Del Rey Manga NYAF Schedule and Events, Del Rey on MySpace, and More

Del Rey Manga has announced its New York Anime Fest schedule:

Friday, Dec 7

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Del Rey Industry Panel
Manga Panel Room

The team from Del Rey Manga is on hand to dish out some exciting new manga announcements and updates on what you can expect from your favorite publisher through 2008 and beyond. Plus all the usual fun of the Del Rey Q&A. Join Dallas Middaugh (Associate Publisher), Mutsumi Miyazaki (Director of Licensing & Acquisitions), Tricia Narwani (Editorial Associate), Ali T. Kokmen (Marketing Manager), and April Flores (Publicity) for a panel packed full of more fun than should be allowed!

Saturday, Dec 8

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Wallflower
Anime Panel Room

The Wallflower is a hit manga series from Del Rey. Now, thanks to Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe, it's the new smash hit series from ADV Films! Join Del Rey, ADV, and a room full of wallflowers as we discuss what exactly makes this franchise hilarious on so many levels. Plus beauty tips.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Translation Roundtable
Anime Culture Panel Room

What's it take to bring manga to America? Who are the men and women who turn literal Japanese into conversational English? Sit back as the translators and editors of some of America's biggest manga publishers talk about their difficulties, heartbreaks, and helpful hints. Moderated by Anime News Network.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Katsushi Ota Spotlight
Manga Panel Room

Katsushi Ota is the editor of Faust, Kodansha's acclaimed fiction anthology that's coming to North America in 2008 from Del Rey. Join us for an entertaining conversation with Ota-san, Del Rey Manga Associate Publisher Dallas Middaugh, and Del Rey Licensing & Acquisitions Director Mutsumi Miyazaki filled with insider insights and anecdotes on the world of Japanese publishing.

Sunday, Dec 9

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Del Rey & Marvel Comics
Manga Panel Room

Join Del Rey Manga and Marvel Comics for a special announcement!

Cosplay With Del Rey Manga

Are you planning on cosplaying as a Del Rey Manga character? Stop by our booth (#321), get your photo snapped for our newsletter and our blog, and take home a free Del Rey Manga book, while supplies last!

Shortly after launching an industry blog, Del Rey Manga has announced that it has launched its own MySpace page. Mentioned on the MySpace blog is that MySpace Comics is providing an exclusive first look at the manga Aventura by Shin Midorikawa.

Del Rey's Dallas Middaugh will be making an appearance at New York City's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art on December 3rd for a special event moderated by MangaBlog's Brigid Alverson.

Also from Del Rey is the announcement of a HELL GIRL contest:

I can tell you what present everyone really wants, but would never put on their wishlist: revenge. As soon as I said that, I bet you thought about who you'd like to get revenge against. But this is one gift you can't ask Santa for. Instead, write to the heroine of the new Del Rey Manga series Hell Girl. In Hell Girl, there's a website, open only at midnight, where you type in the name of your intended victim, and the Hell Girl appears to drag your target into the inferno! Hell Girl is not only a great manga with gorgeous art—it's a cool anime series, too, available on DVD from FUNimation.

Hell Girl the manga is not available in stores until January 29, 2008. But if you just can't wait to get revenge against your algebra teacher, e-mail us! If you're selected as a GRAND PRIZE WINNER, we'll send you a copy of the DVD and an advance copy of the book to read. Five lucky runner-ups will receive just a copy of the book. We only ask one thing: Write back to us and give us your opinion!

Send your emails to with HELL GIRL in the subject line, including your full name and address in the body of the e-mail (NOTE: your personal information will not be used for any purpose other than this contest). Five (5) lucky grand prize winners will be selected at random and will receive a copy of the DVD and a copy of the book. Five (5) lucky runner-ups will be selected at random and will receive a copy of the book. All submissions must be received by Wednesday, December 19th, 2007.