New York Anime Festival 2010 Preview

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New York Anime Festival is this weekend! Is everyone excited? Samurai Beat Radio sure is.

There’s going to be a lot of panels/screenings to check out! Lots of merchandise! Musical guests! Oh yeah, New York Comic-Con will take place at the same time. Good times for all!

As you know, Samurai Beat Radio will be having a panel with Purple Sky Magazine entitled “Pitching Japanese Music to American Media” this Saturday at the convention. If you are interested in other music-related panels at the convention, here are a few suggestions on what to check out.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Oyama x Nitta Shamisen Concert (2pm-3pm) at Room 1E09
VAMPS (4:30pm-5:30pm) at Room 1E09
Hatsune Miku: Meet the Makers of a Digital Idol (6pm-7:30pm) Room 1E14
DramaFever Presents: Asian Entertainment Trends in American Pop Culture (8:30pm-9:30pm) at Room 1E14

Saturday, October 9, 2010
Spotlight on Ne-Yo (12pm-1pm) at Room 1A24 **NOTE: His upcoming album, Libra Scale, is partly influenced by Japanese animation.**
K-Joe’s Ultimate Tips: How To Get More Japanese Artists To Perform in America (12pm-1pm) at Room 1E12
Rika “Angry” Ishikawa Spotlight (1:30pm-2:30pm) at Room 1E13
Far East to East Showcase Panel (2pm-3pm) at Room 1E09
Yoshiki & Stan Lee (6:30pm-7:30pm) at Room 1E08
Kanon & An-Cafe (6:30pm-7:30pm) at Room 1E13
Music, Movies, Anime, & Pop Culture (9pm-10pm) at Room 1E13

Sunday, October 10, 2010
There aren’t any music-related panels on this day, but the Far East to East Showcase feat. Puffy AmiYumi, Boom Boom Satellites, Zazen Boys, & Echostream will be at Irving Plaza, NYC on this day after the convention is over. Doors open at 5:30pm. You can get tickets here.

SBR is also working on interviewing a number of guests at the convention as well.

See you guys there!

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