UBCAni Activities in 2020

Despite the insanity of the last few months, UBC Anime Club is determined to continue on with weekly weeby activities, and the newsletter alongside that. We’ll be using Discord as our main platform for all online activities, so be sure to join if you haven’t already, and weeklies take place every Friday from 7:00PM to 10:00PM or later. Updates on what we’ll be doing each week will come through our Facebook group and #events channel in Discord. Give yourself the activities role in our Discord server by typing:

.iam events

to get notified and pinged when we start and other related announcements. The weekly online activitiy will take place from 7:00PM-9:00PM.

Artist meetups in the form of remote Drawpiles are still happening, starting from 9:00PM Fridays! Check the pinned post in the Artist Facebook group or the #art-discussion channel in our Discord server for pings, updates, and our finished canvases (also found in our website’s gallery)! Don’t know what Drawpile is? Find out more and a tutorial here. Give yourself the “artist” role in our Discord server by typing:

.iam artist

Weekly anime showings are also still happening and also starting from 9:00PM, streamed through our Discord. Shows are hand picked each week by our librarian for you to enjoy. Give yourself the “viewings” role in our Discord server by typing:

.iam viewings

This Week’s online Activity: Jackbox

After last week’s successful trial run of Skribblio, we will be running Jackbox games such as Tee K.O., Trivia Murder Party 2, Push the Button, Patently Stupid, and other games from Jackbox 5 and 6! Once again, for specifics on joining the game, please watch our Discord’s #events channel or our Facebook group and join the events role! 

Schedule:
7:00 – 9:00PM: Jackbox Games
9:00 – 10:00PM: Showings
9:00 onwards: Artist meetup Drawpile


As we’re reviving our weekly newsletter (sign up for it here) for our online club activities, with fewer events we have more newsletter real estate to fill. Do you have an anime-related artwork, cosplay, video, or any kind of content you’ve made and are proud of? Email us, or contact us either through our Facebook page or @exec on Discord to submit your work and social media links so we can feature you! 

Thank you for another year.

On behalf of the 2019 executive team we would like to congratulate you on finishing finals and the conclusion of another academic term. With this comes a goodbye as well from the 2019-2020 executive team. We would like to thank you for the wonderful year, from heroes and villains at Halloween, icing gingerbread men at Christmas, finding your knight at Valentine’s (via otome game style) and finally the wonderful memories from our weekly events.

We would like to thank each member of the 2019-2020 executive team for their hard work, creativity and time. We would also like to thank every volunteer and everyone who made it possible. With that, we wish you all well and welcome the new 2020-2021 executive team.

2020-2021 Executive Team Members

President
Cole O’Brien

Vice President External 
Brandon Chung

Vice President Internal
Marko Miletic

Treasurer
Samantha Ong

Creative Director
Trisha Wong

Junior Creative Director
Jenica Lowe

Librarian
Francisco (Frank) Bullrich

Director of Communications
Allen Antonio

Secretary
Keltie Parkhurst

Events Coordinator
Johnny Wei

2020-2021 Executive Elections

Now that we’re halfway through the Spring term, the end of this school year is rapidly approaching, and that means UBCAni Executive Elections at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is happening next friday, March 13th. Come on out to meet the faces of UBCAni next year and what they intend to do for the club, vote, and enjoy some free pizza for your troubles!  (Pizza will be free for members, and $2 for non members.)

Thank you to all the candidate nominees! Here they are in all their uncontested glory. However, since we still have three available positions, we’re opening the floor to anybody who wants to run as a free for all, as long as they prepare a 5-minute speech, presentation, or video to introduce themselves and why they would make a good candidate. See below for what positions are open! Remember, please contact us if you do intend to run at this point, in addition to filling out the form!   Form link: https://forms.gle/3bhWxx4hvZr4xsCz9 

📥CANDIDATES📥 

President
Cole O’Brien 

Vice President External 
Brandon Chung 

Treasurer
Samantha Ong 

Librarian
Francisco (Frank) Bullrich 

Director of Communications
Allen Antonio 

Secretary
Keltie Parkhurst 

Available positions: Vice President Internal, Events Coordinator, Creative Director* 
*Please note that Creative Director requires technical proficiency in creating art and graphics for the club. For more information about these positions, check the form!

