Anime Diet’s NYAF Schedule

Here’s the schedule breakdown for our NYAF coverage this weekend.


  • 1:30 PM–2:30 PM: Bandai Industry Panel (??): I will try to go, by this one is in jeopardy because the bus may arrive late and I may not be able to get to the convention center on time. Hopefully I will at least catch some licensing announcements.
  • 2:45 PM–3:45 PM: Funimation Industry Panel: the new masters of the US anime industry say they have licensed even more stuff. Let’s find out.
  • 8:30 PM–10:00 PM: MC Chris Concert: MC Chris is one of those ‘nerdcore’ rappers who raps about geeky subjects, and is a guest of honor here. Not entirely anime related, I know, but I’m going since my VIP ticket gets me in for free to it.


  • 12:30 PM–1:30 PM: Anime Blogger Panel: for me, personally, this is going to be the highlight of the con. I will be the one with a cameraman and a tripod, and I plan to shoot the entire panel in HD!
  • 4:00 PM–6:00 PM: AMV Contest: it’s for the comedy videos, of course. I may leave early, though, so I can go to the
  • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM: Masquerade: of course. And since I get to skip lines I hope to get a good seat and therefore good shots this time!


  • 11:00 AM–12:00 PM: Rie Tanaka Panel: Ray and I have prepared questions we’ll try to ask Tanaka-san at the panel. Let’s see if any footage is allowed.
  • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM: Rie Tanaka Signing: The main reason Ray paid me to get that VIP ticket! Again, we’ll see what’s allowed to be signed and whether I can get a picture in at least, like I did with Shokotan.

That’s the plan. Of course, cons being cons, timing and events are subject to change. I may go to more or less events depending on time.

See you there!

Author: gendomike

Michael lives in the Los Angeles area, and has been into anime since he saw Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1999. Some of his favorite shows include Full Metal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, and Welcome to the NHK!. Since 2003 he has gone to at least one anime convention every year. A public radio junkie, which naturally led to podcasting, he now holds a seminary degree and is looking to become Dr. Rev. Otaku Bible Man any day now. Michael can be reached at You can also find his Twitter account at @gendomike.

3 thoughts on “Anime Diet’s NYAF Schedule

  1. Am in high anticipation for the Anime Blogging panel as well. Unfortunately I won’t be there, but will be at NYAF later.. so have fun..

  2. @DS: I would say the panelists even more than the panel were the highlight. 🙂 Seriously, it was awesome meeting so many bloggers. Yourself included!

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