The Anime Network is taking its Demand Your Anime campaign to the 1st Annual Las Vegas Comic Con, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2003 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The first dedicated anime network in the U.S. hopes to tap into the throngs of anime fans that will attend the event to show consumer demand for the network to cable operators. The Demand the Anime Network campaign combines a direct mail component targeting cable carriers across the country with a sweepstakes opportunity for consumers to win a 2004 Honda Civic Si.
LVCC invites anime fans to strut their stuff during costume contests with over $15,000 in prizes for the best costumes, said Kevin Corcoran, president of Anime Network.
Consumers may pick up entry forms for the Demand Your Anime sweepstakes and view the 2004 Honda Civic Si grand prize at the ADV Films/Anime Network booth. The sweepstakes began July 3 and runs through Dec. 4. Entrants may also register online at the networks Website, accessible at www.theanimenetwork.com.
The Anime Network is a subsidiary of A. D. Vision, Inc. (parent company to ADV Films and Newtype USA). It launched in North America in late 2002. The network is being marketed to multi-system operators (MSOs) from coast-to-coast as both a stand-alone 24-hour digital network and as a VOD programming offer.