|Maid Cafe page is up @ March 30, 2013, 9:18 p.m. by draringi|
|Just a quick alert to tell everyone that the maid cafe page is available at animcgill.org/maidcafe.|
I am still ironing out some of the kinks in it, but I wanted to get it out as soon as possible.
Hope to see everyone at the event.
|New blog is up !!! @ Nov. 22, 2012, 11:29 p.m. by zwd|
|Hey guys, it's the only person who ever blogs lol… In any case, some of you might know that I went to Japan two years ago. Annnnnd for whatever reason, I decide that now it's the best time to blog about it lol… It's missing the last three days for now, until I get images from my removeable onto my computer. But in any case you can find the blog in the blog section with lots of pictures of some of my most remembered moments xD.|
|[RSVP] Social Event - Celebrate your singleness with us! @ Nov. 22, 2012, 11:28 p.m. by kagehoshi|
|What: Black Day RamenWhen: Saturday, April 14th (meeting at Roddick Gates at noon)Where: Hakata Ramen (1216 Stanley, suite 200)As our member Anna Shi has reminded us, this Saturday isBlack Day, a Korean holiday where single people who didnot get chocolate (or omurice!) on Valentine's Day or White Day get together and eat jajangmyeon, a Korean noodle dish. Since such a meal probably isn't a common menu item, we're going to get ramen instead! =D Non-Koreans and non-singles are welcome as well, of course, but if you do bring a significant other, please be prepared to be glared at. >_> (Kidding, sort of.) If you'd like to join us in our revelry, please RSVP at the link below byWednesday, April 11th, at midnight.Link to RSVP and Facebook event arein the newsletter.Yes, there is a Facebook RSVP, and yes, it does count.THIS TIME. However, if you do intend on coming,please RSVP at one or both, or else you'll be forced to play a batsu-game (as some unlucky few were forced to during our picnic…nfufufufu…). So please, for my sanity and your pride, please click one of the above links. Thank you! ^_^'|
|Panels and Screening - Feedback, and Experiments (that go BOOOM!) @ Nov. 22, 2012, 11:28 p.m. by kagehoshi|
|What: Feedback/Studio 4C panel and Experimental ScreeningWhere: Otto Maass 217When: Friday, April 13th, from 6 to 9 (panels from 6 to 7, screening from 7 to 9)Link to forum post:http://animcgill.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t;=172&sid;=3c6cff836730cd21e6e0b4af8fede4ebAfter the art tutorial, we've got our LAST EVENT OF THE SEMESTER NOOOOOOOOO! T___T We'll be having another feedback panel, so you can tell us what you liked, didn't like, or just thought of our events (and us!) in general. It'll be the same as last semester's; this is a good way for us to change tactics for our events next year, so if you really had a horrible time at all our gatherings (I'm sorry!), now's the time to yell at us.After that is Kenji's panel on Studio 4C, a popular Japanese animation studio that's contributed to many things, from the Animatrix, to the Atlus' recent Catherine, to Memories, the movie we screened a while back. Pronounced “four degree Celsius”, it is mostly involved in creating short anime from a lot of (mostly unknown) artists, and encourages the expression of art the most. It doesn't get a lot of attention because they haven't worked on a lot of big projects, but it is one of the essential avant-garde companies that complete the genre spectrum in anime. However, when needed, they do pack quite a punch and create beautiful masterpieces.Once he's done fanboying over them, it's time for the screening! We'll be focusing on OVAs and experimental anime that deviate from the norm in the greatest sense. So, basically, keep your mind open to all ideas, and you'll make it out fine! =DJungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu- A girl named Guu comes to live with Hare and his mother in a jungle where anything can happen. While outwardly innocent, once alone Guu becomes a dangerous monster to be feared - or at least, she tries to be. This anime is a great example where the more you think, the less sense it makes.Pale Cocoon- This 1 episode anime is set in the future, where things are all digitalized. Ura searches the archives for clues about humanity in the past to discover what's wrong with the present, and learns the importance of archiving history and learning from past mistakes.Sayonara zetsubou sensei- The (in?)famous “I'M IN DESPAIR” quote sums it up perfectly. Zetsubou-sensei criticizes society for its fault and social rules, and is accompanied by his very unique students, each with a different sterotype and way of thinking. With many seasons, OVAs, and flying walls of text, this is not to be missed.FLCL- A “founding father” of 21st century experimental anime, the 6 episode FLCL (AKA Fooly Cooly) is both badass and comedic. It all starts when Naota gets hit on his forehead by a woman riding a vespa. As expected, he gets a huge bump. What's NOT expected, is that it grows into a robot and makes things even worse. …Wait, what?!So come please to our final screening of the year, and (hopefully), have a lot of fun! We hope you enjoy the show~|
|Art Tutorial - Followup to Manga Collaboration @ Nov. 22, 2012, 11:28 p.m. by kagehoshi|
|What: Art Tutorial - Followup to our manga publication-to-beWhere: McLennan Library, Second Floor, Room M2-17BWhen: Friday, April 13th, from4:30to 6 PMOh, my, next Friday seems just as busy as this Friday! First up is our last art tutorial of the semester. Mimmy's returning as a guest artist to pick up, or at least see how far you've all come with your manga drafts. ^_^ Here's a message from her!During my last run with our talented artists, we explored the manga-making process from thumbnails to inking. During this next tutorial, we'll pick up right where we left off, and continue with inking techniques, before moving on to a more detailed overview of digitally preparing your mangas for printing. If you were here last time and still have your drafts with you–great! Bring them along for touch-ups, or continue the story with another page! If you missed the last tutorial, fear not! Come out anyway and prepare to draw your own manga page with the guidance of your fellow artists!The ultimate goal of all of this is, as Ilan mentioned at the beginning of the year, making a manga/doujinshi anthology featuring works from the members of McGill Anime Club. (No, you do not have to be an “artist” to join in on the fun, and if you are, no, you don't need to submit manga.) During the summer months, Ilan will organize for you to send in files, either from past tutorials or original works, that you want included in the anthology, which will hopefully be printed out and ready for perusal by next fall! And if you've never self-published before, I can tell you right now that despite what you may feel about lack of experience, lack of time, lack of talent or other lame excuses, it always, always feels great to see your work in print.So, pick up your pen, and I'll see you there!As someone who has self-published in the past - albeit a crappy fantasy novel that is better off forgotten - there is a great sense of pride that comes from holding your own piece in your hands. I highly recommend that you attend, so you too can see your name in print! =D|