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

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 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!

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.Β We’ll be usingΒ DiscordΒ as our main platformΒ for all online activities, so be sure to join if you haven’t already, and weeklies take placeΒ every Friday from 7:00PM to 10:00PMΒ or later. Updates on what we’ll be doing each week will come through ourΒ Facebook groupΒ and #eventsΒ channel in Discord. Give yourself the activitiesΒ role in our DiscordΒ 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:
7:00Β – 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!Β 

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 Agp

Events Coordinator
Johnny Wei