3 Tower Center Boulevard
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816

MangaNEXT is a fan-run manga convention. Anime conventions have been existence for many years, and manga has had a large presence at these events, but there has yet to be a convention dedicated to manga. MangaNEXT aims to correct that. With the manga market growing in leaps and bounds and exceeding the pace of the anime market, it's manga's time to shine.
So what makes you different from an anime convention?

MangaNEXT will differ from anime conventions like AnimeNEXT in many ways, and be familiar in many more. Like most anime conventions, we'll have a Dealer's Room, but we hope to have more manga and doujinshi dealers than you usually see. The Artist Alley will play a larger role at MangaNEXT, as will our much-expanded panel schedule. An expanded Manga Library and reading room will let people relax from time to time and maybe check out that manga series they were not sure they wanted to buy. We will have just one (1) video room and ample videogaming to kill time between scheduled events. A dance is planned for the evening hours, and we are going to feature some new events we've never done before. Bought something you later regretted? Bring it to the Manga Swap Meet--your trash could be someone else's treasure. And for the cosplayers out there, we will feature a Full-time Live Performance Cosplay Stage. Cosplayers and groups will be able to sign up for time slots on the Stage to perform during most con hours. Groups may contact us in advance to reserve extended time slots. Has your cosplay group always wanted to reenact your favorite Naruto episode? Well now you can.
About Universal Animation

Universal Animation, the non-profit group that organizes AnimeNEXT and MangaNEXT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation of Anime and Manga in the United States. Founded in 2002 in NYC, Universal Animation is responsible for planning AnimeNEXT, which is held annually in the Tristate (NY/NJ/CT) area. Universal Animation is an independent organization with no affiliation to any commercial entities. The Board of Directors is composed of professionals in many disparate industries, including Finance, the US Government, Education, and Information Technology.

Official Website: http://www.manganext.org/node

Added by shadz.rm on October 18, 2010