July 14, 2018
by Carla Hay
For the first time, New York Comic Con has partnered with Anime Expo to create Anime Fest, which will take place on the same days as New York Comic Con 2018 in New York City: October 4 to October 7. Anime Fest is a separate event that will be held at Pier 94. New York Comic Con takes place at various locations in New York City, but the main hub is at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
New York Comic Con badge purchases are not required to attend Anime Fest, and vice versa, but New York Comic Con badge holders get a discount on Anime Fest badges from July 15 to August 19, or until all these discounted badges are sold out.
The regular prices for Anime Fest 2018 are $20 each for October 4 or October 5; $25 each for October 6 or October 7; and $10 each for children on October 7 only.
New York Comic Con badge holder discount prices for Anime Fest 2018 are $15 each for October 4 or October 5; $20 each for October 6 or October 7; and $5 each for children on October 7 only.
According to an announcement on the New York Comic Con website, Anime Fest will have “Japanese guests, a curated Artist Alley, creative classes, Instagram-worthy activations, cosplay and a few more surprises we’ll announce closer to the event.”