UBCAni 2021-2022 Exec Team

Thank you to everyone who did their part to vote in our elections and contributed during the Annual General Meeting! Here is the future exec team for UBC Anime Club, 2021-2022:

President: Joon Choi
Vice President Internal: John Mao
Vice President External: Johnny Wei
Treasurer: Oleg Chepakovich
Creative Director: Jenny Zeng
Volunteer Director of Communications: Trisha Wong
Events Coordinator: Matthew Chau
Librarian: Samuel Hatch
Secretary: Cole Fairweather

UBCAni 2021-2022 exec nominations are now open!

It’s that time of the year again– elections! We’re looking for enthusiastic weebs who want to help keep this club alive and run for executive positions next academic year. Know anybody, or think you’re up to the task? Fill out the nomination form below before March 19th, 2021, with who you think would fit the bill- your friend, your enemy, yourself, anyone! Our AGM (Annual General Meeting) and the elections will be held on Friday, March 26th, 2021!

https://forms.gle/xtHjVrADZ3tZMYgZ9

Nominees are expected to have a short presentation prepared and sent to us via email at ubcani@gmail.com before the AGM. More information is available on the form in terms of what positions are available + what they entail, and what is expected of you! Questions? Suggestions? Feel free to message any of the execs, this page, or even leave a comment below.

Congratulations to the winners of the PRINT x UBCAni Arts and Crafts contest!

Edit: Voting is now closed! Thank you to everyone who voted!

Winner of the Most Popular/Fan Favorite category and the grand prize, the Huion Tablet: Tiana Mori!

Winner of the 2D Media category and the Demon Slayer key art print: Max Wei!

Winner of the 3D Media category and the Asuka Langley figure: Aleena Liu!

Winner of the Workshop category and the 80-piece marker set: Yuliya Yu!

The other submissions will be featured below the cut. Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this long-term collaborative event and submitted to the contest! Amazing work from everyone!

Continue reading “Congratulations to the winners of the PRINT x UBCAni Arts and Crafts contest!”

UBCAni Virtual Clubs Days 2021

The UBCAni Clubs Day Virtual Booth event is coming up this Thursday and Friday afternoon (January 28 & 29)!  Come visit us virtually on Discord and our exec team will be more than happy to answer all your questions about the club, club events, membership fees, members perks, and hopefully, ease your way into joining our wonderfully weird family. We’ll be hosting Q & A sessions and fun online games as well so feel free to drop by and say hi, ask us any questions, and join in on the fun!

Schedule:

(January 28)
5:00 – 5:30 PM : Anime Scavenger Hunt *hosted on Zoom*

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93893351752

(January 29)
2:00 – 5:00 PM : Q & A live session on Discord .

Hope to see you all there!

Due to the current and ongoing global pandemic, we here at UBCAni understand the struggles we all face together this school year and we would like express our utmost gratitude for your continued love and support during these troubled times. Since club events for the foreseeable future will remain restricted to online platforms, we have decided to significantly reduce our standard membership fees for new, returning, and non-UBC members! Rest assured that our exec team will continue to strive to put these funds to good use in organizing events and activities to ensure the satisfaction of our valued members.

Membership Fees for 2020:

New UBC Student Membership: $5.00

Returning UBC Student Membership: $4.00

New General Membership: $7.50

Returning General Membership: $6.00

As we are unable to accept membership fees in person this year, we will be accepting them through e-transfer. After filling out this form: UBCAni membership form, please e-transfer the corresponding fee to ubcani@gmail.com. After we have confirmed your payment, we will send you a confirmation e-mail with your membership number. More detailed information can be found on the google form itself. Please note that this may take a few days as our club has a lot of members.

If you are unable to pay through e-transfer, we also accept alternative methods like Paypal. Please don’t hesitate to email us at ubcani@gmail.com or message us on Discord or Facebook if you have any questions or require our assistance in any way.

Why become a member of this amazing club you ask? Well, aside from the tons of fun and friendships you will undoubtedly have and gain throughout the year, our various membership perks still hold true, despite the ongoing Corona-pocalypse, and may provide further incentive in joining our wonderfully weird family here at UBCAni. These perks include:

  • Exclusive access to the Library, a collection of thousands of anime episodes and movies. We currently have over 700 discs!
  • Discounts on purchases from our Sponsors! Show your club membership at the time of purchase.
  • Discounts for various club-hosted Events such as dances, cafes, and outings.
  • Insider updates on club activities and the ability to vote on anime to be shown at our weekly showings.
  • Access to our workshops for artists, musicians and cosplayers.
  • Register in club contests: creative, cosplay or otherwise!
  • Increased chances to win raffle prizes!

Once again, please join our mailing list for weekly newsletter updates on current and future events and activities that we have planned throughout the year.

Don’t forget to like our Facebook page and/or join our group as well to watch out for our Facebook events, where clicking going can mean another raffle ticket to our various anime figure and other prize giveaways! Are you an artist? Don’t forget to join our artist-specific Facebook group as well!

UBCAni x PRINT: Gekkan Crafts Tano-Kun Art Competition!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 4 arts and crafts workshops over the last 4 months. We hope you had a good time and learned a lot! This is a reminder announcement that the overarching event of our collaboration with UBC PRINT Arts and Crafts is an art/crafts contest from December 23rd, 2020 to January 2nd 2021 at midnight. Submissions will be accepted via Google form that will be added here at a later date. Please join both our Discord server and the UBCAni x PRINT Collab Discord server for the live events and discussion.

Contest Categories

  • Most Popular/Fan Favourite: For this category we will have publicly open voting on which one people like the most.
  • Best Application of Workshops: This category is based upon which submission the judge’s think used the most elements from each workshop.
  • 2D media: This category is for whichever 2D created piece the judges think is best (ex. a drawn piece of art or a painting).
  • 3D media: This category is for what piece of 3D art piece the judge’s think is best (ex. a sculpture or craft).

Prizing

For the winner of our Most Popular/Fan Favourite we will be giving away a Huion Graphics Tablet valued at $80!

For our 2D media prize, we have an exclusive Demon Slayer key frame art print from the Ufotable Cafe in Tokyo valued at over $50 USD!

For the 3D category, we have an anime figurine and keychains TBA!

And finally, for the Workshop category, we have an 80 piece marker set!

UBCAni Virtual Icebreaker 2020-2021

Thank you to everyone who attended and joined today, despite the various difficulties of moving to an online platform! We hope you enjoyed the debuts of our new games (UBCAni “Awards” and Are You Funnier Than a UBCAni Exec?) and we hope to see you at future virtual weekly events also hosted at our Discord server as well!

A friendly reminder that memberships are available for purchase here. We accept payment via Interac e-transfer or via Paypal! Membership prices will be halved this year due to the COVID situation. Please fill out this form if you would like your very own 2020-2021 membership card to have it mailed to you or otherwise!

Enjoy this year’s icebreaker video, made completely safely complying with COVID restrictions, as everything was filmed online!