Conventions 2017: We’re hitting the Big Apple for New York Comic-Con

Get ready, New York Comic-con! We’re bringing a TON of stuff your way this weekend!


Funimation Industry Panel | Thurs, Oct 5 | 3:00p – 4:00p | Room 1A10     
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor Funimation!                

Dragon Ball Super Panel | Fri, Oct 6 | 12:20p – 1:30p | Room 1A10   
Don’t miss out on the biggest Dragon Ball Super panel ever, with five members of the English voice cast! Hear some of their stories and insight behind recording for the newest season. With Sean Schemmel (Goku), Christopher Sabat (Vegeta), Monical Rial (Bulma), Jason Douglas (Beerus), and Ian Sinclair (Whis).

Fairy Tail Panel | Sat, Oct 7 | 11:00a – 12:00p | Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W 34th St, New York NY 10001
We are so excited to host the original creator of Fairy Tail–Hiro Mashima–at NYCC this year with Kodansha Comics! Funimation and Kodansha Comics will have a joint panel with Hiro Mashima on Saturday, October 7 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Mashima looks back on his manga career and what went into his uniquely long-running masterwork. 

We’ll also be giving away Happy enamel pins while supplies last! 


Funimation Peep Show [18+] | Sat, Oct 7 | 8:00p – 9:00p | Room 1A21
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Join host Cookie Stratford for some jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles. Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)


Funimation Favorites | Sun, Oct 8 | 1:30p – 2:30p | Room 1A06
Join Funimation staff as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite?





Big Funimation Booth

Stop by the Big Funimation booth in the Exhibit Hall to get some great deals on new and classic titles! In addition to sweet savings that can be found at the booth, you’ll also find some special freebies such as…


  • With every purchase we’ll be handing out collectible shopping bags and a Funimation Lanyard! Also you can be sure to find special autographed items based on what you buy.
  • A free My Hero Academia Stain button for NYCC 2017 on Friday! Very limited quantities.


  • A free Black Clover Yuno pinOur partner Crunchyroll is giving away pins of Asta, so collect both pins during NYCC! Be sure to ask for this as there are very limited quantities.


  • Gundam IBO trading cards featuring the characters and mecha from the anime! Come by the Funimation booth each day to get a randomized pack of 6 cards. There are 18 cards total, so keep coming back and trade with your friends to get the full set!
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  • We’ll also be giving away 11×17 Gundam IBO posters

Your Name. Booth

Check out our satellite booth on the NYCC show floor for a special photo op from Your Name.! We’ll have photography backdrops of two key scenes from the film–the iconic main visual and the romantic tasogare/dusk reunion scene. We’ll also be giving away free Your Name. mini-posters with a lovely silver foil finish–a frame-worthy special keepsake for any fan of this touching film.

Tokyo Ghoul Booth

Forgot to cosplay? Don’t worry! Check out our satellite booth on the NYCC show floor to get a free Kaneki papercraft ghoul maskThese masks are a rare item straight from Japan and were a huge hit at AnimeExpo. Pop out the pieces and assemble to create a surprisingly 3D ghoul mask that you can wear around con.
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We’ll also be handing out 11×17 double-sided poster–one side is a replica of the actual movie poster for our upcoming theatrical run in October.




FRIDAY, October 6: 

SONICBOOMBOX NYCC BOWLMOR AFTERPARTY – sponsored by Funimation, Kidrobot, Revolution Brewing, & Infinifan!

With D-Piddy, Becka Noel, Joanna Mari, Hendo Art & more tba!

· At Bowlmor Times Square (222 W 44th St)
· Two floors, 90,000 square feet, 50 lanes of free bowling
· Arcade room featuring multiplayer sit-down Mario Kart and more
· Three bars including Manhattan’s longest
· Free swag from Funimation, Kidrobot, Infinifan & Tentacle Kitty (while supplies last)
· $5 Mosaic Hero cans all night (while supplies last)
· Photobooth and more!

· Black Girl Nerds & Nerds of Color w/ special guest Sammus
· YouTuber Meetup with D-Piddy & Machinima ETC Show

· 9pm-10pm: Becka Noel & Joanna Mari
· 10pm-11pm: Hendo Art & Maid of Might

· Admission: $25 at door (cash only)


Saturday, October 7: 

5th ANNUAL SONICBOOMBOX COSPLAY DANCE PARTY – sponsored by Funimation, Kidrobot, & Tentacle Kitty!

HOSTED BY Stella Chuu, Lua Stardust, Erica Fett, Byndo Gehk & Zombie Bit Me!

· At Slake NYC (251 W 30th St)
· Two floors, 4 bars
· Two separate dance floors with different music/djs
· Photobooth and more!

· 9pm-10pm: Lua & Erica
· 10pm-11pm: Stella & Byndo
· 11pm-12am: Zombie Bit Me

· Admission: $25 at door (cash only)




On top of all of that, Funimation is hosting a special free Dragon Ball Super Fan Meetup in Times Square–and this one’s open to everyone, even if you don’t have an NYCC badge!


Meet us at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel’s 7th floor Empire Complex for a ton of activities–door prizes, Dragon Ball-themed games, a cosplay meetup, photo ops with Goku and Vegeta mascots, a collectible trading card giveaway courtesy of Bandai, and biggest of all, the official Dragon Ball Super Puzzle Hunt, where you can win a 24″x36″ HUGE Dragon Ball Super poster featuring art from the Future Trunks saga! This poster is ONLY available through the puzzle hunt and quantities are limited.




Drifters | Oct 5, 5:30p | Funimation Booth

Don’t miss out on the Drifters autograph signing at the Funimation Booth on Thursday, October 5 at 5:30 PM with three members of the English Dub production! 
Josh Grelle – Voice of Shimazu Toyohisa
Ian Sinclair – Voice of Hijikata Toshizo
Monica Rial – English Script Writer
We’ll also be giving away a few copies of the Drifters manga from our friends, Dark Horse Comics, at the autograph signing! 


Space Dandy | October 7, 11:00a | Funimation Booth

Meet Space Dandy voice actors Ian Sinclair, Monica Rial, and Jason Douglas at the Funimation Booth on Saturday, October 7th! It’s a great time to meet them since Space Dandy is coming out in a complete box set this month.


Dragon Ball Super | October 7, 4:00p | Funimation Booth

We’ll also be holding a special autograph signing with Sean, Monica, Jason, and Ian at the Funimation booth at 4PM on Saturday, October 7. Get a brand-new Dragon Ball Super poster at our booth to get signed! We’ll also have copies of Dragon Ball Super Part One as well as Part Two, fresh after its release date of October 3.


Fairy Tail | October 8, 10:15a & 12:30p | Funimation Booth

We’ll also be hosting a special autograph signing at the Funimation Booth on Sunday, October 8 at 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM for the first session and 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM for the second session. Some tickets will be given out at the Fairy Tail panel on Saturday, October 7 at Hammerstein Ballroom. More tickets will be given out the morning of Sunday, October 8 10:00 AM at the Funimation Booth, right before the signing and sketch. Don’t miss out on meeting the creator of Fairy Tail!



See you there!