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Summer Term Contest: Logo Design

We’re having a contest for a new club logo!

Rules:

  1. Square dimensions! (600×600 pixels)
  2. It must primarily use blue.
  3. No official UBC logos in your design, or any other copyrighted material (the letters UBC are fine!)
  4. If digital, please submit with transparent background and in .PNG format. Non-digital concepts/designs are welcomed (send us a photo of it)!

Deadline: June 14th, 11:59pm

Send your submissions to our email at info@ubcani.com, with subject line “Logo Contest 2016”. Please include a few sentences on how your design represents the club! We are looking for concepts and designs so non-digital design/concept submissions are welcomed!

Winner will receive a $20 gift certificate, chosen from any of our current sponsors, and will have their logo featured on our social media and more for the rest of the year!

The UBC Anime Club executive team reserves all rights to disqualify submissions at their discretion if any of the above requirements are not met.

Good luck!

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Term Two Art Contest: Shounen Jump

The theme for our second term art contest is Friendship! Effort! Victory! and Teamwork.

This is a multimedia contest: almost anything that relates to these four words is acceptable. Videos, images, music and other forms are art are welcome. If you are unsure about your submission, send us an email.

The rules:

  1. You must be a member for the 2014-2015 year.
  2. You may submit multiple entries.
  3. All submissions must be original. This means no content from any other artist, anime, manga, or any other copyrighted material. **We will accept AMVs (anime music videos) that use clips from anime this time, but you will assume all risk of copyright infringement. Please use a disclaimer.
  4. Entries must be tasteful – meaning no nudity, sexuality, gore, etc.
  5. You may use our mascots in your art entry if you wish.
  6. Maximum video time limit: 10 minutes
  7. Maximum word limit (writing submissions): drabbles or short stories preferred, no long multi-chapter pieces please!

The winner will be decided based upon two criteria: creative design and skill.

The deadline to submit is the showing on April 3 at 5pm (right before the showing). Submissions can be emailed directly to us at info@ubcani.com or given to us at any of our events until the deadline.

The UBC Anime Club executive team reserves all rights to disqualify submissions at their discretion if any of the above requirements are not met.

Good luck!

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Updates

Our calendar has just been updated up to the end of February! Once the rest of the school year is finalized, they will also be added. Events are subject to change.

We are also announcing the date of our Valentine’s Social and Dance – it will be held at the UBC SUB Partyroom on Saturday, February 7th from 6pm – 10pm. The Facebook event is here.

A note that weekly updates on the website have been discontinued since last year. Updates are now mostly done through the weekly newsletters and Facebook; the website is now designated for more permanent posts. Consider subscribing to our newsletter (send us an email about it) or liking our Facebook page for updates instead!

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Showing #4: Anime Voting and Board Games Night

This week we’ll begin watching our favourite animes from our previews! If you’re a member, vote here for your top 3 animes for the semester. Poll ends Thursday, so don’t tarry!

After that we’ll be moving to the Stir It Up Cafe seating area (also in BUCH A) for board games. Don’t hesitate to bring your own card / group / board games!

5:00 – 6:30: Anime Showing
6:30 – 7:15: Dinner Break
7:15 – 10:00: Board Games @ Stir It Up Cafe

A reminder that we are still selling our Halloween Social and Dance tickets during our showings. The event will be taking place on Saturday, Oct 25th. Details here.

Early Bird Prices (by Oct 24):
$5 for members
$7 for non-members

Early bird group special: If you buy tickets as a group of 5 people, then everyone gets $1 off their ticket price.

At the Door:
$6 for members
$8 for non-members

Members must present their membership cards during purchase.


Link to this week’s newsletter.
Includes updates about the raffle, showing, Halloween Social and weekly spotlight.

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Showing #3: Season Previews and Karaoke Night

This Friday we’ll be watching four of the new animes from this season, and then moving to BUCH A201 for some karaoke! All skill levels are welcome, and you can sing any song you can find music for using the internet (Youtube, NicoNicoDouga) or, if you like, you can bring it on your USB.

