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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Painting With Camilla d'Errico

Local Vancouver artist Camilla d'Errico was kind enough to give a short painting demo along with a Q&A with the audience. She shared with everyone some of her tricks, techniques and some quirky facts about herself.

Follow along and see the evolution of a painting by a skilled artist!

From AE 2010 Live Painting With Camilla DErrico

Monday, August 30, 2010

Saturday Panel Highlights

Panels! Too many panels! How could anyone see all of them!?

Heres some of the photos of the more intresting panels from Saturday.

From AE 2010 Saturday Panel Highlights

The AE Console Gaming Room!

The console gaming room once again entertained those who were looking for their home away from home at the convention (in regards to gaming).
Such favourites as the Wii and Xbox were present along with more oddball consoles like Nintendo's Virtual Boy. They even had a full blown para para machine!

Check out the room here if you didn't get a chance to see it!

From AE 2010 Console Gaming Room

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Charity Auction

This years charity auction once again raised money for a good cause. Items for auction included signed DVDs, rare posters and art prints, plus wacky items from our guests. Hosted by Loaded Ready Run, over $2500 was raised for the B.C. Childrens hospital.

In case you were busy elsewhere at the convention, check out some of the things people were able to walk away with!

From AE 2010 Charity Auction

Closing Ceremonies

After an action packed weekend of anime, cosplayers, manga, internet celebrities, gaming, a lot of walking around plus a whole lot of other stuff, Anime Evolution 2010 has come to a close. We thank all of you for coming and making this year possible.

Loaded Ready Run performed their one last task for us and hosted the Closing Ceremonies. They were kind enough showed some pictures they took from the weekend from their "camera'. The Gauntlet and Anime Idol also came to their conclusion with Imran clenching 1st place in the Gauntlet and Karmon winning Anime Idol. Congratulations to all who participated!

Thank you all for coming to Anime Evolution 2010 and we hope you come back next year!

From AE 2010 Closing Ceremonies

Final Fantasy Fight Tournament: Open Battle

Sunday's open Final Fantasy Fight Tournament was another success! Cosplayers from the crowd itself battled it out using their characters fighting moves in the usual Final Fantasy styled turn based on stage battles. The event may be over but these awesome images are here to stay!

Epic finishing moves and wacky hijinks brought to you by our staff photographers here at AE.

From AE 2010 Final Fantasy Fight: Open Battle

Worst Cosplay Contest

The ugly twin brother of the Cosplay Contest, The Worst Cosplay Contest was held at the War Memorial Gym. Hosted by none other than the Spanish Inquisition, contestants battle it out over three rounds to determine who is the worst of the mediocre.

A surprise winner awaits those who dare see what lies beyond the jump.

From AE 2010 Worst Cosplay Contest

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Beautiful Losers

The Beautiful Losers came to play at Anime Evolution's Main Stage at the UBC War Memorial Gym on Saturday night. Check out some photos from their wonderful heartfelt performance.

From AE 2010 The Beautiful Losers

The Gauntlet - Round 3

The Gauntlet proceeded to round three with swiftness.
Round 3 contenders played Pokemon Puzzle League. Two contestants are left to have one last round of gauntlet in a mystery game to be played at the closing ceremonies.

From AE 2010 Gauntlet Round 3

Cosplay Chess

This year's cosplay chess once again pitted the forces of good against the forces of evil. Who came out on top? Well, the game ended in a stalemate. One of the players also learned that he can't have his cake and eat it too.

From AE 2010 - Cosplay Chess

Gundam Building Contest

Anime Evolution once again held a Gundam modelling contest. A room full of enthuastic gundam builders attempted to envision a gundam better than their neighbours for prizes.

Photos from Friday's event are posted below!

For those who like the super deformed versions of our loveable giant mecha, check out our SD Gundam modelling contest.

From AE 2010 Gundam Building Contest

AE 2010 Anime Idol Rehearsal Sunday

The last rehearsal before the closing ceremonies took place on Sunday. Some photos from behind the scenes before the winners are announced. Good job to all who participated and good luck to the finalists!

From AE 2010 Anime Idol Rehearsal Sunday

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Gauntlet - Round 2

The Gauntlet advances to round two.
Through the darkness filled room of console challenges, the list of contenders dwindle as the competition become tougher.
The finalist ascend to round three.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the champion of the Gauntlet.

The Gauntlet: Round 2 was hosted by XN & Fratchwaggon

From AE 2010 Gauntlet Round 2 (Aug 14, 2010)

Cosplay Cafe

Now becoming an annual event, the cosplay cafe was once again in operation at Anime Evolution. Operated by a dedicated staff of cosplayers, people were invited to kick back and have a drink or snack served by their favourite anime characters.

Photos from the event after the jump!

From AE 2010 Cosplay Cafe

Team Four Star & LittleKuriboh

Fans of Dragonball Z Abridged meet together for the Team Four Star Panel to meet guests and a special premier.
Guests include:
- Scott "KaiserNeko" Frerichs
- Nick "Lanipator" Landis
- Lawrence "MasakoX" Simpson
- Ben "Hbi2k" Creighton
- Curtis "Takahata101" Arnott
- Martin "LittleKuriboh" Billany
- Anthony "Kroze" Kreskyand
- Corinne "Megami33" Sudberg
In addition, there was a 18+ panel of Team Four Star & LittleKuriboh aka Martin Billany.
They told stories and funny secrets and shared among attendee's.

From AE 2010 Team Four Star & LK

Cosplay Contest

The cosplay contest was a success.
An euthsiastic crowd cheered for the contestants as they performed on-stage for everyone to see.
The War Memorial Gym in UBC became very busy as the event continued into the evening.
The winners will be announced and posted shortly.

