Mar 25, 2020 – CORONAVIRUS AND ANIME NYC’S SISTER SHOW
Hello, this is Peter Tatara, founder of Anime NYC. As many of you know, the Anime NYC team was working to launch a new convention in Texas this year called Anime Frontier, and we made the decision today to cancel Anime Frontier 2020.
This year’s Anime Frontier was scheduled for May 8-10, and we feel postponing it until 2021 is the only right decision we can make, as we look to create an inviting, exciting, safe, and healthy celebration for Texas’s anime community – and there’s no way to achieve this right now without putting this same community at risk of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
What does this mean about Anime NYC?
Nothing at all. Anime Frontier 2020 was scheduled for May and was coming up rapidly. Anime NYC 2020 is scheduled for November – still eight months away.
I and my team continue to be hard at work on this year’s Anime NYC, and our goal is to celebrate it together with you. Should coronavirus remain a concern as we near the fall, we will work closely with the City of New York and Javits Center to make a decision.
Again, any decision would be months and months away, we hope and pray we will have beaten coronavirus before then, and Anime NYC 2020 continues to be planned together with partners, publishers, and friends.
Stay home and stay healthy.
Mar 13, 2020 – UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS
Hello, this is Peter Tatara, Founder and Show Director of Anime NYC. I’d like to take a moment to publicly answer the questions we’ve received around if Anime NYC will happen this year in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The next Anime NYC is November 20-22, 2020, and it is too soon for us to comment on if or how coronavirus could affect the convention. The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority, but we cannot predict future conditions in NYC or Japan eight months away.
My team is hard at work on Anime NYC every day, and as we move into the summer and fall, we will work closely with the Javits Center and the City of New York to determine the best path together as we do with all sensitive decisions.
We’re aware of the seriousness of the current situation, and we ask every fan to follow the instructions of their local health authorities. We hope we can all beat this, and we look forward to celebrating the best of Japanese pop culture with you in the biggest city in America this November.
Mar 5, 2020 – A MESSAGE FROM CLARION EVENTS, ANIME NYC’S ORGANIZER…
As of now, our U.S. events are taking place as scheduled.
Ensuring the safety of all customers and attendees to our events is our top priority. We are following the suggestions of the U.S. and state public health guidelines as they are developing with regards to the COVID-19 virus. We support the stance taken by SISO and remain committed to delivering our events in a safe environment.
As the COVID-19 situation is evolving, we strongly advise that all exhibitors and visitors review the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel health notices related to this outbreak. These notices will be updated as more information becomes available and if there are any changes with entry to the U.S. they can be found here – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/
Exhibitors and Visitors who are not impacted by the travel restrictions are able to attend the event. Please note, the travel advisories do vary by country so please be sure to review the latest travel advisories and U.S. entry policies for your region. The U.S. and several countries currently has imposed travel restrictions from mainland China which will be enforced.
As a precaution, we are implementing a range of additional hygiene measures at the event.
- Increased cleaning and disinfection program across all high-volume touchpoints
- Onsite medical support
- Availability of sanitizing and disinfection materials for public use
- Awareness and training to all staff on standard personal preventative measures
- Advice to exhibitors on implementing effective cleaning and disinfection of booths, offices along
with guidance on personal hygiene measures and common preventive behavior
- Installing signage at the event reminding attendees of hygiene recommendations
Our team will continue to monitor the situation and we will follow-up with customers as needed if the advisories change. If you have questions regarding your participation please contact our customer service team.
Feb 27, 2020 – A MESSAGE FROM ANIME NYC…
Anime NYC is still taking place as scheduled. Ensuring the safety of all our fans and exhibitors is our top priority, and we are following the suggestions of CDC, US, and state public health guidelines as they develop around the COVID-19 virus.
As a precaution, we are implementing a range of additional hygiene measures including increased hand sanitizing stations, increased cleaning of high-volume areas, increased onsite medical staff, and increased hygiene guideline signage.
We will continue to follow CDC, US, and state public health recommendations and will post updates if advisories change.
Should the COVID-19 situation evolve and Anime NYC be cancelled, tickets would be refunded.