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XP-Pen makes its first appearance at Anime NYC
Jan 08,2020 PM 12:00

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There can be no doubt that legions of both Japanese manga fans and artists had a most enjoyable time at Anime NYC 2019 – the largest convention of its kind on the East Coast. Running from November 15-17 2019, it finished in full swing at the Jacob K. Javitz Center, New York City. As XP-Pen increases both its presence and awareness in the United States, we are seeking more opportunities to meet fans and artists face to face. Anime NYC 2019 – which attracted over 46,000 fans and industry figures – is naturally a great place for us to make our mark. It is also noteworthy as our very first appearance at Anime NYC.

We brought our rich portfolio of innovative products – to name a few, Artist 15.6 Pro, Artist 12 Pro and Deco Pro Series – to the show. Visitors showed great interest in our pen tablets and displays, and took time to try them out, with many buying products on the spot directly from our booth. In fact, so many people couldn’t wait to get their favorite XP-Pen tablet or display that our inventory sold out in no time at all. Naturally, we didn’t let our fans go home disappointed and empty handed, as we directed them to our online store – and offered them expedited shipping.

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At Anime NYC 2019, we arranged two live drawing panels featuring Rachta Lin and Eternal-S on Friday and Saturday separately. Over 200 people attended the panels on each day, with fans and artists picking up the latest tips and tricks from two masters. We also gave away our pen tablets as prize.

Alongside engaging with visitors, we carried out co-marketing efforts with Kodansha USA with VOFAN, the star illustrator of the Monogatari Series novels by NisiOisiN, using our Deco Pro tablet in his demo and also with Dempa Publishing’s Japanese mangaka guest artist TAa.

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Overall, the XP-Pen team spent three jam packed and worthwhile days at this year’s Anime NYC. We wish to thank New York City for its wonderful hospitality during the event. We cannot wait to see you again in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Barcelona, Melbourne, Singapore, Seoul…you name it, in 2020!