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ASAPA presents

Animethon 25

Aug 10 - 12 / 2018 Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton Alberta Canada
/ Events / Gaming Hall

Gaming Hall

Please Note

All information regarding this hall is subject to change.
For the first time ever, Animethon will be dedicating over 24,000 square feet of space just for gaming! Featuring console gaming, free-play and tournaments, LAN gaming, Indie Showcases, Tabletop Cafe Board Gaming, Adventurers' Guild Card Gaming, Community Booths, and much more! Keep checking back here because there is so much more happening at this hall unannounced yet!
  • The Gaming Hall is located in Hall A of the Shaw Conference Centre.
  • It will be a combination of Gaming Area and Cafeteria.
  • The Gaming area is expected to take up over 24,000 sqft.
Entry Requirements
  • ANY valid Animethon 25 pass is permitted entry. (Your Event Pass is a valid pass to enter this hall.)
  • Only interested in the Gaming Hall? Best value is our $20 Gaming Pass! Valid all three days.
  • Only provides access to the Gaming Hall.
  • Gaming Pass can be upgraded to an Event Pass at the event for $40.
Hours of Operation
  • Friday & Saturday: 11AM to 11PM
  • Sunday 11AM to 4PM.
Some elements inside the Gaming Hall will have reduced hours. See schedule for details.

Gaming Stage Programming

We will be having a stage to showcase all the things going on in this hall! This is where you can come sit down and enjoy things like tournament finales, live streams, performances, discussions and much more! Please check back in the future to see the schedule for the Gaming Stage.

Indie Showcase

Check out all the amazing games developed by independent developers and local talents! Here is a list of the showcasers:
  • Video Game Art and Design (VGAD)
    • Canned
    • Debbie’s Dog Dilemma
    • EtherShift
    • No Excuse For Monster Abuse (NEFMA)
    • The Tempus Hotel
    • Together
  • MacEwan Game Developement Club
  • Edmonton Digital Arts College
  • Mad Devils by Itzy Interactive Inc
  • Treasure Hunter by Karsune Studios
  • Love Hues
  • Renegade Star: Tactics
  • Crimson Eclipse by EbonSky Studios
  • Max Games
  • The Frozen Machine
    • Tunacycle (2016)
    • Bugs R Stupid (2017)
    • Reading Rush (expected September 2018)

Free-Play Console Gaming

The Free-Play area is a great place to hang out and meet fellow gamers in a more relaxed atmosphere. This area will feature gaming from Microsoft, Retro Gaming from Edmonton Vintage PC Tech and Gaming Group, and a little bit of everything gaming that caters to all!

Tournament Gaming

Do you have what it takes to compete in our gaming tournaments? We've got competitive tournaments for both serious and casual gamers.

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LAN Gaming

A gaming hall would not be complete without showing some PC love! With the help of Spudfarm and Microsoft, we've got a LAN section for both casual free-play LAN and competitive!
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Proudly hosted by our long time partners Table Top Café and Adventurers' Guild. This area is where you can play all the board and card games to your heart's content! From Settlers of Catan, Pokémon TCG to D&D! We also got a showcase by UFS from Jasco Games!

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Our Gaming Hall cannot be what it is without the help from our partners in the local gaming community!


By providing free weekly tournaments, special events and support to community events Microsoft aims to help grow the gaming scene in Edmonton. 

Stop by the Microsoft booth/Xbox console area to learn more about its community program, try a wide-variety of games and for your chance to win some awesome XBOX Swag.

Bring your Animethon Gaming Hall pass to the West Edmonton Mall Microsoft store for a special discount. Receive 20% off Hyper-X mice, keyboard and headsets. Receive 5-10% off various other items in store. Stop by the store or the Microsoft booth for full details. Limits and exclusions apply. Various Hyper-X products will be on display at the Microsoft booth.

Meetup: Microsoft West Edmonton Mall Gaming Events


The Spud Farm is the newest addition to Edmonton's growing eSports scene. Our focus is to make competitive gaming open to everyone that wants to try it. Don't have a team? No equipment? Don't know where to start? That's where The Spud Farm comes in. Our vision is to open up the world of eSports to everyone, whether your interest is in casual league night once a week... or competitive team with the goal of being the best.

Teams, Leagues, Free Play... you choose how you want to train and compete.

