Rhapsody . If I took your picture, feel free to use it on your site
or cosplay gallery. While you're here, do sign
the guestbook. This site was brought to you by the font Milton Burlesque.
Many thanks to Chaz Boston Baden
for the image resizing and watermarking program.