Elections, AGM, and FREE PIZZA*, THIS FRIDAY.

It’s been a long and crazy year, UBCAni’s first year back fully in person after the pandemic, and hopefully we’ve made a good impression on what it takes to be an exec and how this club runs. It’s finally time for the great handover- UBC Anime Club’s new executive elections will be happening this Friday, along with the Annual General Meeting where we hear your concerns and feedback on the club as a whole and how it is run. Per tradition, in a bid to bring more members to the elections to vote, we will be offering FREE PIZZA to any *UBCAni members who show up to elections in person to vote! We really, really, really need people to vote, because with our record-breaking 400+ members this year and AMS requiring clubs to have at least 40% of their memberbase vote in elections in order to maintain our status as a club, that means we require at minimum close to 200 votes in order to continue existing as a club

Voting will done online via the AMS Campusbase website at this link here, which means that only club members who are UBC students and have joined UBC Anime Club’s Campusbase group are eligible to officially vote, so be sure to join the group before voting. The form will not be open until after elections, but you may use the link above to access it once it does, and you have until noon (12:00PM) Monday, March 28th to vote. The elections will be hosted in person at our usual weekly time and place, starting from 7:00PM onwards in the usual room, Buchanan A201 at UBC. However, in order to encourage voting as much as possible even from people who cannot attend in person, the presentations will be streamed in our Discord server in the elections channels. 

Schedule: 
5:00PM – Anime Viewings (Buchanan A203): Sabikui Bisco episode 10, Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope), Macross Delta
5:00PM – Artist Meetup (Buchanan A202): Draw.kuku/PChat
6:30PM – Dinner Break
7:15PM – Elections (Buchanan A201)The agenda for elections will be as follows:

  • Call to Order; Opening statements from outing preseident Cole Fairweather & Trisha Wong
  • Approval of the Agenda
  • Executive nominee presentations:
    • President: Oleg Chepakovich
    • Treasurer: Michael Xian, Amar Gill, Nandika
    • Vice-President Internal: Afiq Aqlan
    • Vice-President External: Jacob Zhang, Yu Chen Zou
    • Creative Director: Poff
    • Director of Communications: Ray Raffaele, Danil (Couch), Grace Park
    • Events Coordinator: Naomi (Robomii), Andre Neville-Hadley
    • Librarian: Ivan Feng, Boris Levashko
    • Secretary: Cyrus Yong, Auritro Roy, Spencer “Ono” Terry
  • Open Floor (Annual General Meeting)

Time permitting, we may have a shorter Karaoke session if the AGM concludes early.


We would also like to remind everyone that although the recent PHO from BC has relaxed and lifted mask mandates, UBC and AMS are still requiring all attendees to club events to wear masks and show their vaccine passports in order to participate. We reserve the right to deny entry to individuals who do not comply with our event rules. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Cosplay Cafe!

Thank you so much to everyone who came to UBCAni’s Isekaiya cosplay cafe this last Saturday, and an extra huge thank you to all of the incredible volunteers who worked so tirelessly to help make this happen! We hope that despite everything, folks were able to have a good time somehow.  This is the first time since 3 years ago that we have been able to host this event, and with a completely different, coscafe-inexperienced leading exec team, it was a huge learning experience. That’s why we value all of your feedback immensely, to help future exec teams improve upon this huge event. If you have any thoughts, positive or negative, that you would like to share with us so we can improve, please fill out the feedback form here! For the many folks who volunteered to help, we have a special volunteer feedback form for you to fill here.

Photos and videos taken by our event photographer Nandika and other execs/members are now available on our website via the Blog > Gallery tab.

UBCAni Coscafe 2022: The Isekaiya is open!

🏮 Irasshaimase~! 🏮 Get whisked away into an izakaya restaurant in another world – The Isekaiya! UBC Anime Club is finally reopening our biggest event of the year- our annual popup Cosplay Cafe! So do swing by (courtesy of Truck-kun) to try out our home-cooked izakaya food, served by anime characters isekai’d in from all sorts of series, with live entertainment throughout! 🍻

When: 3:30 – 8:00 PM, Saturday, March 19th, 2022
Where: The Great Hall South, AMS Student Nest, UBC

Due to AMS’s COVID regulations for events, The Isekaiya will be open to UBC Anime Club MEMBERS ONLY (each member has an allowance of a non-member +1), and RESERVATION-ONLY, with entrees being pre-ordered in the registration process. Table groups can be up to 4 guests. There are 3 1-hour waves for guests to choose to dine during:

Wave 1: 4:00 – 5:00PM
Wave 2: 5:30 – 6:30PM
Wave 3: 7:00 – 8:00PM

Please arrive to be seated at least 5 minutes before your wave begins for ample setup time. You are also welcome to show up from doors opening at 3:30PM and stay for the entire event, even if dining for only an hour. We strongly recommend guests to form their adventuring parties (table groups) and sign up together under the same party-name. Lone adventurers without a party may still register as a single, but be prepared to be seated with other singles, brought together through a fateful encounter at The Isekaiya.

