NEW YORK CITY, JULY 14, 2012: ANIMINICON SOHO 2012 features JEFF RYAN, author of SUPER MARIO: HOW NINTENDO CONQUERED THE WORLD as special guest for its THIRD smash year at the SOHO GALLERY FOR DIGITAL ART, August 10-12, 2012. Musical guests include Asian acts TEN and SHINSEI. Having drawn capacity crowds for two years in a row, AniMiniCon SoHo 2012 also features the SOHO HOST CLUB (www.sohohostclub.com), a group of young gentlemen who interact with the crowd and ensure that every guest has a great time!
Purchase 3-day pass online = $33.00 at www.animiniconsoho.com until Aug 9
At the door: 3-day pass = $36.00; one-day pass = $16.00 per day
TIMES: Friday, 5pm-10pm; Saturday, noon-10pm; Sunday 1pm-7pm
This year's lineup includes:
* ANIME SCREENINGS
* FRIDAY NIGHT COSPLAY PARTY with snacks, prizes, and more
* JEFF RYAN, Author of SUPER MARIO: HOW NINTENDO CONQUERED AMERICA
* SATURDAY NIGHT MUSICAL CONCERT featuring:
Koto/bass/percussion act TEN with ABDOU (www.tensound.net, http://www.facebook.com/Tensound)
Musical group SHINSEI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHu-cXFWn9w&feature=youtu.be)
Plus SAL TORRES and JAMES MASON TAYLOR (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLGlQxAF2Oo)
of the SOHO HOST CLUB
* SUNDAY'S GOTHIC, LOLITA, STEAMPUNK, VICTORIAN and COSPLAY TEA featuring high-quality snacks from KYOTOFU (www.kyotofu-nyc.com), high-end teas, and other activities
* DEALERS, ARTISTS and MORE!
Where a typical gallery would have canvases, THE SOHO GALLERY FOR DIGITAL ART (www.sohodigart.com) has high-resolution computer-controlled screens, creating the first gallery devoted to the of display digital art, both photographic and computer-created, as well as any traditional work of art that can be scanned in at a high resolution. For ANIMINICON SOHO 2012, the screens will show anime and manga art, as well as photorealistic scenes that will transform the gallery into a virtual "time and space" machine.