Here are a couple video clips highlighting some of what went on at the New York Anime Festival a few weeks back on NTV Japan. They’re in Japanese but if you don’t speak that language you can still get a pretty good idea of what they’re talking about.
The second clip concerns an American ‘Otaku’ who is proud of that title. He takes the cameras to his home and shows off his rather impressive display of anime items that he’s collected over the past 30 years. Not bad.
Looks like the New York Anime Festival was pretty successful in its first year of existence.