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Registration of NorthWest FanFest begins November 2nd

Registration is opening this weekend!

Online Registration will be starting at 12:00 AM on November 2nd, 2013 and runs until May 16th, 2014 11:59 PM.

We will be offering two In-Person Registrations this weekend: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at Gamedeals Video Games in New Westminster (Near Columbia SkyTrain Station) from 12 to 5PM and on Sunday, November 3rd at Sakura Media in Metrotown from 12 to 5PM.

Tier 1 prices – Until Dec. 26th, 2013 (all taxes included in the price)

3-day Adult Pass: $35
3-day Child Pass: $15
Silver Pass: $75
Gold Pass: $150

A breakdown of what each pass will get you can found on our website under Registration.

We are pleased to offer a draw for all those that register now! Anyone who purchases a Weekend Pass in Tier 1 will be automatically entered in a draw for the chance to have their pass upgraded to Silver Pass!

If you have any questions or concerns about registration for Northwest Fan Fest please contact us at registration@northwestfanfest.com

Cheers!
NWFF Registration Team
http://northwestfanfest.com/events/tickets/



Wolf Children & Grave of the Fireflies Movie Showings @ VanCity Theatre

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For those that missed seeing the movie “Wolf Children” at the Vancouver International Film Festival, rest assured! Since they won the Audience Favourite award at the festival, they are planning to show the movie again at the VanCity Theatre (located on Seymour and Davie in downtown Vancouver), along with another movie from Studio Ghibli called “Grave of the Fireflies” commemorating Remembrance Day. The days for the showings are as follows:

Wolf Children – November 9th to 13th, 2013, tickets can be purchased here
Grave of the Fireflies – November 10th to 13th, 2013, tickets can be purchased here

Please let’s help VIFF by spreading the word to our friends and families to come out and support the films.

Link to news: http://archive.viff.org/e-blasts/vancity-theatre/2013/11/RemembrancePR.html



Anime Evolution @ Vancouver International Film Festival


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The Vancouver Anime Convention Society is proud to announce a community partnership with the Vancouver International Film Festival Society (VIFF). For 2013, VIFF will have over 340 films from 70 countries, screening at various locations including the Vancity Theatre, The Centre for Performing Arts, Cineplex International Village (Theatres 8-10), The Cinematheque, Rio Theatre, SFU Woodwards, and Vancouver Playhouse.

Founded in 1982, VIFF is one of the five largest film festivals in North America. VIFF screens the largest selection of East Asian films outside of that region and is one of the biggest showcases of Canadian film in the world. They also have a large, varied and important nonfiction program component. “VIFF is very much a festival designed for the benefit of people who love films and people who make them,” said one critic. Please visit here to view the full listing of movies and screenings for VIFF 2013.

WolfChildren

The Vancouver Anime Convention Society will be co-presenting the film Wolf Children. Fans of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, it’s time to expand your horizons! This beautiful, sweet modern day fairy tale is the latest animated feature from Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time). Wolf Children is exquisite, a fantasy about a single mom, Hana, who fall in love with a wolf man. Together, they had a girl and a boy, Yuki and Ame, who grow furry ears and long tails whenever they get excited. They may look adorably cute but Hana knows outsiders wouldn’t understand. She brings them up alone after the tragic death of the wolf man and tries to teach self-control, but soon relinquishes the city for an old farmhouse in the country, away from nosey neighbours. Here she learns to cultivate crops, and hopes that her wolf children will have time to figure out who and what they are.

With its gorgeous animation and sensitive, multifaceted direction, this is a funny, exhilarating and touching film about nature, nurture, and the call of the wild. It’s ideal family viewing—and equally suited to wolf packs. To learn more about the film and watch the trailer, please visit here.

There will be 3 showings at the Film Festival:

1. September 28th, 2013 at 4:20pm, screening at Cineplex International Village (Theatre #10)
2. October 5th, 2013 at 1:00pm, screening at the Centre for Performing Arts
3. October 11th, 2013 at 6:00pm, screening at the Rio Theatre



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Mackenzie Gray & Scott McNeil @ Anime Evolution!

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So, Mackenzie Gray & Scott McNeil decided to drop by last minute at Anime Evolution!

You can see them on Sunday, June 30th at noon as they join our other voice actors including Dante Basco, Yuri Lowenthal, Bryce Papenbrook, Tara Platt, Rachel Robinson, Jād Saxton, & Lee Tockar in our Main Events room!

