Atlantic City Convention Center to Welcome AnimeNEXT for Five Years

AnimeNEXT Will Be Held On June 10-12

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Wednesday, July 29, 2015) Meet AC is pleased to announce and welcome the AnimeNEXT Convention for the first time in Atlantic City and have signed a five year contract at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

AnimeNEXT is the largest independently organized Japanese anime convention in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area. This three day event features Japanese cartoon and comic creators, voice actors, musical acts, visual artists, vendors and exhibits, panels and workshops and gaming. All of the programming will focus on aspects of anime, manga and Japanese culture. With the popularity of anime and manga growing in the 1990’s and 2000’s, anime conventions have seen positive growth in their attendance. AnimeNEXT is expected to grow to more than 15,000 attendees in 2016.

“We are very excited to receive the news that AnimeNEXT (Japanese Animation & Culture Convention) has selected and signed a five year contract to meet in Atlantic City at the Atlantic City Convention Center beginning in 2016,” said Jim Wood, President and CEO for Meet AC. “This will be AnimeNEXT’s first time in Atlantic City, which will bring in an estimated annual economic impact of $3 million to Atlantic City. Meet AC is committed to growing a diverse convention business in Atlantic City. The convention industry has a tremendous impact on Atlantic City’s economy as evidenced by the vast impact the 15,000 AnimeNEXT attendees will have on our local hotels, restaurants, retail outlets and casinos each year.” Wood said.

"I am thrilled to announce our move to the Atlantic City Convention Center in 2016. The move will give us greater opportunities to continue to grow our event for years to come. We look forward to bringing Anime fans more new programming, great guests and additional space to enjoy our show,” said Eric Torgersen, AnimeNEXT 2016 Chairman.

AnimeNEXT has been in existence since 2002 and is organized by Universal Animation, Inc.

AnimeNEXT 2016 will take place on June 10-12 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. For more event information on how to attend and become an exhibitor, visit:

About Meet AC
Meet AC, Inc. was officially formed as a 501(c)(6) organization on June 23, 2014. Prior to its formation, the Meetings and Convention sales and marketing group was operating under the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Meet AC, a tourism economic development agency, will focus on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services. For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit Follow us on Facebook at and Twitter at @Meet_AC.


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