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05-12-2003, 01:28 PM
"the NEXT evolution of anime conventions!"

The Hilton Rye Town is located in Rye Brook, NY, only 20
miles away from Manhattan. Situated near several major
highways and by rail through Metro-North, the Hilton is
accessible to travelers yet maintains the feel of a country
hideaway. We are within driving distance from all nearby
states. Come and join us at AnimeNEXT 2003!

AnimeNEXT is the largest fan-run, all-genre anime convention
serving the Tri-State area. We are a full-service event,
with Dealers, Guests, Industry, Events, Videos, Panels, and
much, much more! Find out why we say we are "the NEXT
evolution of anime conventions!"


* Japanese Guests of Honor!
* HUGE Dealers Room!
* Cosplay!
* Concert by Himawari!
* Anime Music Video Contest!
* Dance!
* Panels & Workshops!
* Manga Room!
* Game Shows!
* 24-hour Video Rooms!
* Video Gaming!


* Tiffany Grant (Asuka, Evangelion)
* Mike Sinterniklaas (Leonardo, TMNT)
* Mike Pollack (Meat, Ultimate Muscle)
* Marc Diraison (Guts, Berserk)
* Kristen Nelson (Megumi, Boogiepop Phantom)
* Bill Timoney (Parn, Record of Lodoss War)
* Daniel Kevin Harrison (Gokudo, Gokudo)
* Georgette Reilly (Ikkyu, Gokudo)
* Bill Rogers (Shaba, KO Beast)
* Jamie McGonnigal (Takeo, Magic Users Club)


AnimeNEXT is proud to announce Himawari in Concert on
October 3, 2003. (http://www.himawaring.com)


* Matt Greenfield (Vice President, AD Vision)
* David Williams (Producer, AD Vision)
* Toshifumi Yoshida (Producer, Viz Video)
* Steve Bennett (IC Entertainment)
* John Sirabella (President, Media Blasters)
* CB Cebulski (Editor, Marvel Comics)
* Robert Bricken (Managing Editor,Anime Insider)
* Trisha Sebastian (Associate Editor, Anime Insider)
* Zach Oats (Wizard Entertainment)
* John Guttierez (Wizard Entertainment)
* Frank Pannone (CPM Comics)
* Steve Pearl (Nu-Tech Digital)
* Barry Winston (President, Voyager Entertainment)


* Robert DeJesus (http://www.robertdejesus.com)


* Jan Scott Frazier Storyteller, Director, Translator
* Rob Malda Founder Slashdot.org, AnimeFu.com
* Chris Beveridge Webmaster, animeondvd.com
* Megazone Former Moderator, rec.arts.anime.creative


* Sake Tasting
come join us and learn the history and science of sake!
Taste various types of sake and learn a little about it
as well. Just remember, you need to be at least 21.

* Cel Painting
Animation veteran Steve Bennett guides you through the
art of Cel Painting!

* Kimono workshop
Learn about the historical and cultural aspects of this
Japanese formal-wear.

* Drawing the Manga Way
Come and particpate in this workshop! Mike Hayes guides
you step-by-step on creating a manga Mater piece!

* Shogi/Go Workshops
You won't master the ancient games of Shogi and Go at
this workshop, but you can try!

* Dubbing Workshops
This year, AnimeNEXT is excited to have representatives
from FOUR different dubbing studios! They will show
you first-hand what a recording session is like.


Pre-register and avoid the long lines at the convention.
The current rate for pre-registration is $30 until June 14.
Afterwards, the rate increases to $35 until September 1.
Discounts are available for children and for groups of 8
or more people. For more details see:


At-the-door rates are also available at the website.


Contact <dealers@animenext.org> to reserve space in our Room


Send mail to AnimeNext-Announce-subscribe@yahoogroups.com to
join our mailing list and receive the latest updates.


The AnimeNEXT 2003 Forums are now on-line! Check it out at:


Universal Animation is a non-profit organization whose
purpose is to encourage the appreciation of anime and manga.
Founded in 2002 in New York, the group is responsible for
coordinating the AnimeNEXT convention in the NY/NJ/CT area.


Universal Animation, Inc.
PO Box 1088
Pearl River, NY 10965

info@animenext.org General Inquiries
press@animenext.org Press Passes
advertising@animenext.org Advertising and Sponsorship
publicity@animenext.org Other Public Relations Inquiries
dealers@animenext.org Vendor contact
volunteers@animenext.org Volunteering at the event

05-12-2003, 04:59 PM
O_o CB, Zack Oats, AND ROB BRICKMAN?!?!?!? You guys seriously reek of awesomeness!!! ::claps for Emmy::

05-13-2003, 07:28 PM
AnimeNEXT is proud to announce Himawari in Concert on
October 3, 2003. (http://www.himawaring.com)


* Matt Greenfield (Vice President, AD Vision)


* Sake Tasting
come join us and learn the history and science of sake!
Taste various types of sake and learn a little about it
as well. Just remember, you need to be at least 21.

DUDE! =D ..wait, I'm not 21 :(

* Jamie McGonnigal (Takeo, Magic Users Club)

Duuude e.e *cracks knuckles*

05-13-2003, 10:44 PM
Originally posted by Oshi
* Matt Greenfield (Vice President, AD Vision)[/i]


Well yeah his wife's gonna be there....

* Sake Tasting
come join us and learn the history and science of sake!
Taste various types of sake and learn a little about it
as well. Just remember, you need to be at least 21.

UGH? Can't there be a beer contest...oh wait, bar nevermind
* Jamie McGonnigal (Takeo, Magic Users Club)

Duuude e.e *cracks knuckles*

This is assuming he survives Shoujcon (pulls out warhammer) ODINNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!

Carrot Glace
05-14-2003, 08:14 PM
From what I've heard, I'm assuming the dislike of Jamie McGonnigal stems from the masquerade judging at last year's AnimeNext.

In any case, I'm definately looking forward to the con

By the way, Oshi; did you know that ADV is going to release Final Fantasy Unlimited?

05-14-2003, 08:35 PM
Um... guys, just so you know...

That whole issue has been resolved. Anything fishy proved to be just a coincidence.

So let's move on, okay? He's still well-liked as a voice actor.

Oh, and the cosplay rules 'n such will be posted up soon. Emmy & I just need to finalize some things. ^_^ Gots some changes in store!

AnimeNEXT Cosplay Co-Pilot

06-11-2003, 12:28 AM
the going to be great ^_^ animenext was much fun last year.

06-11-2003, 12:59 PM
seeing as im going to be going to school in danbury I will also be going to far more NY cons :) because even though Im still in CT Danbury is like 30 minish depending how you travel [hehe] from NY *excited*. Sounds like a great con, and I'll already be all settled in at school at that point too :crylaugh:

hope to see a great turn out there


RX 03
06-18-2003, 07:39 AM
I'll try and be there, as long as it dosen't interfere with School/Yom Kippur... Thats why I couldn't go last year...

06-18-2003, 04:30 PM
Unfortunately Sunday of the con this year does fall on Yom Kippur.. we're working on this problem for next year though.

RX 03
06-18-2003, 07:43 PM
Yeah, it's Sunday night. So I can be there in the morning. Woohoo~!

06-19-2003, 11:48 AM

=girlish squeal=

Wow, I deeeefinitel have to make it to AnimeNEXT now...