AnimeNEXT

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This article is about the American anime convention with the initials "AN". For the Canadian "AN", see Anime North.

AnimeNEXT
Status Active
Genre Anime, Manga, Japanese culture[1]
Venue Garden State Exhibit Center
Location(s) Somerset, New Jersey
Country United States
Inaugurated 2002
Attendance 11,940 in 2014
Organized by Universal Animation, Inc.[1]
Website
http://www.animenext.org/

AnimeNEXT (AN) is an annual three-day anime convention held at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey. The convention was previously held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey for several years.

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers anime music video (AMV) screenings, cosplay chess, dealer’s room, panels, masquerade, video gaming, and video rooms.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

The first convention in 2002 was put on with limited staffing and was planned in eight months.[3] In 2008 parts of the convention were held in the parking garage below the Meadowlands Exposition Center.[5] The convention, now located at the Garden State Exhibit Center, experienced crowding issues in 2012 with outdoor space used for lines.[6]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Attendance Guests
October 11–13, 2002 Crowne Plaza Meadowlands
Secaucus, New Jersey
1,071 Kia Asamiya, Robert Bricken, C.B. Cebulski, Richard Ian Cox, Robert DeJesus, Mike Hayes, Jamie McGonnigal, Kristen Nelson, Frank Pannone, Steve Pearl, Bill Rogers, Mike Sinterniklaas, Myriam Sirois, and Toshifumi Yoshida.[7]
October 3–5, 2003 Rye Town Hilton
Rye Brook, New York
1,571 B! Machine, Steve Bennett, Chris Beveridge, Robert Bricken, C.B. Cebulski, Clark Cheng, Tiffany Grant, Wayne Grayson, Jon Guttierez, Daniel Kevin Harrison, Himawari, Takehiko Ito, Trish Ledoux, Rob Malda, Jamie McGonnigal, MegaZone, Kristen Nelson, Frank Pannone, Peelander-Z, Mike Pollock, Georgette Reilly, Bill Rogers, Jan Scott-Frazier, Trisha Lynn Sebastian, Mike Sinterniklaas, John Sirabella, Moneca Stori, James Arnold Taylor, Marc Thompson, Bill Timoney, Tom Wayland, David Williams, Barry Winston, and Toshifumi Yoshida.[8]
June 18–20, 2004 Crowne Plaza Meadowlands
Secaucus, New Jersey
3,400 Alissyn Brock, Kelli Shayne Butler, C.B. Cebulski, Cosmicity, Richard Ian Cox, Edwin De La Cruz, Lauren Goodnight, Trish Ledoux, Rob Malda, Kenneth Robert Marlo, Matt K. Miller, Mari Morimoto, Merideth Mulroney, Lisa Ortiz, Stephen Pakula, Peelander-Z, Mike Pollock, Bill Rogers, Mike Sinterniklaas, The Spunks, Moneca Stori, Veronica Taylor, Marc Thompson, Matt Thorn, Tom Wayland, David Williams, Barry Winston, and Toshifumi Yoshida.[9]
June 17–19, 2005 Meadowlands Exposition Center
Holiday Inn Meadowlands
Secaucus, New Jersey
4,200 Alissyn Brock, Akitaroh Daichi, Mark Diraison, Caitlin Glass, Lauren Goodnight, Wayne Grayson, Lance Heiskell, Mayumi Kobayashi, Trish Ledoux, Vic Mignogna, Sean Molyneaux, Merideth Mulroney, Ed Paul, Peelander-Z, Mike Pollock, Justin Sevakis, Uzuhi, Tom Wayland, David Williams, Kerry Williams, Travis Willingham, Reiko Yasuhara, and Toshifumi Yoshida.[10]
June 16–18, 2006 Meadowlands Exposition Center
Holiday Inn Meadowlands
Secaucus, New Jersey
6,000 Laura Bailey, Colleen Clinkenbeard, D'espairsRay, Caitlin Glass, Lauren Goodnight, Wayne Grayson, Trish Ledoux, Masao Maruyama, Vic Mignogna, Mari Morimoto, Mike Pollock, Rintaro, Bill Rogers, Harold Sakuishi, Mike Sinterniklaas, Marc Thompson, Kari Wahlgren, David Williams, and Toshifumi Yoshida.[11]
July 6–8, 2007 Meadowlands Exposition Center
Holiday Inn Meadowlands
Secaucus, New Jersey
7,100 12012, Eric Calderon, Daisuke Gomi, Wayne Grayson, Toyo Ikeda, Jonathan Klein, Michele Knotz, Frank Pannone, Chris Patton, Ed Paul, Mike Pollock, Monica Rial, Bill Rogers, and Tom Wayland.[12]
June 20–22, 2008 Meadowlands Exposition Center
Holiday Inn Meadowlands
Secaucus, New Jersey
7,900 Greg Ayres, Steve Bennett, Leah Clark, Joe Digiorgi, Aidan Drummond, Brian Drummond, James Harknell, Michele Knotz, Chris "Kilika" Malone, Rich McNanna, Dallas Middaugh, Mari Morimoto, Kensuke Okabayashi, Rentrer en Soi, Bill Rogers, Brad Swaile, Michael "Mookie" Terracciano, Alison Viktorin, and Tom Wayland.[13]
June 12–14, 2009 Garden State Exhibit Center
Somerset DoubleTree Hotel
Somerset, New Jersey
Shihan Carbonaro, Fake?, Wayne Grayson, Kyle Hebert, Michele Knotz, Dave Lister, Chris "Kilika" Malone, Misako Rocks!, Mike Pollock, Stacie Renna, Bill Rogers, Michael "Mookie" Terracciano, Bill Timoney, Tom Wayland, and Toshifumi Yoshida.[14]
June 18–20, 2010 Garden State Exhibit Center
Somerset, New Jersey
Greg Ayres, Martin Billany, Eirik Blackwolf, Gashicon, Kyle Hebert, Kenji Kamiyama, Anthony Kresky, Dave Lister, Chris "Kilika" Malone, Kevin McKeever, Tony Oliver, Stacie Renna, Sleeping Samurai, Stereopony, and Uncle Yo [15]
June 10–12, 2011 Garden State Exhibit Center
Somerset, New Jersey
Robert Axelrod, Greg Ayres, Chipocrite, Leah Clark, Joe Foering, Onezumi Hartstein, Kanon, Yu Kimura, Michele Knotz, Dave Lister, Scott A. Melzer, Vic Mignogna, Mix Speakers, Inc, Satoru Nakamura, Trina Nishimura, Promise Sisters, Matt Pyson, Bill Rogers, Takamasa Sakurai, Sixh, Uzuhi, Mike Wall, Tom Wayland, Steve Yun, and Tommy Yune.[16]
June 8–10, 2012 Garden State Exhibit Center
Somerset, New Jersey
9,850 Berryz Kobo, Kevin Bolk, C.R.A.Z.Y.O.T.A.K.U., Chipocrite, Leah Clark, Kara Edwards, Bill Ellis, Toshihiro Fukuoka, Kyle Hebert, Michele Knotz, Kevin McKeever, Dani O'Brien, Satsuki, and Z8 (Z-Ann).[17]
June 7-9, 2013 Garden State Exhibit Center
Somerset, New Jersey
10,283 The Asterplace, Greg Ayres, C.R.A.Z.Y.O.T.A.K.U., Chris Cason, Chipocrite, Greg Houser, Akinori Isobe, Masumi Kano, Michele Knotz, Kevin McKeever, Mint, Moon Stream, Mike Pollock, Bill Rogers, Hiroshi Shimizu, Saki Tachibana, Mike Toole, Uncle Yo, Hiro Usuda, Sayo Yamamoto, Steve Yun, and Tommy Yune.[18]
June 6-8, 2014 Garden State Exhibit Center
Somerset, New Jersey
11,940 C.R.A.Z.Y.O.T.A.K.U., Chipocrite, Charles Dunbar, Richard Epcar, Josh Grelle, Luna Haruna, Greg Houser, Kimura U, Jonathan Klein, Michele Knotz, Shigeto Koyama, Matthew Mercer, Gerald Rathkolb, Bill Rogers, ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D, Ellyn Stern, Daryl Surat, Alexis Tipton, and Hiromi Wakabayashi.[19]