From AE 2010 Cosplay Contest

Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged

From AE 2010 YGO Abridged

Anime Idol - Round 2

Anime Idol, Round 2 has concluded.
The next group of contests advance to Round 3, the finale.

From AE 2010 Anime Idol Round 2

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Gauntlet - Round 1

The Gauntlet is a competition of LAN gaming, board gaming and console gaming.
It was an intensive and energy filled battle.
Round two will further test the abilities of its contestants.

From AE 2010 The Gauntlet - Round 1

The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets

The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets performed on Anime Evolutions main stage. Enjoy some photos from their animated and awesome performance!

From AE 2010 Darkest of the Hillside

Anime Idol - Round 1

Anime Idol, round 1 ended with ecstatic crowds cheering and already waiting for round 2.
Round two will be tomorrow, Saturday, August 14th at 10:00AM till 11:30AM.

Below is a list of contestants who are advancing to round 2.
- Mikaila
- Candace & Alen
- Justin
- Alison
- Bang
- Alexis
- Kormon

If you missed the first one, here are some photos.

From AE 2010 Anime Idol Round 1

Lolita Fashion Show

Lolita Fashion Show of AE 2010.
Inspired by various artists, fans and designers amass to watch the show and present their many Lolita outfits.

From AE 2010 Lolita Fashion Show

Scavenger Hunt

The Anime Evolution`s 2010 Scavenger Hunt was a big success.
Attendee`s raced across campus to find the hints to obtain the winning prizes.

From AE 2010 Scavenger Hunt

Opening Ceremonies of Anime Evolution 2010

Another year of Anime Evolution has arrived!
The photographers of AE 2010 have brought you a few exciting photos of the opening ceremonies.
Crowded with lots of people, we expect a full grown explosion of fun and exciting events!

Come on down to UBC if you're still thinking of attending!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday Masquerade & Retro Ball!

Photos from the Masquerade and Retro Ball are up! Held in the Student Union Buildings ballroom, attendees were dressed their best and danced till the next day.

From AE 2010 Thursday Masquerade Ball & Retro Ball

Anime Evolution 2010 Pre Convention Coverage!

Another day till Anime Evolution 2010 begins officially!

This years edition is being held at the University of British Columbia. Staff were busily setting up the convetion grounds for another weekend of shows, panels, demonstrations, gaming and a lot more.

Attendees were also present on convetion grounds to pick up their passes and take a look at some of the available convention spaces.

Keep a look out for photos from the Masquerade and Retro and the Auditions for this years Anime Idol!

From AE 2010 Pre Convention Photos

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Richmond Public Night Market - AE Booth

Anime Evolution made an appearance at the Richmond Public Night Market this year during this past weekend. August 6th to 8th.

The first AE cosplay calendar made it's debut at the booth and is being sold to the public for 12 dollars. It will also be available at the convention until supplies last! Get one now!

On the night of August 8th, AE got the chance to take the stage and present the hype that everyone is setting up for.
This weekend is Anime Evolution 2010!

Behold some photos and gear up for Anime Evolution!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Geeks in the Park at Central Park

Fan Fair Fest, Vancouver's own pop culture convention, and Anime Evolution got together last weekend at Central Park in Burnaby to host Geeks in the Park, a summer cosplay meet up! Cosplayers from the Vancouver area came down for a potluck on a lovely sunny day. Even the owner of GottaCon made it down for some potluck food. Some games were played and good time was had by all who made it. AE's own staff photographers, Austin and Simon bring you photos from last weekends event.

Thanks to all who came out!

Monday, June 7, 2010

AE at Burnaby Heights Hats Off Day Parade

Anime Evolution was once again present at the 2010 Burnaby Heights Hats Off Day. Hats Off Day is where "Heights merchants 'take their hats off' to their community and their customers and the entire Heights community celebrates together". A small group of cosplayers came out early in the morning to participate in the parade itself while other staff members and volunteers prepared the booth for people to visit throughout the day. Pamphlets were handed out to promote AE 2010. There was even an impromptu performance of "Hari Hari Yukai" for everyone to see and enjoy.

Thanks to all the volunteers who showed up to help out and we hope to see you again next year!

Monday, May 17, 2010

We Love The Con Day!

This year, the local community supporting Anime Evolution held "We Love The Con Day" to hype up the community for the 2010 convention year. It was held at Stanley Park miniature train picnic area on a gorgeous sunny day. Many local con-goers and supporters were in attendance with over 80 people present. Activities included Whose Line Is It Anyway? Anime Edition, half litre football, sneaky statues, an abbreviated cos-play contest and Pip's Improv, along with the usual meet-up happenings. Anime Evolution's Lord Dolphin was present to give away a gold pass by means of a pop quiz contest. Kirby Kandy was the lucky winner of an Anime Evolution 2010 Gold Pass. Congratulations!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Anime Evolution visits GottaCon 2010!

Anime Evolution took a trip to Vancouver Island this weekend to take part in Victoria's premier gaming convention: GottaCon. Now in its' second year, GottaCon featured a large assortment of tabletop, console and LAN based gaming, along with like-minded dealers and sponsors, and over 800 attendees! We did our part to join in the fun too, hosting their first costume contest, along with giving away free T-Shirts and other items. We look forward to being there again in 2011 for their third year running, February 4th to 6th! 

Monday, January 25, 2010

J-Fest Photos

After a two year hiatus J-Fest, a one day only "mini convention", celebrating local anime fandom and popular culture made its return. Run by Anime Evolution and sponsored in part by Glico and it was held at Douglas College's New Westminster campus on January 23 2010. Highlights of this year J-Fest Included an Aritst's Alley, cosplay tutorials, video gaming and panels related to Japanese culture and anime fandom.