This past Friday Anime Dance Music (ADM) and Anime NYC sponsored an event to help bring raise money for the Kyoto Animation Studios that suffer from a tragic fire in July. This event was put together to also bring people together and have fun as a community. With all proceeds going to the Kyoto Animation Fund everyone was open to donating at this free event. Lizzo and I were invited to this event by Darius of ADM was the host.
The event took place at Waypoint Cafe NYC, my first time going there I’ve heard about the cafe last year and never got around to checking it out. This is a perfect way to introduce people to new spaces like Waypoint. I could tell a few of the people are regulars at the cafe because of how friendly everyone was to each other. Waypoint has a very welcoming atmosphere so if you’re in NYC be sure to stop by and check out New York’s Premier ESports Gaming Cafe.
At this event, we chatted with Darius a bit and got to meet a few of the artists that we’re in the booths in the back. Elly G was one of the artists we met that I purchased two pins from her collection to add to my pin collection. Another artist was Dee Rezzed who walked by and gave us her business card and a cute sticker with her name on it.
There we’re featured DJs doing their set and performances. When we arrived DJ Kagroosiv then DJ Awesomus Prime went on. We’re familiar with him from our visit BlerDCon in July. The last was DJ Kaivaan. All the DJs killed their sets and kept the party live. We sat through the first performer was singer Nicole Oliva Soprano. Such an amazing voice as she sang covers of some anime theme songs. The Magika Maid Cafe also performed a dance number which was fun to watch. You can see our take of the even on our Instagram page clicking the POP-OUT Gallery Highlight.
This is the type of events that really bring people together and creates such a welcoming atmosphere to enjoy yourself and meet new people. This one was a great start to the week leading up to Anime NYC. Darius is also a DJ and he will be Djing at the Official Anime NYC Afterparty on Saturday. Getting a taste of the set at Waypoint it will be a fun party, If you’re going to the Afterparty be sure to show Darius and the crew of ADM some love.
To learn more about past events visit the POP-OUT website.