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

Emergency presidential re-election general meeting

Joon Choi, whom we elected as President of UBC Anime Club for the upcoming year, will unfortunately be stepping down due to surpassing the credit limit and UBC no longer considering him a student for this year, thus rendering him unable to serve as an AMS club exec. As the club formally needs an officially elected president to continue existing, we have no choice but to hold another emergency election general meeting as per AMS’s club rules.

This re-election general meeting will take place at 7PM, Friday August 27th in the voice channel of our Discord server. The primary reason for this announcement is not only to report this news, but to request member attendance during this meeting and to vote. AMS requires us to have at least 10 official club members who are also UBC students to log in to AMS Campusbase online with your CWL to vote in order for the meeting to be valid and the handover to be passed, so if any of you could spare the time to drop in and vote in order to ensure this club can continue to exist, that would be greatly appreciated. Even though there may only be one candidate for president, we still require a vote of confidence of at least 50% approval in order to successfully re-elect.

Furthermore, as we have chosen Cole, our current secretary, as the candidate to fill this role, this leaves the position of Secretary vacant to any members who may be interested in becoming an exec. Since this news was so sudden, and we’re scrambling to have everything sorted out before the school year begins, unfortunately we will only be accepting new candidates for Secretary until 11:59PM next Tuesday, August 24th. If you are, or know someone who is, interested, please fill out this form!

Thank you for your support in helping UBCAni to continue existing.

The results of this re-election will be announced with an edit to this post after the date.

UBCAni Virtual Clubs Days 2021

The UBCAni Clubs Day Virtual Booth event is coming up this Thursday and Friday afternoon (January 28 & 29)!Β Β Come visit us virtuallyΒ onΒ DiscordΒ and our exec team will be more than happy to answer all your questions about the club, club events, membership fees, membersΒ perks, andΒ hopefully, ease your way into joining our wonderfully weird family. We’ll be hosting Q & A sessions andΒ 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!