New Officers and Summer Schedule!

•May 4, 2012 • Leave a Comment

We hope your summer break has been restful and that you’re just about ready for summer classes, and, more importantly, summer Anime Spot events!

These are the new officers:
President – Roberto Ramos
Vice President – Frances Perry
Secretary – Bronte Bettencourt
Treasurer – Vincent Anderson
Public Relations – Ashley Rudolph

Summer Schedule:
Pensacola Board Room 222 5pm-8pm

May 20
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July 1
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July 29

Anime Spot Elections

•March 31, 2012 • Leave a Comment

This next meeting is a very important one for Anime Spot, elections will be taking place. We have five positions you can run for, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Public Relations. If you want to run for a position or vote you must be a due paying member. you can purchase a membership at this week’s meeting before elections.

If you would like, you can run for the highest position you would be comfortable in and “slide down” to running for the lower positions. For example, if you want to be president but could stand to be secretary, you can run for both because we do the positions one at a time.

The meeting will be on Friday, April 6th, from 7:30pm-11:30pm, in the student union, Key West Room 218CD

Position duties

The President shall:
• Supervise and coordinate the activities of the organization.
• Preside over all meetings and call all meetings to order.
• Maintain communication with the office of student involvement and ensure that all paperwork is current.
• Be one of the three signers on financial documents.
• Ensure all officers are performing their duties as defined in the constitution.
• Keep advisor informed of activities and functions of this organization.

The Vice President shall:
• Assist the President in his/her duties.
• Assume the President’s responsibilities in his/her absence.
• Coordinate all conferences.
• Keep accurate records of all meetings in the Secretary’s absence.

The Treasurer shall:
• Keep an accurate account of all funds received and expended.
• Be one of the three signers on financial documents.
• Be responsible for collecting dues and notifying members who are delinquent in their payments.
• Be responsible for creating a budget at the beginning of each fall and spring semester.

The Secretary shall:
• Notify members of meetings via e-mail and/or telephone at least 48 hours in advance.
• Keep accurate minutes and records of all meetings.
• Maintain an accurate list of members and their contact information.
• Prepare ballots for elections.
• Keep a copy of the constitution and have it available for members.

Public Relations
-Update website with important news
-organize tabling days
-organize cross promotion with other organizations
-create or help create promotional materials for the club

After elections we will be watching Memories. If there is time we may watch something else.

-Roberto Ramos

Spring 2012 Schedule So Far

•January 6, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Happy New Year, Anime Spot!

We have some exciting things going on with Knightrokon. We recently announced that Kyle Hebert and Wendee Lee are confirmed for coming to the convention, and we have a ton of panelists, vendors and artists on board! Now, if we could just get you guys to enter the AMV Contest, that would be great! *hint hint*

We have the beginnings of our schedule. We are planning on having more meetings than this, some on weekdays to accommodate people who have trouble getting to campus on weekends. If you’re on the facebook group, please go there and vote in the poll for which day to have our alternate meetings.

We will have events other than Knightrokon over the course of the semester, but we’re still working on dates. If you have any event ideas or any past events we did that you enjoyed and would like to do again, let us know.

All meetings are 7:30-midnight unless otherwise specified.

Saturday, January 14 – Key West, Room 218AB
Saturday, January 21 – Key West, Room 218AB
Friday, January 27 – Cape Florida 316CD
Saturday, February 11 – Brooklyn Pizza
Saturday, March 3 – Knightrokon! All day, Student Union.
Saturday, March 10 – Key West, Room 218CD
Friday, March 16 – Cape Florida 316CD
Friday, April 06 – Key West, Room 218CD
Saturday, April 21 – Cape Florida 316CD

Propeller Anime will be hosting Anime Nite Dating Game with Anime Addicts Anonymous on Friday the 13th, and some of us are planning on going. It will be at 8PM at A Comic Shop, located at 114 S. Semoran Blvd Winter Park, FL 32792. More info .

- Diana Galvin

Anime Spot goes to Senate for KNIGHTROKON and End of the Semester PARTY!

•December 1, 2011 • Leave a Comment

HELLO Anime Spot!

It looks like it’s that time of the year again, time for the holidays to start and the semester to be OVER! We all know the sleepless feeling of the dreaded finals week, so to give everyone a breather in between studying for their Master’s degrees, let’s PARTY!

