UBC Ani Halloween Social!

🌙Puella Magi UBCANI!🌙

It’s time to make a contract…… if you want your wish fulfilled then you’ll need to become a Magical Girl at UBC Ani’s 2022 Halloween Social event!!!

Get your color-coded gems and weapons ready because we have an infestation of Witches on UBC Campus! UBC Ani is proud to announce our “Madoka Magica” themed Halloween social event, where you and your friends can experience the ✨100 percent wholesome fun of being a magical girl!✨

This event will begin at 5 PM on Saturday, October 29th and go until 9 PM. We’ve scouted out a giant nest of witches ready to be exterminated on the second floor of the UBC Nest, specifically in rooms 2306 and 2309, and in the performance theatre.

As with any good Magical Girl contract, you need to offer something up in order to participate. So here are the ticket prices! Don’t hesitate to take the leap and grab an Early Bird ticket at a discounted price!

Early Bird Ticket Prices:

UBCAni Member – $7

Non-UBCAni – $9

We’ll be selling tickets at our weekly event on Friday, as well as doing sales online! To purchase a ticket online, please DM our president Oleg @CuteLittleMoth#0728 (Oleg) on Discord!

During the event, we’ll also be getting a performance from @uam_band and music from DJ Arka!

We’ll also be hosting more raffles for another chance at some of our awesome prizes, as well as a cosplay contest! If you plan to show up in cosplay, please register using the form below to enter the contest with a chance to win a special prize!

https://forms.gle/KQcwkXpjKwgsYkpx5

UBC Ani Icebreaker Event!

UBC Ani is hosting our first big in-person event of the year, the Icebreaker! This event is taking place on the 1st of October at the Buchanan A Building!! The doors open at 1:30PM 😀 

The Icebreaker is designed to help weebs that  just arrived at UBC get to know each other while participating in some of our favorite Anime themed activities! This event is also completely free to attend, and you can drop in at any time, so you won’t wanna miss it! 

You can RSVP right now on our Discord server if you plan on attending. Just click “interested” on the event and we’ll be sure to save you a spot, and give you an extra raffle ticket for our prizes! Please keep your Discord DM’s open so that we can confirm your RSVP on the day of!

The deadline for RSVP’ing is the midnight on September 29th!

Thanks for reading, and stay on the lookout for more info about the event! 

UBC Ani Summer Art Contest!

Hi all, now that the summer season is coming to a close, the team is excited to announce a Summer Art Contest!!


Now’s your chance to show off your creative skills for a chance to win a 25$ Amazon gift card, and a free membership for next year! 

The prompt for this Summer Art Contest is… “What have Shiani and Tano been up to during their summer break?” You can find references for our mascots here.

Submissions will be judged on 3 different categories, with 1 winner for each! The 3 categories are: 
UAD Favorite (Voted on by you guys in the UBC Ani Discord server!)
Best Craftmanship (Picked by exec team)
Most Creative Use of the Prompt (Picked by exec team)

The period for submissions is from August 12th to September 22nd! All submissions should be sent to this form here.

All submissions will be posted in the #art_contest channel on our Discord for voting on September 23rd up until midnight on september 24th.

We’re all excited to see what awesome stuff you guys come up with!

UBC Ani Beach Outing!

Hi again! Hope everyone is having a great Summer 2022,  this year UBC Ani is bringing back our Summer Beach Outing! If you’ve ever wanted to live out a slice of life beach episode, now’s your chance!

The Beach Outing will take place at Kitsilano Beach and start at 11:30AM on July 27th, but execs will be there setting up at around 9-10AM. You’re free to come as early or as late as you’d like though, since we’ll be there until after the Celebration of Light fireworks display at 10PM. 

Schedule: 
11:30 AM – Beach Outing Starts 
10:00 PM – Celebration of Light Fireworks Begin

An annoucement with a more concrete schedule will be coming closer to the day of the event, so please stay tuned!