PLEASE REGISTER AND PRE-ORDER YOUR ENTREE HERE! https://forms.gle/m7coQJor9gsTDUMs6

There will be a $5 door fee, which will contribute to the guest’s food bill. An additional $2 fee will be charged to non-member guests. We will have a seating area for those who are in the event but not actively dining during a wave and serving drinks/snacks. So, though you may only be dining for one wave of the event, please feel free to enjoy the rest of the live entertainment and mingle. Though we have provided the choice of preferred time slots, due to a first come first served basis we cannot guarantee you will be seated in your first choice.

If you end up unable to attend the event after registering, please contact a club executive via messaging the page, via email (ubcani@gmail.com), or in a DM via Discord.

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Mains:
Chicken curry rice – $12
Kitsune udon – $10
Tanuki udon – $10
Vegan bento set: Rice stuffed Inarizushi, riceball, edamame, salted Cabbage – $10
Oden – $12
Okonomiyaki – Limited to 1 per party. – $16

Sides:
Edamame – $4
Salted cabbage – $4
Miso soup – $3
Onigiri:
– No filling, spiced with sesame – $3
– Tuna mayo filling – $4
2x Rice stuffed inarizushi – $4
Dango – $2 for 1 stick, $5 for 3.
Extra rice – $2

Drinks:
Italian soda potions – $5
– Red health potion (Raspberry)
– Blue mana potion (Vanilla)
– Yellow “courage” potion (Mango)
Oolong, green tea, fruit tea – $4
Non alcoholic umeshu – $5

🏮🏮 PERFORMER SCHEDULE 🏮🏮

*Subject to change.
Wave 1 Performers: UBC Anime Music live band; Yaseki on piano
Wave 2 Performers: BOYiSH7; Franklin on piano
Wave 3 Performers: BOYiSH7; Assorted volunteer performances
Featuring DJ MikanMaru24’s sets throughout the event!

UBC Anime Club Valentine’s Social 2022: Love is War!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 19th! Better a little late than never, we are finally glad to announce that we are going through with our Valentine’s event in person. This year, the event will be themed around the war of the deres- tsun, yan, kuu, dan, or just plain old dere, fight to prove that your dere of choice is justice!

When: 5PM – 10PM, Saturday, February 19th 2022
Where: AMS Nest Room 2306/2309, UBC Campus

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/6992921060782962

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Schedule:

5:00 – Door opens, registration
5:20 – Introductions
5:30 – Game 1: Which Dere Are You?
6:00 – Game 2: I Can’t Believe You’re This Stupid, Baka! (Trivia)
6:30 – Game 3: Fireworks Confessions
7:00 – Dinner and mingle
7:30 – UBC Anime Music Performance
8:00 – 8:30: Cosplay Contest
8:30 – 9:00 – Prize raffle, Pinata
9:00 – Dance, courtesy of DJ Arka. Request a song through this form!

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Ticketing

Please note, unlike our Icebreaker event, this is a ticketed event. An Early Bird discount is available for those who register before the day of the event! Simply approach an exec about buying a ticket at this Friday’s weekly, or contact us directly either via email or @exec on Discord!

Early Bird prices:
$7 for UBCAni members
$9 for non-UBCAni members
At the door:
$8 for UBCAni members
$10 for non-UBCAni members

How to buy tickets:
Please approach an exec at our weekly event to pay for a ticket in-person. If you are unable to attend our weekly, please directly contact an exec either by DMing via Discord or via email to ubcani@gmail.com to make arrangements either to meet at our clubroom at another time, or to pay via e-transfer (last resort). Otherwise, tickets can be bought at the door upon entry. We accept cash and debit/credit.

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Raffle prize tickets

  • +1 upon entry
  • +1 for current UBCAni members
  • +1 for RSVPing to our Facebook event, which will be checked at the door
  • +1 to +3 depending on how many of our games you win!
  • +1 for Nitro boosting our Discord server

Large prize:
Racing Miku Kimono ver. figure generously provided by our sponsor, Anime Bargain Bin! Use our sponsor code UBCANI at checkout for 10% off purchases! https://animebargainbin.com/
Medium prizes:
Fate series plastic folders
Genshin Impact ini figures
Small prizes: Assorted weeb keychains

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Cosplay Contest
There are 3 categories attendees are eligible to win, each with their own prize! Please fill out this form before the contest if you wish to enter!
Best Craftsmanship: $20 Fabricland Gift Certificate
Audience’s Choice: Pink Pizza-holding Pengy
Judge’s Choice: Blue Pengy

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Volunteers wanted!
Interested in helping out? We’re always looking for volunteers! Perks of volunteering include free entry to the event as well as +3 raffle tickets as thanks for your generosity. Please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering to see what types of volunteering we need and so we can contact you!

