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TheAnarCHris
09-03-2009, 10:10 PM
NYAF starts September 25. What are you doing the night before? Getting in the mood for NYAF at our official Pre-Party! The New York Anime Festival and Del Rey Manga are proud to reveal we’re partnering for a party from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on September 24 at Dave and Buster's (234 West 42nd Street) in NYC's Times Square. Jointly produced by NYAF and Del Rey Manga, this special event is both a celebration of this year's Anime Festival as well as a celebration of Del Rey Manga's Fifth Anniversary — and to mark this special occasion, NYAF and Del Rey Manga are inviting fans and professionals to partake in food, drink, giveaways, and a cake crafted by Baltimore's famed Charm City Cakes specifically for Del Rey Manga and NYAF.

You heard me right.

Free and open to the public, the NYAF and Del Rey Manga party welcomes NYAF attendees, anime fans, manga readers, industry professionals, and casual New Yorkers interested in the world of Japanese pop culture. The party will take place in two parts…

Manga and Anime Raffle (5:30-6:30 PM) - Typically you give the birthday boy or girl gifts; however, to mark the occasion of Del Rey Manga's fifth birthday, we’re giving gifts to the party's attendees. Come during the party's first hour to be entered to win a selection of manga spanning Del Rey Manga's five years as well as DVDs from NYAF partners including Bandai Entertainment and FUNimation. Further, the Charm City Cakes Del Rey Manga birthday cake will be on public display during this time, so fans, press, and pros interested in taking pictures of the party centerpiece should do so before the raffle ends.

Charm City Cakes Cutting (6:30-7:30 PM) - Once the raffle ends, the real party begins as representatives from Del Rey Manga and the New York Anime Festival will cut into the Charm City Cakes Del Rey Manga birthday cake. Created by the talents of Food Network's Ace of Cakes TV show, the Del Rey Manga birthday cake will take the form of a towering stack of manga, showcasing some of Del Rey Manga's landmark books from 2004 to today.

At 7:30, following the formal end of the NYAF and Del Rey Manga party, attendees are free to stay and enjoy Dave & Buster's or attend a special one-night-only screening of Bandai Entertainment's Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers - animated motion picture, presented at the AMC Empire 24 theater neighboring Dave & Buster's.

We've been planning this party with Del Rey for a long time. We're thrilled to see it now all come together, and we invite fans to come and celebrate five years of Del Rey Manga, three years of the New York Anime Festival, and one delicious cake!

So, who's in?

DespairedPheonix
09-04-2009, 09:02 AM
:D Depending on whether or not my crew wants to travel into the city that night, I may be there!!!! sounds like oodles of fun! ^.^

PandaPuff
09-04-2009, 01:19 PM
Omg I love Duff Goldman! Is he gonna be there? I must go!

santose2008
09-04-2009, 01:50 PM
Well this sucks. I wish I was there for Thursday. -_-

*mik0 muffin !
09-04-2009, 07:01 PM
Question. Do the same D&B age reqs apply to the pre-party?

From what I understand, and please correct me if I'm wrong...that would be 21+, 18+ allowed in with someone who is 25+ ? For the Times Square location, anyway...

ZFandKILover
09-05-2009, 01:32 PM
OMY I might be able to go to this if so i hope to see you guys there!

TheAnarCHris
09-05-2009, 06:27 PM
Question. Do the same D&B age reqs apply to the pre-party?

From what I understand, and please correct me if I'm wrong...that would be 21+, 18+ allowed in with someone who is 25+ ? For the Times Square location, anyway...

18+ I believe.

