Welcome to UBC Anime Club! (Imagine Day 2020)

Thanks for coming to check us out on this year’s rather… different Imagine Day. This page serves as a hub of relevant links for you to click through, as well as a general overview of who we are, what we do, and what we have planned for today. 

Join our virtual booth via our Discord server at ubcani.com/discord

Until further notice, the vast majority of real time interaction, whether it’s chatting or running online versions of our weekly activities, will take place in our Discord. You can chat to us (the execs) in real time for whatever you need, as well as other members! 

For Imagine Day, the schedule is as follows. These games will be hosted via our Discord. Check the #imagine-day channel for live updates, more information, or to ask related questions! 

2:00 – 4:00 PM: Jackbox Party Games
4:00 – 6:00 PM: Skribbl.io

We’ll also be streaming classic comedy anime such as Nichijou for you to have a more casual anime-and-chill hangout just to chat throughout the entire event, hosted by our Librarian. 

Have more general questions about the club that aren’t answered here? We’ll also be hosting a UBCAni Q&A panel (once again, in Discord). Stop by to say hi or ask whatever you like!


Join our mailing list for weekly newsletter updates on what we’re planning each week as well as events, both hosted by us and relevant ones from partners, and featured artwork from our own members.

Like our Facebook page and/or join our group 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!

A very general overview about us

In essence, UBCAni is a social club for anime fans to gather and sometimes do anime related activities. Throughout the school year, we cycle through different activities for members to participate in each Friday evening, from 5PM onwards. While we have dedicated time blocks for anime viewings and artist meetups, the main focus of each weekly is the activity, which includes things like karaoke, board games night, video games night, group dinner outings, and much more. Since we’re online for the time being, our online activities are usually playing some sort of game together online such as Skribblio, Mafia, Anime Music Quiz, etc. 

Throughout the year, we also host bigger, paid events such as our Halloween and Valentine’s Socials and a cosplay cafe. The first event will be our icebreaker, so mark your calendars for September 25th! 

For more information, feel free to explore the tabs at the top of our website, ranging from who our sponsors are (flashing your membership card will get you discounts and deals), our current executive team, our mascots, and our other social media!

Check below the break for a basic guide on how to use Discord and join/participate in our server!


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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! 

SFU x UBC x BCIT Ani Daigakusai 2020: A Time to Remember Recap

Despite technical difficulties and a rocky start, we hope everybody enjoyed our SFU x UBC x BCIT Ani collaboration event! Photos are available on our website’s gallery. As always, we as clubs greatly value your feedback on how to improve our events in the future, so if you could spare a moment to fill out our feedback form, please do. 

Feedback form link: https://forms.gle/3dE4AywuK1tLY2Nd6

Recap continues after the break!

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Valentine’s Social 2020 Recap

Akira (CV: Cole) is at last united with one of the members of the hivemind otomes who completed his route.

A huge thanks to everyone who came and participated! It was an amazing experience, and we hope that you felt the same. We really tried switching things up significantly this time, so we’re really keen to hear your thoughts on how it went. Feedback on how this event was received is really important to us, since club reception is what decides if we repeat something like this again!

Feedback survey link: https://forms.gle/irdgzZCmtUqyJsCr5

As always, photos of the event are available in our Gallery. Highlights under the break.

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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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