Mackenzie Gray is now appearing in MAN OF STEEL as “Jax-Ur”, the villainous (or evil) Kryptonian Scientist. He also voices Obadiah Stane in Iron Man:Armored Adventures, Fangdam in Ninjago, Pahk’kal in Stargate Infinity &, several leads in the video game Dawn of War.

Scott McNeil is a veteran voice actor, with roles from the following ReBoot, Beast Wars, Storm Hawks, Dragon Ball Z, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, InuYasha, Ranma 1/2, Fullmetal Alchemist, and X-Men: Evolution. Scott is a longtime favorite at Anime Evolution and we are proud to add both Mackenzie & Scott to our guest ranks this year!



Guest Cancellation

We regret to inform everyone that due to her continuing recovery from her recent surgery, Yaya Han will not be able to attend Anime Evolution.

However, this doesn’t mean you will not be able to see her at all, as she has graciously offered to conduct her scheduled panel event from her home via Skype! She will also be donating some items for our charity auction.

On behalf of Anime Evolution we wish her a speedy recovery and thank her for still providing the opportunity for her fans to speak to her at our event.



Guest Announcement: Sebastiano Serafini

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Sebastiano Serafini is a Tokyo-based model, musician, and stylist working in Hong Kong, Japan, and Italy, as well as gaining popularity in Thailand where he appeared as the final MC at the 2013 You2Play Awards. He played a recurring role as otaku Luca in the Japanese TV drama series Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo. Sebastiano began modeling at age 15, and is the current face of Gintoki Accessories. He has modeled for h.NAOTO, Gstar, Uniqlo, Toni & Guy, Paul Smith and more.

Seba is vocalist of Monochrome Hearts and vocals/keyboards for Italian visual rock band DNR (Dreams Not Reality). He has performed at V-Rock Festival at Saitama Arena, Stylish Wave, and had a Japan tour in May. His recent band, Monochrome Hearts, released their first single “Your Knight” in Jan 2013, and the second single “When the Night Kills the Day” comes out next month.

Website: http://www.sebastianoserafini.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SebastianoSerafini.Seba
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sebaofficial



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Find the skytrain ad contest

Pre-registration may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a pass! Starting this week, we will have 4 Skytrain ads going up at stations around the city and once again we’re holding a contest to find them all! The first person to find all four will win a Gold Pass to Anime Evolution! We also have regular 3-day passes for the second and third people to find them.

To enter, take a picture of each ad in the station and email them along with the names of the skytrain station they came from to society@animeevolution.com

Hint: They can be located on any of the 3 skytrain lines.

Good luck!



AMV Contest now open

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting entries to the AE 2013 AMV contest!

Contest rules and submission form can be found here: AMV Contest Submission



Anime Evolution 2014 Mascot Contest

For everyone out there who likes to draw, we are pleased to announce that the Anime Evolution Mascot Contest is now open and looking for designs for next year’s convention. All entries will be on display at Anime Evolution 2013 where attendees will be able to vote on their favourite to be used the following year.

Rules, prizes, and submission details can be found in the contest section of our website located HERE



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Guest Cancellation

We regret to inform everyone that due to her continuing recovery from her recent surgery, Yaya Han will not be able to attend Anime Evolution.

However, this doesn’t mean you will not be able to see her at all, as she has graciously offered to conduct her scheduled panel event from her home via Skype! She will also be donating some items for our charity auction.

On behalf of Anime Evolution we wish her a speedy recovery and thank her for still providing the opportunity for her fans to speak to her at our event.



Anime Evolution 2013 – 10 years of Anime Conventions

Anime Evolution is proud to announce its return on June 28-30th, 2013 at the University of British Columbia! Not only will this mark the return to the full 3-day format, but this special event celebrates the 10th anniversary of Anime Evolution. Come join the fun!

Admission is just $30 (including taxes) until March 31, 2013 so pre-register HERE while it’s such a great deal!

Join the event on Facebook: Anime Evolution 2013

Keep up to date on the latest announcements:
Anime Evolution Facebook page
Anime Evolution forum



J-Fest 2013

Anime Evolution is pleased to announce that we will be hosting J-Fest 2013 on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Douglas College New Westminster campus.

