Clubs Days and other announcements

Regarding the COVID 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 meetups as well as British Columbia’s provincial health policies, 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). 

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 2021-2022 Exec Team

Thank you to everyone who did their part to vote in our elections and contributed during the Annual General Meeting! Here is the future exec team for UBC Anime Club, 2021-2022:

President: Joon Choi
Vice President Internal: John Mao
Vice President External: Johnny Wei
Treasurer: Oleg Chepakovich
Creative Director: Jenny Zeng
Volunteer Director of Communications: Trisha Wong
Events Coordinator: Matthew Chau
Librarian: Samuel Hatch
Secretary: Cole Fairweather

UBCAni 2021-2022 exec nominations are now open!

It’s that time of the year again– elections! We’re looking for enthusiastic weebs who want to help keep this club alive and run for executive positions next academic year. Know anybody, or think you’re up to the task? Fill out the nomination form below before March 19th, 2021, with who you think would fit the bill- your friend, your enemy, yourself, anyone! Our AGM (Annual General Meeting) and the elections will be held on Friday, March 26th, 2021!

https://forms.gle/xtHjVrADZ3tZMYgZ9

Nominees are expected to have a short presentation prepared and sent to us via email at ubcani@gmail.com before the AGM. More information is available on the form in terms of what positions are available + what they entail, and what is expected of you! Questions? Suggestions? Feel free to message any of the execs, this page, or even leave a comment below.

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!

To kick off the new school year, we are pleased to announce our annual UBC Anime Club icebreaker event!!! Join us on our Discord server for 2 whole nights of anime-themed games and fun! This year we’ll be hosting our icebreaker online on our club’s Discord server over two evenings on Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th. Please RSVP to our Facebook event for an additional raffle ticket by 11:59pm on Thursday, September 24th and press going!

General Itinerary (please note that all times are PST)

Friday, September 25th
6:45pm VC in talk and chill with executives to get to know the club more
7:00pm Intros and video
7:30pm *UBC Anime Club “awards” (kinda like waifu wars but with a twist)
8:30pm Anime based team trivia. Favorites such as Um, Actually and others!
9:30pm A screening of Makoto Shinkai’s Kimi No Na Wa
Saturday, September 26th
7:00pm Intros again for anyone who missed the first night
7:30pm Are you funnier Than a UBCAni Exec?
8:30pm Jackbox. Go to https://jackbox.tv/ in your browser and enter the code in the stream to join in
9:15pm Mafia. We will be holding this via https://mafia.gg/
10pm A screening of studio Madhouse’s masterpiece Redline

What are the UBCAni “Awards”?
Think the Crunchyroll Anime Awards, but the people’s vote is the only one that actually matters, contestants pitted against the next revealed contestant one after the other until one rises above the rest, king of the hill style. Will your waifu make it through all the rounds to win the awards? Vote to ensure victory, and debate is highly encouraged- the saltier, the better.

What is “Are You Funnier Than a UBCAni Exec?”
Adapted from Jacksfilms’s YIAY Live series with the same title, think Cards Against Humanity but all the cards are fill-in and the audience are the voters of the funniest answer- least funny is eliminated each round. Respond to weeb-related prompts with the funniest answers you can think of and face off against the host. May the funniest weeb win!

Prizing

This year we are holding a member-exclusive raffle where the grand prize is an EXQ Rimuru Tempest figure!

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In addition, we will also have other prizes such as keychains and a selection of Fate art prints that the winners may select from!