So come on down to Anime Spot’s and have some fun with your fellow members as we watch some anime, play some games, raffle some cool prizes, and just have a good time in general. The anime this weekend is the fourth episode of Gundam Unicorn! This party will take place at the same time as our usual meetings, so this Friday, December 2nd in the Student Union, Key West 218 AB from 7:30pm-11:30pm.

Also if you’d like to bring some board games or some snack/drinks let us know in the comments of the so people don’t bring the same thing.

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! Everyone’s heard of KNIGHTROKON by now, right? Well if you haven’t, get off your bums and go check out the website of UCF’s very own Anime Convention! Hosted by your’s truly, Anime Spot. And because we are hosting such a momentous event right here at the very school, such things as bills and Senate meetings need to take place.

Who remembers the meeting from last year where over 50 Anime Spot members showed up at the Senate meeting so Anime Spot could get several free Megacon tickets? This event is similar. In order to make KNIGHTROKON have all the awesome stuff we’re planning on, we are going to need as many of you members as possible to come out and support us in this

It goes like this: the more Anime Spot members show up to this that’s going to be talking about KNIGHTROKON‘s bill, the more the Senate will realize how supportive you guys are and how much an Anime Convention here at UCF is needed! Also, the more people who show up in their Anime Spot t-shirts, the even more support we show! If you don’t have an Anime Spot t-shirt, then just dress nice. Knightrokon is for all of you and for the entire anime community, so we need to make it amazing. All you have to do is show up to show your support!

The actual meeting will be this Thursday, Dec 1st at 7pm. If you could be there a little bit beforehand to meet with us so we can discuss protocol and such, that would be great. (So shoot for showing up around 6:30pm) The Senate meeting will take place in the Key West Ballroom.

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I hope to see tons of awesome Anime Spot members showing their support at the Senate Meeting, and everyone else partying the next day! :]

-Ashley Rudolph
PR Officer

Whose Line is it Anime GEEKGASM!

•November 18, 2011 • Leave a Comment
Diana Galvin in her winning cardboard mecha created by Jordan Cina and Sarah McNulty, with a little coloring help from Ashley!

Hey Anime Spot, last Friday we went to the awesome GEEKGASM event and preformed a hilarious Whose Line is it Anime hour! It was super successful, and the crowd really seemed to enjoy the show. Pictures can be found on the Facebook site

After Anime Spot did their Whose Line event, we also enjoyed making awesome cardboard Mecha robots during Propeller Anime’s Cardboard Mecha Contest! After an hour and a half of mecha duct tape and crayons, the winner of the greatest cardboard mecha was none other than your Anime Spot Vice President Diana Galvin! She came complete with wings and Knightroko bunny ears, made by your other officers Jordan Cina and Sarah McNulty. Pictures of this awesome event can be found

And then came the Hentai cafe, which for those of you who weren’t there, I’ll just leave that up to your imaginations. ;]

This week we’re starting our meeting an hour early because we will be having an in addition to our viewings. This anime exchange allows you to trade, sell, or buy any unwanted (or wanted) anime, manga, games, figures or other anime-related merchandise. Tables for this will be set up on a first come, first served basis. So be sure to show up on time!

You are allowed to bring anything anime-related to trade or sell. This can be anything from anime, manga, figures and plushies to cosplay props and costumes. You will be expected to keep track of your own stuff, so keep that in mind when deciding what to bring. You can buy, trade or sell items.

Anime Spot will be accepting but not expecting donations from those who do choose to sell items. We will also bring out some of the club’s anime and manga for sale or for a really good trade.

We will be showing Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance as our feature at the end of the night.

See ya at the meeting!

-Ashley Rudolph
Anime Spot Public Relations Officer

Whose Line event and Saturday Viewing Night

•November 10, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Hey Anime Spot, this week our meeting will be moved to Saturday, because on Friday we’ll be busy with our awesome Joining us on stage will be the Anime Spot members Melissa Lynn, Jordan Santacruz, Chris Heath and Calvin Lee! Be sure to come on down to the Geekgasm this Friday to support your fellow members and partake in awesome comedy!

