Liberty City Anime Con 2016

August 19-21, 2016
New York, NY

Official Review

A second year for New York's renaissance in anime conventions, Liberty City Anime Con 2016 was a breath of fresh air in a city that sometimes needs it. This 3-day event attracted anime fans from across the East Coast, yet was capped out at 3,000 attendees (and sold out). Events were on time and everything seemed to go very well, including a surprisingly popular Sunday concert series.

About Liberty City Anime Con 2016

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Anime returns to New York City with the second annual Liberty City Anime Convention, bringing anime to the heart of Broadway right in Times Square. Liberty City Anime Con, an honest-to-goodness anime convention, is happening in 2016, and the convention will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York, NY. This three day convention will feature cosplayers, anime screenings, and more.

Liberty City Anime Con is sponsored by Liberty City Anime Con Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education, anime, reading, manga, and more.

Liberty City Anime Con 2016 Pictures

Liberty City Anime Con is categorized as a medium-size anime convention. A medium convention often has a lot of elements of a huge event, such as major concerts or big named special guests, but these are usually the main highlights of the convention while everything else is not quite as big. However at this size, there are still swarms and swarms of cosplayers, with maybe 50% or more of all attendees participating in costuming at some point during the convention. Medium size anime cons tend to have quite a few different events happening at any given time, and it's usually hard to be bored or have nothing interesting to do so long as you are a fan of some anime.

A convention with fewer than 5,000 attendees is often significantly easier to attend than a larger convention, depending on the location. Parking may be easier or cheaper, and hotel rooms may be closer to event spaces than in a larger venue. In some places finding cheap food nearby may be difficult, but often venues have their own snacks and food stands. While there are fewere people, there is usually still plenty of opportunity to find and form cosplay groups and to show off fancy or elaborate costumes - which may themselves become a feature of the convention.

Suggestions for attendees of Liberty City Anime Con 2016

Medium-sized cons like Liberty City Anime Con may have a lot happening in the schedule, so congoers are encouraged to study it and past year's schedules to plan for events they want to attend. Registering for the convention early online may save a lot of money versus registering when you get there, however anime cons will often sell "badges" and not tickets, which may sometimes not be refundable. If events last late into the night, getting a hotel room will alleviate the stress of commuting but may add extra stress when paying for it if roommates back out or fail to pay their fair share. It is always encouraged to pack as early as possible so that nothing is forgotten at home, as leaving the convention to get things will reduce time at the convention.

Crowne Plaza Times Square
New York, NY
Con Statistics
Medium (1-5K)
5K Attendees
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