4 days left: Meet the Student Council

Meet Akira! He has quite the reputation and is known by everyone as the “Bad Wolf.” All the rival school gangs have him on their watch list. Feared by all, even the teachers are afraid to stand up to him. Akira creates a lot of trouble for the disciplinary committee members for never wearing his school uniform properly and loitering around the hallways. He might be a little bit intimidating, but he’s secretly a really sweet guy. Akira wouldn’t give it a second thought to be by your side when you need him. He’s caring, reliable and extremely protective. Akira loves to eat meat and often dreams of meat. He snoozes during class time to time, so you might have to wake him up when the teacher calls on him!

We’ll be uncovering his face closer to the event. There are two more classmate reveals. Who will YOU choose!?

Meet Ryu! Ryu is the Vice President of the Student Council and member of the disciplinary committee. Ryu is a no-nonsense, straight-laced student with high morals. He pays great attention to detail and things rarely go unnoticed under his watch. A stickler for rules, Ryu makes sure that everyone abides by the school’s handbook. Praised by all the teachers, he’s surely someone who will become a top leader one day! You can find him spending his afternoons at the library by the window sill, absorbed in a book. In these moments, he looks very gentle and kind. Ryu never lets go of the things that catch his attention. He is observant, dependable and intelligent.

We’ll be uncovering his face closer to the event. There is one more classmate reveal. Who will YOU choose!?

Meet Yuuto! Yuuto is the Student Council President of the University of Bishounen Cabedons. Liked by all the students and teachers alike, Yuuto is friendly and bubbly. He makes sure that no one is left out. Yuuto loves to eat sweets and shares his candy whenever someone is sad. There is never a dull moment with Yuuto because of his upbeat and happy-go-lucky personality. Yuuto’s smile can make you temporarily forget all your worries and fears. He is kind, affectionate and devoted. Yuuto can be a scatterbrain sometimes but Ryuu, his trustworthy Vice President, keeps him organized.

We’ll be uncovering his face closer to the event. There are three handsome men waiting… Who will YOU choose!?

(EVENT REVEAL 2/7/20)

Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for… Meet Akira, Ryu and Yuuto… played by our very own execs! Who will YOU choose!? Meet these fellows at our Valentine’s Social! They’ll be waiting for you…

To clarify, our Valentine’s Social that’s happening this upcoming Saturday starts at 6:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM and activities start at 7:00 PM. Hope to see everyone there!

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If you’re not into 3D hunks, how about these adorable cat versions of them? AkiNYA and MYUUto will be awarded to the Audience Favourite and Judge’s Choice winners. The Best Craftsmanship winner will win a $25 Fabricland gift card. We are still accepting contestants and will be accepting entries on the day of!

Do the cute boys just not do it for you at all? You’ll also have the chance to win some lovely ladies like our grand prize, Medusa from Fate/stay night. As well, we’ll be raffling out Toyama Kasumi from BanG Dream and Nanoha from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. There will be an assortment of small prizes too.

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Last but not least, one lucky person will have the chance to hit a pinata crafted by our very own VPI Yuliya, filled with yummy chocolates!

UBCAni’s Valentine’s Social: The Maiden Could Be You

Ever wished real life was like an otome game? Look no further as you begin your journey as a transfer student at University of Bishounen Cabedons. With your reunited childhood best friend to show you the ropes, you’ll meet new friends and potential partners. There is much to look forward to this school year!

There will be games, snacks and drinks, cosplay contest, prize draw, piñata, and a dance to end the night. We will have a raffle draw for some cool prizes so be sure to RSVP by clicking ‘Going’ on the event page by February 3rd at 11:59 PM for an extra ticket! Cosplay is encouraged but 100% not mandatory. As always, we will be hosting a cosplay contest so please feel free to participate!

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1050204601983156/

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Artist meetup Drawpile tutorial

We will now be hosting a Drawpile session during every weekly artist meetup that isn’t a workshop/event! Participation is completely optional. You can also join remotely from the comfort of your own home! Just keep a lookout for the room code and password in the #art-discussion channel of our club Discord when artist meetups start at 5PM.

Drawpile is a software that allows multiple artists to draw simultaneously, real-time, on the same digital canvas.  This will be a simple tutorial on how to get set up.

What you need:
– Computer with internet connection
– A method of drawing on said computer of your choice, e.g. graphics tablet or mouse.
*Currently does not work on mobile devices.

  1. Make sure you have the latest version of Drawpile.
    Download it from the website. To our knowledge, older versions don’t work!
  2. Click Session > Join.

3. In the popup window, type the 5 letter room code that execs will put on the projector and in the #art-discussion channel of our Discord server.

4. You will be prompted to enter a password, which will be projected alongside the room code.

5. There are layers and brush controls like most digital drawing programs. Have fun!