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

Giveaway! BNHA Heroes Rising Movie Tickets

The Cineplex Events Anime Series is bringing My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising to big screens across Canada! Enter to win a pair of passes to see it at a participating theatre near you during its run between February 26th to March 5th!

Thanks to Cineplex, we have a pair of My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising movie tickets to give away! The deadline to enter is Saturday, February 29th at 11:59 PM. Winners will be contacted via email shortly after the form closes.

Note: You must be a member of UBC Anime Club to enter this giveaway.

Showtimes for the English dub:
https://www.cineplex.com/Movie/my-hero-academia-heroes-rising

Showtimes for Japanese w. English subtitles:
https://www.cineplex.com/Movie/my-hero-academia-heroes-rising-japanese-west

Enter the giveaway HERE: https://forms.gle/3cX2rYNiWNXNi2C26

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!

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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Black Lotus Preorders; Halloween Social+E-Sports Association Collab Pumpkin Carving Recaps

The UBC Anime Club artists group has officially officially (for real this time) completed the anthology now featuring 72 pages of work and we are now taking preorders through this form! All people placing preorders must fill out this form at least in name. However, to get the 10% discount off the end price, please pay the discounted price in cash/card in person to us in advance by meeting us at any of our weekly events on Fridays, or messaging our Facebook page to schedule a time at another time.

Prices:
$24- Non Anime Club Member
$20- Anime Club Member
10% off- Pay in advance

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Halloween Social on Sunday, and extra thanks to the volunteers as well as impromptu volunteers who helped with cleanup! We hope you enjoyed the night. Truly did we have a villain’s night out, with suffering abound in our games which turned out to be successes! You can see the full album of photos our photographer Rose took in our Blog > Gallery section. Choice moments, as well as the end result of our E-Sports Association pumpkin carving collab weekly, will be under the break.

To improve our future events, it would be great to hear your feedback: please fill out this form at your leisure. 

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