UBCAni Halloween Social 2021: This Social Was Made For Me!

It’s finally the moment you’ve all been waiting for- this year, UBC Anime Club’s Halloween Social is back with a vengeance and a very gruesome Junji Ito theme not for the faint of heart. As it is Halloween, we highly encourage attendees to come in cosplay, though it is not required. After all, we have even more prizes up for grabs in both our traditional raffle as well as our Cosplay Contest- more on those prizes next week, so stay tuned!

When: 5PM – 10PM, Saturday, October 30th 2021
Where: AMS Nest Room 2306/2309, UBC Campus

Schedule:

5:00 PM – Doors open, Registration
5:15 PM – Introductions
5:30 PM – This Hole Was Made For You (based on Junji Ito’s The Enigma of Amigara Fault)
6:00 PM – Layers of Fear (based on Junji Ito’s Layers of Fear)
6:30 PM – Um, Actually [Spooky edition]
7:00 PM – Dinner, with 2 complimentary slices of pizza provided to attendees as well as snacks!
7:30 PM – Performances from our very own UBC Anime Music!
8:00 PM – Cosplay Contest
8:30 PM – Prize raffle, LMAOtober raffle, and Pinata
9:00 PM – Dance, courtesy of DJ Arka. Request 1 song/member at this form

Ticketing

Please note, unlike our Icebreaker event, this is a ticketed event. An Early Bird discount is available for those who register before the day of the event! Simply approach an exec about buying a ticket at either of our weeklies by October 29th, or contact us directly either via email or @exec on Discord!  
Early Bird prices: 

  • $10 for UBCAni members
  • $13 for non-UBCAni members

At the door: 

  • $12 for UBCAni members
  • $15 for non-UBCAni members

Raffle prize tickets

  • +1 upon entry
  • +1 for current UBCAni members
  • +1 for RSVPing to our Facebook event, which will be checked at the door
  • +1 to +3 depending on how many of our games you win!

Large prizes:

  • Mordred (Fate) figure
  • Hardcover copy of Junji Ito’s
    Shiver
  • Jack Skellington Nendoroid generously provided by our sponsor, Anime Bargain Bin!

Medium prizes:

  • Archer and Rin (Fate) figure box set (for real this time)
  • Sinon (SAO) figure
  • Fate Apocrypha plastic folder sets

Small prizes: Assorted weeb keychains

Cosplay Contest

There are 3 categories attendees are eligible to win, each with their own prize! Please fill out this form before the contest if you wish to enter! 

  • Best Craftsmanship: $30 Fabricland gift certificate
  • Audience’s Choice: Big ol’ Hamburger Plush (henceforth referred to as Borgar)
  • Judge’s Choice: Big ol’ Bread Plush (henceforth referred to as Funni Bred)

Volunteers wanted!
Interested in helping out? We’re always looking for volunteers! Perks of volunteering include free entry to the event as well as +3 raffle tickets as thanks for your generosity. Please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering to see what types of volunteering we need and so we can contact you.

Important info regarding COVID policies
As we’ve been warning over the last few weeks, starting October 24th UBCAni will be forced to check for BC Vaccine Passports indicating full vaccination as well as matching ID at all events according to provincial health policies, and forced to deny entry to any who cannot provide this. As the Halloween Social takes place on the 30th, we are once again reminding you to please apply for your BC Vaccine Passport ASAP if you haven’t already. See the section below for more details on the process.

UBCAni’s 2021 in-person events COVID protocol

UBCAni will firmly require the BC Vaccine Card of full, double-dose vaccination (i.e. the green QR code) for all events starting October 24th.

We understand that members from outside of the province may be experiencing delays, but per BC’s provincial health regulations, we will be forced to only accept the QR code vaccine passport and deny entry to those without it, even if you have other proof of vaccination. For those from outside of BC (including international students), you will need to register to get vaccinated here with your Personal Health Number. If you don’t have a PHN, you will need to call +1-833-838-2323. If you got vaccinated outside of BC, please apply online for your immunization record here. Lastly, if your out-of-BC records are in a language other than English or French, please refer to this for translating it. 

Thank you for respecting our Covid-19 protocols!

LMAOtober: UBCAni x SFUAni x SFU Artists Drawing Challenge!

Calling all Anime Club artists! We’re collaborating with SFU Anime and SFU Artists to bring you our very own Halloween Drawing Challenge, LMAOtober (Lower Mainland Artist October)! From October 1st to October 30th, create an art piece in any medium based on our 6 prompts. Every completed prompt earns you +2 raffle tickets towards our prizes, and completing all 6 prompts earns you +6 extra raffle tickets! 🎟️ 🎟️ 🎟️

Come to our artist meetup every Friday at 5PM to 6:30PM, Buchanan A202, or show off your entries in #art-discussion in our Discord server, and enter at: https://u.sfuani.me/lmaotober ⬅️

Prizes!

– Huion H1060P Drawing Tablet 🎨
– 48 Ohuhu Alcohol Brush Markers πŸ–ŒοΈ
– 6x Amazon Gift Cards πŸ’°

We will also be featuring LMAOtober entries in our newsletter! Good luck and have fun~~~

Thank you all for attending the icebreaker!

