Back from New York Anime Comic Con Fest Mashup Thing Event.
Impressions: They might have been better off just formally abandoning any "Anime Fest" description and just slotted in anime-themed programming generally. The end result here was that the anime side of things felt terribly marginalized. Not that they weren't fun or well-attended, but the arrangement was jarring compared to last year.
I hope NYAF gets its own separate show again next year, but my sixth-and-a-half sense is telling me they're more likely to drop the NYAF label entirely.
Most of the stuff in the show proper will be discussed over at About.com when my site goes live.