Anime NYC Overview

Anime NYC was this past weekend and first, we want to give a huge shoutout to Anime Girls NYC. Meeting Stephanie was awesome since we talk back and forth on WordPress often, we actually unknowingly met at the checkpoint as I was complaining about taking off my backpack again to get in on the show floor after coming from the Artist Alley and she turned around and agreed. It was a funny first meeting before we met on the show floor and officially introduced ourselves to each other. Check out her blog and her review of Anime NYC here.

Overall Anime NYC was fun and since this is its first year it will need some tinkering to make next year a better experience. One thing they need to fix is the bag checkpoints at every area that you want to go in. So there’s a checkpoint at the Show Floor, Artist Alley, and The Main Stage, I understand the security reason behind the checkpoint being everywhere but there was no checkpoint when you first walk in which is dangerous in itself.

When I arrived on Friday I walked around the Javits for a good 20 minutes and no one asked me for my pass and when I realized nothing was open yet and we all needed to go to the queue hall that was when I ran into the first checkpoint and I have to admit I was confused as to why the checkpoint is all the way on the floor below the main entrance. That alone is a big NO if we’re talking about anything security wised, The checkpoint security guards after a while became tired of checking all these bags every minute that all you needed to do was open your bag and walk through.

I believe the multiple bag checkpoints will be my only complaint honestly, all we need is a good bag check at the entrance and enjoy walking around without the hassle of bag check at every area we want to visit. The Javits center was too big for Anime NYC being how spacious the Javits. They are doing construction to the Javits and maybe that’s why Anime NYC didn’t get all the space it could have gotten. I did love the convention being at the Javits Center because it been a few years since there was an Anime Convention at the Javits Center since it merged with Comic-Con a few years back.

I really hope history doesn’t repeat itself because it feels so good to have separate events for comics and anime. Also, another thing I loved about Anime NYC being in the Javits Center was all the elbow room we had walking around, I love personal space and this con really fulfilled my heart with all the space we had to move around. Walking the Show Floor wasn’t bad and you can actually see the merchant booths since there isn’t a huge crowd of people surrounding the booths making it hard to walk up and down the aisles, even stopping cosplayers seen on the Show Floor didn’t stop the flow of traffic that’s how much space we had and I loved it.

 

Yoko Ishida, True and Chihiro Yonekura

 

I attended a few panels and Main events over the weekend and I have to say Anime NYC guest was a list you would never see at a Comic-Con because it was specific to out anime needs. All the Japanese guests that came to the con were amazing, The first Main Event I attended was Anime Diva Night with Chihiro YonekuraMiho Karasawa AKA True, and Yoko Ishida. Unfortunately, photography wasn’t allowed for this event but the ladies did do their own sets and duets of their popular theme songs. It was such a great experience because people had glowsticks and all of them were moving in rhythm with each other and the music it really was a really great concert to relieve some of the themes and ending songs I haven’t heard in forever which brings up the urge to rewatch some of the Anime I haven’t seen in years.

One of the panels I got a chance to sit through was The Blerd is the Word panel hosted by Blerd Con was very insightful and funny that I really want to go out to Washington DC for the next Blerd Con. Lizzo and I sat through the LeSean Thomas event as well and recorded most of the questions people got to ask, look out for the announcement for that video coming soon. I got a lot of photos of cosplayers that I’m in the process of editing and will hopefully be done with by tomorrow so they can go out for all to see.

I had so much fun this past weekend that I will most likely go to next years Anime NYC Convention and be able to meet more people and hopefully not have to go through multiple bag checkpoints. I would recommend going to Anime NYC to anyone that is skeptical about yet another Anime Convention in New York, Anime NYC brought back fun memories from the Anime Festival that was held at the Javits Center years ago. I want to mention my Anime NYC Expectations post where I talked about the Japanese Arcade and how it might be funky and all that jazz, I’m happy that it wasn’t funky all weekend which if you’re a convention hopper like myself you know that even if DDR isn’t at the event it can still be bad body odor lingering around. This concludes this long post, that’s all I want to say for now.

 

Advertisements

New York Comic Con 2017

NYCC 2017

Soulcial Dreamin’ Entertainment attended New York City Comic Convention in New York at the Jacob K. Javits Center. This year the convention site was much smaller than usual and it usually entails the entire center but due to it being under repair so space was cut short. Anyone who wished to attend this year had to purchase individual day passes which can be expensive if you planned to go all four days. They were not selling weekend passes this year so the convention activities were extended to other sites, Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Ballroom, Hudson Mercantile, and the New York Public Library.