A big, big thank you to the literally astonishing, record-setting scores of people who attended our icebreaker event this past Friday. We hope you had a good time! A few housekeeping things:

First of all, for everyone who purchased a membership but was not given the 2021-2022 membership card and given a card from previous years as an IOU, we apologize for the inconvenience and are waiting to receive another batch of cards to give out to you as soon as possible! We will notify everyone of when we receive the new batch of cards and then you will be free to attend any of our future events, including weekly activites, to exchange your IOU for this year’s valid membership card that you can provide to sponsors. You are also free to contact an exec (directly on Discord or message our Facebook page) to arrange a different meeting time at our clubroom in the Nest at room 3206C. 

Second of all, our abomination of an Icebreaker video is now freely available to the public to microdose themselves with radioactive bursts of cringe- uh, I mean, to watch! See below:Β 

Finally, we know it was an incredibly hectic start and we apologize for that. This was genuinely a record-breaking event for our club, and we hope to be much better prepared for events in the future. That said, we would always appreciate member feedback on whether you enjoyed the event, our video, and the games we came up with! We will be grateful for any feedback we receive and will use it to improve the club’s future events. Fill out theΒ feedback form here.Β 

Clubs Days and other announcements

Regarding the COVIDΒ Vaccine Passport

As you may now be aware, our activities and events at UBC Anime Club will be returning to being in person starting this week. Per AMS’s regulations for all club events and meetupsΒ as well as British Columbia’s provincial health policies,Β we will be requiring all attendees to present proof of their vaccination against COVID, ideally with the QR code vaccine passport and a copy of government-issued ID with a matching name. If you are unable to show proof of your vaccination or are not vaccinated, we reserve the right to deny you entry to our events.

Clubs Days: Memberships available for purchase!

When: 11AM to 3PM, next Tuesday and Wednesday, September 21 – 22
Where: AMS Nest/Main Mall. You can’t miss the 5 gazillion booths. We’ll be one of them!

We will be boothing in-person selling memberships and answering questions about the club! We accept payment by cash or debit/credit card in person. Look for the degeneracy and the guy in the maid outfit. We’re hard to miss. Now, technically, these dates aren’t set in stone, because Clubs Days formally takes place from September 21 to 24, and clubs are only given 2 days to booth in person while the other 2 are meant to be a virtual booth. So technically, this date could change next week. If it does, we’ll let you know in next week’s newsletter. Until then, though, we will use these dates.

Unavailable on either of those days? We will still be selling memberships in person on September 23 and 24, but these will (presumably) be from 11AM to 3PM at our clubroom in the Nest, room 3206c. You’re also free to buy memberships at our Icebreaker event on the 24th or at any other event throughout the year, including weeklies! 

Membership Prices
$8 for Returning UBC Members
$10 for New UBC Members
$12 for Returning non-UBC Members
$15 for New non-UBC Members

You may be wondering- if I can attend UBCAni events regardless of whether I’m a member, why should I buy a membership? Well, benefits include member-exclusive discounts at our sponsors (local restaurants and anime stores in Vancouver) just by flashing your membership card, access to our library of weeb goods, discounts at UBCAni’s bigger paid events like our annual Cosplay Cafe, and more! Also, members get free pizza at some of our events, like our upcoming Icebreaker (see below for more information). 

UBC Anime Club Icebreaker 2021!

When: Friday, September 24th, 5PM to 10PM (or later)
Where: UBC Buchanan A201

Come on down to our first real (life) event of the year, our annual icebreaker event! Entry is free, and not only is it a great opportunity to get to know the club and make new friends, we have LOTS and lots of weeby prizes such as anime figures in our raffle that you can become eligible to win just by showing up! Cosplay isn’t only welcome, it’s fully encouraged!

Increase your chances of winning raffle prizes by:
– purchasing a membership, either at Clubs Days beforehand or at the door (+1)
– RSVP by pressing “Going” on the Facebook event before 11:59PM on Thursday, September 23rd (+1)
– playing (and winning) the games at the event (+1 to +3 depending on how many you win!)
– Nitro boosting our Discord server (+1)

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Schedule:
5:00 PM: Doors Open and Registration
5:15 PM: Introductions
5:30 PM: Game 1
6:30 PM: Dinner Break (Free pizza to members, courtesy of us!)
7:00 PM: Game 2
8:00 PM: Game 3
9:00 PM: Raffle Draw and Closing Ceremony
9:30 PM: Screening of Star Wars: Visions

The games in question will be a rotation of anime trivia (Weeb of Fortune, Name That Anime Tune), Cardboard Cosplay Contest, and Weeb Bingo!

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Prizes

You read that right! As is club tradition, we will have a number of weeb prizes available to be yours for the taking, if the gacha gods smile upon you and choose you as the raffle winner. Our grand raffle prize will be a figure of Nozomi from Love Live, and our medium prizes include goods from the Fate series, Monogatari series, and more! Not to mention more keychains than we know what to do with, all yours to take home! 

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Interested in volunteering to help us run this event (and the +3 raffle tickets that come with it)? Fill out this form and we’ll contact you with more information! https://forms.gle/jt9nktHEs9i2ihRj8

UBCAni members get perks such as, but not limited to, free pizza at events like this one, as well as discounts at our sponsors! Interested in becoming a member? We’ll be selling memberships at Clubs Days (Sept. 21-24) on UBC campus, as well as at the Icebreaker event itself!

$8 for Returning UBC Members
$10 for New UBC Members
$12 for Returning non-UBC Members
$15 for New non-UBC Members