Welcome to UBC Anime Club! (Imagine Day 2021)

Thanks for coming to check us out on this year’s rather… different Imagine Day. Again. This page serves as a hub of relevant links for you to click through, as well as a general overview of who we are, what we do, and what we have planned for today. 

Join our virtual booth via our Discord server at ubcani.com/discord

Until later this year when in-person restrictions are loosened, the vast majority of real time interaction, whether it’s chatting or running online versions of our weekly activities, will probably take place in our Discord. You can chat to us (the execs) in real time for whatever you need, as well as other members! 

For Imagine Day, the schedule is as follows. These games will be hosted online via our Discord. Check the #imagine-day channel for live updates, more information, or to ask related questions! 

Schedule:
3:30 – 4:30 PM: Weeb Jackbox (Quiplash)
4:30 – 5:30 PM: Weebs Against Humanity

Have more general questions about the club that aren’t answered here? We’ll also be hosting a UBCAni Q&A panel simultaneously (once again, in Discord). Stop by to say hi or ask whatever you like!


Join our mailing list for weekly newsletter updates on what we’re planning each week as well as events, both hosted by us and relevant ones from partners, and featured artwork from our own members. Normal daily online discussion will take place in our Discord server, and all events and announcements will be mirrored in our Discord server as well. If we host any online events in future, these too will take place in- you guessed it- the Discord server. So, be there!

Like our Facebook page and/or join our group to watch out for our Facebook events, where clicking going to RSVP can mean another raffle ticket to our various anime figure and other prize giveaways! Are you an artist? Don’t forget to join our artist-specific Facebook group as well!

A very general overview about us

In essence, UBCAni is a social club for anime fans to gather and sometimes do anime related activities. Throughout the school year, we cycle through different activities for members to participate in each Friday evening, from 5PM onwards. While we have dedicated time blocks for anime viewings and artist meetups, the main focus of each weekly is the activity, which includes things like karaoke, board games night, video games night, group dinner outings, and much more. In the event that we are forced to lock down and go back to being online only instead, our online activities are usually playing some sort of game together online such as Skribblio, Mafia, Anime Music Quiz, etc. 

Throughout the year, we also host bigger, paid events such as our Halloween and Valentine’s Socials and a cosplay cafe. The first event will be our icebreaker, so mark your calendars for September 24th

For more information, feel free to explore the tabs at the top of our website, ranging from who our sponsors are (flashing your membership card will get you discounts and deals), our current executive team, our mascots, and our other social media!

Check below the break for a basic guide on how to use Discord and join/participate in our server!


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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.

Congratulations to the winners of the PRINT x UBCAni Arts and Crafts contest!

Edit: Voting is now closed! Thank you to everyone who voted!

Winner of the Most Popular/Fan Favorite category and the grand prize, the Huion Tablet: Tiana Mori!

Winner of the 2D Media category and the Demon Slayer key art print: Max Wei!

Winner of the 3D Media category and the Asuka Langley figure: Aleena Liu!

Winner of the Workshop category and the 80-piece marker set: Yuliya Yu!

The other submissions will be featured below the cut. Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this long-term collaborative event and submitted to the contest! Amazing work from everyone!

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UBCAni Virtual Clubs Days 2021

The UBCAni Clubs Day Virtual Booth event is coming up this Thursday and Friday afternoon (January 28 & 29)!  Come visit us virtually on Discord and our exec team will be more than happy to answer all your questions about the club, club events, membership fees, members perks, and hopefully, ease your way into joining our wonderfully weird family. We’ll be hosting Q & A sessions and fun online games as well so feel free to drop by and say hi, ask us any questions, and join in on the fun!

Schedule:

(January 28)
5:00 – 5:30 PM : Anime Scavenger Hunt *hosted on Zoom*

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93893351752

(January 29)
2:00 – 5:00 PM : Q & A live session on Discord .

Hope to see you all there!

Due to the current and ongoing global pandemic, we here at UBCAni understand the struggles we all face together this school year and we would like express our utmost gratitude for your continued love and support during these troubled times. Since club events for the foreseeable future will remain restricted to online platforms, we have decided to significantly reduce our standard membership fees for new, returning, and non-UBC members! Rest assured that our exec team will continue to strive to put these funds to good use in organizing events and activities to ensure the satisfaction of our valued members.

Membership Fees for 2020:

New UBC Student Membership: $5.00

Returning UBC Student Membership: $4.00

New General Membership: $7.50

Returning General Membership: $6.00

As we are unable to accept membership fees in person this year, we will be accepting them through e-transfer. After filling out this form: UBCAni membership form, please e-transfer the corresponding fee to ubcani@gmail.com. After we have confirmed your payment, we will send you a confirmation e-mail with your membership number. More detailed information can be found on the google form itself. Please note that this may take a few days as our club has a lot of members.

If you are unable to pay through e-transfer, we also accept alternative methods like Paypal. Please don’t hesitate to email us at ubcani@gmail.com or message us on Discord or Facebook if you have any questions or require our assistance in any way.

Why become a member of this amazing club you ask? Well, aside from the tons of fun and friendships you will undoubtedly have and gain throughout the year, our various membership perks still hold true, despite the ongoing Corona-pocalypse, and may provide further incentive in joining our wonderfully weird family here at UBCAni. These perks include:

  • Exclusive access to the Library, a collection of thousands of anime episodes and movies. We currently have over 700 discs!
  • Discounts on purchases from our Sponsors! Show your club membership at the time of purchase.
  • Discounts for various club-hosted Events such as dances, cafes, and outings.
  • Insider updates on club activities and the ability to vote on anime to be shown at our weekly showings.
  • Access to our workshops for artists, musicians and cosplayers.
  • Register in club contests: creative, cosplay or otherwise!
  • Increased chances to win raffle prizes!

Once again, please join our mailing list for weekly newsletter updates on current and future events and activities that we have planned throughout the year.

Don’t forget to like our Facebook page and/or join our group as well to watch out for our Facebook events, where clicking going can mean another raffle ticket to our various anime figure and other prize giveaways! Are you an artist? Don’t forget to join our artist-specific Facebook group as well!