Animethon Web Archive

Welcome to the Animethon Web Archive. To help share our past events we decided to make our old sites available. You can find them here:

ATOA

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Animethon

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

▼ This is how our ATOA Website looked like in 2012. The current version of this Website is atoa.animethon.org

About

Locations

Building 6 & 7(106th & 107th Street)
Grant MacEwan University:
City Centre Campus
10700 104 Ave NW,
Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2
(780) 497-5040
www.macewan.ca

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel
10155 105 ST
Edmonton, Alberta
(780) 423-4811
www.coasthotels.com

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Our History

Animethon started back in 1994 by the Banzai Anime Klub of Alberta (BAKA), with the intent of promoting Japanese anime. It became a success by presenting well-known and more obscure anime to audiences, and has since grown to what it is now. Today, Animethon is presented by the not-for-profit Alberta Society for Asian Popular Arts (ASAPA).

In the beginning, Animethon was a one-day event that allowed people to view different Japanese Anime movies and television shows within two classrooms at Grant MacEwan. Since Animethon 2, the festival has grown to utilize the entirety of the University campus for events, artist alley, education panels, and a large vendor hall. As such, the steady increase of numbers in attendees to Animethon has allowed for various vendors to expose themselves to a unique group of people both young and old.

A Taste of Animethon was first created in 2010. While nowhere near the size of Animethon itself it's been a successful event in it's own right with a steadily growing attendance. We hope that this year's event will be just as successful.
ASAPA