Kenshin Himura
09-05-2009, 06:29 PM
I will be in town hmmm maybbee.... *rubs chin*

darkfantasyange
09-06-2009, 01:17 AM
i might go ^_^ sounds like a blast

DespairedPheonix
09-06-2009, 10:31 AM
I thought D&B changed their age limit after a certain time? lol

soeunkyo
09-06-2009, 11:58 AM
As long as you have someone the age of 25 and over they allow 7 Minors or anyone below the age of 18. That's how the dave and buster in philadelphia does it.

naaila
09-06-2009, 12:17 PM
Luckily, I live in Queens, so I'll def be going x)

CiralFox
09-06-2009, 12:20 PM
Wait...is Duff Goldman going to be there?
If he is, Im so going!

darkfantasyange
09-06-2009, 06:42 PM
ohhhhh i am so going ^_^

TheAnarCHris
09-07-2009, 02:51 PM
I will be in town hmmm maybbee.... *rubs chin*

You BEST be coming out bro. Beer and cake= crazy delicious.

In other news, No, Duff-man will NOT be at this thing. Just a ton of attendees, professionals, staffers and what have you not. I'm still looking into this whole age policy, but I'll spread the word once I know for sure.

ahhhleeeee
09-08-2009, 01:18 PM
i was planning on going, but thats only if the age restrictions dont apply that night since its hosted by the NYAF.
if they are using the same age restrictions then i wont be able to go
D:

knightmare6
09-08-2009, 02:19 PM
Cool, I may try to attend this. This month is so crazy!

Hime no Toki
09-10-2009, 11:53 AM
Looks like I'll be there, lol. Sounds like a blast, might as well make the most of my trip to New York!

Erudito
09-10-2009, 08:22 PM
I'll do my best to get there!
Maybe I'll cosplay something Del Rey-sih...

samura16
09-13-2009, 12:07 AM
Damn they still have that rule? I wanted to go to the pre party for some coverage but I'm only 16 :sulk:

DespairedPheonix
09-13-2009, 10:14 AM
ah, the suckiness of being underage *remembers and sighs* In truth, though, I may not be able to go because a friend of mine is underage. D:

TheAnarCHris
09-13-2009, 12:35 PM
So here's the final stand on the D&B event:

Dave & Buster's requires any minor (under 21) to be escorted by an adult over 25 years of age. Each adult over 25 years of age may escort up to (6) minors.

Also no cosplay.

DespairedPheonix
09-13-2009, 01:53 PM
Oh well that blows. D:

Chosuke
09-13-2009, 03:06 PM
I'll totally be there, woo cake!

Ghost Lee
09-13-2009, 04:08 PM
Sounds kinda tempting... Oh, hell might as well... :)

*mik0 muffin !
09-14-2009, 12:13 AM
So here's the final stand on the D&B event:

Dave & Buster's requires any minor (under 21) to be escorted by an adult over 25 years of age. Each adult over 25 years of age may escort up to (6) minors.

Also no cosplay.

Ah, I see, guess my memory wasn't totally faulty then~

Great, then I'll force my boyfriend to "chaperone" me and my widdle friend(s) =P.

Can't wait to see that cake. Seriously. Oh, and to eat some too hopefully xD.

Redgrave45
09-14-2009, 12:32 AM
Hey I'm going to be going unfortunatly im going to be alone -_- my group dosent want to come through, Im most likely going to be dressing up ^_^ just wondering if anyone was going to dress up too?

PandaPuff
09-14-2009, 10:18 AM
^You can't come in cosplay. =(

Well at least I'm old enough to go! I was thinking of gathering some underaged people to come but I'm not 25. xD

ZFandKILover
09-16-2009, 05:16 PM
im going to there...only 14 so im going with my mom...should still be fun.

khcosplayer523
09-16-2009, 09:57 PM
im 15 (and a half xD) and i've been to d n b's quite a bit..idk if i shud go tho...my skool gives a shitload of work Dx

ZFandKILover
09-23-2009, 04:35 PM
damn i might not be able to go....Stupid parents...say you can stay home if you feel abit sick to rest up no repercussions...then say maybe you wont go Thursday...-pouts-

kojirojames2004
09-24-2009, 09:23 AM
BTW, the folks at Authentic Entertainemt (who produces the Ace of Cakes TV series) are scheduled to film their show for Food Network there, and there will be a sign telling you they're going to put you on TV at D&B, so don't say that I warned you about it...