It’s back! Our special guest Jacob Powers of HCupcake Productions presents the annual Swimsuit Contest where contestants strut their stuff and compete to out do each other through their introductions, performances and Q&A session! Who will be victorious this year? Make sure to stop by and see!
Saturday, August 4, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Ballroom A – Main Events
Cosplay Contest Judging – Sunday, August 5, 1:00pm to 3:30pm, Panel Room 3 – Meeting Room 121
Cosplay Contest – Sunday, August 5, 5:00pm to 6:30pm, Ballroom A – Main Events
AniRevo’s annual Cosplay Contest is a chance for people to show off the fruits of their labour, brought on by hours of blood, sweat and tears. Sit back, relax, and prepare to laugh and cheer the contestants on! Featuring special guest cosplay judges: Baozi, Hana and Damien Maverick of the 404s!! The Cosplay Contest Judging is open to Cosplayers in the contest only.
The best of the best in Anime Music Videos will be on display this year! You’ll laugh, maybe cry, perhaps scratch your head… it’s all for the fun and creativity! Help decide who will win this year at this special event, or just come to kick back and watch some great videos!
Saturday, August 4, 4:00pm to 5:30pm, Panel Room 1 – Meeting Room 109
Have you ever watched a Cosplay Contest an thought “this is great… bit it would be better if it were the exact opposite?”. Well, like a version of the Cosplay Contest from the Darkest Timeline, we bring you the return of the Worst Cosplay Contest!
Sunday, August 5, 10:00am to 11:30am, Ballroom A – Main Events
The Worst Cosplay Contest is a just-for-fun cosplay improv show where audience members are the contestants. Get up on stage, make a fool of yourself and join us all in having a laugh in a series of wacky quizzes, games and general weirdness.
The Cinematheque and the Vancity Theatre are co-hosting a major retrospective of the films of Studio Ghibli, the world-renowned anime studio founded in Tokyo in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. 14 Studio Ghibli films will be played from December 7, 2012 to January 3, 2013. The Cinematheque will be playing the films in original Japanese language (with English subtitles), and The Vancity Theatre will be playing them in English dub.
Frequently referred to as the Disney of Japan, Studio Ghibli is known for startlingly original animated feature films that combine dazzling visual virtuosity, vivid characterizations, and epic storytelling. These include some of the most magical, most beloved animated movies ever made, including Castle in the Sky, My Neighbour Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle.
Got a talent for video editing? A passion for chopping together your own fan-made videos of your favorite anime? Want to show off your awesome video for an audience? Enter our AMV contest and submit your best anime fan-vid for a chance to win fun prizes! Deadline is 10th August 2012.