Manga library[edit]

AnimeNEXT has taken their Manga library to other conventions, including Otakon and New York Comic Con.[20][21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AnimeNEXT 2011 welcomes Japanese fashion designers Sixh". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  2. ^ Sears, Stefanie (2010-11-24). "MSU’s Japan Club wins at AnimeNext and Celebrates Japanese Culture". The Montclarion. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  3. ^ a b Font, Dillon (November 2002). "AnimeNEXT: First Year Con-A-Go-Go". Animefringe. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  4. ^ Gottlieb, Christopher (2006-06-23). "Cosplayers portray their favorite characters from anime". Herald News. 
  5. ^ "Who’s NEXT? An Awesome Anime Convention". Toon Zone. 2008-07-13. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  6. ^ "AnimeCons TV - July 2012: AnimeNEXT, PortConMaine, and Con Plague". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  7. ^ "AnimeNEXT 2002 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  8. ^ "AnimeNEXT 2003 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  9. ^ "AnimeNEXT 2004 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  10. ^ "AnimeNEXT 2005 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  11. ^ "AnimeNEXT 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  12. ^ "AnimeNEXT 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  13. ^ "AnimeNEXT 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  14. ^ "AnimeNEXT 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  15. ^ "AnimeNEXT 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  16. ^ "AnimeNEXT 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  17. ^ "AnimeNEXT 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  18. ^ "AnimeNEXT 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  19. ^ "AnimeNEXT 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  20. ^ "Otakon / AnimeNext Manga Library". Anime News Network. 2004-05-21. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  21. ^ "AnimeNext Manga Library US Tour Stops at NY Comic Con" (Press release). Anime News Network. 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 

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