UBCAni Coscafe 2022: The Isekaiya is open!

๐Ÿฎ Irasshaimase~! ๐Ÿฎ 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! ๐Ÿป

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

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*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, โ€œjust a little bitโ€ 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!

LMAOtober: UBCAni x SFUAni x SFU Artists Drawing Challenge!

Calling all Anime Club artists! We’re collaborating with SFU Anime and SFU Artists to bring you our very own Halloween Drawing Challenge, LMAOtober (Lower Mainland Artist October)! From October 1st to October 30th, create an art piece in any medium based on our 6 prompts. Every completed prompt earns you +2 raffle tickets towards our prizes, and completing all 6 prompts earns you +6 extra raffle tickets! ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ

Come to our artist meetup every Friday at 5PM to 6:30PM, Buchanan A202, or show off your entries in #art-discussion in our Discord server, and enter at: https://u.sfuani.me/lmaotober โฌ…๏ธ

Prizes!

– Huion H1060P Drawing Tablet ๐ŸŽจ
– 48 Ohuhu Alcohol Brush Markers ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ
– 6x Amazon Gift Cards ๐Ÿ’ฐ

We will also be featuring LMAOtober entries in our newsletter! Good luck and have fun~~~

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:ย 

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 theย feedback form here.ย