This weekend was Comic Con and Pokemon had one of the biggest booths on the show floor. Below are some excerpts from some of the attendees. Hopefully we will have a #PocketMonsters staff attending the upcoming AnimeNEXT in July.
"Upon walking into the show hall at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, one of the most noticeable sights was an enormous inflatable likeness of the famous Pokemon character. The "electric mouse" has become one of the most recognizable symbols of Japanese pop culture and its influence in the U.S. As if a Pikachu hanging from the ceiling wasn't enough, the expansive Pokemon booth at NYC ComicCon also featured a mascot in a Pikachu costume. Plenty of children flocked around it--some to pose for photos, and others to mischievously pull its tail. Loads of Pokemon memorabilia was for sale at NYC ComicCon; plus, there were autograph signings by the accompanying TV show and movie's voice actors, and demonstrations of the new Pokemon video games for Nintendo's DS console." (Caroline McCarthy/CNET News.com)
The first ever American Anime Awards were presented at the New Yorker hotel in New York City in conjunction with the New York Comic Con on February 24, 2007. The American Anime Awards celebrate Japanese animation (anime), which has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. The Awards showcase the very best anime to make its way to North America. Pokemon was only nominated in the 9th category, Best Anime Feature for Pokemon: Pokemon Movie 8: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. The Best Anime Feature award went to Final Fantasy 7 - Advent Children which wasn't a big surprise. At least Pokemon was nominated in the category.
There are some high resolution pictures on the imageboard.