MoNAC stands for Middle of Nowhere Anime Club. This club has been created to bring Japanese Animation (or Anime) to local adults (and non-adults) as well as to bring Anime fans together by providing a regular place and time for the showing of Anime videos in the Treasure Valley / Boise area. We will be showcasing many different types of Anime (We will not be showing any pornographic anime) to cover most genres typically associated with live action movies. It is our hope that we introduce this wonderful art-form in a pleasant environment and invite others in joining with our group .
The club originally was founded by Marty Kazmaier in the late 90's (we cannot remember the original date it was so long ago...) and was called BAKA (Boise Anime Klub for Adults), but they changed the name because of negative connotations that "Adult" meant we were watching Hentai etc. The first recorded meet on the old website (http://shurato.net/mo...) was on 1/21/99, but the club had been running for sometime before this. We've adopted this date as an unofficial "birthday" for the club (any excuse for cake and cosplay, huh). Past members include Fandemonium chairman, Borneo, and Anime Oasis chairman, Jeremy Lopett, and Tomodachi chairman James Callahan, all of whom perhaps were somewhat inspired to do conventions somewhat by success of the club. It has been said that the club was, in a roundabout way, the seed for the conventions in Idaho......... Currently we are meeting 2.00pm to 4.00pm, most every Sunday afternoons, you can arrive early or late, leave early or whatever, so don't feel you cannot come along or drop in for a while just because you have other things on......^_^