Anime Spot’s Whose Line event will be part of the Night at a Comic Shop! Details on times locations and directions can be found on the Facebook pages or in the previous post.

As previously stated, the usual Friday meeting will be moved to from 7:30pm-11:3pm in the Key West Ballroom. Same time, same place- different day! This week we’re going to have our themed viewing night for the month of November. We will be watching some awesome Live Action shows and movies. We will start the night with some good looking young men as we watch the first episode of the Ouran High School Host club live action, then we will move onto some Sentai with the action packed first episode of Gokaiger. If there is time we may watch some Sailor Moon Live Action or Kamen Rider.

Our feature for the night will be the Nana live action movie. Telling the story of two girls who meet by coincidence and share the same name as they travel Tokyo and experience the hardships of chasing their dreams.

See everyone at the meeting and the GEEKGASM!

-Ashley Rudolph
Anime Spot PR Officer

A Murder Mystery Night success and awesome upcoming events!

•November 4, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Hey Anime Spot! This past Saturday we held our celebrated 5th Annual Murder Mystery Night featuring the Lambda Omicron Lambda Fraternity! The night was a great success, except for the murders of course. Shame on Kamina for not being manly at all. Rest in peace, Miroku and Fujiko.

The night featured music, mingling, pachinko, punch, and donuts. We’d like to give a big thank you to Jason Bailey for providing the very entertaining pachinko machine, and a shout out to Wack-a-doo’s for providing the donuts and refreshments! Congratulations to those great detectives who all received a prize for figuring out who the murderer was! Be sure to come to next year’s Murder Mystery Night, which is bound to be even more epic!

Also the upcoming , an anime convention held here at the center of UCF and hosted by yours truly, Anime Spot, will be hosting its own Murder Mystery Night. That night is rumored to feature a certain host club from a certain Ouran High School. Be sure to make room in your calendars for 2012, Saturday March 3rd!

We have a busy couple of weeks planned, with Anime viewing nights, AMVs, Whose Line is it Anime, and events all over town!

Be sure to make it out to on November 4th at 7:30pm in the Key West Ballroom 218 AB of the UCF Student Union. We will be watching Porco Rosso the second half of this meeting, and holding auditions for the infamous “Whose Line is it Anime?” the first half.

Are you a witty Anime fan? Do you always have some funny nerdy comeback to say to almost everything? Are you one of those people who is always shouting memes at the Anime Spot meetings? Then you need to come check out Anime Spot’s WHOSE LINE IS IT ANIME? This is a special interactive and improv event that’s based off the hit show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” but with Anime references and jokes. It’s that time of year again. If you’re interested in participating in this event, or even just watching hilarious Anime-styled improv with your friendly nerds, then check out this Friday’s meeting as well as the main on Semoran boulevard and University. This event will be part of the super event held at A Comic Shop on Friday, November 11th! Following Whose Line will be Propeller Anime with their Iron Cardboard Robot Cosplay! And the night will end with Cosplay Deviants Hentai Cafe. (Ages 18+)

This is how it’s going down: This Friday everyone interested in auditioning will be given a number and then asked to partake in a few games to help our judges decide on who we want to be our actors for the main show. The auditions will take up the first half of the meeting. This is always a fun time to let loose and let the jokes fly, so don’t be shy and give it a try. Even if you are not chosen as a performer there will be games that the audience can participate in!

Enjoy creating Anime Music Videos? Well our AMV contest is coming up fast! If you are interested in submitting your own AMV for our AMV contest, the deadline is this upcoming meeting, Friday November 4th.

Also during our meeting this Friday, we will be discussing carpooling for the Whose Line show November 11th and the which is coming up this Sunday, November 6th. If are able to drive others to the event please post in the comments of the respective event how many people you can take.

Traditional Japanese food, performances, music, dance, art, cosplay, Taiko drummers and more! This Sunday only from 11:00-7:00pm! It’s time for the yearly Orlando Japan Festival. Their mission is to celebrate the 156th year of Japan-USA friendship, as well as continue the cultural interchange with the local community. If you enjoy the rich culture behind all the Japanese Anime, then come out and enjoy a day full of history and life behind the island nation of Japan.

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Hope to see you guys at all these awesome events!

-Ashley Rudolph
Anime Spot PR Officer

 
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