Anime Night Out

Get Ready to Dance at the Unofficial AnimeNEXT After Party!

We are ready to celebrate all things anime in New Jersey this AnimeNEXT weekend! With AnimeNEXT returning after three years, we cannot wait to join in and will be hosting an AnimeNEXT After Party at the Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub on Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th from 10pm – 2am (that is right across from one of AnimeNEXT’s partner hotels – the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick).

Join in for music, games, giveways, specialty cocktails, food, cosplay contests, and so much more… oh and especially dancing! Put your party hats on and get ready to turn up the night!

Hosted at the Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Free to attend! Must be 21+
June 16th & 17th | 10pm – 2am

This event is run by DerpyCon in conjunction with the Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub. This event is not affiliated with AnimeNEXT. An AnimeNEXT badge is not required for entry, though attending AnimeNEXT is highly encouraged. Must be 21+ to enter with legal ID.

To learn more about AnimeNEXT, held June 16th – 18th at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison, NJ, head to




Growing up in New York City, DJ Kyon became a fan of all genres of music! His love for sound extends to Latin culture, Hip Hop, R&B and Electronic Dance Music (ie. G-House, Jungle Terror, Tribal). Kyon, also known for his cosplay couture, was first introduced to the profession by a DJ who soon became his mentor. DJ Kyon has accomplished more than your average disc jockey in the past 2 years under this guidance. He has performed in major night clubs in NYC such as Attic Rooftop, The DL, and Slate NY. DJ Kyon is now curating his own party experience with his co-company, Otakus With Attitude. 

Although Kyon has taken up the art of djing, he has also made an impact in the Cosplay community party scene. Establishing himself amongst household events such as SonicBoomBox, Mash Fest, Sexy Nerds to perform at conventions throughout the U.S., such as Otakon, Awesome Con, New York City Comic-Con and also Anime Expo. You name it, he’s played! Kyon continues to share his love for music with cosplayers around the world!

SK - Some Kid

SK - Some Kid

SK is a long time resident DJ of Otakus With Attitude.  What is his mission? To make that BOOTY SWEAT! SK lives, breathes and eats booty bass music, while mixing everything in between the wide & varied background of nerd culture. Even his own clothing brand, “Offbeat Peach” reflects this particular vibe he gives off for all of his sets.