Adventurers Guild Card Gaming

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).

Table Top Café Gaming

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 - grab a few friends and walk on in. Cards Against Humanity, Werewolf, Resistance, Catan, Ticket To Ride, Anomia, and Codenames are just a few examples of our wide selection

Outside of Animethon, Table Top Café is located at 5716 75 Street and downtown at 10235 124 st, now with Patio Seating!

UFS by Jasco Games

Who do you think would win in a fight between Scorpion and Ryu? Mega Man and Spike Spiegel? It’s time to stop wondering, and find out for yourself with UFS: The Universal Fighting System. Our ever-expanding card game pits the world’s best fighters and characters against one another in a fight for ultimate glory and to finally settle the dispute of who would win in battle. Design a deck around your favorite character, master your strategies, and prepare to fight.

UFS enjoys a vibrant competitive scene, filled with fierce competitors and friendly competition. Players compete for spots in prestigious tournaments either at the National level or World level. Winner of these events will receive what we think is The Best Prize in Gaming: the ability to customize your own playable character and immortalize your style forever. Tournament winners will work with our card designers to create their own card, which will be legal to play in upcoming events. 


Edmonton Smash Bros Community

No Items? Fox Only? Final Destination? Wavedash over and discover the world of competitive Super Smash Brothers, one of today’s most popular eSports! Join 1600+ other Smashers in the Edmonton Smash Bros Community. Whether you're looking for friends to play with, looking to compete to be the best, or somewhere in between, everyone and all skill levels are welcome.

Edmonton is home to players for all the Smash games, including Melee, Project M, Smash for WiiU, and soon, Smash Ultimate. Our community is focused on creating a friendly environment for all fans of Smash to meet and play, and for competitive players to compete in tournaments and test their skills. We are found at Edmonton Smash Community on Facebook to learn more!

Edmonton Fighting Game Community

You wanna hit some buttons?  The Edmonton Fighting Game Community is the place for you.  Community members group together to host fighting game events with a fun, competitive atmosphere on a weekly basis.  Whether you're a total casual, or you want to climb the ladder of your local scene, everyone is welcome at EFGC events!

Edmonton is home to many high-level players across multiple games, like Street Fighter, Dragonball FighterZ, Guilty Gear, Marvel vs Capcom, and more!  Our community is focused on supporting the growth of Edmonton's players, you can train with people who have lots of high-level tournament experience.  All you have to do is show up and play! 

Find us on Twitter @YEGFGC or Edmonton FGC on Facebook to learn more!


OverKlocked is dedicated to pushing the boundaries when it comes to your gaming experience. With a massive game library, PC’s that perform at the highest level and peripherals that optimize your performance and comfort, we are proud to service the Edmonton area and be Alberta’s largest internet gaming and LAN center.

Extra Life Edmonton

Extra Life Edmonton is so excited to join Animethon 25’s first ever Gaming Hall!  

Extra Life Edmonton raises money for The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through gaming! This year, the annual 24-Hour Game Day Marathon will be held at West Edmonton Mall’s Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace - with over 200 gamers fundraising for the kids! Be sure to check out Extra Life Edmonton's panel this year, Playing With A Purpose!

Stop by our booth anytime to learn more about how you can make a difference. Unlock awesome buttons and pins by joining, sharing and donating!

Facebook: Extra Life Edmonton
Twitter: @yegextralife
Website: Extra Life YEG Page

Edmonton Vintage PC Tech and Gaming Group

Established in 2016, the Edmonton Vintage PC Tech and Gaming Group exists to provide a comprehensive local source for vintage PC building, repair, information databases, local gamers, and various other technical services. We host semi-regular retro LAN parties and tech nights, where we play on period-specific hardware and help one another with troubleshooting and repairs. Our membership, as a whole, has a large collection of almost every type of vintage PC component ever available, either for sale or trade. Members also have access to internally available professional-grade vintage hardware repair services.

Facebook: Edmonton Vintage PC Tech and Gaming Group

Twitch Edmonton

Twitch Edmonton is the local chapter of the communities program. A group of fun and fierce content creators and gamers working together to promote YEG spirit and support each other while promoting the brand! Twitch Edmonton provides not only support, but networking opportunities, outings and more to our local streamers - For more information on us and our community, you can visit the following:

Twitter: @edmontontwitch