5:00 – 6:30: Season Previews (animes to be decided)
6:30 – 7:15: Dinner Break
7:15 – 10:00: Karaoke Night @ BUCH A201

Our Halloween Social and Dance is coming up on Oct 25th! Tickets can be purchased at any of our showings for a discounted price, or at the door for the full price. Details of the event are here.

Early Bird Prices (by Oct 24):
$5 for members
$7 for non-members

Early bird group special: If you buy tickets as a group of 5 people, then everyone gets $1 off their ticket price.

At the Door:
$6 for members
$8 for non-members

Members must present their membership cards during purchase.


 

Link to this week’s newsletter.
Includes updates about our library, our mascot’s naming contest, waiver, and member art.

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Showing #2: Anime Previews & Manga Round Robin

This week we’ll be selecting some new anime from the fall season to preview. Later on we’ll put up a poll and decide which ones we want to watch for the rest of the semester, so keep in mind which ones your favourites are!

After dinner break, we’ll have a manga round robin game (along with some other possible activities) that involves swapping drawings and creating ridiculous stories. 😉 This event is a lot of fun, so don’t miss it!
There will also be an artist meetup during this time, so if you want to chat with some other artists in the club, this will be happening in a nearby room.

Friday, October 3rd

5:00 – 6:15: Season Previews (animes to be decided)
6:15 – 7:00 Dinner Break
7:00 – 10:00: Manga Round Robin & other activities


 

This week’s newsletter includes updates about our Halloween Social, survey & raffle for Halloween Parade and Expo tickets, and mascot naming contest. Click here.

 

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Updates

Hello everyone! Our sponsors page has been updated with our sponsors for the 2014-2015 year. If you’ve got a membership and you love to buy anime merchandise or cosplay items then it would be a good idea to see if your favourite stores have a discount for you.

Other than that, we hope to see you at our Icebreaker today at 5pm! Remember that this event is open to everyone (whether you have a membership or not) so bring your friends and check it out.

Our regular showings will begin next week, at BUCH 104, 5pm – 10pm. Stay tuned for a chance to enter a raffle sometime next week too!

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Term One Art Contest: Food

The theme for our first term art contest is food!
This means anything food-related, whether it’s a person dressed with food-inspired clothing, someone eating food, etc.

The rules:

  1. You must be a member for the 2014-2015 year.
  2. You may submit multiple entries.
  3. Entries can be any medium: Black-and-white, sketched, digital, etc.
  4. All submissions must be completely original. This means no content from any other artist, anime, manga, or any other copyrighted material.
  5. Entries must be tasteful meaning no nudity, sexuality, gore, etc.
  6. You may use our mascots in your art entry if you wish.

The winner will be decided based upon two criteria: creative design and skill.

The deadline to submit is the showing on Nov 21 at 5pm (right before the showing). Submissions can be emailed directly to us at info@ubcani.com or given to us at any of our events until the deadline.

The UBC Anime Club executive team reserves all rights to disqualify submissions at their discretion if any of the above requirements are not met.

Good luck!

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Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo

Our sponsors page has been updated with the Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo!

The event features a fandom convention on October 18th and 19th and a parade from 12pm – 3pm on the 19th.

Check out more details here on our sponsors page and buy tickets through this link to get a $5 discount!

Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo

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Weekly Spotlight

Would you like to see your drawing or photo featured on one of our newsletters? Submit your art to info@ubcani.com and you may see it in a future email!

Rules and restrictions:

  • The width limit is 350px. The height is more flexible, but please be reasonable (i.e. no extremely tall images.) You may provide us with a link to the full image if the size is too restricting to include in the newsletter as well.
  • Please only submit one thing at a time. Don’t swamp us, please! It’s fine to submit something new after a while (at least wait until after your previous submission is published).
  • Unlike our contests, fanart is allowed. You may also use our mascots if you wish.
  • Submissions should be tasteful. This means no nudity, sexuality, gore, etc.
  • Both traditional and digital art is fine. However, please ensure that the scan of your traditional art is clear (not too dark, not blurry, etc.)

We have the right to refuse your submission if it does not meet these conditions, or if we want to give other members a chance to feature their work.

Feel free to give us a short description (1-2 sentences) of your submission to include and your name/alias so we can credit you. Please also include something like “Weekly Spotlight” in the title of your email.

Happy drawing!

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