BROOKLYN, New York (March 1, 2016) — Brooklyn’s longest running anime convention, SpringFestNY, announced that it has also cancelled its 2016 convention. This is the second consecutive year that the formerly student-run convention will not be held. The news comes after a deal with a local venue fell through at the last minute and follows last year’s cancellation which was caused by delays in space acquisition.
“While we regret that we can’t provide the convention experience that our attendees have been hoping for this year, we will continue to reinvent ourselves so we can better serve the NYC anime community.”, said Acting Convention Chairman Gregory Fisher.
Looking ahead, the SpringFestNY team is planning more unique, smaller scale events as they continue to work on finding a new venue. When asked about their future plans, Fisher was excited to share that they are “already in pre-production for the first event 2016, an anime-themed game show to be held in April.” While details about the game show are limited at this time, it is known that the event will be broadcast live through YouTube and other video platforms.
ABOUT SPRINGFESTNY: SpringFestNY is an annual convention celebrating anime and East Asian media. Originally founded in 2004, it has grown over the last decade to welcome industry guests, Japanese musical acts and gaming tournaments. SpringFestNY was previously organized by members and alumni of the Poly Anime Society (PAS). It is currently managed by a group of alumni and former volunteer staffer who seek to keep the tradition alive.
For more information and the latest news about SpringFestNY, visit http://springfest.nyc