Where: Kitsilano Beach

We will be hosting a variety of activities during the event such as:
-Tug of War
– Watermelon Smashing
– Sports like frisbee/volleyball

What to Bring: 
Attendees are responsible for their own lunch/dinner plans, and should bring water/food. Other drinks (like soda)  will be provided for free (in limited quantity) by the club. 

Also, if you have frisbees, volleyballs, or other beach friendly stuff that you’d like to bring, that would be awesome! 

Just make sure to come prepared with sunscreen, a swimsuit, towels or blankets, and water! This event will also take place rain or shine, so prepping for rainy weather isn’t a bad idea.

UBC Anime Club’s 2022-2023 Exec Team (+ new sponsor!)

A huge thank you to all of the amazing candidates that ran this year. We really do mean it when we say that not only was this year’s roster of exec candidates was unprecedented, with actual contested positions for the first time since 2018 and the first time presidency has been contested since 2016, but it was also a nail-bitingly close race. Every single candidate put their best foot forward, and at points the race was down to just one or two votes. But the people have spoken with their ballots, and this is what they said:

President
Oleg Chepakovich

Treasurer
Michael Xian

Vice-President Internal
Afiq Aqlan

Vice-President Exeternal
Jacob Zhang

Creative Director
Poff

Director of Communications
Ray Raffaele

Events Coordinator
Naomi Loy

Librarian
Ivan Feng

Secretary
Spencer Terry

A huge congratulations to the winning candidates, and once again a big thank you to everyone who ran as a potential candidate. Thank you to everyone who ran, and thank you to everyone who voted! It is genuinely wonderful to have so many people who are so enthusiastic to help with the club, and it is with all of you guys’s help that the club can continue to exist and thrive.

Just in time before the year ends, our current VPE Johnny has managed to secure us a sponsorship with pretty much the best arcade in the Lower Mainland, eSpot in Richmond! eSpot has a fantastic selection of weeb arcade games, especially rhythm games (such as maimai, Taiko no Tatsujin, Chunithm, Sound Voltex, Beatmania IIDX, Jubeat, Groove Coaster, Dance Dance Revolution A, Gitadora, Project Diva) racing games like Initial D Infinity 8, and many more!

UBC Anime Club members are now entitled to a 5% discount for PASELI, the currency used to pay for playing rhythm games like the ones mentioned above, by showing your membership card and matching ID at the service counter. Though Richmond may seem far away, having done a club outing to eSpot before, we can say with confidence this is the best arcade in Vancouver for weebs and is worth travelling to. 

Location:
eSpot, 8181 Cambie Rd. #1000, Richmond, BC V6X 3X9
Hours: 
Mon – Thurs: 2PM – 1AM
Fri – Sun: 2PM – 2AM

Interested in other discounts you may be eligible for in stores around Vancouver thanks to your UBCAni membership? Make sure to check our full list of sponsors and discounts here

Thank you all for attending the icebreaker!

A big, big thank you to the literally astonishing, record-setting scores of people who attended our icebreaker event this past Friday. We hope you had a good time! A few housekeeping things:

First of all, for everyone who purchased a membership but was not given the 2021-2022 membership card and given a card from previous years as an IOU, we apologize for the inconvenience and are waiting to receive another batch of cards to give out to you as soon as possible! We will notify everyone of when we receive the new batch of cards and then you will be free to attend any of our future events, including weekly activites, to exchange your IOU for this year’s valid membership card that you can provide to sponsors. You are also free to contact an exec (directly on Discord or message our Facebook page) to arrange a different meeting time at our clubroom in the Nest at room 3206C. 

Second of all, our abomination of an Icebreaker video is now freely available to the public to microdose themselves with radioactive bursts of cringe- uh, I mean, to watch! See below: 

Finally, we know it was an incredibly hectic start and we apologize for that. This was genuinely a record-breaking event for our club, and we hope to be much better prepared for events in the future. That said, we would always appreciate member feedback on whether you enjoyed the event, our video, and the games we came up with! We will be grateful for any feedback we receive and will use it to improve the club’s future events. Fill out the feedback form here