Tuesday, September 1, 2009

NYAF & Del Rey Manga Pre-Party! With Cake!

NYAF starts September 25. What are you doing the night before? Getting in the mood for NYAF at our official Pre-Party! The New York Anime Festival and Del Rey Manga are proud to reveal we’re partnering for a party from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on September 24 at Dave and Buster's (234 West 42nd Street) in NYC's Times Square. Jointly produced by NYAF and Del Rey Manga, this special event is both a celebration of this year's Anime Festival as well as a celebration of Del Rey Manga's Fifth Anniversary -- and to mark this special occasion, NYAF and Del Rey Manga are inviting fans and professionals to partake in food, drink, giveaways, and a cake crafted by Baltimore's famed Charm City Cakes specifically for Del Rey Manga and NYAF.

You heard me right.

Free and open to the public, the NYAF and Del Rey Manga party welcomes NYAF attendees, anime fans, manga readers, industry professionals, and casual New Yorkers interested in the world of Japanese pop culture. The party will take place in two parts…

Manga and Anime Raffle (5:30-6:30 PM) - Typically you give the birthday boy or girl gifts; however, to mark the occasion of Del Rey Manga's fifth birthday, we’re giving gifts to the party's attendees. Come during the party's first hour to be entered to win a selection of manga spanning Del Rey Manga's five years as well as DVDs from NYAF partners including Bandai Entertainment and FUNimation. Further, the Charm City Cakes Del Rey Manga birthday cake will be on public display during this time, so fans, press, and pros interested in taking pictures of the party centerpiece should do so before the raffle ends.

Charm City Cakes Cutting (6:30-7:30 PM) - Once the raffle ends, the real party begins as representatives from Del Rey Manga and the New York Anime Festival will cut into the Charm City Cakes Del Rey Manga birthday cake. Created by the talents of Food Network's Ace of Cakes TV show, the Del Rey Manga birthday cake will take the form of a towering stack of manga, showcasing some of Del Rey Manga's landmark books from 2004 to today.

At 7:30, following the formal end of the NYAF and Del Rey Manga party, attendees are free to stay and enjoy Dave & Buster's or attend a special one-night-only screening of Bandai Entertainment's Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers - animated motion picture, presented at the AMC Empire 24 theater neighboring Dave & Buster's.

We've been planning this party with Del Rey for a long time. We're thrilled to see it now all come together, and we invite fans to come and celebrate five years of Del Rey Manga, three years of the New York Anime Festival, and one delicious cake!

UPDATE! For anyone underage wondering about getting into Dave & Buster's, the restaurant's official age policy requires any minor (under 21) to be escorted by an adult over 25 years of age. Each adult over 25 years of age may escort up to six minors. So, if you're under 21, you're free to attend, but you need a mom, dad, big brother or sister, or friend. UPDATE!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too bad I don't work in the city. :(

BTW, when will the programming schedule be posted?

Peter Tatara said...

Programming will be up this week. It could be up in as soon as hours -- or may take another day to complete the upload -- but as it's now September 1, programming is set and will be live on NYAnimeFest.com very soon.

mrgetalife said...

Heh too bad i work funky hours. I miss all these as i'm still working. Though for this one i'll drop by so I can see one of these cakes in person. I've only seen the cakes on TV.

Wen said...

Oh I hope I can go to this after school. :D

Tom S said...

I wish I could get up there before Saturday, but I won't due to working the day job on Friday. Take lots of pictures and put them in a good live photo feed first thing Friday morning.

Kelly said...

I hope the cake will be big enough for lots of people! I've watched the show a lot and I've always dreamed of trying one of those beautiful cakes, so I'm definitely excited about going!

Victoria said...

Question, Dave and Busters don't allow anyone under the age of 21 without an adult and well I'm 18....so...does that mean I can't go? --_--

ftrain1 said...

They let you in if you're with someone 25 or older I think. Is Duff or anyone else from Ace of Cakes going to be there?

Peter Tatara said...

Here's the official D&B Age Policy: Dave & Buster's requires any minor (under 21) to be escorted by an adult over 25 years of age. Each adult over 25 years of age may escort up to (6) minors.

YenniJB said...

As far as I am aware, that policy only exists after 10pm...though I usually go to the D&B in the Palisades Mall, so it may be different in NYC

Chocolate said...

ill be therr wit camera in hand :)

Chibi-Acer said...

Any info on how the raffle will work? Do we need to stick around for the full hour, or will the raffle tickets include addresses, in which case the winners will get their loot later?

Also, will any tickets to the Eureka Seven movie be given out, or do we purchase them separately direct from the theater?

Just trying to plan things out. It's not often I find myself in NYC, and there's plenty of other stuff to do. ^_^ I'm excited to at least see the cake, if nothing else.

Anonymous said...

yes if ur under 21 you need someone over 25 to escort you but if ur 21 then ur in at D&B

I hope to see pDuff, but im def going ^^

Wendy said...

....D: I'm 15 and I can't get in?

Gabriel said...

Cool I work over at 58th and 8th so I'll be stopping by after I get out.