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Important info regarding COVID policies
This is a reminder that we will be requiring all attendees at the event to have their vaccine passport and proof of double vaccination available to be checked at the door. We reserve the right to refuse entry to those who will not show proof or are not vaccinated. Additionally, before attending any in-person events, you must complete a self-assessment for Covid-19 symptoms. Under absolutely no circumstances should you attend any in-person event if you are sick, “just a little bit” sick, or even maybe-sick! If you are sick, please stay home.

UBCAni Halloween Social 2021: This Social Was Made For Me!

It’s finally the moment you’ve all been waiting for- this year, UBC Anime Club’s Halloween Social is back with a vengeance and a very gruesome Junji Ito theme not for the faint of heart. As it is Halloween, we highly encourage attendees to come in cosplay, though it is not required. After all, we have even more prizes up for grabs in both our traditional raffle as well as our Cosplay Contest- more on those prizes next week, so stay tuned!

When: 5PM – 10PM, Saturday, October 30th 2021
Where: AMS Nest Room 2306/2309, UBC Campus

Schedule:

5:00 PM – Doors open, Registration
5:15 PM – Introductions
5:30 PM – This Hole Was Made For You (based on Junji Ito’s The Enigma of Amigara Fault)
6:00 PM – Layers of Fear (based on Junji Ito’s Layers of Fear)
6:30 PM – Um, Actually [Spooky edition]
7:00 PM – Dinner, with 2 complimentary slices of pizza provided to attendees as well as snacks!
7:30 PM – Performances from our very own UBC Anime Music!
8:00 PM – Cosplay Contest
8:30 PM – Prize raffle, LMAOtober raffle, and Pinata
9:00 PM – Dance, courtesy of DJ Arka. Request 1 song/member at this form

Ticketing

Please note, unlike our Icebreaker event, this is a ticketed event. An Early Bird discount is available for those who register before the day of the event! Simply approach an exec about buying a ticket at either of our weeklies by October 29th, or contact us directly either via email or @exec on Discord!  
Early Bird prices: 

  • $10 for UBCAni members
  • $13 for non-UBCAni members

At the door: 

  • $12 for UBCAni members
  • $15 for non-UBCAni members

Raffle prize tickets

  • +1 upon entry
  • +1 for current UBCAni members
  • +1 for RSVPing to our Facebook event, which will be checked at the door
  • +1 to +3 depending on how many of our games you win!

Large prizes:

  • Mordred (Fate) figure
  • Hardcover copy of Junji Ito’s
    Shiver
  • Jack Skellington Nendoroid generously provided by our sponsor, Anime Bargain Bin!

Medium prizes:

  • Archer and Rin (Fate) figure box set (for real this time)
  • Sinon (SAO) figure
  • Fate Apocrypha plastic folder sets

Small prizes: Assorted weeb keychains

Cosplay Contest

There are 3 categories attendees are eligible to win, each with their own prize! Please fill out this form before the contest if you wish to enter! 

  • Best Craftsmanship: $30 Fabricland gift certificate
  • Audience’s Choice: Big ol’ Hamburger Plush (henceforth referred to as Borgar)
  • Judge’s Choice: Big ol’ Bread Plush (henceforth referred to as Funni Bred)

Volunteers wanted!
Interested in helping out? We’re always looking for volunteers! Perks of volunteering include free entry to the event as well as +3 raffle tickets as thanks for your generosity. Please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering to see what types of volunteering we need and so we can contact you.

Important info regarding COVID policies
As we’ve been warning over the last few weeks, starting October 24th UBCAni will be forced to check for BC Vaccine Passports indicating full vaccination as well as matching ID at all events according to provincial health policies, and forced to deny entry to any who cannot provide this. As the Halloween Social takes place on the 30th, we are once again reminding you to please apply for your BC Vaccine Passport ASAP if you haven’t already. See the section below for more details on the process.

UBCAni’s 2021 in-person events COVID protocol

UBCAni will firmly require the BC Vaccine Card of full, double-dose vaccination (i.e. the green QR code) for all events starting October 24th.

We understand that members from outside of the province may be experiencing delays, but per BC’s provincial health regulations, we will be forced to only accept the QR code vaccine passport and deny entry to those without it, even if you have other proof of vaccination. For those from outside of BC (including international students), you will need to register to get vaccinated here with your Personal Health Number. If you don’t have a PHN, you will need to call +1-833-838-2323. If you got vaccinated outside of BC, please apply online for your immunization record here. Lastly, if your out-of-BC records are in a language other than English or French, please refer to this for translating it. 

Thank you for respecting our Covid-19 protocols!