Continue reading

Overview of Liberty City Anime Convention 2017

Image result for liberty city anime con review

Soulcial Dreamin’ Entertainment was invited to attend Liberty City Anime Convention in New York at the Marriott Marquis hotel.  The hosting space was so much bigger this year compared to last. They even extended it to another site, the Edison Ballroom, where the main events (Masquerade)  and the concerts were held. At night they hosted anime dance parties headed by Rabbit Revolution. This year the convention had plenty of panels, video games, voice actors, concerts and anime screenings. We were able to get an insider’s view of the convention while having a great time.

Continue reading

Ryu vs Ken: Street Fighter Cosplay Battle

SF BAnneer

Hey, what’s good everyone?  It’s been a little over a month since we attended Anime Next.   Between the three of us, we pushed out a ton content via our website and our other Social media outlets.  Videos, pictures and other exclusive releases. (via Twitter and Instagram) So if you aren’t following us, do so because you are missing out.  The grind was non-stop that weekend. But it’s Story Time.

Continue reading

AnimeNext: 2017 Masquerade

16939693_1527059617322657_2680695279255230248_n

As some of you may know, our team attended AnimeNext in Atlantic City, New Jersey early this month. One of our favorite events to attend when going to any anime convention is the Masquerade. All the contestant did a phenomenal job and we captured some of out favorites and posted them via our YouTube. I posted the videos below. So check them out and let us know what you think.  Also, don’t forget to check out our photography gallery.

Have a great weekend

Continue reading

Update May 2017

cropped-cropped-1452753312_646631-109748211.png

What’s good people?   Happy Friday.   We have a few things that I would like to cover.

So let’s get to it.

Firstly,  on Sunday we will be attending  New York City Short Anime & Animation Film Festival.  Shoutout to Anime Girls NYC for bringing this event to our attention.

Secondly, we will be attending our first convention of the year. Anime Next which is held in Atlantic City New Jersey.  AN is a convention we attended in the past, this will be out first time back in three years or so. We’re definitely looking forward to it.  So be on the lookout for related content int the coming weeks.

If there is anything you would like to see covered or are curious about. Feel free to let us know.

Thirdly,  in January of this year, we relaunched our YouTube channel. They say third times the charm,  We pulling a lot of energy into it make sure that’s the case. Our channel is essential the visual aspect of the content you can find on our blog. Interviews, Convention Vlog, live performances and recently started uploading gameplay.

Honorable Mentions

Tank Tops, Drugs and Night Clubs (Ghost of Miami Demo)

We decided to give recorded gameplay an option. This is out test run with Visual Novel/Dating Sim Ghosts of Miami. Which was a game brought to my attention by a blogger I follow. The video is one of two parts and features voice over by Lizzo.

My Raining Flower – The Asterplace

The Asterplace is anime rock band hailing from Japan but based in New York City. This is a performance of their song My Raining Flower.  Dope Track.

Liberty City Anime Convention: Day 1

Last summer, we attended Liberty Anime Convention. We documented the experience via blog but we wanted to visually document out footsteps as well.  Check it out and let me know what you think.

 

So Subscribe, if you haven’t. It’s Free!

Also, What type of content would like to see more of on our blog and or YouTube channel?

For frequent updates follow on Twitter

Until next time.

See you later Space Cowboy

tumblr_md1i70r9sr1qi9zj3o1_500

New York Comic Con 2016: Overview

13010-2

New York Comic Con was lite. The team and I had a phenomenal time.  Saw a former Co-worker/friend. Bump into a few other acquaintances. And even brought my baby cousin along for his first convention.  The little guy fell asleep when we sat down to eat lunch on Sunday. Hysterical. He’s not built for the blerd life.  But let’s get right into it.

Continue reading

NYCC 2015 Photo Coverage

We were at NYCC this past weekend and we had a blast.

If you ever wanted to go to a convention TREAT YO SELF!

they are so much fun if you go with friends and if you go alone you will always make new friends being surrounded by like minded people.

NYCC is every year in October and SDCC is around July if you ever want to go to the small cons as well its mostly positive vibes everyone is nice and encouraging when you cosplay, I try to tell a lot of people they did an amazing job with their cosplay and compliment so maybe you will catch me complimenting you one time.

Cosplaying looks so fun and I plan to actually cosplay next year and I will not back out this time it. Cosplay if you want to!

We have a few post with pictures we took and video we recorded from the con.

Part 4 of NYCC 2015

Let us know if you see yourself.

Continue reading

Part 3 of NYCC 2015

If you see yourself in any of these photos let us know.

Continue reading