Admission is just $10 at the door, so come and join us for a day of anime filled fun! More details will follow.

Join the event on Facebook: J-Fest 2013

Keep up to date on the latest announcements:
Anime Evolution Facebook page
Anime Evolution forum



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Registration of NorthWest FanFest begins November 2nd

Registration is opening this weekend!

Online Registration will be starting at 12:00 AM on November 2nd, 2013 and runs until May 16th, 2014 11:59 PM.

We will be offering two In-Person Registrations this weekend: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at Gamedeals Video Games in New Westminster (Near Columbia SkyTrain Station) from 12 to 5PM and on Sunday, November 3rd at Sakura Media in Metrotown from 12 to 5PM.

Tier 1 prices – Until Dec. 26th, 2013 (all taxes included in the price)

3-day Adult Pass: $35
3-day Child Pass: $15
Silver Pass: $75
Gold Pass: $150

A breakdown of what each pass will get you can found on our website under Registration.

We are pleased to offer a draw for all those that register now! Anyone who purchases a Weekend Pass in Tier 1 will be automatically entered in a draw for the chance to have their pass upgraded to Silver Pass!

If you have any questions or concerns about registration for Northwest Fan Fest please contact us at registration@northwestfanfest.com

Cheers!
NWFF Registration Team
http://northwestfanfest.com/events/tickets/



Wolf Children & Grave of the Fireflies Movie Showings @ VanCity Theatre

VIFF-Vancity-email-masthead

 

For those that missed seeing the movie “Wolf Children” at the Vancouver International Film Festival, rest assured! Since they won the Audience Favourite award at the festival, they are planning to show the movie again at the VanCity Theatre (located on Seymour and Davie in downtown Vancouver), along with another movie from Studio Ghibli called “Grave of the Fireflies” commemorating Remembrance Day. The days for the showings are as follows:

Wolf Children – November 9th to 13th, 2013, tickets can be purchased here
Grave of the Fireflies – November 10th to 13th, 2013, tickets can be purchased here

Please let’s help VIFF by spreading the word to our friends and families to come out and support the films.

Link to news: http://archive.viff.org/e-blasts/vancity-theatre/2013/11/RemembrancePR.html



Anime Evolution @ Vancouver International Film Festival


VIFF728x250

The Vancouver Anime Convention Society is proud to announce a community partnership with the Vancouver International Film Festival Society (VIFF). For 2013, VIFF will have over 340 films from 70 countries, screening at various locations including the Vancity Theatre, The Centre for Performing Arts, Cineplex International Village (Theatres 8-10), The Cinematheque, Rio Theatre, SFU Woodwards, and Vancouver Playhouse.

Founded in 1982, VIFF is one of the five largest film festivals in North America. VIFF screens the largest selection of East Asian films outside of that region and is one of the biggest showcases of Canadian film in the world. They also have a large, varied and important nonfiction program component. “VIFF is very much a festival designed for the benefit of people who love films and people who make them,” said one critic. Please visit here to view the full listing of movies and screenings for VIFF 2013.

WolfChildren

The Vancouver Anime Convention Society will be co-presenting the film Wolf Children. Fans of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, it’s time to expand your horizons! This beautiful, sweet modern day fairy tale is the latest animated feature from Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time). Wolf Children is exquisite, a fantasy about a single mom, Hana, who fall in love with a wolf man. Together, they had a girl and a boy, Yuki and Ame, who grow furry ears and long tails whenever they get excited. They may look adorably cute but Hana knows outsiders wouldn’t understand. She brings them up alone after the tragic death of the wolf man and tries to teach self-control, but soon relinquishes the city for an old farmhouse in the country, away from nosey neighbours. Here she learns to cultivate crops, and hopes that her wolf children will have time to figure out who and what they are.

With its gorgeous animation and sensitive, multifaceted direction, this is a funny, exhilarating and touching film about nature, nurture, and the call of the wild. It’s ideal family viewing—and equally suited to wolf packs. To learn more about the film and watch the trailer, please visit here.

There will be 3 showings at the Film Festival:

1. September 28th, 2013 at 4:20pm, screening at Cineplex International Village (Theatre #10)
2. October 5th, 2013 at 1:00pm, screening at the Centre for Performing Arts
3. October 11th, 2013 at 6:00pm, screening at the Rio Theatre



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