Animethon Starts Friday! (Look at all the gaming…)

Odds are about 99.99% that if you read this site, you already know about Animethon on Friday. In reality the main reason for making this post is that if I didn’t at least mention it,  I don’t think I could call myself an Edmonton Nerd. So what do I say and how do I cover arguably the second biggest yearly Nerdy Edmonton Event (after the Expo)?

How about piece by piece? Starting with the gaming you’ll see would be something that a lot of you might not realize… There’ll be Video Gaming, RPGS, Card Games & Board Games! There’s even going to be some LARP in attendance (looking at you, Tall Tale).

For the full schedule, go here.

Details from the Animethon site below…

The Hall of Gaming is where you visit to fulfil all your gaming needs, these rooms will include:

Extra Life Edmonton Competitive Gaming

Rooms 7-146 and 7-187

Join in for some fun competitive console gaming! This year we will be hosting a special tournament for “One Piece Burning Blood”, sponsored by Bandai Namco!

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Free-Play Console Gaming

Rooms 7-142 and 7-185

The Free-Play room is a great place to hang out and meet fellow gamers in a more relaxed atmosphere. This room will feature gaming classics to Japanese imports. A little bit of everything gaming that caters to all!

LAN Gaming Tournament (LoL/DOTA2)

Room 6-241

Challenge others with your l33t skills in the League of Legends Tournament! Tournament sign up will be available at the LAN Gaming room 6-241. This will be an 8 team (5v5) single elimination tournament. There are limited spots available so be sure to sign up early!

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Pokémon GO Animethon Lure Party

All over Campus

Come join us at Animethon 23 for your journey to catch em’ all! We will be celebrating Pokemon’s 20th anniversary by placing lures on campus throughout the weekend! Meet fellow Pokémon Masters, catch new Pokémons! The PokéStops at the campus will be constantly activated with lure modules by our staff and fans in the quest to catch ’em all!!

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LAN Gaming Free-Play (LoL/DOTA2)

Room 6-345

Come play some casual LAN gaming at our Free-Play LAN room! Games available would be League of Legends and DOTA 2.

Table Top Café Gaming

Room 7-122

Table Top Café provides a wonderful place to play hundreds of different board games for both the casual and competitive gamer. We will be bringing a selection of the hottest games to Animethon which we can quickly teach you how to play! Groups of all sizes are welcome – just grab a few friends and walk on in. Hanabi, Pandemic, Settlers of Catan, Takenoko, King of Tokyo, and Boss Monster are just a few examples of our wide selection.

Outside of Animethon, Table Top Café is located at 5716 75 Street NW, Edmonton. Plus check out our new Downtown Edmonton location at 10235 124 st NW and south side at 5716 75 st NW!

Adventurers Guild Card Gaming

Room 7-284 and 7-286

Hosted by The Adventurers Guild. Come join us to learn or play your favourite card games such as Yu-Gi-Oh, Weiss Schwarz, Cardfight, Magic The Gathering, and much more! Outside of Animethon, the Adventurers Guild store is located at 15211 Stony Plain Road Northwest, Edmonton. Magic drafts will be hosted on demand with enough participants (minimum of 8 players).

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Pokemon Room

Rooms 7-277

Come catch ’em all!

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Avalon Knights

Room 7-279

Do you seek adventure to boost your Strength or maybe charisma? Well we recommend you check out Avalon Knights located in Room 7-279. Avalon Knights will be introducing our first RPG room for Animethon 23. The knights will be offering lessons and game play for Super Dungeon Explorer, Ninja all star, Maid RPG, Dungeons and Dragons 5E special Animethon encounter, Shadowrun, and Only War.

Friday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

EPL Artemis / Madsoft Showcase Room

Room 7-278

EPL will be providing an experience out of this world by presenting Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator. Boldly go where no one has gone before as you trek through the stars!


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